Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 2, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 2, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862.-VOL. 13. PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1876. TERMS $8.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVAN E. —————^———————————————■——————— ———■—^ _ ■ ■ ENTERTAINMENTS. GRIM) MILITARY Hi, f COMPLIMENTARY TO His Excellency Gov. Selflon Connor & Stall - AND — Maj-Gen. Chamberlain and Staff, 'rendered by the Active and Honorary Members of the PORTLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, hu*. j]a CITY HALL, Portland, Tuesday Evening, Hay 2, IN 76 GENERAL AND RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Gen. Francis Fessenden, Gen. Geo. F Sbeplev, Col. John C. Cobb, Gen. S. J. Anderson, Col. Edward Moore. Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Capt. N G. Fessenden, Gen. J. 1> Fessenden, Capt. Matt Adams, Gen*I. W Starbird. Capt. T. J. Reynolds, Gen. R. M, Richardson, Capt. F. G. Patterson, Hon C. H Haskell, Hon. C. W. Goddard, Hou «T. W. Svmonds, Hon. Wm. L. Putnam, Hon. G. P. Wescott, Hon Nathan Cleaves, Hon J. II. Drummond, S. C. Strout, Esq , A A* Strout, Esq., J. O. Winsbip, Esq., L. Clifford Wade, Esq., C. E. Jose, Esq... W. H, Milliken, Esq , Clias. C. Harmon, Esq., Ira Witham.Esq., A. R. Hawke*, Esq , Wm. G. Davis, Esq , Dr. S. C. Gordon, Cbas. 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. Cteates, Esq. FLQOR 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. WiUlrage, Private M. C. Pingree, Private W. F. Chase J MUSIC, PORTLAND BAND, A Concert will be given by full Military Band one hour and a hall previous to commencement of dancing. Decoration* by Col. Wm. BeaU, of Boa ton. Tickets admitting Gentleman and two Ladies, $2, to be procured from the Executive Committee, and at the followiug places: Loring, Short & Harmon’s, Dresser, McLellan & Co.*s, Ira C. Stockbrldge’s, Erederick F. Hale’s, J A. Merrill & Co.’s, Fessen den Bros’., and C. W. GreenleaPs. apr26dtd ST Mm ah nroni.F. pair for tlie sale of Useful and Ornamental Articles — AT — NO. 13 PARK STREET, Tuesday and tVcdncHday, Iffny iml nud 3rd, from IV A. M. la 10 P. ill. ap?3Tickets 15 cents.<14t PORTLAND MUSEUM, Cor. of Uongre** aud Exchange Street*. I. T. WVRR & CO., - Proprietor*. Tuesday, May 2d, — AKD — UNTIE FURTHER NOTICE. Immense Success of the New Irish Drama entitled, the Shanghrann coxy, tlie Sliaughraun. .JOSEPHF. WHfclXOCK New And Magnificent Scenery by tbo Popular Yeung Artist, David Richard.. Elaborate Mechanical Effects by A. D. Page. MUSIC by Prof. Charles Grimmer. Ladies’ Matinee every Wednesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. ee2dtf CITY JHALL. RETURN VISIT, WEDNESDAY, May 3d. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ! A general desire has been expressed by tbe patrons of the entertainment given by ti.e Berger Family in this city on tbe 21st of February last, that tbe ar tists of that evening be beard again. Tbe same re quest lias also come from many who were not present on that occasion. In compliance with this wish the management announce the return on tbe above date of the celebrated original and only BERGER FAMILY — AND — Sol Smith Russell, Concert Troupe ! LADY ORCHESTRA I — AND — LADIES’ SILVER CORNET BAND! on which occasion they will present An Entirely New Programme* replete with novelty and elegance. MR. SOL MMITH RUSMELL will appear in a new selection of his inimitable character imper sonations, introducing for the first time here his iiim ous sketches of‘‘Goose with Sage and Inyuns,” and “The Boarding House Mistress,’ as performed by him over 200 nights at the Olympic Theatre, N. Y. Mi** Anna Teresa Berger, the wonderful Lady Cornet Soloist, and The Entire Company will Appear. Admission 50 cents, Reserved jSeats 75 cenls. Seats can be secured at IRA STOCKBRLDGE’S MUSIC STORE, commencing on Saturday, April 29th. apr2«__dlw CITY TTA.LL ! One Might Only! Thursday evening, May 4th, Haverly’s Minstrels J. H. Havebly, Prop’r. H. J. CLAFHAK, Man. The Largest and Most Refined Minstrel >•(. onEnt ■ nn In tlia Wai«I/I A CONGRESS OF STARS, Led by tbe King of Negro Comedians, COOL BURGESS, In one of their Chaste and Elegant Enter TAINMENT8. introducing ali tbe Latest Ethiopia! .Novelties ot the day, in a style and manner peculia: alone to this Talented Troupe. Scats 3 days in advance, at Sfockbridge’t music Store my2d3t FRED BARD WELL', Gen’l Agent. MUSIC HALL, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and ( — AND — SATURDAY JTIATUVEE at 2 o’cl’k REUNITED. The Original Scout Combination, BUFFALO BILL, , (Hon. W. F. Cody.) TEXAS JACK, J(J. B. Omohundro.) And the Peerless Danseuse, Md.Ho. MorlaccHJ In the Great Western Dramas of “LIFE ON THE BORDER,” And “SCOUTS OF THE PLAINS.’ The performances will commence each evenini with a Sparkling Comedy, introducing M'LLJ MORLACCHI in Singing and Dancing. Price* a* ■■mI— Reserved Seats, 75 cents, to b had at the Box Office at Music Hall, 4 days 1 advance. ap29d6t JOSHUA E. OGDEN, Gen. Agent. JUVENILE EXHIBITION PROF. J. W. RAYMOND, Will give an Exhibition Bail with his Juveni Class, .at CITY HALL, Monday evening. May 8tli, • Tickets 50 ceuts, to any partfof tlielhall; Pupils < the class free. k After tbe children’s programme whieh will ere brace the minuet and Fancy Dances, the rest of tti audience can participate in the eveniiie’s entertain ment. & music by Cole’s Quadrille Kami. myldt(1J. S. GQDLD, Agent. Air Carpet Cleansing We, the undersigned, having purchased the rigl to run the Boston Air Carpet Dusting Machine, ai now prepared to receive orders at our new Dye Horn No. 13 Preble Street, near Congress S Price for Dualing Carpel* 4 cl*, per jd. Carpets called for and returned free of charge. CARPETS CLEANSED AS I'SEA! FOSTER A SON, ap3dlm * Proprietors of Forest City Dye Hous __ BUSINESS CARDS. WM H MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. P. FARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street. Jan3dtf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office in Cawo Bonk Building, over F. H. Fax.rll’. Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt tteDtiou. api'3d3m C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch nud Chronometer markers* Tools, mathematical. Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, Ac., 5fi Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND, MK. dl, STEPHEN BERRY, ffiotk; Job and (ftaid vPiinb9i, No. 37 Plum Street. D. W."FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. jaulKdtf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 173 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. JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST.* PORTLAND, MAINE. j an: I_~_ dlw»ttf E. H. RIPLEY, Menton Second Pariah Church, TJxxca.ortcilx.o3tr. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffins, Caskets and Orave-Clothcs, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funeral?, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. feblOdBm THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 499 1-2 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour*—10 to 12 A. M.,9fo5P.n. ma‘3ckfewtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pomps and Water Closets, NO. 41 UNION 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 dwelling 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 jobb-ng promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and Brass Pipe, Mhcet Lead and Plumbers’ Materials. ap22dlm 3Dr. H. T. Wild.©, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall he healed. Rooms 11 and 12 Fluent Block. nov8dtf J. H. HOOPER, U EHOLSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St, MANUFAOTUIUEB OT Parlor Suits, Lounges. .Spring Beds, Mattresses, ■cDonongh Patent Bed I.ounge*, En ameled Chaim, Ac. llf~AU kinds of repairing neatly done. Furniture boxed and matted. oct5-’69X T&Stf Dr. R. T. Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shad he healedt 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm 8t. nov8 dtf I]N 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. LORIiNG, SHORT & HARMON. (^r*T- W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, apll LAMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street, | The Beni Work at Moderate Prices. AIM T 0 PIEAES. Jan8 DOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH J e r e » l A GREAT DISCOVERY I By tlio use of which every family may give tfceir . I.imai tlial brilliant frolislt peculiar to tine laundry work. Saving time ami labor in ironing, more titan itB entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins . DOHUINN, HKO At C«, 13 IV. Fourth St., Phil*. ATWOOD, STEADMAN & CO., Sole Agenda for Maine. 5. aprl3 TkS&Tly _CLOTHING._ TO GRANGERS, SOVEREIGNS OF INDUSTRY, aud all Olliers who are interested in the Great and Glorious work of Reformation LEND A LISTENING EAR. Willi the very best of feelings towards your respective organizations we propose to address a tew words to each individual ot your order, also to the order as a body. The subject we propose to discuss is your method of purchasing goods of RETAIL. DEALERS, lor immediate use; and while we do not hesitate to say that we hope to derive some benefit from our efforts, we trust at the same time that we may benefit each individual mem ber of your older. As a body, through a Committee, you make arrangements with cer tain dealers to supply the wants of each member of your society, stipulating that in consideration ot the great amount of custom to be obtained from the order, that a discount of IO PER CENT, must be deducted from tbe “HEOtlLAR PRICES” of the dealer. Your object in so doing is to obtain your goods at as low a figure as possible, or as near tbe manufacturer’s price as possible. THIS IS JUST AND WHOLLY RIGHT. But we ask DO YOU obtain your goods at as LOW a price as you should under the circumstances. Has a Merchant that does business on a principle OTHERWISE THAN ONE PRICE, A FIXED OR STANDARD PRICE 1 Can you conscientiously say that you are not charged an EXTRA PRICE so as to enable the dealer to deduct tbe IO PER CENT agreed upon} But you say we do not let the dealer know that we arc a member of any society until after the “BARGAIN” is made, therefore we gain the 10 PER CENT. We beg to differ, and can prove what we assert. You may obtaiu the desired result THE FIRST TIME, BUT BEWARE OF THE SECOND ! You are knowu and a price is charged accordingly. We do not say Ibis through malice or prejudice, but strictly in a pure business view. * We Speak of What We Know 1 We are manufacturers of clothing on an IMMENSE