PORTLAND ESTABLISHED JUNE 23. 1862. TOL. 12.__ PORTLAND MON DAT MORNING, APRIL 21, 1873. TERMS *8.00 PER A*NTJi in advance." THF PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISH11*® co,> * At 109 Hr change Sr. Portland. Tchms: Eight Dollars a Year in advance THE MAINE STATE PRESS is published every Thursday Morning at $2 56 a year, if paid in advance, at $2 00 a year. Kates of Advertising : One inch oi space, eng h of column, constitutes a “square.” $. 50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per w »ok after; three insertions, or le6B, $1 00; couttuu ug every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $1 00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. (Jnder head of “Amusements,” f2 00 per square per week; three insertions or less $1 50. Advertisements Inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation iu every part of the State) for $1 00 per square lor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. Business cards. JAMES O’DONNELL. COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed to VO. 84 1-3 MIDDLE STREET, (2nd door below Canal Bank,) PORTLAND, MAIN Til. Commissioner of deeds for the several States. feblO_ If ! WILLI A TS HE NBA CL! FS'OKO, Conusellor at Law an<I in Patent Causes, NO. 80 MIDDLE ST.. PORTLAND. ^'Attends to all kinds of Tat cut business. mar 10_ d3in STKOET & HOL3IES, i Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, CANAL BANK BUILDING. PORTLAND, ME. A. A. STROUT. GEO. F. HOLMES. ^ieL3^_ <13 m (3. W. 8TOCKHAN. M. ©., Pliysici li and Surgeon, J207 Congress St., Portland, opposite the Park. mailSdtf W. C. CLARK, 103 FEDERAL STREET, !i Doors East of Temple St., PORT LAND, ME . GAS AND WATER PIPING. Gas and Water Pipe introduced into Houses, Halls, Hotels and public buildings in a faithful manner. Also, Gas Fixtures. Images and Busts rebronzed and made to look as good as new. Gas Rings and Jets made to order. Mr. C., who for several years past has been in the employ of Mr. Kinsman, hopes by promptness and strict attention to business to merit a fair share of public patronage. febl8dtf JAMES T. IHcCORII. COUNSELLOR AT LAW, No. 95 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, MAINE, j ?narl2 eodOrn j GEO. E. COLIINS, PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, 310 CONGBE8H STREET, Is prepared to make all the various styles of Card Picture*, Reiubruut, Medallion, Are., from Retouched Negative*. By this process we Get rid of Freckle*, Moles and other im perfection* of the Nkin. For all of which no extra charge,, will be made. All work warranted to please. Call aild examine for yourselves. mchlSdtf William H. Phinney. Jas. L. Lombard. PHINNEY & LOMBARD, Real Estate & Loans, No. 153 La Salle Street, CHICAGO. Safe inveMtmeats mode for uoii-re*ideuts, and their interests carefully attended to. References Chas. B. Sawyer, Pres. 5th Nat’l Bank, Chicago: Chas. H. Mathews, Capitalist, Selien edady, V. Y.; J. P. Winsl >w & Co., Portland, Me.; S A. Briggs, Vice-Pres. Franklin Bank, Chicago; Q. H. Hnsmcr, Lcckport, N. Y.; Phinney & Jackson, Portland. Me. aprl2dtf James C. Sheridan, (Late Slieiidan, Griffith# & Brackett,) NO. 6 SOUTH STREET, Plasterer, Stucco — AND — MASTIC WORKER. All orders in tbo above line, and also for Whiten ing. Whitewashing and Coloring, will rcceivo prompt ana |*ersonal attention. A large variety oi Centers, Brackets, &c., con stantly on hand, and at liberal prices. • Portland. March 25.1873. mar2Cdlm M. R. WEBBER, Clairvoyant Physician, ROO.H 7 CAIIOOX BLOCK, Corner of Congress and Myrtle Ntreet*. apl6 lw L. H. DENNETT, Counsellor at Law, NO. 1 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND. ME. JanlO tf F. & C. B. NASH, NO. 172 AND 174 FORE STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE, Having been appointed Agents for one of the orgest Lead Manufactories in New England are ow prepared to offer Sheet Lead and Lead Pipe, to the trade at Boston prices. de28tf GAS — AND — WATER FIXTURES J. KINSMAN, No. 128 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND. ap3 lm HENRY 1\ T. MERRILL, COUNSELOR AT LAW, !V«. 30 Exebnnge St., Portland. Formerly of the U. S. Treasury Department and Attorney in all the courts in the District of olurabia, will attend to the prosecution of .laims before the Court of Cluime and the various departments at Washington. oetll-tt JOST & KELLER, FRESCO PAIN TERS, Office 134 Riddle St., np stairs. PORTtAlTO, ME. at F- F’Hale's picture gallery M. & p. P. Brooks’, No. 333 Congress St. Ordei* promptly alt. tided to. PORTRAIT PiUNtfEH J. G. CLOUDMAN, 148 EXCHANGE ST. , jan22tf_ , J. II. l,A.IIMO.\', PHOTOGRAPHER, lVo. 152 Middle Slreel. PORTLAND, ME. Copying and enlarging done to order. All the new styles, Berlins, Remhrants, Medallion, he Porcelain, or Mezzotint card, and the retouched •ard. by which new process we get rid of freckles moles,wrinklos and all impcrfectious of the Bkiu. Call and Judge for yourselves. t¥~Moito—Good work at Moderate Prices Aim to Plow-_ntay it J. JI. FOGG, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 1191-2 EXCHANGE ST., (Comer of Exchange and Federal Sts..) PORTLAND, ME. tf BUSINESS CARDS. A BETAS SHURTLEFF, No. G Moulton Street. PORTLAND, ME.. — WILL SF.LL Oil ~ COMMISSION ! ALL KINDS REAL ESTATE. — ALSO — Negotiate Loans on Mortgages! aprlG ( HAS. J. SCHUMACH ER, FRESCO PAINTER, Si Deci'ing: Block, AT SCIIUMACIIER BROTHERS. aprlG d3mo Miss T. M. Pendleton, TEACHER OF MUSIC ! No. 11 Myrtle Street. aprlG tllw PORTLAND MACHINEWORKS (FORMERLY C. STAPLES ft SOM,) Marine, Stationary and Portable STEAM ENGINES, Strain Boilers, Bleach Boilers and Tanks, Shafting, Mill Gearing anil General Machinery. Castings of iron, brass, and composition, Repairing promptly attended to. PST*Xew and fecond-bnnd Engines for sale. Highest cash prices paid for old Iron. 315 Commercial Street, \V. II. FESSENDEN. aprlltf Portland, Me. REMOVAL. I P. FEENEY, PLASTERER & STUCCO WORKER, having removed from the corner of Cnmberland and Franklin sirects to Ns. 67 Federal Street, be tween Pearl and Market streets, is prepared to do Plastering, Coloring, Whitening and White Washing. Prompt and porsonal attention paid to all kinds ol Jobbing in my lino. mchlPeod.tm E. C. JORDAN, Civil Engineer & Land Surveyor, No. 841-2 Middle Sreet., (near Canal Bank, PORTLAND, M AISLEl. aprI2 dim ROSS & STURDIVANT, WHOLESALE COAL DEALER8 179 Commercial Si., Portland* Sole agents in Maine for the sale and shipment of Ujc Celebrated Coni mined by Messrs. Harn ett Neill & Co., of Philadelphia. We have also for sale at. lowest market price, A il’u'Sbarrc, Scranton, Lackawanna, and Pittston C.):i1p, shipped from the vicir.ily of New York. Ves procured for the tranportation of coals from P>rt of shipment any jicint desired. tfapr27 BUSIN ESS D I R ECTOR Y. Agency for Sewing Machines. W. N. DYER, No. 272 middle St. All kind* of Machine* for sale and to let. Repairing. Bakers. IV. C. COBB, No*.28 and :I0 Pearl Street. On direct route between New Cu. to in House and Post Office, near the market. Booksellers and Stationers. HOYT, FOGG & BREED. No.01 middle Street Book Binders. IVM. A. QUINCY, Room 11, Printer’s Exchange, No. Ill Exchange St. SHALL & SHACKFORD, No. 35 Plum Street. Carpenters and Builders. WHITNEY & rnEANS, Pearl Street, op posite Park. Dentists. DR. W. B. JOHNSON, over H. U. Hay’s. Dye-Honse. F. SVrnONDS, India St. Velvet Cloak, dyed and finished. FOSTER’S Dye House, 24 Union Street.