Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 28, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 28, 1876 Page 2
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time. The managers of this road, wrongly interpreting the act of Congress, went to Washington in 1869, and asked that the time within which they must complete tbe first twenty miles might be extended (or a few months. There was no opposition to tbe meas ure, and it was passed unanimously in tbe sen ate, and without a call of yeas and nays in tbe house by a vote of 79 to 28. It was after this act had been passed that Mr. Blaine first be came interested in the bonds of the road. An other act relating to tbe company was passed the following year. It may be worth while to tell the story of this as it appears in the Con gressional Globe. It is said that the “sting” of the act of 1869 was taken out by a later en actment. An amendment was inserted in that former act in these words: Provided, That the lands granted by the act here by revived shall be sold to actual settlers only, In quantities not greater than one quarter section to one purchaser, and for a price not exceeding $2.50 per acre. The next year it was discovered that a prop er constnction of the act originally grant ing the lands would have given the company all it had asked for in 1869, and accordingly it had tied itself up to a particular method of dispos ing of tbe lands which it had already obtained a right to, without any corresponding benefit. The company asked to be relieved from the pro viso of the act of 1869. The amendment had been Introduced by Mr Julian of Indiana, and the same member managed the bill for repeal ing tbe restriction in 1870. The question was fully reported upon by the committee on public lands, and tbe report was read in full to tbe house. It was therein asserted that the power to attach the condition did not exist, and, as tbe act might affect tbe credit of the company, the repeal was asked as a matter of justice and to correct a blunder. Tbo manager of the bill, Mr. Julian, had done more than any other member to protect tbe rights of settlers, and always voted for amendments to secure them when Congress bad tbe right to enforce the restriction. When Mr. Farnsworth sneered at the bill as being in the interest of the com pany aud not of the public Mr. Julian silenced him by saying, "Tbe gentleman knows I am not the champion of railroad corporations.” After a brief debate the bill was passed by the house by a vote of 109 to 38. The negative vote was cbifly made up of Democrats. It thus Appears that the only legislation asked for by the road since Mr. Blaine had any interest in it was a bill to repeal a clause which Congress had never been authorized to pass. Aud even in this case the speaker allowed (he opponents of tbe bill to criticise it after the previous ques tion bad been called, until the point of order was raised from the floor. The committee which reported on tbe bill had been appointed before Mr, Blaine bought aDy of tbe bonds, and was opposed to the policy of the second act. Yet it was forced to acknowledge tbe justice of the demand made upon it, and when tbe hodse came to vote ou tbe question tbe bill was passed by nearly three te one. If these facts do not dispose of the charge of UDdue influence ever legislation in favor of tbe road, it would be in tereatiug to know what would satisfy the crit ics. We canoot see, (ben, that there is the shad ow of a charge left. If there is, let it be stat ed. Let somebody be called wbo can show (bat the ground has not been entirely covered. "“m *v» uu< v vuu uuuiu ui oviuu vug pgtogu who, if he suspects something wrong, has at least a pretence of evidence to support his sus picions. Until that is done Mr. Blaine will stand before the country as completely without a stain as he did before the now disproved ac cusations were made, and with the additional credit of having repelled and fully answered a slander of the most malicious and unjustifiable character. News and Other Items. The “rinking” and “spelling bee”,epidemic in England is there called "the foot and mouth disease." A young art critic in London, Neb., is now wandering aimlessly through the woods. He compared a young lady artist to the “old mis tresses,” instead of masters. Three ex-United States ministers will spend the summer at Newport—George Bancroft, John Jay, and James Watson Webb. The Austrian Consul General ,Thos. A. Havemeyer, has taken a cottage there. Levy's cornet, presented to him by a Euro pean prince, and seized in Detroit to satisfy a debt, is to be sold to the highest bidder. The instrument turns out to be washed instead of heavily plated, as was supposed, and is worth only $125 instead of $(>00 as was reported. A Bochester, N. Y., correspondent says: An unknown mao, while proceedidg along the track of the New Haven railroad, with a bag tilled with chickens, was struck and knocked down an embankment a distance of 40 feet. A number of persons who witnessed the occur rence ran to the spot, expecting to see bis mangled remains, when the mau sprang to his feet and inquired whether that was the accom modation which had just passed by. A Paris letter gives this bright extract from Figaro. The bluntest American can’t slip the pun of it: When M.Cahen became a great banker, he signed Caben d’Anvers to distin guish himself from other Cabens, and he is now always called Cahen d’Anvers. A short time ago he made a trip to Brussels with M. Oppenbeim, and when the latter looked at the register of the hotel he saw the name written C. d’Anvers. Taking up the pen be wrote im mediately under it O. de Cologne. Tho joke was not long in becoming current upon the Paris Bourse. Lieutenant Cameron, the African explorer, was entertained at lunch by the Mayor of Liv erpool the other day. 'In reply to the toast of his health, be stated that bis discoveries had led him to the conclusion that there exists in the centre of Africa a system of water com munication which, by the addition of a canal thirty miles long, would be complete from the Congo to Zonzibar. He believed that bound less stores of wealth—agricultural and mineral —could be thus developed, and when other parts of the world were worked cut, that we might look to Africa for new granaries, new coal miner, and new materials for manufac, turea. It’s an advantagesometimes to beguile your neighbor’s servant girl into your own service. A servant girl stores up family secrets as a camel stores up water—for future use. A South Brooklyn domestic recently left the em ployment of a master and mistress whose do mestic relations had long defied the scrutiny of the neighborhood, and moved into a family across the way. One of tbe first questions which her new mistress asked her was in refer ence to her former employers, “Are you sure that they love each other, Mary?” “Ob, yis, inarm," answered the Irish angel, proud of an opportunity to open her reservoir, “it’s swater than honey they are to wan anutber—they do be using the same tooth brush.”—Brooklyn MINOR TELEGRAMS. The Massachusetts legislature will probably adjouru Friday. The steamship Pereire from Havre has ar rived iu New York. The steamship Austrian from Baltimore, has arrived in Moville. The gnnboat Monongahela, for Portland, has sailed from Port Royal. The residence of J. B.Case at Newton,Mass., was burned Tuesday. Loss $20,000. Commodore Vanderbilt’s health is much im proved. The clearing bouse has re-admitted the bank of the state of New York. Despatches from Iowa say the church bugs threaten to destroy the what crop. Base ball—New Havens 13; Bostons 8. Barnam’s centennial traveling show opened last night. The Atlantic and Pacific Telegraphic Co. announce a further reduction in the tariff be tween the principle cities of the east and west to take effect Monday. Gov. Kice yesterday vetoed the bill to legal ize the marriage of James Parton on the ground that the act was not within the consti tutional power of the legislature. John (Isabel of Peoria, 111., blew the top of John Lockwood’s head off yesterday for beat ing Osabel's wife. Crimes and Casualties. The machine shop of the Ulster Railroad at Roundout, N. Y., was burned Wednesday night. Loss $20,000; insured for $13,000. It is believ ed the fire was set by discharged strikers. Ebenezer Smith town collector of Smith town, L. I., was robbed yesterday of $3000. Samuel Hirsch, a prominent