Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 28, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 28, 1876 Page 1
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_PORTLAND DAILY SS. ; ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862,-VOL. 13. PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 28. 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 Year in advance. To mail subscribers Seven Dollars a Year it paid in ad vance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS Is published every Thursdav Morning at #2.50 a year, if paid in advance at #2.00 a year. Rates op Advertising : One inch of space, (be length ot column, constitutes a “square.” #1 .50 i>er square daily first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or lees, #1.00; continuing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, tbree insertions, or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of "Amusements” and “Auction Sales,” #2.00 per square per week; three Insertions or less, #1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which 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. PORTLAND MUSEUM, Car. of Congress and Exchange Streets. I. T. H VER dc CO., - Proprietors. FRIDAY, April 28tli, BENEFIT OF WM. CALDER ! on which occasion will bo presented Bulwei’s Come dy of CHAVEi. ...WM. L'ALDEK. Natnrday Matinee and Natnrday Night, April 29th, UNCLE TOM’S CABIN. TOPSY.ALFY CHIPPENDALE, Ladies’ Matinee every Wednesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION, ]Hay Day Dinner and Concert — AT — CITY _HALL. OX MONDAY, MAY 1, The Ladies of the Second Parish, will give an Exhibi tion (in Costume) of some of tbe JBmployments of Ladies of Ye Oldeu Tymes. such as Carding, Spinning, Quilting, &c., &c. Ladies from 75 to 92 years old, will take part in the Exhibition, giving Younger People an opportunity to see how such Work was Done in Days of Old. In the Reception Room from 12 till 2 o’clock, a Slot Dinner will be nerved, consisting of a Nice Variety of meats and other good things too nume rous to mention. Ice Cream and other Refreshments at all hours. A Concert of Ye Olden Tymes, in tbe Evening from 8 to 9, promising to be extremely floe. Admission to Refreshment Room, free. Admission to the Hall, 25 cents; Children. 10 cents. Doors open at 11 A. M. The usual Varietv of Useful and Fancy Articles, Flowers, Ac., for Sale. ap27d4t MAY BALL ! The members of Prof. J. W. Raymond's private class will give a Grand Ball at Lancaster Hall, MoMay Eyening, May 1st Committee—J. H. Lam son, C. W. Jones, David Hooper. F. A. Waldron, R. M. Gibson, Arthur Mor rlson, F. J. Stubbs, C. F. Swett, J. Crosalep. E3?“Ticket8, admitting Gent and Ladies, to he 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 • <15t GRIND MILITARY RECEPTION, COMPLIMENTARY TO His Excellency Goy. Seldon Connor & Staff - AND — Maj-Gen. Chamberlain and Staff, Tendered by tbe Active and Honorary Members of the PORTLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, — AT — CITY HALL, Portland, Tuesday Evening, May ft, 1876. GENERAL AND RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Gen. Francis Fessenden, 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. I. W. Starblrd, Capt. T. J. Reynolds, Gen. R. M, Richardson, Capt. F. G. Patterson, Hon. C. H. Haskell, Hon. C. W. Goddard, Hon. J. W. Svmonds, 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. Winship, Esq , L. Clifford Wade, Esq., C. E. Jose, Esq.. W. H, Milliken, Esq , Chas. C. Harmon, Esq., Ira Witham, Esq., A. R. Hawkes, Esq., Wm. G. Davis, Esq., Dr. S. C. Gordon, Chas. E. Morrilll, Esq., S. 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. FLOOR 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. WHdrage, Private M. C. Pingree, Private W. F. Chase* IHLU91C, PORTLAND BAND, xx vzuutci t Will UV giypu uj iuii miuiai j ixuiu uug hour and a halt previous to commencement of dancing. Decerationa by Col. Win. Heals, of Bos ton* Tickets admitting Gentleman and two Ladies, $2, to be procured from the Executive Committee, and at the following places, on presentation of invitation: Loring, Short Cfc Harmon's. Dresser, McLellan & Co.'s, Ira C. Stockbridee’s. Erederick F. Hale’s, J. A. Merrill & Co.’s, Fessenden Bros’., and C. W. GreenleaFs. apr26dtd CITY _HALL. RETURN VISIT, WEDNESDAY, May 3d. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ! A general desire has been expressed by the patrons of the entertainment given by the Berger Family in this city on the 2lst of February last, that the ar tists of that evening be heard again. The same re quest has also come from many who were not present on that occasion. In compliance with this wish the management announce the return on the above date of the celebrated original and only BERGER FAMILY — AND — Sol Smith Bussell, Concert Troupe ! LADY ORCHESTRA 1 — AND — LADIES’ SILVER CORNET BAND! on which occasion they will present An Entirely New Programme, replete with novelty and elegance. MR. HOE (SMITH Rl’HSEI.L will appear in a new selection of his inimitable characler imper sonations, introducing for the first time here his fam ons sketches of “Goose with Sage and InyuDs,” and “The Boarding House Mistress,” as performed by him over 200 nights at the Olympic Theatre, N. Y. Min Anna Teresa Rereer, the wonderful Lady Cornet Soloist, and The Entire Company will Appear. Admission 50 cents, Reserved Seats 75 cents. Seats can be secured at IRA STOCKBRIDGE’S MUSIC STORE, commencing on Saturday, April 29th. apr28 dlw $10, $25, $5(1, $10(1, $200. $» ALEXJROTHIMlM&l'fl, Banker? and Brokers, No. 12 Wall St., New York, make for customers desirable investments of large or small amounts In stocks of a legitimate character, which frequently pay from five to twenty times the amount Invested every thirty days. There is every indication that the fluctuations of the stock market will be very wide during the coming month, and those who Invest at once will reap tho largest profit, stocks bought and carried as long as desired on de posits of three to five per cent. Circulars and weekly r eP°rts free- aplOdeoaly FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. A MOST cruel and rascally use of our firm name has just been brought to our notice. A few days since some person with an evident intent to injure us in our good name, left one of our business cards at the residence of a respected citizen, a mem ber of whose family was lying at the point of death. The alwve reward is oflered lor the discovery of tbe unfeeling scamp who thus sought to bring us into ill repute in the community. MORSE & BUNCE. undertakers, 101 FEDERAL STREET. jan'i dlwteod3m ENTERTAINMENTS. MUSICJTALL. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, April 28 and 29, MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 O’CI/K, THE WORLD.RENOWNED Bryant’s Minstrels! Neil Bryant.Director. Uus Moulton .Manager. —FROM— BRYANT’S OPERA HOUSE, N. Y. 24 S T A R AR T 1 S T S 24 The Oldest and Most Complete Company in the World. Look at the List of Stars: NEIL BRYANT, LEIV BENEDICT, T. lU. HENBLER, BELLY BKYANT, ««!*» AND FOX, A DAT1N AND LEE, The Celebrated California Quartette, composed of WELLING BROTHERS, And J. W. FREETH. jyBrilliant Orchestra and Bra«s Band. Usual prices. Reserved seats at Box Office one day in advance. W. H. STRICKLAND, Gen’l Agent. apr22 d6tSMWThF&S BUSINESS CARDS. VJ 1 lar llhall 9 fficokj Job and (gald ePunbel, No, 37 Plum Street, 9tt Dr. n. T. WildGj * Tbe Natural magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha'l be healed. 303 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St. nov8dtf C. P. BABCOCK. ' MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer Markers’ Tools* Mathematical, Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, &c., 56 Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jill PORTLAND, INI HI. dly WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVEE I. R. BVARRING-TON’S, 180 Middle Street, jan!> dtf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Office in Casco Bank Building, over F. II. Fassetl’s Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ‘ ttention.apr3d3m E. C. JORDAN & CO., Civil .Engineers and Land Purveyors* No. IS4 Middle St., Portland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads, Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering, Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m G. A. CLARK, ITT. D, 74 FREE STREET Opposite head of Brown St. Office Hours 2 to 4 P. M. ja!6fe!4eodtf D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 311-2 Exchange Street. jan!8dtf THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D Office 499 1-9 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Dayeis. Honrs—10 to 19 A. M.» and 9 to 5 P. M. ma3d&wtt FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. apl3 d6m*ttf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 Congress St., West End, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. apr!7dCm M. C. PATTEN, Practical and Expert Acconntaut, 145 COMMERCIAL ST. INTRICATE accounts, partnership settlements, etc., etc., adjusted. Previous business written, and all work requiring competent services promptly executed. Compromises between debtors and credi tors effected, financial ability of debtors investigated, and settlements effected when desired. Instruction in book-keeping to a limited number. Business from this city and vicinity respectfully solicited. Ample references in this and other cities. JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan2l dlw*ttf E. IT. RIPLEY^ Sexton Second Parish Church, XJ ndortalier. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens ot Port land that lie is prepared to furnish CoIUun, Caskets au«l Crrave-Clothcs, 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, comer ot Temple St. feblOdGm WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pumps and Water Closets, HO. 411JHIOH ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Me. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description ot Water, Steam and Gas Fixtures for dwelliug Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships* Closets, etc., arranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country faithfully executed. All kinds of jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Uead. Iron and Bram Pipe, Sheet Uead and Plumbers’ Materials. ap22dlra Dr. R. T. Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Rooms 11 and 14 Fluent Block. nov8 dtf GAS CONSUMERS! THE ELLIS PATENT this Burner, Reg ulator and Shade Combined Bdec ed lo be the best Gas Light ver produced— quite as steady as the Argand, which varies as the pressures varies, ami need to he coustantiy watched, as all know, beside the great annoyance from the heat caused by the styles of the shade and chimney. By our Shade the light is deflected, and being so constructed as to allow the heat to pass upwards, alter being properly adjusted is always regulated, with an actual saving ol from 15 to 40 per cent, in the consumption of gas over any other burner. c. E. ARSTON. FROFRIETUB FOR MAINE. •‘IS Eichange Ilrret, Agent Wanted. ocUldtf MISCELLANEOUS. 244= Middle Street* The Rest Work at moderate Prices. A 131T 0 PLEAES. jatiS C. Iff. LA1SOI, JEWELER, 201 MIDDLE ST., Waltham, Elgin & Swiss Watches, Mpmn. cles, Opera Glasses, Silver Ware, Clocks, Arc. Watches and Jewelry left for Repair Insured against Fire. 201, Nearly Opp. the Falmouth. Japl dtf THE FAVORITE FUEL. FOR OPEN GRATES. Coal by the Cargo! At retail a choice variety tor Family uso, warranted to give per* feet satisfaction. Randall & McAllister, 60 COMMERCIAL ST. feb!2dtf Goodyear's Pocket Gymnasium. The most Complete System OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ever Devised for Home Practice. PRICE LIST-No. 1. For Children 4 to 6 years $1.00. No. 2. For Children 6 to 8, $1.10 No. 3. For Chil dren, 8 to 10, $1.20, No. 4 For Children, 10 to 14. $1.30. No 5. For Ladies and Children, 14 years and upwards. $1.40. No. 6. For Gentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2 00. Complete set of seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a screw-eye 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 HalCs Rubber Store, UNDER FALMOUTH HOTEL. malO dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES' LOBING, SHORT" & HARMON. ®“T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, has slat.' at our store. anil ufium ennu inmuLLuun 'yjk z — Long Range Breech Loading iTV P 2 Practice Pistol & Targets. fp^V i Carries a inch ball with accn- pi racy fifty leet, without powder or 0) percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger. For sale by dealers. By mail, free for 75 cents, with per manent ammunition for target practice indoors, and for sporting out of doors. ACENTS WANTED. . A. A. GRAHAM, G7 Liberty Street, New Yorfc. mli15d&w6m!2 CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL MEDALS ! Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal In appeirance, wear and color to SOLID SILVER OR GOLD. presentinga variety of beautiful Designs iwKelief These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being Jg inch, in diameter, handsomely pul up and sell readily at sight. THE MOST VALUABLE SOUffilliS ID ME1H1T0S EVER ISSUED. GOOD AGENTS WANTED In every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, tc whom exclusive territory will he given, if desired. RETAIL PRICES—For the Albata Silver, 50 cts Gilt, $1, in faiicy box. Usual discount to the Trade A complete outfit ot magnificent samples fo] agents, in satin or velvet-lined morocco case, con tainiug Six Medals, different designs, one gilt, suit able for jewelrers* show windows, etc,, sent or receipt of draft or Post-office Order for $4, or wil ship Express C. O. D. Descriptive Circular Price List and ore sampl sent upon receipt of 50 cts. Immense profits. Sell; at sight. Correspondence solicited. Informatioi free. Extensive fields for enterprise. Address al communications U. S. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, P.O.Box 5270. New York mhl8 d&wGmll NICE OPEN" BOX BUGGIES FOR SALE LOW AT J. F. IIOVEY’S 71 8*osilaiKl street. '"■>31 ___dtf Pasture. A NEWLY fenced Pasture within one mile ol th City to let for a term of years. J- B. THORNTON, ' feb21eodtf Oak Hill. EDUCATIONAL. Edw. C. Farnsworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, RESIDENCE 337 SPRING ST. marld3m* FRENCH LGSSOIS — AND — LITERATURE. MUG. K. K. WA«8E, 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. The 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, i In the early part of June Madame expects an Ar tist who has been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia. This Lady is a member of the Acad emy of the Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessons in Drawing in all its branches, Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality during the summer will be Water Color from nature. j For furtner information please call at No. 16 Free Street. Mme. will be at her rooms from 11 A. M. un til 6 P. M. and every evening. \ Mme. Masse is permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Rey. Bishop James A, Healy, D. D. Rt. Rev. Bishop H. A. Neely, D. D. Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., L .D. Rt. Rev. Bishop \V. B. Stevens, D. D., of Philadel phia. I 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 Eaton Family Sthool For Boys, —AT NOKRIDOEWOCK, OTAISfc. Spring Term will commence March 37th. For Circulars and Portland references address auglSMf H. F. BATON, Principal. KUSH POOL FOR BOYS, NORTH CONWAY, N. H. The Next Quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address aprI9tf FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. INSURANCE. D IKE INSURANCE. STATEMENT OF THE . EQUITABLE F. & 1 Insurance Co, PROVIDENCE, ft. I.. January 1st. 187G, Cash Capital, - - $300,000 ASSETS. Market Val. Bank stocks.$132,750 00 Heal estate in City of Providence. 120,000 00 Loans on bond and mortgage. 15,000 00 City bonds. 25,0 0 00 Loaned with collateral security. 3,Gil 00 Cash in brink and office. 22,871 48 Premiums in course of collection.. 10,469 84 Accrued reuts. 800 00 $336,502 32 LIABILITIES. Losses unpaid.$11,750 00 Dividends. 1,156 40 Commissions, taxes and office ; expenses. 3,250 00 $16,156 40 Reinsurance reserve, New York standard. 67,156 87- 83,313 27 $253,189 05 FRED W. ARNOLD, President. JAMES E. TILLINGHAST, Sec’y. John W. Munger & Co. AGENTS, No. 166 Fore Street, Portland. J. W. MUNGER. C. D. MUNGER. mhl8 dtf COPARTNERSHIP" Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership of GEO. W. RICH & CO., was dissolved by mutual consent, Saturday, April 15th. The business of the firm will be settled by Lewis & Co., at Store 173 Fore Street. I Khali open next week an EulirelyNew Slock of CLOTHING — AND — GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, — IN THE — Corner §tore, Wo, 175 Fore St., Unde* the old firm name of GEO. H. RICH & CO., and 1 ttball be bappy to serve all my former customcm. ; apl9d3w GKO. W. RICH. CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Craig Sc Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, AND MASTIC WORKERS, Ornaments in every Variety of Sly lea, Designed by the best artists in the country, such as f Cornices, Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., I can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Plastering. Whitening and Tinting done in the neatest manner. Mo. 4 Soulli Street, Portland, He. N. B.—The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. Joseph Craig. | mal7d3m James Wilson. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE firm of C. A. WESTON & CO., was dissolved March 1st, by mutual consent. Either party is authorized to sign the firm name in liquida tion. ' C. A. WESTON continues the business at 21 and 23 Free Street, and E. C. GOODHUE continues the business at 75 Middle Street. C. A. WESTON. i ma30dtf E. C. GOODHUE. CARPENTER'S Manual.