scale, probably no other concern in America manufactures and sells more clothing than we do in all of our various stores scattered throughout this coun try. We buy our cloth for CASH of the mills, make it up into all grades ot clothing, and sell it directly to the CONSUMER AT A SMALL PER CENTAGE ABOVE MANUFACTURING COST. At the prices we sell our clothing we could not deduct 10 PER CENT from our prices -A-ZDsTID LIVE I The fact that we own our Clothing at LESS prices than NINE TENTHS ot other dealers, justifies us in saying that “FANCY PRICES” must be asked to admit of so great a deduction. I ' ' ’ /' v' - •. . WE CHALLENGE EACH MEMBER OF THE ORDERS To call and compare our GOODS and PRICES with the goods and prices you have seen at other stores. Our prices arc marked ou each garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and we defy any and all others, unless having equal facilities, to sell as GOOD Ci.OTHINGfor as low figures as we do. We will venture to say without fear ot conti adirtion. that there is not a single individual connected with the orders named but what will agree that the When carried out to the LETTER, is not only the MOST FAIR, but the MOST HONORABLE method of doing business. It guarantees EQUAL RIGHTS to all, either YOUNG or OLD. EXPERIENCED or INEXPE RIENCED BUYERS are sure of obtaining their goods at a uniform price, and are positive ot receiving the full value of their mouey in vested. inis pact Must ue Apparent to an pair Minded People. Common goods arc marked, in PLAIN FIGURES, » LOW PRICE. Medium goods at MEDIUM PRICES. First-class goods at HIGHER PRICES. There is no chance for MISUNDERSTANDING or MISREPRESEN TATION, flie purchaser receives EXACTLY what he pays ior. And Under Our System, IF THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ENTIRELY SATISFIED WITH TIIEIR PURCHASE, OR IF THE GOODS DO NOT FIT. OR IF THEY FIND THATTHEYCAN BUY THEM CHEAPER, RETURN THEM AT ONCE AND EXCHANGE FOR OTHERS OR RECEIVE YOUR MONEY. REMEMBER I That we are not “MIDDLEMEN,” but MANUFACTURERS, and that the CONSUMER comes directly in contact with the Manufacturer when purchasing of us. BEAR IKT MIKTD That we have the LARGEST stock of MEN’S, BOYS’ AID CHILDREN’S MI to be lonnd cast of Boston, and that we shall always be happy to see you whether you wish to PURCHASE or LOOK, and that OUR PRICES are always lower than all other dealers. C. D. B. FISK & GO., The Great One Price Clothiers, 233 MIDDLE STREET, PORTLAi !>, ME,, AND 16 WEST MARKET SQUARE, , BANGOK, ME. myl dlw COPARTNERSHIP." Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership of GEO. W. KICK & CO., was dissolved by mutual consent, Saturday, Apnl 15th. The business of the firm will be settlea by Lewis & Co.%, at Store 173 Fore Street. I ahnll open pext week an Entirely IVew Stock of CLOT if IMG — AND — GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, — IN THE — Corner Store, No. 175 Tore St., Unde** the old firm name of GEO. W. RICH As CO., and I nfrall be happy to serve all my former ciiMiomern. ap!9d3w GfcO. W. RICH. CRAIG & WILSON Vormerly Craig & Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, and mastic workeun, Ornament* in every Variety of Sty lea, Designed by the best artists in the country, such as Cornices. Centre Pieces, brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Plastering,*Whitening and 1. anting done in the neateat manner. No. 4 South Street, Portland, Me. N. B.—The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. * Joseph Ceaio. mai7d3mJames Wilsok. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE finoof C. A. NVKSTOIV He 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 Sti^et, and E. 0. GOODHUE continues the business at 75 Middle Street. C. A. WESTON. ma30dtf E. C. GOODHUE. The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character of its vouchers, the history of its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scrotula in the blood, Vegetine is an in fallible remedy, and no person need suffer from humors, ulcers, and all diseases arising from impure blood, if Vegetine is used according to directions. There is not a case of scrofula in existence that Vegftine will not cure, provided, however, the vital functions have not lost their power of action, all that may be said to the contrary notwithstanding. Vegetine is pleasant to the taste, mild in its in fluence, and absolute in its action on disease, as the following unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! January 2, 1875. H. R. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated lrom the same virus diea trom 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 conuition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in *wy 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 tum'or formed of such im mense size I conld see it by turning my eyes down ward. All this time 1 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 tbe 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 I 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 Bize until tbe bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears tbe ugly scars of the sore and lance. Iam 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, O. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass, What is Vegetine ? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perlectlv 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 night. It is a great panacea for our aged fathers and mothers, for it gives them strength, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s sweet sleep—as has been proved by many an aged person. It. is the great Blood Purifier. It is a sooth ing remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; overy child like3 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. 1674, Dear 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 tbe com plaints for which it is recommended that I ever sold. Scarcely a day passes without some of my customers testifying to its merits on themselves or their friends. I am perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, AL GILMAN, 468 Broadway. To H. R. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aprl3 d4wt ANNOUNCEMENT. To the People of Portland and Vicinity. TIIB Proprietors of 1lie Sebago Dye House inform the public that they have been titling out the premises at a great expense this last winter for the accommodation ot the public, with a good Boiler, good Machinery and all appurtenances. Accoidiugly every thing is iu good order, ready to accommodate the public, accompanied with one ot the best Dyers the country can afford,without any exception. As he is not a self made Dyer for the last 40 years he pledges himself to give ample satisfaction to the public. It is of no avail to mention Gai ments of any kinds or colors, in fact, any thing that can be Djed' by the hands of man. Kid Gloves dyed or cleansed, Table Cloths, Window Curtains, Table Covers, any thing Dyed in any Colors required by the owners, with quick dispatch. Sebago Dye House, NO. 13 PLUM ST., PORTLAND. J. S. MILLER, Nnprriufendent, formerly Proprietor. apl3 d3w For (Hale by all Dealer* in Stationary. FOR the convenience of those who may wish to try them, a IbamFLb card] Containing one each of the Fifteen Number, of the Pens, will be sent by : 11: l i?" o n- r oc cfpT' of Twenti-lire Cents. IVISON, BLAKEMAN, TAYLOR & CO., 138 and 140 Brand St., N. V , ap29 dS&W2w 3XT ewStore. Geo. ]H. ISoswortli, Formerly with Ularrelt, Bailey & Co., has taken the New Store Cor, Free & Cotton Sts., and intends to keep a lull assortment ot UPHOLSTERY GOODS of every description for Drapery nod Decora" tire Work. By making a specialty ot this depart" ment in upholstery, we propose to place before th public every facility tor obtaining the newest design and fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window Shade* and Fixture*. And a complete assort ment of Boom Pnper. mb21tf ^PALMER_KNOX. ft’lHIS unrivaled Stallion will stanil this season at Jl McKruury’. suable in Hiddeford. His increasing popularity makes him the most desirable Stock Horse in the Country. His colts are all good ones, and eommaud high prices. For Sirticulars, inquire of • U McKE.NNEY. Biddetord, or HI. G. PALIfIKR, Portland. ap29 _ dtf E. C. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers nnd Hand Nnrvryom, No. 184 Middle 81., Cortland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads, Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Iaus, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., <Sc Plans and Siwcifieatious for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, dtc., &c. arr7d3n> THE PRESS. TUESDAY HORNING, MAY 2, 1876. REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONTENTION. 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 the Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14tli 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 Dingley, 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 Bridgton.61 Brunswick.51 Cape Elisabeth.51 Casco.. Cumberland.2 Deering. 5 Falmouth.2 Freeport.4 Gorham.5 Gray.3 Harpswell.2 Harrison.2 Naples.2 New Gloucester.....3 North Yarmouth.2 Otisfield.2 Portland.26 Pownal.2 Raymond.2 Scarborough.2 Sebago.2 Stanaish.4 Westbrook.5 Windham .4 Yarmouth.3 Acton. 3 Alfred.5 Berwick.2 Biddeford.15 Buxton.3 Cornish.2 Dayton.4 Eliot.3 Hollis.4 Kennebunk.3 Kennebunk port.7 Kittery.3 Lebanon.3 Limerick.3 Limington.3 Lyman.3 New field.3 North Berwick.3 Pareonsfleld.9 Saco..3 Shapleigk.3 Sanford.3 South Berwick...5 Waterborough.4 Wells....4 York.1.5 1 jxax-iuwiy, wray, ejnairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Capo Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. An Alarming Combination. The Centennial correspondent has pre sented himself in many guises. Usually he has “some leisure this summer, and will visit Philadelphia during the exhibition.” Se i3 always a very considerate man, and will pick up and send the news,—for a trifling considera tion in return—and his benevolence embraces a large circle of newspapers. [But here his identity ends. He'may be a mao, fresh from college, anxious to ink his maiden pen, he may be a solicitor of patents desiring to swap correspondence for advertising, or he may be a retired journalist, willing to write out of love of the work and its consequent pay. But the c. c. has of late made his appearance in an alarming shape which seems to require that he should he immediately put down. In his last letter he says: ‘‘My sketches will be of a light, cheerful and entertaining character rather than severely labored or heavily laden with instructive information.” “Still, he