Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 26, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 26, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. \ * ... " . - "" .1.1.... 1 ■ 1 1- - . ■■■mu ESTABLISHED JUKE 23, 1862.-TOL. 13._*_PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1876. TERMS $8.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 109 Exchange St., Portland. Terms: Eight Dollars a Tear in advance Tc mail subscribers Seven Dollars a Tear it paid in ad vance, THE MAINE STATE TRESS 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 weeh af eis three insertions, or lees, $1.00; oontinning 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 “auctios Sales,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertion* or less. $1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine Statu Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1 00 per square tor first insertion and 50 cents per square for each subsequent insertion, Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENTERTAINMENTS. ALLEM JllSSIO^r A GRAND Art Entertainment! ' * — OB — ILLUSTRATED LECTURE, illustrated by a powerful “Drummond Light,” de scriptive of a Trip across the American Continent, will be given Wednesday Evening, April 26th. A small admission fee will l>c charged for benefit of the Mission. ap25(12t PORTLAND MUSEUM, Cor. of Congress autl Exchange Streets. K. T. WTER & CO., - Proprietors. THE HIT OF THE SEASON ! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day Nights and Wednesday Matinee, April 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th, The ludicrous Farce ol THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER. vuuviiiuv. nuu iuu ucduuiui lAiuicouv mauia cu* titled DOT! FRIDAY, April 38th, BENEFIT OF WM. CALDEB. Ladies’ Matinee every Wednesday and Satur dav at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m„ to 9 p. m. se2dtf Grand Calico Ball — BY THE — PORTLAND Montgomery Guards, — at — CITY HAUL, THUBSDAT EVENING, April 27. MUSIC BY CHANDLER. Floorltickets, admitting Gent and two Ladles, $ 1,00 Ladles 25 cents. Grand march at 8.30. ap22d5t MUSIC HALL ! One Nlglit Only ! THUBSDAT, APB1L 27. THE HEROES OF ’70, SHERIDAN & MACK’S GRAND CONGRESS OF SPECIALTY STARS have just closed the most brilliant and profitable en gagement of the season at BEETHOVEN HALL, ROS l ON. MASS Opened for one week, but by uni versal desire remained Three Weeks The entire Boston Press enthusiastic in their lauda tions of the refined and artistic excellence ot this su perb Constellation ot Brilliants. AUGMENTED and ENLARGED for their Spring and Summer Campaign by the addition of several new artists and A. E. Mentor’s Grenadier Brass Band, Look out for our Elegantly Uniformed Band Dress Parade on the day of exhiqition, and Free Balcony Concert at the Hall of Exhibition. Prices of Admission 35, 50 and 75 cents. Seats may be secured at the Box office on Thursday morning. Doors open at 7, to commence at 8. ap22SW&Tb3t W. S. IRVING, Qen’l Agent. MUSIC _H ALL. FRIDAY anil SATURDAY, April 28 ant 29, MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 O’CL’K, THE WORLD-RENOWNED Bryant's Minstrels! Neil Bbyast.Director. Gcg Moulton.Manager. —FBOM— BRYANT’S OPERA HOUSE, N. Y. 34 STAR ARTISTS 34 The Oldest and Most Complete Company in the World. Look at the List of Stars: NEIL BRYANT, LEW BENEDICT, T. M. RENGLBR, BILLY BRYANT, GOSS AND FOX, ADAMS AND LEE, The Celebrated California Quartette, composed of WELLING BROTHERS, And A. W. FREETH. S3S—Brilliant Orchestra and Bra’s Band. Usual prices. Reserved seats at Box Office one day in advance. W. H. STRICKLAND, Oen’l Agent. pnr» rififKM WThSVirS GRIND MILITARY RECEPTION, COMPLIMENTARY TO His Excellency Hoy. Seldon Connor & Staff - AND — Maj-Gen, Chamberlain and Staff, Tendered by the Active and Honorary Members of the PORTLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, — AT — CITY HALL, Portland, Tuesday Evening, Hay 2, 1876 GENERAL AND RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Gen. Francis Fessenilen, Gen. Geo. F. Shepley, Col. John C. Cobb, Gen. S. J. Anderson, Col. Edward Moore. Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Capt. N G. Fessenden, Gen. J. D. Fessenden, Capt. Matt Adams, Gen. X. W Starblrd. Capt. T. J. Reynolds, Gen. K. M, Richardson, Capt. F. G. Patterson, Hon C. H. Haskell, Hon. C. W. Goddard, Hon. J. W. Svmqgds, Hon. Wm. L. Putnam, Hon. G. P. Wescott, Hon Nathan Cleaves, Hon. J. H. Drummond, S. C. Strout, Esq., A. A. Strout, Esq., J. O. Winsbip, Esq., 1* Cliflord Wade, Esq , C. E. Jose, Esq.. W. H. Mllliken, Esq , Chas. C. Harmon, Esq., Ira Witham, Esq., A. R. Hawkes, Esq,, Wm. G.IXavIs, Esq., Dr. S. C. Gordon, Chas. E. Morrilll, Esq., 8. T. Pullen, Esq. COMMITTEE ON INVITATION. Gen. S. J. Anderson, Capt. N. G. Fessenden, Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Lieut. H. A. Jackson. Col. John C. Cobb, H. B. Cleaves, Esq. FLOOE COMMITTEE. Fritz H. Jordan, John A. Emery, Wm. E. Donnell, A. B. Moulton, Frederick F. Hale, John C. Small, Albion Keith, A. E. Webb, Henry St. John Smith, H. P. Ladd. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Lieut. H. A. Jackson, Corp. H. A. McDonald, Sergt. G. M. Wildrage, Private M. C. Pingree, Private W. F. Chase; MUSIC, PORTLAND BAND, 7.ul given by full Military Band one hour and a halt previous to commencement of dancing. Overall... by Cl. Wm. Beal., of Bo. (•Do Tickets admitting Gentleman aud two Ladies IS2 to be procured from the Executive Committee and at the following places, on presentation dnilvitation • Loring, Short & Harmon’s. Dresser Mcilltan * Co.’s, Ira C. Stockbridge’s. Frederick f A. Merrill & Co.’s, Fessenden Bros’., and o* w" Oreenleafs. aprSMul Fireproof Roofing Paint. The best and cheapest *inow A Daria Patent Hlate Roofing Paint for Sbingle. Tin and Iron Roofs, also for cneap outside work, sold bv the gallon or applied by J. N. McCOY & co., 98 Spring St., Portlann, KOOFEBS AND PA INTERS W* dtr ENTERTAINMENTS. X. 0. 0. F. Fifty-Seventh Anniversary. BIND & PROMIDE CONCERT — FOR — Benefit of Odd Fellows’ Fair, — AT — CITY HALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26. 1876. Band Concert at 7.45 o’clock Dancing at 9 o’clock. IVIunIc by (.'liamliei's Full Knud. During the evening an ANTIQl'AK lIA^i sCPPER wil be served in Recep tion Hall. fSF*Admission to the Hall Si.