* Furniture—Wholesale and Retail. WALTER COREY & CO., Arcade. No. 18 Free Street. GEORG! A. WHITNEY, No. 56 Ex change St. Upholstering of all kinds done to order. Furniture and House Furnishing Goods. BEN JT. ADAMS, cor. Exchange and Fed eral Street*. HOOPER & EATON, Old Post Office, Exchange Street. E. F. HO FT, No. 11 Preble Street. Up holstering done to order. Furniture and Upholstering. DAVID W. DEANE, No. 80 Federal St. All kinds of Uphols « ring and Repairing done to order. Hair Goods and Toilet Articles. J. F. SHERRY, No. O Clapp’s Block Congress Street, opposite Old City Hall, Horse Shoeing and Carriage repairing Done in the best possible manner by S. FOUNG Sc CO., No. lOO Fore St. Jewelry and Fine Watches. ABNER LOWELL, 301 Congress Street. Agents for Howard Watch Company. Manufacturers of Trunks, Valises and Carpet-Bags. J. R. DURAN ft CO., 171 middle and 11 tf Federal Streets. Masons and Builders. N. E. REDLON, 233 1-2 Congress St. Fapcr Hangings, Window Shades, and Carpetings. LOTHROP.DEVEIS ft CO. ,61 Exhange Srert and 4S Market St. _ _ Photographers. A. S. DAVIS ft CO., No. 80 middle Street. J. H. LAmSON, 152 middle St., cor. Cross. Plumbers. JAmES .HILLER, No. 61 Federal Street. Erery description of Hater Fixtnres ar ranged and set np in the best manner. Jobbing promptly attended to. riasierer, stucco nurher, P. FEElfY, i'er. Cumberland and FraNk. liuStn.__ Real Estate Agents. JOHN C. PROCTER. No. 93 Exchange Mtreet. GEO. R. DAVIS & Co.. No. 301 l-‘J Con gren Street. Silver Smith and Gold and Silver Tlater. IH. PEARSON, Na. 33 Temple St., near CongreM. All kinda of Silver and Plated Ware Repaired. Silver and Plated Ware. ARNER LOWELL, 301 Congrem Street. Schools. ENGLISH and FRENCH SCHOOL, <130 Congrem (Street* " Stair Bniidcr. K. P. LIKBV.Lo. 353 Fore Street, cor. Crosa St., In »• leito’* Hill. «. L. HOOPER dr CO., Sncceiwor* to Littlefield & Wilson, Cor. York dr Ma ple Street*._ Watches, Jewelry, &c. J. W. & H. H. JMCDCFFEE,Cor. Middle & Union St*. Dissolution of Copartnership. NOTICE is nerebv given tbrt the firm of RAN DALL, McALLISTER & CO., is hereby dis solved by mutual consent. JOHN F. RANDALL, HENRY F. McALLISTER, EDWARD H. SARGENT. Portland, March 27,4*73. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this dav formed a copart nership under the name of RANDALL & McALISTER, and will continue tlic bnsincm of dealers in COAL & WOOD at tlic old stand ol the late firm of RANDALL, McALLISTER * 00.. GO Commercial St. They will settle all demands of the late firm ol Randall, McAllister A Co. JOHN F. RANDALL, ,, , HENRY, F. McALLISTER. Portland, March 27th, 1873, mar29dtf WOOD! WOOD “ SOFT WOOD for sale at No. 43 I.ls cola street. Also Dry Edgings. WM. HUSK. REAL ESTATE. For Sale. I^ DepJfaH.ml4 minutes walk from the and two acres of laud, covered property muRt^^mrif.BT07 ctoic8 frnit- As tho purchase<l for haif°r Gorham, April IS, 1873. DANIEL ^^f Two Nice House Lots for Sale. O-WxToo^,8^’ *4j0,ni“<! Capt. Geo. Knight x84 Te™. 0,1 Bnicry, near Spring St. St Estate A™ntfe Wc- Apply t0 W- H- J«rtaJBg«l House 16 Brainliall St. for rent. Inquire of F. «. PATTERSON. apl4_ tf Valuable Real Estate oji I nion Street tor Sa’e. THG,e’i^.m!terf.r0ipe.rty Union rtreot (opposite being a lot of land with a front ngo of 75J feet, 411 of which has a depth of Cf> feet ThiBda,5?fthlA34 h“a^ePtbL of about 50 feet! TW!i j?ieProwr^ will bo sold at a bargain If appli d for immediately. Will be Bold in one or two bus aBdeBired. For further particulars enquire of F. O. BAILEY & CO., 16 Exchange St. apl4dlw For Sale in the Town of West brook. A bine residence ono-balf mile from the Railroad Deiwts, Post-office, good Schools and Churches, six miles from Portland; House and Ell two stories thirteen finished rooms, double parlors with marble mantles, Wood-house and Stable connected—all in good repair, painted and blindod, Barn 40 x CO on the premises; grounds contain 15J acres, excellent land, well fenced, 30 apple and pear trees, J acre choice strawborries, three good wells of water upon the place and good cistern in the cellar, cellar under whole House, Ad© cement bottom; grounds ornamented witb fine shade trees. This is one of the finest resi dences in the county. Terms easy. * Enquire of 3. It. Davis & Co., Portland, or Otis Brown, Westbrook. mar21tf Farm in Saco for $1350 ! ! A GOOD FARM of eight acres; 11 story house, bain 23x40, p uliry-house, piggery, & ., apple, pear and peach trees and small fruits. One half mile from Saco depot, on Jordan road, so called. Terms $900 cash and balance on mortgage. Apply to MRS. HANNAH JACKSON, on the premises, or GEO. R. DAVIS & CO., Real Estate and Mortgage Brokers. ap5 dtf A New House for Sale! mThe commodious house on tho westerly corner of Cumberland and Anderson streets. Tory convenient for two families. Gas and Scbago. How rents $525 per annum. Pleasant location and good neighborho:nl. Can be had on lavorable terms. Apply to WM. H. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent, aprl2Jtf CalioonBlock. FOR SALE ! A Superior Hay Farm, eight miles from Portland on the road leading from Portland to Buxtou; a large two-story house, barn, stable, pig _ house, asplcndin cellar, cistern and a good well of water, orchard, pear, grapes, and oth er fruit?: and all conveniences to make a good farm. JOHN L. CURTIS, aplld&wlw* then tf South Gorham. The Harr Farm for Sale or to Let. SITUATED in Scarborough, and for sale low. It being a stock farm, any one desiring such would do well to call and see it before purchasing else where. Apply at once corner of Middle and India Streets, or on the premises. aprl2dtjunl* For Sale* IN Cape Elizabeth. House and land, from one to five acres, to suit purchaser; situated on the road between the North Congregational Church an:l Town House. For particulars enquire of Geo. R. Cars ton, on the premisee. Also one House and lot at Point Village. For particulars enquire m the premises of aprleodtfJEDDIAH LOVIETT. Farm for Sale! In West Falmouth, nine miles from Portland, containing 110 acres. The soil is excellent, the buildings are in first rate repair, and conveni 1 ent; Also a fine orchard of 100 young thrifty apple trees. For further particulars call on or