—A practical guide to all operations of the tiade; drawing for car penters, forms of contracts, specifications, plans, &c., illustrated, 50 cts. PAINTERS’ Manual. —HouBe and sign palming,graining, varnishing, poi ishing, kataomining, papering, lettering, staining gilding, &c., 50 cts. Book of Alphabets, 50. Scrolls and OrnamentB, §1. Watchmaker and Jeweler, 50. Soap-maker, 25. Taxidermist, 50. Hunter and Trapper’s Guide, 20. Dog Training, 25. Of booksel lers or by mail. JESSE HANEY & CO.. 119 Nassau St., N. Y. api5d3m Centennial. THE Hotel Headquarters of the Maine Centennial Commissioners has been changed from the Unit ed States Hotel to the “Grand Exposition Ho tel,” at the junction of Girard, Lancaster and Mon roe Avenues, within five minutes walk of the Cen tennial buildings. The Exhibition Headquarters will be as heretofore announced, at the extreme east ern end ot the Main Building. JOSHUA NYE, ) Maine J Centennial ClIAS. II. HASKELL,) Commissioners. apr2G d2w SIMOK 1NBIA Itbeet. DYE B-l ah oa OvercontM Dyed - - $1.50 JLLUUM^ l*anl».75 ^Cotton and Wool Dresses Dyed Without Kipping. aprH 2m For Sale! THE Stock and Fixtures of a first-class Eating Sa loon, centrally located and now doing a good cash business. Will be sold at a bargain as the own i er has other business that requires his attention. I Apply to ». WINSLOW, apr24tf 18 Maiket Square. Mnjn FUFF I PUFF!! PUFF U I I magical Pazzle Box. yilj^houaaudsol^calBmgs out of Endless amusemeut foi the children. Sent to any address, with full directions, on receipt of 25c. L0TK1DGE & CO., Dey Street, New 1 York. mbl5d&*Gin Palclicn Colt lor Sale. A FINE 2 year old Stallion Colt, sired by “Tom Patchcn,” out of mare “Kate Sharp.” Can be seen at Sawyer’s Stables, Corner Market and Federal Streets. Will be sold low immediately, apl3dtf CA WHITE AND TINTED BRISTOL fJ\J CARDwith name, ‘40c« or 50 Snow s Flake. Msuole, Damask, Rep, Plaid and Scotch gran ite, 40c. Address, WM. H. WEEKS, 34 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, (Please state what paper you saw this in. an3diw*tf CLOTHING. Oh,HowitAches. « Was ever a mortal plagued with such an awlnl Complaint! H SO THE CRY COES FORTH. Only another victim to the epi demic, another poor weak mortal struck with that CHRONIC COM PLAINT, Every one knows that times are quiet and that money is not quite so plenty as it was during the war, but don’t give up. It is but a healthy reaction soon to give way to BETTER TIMES AND HAP PIER DAYS. To be cured inline, diately visit FISK & CO, 233 Middle Street, and see what they are doing to cure the disease. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS ot people have visited our store during the past month and have been cured. Fine Clothing and Low Prices do the good work. When the people examine our immense stock of MI’S. BOYS’ & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, and see what elegant fitting gar* audits they are, a smile illumin ates their faces, but when they are told how LOW the goods are sold their faces brighten up like the brilliant rays ot the noon-day snn, and they cry “EUREKA,” no more BLUES but good times again. The hard times have made no difference to us. We foresaw it and made preparations accord ingly. Bought onr goods low lor cash, made them up daring the dull season, and now place them on onr counters at such LOW PRICES that were the sheep from which the wool was shorn to see them, they would bow their heads in shame and cry, was ever Clothing sold so cheap. None Need to Complain! Wc will sell a Good Working Suit lor $5,00.6.00,7.00 & 8.00 Good Evening Suits11 - $10.00 & 12.00 Fine Dress Suits “ - $1400 to 20.00 Working Pants “ 75c, $1,50 & 1.75 Dress Pants from - - $3.50 to 7,00 Children’s Garments have received onr special atten tion Children cry for them, moth ers sigh for them. Our stock is simply IMMENSE-too numerous to mention—prices ranging from $3.50 up. Be sure and visit our MAMMOTH WARDROBE. 0. D. B. FISK & CO., The Great One Price Clothiers, 233 middle Street, , PORTLAND. apl dtf The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history ot its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For Bcrotula 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 5f)4UU.UO : ! January 2, 1875. H. It. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated lrom the same virus died from the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled in bran to prevent me from scratching my person. The disease finally settled in my head. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my head and dis charging corruption from my car. At this time a small kernel appeared on my neck, gradually in creasing in size until a tumor formed of such im mense size I could see it by turning my eyes down ward. All this time I was taking various remedies for my blood without any substantial benefit. I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, who, during his treatment of six months, lanced the tumor eight times, which cost me nearly $400. This left me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at all diminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sicklv, feeble condition. 1 consulted another physician in Natick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in healing the sore without reducing the size. At this point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 had 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 time it decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears tbe ugly scars of the sore and lance. I am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. I will also mention that I have been an acute suf ferer lrom inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use of Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. This statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene fiting other suffering humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, t>. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass, What is Vegetine? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly harm less from any bad effect upon the system. It is nour ishing and strengthening. It acts directly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system. It gives you a good, sweet sleep at Dight. 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 Purifier. It is a sooth lug remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; overy child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegetine. Give it a fair trial for your complaints; then you will say to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try it; it has cured me.” Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. _ Boston, Jan. 1,1874, Hear Sir: This is to certify that I have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine since April 12, 1870, and can truly sav that it has giv en the best satisfaction of any remedy for the com plaints for which it is recommended that I ever sold. Scarcely a day passes without some of my customers testifying to ite merits on themselves or their friends. I am perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity, Very respectfully yours, Al GILMAN, 468 Broadway. To H. K. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. apr!3 dlwt Side Lace Boots I A full assortment in French Kid, neat and pretty. Also in French Morocco for Walking Boots. Meas ures taken and nice fitting Boots made to order for men or women. M. Gr. PALMER. ja28 dtf Notice. PERSONS requiring work done please apply to ‘‘Home” OI W. O. A., No. 16 Spring St., plate and family sewing, dress-makiDg, copying, embrold erog and fancy-work in wools, A'., Ac. oc28tf THE PEESS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1870 We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in all cases Indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty of good faith. ^ We cannot undeit&ke to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press Is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon ns by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. _ -£PUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTION. The Republicans of the several cities and towns In the First District of Maine are invited to send dele gates to a District Convention to be held in City Hall, Saco, on Thursday, May 25th, 1876, at 12 o’clock M., for the purpose of choosing two delegates to attend t he Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14th 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 votes cast for Nelson Dlngley, Jr., at the Gubernatorial election of 1874; a majority traction of forty votes will 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. 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 Acton. 3 Bridgton.6 Allred.3 Brunswick.5 Berwick.5 Cape Elizabeth.5 Biddeford.12 Casco.2 Buxton.5 Cumberland.2 Cornish .3 Deerlng. 5 Dayton.2 Falmouth.2 Eliot.4 Freeport.4 Hollis.3 Gorham.5 Kennebunk.4 Gray.3 Kennebunkport.3 Harpswell.2 Kittery.7 Harrison.2 Lebanon.3 Naples.2 Limerick.3 New Gloucester.3 Limington.3 North Yarmouth.2 Lyman.3 Otisfield.2 Newflehi.3 Portland.26 North Berwick.3 Pownal.2 Parsonsfield.3 Raymond.2 Saco.9 Scarborough.2 Shapleigh.3 Sebago.2 Sanford.3 i^ndish.4 South Berwick.5 Yeslbrook.5 Waterborough.4 yiufiham.4 Wells...4 trmoutb.3 York.5 THOS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. Republican National Convention. 1876. ±ne next Lniou Republican National Convention for the nomination of candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States will be lield in the city of Cincinnati, on Wednesday, the fourteenth day of June, 1876, at 12 o’clock noon, and will consist of delegates from each State equal to twice the num ber of its Senators and Representatives in Congress, and of two delegates from each organized Territory and the district of Columbia. In calling the conventions for the election of dele gates, the committees of the several States are re commended to tnvite all Republican electors, and all other voters, without regard to past political dif ferences or previous party affilations, who are opposed to reviving sectional issues, and desire to promote friendly feeling and permanent harmony throughout the country by maintaining and enforcing all the constitutional rights of every citizen, includ ing the full and free exercise oi the right ot suffrage without intimidation and without fraud; who are in favor of the continued prosecution and punishment of all official dishonesty, and an economical adminis tration of the Government by honest, faithful and ca pable officers; who are in favor of making such re forms in government as experience may from time to time suggest ; who are opposed to impairing the cred it ot the nation by depreciating any of its obligations, and in favor of sustaining In every way the national faith and financial honor; who hold that the common school Bystem is the nursery of American liberty, and should be maintained absolutely free from sectarian control; who believe that, for the promotion of these ends, the direction of the Government should con tinue to be confided to those who adhere to the prin ciples of 1776, and support them as incorporated in the Constitution and the laws; and who are in lavor of recognizing and strengthening the fundamental principle of National Unity In this Centennial An niversary of the birth of the Republic. E. D. MORGAN, Chairman, WM. E. CHANDLER, Secretary, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE. Washington, January 13,1876. A Sample of Independence. Is it a tact that a certain class of journalists claiming to be independent really demand a higher standard of public and private virtue for leading Republicans than they require of men equally conspicuous in the Democratic party ? If they are as honestly independent as they profess all their acts go to prove that such is the case. Such a tacit admission is certainly the highest compliment they can pay the Republican party and its leaders. The course pursued by two of the ablest newspapers in New England which claim to be independent of party, the Boston Herald and Springfield Republican, toward ex-Speak er Blaine and Gov. Tilden will serve as an illustration. These gentlemen are conspicu ous leaders in their respective parties, and both are prominently mentioned as the can didates of their political organizations for the Presidency. It is a matter of regret that partisan journals have shown an eagerness to make the most of any gossip or scandal against the reputation of leading political opponents. If these journals to which we have referred are really independent and their management is characterized by their declared fairness and high-toned considera tion of public men and questions, the ab sence of which they denounce in what they are pleased to term “party organs,” they would be the last to multiply these damaging scandals, and the first to give every man, re gardless ot his party associations, that jus tice which partisans cannot. If their inde pendence is that of high minded men, they will not devote their columns to the rtfulti plication of groundless rumors and conjec tures. From the stand point of the independent j 'J U1UU11JL, mil V1M1UC ID CUllblCU bU a3 UIUVU consideration as Mr. Tilden. Both have been prominent in their