Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 25, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 25, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862.-V0L. 13. PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 25. 1876. TER1JS $8.00 PEB ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO.f At 109 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 every Thursday Morning at $2.50 a year, If paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Rates op 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; oontinuing 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. Under head of “Amusements” and “auction Salks,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. ’ Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) tor $100 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 Congren and Exchange Street*. I. T. WYEK & CO., ■ Proprietor*. THE HIT OF THE SEASON ! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day Nights and Wednesday Matinee, April 24th, 2 Jib. 20th and 27th. The ludicrous Farce of THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER. To conclude with the beautiful Domestic Drama en fifl.trl D O^T! FRIDAY, April ‘ABth, BENEFIT OF WM. CALDER. Ladies’ matinee every Wednesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf MAY FESTIVAL AND CONCERT. The Ladies of the First Baptist Society will give their usual Social May Festival at the Vestry on WEDNESDAY EVENING, April 26th, when a sup ply of Fancy Articles and Refreshments wi !1 be for sale. Admission 10 cents. Also by request, on THURSDAY EVENING will be repeated, with slight variations, the Concert and Reading*, given March 29th. The Apollo Club will assist. Coffee and Refreshments for sale after the entertainment. Admission 20 cents. Three tickets 50 cents. ap25d3t I. O. O. F. Filly-Seventh Anniversary. BIND & FROMM CONCERT — FOB — Benefit of Odd Fellows’ Fair, — AT — CITY HALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1876. Band Concert at 7.45 o’clock. Dancing at > o'clock. Music by Chandler’* Full Baud. Duringtheevening an ANTIQUAR IAN SUPPER wil be served in Recep _ tion Hall. iy Admission to the Hall $1.00 for Gent and La dies. Tickets to the Supper 25 cents eacn. Members can procure tickets for themselves and for friends outside the Order of the committee. Beans to be baked for the supper should be left at Mr. Hearing's, next door above City BuildiDg, before 10 o’clock A. M. of Wednesday, and other contribu tions should be lelt at Reception Hall before 4 o’clock P, M.ap25d2t ALLEN MISSION. A GRAND Art Entertainment! — OK — ILLUSTRATED LECTURE. Illustrated by a powerful “Drummond Light,” de scriptive of a Trip across the American Continent, will be giveu Wednesday Evening, April 26th. A small admission fee w’ill be charged for benefit of the Mission. ap25d2t Grand Calico Ball — BY THE — PORTLAND Montgomery Guards, — at — CITY HALL, THURSDAY EVENING, April 27. inURli; II K LUAH ULK.H. Flooritickets, admitting Gent and two Ladies, $1,00 Ladles 25 cents. Grand march at 8.30. ap22d5t GAS CONSUMERS! i THE ELLIS PATENT Gas Burner, Reg ulator and Shade * Combined sdec ed to be the best Gas Light ver produced— quite as steady as the Argand, which varies as the pressures varies, and need to be constantly watched, as all know, beside the great annoyarce 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 consumption of gas over any other burner. C. L. MAR8TON. PROPRIETOR FOR MAINE. ] 198 Exchange siren. ) Agent Wanted. octlldti ' Marblized Slate Mantles. i < WHOLESALE AND RETAIL We hare purchased of MESSRS SHEPARD* Co., their entire stock of mantels and have been appointed < by the Mayfield Slate Co. soleagents for Portland ■' and vicinity for all goods manufactured by them. We hare on hand the large.! and beat an- ’ nrlmcBl .1 any honne in the.tale. BUILD- ‘ EHSANP CONTRACTORS nil find it to t their advantage to call and examine oar 1 good*. i NUTTER BROS. & CO. 99 market Square Portland Me. ! aul7 eodtf < DOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH! { A GREAT DISCOVERY! By the use of which every family may give tfceir Linen that brilliant polish peculiar to iine laundrv work Saving time and labor in ironing, more tliau Its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins*. DOKDINH, KUO act), 13 IV. Fourth Ml., Phila. [ ATWOOD, STEADMAN & CO., | Role Agents for Maine. apr!3__ ThS&Tly Notice. PERSONS requiring work done please apply to “Home” of W. C. A., No. 10 Spring St., plala and family sewing, dress-making, copying, embrold erug and fancy-work in wools, &c., «&c. oc2Stl BUSINESS CARDS. Kendall & Whitney, IMPORTERS AND GROWERS OF — Vegetable & Flower Seeds. 8e«d Catalogue* Free. aprl8eod2w WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pumps and Water Closets, mo. 41 un ion ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Me. Warm, Cold and Shower Bath?, Washbowl?, 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 ithfullv executed. All kinds of jobb.ng promptly attended to. Constantly on baud Lead. Iron and Brass Pipe, ftheet Uead auil Plumbers’ Materials._ ap22d1m Dr. R. T. Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Room. 11 and 12 Tlnenl Block. noT8dtf STEPHEN BERRY, (jffloefcj Job and (ga\d oPimbeh, No. 37 Plum Street. 9__ti_ Dr. R. T, Wildo, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha'l he healed. 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm Si. nov8 dtf J. H. HOOPER, UPHO LSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St, MANUFACTURER OF Parlor Suite, Lounges, Spring J3eds, M.attresses, HcDonongh Patent Bed Uoanges, En ameled Chairs, Ac. Jgp*All kinds of repairing neatly done. Furniture boxed and matted. oct5-*69TT&Stl C. P. BABCOCK. j] MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, I MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer Markers’Tools, I Mathematical, Optical and Philo- I sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, Ac., ~ 5ft Market Street, Printers Exchange, $ j“» i v/ivj u/i.i’i xtxju* uiy WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. 3?. St’ARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street. Jai)5 dll Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office iu Crmco Baub Building, over F# i 0. Fasten’* Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention. apr3d3m E. C. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineer* and Land Purveyor** 1 No* l»4 Middle Si., Portland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys )f Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering, Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Sridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim >er for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m D. W. FESSENDE^ Attorney at Law, >FFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. jan!8dtf THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. IU. D Office 499 1*3 Congee. Wired. Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour*—10 to m.m., and 3 to 3 P. M. ma3 d&wtt FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 173 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. ap!3 d6m*ttf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF { Monuments, Tablets, Gravestones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT j io. 907 Congrcs* Nt.,We*tFud, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. apr!7dGm 1 JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 1=9 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan21 _ dlw*ttf E. LI. RIPLEY^’ Hex ion Second Parish Church, Undertalxer. raTOUT.D respectfully inform the citizens of Port- 1 TT land that lie is prepared to turaisli Cofflu., 1 basket. Olid Rravr-tlloilie., of all styles, at he shortest possible notice. Everything connected t'ith the management of funerals, day or night, will eceive prompt attention. Kesidence No. 219 Federal, orner of Temple St. feblOdfim REMOVAL. RF.MOVAL. Foster’s Forest City Dye House ?rom 4 Union Nt., 10 l.*i Preble Nt , ap3 near CougrcNH. dtf AGENTS WANTED. CENTENNIAL MEDALLIONS, Itruck in solid Albata Plate, equal in appearance, wear and color, to SOLID SILVER OR GOLD. Presenting a large variety of beautiful Designs . n relief. J These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade ollar, being If inch, in diameter, handsomely put up nd sell readily at sight. The mout valuable iouveuirn and HIvmentoK ever issued. A omplete outfit of magnificent samples ior agents, in elvet-lined Morocco case—including the Bust ot George Washington.” Grand Entrance Interna ional Exhibition. Memorial Hall (Art Gallery). Lorticultural Hall. Main Building, and the grand epresentation of the Signing of the Declaration of ndependence (designed by Trumbull), in gilt—sent y mail on receipt of draft or Post Office order for 3.50, or will ship) by express C. O. D. upon receipt of xpress charges. Agents’ circular and Price List and ne sample sent upon receipt of 50c. Immense rofits. Sells at sight. Extensive fields ior enter r{cp A rLIrpfid U. S. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, ’• 0. Box 5270. New York. nihlG _d&wGmll , NewStore. Geo. HI. ISosworfli, i Formerly with Marrelt, Bailey & Co., has taken the New Store Cor, Free & Cotton Sts., and intends to keep a lull assortment ot UPHOLSTERY GOODS f everv description for Drapery nod Decora ire Work. By making a specialty ol this depart lent in upholstery, we propose to place before the lUblie every facility ior obtaining the newest design nd fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window IhndeN and Fixinren. And a complete assnrt lent of Boom I*nper. inbkltf FOR SAIjR! A large stock of Carriages, Wagons and Buggies f every description; top and no top, single and ouble, at ten per cent, lower than at any other the ory in Maine Concord and Exiireu Wagons ■ specialty. .JOHN ADAMS, aprleodlf_ Naccarnpive, J?I«s Patclivn Coll lor Suit1. A 2 o|d Stallion Colt, sired by “Tom en\ °“t ol mare “Kate Sharp." Can be I S! S w'T,r1B tables, Corner Market and Federal 1 stieeis. w ill !,e sold iow immediately, ap!3dtf MISCELLANEOUS. CESTEIMIAr MEMORIAL MEDALS ! Struck in golkl Albata Plate, equal in appeiranee, wear and color to NOLID SILVER OB GOLD, presenting a variety of beautiful Designs in Relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being 1J inch, in diameter, handsomely put up and sell readily at sight. THE MOST VALUABLE GOOD AGENTS WANTED In every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, to whom exclusive territory will he given. if desired. RETAIL PRICES—For tlie Albata Silver, 50 cts, G ilt, $1, in fhucy box. Usual discount to the Trade. A complete outfit of magnificent samples for agents, hi 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 mhl8 d&wSmll Ii AMSO]\r, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street* The Best Work nt moderate Prices. A I SIT 0 PLEAES. jan8 -u . H . Ij A M 8 © W , JEWELER, 201 MIDDLE ST., Waltham, Elgin A Swiss Watches, Specta* cles, Opera Glasses. Silver Ware, Clocks, Arc. • Watches and Jewelry left for Repair Insured against Fire. 201, Nearly Opp. the Falmouth. Jam__dtf THE FAVOK1TE FEEE. FOR OPEN GRATES. Coal by tlie Cargo ! At retail a choice variety lor family use, warranted to give per ect satisfaction. Randall & McAllister, 30 COMMERCIAL ST. febl2 dtf --—--——- l Goodyear’s Pocket Gymnasium. —S-——TO The Most Complete OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ip) H V^/ Ever Devised for iUI f f~7 Home Practice. '©I ■ l /\\ PRICE LIST—No. 1. For |Wl i ff fl Children 4 to G years SI.00. \JII\ VI fl 11 No. 2. For Children 6 to 8, S[iy 1 WJUH SI-JO No. 3. For Chil dren.8 to 10, $1.20, No. 4 ’’or Children, 10 to 14, $1.30. No 5. For Ladies anti Children, 14 years and upwards, $1.40. No. G. For Jentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2 GO. Complete set of seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a crew-eye and hook to attach to the wall or floor. Pwo of this size properly arranged make a complete lymnasium. Sent post-paid upon receipt of price. Lddress Hallos Rubber Store, UNDER FALMOUTH HOTEL. maio dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WA1 NSC OATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, IT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LOW, SHORT_ & HARMON. I^T. W. EUERfHOlV, Paper Hanger, as slate at our store. apll WIMBLEDON" Long Range Breech Loading Practice Pistol & Targets. Carries a inch ball with accu racy fifty ieet, without powder or percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger. For sale 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 York. ml>l5 *_ <l&w6inl2 ONLY FOR Moth Patches, Freckles and 'Jan. Use Perry’s Motli and Kreckle Lotion. Itis reliable. For Pimple, on Ihe Fnce. it I in 1. Ii.ii .i, or Fle,brrorni, Ask your druggist f„r Perry’s IComedune anil Pitnpie Reme dy. the ii falible skin medi cine. or consult Dr. b. c. Perry, Dermatologist, 49 Bond Street, New York. Tn&S&w4ml5 EDUCATIONAL. Eaton Family School For Boys, —AT NOBRIDGEWOCK, MAINE. Spring Term will commence march 37th. For Circulars and Portland references address aug!9-tfH. F. EATON, Principal. KIARSARGE SCHOOL FOR BOYS, NORTH CON WAV, N. H. The Next Quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address aprl9tf FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. ; Edw O. Farnsworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, RESIDENCE 337 SPRING NT. mart_ d3m* FRENCH LESSONS : — AND — LITERATURE. MjHE. R. E. MASSE, formerly of Boston, late of Philadelphia and New Jersey, pro poses to establish a permanent French Institute in Portland. She will commence her Spring term April 18th, 1876. , Toe course will consist of private French lessons and classes for any one who wishes to study the lan guage. She will form classes for advanced pupils who desire only to converse. She intends also to have matinees for Ladies, con-' sisting of readings from the best French Authors and Dramatists, and the conversation will be only in French. The same lessons will be given twice a week , in the evening lor Ladies and Gentlemen. She will commence these evening lessons early in September. Mme. will be assisted by Prof. Masse. In the early part of Juno Madame expects an Ar tist who has been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia. This Lady is a member of the Acad emy of the Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessous in Drawing in all its branches, Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality duriDg the summer will be Water Color from nature. For further information please call at No. 16 Free street. Mme. will be at her rooms from 11 A, M. un til 6 P. M. and every evening. Mme. Masse i3 permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Rey. Bishop James A, Healy, D. D. Rt. Rev. Bishop H. A. Neely, D. D. Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., L .D. 1 Rt. Rev. Bishop W. B. Stevens, D. D., of Philadel phia. Hon. Charles F. Libby, County Attorney. ] Hon. Henry J. Murray, British Consul. Ephraim Hunt, LL. D., Superintendent of Public 1 Schools of Portland. Richard H. Dana, Esq., of Boston. George B. Emerson, Esq., of Boston, apr8tf 1 The Medicine that Cures —is— VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history ot its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scrotula in the blood, Vegetine is an in fallible remedy, and no person need sutler 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 Vegftine 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 ! ! „ t, o JANUARY 2, 1875. H. It. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated from the same virus diea 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 iu my head. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my bead 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 turning 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 times, which cost me nearly $100. This left me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at ail diminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sickly, feeble condition. I consulted another physician in Natick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in healing the sore without reducing the size. At this . point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After I had taken this medicine about one week I experienced wonder ful sensations. My whole body seemed to he under going a radical change, until, finally, the tumor broke and discharged frightful quantifies. From this time it decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears the 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 suf ferer Irorn inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use of Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. This statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene fiting other suffering humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, O. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass. What is Vegetine? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly harm less from any bad effect upon the system. It is nour ishing and strengthening. Jtacts directly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system. It gives you a good, sweet sleep at night. 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 sleep—as has been proved bv 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. (Jive it a fair 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. Bear Sir: This is to certify that I have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine since April 12, 1870. and 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 day passes without some of my customers testifying to its merits on themselves or their friends. I am perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, Al GILMAN, 4G8 Broadway, To II. It. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aI>r*3d4wt LORIACTS SPECIF IC Flattering Testimony from a Lady 75 years old. Sooth Altos, N. II., April 10, 1870. DR. CORING, Dear Sir:—I am now seventy-five years old. For the past ten years I have been a very great sufferer from that awful disease Dyspepsia, and all the Ills that attend it. During this time, I could not eat meat or any hearly food. My diet was from necessity of the most simple character, and that distressed me fearfully. I never saw a day that I did not sufi'er from either Distressed Spells, Head Ache, Darling Pams, Palpitation. Great Des pondency, Debility, Nervousness, Constipa tion or Flatulency. I did not have one good night’s rest for years. The best medical skill failed to help me, and I became completely dis couraged. Recently, however, on a visit to Portland I was induced to try LORING’I SPECIFIC. Oh what a change that good medicine has wrought in me. I now feel like a new woman; in fact, I have not enjoyed so good health sines 1 was a girl. All my pains and distress baveentirely left me. 1 can eat and digest any kiud of food, and sleep sweetly every night. To you, dear sir, and your excellent Specific I am indebted for this great cure. It is indeed a blessing to the aged. Gratefully your friend, ESTHER PHI I,BRICK. The above statement is strictly true. CHARLES H. ALLEN, Doorkeeper Portland Museum. LORING’fi SPECIFIC for Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick Headache and Piles Prepared by THOS. G. CORING, Pharmacist, Portland, Price $1.00. All the Apothecaries in town and country sell it. Dealers supplied by PER KINS & CO. and PHILLIPS & CO. aplSeodtf Milk Notice. T *?i. in,orm hi8 friends and anil :, b „ " C‘,Uat bavlDS entered again into the ..alVit ’ b|is Prepared to furnish any in want of pure Milk, and as he will sell only that from his c°t*« can guarantee satisfaction in every in stance. Please addless, giving street and number, T. M. HASKELL, Or all orders left wU^. l&le St„ will be promptly attended to. aprllcOdlm $10 Per Day CANJ;e made by energetic salesmen with our goods. Call at 42j Exchange Street, between Port0laen®d!