Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 24, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 24, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY F LESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862,-VOL. 13. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1876. TERMS $8.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. T1IE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At mg Exchange St., Portland. Terms : Eight Dollars a Year in advance. To mail subscribers Seven Dollars a Year ii paid in ad vance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS Is published everv Thursday Morxixo at $2.50 a year, if paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Kates of Advertising : One inch of space, the length of column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continuing every other day after first week, 60 cents. Half square, three insertions, or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of "Amusements” and “Auction Sales,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which lias a large circulation in every part of the State) tor $1.00 per square tor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENTERTAINMENTS. PORTLAND MUSEUM, Cor. of Congreaa ami Exchange Streets. I. T. WVER & CO., • Proprietor!*. THE HIT OF THE SEASON ! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day Nights and Wednesday Matinee, April 44th, 45th, 46th and 47fb, The ludicrous Farce of THE RElOLliMRV SOLDIER. To conclude wltli the beautiful Domestic Drama en titled DOT! FRIDAY, April iiStli, BENEFIT OF IVM. CALDER. Lndica’ matinee every Wednesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf 1776 1876 CITY Bosworth Post No.2 G. A. R. will produce their CENTENNIAL PRIZE DRAMA, The Spirit of 76, ♦ — OB — THE YANKEE ARTILLERIST 1 April 20th, 21st, 22d, & 24th. Beautiful Tableaux! Terriflic Battles! The Camp! New Scenery! Costumes of the Period! Music bf the Portland Band 14 Pieces. General admission 25c, Reserved seats 50c. Sale nf reserved seats for the floor commences Monday Morn ing, April 17tb, at Stockbridge’s Music Store, Ex change St, for the gallery at Sturgis* Apothecary Store, junction of Congress and Free Sts. Doors open at 7 o’clock. Curtain at 8 o’clock. apr!2dtd Grand Calico Ball — BY THE — gX PORTLAND J|j| Montgomery Guards, — AT — CITY HALL, THUKSDAY EVENING, April 27. MUSIC RY CHANDLER. Floorttickets, admitting Gent and two Ladies, $1.00 Ladies 25 cents. Grand march at 8,30. ap22d5t MUSIC JEUAUU FRIDAY and SATURDAY. April 28 and 29, MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 O’CL’K, THE WORLD.RENOWNED Bryant’s Minstrels! Neil Bryant.Director. Gcs Moulton.Manager. —FROM— BRYANT’S OPERA HOUSE, N. Y. 24 STAR ARTISTS 24 The Oldest and Most Complete Company in the World. look at too List oi stars; NEIL BRYANT, LEW BENEDICT, T. M. HMGLER, BILLY BRYANT, GOM AND FOX, A DAMN AND LEE, The Celebrated California Quartette, composed of WELLING BROTHERS, Aud J. W. PREETH. S^*Britliant Orchestra and Brass Band. Usual prices, lie served seats at Box Oflics one day in advance. W. H. STRICKLAND, Gen’l Agent. apr22 U6tSMWThF&S PROPOSALS. Mill CENTRAL IWLItOtll. Superintendent’s Office, ) Portland, April 17, 1876. ) SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this office until THURSDAY, April 27, 1876, at noon, for furnishing Material and Iluilding Four PastfeBjcer Ntaliou KIoiim-m lor this Company, viz: One at Hallowell. One at Cumberland. One at North Jay. One at Livermore Falls. Plans and Specifications may be seen at the Chief Engineer’s Office, Portland. This Company reserve the right to reject all bids not deemed satisfactory. PAYSON TUCKER, Superintendent. apl8 dtd “anMuFcement. “ To llie People of Portland and Vicinity. THE Proprietors of the Sebago Dye House inform the public that they have been fitting out tbe premises at a great expense this last winter for tbe accommodation ot the public, with a good Boiler, good Machinery and all appurtenances. Accordingly every thing is in good order, ready to accommodate the public, accompanied with one of the best Dyers the country can afford,without any exception. As he is not a self made Dyer for the last 40 years he pledges himself to give ample satisfaction to tbe public. It is of no avail to mention Gai ments of any kinds or colors, in fact, any thing that can be Djed by the hands of man. Kid Gloves dyed or cleansed, Table Cloths, Window Curtains, Table Covers, any thing Dyed in any Colors required by the owners, »mu uirjjaibu. Sebago Bye House, NO. 13 PLUM ST., PORTLAND. J. S. MILLER, Mnprriulendcnt, formerly Proprietor. apl 3 d3w HEALTH LIFT ! A THOROUHGH GYMNASTIC S1STEM — FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN TEN MINUTES ONCE A DAY. Doubles the strength in three months. Does not fatigue nor exhaust. Refreshes and invigorates. Removes dyspepsia aDd indigestion. Tones the ner vous system. improves the circulation. Warms the extremities. Increases the general vitality. Exercise and Salesroom, 237 Middle Street, Portland, Me A. H. G ALBERT, Proprietor. E02d w mr ^ Dodge’s Carpet Beating Establishment, 13 UNION STREET. CAitarm^withpr*“li™ process. Renting .. ", w,,h flexible Whip. in the most thorough manner; lar superior to the old process of heating with still, unyielding sticks. I ,'" ,™ process all Moth, and their egg, are cm,,Mein re moved from the carpet a feature wl.ich every good housewife will appreciate. 3 ®uuu TAPESTRY AND BRUSSELLS CARPETS we beat upon the backs, never on the front. All orders answered promptly. Orders may be left at Mar ret t Bailey & Co.’s, Middle St., Win. T. Kilborn’s, Free St., Geo. C. Frye’s, Cor. Congress and Franklin Sts E. Dana, Jr.’s, 373 Congress St., W. H. Sargent’s! Opp., North School,Thos. G Loiiog’s,Cor*Exchange and Federal Sts., Timmons & JHawe’s, Market Sq uare. mh3J FM & W lm Wagon for Sale. Alight spring martin & pennell mane wagon, nearly new. mchl5-tt Enquire at this Office. BUSINESS CARDS. WILLIAM A PEAllCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pinups and Water Closets, IO. 41 U\IOK ST., Under Faivnonth Hotel, Portland, Me. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Biass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description ot Water, Steam and Gas Fixtures for dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships’ Closets, etc., arranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country la ithfully executed. All kinds of jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and Brass Pipe, Sheet Lead and Plumbers’ Materials. ap22dlra Dr. R. T. '\7\7"ilcAo, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Rooms 11 and 19 Fluent Block nov8 dtf G. A. CLARK, tQ. I), 74 FREE STREET Opposite brad of Brown Sr. Office Hours 2 to 4 P. M. jrl6 fel4eo<ltf STEPHEN BERRY, ffiockj Jch and (paid ffiundek, No. 37 Plum Street. 9«_ C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer Markers9 Tools, Mathematical. Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, &«., 5<5 Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND. MK. diy THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D Office 499 1-9 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hours—10 to 19 A. M., and 9 to 5 P. M. ma3 d&wtt WM. H. MOTLEY^ ATTORNEY AT IAW, OVER I. 3?. FA-RRING-TCW’S, 180 Middle Street. jan5 dtf Uhas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office in Ca*co Bank Ruitdiug, over F« II. FanetCs Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention. apr3d3tu E. C. JORDAN & CO., Civil .Engineers and Louil Surveyors, No. IS4 Middle St., Portland,Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, • Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c.f &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. janlSdtf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, I»IE. ai>13dCmntf IT. HANSON & SON, MANUFACT D ItEltS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTOEY AT No. 907 Congress St., West End, fc’oi'llnnd, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. II, A. HANSON. aprl7 d6m JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Lav, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. Jan21dlw«ttf E. EL RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Church, Undertaker. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffin*, Casket* and Grave-Clothes, of *all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. feblOdGm COPARTNERSHIP. COPARTNERSHIP. JL nership, for the purpose" of transacting a Wholesale Grocery — AND — FLO 111 BUSINESS, under the firm name ef Ricker & Hersey. Have bought the Stock anil good will of the firm of I>. B. llieker & Co., and will occupy their OLD STAND, 185 FORE ST. D. 15. RICKER. ap20d3t* EDWARD C. HERSEY. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership of GEO. W. RICH & CO , was dissolved by mutual consent, Saturday. April 15th. The business of the firm will be settled by Lewis & Co., at Store 173 Fore Street. V shail open next wee k an Entirely I’Ve\r Slock of CLOTillNG — AND — GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, — IN THE — Corner Store, No. 175 Fore St., Under the old firm name of GEO. H . RICH & Clt, and I -hall be happy to serve nil my former cuslomern apl9d3w GEO. W. RICH. CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Uraig Ar Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, AND MASTIC WORKERS, Ornaments in every Variety of Sly lea, Designed by the best artists in the country, such as Cornices, Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Flattering, Whitening and Tinting done in the ueatest manner. No. 4 Scutli Street, Portland, Me. N. B.—The most delicate work jtackcd to go safely any distance. ___ Joseph Cbaig. maiid3m___James Wilson. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE Arm of C. A. WEKTOJV & CO., was dissolved Match 1st,bv mutual consent, Either I'Arty is authorized to sign the Arm name in liouida tion. C. A. WESTON continues the business at 21 and 23 Free Street, and E. GOODHUE continues tbe business at 75 Middle Street. C. A. WESTON. ma30dtfE. C. GOODHUE. (wimraip Torn WE have this day received into our firm Richmond P. Scales as partner, under tbe Arm name of Blake, Jones & Co. BLAKE & JONES. Portland, April 15,187G. aplBdlw Boys’ Custom Clothing ! MRS. F. C, CHASE would inform ter old customers and friends that she as reopened the store Uorner Fortlnnd nutl ,..n where she is prepared to 'rlsnft!; lnalte boys’ Clothing in the latest styles. conRtanl '*v on hand, old Maxim—'-‘First come lust served.” mclildtf MISCELLANEOUS. IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LORM, SHORT S' HARMON. &3r“T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, apll ZiAMSOST, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street, The Best Work nt Moderate Prices. AIM:-TO PLEA EH. jau8 I C . II . L A m SON, JEWELER, Q01 MIDDLE ST., Waltham, Elgin A Swing Watclicw, Spec I a* cle», Opera Rlaggeg. Silver Ware, Clock**, &c, Wateiie** and Jewelry left for Repair InMiired again*! Fire. 201, Nearly Opp. the Falmoiilli. jaut_ Utf Long Range Breech Loading Practice Pistol & Targets. Carries a }i inch ball with accu racy fifty ieet, without powder or percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger, by dealers. By mail, free for 75 cents, with per manent ammunition for target practice indoors, and for sporting out of doors. ACENTS WANTED. . A. A. GRAHAM, G7 Liberty Street, New Yuri. mbl5 d&wGml2 FOR OPEN ORATES. Coal by the Cargo ! At retail a choice variety tor Family uso, warranted to give per fect satisfaction, Randall & McAllister, GO COMMERCIAL ST. feb!3 _ dt? CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL MEDALS ! Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal in appeiranco, wear and color to 80UD SILVER OK GOLD, presenting a variety of beautiful Designs in Relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being Ig inch, in diameter, handsomely put uj* and sell readily at sight. THE MOST VALUABLE SOUVENIRS ANR MEMENTOS EVER ISSUED. GOOD AGENTS WANTED In every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, to I whom exclusive territory will be given, if desired. — RETAIL PRICES—For the Albata Silver, 50 cts, Gilt, $1, in faucy box. Usual discount to the Trade. A complete outfit ot magnificent samples for agents, in satin or velvet-lined morocco case, con taining Six Medals, different designs, one gilt, suit able for jewelrers’ show windows, etc., sent on receipt of draft or Post-office Order for $4, or will ship Express C. O, D. Descriptive Circular Price List and one sample > sent upon receipt of 50 cts. Immense profits. Sells at sight. Correspondence solicited. Information free. Extensive fields for enterprise. Address all communications U.S. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, P.O. Box 5270. • New York m*A8__d&wtimll Goodyear’s Pocket Gymnasium. The itJoMt Complete Syitrm OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ever Devised for Home Practice. PRICE LIST—No. 1. For Children 4 to 6 years $1.00. No. 2. For Children 6 to 8, *1.10. No. 3. For Chil dren, 8 to 10,$1.20. No. 4 For Children, 10 to 14, $1.30. No. 5. For Ladies and Children, 14 years and upwards, $1.40. No. 0. For Gentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2 00. Complete set of seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a screw-eye anti hook to attach to the wall or floor. Two of this size properly arranged make a complete Gymnasium. Sent post-paid upon receipt of price. Address Hall’s Rubber Store, UXDF.lt FALMOUTH HOTEL. mam_ dtf Bide Lace Boots! A full assortment in French Kid, neat and i rettv. Also in French Morocco for Walking Boom. Meas ures taken and nice lilting Boots made to order tor men or women. M. C3-. PALMER. .ia-8 dtf INSURANCE. NEW ENGLAND Mutual Life OF BOSTON. INCORPORATED IN 1835. Nearly Unit Ceufury Experience in Life Underwriting. Policies Liberal and Equitable. No permit required for change of Residence or Occu pation. This Company possessed Jan uary 1, 1876, an Accumulated fund (to meet fut ure liabilities) amounting to about.$15,000,000 OO Market value of which, more than cost, Jan. 1, 1876. 300,000 OO Income for 1875... 3,191,000 00 Returned to policy holders in 1875. 1,393,000 00 Accumulation in 1875 . 1,385,000 00 Surplus over liabilities January 1. 1876. 9,387,000 00 Surplus to be returned to policy holders in 1876 as their premi ums fall due. 567,000 00 Ratio of expenses to mean amount insured in 1875.50 The dividends of this old Company arc not larger than any Company in this country or the world, but they are as large as any Company can pay whose surplus is not swollen, by forfeitures. The Life Insurance Laws of Massachusetts require Massachusetts companies to give in Life Insurance the value of every dollar paid into its treasury, with out any action on the part of the policy holder. If a party insured in this Company fails to pay the premium on his policy when due, the net value or legal reserve of such policy must be used as a single premium to purchase a term insurance, the length of which, to be determined by the age of the insured; thus securing to every policy holder youDg or old rich or poor, a fair equivalent for the money paid. In addition to the above safeguard, this Company will give, if desired, a paid up policy for said net val ue, or will pay it in cash if preferred. In all other State companies (with the exception of the paid up insurance feature) this net value, or legal reserve which belong to the policy holder, is forfeited, unless the premium is paid when due. When you insure your lifo, insure iu the Company that Guaiauteea you the Mont Life Insurance for the Uloncy you have Paid. tor lmormation, Documents or Insurance apply to V. C. TARBOX, General Agent New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, OFFICE COR. SDMI ABO EXCHANGE STS. IS1"*A few more Aclire Agents lVnnted. J. W. IIUMER, As?t., PORTLAND, ME., OFFICE 166 FORE STREET. Ieb25 d'bn&wtf FIRE INSURANCE. STATEMENT OF THE EQUITABLE F. & I. tame Co., PROVIDENCE, It. I.. January 1st. 1876, Cash Capital, - - 8300,000 ASSETS. „ Market Yal. Bank stocks.$132,750 00 Rea! estate in City of Providence. 120,000 00 Loans on bond and mortgage. 15,000 00 City bonds. 25,000 00 Loaned with collateral security. 3,611 00 Cash in bank and office. 22,871 48 Premiums iu course of collection. 16,469 81 Accrued rents. 800 00 $336,502 32 LIABILITIES. Losses unpaid.$11,750 00 Dividends. 1,156 40 Commissions, taxes and office expenses. 3,250 00 $16,156 40 Reinsurance reserve, New York standard. 67,150 87— 83,313 27 $253,18^05 FRED W. ARNOLD, President. JAMES E. TILLINGHAST, Sec'y. John W. Munger & Co. AGENTS, No. 166 Fore Street, Portland. J. W. MUNGER. C. D. MUNGER. mh!8_ dtf GAS CONSUMERS! Y rut. .v.,y 11, is; I. THE ELLIS PATENT »• lias Burner, Reg ulator aud Shade Combined sdec ed to be the best. Gas Light ver produced— quite as sternly as the Argand, which varies as the pressures varies, and need to be constantly watched, as all know, beside the great annoyance from the heat caused by the styles of the shade and chimney. By our Shade the light is deflected, and being so constructed as to allow the heat to pass upwards, after being properly adjusted is always regulated, with an actual saving of from 15 to 40 per cent, in the consumpt ion of gas over any other burner. C. L. MARSTON. PROPRIETOR FOR MAINE. 138 Exchange Siree*. Agent Wanted. octlldti Marblized Slate Mantles. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL We have purchased of MESSRS SHEPARD & Co.. their entire stock of mantels and have been appointed by the Mayfield Slate Co. soleagents for Portland aud vicinity for all goods manufactured by them. We have on hand the largest aud best as sortment of any house 5n the stale. BUILD UHS AND CONTRACTORS wil find it to their advantage to call aud examine our goods. MUTTER BROS. & CO. 30 Marks! Square Portland Me. aul7 eodtf Fireproof Roofing Paint. The best and cheapest Snow A Davis Patent Slate Roofing Paint for Sbiugle, Tin aud Iron Roofs, also for cheap outside work, sold by the gallon or applied by J. N. McCOY & co., 38 8priug 81., Ponlana, ROOFERS AND PAINTERS jy2!