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

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 2, 1876 Page 2
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apprehensive of the result. He has a large progeny on whom to bequeath his vast fortune. His oldest son, Wm. H. 'Vanderbilt, inherits his business abilities and is fully capable of taking his place in the administration of affairs. His property consists largely of rail way shares, the value of which would no doubt be temporarily affected by his decease. He is the principal owner of that great highway be tween the East and the West, the New York Central Railway, which his wonderful ex ecutive ability iuvested with an extraordinary value considering the huge capital it repre sents. In personal power he transcends the opulent trio of which he is the Bole survivor. There has always been a striking contrast be tween his dash and fondness for speculation and their quiet conservatism. But in respect to capacity to plan and vigor to execute his life has been an uninterrupted success, and he will be remembered long and well as a remark able exemplar of American thrift and energy. Yabmouth. About Women. Sara Jewett, the actress has been forbidden by her physician to retnrn to the stage for at least three months. The two daughters of Gen. Schenk, who - were left in London, will sail for home on the Oth of May. They have been absent fiv5 years and desire to visit relatives in Ohio. Miss Dumsday is the gloomy cognomen of the latest American girl who lays claims to prima donnaship in Italian opera. She is a New York miss, and is now being applauded by the musical critics of Carrara, Italy. Grace Greenwood repudiated her husbaDd, Leander Lippincott, who has just been repu diated at Washington, many years ago. She found out he was bad before the Democratic investigators did. Mrs. Hudson of St. Louis. She did it at Fort Wayne, Ind., the other day, walking one hundred and fifty miles while the latter only made one hundred and forty-seven miles. They are going at it again for 8150 a side. Mrs. Jessie H. Rupert, “daughter of the 31th Regiment,” is still in Great Barrington, Mass., with health so much impaired that she has been able to accomplish but little on the plat form, and will not return to her Southern home daring this spring. Mrs. Morrill, an American painter, has re turned from Europe with two pictures: “The First Battle of the Puritans,” and “Washing ton Welcoming the Provision Trains,” for the purchase of whiob, it is said, she is negotiating with (ha Government at 850,000. Fanny Lear has been creating a scandal in Italy by a love-affair with Count Miraflori, a natural son of Victor Emanuel, and a married man. She has been ordered out of the country and has gone to Munich. The friends of the eccentric King of Bavaria are already begin, ning to tremble for his safety. The wife of John Young, Brigham’s third sod, is a Philadelphia lady. She met her affini ty in a tour across the continent seven years ago, and, arranged to marry him on condition that he should dismiss the two wives he then had. This was finally accomplished; she married John; they took a bridal trip to New York, and were there married over again in the Gentile fashion. Mrs Van Cott, the revivalist, says that upon being introduced to Gen. Grant, she remarked: “I feel it a pleasure to shake your hand as the Chief Magistrate of our country, but I would rather shake hands with you as a brother in Christ.” Gen. Grant turned away and made no reply. Mrs. Van Cott relates this story with no apparent consciousness that in so do ing she convicts herself of impertinence. Miss Annie Hyacinth Bentinckj of Maryle bone parish, England, gives a practical torn to her benevolence that is quite as sensible as it is unusual. Learning that the patients of Middle sex Hospital are much disturbed by the noise of the carts ou the rough street in front of the building, she has offered the authorities five thousand dollars to meet part of the cost of laying down a wooden pavement in place of the stone; and the offer has been accepted. Hannah Cox, of Kenneth square, Chester Oo , Penn., an old abolitionist, nearly eighty years old, has just cied. Lundy, Garrison, Whittier, Garrett, and scores of other noted champions of humanity, have been honored guests (says Oliver Johnson) in her house, whose apartments though small, seemed to ex pand with every emergency, so boundless was the hospitality of the sweet-hearted host and hostess. There is probably no other house in the United States whose roof has sheltered so many friends of the anti-slavery cause as this, and certainly there is none where they were more cordially received, Hannah Cox was a Quaker of the genuine sort, and therefore a lover of frqqdom and humanity. One comfortable fashion is announced in the Summer code for ladies. The necks of summer dresses will be worn open instead of being buttoned closely to the chin. It will even, be according to the latest fashion to wear the waist open to the belt, and wear with it an embroidered muslin chemisette with sleeves to match, thus forming an at. tractive and becoming costume. The neck of the dress may be finished with a raffle, a pnff or a niching, according to the taste of the wearer. This fashion is reported direct ly from Paris, but sometimes the latest Paris ian fashions do not reach this side of the water until the season is past. We hope the leaders of fashion will adopt this one in advance, for it k seasonable, becoming and comfortable. - It irtitoe the choking dresses and collar reach ing to the ears were set aside. It is becoming almost every one to wear the throat open, ana soft muslins and yellow laces soften the com p'exion, and are gratefully cool in a warm summer day. We accept the open necks as a compensation for the trailing skirts.—Provi dence Journal The Utica Convention. A CaaiM Beriew Iren a Friend of I it - den. The New York Evening Post, which has hAA.n A nr arm nrvirtor rtf drtxr Til/Inn time frankly reviews the Utica Convention: Two conclusions are unavoidable from a dis passionate observation of tbe doings of tbe last two days. (1) That the convention was a mere machine in the hands of the leaders who had prepared its programme long before it met, and (2) That Gov. Tilden wasjpiot its real choice for a Presidential candidate. As we said yester day, its unconditional submission to Tammany Hall allied it with the political machine in its most familiar and disreputable shape. Tbe idea of independence of thought or act is wholly inconsistent with the fact of the su premacy of this arrogant and intolerant organ ization, whose root is in a secret society, whose methods are those of tbe dark lantern, the grip and the password, and whose system is the substitution of the will of one man or a com bination of men lor tbe will of the popular majority. But the foreordaioed triumph'of Tammany is not the only sign of the machine. You may search the proceedings id vain for a hearty, spontaneous, impulsive word in support of the principles which the convention affected to support. The turgid platform bears the marks ?f a cautious, it might almost be said a knav ish deliberation, which avoids committing tbe Democrats of the state to auy embarrassing convictions, or even to the support of auy per son who may be distasteful to the Democrats of any other state. Take for instance tbe finan cial question, upon which, it upon anything, the position of the New York Democrats had been believed to be sound and unequivocal. It will not escape notice that tbe words “specie payments” nowhere apnear in the platform. It is true that reference is made to the “platform adopted in 1874 and 1875,” and anybody who will search for the latter in newspaper flies will find that it favors a coin currency; but why was there such apparent fear to eay anything specifically in favor of a coin cur rencyln 1878? One line of the fine writing of Mr. Dorsbeimer’s report would have pledged the