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 Building, before 10 o’clock A. M. of Wednesday, and other contribu-. tions should be lclt at Reception Hail before 4 o’clock P, M.ap25d2t MAY FEST1VALAND CONCERT! The Ladies ot 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 lor sale. Admission 10 cents. Also by request, on THURSDAY EVENING will be repeated, with slight variations, the Coucert 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 MAY BALL ! The members ot Prof. J. W. Raymond’s private class will give a Grand Ball at Lancaster Hall, Monday Evening, May 1st Committee—J. H. Lamson, C. W. Jones, David Hooper, F. A. Waldron, R. M. Gibson, Arthur Mor rison, F. J. Stubbs*C. F. Swett, J. Crosalep. B3P~Tickets, admitting Gent and Ladies, to be ob tained of the Committee. Music by Cole’s Quadrille Band. Objectionable persons not admitted. Ladies unac companied by gentlemen and without tickets not ad mitted. J. S. GOULD, Agent. ap26 d5t BUSINESS CARDS^^ WILLIAM A. PEARCE^ Practical Plumber, Force Pnmpg and Water Closets, NO. 41 UNION ST., Under Fn I mouth Hotel, Portland, He. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass 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 ia ithfullv executed. All kinds of promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and Brass Pipe, 9heet Lead and Plumbers’ materials.ap22dlm Dr. R. T. Wild©, The Natural magnetic Phyaician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Room 11 and 19 Fluent Block nov8 dtf STEPHEN BERRY, ffioolc, Job and (gaul I\irde/o} No. 37 Plum Street, 9tt Dr. R. T. W ilc3Lo, The Natural magnetic Phyaician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha'l be healed. 303 Cumberland, Cur. of Elm St. nov8 dtf C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer markers’ Tools, mathematical. Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, Arc., 66 Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jnl PORTLAND. M.H1. dly WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. T*. FARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street. JanSdtf_ G. A. CLARK. Iff. T>. 7 4 FREE STREET Oppo.ite head of Brown SI. Office Hours 2 to 4 P. M. j *16fel4eodtf» Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office in Casco Bank Bniiding, over F. H. Fassett’s Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttentlon.apr3d3m E. €. JORDAN Sc C0.9 Civil Engineers and Fund Surveyors* No* 194 middle 9t., 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., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden BridgeSjOr the combination. Plans andbills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c„ &c. apr7d3m dTwTfessenden, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1*2 Exchange Street. JanlBdtf THOMAS RAINEY, Iff. A. Iff. D Office 499 1-9 Congress Street* Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hours—lO to 19 A. m.» and 9 to 5 P. HI. Ul<w UtVWlI FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND. ME. ap!3d6m*ttf II. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Momiinetiis. Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 ConfiresM St , West End, I'orllaud. Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. \VM. II, A. HANSON. apr!7 _df>m JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at JLaw, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAUVE. Jan2ldlw»ttf E. H. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Church, XJ n dortak. o i*. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffins, Caskets and Grnvp-Vlothc*, 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 ot Temple St. febl0d6m N ewStore. Geo. M. ISoswortli, Formerly with Marred. Bailey & Co., has taken tbe New Store Cor Free & Cotton Sts,, and intends to keep a lull assortment ot UPHOLSTERY GOODS of every description for Drapery nod Decora lire Work. By making a specialty ot this depart ment, in upholstery, we propose to place before the, public every facility ter obtaining the newest design ana fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window tihndvM and Fixture.. And a complete assort ment of Koom Paper. mb21tf Boys’ Custom Clothing 1 MRS. P. C. CHASE r.™1iinform, old customers and friends that she iMnob^S?edobe Rtore tioraer Hun Inna nod « where she is prepared 0 Trlmmi™ ™ .Boy? Clothing in the latest styles, “rsfsery^^- »*»«■ Old MISCELLANEOUS. € E At JE ESPIAL MEMORIAL lEllM ! Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal in appearance, wear and color to NOLID SILVER OR GOLD. presenting a variety of beautiful Designs in Relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being 1§ inch, in diameter, handsomely put up and sell readily at sight. THE MOST V A LIT ABLE WEIRS 11 MEMENTOS EVER ISSUED. GOOD AGENTS WANTED /» every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, to whom exclusive territory will he given, if desired. RETAIL PRICES—For the Albata Silver, 50 cts, Gilt, §1, in fancy box. Usual discount to tbe 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 34, 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 mh!8 d&w6mll Ii A M SON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street* The Beat Work nt Moderate Price*. AIM T 0 PLEAES. jauB C . H. LAMSOK, JE WEEER, 201 MIDDLE ST., Waltham^ Elgin A Swiss Watches, M peel a* cles, Opera Glasses, Silver Ware, Clocks, Ac Watches and Jewelry left for Repair Insured against Eire. 201, Nearly Opp. ihe Falmouth. janl _ dtf THE FAVORITE FUEL. OPEN GRATES. Coal by the Cargo! At a choice variety (or Family warranted to give per fect Randall & McAllister, 60 COMMERCIAL ST. feb!2dtf Goodyear's Pocket Gymnasium. The Mont Complete System OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ever Devisee? for Home Practice. PltlCE LIST—No. 1. Fur Children 4to6 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. C. For Gentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2 00 Complete set ol seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a screw-eye and 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 HalFs Rubber Store, UNDER FALMOUTH HOTEL. malO_dtf IJN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. tV AI NSC O ATT NGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS^ Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO Sl'IT THE TIRES. LORIMi, SHORT & HARMON. W. EMERSON, Paper Ilaugcr; has slate at our store._ apll WIMBLEDON Long Bange Breech Loading , ^ Practice Pistol & Targets. _ Carries a % inch ball with accu- in racy fifty feet, without powder or CO percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger. For sale by dealers. By mail, free for 75 cents, with per manent ammunition for target practice indoor*, and for sporting out of doors. ACENTS WANTED. . A. A. GRAHAM, G7 Liberty Street, New York. _d&wGm!2 FOR SALE, Steam Engine and Boiler ftflHE ENGINE an upright of about six horse A, pi'Wri. ami an Upright Tubular Boiler of about it 01 'he engine. Apply to WIL NKld. » i;(>.