_dtl Burlington, Cedar Kapids and Minnesota Bondholders. For plan of reorganization apply, stating class of Bonds held (whether Main Line, Milwaukee, Mus catine, or Pacific Division), to PKKD. TAV I'OR, Chairman Bondholders* Committee, 470 Broome Street, New York, immediate action is advisable. ap8dlm Pasture. A NEWLY fenced Pasture within one mile ol the City to let for a term of years. J. B. THORNTON, feb21 eodtf Oak Hill. miscellaneous. A GREAT SAVING CAN BE MADE ! Prices Reduced — to — SUIT THE TIMES ! Owing to tlie great depression in business in Boston and New York markets, it enable me to buy many kinds of select lnmily stores at greatly reduced rates. THE REASON . why we undersell all others is simply because we buy in such large quantities lov cash that we mifkc in the buying what other dealers make in the selling. PRICE CIST. Compare our Prices with those you have been paying. Granulated Sugars 10 1-2 cts. lb TEAS. Good Oolong Tea.40 Prime Japan Tea.50 Prime “ “.50 “ «• “ . -60 Extra “ “.60 Extra “ “.70 Best “ “.75 Best “ “ .70 PRICES OF COFFEES (LATELY REDUCED.) Roasted Coffees. Raw Co Best Rio.28 Good Rio.23 Good Java.35 Best Rio.25 Best Java.38 Best Java...32 Mocha.45 Mocha.35 CANNED GOODS. 2 lb. Cans Green Corn. .18 2 lb. Cans Lima Beans.. 15 3 “ best Peaches.20 2 “ Green Peas.. .15 3 “ “ Toma- 2 “ Blueberries...15 toes.14 BEANS. Yellow Eyes... 8 cts quart [Best Medinm.. 6 cts quart Best Pea Beans 7 “ “ California Lima Beans. Good *• 6 “ “ MEAL. Best CauadaOat Meal...4IRyeMeal .3 Best Graham Meal.4|Com Meal.2| SOAPS. Queen Soap.9| Pearl Soap. 5 ErenchLaundry. -.9| GOODS IN GENERAL. Best Carolina Rice.9 10 lb. Bag Buckweat.. AO Best Rangoon “ .7 Green Peas....8 cts. quart Best Turkish Prunes... .7 Split Peas 8 “ “ Choice French Pruues. .9 Valencia Raisins.12 ets. lb Very Best “ “ .. 15 Horse Radish..8 cts. bottle Eagle Brand Condensed English Walnuts....14 cts Milk.25 Citron.25 cts Tapioca.10 Sliced Dried Apples_ Sago.10 12,14 and 15 cts FLOUR. ! We wish to eall especial atten tion to our various brands of flour, which you can purchase at a great saving trom the usual retail price. George C. Shaw, NewTea and Grocery Store, 583 CONGRESS ST., Under City Hotel, — AND — China Tea Store, 235 MIDDLE ST., PORTLAND. ME. „„ The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history of its cares and the Immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For Bcrotula in the blood, Vegetine is nn in fallible remedy, and no person need suffer from humors, ulcers, and all diseases arising from impure blood, if Vegetine is used according to directions. There is not a case of scrofula In existence that Vegetine will not cure, provided, however, the vital functions have not lost their power of action, all that may be said to the contrary notwithstanding. Vegetine is pleasant to the taste, mild in its in fluence, and absolute In its action on disease, as the lollowing unquestionable evidence will show, PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! January 2, 1875. \ II. K. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated from the same virus died from the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled | in bran to prevent me from scratching my person. The disease finally settled in my head. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all t he time with sores breaking in my head and dis charging corruption from my ear. At this time a small kernel appeared on my neck, gradually in creasing in size until a tumor formed of such im mense size I could see it by turniug my eyes down ward. All this time I was taking various' remedies for my blood without any substantial benefit. I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, who, during his treatment of six months, lanced the tumor eight types, which cost me nearly $400. This left me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at all diminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sickly feeble condition. 1 consulted another physician in VoH/ilr trim nffnr iimn i - i ... healing the sore without reducing the size. At this point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 had taken this medicine about one week I experienced wonder ful sensations. My whole body seemed to be under going a radical change, until, finally, the tumor broke and discharged frightful quantities. From this time it decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears tbe ugly scars of the sore and lance. I am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. I will also mention that I have been an acute sut fererlrom Inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use ot Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. Inis statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene fiting other sufteiing humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, O. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass, f TVhat is Vegetine? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly harm less trom any bad effect upon the system. It is nour ishing and strengthening. It actR directly upon the bhxKl. It quiets tbe nervous system. It gives you a good, sweet sleep at nigbt. It is a great panacea for our aged fathers and mothers, for it gives them strength, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s sweet 8leep-»as has been proved by many an aged person. It is the great Blood Purifier. It is a sooth ing remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; every child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegetine. Give it a lair trial for your complaints; then you will say to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try it; it has cured me.” Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. 0 Boston, Jan. 1. 1874, f/ear Sir: This is to certify that l have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine * A?ril 12» 1870' allJ can truly sav that it has giv en the best satisfaction of any remedy for the com plaints for which it is recommended that I ever sold. Scarcely a (lay passes without some of my customers testifying to its merits on themselves or their friends. Iam perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous lurnors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity* Very respectfully yours, AI GILMAN, 408 Broadway. j To H. It. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aprl3 dlwt Window Frames ! When yon cannot fliul what you want auil arc in a hurry for Wiuilow Krumea, call at BUItROWES BROS’., Where yon can have them at abort notice. Cor. Cross and Fore Street. PORTLAND, NIK, ap!7 deodtf THE PRESS. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1870 We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in til cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty cf good faith. We cannot nndeitake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our Journal. _ Republican National Convention. 1876. The next Uniou Republican National Convention for the nomination ot candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States will be held in the city of Cincinnati, on Wednesday, the fourteenth day of June, 1876, at 12 o’clock noon, and will consist of delegates from each .State equal to twice the num ber of its Senators and Representatives in Congress, and of two delegates from each organized Territory and the district of Columbia. In calling the conventions for the election of dele gates, the committees of the several States are re commended to tnvite all Republican electors, and all other voters, without regard to past political dif ferences or previous party affilatlons, who are opposed to reviving sectional issues, and desire to promote friendly feeling and permanent harmony throughout the country by maintaining and enforcing all the constitutional rights of every citizen, includ ing the full and free exercise ol the right ot suffrage without intimidation and without frauu; who are in favor of the continued prosecution and punishment of all official dishonesty, and an economical adminis tration of the Government by honest, faithful and ca pable officers; who are in favor of making snch re forms in government as experience may from time to time suggest; who are opposed to impairing the cred it ot the nation by depreciating any of its obligations, and in favor of sustaining in every way the national fhith and financial honor; who hold that the common school system is the nursery of American liberty, and should be maintained absolutely free from sectarian control; who believe that, for the promotion of these ends, the direction of the Government shonld con tinue to be confided to those who adhere to the prin ciples of 1776, and support them as incorporated in the Constitution and tne laws; and who are in tavor of recognizing and strengthening the fundamental principle of National Unitv in this Centennial An niversary of the birth of the Republic. E. D. MORGAN, Chairman, WM. E. CHANDLER, Secretary, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE. Washington, January 13,1876. REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONTENTION. The Republicans of the several cities and towns in the First District of Maine are invited to send dele gate3 to District Convention to be held in City Hall Saco, on Thursday, May 25th, 1876, at 12 o’clock M., for the purpose of choosing two delegates to attend the Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14th June next. The basis of representation will be as follows; r-iicu city anti town win uc entitled to send one dele gate, and one additional for every sixty votes cast for Nelson Dingley, Jr., at tbe Gubernatorial election of 1874; a majority traction of thirty-five votes will be entitled to an additional delegate. Delegates arc authorized to fill vacancies only with actual residents of the city or town they claim to rep resent. The District Committee will be in session in the ante room of the Hall at 10 o’clock A. M. for the re ception of credentials. THOS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PEBRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. A Base Deception. About the most indecent thiDg yet in Ibis age of Journalistic indecencies was the outcry in the Argus ot Saturday that President Grant was implicated in an improper use of the secret service fund for campaign pur poses. It had distinctly appeared long be fore the issue of that journal that there was no impropriety, that the money had been used properly and lawfully to enforce the law of Congress for registration of voters and the protection of the purity of the ballot, so that the affront to truth and the decencies of life was deliberate and wilful. No excuse of want of information, no claim of mistake will avail; that journal stands convicted of an attempt to mislead and cheat its readers, and those who trust to it for information of pub lic affairs, if any there be, are now laboring under a wild delusion as to the action of the President. The Argus sheds some crocodile tears over the “nation’s dishonor.” That journal may well reflect that the nation’s dishonor just at present is the conduct of a large number of newspapers who are unscru pulously slandering and vilifying the highest and best men of the nation, are helping rascals by indiscriminating attacks on the bad and the good alike, are ’subordinating truth and honor to partisan gain and are disgracing themselves and journalism by con duct at once unmanly, unpatriotic and un principled-unworthy of gentlemen and Americans. Democratic Slanders. The majority of Democratic journals have not been famous for a strict adherence to facts in former political campaign?. This year they carry their disregard of the truth to greater lengths than ever before, and print no facts that conflict with the reckless state ments they have made or the uufounded con clusions they have drawn. Nothing probably could induce them to state the truth regard ing the use of the secret service fund ia New York in 1872, or even to print the testimony as given before the committee. They have published the garbled report furnished to Washington correspondents by some Demo cratic member of that committee, but they re fuse to publish the true account made public later. The story they do print is an absurd one. The statement is made that money from the secret service fund was, by order of President Grant, paid over to the Republican campaign fund in New York. The testimony shows that the amount paid over to Supervisor Davenport was but 835,000, and that the pay ments covered a period of four years, 