convention aad tbe party in this state to honest money without interfering with the terseness and brevity of the platform. A sin gle sentence in place of such bombastic phrases as “the reoognitioD of th s supreme necessity,” or “incarnation of this vital issue" would have sufficed. The Boston resolution is shorter than the Utica resolution, but it declares emphati cally for the right side of the paramount ques tion of the time. The Utica convention evidently was not sin cerely for Tilden. It formally declared for him under orders. It would not he surprising—we doubt that the Governor would be surprised— to See the New York delegates availing them selves of the liberty conceded to them, throw him over at the first favorable opportunity, fc'rom a body so manifestly insincere it would be folly to expect a fidelity to perfunctory promises. Who shall be tbe St. Louis candi date i’s a question as opeu now as it was before the convention met on Wednesday. Whoever he may be, he will receive the New York Dem ocratic vote in November, including that of Morrissey’s factloo. The anti-Tammany men mean mischief in this city, perhaps in the state, bat they will support the national Dem octatic ticket We do not believe, however, that the ticket has gained a single independent vote by the proceedings in Utica. Sews and Other Items. The Centennial fans are made in swivel form, and when spread are perfectly round. They are put together in sections, composed of black or buff-colored silk, and each section em broidered or brocaded with bouquets of gay flowers. When closed the handle lorms the case. In Lanrel Cemetery, Savannah, tia., is a section dedicated to “the men of Gettysburg,” containing nearly 900 graves. Only four of these graves have any inscription upon the head-boards, and one of them reads thus: “In memory of J. H. Morse, Sidney, Maine, died in Savannah, March 26, 1803, aged 33.” There are 2,782 natives of Maine living in Rhode Island, of whom 1,437 are in the city of Providence. New Hampshire has 1,798 sons in this state, of whom 954 are in Providence. Vermont furnishes 1,439 of the inhabitants of Rhode Island, including 562 in the city. Massa chusetts supplies it with 25,373 of her sons, of whom 10,974 are in the city of Providence There are 7,925 natives of Connecticut in the state, including 2,995 in the city. There was a curious scene at the Victoria station, London, the other day. The officials had prepared for the Empress ot Austria’s de parture bv laying down a scarlet carpet, and arranging a few flowers on each side of it Bnt her Majesty objected to the demonstration. She desired to be treated as she was when she arrived, as a purely private person, and she therefore sat in her carriage while the carpet and flowers were removed. J. W. Forney explodes a story which has been circulated at the West that the assassina tion of Mr. Lincoln was committed by Booth, in revenge for the execution of his friend ;Capt. Beall. The story was that Booth secured the oo-operalion of Mr. Forney and another gentle man (now dead) and visited the President at midnight, and Anally secured a promise for Beall’s pardon, which the President afterwards revoked upon the representations of Mr. Sew ard Mr. Forney is the only living person who could corroborate the story, and he pro nounces it entirely without foundation in fact. An amusing msbroligo of names gave vivaci ty to the reception of the Brazilian Emperor in New York. When Gen. Hancock was present ed to his Majesty, the Emperor, not catching the name exactly, observed to one of his atten dants “He is a very fine looking man; young, too, for so learned a historian; how sad that be should have been put upon his trial for corrupt ing the revenue!” When it was explained to the Emperor that the distinguished person be fore him was not named Bancroft, be seemed greatly relieved, and remarked, “Ah, certain ly, Hancock—that is a great American name.” Hi JEEEuJlArH. NEW IORK. Charles O’Conor Sacs Two Papers for Libel. New Yobk, May 1.—Charles O’Conor, the emioent lawyer, has saed the Times and San for libel, in stating that he had been gnilty of claiming to be more generous than he really was in his legal practice, etc. The suit will be tried soon, and the requisite papers have been served on the defendants. WASHINGTON. The Mary Merrill Case. Washington, May 1.—Webstar Elms, chief clerk iu the office of the solicitor of the Treas ury, today testified that he had charge of all the papers in the Mary Merritt case, and wrote a letter recommending the remission of the for feiture of the vessel. He never communicated with Secretary Bristow in relation to this case, by conversation or otherwise, and no influence whatever was exercised by any person in the department id favor of remission. The case was considered in the regular course of business under Solicitor Wilson. In the opinion of the witness, the vessel was not legally seized, as she bad a British register, and was not guilty of fraud or wilful negligence. Jos. H. Robinson, assistant solicitor, testified as to Mr. Bristow’s appearing in April, 1874, before Solicitor Banfield, asking that the case be examined on its merits. Since Mr. Bris tow read bis opinion at that time, be has had no connection whatever with the case as far as he knew. Secretary Bristow was sworn and made a statement to the following effect: He had no connection with the Mary Merritt case except in the capacity of a friend of Ire land & Evans, attorneys for Joyce Brothers, all of whom were his neighbors. It was true, as stated by Mr. Evans in his testimony, that that gentleman had a conversation with him in Philadelphia, in relation to the case, and .that he declined to take any compensation whatever for any services be might perform, and that, subsequently he went to the Treasu ry Department at the request of Feland, who though a good lawyer, was unacquainted with the practice of the Department, and then pre sented the question on legal grounds alone, be ing satisfied it was a clear case for remission. On that occasion be expressed himself earnest ly against the practice of informers coming before the Secretary of the Treasury and re sisting a power conferred upon the Secretary by Congress. He also expressed himself against Hazeltine, at that time a member of Congress, appearing there for a similar pur pose. Mr. Bristow said after he became Secretary he declined to have anything whatever to do with the case. He thought Johnson was mis taken in saying that the Secretary informed him he was going to Philadelphia. He never at any time expressed to Mr. Conant or to any other officer of the Treasury, wbat should be done with the case. Although Solicitor Wilsen approached him on the subject, he declined to talk about it. He did not refer the oase to any one, but left it where it was declining to take any action whatever. He did not wish it to be understood as even implying that any wrong was committed in the settlement of the case and he wished to say explicitly he had no knowledge that the informers in the case had been settled with. He never examined the papers in the case until he did so here in com mon with members of the committee. He re peated that be never appeared as counsel or at torney otherwise than as be had already stat ed, and did not expect or desire compensation nor did he receive any. It was not true as stated in the resolution, that one of the attorneys in the case applied to Mr. Bristow for a remission of forfeiture and that he replied he would do nothing him self, but his private secretary could fix it up and that the said attorney met his private sec retary and told him that the forfeiture would be remitted. The Secretary after reading the above ex tract, said the statement was absurdly false. Be did not believe that any of the attorneys ever met his private secretary at all. He thought he was quite safe in saying so. This private secretary was quite a young man and acted as his amanuensis and stenographer and had