-M°afSne!:aml’1 IlSdT CHARCOAL. WANTED 1000 Bushels Hard Wood Charcoal at Eastern Railroad. Address 772 Portland Post Office, or PALMER CLARK, Corner Portland and Grove Sis.. Portland, Mondays. apr!8dtf IVugon for Sale. Alight spring martin & pennei.l mane wagon, nearly new. mchl5-tt Enquire at this Office. ■ THE PRESS. rUESPAY MOKSIKe, APRIL 25, 1876 We do not read anonymous letters and communl tatlons. The name and address of the writer are in di cases Indispensable, not necessarily tor publication >ut as a guaranty cl good faith. We cannot undertake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press Is furnished irith a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Sullen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and hotel nanagers will confer a favor upon us by demanding :redentials of every person claiming to represent our ournal. REPUBLICAN’ DISTRICT CONVENTION. The Republicans of the several cities and towns in he First District of Maine are invited to send dele ;ate3 to District Convention to be held in City Uall iaco, on Thursday, May 25th, 1876, at 12 o’clock M., or the purpose of choosing two delegates to attend be Republican National Convention to he held at Cincinnati, on the 14th June next. The basis of representation will bo as follows: Sach city and town will be entitled to send one dele ;ate, and one additional for every sixty votes cast for gelson Dingley, Jr., at the Gubernatorial election of 874; a majority Iraction of thirty-five votes will be intitled to an additional delegate. Delegates are authorized to fill vacancies only with Lctnal residents of the city or town they claim to rep esent. The District Committee will be in session in the inte room ot the Hall at 10 o’clock A. M. for the re eption of credentials. THOS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. A Frightful Example. When C. D. Lothrop of Amherst was first iccused of horse-whipping his wife and starv ng his children the greater number of those vho knew him were shocked and incredu ous. They could not bring themselves to relieve that he, a man of education and liv ing in an enlightened community, could be guilty offthe barbarity of an English laborer and the meanness of a typical miser. But a few who knew him well, who had narrowly watched his course, were prepared for some astounding revelation of turpitude. The man had been notorious for years for his fierce denunciation and unscrupulous villification of tobacco. He invented monstrous slanders against the kindly vegetable. After the man ner of his tribe he told stories of men who dropped dead from indulgence in a pipe, of men who went mad from the effects of a chew, of men who committed murder while under the influence of a cigar. When Trask died Lothrop set himself up as the successor of that zealot, and his stories grew more im probable and his denudations more fierce. Ignoring the fact that the Great Plant be longs to the same family as the potato he set it apart as a thing accursed among all herbs, and told wild tales of the results of placing a drop of its essential oil upon the tongue of a cat—which was no more reasonable than it would be to decry peaches because they con tain prussic acid or salt because it kills hens. The multitude, who always respect enthusi asm no matter how unworthy its object, looked up to him as one who had the good of his fellows at heart; but men of a philosophi cal turn of mind, men who had studied his tory and human nature, quickly perceived the drift of his teachings and the bent of his character. They foresaw in the hard-heart edness which would deprive the race of a great comfort and solace the beginnings of that cruelty which led him to beat his wife, and in the meanness which objected to the trifling expense incurred by a moderate in dulgence in the trouble-banishiDg weed the faint appearances of that miserly spirit which induced him to half-feed and half-clothe his children. Once posses sed of the idea that tobacco was responsi ble for the death of the man who died after smoking it soon became evident to his unset tled mind that food was responsible for tbe death of the man who died after eating; and so he consistently and logically starved his family. Frequent repetition of baseless and 'mprobable stories Impaired his moral sense and he soon grew unable to distinguish be tween truth and falsehood. His course and character were but the natural result of his misdirected education. Observing men forsaw from the first the unmistakable result, detested the man, and apprehended that his turpitude would take , even a more pronounced form than it did They looked to see him become an independ ent in politics and a free-thinker in religion. History had taught them that tobacco founded the splendid civilizations of the Az tecs and the Quichuas, and that from the time the white man smoked his first pipe on the shores of the new continent the world had begun to make wonderful progress in knowledge and humanity. They looked up on the rejection of the holy herb as a relapse into barbarism, and they were not surprised to see Lothrop falling back into the old wife beating condition of mind from which the JJntisU laborer is, under the genial influ ence of his pipe, slowly emerging. History had also taught them that haters ambneglec ters of tobacco usually come to some bad end. Without attempting to multiply examples, which they could easily have done, they con tented themselves by reference in an cient history to Nero, who never used tobacco in any form, and in modern to Paul, Russia’s lunatic Czar, who abhorred it. Against Mr. Trask they adduced his repre hensible manner of dying of a disease to which only the persistent user of tobacco is, according to his teachings, subject. But as to the manner of his taking-oil' they were divided in opinion; some looked upon it as a sort of recantation, a dying conlession of error, while others regarded it as a judgment of the cloud-compelling Jove. They all how ever agreed that it was owing to his hostility to tobacco, and they unhesitatingly predicted had fortune for his successor. Nor have they been disappointed. Mr. Lothrop is a frightful example of the turpi tude induced by and the evils which flow from enmity to the Great Vegetable. A Historical Parallel, Those who are inclined to lose faith in Republicau institutions and seek in some of the late disclosures of individual dishonesty au indication of national decay, would do well to study the early history of our