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874. The administration is charged with attempting to carry New York by a corruption fund of 88,000 a year! The charge is preposterous. We are asked to be lieve that in 1872 enough New York voters uuugut, up at, au average price oi mieen cents apiece to give the electoral vote of the state to Grant. Why the worst class of Dem ocrats, the cheapest men that ever breathed, can’t be bought for that price. Even in this state the Democrats cannot easily bribe a mau with anything less than a barrel of flour, and the smallest bribe they have ever been known to succeed with was a pair of boots. Yet we are told and expected to believe that in New York six voters can be bought for a dollar. The plan of carrying that state with a corruption fund ot §8,000 is too absurd to have ever lodged itself in the miud of any politician. The facts in the case are just these: In 1872 the Election and Ku-Klux laws were passed. Large appropriations were made for the enforcement of these laws, and the appropriation of the secret service in the Department of justice was intended to be used in the detection of election frauds. It was so used. The correction and verification of tho registration of voters in New York was entrusted to Davenport, and he did his duty well, preventing the casting of thousands of fraudulent votes and the repetition of the frauds by which the state was given to Sey mour in 1808. The work was done very much cheaper in other cities, Philadelphia for example, where it cost §00,000 for which au extra appropriation was urged by the Philadelphia delegation in Congress, includ ing Mr. Randall and the Democrats. The money was not used in any respect for elec tioneering purposes, and every dollar of it was expended in the detection and preven tion of frauds at elections. As soon as the matter was explained to the Attorney-Gen eral lie concluded that the payment wa3 proper. Knowing these facts, which came out in the evidence before them, certain members of the committee gave to correspondents a garbled and exaggerated account which was at once telegraphed over the country. The testimony of Mr. Williams, for example, as published, is directly the opposite of what appears in the written record. It is not the first time that a Democratic committee, pro fessing to be under injunctions of secrecy, have given to correspondents false accounts of the evidence before them. Having pub lished the lie theDemocratic papers refuse to publish the correction. The Argus Saturday makes the absurd statement in its editorial column that “the President is proved to have been guilty of the illegal and corrupt use of the people’s money,” and gives as substantia tion in its telegraphic columns a Washington special dated four days before. Perhaps its readers are content to have stale and ex ploded falsehoods served up to them as news, but the proceeding is neither honorable nor honest. The wiser Democrats are beginning to re gret that the matter of the use of the secret service fund has been brought up. Explana natlon will lead to a complete exposure of the enormous frauds by which the great Demo cratic majorities have been obtained in New York city. • A Rockland gentleman who has no par ticuiar cause to be friendly to County Attor-* ney Staples of Knox County, intimates that the charges made by Dr. Montgomery against that official, doubtless have their origin in personal feeling and have no real foundation. We trust that such is the case. Political News. Ex-Gov. Talbot of Massachusetts refuses to be candidate for Congress. The Petersburg (Va.) Index alludes to Mr. Tucker as “the representative of Gen. Lee’s grave in Congress.” Returns from thirty-one counties in Michi gan show that the Republicans have made a gain of forty-eight supervisors over last year, counting all the Independents with the Dem ocrats. The New York Tribune sums up the Indi ana Democratic platform thus: “ We are in favor of putting the Democratic party in and the Republican party out. Also of having plenty of money and of printing it as we want it.” Some of the Democratic Congressmen arc already talking of silting right through un til December, with a recess during the month of August, and they are quietly count ing noses to see whether or not they can carry such a plan into effect. The Richmond (Va.) Despatch predicts that the Democratic National convention will no more entertain any idea of nominating Gen. Hancock for President than of nominat ing Jefferson Davis. Is this to be taken as an indication of Southern Democratic senti ment? The Richmond (Ya.) Dispatch is very sure that Gen. Hancock’s connection with the ex ecution of Mrs. Surrat renders it certain that he could not be elected to any office of honor or profit by the people of the United States. The sJme condemnation it passes upon Gen. Hartranft, of Pennsylvania. The Atlanta (Ga.) Times wants Ben Hill to be permitted to talk whenever he pleases and in whatever tone he pleases without re buke from the South now that the South “is about to emerge from under the cloud made black by the most rigorous terms ever im posed by a conqueror upon the conquered.” The Bucyrus (Ohio) Forum has received circulars urging it to favor Tilden for the Presidency, and says: “As he and his Tam* many clique did all they could to defeat Uncle William Allen last fall, we rather think that their efforts in Ohio will be ‘wasting sweetness on the desert air,’ or words to that effect.” The Malone (N. Y.) Palladium published at the home of Hon. William A. Wheeler, says that that gentleman has never in any way entered the contest for the nomination for the Presidency, and that whatever may transpire will be without any effort or en couragement from him. If nominated, the office will seek the man and not the man the office. The Cincinnati Commercial says that some of the most intelligent of the delegates to the recent colored convention in Nashville ex. press their confidence that the Republicans, with a candidate acceptable to Southern Re publicans and upon a sound platform, can carry Virginia, the two Carolinas, and Flori da. They also say that the Southern delega tions to Cincinnati will he divided in their preferences for President, and that Morton’s chances do not seem to them so good as Blaine’s or Bristow’s, and as for Conkling he is not much talked of or thought of among them. Four of the speeches of Gen. Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, and Gen. Stewart L. Wood ford, of New York, made in joint discussion during the Ohio campaign last Fall, have been published in pamphlet form. They are exceedingly interesting reading. Both speak ers are clever debaters, both are apparently equally sincere in their views, and the audi ences were keenly interested. The report o^ the discussion brings out clearly the great ad vantage which the public gains from this method of canvassing. It would hardly be too much to say that the majority in the State was determined by the arguments ad dressed by Gov. Woodford to the Demociats who came to hear Gen. Ewing. Current Notes. The recent attempt to blacken the reputa tion of Mr. Blaine was a complete failure. It was wicked and reckless, but not very shrewdly made, and the manner iu which it was met, and in which the false charges were uisjnuvcu wm uiitivv; uts cucuncs uiuiu cau* tious in the future.—Boston Traveller. There is no profession more honorable or more necessary to the welfare of the nation than that of the sincere student of political science, the genuine politician, whose aim is to promote good government. The more such men a nation lia3 the better .—Hartford Courant. There is not a possibility that an indepen dent presidential ticket could be elected, or even carry a single state, but it would be likely to make the election of the Demo cratic candidates certain by the people, and thus give the Democrats a minority admin istration.— Philadelphia Times, indepen dent. The triumph of Gov. Chamberlain id the South Carolina convention, is one of the most noticable illustrations in modern politics of the power of genuine oratory. When the governor arose to reply to the charges of his enemies he bad less than thirty friends in the convention. When he concluded his power ful speech, he had complete control of the convention, and was elected delegate at large to the Cincinnati convention, by a vote of nearly two to one over Senator Patterson.— Hartford Courant. Opinions may differ as to the personal mer its of Mr. Davenport, hut there cau be but one opinion amoug honest men about the value of the work which he did in providing for_the enforcement of the election law of 1872. The assistance which he rendered toward securing the purity of the ballot box in this city would not have been dear at five times the sum which he is said to have paid for it, and in point of fact the same work cost iu Philadelphia twice the sum drawn by Mr. Davenport.—X. Y. Times. Collins Graves, the milkman hero of the last year’s dam disaster in Massachusetts, did not figure in the recent one. An inquiry has brought out the sad fact that he died of grief, poverty and neglect some time ago. It seems that after the Mill river catastrophe, when he rode nown the valley and warned the inhabi tants that the dam was breaking, people asked themselves what he coule have been doing at the reservoir, and then stopped buying bis milk. The milk business was ruined, he found nothing else to do, and not many months after he died in destitute circumstan ces. Think twice before you allow yourself to become a hero.—Chicago Tribune. The Indiana Democratic platform starts off with the virtuous aunoun cement: “The Civil Service of the government has become corupt, and is made the object of personal gain, and it is tiie first duty whick lhe people owe to themselves aud the government to restore the tests of honesty, capacity, and fidelity in the selection of persona to fill all public posi tions.” That means of course, “Put us Democrats in and we will show you what a reformed Civil Service is.” Well, they have been showing us this winter at Washington, and the result Is seven officers of the House discharged for dishonesty or worse and many more who ought to be. It won’t do, gentle men. This is a dreadful uuhealthv year for clap-trap.—_y. y, Tribune. Recent Publications. HlSTOBYOF THE UlilTRD STATES OF AMERICA. By George Bancroft. Centenary edition. Vol. III. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. For sale by Lortng, Short & Harmon. The third volume of the centenary edition of Bancroft opens with the history of the revolu tion, finishes up the first epoch, “the overthrow of the European colonial system,” covering the time from 1718 to 1763, and gets well along in the second, ‘‘how Great Britain estranged America,” an epoch reaching from 1763 to 177L The first period is the time of the minis teries of Pelham aud Newcastle, the first min istry of Pitt, and the conquest of Canada. The second opens with the entry of Charles Townsliend into the cabinet and the first prop osition to tax America, and the volume closes with the repeal of the stamp act iu 1766. The plan and merits of this edition have been folly set forth in these columns, and it only remains to reiterate the opinion heretofore expressed, that it will be the favorite edition of Bancroft's great work. Daisy Bbbktwell. By Irena Widdemer. Pub lished by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. N\ T. For sale by Loring, Short & Harmon. This story, the .first essay in the novelist’s line of its author, is very pleasantly told; and gives promise of excellent work in the future. It is an unaffected, simple and bright!story of life in a village in one of the Middle States, and has the distinctness and something of the stiff ness and exceedingly realistic manner of an oidfashioned daguerreotype. The writer evinces a really uncommon power of observa tion of the amusing and characteristic points of everyday life, and the unexaggeraled and moderate design of the book is praiseworthy. As yet the writei’s style lacks polish and grace but these are qualities that increase with study aud experience. The binding ol the volume is narticularlv tasteful. A Paragraph History of the American Revo lution, By Edward Abbott. Boston: Roberta