nothing to do with the transaction of pub lic business. C. F. Conant, assistant secretary, testified, He consulted Solicitor Wilson before he (Con ant) decided the case of the Mary Merritt. The offence was a purely technical one and be be came satisfied the execution of a penalty would be unjust. He did not exchange one word with the secretary before or after the decision of the case directly or indirectly. He decided it on his own responsibility. No money was offered or promised to any officer of the treasury. He relied on the opinions of the two solicitors of the Treasury, of Assistant Secretary Hartley and of Mr. Lyman and his own judgment. E. J. Babcock, Bristow’s private secretary and stenographer, testified that he took notes of all the secretary’s official and private corres pondence at his direction, and attended to the opening and filing of his letters, and knew nothing whatever about the case of the Mary Merritt. Solicitor Wilson narrated the circumstances under which the M&rv Merritt nasA tvaa I brought to his attention. Mr. Bristown de clined to take any action on it becanse he at one time presented the case to Secretary Bich ardson with arguments in its favor. He was positive that Bristow threw out no bint as to hew be would have the case decided. Various Matters. Bluford Wilson has explained away the charges of retaining $2100 of government money in one instance, and of accepting $3000 tor compromising whiskey cases in another, while he was district attorney in Chicago. Treasurer New thinks the stringency in the currency and silver will disappear this week. It is reported that President Grant is very ill. It is stated that the Belknap fined $3000 for seduction in Iowa, several years ago, was not ex-Secretary Belknap. It is stated that the expenditure of govern ment money by McCarter in experimenting on sizing for currency paper in the etgraving bu reau is to be investigated. Burning out the Chinese. San Francisco, May 1.—On Sunday even ing the Chinese quarter of the town of Anti och, near the mouth of the San Joaquin river was burned. There is no doubt but the white citizens were instigated by the fact that a num ber of white boys were discovered to be victims of their own indiscietion in visiting lewd dens in that portion of the town. The Chinese had been previously warned to leave town on the first knowledge of the fact on Saturday last, and most of them obeyed the order. Those who remained till the fire broke out fled unuio lested. All the houses were burned except two which were removed this morning. No per sonal violence was offered the Chinese, though the excitement was great, and a large crowd gathered to witness the destruction of the hab itations. METEOHOCUHICAI*. PROBABILITIES FOR TUE NEXT TWENTY FOUR BOORS. War Dei-’t, Office Chief Signal ) Officer, Washington. D. C., > May 2, (1 A. M.){ Ear New England, rising barometer, westerly winds veering more to northerly, and slightlywarmer and gradually clear weather. _ MINOR TELEGRAMS, Hon. O. A. J. Vaughan, editor of the La conia Democrat, is dead. Two inches of snow fell at Waltham, N, V. Sunday night. A party of 17 left Lowell yesterday for the Black Hills. Charlotte Cushman’s will was admitted to probate yesterday. A centennial tree was planted on Cambridge Common yesterday in the presence of a large crowd, 1800 school children singing an original hymn to the tune of Old Hundred. MR. BLAINE. Another Explanation in the House. This Time the Kansas Pacific Story is Disposed Of. J. F. WILSON OF IOWA SUB STANTIATES MB. BLAINE’S PREVIOUS STATEMENT. And Another of Mr. Harrison’s Authorities Does the Same. Washington, May 1. In the House this afternoon, Mr. Blaine ris ing to a personal explanation, sent to the clerk’s desk and bad read a Washington tele gram in the New York Herald of yesterday re flecting upon him in the matter of certain bonds of the Kansas Pacific Bailroad Cc. and suggesting that in his explanation last week he had found it too embarrassing to be answered and had therefore taken refuge in silence. The paragraph having been read Blaine said: “This story is an old one and though I was perfectly aware of its industrious circulation in many quarters I did not refer to it when I spoke last week of the $61,000 slander, because 1 did not wish to confuse the two in the mind of the public. Being in possession of all facts needful for a complete refutation of this second slander I desired to wait until|I could see it tally and connectedly stated in print The story consists of two parts, one as to my having a certain interest in the Kansas|Pa«ific Bailroad and the other as to my receiving coin bonds of that road from J. B. Stewart in the law office of Stewart & Biddle in this city several years since. When the circulation of this story was attempted some three years ago, Hon. A. 6. Biddle, who was then as now, relied upon as a witness by those who concocted the slander, made the following statment in wtiting, which has never before been published. Washington, D. C., Feb 1,1873. “I have not the slightest knowledge of the transaction referred to, in any shape, way or form, and I never saw Mr. Blafne in the office of Stewart & Biddle. From July or August, 1861, Col Stewart and myself were law part ners and we bad our office in the Colonization building at the corner of Four and> half street and Pennsylvania avenne. The company was never formally dissolved and was an actual edge whatever of any bonds having been de livered by Col. Stewart to Blaine or anything else of value being paid to him by Mr. Stewart."’ .Signed,) A. G. Biddle. Jos. B. Stewart also wrote me a square de nial of it at the same time and within a few weeks has written me the following more com plete and detailed contradiction of the false hood In all its phases: New York City, April 2,1875. Hon. J. O. Blaine. Washington, D. C'.: Dear Sir,—I have once before corrected the absurd rumor and false report in regard to your being interested in the Kansas Pacific Railway Company, and of your having received from me certain bonds of that company, said to have been delivered to yon by myself in the law office of Stewart & Riddle in the city of Washington Let me repeat then that so far as I have any knowledge you never had at any time any interest whatever in the company re ferred to, and my means of information as to those who were so interested were very exten sive and complete. As to the story of my having delivered to yon in my law office certain bonds of the company, let me say again that it is without any foundation in tact, false in whole and in detail. I never saw you in my law office in my life, and have no knowledge or belief that yon were ever there. I never delivered to you there or elsewhere any bonds of the Kansas Pacific Railway Company or any other railroad company. I never had any business transaction of any name or nature with you in my whole life. The young man, Mr. Knowlton a former lawstudentin my office, who seems to have innocently or carelessly been the author of a story in regard to the de livery of bonds to yon, which found its way in to the press, was switt to retract it and ex pressed great regret to me for the publication of that which be had only uttered as a jest and was used without his knowledge or appro bation, and should be instantly revoked, which was done. Yourbrotber, John Ewing Blaine of Leavenworth, Kan , hell an original interest in the corporation knowD as the Leavenworth, Pawnee & Western Bailroad Company, char tered by the territorial legislature of Kansas about the year 1856, and which the evidence that came into my hands showed he acquired very early in the history of the enterprise. This road by successive merges became the Kansas Pacific, and bis interest was preserved through all these changes .of organization. As early as 1863, and before I had ever seen you, I became his attorney as I was also for several others who bad like interests, and through tedi ous proceedings and negotiations finally se cured