govern ment for the purpose of reassuring them selves that the times on which we have fallen are not altogether evil, but compare favorably in purity and integrity with that much lauded epoch of the Republic when the administration of public affairs was char acterized by the greatest simplicity and most .unselfish patriotism. The following extract from a letter written by Washington in 1773 to Benjamin Harmon, Speaker of the House of Delegates of Virginia, discloses a condition of affairs during the Revolution, of which even the most despondent observer would not claim to find a parallel m these d3ys, although we are now reaping the re sults of the widespread demoralization aud extravagance which were engendered by the late war. After having visited Philadelphia, during the session of the Colonial Congress, and observed the condition of affairs, Wash ington wrote as follows: If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the Limes and of men from what I have seen, beard, and In part know, I sbould in one word say that idleness, dissipation and extravagance seem to have lain fast bold ol most of them; that speculation, peculation and an insatiable thirst tor riches seem to hf.ve got the better ofevery other consideration, and almost of every order of men; that party disputes and per sonal quarrels are the great business of the day, while the momentous concerns of an empire, a great ami accumulating debt, ruined finances, depreciated money and want of credit, which, in its consequences Is the want of everything, are bnt sesoudary consid erations, and postponed from day to day, lrom week Lo week, as if our aflairs wore the most promising as pect. After drawing this picture, which from my tout 1 believe to be a true one. 1 need not repeat to you that I am alarmed and wish to see my country men aroused. While recognizing many points of resem blance in this letter to the criticisms which are so freely made at this day, we think that the disclosure is favorable to this generation, and that no patriot need lose faith in the fu ture of the republic. Compared with the universal corruption and venality which flour, ished under the English government in the days of Bacon and Walpole our times disclose a high state of public virtue and the temporary evil from which we suffer will soon find its cure in the aroused conscience of the people. Mr. Blaine’s Answer. Elsewhere will be found the remarks of ex Speaker Blaine respecting the scandals which have been circulated respecting his connec tion with certain alleged railroad transactions. Every candid man, whether friend or foe of* Mr. Blaine, will admit that he has fairly met and completely refuted all the charges made against him. Mr. Blaine declares, first, that he ,never owned a dollar’s worth of stock, bonds or any other property of the Union Pacific Bailroad, directly or indirectly, or procured any money, bonds or other property of that corporation for any one. This declaration is confirmed by the most positive and sweeping reitera tions of the same statement by officers of the Union Pacific Bailroad Company. In the second place, Mr. Blaine shows that the Little Bock and Fort Smith Bailroad grant was made to the conpany about twenty oears ago by the state of Arkansas, having previously been donated to that state by Congress, that no act of Congress since he has been a member of that body has been re quired to confirm the land grant made by that state and that he never received any stock or bonds of this latter company for a price or consideration other than that given by every other purchaser at the time. It will be curious to witness the attempts of the Argus and othe mud-slinging Demo cratic machines to explain away this over whelming answer of Mr. Blaine to his defamers. It is evidently the purpose of our people to astonish the foreigners who visit the cen tennial exhibition. Many strange things have been sent to Philadelphia, but nothing stranger than a pair of boots, said to he very handsome, forwarded from New York.' The boots are made from a human skin, and are not blacked, the account assures us, “but are forwarded in the light brown color that the tanning has created.” It is confidently be lieved that the effect upon the blasted for eigners will be stupefying, and that they will be forced to confess that the effete civiliza tion of Europe can produce nothing so novel in the line of leather. Mr. Mahrenholz, the ingenious tanner who is responsible for this new fashion in hides, estimates that the skin of an average-sized man will make two pairs of bools, including the soles, and it is be lieved by economists that his discovery will knock the Malthusian theory higher than a kite. He appears to be a taxidermist as well as tanner, and is now engaged in experi ments upon human skin “with a higher view than that of preparing it for boots.” He pur poses to tan the cuticles of a man, a woman and a baby, and stuff them. These speci mens, we regret to say, are not to be sent to the Centennial, but are reserved for exhibi tion in the Bellevue Hospital. A letter from Mr. Charles Nordhoff to the editor of the Press denies the truth of the story about the Tweed-statue article in the Evening Post as told in our New York letter of last week. Mr. Nordhofl says— among other things:—“I wrote the article on the Tweed statue with the consent of Mr. Bryant; he read it in proof and approved of it; it was printed with his consent and I did not resign my place on the Evening Post until a number of months—how many I don’t now recollect—after it appeared.” The New York letter, in another column, treats of the matter and makes full and regretful retrac tion, as is due under the circumstances. Nothing is more foreign to the purpose of the Press than any misrepresentation of the character, action or motives of any one, and we hasten to make all the reparation possible in this instance. It is but just to say of our correspondent, “Yarmouth,” that he would not make any statement without such evidence of its cor rectness as is ordinarily accepted by gentle men, that he is extremely careful about his statements and that he will always, in case of any mistake or misconception, be eager to explain and correct. The unfair and dishonest Democratic method of conducting investigations is call ing forth general complaint, and will have to be abandoned. The custom has been to take in secret session testimony of a damaging character from irresponsible witnesses who swear, not to their own knowledge but to hearsay. Then a distorted account of the testimony is given by some member of the investigating committee to