^'’:'i'ii,li'.,r“err<iet °r CilARCOAt. WANTED 1000 Bushels Hard Wood Charcoal at Eastern Kailroad. Address 772 Portland Post Othce, or PALMER CLAKK, Corner Portland and Grove Sts., Portland, Mondays. nprlSdtf INSURANCE. FIRE INSURANCE, STATEMENT OF THE EQUITABLE F. & I, Insurance Co,, I'ltOVIOKNCK, IC. I.. January 1st. 187G OhsIi Capilnl. - - $200,000 ASSETS. .. Market Val. Bank Blocks.. .$132,750 0(1 Real esiate in City of Pi evidence. 120,000 OC Loans on bond and mortgage. 15,000 OC City bonds. 25.0 0 0( Loaned with collateral security. 3,611 OC Cash in b nk and office.. 22,871 4f Premiums in course of collection. 16,469 8! Accrued rents. 800 DO $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. 67,156 87— 83,313 27 $253,189 05 FRED IV, ARNOI.J), President. JAMES E. T1LLINGHAST, Sec'y. John W. Munger & Co. AGENTS, No. 166 Fore Street, Portland. J. W. MCXGEB. c. D. MTTXGEB. mh!8 dtf EDUCATIONAL. Eaton Family School For Boys, —AT— NORRIDtiEWOCK. MAINE. Spring Term will commence 31 arch 37th. For Circulars and Portland references address augl9-lfH. F. EATON. Principal. KIARSARtiE SCHOOL FOR B0¥S~ NORTH CONWAY, I, H. The Next Quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address aprl9tf FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. Edw. C. Farnsworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, RESIDENCE 337 SPRING ST. mart H3m» FRENCH LESSONS — AND - LITERATURE. MME. R. E. UIA*SE, 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. Tne 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 June Madame expects an Ar ust who lias been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia Ibis Lady is a member of the Acad emy of the Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessons In Drawing in all its branches, Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality during the summer will be Water Color from nature. For further information please call at No. 1C Free street. Mme will be at her rooms from 11 A, M. un til 5 P. M. and every evening. Mme Masse is permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Rey. Bishop .Tame* A. Heoly, D. D. Rt. Rev. Bishop H A. Neely, D. D. Rev Thomas Hill. D. I)., L . D. 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 Schools of Portland. Richard H. Dana, Esq., of Boston. George B, Emerson, Esq., of Boston. apr8tf The Medicine that Cures —is— VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character of its vouchers, the history of its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may he fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scroiula in the blood, Vegetine is an 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 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 following unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! rT „ _ 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 (lieu lrom the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled in bran to prevent me from scratching my person Ihe disease finally settled ie my bead. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my bead and dis charging corruption lrom 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 1 could see it by tumiug my eyes down ward. Ail this time I was taking various remedies for my blood wilbout any substantial benefit I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, who, during bis treatment of six months, lanced the tumor eight times, which cost me nearly $100. 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 Natick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in healing the sore without reducing the size. At this point X commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After I bad taken this medicine about one week 1 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 lime it decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears the ugly scars of the sore and lance. X am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. 1 will also mention that I have been an acute suf ferer trotu inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use ot Vegetine when almost immediately all rheumatic paius ceased! This statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene fiting other sufteting 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 Yegetine ? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and kerbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perlectlv harm less trom any bad eftect upon the sj stem. It is nour lshiug and strengthening. It acts 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 by many an aged person. It is the great Blood Pnritier. 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 aud cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegbtine Give it a lair trial for your complaints; then you will say to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance. “Trv it; it has cured mo.” ’ y Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. , Boston, Jan. 1, 1874, Dear Sir; This is to certify that I have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetink since April 12, 1870. and can truly savtliat 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. Iam perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors be big cured by V egetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, „ i. r. GILMAN, 468 Broadway. To II. R. Stevens, Esq. • Yegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aI>r13_d4wt Dodge’s Carpet Beating Establishment, 13 UNION STREET. CARPETS beaten by a new process. Beating th*'in with T Icxible Whips in the most thorough manner ; tar superior to the old process of beating with stitt, unyielding sticks. By our new process rt/f Moths and their eggs are completely re moved from the carpet, a feature which every good housewife will appreciate. TAPESTRY- AND BRUSSELLS CARPETS wc beat upon the backs, never on the frout. All orders answered promptly. Orders may be left at Marrett, Bailey & Co.’s, Middle St.,Wm. T. Kilbom’s, Free St., Geo. C. Irye s, Cor. Congress and Franklin Sts., E Dana, .Jr * 373 Congre>* St., W. H. Sargent’s, OPP- 00,» 1 hos G Loi ing’s, Cor. Exchange and Federal Sts., Timmons & Have’s. Market Square.