a settlement by compromise; and if I re member correctly, writing without ithe papers before me, your brother became entitled to fif teen construction bonds afterwards changed and reduced to a smaller number of bonds of another issue. This whole transaction was open, honorable, above board and free from all grounds of imputation as to all parties con nected with it. If without my knowledge you ever bad an in terest in the Kansas Pacific railroad, it must have prejudiced you very strongly against that corporation, for in 1866 when the bill was pass ed by Congress giving the company additional lands with enlarged powers to swing its line southward and build to Denver, I remember you was one of its mostj stubborn opponents. You voted against the bill in all its stages and you did so against the earnest requests ot my self and others who were interested in the in terests of the company in Washington at that time. Yours very truly, (Signed,) Jos. B. Stewart. ^ Late of Stewart & Riddle of Washington, D C. Gen. Thomas Ewing of Ohio, who Is always quoted in this matter as a witness having a knowledge of some fearful facts, wrote me quite recently the following letter: Lancaster, O., March 20,1876. Hou. James G. Blaine, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir:—I am surprised to learn that some persons are reviving the long since exploded story of your having acquired an interest in the Leavenworth, Pawnee & Western Railroad Company, afterwards the Union Pacific, east ern division, and now the Kansas Pacific. Four years ago this charge was set afloat, and 1 pub iisueu a caru ueuymg ic. i was a director or the company at the time when yon are accused of having acquired an interest, and until some time in 1863, and I knew that you had no iir Icrest whatsoever in tbe company. The report referred to seems to have originated in tbe tact that your brother, Jobn E. Blaine, one of the early settlers of Kansas and clerk of our courts at Leavenworth, had stock in tbe company, le gitimately aud properly acquired long before you were ever a candidate for Congress, and with which you had nothing whatever to do. Beyond tbis there was no interest in tbe com pany held, directly or indirectly, by any one of your name. The similarity of tbe names, J. E. Blaine and J. G. Blaine, have led to tbe con fusion on which the allegation is based. In that sim! larity I can possibly see some excuse for the origin of tbis misstatement, but I see none for the persistency which urges it after a frank and full denial. Very truly yours. (Signed,) Thomas Ewing. Three years ago tbe Knowlton story was told in tbe N. Y. Sun. A. M. Gibson then, as now, tbe well known Washington correspondent of that paper, wrote me a few weeks since the fol lowing letter: Washington, D. C., March 17,1876 Hon J. G. Blaine: Dear sir—In February, 1873, a telegraphic despatch from Washington was published in the New York Sun charging that you had re ceived in some secret manner some bonds of tbe Union Pacific Railroad, eastern division, from Jos. B. Stewart at his law office at the Colonization building, Pennsylvania avenue. The man who was understood to be responsible lor the charge was Jas. W. Knowlton, then correspondent of tbe Chicago Tribune, and who bad been a law student in tbe ojjBce of Stewart & Riddle. On the evening of the same day that the despatch appeared in the Sun, Mr. Knowlton called upon me to disclaim all res ponsibility for it, and said there was no ground for making tbe charge against you, and that be was satisfied that he had been entirely mistak en in saying that be had even so much as seen fou in Stewart & Riddle’s office, and if called upon would have to testify to that effect. I was so well satisfied that there was no founda tion for the statement, that I at once sent a contradiction of tbe same. I also advised Mr. Knowlton to go and see you which he after wards told me be bad done. Very truly, &c., » (Signed) A. M. Gibson. Mr. Joseph McFarland, a correspondent well known in newspaper circles and ot whose se rious illness at tbis time 1 regret to hear, furn shes tbe following statement: Washington, March 10,1876. In the winter of 1873, when tbe statement was made in the N. Y, Sun about Jos. B. Stewart’s delivering some bonds to Hon. Jas. 3. Blaine, I was tbe Washington correspon ient of the Philadelphia Press. Mr. Jas. W. Knowlton, then correspondent of tbe Chicago rribune, since deceased, occupied the same pffice with me. The day after the article ap peared in tbe Sun with Mr, Knowlton as its presumed authority, he came to me and asked he if I would acoompany him to Speaker Blaine’s residence and introduce him, as he lad an important communication to make to ;be Speaker. I accordingly went with him md in my presence be assured Mr. Blaine of lis great regret that such a report should have (ot into circulation on bis apparent respoosi 1 hlity, and be bad come to repudiate it and to issnre Mr. Blaine how much be regretted that toy annoyance should come to him in tbis 1 vay. He unquestionably withdrew tbe charge - n my presence, declaring there was no founda- i ion whatever for it and assming Mr. Blaine i hat he bad taken the promptest measures to prevent as far as he could any other papers publishing it, or even referring to it. Mr. i Kuowlton spoke to me about the matter very frequently afterwards as we were in daily and intimate association. He always expressed the keenest regret that he should in any way have been quoted for a damaging rumor that had no foundation. The attempt to revive this old and as I am ;onvinced, baseless scan dal, is my reason for making this statement which 1 do in justice to the living and dead. (Signed) J. McFarland. 1 do not think any further contradiction is needed of a story that never had the slightest foundation in truth, but which has been most eagerly and industriously circulated as a twin scandal to the $G4,000 falsehood. My excuse for trespassing even thus briefly on the kindness of the House is the fact that 1 de sire to give the widest publicity to my disproof of a story that has been circulated far and near and yet mostlv in secret, aod never with a re sponsible author. I now dismiss it with the possibly groundless hope that those who have sought to Injure me by reflecting it will make the proper and honorable amends. One word more, Mr. Speaker: I believe ibe country will understand and 'appreciate the motives that suggests these untruthful accusa tions. Having now noticed the two that have been so extensively circulated, I shall refrain from calling the attention of the Honse to any others that may be invented. To qnote the language of another, “I do not propose to make my'public life a perpetual and uncomfortable flea hunt in the vain effort to ran down stories that have no basis in truth,” which are usually anonymous, and whose total explosion brings no punishment to those who have been guilty of oiiginating them. A Union Pacific Director Contradicts Mr. Harrison. Mr. Harrison, in making his charges against Mr. Blaine in connection with the Union Pa cific Bond matter, referred to Mr. Willard, an Omaha banker and also Government Director of the Union Pacific Road, as having knowl edge of the transaction in question. Informa tion has been received here that Mr. Willard has made a statement in which he says: “Mr. Harrison knows no more concerning any and all transactions of the company than I do, and there has been nothing in the affairs of the company that effects Mr. Blaine any more than it affects yon or me. I have thoroughly examined the records of the company twice, with reference to the matter, and there is noth ing there that directly or indirectly affects Mr. Blaine." . James F. Wilson ol lawn Declares Hr. Blaine Oniltless in the Utile Bock and Fort Smith Bond Business. Washington, April 30.