Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 27, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 27, 1876 Page 2
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helps to visioo, to drag down tbe social secrets of numerous worlds, and convey tbe knowl edge of our own among those fiery beds of nighted flame. Printing with her increasing velocity shall keep pace and vastly more with the swelling outpour of population, both of the land and world, and dash off from their pressure her worded sheets, till she hurls them in hours as now in months she casts them. With gifts and faculties to mold and tune the language in ways and to a force never granted by all the past, conferred upon her children. Poetry, that Spirit of Song, whohas beeB since Eden’s garden,—and drenched, as she has nev er yet been, with all the nature of her God,— will ply her wings and vibrate her plumes solely for the object of sacred virtue’s progress. The millions changed at once in purpose, where the thousands once were taken, may come perhaps from the dark and heated desert to the city of grand Religion’s orient reigning, bold blissful fertile captives now to Immanuel’s inspiration, who were ert and late the barren serfs of Abad don s hideous empire. Altar exhortation, yea, the public proclaiming of our Savior’s healing lore, shall rest safely and with vigor in the voices of myriads of the beautiful, where now men only give it clarion: and these in wondrous numbers will survey with pressure’s trial the attesting leaps of life, and deftly read it in re motely seated homes, where it surges swim ming red with the soul-fanes’ destinies. The return again of the time centennial shall find this total coutintinent unbroken whole and one, nations and tbe distinctions called races forever absorbed away upou its bosom: the same its language, identical its laws, and selisame its presiding ruler chosen to regulate in its front. The knowledge of earth’s retired secret cold and stately poles, where she balances herself up on herself as on a pivot, and where northern and southern journeying to advance farther must mount tbe skies, shall be thrown open as familiar as the purlieus of our own swelling cities. Various methods may be sought and found to ameliorate the harsh froze climates of these demesnes, and numerous measures be taken to throw fecundity into the soil-breasts of their torpid sites: so that Bloom ing in all her charms may spring throned amid those chill frosty langors, and Nature in her terrian ends may produce as around her Line. Having mastered the above luminous produc tion, the reader will be prepared for the second, entitled THE TWENTIETH CENTtJBV. By the time for the setting in of the next century, now only twenty-four years in the distance, 1 suppose that "monarchies will be either entirely gone or so far decayed as to be wholly or mostly dependent on the elective franchise. The Man of Sin, designated the Roman Catholic Church will have vanished completely and everly from the globe, driven away like a fog-bank around the isle of New foundland by tbe increasing vigor and pathos of Protestant thundering: crushed down dead slaughtered and slain by the heavy fatal blows of woman’s soft prayers, and tbe bravery of ber appeal in mild and sacred pleadings. By that time there will have been a nearly if not quite complete closure of the wounds opened by the Rebellion and its War ami nnia^i some considerable headway will have been made toward the putting out of races by the blending through intermarriage of the whites reds and yellows into one people. At aDy rate no doubt by that time a large por tion of the native Indians will have become legal citizens, aud hold in their hands the office and tbe vote. I sboul 1 not be supprized if by the termination of tbe twentieth century the various languages bad been nearly broken down and mingled qnite round the earth; nor do I reckon it at all vain to hope that the na tions may have so seen eye te eye as to repose in large measure under a common government. A few years of the now brings forth tbe amount of change wrought by centuries in the olden lime; and as the human mind goes on to gam new force in the future, alteraiions will become still more rapid, Barney Williams.—Barney Williams, whose death was announced in New York Monday, was a native of Ireland. His real name was Bernard Flaherty, and be was born in Cork in 1823, and came to this country at an early age. He was a backman in New York, and achieving a reputation as a dancer of Irish “barn-door jigs,” he went upon the stage of the old Franklin Theatre in New York, then under the management of Thomas Morgan, who was subsequently well known in that city as the keeper of the Ben Franklin House in Morton plaoe, and as the builder of the old Lyceum Theatre in Sndbury street, of which Brougham and Bland were the managers. Beginning as a jig dancer, Mr. Williams soon took up Irish comedy as a profession, and his success in that line dates from his marriage in 1850 with the widow of Charles Mestayer, whose maiden name was Maria Prav, aud who with her sis ters, Malvina (Mrs. Florence) and Louisa, had become public favorites. She made a great hit iu that city as Hassarach in the “Female Forty Thieves,” at the old Beach street Museum In 1855 Mr. and Mrs. Williams sailed for England and played a successful engagement, creating a decided turore in their original impersonation of the Irish Boy and the Yankee Gal They received the honor of a royal command at the Haymarket Theatre, London. In 1859 they returned to this country, and have since been playing star engagements all over the country. Mr. Williams, though not an actor of genius, excelled in the delineation of the lower types of Irish character, and owed much to the at tractions and the brilliancy of his wife’s sup port. He always commanded favorable terms and was able to amass a handsome fortune. He possessed a taste for art, and bis house was elegantly supplied with paintings an 1 statuary. He was a generous and warm-hearted man, and his benefactions to needy or unfortunate members of the profession will make bis name respected and beloved. Of late his health has been very poor, and he has been unable to play much for a year or two past. foreign. DENMARK. The Government Defeated in the Elec tion*. Copenhagen, April 16.—Tbe election for the Fdiketiling (the lower house of tbe Rig stag) has just taken place. It resulted in tbe election of 74 opponents to the government’s national defences bill, being an opposition majority of 46. The Falketbing was recently dissolved by the King because there was a majority of 18 against the measure. It is said a fresh dissolution of the Falketbing is in evitable when the Chamber meets. The country is greatly excited. TURKEY. A New Plan for Pacification. London, April 29.—Tbe Paris correspondent of tbe Times says he has received tbe following information from sources worthy of respect: Russia's distrust of armed intervention by Austria having been removed bj the influence of Germany and other powers, a plan is on the point of being a (opted, according to which Ansttia is to occupy Herzegovina, Bukowioa an(^ impose a complete separation of Turkey from tbe Christian provinces, the foregoing, together with Montenegro and Ser via, becoming independent states interposed between Turkey and tbe remainder of Europe. The correspondent adds that he has doubts about the above intelligence, although the sonree is good. An Armistice Requited. A despatch t.o the Russiau Telegraphic Agency says tbe difficulty at present is to ob tain an armistice of from four to six weeks during which Montenegro can revic’ua! Nicsic! The Turkish authorities are communicating with tbe insurgent chiefs relative lo guarantees for reforms. Without as armistice a solution BARBADOES. AH Quiet. London, April 27—Telegrams from John Pooe Hennessey, Governor of Barbadoes, re ceived last night and i his morning state that the island is quiet. Since last Saturday the troops have not tired a shot. Not a man has been injured by a negro. Foreign Notes. Dominion officials have promised to make an investigation as to the legality and constitu. tiouality of the act compelling insurance com panies to pay heavy license fees. Gunboats are patrolling the Rio Grande to prevent the passage of articles contraband of war. A deputation of the West India committee of tho House wailed on Lord Carnarvon yesterday and demanded the recall of Gov. Hennessey of Barbadoes. Lord Carnarvon replied that no such action could be taken without evidence. The Algerian insurgents are surrounded by French troops and cannot revictual. They must surrender, J The Duwager Countess of Derby is dead. So far eight corpses have been removed from the Theatre des Arts, which was burned at Rouen last night. The exact number of vic tims is uot ascertained. The Austrian government officially denies any intention to occupy Bosnia. MINOR TELEGRAMS. The French cable has broke 200 miles from Brest. Circulars of Smith, late journal clerk of Con gress, soliciting bounty claim business, were circulated in New York through town clerks. Base ball at New London—Bostons 7. New Havens 6. Forests in tbe'vicinity of Poughkeepsie are ou fire and the names are spreading rapidly Men have been sent to fight the fire. The bondsmen of B. F. Rogers, who stole up wards of 821,000 from tho Fulton Bank, Brook lyn, are making up the deficiency. The funeral of Barney Williams takes place Friday. Peter Buecb & Co., New York silk manufac turers, have stopped payment. It snowed all day yesterday at Halifax. Tbebusiness of the Boston & Albany rail road for the last six months shows a falling off of nearly $300,000 in receipts, but also about an equal fading off in expenditures. The usu al 5 per cent dividend has been earned and will be pa'd. Hearing was begun in Boston yesterday bc fore a joint special committee of the City Coun cil on the petition for the removal of the old state house at the head of State street Hear ing was adjourned till Wednesday the 3d inst when remonstrauces will be heard. Matter excites much interest. In the Supreme Court iu New York Platt assignee of the Market Savings Bank, obuined judgement lor 858,400 against ex-President Nome and one Bemis, an ex-member of the legislature for balance of the amount with in terest of the bank funds which they in conspir acy applied from the bank funds to cover mar gins ou stocks. BY TELEGRAPH. MATTERS IN MAINE. Arret of County Attorney Ampler’ Accus er. [Special to the Press.] Rockland, April 26.