party organizations. For years Mr. Tilden was the director of the party machinery in New York, and Mr. Blaine has directed the party organization in Maine. If Mr. Blaise has been guilty of conspiring to give Maine a Republi can majority by ballot-box stuffing and frauds in canvassing, no Democrat in Maine has made that charge against him as did Horace Greeley against Samuel J. Tilden in the fall of 1868. For six years Mr. Blaine has filled the office of presiding officer of the National House with conspicuous fidelity and ability. In short, it may be said that Mr. Blaine has filled every public position to which he has been called as honestly and ably as has Gov. Tilden. In his business relations Mr. Blaine has as high a reputation as Gov. Tilden. He is, therefore, entitled to the same treatment by journals which are all the time setting forth their superiority over the partisan press. What is the policy pursued toward the men named? Some time since, the beginning of a suit against Mr. Tilden and others to recover certain stock and bonds which it was alleged that he and his associates held as managers of a western railroad, led to a publication of the details of the transaction as seen by the plaintiffs in the case. They alleged that as a committee to call in and exchange old bonds for new, Mr. Tilden and his associates had issued $284,000 more of bonds than was necessary to extinguish the old indebtedness of the road, and that on this over issue they were drawing interest. In other words Mr. Tilden and his associates in addition to a fee of $20,000 for his services, had taken and used for their own benefit $284,000 for which they had not given the company any sort of an equivalent. In reply to this charge Mr. Tilden and his associates say that they made the purchase in their individual capacity, and as individuals took the legal title to the road. To this defense, Mr. Griswold, a stockholder retorts that Mr. Tilden and his associates acted throughout as the agents and trustees of the parties in interest and in addition to stating that Mr. Tilden was paid as an attor ney, quotes the official records of the compa ny to substantiate his assertion. The jour nals in question showed very little interest in the matter, and one declared that the charge was groundless. How have they treated Mr. Blaine? His political enemies started a story connecting him with a questionable transaction. He immediately made public letters from the parties whom It was alleged were familiar with the transaction, squarely declaring the accusations as false and groundless. What did these independent journals do? They printed columns of conjecture, insinuation and vapid gossip of irresponsible correspond ents intended to lead the public to believe that there was a great fraud hidden by all this mystery which they had conjured up. A gentleman who was connected with a rail road in which Mr. Blaine was interested went to Europe, and one of these fair-minded journals expressed the opinion that he left the country to escape a summons from an investigating committee. And when Mr. Blaiue made his answer to his anonymous accusers, these journals which accepted Mr. Tilien’s explanation as satisfactory, ex pressed lingering doubts as to Mr. Blaine’s explicit and convincing refutation. Are these journals sincere ? Is there not good cause to conclude that the different treatment they have accorded to Messrs. Blaine and Tilden indicates that they are not so much abovetbe party journalist as they give out? Independent journalism when characterized by candor and free from per sonal malice Is quite a different thing from that sort of independence which assails the character and misrepresents the motives of men against whom the editor has ill-feeling. W. H. McElroy’s entertaining yarn of the Brazilian diamond wedding which ap peared, if we mistake not, in the Albany Journal, appears to have found many believ ers. A few weeks since the Brazilian mai( brought to New York 645 dead letters all ad dressed to “De Bouzer Cabral, Diamentina,' Brazil” the fabled diamond king. These epistles were all begging letters, it was found when they were opened at the dead-letter office at Washington. Mr. McElroy jocosely applied for them as the nearest representa tive ofDe Bouzer Cabral. In reply the Post master General stated that the letters bad been returned to their writers, and gave the following information: “The letters averaged twenty a week from the New York office alone, and probably as many more from the other exchange offices. The writers represented every condition in life but while all parts of the Union were well rep resented, the South furnished the largest con tingent. With characteristic directness, the gifts or loans asked were usually large, while in one instance the writer would have been grate ful for a sufficient amount to purchase a sewing machine. Sons of aged and infirm parents, in valids, men who have failed in business, all with the same childlike faith looked to the diamond king for relief, and seemed confident that the trifle they asked would be surely forth coming. Many enclosed postage stamps for re turn postage; others enclosed photographs only to have the clerks who returned the letters won der at the credulity of the writers, and wish they could tell them to place more reliance up on their own efforts than upon the liberality of others." Concerning the sentiment ol the Massa chusetts Republican Convention the Boston Traveller says: “For the satisfaction of those who desire to kuow the relative strength of the several parties in the State Convention, yesterday, we present the following analysis of the votes for delegates: There were 969 votes cast. Mr. Clarke, who ran on the regu lar Bristow ticket, with his name on one or two other tickets, had 283 votes, and that was about the strength of those who were fully committed to Mr. Bristow. Two men ran only on the Blaine ticket,Gen. Coggswell, who had 376 votes, and Mr. Learned, who had 366. This shows about the number of delegates committed to Mr. Blaine. Judge Hoar ran on every ticket but Bristow ticket, and had 702 votes—about 330 more than the regular Blaine ticket. Mr. Dana, for whom some delegations voted under instructions, received the