adds, “though generally of a pleasant or fa cetious tendency the information given, when not manifestly of humorous or satirical design, will be thoroughly reliable and of practical utility.” There is something dreadful about this. A combination of the centennial cor respondent and American humorist is calcu lated to strike the average reader with horror, and we hasten to assure our subscribers that the terms, “moderate,” will not be ac cepted. Think of letting loose a man of a facetious tendency among the machinery at Philadelphia. Imagine him making fun of a steam engine or looking, with a satirical design, through a microscope. Picture him inspecting the display of American and for eign manufactures, and possessed all the time with a strong determination to write a letter about them which shall not te “laden with instructive information,” but which shall be all the same “thoroughly reliable and of practical utility.” If this announcement of purpose is intended as an example of the writer’s satirical powers we can safely proph esy a bright future for him; but he seems to be in earnest. The letter contains one idea, a distinction between the meaning of two words, which is worthy of attention. Though the sketches are of a facetious tendency, he says, the in formation, when not of a humorous design, will be thoroughly reliable. The difference here established between humor and face tiousness is certainly striking. But it does not strike us that an intentionally comic account of the centennial exhibition is desir able. Mr. Wilson. Speaks. Mr. James F. Wilson speaks at last. In a letter to the Chicago Tribune, published else where, Mr.WilsoD says' that his belief con cerning the Little Rock and Fort Smith bonds does not differ from that of Mr. Blaine as stated in the ex-speaker’s explanation. In conclusion Mr. Wilson writes: “I investi gated the subject long ago, and became fully convinced of Mr. Blaine’s guiltlessness in the premises. I hold the same opinion now. I do not believe that the most searching inves tigation relative to said bonds would result in the slightest degree to Mr. Blaine’s detri ment.” Evidently somebody has been doing some tall lying in regard to Mr. Wilson, for not long since he was quoted as making a statement which compromised Mr. Blaine. It is now Mr. Harrison's turn to say some thing. Tiie Shoe and Leather Reporter says that though the great obstacle to specie payments is confessedly the superabundant greenback, every proposition to luna :t meets with a great deal of practical hostility. “The Wes tern folks, in particular, laud the Treasury note as the best currency in the world, and resist the substitution of any other with great pertinacity. The National Banks deprecate the retirement of the greenbacks, because their issues are redeemable therewith. These two forces exerting themselves in the same direction, though not in concert, will pretty certainly make any funding scheme impossi ble for a considerable time to come.” It goes on to say: “Three things are growing more apparent to us every day, viz: 1st. That there cannot be any genuine and per manent restoration of national thrift until we get upon a speoie basis. 2d. That we have already reached a point in the process of gen eral liquidation which renders a vigorous effort in that direction opportune and hope ful of success; and 3d. That the sooner we begin the march toward that goal of safety the better. Irresolution is wasting our strength and consuming our substance. Courage to encounter and energy to sur mount the difficulties that lie before us are the supreme needs of the hour. To retreat is impossible, to stand still is destructive. To press forward is the only alternative left us.” Mb. Hopkins of Pennsylvania, chairman of the special committee on the Centennial, ha! introduced a bill which is now before the House committee on manufactures, directing the President to appoint six mechanics, skilled in different branches of industry, from each congressional district, whose duty it shall be to attend the exhibition at Philadel phia, carefully study the arts, industries and products there shown, and make full reports in writing of all that in their judgment is important and useful to the practical and scientific industries of the country. The mechanics are to be appointed on the nomi nation of the members of Congress from the respective districts, after a competitive examination, and are to be paid such com pensation as the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem fair. Toe Journal de Paris, orgau of the Orleanist,s is taking a long holiday. Its pub lication has been suspended until 1880, be cause, as it says, nothing can he gained by discussing the form of government before the expiration of President M’Mahon’s term. A project for uniting tlie Caspian and Black Seas has been submitted to the Rus sian authorities by Mr. Spalding, an Ameri can engineer. The distance between the two bodies of water is 160 miles. The engineer thinks the cutting could be accomplished in six years. He makes no estimate of the ex pense, which must be enormous. The Cas pian is gradually drying up, and unless some measures are taken the eounlry about it will become a desert. The water of the Euxine is fifteen metres higher than that of the in land sea. • ' " * ' 11 i <■ i ■■ ■ The Democratic members ot the Caulfield committee have been in the habit, it appears, of bolding meetiug3 of their own, calling themselves a sub-committee, and examining witnesses in private without the knowledge of the Republicans. The witnesses have then been discharged without opportunity to cross examine them. The Republicans justly complain of the nnfairness of this course. Political Sews. Ex-Gov. Allen may yet “riso up” agam, this time ia the capacity of Ohio’s favorite grandfather. The Democrats of Lucas and Butler counties have sent delegations to the State convention in his favor, in spite of the opposition of the Thurman party. With perhaps pardonable warmth the Chi cago Tribune is moved to exclaim that in the history of this country there is nothing more disgraceful and dishonest than the secret star chambers of the Democracy of the present, where every unprincipled vagabond and dead beat is summoned to blacken the character of Republicans, and is paid for his dirty work out of the public treasury. The able editors in exclusive possession of the “bottom facts” in the Blaine case are be ginning to weaken. Mr. Bowles thinks the general acceptance of Mr. Blaine’s defence throws the burden of proof off of his should ers and upon his accusers. Mr. Medill turns about more completely in this avowal“His statement has an appearance of frankness, without any show of injured innocence and devoid of empty bravado, that must com mend it to fair-minded men. If either Mr. Harrison or Mr. Wilson know anything to the contrary, now is the time for them to speak; if they do not, Mr. Blaine stands fully ac quitted before the people so far as the Little Rock bond story is concerned.” The Hon. Richard Smith, after waiting two days before expressing any judgment, is^ of the opinion that there are “bottom facts” if anybody can get at them, and is sure it can all be cleared uy uy mi, JLLJII.U.1 vayiug iljnh'v wueiuer lie lied to Mr. Harrison or not. The country is out of a statesman. The Hod. Franklin Landers has retired from public life with a dreadfully raw place on his head. He returned to Washington the other day aud unbosomed himself to a sympathetic corres pondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Are you a candidate on the Independent ticket?” a3ked the cosrespondent. “I am not,” was the sorrowful reply. “I am not a candidate for anything. Henceforth I am only a private citizen, whose only mission in politics will be to vote the Democratic ticket. }fo, sir; I won’t run for Congress again. I never made anything out of politics, and my private business requires my attention. Gov. Hen dricks wanted me to run, and the State officers gathered around me after the conven tion and said I must run for Congress again, but I won’t. The dirty skunks! 1 spent my money to carry the district in the State elec tion, and pulled them through, and when I went home I found them organized against me. No, sir; your Kerrs, McDonalds and Hendricks can run their machine. I am done.” _ Current Soles. Our preference is for Blaine and had been from the moment he drove Ben Hill and his rebel crew into their holes, last winter.— New Hampshire Sentinel. The able editors who are so overloaded with “bottom facts’’ against Mr. Blaine should relieve themselves by speaking out. Their attitude at present is strikingly like that of Henry C. Bowen iu the Brooklyn scandal.—N. Y. Tribune. The Buffalo Express saysIt is becoming a popular political axiom that the quickest and surest way to keep the Democratic party out ot power is to give it a partial lease on an “off year,” in order that it may exhibit pub licly its utter iucompetency and narrow par tisanship.” Some of the “independent’’ papers are in timating that they could tell a tale, “an’ they would,” but the great body ot the people will accept the statement of Mr. Blaine for what it purports to be, a solemn aud truthful de nial of all political wrong-doing, aud as ab solving him from all suspicion thereof.—Prov idence Journal. Mr. Tilden’s agents are now in Washing ton city loaning money to Southern members of Congress, and explaining the peculiar pro* cess by which New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, united with the South, will elect Mr. Tilden President, and place the South upon its feet.—Cincinnati Enquirer. . The Westliche Pos£ (Carl Schurz’s paper) says:—“That mud-baths are healing is not a new fact, but the example of B. H. Bristow shows that they are capable of producing the most remarkable effects, As often as his friends, the united Bourbons and whisky thieves, prepare for him one of their mud baths, he issues from it cleaner and stronger than before. In our opinion, and its but an opinion, the large majority of the Republicans of Connecticut would sooner vote for Blaine than for Bristow, and sooner for Marshall Jewell than for either. Gov. Jewell’s record as an efficient executive officer and as an en emy of fraud, it, to say the least, as good as Mr. Bristow’s.—New Haven Palladium. Within a few weeks both parties will have nominated their presidential tickets, and Congress will have adjourned, leaving everything at odds and ends as they were eighteen months ago. The Democratic party must go before the country confessing that, after six months’ absolute control of the House of Representatives, that party was incompetent to agree upon one act of legisla tion, to correct or reform any of the many errors of the Republican party during its rule of sixteen years.