—At Washington yes day Sheriff Morton arrested and conveyed to jail at Wiscasset, Dr. J. D. Montgomery, for offence against common decency. [To the Associated Pressl Failure in Augaaln. Augcsta, April 26.—Dolliver & Pisheon, Augusta furniture dealers, today assigned their property for the benefit of their creditors. Suicide. A special to the Kennebec Journal says: Sa rah, widow of the late D. Minor of Hallowell, aged 68, in a fit of insanity, today threw her self into a cistern in the cellar. She was found soon after and resuscitated but died this evening from its effects. She had shown signs of in sanity for several days. ODD FELLOWS’ CELEBRATION. In Diddcford Biddeford, April 26.—The 57th anniversary of Odd Fellowship was celebrated today in grand style. The procession was a long one, composed of Hobah and Turk Encampments, Laconia, Saco and Granite Lodges, and delega tions from North Berwick, Buxton, Limerick, Kittery, Portsmouth, Bath, Springvale and other places. At 4 o’clock there was a banquet at City Hall, Saco, with speeches and toasts. There’was a grand Centennial costume ball in the evening at the City Hall, Biddeford, com plimentary to the visiting brethren. The hall was haudsomely decorated and there was a large number of dancers present. In Lewigto u. Lewiston, April 26.—The Odd Fellows of Lewiston and Auburn celebrated their fifty seventh anniversary today. The profession was a fine one. Cole’s Band of Portland, and Johnson’s Band of Lewiston, furnished the music. The anniversary exercises were held in Auburn Hall, where an oration was delivered by Rev. Mr. Bolton. In the evening there was a grand promenade concert in City Hall, Lew iston. fire in Burlington. Bangor, April 26 —The residence of Col. J. W. Porter of Burlington, was destroyed by fire today, and also the barn. Most of the furni ture was saved. Loss unknown. MASSACHUSETTS. Dunlin Explosion—One Man Killed. Newburyport, April 26 —There was a ter rible dualin explosion at the German mine, Newbury, this noon. Miners were warming dualin in ashes, when it exploded. James Mc Gill of Oswego, N. Y., 11 years old, was fatally injured. John Carter of Truro, N. S., was thrown 30 feet into a shaft, and his arm and ribs broken. James Williams was slightly injured. The smith shop was blown to pieces. The Boston & Albany Railroad. Boston, April 25.—There was a stormy dis cussion in the House today on the resolve au thorizing the Attorney General to institute le gal proceedings against cert tin Boston & Al bany Railroad officials. After some amend ments were discussed and rejected the majority report was passed to a third reading. This censures no one directly, but orders the Attor ney General to bring suits against the Boston & Aloany officials provided the Governor and Council consent. Cotton Manufacturers. The New England Cotton Manufacturers’ As sociation held their annual meeting at the In stitute Technology today. One hundred and thirty persons were present, representing the various cotton interests of New England and the Middle states. The principal topic of dis cussion was the export of cotton goods and means of advancing it. Hon. E. A. Straw of Manchester, N. H., was elected President for the ensuing year. WASHINGTON. Sclie nek’s Letter of Resignation. New York, April 26 —Documents relating to tbe affairs of the Emma Mining Co. were re ceived yesterday at Washington. Al though the committee agreedjto keep the docu ments secret until Gen. Scheuck had seen them the Tribune’s desdatch says tbe letter of resig nation as a director, by Scbenck, is one of tbe documents, but that it is in the handwriting of Park, signed by Scbenck. Northern Pacific Railroad. The House Committee on Pacific Railroads today came to a favorable conclusion on the Senate bill giving eight years additional time to the Northern Pacific Railroad Co., to con struct and complete the road. The bill secures the rights of settlers on lands withdrawn from the market for the benefit of the company and gives the company other lands instead. IThe Government Printing Ofllce. The government printer claims that the er rors discovered by the Printing Committee in his cash book are errors in footing which had not been discovered until the committee made a close examination. They were admitted at once by the chief clerk, who had charge of that book, as mistakes, and the chief clerk proposed at once to make them good, for he believed he had the money there, and there was a mistake between his books and the money. The print er denies having even a dollar in money be longing to the United States in bank from his office under the sales of documents, speeches and Congressional Records, as charged. Pay ments were frequently made to the office by Congressmen and others, in checks and drafts, which could not be negoti ited at par at the baoks, but bad been received as an accommo dation. As to prices paid, he says: Composi tion is sixty cents per 1000 ems. Under the ar rangement of the office all the “fat matter,” so called, is put in the hands of men at SI per day, who earn sometimes S6 and SIS per day. I have known a mani to earn day after day ahout $18. None of them earn less than $5 or $6. He says that tbe printing ef the investi gation reports, forced upon the office all at one time, will-be ruinously expensive. Post Traderships. The committee on expenditures in the War Department heard Gen. E. W. Rice of Iowa, who testified that he was appointed a post trader at Fort Richardson. He made an ar rangement with a Mr. Gregory who ran the post and gave the witness one-third of the profits. The post ran down until it ceased to be profitable. Gregory resigned. Witness got altogether less than $2000 from Fort Richard son. WitDess assisted Henty Reed to the ap pointment as post trader at Fort Wingate and was to have had a half interest in the profits, but never got any for there were none. Had an arrangement to get half the profits from the previcus trader, Cooa, but he made no money. Henry Reed continued the arrangement Wit ness has received about 81500 from this post. Received $1000 from J. S Evans,the post trader at Fort Sill, for interesting himself with the Secretary of War. Left the payment of his services to Evans who gave him voluntarily 81000. Had interested himself in securing the appointment of James Loeb at Fort Concho Texas, and received 82000 from Lreb. Got the appointment of W. H Hicks in 1872 at Fort Gr.ffin Received $5000 from Hicks. The only post that witness isinow interested in is Fort Wingate Witness has no business connection with iieancs, out Knows him very well. Witness was friendly and intimate with Gen. Belknap: has known him 20 years. Neither Gen. Bel knap nor any one else had any interest in his matters. Had frequently assisted his friends to get political offices, but never took a cent from them for bis services Thought these trading posts were business places accepted by business men. Adjourned till Friday. Various natters. The Secretary of the Treasury has authorized the commencement of the payment of interest due on the 1st prox., on the 27th inst., without rebate. Steps are being taken by the Attorney Gen eral to take possession for the government of the Hot Springs reservation, Arkansas. Judge Pierrepont will move the appointment of a receiver for these lands. Crimes aad Casualties. A. G. Melery was run over and killed at Melrose yesterday, in attempting to get on a train on the Boston & Maine. Early yesterday morning burglars entered the dry goods store of Butler H. Norwood, 82 Tremont street, Boston, and attempted to overpower the watchman. The latier made a desperate resistence and the thieves fled with out any large amount of plunder. W. H. Grant, and F. N. Brosseau of San Francisco, have been arrested and will be sent to Washington, for aiding Lippencott in issu ing Sioux scrip, by which the government was heavily defrauded. L. F. Prescott of Kingston, N. H., 68 years old, fell from a team in Haverhill, yesterday, and broke his collar bone. The wife of Luke Colburn of Nashua, at tempted to commit suicide Tuesday evening by jumping into the canal. An explosion at Hapgood’s torpedo factory, 112d street and 8th avenue. New York, yester day, injured 12 persons, 2 severely. Judge Carson of Crab Orchard, was shot and killed Sunday, it is alleged without provoca tion, by one John Smith. Building owned by the Smithfield Manufac turing Co. at Hyde Park, Mass., was burned last night. It was valued at $2400: fully iu sureJ. A fire in Campbell’s pottery, Hamilton,Ont., yesterday, destroyed three kilns, machinery aad a large amount of stock. Loss heavy. Schooner William Kennedy, loaded with un packed lime, caught fire yesterday morning in Chesapeake Bay. The vessel and cargo were destroyed _ lUcKce (Sentenced. St. Louis, April 26.