Bristow vote of Mr. Clarke and 339 votes more. The vote for Mr. Hoar and Mr, Dana, show that fully 320 delegates voted who were committed neither to Mr. Blaine nor Mr. Bristow. Mr. Forbes, on the Blaine ticket, had about 150 of these votes. Mr. Chadbourne and Mr. Bullock, on the Bristow ticket, had each of them about 120 of these votes. The other votes of the un committed delegates were for Messrs. Wash burn, Long, Sanford and others.” The Ways and Means committee are strongly urged to take action in the funding bill, and put the bonds in the market while there is a favorable opportunity to dispose of them. Once before opportunity has been lost by delay, and the committee are implored not to repeat the mistake. In 1869 Mr. Bout well strongly urged a funding bill and the Is suing of bonds at 4} per cent. The House delayed to take action, and shortly the Fran" co-Prussian war broke out, utterly destroying the market. Now we have an excellent chance again to refund our bonds at a lower ate of interest. Unless we take it now we may lose it, for a year hence Europe may bo engaged in a great war on the Eastern ques tion. It is however almost too much to hope that the Democratic House will turn its at tention from the congenial work of besmirch ing reputations to the mere useful task of re ducing the public burdens. The despicable course of the slander com mittees at Washington is provoking sharp comment on the part of all decent people. The practice is to employ private detectives of no character, who are ready to swear any thing for money. These men are summoned as witnesses, and are told that it is not nec essary they should know the facts of their own knowledge, but that they may state what charges they have heard and their opinions of those charges. Thus it is easy to make a prima facie case against any promi nent Republican, and the case so made is telegraphed to all parts of the country before the man accused has chance to reply. Democratic judgment in the selection of public officials is not to be commended, if we may judge by the House appointments. One of the Democratic appointees has been discharged for expressing his sympathy with assassins, one for jobbery, one is charged with arson, one with theft, and one with poisoning, while half the rest have been guilty of treason. A nice lot of officers a Democratic administration would give us! Mr. Blaine’s Defense. Blaine like Bristow has an effective way of trampling out slanders; and they both grow stronger by every assault upon them.— Utica Herald. There will be a mighty reaction in his favor whenever this triumphant vindication of his public and private record is read.—Baltimore American. The explanation of Mr. Blaine is a full and complete vindication, and will be so regarded and acknowledged by every honorable man wbo reads it.—Boston Traveller. It is difficult to see how any fair-minded person can read Mr. Blaine’s speech without being fully convinced both of the falsity and the groundlessness of the scandalous charge recently made against him.—New York Mail. Mr. Blaine has promptly and emphatically denied the accusations that have been made against him in reference to the receipt of money from the railroads. His speech car ries conviction to all reasonable men.— Brooklyn Argus. That Mr. Blaine conclusively answered the specifie charge of a corrupt or questionable financial transaction with the Union Pacific Railroad Company, relative to the Little Rock and Fort Smith bonds, must be con fessed by even the most prejudiced of his ac cusers.—Philadelphia Times. The denial stands good until the accusation is proved, or better evidence than we have yet given of its truth, by Mr. Harrison, also an eminent Republican, though not so dis tinguished as Mr. Blaiue. We shall preter to depart so far from Mr. Blaine’s custom re specting Democrats, as to believe in the deni al until there is evidence of an opposite char- j acter.—N. Y. Express. To kill off Blaine is now recognized as the first indispensable condition of the success of any other candidate. Hence, the entire machinery of malice has been set to work to plaster him with damaging imputations.. There was not a whisper against Blaine’s in tegrity, till it became evident that he was by many odds ahead of all his rivals in the race for the presidency.—St. Paul Pioneer Press. Mr. Blaine's denial of the charges against him was so conclusive that even the Demo cratic side of the House accepted it without question. The delay in making the explana tion, the manner of making it, and its sub stance were all so satisfactory that when he asked if the House desired to take any fur ther action in the business, no reply was made.—N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. Mr. Blaine has taken a position where it is impossible for his accusers to persist without bringing forward some proof that he has In fact or in intent told a falsehood. Those, meanwhile, who have thought there was a great deal ot smoke, if there was no fire, who have professed to hope while they feared, and who have wasted no opportunity to circulate the slanders in constantly-varying forms, will have a good chance to confess the wrong they have been doing him.—Boston Adver tiser. Unless Mr. Blaine is a liar his answer is conclusive. A part of it can be rejected only upon the assumption that Messrs. Scott and Dillon also are liars. Mr. Blaine cannot be convicted of lying, nor can Messrs. Scott and Dillon, by a simple refusal to believe them. There must be some proof on the subject, and if the makers ot these charges have none to offer they must keep silent. For ourselves we accept Mr. Blaine’s answer as true, and we are glad that he has been able to make it so comprehensive and satis factory.