lawyer of New York, committed suicide yesterday by jumping into East River. A. H. Gnrden of Brooklyn, who disappeared last December with considerable money bas returned and says be was drugged, robbed and shipped as a fireman ou board of a California steamer. The court house at Shoals, Indiana, was barned yesterday morning. Loss $30,000. Caroline Fox, 15 years old, pleaded guilty of arson in the second degree of burning Ingle side House Buffalo, of which she was au in mate, and was sentenced to Randall’s Island till discharged by law. Thomas Gammon fell from the roof ef the building 92 East Brookshire street, Boston,yes terday, and was killed. METEOBOLOtilCAL. PBOliAIilLITIES FOB THE NEXT TWENTY FOUB HOUBS. Wab Dep’t, Office Chief Signal 1 Offices, Washington, D. C., / April 28, (1 A. M.) J For New England, variable and southeast winds, warmer, partly cloudy weather and stationary barometer. For the Middle Atlantic states falling barometer, warmer, southerly winds, threatening and pos sibly rainy weather. Cautions are continued in Lake Michigan and are ordered for the lower lakes. Conspiring to Injure Rrisiow. Chicago, April 27—Th« Tribune will say ed itorially to-morrow that there is the strongest evidence ol a combination having been effected between the whiskey ring and the Democratic Investigations at Washington for the purpose of blackening the name of Bristow before the peo ple. BY TELEGRAPH. MATTERS IN MAINE. Fatal Accident. Rockland, April 27.—Mr. Wm. Blackiugtou fell from a load of hay in his barn at Clam Cove, within the limits of Camden, this fore noon, and was instantly killed, the fall break ing his neck. He was 03 years of age. Arreatcd for Pausing Counterfeit Money. Benjamin O. Hall of Frankfort, was arrested by U. S. Deputy Marshal Marble, on board steamer Clara Carita, in this city, under an in dictment found against him in the United States Court, for passing counterfeit money. Hall was previously arrested for the same of feace'in Frankfort, and brought before a trial justice and bound over for trial at the Supreme Judicial Court, and gave bail. Subsequently the irdictmeut was found on which he is now arrested, He will be taken to Portland tomor row. Correction. Bangor, April 27.—In a despatch last night it was stated that Col. J. W. Porter’s house of Burlington, was destroyed by fire. It was the bouse of Joseph Porter of Lowell. MASSACHUSETTS. The Eastern Railroad Rill. Boston, April 27.—Both branches of the leg islature concurred in the conference committee’s report on the Eastern Railroad relief act. All the amendments were accepted save one in the 15th section which confines the power to lease the road to corporations chartered under the laws of this commonwealth. YYASHINGTON. Mr. Davenport’s Testimony. Washington, April 27.—Mr. Davenport was again before the committee today and testified to receiving $2000 from the Attorney General in 1871, $25,000 in 1872, $0000 in 1873 and $3000 in 1874 and had receipts for the expenditures of all. He exhibited bis books of registration and maps of the city of New York showing his sys tem of detecting frauds in elections the. He explained how naturalization frauds were de tected, that he had to use money, etc , to ob tain information relative thereto, and had used his own money. He stated in answer to a query that he had explained the matter to the President, and the latter had approved of it. Several questions were put as to what certain checks were used for, and were promplty answered. The President never said the money used by Davenport was for political purposes. It was for the detection of election frauds and to secure the faithful execution of the laws,and it was found necessary that one man should de vote his time to the subjeot. la answer to various enquiries be explained his convict and death record hooks. He said Democrats did not approve ot his getting up the books, but said Foster Dewev, late private secretary tqWm. M. Tweed, told witness not long ago “We in New York know what your Bystem has done and if any one proposes to buck up against it will not be New York Democrats.” Considerable interruption in the examination was made by Mr. Dunham of tbe committee claiming that Davenport was not keeping to the questions, but Mr. Conger contended that witness should be allowed to answer as agreed on at the opening in his own way. Recess till afternoon. After the recess Davenport testified that he never carried a written order from the Presi dent to Attorney General Williams for the money. Mr. Williams had stated that to be tbe case, but he was mistaken. The only ob jection Williams ever made to paying that money was that Col. Whitley wanted tbe fund to be used in the South If Mr. Williams stated otherwise on this point, he was mis taken in that also. All tbe vouchers for ex penses between July 13th and September 26tb, 1872, are in the Treasury Department, except perhaps a few bills. The Post Office Bill. The post office bill reported today appropri ates for tbe general service of tbe department, $31,089109; for China mail steamship service, $250,000; for official postage stamps for use of post office department, $850,000. Total, $32, 189,109. The above is to be provided for as follows: By revenue of the department (estimated) $29, 258,203; by appropriations for deficiency out of the treasury, $2,680,906; by direct appropria tion out of the treasury, $250,000. The total amount recommended is $5,750,069.99 less than the estimates. It is provided that hereafter the free delivery system shall not be established in cities of lees than 40,000 iuhabitants. Government Insane Asylum. The testimony before the committee on ex penditures of the interior department to-day by two physicians employed in the government insane asylum, was to the offect that the griev ances of the patients were purely imaginary. BELKNAP’S IMPEACHMENT. Motion to Postpone tbe Trial to December Denied. Washington, April 27.—After reading the minutes of the last session of the Senate sitting as a court of impeachment, and tbe rejoinders recently filed, Mr. Lord, on the part of the managers submitted a motion that the evidence relating to the question of the juiisoiction of the Senate sitting as a court of impeachment be given before tbe arguments relating thereto are beard, and if such plea is overruled, the defendant be required to answer the articles of impeachment within two days, and the House to reply, if they deem it necessary, within two days, and that the trial proceed on the next day after the joining of the issue. Mr. Carpenter, of the counsel for the accus ed, moved that tbe trial be postponed until tbe first Monday in December next Mr. Carpen ter asked that tbe time for discussing tbe mo tion to postpone be fixed at two hours on each side instead of one. The question being submitted to the Senate the request was granted, yeas 48 nays 13. Mr. Blair, of the counsel for the accused, ad dressed the Senate in favor of the motion. Mr. Blair argued that it was impossible for the Senate to do justice to the great and im portant question involved in this case, on ac count of the advanced stage of the session. The counsel bad not had time to make suitable investigations before presenting themselves to argue this great question. Again, the House was even now making investigations with a view to presenting additional articles of im peachment, and if any additional charges are to be made the counsel wanted them here. They lUVIbCU IUC UlUSCBb DUUUUJ. He referred to the life of tbe accused, and stated that he had wou his way iuto the coun cils of the nation on the field of battle. Anoth er reason why the Senate should postpone the trial was that it connected itself directly with the political issues of today, and both political parties were almost committed to his destruc tion. Judge Black followed in support of the mo tion to postpone. Judge Black spoke an honr, and dwelt at some length upon the political ex citement against the accused, contending that it was so intense that each party was commit ted to his ruin. It was impossible for him to hare a fair trial, though he might have an hon est one. He also intimated that his defence would be so painful that nothing but the fear of tbe absolute loss of his reputation could more him to it He appealed to tbe Senate to let Belknap be forgotten for a few weeks and then let him be tried. He did not desire to shun tbe trial. He would