—Chicago Tribune. Unclean rumors, whispered through the key-holes of committee-rooms, have ceased to stimulate the app Hite for scandal. Since there is no longer apparent even a stimulated zeal for the unmasking of evil doers as such, but rather industrious endeavors to fabricate some charge that will adhere to a political op ponent or a rival candidate who is making dangerous headway, this entire investigation business is beginning to excite a pretty gen eral nausea.—N. Y. Tribune. The expression of the California Republi can convention in favor of Mr. Blaine i« more significant than the presentation of the names of favorite sons by some other States, because it cannot be suspected of having been prompted by local pride or self-interest, It is a testimony to the fact that Mr. Blaine has achieved a national reputation, which makes the locality of his home a matter oi small moment. The extreme West hails the extreme East. Probably to the people o California the inhabitants of Maine and Ohio seem to be neighbors, between whom a quarrel on sectional grounds would be ab surd.—Boston Advertiser. The Massachusetts Republican delegates ai large, have been heralded far and near a: “Bristow men.” On the contrary, we be lieve every one of them regards the questior of candidates as still an open one, and has not authorized any one to give pledges in his behalf. Judge Hoar, Mr. Dana and Mr, Forbes are certainly in this category; and President Chadbourne has made no public avowal. It is perfectly true that the reform ers won a gratifying triumph in the state convention; but the inference that the re formers are all “Bristow men” is a mistake It is fortunate for the Republican party thal no man’s personal strength as a candidate at this state of the canvass measures the strength and scope of the reform spit it.—Bos ton 'Advertiser. Our New York Letter. A Churlish Acceptance cl an Apology.— The New York Democrats.-Uov. TII dea’o Prospects —A Dangerous Bestora tion. — Republicaa Deserters. — The Chink of Coin.—Vnadrrbili’s Illness. New York, April 30,1876. My compunction at having too readily accep ted as true, an apocryphal story, was so acute that 1 lost no time in expressing my conviction that I had been misinformed. I have very lit tle comment to make upon the chnrlish spirit in which the acknowledgment was received. The point which concerns me is to place my self right on the record. Always to guard againsf falling into unintentional errors of fact requires a prescience not often vouchsafed to mortals. But to persist in them, when further light has demonstrated that there has been a mistake made by somebody, is bad in taste and wrong in morals. In respect to the little flow ers of speech, to which this not very important incident has given occasion, it would be a waste of time to pay any attention to them. The atmosphere is so redolent of that rank perfume, that the public sense of its offensive ness has perceptibly abated. Besides a contest between reviler and reviled, in sach oases wonld be lamentably uoeqnal. There was a good deal of philosophy in the reason assigned by Rev. Lyman Beecber for his rapid flight from a chance enconnter with an animal In the woods that had decorated him with such odors that he was obliged to bury his clothes. He said be couldn't resent the Indignity because nature bad not provided him with the same kind of weapon that' it had furnished the brnte. The only political event of the past week of any especial significance has been the meeting of the Democratic State Convention, and the recommendation by it of Gov. Tiiden as its choice for the Presidential candidacy. For my own part 1 should be glad to believe thft the opposition would give ns no worse nominee. On the all important question of finance the Governor is in advance of his party. And that I apprehend is the [reason why he will not get the nomination. The programme of the De mocracy unless it has been very recently modi fied is to leave New York and the Eastern States to take care of themselves—to carry the entire Sooth which would give them 130 elec »uivo, wu'j ivt tuo nuuitiuaai uv required, in the West and the Pacifio Coast This purpose involves the necessity of coanting the 15 votes of Indiana in the column without fail, and to do that the man they run must not be as proaounced an advocate of hard money as Samuel J. Tilden. From this point of obser vatiou it looks highly probable that the West and South will dictate the selection, and the pa* per money delusion prevails so widely among the Democrats in those sections that nothing but the imminent danger of defeat will ever persuade them to concur in the choice of any earnest opponent of their peculiar views. Their brethren from New York hope to con vince them that there is a better chance of captaring the lacking number of electoral bal lots with a hard than with a soft money candi date. They will hold out to them the allnring prospect of getting New York, Connecticut, California and Oregon which will give them the quantity they need. If they can make them . oelieve this, they mav succeed in getting them to try it. Bat on the other band their own anxiety to