address the sub scriber. ROBERT DYER, West Falmouth. apr14___<leod&w2w* For Sale—Bummer Resort on Clie beague Island. A good dwelling house with 12 rooms in good repair, a story and a half store, good well of water, 22 acres of land, fivo in tillage, and the _ rest In wood and pasture land; 28 young ft rees, part in bearing order. The land Is very free from rocks and is situated closo to the seashore. A go yd chance to keep s* ore Enquire ot CHAS. SAWYER, apiitf _ 123 Commercial St., Portland. For Bale. ANEW and large two story and a half house will be sold cheap as the owner wishes to leave the city. Call 47 Monjoy St. apr8<12w* For Sale. A DESIRABLE residence at East Decring. A two story dwelling House, addition and stable, abundance of hard and Boft water, together with about three acres of land. Inquire of JOHN C. PROCTER, ap2d3w 93 Exchange street. forT sale. A LOT of vacant land, situated on the west side of High, between Pleasant and Danforth, Sts. This lot has a front of about 61 feet and is about 194 feet deep, and plans havo been drawn by How, for a block of seven or nine genteel and convenient resi dences, and adapted for the same. Enquire of EDWIN CHURCHILL, No. 4 Portland Pier. mar28 From 12 to 2 o’clock, P. M. Real Estate. FOR Sale, or lease for u term of years, the proper ty belonging to the estate of Francis O Libby, and formerly occupied by him on the corner of Free and High Streets. HARRISON J. LIBBY, \ A FRANK W. LIBBY, ) A(im rp* mar 24 tf Farm for Sale or Exchange. - - _ A superior Hay Farm iu the town of Deering, three and a half miles from Portland. This farm contains about 65 acres __of excellent mowing land, “cut 60 tons of hay last season.” Good orchard near the house. Buildings consist of a two-stonr and a one-story house, a Dew bam 40x80, with other out-buildings. Also, farming tools. Part of the purchase money can lay on a mortgage, or will be exchanged for a house in the city, or a pcice of a vessel. For further particulars enquire of GEORGE SMITH, No. 13 Boyd St. marlOtf The “Limerick House,” FOR SALE. The suo^criber offers for sale his Hotel proi rty in Limerick Village, York County. The house has 22 rooms all in good repair, with slied and two large stables adjoining: two wells of water on the premiss, and every convenience for a first-class Hotel. The “Limerick House” i6 well situated for securing liberal patronage. Enquire further of the owner. JOSEPH G. HARMON, mar!3dtfLimerick, Me. n_■ ^ _ a*__m _ mtuai jutsivi HOUSE AND EOT NO. 76 STATE ST., Lot contains 34,000 fe«t of land, with fine inlt gar den, cold, grapery, etc. Apply to W- H. FESSENDEN, mar6tf 215 Commercial Street. For Sale. THE house on State Street, occupied bv the un dersigned. This house is thoroughly built of brick and stone and has all modern conveniences. ALLEN HAINES. Portland, Sep. 18th, 1872.sep!9-tt St. Lawrence House. For Sale or To L«l, 40 Rooms. Gas and Sebago water. Apply to E. H. GILLESPIE, sep13-tf No. 34 Plum St. FOR SALE! TEBBETS- HOUSE, SPRINGVALE. WILL BE SOLD CHEAP! As the owner wants to go West. Jau3t SAMUEL D. TEBBETS. ESTABLISHED 1821. Byron Greenongh & Co., 140 Middle Street, PORTLAND. ME. Military, ) (Firemen'*, Grand Army,! A Hfi J Onie Hall, Navy, f & Jr » } ftebool, Masonic, J (Club. HATS, CAPS AND CHAPEAUS. MADE TO ORDER, tlie Lowest I?rioes.„^l Samples sent on application, and all orders filled at short notice. apr4tf Lumber and Dock Timber Wanted In exchange for Locomotive Boiler., Horizontal Engines, Steed I’nnip* and Other Machinery. Address, G. H. ANDREWS, febldtf 178 Pearl St- New York. For Sale. ONE Florence Sewing Machine, in full cabinot ‘ catil ■ has been used but very little, Cost *120; will be sold for *80. Can be examined from 3 to 6 o’clock P. M. »t 132 Spring street. aplddlw WANTS, LOST, FOUND. Boarders Wanted. THREE or four gentlemen can bo accomodated with board at No. 9 Cotton Street. aprl9*lw _ Wanted Immediately, Lady cashier, salesman and sales woman. None but experienced neod apply. E. T. ELDEN & CO., 5 Free Street. aprl9 ___d’h Wanted. BY a Lady a situation as Housekeeper in the country^ Address A. L. n., No. 5 North street, Portland. Me.__w^w Wanted. ASM ART BOY, writing a good hand. Apply at JAMES & WILLIAMS, aidCeodSt 306 Commercial street. W ANTED! A MAN acquainted with the subscription book business to take charge of Maine and employ others to sell a new book. Must have a small capi tal. 10,000 conies can be sold the first year byth® right man. Andress, stating experience, W. »J. HOL LAND & CO., Springfield, Mass, ap 19dtf Lost. f\N tlio cars, or between the depot of Portland & V-F Rochester R. R. and Preble street, an ENVE LOPE containing $150 and papers of various kinds. Leave with Mr. Turner, Supt. Portland & Rochester R. R., font of Mvrtle street, or at the Press Office, and be VERY LIBERALLY rewarded. _ apl7dlw* S. W. CONE. Girl Wanted. fT'OR GENERAL HOUSE-WORK. A Enquire at 58 Pleasant Street. apr!54lw Wanted A HEALTHY and trustworthy WET NURSE. _Apply at 77 State street aplSdtf Wanted. A SITUATION as HOUSEKEEPER. The best ot references given and required. Address •‘MISS M.,** aprlSdtf Box 1666, Portlaud. TABLE WAITERS Wanted at the St. Julian. a]>8 _ tf Found. A GOLD RING. The owner can have the tame by calling at tills office and proving property. mch2G ___ tf WASTED! COAT MAKERS AT CHESLEY’S, mch25dtf 16T M1PPI.B NTBEET. Lost. 4 T CITY IIALL, on Friday evening, at the Blues’Masquerade, part of a new W’aterproof Cloak, scams stayed with white tape. Another was left In place of the ono taken, which the owner can have by calling at 113 Middle street with the one tak en through mistake. feb25 Wanted. A PLEASANT room on Spring St., or vicinity, furnished or unfurnished. Without board. janlOtt Address BOX 1336. GEO. A, WHITNEY & CO., MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALER IN FURNITURE! MATTRESSES, FEATHERS, &c. I¥#. 46, and over 42 & 44 Exchange St., PORTLAND, MAINE. UPHOI.8TIiRDrG UO\I. TO ORDER, *prl tf The Chicago, Danville & Vincennes RAILROAD COMPANY’S FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS ! Only $ 100,000 remain!ug of the total jssuo of four millions. Parties desiring to invest in this choice security should make immediate application. Interest 7 per cent, gold, payable April 1st and Oc tober 1st. Full particulars furnished, on application in per son or by mail, to MESSRS. SWAN & BARRETT, HENRY M. PAYSON, PORTLAND, ME., or to W. B. SHATTUCK & CO., Bankers, 93 NASSAU STREET, NEW TORK, GENERAL AGENTS. mch26d&wlm BABY CARRIAGES Ask for Whitney’s Patent Spring Carrirge. Every one marked patented. All othery are ^limitations. These Carriages cannot be tipped over. Every Car aiage watranted not break. Having been in the Baby Carriage business for the past 18 years, tv© are confident that we understand our business, and know whose carriages are the best. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL At the Lowest Prices by €. DAY, JR. & CO., 91 Exchange St. a nr4 Maine Gen. Hospital Fair. The following Rules hare been adopted by the Executive Committee. 1st—Tables shall be numbered, and assigned by lot T?T^othln.f: ,ha11 1)6 801,1 on commission. Every article brought into the Hall lor sa e becomes there by entirely the property of the Fair, and it must not be given away, or disposed of in any manner not ap proved by the Executive Committee. * 3d-Thc prices oi all articles will be fixed by the Executive Committee. 4th-All nrticlcs aro to be marked and sold at rea sonable prices. 5th—All ros-pousiblo parlies—whether individuals Parishes, or other organizatlons-throughont the State, desiring space at the Fair, ntay have tables assigned them on application to the Kxecutivo Com - mittoe at their Headquarters, 120 Middle street. Cth—There shall be a general table to be called the “Portland Table,” for the reception and disposal of all articles received by the Executive Committee, and of all other articles not designed for other tables. "th—There will also be a State table for the dlspo siiion of all articles contributed without assignment to any taule from outside of Portland. CHAS. E. JOSE, Secretary. apI0d3w CROASDALE’S GENFINE SUPERPHOSPHATE Cp“Richer in Ammonia and Phosphoric Acids than Any Other Fertilizer in the Market. CONANT & RAND, AGENTS FOR MAIP\ E. 153 Commercial Street. Portland. aP5 dadtw3wJ4 _TO LEI. House to Bent or Lease. THE upper tenement of honse No. JW Emery St consisting of Bix rooms, all very pleasantly situ ated ; with Gas and Sebago Water, &c. Inquire on the premises. aprltklti WILLIAM H. GREEN. To Let, FOUR Rooms in the Honse of No. 17 Boyd street, consisting of sitting room, kitchen and two sleeping rooms, Gas and Sebago wate., to a small famiywith no children. Apply to aP19tf D. F. GERTS. Office to Rent ON Middle Street* Tnquiro of , ' JOHN C. PROCTER, _Qplldlw__ 93 Exchange street. To Let. OfARXT® 0N EXCHANGE maMtr GKO. A. WHITNEY* CO,. ro.n2-.tf No. ^ Exchange St. To Let. A *9.^ ®torc Atlantic near Congress St., and nnl Suitable for a Shoe Store or fancy AKOP OV x?0<^t8o.0r OroceAes. Apply to S. A. ANDERSON, No. 37 St. Lawrence St. rnar~c dlw then eodtf To Let. TWOvcry ploasant and desirable front rooms on Congress St., between High and Green Sts. rca*°nabl°. -Apply at U8 Fore Street. ma,lj___tf To Let. TWO connected furnished rooms with board at 110 Cumberland cor. of Franklin Sts feb2l ^ Quiet Board, A GENTLEMAN and Lady wishiug a quiet home can lnul pleasant rooms with board at No. 4 ^Cotton street, second door from Free street. One or two single gentleman can be accommodated also. jan7 STORE TO LET. A large brick storo in the Racklefi Block, corner of Middle and Ceurch streets—basement and nrst floor, elegantU finished and adapted to jobbing dry goods or other similar trade. * Apply to ALLEN HAINES. _ septlldtf EDUCATIONAL. Navigation School! A NAVIGATION SCHOOL will be opened at No. 15$ Exchange street, March 3d. to b« under the charge of Capt. Edward Breen and C. II. Farley. Instruction will be given every afternoon by Capt. Breen, and Monday and Friday evenings by C. H. Farley. The course will begin with decmal arithme tic, and well comprise Plane, Traverse, Parallel Mid dle Latitude sailing; the use of Logarithms: the use and adjustment of Nautical instruments; Latitude by Sun and Stars, and Longitude by Chronometer. Lunar observations will not be included in the courso but will be taught if desired. The evening instruction will be given before the whole class, when the various problems involved in navigation will be worked out upon tho black-board and illustrated by suitable diagrams and apparatus, and the use and adjustment of Instruments explain ed. Subjects collateral to navigation such as Mete orolgy, Ocean Currents, &c., will also be introduced at the evening sessions. For terms, apply to C. H. Farley, No. 4Exchange street. feblfltf UNQUESTIONABLY The Best Known anil Most Thoroughly Tested FAMILY SEWING MACHINE For all kinds of work, heavy or light, and the most popular. Wheeler & Wilson’s. i This practical and easily managed machine has now stood the tost of time and thorough experimont; and the thousands who 'iavc fortunately used ours, frank ly give it the preference, as the very best, both in this country and in Europe. Study, capital and in ventive genius have been devoted to its Improvement for years, till, now wit ITS NEW SILENT FEED, our present “Lock-Stich” Machine has no equal in the world. The WHEELER & WILSON’S is relia ble, economical and noiseless. It answers the wants of the household completely, and ANY KIND OF SEWING Needed in the Family can be doDe upon it with great er rapidity and ease of execution to beginners'than can he accomplished on anv other. It has received the HIGHEST PREMIUMS over all-as a Family Machine—on both sides of the Atlantic. Those who want the best, should obtaiu WHEELER & WILSON S SILENT FEED Family Sewing Machine, AND TAKE NO OTHER. Machines sold on Monthly Instalments. All kindsot Sewing MacluneSupplies, Silk, Throad Needles, &c. Machine Stitching in all Us branches done in the best manner. J. L. HAYDEN, Cieu’I Agent for Maine, 163 Middle St., Portland, Me. mch31 dCm ~lW STOCK! One of the larg03t assortment* of ROOM PAPERS TO BE FOUND IN THE CITY. Also dally receiving all new style*.J Stamped Gold, Bronze, Patent plain washable Tints, of every shade, Fresco Borders, New Patterns of Hall Decorations, Satins, &c. Every variety in fact, from the best tothe choapest paper made, all of which will be sold at low prices. CALL AND EXAMINE, HALL. L. DAVIS 53 Exchange St. apr5_____ Grand Trunk Railway Co. tenders - FOB — rolling stock ! TFVDERS will he received by the undersigned up to 5 o’clock on SATURDAY, the 26th of April, 1873, for the following Rolling Stock, viz:— 600 Cattle or Box Freight Cars. 200 Platform Cars. 2000 Sets of Trucks for Box Cars. 560 “ “ Platform “ Specifications and drawings can be seen at the Of fice of the Mechanical Supt. of tho»Compauy at ^Tenders to state the numbers of each sort of car and sets of trucks that can he delivered by the 1st of October, 1873, and the price for each car and set of trucks. Delivery will have to bo made at Stratford and Montreal. C. J. BRYDCES, apl5d2w _Managing Director. plaster; R/VA TONS GROUND LAND PLASTER for OUU sale in barrels or bulk at the lowest Cash price by KENDALL * WHITNEY. te___ JOB FHINTING neatly executed at this office. MISCELLANEOUS. New Sewing Machine It O O HI 8 No, 286 Congress Street, OPPOSITE PREBEE HOUSE, UP STAIRS. I All first-class Sewing Machines, new ami seen ml I hand. It will pay to examine all kinds together and i judge for yoarself which is the best. | W. 8. DYER, Agent. | »1'I4_lm_ CO T T O N SEED MEAL! 2000 Bags Cotton Seed Meal —ton situ uy— KENDALL A WIIITATV, teb7 __ rltf THE PRESS. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1878. The Press. It* Power, ilH PnnltH 1)1(1 in Opporlnuily. Sermon of Rev. E. Y. Hincks of the State Street Church on Fast Day. Prov.xiv.31. ‘•Rightoouaness esalteth n nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.” Our commonwealth has asked as, through its chief magistrate, to make this a day of re ligious observance, and therefore wc arc here. In making this request of us, the State has virtually said that our religion is founded on icalities and teaches truth; that (he hopes it inspires are of priceless value, and that the practical influence which it exerts is a power which God uses for the preservation of the nation. We rejoice that the State has said this. It is • tribute paid to our King, the sound of which is very gratelu! to our ears. Our thoughts go back to the hour when He stood, an obscure prisoner before the representative of the greatest of human governments, and the prophetic words which he spake then, come to ns: “Thou sayest that I am a King.” Wo lejoice in beholding a partial fulfillment of his prophecy, and take a firmer hold upon our faith that he will stretch his sceptre over the nations, the Krag of kings and Lord of lords. We are very glad, too, of this word which our commonwealth ha? spoken m resogaition of Christianity for another rcasou. We hear in it the voice of our earthly sovereign, pay ing homage to our Heavenly King. The State, whose loyal subjects we are, remiuds us that we owe a deeper loyalty to a nobler government. And so wc perceive and rejoice in a sublime harmony between the voice of authority which speaks on earth, and the greater voice which speaks from heaven. Our earthly citizenship joins itself naturally and beautifully to-day to our citizenship in that kingdom which is not of this world. But in issuing the proclamation which has brought us to this place of Christian worship to-day, our commonwealth has not merely given testimony to the truth anu the value of our faith. It has paid it higher homage than this. It has lifted its voice in its behalf. It has urged its followers to perform one of its duties. The state is turned preacher to-day, and is urging us to pray. It recognizes the value of a Christiau’s prayer to himself and to the land in which he lives, and therefore urges our people to make supplication to God. Surely this request should come to us as Christians and as citizens with moving power. Wc are no formalists to make a spurious virtue out of an outward and mechanical observance of days. But we are Christian men and women who have a firm belief in the efficacy of prayer as a power with God; and when our beloved ermmonwealth,paying homage to our more beloved religion, bids "us use this, its glorious privilege, by praying together on a certain day, we cannot but leel stirred,pow erfully stirred to a genuine and hearty com pliance with the request. We houor the day, therefore, not as a day of observance but as a day of prayer. It comes to us sacred with historic association, reminding us of the faith of those the fr.iit of whose toil and suffering we arc enjoying to-day; it comes to us dignified by the selec tion of our commonwealth, to give us a noble opportunity of bringing our citizeusliip and our Christian faith into closer connection, and at the same time making ourselves better Christians aud better citizens. We may de spise it, we may pervert it, we may sneer at it, hut if we do so, it will be at the expense of our consistency, and to the reproach of our Christian name. The fact that wc meet here as Christian citizens, at the request of a Christian com monwealth, naturally craws our thoughts away from ourselves. It reminds us that we have a country to be anxious about and to pray for. It reminds us that our Christian character is incomplete unless it include pat riotism, which shall make ns identify our coun try’s highest interests with our own, and shall make us long for her welfare with an ar dor only second in intensity to that which we feel for the advancement of the kingdom of God. Remembering this, we naturally look away over the nation to-day. We look at it with affectionate solicitude—heartily sorry for all the evil we see in it, heartily ashamed of certain recent and very conspicu ous bad deeds which have disgraced it, and watching with anxious interest every influ ence at work in it which is likely to make it better or worse in years to come. So looking, our attention must be arrested by one agency which is at work in the land with a power which is very great and every day increasing; which exerts upon the people an influence, which, though often exaggerated is yet widespread and forceful enough to make the moral condition of this country in years to come dependent to no small degree upon the manner in which it is used. This is our newspaper press. If we are interested in whatever is to make this land a better or a worse place to live in, we cannot fail to take a deep interest in the moral influence which it exerts. Think how extensive its influence is! In 1870 there were published in this coun try 5,871 newspapers, with a total circulation of 20,842,475; the aggregate number of copies which they issued was 1,508,548,250. What other formative agency spreads its influence so widely over society? The church? Alas I everybody knows that while nearly all men wno go to cuurcu read newspapers, but a fraction of those who read newspapers go to church. The school? It comes to us at once that that does its work up in the ii.st few years of life, while the work of the news paper upon a man is not finished so long as he has eyes to read with and a brain with which to understand. No, there is no agency which touches society at so many points and exerts on it a force so even and constant as the newspaper. Social barriers divide us, re ligious distinctions separate us, differences in taste and in culture shut us off' from each other; but one influence we feel in common— an influence almost as universal as that of the sunlight; and that is that of the press. And it is an influence of no inconsiderable power. Doubtless, as I have intimated, the immediate influence which the newspaper has over its leaders, that is, its power to make them do any specific thing, has been much exagger ated. The editor is not a potentate who rules the nation, overturning parties at his pleas ure and making or unmaking the fortunes of public men in a day. The issue of last fall’s campaign showed very plainly, that when even a powerful newspaper undertakes to make men change at once their deliberately formed political convictions, it makes very little liead »nayJ« lh° ^e^king. Very lew men are ?? Ka3 t0 go squarely about at the bidding of an editor. J thcJimmediate power of the be it?8?!'