—The following let ter is of interest: Fairfield, Iowa, April 27. To the Editor of the Chicago iribune: As my name has been connected with the iiuaiwo Luauc ogaiunv iiuui u auico v«. uidiua ic* lative to the Little Rock and Fort Smith bonds which found their way among tbe assets of the Union Pacific Railroad Co., allow me to say tbat my belief concerning that matter does not differ from the statement made by that gentle man in tbe House of Representatives on Mon day, tbe 24th inst. If any person has received a different impression from anything which I may have said, it is simply the result of a mis understanding. I investigated the subject long ago and became fully convinced of Mr. Blaine’s guiltlessness in the premises. I hold tbe same opinion now. I do not believe that the most searching investigation relative to said bonds would result in the slightest degree to Mr. Blaine’s detriment. Yours truly, (Signed) Jambs F. Wilson. BELKNAP’S IMPEACHMENT. The Senate Refaaea te Rescind its Ordet Relating te Argneseals. Washington, May I.—The morning hour in the Senate was spent in discussing the resolu tion submitted by Mr. Hamlin last Friday, to amend the rules in relation to the impeachment trial, so as to provide that tbe deliberations of the Senate on tte questions submitted shall be in public, but took no action upon it. At 12.45 o’clock the impeachment trial was resumed, the respondent with his counsel being present, as well as tbe board of managers. Manager Hoar spoke in favor of the motion of Mr. McDonald to rescind the order agreed upon in tbe conference on Friday, allowing the respondent to open and close tbe arguments, &c., and Mr. Edmunds moved that the Senate retire for deliberation. Mr. Blair of the counsel for the respondent, by unanimous consent, spoke in favor of the rule as adopted on Friday, and against the mo tion to rescind. Mr. Lord on the part of the managers, asked that four managers be allowed to argue tbe questions now before the court of managers. Mr. Hoar spoke in favor of rescinding tbe order of McDonald. He claimed that the man agers bad the right to close, and referred to va rious English precedents in support of his views. The discussion was continued at some length by Messrs. Hoar, Carpenter and Lord, aud at 2.20 o’clock the Senate retired for consultation. Tbe Senators returned to tbe chamber at 2 55 and the presiding officer said he was directed to state that the motion to rescind the vote by which the order of argument was made was overruled; also that tbe request of tbe board of managers that four managers be allowed to ad dress tbe Senate on tbe question of jurisdiction had been granted. The Senate sitting as a court of impeachment then adjourned till Thursday. WINSLOW. The British Government Refuses to Surrender Him. HE WILL BE LIBERATED TO DAY. Washington, May 1. — Representative Faulkner of West Virginia, chairman pro tern of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, bad an interview with Secretary Fish this morning, and learned from him that there was a meeting of the British cabinet on Saturday, at which they determined to adhere to tbeir former posi tion not to return Winslow to tbe United States as requested by our government. In other words they are governed by the act of Parlia ment of 1870, which provides tbat the British government shall insist on tbe insertion in all future extradition treaties of the provision making such treaties inoperative unless assur ance is gives tbat tbe accused whom it is pro posed to extradite shall not be tried for an offence other than with which be is charged. The protest of the Secretary of State, which the British Cabinet had before them Saturday, shows that such evasion of treaty stipulations was never before suggested bv any government Tbe Secretary strengthened bis protest by cit ing a number of precedents, alluding to the fact that a Parliamentary enactment seems to be considered by the British government of more binding force than a solemn treaty existing be tween the two nations and which provides for extradition under the circumstances presented in the case under consideration. As our gov ernment will not give such assurance as Great Britain requires and as the latter is unyielding Winslow will be unconditionally discharged to-morrow. nn s.i.ii:_• ---—--—-vi tula fact the Secretary of State will transmit all correspondence in tbe case to tbe House of Representatives. Tbe action of tbe British government will lead to measures having in view the repeal of the extradition clause of the Ashburton treaty. Forty-Fourth Congress—First Session. SENATE „ Washington, May 1. Mr. Bontwell introduced a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to renew the is sue of fractional currency providing the total amoUDt outstanding at aoy one time shall not exceed $50,000,000. Referred to the Committee on Finance. Mr. Sargent called up bis resolution in re gard to Chinese immigration and addressed the Senate in its favor. Mr. Edmunds said the Supreme Courtof the United States had deeided that the law which a state could pass to forbid the introduction of persons iuto the country would not be valid.Now that it was finally settled and determined that tbe state laws were of no avail it was the duty of Cougress to mahe some law on the subject He suggested that tbe resolutiou be offered to the Committee on Foreign Relations, which committee couid look into the provisions of the treaty. The Committee on Commerce also might be instructed to inquire into the subiect and report such measures as they deem expe dient to prevent the immigration. e Pending tbe discussion the Senate went into executive session and at 5.10 adjourned. HOUSE. The following bills were introduced and re ferred: By Mr. Pierce of Massachusetts, to provide for tbe organization of the territory of Okla hama. a By Mr. Hopkins of Pennsylvania, relating to the punishment of witnesses adju lged m con tempt by either House of Congress. By Mr. Harris to repeal the law which re quires the Speaker to certify the case of a recu sant witness to the District Attorney for crimi nal prosecution. By Mr. Banks of Massachusetts, to utilize the products of gold aud silver in the United 3tates. Mr. Hale moved to suspend the rules and »od adopt a resolution directing the several jommittees of the House charged with investi gations to conduct such investigations with ipen doors while testimony is beiDg taken Re iected, yeas 126, nays 105, not two thirds voting n the affirmative. All the Republicans and some of the Democrats voted in the afflrma live. Mr. Morrison of Illinois, voted to suspend the 'Dies and adopt a resolution directing the com nittees of tbe House charged with investiga tions to conduct such investigations with open ioors except when, in the opinion of such oom nittee the public interest will be prejudiced hereby, and that any person accused before a :ommittee shall have the right to be heard in tis own person, or by connsel, or by both Adopted. Mr. Clark of Missouri, moved to suspend the ales to make it in order to offer ao amendment o the post office appropriation bill to repeal the egislation of the last session in regard to third ilass mail matter. Agreed to, Mr. Holman of Indiana, moved to suspend Be rules and pass tbe bill to repeal so much of be resumption act as authorizes redemption md cancellation of United States notes and the ale of United States bonds for the accomplisb nent of that purpose. Rejected, yeas 115, nays 11—not two-thirds in the affirmative. Mr, Hoskins moved to suspend tbe rules and idopt a resolution instructing the various com mittees charged with investigations of alleged frauds and misconduct to complete the same as earl; as possible, and make reports thereon on j or before the 10th of June next, except where I otherwise expressly provided by the House. | Rejected, yeas 84, nays 126. A communication was received from Hallett Kilbonrne, offering to testify in the real estate I pool inquiry and submit his books. Referred. The communication was laid on the table. The Speaker announced the appointment of a select committee to investigate the Federal offi cers in New