win may make them sceptical of riskingjan experiment which is so tall of un certainty. That a majority of the voters in this State are Republicans has been mathematical ly demonstrated at every qnadrennial contest that has occurred since the party existed. I do not except 1868 for though there was then a nominal majority against Grant of exactly 10, 000 subsequent revelations showed that not less than 30,000 fraudulent votes were couated in New York City alone for the Democratic can didate. Thanks to the wisdom and statesman ship of the administration, a recurrence of so monstrous a fraud is impossible, until a change of rnlers shall have effected a removal of the safeguards thoughtfully thrown around the bal lot box by the law which Mr. Davenport is now under “investigation” for executing. But what under the sun is there to inspire the people of this, country with any inclination to assist in a restoration of a Democratic dynasty? Only fifteen years have elapsed since they overthrew one, after it bad led a sickly existence for a considerable time on the sustenance of sectional animosities and the prejudices of caste. It would be different if a new party were to spring into existence and dispute the contrsl of the government. Ia that case there would be no had record of the past to contradict the specious pleiges of the fatnre. Bat here is an effete organization whose very existence is a memory of the evil days of the Repablic—which championed slav ery, encouraged rebellion and protested against impartial suffrage, coolly demanding to be re instated in a power it abased to Bach an extent as utterly to exhaust the patience of the nation. If it rises at all, it must rise upon popular dis content with a condition of things which has been largely of its own creation. Undoubtedly the currents of general prosperity have been choked up by the excesses incident to civil war and its attendant evils. Such causes are apt to incite a political revolution. The moment is not opportune for temperate discussion and considerate aotiou. Man upon whom misfor tune has fallen—who are unable to find re munerative employment, and are without the means to lire comfortably, are in precisely the temper to join in any revolt which gives prom ise of a change, without reflecting whether lucjr aiC iu auj luiujj i/j in ut uvi>. auis is all there is to stimulate and vitalize the opposi tion to the Republican party. The Democratic pasty cannot regain ascen dency without the help of deserters from the Republican ranks. Every false aconsation, every clamorout aspersion against the part; in power that finds its way to the public ear from such sour ces is far more potent for mis chief than if it emanated from original ene mies. There never was a time when fidelity to '.he Republican cause was a higher test of patriotism and integrity than at this moment. Firmness, courage, manhood and resolution are the watchwords which should bind the or der into a phalanx of invincible strength. At length after many years we are permitted to hear the pleasant click of silver coin, ft has coma very sparingly thus far, and there is a disposition as yet to part with it grudgingly. This is an indication of the prevalent apprecia tion of,the superiority of coin over paper. The plau adopted by the Treasury Department of redeeming the fractional currency in sums of one hundred dollars, is not calculated to pro mote the speedy Infusion of the shining metal into general circulation. The very fact that it is hard to get enhances the desire to keep it. A better way would have been to dispense it through tbo banks m liberal quantities so that they could distribute it to their customers ad libitum. It is quite possible that the sub stitution will occasion temporary embarrass ment. But just as soon as the fact Is estab lished that silver is udt a toy bat a medium of exchange it will make its way into common use. There will be much less of it required than there was of paper, for a great raaoy people carried their pocket-books full of the latter to save trouble in making change, and to avoid taking dingy looking tokens that had been soiled by constant handling. The aver age life of the fractional note has been about thirty days. To cancel aud reprint was no inconsiderable expense. Consequently the transmutation will promote economy as well as convenience. The apparent mistake of doling out the silver in hundred dollar parcels has led to the gath ering upon the steps ot the sub Treasury on the Wall street side, of a multitude of hundreds of men. and boys waiting their tarn to be served. The; come with early moru, and their numbers do not visibly diminish up to the hour when the doors are closed. A great deal of this waste of time could be prevented by effecting the distribution through the banks. Unless some such arrangement is made it will take far more time than it ought to accomplish the replacement. The illness of Cornelius Vanderbilt is serious euougli to form the theme of general conversa tion. He is by far the richest man in America to-day, and lias already reached the advanced age of eighty-three years. He has a constitu tion that has carried him through several periods of critical illness and may enable him to conquer disease again, but his friends are

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