newspaper corres pondents and thus spread cfver the country. Public officers have no chance to make ex planation until the charges are printed far and wide and frequently their first knowl edge of the accusations comes from seeing them in ^fce public prints under startling head-lines. The injustice of this infamous method of procedure calls forth a general outcry, and the people are demanding that it shall be done away with. Williams, the Indiana Democratic candi date for governor, takes a middle ground on finance the Democratic papers inform us. This sounds rather encouraging on first hearing—for Indiana. But when we learn that the “middle ground” in question is ground between the position of Landers and of Holman the information ceases to be reas suring. The Argus is either grossly ignorant or very malicious. It states that the annual ap propriation for the secret service fund Is $50, 000, and then gives its readers to understand that $35,000 of this appropriation were ex pended in New York. That expenditure ex tended over four years. It seems that the efforts to secure the par dons of Avery and Maguire, under condem nation for connection with the St. Louis whiskey ring, are made solely by the Demo cratic delegation from Missouri headed by the virtuous Bogy. Not a single Republican is engaged in the movement. Political News. Somebody says Blaine’s “Great Unknown” is Roscoe Conkling; the two gentlemen have not known each other for many years. Gov. Hendricks must have written that In diana platform himself. It is the most per fect embodiment of a straddle op record. A number of gentlemen in Washington, says the Boston Advertiser correspondent, con cludedtbat Senator Morrill Is the best man for the Presidency in the eastern states. The New York Post expresses the opinion that the expenditure made by Mr. Davenport to prevent fiaud in the elections in that city “was entlrelyjustifiable.” James Russell Lowell has consented to serve as President of a young men’s political club in Cambridge, whose object is to secure the attendance of leading citizens at caucuses and ward meetings. There is no more danger of the present congress examining the alleged corruption of the Pacific railroads than of its calling Schu maker and King to account. Too many vir tuous Democrats have had some of that pork. Gov. Smith of Georgia thinks a division of he colored vote in that state would give the Republican party a uvijority iu the State, rhe feeling against the colored leaders keeps >ld Whigs and Union meu out of that Re publican organization. The New York Tribune predicts that the Republicans will have an easy victory in In diana at the next election. Mr. Orth the Republican candidate for Governor Is general ly esteemed while Mr. Williams the Demo cratic candidate is a weak man. There is an out spoken newspaper in Vir ginia, the West Point Star, which modestly says of the Presidential candidates: “If we consider only fitness and ability, Jeff Davis is our first choice; but then he can hardly be regarded as available just now.” It seems that the vindication of John Wilkes Booth is going to be an issue of the Democratic campaign this year. The Rich mond Dispatch says that the connection of Gen. Hancock and Gen. Ilartranlt with the trial of Mrs. Surratt will forever preclude them from any public office in this country. Iu commenting upon the recent display made by Tucker in the Confederate House of Representatives, the Elmira Advertiser hits the mark when it says “Democracy is bound head and heels to these outspoken champions of rebellion,” who love the north just for the doughfaces they may attach to their train, Art. Music and the Drama. An alabaster altar ornament about six feet in height was recently discovered among some rubbish in a room in the tower of the Church of St. Nicholas in Berlin. It is of the finest Italian workmanship of the Renaissance period and represents the history of Tobias. Two magnificent sphinxes have just been discovered on the site of ancient Kameses. They are covered with inscriptions, and, to gether with two other figures discovered pre viously, appear to have formed part of an avenne which led to the court of the temple referred to by inscriptions and papyri. These sphinxes were covered by a thick layer of earth. The violin which once belonged to the Count Frautmannsdorf, grand equerry to the Emper or Charles VL, was sold at Dresden recently. It was purchased from the celebrated maker, Stainer, on the following singular conditions: The count paid in cash 66 golden Caroluses, un dertaking to supply him as long as he lived with a good dinner every day, 100 florins in opci-iD ctcij luuuiu, a usw suib in uuiucs vtitu gold frogs every year, as well as two casks of beer, lodgiDg, firing and lighting, and further if he should marry, as many hares as he might want, with two baskets of fruit annually for himself, and as many more for his old nurse. As Stainer lived sixteen years afterward, the violin must have cost the count 20,000 florins in cash. The instrument, which was last in the hands of an Austrian nobleman, was sold to a Russian for 2500 thalers—about $2000. Miss Dickinson’s new play is entitled “A Crown of Thorns,” and she is to take in it the part of Anne Boleyn. She has been at work on this play since she retired from the lecture field last winter. It is of course like every thing else she does, absolutely her own throughout, iu conception and execution. There have been none of the consultations with actors and play-wrights, usual in the case of a new American play, none of the usual revis ions and adaptations by managers. She has wisely preferred to go before the public solely with her own, and to stand or fall as it may merit. For that verdict readsrs will wait; but meantime it is of interest to know that Mr. Waller, Mr. Cheney’s veteran stage manager, say9 it is without exception the best manu script play he has ever had iu his bands—that it wa3 ready to be put upon the stage exactly as it was first handed him, without a single change, or the cutting of a single line. It is understood to be full of dramatic situations,, and to be peculiarly an acting play rather than one to be read. v The bronze statue ot Daniel Webster now being cast at Munich by order of Mr. Gordon W Burnham of New York, and designed as a gift to that city, will be an addition to the oth er attractions of Central Park of no ordinary kind. It is intended to make it, in that line ol art, a representation of the great statesman without an equal in this country. It will be of heroic proportions, and is modelled from the famous statuette by Thomas