?i 3 °fl3 tflan il is often supposed to be, its ieal influence on the cominunitv is even greater than is usually believed.5 is , potent educator. It exerts a great format?™ nfluence upon society. It has much power thrv“3 readers the sort of1 men hey are, it has much more power in mak.ng them the sort of citizens thrv arc. Through this formative influence the the press is a most important element in our social and political life. For what i s, to?! takJn P'aco in the world during the ft0""- 11 tells us of anv irapoitant things which have taken place in our city—it informs us of all that has trans pired in the nation which we are likely to care to know, and it instructs us as to any thing which has happened across the sea of consequence enough to interest us With these events it gives comments upon them j which shall help us fit them into our thoughts. I For whenever any very important event | comes to our notice, we feel a strong desire to I know what we think about it; we arc not satisfied until we do. And most of us are not independent enougli to form our opinions unaided; we wish to know what some one else thinks, in order to get help in forming our own opinion; and therefore we turn at once f-om the telegraphic to the edi torial column in order to get the newspaper’s opinion about the important event which we have read of. And so we yet from the news papers not only facts but opinions about them. Especially is this true of that large and most important class of events, namely, those things which are done by the government, or which atiect in any way our action as voters. Of course, our desire to form an opinion about these is exceedingly strong, and a news paper which would give us no help in this way would not satisfy us at all. So, theD, as I have said, this printed person comes to us every day and tells us the events which have j happened in the world, and what he thinks I about the more important of them. And he has a character of his own, by virtue of which he exerts an influence upon us. What he says we feel in some degree because it comes from him. If he says things that are low or coarse or bitter, we may sympathize with or we may bo disgusted with them, according to the comparative elevation of our character,— but at any rate we have heard them, and they come to our ears with a certain weight, and if he keeps on saying them we shall keep on listening to them, and be receiving from him those evil communications which are pretty sure to corrupt in time the best of manners. And if our newspaper compauion lias a way of dealing unfairly with facts, of tun ing them about and twisting them, in times of political excitement, we shall be likely to have our regard for truih and honesty qu'etly un der uiued. Aud if he have a spirit of narrow aud bitter partisanship, a spirit which can see in great political controversies occasion for nothing higher than vulgar personal contests, we are very likely to get from him some of this odious spirit. And if he have an un scrupulousness about the character of public men, which shall make him willing to assail hastily a great reputation, because in so doing doinghe expects to be able to gain advantage for his party, we who listen to him every day are in danger of sharing the same unscrupu lous mind. The newspaper, then. i9 not a jumble of facts. It is an instructor, and therefore it ex erts a formative power. It gives its readers moral impressions, good or bad. It helps them form their habits of thinking about men and about politics. It has thus an im portant influence in making their character aDd in giving tone to their citizenship. And when we remember that its readers are al most the whole community; and that among them are those whose mental and moral hab its are formin?, we see that it is a matter of vast consequence to the nation that the press makes a proper use of its power. And, in the first place, it is a matter of great importance to us ail, and one which should occasion great solicitude to us all, that the press makes such a use of its influence as not to do the community any harm. This it is certainly proper for us to ask. Every one of us has au interest m the moral health of the nation, aud each ot us may without the slightest impertinence deprecate anything which he deems likely to impair it. Now the little analysis which has been giv en of the peculiar power of the newspaper must nave made it very evident that there are special tendencies to perversion accompany ing it. I wish, more for the sake of sugges tion than of criticism, to point out some ways in which newspapers may abuse the ^icab i.iuucuvc nuicu muy fieri, mu iu*> jury of public morals. In the first place, then, there is danger that newspapers will lower public n orals,by show ing and so encouraging a disregard of truth. Not in the way of telling falsehoods; a ly ing newspaper like an intoxicated man, is a warning, and not an allurement; but by per verting facts, by garbling the truth so as to make it answer the ends of a lie, by unfair ness of statement which amounts to dishon esty. If a newspaper which a man reads every morning contains such insidious violations of truthfulness as these, lie will be likely, unless he be a man of very strong principle, to have the edge of his veracity gradually taken off. If during an exciting,presidential campaign, a man's trusted journal descends to equivoca tion and double dealing, what can we expect but that he will catch its spirit? He will un !ess he despises it, and he is not likely to do that, for it is his party's champion and liis political guide. A journal which sets an ex ample of unscrupulousuess in times of parti san contest is then a corrupter of public mor als. The more respectable and powerful it is, the more insidiously evil is the influence it exerts. It is a very bad thiug for men to be made to believe that what is wicctd in gener al is in some special circustances justifiable. Such a belief is apt to undermine a man’s en tire moral character. A man who has a gen nine regard for the moral law, honors it as paramount. It can know no exceptions, It is as universal at the empire of God. When then a man is taught in one department of life, such as (he political sphere, that offences against truthfulness are pardonable, he is really taught to disregard the claims of this sacred virtue, and given a very insidious and effective lesson in immorality. Another way iu winch the newspaper may pervert its influence to the moral detriment of the community is by show ng and so incul cating a looseness of moral sentiment. It is very plain that the amount of virtue in a community is exactly commensurate to the degree to which v'ce is detested in it. And it is equally evident that whatever tends to di minish the popular abhorance of