not run away from the country. He would not even follow tbe piosecnting witness to Canada. He would be here whenever the court opened for bis trial, but he asked that be asked that be might bave this delay until this excitement passed away. No public interest was iu danger. Nothing would follow if these managers accomplished every end they had in view aud made good every point he stated, ex cept to fix political disability on a private citi zen. Senator Edmunds moved that the Senate withdraw for consultation. Agreed to, yeas 35, nays 21. Before the Senate retired Mr. Hoar, one of tbe managers, called its attention to the rale of parliamentary law, which restricts the Senate in a discussion of what has taken place in tbe House of Representatives. He desired to know whether that was a rule governing tbe proceed ings on trial, so that tbe managers of tbe Honse might govern themselves accordingly. He was led to allude to the subject from the fact that one of the learned counsel bad been permitted to state that a scene of disorder took place in the House ou a certain occasion. He did not make any motion on tbe subject, but merely desired to call tbe attention of tbe Senate to it in order that the managers might understand wbat their rights and duties were in tbe prem ises. Mr. Carpenter said on the part of tbe defend ant that the counsel wished to be beard before that important question was decided. The Senate at 3 o’clock retired for consulta tion and returned to the Senate chamber at half past four, wheD tbe presiding officer announced that tbe motion ou tbe part of tbe defendant was denied and that the counsel on the part of respondent would now be heard on tbe motion submitted by the managers, which is that tbe evidence on the questiou pending to the plea of jurisdiction, be given before tbe arguments re lating thereto are heard, and that it such plea is overruled the defendant should be required to answer articles of impeachment in two days, and that the trial sbali proceed on tbe next day after joining tbe issue. Mr. Blair, counsel for Belknap, rose to open the argument, bat on motion ol Senator An thony tbe Senate, sitting as a court of impeach ment, adjourned till tomorrow at half past 12 o’clock. _ THE INDIANS. Nlarralion al tbe Red Claud Agency. Chicago, April 27.—A despatch received by Gen. Sheridan from Gen. Crook says the In dians at Ked Cloud Agency are on the verge of starvation owing to neglect in forwarding sup plies. Unless imoflediate steps are taken to supply tbem they will leave tbe reservation, aud it is leared make a raid on tbe whites. ■■MHaBaBMBBHBBHBHMBBBBnaEaRr'. ~1 jMCAt-XOn STATE CONVENTIONS. NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC. A Victory for Tammany Ti:dtu Dele gates Elected. Utica, N. Y., April 27.—The Democratic convention met this morning. The report of the committee on contested seats was read and acted on. The report upon the New Yors city delegation was in favor of Tammany, with a minority report signed by three of the twenty two members of the committee, recommend ing that the contesting delegates he admitted to the floor on an equality with the Tammany delegates. A debate ensued, John Kelley said the anti-Tammany delegation had dis graced themselves and the party and were not worthy of recognition. John Morrissey replied that Tammany Hall was not Democratic and that it was controlled by the person who had just sat down. He (Morrissey) and those acting with him will no longer stand Kelley’s dictation. He said fraud was practiced in choosing delegates on both sides (great laughter), and he conld show cre dentials which were made out in a brown store dwelling. The so-called Tammany Hall organ ization in New York is a fraud without power or influence, and can do nothing for the party. Mr. Morrissey closed as follows: “Yon may let ns in or you may not. Let me tell you that if you adopt that majoritv report you will see more division in New York than you have yet seen.” Further acrimonious debate followed between Ira Schaffer and Kelley. A vote was then taken and the majority re port In favor of Tammany adopted. The anti Tammany delegates, beaded by Hon. John Morrissey, left the convention. Committees oo resolutions, permanent organ ization, etc., were then appointed. A committee of two from each Congressional district were appointed to receive and report the names of delegates and alternates to the national conventioc. Among the delegates already chosen by Con gressional districts to go to St. Louis, are Dan iel Manning of the Albany Argus, Roger A. Pryor, DeWitt C. Littlejohn and Congressme n Bliss, all outside of New York city. The convention reassembled at 1.30 p. m. No committee being ready to report an address was made by Senator Kernan. Horatio Seymour followed Mr. Kernan in an address. The committee on permanent organization reported John C. Jacobs as President and a long list of Vice Presidents, including Mr. Belmont. The following were chosen delegates at large toSt. Louis: Francis Kernan, Wm. Dorsbeimer, H. C. Murphy and A. S. Hewitt, with D. Ogden, Joseph Warren, H. A. Nelson and James C. Spencer as alternates. Among the delegates from New York city are John Kelley, Wm. R. Roberts, Samuel S. Cox, John Fox, August Belmont, Oswald Ot tendorfer, Manton Marble, Augustus Schell and Wm. H. Wickham. Resolutions were reported and adopted re newing fidelity to Democratic principles in former platforms which had been vindicated in the administration of Tilden and by the in creasing majorities in sister states. They re ivouiuwuuuut luiuici oiavo tuuvcutiui'S, that delegates to the national convention shall act and vote as a unit in accordance with the will of the majority of the delegation; recom mend the return to frugality in the national expenditures and purity in the national admin istration. The resolutions conclude as follows: The Democratic party of New York suggest with respectful deference to their brethren of other states, and with cordial appreciation of other renowned Democratic statesmen, faithful like him to their political principles and public trusts, that the nomination of Samuel J. Til den to the office of President of the United States would ensure the vote of New York, and would be approved throughout the Union as the recognition of this supreme necessity, the incarnation of this vital issue, the pledge of our high purpose and the guarantee of a successful achievement of the arduous work of national regeneration and reforms. The convention ad journed sine die. • _ ARKANSAS REPUBLICAN. Little Rock, April 27.—At the Republican State Convention to-day, delegates were chosen to the Cincinnati Convention. Resolutions declaring Hon. Oliver P. Morton to be the choice of Republicans of this state for President, and that the delegates go to Cincin nati uninstructed as to any particular person, went to the committee on resolutions and the convention took a recess. GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC. Tilden Delegates Elected. New York, April 27.—The Democratic con vention held in Georgia yesterday, chose two delegates each from the Congressional districts and gave vote for four delegates at large to the national convention. Among the delegates elected, are Gov. Smith, Judge Hall, Senator Howell, and ex Congiessman Young. It is believed nearly all the delegates are for Tilden. CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN. Convention Expresses a Preference for Blaine. San Francisco, April 27.