__mh31FM&Wlm PERSONS requiring work done please apply to “Home oiW.C. A., No. 16 Spring St., plate and family sewing, dress-making, copying, emhrokl erof and fancy-work in wools, Sc., &c. oc2St» THE PRESS. WE]>YESOAYMORKIJiC.APBIE.2E.’7l We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name, and address of the writer are Ii all cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publicatioi but as a guaranty c f good faith. We cannot undertake to return or reserve cominu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press is furnisbei with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T Pullen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and bote managers will confer a favor upon us by demandim credentials of every person claiming to represent ou journal. __ REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTION, The Republicans of the several cities and towns ir the First District of Maine are invited to send dele gate; to a District Convention to be held in City Ilall Saco, ou Thursday, May 25th, 1876. a!^12 o’clock M. tor the purpose of choosing two delegates to attenc the Republican National Convention to be held a Cincinnati, on the 14tb June next. ! The basis of representation will be as follows Each city and town will be entitled to send one dele gate, and one additional for every seventy-five votei cast for Nelson Dinglev, Jr., at the Gubernatoria election of 1874; a majority fraction of forty votes wil be entitled to an additional delegate. \ Delegates are authorized to fill vacancies only with actual residents of the city or town they claim to rep resent. f 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. The apportionment of delegates to the several cities and towns in the District, is as follows: Baldwin......3 Bridgton.6 Brunswick...5 Cape Elizabeth.5 Casco.2 Cumberland.2 Peering. 5 Falmouth.2 Freeport.4 Gorham.5 gr*y.3 Harpswell.2 Harrison.2 Naples.2 New Gloucester.3 North Yarmouth.2 Otisfield.2 Portland...26 Pownal.2 Raymond.2 Scarborough.2 Sebago.2 Standish.4 Westbrook.5 Windham .4 Yarmouth.3 TTTOC WAV/ Acton. Allred. Berwick. Biddelord.1 Buxton. Cornish. Dayton. Eliot. Hollis. Kennebunk. Kennebunkport. Kittery. Lebanon. Limerick. Limington. Lyman. Newfield. North Berwick. Parsonsfield. Saco. Shapleigh. Sanford . South Berwick... Water borough.i Wells.< York.{ nnu ___ J. W. BEATTY, Saco. Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. TH03. PENNELL, Portland. A Complete Yiudication. Those who have not predetermined that Mr. B'aine shall be found guilty of the cal umnies and slanders which have been so in dustriously circulated against him, must come to the conclusiou that his answer in the House on Monday is an overwhelming refu tation of every charge. The Argus, as every one who has read that journal the past ten years knows, is bound to believe any slender against Mr. Blaine. Having devoted itsell almost exclusively to the task of denouncing and vilifying that gentleman, nothing can di vert it from its purpose. Its malignant des sign is evident even in its news columns Yesterday, instead of publishing Mr. Blaine’, answer as every respectable newspaper did with appropriate head lines, the Argus in serted the statement ol that gentleman in its House report iu a muMlated condition, en tirely omitting the evidence which Mr. Blaine produced to refute the charge of selling the Arkansas railroad bonds to the Pacific Rail road Company. The whole of Mr. Blaiue’s statement was received before midnight sc that there can be no possible excuse for its course. On the other hand, that journal print ed as an associated press dispatch, the specia; of a Boston paper of tbe day before, giving some statements about Mr. Blaine’s claim against the Little Rock and Port Smith Rail road Company which transaction is fully ex plained in that gentleman’s speech. Over this old story tbe Argus had ample opportunity to put display heads, which of course were charges in themselves. So far from convincing the Argus that Mr. Blaine is freo from the improprieties charged by the late slanders, his statement will inspire it and its filth-flinging associates to renewed efforts in their work of “anything to beat Blaine.” Whatever jealousy and malice can inspire the entirely unscrupulous to do to injure a foe, these Democratic organs of the Argus species will do to iDjore Mr. Blaine, Mr. Bristow or any prominent Republican. The intelligent public fully understand the malignant and unscrupulous spirit which characterizes the course pursued by the -Argus toward Mr. Blaine so that its base at tacks disgust all except those partisans who share the feelings of that journal toward every leading political oppouent. There are Democrats, however, who ex press themselves entirely satisfied with Mr. Blaine’s answer. A Washington special sayS that Mr. Lamar of Mississippi who listened to every word, said that “Mr. Blaine’s reply to the charges upon him were unanswerable.” Among the first to congra tulate Mr. Blaine at the conclusion of his remarks was Mr. Willis one of the Democratic members from New York city. Even the Washington cor respondent of the Boston Post who is bound to see the worst phases of any Republican’s case, says: At the conclusion ot bis remarks be received many hearty congratulations from Democrats as well as Republicans, showing their appreciation by warmly shaking his bands and giving other evidences ot sat lstaetion. While his explana'ion Is universally con ceded to be conclusive so tar as disproving the alle gations of corruption is concerned, there are many persons who criticise him for baviug invested or be come pecuniarily interested in any sort of land-grab enterprise. In conclusion, we predict that Mr. Blaine’s answer to his foes will give the Republican parliamentary leaders a higher place in the confidence and esteem of the intelligent peo ple of the country than he has ever before enjoyed. Columny has done its worst. Those whose faith in the man was shaken by the columns of mischievous gossip and malig nant charges because of his long silence, will now become his hearty supporters while those who have been luke-warm in their sup port will become champions. The Democratic inquisitors have made themselves a laughing stock for the whole country. The committee on expenditures in the Interior Department heard not long since of a man who knew of wrong things done by President Grant which would bring upoD him eternal infamy. The man was summoned and the committee examined him some hours before they discovered that he was a lunatic. Then they dismissed him in haste. He is not the first lunatic who has appeared before these investigating commit tees, but he is the first one whose madness they have recognized. The stories of fraudulent exposures in the Treasury Department are old ones which have been disproved again and again. They have probably been revived by some one who des:res to take a trip to Washington at the public expense. The Democrats are ready to believe the yarns, for they think it easy to steal vast amounts from the Treasury and they cannot understand how any man can possibly resist the temptation. The truth is that under the system of checks and safe guards in use it is impossible for fraud to con tinue without discovery any length of time. The Boston Globe in its head-lines to Mr Blaine’s statement, drops into poetry in a friendly way, and indulges in verse which is as regards metre and harmony strongly sug gestive of our own Pat McGee. It was the rural Hoosier editor—some 60 of him—that took Landers’ scalp in the Iudi ana Democratic convention, the other day. Hendricks stood around the corner, out of sight, and tried not to look offensively hap py About Blaine. Divers voires from Kansas declare that State sure for Blaine. All the Republican delegates elected thus far have got a B in their bonnets, but wheth er it stands for Bristow or Blaine Is mighty , onsartin.