—N. Y. Evening Post. There can be no doubt of the general effect of Mr. Blaine’s speech in defense ot himself against the anonymous charges of corruption in railroad affairs. It is generally accepted as an absolute and conclusive refutation—to be shaken only by positive proof of the falsity of some of its explicit statements. If anybody has such proof, now is the time to bring it forward. If there is none, the effect of the charges will inevitably be to Improve Mr. Blaine’s standing. The Tribune has taken no stock whatever injthese later accusations. It had an experience with Mr. Blaine in 1872, with which it was entirely satisfied to quit that business. We had then legal documents, which seemed to constitute a prlma facie case. It turned out that they were full of blunders, that the number of shares charged to him was monstrously increased by a clerical error in the lawyer’s office, and finally that the Blaine involved was not the Speaker at all. Thereupon, in the midst of a heated camnaicn. the Tribune Dromntlv made an ex plicit and complete retraction. It there are responsible backers for the present charges, it is time for them now to prove them promptly,—or do as the Tribune did.—Jf. Y. Tribune. Political News. The late Schuyler Colfax wisely declines la advance a possible nomination to congress. The St. Lous Times calls.upon ex-Senator Trumbull to state when he acquired the right to suggest candidates to the Democracy. In a letter to the Public, Carl Schun de clares that the May conference is not for the purpose of forming a third party. A Georgia paper copies a list of thirty-one candidates for the Democratic nomination for Governor, and In the language of the circus clown, cries,"Bring out another hoss.” General Butler is preparing to run for con gress in Lowell district. lie has secured the favor of Dr. Ayer, and is fixing things pre paratory to the nominating convention. He has made over his interest in the Essex dis trict to Dr. Loring. Senator English, according to a New York Herald, correspondent, is being quietly urged as sufficiently “unknown” to make an avail able Democratic candidate for President. It is rumored that he may decline a re nomination to the senate in view of the pos sibilities. The Hon. S. F. Cary of Ohio has been brought to the surface by an enterprising re porter long enough to remark that be is a Hendricks man, but is overwhelmed with the conviction that Uncle William Allen could carry Ohio and the West against the world. His modesty alone prevented him from say ing the ticket ought to be Allen and Cary. Representative Barnum’s chance of secur ing the Connecticut senatorship is reported to be improving. The Democrats, who two years ago made the mistake of choosing the “war-horse” Senator Eaton, will be pretty certain to make their disgrace a national one if they elect the great absentee. The country wants no more senators who are rarely in the Senate. In unseating Walls, the colored Republican congressman from Florida, in favor of a Dem ocratic claimant, the House has done a good deal toward securing that doubtful state to the Republicans in November. It will spoil all the efforts of the Florida Democrats to persuade the colored men that the Democrats are their friends. An irreverent American abroad writes this pungent resume of the political sitaation, as seen through republican eyes from the dis tance of half a hemisphere, which is some times called the distance of posterity: "I think the Schurz conference is very, very funny—much funnier than the one in 1872, that at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, because the presence of Henry Lloyd gave a certain gen erousnes to that one. Have they sent for Mahlon Sands ? If any one wants a better pair of candidates than Tilden and Blaine, the two most prominent politicians of the two parties, he must wait till he gets to heaven—and finds an absolute monarchy. AJCWtU UJCL1 U1UU IUU3C a*C UUk glTCU W IW publics.” [Boston Advertiser.] An Attack and a Repulse. Id examining the statement made by Mr. Blaioe on Monday, we wish to dissocists wholly from the question the matter of hi* candidacy for the presidency. For although the charges were originated by those who were, from some motive, hostile to bis nomination or election, and although they would probably never have been thought worthy of so much discussion if he had not been understood to Da a candidate dangerous to the prospects of others, yet the only way to examine them dis passionately is by forgetting altogether that there is any other question at issno than the truth or falsity of the charges that he was in some way or other gnilty of wrong-doing in connection with the bonds of the Little Kock and Fort Smith Railroad. First, then, as to the alleged sale of bonds to the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Blaine denies that he ever had any transac tions whatever with the road or any of its rep resentatives, directly or indirectly. It may be that the denial and the letters of Mr. DUIod. and Mr, Scott are disingenuous. Bat it is difficult to see how a denial could be framed that would cover more completely the entire ground of the charge. Some of the scavengers say, call Mr. Harrison. The utmost Mr. Har rison could testify to would be that somebody had told him a story which persona better in formed than himself declare to be utterly un true. The corps of traducers wish hearsay to be taken as disproving positive teetimon; by competent witnesses. Next, there are hints of wrong-doing in con nection with the sale of bonds te the Atlantic and Pacific and the Missouri, Kansas end Texas roads. As to these Mr. Blaine eays that he knew the circumstances of the purchases at the time; but that the bonds did not belong to him, and he had not a dollar of interest in either transaction. Here the amateur investi gators think they discover an evasion. Did he Dot sell the bonds for somebody else, or at least put bnyers and sellers in communication with each other? Suppose he did. It does not appear that the insinuation has anything to support it,—but can any one point out the wrong, if it be true? Now, as to the matter of ownership in Little Kock bonds, or of dealing in them. Unless this road was the recipient of favors from Con gress, or a petitioner for such favors, there wee no more evil in the transaction than in the purchase or sale of stock of the Boston aud Providence Railroad. What are the facts as te the Arkansas road? The land graDt to the company was made by the state ot Arkansas; but it was required by Congress, which had given the lauds to the slate, that roads receiving such lands should huve a certain , number of miles completed by a certain

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