—Judge Dillon to-day overrated the motion in arrest of judgment in McKee’s case, aud sentenced him to two years in the county jail and a fine of $10,000. In the McKee ease the court has granted a stay of two weeks, requiring defendant to give additional bonds in $25,000. A stay of two weeks was also granted In the ease of Con Maguire. STATE CONVENTIONS. Massachusetts Kepubli can. Lnrgc and Harmonious Convention-At Unpledged Delegation to Cincinnati, bu with preference* lor Brialow. Boston, April 2G.—The Republican Staff Convention met at Tremont Temple this morn ing. A. M. Beard of Boston, called the meet ing to order, read the call, and was chosen ten: porary chairman. Kev. E, B. Webb of the Shawmut Congre gational ebureb, 13ostou, then offered prayer He asked that in these days when so mauy an being assailed as by the tomahawk and scalp ing knife, we might not judge hastily aud un* justly; that we might also be spared the foolish ness of putting our faith in men untried ant unproved, and that we might be blessed as t nation aud a people. A. W. Beard then congratulated the dele gates that the Republican party was agaiu ii full possession of all departments of the stat government, aud that the spirit of reform wa so strong that the best men were sought for He hoped that they would choose as represen tatives, men of national reputation who wer seeking public welfare and not their owi aims; men whose characters stood so high a to require no pledges, no instructions. The committee on permanent organ!zatioi reported for President, John E. Sanford o Taunton and a large list of Vice Presidents am Secretaries. The President then addressed the conventio at length. His speech occupied 25 minutes i delivering, and was applauded both durin delivery aud at its close. He said in substance that it was hard! necessary to repeat and dwell upon the bistori record of the Republican partv, but rather t scan the present situation, aud to take note c existing tendencies and demands. No one who has watched the current c political eveDts has failed to see a widesprea and growing dissatisfaction with the mauagf meet of national affairs, and as a consequent there have been large and significant defet tions from our ranks. We have seen th Republican party routed in its strongholds an the national House of Representatives occupie by our opponents. It is idle to disguise th fact that there have been periods within th last few years when the national election woul have brought imminent hazard of Democrati restoration. Have you any longer a doubt, b continued, as to the causes which have wrough the change in our fortunes? Surely we hav not abjured our creed. Our distinctive polio and aims were never more clearly affirmed, ou traditions and the names of kour great leadei never more reverently held. No, the protest is not against the record c the creed, but against methods of administra tiou, against dominant influences and tender cies that have debased the character and ton of the public service; against a leadership tha has wielded power and patronage for its owi ends and not for the public good; against a nai uzaDsnip narrow, intense and violent, that ha usurped the place ot a broad and enlightenei statesmanship aDd repelled|accessious of rec ognized character aud ability as au element to repugnant to be tolerated; against a cede c financial morality that has corrupted the stao dards of official honesty and turned places o public trust into opportunities of private gaii or public plunder. There is, in addition to tbe anxious lookou for relief from the long continued depres sion that rests upon the material interests o the country, a well founded conviction that w have had enough of partisan skirmish and in efficiency, of manipulation for political effect aud that it is time for a party that proposes t< stand on its positive merits, for a statesman ship that undertakes to do something for th couutrv, that is competent to deal with th< evils of a currency which blunts the publii conscience while it paralyzes the business o tbe people, to purify the civil service by select ing the fit and promoting the faithful; to rescu the public revenues from conspiracy and theft to relieve by a sound and watchful economy tb< public burdens, and thus by the promise of i wise, efficient and stable policy, and to reston confidence to the channels of trade and indust ry. There is no magiG in party or names o gratitude for past achievements that will atom for present failures. A new generation of voters is coming on the stage. However he may be nominated thi next President will not be elected by the hand dreds who are active In the preliminaries of tbi campaign, but by tbe thousands who will go t< tbe polls id November, knowing no alleg;anci and heeding no command save that of tbei own coDTiction. Measures and not meo are m longer the maxim of political wisdom. Meas ures and men is tbe watchword for to-day. The Republican party will be recreant t< commanding duty, Day, will invite the penalti of deserved defeat, if it does not place itseli with uubesitating courage in the very front o the movement tor reform and carry it forwarc with uncompromising zeal. Tbe dnty anc remedy is not to scuttle the good old ship, bui to pump out the bilge water, discharge the re creant and summon to command true anc worthy men. We can afford to make no mis take, aDd Heaven forbid that we present to the country merely a choice of evils. Expediency and patriotic duty alike demand that our can didate stand so peerless in character, ability and purpose that we fear no criticism and nc comparison. On motion of Robert Johnson of Boston, a committee on ballots was chosen. A. W. Beard read the following letter from Gov. Rice: My dear sir—I observed in some of this morning's papers my name mentioned as one of the candidates for delegates to the National Republican Convention at Cincinnati, and while grateful for the kindness of any whe would honor me with so high a trust, whenev er consulted on the subject I have uniformly declined such use of my came, and that decis ion I must still adhere to, with this added re quest, that you will withdraw my Dame in case it should be presented to the convention which is assembled today for the choice of delegates. The state abounds in men eminent in the re quisites for this responsible duty, and I doubt not tbe convention will make such a selection as will show that Massachusetts favors only such candidates as will command and deserve the support and confidence of the people of the country. H. B. Blackwell of BostoD, offered a series of resolutions in favor of civil service reform, and the nomination of candidates in favor of such principles: that the energy and courage of B. H. Bristow in unravelling the dark deeds of the whisky ring, merit our hearty approval. Mr. Bailey of Boston moved to refer the committee on resolntions without debate. Dr. Harrimau of Bostan offered an amend ment that the high character of Hon. James G. Blaine, his public services and his abilities entitles him to the highest office in the gift of the people. Blackwell proceeded to argue in favor of his resolution in spite of points of order that under the motion he could not discuss the merits of the question. Tbe chair ruled that the merits of candidates could be discussed. There was an attempt to choke him off by noi3e and applause, but Blackwell held his place. Mr. Allen of Boston, as a supporter of Mr. Bristow, regretted to have this subject opened at this time and moved that tbe whole matter lie on the table. Carried, Mr. Blackwell alone objecting. Mr. Pierce of Milton, for committee on reso lutions, reported one resolution: Resolved, That this committee leaves the dele gates of Massachusetts to the Republican National Convention, unpledged and uninstructed in respect ot individual candidates. (Applause.) But expects aud requires them each and all to work and vote for those candidates and those only whose characters and career give unquestionable assurance to the whole country that they will be faithful and zealous to maintain the equal rights of all citizens nnder the constitution, tot ring about resumption of specie payments at a date not later than that already fixed by law, and to effect thorough and radical reform of civil service to the end that the administration of public attalrs may be characterized by eHicieucv, economy and purity. Tbe resolution was carried unanimously. Mr. Stone of Waltham reported for com mittee on credentials that there were 969 pres ent, and that by reason of irregnlarities neither delegation from Ward 16 of Boston was en titled to seats. Report accepted. On motion of Mr. Osborne of East Bridge water, the convention at 2 o’clock pioccedod to ballot with tbe following result: Whole number of votes. .. .969 Necessary for a choice.485 E. R. Hoar had.. K. H Dana. Jr.B22 •J. M. Forbes.529 P A. Cbadbourne . 407 A. H. Bullock.283 Wm. Cogswell.376 E. Learned.. J F. Clark.283 W. B. Wasbburno.. J. D. Lang .... .. 75 J. E. Sanford. 38 T. A. Talbot. 0 Scattering. 