—The Republican State Convention adopted a platform express ing confidence in the Republican party; approv ing the prosecution and punishment of official dishonesty; deprecating Chinese emigration: favoring such modification of the *Burlingame treaty as will effectually prevent the further influx of the Chinese; favoring a return to me tallic currency and the restoration of silver coin and its constitutional equality with gold as a legal tender; the payment of the national debt in gold; condemning repudiation; believing that the Democracy are not to be trusted with the control of affairs, as they propose to pen sion confederate soldiers, to pay cotton claims, and compensate owner of slaves for loss by emancipation, which would entail another war; that the Republican ps rty must cot rely solely on the glor: ous record of he past, but deal with other questions, chief among which is re form in the civil service and extirpation of the spoils system. The convention has thus far elected as dele gates to Cincinnati, John Martin, J. Hecb, G. H. Dyer, N. D. Rideout, A. D. Whitney, N. B. Gonzales and Joseph Balden, all for Blaine,and L. H. Foote for Bristow. The delegates at large are A. G. Abell, Chas. E. Reed, G. S. Evans and William Pierce, all credited as Blaine men except Pierce, who is for Bristow. The convention adopted resolutions that while the Republican party contains many men, who by recognized ability and devotion to the prin ciples of the party* have proved themselves worthy of public support and confidence, and capable of filling honorably the highest office in the nift of the neonle. the Rennhlienn nni-ii. cf California especially recognizes in James G. Blaine an eminently able and tried exponent of the principles of the party, a man of large ex perience in public life, of purest and most de voted character, and possessing in a marked degree these personal qualities which would be an honor to the office of President of the Unit ed States. While thus expressing our confidence for Honu James G. Blaine, yet having confidence in the integrity of their delegates to the nation al convention, the convention leave them un embarrassed bv instructions, and free to exer cise their own deliberate choice as the interests of the country may, in their judgment, seem to demand. Fortj -Fourth Congress—First Session. SENATE. Washington, April 27. The galleries were crowded Mr. Morrill, from the Conference Committee on the deficiency appropriation bill, made a re port, which was agreed to. Mr. Morrill said as agreed upon in the con ference, the House concurred in the amend ments of the Senate striking out the provision requiring all that officers appointed for territor ies shall be a bona tide citizen thereof. Mr. Bouiwell from the special committee to examine the several branches of the civil ser vice submitted the correspondence had be tween that committee and the heads of the several departments. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Ingalls from the Committee on Pensions reported adversely on the bill to amend the pension laws respecting the pensions of imbe ciles and inebriates, and it was indefinitely postponed. Mr. Sherman submitted a resolution direct ing the Secretary of War to inform the Senate as to the cost of the signal service corps with detailed statement of its several branches and his views in regard to transferring that service to the Treasury Department. Agreed to. Mr. Morrill of Vermont submitted various amendments to the silver bill. Ordered to be printed. At 12.30 the Senate suspended the considera tion of legislative business and proceeded with the impeachment trial. After the usual proclamation by the Ser geant-at-arms, Mr. Wadleigh of New Hamp shire, who was absent when the other Senators took the oath, was sworn in. At the conclnsion of the impeachment pro ceedings the Senate went into executive session and alter a short time the doors were reopened, when Mr. Sargent introduced a bill to encour age and promote telegraphic between Asia and the Pacific coast. Referred to the Committte on Commerce. Adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Lapham of New York introduced an amendment to authorize the President to ap prove or disapprove of the separate clauses or provisions of bills. Referred. Mr. Morrison of Illinois, from the Ways and Means Committee, reported back the Senate amendment to the House bill to define the tax on fermented or ma.t liquors. The amend ment is to add a proviso that nothing in the act shall cbaBge the present rules of the law respecting evidence in any prosecution or suit. The amendment was concurred in. A resolution authorizing the sub-committee on naval affairs to conduct the investigation into the Brooklyn navy yard at New York and Brooklyn was adopted. Mr. Turney of Pennsylvania made a confer ence report on the bill to exclude the state of Missouri from the proviso of the bill of the 10th of May, 1872, to promote the development of mining resources. The report adds the follow ing clause: “And ail lands in said states shall be subjected to the disposal as agricultural lands.” Agreed to. Mr. Wigginton of California introduced a hill for the relief of settlers on railroad lands within the limit of the Rowland grant. Mr. Holman of Indiaoa, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the .post-office appropriation bill, which was made a special ! order for Tuesday. Mr. House of Tennessee, from the Commit tee on Elections, made a report in the Louisi- < ana contested election case, that Mr. Morey, the sitting member, was not entitled to a sea', and that W. D. Spencer, the contestant, is. Mr. Wells of Missouri presented the views ' of the minority report. Ordered minted. , A resolution offered by Mr. Whitthorne of Tennessee, that all the testimony taken by the Naval Committee, and that to be taken be printed, was adopted, after notice bad been given by Mr. Hale of Maine that he should iDsist that all the testimony, not {that which might be culled, be printed. The legislative appropriation bill was then taken up in the Committee of the Whole. All the items for surveyors general were, on motion of Mr. Randall of Pennsylvania, struck out of the bill on suggestion that the Com mittee on Public Lands was investigating the subject and provision could be made for it in the civil appropriation bill. The items of the Post-office Department brought up the question of fast mails, Mr. Foster of Ohio charging that the committee was going back to the old stage coach system, and Mr. Randall Insisting that the recom mendations of the committee were fully approved by the Postmaster General, and that the mail service was not to be in the slightest degree diminished by economy in the expendi ture provided in the bill. On motion of Mr. Caldwell, the salary of Commissioner of Agriculture was raised from 82,700 to 83000. On motion of Mr. Holman of Indiana, a paragraph was added making it the duty of the Commissioner to collect the agricultural statistics, compile the same and publish monthly a statement thereof. Mr. Whilehouse of New York offered an amendment to section 2, prohibiting any em ploye of the government giving to or receiving Irom any other persons, directly or indirectly, any money or thing of value for political pur poses. Adopted. Mr. Frye of Maine offered an amendment providing that no member of Congress shall recommend an appointment to, or eontinnance in office or removal therefrom, any clerk in any of the departments, unless the head there of shall first apply for his advice in writing. Rejected—57 to 97, 14 Mr. Jenks of Pennsylvania offered on amendment transferring the Pension Bureau from the Interior to tne War Department. A point of order being made that the amend ment was not germain to the bill, the amend ment was withdrawn. Mr. White ot Kentucky moved to amend by inserting a provision that no money appro ftrialed by the act should be paid to spies or nformers. Rejected. Mr. Dennison of Vermont moved to insert a provision that all moneys paid under this bill should be paid iD lawful coin of the United States. Mr. Holman moved to amend tlie amend ment by striking out ‘‘lawful coin” to insert “lawful money." Mr. Holman’s amendment was adopted and then the whole proposition was rejected. Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts moved an addi tional section, providing that whenever in the judgment of the head of anv department the duties assigned to a clerk of one class can be as well done by a clerk of a lower class, or by a female clerk, it shall he lawful for him to diminish the number of clerks of the higher class and to increase the number of clerks of the lower grade to the same extent. Agreed to. Mr. Jenks again submitted in a modified form his amendment transferring, after the 1st of Ju’y, 1877, the Pension Bureau from the Interior Department to the War Department. Mr. Busk of Wisconsin made a point of order against the proposed amendment, but the point was overruled by the chairman. The amendment was rejected—55 to 90i Mr. Vance renewed the amendment offered by Mr. White, that no money appropriated by this bill shall be paid to spies or informeTs. Bejected—75 to 78. Mr. Glover of Missouri moved to insert an additional section prohibiting executive officers of the government from employing clerk, agent, engineer, draughtsman, messenger, watchman, laborer or other employes in any of the executive departments in the city of Washington or elsewhere, except those for whom specific appropriations are made in the bill. Agreed to. The Committee rose and reported the bill to the House. Without voting on any of the amendments, the House at 0 o’clock adjourned, FOREIG N . ASIA. The Plague in Mesopotamia. London, April 27.