Orleans, as follows: Messrs. Gib son of Louisiana, Blackburn of Kentucky, .New of Indiana, Vance ot Ohio, Stevenson of Kentucky, James B. Reily of Pennsylvania, Foster of Ohio, Crapo of Massachusetts, and Darrall of Louisiana. The Speaker obtained a leave of absence on account of personal illness, for not exceeding ten days, commencing tomorrow morning, and then under authority of the amendment to rule 5, adopted the other day, he appointed Mr. Cox of New York, to preside as Speaker pro tem. during his absence. House at half past 3 o’clock adjourned. Crimea and Casualties. James Merrill’s house in Northampton was burned yesterday. Loss $6000. Geo. Miller ot Manchester, N. H., committed suicide yesterday by cutting his throat. Two Italians were arrested in New York yes terday for passing counterfeit money. A bouse, three barns, cow house, &c., with a horse, two calves, a large quantity of hay and f;rain and most of the household goods belong ng to Mr. Phillip Weeks in St. Albans, were burned yesterday. Loss 86000; a tramp is sus pected of setting the fire. Josiah Eastman was instantly killed at Car roll, N. H., Surday, by being caught in ma chinery. A fire near Moriches L. I., Friday and Sat urday burned over some 6000 acres of brush and wood land. Charles Anderson and George Pierson, two of the crew of the schooner Fitz I. Babson of Gloucester, were lost in a thick fog on the Grand Banks. They may be picked up. Defree’s brush factory, Pine, Miller & Dun ham’s collar shop, and Whitman’s paper and paint establishment at Troy, N. Y., were burn ed yesterday. Loss $20,000. Mill at West Rutlaudoperated by W. Stearns, was burned Saturday. Loss $8000. Six business houses at Byron, Ohio, were burned yesterday. Loss heavy. John Halloran, who committed murder in Brooklyn in 1871, has just been arrested in San Francisco. FOREIG N. Foreign Notes. M. Rollin. Republican, has been elected to the Chamber of Deputies. The Prince of Wales is in Lisbon. A despatch to the London News says the German physician, Dr. Heck, telegraphed from Bagdad that the disease prevalent there is not the plague, but an epidemic fever, curable by quinine. The following gentlemen have been chosen to represent Montreal in the foot ball match with Harvard University: K. E. Wilmot, E. H. Gough, S. Campbell, P. Cross and H. S. Smith. The Cuban insurgents have recently burned several sugar plantations and attacked and plundered a railway train. The Punjaub rebellion is growing worse, and unless strong repressive measures are immedi atelv resorted to serious t.rnnhle will result The Newfoundland legislature was prorogued Thursday. An American ship is ashore on the northwest end of Sable Island, apparently deserted. $240,000 worth of seals have been captured at Green Bay, N. F., since March. The boiler of a steam tog plying between Rudesheim and Burgeu, ou tbe left bank of tbe Rhine, exploded Sunday. It is believed thirty persons were killed. The Forte has received official information that 600 families who took refuge in Auetria wish to return to Herzegovina. Tbe Oxford boat club has declined the invita tion of tbe Yale College crew. MINOR TELEGRAMS. Speaker Kerr goes to New York today to consult physicians. Court of inquiry at Sau Fraucisco has dis covered that tbe defalcation of C. H. Itartb. quartermaster's clerk, will aggregate several hundred thousand dollars. Several whisk; distilleries io San Fraucisco were seized yesterday. Democrats yesterday elected their candidate for mayor of New Orleans and 5 out of 7 coun cilmen. The general conference of African Methodist churches is in sessiou at Atlanta, Ga. Pennsylvania House of Representative has expelled E. F. Petroff of Philadelphia for negotiating with lobbyists for the sale of his vote. Ottawa masons and brick layers struck yes terday for $2.75 per day. The first shipment of lumber from Ottawa this season is now loading ou barges. Trial of parties connected with the Mount ain Meadow massacrs will commence again early this mouth. It is understood that on Saturday the New York, Connecticut & Hudson River Railroad Co. rejected the ultimatum of tbe other trunk liDes submitted on Thursday, and the railroad was is to be fully reopened. Civil suits will probably be brought against McKee and Cod McGuire’s bondsmen. The opening raoe of tbe seasfm St Mystic Park came off yesterday. The Mayor and Aldermen of Newburyport have voted to license tbe sale of spirituous and malt liquors. Internal revenue receipts yesterday $903,192, customs $400,976 Base ball—Mutuals 8, New Havens 2. A new counterfeit $5 note on tbe Bank of Northampton, Mass., has made its appear ance. __ FINANCIAL AND COltLHEKCIAL Portland Wholesale Market. Monday, May 1st.—The markets continue very firm and show but little change. Sugars are in ex cellent demand at 10J @ lOjc for granulated and 9jc for Extra C. Pork and lard are rather dull and there is but little demand. Flour is firm and sales rather low. Grain is firm and prices unchanged. Foreign Exports. ST. JOHN, NB. Scbr William Arthur—1300 bbia flour. HALIFAX, NS. Br Steamer Alhambra—660 bbis flour, 100 do peas, 100 do beans, 349 bags bran, 331 do feed, 8 bbis sup. lime. 2500 lbs leather, 38 packages boots and shoes, 74 packages merchandise. Foreign Imparts. EAT HARBOR, TI. Brig Annie—8340 bush salt to Ryan & Kelsey. ST. ANDREWS, NB. Schr Kobt Boss—4000 rail road sleepers to W S Eaton. Daily Domestic Receipts. By Boston and Maine Railroad.—J C Bart lett 1 car corn, Geo W True * Co 3 do corn, order 2 do corn, Jackson & Morse 3 do corn, V> W Coolidge I car flour, G T B 10 chra merchandise, M C K It 15 cars merchandise. & O RR 1 car merchandise, Port land 16 cars merchandise. By water conveyance—1000 bush cornmeal to G. W. True * Co. Boston hlsck Market [Sales at the Brokers’ Board, May I.] 11 Boston* Maine Railioad.101 50 Eastern Railroad. 12 Public Debt Statement. Washington, D. C., May 1.—The following is a recapitulation or the public debt for tbe month of April as it appears on the books ot the Treasury: DEBT BEARING INTEREST IN LAWFUL MONEY. Navy pension fund at 4 per cent. 14,000,000 00 Interest. 110,000 00 debt on which interest has ceased since MATURITY. Principal.S s.414 9sn 9« interest. 284,731 36 DEBT BEARING INTEREST IN COIN. Bonds at 6 per cent.$ 984.999.660 00 Bonds at 5 per cent. 710,041,800 00 Principal.$ 1.695,041 00 Interest. . 33,372,199 IV DEBT BEARING NO INTEREST. Old demand and legal tender notes. .$ 370.596,038 50 Certificates of deposit.. 33,665,000 00 Fractional cuirency. 40,860,039 48 Coin Certificates. 27,975,700 00 Principal.$ 473,096,777 98 Unclaimed interest. 20,444 84 TOTAL DEBT. Principal..$2,190,552,498 24 Interest. 33;817,375 37 Total.$2,224,369,873 61 CASH IN THE TREASURY. Coin.$ 77,605,428 81 Currency. 5,161,t»6 41 Special deposit held for redemption of certificates of deposits as provid ed by law... 33,665,000 00 Total.$ 116,431,615 22 DEBT LESS CASH IN TREASURY. May 1st, 1876.$2,107,938,258 39 April 1, 1876. 2,110,719,439 88 Decrease of Debt during the past , Month.S 2,781,181 49 Decrease since June 30, 1875.$ 20,750,467 93 BONDS ISSUED TO PACIEIC RAILWAY COMPANIES, 1 INTEREST PAYABLE IN LAWFUL MONEY. Principal outstanding.$64,623,512 00 : Interest accrued and not yet paid. 1,279,470 24 ' Interest paid by the United States. 30,141,513 06 Interest repaid by the transportation of mails, &c. 6,787,672 43 1 Balance of interest jiaid by the United 1 States. .. 23,353,840 63 The payments made from the Treasury by war rants during the month of April, 1876, were as , follows: ' On account of civil and miscellaneous. $ 6,217,481 00 ' War. 3,048,098 00 ■ Navy... 828,796 00 Interior (Indian and pensions). 551,869 00 Total.$10,649,214 00 The above does not include payments made on ac count ot the interest or the piincipal of the public debt. ________ New Verb Stack Bad lllsiey market. New York. May 1—Evening.