12 On motion of Mr. Willcomb of Ipswich Paul A. Chadbourne, who received the next to the highest number of votes, was declared the fourth delegate. Delegates were author ized to fil, vacancies, thus doing away with the necessity of balloting for alternates. Adjourned at 4 o’clock. The friends of Mr. Bristow consider that they have secured a majority of the delegates of the four elected today. It is stated that Mr. Dana and President Chadbourne are outspoken in his favor, and that Mr. Forbes, although pre viously meutioned on the unpledged ticket, may be considered a Bristow man. Mr. Hoar is unvilling to pledge himself, but is uuderstood lo favor Blaine for first choice NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC. The Day Spent in Settling Contested Seats. Utica, April 26.—The Democratic State Convention organized with J. C. Jacobs a3 President. He made a speech, in which he said the same reform was needed in Washing ton that was now in Albauy. There was some debate upon allowiug con testing delegates seats in the convention, but it was finally settled by the chair appointing a large committee to report upon the subject,land then the convention, without any other busi ness, took a recess till 4 o’clock this aiternoou. The Democratic Convention held an evening session, but the committee on contested seats not being ready to report, it adjonrned till to-morrow morniug. Midnight—The committee cn contested seats decided to admit the entire Tammany delega tion from New York city. Mr. Harrison Repents His Story. Cincinnati, April 26.—John C. S. Harrison of Indianapolis, repeats substantially to a Ga zette reporter his former story relative to Mr. Blaine, and adds that twenty-three days after his (Harrison’s) letter was sem to government director Wilson, Secretary Delano wrote to a prominent Kepublican official, saying that it was deemed best on the government’s part to change the entire board of directors of the Un ion Pacific, and that be therefore proposed to appoint some odp from Indiana, replacing Har rison. This proposition was opposed and aban- I doned, I Fortj-Fourth Congress—First Session. SENATE. Washington, April 26. Mr. McDopald submitted a resolution re questing the President, if not incompatible with the pnblie interest, to forward to the Sen ate copies of all correspondence with the State Department not heretofore furnished or print ed relating to claims on which judgments have been rendered or may be pending before the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims arising from the capture of the rebel cruiser Shenandoah. Agreed to. Mr. Anthony, from the committee on print ing, called up the Senate bill to facilitate the printing of public accounts. He said that the purpose of the bill was to allow the congres sional printer to print and supply any person with public documents upon tie payment in advance of the estimated cost of printing the same. The law as it now stands requires the . payment of the estimated cost and 10 per cent. , additional. Bill was passed. , Mr. Sargent submitted a resolution directing , the Secretary of the Treasury to inform the Senate how many persons are now empluyed as revenue or internal revenue agents, giving . the date of their respective appointments, the | rate of compensation and expenses paid each, , and also to inform the Senate whether in any cases special rewards have been paid to or re , ceived by any of such agents, whether moneys f have been disbursed by any of such agents, 1 whether any and if so which of them have been or are under the direction of aDy person i other than the Secretary of the Treasury, and j not a subordinate of the Treasury Department, , and if so by virtue of yvhat statute or other au * thority. Agreed to. j Senate resumed the consideration of the un u finished busicess, it beiDg the bill to amend the laws relating to the legal tender of silver, f Mr. Sherman submitted an amendment to the second section to authorize the Secretary of f the Treasury to exchange the subsidiary silver j coin of the United States for an equal amount . of United States notes as well as tbe silver dol 3 lars authorized to be coined by the bill, such . notes to be retired and cancelled, and not be 3 again replaced by other notes. Ordered prict j ed 1 The bill establishing an educational fund and , applying a portion of the sale of pnblie lands J to educational purposes waB taken up after the 1 morning hour and Mr. Morrill of Vt., spoke in , support thereof. 3 Mr. Maxey submitted an amendment in the t nature of a substitute for the educational bill 3 and spoke at length in regard to the grants j made for educational purposes and in favor r thereof. 9 The substitute consecrates the net proceeds of tbe sales of public lands to tbe support of r of common schools, the endowment of colleges, . &c Bill and substitute were then laid aside and 3 tbe Senate took up the bill in relation to the ; Japanese indemnity fund. Pending ^he dis , cussion the Senrte went into executive session . and at 3.20 adjourned. 5 HOUSE. 1 The Speaker appointed the following confer " enca committees: J. On tbe deficiency bill—Messrs. Wells of Mo., At 1 kins of Tenn., and Hale of Me. ' on the diplomatic appropriations bill—Messrs. E Singleton of Miss., Randall of Pa., and Waldron of i Mich, fllr. vv nite of Kentucky, had an article read from a Washington newspaper charging the Clerk of the House and his subordinates with 1 b°nbyiDg a®a'nst ^6 legislative appropriation The Speaker decided that it did not come p within tbe boundaries of privileged matter, but 1 a resolution to investigate tbe matter was pass ed. * Mr. White sent another letter to the Clerk’s desk charging the engineer with poisoning, and it was referred to the Committee ou Pub lic Buildings. Tbe resolution of Mr. Gibson of Louisiana, * for a select committee of nine to investigate the affairs of the New Orleans Custom House 1 was adopted. ' The House weDt into committee of tbe whole 1 and took up tbe legislative appropriation bill, ■ on the page relating to War Department ap ' propriations. The proceedings were interrupted, and Mr. Douglass, cbairmaD of tbe select committee ou Freedman’s Bank, made a personal explanation 1 in reply to an article in the morning Washing ton Bepublican, speaking of tbe committee as 1 a “star chamber inquisition,” and publishing a ' letter from Mr. Leopold, one of tbe commis ; sioners of tbe bank, complaining that be bad not been allowed to testify in reply to charges ' made against him by certain witnesses. He (Douglass) did not think it surprising that a paper which bad championed all tbe infamous 1 rings of the District would champion this com missioner. He asserted that Mr. Leopold had , ample opportunity to vindicate himself before tbe committee if be had not vindicated himself it was his own fault. He applied to Leopold tbe quotation: “No thief e’er felt the halter draw With good opinion of the law.” Tbe consideration of th% legislative appro priation bill was resumed. After progressing as far as page 59, leaving only eight pages to be disposed of, the committee rose aud Mr. Weils of Missouri, from tbe committee of con ference on the deficiency bill made a report re commending that the Senate recede from three of its amendments and that the House concur in three other of its amendments, none of them of any importance. The report was concurred in aud resolutions offered by Messrs. Banning of Ohio, aud Ban dall of Pennsylvania, calling for information as to the sale of commissary articles, and as to tbe amount of post funds at the Military Aca demy at West Point were adotpted, and the House at 5,30 adjourned. mETEOROLtfftlCAfi. PROBABILITIES FOR THE NEXT TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. War Dep’t, Office Chief Siqnal ) Officer, Washington, D. C., > April 27, fl A. M.)j For New England. For eastern New England, increasing north and east winds; cloudy and snow with station ary temperature for south New England, followed by falling barometer, west winds, cooler and clear weather. Cautionary signals continue from Wood’s Hole to Eastport. Commodore Vanderbilt III. New York, April 26.—It is reported that Commodore Vanderbilt is seriously ill. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Review of tbe Portland markets FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 26. The markets are dull aud there is not as good de mand for goods as coaid be wished. This is true both in dry goods and in the grocery business. Our quotations this week show a decline in dry goods, es pecially in cotton goods. The money market shows but little change and loans can easily be obtained on good securities. Gold closed Wednesday, April 26th, at 1128. Apples are not worth quoting as they are about out of the market. Beans are in good demand and prices are firmer. Cheese is dull and the market is easier. Coflee is dull and there is but little doing. Cooperage remains dull. Copper and cordage exhib it no change in values. The fish market is quiet and unchanged. Flour is rather inclined to be dull and lower, and common grades are easier. Oranges and lemons are in better demand and prices are advanc ing as will be seen by the quotations. Corn is oft slightly this week and mixed is quoted at 70 @ 72c by the car lot, and 72 @ 73c in bag lots. Hay remains unchanged. Iron is in fair demand at the quoted prices. Lard is dull and prices are a little easier. Leather remains firm and the demand for the export trade continues good. Lumber is in fair demand for home use, while the export demand is small. Mo lasses is unchanged in prices and the demand is look ing a little better. Oils remain unchanged this week. Potatoes are worth 40c by the ear lots, and retail at 45 @ 50c. Bermuda onions have arrived and sell ior 32 75 @ 3.00 per crate. Pork is dull and recent Bales have been made at lower prices. Grass seeds are firm at quotations. Sugars are firm and the demand excellent. Granulated is quoted at 10} @ 10}, and extra C at 11J. Oolong tea is very firm at the quota tions, while Japan is dull. Tobacco is dull and re cent sales have been made at much lower prices. uaur uomnuc necetpt.. By water conveyance—1000 bash corameal to Q W. True & Co. _ Boston Bank Statement. BOSTON. April 26.