—The plague in Mesopo tamia is increasing. There were 80 deaths at Hillah and 208 at Bagdad during the first week in April. FRANCE. The Burning of the Rouen Theatre. London, April 27.—The Times’ despatch from Paris states that the theatre at Bouen continued to burn until noon yesterday. The fire was caused by a gas jet igniting a curtain. In addition to the victims whose bodies have already been found, four persons have died in the hospital from burns, and four soldiers are missing. Twelve houses adjacent were de stroyed. The total loss of property is estimat ed at 8400,000. GREAT BRITAIN. The British Press and Winslow. London, April 27.—All the London journals editorially support the position of the British government in the Winslow extradition case. The Manchester Guardian’s London correspon dent, however, says that a very strong impres sion is current that the Crown’s legal advisors have led the government into a serious tangle. The point at issue is whether the act of 1870 sets aside the American treaty rights, and whether all doubts are not removed in favor of the prisoner’s extradition by clause 27 of the act, which specifies that whatever is inconsist ent with existing treaties shall be excepted from its operation. In the face of so simple a cir cumstance many persons are a good deal puz zled to understand upon what grounds the English government can maintain its position. CUBA. Spanish ^Troops Ambuscaded and Many Slain—Horrible Barbarities by a Span ish Commander. New York, April 27.—An Havana letter ot the 22d states that a battle took place at Nar anjo lately, in which the Spanish commander advanced to a considerable extent from the post with only 500 men, and in traversing a ra vine fell into an ambush of the insurgents treble their number, and after a spirited fusil ade the“ubans charged sword in hand to close quarters, when the Spaniards broke and fled, endeavoring to gain the shelter of the fort but the pursuers slew them right and left, so that only fourteen were left. On the succeeding day the commander of the division visited the scene and found the dead and wounded strip ped, the latter suffering acutely, when a pile of the dead was ordered made for burying them up, and as the incineration progressed and the surgeons pronounced upon the life chances of the wounded, those beyond recovery were by order of said commander packed up by four men and tossed on the burning pyre. Foreign Notes. Navigation is open in the St. John river and Gulf of St. Lawrence. The ico in the Miri michi river floated off vesterdav. The doable turret snip Inflexible was launch ed at Portsmouth yesterday afternoon. The christening was performed by the Princess Louise. The Times says the Inflexible is the mostt tremendous iustraumeut of warfare yet created. A despatch from Berlin says that Count Katzebul, Governor of Poland, has resigned because Russia refused the appointment of one Polish-speaking judge in every town iD Poland. Snow felll alj over Nova Scotia Wednesday. The admiralty announce that the Arctic steamer Pandora will sail from Portsmouth May 25tb, on her voyige to the north. Jonrde, formerly Minister of Finance, baa been expelled from Strasbourg. The impeachment trial of Count von Aruim before the Court of State, for high treason will begin May 11th. The foil owiDg was received in London from the Colouial bank from Barbadoes, Wednes day. Forty persons wem killed and wounded, and 500 prisoners taken. Rioting is suspended but the position is threatening. Confidence in the government is entirely gone. FINANCIAL. AND COMMERCIAL. Portland Wholesale market. Thursday, April 21.—The Sugar market is very strong and active at 10* g) 10|o for granulated and 9Jc on Extra C. Flour Las a downward tendency and the market is dull aud but little doing. Pork and lard are easier and a decline in prices is very probable. Corn is firm and unchanged at 70 (g 72c for car loads and 72 @ 73e for small lots. Daily Domestic Receipts. By Boston and Maine Railroad.—W P Hub bard & Co 2 cars com, G W Geies 2 do, H Burrill & Son 1 do. W Parsons & Co 1 do, order 3 cars flour, Empire Mills 3 do, D W Coolidge 3 do, Norton,Chap man & Co 1 do, Josselyn & Co 1 do, G A Hunt & Co 1 do, Crosby & Beamey 1 do, G T R fi cars merchan dise, M C R R 14 10 cars merchandise, P & o pit 1 ear mercqandise, Portland 11 cars merchandise. By water conveyance—1000 bush cornmeal to G W. True & Co. _ Foreitta Fxports. TURRET, NS. Br Schr Valient-300 bbls flour. YARMOUTH, NS. Br Schr Gladiator-1000 bbls flour, 10 do beef, 5 do pork, 103 bags meal. CORNWALLIS, NS. Br Schr Lucknow—180 bbls flour, 20 bags meal. LIVERPOOL. Bark Flori M Hurlbert—109,000 it lumber. DIGBY, NS. Br Schr Argo—200 bbls flour. ST. JOHN, NB. Br ScLl,Harriet Chase—900 bb’.s flour. Foreign Import*. ADVOCATE, NS. Schr Ada—35 cords wood to or der. HALIFAX. Steamer Chase—1 packages merchan dise to J F Liscomb. Boston knock market. [Sales at the Brokers’ Board, April 27.] 70 Boston & Maine Railroad.. Second Call. 12 Eastern Railroad. 12 New York knock and money market New York. April 27—Evening.—Money market was easy at 3 (gj 1 per cent. A lighter market is pre dicted after Monday, when the city, to pay Its May nterest, must borrow $2,500,000 on revenue bonds in ionscquenco of payment ot a large amount of curren cy in the treasury for gold realizec from tbe sales of he Alabama award bonds. Foreign Exchange tinn it 487 @ 487$ for sixty days and 4894 for demand. Gold advanced 112} to 112} and declined to 112$, losing at the lowest point. The lates paid for bor owing were 3, 4, 7 and 6 per cent, per annum and -64 to 1-32 per cent, per diem; loans were also made lat and at 2 @ 3 per cent, for carrying towards the :lose. The clearances at the Gold Exchange Bank vere 31,800,000. The customs receipts were $277, 100. The Assistant Treasurer paid out to-day $721, lOo in gold for interest and 48,000 for 5-20’s redeemed. L'he silver payments to-day amounted to $19,600. Of he $6,000,000 gold sold to-day $1,145,000 was paid for his afternoon. Exports to Europe $100,000 in silver, governments wero active and steady. State bonds lominal. Railroad bonds quiet, tbe largest transact ion being in North Western consolidated coupon jold bonds and Union Pacific sinking funds, which idvanced to 91} and 92 respectively. Stocks were dull and weak with a general decline n prices ot a } @ 1$ per cent., latter in Pacific Mail; Delaware & Lackawanna and New Jersey Central jeing the exceptions, showing early in the day an advance of} @ 1 per cent., which eventually was partially lost. The decline otherwise than in Pacific Mail was about } @ $ per cent. Tbe talk of a reduc tion in telegraph tolls on May 1st has assumed a very positive tone. The following were the closing quotations of Gov ernment securities: United States coupes,1881. 122} United States 5-20’s 1865, old.114 United States 5-20*8,1865, new.,. .119 United States 5-20’s, 1867. .. 1214 United States 5-20’s, 1868 do.,].122} United States new 5’s..118} United States 10-40s, coup. " ugj Currencv 6’s. .126* The following were the closing quotations ot SlOCKo • Western Union Telegraph Co. 654 Pacific Mail."" 19a New York Central & Hudson Ii K.\*.1124 Erie.. ! 154 Erie preferred. 26* Michigan Central. 52 Union Pacific Stock.* 64 Panama. . *.199 Lake Shore.... . Illinois Central.. 973 Chicago & Northwestern.39} Chicago & Northwestern preferred.” ggf New Jersey Central. ** st. Paul.37! St. Paul preferred. ' * 93! Wabash."*** 2| Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph......!'. ’. . 18* Missouri Pacific.!!.’ 14 Atlantic & Pacific preferred.!!!!!!!!! 3 The following were the closing quotations of Pacific Baiiroad securities: Central Pacific bonds.1061 Union Pacific bonds. !"'l04f Union Pacific Land Grants .., ",.Iqq1 Sinking Funds. ", . 9,1 Boston,Hartford & Erie 1st........I.' . 22* Guaranteed.23 -* Providence Prim Cloths Market. Providence, April 27.—Printing Cloths market firm at 3$ cash for standard and extra goods with moderate sales on that basis. Domestic markets. New York. April 27—Evening.