—Money market was easy—487J @ 487J for 60 days and 489Jlorde. ( mand. Gold quiet but higher, opening at 112$ and closing • at 1121; loans flat to 4 net cent. The clearances at the Gold Exchange Bang were 21.786,000. The cus- 1 toms receipts were $271,000. The Treasury dis bursements for interest were $650,000 ;for bonds $30,- I 000; silver $43,655. Governments steady. State I 1 bonds dull. In Uailroad bonds there was a moderate I business, the largest dealings being in Union Pacific I I sinking funds, which rose to 91] @92. I Stocks during the morning were depressed and lower. Reports are that tb3 New York Central re fused to accede to the demand of some of the trunk lines for the restoration of the old freight tariff, and as to the condition of Commodore Vanderbilt’s health, influencing prices. New York Central which has been some days firm at 112 and upwards sudden ly declined to 108 on much larger business than usual. This decline exercised an susettling influ ence on the general share list. Lake Shore followed with a decline from 53$ @ 52$, North Western from 45 @ 40. Michigan Central from 49$ @ 48$, Ohio from 15$ @ 15$, Pacific Mail from 2u$ @ 19$, St Paul from 37$ @ 37$, do preferred from 63$ @ 62|, Erie from 14$ @ 13$, at times was a pressure to sell and considera ble amounts ot stock exchanged hands. Western Union was unfavorably affected by seported pur chase of the Southern & Atlantic Telegraph, anti de clined from 64$ @ 63$. In Pacific Mail a steadier feeling set in, and New York Central suddenly ad vanced from 108 @ 112$, which stiffened in the whole market. Lake Shore rose to 53$, Michigan Central to 50|, Pacific Mail to 20f, Western Union to 65$, Erie to 15, North Western to 40$. preferred to 58f, Rock Island to 104$, St Pual to 38$, preferred to 64. Union Pacific to 65, Delaware & Lackawanna to 109$ and Ohio to 16$. In the final sales there was a reac tion in some cases of $ @ f per cent., hut the market was generally strong. The following were the closing quotations of Gov ernment securities: United States coup. 6s,1881. 1224 United States 5-20’a 1865, old.exfcup.1144 United States 5-20’s,1865, new...119 United States 5-20’s, 1867.121$ United States 5-20’s, 1868 do.122} United States new 5's, ex-int.117$ United States lo-40s, coup.118} Currencv 6’s.. The following were the closing quotations of Stocks: Western Union Telegraph Co.644 Pacific Mail..... 20| New York Central & Hudson liK.112 Erie.. . 14$ Erie preferred. 19 Michigan Central. 49s Union Pacific Stock.64$ Panama... 127 Lake Shore.53a Illinois Central. 94$ Chicago & Northwestern. 40$ Chicago & Northwestern preferred. 58$ New JerseylCentral. 97J Rock Island.1.104* st. Paul....... ^ St. Paul preferred. 64 Wabash. 21 Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph.1111 18 Missouri Pacific. 13$ Atlantic & Pacific preferred.1 2} The following were the closing quotations of Pacific Railroad securities: Central Pacific bonds.106} Union Pacific bonds.104} Union Pacific Land Grants ....100 Sinking Funds. 91} Boston, Hartford & Erie 1st. 21* Guaranteed. 25 Prevideice Prial C laths ^market. Providence, May 1.—Printing Cloths market qniet and unchanged. Dcmetlic markets. New York. May 1—Evening.—Flour is quiet and unchanged; receipts 13,224bbls; sales 12,300 bbls; No 2 at 3 00 @ 3 75; Superfine Western and State at 4 10 @ 4 50; extra Western and State at 4 90 @ 5 20; good to choice do at 5 25 @ 5 70; White Wheat We stern extra at 5 75 @ 7 00; Fancy White Wheat Wes tern at 7 05 @7 75; extra Ohio at 4 90 @7 00; extra St Louis at 5 25 @ 9 00; Patent Minnesota extra at uuwijs i oj, uuuuie eiira at i a au; aoumeru at 5 00 ® 9 00. Rye flour quiet. Coromeal is steady at * 75 @ 3 60. Wheat—receipts 133,300 bush; sales of 118,000 bush, part last Saturday; the market opened Arm and closed auiet and 1 @ 2c lower: 1 09 ® 113 tor No 3 Chicago; 112 @ 115 for No 3 Milwaukee, latter for small parcels; 120 @ 121 lor No 2 Wilwau kee in store, closing at insipe price; 126 for fair No 1 Milwaukee in store; 130 for choice No 1 Sheboygan in store; 150 for very choice Amber State and nom inally ; 118 ® 1 21 for No 2 Chicago. Rye is dull and heavy. Barley unchanged. Com—receipts of 80,400 bash; Bales 77,000 bush; market 2 @ 3c lower; 59 ® 591c for no grade Mixed: 62 @ 63c ior steamer Mixed; 62$ @ 64$c for graded Mixed, closing at 62$ ® 63c ;62c for ungraded new Western Mixed. Oats quiet and a shade firmer; receipts 54,025 bush; sales 45,000 bush; 37 ® 38c for Mixed Western ana State; 46 @ 53c lor White Western, including No 2 Mixed New York in spection at 41 @ 42c; No 1 do at 41$c- Hay is firm. Coffee is quiet and steady; cargoes quoted at 15$® I8$c gold; Job lots at )5f ® 19Jc gold. Sugar is un changed? 9-16 @ 7 13-16c for lair to good refining; 71 @ 8c tor prime. Molasses—refining grades active and firm; 4000 hhds sold at 33c for 50 test. Rice is quiet and steady. Petroleum is dull crude at 81c; refined at 13Jc. Tallow 1b quiet at 8| @ 81c. Naval Stores—Rosin steady at 1 70 @ 178. Turpentine is steady at 35c. Pork is heavy; new mess at 2t 60® 2165. Cut Meats quiet ;middies at 12$c tor Western long clear; city long clear at 12|. Lard is lower: prime steam at 1310 ® 13 35. Freights to Liverpool—market is firmer. Chicago, May 1 —Flour is quiet and unchanged; common to choice shipdiug extra 5 00 ® 5 50; gotsl to fancy family brands 5 25 ® 5 75; Minnesota at 5 00 @ 6 75. Wheat opened strong and higher and closed at inside price; No 2 Chicago Spring at 98c; No 3 Chi cago Spring at 90c. Com unsettled and generally higher; No 2 at 45|c, Oats are active, weak and lower; No 2 at 30$ @ 30Jc. Rye dull and lower at 62 a63c. Pork is unsettled and lower at 20 50 ® 20 70. rd is unsettled and lower at 12 50. Bulk Meats are easier; shoulders at 7$c; clear rib sides at ill; clear sides at ll|. Whiskey at 1 07. Receipts—14,000 bbls hour, 61,000 bush wheat, 152, 000 bush com, 85,00C bush oats, 3,800 bush barley. 3400 bush of rye. * Shipments—14,000 bhls|liour, 17,600 bush wheat, 35, 300 bush com, 30,000 hush oats, 6,500 bush barley. 3,500 bush rye. Toledo, May L—Flour steady. Wheat is steady; No 2 White Wabash 139; No 3 White Wabash 127; No 1 White Michigan at 1 29; extra White Michi gan at 1 38; Amber Michigan at 1 23$;No 2 Bed Win ter at 1 31$; No 3 Red at 1 08. Com dull and lower; High Mixed seller May at 51 Jc. Oats quiet; White at 40}c; Michigan at 35Jc. ' Receipts—200 bbls Hour 106,000 bush Wheat.! 7 600 bush Com, 85,000 bush Oats. Shipments—110 bbls flour, 21,000 bush Wheat. 69 - 000 bush Corn, 0,000 hush Oats. ’ St Louis, May 1.—Flour is quiet and unchanged.’ Wheat dull and irregular; No 2 Red Fall at 1 38; No Club 90c. Com is active and firm; No 2 Mixed at 41 @ 444e. Oats are dull; No 2 at 33$c. Rye at 68c asked. Barley is dull and unchanged. Whiskey is unchanged Pork quiet and unchanged. Lard is nominal. Bulk Meats nominally unchanged. Ba con steady and In fair demand for Jobbing lots at 81 @ 9c for shoulders; 12$ @ 12| and 128 @ 124 for clear rib and clear sides. Receipts—440 bbls flour, 10,000 bush of wheat, 128, 000 bush corn, 47,000 bush oats, 2,000 bush barley. 2000 bosh rye, 000 hogs, 00 cattle. Milwaukee, May 1.—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat is unchanged: No i Milwaukee at 1 09$:hard do at 1 24; No 2 Milwaukee at 1 01$; No 3 Milwau kee at 91c. Com is quiet and drooping; No 2 at 50c. Oats are in fair demand; No 2 seller May at 318c. Rye is shade firmer; No 1 at 69c. Barley in fair de mand; No 2 Spring seller at 85c. Mess Pork 20 50. Lard tinner; steam 125c. Receipts—6900 bbls flour, 28,000 bush wheat. Shipments—13,000 bbls flour, 572,000 bush wheat. Deteoit, May 1.—Flour quiet and steady at 6 00 @6 80- Wheat is steady with a lair inouiry; extra White Michigan nominal at 1 38; No 1 White 1 30$; No 2 White at 116$ bid. Corn steady; Not Mixed at 57c. Oats are quiet and steady; Mixed at 37Jc. Receipts—1425 bbls flour, 1,172 bush wheat, 2000 bush com, 1700 bush oats. Shipments—900 bbls flour, 4,700 bush wheat, 4500 bush corn, 4000 bush oats. Cincinnati, May 1.