—The following is the statement of the Boston National banks, as returned to th« Clearing House: 10 tne Capital..$ 51,350,000 Specie'.'.'. ,3S’7“ Legal tenders. 7 127 600 Due from other banks. 22’o363mI Due to other banks. 24Worn . BmSS The changes since last week have been as follows • Loans, increase. 440 -no Specie, decrease.. 247'600 i Legal tenders, decrease. 143'700 Due from other banks, decrease.1,132" 00 Due to other banks, increase. 26l’30Q Deposits, decrease.1,050 600 Circulation, increase... 4’gOO Boston (Mock market [Sales at the Brokers’ Board, April 26.] $700 Maine State 6’s.jogs 10 Boston <& Maiue Kailroad.igi1 50 Eastern Kailroad...* ,,, jjl t 60 .1°. Ilf J j]| Second Call. 25 Eastern Kailroad.slo m! 12 Sales at Auction. ! 10 Bates Manufacturing Co. g-< 20 Hill Manufacturing Company. 7j 6 Boston & Maine Kailroad.^ Brighton Cattle market. < For the week ending Wednesday, April[26. Amount of stock at market—Cattle 2372; SheeD and LambB;2615; Swine 3950; number Western Cat- S tie 2703; Eastern Cattle 7; Milcb Cows and North ern Cattle 160. Brices of Beef $1100 lbs, live weight—Extra qual'tv ( at $6 00 @ 6 25; first quality at $5 62$ ffi 5 87$; sec- 1 ond quality at $5 12$ @ 5 50; third quality $j og ® 4 62$; poorest grades of coarselOxen, Bulls, &c.. a? $3 35 @ 375. ’ Brighton Hides— ® 6$ cents lb. B.ighton Ttl- ( low 0 ® 6$c lb. Heavy Country Hides 6$ @ 7c $> tb; light Country 7 Hides 5$ @ 6c lb; Country Tallow 5 (a 6c tb.i J Call Skms 0 ® 12$c tub; Sheep and Lamb Skins 75c@«i50eacln The trade for Beef Cattle opened dull on Tuesday, the large supplies for the last two week9 having been more than the demand required. The quality ot the ^ Beef Cattle from the West wa9 mostly of a very good grade, and prlcss obtained do not vary much it any from those of last week. There were but a few C loti of cattle sold at our Highest quotations, many c good lote of Cattle selling at 5} @ 6c lb., live weight. The larger portion of the Western Cattle that landed at Watertown were driven direct 10 Brtghton to be disposed of. From Maine there were but a few Cattle at ibis season of the year. Buyers are in market purchasing Beef Cattle tor nearly all the New England States for slaughtering purposes. Milch Cows—We quote extra at $55 a $95; ordi nary $25 @ 50 $> head ;Store Cows $00 @ $00 head; Most of the Cows offered in market for sale are of a common grade. Prices for Milch Cows do not vary much from week to week. Store Cattle—Not much call for store Cattle and but a tew in market. Sheep and Lambs—Those from the West were all bought up by butchers and taken direct to the slaugtiter houses to be slaughtered, costing from G$ to 8c ^ lb. From the North the supply was light and trade active at prices $c lb lower than those of last week. Swire -Store Pigs, wholesale 10 @ 11c lb; retail 10$ to 12c ^ lb. Fat Hogs, 3500 in market; prices 9 @ S$c lb. _ The Wool Market. BOSTON; April 26—LReported for the Press.]—The following is a list of prices quoted this afternoon: Domestic—Ohio and Pennsylvania pick-lock 46 ® 48c; do cLoice XX 43@45c; do fine X 42 @ 43o; m<£ dium 42 @ 45c: coarse 37 @ 38c; Michigan extra and XX 38 @ 40o; fine 36 @ 38c; medium 38 @ 40c; com mon 35@ 38c; other Western fine and X 36 @ 38c; medium 36 @ 38c, common 34 @ 36c; pulled extra 35® 45c; superfine 35 @50; No 1, 20 @ 25c; comb ing fleece 47 @ 55c, California 14 @ 30c; Texas 20 @ 33c; Canada 35 @ 50c; do combing 50 @ 60; Smyr na washed 18 @ 32c; do unwashed, 14 @ 24c; Buenos Ayres 18 @ 30c; Cape Good Hope 30 @ 35c; Austral ian 49 @ 47c; Donskoi 18 @ 35c; Mestiza pulled — @ c. There is no improvement to notice in the Wool market. Manufocturers continue to purchase in lots as wanted, and the sales have been limited, with no prospect ot a favorable change so far as prices at e concerned. Round lots could in fact be placed at concessions, as there is a feeline, on the part of man ufacturers, that prices must rule low all through the season. In New York there is no change to note in this market, and the demand for all descriptions is limit ed, and Dnces, though not quotably lower, are weak. Foreign Clothing-Meets with little or no inquiry prices are unchanged. Carpet stock is in large sup ply, but the demand is light, prices, however, are steady In Philadelphia there is no improvement to record in the market, and trade is in a most unsatisfactory and unprofitable condition. %ry Goods Market. New York, April 26.—The Bulletin’s weekly review ot the New York dry goods market says: The package trade in domestic Cotton goods is mod erate and the best corporation makes are steadily held by agents, but outside makes are rather weak. The Print market is weak and unsettled and addi tional makes of fancy MoumiDg and shirting Prints are reducsd $c by agents. Only styles of fancy Prints were jobbed at 5c. Ginghams in fair demand. Cot ton dress goods more active. New York Stock and Money Market. New York. April 26—Evening.—Money market was easy at 3 @ 3$ per cent, on call. Sterling Ex change-supply small at 4861 @ 4874 for sixty days and 489J @ 489$ for demand. Gold steady at 112 @ 112| at opening, closing 1125; loans were made flat and 2 per cent. The clearan ces at the Gold Exchange Bank were 27,791,000 The customs receipts were $320,000. Cancelled gold certificates sent to Washington $1,250,000. Treasury pa.d out $13,500 in interest and for bonis, besides $69,500 in silver. Governments were active and strong. State bondss nominal. Railway mortgages quiet and steady. The following were the closing quotations of Gov ernment securities: United States coup.46s.l88l... 1225 United States 5-20’s 1865, old.11#“ United States 5-20’s,1865, new...119 United States 5-20’s, 1867.12U uuncu out tea b, 1000 ..1224 United States new 5’s... United States KM0sncoup.118} Currency 6’s.. The following were the closing quotations ol Stocks: Western Union Telegraph Co.. .... 65ft Pacific Mail... 21 New York Central & Hudson KK.112 Erie. . 151 Erie preferred. 26 Michigan Central. 52 Union Pacific Stock. 64 Panama.127 Lake Shore. 551 Illinois Central. 97s Chicago & Northwestern. 391 Chicago & Northwestern prelerred. 58* New Jereey Central. 97 Rock Island.. St. Paul. 384 St. Paul preferred. 63} Wabash. 2} Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph. 18 Missouri Pacific. 14 Atlantic & Pacific prelerred. 2} The following were the closing quotations of Pacific Railroad securities: Central Pacific bonds...1061 Union Pacific bonds....104S Union Pacific Land Grants .. Sinking Funds. 901 Boston, Hartford & Erie 1st. 21* Guaranteed.25' Domestic markets. New 1 ork, April 26—Evening.—Flour slightly in buyers favor with a fair export and home trade de mand ; receipts 8906 bbls; sales 18,100 bbls; N 0 2 at 3 00 @ 3 75; Superfine Western and State at 4 10 @ 4 50; extra Western and State at 4 90 @ 5 25; good to choice do at 5 30 @ 5 70; White W beat Western ex tra at 5 75 @ 7 00; Fancy White Wheat Western at 7 05 @ 7 75; extra Ohio at 4 9u @ 7 00: extra St Louis at 5 25 @ 9 00; Patent Minnesota extra 6 50 @ 7 35; double extra at 7 40 @ 9 50; Southern at 5 00 @ 9 00. Rye flour is dull. Cornmeal active at 2 75 @3 60. Wheat—receipts 92,000 bush; sales 55,000 bush; the market is dull and pi ices generally without decided change, closing with holders more disposed to real ize;1 10 @ 119 for No 3 Spring; 116 lor ungraded Spring; 1 22 lor No 2 Milwaukee afloat foi small par cels; j 40 for Wuite Ohio in store; 1 37 for retail par cels No 1 Spring and nominally; 1 19 @ 1 23 for No 2 Chicago; 1 30 @ 1 34 for No 1 Spring. Rye is quiet Barley dull; No 1 Bay at 1 20. Corn—receipts 78, 770 bush; sales 67,000 bush; Com shade firmer with a fair export and home trade demand; 60} @ 614c for no grade Mixed; 65c tor old Western Mixed in store: 94 @62} for UDgradednew Western Mixed. Oats dull; receipts27,300 bush; sales 41,000 bush; 404 @ 47c for Mixed Western ana State; 46 @ 51c tor White Western, including rejected at 40Ac; White State at 48 @ 49}c in store: Mixed Michigan 46c gn the track. Hay is firm. Coffee -Rio is firm at 15} @ !8}c gold; job lots 15} @ 19}c gold by auction; 500 bags sold av eraging 1831, Sugar is quiet and steady; at 7 9-16 @ 7 13-I6c for fair to good refining; 7g@8c for prime. Molasses unchanged. Rice is dull and heavy, Petro leum is nominal; crudest 7gc; refined at 134 @ i3Sc. Tallow is heavy at 8}@8gc. Naval Stores-Rosin dull. Turpentine dull at 36c. Wool dull and heavy. Pork lower; new mess at 22 00 @ 22 15. Beef is quiet. Cut Meats quiet jpickled hams 13; middles at 12}c lor Western long clear; city long clear at 124. Lard is decided lower: prime steam at 13 50 @ 13 55. Freights to Liverpool—market is quiet; Cotton per sail at 7-32d; do per steam at 7-32 @ }d. Com i>er steam 5}d; Wheat steam 6d. Chicago, April 26 —Flour quiet and steady; com mon to choice Westerv shipping extra at 4 00 @ 5 00; good to fancy family brand 5 25@5 62}; Minnesota 5 00 @ 6 20; medium to choice Western extra 5 25 @ 7 75. Wheat opened strong and higher and closed at inside prices with active demand; No 1 Chicago Spring at 1104; No 2 Chicago Spring at 99} @ 994c; No 3 Chicago Spring at 904c; rejected at 80c. Com unsettle and generally higher; No 2 at 46}c. Oats are nominal; No 2 at 32c seller May. Rye dull, weak and lower at 64}c. Barley is dull and firm at 60c on spot; 57}c seller May. Pork is unsettled and lower and closed with continued downward tendency at 21 00 on spot. Lard is dull, weak and lower at 13 05 @1310. Bulk Meats are dull and lower; shoulders 8c; clear rib sides 11}; clear sides at 124. Receipts—11,00 bbls hour, 23,000 bush wheat, 89, 000 bush corn, 56,00'J bush oats. 4,700 bush barley, 780 bush ot rye. Shipments-12,000 bbls|fiour, 189,000 bush wheat, 88, 000 bush corn, 56,000 bush oats, 8,000 hush barley. 