—Boston Post. Nominate James G. Blaine and the coun try will witness such a Republican uprising as has not stirred the nation since the days of Lincoln.—Bridgeton (W. J.) Pioneei\ The Great Unknown of Mr. Blaine proves totbe a military man—General Detraction. Now that he has been discovered he is less formidable.—Boston Traveller. The Philadelphia North American, having spruced up and renewed its youth, journal istically, gets ahead of „be times by an un equivocal declaration for Blaine. The editor ol the Keene Sentinel of New Hampshire asked his readers some time ago to send in a ballot announcing their prefer ence for the Presidency. The result up to date is 168 for Blaine aud Bristow, and 64 votes for Bristow and Blaine. We but give utterance to the wish of a very large majority of the Republicans of Vermont when we say that we hope the Cincinnati convention will confer the nom ination upon that gifted and trusted son of New England and the nation, James G. Blaine.— Woodstock (Vt.) Standard. Senator Dawes is a cautious Blaine man. Doesn’t say he is for Blaine, but he winks that way. He thinks it will he between Blaine and Bristow here in Massachusetts, but doesn’t take much stock in the Bristow movement. It is “respectable but not nu merous.” And Boulwell stands on the same safe ground.—Springfield Union. It will be Impossible for Blaine to make any statements which will protect him from slander so long as he continues to be a prom inent candidate for the Presidency. The truth is of very slight consequence to those who have made up their minds to defeat him atfall events, if they can; their hostility would find new weapons if the old ones failed,— Boston Advertiser. Upon the question of reform in the civil service, finance, the Southern question, and the school question, Mr. Blaine will not be found wanting. It looks now as if the con vention will not deem it expedient to go south of the Ohio river for a candidate. If they so decide, Mr. Blaine will probably re ceive the nomination.—Fitchburg Sentinel. We will suppose that Mr. Blaine forges to the front, in the vernacular of the turf, and that fbovn is « .i— _ 1 L!1!l _ C « __• ---— |<IVUUWUUJ Ul UIO UUU11* nation at the next ballot. A recess, perhaps; a hurried consultation among a dozen men, and—enter the Great Unknown. It is a fact not to be disguised that the conditions are favorable for that result.—Milwaukee Senti ■ nel. It is now certain, as it has all along been probable, that New England will go to Cin cinnati substantially a unit for Mr. Blaine. The Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island delegations will go solid for Maine’s favorite son. The present appear ances are that at least 20 of the 26 delegates from Massachusetts will vote for Blaine as first choice, while he will be quick second of the rest; and the Connecticut delegation, after casting a complimentary vote for their distinguished fellow-citizen, Gov. Jewell, will joiu their colleagues of the other New England states in pressing the name of Blaine.—Springfield Union. An Ohio correspondent of the New York Tribune writes: I noticed that in a recent estimate of the Presidential probabilities made by your Washington correspondent, he gave Gov. Hayes 44 votes from Ohio, in such a manner as to convey the idea that Hayes would receive this number of votes from the beginning to the close of the Cincinnati Con vention. This is an erroneous impression, for it is a notorious fact in this part of the stale that there are 14 delegates from Ohio who will vote for Blaine on the second ballot, and that the whole drift of public sentiment on the Western Reserve, which usually fur nishes Ohio with 25,000 or 30,000 Republican majority, is in favor of Blaine. » Political Sews. According to the Chicago Times Bill Allen is Ohio’s favorite grandfather. The New Orleans Picayune says that Sen* ator Bayard begins too loom up as a candi date for the Presidential chair. Congressman Williams has accepted the Democratic nomination for Governor of In diana. He says the platform is better than he expected. What could he have expected ? One Democratic paper in Missouri wants Horatio Seymour for President, and another says it would about as soon urge Grant for President as Tilden, seeing no practical dif ference. A Vailandigham Democrat writes to the Cincinnati Enquirer that Vallandigham’s friends would oppose Mr. Thurman as a can didate for the Presidency, being ‘‘prepared to repay political treachery at the proper time.” It is stated that the first man to ask the House Sergeant-at-Arms for silver on Wednesday was Hon. Wm. S. Holman of Indiana, the persistent advocate of a paper currency. Consistency, thou art etc. Indianapolis has a Democratic city govern ment, and enjoys the experieuce of having the most expensive and inefficient one it has ever had. Democratic reform is a whistle that the people think is rather expensive. According to the Boston Globe, Secretary Bristow remarked to a government official well known in Boston, recently; “If they will only let me stay where I am I shall be satisfied. 