—Flour market is without decided change with a moderate export and home trade inauiry; receipts 12,363 bids; sales 18,100 bbls; No 2 at 3 00 @3 75; Superfine Western and State at 410 @ 4 50; extra Western and State at 4 90 t5 95; good to choice do at 5 30 @ 5 70;White Wheat estern extra at 5 75 @ 7 00; Fancy White Wheat Western at 7 05 @ 7 75; extra Ohio at 4 90 @ 7 00: ex tra 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. Bye flour is unchanged. Cornmeal is steady at 2 75® 3 60. Wheat—receipts 106,8000 bush; sales 23.100 bush, part last evening; the market is heavy and 1 @ 2c lower with a lair business doing at a decline; 1 03J for ungraded Spring; 1 09 @ 112 for No 3 Spring; 112 ®1 21 lor No 2 Milwaukee, latter an extreme; 1 28 @ 1 30 for No 1 Spring; 144 for Wbite Michigan; 1 03 for no grade Winter Bed Wes tern; 138 for Amber Michigan to arrive; 1 35 for White Canada in bond. Eye is steady. Barley firm er. Com—receipts4282 bush; sales 53,000 bush; 60c for unmerchantable Mixed afloat: market firm and quiet; 61J @ 61 jc for no grade Mixed; 65 @ C5c tor steamer Mixed; 66 @ 67c tor graded Mixed; 68Jc for round Yellow. Oats 1 ® 2c lower tor Western Mixed, other kinds unchanged; receipts 15.400 bush; sales 49,000 bush; 40 @ 47c for Mixed Western ana State; , AT-“ , -1 ■■ V„„v.u, CAWCUjg, 1UWUU ing No 2 Chicago in store et 42 ® 44c, latter choice; No 1 Mixed 47c. Hay is firm. Coffee -Kio firm and fairly active; cargoes at 15J @ I8jc gold; job lots 15} @ 19Jc gold. Sugar is quiet and unchanged at 7 9-16 @ 713-16C for fair to good refining; 7J@8cfor prime. Molasses steady. Rice is unchanged. Petro leum is excited and higher; crude at 8c; refined at 14c. Tallow is steady at 8Jc. Naval Stores—Rosin steady. Turpentine steady. Eggs heavy and lower at 15J @ 17c. Porkjlower; new mess at 21 50 @ 21 60. Beef is quiet. Cut Meats quiet; middles at 121c for Western long clear; city loug clear at 121. Lard is lower; prime steam at 13 40. Freights to Liverpool—market is quiet. Chicago, April 27.—Eiour dull and drooping. Wheat active and 1J lower; No 2 Chicago Spring at 973 @ 98c; No 3 Chicago Spring at 89 @ 89»c. Com active and lower; No 2 at 46c. Oats are'dull and lower; No 2 at 31 jc seller May. Rye dull and un changed. Barley is fairly active at 60 (a 63c. Pork dull and lower at 20 634 ® 20 70. Lard is heavy ahd dull at 12 80 ® 12 85. Bulk Meats are dull and low er; shoulders 7jc; clear rib sides 114; clear sides at 12. Keceipts—9,000 bbls tiour, 34,000 bush wheat, 86, 000 bush corn, 55,001 bush oats. 4,000 bush barley. 1300 bush of rye. Shipments-10,000 bbls flour, 174,000 bush wheat, 25, 200 bush corn, 51,000 busn oats, 1,300 oush barley 12,000 bush rye. St Louis, April 27.—Flour is dull and drooping. Wheat is firmer and inactive; No 2 Red Fall at 1 38. Corn is dull and lower; No 2 Mixed 41 jc. Oats are Inactive;No 2 at 33jc. Rye at 67c bid. Bariev dull and unchanged. Pork nominally lower at 22 00'bid. Lard unchanged. Bulk Meats dull and lower; shoulders 8c; clear rib and clear sides at 111 @ 113 and 114 @ 113. Bacon unsettled; shoulders at 9: clear rib aud clear sides 12J @ 121 and 124 @ 124. Keceipts—5,000 bbls ttour, 15,000 bush of wheat, 8, 000 bush com, 14,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush barley. 1000 bush rye, 00 hogs, 00 cattle. Toledo, April 27,—Flour steady. Wheat steady and in fair demand; No 2 White Wabash 1 37; No 1 White Michigan at 1 28; No 2 do 120; extra White Michigan at 1 37; Amber Michigan 1 23; No 2 do at 1 05j. Corn is steady and in good demand; High Mixed at 54Jc; low Mixed 51c; No 2 White at 51c. Oats dull; No 2 offered at 35c; no buyers; Michigan Keceipts—000 bbls flour 10,000 bush Wheat, 47,000 bush Corn, 1,900 bush Oats. Shipments—600 bbls flour, 39,000 buBh Wheat. 11. 000 bush Corn, 4,000 bush Oats. Milwaukee,April 27.—Flour dull and unchanged. Wheat is weak: No 1 Milwaukee at 108: hard do at 124; No 2 Milwaukee at 101; No 3 Milwaukee at 904c. Com is weak and less active; No 2 at 51c. Oats are in fair demand: No 2 at 324c. Rye is quiet and steady ;No 1 at 70c. Barley firmer; No 2 Spring at 89 @ 90c; No 3 at 52c. Provisions dull and neg ated. Mess Pork 20 50. Lard—prime steam at 123 Receipts—5500 bbls flour, 28,000 bnsh wheat. Shipments—6,500 bbls flour, 120,000 bush wheat. Detroit,April 27.—Flour very quiet and steady at 6 00 @6 50. Wheat in more demand; extra White Michigan 1 37 @ 1 37J; No 1 White at 1 304; No 2 White held at 116J; No 1 Amber is offered at 128. Com nominally steady; No 2 Mixed at 55c. Oats are quiet and steady; Mixed at 363c. Receipts—1410 bbls flour, 9,822 bush wheat, 758 bush com, 5459 bush oats. Shipments—400 bbls flour, 22,000 bush wheat, 400 bush com, 2918 bush oats. Cincinnati, Aptil 27.—Pork is quiet at 2150 bid. 22 00 asked. Lard nominal; steam at 13; keitleat 13J @ 133. Bulk Meats unsettled and lower; shoul ders nominally at 8; sales of clear rib sides at 11c for cash; 111 buyer June; 12J buyer July; clear sides nominally at 114 @ 114. Bacon nominal; shoulders 94 @ 93; clear rib sides at 124 @ 12g; clear sides 12J @ 124. Hogs are steady; common to good light at 6 75 (Sg 7 75; fair to good heavy at 7 80 @ 8 00; sales chiefly at 7 50 @7 70; receipts 1900 head; shipments 1100 head. Whiskey steady at 1 07. Butter easier but not quotablv lower. Cleveland April 27.—The Petroleum market is unchanged; standard at 101: prime White at 111 lor car lots. New York, April 27.—Cotton is dull; Middling uplands 12c. Savannah, April 27.—Cotton Is quiet; Middling uplands 12 l-16c. s New Orleans, April 27.—Cotton quiet and un changed; Middling uplands 124c. Mobile, April 27.—Cotton unchanged; Middling uplands at 12c. Charleston, April 27.—Cotton is dull; Middling uplands 124c. Augusta, April 27.—Cotton market is dull and declining; Middling uplands 11| @ 12c. Norfolk, April 27.—Cotton is dull; Middling up lands 12c. Galveston, April 27.—Cotton maiket weak and irregular; Middling uplands 12Jc. Louisville,April 27 —Cotton market quiet; Mid dling uplands 12J ® 12Jc. Wilmington, April 27,-Cotton is unchanged; Middling uplands 124c. European Markets. London, April 27—12.30 P. M.—American securi ties—United States bonds, 1865, old, 1933. Erie Rail way 14J. Liverpool, April 27.—12.30 P. M.—Cotton market Is steadier; Middling uplands at 6]d; do Orleans at 6 7-16d; sales 10,000 bales, including 2000 bales tor speculation and export. Thanks “from the Depths of the Heart.” Wellington. Lorain Co , O., Aug. 24,1874. Dr. E. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.: Dear Sir—Your medicines, Golden Medical Dis covery, Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy, have proved of the greatest service to me. Six months ago no one thought that I could possibly live long. I had a com plication of diseases—scrofula, manifesting itself in eruptions and great blotches on my head that made such sores that I could not have my hair combed without causing me much suffering; also causing swollen glands, tonsils tnlarged, enlarged or “thick neck,” and large and numerous boils. I also suffered from a terrible Chronic Catarrh, and in tact I was so diseased that life was a burden to me I had tried many doctors with no benefit I finally procured one-half dozen bottles of your Golden Medical Dis coyery and one dozen Sage’s Catarrh Remedy and commenced their use. At first 1 was bai I ly discour aged, but after taking four bottles of ibe Discovery I began to improve, and when 1 had taken tl>e|remain ing 1 waB well. In addition to the use of Discovery I applied a solution of Iodine to the Goitre or thick neck, as you advise in pamphlet wiapping, and it entirely disappeared. Your Discovery is certainly the most wonderful blood medicine ever invented. I thank God and you, from the depths of my heart, tor the great good it has done me. Very gratefully, MRS. L. CHAFFEE. Most medicines which are advertised as blood puri fiers and liver medicines contain either mercury, in some form, or potassium and iodine variously com bined. All of these agents have strong tendency to break down the blood corpuscles, and debilitate and otherwise permanently injure the human system, and Bhould therefore be discarded. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, on the other hand, being com posed of the fluid extracts of native plants, barks and roots, will in no case produce iDjury, its effects being strengthening and curative only. Sarsaparil la, which used to enjoy quite a reputation as a blood puiifier, is a remedy of thirty years ago, and may well give place as it is doing, to the more positive and valua ble vegetable alteratives which later medical investi gation has brought to light. In Scrofula or King’s Evil, White Swellings, Dicers. Erysipelas, Swe]fed Neck,Goitre, Scrofulous Inflammations, Indolent In flammation,Mercurial Affections,Old Sores,Eruptions Df the Skin and Sore Eyes, as in all other blood dis eases, Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery has shown its great remedial powers, curing the ruoBt obstinate and intractable cases. Sold by all dealers n medicines. oc2» ap28eod&wlw MARRIED. Notices of marriage, to insure insertion in the Press must be accompanied by the name of the clergyman nr magistrate solemnizing the same. In Alfted, April 26, by Bev. B. P. Snow, James Pierce, M. D., OI Methuen, Mass., and Miss Ella L. 3i!e ot Alfred. In Litchfield, April 22, George W. Spear and Miss 3ora G. Leighton, both of West Gardiner. In Moutville, April 22, Chas. H. Clement and Miss Elizabeth A. French. DIED. In Gardiner, April 20, Sirs. Hertilla, wife of Riot'd B. Caldwell, aged 32 years. In Gardiner, April 19, Mr. Thornaa IV. Tobey, aged >0 years. In Brooklyn, N. Y., Aprd 27, Horatio Southgate Smith, M. D., aged 5<j years,—eon of the lato Henry Imitb of Portland. In New York City. April 26, of dlptberia, Albert Warren, infant son of Albert C. and Lonie K. Dam, aged S months 17 days. DEPARTURE OF STEAIISHIPti. 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 City of Mexico.New York. .Hav&VCruz.May 2 Colon.New York. .Aspinwall_May 2 Russia.New York. .Liverpool.May 3 , City of VeraCruz.. .New York. .Havana.May 4 Peruvian.Portland... Liverpool_May 6 Wilmington.New York .Havana.May 9 ■ Minnmre Almanac.April 98, Sun rises.4.59 . High water. 2.30 PM Sun sets.6.56 I Moon sets. AM MARINE NEWS PORT OF PORTLAND. Thursday, April 37. ARRIVED. Steamship Chase, Bennett, Halifax, NS—passen gers and mdse to John Portous. Steamer City of Portland, Pike, Boston for East port and St John. NB. Sch Hattie E King, Crowley, Boston for Calais. Sch Florella, Strout, Millbridge. Sch Excel, Smallage, Mt Desert. Sch Gen Howard, Linscott, Gardiner tor New Bed ford. Sch A S Oakes. Babbage, Bangor for Boston. Sch Koret, Babbage. Bangor for Boston. Sch J S Atherton, Ring, Jonesport tor Salem. Sch K C Thomas, Thorndike, Rockland for Rich mond, Va. Sch John Stroup, Smith, Bath tor New York. Sch Hannah D, Heaton. Westport for Boston. Sch Diana. Orne, Boothbay tor Boston. Sch Gem, Knight, Boothbay for Boston. CLEARED ■ Barque Flori M Hulbert, Handy, Liverpool—Albert Marwick. Sch Mahaska, Williams, New York—J H Hamlen & Co. Sch Wm Whitehead, Titus, Northport, LI—master Sch Argo, (Br) Dailey, Digby. NS—John Porteous Sch Lucknow, (Br) Neily, Cornwallis, NS—John Porteous. Sch Harriet Chase, (Br) Quinlan, St John, NB— John Porteous. Sch Owen P Hinds, Clendennin, Calais—master. Sch Wild Rose, Stanley, Cranberry Jsles—master. SAILED—Barque Floii M Hulbert; brig Cora Green; schs F H Odiorne, Mahaska, and the fleet which put in for a haibor. Ship Merom, Lowell, 31 days from Havre, arrived oft Seguin 25th, and was ordered to Calais to load deals tor Europe. Lfrom merchants’ exchange.1 Ar at New York 27th, shiD Valley i Forge, Eames, Liverpool. Ar at Baltimore 27th, ship Olive S Southard, from London. Ar at Queenstown 26th, ship Tranquehar, Water house, Independence Bay, (and was ordered to Ham I burg.) Sid fm Ardrossan 26th, barque Sarah, Ingersoll, for Baltimore. Ar at Matanzas 25th, brig Sarah M Loricg, Loring, Bordeaux. Ar at Cardenas 25th, sch Ada F Whitney. Mars ters, New York. J Sid 25th, brig Gec^Burnham. Staples, for North of Hatteras; schs Irvine. Berry, and C E Rogers, do. Sid fm Caibarien 22d, brig Lije Houghton, Rose, for North of Hatteras. ! iTl K TIO K A N 1> A . Sch Gertie E Merrow, Header, from Kingston, Ja, for Tampieo, put into Pensacola Apl 25, leaking bad ly, and will go into dock lor repairs. Sch Kioka, Morris, from Jonesboro for New York, put into Boston 26th with loss of foremast in a gale off Cape Cod. Sch Sami Lewis, of Ellsworth, which went ashore at Salem 4th inst, was hauled oft 26th, uninjured. Sch Capt Jobn, Patten, from Ellsworth, arrived at Boston 26th with loss of part ot deckload. DOMESTIC PORTS. NEW ORLEANS—Cld 25th, barque John L Dim mock, Miller, Bremen; Lord Clarendon, Nichols, for Liverpool; sch H E Willard, Willard, Lucea. JACKSONVILLE—Cld 20th, sch Franconia, Jor dan, New York. Ar 21st. schs Louisa Wilson, Holt, New York; Ab raham Richardson, Pray, Matanzas. BRUNSWICK, GA—Ar 26th, barque Clara E Mc Gilvery, Dunbar, New York. ALEXANDRIA—Ar 22d, sch A Denike, Jones, Portland. BALTIMORE—Ar 25th, scbs Mary F Corson, Nick erson. Kennebec; Koret, Dunham, and E M Reed, Kelsey, do. Ar 26th, brig Proteus, Farr, Havana. PHILADELPHIA—Ar 25th, sch Hattie Baker, Bearse, Bucksport; Leonessa, Acliom, Portland. Cld 25th, scbs Ella, Driscoll, Mayaguez; Henrietta, Hill, Saco. Sid fm Delaware Breakwater 26tb, ship Jos Fish, brig Lena Thnrlow, and others. Brig Hattie E Wheeler, from Cardenas, sailed lor New York 26tb. NEW YORK—Ar 25th, schs J M Kennedy, Ken nedy, Ellsworth ; D Sawyer, Cummings, Mason's Bay, Me; Rushlight, Allen, Portland; Orion, Wil son, Belfast; Anson Stimson, Bath; Silver Spray, Chadwick, Thomaston; G B Ferguson, from Belfast; Susan, Howe. Rockport; Lake, Rogers, and Empress, Kennedy, Rockland; J Meserve. Frencb; Convoy, French; Island Belle, Woodman; Mary Laugdon, Mullen, and Billow, Fales, Rockland; Mary Shields. Snowman.Pittston; Malabar, Walls, Belfast; HS Billings, Gould, Calais; E H Nash, Nash, Goulds boro; F N Tower, Adams. Belfast; Ruth Thomas, Bangor; Walter Irving, Thomaston; Union, Dolliv er, Machias; Grace, from Bath. Cld 25th, schs Ella Pressey, Pressey, St Thomas; Emma W Day, Jordan. Bangor; David Nichols,Wy man. Newburyport. j Cld 26tb, sch Como. Lewis, Jacksonville. PAWTUCKET—Ar 25lb, brig Manzanilla, Walls, Portland; sch Red Rover, Bowden, Ellsworth, j BOSTON—Ar 26tb, scbs Capt John, Patten, Ells i worth ; Kioka, Morris, Jonesboro for New York, (with loss of foremast); Cora, Patterson, and Supe rior, Alley, Wiscasset; Sumh Tuttle, Southard, do; Pallas. Rhoades. Rockland. ) Ar 27th, schs E M Bran«comb. Cole, Machias; Jes sie, Strout, do; Geo Sbattuck, Belfast; LH Smith, Leach, Bucksport. ! Cld 27th, sch Jos Souther, Watts, Mobile. SALEM—Ar 25th, sch Bramhall, Hamilton, Eliza bethport for Portland. Ar 26tb, sch Wm Whitehead, Titus, Portland for New York. FOREIGN PORTS. Cld at Cardiff 12th inst, ship Alice Buck, Snow, Hong Kong. Sid fm Liverpool Apl 25, Elwell, Barstow, for New York. j Ar at Queenstown Apl 24th, barque Mary G Reed, Geyer. Baltimore. Sid fm Queenstown 13th inst, ship McNear, Carter, (from Astoria) for Newcastle. Ar at Dublin Apl 24, brig Nellie Husted, Brewster, New York. Ar at Cardenas 21th inst, sch Wm Wilson, Jones, Philadelphia. Sid 21st, brig Harry. Robinson, North ot Hatteras. Sid fm Sagua 24th, brigs Renshaw. Sylvester, New York; Anna D Torrey, Haskell.North of Hatteras. Ar at Windsor, NS, 22d, brig B W Cochrane, Boyd, Portland. Cld 22d, schs Mary Ella, Staples, New York; Al meda, Smith, Newburg. Ar at St John, NB, 26th, barque PC Merriman, Merriman, Havre; sch Nettie, Portland. SPECIAL NOTICES. Please tell the people that ycu saw their Advertisement in the PRESS the circula tlon of which, per month, exceed 1100,000, GRASS^ SEED. Herds Grass, Clover and Red Top, — FOR SALE BY — Harris & Littlefield, 143 Commercial Street. mchlG sntf FOREST TAR. j The following, which explains itself, will prove of interest to many readers. “For twenty years I have been very much troubled with Salt Rheum on my arm, tor which I 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 else where.