Brothers, For sale by Loring, Sbort and Harmon • This little volume, the second of Abbott’s paragraph histories, extends to the American Revolution the method which in the first work was applied to the history of the nation entire. The favor won by that will be extended to this, for it is an excellent reminder to those who have not the time nor the inclination to read large books. Nothing of importance is omit ted, though of course the information is done up in the most concise form. The edition in deed is a pocket one, meant, as its author says, to be dropped into the pockets of the people on their way to Philadelphia. Nsm. Scribner, Armstrong & Co. will publish on this side the new series, Epochs of Ancieat History, in which the first volume will be on Thi Greeks and the Persians, by Rev. G. W. Cox. A new novel by Mrs. Muloch-Craik, The Laurel Bush, an old fashioned love story, will be begun in the June Harper's, and arrange ments have also been made for Charles Beade's new story. A book of special importance here just now has been issued by Henry 8. King & Co., Lon don, The Fall in thaPrice of Silver; its Causes, its Consequences, and their Possible Avoid ance, with Special Reference to Indi), by Earnest Seyd, F. S. 8. The article on Final Causes and Contempora neous Physiology, a translation from the Revue des Deux Mondes in the April Presbyterian Quarterly by Mr. William A. Smith, a son oi Dr. Henry B. Smith, is one of the many signs of the rising faith of French scientists, and of their dissent from the new materialism. Fenlmore Cooper’s novels are said to be quite popular in Russia. During the years 1873 and 1874, 3000 copies of The Last of the Mohicans were printed; of Wyandotte and of Lionel Lincoln, 3300 copies; and the The Bravo ap peared in two translations—2500 copies of one and 1300 of the other having been published. The American Architect and Building News for April 15 contains articles on Viollet le Dnc’ Habitations, Constructive Art in Japan, etc., and an elegant reproduction of the plans and elevation of the New York State Capitol. The plans are printed from the stone, while the perspective, the negative for which was ta ken from the plas'er model, is printed from gel atin. The Atlantic for Jane will contain one of the most striking papers ever written by Mark Twain; the beginning of a brilliant story en titled The American, by Henry James, jr.; * second paper by Mr. Adams on The State and the Railroads; a sketch of A Shaker Village, by W, D. Howells: Mrs. Kemble's Gossip; a Centennial Hymn by Mr. Whittier; and poems by T. B. Aldrich and others. Septimius Felton is not, as some suppose, the work referred to in Longfellow’s exquisite poem on Hawthorne, as “the tale half done.” This was the Dolliver.Romance, which people generally understood Hawthorne was engaged on when his death came suddenly, ft was not then known, even by his intimate friends, that he bad written Septimius Felton, which was discovered afterward among his manuscripts. G. P. Putnam’s Sons will presently publish a pamphlet entitled On the Best and Fairest Mode of Raising the Public Revenue, by A. Crestadoro, formerly professor in the Univer sity of Turin. The author, in a letter to the publishers, calls his work “A Free Trade Mes .... a . A__1_it a n_a_-_a 1-’_ ———v..v- — -~-— dom, from a country man of Christopher Co lumbus.” The variations in tbe spelling of Shakes peare’s name furnishes the topic for an article in the May number of Scribner’s Monthly, by J. H. Gilmore. There are five autographs of Shakespeare inexistence acknowledged to be genuine, four of which are spelled Shakspere and the fifth Shakspoare. Mr. Gilmore con cludes as follows: “From an inspection of these autographs it is evident that, however, Sb-k-sp-r may have varied in spelling the last syllable of his name, he never inserts an e af ter the k. So says Mr. Furnival and so must any one say who takes the pains to examine the fac similes. Oa this point, the spurious and the genuine autographs are all agreed. Following ont the'principle, then, that a man has an unquestionable right to spell his name as hs pleases, we ought not to force upon im perial Sh-k-sp-r, dead and turned to clay, an « which he persistently and systematically re jected. Still further, from an inspection of the poet’s autographs, the weight of evidence is very decidedly against the insertion^/ an a in the last syllable of the name; or, in favor of waiting Shakspere, not Shakspeare.” Jhe Atfaenteum prints an extract from a let ter ivddressed by the late Lord Lytton to Mr. Richard Bentley, and dated Knebworth, Oct. 6, 1850. It has a special interest just now that Fausanias is before the public. It was written at a time when Bulwer was wavering between an English subject, with Strafford for the hero, and, Fausanius, on which be finally deter mined. He says: “I feel sure I could make a very powerful and effective tale, fall of original and striking matter in scene, plot and charac ter. * * * The gorgeous life of the Mede am/ Fersian, contrasting with tbe severe mao. ners of the Spartan, I could make very inter esting. Then I hare such good incident*—a murder—the ancient necromancy or raising of the dead—the vast conspiracy among the Helots which tbe Regent of Sparta (my hero) secretly healed, and which, if successful, wonld have shaken all Greece—and a final catastrophe of great terror in which Pausanias is walled up alive in the temple in which he took refuge, his own mother bringing tbe first stone. There are other characters, too, In which all wonld take iuterest—the great Cimon in his youth; Aristides equally just and profound; the pro digious wisdom and vigor of Themlstocles.'’ The history of tbe creation, as told in Gene sis, is dissected most closely by Gustave d’Eich thal in a work lately published in Paris. He shows that the sky, which is at first represented as created **in the beginning,” does not appear in the order of creation till the second day; that two distinct acts of creation, the sep aration of sea and land, and the appearance ot vegetables are united in tbe work of tbe same

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