Ball, which twen ty years ago was acknowledged to he the best of Mr. Webster that had been produced. This statuette, which is thirty inches in height, has been in the possession of Mr. Burnham many years, and has been pronounced by the former friends and acquaintances of Mr. Webster to be the best in existence. To its perfection and the fact that Mr. Burnham has been a stead fast and ardent admirer of the history and speeches of the "Sage of Marshfield” may be traced the idea of placing the proposed stitue in the park. The pedestal, for which the foun dation fs now laying, is of Quincy granite. The base or first stone is 12 feet square, 21-2 feet thick, and weighs over thirty tons. The addi tional parts, includiog the statue, will weigh about 125 tons, and the whole structure will be 35 feet in height—the pedestal a little over 20 feet and the bronze a little over 11 feet. One who has dined with Rossi, the Italian actor, says he is finer looking off the stage than on it. His head is noble, both in form and carriage, and he has a way, wben eager in conversation, of pushing back the masses of his profuse chestnut hair which gives a sort of leonine look to the broad massive brow and intelligent features. His love cf Shakespeare dates from his childhood, and it was be who introduced Shakespeare to the Italian stage. The play was “Othello,” and the audience laughed all through the first acts, “but,” con tinued Bossi, looking round with a sudden flash from his expressive eyes, “when the scene with Iago came they ceased to laugh; and henceforth they laughed no more.” Some one asked him at what age and in what char acter he had made his debut. His reply was: “I was just fourteen, and I played the sou brette characters in an amateur company—a line that I could hardly assume with any degree of vraisemblance now.” And he put his head on one side, thrust his hands into a pair of imaginary apron pockets and looked around with a pert, chambermaid-like air so absurdly unsuited to his noble features and intellectual brow—to say nothing of his stalwart physique— that all present shrieked with laughter. When Bossi came to say farewell bis hostess asked him to write his autograph In her copy of Shakespeare. He assented at once, and tak ing up the pen, he wrote in Italian these lines: “O Master! would that I could comprehend thee even as I love thee,” and then appended his name. The MS of the 85000 march which Bichard Wagner wrote for the centennial at Theodore Thomas’s solicitation, has arrived and consists of 33 large and closely written pages, all in the composer’s own hand. A more beautiful musi cal autograph, says the Tribune, is rarely seen. Every note Is as clear and elegant and symmet rical as print. The characters are flue but dis tinct and regular, and the expression marks are made with extreme care. The key is the bright, bold one of G major, and the scoring is extremely massive, as might have been ex pected from Wagner on such an occasion. Be sides the usual stringed instruments, the music calls for three flutes (one of which alternates with the piccolo,) three hautboys, three clari nets, three bassoons, one contra-bassoon, four horns, three trumpets, one bass-trumpet, three trombones, one bass-tuba, three kettle drums, great and military drums, cymbals, gong and triangle. The demand for a bass-trumpet is sin. gular, for the instrument is practically obsolete —unless it may have been recently revived in Germany. The statement that artillery, etc.. had been introduced in the finale, is untrue; although the march abounds in striking effects, they are obtained only bv musical means, Following the example of Beethoven, Wagner starts with an almost trifling theme, a simple triplet, but the manner in which he develops it, and interweaves it with other themes is mas terly. A broad and fiery coda is appended, made almost exclusively from the origins, “thematic triplet.” and bringing the work to a brilliant and satisfactory close. Destructive Freshet in New Brunswick. —Eeports from St. John and other points on the St. John river, indicate an unusual ice freshet. The new railroad bridge across the St. John at Woodstock, was carried away Sat urday night. This bridge, which was complet ed only a tew months since, cost about 8100, 000. It is a serioas loss to the country above Woodstock as it was necessary to connect the railroad from Fredericton to Tobique and Fort Fairfield with that extending from Calais to Woodstock, known as.the New Brunswick & Canada Bailway. Our New York Letter. Mr. tVordhoffund Ihr Ps.i-a Frank Ap olagr-Tbe Bad Effect, nl New.paper Writing—The Tiber.I Cnafereaee-Pn litical Di.cu*.ion in the Pre.ent nnd la the Pa»i. New YoaK, April 22,1876. I have hail within a Jay or two the strongest possible reasons for coming to the conclusion that it is utterly unsafe to believe anything one hears or reads, which reflects directly or re motely upon the motives or conduet of one’s fellow men. In my last letter there was a paragraph concerning the senior editor of the Evening Post, the material for which was de rived from an intimate friend of Mr. Nordhoff, who told me before and has told me since, that be had it from that gentleman’s own lips. It was not narrated in confidence or as a secret, nor bad I any reason for supposing that only one person bad been the recipient of it. My Informant ia a gentleman of good standing both socially and in a business point of view, and has nothing whatever to do with political organizations. There was not a circumstance about the matter calculated to inspire one with distrust of the accuracy of the statement. You ein imagine, therefore, the amazement with which I learned that Mr. Nordhoff met the story with a flat contradiction. As I do not know the gentleman, never to my knowledge having seen him in my life, and as I do know his friend perfectly well, it is only natural that I should place my faith upon the veracity of the latter. But it is conclusively established to my mind that a most unjust, groundless and cruel imputation has been cast upon the editor of the Post, and it occasions me immeasurable regret that I should have had any agency in such a proceeding, 1 need not assure yon nor your readers that I am absolutely incapable of wilfully misrepresenting any human being. I think too that your experience and theirs will bear me out in the assertion that I am ordin arily very careful about communicating any thing through your columns that is not suscep tible of proof. But in this instance I have un questionably been imposed upon, and I desire w puv mjacii uu icuutu u3 wiiuurawiDg ana ro trading