1 have never sought the Presiden cy.” In 1872 Judge Davis was fora while the nominee of the greenback labor reform party, and some people are inclined to remember that against him, now that his friends are talking him up (or the Democratic nomina tion at St. Louis. Judge Davis seems to be mostly a Washing ton candidate. Not a single prominent Dem ocratic newspaper favors his nomination, and the only state which develops any sentiment for him is Illinois, where the majority of the _.:_ cu.t. n_•.. . . • i ... e wuivvkUWV MVltkU uvnuuiuiiv.v/ 13 OUIU t'iVivi him. % Congressman Cate, from Wisconsfu, a Democrat, will undoubtedly lose bis seat. The Supreme Conrtof Wisconsin has decided that he was not elected, and that he obtai ned his seat only through the most barefaced fraud; and yet he is the immaculate Demi> crat who would have Secretary Bristow In vestigated. The Democrats of the Ilouse have at last become digusted with their secret commit tees, and have decided to open doors. This is somewhat late, but it will have a tenden cy to prevent the dissemination of unfounded scandals upon the testimony of lunatics, as in the case of General Meigs, or upon no testimony at all, as in the latest attack upon the President. Nearly five mouths of precious time has been wasted by the Democratic reformers iu Congress, and yet not one word has been said about investigating Mr. Schumaker, who disposed of some half a million dollars of the Pacific Mail corruption funds. With some thirty investigating committees hunting for frauds of all sorts, it is remarkable *bat Mr. Schumaker should be overlooked. But great is reform, and ocbumaker had its profits. Current Notes. The Great Unknown will have uo chauce at Cincinnati. The Republicans will nomi nate not only a representative man, but a man of national reputation. They do not propose to fight from behind cover. Besides, there are so many Great Unknowns that it is impossible for all of them to be accommodat ed.— Indianapolis Journal. As was anticipated the infamous attempt to blackpn the character of ther President, in order to make Democratic capi tal, has utterly failed. A thorough iuvestigati.ou proved that the money was legitimately expended, and that no stain rests upon the 1 •‘resident. The men who deliberately made public the gtoss charges and insinuations upon the chief exe cutive officer of the United States, with no foundation for their libel, are brutes who deserve to be excluded from decent society.— Harford Courant. Let the naan who refuses to do his part in public affairs be regarded as one who has abandoned the post of duty. Let children in our schools he taught the elements of po litical; ethics, the laws of public morality, the importance of good government, the rights and duties of a citizen, the value and danger ot parties, the virtue of patriotism, and the honor of serving the state. Let politics cease to be a name of reproach, and bocome a badge of honor.—James Freeman Clarke._ The Latest Scandal. The Washington correspondent of the Bos ton Journal writes under date of Monday: Democratic memb-rs of at least odb of the House Committees to-day discredited them selves fat more than they can hope to disgrace the Administration. In the bistory of the session thus far the gutters of politics and society have been raked to make a case against the Cabinet. Bank accounts have been ran sacked, tattle of frontier camps has been lis tened to, detectives have been made oracles to prove high officials of the government guilty of crime. It was only a few days ago that a committee permitted a false and malicious statement to be telegraphed throughout Christ endom that tLe President had been detected in taking money from the Treasury to purchase votes. But it was left for the Committee on Expenditures in the Interior Department to-day to surpass all others in the attempt to “catch Grant.” The Democrats on the committee had caused all the Republicans to be notified that an im portant witness was to be examined, and that all should be present. No hint was given of the nature of the expected evidence, but the fact escaped from some of the less careful Democrats that the committee held President Grant in the hollow of their hand. The com mittee had been sitting with open doors, but but a mysterious witness was produced, and doors were barred for fwo hours. The witness upon whose lips hung the fate of the President of ihe United States was an ordinary looking business man. The Democratic members were on tip-toe with expectation. Republicans were interested but ignorant of the forthcoming re sults. The witness was almost indifferent. His marvelous story was this: Some years ago a person in high station did him a great injury. It became important to the peace of mind of that great personage that the witness should be harmless. Hired detec tives soon hurried him to the Government mad-house. He was kept there friendless and powerless for months, when one day agents of this great personage approached him, giving him his choice between life imnrisnnment with lunatics or a life of exile in Europe. He chose the latter. Detectives accompanied him to the steamer, and be left for Europe. Becoming weary of Europe he retained, and appeared before the committee to-day to tell this story The committee seemed paralyzed, in part with astonishment, in part with the diabolical job. Who was that great person ige that wronged you? a«ked the Chairman. The President of the Uoitsd States, was the reply. Wbat wrong did he do you? Here the wit ness stopped. He would die before he would tell. It was a delicate sabject and should not be mentioned. For an hour tbe committee plied him with questions. They threatened him with imprisonment, with severe punish ment, with the terrors of contumacy The witness yielded. He said the President of the United States had done him mortal wroug. That he had ruined his (the witness’) betrothed, and since that time tbe witness bad been a pr scribed and persecuted man. Hence these detectives, hence these mad house bars. The President bad frequently come to tbe bouse oi tbe witness about it at the dead of night, and bad importuned him at bis bedside not to ruin bis great fame. “But,” interposed a Republican member, “how did thj President get to your bedside at that time of night; did he rmg the bell?" The climax bad come. The Democrats were enthu-iasiic in ibeir sardonic joy, and were just ready to render their verdict against the President, when the witness qaickly inter po-ed: “I want you to understand, gentlemen, that President Grant in the body never did me or mine harm He has only done me that great wrong as a spirit.” The collapse came. The witness was a mad man. The committee instantly discharged him, immediately ordered the stenographer to suppress his notes, and begged tbe Republican members to keep the matter silent. One of tbe latter with a good deal of indignation said that he hoped be might be as mad as the wit ness if be kept still. In this way Democrats of the Committee oo Expenditures iu the Interior Department caught the President. The Christianitv of the Future.