1700 bush rye. Toledo, April 26.—Flour steady. Wheat steady; No 2 White Wabash 1 37; No 1 White Michigan at 1 284; No 2 do 119; extra White Michigan at 138; Amber Michigan 1 23}; No 2 do at 1 06}; No 2 Red Winter 130. Corn is strong; High Mixed at 54c; no grade at 48c; damaged 44}c. Oats dull; No 2 at 35c. Receipts—000 bbls flour 6,000 bush Wheat, 7,000 bush Cora, 2,000 bush Oats. Shipments—10,000 bbls flour, 5,000 bush Wbeat,70, 000 bush Cora, 8,000 bush Oats. Detroit,April 26.—Flour steady and dull. Wheat quiet and steady; extra White Michigan 1 384; No 1 While at 1 30}; No 2 White held at 116}; No 1 Am ber held at 1 28. Corn nominal; No 2 Mixed at 56}c. Oats quiet; Mixed at 36}c. Receipts—888 bbls flour, 9,000 bush wheat, 400 bush corn, 7500 bush oats. Shipments—400 bbls flour, 22,000 bush wheat, 400 bush corn, 9000 bush oats. Milwaukee, April 26.—Flour is and unchanged. Wheat is firm ; No 1 Milwaukee at 110: hard do at 125; No 2 Milwaukee at 104; No 3 Milwaukee at 92}c. Com is firmer; No 2 at 51}c. Oats are quiet and steady; No 2 at 32}c. Rye is steady;No 1 at 70c. omicj ia uiuicij xiu a au uvL) iiu o at oc*z. Provisions dull and weak. Mess Pork 21 00. Lard prime steam 13 ffl 13}. Receipts—3100 bbls flour, 35,000 husb wheat. Shipments—6,000 bbls flour, 45,000 busb wheat. Cleveland April 26.—The Petroleum market is weaker; standard at 10}; prime White at 11} tor car lots. New York, April 26,—Cotton steady; Middling uplands 12Jc. Savannah, April 26.—Cotton is quiet; Middling uplands 12 l-16c. Augusta, April 26.—Cotton market is dull and uominal; Middling uplands 12 ffl 12}c. New Orleans, April 26,-Cotton in fair demand »t lower rates. Mobile, April 26.—Cotton is quiet; Middling up andB at 12c. Norfolk, April 26.—Cotton is dull and depresed. Charleston, April 26.—Cotton quiet; Middling Uplands 12}c. Galveston, April 26.—Cotton maiket is dull tnd ea- ier Louisville,April 26 —Cotton market dull; Mid lling uplands 12}c. Wilmington, April 26—Cotton is dullland nom nal;.Middling uplands 12}c. European markets. London, April 26-12.30 P. M.—American seeuri iles—United States bonds, 1867,109}; United States lew 5’s. 106}; Nw York Central 101. Liverpool, April 26.—12.30 P. M.—Cotton market s dull and depressed; Middling uplands at 6Jd; do irleans at 6 7-16d; sales 8,000 bales, including 1000 tales tor speculation and export. Dry Goods Wholesale market. Corrected weekly by Locke, Twitched & Co. Brown Cottons. Bags, good.... 24 ffl 25 Iheetings width, price. Prints best.... @ 6} Standard36in “ medium 5 @ 6 Heavy. ..36.. “ common ffl 5 Medium.36.. Pink & buff 6 ffl 6} Fine....36. Woolens. ihirtings.,28.. „ Bv’rs U’ns6-1 1 37}@2 25 flannels heavy 25 “Moscow6-4.2 75 @5 00 “ medium 14 ^ ... Cassimereblk.l 00 ffll 75 Bleached Cottons. “ fancy 62 ffll 59 Good. ..36in 10 @ 13 Coatings“3-5.100 ffll75 Medium.36.. 9 @ 9} “ “ g-4 150 @4 00 Light... .36- 7 ffl 9 Doesk’sbl’3-4.100 @4 00 lheetings.9-8. 13 @ 17 Jeans Kent’y. 16 ffl 35 “ ..5-4.. 12}@ 18 Kepellants. 80(5)115 “ -.10-4.. 30 ffl 35 Satinets. SO ffl 70 miscellnneons. Blankets. lenims good.. 16 ffl T9 Camp7ft.l io @1 20 “ medium. 12 @ 16 Colored )ppr. .2 75 @3 75 iorset Jeans— White 10-4... 3 00 @6 50 Bleach’d and _ Cotton Batting. slate. 8}ffl 104 50ib bales 1 lb Brown. 9 ffl 10} rolls 10 ffl 15 iateens— Warp Yam... 20 ffl 221 Blcb’d&bi’n 10}@ 11} Twine... 22lffl 25 Medium. ffl 9 Wicking. 25 ffl 30 lambric. ffl 5} Crocking*. lelainescotton All wool3-4... 45 ffl 50 and wool ... 12 @ 15 “ 7-8... 55 (6) 60 1 All wool.... 32 ffl 40 “ 78 ex. 65 ffl 70 Spot wool. . 27}@ 32} Crash. linghamsgcod 16 @ 11 Heavy. 12}® 16 Medium. 8 ffl 10 Medium. 6}@ 10 1 eking good.. 17 @ 29 Brills. w Medium. 124® 16 Brown h’vy 30 94® 11 Light. 9}@ 12 Medium 30 8 ffl 9} Portland Daily Press fltock Cist orrectedby Woodbury & Moulton, Bankers and Brokers, 67 Exchange St. Descriptions Par Value. Offered Asked old. .112},.. 1121 ovemRicntO’a, 1£81..122}..,,122} Government 5-20’s, 1865.117]. ...118 Government 5-20’s, July, 1865,. 118J. ...119 Government 5-20’8, July, 1867,. 121 ... 1214 Government 5-20’s, July, 1868,.1224 . 1224 Government 10-40’*.. ..... 117} 118 State of Maine Bonds. loxl .. 1004 Portland City Bonds, Municipal,. 101} .. IG2| Portland City Bonds aid R. R.100 ... 101 Batli City Bonds. . 99}...4100} Bangor City Bonds, 20 years,. ... 100 ... 101 Calais City Bonds,. 100 .... 101} Cumberland National Bank,... 40. 584... 60 Canal National Bank,. 100. 145 .. 146 First National Bank..100.137 ....138 Casco National Bank,.100. 137 ....138 Mereb ants’ National Bank,.. .75.102 ... 103 National Traders’ Bank,. L100.137 ... 138 Portland Company,. 70 80 Portland Gas Company,.,,. ..50. 73 ...75 Ocean Insurance Company100.104 .,,.106 A. & K. R. R. Bonds,. ,, 88.,.. 90 Maine Central R. R. Stock.100. 40 ... 60 Maine CentralR. R.Bonds,7’s.90 ... 92 Leeds &F’rm’gton R. R. Bonds, 100. 87 - 89 Portland & Ken. R. R. Bonds,. 100. 88 .... 89 Portland & Ogdensburg B.R. Bonds,gold,85 Portland Wholesale Price* Current. Corrected for the Press to April 26, 1876. Green. 4 00 @ 5 00 Dri’d West’n 9 (a) 12 do Eastern. 9 @ 12 Ashes. w Pearl, $y lb . li @ in Pot. G}@ 8 Beans. Pea. 1 75 @ 2 00 Mediums.... 1 30 @ 1 50 Yellow Eyes. 175 @ 2 00 Box Shooks. Pine. 60 @ 75 Bread. Pilot Sup.... 9 00 @11 00 do ex 1001b. 7 @ 8 00 Ship . 5 00 @ 5 50 Crackers ^ 100. 35 @ 40 Bntter. Family, lb 33 @ 37 Store.. .... 20 @ 25 Candles. Mould, ^ lb. @ 13 Sperm. 35 @ 37} Charcoal. Pine.. @ 12 Hard Wood, Oak. @ 15 Birch, Ma ple. @ 17 Pit Burned. Maple. @ 10 Cheese. Verm’t,$*lb 13 @ 14 Factory. 131@ 14 N. Y. Dairy. 12}@ 14 Coal—(Retail). Cumberland 7 50 @ 8 00 Pictou... 7 50 @ 8 00 Chestnut.... 7 00 @ 7 50 Franklin.... 900*@950 Lehigh &W. Ash. 8 00 @ 8 50 Coffee, Java, lb.. 31 @ 33 Rio. 20 @ 23 Cooperage. Hhd. Shooks and Heads. Mol. City.. @2 45 Sug.City.. @2 15 Sug. C’try. 1 45 @ 1 50 Pine Sugar box Shooks 68 00 @70 00 Hhd. Headings, Spruce, 35 in. @24 00 Soft Pine.. @24 00 Hard Pine @25 00 Hoops. 14 ft. @25 00 Short do 8 ft.lG 00 @17 00 7 ft.12 00 @14 00 Pop’rstaves.16 00 @17 00 Spruce, r’gh. @i 4 00 R. O. Staves. @45 00 Copper. Cop. Bolts.. @ 32 Y.M. sheath ing. @ 20 Bronze do... @ 20 Y.M. Bolts. @ 28 Cordage. Amer’n ^ lb 13 @ 13} Russia. .... 14 @ 14} Manila. 14}@ 15} Manila Bolt Rope. @ 16} Drugs and Dyes. Alcohol & gl 2 35 @ 2 40 Arrow Root. 25 @ 50 Bi-carb Soda 6 @ 8 Borax... ... @ 18 Camphor.... 30 @ 35 Cream tartar @ 45 Indigo.1 25 @ 1 50 Logwood ex. 14 @ 17 Madder. 12 @ 15 Naptha gl @20 Opium. 6 30 @ 6 40 Rhubarb.... 75 @ 100 Sal Soda.... @ 3 Saltpetre.... 10 @ 17 Sulphur .... 5 @ 5} Vitrol. 11 @ 12 Dnck. MU. 1 ....... . {(V OO No. 3. @ 32 No. 10. @ 21 8 oz.. @ 18 10 ozs. @ 22J DyewooiN. Barwood_ @ 3 Brazilwood. 5@ 7 Camwood... 6@ 7 Fustic. 22@ 3 Logwood, Cam peachy.. 2 @ 21 St. Domingo. 1 J@ 2$ Peach Wood @ 5A Red Wood.. to 2j Fish. Cod. per qtL. L’ge Shore 4 75 @ 5 00 L’ge Bank none Small.... 4 00 @ 4 50 Pollock. 3 25 @ 3 <'5 Haddock.... 2 50 @ 2 75 Hake.. 2 75 @ 3 25 Herring, Shore, |> bbl. 4 25 @ 5 00 Scal’d^bx. 25 (eg 30 No. 1. 16 @ 23 Mackerel,bbl. Bay No. 1.18 00 @20 00 Bay No. 2.14 00 @16 00 Large 3... 11 00 @12 50 Shore No.l 22 00 @24 00 No. 2....15 00 @17 00 No. 3.... none Medium... none Clam Bait... 4 00 @ 5 00 Flour. Super6ne ... 4 50 @ 5 00 Ex-Spring.,. 6J00 @ G50 xx Spring... G 75 @ 7 2 > Pat’t Spring wheats- 8 25 @10 25 Mich’n Win ter best.... @7 75 Low grade Michigan.. @ 6 00 St.Louis win ter fair.... 7 25 @ 7 75 Win’rgood 8 25 @ 8 50 “ best. 9 25 @ 9 75 Fruit. Almonds, Soft Shell. 21 @ 22 Shelled.... 40 @ 55 Peanuts. 2 00 @ 3 00 C.Cron. 30 @ 33 Currants.... 8A@ 9 Dates. 7 @ 8 Figs. 14 @ 17 Prunes-.... 8 @ 14 Raisins, 2 90 @ 3 00 L. M. new. 3 15 to 3 30 New VaJ. Pib.... 11|@ 12 LemonB $bx 4 50 @ 6 00 Oranges $>bx 4 75 @ 5 00 (^rain. Corn, So. yellow. @ 75 High Mixed 70 @ 72 do bag lots 72 @ 73 Meal. @ 70 Rye. @ 1 25 Barley. 75 @ 85 Oats. 50 @ 55 Fine Feed. . @30 00 Shorts.25 00 @26 00 (jUmpo wrier. Blasting.... 3 50 @ 4 00 Sporting_ 5 50 @ 6 50 Hay. Pres’d,^ton.l3 00 @16 00 Loose.15 00 @19 00 Straw. 9 00 @10 00 Iron. Common.... 2£@ 2} Refined. 2§@ 3J Norway. 6 @ 7 Cast Steel... 18 @ 22 German St’l. 12 @ 14 umic dicciM • v iw iij Spring Steel. 8 @ 11 Sheet lion.. Common.,.. 41® 41 H. C. 64® 61 Russia. 151® 161 Galy. 9J@ 12 Lard. Kegs^ lb... J42@ 154 Tiercesqp lb. 144® 154 Pail. 151® lfij Caddies. 165® 17 Lead. Sheet & Pipe 9 @ 94 Pig. 8 @ 84 Leather. New York, Light. 27 @ 29 Mid. Weight. 28 ® 30 Heavy. 28 @ 30 Slaughter... 