— Mrs. B. S. Hunt, Portland. Me. Get a cake of your Druggist, or by sending 35 cts. to the Forest Tar Co-, Portland, Me. octl5 sn9m CALLED (MUM1T lillMIN. • i — • Highest rates paid for Called Govern ment Bonds or Later Issues, and Good Municipal Securities given in exchange. All the 5.20’s of 1862,1864, and 5, 000,000 of the November issues of 1865 have been called in for redemption. Woodbury & Moulton, BANKERS AND BROKERS, 67 Exchange Street. nov29 deodsnly TO THE LAMES ! BROWN’S FRENCH DRESSING Will make Ladies* and Children’s Boots and Shoes that have become rough and red, and Ladies’ Travel ing Bags which look so old and rusty that they are ashamed to carry them, look just as good as new. It will not rub otf or smut when wet. Softens the leather No lady will be without it after one trial. Beware of imitations and counterfeits. For sale everywhere. H. F. BROWN A CO.; «fo»toa. mb 15 sneodGm “It works like a charm.” Renne’s Magic Oil ! This is a purely vegetable, general family remedy j Keep it in the house to me iu case of emergency. j TRY IT INTERNALLY, It cures Colic, Cholera Morbus, Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pains in the Stomach, Indigestion, Sore Throat. Coughs, Colds, &c. USE IT EXTERNALLY. It cures Neuralgia, Catarrh, Rheumatism, Sprains, J Cuts, Bruises, Old Sores, Headache, Toothache, and t in fact almost all the aches and pains human tiesh is 1 heir to. Sold by all dealers in medicines. WM. RENNE & SONS, Proprietors, Pittsfield, Mass f J. W. PERKIMS & CO., i Ueneral Age him, Portland. Me. 1 au!7 febl7eod&w3m SPECIAL NOTICES. t Eastman Bros. WILL OPEN — OX — Wednesday, April 19th, New Dress Goods, SILKS AND SHAWLS! — ALSO — LADIES’COSTUMES, Drap d* Ete and Silk SACQUES j^r"An examination of these goods is solicited. EASTMAN BROS., 531 CONGRESS STREET. aprl8 sndtf BASE BALLS and Bats,Fishing Tackle,Guns and Sport ing Goods. Wholesale and Retail. G. L. BAILEY, ap24sndeod4w 48 Exchange Street. National Loan Office, (ESTABLISHED IN 1808,) No. 53 Biddle Street, PORTLAND, ME. Money to loan in sums to salt 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 fine Diamond Stnd, 1 karat pure white, elegant affair. $65.00 One fine Diamond Stud, } karat pure white, 50.00 “ “ “ Ring, 1 karat, old mine stone, 75.00 “ “ “ ladies' Ring, very handsome. 35,00 and lots of other Diamond Rings, Eardrops and Studs, Gold and Silver Watches, and other Silver Ware at less than half price. apl8sn1m* S. 8CHBVVER. CARD . I take the liberty to inform my friend* and the public generally that I will exhibit Wednesday, April 19, THE LATEST NOVELTIES — IN — BOTH OF Foreign and American Manufacture. IE&“ I invite ail to attend the Opening whether they buy or not. Respectfully, T. LOBENSTEIN, 4 Beering Block. apl7 d2w HEADQUARTERS — F}R — Chamber Furniture. DARLING & HUNT, Manufacturers of and Dealers in ASH & I CHAMBER SETS. — ALSO — — SUCH AS— Bedsteads, Bureaus, Hinks, Washstands, Wardrobes, Cane and Wood Heat Chairs, Npring Beds, Mattreases, Mirrors, Exten sion Tables, Kitchen Tables, Lounges, Feathers, &c. We manufacture our own goods and warrant them to be first-class in every respect. Call and see for yoarselves. Furniture repaired and repainted to order. Warehouse 27 1-2 & 29 Market St. J. T. DARLING. C. M. HUNT, apr20_ d2 w SHIRTS Made to Order! PRIOBS. No. 3, - $2.50 each. No. 2, - 3.50 “ No. 1. - 4.00 “ t CASH OS DELIVERY. Charles Custis&Co., 493 Congress St. apr28deowlylp New Store, New Firm! — AT THE — ffliolesals Produce Commission House, 113 Center Street. We shall receive shipments ol Gilt-edged Vermont Butter and Cheese over the P. & O. Railroad semi veekly through the Spring months and weekly by refrigerator cars through the Summer months direct Tom some ot the best dairies in Vermont, made "rom pure imported Jersey stock, and shall offer tho tame to the trade at fair market rates. Truthful ttatenaents and Square Weights will be tor iTloito. D, 1IARVEV & CO. mill!dtt MUSIC ! let Sleet Misic, Bools, Folios, St received daily by C. K. HAWES, 177 Middle Street, Portland. The largest Stock in the City. - ALSO - Ratios, Reed Organs, cheap tor cash or install ments, Violins, Guitars, Music Boxes, Accordions, Uutes, Banjos, Piccolos, Harmonicas, Clarinets, lornets. and all instruments for Brass and String lands, in great variety; extra \iolin Strings, Retail nd Wholesale. Particular attention given to orders. jan31_deodly* ,IVE AND LET LIVE IS OUR MOTTO, , (rent Reduction in Ptices of Laundry Work. ihiri. will, Bontai - - 13 cent. 'ollar*. 3 “ ►air Cutis - - - - - O «* 'orilaiul Laundry, 22 Uniou St. ai'10 d3m 1 HOTELS. HOTEL DIRECTORY. Imbrae'.ng the leading Hotel* tn the State, at which, he Daily 1'Bnaa may always be found. ACBVHN ihu Ilouxe, Court. St. W. S. A A VouuK. Proprietor*. AVGUSTA. ingnaln Don**, Stair SI. IXarrisou Halt er, Proprietor. lost Houae, G. A. A II. Couy. Proprie tor*. _ BAN GOB. Krauhliu Hoaae,—Harlow SI., iScLasgh lin A Daria, Proprietor*. BATH. Bath Hotel, V. M. Plummer, Proprietor BOSTON. Parltrr Houae. School St. H. D. Parker * Co., Proprietora. Ii.Jbuh Hotel—J. R. Cracker, Proprl. etor. Tremoul House, Tremout SI.-Chapin, Gurney A Co. Proprietor*. BRUNSWICK, MB. P. A K. Dining Room*, W. R. Field, Proprietor. CAPE ELIZABETH. Ocean House—J. P. Chamberlain,Propri etor. _ CALAIS. International Hotel, W. D. Simpson, Proprietor. CORNISH. Cornish House, M. B. Daria, Proprietor* DANVILLE JUNCTION. Ciark’a Dining Hall, Grand Trunk Rail way Depot, M. W. Clark, Proprietor. ELLSWORTH. City Hotel.—N. H. Higgins A Sans, Prop*. FOXCROFT. FexeroA Exchange, P. M< Jeffords. Pro prietor. _ HIRAM. Hi. Cutler House,—Hiram Baslon, Pro prietor. LEWISTON. DcWitt nouse, H. B. Wing, Proprietor LITTLETON, N H. Thayers Hotel, H. L. Thayer, Proprietor. MACHIAS. Eastern Hotel.—E. E. Stoddard. Prop. MILLB RIDGE. Atlantic llonae, Geo. A. Hopkins, Pro. prietor. NAPLES* Elm House, Nathan Church A Seas, Pro prietors. NORRIDGEWOCK. Daaforth Honse, D. Danforth. Proprieto NORTH STRATFORD N. H. Willard House, C' S. Bailey A Co. P prietor*. PEAK’S ISLAND. Union House—W. T. Jones. Proprietor. PARIS HILL. Hubbard Hotel, H. Hubbard, Proprietor Liner Home— Fletcher St Gale, Proprie tors. _ PHILLIPS. Harden Route, Suuiuel Faruner, Propri etor. W OBTLANU. Adaut Home, Temple St. Charles Adam Proprietor. Albion Hoane, 11T FederalSl. J.G Pony Proprietor. American Hoane, India St. E. Gray, Pra prietor. Citr Hotel, Cor. Coaareaa and Groea Si. J. K. martin, Proprietor. Preble Hoane, Coagrenn SI. Glbnoa Alio., Proprietors. St. Julian Hotel, Cor. middle and Plam Hu. G. E. Ward, Proprietor. D. S. Hotel, Junction efCengrenaand Fed. eral Su. Timothy Wolcott, Proprietor. Commercial House—L. O. Sanborn ft Co., Proprietors. HUHNCANE ISLAND. Cslderwood Hoane.— B. A. Calderweed, Proprietor. 8KOWHBGAN. ' , Turner House, W. G. Heselten, Propri etor. _ WILTON. Wilton House, H N. Green. Praprielar ~ AGENCIES. S. R. WILES, ADVERTISING AGENT. Contract! for Advertisements in ail Newspapers of all cities and tonne of tlie United States. Canada nd British Provinces. Office No. 6 Tremont Street, Boston. BATES * LOCKE, Newspaper Advertising Agsuu, 34 PA..K ROW, NEW YORK. J. B. Bates, late ot D. R. Locke, o Locke A S. M. Pettengill & Oo. Jones, Toledo Blade. Send for list of 100 choice newspapers. GEOROE P. ROWELL & CoT ADVERTISING AGENTS FOR ALL THE LEADING NEWSPAPERS. Dealers In Printing Materials of every description Jype, Presses, etc. Office No. 41 Park Row, New York. T. C. EVANS, ADVERTISING AGENCY dc PRINT ERS’ WAREHOCSB, 106 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON. Dealer in Wood and Metai Type and all kinds ol Printers' Materials. Advertisements inserted in any paper in the United States or Canadas at publisher,’ owest prices. Send for estimates. DODD’S ADVERTISING AGENCY, 121 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON. Advertisements receined for every Paper in the United States and British Provinces at the lowest contract prices. Any Information cheerfully given and estimates promptly fUurnished. _HORACE DODD. ESTABLISHED IN 1849. s. M. PETTENGILL A CO.’S ADVERTISING AGBNC* No. 10 State St., Boston, and 37 Park Bow, New York, Estimate* furnished gratis for Advertising in al Newspaper* in the Untied States and British Prov ince*. C# J. TftnSEEEdE-Rt ME WSPA PER ADVERTISING AGENT No. 5 Washington Building, PROVIDENCE. R. I. =■■ 1 1 ■■■■■!'■ ' - Air Carpet Cleansing. We, the undersigned, having purchased the right to run the Boston Air Carpet Ducting Machine, are now prepared to receive orders at our new Dye House No. IS Preble Street, near Congress St. Price far Dustiug Carpels 4 cu. per y4. Carpets called for and returned free of charge. CARPETS CLEANSED AS USUAL FOSTER A SOW. ap3.ilm» Proprietors of Forest City Dye Home. Gents’ Garments CLEANSED OR DYED And Repaired at .hort notice. NO. 4 CASCO ST. ap,o A- A- DAVISto, Portland Daily Press Job Printing OFF IC E? > Posters, Hand Bills, Bill Heads, [lards, Tags, Ac., printed at short lOtice.

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