—The last body has beau racked, the last heart broken for religious belief. The state demands only peaceable citizens—the guilt of too much belief or too little, it leaves to be determined at the bar of God. To what shape of Chris tianity have we come? Not fully to any form has our age come, but with slow and sure footsteps it is drawing near a religion of character. The pageantry of the barbaric ages, the carious questions of the schoolmen, tbe mysteries of the old creeds rivaling the mysteries of Elensis, the bloody struggles for temporal power, have all been turned aside or hurled into oblivion, that the human heart might begin to see itself in the great mirror of Jesos Christ. At last the world draws near the truth that Christianity is not an external architecture, or art. or scarlet robe; is not a speculation; is not a military conquest; but it is a washing white of self in the fountain opened in the being of Christ The words, “Blessed are they that do His com mandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into tbe city,” are words that betray tbe genius of tbe coming religion. If oar hearts are not too sanguine, we are standing npon the borders of an age that will hold a religion of principle, Dot of form, not of curious or com plex dogma, but of those deep principles that make man. It is becoming daily more and more evident that what God demanded all through the Old and New Testaments was au obedience of bis law, the parity of hnman-life; evident in all the reflections of reason, that religion mast lie in tbe inner life, and uow it has become evident bv the condition of society, that wbat is demanded is a religion of virtne. —Davkl Swing. News and Other Items. In one of the recent storms the waves went 30 feet over the Minot’s Ledge lighthouse. California reports one county, Amador,where the snow the past winter averaged thirty feel deep. Daniel Webster Eddy, the youngest of the brothers who pretended to “materialize” spirit; in Chittenden, Vt., was arrested in Rutland Vt., last Friday, on a criminal charge. During his term of office it has cost Gov. Smith of Georgia, seven thousand dollars more than bis salary to defray the expenses of offi cial duties and courtesies. Congressman Scales of North Carolina, pat! this tough conaodrum to Congress: “Wbat la the use of the 40,000 pairs of elastic garter: sent to the Indian women, unaccompanied by a single pair of stockings?” We give it up, unless they are used for Indian “rings.” The wife of ex-ebief clerk Avery ol th< Treasury Department, who was recently sen tenced to the Missouri penitentiary lor compli city in the whiskey frauds, is in Washington trying to secure his pardon; her troubes have ' driven her almost crazy, and it is feared liei mind has really been shattered. This year Louisiana will have the largest ba nana crop ever grown. The winter has been so mild that the fruit continued to grow through out the seasou, and while the leaves were bad ly burned by the ice, yet the fruit was entirely uninjnred, and large clusters of half-growr bananas can be seen on many trees. That trials by jury may arise from trials by flood, is evidenced by the fact that a Worcestei man is going to.sue another for the possession o f his house, which, since tbe disturbance it th.t Lynde brook reservoir, stands on numbei one’s land. The latter says he found it there and moans to keep it. It is said that the oldest church edifice in America, except a Romish church in S;. Au gustine, is St. Lake’s, Isle of Wight coaDty Va., about five miles from Smithfield. It wa; built as early as 1035, and after being rooflesi for a century the present roof was put ot somewhere between 1830 and 183.), It is nov used for worship, and the grounds around i are used for burial. Its thick walls and higl tower are still strong. Tbe only manufactory iu the world where they make hair-cloth by automatic machinery is in Pawtucket, R. I. Horses’ tails furuisf the hair, and those are purchased in intorioi Russia at the semi-aonnal fairs. The tail: come from Siberia. About 000,000 horses’ tail; aTe used every year. The length of the hail ranges from 12 to 30 inches. The thirty-s:z inches hair, however, is so scarce that no mort than three pieces of Chat width are made in a year. Anbnrn Interests. The ttiioe Bouaen -The Barker Hill, ere. A correspondent writes concerning the bnsi ness outlooks at Anbnrn. Onr entire popula tion is largely dependent upon the prosperity of onr shoe factories. Not only the large por tion actually employed in them, bat ths trad ers and merchants whose patrons these work ing-men are. So soon as the factories shut dowu and the men are thrown onto! employ' ment the majority of them, who have saved little or uothina from their wages, find them selves in straghtened circumstances. All of •h» factories have been doiLg more or less through the winter, but the orders have Dot been large, and have been given with extreme cintion, leaving bat little margin for the man ufacturer, while the workmen’s wages have been gradually approaching to wbat they were before the war. In a conversation with some of the leading manufacturers we learn that the spring and summer outlook, although not very Battering, is by no means discouraging. At present the New England and Northwestern trade is the best. Trade at the South and Southwest is very light. A. Cushman & Co., who generally head the list of weekly shipments, are now turning out about fifty cases a day. Up to two weeks ago their daily product averaged one hundred cases. There is always a lull at this season, but it comes about a month earlier this year than usual. E. F. Packard & Co., who manufacture largely heavy goods for the Southern trade, have been shat down tor the past two weeks improving the quiet time in making some necessary re pairs in their machinery. They have now started np again with a fair amount of orders waiting to be filled. Those firms who are manufacturing mostly for the State trade are at present running to nearly their first capaci ty. As the spring opens many of the men who have been in the shoe factories daring the win ter are preparing to leave and work on farms during the summer; so if the shoe trade con tinues dull through the summer it will affect them bat little, and those remaining at the kinnk n.111 1_- L .... » . -— — ..... W vuseei vuwuvio, luc UI4UU* factnrers are looking for a small and somewhat unsatisfactory trade until after the fall elec tion. For the last three sales the buyers bare been very conservative. These sales occur twice a year, usually iu January, and then again tho last of June or first of July, Then the buyers from all parts of the country meet the manufacturers iu Boston and crder their summer or winter goods in advance of the sea son. For the last three sales, or for a year and a half, these buyers have ordered