35 ® 40 Am. Calf.... 1 00 @ 110 Lime. Rockland c’sk. @ 1 30 I amber. Clear Pine, Nos. 1 & 2...45 00 @55 00 No. 3. 35 00 @40 00 No 4.25 00 @35 00 Shipping.. 15 00 @20 00 Spruce.12 00 @15 00 Hemlock. ...10 00 @12 00 Clapboards, Spruce ex.30 00 @33 00 do No.l 15 to @20 00 Pine.35 00 @55 00 Shingles, Cedar ex... 3 50 @ 4 00 Cedar No.l 2 25 @ 3 00 Spruce_1 50 @ 1 75 Laths,spruce @ 1 75 Pine. @ 2 25 matches. Star, qp gros. 2 00 @ 210 molasses* Porto Rico.. 45 @ 60 Cieniuegos... 40 @ 45 Muscovado.. 32 @ 34 New Orleans 65 @ 75 Barbadoes... 42 @ 45 Sagua. 35 ® 39 Nalls. Cask. @ 3 50 Nnvnl Stores. Tar, qp bbl.. @3 75 Pitch (C.Tar) @4 00 WU. Pitch.. @ 3 75 Rosin. 3 50 @ 6 00 Turp’ 45 @ 48 Oil. Kerosene_ @ 20 Port.Kef.P’tr @ 15 Devoe Brill’t @ 25 Sperm. 2 00 @ 2 10 Whale. 85 @ 90 Bank. 50 @ 60 Shore. 40 @ 50 Porgie. 50 @ 55 Linseed. 57 @ 58 Boiled do_ 62 @ 63 Lard . 93 @ 115 Olive. 1 25 @ 1 75 Castor. 1 20 @ 1 35 Neatsfoot.. . 112 @ 1 25 Elaine. @ 70 Paints. Port. Lead.. @10 50 PureGr’ddo 10 00 @10 25 Pure Dry do.10 00 @10 50 Am Zinc.. . 10 @ 12 Rochelle Yel. 3 @ 31 3 @ 31 Rea Lead.... 10 @ 11 Plnster. White,^ ton @ 3 00 Blue. @ 2 75 Grou’d.iu bis 8 00 @ 9 00 Calcined.bis 2 75 @ 3 00 Produce. Beef Side.... 9@ 12 Veal. 8 @ 10 Chickens.... 15 @ 18 Turkeys. 18 @ 20 Eges.^doz. 16 @ 18 Potatoes.. .. @ 40 Ouions, bbl.. 2 50 @ 4 00 Bermuda.. 2 75 @ 3 00 Round hogs.. 8 @ 9 Provision**. Mess Beef. .11 00 @11 50 Ex Mess.. 12 00 @13 00 Plate.14 00 @15 00 Ex Plate.. 16 50 @17 50 Pork, Backs ....27 00 @28 00 Clear.26 00 @27 00 Mess.24 50 @25 00 Hams. 14J@ 15 Rice. Rice, lb... 6|@ 8* SnleratUM Salerat’s©1 lb 6 @ 7 Salt, Turks Is. hhd.(8 bu.) 2 25 @ 2 50 Bonaire.... 2 25 @ 2 50 Cadiz,du.pd. 2 25 @ 2 50 Cadiz in b’nd 1 31 J@ 1 75 Liverpool, Duty paid. 2 25 @ 2 50 In bond... 1 37 i@ 175 Gr’nd butter 20 ^ box Liv.fine sack 2 00 @ 2 25 Seeds. Clover, lb.... 17j@ 184 Red Top bag 4 25 @ 4 50 H. Grass,bu. 2 87$@ 3 00 Canary Seed 8 00 @ 8 50 Soap. ExSt’m RTd @ 8 Family. @ 7 No. 1. @ 61 Spices. Cassia,pure. 38 @ 42 Cloves. 50 @ 55 Ginger. @ 20 Mace. 1 65 @ 1 70 Nutmegs.... 1 25 @ 1 30 Pepner. @ 25 Starch. Pearl. 9 @ 101 Sugar. Granulated.. 101@ 106 Coffee A...,. @ io| Extra C. @ 9£ C\... 9@ 9? Syrups. 60 @ 70 Eagle Sugar Refinery, C. CC . @ 91 Ex C. @ 9§ Hav.Biown Nos.12,16 10 @ 101 Refining!.. 7f@ g| Teas. Souchong.... 25 @ 45 Oolong. 35 @ 50 do choice 55 @ 80 Japan. 45 @ 70 do choice 70 @ 1 00 Tin. Straits. 23 @ 24 English. 22 @ 23 Char. I.C... 9 00 @ 9 25 Char. I. X. ..11 50 @1175 Terne. 9 50 @10 50 Coke. 9 00 @10 00 Antimony... @ 20 Zinc.. 10j@ 11 Tobacco. Fives and Tens. Bestbr’nds 65 @ 75 Medium... 55 @ 60 Common.. 48 @ 52 Half lbs. 50 @ 55 Nat’lLeaf... 90 @ 1 10 Navy lbs.... 55 @ 62 Varnish. Damar. 1 25 @ 1 75 Coach. 2 25 @ 3 80 Furniture.. 1 25 @ 2 50 Wool. Fl’ce wash’d. 40 @ 42 do nnwash’d 30 @ 33 Pull’d.Supcr 45 @ 50 Lamb Skins. 75 @ 80 MARRIED. Notices of marriage, to insure insertion in tbo Press, must be accompanied by the name of the clergyman or magistrate solemnizing the same. _*_ In this city, April 25, by Rev. Wm. B. Hayden, Moses G. Dow, Esq., of Deering, and Miss Bessie N. Harris, M. D., graduate of tbo Female Medical Col lege. New York City. In Biddeford, April 17. John Hood of Dayton and Miss Fmily M. Dolly of Biddeford. In Kittery, April 6, Henry C. Moulton and Miss Ciara E. Blaney. DIED. In this city, April 26, Bertie Howard Land, aged 8 years 11 days,—only son of Joseph F. and Phebe B. Land. |Fuueral services Friday afternoon, at 2$ o’clock. Burial at convenience of the family. In this city, April 26, Willie P., son of Mrs Mary A. and the late Wm. Porter Chase, aged 9 years. [Funeral services on Friday forenoon at 10 o’cloek, at No. 212 State street. Burial at convenience of the family. In this city, April 26, John C., son of C. H. Baker, aged 18 years 4 months. [Prayers Thursday forenoon at 11 o’clock, at No. 7 Boyd street. Funeral services at Lewiston on Fri day. In this city, April 26, of Bright’s disease of the kid ney, Mr. Sami J. Symonds, aged 47 years. [Wiscon sin papers please copy.] In Deering, April 26, Arthur Forbes, son ot Dan’i R. and Hannah L. Dresser, aged 6 years. [Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.] In Limington, April 24, of typhoid pneumonia, Robert Brackett, aged 84 years 7 months 9 days. DEPARTURE OF STEAMSHIPS. NAME FROM FOR DATE Moravian.Portland... Liverpool.Apl 29 Adriatic.New York. .Liverpool.Apl 29 Alsatia.New York. .Glasgow..Apl 29 Atlas.Boston.Liverpool.Apl 29 Wisconsin.New York.-Liverpool... .May 2 Dity of Mexico.New York. .Hav&VCruz.May 2 3olon.New York. .Aspiuwall.. May 2 Russia.New York. .Liverpool.May 3 Uity of Vera Cruz.. .New York.. Havana.May 4 Peruvian.Portland ... Liverpool.... May 6 Wilmington.New forkv.Havana.May 9 iflinalurr Almanac «.. ..April 37* 5un rises.5 00 | High water. 1.45 PM Sun sets.6.55 | Moon sets.11.35 PM MARINE :N~EW& PORT OP PORTLAND. Wedncsilnj’, April 26. ARRIVED. Steamship Franconia, Bragg, New York—pessen ;ers and mdse to Henry Fox. Ship Martha Cobb, (ot Uoukland) Pearson, Fal noutb, E, in ballast, tor ordeis. Sch Maria Webster, Young, Virginia—oysters to j W Atwood & Co. Sch Harriet Chase, (Br) Quinlan, Boston, to load br St John, NB. Sch Ada (Br) Smith, Advocate, NS. Sch Harmony, Mitchell, Lubec. Sch Ida C Spoflord, Ingalls. Calais. Sch L B Sargent. Sargent. Calais. Sch Taglioni, Gamage, Bristol. Sch Utca, Thorndike, Rockland—lime to C A B .lorse & Co. Sen Oregon, Dnnton, Boothbay. Sch Traveller. Young, Eastport for Boston. Sch Sammy Ford. Allen, Lul.ce tor New York. Sch Vicksburg, Wentworth, Bangor for New York. Sch Highlander, Marshall. Bangor for Boston. Sch Dolphin. Talbot. Macbias tor Boston. Sch Anaconda. Fickeit, Mlllbridge for Boston. Sch Midnight Roberts, Wiscasset for Boston. Sch Silas McLoon, Rockland tor New York. Sch Hockaway, Thurston, Bristol tor Boston. Sch Robt Ripiey Bangor tor Boston. Sch Mary B Reeves, Bracy. Boston for Calais. Sch Warren. Reed. Calais for New Haven. Sch Ocean Wave, Galley, Calais for Providence. Sch Banner, Rich. Bangor tor Boston. Sch J Lawrence. Richardson, Mt Desert tor Boston Sch Dolphin, colbetb. Macbias for Boston. Sch Kalmar, Colbeth, Macbias for New York. Sch N .tones, Cole. Macbias for Boston. • Sch G W Snow. Colbetb, Macbias tor Hingbam. Schs Otranto. Hammond: Mineola, Fullerton, and Elizabeth. Sinclair for Providence. Sch Maria Louisa, Southard. Wiscasset for Boston. Sch Laurel, I ennelt, Sullivan tor Boston. Sch H Clay, Butler, Franklin for Boston. Sch May Wyman, Sawyer, Franklin for Boston. Sloop Active, Hamilton, Sullivan for Boston. Sch vioses Adams. -. from Gloucester, bound East, fishing, struck on Spring Point I edge about 2 o’clock, AM. where she remained until 11 AM, when she was hauled off by the tug W H Scott. She is badly strained and making water fast. Will go on the railway 1 or repairs. CLEARED. Sch F II Odlorne, Crowell, Richmond, Va—D W Clark * Co. Sch Valaint. (Br) Roberts, Tusket, NS—J Porteous Sch Gladiator, (Br) Parker, Yarmouth, NS—John Porteous. Sch Hannie Westbrook, McDuffie, Kennebec, to load for Annapolis, Md—master. LFROM MERCHANTS* EXCHANGE.] Ar at Philadelphia 26th, sch Ralph Howes, Burgess Portland. Cld 26th, sch F W Emery, Falker, Portland. Ar at Marseilles lltb, sch Geo K Hatch, Murphy, Ar at New York 26th. sebs Emma K Smalley. Mc Eadden; Ella Hodgdon. Nickerson, Portland; Alas ka, Thorndike, do for Philadelphia. Ar al Liverpool 25th inst. ship J B Brown. Keazer, San Francisco, (Dec 31.) Ar at Baltimore 26tb, brig Proteus, Havana. Ar at Dublin 25th, barque Alice, Dyer, Portland. Ar at Queenstown 24th, barque Mary G Reed, from Baltimore. Ar at Fortress Monroe 26th, barque M M Watts, from Harve. Ar at Havana 25th, barque Golden Sheaf, Thomp son, Greenock. Sid fm Sagua 24th, sch Agnes I Grace, lor North of Hatteras. Sid fm Cardenas 24tb, barque Fannie H Loring, Loring, Progresso; sch Norman, North of Hatteras. Arat Matanzas 23d, sch Addie Jordan, Leavitt, Philadelphia. DOMESTIC PORTS. SAN FRANCISCO—Cld 24th, ship St Lucie, Riv ers. Manila. NEW ORLEANS—Cld 23th, ship Majestic, Gib bons, Liverpool. Sid fm S\V Pass 24tb, barque Mignon, Soule, for Dunkirk. MOBILE—Ar 24th, sch Tacnhauser, Grover, from Portland. PENSACOLA—Ar 21st, sch Levi Hart, Giles, from New York. Ar 25tb, sch Gertie E Merrow. Meader, Kingston. BRUNSWICK, GA—Cld 20th, sch E A Hayes, Smith, Washington. DC. WILMINGTON, NC—Ar 22d, sch J W Woodruff, Haskell, Saem. BALTIMORE—Ar 25th, sch Mary F Corson, Cor son, Richmond. Cld 25th, sch Louisa Bliss, Strong, Boston. PHILADELPHIA—Ar 23d, sch E G Willard, Si monton, Portland. Ar 24th, brig Eva N Johnson, Yeaton, Matanzas; schs J N Huddell. Sharp, Rockport; J Clark, do; M Tilton, do; W D Hilton, Newton, and E T Cot tingham. Smith, Bath. Ar at Delaware Breakwater 24th, brig C C Bearse, Blaisdell. CardeDas. NEW YORK—Ar 24tli.brig Helen M Rowlev.Row ley, Providence; scbs Wardwell, Bergman, Fortune Island; Olive Avery,tiott. Providence; George & Al bert, Willard, do; Winnie Lawrie, Spear, do; Wm P Ritchie, Freethy, and Harper, Connor, do; Post Boy, Fountain, Rockland ; Senator Grimes, Philbrook, Calais. Also ar 24th, Darque Regina Tolck, Ray. Boston; schs Nicola, Randall. Machias; Zampa, Sanborn, do; H Macomber,Williams. Pawtucket tor Philadelphia; Annie Leland, Homer, Savannah for Providence. Cld 24th, ship Cyclone, l>eat, for Antwerp; barque Ada W(swell, Wiswed, Wellington and Dunedin NZ; brigs Ellen Mitchell, Eaton, Sbulee, NS; Ramirez, Bernard. Galveston; scbs Stephen Bennett, Bennett, Port