in the fullest manner the statement in question and any and every reproachful infer ence deducible therefrom. Nor can I alter meditating deliberately upon the subject excuse myself for having told the story, notwithstanding my nndoubting be lief in its authenticity. It was one of those acts altogether too prevalent in our time which has too much tbe flavor of gossip and 111 nature to be consistent with tbe impartiality and dignity of journalism. I have always depre cated that sort of thiog, aud ougbt therefore to refrain from practicing it. I begin to think that there must be something demoralizing in the habit of newspaper writing which tends to weaken the ethical perceptions of even those who indulge in it semi-occasionally in an ama teur way. 1 am very sure that temperate lan guage and delicate consideration for the feel ings of others are productive of the most effect ive results. I don’t believe that violent utter ances as a general thing carry as much weight as gentler ones. Force, earnestness and sincer ity of course, are essential, but these need not necessarily be accompanied by passion and bit terness. So that when I find myself impercep tibly drifting into the propensity to impugn motives and adopt tbe current denunciatory style, I always regret it when I have time to cousider. It is never a good idea to wtite a letter while in a state of excite ment. Last week the theme which ob truded itself upon my attention just at tbe moment that I was about to write to tbe Puss, was the call for a conference of politicians in May beginning with the words, “The wide spread corruption in our public servioe which has disgraced tbe Republic in the eyes of the world and threatens to poison tbe vitality of our institutions.” Well, I acknowledge that sentence tilled me with wrathfnl emotions. I thought it unpatriotic, slanderous and false. It is a pretty strong libel on a country that every American ought to love and honor. I am by no means sure that It would have been a proper declaration to issue in that form on the hypothesis of its accuracy. There ought to be some reserve in tbe style of speaking or writing of the government But being in my opinion a mere rhetorical flourish and not in the slightest degree warranted by facts, I re ceived it with genuine indignat^p. In that mood I expressed myselt with more ferocity than is my wont But in that respect I was simply Imitating the conduct I bad set about reprehending. That was not a politic thing to do, and it unquestionably diminished the cogency of my criticism. I think too, that the document under consid. eration would have carried more weight if it had been couched in milder language. Tbe people of tbe United States have shown on occasions that they are remarkably sensitive about any aspersions upon the free land they live in. They have upheld its honor at enor mous cost of blood and treasure. It is hardly W WO ouppuocu tuat IUCJ mac icmujt tU accept. its true the charge that “tbe widespread corrup tion iu our public service has disgraced the Republic in the eyes of the world," especially when it is a charge unaccompanied by specifi cations and unsustaiaed by evidence. 8uoh allegations are entirely too serious to be ban died about in so general a wsy. Legitimate opposition to a party or to an administration is a thing to be expected. That it should be vig orous and aggressive is natural enough. But tbe limits of decorous criticism are entirely transcended when accusations ef corruption are put forth over tbe signatures of eminent citizens, who thereby endorse and hecome re sponsible for averments that are based on mere hearsay, and of which an exhaustive series of investigations pursued for a whole session of Congress have failed to elicit any tangible proof. Beyond the interest I bad in the topic as a citizen of the Republic there was no particular cause for anger on my part at the manifesto of Messrs. Bryant, Woolsey, Bollock, White and Schurz. No individual could possibly have less personal concern In tbe perpetuation of the administration than I have. Neverthe less my respect for, and confidence in, tbe Chief Magistrate of this nation is illimitable. I be lieve his associates in the couneils of the state are honest, upright and capable officers. It is my abiding conviction that tbe public service is less obnoxious to censure than usual; that owing to the rigid espionage to which the ad ministration has been subjected ever since its advent, abases have been diminished rather than increased, and that we never have had in the past, and never shall have in the future a more conscientious, straightforward and incor ruptible President than Gen. Grant. Anybody is at liberty to dispute this opinion with or without reasons, but it is a judgment I have formed without fear or favor, and nobody can fairly impeach its sincerity or disinterested ness. I have taken some pains to compare the tone of public discussion of the present day with that of past epochs, and I discover that there never has been a period in the national history when vituperation was so universal as it is now, Certain men have upon occasion been targets for excessive detraction, but the disposition to assail everybody without discrimination or ground is of comparatively recent origin. The following paragraphs about Geu. Jack son remind one of similar invectives current now respecting the present incumbent of tbe Presidency, but these were printed in 1833, while he was a candidate for re-eleotion. The firing ceased in his case, to a considerable ex tent, after that event occurred. Here is what the N. Y. Daily Advertiser said of him in Sept. 1832: “No honest man can ask for further proof of Gen. Jackson’s incapacity, of his total unfit ness for the station he fills or the probability nay the certainty that if elected tor tour years more he would contemplate the destruction of the government and the downfall of the Re public.” ***** “Of all merit as a politician and a statesman he is utterly desti tute. He is a weak, vain, ambitious, passion ate and worn out old man ignorant of his du ties and incompetent iu body and mind to ren der the least service to the nation.” * • • • * * “Since the accession of Gen. Jackson the standard of morals and manners at tbe seat of government and almost witblu tbe verge of the court has been reduced to a low state of degradation. Bullies and bravadoes are friends and associates of tbe Chief Magis trate of the natiou—men without education or character are his confidential counselors and advisers. These bullies and half savages are

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