few goods and kept well williio their ova trade. They have been carrying very light stocks, much lighter than a few years ago. With their stores now comparatively empty it is very probable that a healthy and current demand will continue through the summer. Auburn peonle are also interested in the success of the Barker Mill, This enterprise bids fair to change the center of the city to wards the bank of the Little Androscoggin. The mill is running to its full capacity employ* iag 21H) bands and producing 00000 yards of fine 40 inch sheeting a week. Their goods are sold largely from New York through their agents Lelaod, Allen Bates and appear in the market at tho South and West. They have also sent some of them to England. It is the hope that this foreign trade 'bat is springing up will produce a suffi cient vacuum in the home market to create a * brisk demand md give cotton manufacturing a better chance than it has had for some time past. Upon the Little Androscoggin Water Power Company's land there were bailt the past year thirty honses making in all a hun dred dwel-iog houses that have beea built there within the last three years, since the building of the mill. There is also a scboo house and a chapel. In the latter regular ser vices are held by a settled Cougregatioualist minister. There are now three new honses in process of construction and a number of others will doubtless be built before fall. The Compa nv has been at work g.-admg streets all winter and are gradually subduing the land into most desirable building spots. The water power coatroied by the Company has been estimated by Mr. Lockwood as suf ficient to turn 100,000 spindles. The capacity of the present mill is only 18,500 spindles. So soon as tho business outlook will warrant it the Company contemplate bnilding a new mill, the plans for which are already drawn, bringing their capacity np to 50,000 spindles. How Two Great Composers Worked. Gluck is said never to have put pen to paper until the whole work which he was about to write was completely finished and elaborated in his own miod. This is also the case with M Gounod, whose prodigious memory enables him to retain a whole opera in his head without making sketch or memorandum until every de tail is iu its place and ready for committing to paper. Bat to return to Gluck. “He has of ten told me," says M Corenses, “that he began by going mentally over each of his acts; after ward he went over the entire piece; that he al ways composed, imagining hi msell in the cen ter of the pit; and that, his piece thus com bined and his airs characterized, he regarded the work as finished, although he had written nothing: but that this prepaiation usually cost him an entire year, and most frequently a seri ous illness. ‘This,” said he, “is what a great number of people call making canzonets,’ ” Miss Hawkins, in her Anecdotes, relates of Handel that, being asked abont bis ideas and feelings when composing [he Hallelujah cho rus, bereplied, “I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.” He would frequently burst into tears while writing, and is said to have been found by a visitor sobbing uncontrollably when in act of setting the words “He was despised.” Shield tells ns ‘-that his servant, who brongbt his coffee in the morning, often stood in the silent aston ishment to see bis master's tears mixing in the ink, as be penned his divine notes.” The sto ry of Handel repeatedly leaving his guests at me umner tame wun me exclamation, "l bave one tought,” ami repairing 10 another room to regale himself privately ever and anon, wiih draughts of champagne from a dozen which be bad received as a present, may proba bly be dismissed as unworthy of serious belief opposed as it is to the genial aud hearty dispo sition of the master, who would not be likely to keep to himself the enjoyment of aDy deli cacy, especially when friends were dining at bis table. That he was a large eater is highly probable, if we consider the heavy amount of both meotal and bodily fatigue that be con s antly endured, and which must have made a proportionate supply of food necessary to keep up his health and energy to the normal pitch. When be became blind, he grew depressed an I low-spirited, his appetite failed, and he not long after died. Gluck, again—of who Han del said that be knew no more conuterpoint "as mein cook"—"in order to warm bis ima«i nation," says CarpaDi, "and to transport him self to Aulis or Sparta, was accustomed to place himself in the middle of a beautiful meadow. In this situation, with bis piano be ■ore him, and a bottle of chamnagoe oo each side, he wrote in the open air his two ‘Ipbigeo ias,’ bis 'Orpheus ’ ami his other works ” This remiuds us of the famous bun-mot of the witty Sophie Aroould, who, one eveuiDg, when Mile. Laguerre, more tban half drunk, was playing in "Iphigebie eu Aulide” at the opera, said, “TieDs—o’est lphigeuie en champagne!”—Mac • millan't Magazine. The Czar Growing Melancholi.—The rumor of Czar Alexander's abdication, either for a time or forever, which has Deen circulat ing ail over Europe for a week, is still uncon tradictcd, aud has probably, therefore, some foundation. Tbo czar has been rciguiog for 21 years, and it is known that the constitutional melancholy which is the curse ol his house, aud which has been farther developed in his own case by the repeated attacks upon his lift, has late increased uutil the burden of his posi tion has b*-comc almost insufferable, aud bis gloom affects the whole fabric of Russian gov ernment. His deep, immovable sadness was i noticed in London in 1874, and indeed it is won derful that any czar of Russia cao do bis daily work as this oue has it aud keep his reason unimpaired. The unique iooeliness of the position—that of a mao goveruiog directly a vast empire od two cottineuts, loaded at ouce with the power of au aucieut Cu-sar and the work ot a modern premier, and the sense of responsibility generated by modern culture— must sooner or later overstrain any mind, and, terrible as the thought is, it is probable no czar of Russia since the death of Alexis Romanoff has been throughout his life completely and uuiuterruptedly sane. Czar Alexander, satis fied with power and success—for, after all, he carried the emancipation ot the serts and still lives—weary of labor that can never end while he reigns, and oppressed by a climate which intensities his melancholy, may well mint- m pluto retirement in favor of his soo; aud, if he contemplates it seriously, all Europe may be profoundly affected by the change.—The ton don Spectator.

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