vice tends with equal force to weaken public virtue. Now, if the press, either In its reportorial or editorial columns presents bad things to its readers in such a way as to take away from their hideonsness, then it strikes a blow at public morality. Shall I give illustrations? Suppose that spectacular representations, which excite de basing and prurient feeling, arc able to hire the press to present them in an attractive guizc to the public; to use the power of its influence to take away disgust at their im morality, then does not the press-become a corruptorof public virtue? Suppose that immoral men are put up os j candidates for office and that the newspapers who are attached to the party which they represent, try to take away from the minds of the people the abhorrence wnich their wick edness excites, saying that their guilt is a small matter compared with their fidelity to party iuterests,solesseuing the popular hatred of unblushing wickedness,then do not those newspapers weaken public morality ? Sup pose that men in office are found to have been guilty of disgraceful conduct, and that the journals who espouse their cause smooth over and jest away their sin, as though it were a matter of trifling concern, than arc not those journals exerting an immoral influ ence upon the nation l The newspaper often shows anil inculcates a loose morality in a more unobtrusive way. The little unsa’voiy jest which creeps into its columns.the rather wanton descriptions of sin of a certain kind which it publishes, the flip paut way in which it speak} sometimes of things which a man of strong moral feeling can only speak very sadly ot, have a great deal more influence than its editors dream, in the way of weakening the moral sense ol its readers, especially its younger ones. For itis the newspaper who speaks even when it whis pers in small type,and the newspaper represent to a great many minds the moral sentiment of society, and if it speaks an a person of low morality would speak,these persons are influ enced accordingly. And I go on to say, though it is not quite in the line ol my remarks, that the newspa per sometimes is guilty of opposing religion, in the same way in which it attacks moraiitv, viz., by taking on the character of a disbe liever in it, by little witticisms made upon the assumption that its most serious truths are exploded dogmas. It is unfair, it is irammoral as well as irre ligious. Fair attack is one thing and innuen do is another. Those to wkom those matters are sacred have a right to demand, and some of them here ami now do demand, that If they be not treated with the respectful seri ousness, which, whether true or false, they deserve, they be let alone. Now 1 will suggest a third way in which the press may use its influence to the injury of public morals which is in degrading poli tics by unscrupulous partisanship. We never can keep 'public virtue up to a decent standard, unless we have respectable public men elected in a respectable way to do re spectable deeds. If we have men set over us whom we despise, who have obtained their positions by practices which we scorn, and who are doing things which move us to contempt, then we must expect public morals to be degraded. Corruption will work its way downward from the government through the State. For not only will our bad rulers furnish most powerful examples #f successful wickedness, but our political system is so vitally connected with our social apd com mercial life that corruption in one will breed corruption in the other. So theu, everything which tends to bring politics and public men into contempt tends to lower the mora's ofthe nation. Suppose now that we haw a violent and unscrupulous partisan press. Suppose that, before elections take place, it, instead of , *7 aut* fairly discussing tbe issues at state, ud tbe merits of the various candidates, I pours out coarse abuse upon tbe opposing party and its representatives. Can we not see very plainly that the feet which it will be likelv to have upon tho«i who read and are influenced by it, is that of blinding their eyes to the real merits of the candidates before them, and of making them indifferent as to whether their moral charac ter be good or bad ? Is any argument needed to show that whatever vulgarizes political contests is sure to lower the character of pub lic men ? Is it not perfectly obvious that the more the prijss educates the people up to a dispassion ate and judicious selection of rulers, the high er will be the moral standard of the men hold mg official positions? And as we think ol the shame we have suf fered during the past year from the misdeeds of some of our foremost public men do we not feel that no small stiare of the responsi bility for the disgrace attaches to a press whose partisan unscrupulousness caused the people to lift these men into power? Or suppose that a newspaper in its unscru pulous partisanship, undertakes to defame and so disgrace uien ot high character, of long tried and sterling worth, because of some dis obedience to party behests. What then ? In bo doing it sins wickedly against the nation as well as against the man whom it tries to ruin. It cheapens moral worth, in the people’s es lunation, it takes away their reverence for those few men in public lite who are worth reverencing, and it so tends to keep high minded men away from public station. The infuriate attack made a tew years agj by an unscrupulous press upon that lofty and emi nent statesman who l:ved across the street for act'ng in a situation of solemn responsi bility according to the dictates of his con science was an attack upon public morals. We are suffering from it to day. We shall feel the effects of it for many a day to come These are some of the wavs in which the press may use its influence to the injure of public virtue. It is not necessary to dwell upon them at greater length. It is not nee •wary to point out others. Enough has been said to make it plain, thattbe press has pow er enough for evil to make it, should it use that power, the bane of a free country, and that it becomes all men who love the nation to do what they can to prevent that power from be’ng employed. It is pleasant to be able to say that for thirty years past the moral influence ot our press has been steadily improving. In 1843, the President of Harvard college wrote “the picture Mr. Dickens draws (in his American notes) of the American newspaper press, darkly colored as it is, does not surpass tbe truth, when applies to a portion,—a very large portion it must be confessed—of the metropolitan papers. * * The profli gate papers numerons as they are and widely as their circulation ranges, neither express, nor guide, nor govern, what can with any propriety be called “the public opinion of the country; they may open their foul mouths iu full cry