Spain; Wm McLoou, Rogers, Port au Platte; J W Peasley, Parker, Boston. Cld 25tb. barque Frank, Wallace, for Dunkirk; sch Joshua Grindle, Freethy, Ponce. PROVIDENCE—Ar 24th, schs Lamartine, Haskell. Calais tor Pawtucket; LA Boardman, Norwood, and Clara Sawyer, Branscomb, Calais; Exeter, Pendle ton, Rockland Ar 25th, schs Volant, Hayes, Calais; Red Rover, Bowden. Ellsworth. Ar 25th. sch Challenge, Reed, Kennebec for NYork leaky, to go on the railway. Sid 24th, schs Crown Prince, (Br) Branscomb, lor Portland: S J Watts, Watts, New York. BRISTOL—Sid 25th, sch Nellie Eaton, Townsend. Calais. In Dutch Island Harbor 29th, schs Frank B Col ton, Ben Bolton, Anson Stimson, Union, Billow, Ma ry Langdon, Slack Warrior, Lucy, L H Baker. VINEYARD-HAVEN—Ar 24th, schs John Bird, Smith, from Philadelphia for Portland; Jas Warren, Drisko, New York for Boston; Olive Elizabeth, Ran dall. Port Johnson for Saco; SP Brown, Tinker, PhiladelDbia tor Portland; Re.i Rover, Bowden, Ma chias for Providence; Joasie, Joy, fm Gouldsboro for Oak Bluffs. Sid 24th, sch M W Drew, and Red Rover. BOSTON—Ar 25th, schs Carroll YouDg, Machias; Hannah Giant, Fickett, Cherryffeld; Volant, Allen, Hampden; E A Elliott, Sproul, Winterport; Sarah, Weeks, Bath; Pemaquid, Fossett, and M 0 Sproul. Sproul, Bristol. Cld 25th, 8chsPW. (Br) Teare, Portland; Clara Smith. Packard, Rockland. Ar 26th. schs Nulato, Holmes, Machias; Margaret, Clark, and Robt Foster, Cole, Millbridge. Cld 26th, schs Georgietta, Curtis, Port au Prince; Henry Withington, Stone, tor WiscasBet, to load for Bristol, E. FOREIGN PORTS. Ar at Hiogo Mcb 6, barque Courser, Killman, from Philadelphia (and sailed 15th for Iloilo.) Sid fm Guantanamo 13th inst, barque Horace Beals Fickett. New York. Sid fm Trinidad 15th lost, brig Richmond, Bryant, Boston. Ar at Cienfuegos 20th inst. sch W H Jordan, Rich ardson, Greenock. [Latest by Europen steaamers.] Sid fm Falmouth 12th inst, Gen Fairchild, Kelley, Hamburg. Sid fm Queenstown I2th, Anita Owen, Pettengill, Troon. Sid fm Greenock 11th, Keystone, Frederick, Hava na; David Babcock. Colcord, do. Sid 10th, Humboldt, Wiley, New York; George V Jordan, Duncan, Buenos Ayres. Ar at Cuxhaveu 9th inst, Mt Washington, Perkins, Jarvis Island. Sid Stb, Ida Lily. Blanchard. Philadelphia. Sid fm Weymouth 10th. Sontag, tierriman, Leith. Ar at Catania 2d lust, C C Robinson, Devereux, Genoa. Ar at Santander 2d inst, Fannie B Tucker, Tucker, Ne* York. Ar at Oporto 5th inst, Lizzie Dewey, Davis, trom New York. Sid 6tb, brig Ennis, Dyer. St Thomas. Ar at Helvoet 10th inst, Homeward Bound, Merri man, New York. SPOKEN. April 13, lat 40 52, Ion 55 27, barque Kate Harding, from Philadelphia for Havre. April 23, lat 43 04, Ion 50 45, ship Lizzie Moses, fm Bremen for New Orleans. April 20, lat 41 50, Ion 46 36, ship Marcia C Day, Chase, from New Orleans for Havre. April 20, lat 45 40, Ion 42 20, ship Caledonia, Potter, from Liverpool for Bangor. Removing; Life’s Heaviest Harden. To remove the burden of disease, the heaviest that poor humanity is compelled to bear, is certainly a grand ohfect, a glorious mission. Assuredly the discoverer of a remedy which accomplishes this re sult is entitled to the gratitude and respect of man kind . Such a remedy is Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters, whose great success is attributable to the lact that its restorative action upon the debilitated and dis ordered system is in accordance with the nrinciples of common sense. It invigorates the sick, and, as their strength increases, the burden of disease grows lighter. It reforms those physical irregulari ties which render weakness chronic, and thus eradi cates the evil at its very source. Liver complaint, malarious fevers, constipation, urinary troubles, uterine weakness, and many other causes of general debility and ill health, are completely removed by the combined tonic and alterative operation of the Bitters. v>awuiu id ii wuijuuu ui»ease,—go common mat snuffing, spitting, and blowing of the nose, meet us at every turn on the street. Your foot slips in these nasty discharges on the sidewalk and in the public conveyance; and its disagreeable odor, contaminat ing the breath of the afflicted, renders them offen sive to their associates. There is the highest medical authority for stating that with fully one halt, if not two thirds, of those afflicted with Consumption of the Lungs, the disease commences as Catarrh in the nose or head, the next step being to the throat and bronchial tubes—lastly to the lungs. How important then to give early and prompt attention to a Catarrh! To cure this loathsome disease correct ihe system by using Dr Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery, which tones it up, cleanses the blood, and heals the dis eased glands by a specific influence upon them; and to assist, use Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy-with Dr. Pierce’s Nasal Douche. This is the only way to reach the upper and back cavities where the dis charge comes from. No danger from this treatment and it is pleasant to use The two medicines with instrument are sold by dealers in medicines [ oc29 apr22eod& wlw SPECIAL NOTICES?" Awnings, Tents, Flags, Boat Sails, Covers, Canvas Letterings, Decorations, &c., 49 1*2 EXCHANGE STREET, F. A. LEAVITT. marctS • sneodtf JAUNDICE and BILIOUNNEN9. Who knows a good iemedy tor these disorders? We are assured A. rWOOD'S Vegetable, Physical, Jaundice Bittern will effect a speedy cure They have never failed to satisfy all who have used them for Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Bilious ness, etc. Beware of imitations. Tho genuine has private proprietary stamp of John F. Henry over the cork. Bold by all dealers, Manhattan Med. Co., proprietors. JOHN F. HENRY, CURRAN & CO., New York, Wholesale Agents. ap25 6nl3tTTh£S&w4t GRASS SEED. Herds Grass, Clover and Red Top, — FOR SALE BY - Harris & Littlefield, 143 Commercial Street. uichl6 6utf National Loan Office, (ESTABLISHED IS 1969,) No. 53 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. Money to loan in sums to suit on Diamonds, Jew elry, Watches, and all valuable personal properly at low rates of interest , . . .. . For sale Diamonds and Jewelry at less than half the original cost. _ ... One tine Diamond Stud, 1 karat pure white, elegant affair.••••••.. §05.00 One tine Diamond Stud, f karat pure white, 50.00 •* •• “ Ring, 1 karat, old miue stone, 75.00 “ “ “ ladles’ Ring, very handsome, 35.00 and lots of other Diamond Rings, Eardrop* and Stuus, Gold and Silver Watches, and other Silver Ware at less than half price. apl3snlm* 9. N( IIKYVER. . I SPECIAL NOTICES. Please tell the people that ycu saw their Advertisement in the PRESS the circula tion of which, per month, exceed i 100,000, Eastman Bros. WILL OPEN — ON — Wednesday, April 19th, New Dress Goods, SILKS AND SIUWLS! — ALSO — LADIES’ COSTUMES, Drap d’ Ete and Silk 8ACQUES ;Sr~An examination ot these goods is solicited. EASTMAN BROS., 534 CONGRESS STREET. aprl8 sndtf FOREST TAR. The following, which explains itself, will prove of interost to many readers. “For twenty years X have been very much troubled with Salt Bheum on my arm, for which X have tried various washes and salves besides the treatment of my regular physician. These have only drawn it from my arm, and caused it to appear elsewhere. After using less than one cake ol your Forest Tar Soap, my arm is entirely well and I discover no symptoms of the trouble elsa w here.—Mrs. B. S. Hunt, Portland. Me. Get a cake of your Druggist, or by sending 35 cts. to tho Forest Tor fin PnrHoiul Xfo octl5 sn9m DR. THAYER, PHYSICIAN AND SC KG EON, Late of Philadelphia, — CAN BE ■— CONSULTED FREE OF CHARDE at bis rooms in Mechanics’ Hall Building. The Doctor is a Graduate of both the Allopathic and Homoeopathic Schools. has been in extensive practice for twenty years. Dis eases of the Eye and Ear. Throat and Lungs, skill fully treated. Also Chronic Diseases in all forms. The Doctor’s success in both acute and chronic dis eases, warrants the assertion that he never fail, to cure where a care ia p.aaihle. Office Hour. 9 I. 19 A. IK., 1 Is 3, and 6 deS to 8 m. tebUsneodtt AGENCIES. 8, K. NILES, ADVERTISING AGENT. Contracts for Advertisements in all Newspapers of all cities and towns of the United States, Canada nd British Provinces. Office No. 6 Tremont Street, Boston. BATES & LOCKE, Newspaper Advertising Agents, 34 PA..E ROW, NEW TORE. J. H. Bates, late ot D. R. Locke, o Locke A S. M. Pettengill & Oo. Jones, Toledo Blade. Send for list of 100 choice newspapers. GEORGE P. 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I, WHEELER, NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING AGENT No. 5 Washington Building, PROVIDENCE, R. I. Ladies Fine Boots! in all the leading styles, including the Seamless Side Lace Boots — IK — FRENCH AND AMERICAN KID. Ladies’ Fine Boots in nil Widths a Specialty. Also a line of the celebrated Newark Hand Sewed Work for Gents’ wear. No. 1 Elm Street. PKEBLKLDAV1S.T' } LEAVITT & DAVIS. CS^Measures taken for Ladles’ and Gent’s boots. apr20eodtf PORTLAND Paper Box Company ! has decidod to resnmo the manufacture of Paper Boxes, and has taken Chambers NO. 48 UNION STREET. where he will be happy to see his old customers. PORTLAND PAPER BOX CO., ap26dlm* No. 48 Union Hirers. Portland Daily Press Job Printing OFF IC E* Posters, Hand Bills, Bill Heads, Cards, Tags, &c,, printed at short notice.

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