upon a man of character, year after year, and through every State in tbe Union, but they can harm him no more than the idle wind. They are read, despised and the next day utterly forgotten. A temporary preju dice may be raised and that is all. Their cowaidly malice, their ignorance, vulgarity and profligacy overshoot the mark.” It is gratifying to think how much of wild exaggeration wc should perceive in these words were they applied to any considerable portion of our newspapers to day. It is pleas ant to think that within a few years the press, has made a great gain iu moral elevation, and to notice thattbe improvement is still going on. Yet tho very (act that we look for progress shows that we feel a need of it. And it is not too much to say that speaking generally, tho suggestions which have beou made are not superfluous, but that, if they were adopted and carried out we should have less iniquity in high places and less immorality in private life. It is sometimes said, when strictures are made rpon the moral influence of the press, that newspapers are not published to do good" but to sell, and that in order to find a sale they must be adapted to the tastes of their purchasers. There is an interpretation of this remark which makes it legitimate and forcible. If it be interpreted to mean this—that it is not fair to demand that the publisher of a news paper shall injure the sale of it in trying to make it a source of moral improvement to the community, thun it cannot be gainsayed, for of course every one has a rigit to deter mine lor himself tho amount of good which he will do. Bat if it is to be interpreted to mean that the publisher of a newspaper may make his journal of such a character as to do harm to public morals in order to make it salable, then the -ernark is utterly untrue. No man has a right to gain a livelihood at the expense of public virtue. Every calling, the pursuit of which lowers the moral tone of the community, is an illegitimate calling. We have then a periect right to demand that the moral tone of newspapers be kept high enough, to prevent them from debauching the community, whatever diminution of their subscription list may thereby be occasioned. But while we demand this, we 'canuot but hope for much more. The press has not on ly power to do much harm, it has also great capabilities of good. It can, if it chooses, do a mighty work for the elevation of the moral ity ot this people during the next generation. Never was there a more noble opportunity for the press to do a beneficent work for a people than that which is furnished by the condition of our country at the present time. Look at our situation. We stand on the verge of a new era in our political history. The struggle which has formed tho staple of cur politics for a generation is over. That great party which carried that struggle through to a successful issue has done its work. New subjects of political discussion are soon to present themselves; party lines arc to be drawn anew. At the same time we find ourselves as a people suffering deeply from a want of high mindedness In our public men. The dishon esty of some of them and the greed of many more of them has within the past few month* • made us ashamed of them and ashamed of ourselves for being represented by them. And moreover we are afflicted by a system of iniquitous office distribution which is work ing with a steady power to undermine the virtue of our public men and blunt the con science of the people. And more than this we see that popular morality is suffering fearfUly from the exam ple and the influence of corruption in political life. The frauds which have almost ceased to startle us, the insidiously dishonest practices which have almost won their way to accept ance, are symptoms of moral disease which no high minded man can look at without alarm. Just at this juncture then, when our ideas for the new political era betore us are taking shape, when we are feeling about for principle* which are to guide us in our politi cal action fora generation to come, we cannot help looking to the press to do for the nation what no other agency can do. It can stir up the public conscience. It can make us feel our moral responsioniiy a« citizens. It can make us feel that whatever issues are present ed to the people hereafter, must be represent ed by men of substantial character. It can make us feel that there is something which is worse than the defeat of our cheiishsd princi ples and the triumph of principles which we disapprove of, and that is the degradation of our politics, and with it the corruption of our people. By so educating us the press can do very much toward bringing it to pass that the new parties which shall be formed shall be based upon moral principle, and shall seek the welfare of the naticu by legitimate means. The history of this nation shows that the press can exert a wonderful power in waking a lethargic public conscience to life. In the anti-slavery days when it lifted up its voice In clear and ringing tones against the iniquity of holding men in bondage, we were aroused, we were nerved, we were sustained by Its thrilling tones. No man can estimate the value of its services in those stormy times. And but a very few years since, when a mania tor repudiation had seized our people when leading statesmen had become infected with it, and there was imminent danger that we should have disgraced ourselves forever by a gigantic fraud,— a siugle journal of limited ciicuJation, but of great intellectual and moral force, by its 1 igic aud its invective, dispelled the strange illusion which had seized us aud snatched from the fire our national honor. The rress has quickened the national con science within the last few months by its vig orous denunciations of the rapacity of a shameless majority of Congressmen, and in so doing has earned encomiums from all good men. Now let it use this its great moral power to make the people realize their responsibility for the character of the men whom they elect to office; let it use it to make the people feel their responsibility fordoing away with a sys tem of distributing offices, which is a potent temptation to their public men; let it use it to punish men m office who baselv defraud the people who have put them in positions ot nouor by exposing them to public scorn, and it will be a means under God, of raising us to a purer civilization. This grand work which lies beforo the press, we hope and pray as men wdo have our country's interests at heart that it will per form. We have reason to rejoice at cheering signs which greet us, that our hopes are not un founded, aid that an earnest and fearless press which at once expt esses and strengthens the better moral sentiment of the community, will help to bring about tne reign of better manners and of purer laws.