—Pork is dull at 21 00. Lard easier; steam at 12$; keltle 13$ @ 13$. Bulk Meats unsettled and lower; shoulders at 8; clear rib sides at 11; clear sides at 11$. Bacon nominal; shoulders 9; clear rib sides at 12$; clsar sides at 12*. Hoga are dull and shade lower; common to good light 6 50® 7 25; lair to good heavy at 7 35 @ 7 50; receipts 2500 fiead^shipments 115 head. Whiskey in good demand Cleveland May 1.—The Petroleum market is quiet and firm; standard at 10$; prime White at 111 for car lots. Nkw Tobk, May 1.—Cotton is dull; Middling up lands 12|c. * New Obleans, May l.-Cotton is quiet; Middling uplands 12c. Mobile, May 1.-Cotton is nominal; Middling up lands at 11} @ 12c. Charleston, May l.—Cotton is dull and nominal; Middling uplands 12}c. ALGL-8TA, May 1.—Cotton market is dull nomi nal; Middling uplands ll]c. Galveston, May 1.—Holiday. MMifing u°pla°nds me3! 1-COtt°n * unchanged; Norfolk, May 1.—Cotton is dull; Middling up lands ll}c. ^Louisville, May 1—Cotton—Middling uplands at European Markets. Liverpool, May l.—12.30 P. M.—Cotton market is;easier but not lower; Middling uplands at 6 3-16d ■ do Orleans at 6}d; sales 8,000 bales, including 1000 bales tor SDeculation and export; receiDts 8500 bales, of which 6800 bales were American. Frankfort, May 1-3.30 P. M.—United States new 5s, 102}. Do you have a pain In your back in the morning, and is it with difficulty you move in your bed? If so, your Kidneys are diseased. Do not use plasters, they will do you no good; take Hunt's Remedy and be cured. Hunt’s Remedy cures Dropsy, and all Dir. eases of the Kidneys, Bladder and Urinary Organs. my2cod&wlw MARRIED. In Augusta, May 1. by Rev. H. W. Tllden. T. M. Johnston of Portland and Miss Nellie L. Jones of Winthrop. In Blddeford, April 22. Chas. L. WItham of Eidde Eord and Miss Luella Y. Cole of Llmington. In Wiscasset, April 16. Albert A. Tibbetts and Liz zie A. Jackson. in South Paris, April 22, Geo. A. Briggs and Miss Cora Skillings. DIED. In this city, Mav 1, Mrs. Abbie J., wife of Levi Cushman, and voungest daughter of Geo. W. Brown, iged 24 years 11 months. [Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, >t No. 22 Oxford street. Burial at convenience of tbe family. AtPaiker’s Head, Me.. April 29, Josle M. Chase, laughter of Joseph U. and Ellen Llbbv, aged 21 yrs [Funeral services this afternoon at 3 o’clock, at So. 20 Wlllli street. In Woolwich, April 27, Isaac Bailey, aged 78 years 11 months. In Bath, April 27, Mrs. Susan J. Marsh, aged 78 rears 11 months. DEPASTURE OP STEAMSHIPS. NAME FROM FOR DATE lYisconsln. .New York. .Liverpool....May 2 3lty of Mexico.New York.. HavAVCruz.May 2 £°*on.. New York. .Aspinwall... .May 2 • ..New York. .Liverpool.May 3 -*ity of Vera Cruz.. .New York. .Havana.May 4 Peruvian ...Portland ... Liverpool.... May 6 Incboria.New York. .Glasgow.May 6 )ity of Chester.New York. .Liverpool....May 6 .NewYork. .Liverpool.May 6 iamarta....Boston.Liverpool.May 6 Seorgia.New York. .Panama.May 6 Vilmington.New fork .Havana.May 9 ^ndes... New York.. .Aspiuwall. . .May 9 icythia,....New York. .Liverpool.May 10 /laiibel...*..New York. .Jamaica, Ac May II JMinalnre Almanac . ..IWay if. j lun rises.4 53 I High water. 6.45 PM sets.7.01 | Moon sets. 2.20 AM MARINE NEWS, PORT OF PORTLAND. i Monday, May I. ARRIVED. j Steamer New Brunswick, Hall, Boston lor East- " ort and St John. NB. Brig Prentiss Hobbs, Dodge. Philadelphia—coal to los ti Poor A Bro. tounds*& Dyer.*"’ T'n*er’ “*>**'» ~ «° Scb Aurora Borealis. (Br) Phinney, New York. Prince, (Br) Branscomb, Providence, to lad Tor St John, NB. Sch Joe Kinney, (Br) Rubichau, Boston, to lead lor I 1 armouth, NS. I J Sch T Benedict, Crockett, Boston. | Sch Welcome Home.(Br) from Wiuffaor.NS, for •Jew York, wtyli mainboom broken. Sch Alwilda Morse, Morse, Bristol. CLEARED. Steamship Eleanora, Johnson, New York—Henry Pox. Steamship Alhambra, (Br) Smith, Halifax, NS— John Porteous. Sch H Prescott, Merriman, Governor’s Harbor, J— naster. Scb Wm Arthur, Hackett, St John, NB — John Porteous. Scb Gazelle, Gardiner, Pembroke—Natlil Blake. Sch Eureka, Mayo, Tremont—W H Preble. Sch Arrival, Farnbam, Boothbay—master. SAILED—Barque S W Holbrook; brigOmer; Kbs John S Woods, Kate Newman, Hattie E KlDg, Wm Arthur, H Prescott, and others. BCOTHBAY, April 28—Ar. schs Decatur Oakes, Baker, Portlaud for Bucksport; Alice C Fox, Rowe, ind Eastern Clipper, Spofford, Western Banks. April 29—Ar, schs Northern Light, Orne, Boston; Oregon, Dunton, Portland. LFBOM MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE.1 Ar at New Orleans 29th, brig Prairie Bose, Green leaf, Havana; sch May Evelyn, MeLearn, Rnatan. Sid fm Kev Welt 1st, ships Forest Eagle, Hosmer, and Marcia Greenlear. Bunker, New Orleans. Ar at Delaware Breakwater)30th, sch Minnie C Taylor, Taylor. Matanzas. Ar 1st, barque Walter Armington, from Havana. Ar at Havana 27th, barque Addle E Sleeper, from Liverpool. Sid fin Cardenas 28tb, brig Elizabeth Winslow, for North ot Hatteras. Ar at Liverpool 29th, ship Hermon, Minott, New Orleani. Ar at Antwerp 29th, ship C F Sargent, Sweet, from Independence Bay. Ar at Cadiz 29tb. sch. Fred Jackson, Pettengill, and Lizzie Dewey, Davi*, Oporto. Sid fin Helvoet 28th, barque Homeward Bound, MerrimaD, New York. Arat Bavre 29tb, ship L B Gilchrist, Emerson, New Orleans. Ar at Lisbon 29th, brig Helen O Phiuney, Boyd, New York; sch Ellen H Drummond, Higgins, Phila delphia. ME9IORAHDA. Sch Petrel, which Bunk ten miles above Cove Point, Chesapeake, a few weeks ago, has been raised unin jured and towed into Pawtuxent river. DOMESTIC FORTH. SATILLA MILLS—Ar 13th, ech M K Bawley, Bawley. Savannah. SAVANNAH—Ar 28th, brig Z Williams, Veazle, New York. RICHMOND—Cld 27tb, sch Dexter Clark, Curtis, Bio Grande. BALTIMOHE-Ar 29th. sobs Hattie McG Buck, Woodbury, Georgetown, SC; Chas F Sampson, Gage Kennebec River. Cld 29th, barque Nevereink, Baratow, Belfast, Ire; ach Alice M Allen, Brigham. Coracoa. PHILADELPHIA—Ar 29th, schs J C Nash, Crow •x/i -»» n w»o, i on, vMUUUiai w Lee, irom Sullivan. Cld 29th, brig Ambrose Light. Schwartz, Boston. NEW YORK-Ar 29th. ship Ne Plus Ultra, Bor den, London; brig Peri. Stevenson, Auz Caves; scbs Mattie A Franklin, Griffin. Matauzas; Almon Bird, Drinkwater, Cardenas j K Drury, Baker, Kennebec lot Philadelphia. Ar 29th, schs Evelyn, Allen, St George; Challenge, Terry, Boothbay. Ar 30th, barqne Josie Mildred, Ginn, Caibarien: brig Abbie C Titcomb, Endevean, St Jago; sch Cyg nus. Steel, Naguabo. PK. Cld 28tb, ship H S Gregory, Anderson. San Fran* cisco; sch E M Barter, Lampher, Philadelphia. Cld 29tb, brig D S Soule, Soule, Lingan, CB; scbi D H Blsbee, Libby, Vera Cruz; F Hatch, Green, foi Grand Turk; MoMe, Atherton, Caibarien: Eva May Andrews, Cardenas; Sarah W Hunt, McFadden, foi Harbor Island, Ja; Robt Byron, Nicholson, do; A M Bird, Fales, Bangor. PROVIDENCE-Ar 29tb, sch Louis Wdlsb, Smith New York. Ar 30th. sch Hattie Coombs, Bishop. Richmond, Vs PAWTUCKET-Ar 29th, sch Helen G King, Bra cy, Calais. NEWPORT—Ar 28th, sch Chllion, Grant, Ne* Bedford for New York. NEW BEDFORD-Ar 28th, sch Bengal, Hall, ftn Rondont. Sid 29th, brig J M Wls*ell, Glover, New York, tc load tor Rio Janeiro. VINEYARD-HAVEN-Ar 28tb, scbs Mary Far. row, Foss, Savannah tor Boston; Sea Bird, Stanley, Port Johnson tor Saco. Sid 28th, schs Sea Bird, Nancy J Day, Wm Hill, W E Barnes. Globe, Nellie Eaton, A L Wilder. Ar 29th, ecb Jed Frye, Langley. Philadelphia, to discharge. Sid 29th, scbs Mary Farrow, Montroae, Westerloo, Mary A McCann. EDGARTOWN-Ar 27lh, sch Maggie Todd, Nor wood. New Bedford for Calais. BOSTON—Ar29th, schs Eagle. Bennett, from Port Johnson; Sylvi, Batson, Macbias; Otranto, Ham mond. Ellsworth; Ringleader, Snare, Bangor; Stells Lee, Brewer, Portland. Cld 29th, barque T C Jones, (Br) Berry, St George, Me; Bcbs Joe Kinney, (Br) Robichau. Portland; C t Hever, Poland, Savannah; Oriole, Baker, Kennebec; A Tlrrell, Fisher, Chester, Pa; Harry White, Hop kins, Bncksport. Ar 30tb, schs Canton, Henley, Matanzas; Ella M Barter, Barter, Cardenas; Light Boat, Wood. Ron dout; Harriet Fuller. McDongal, New York; Lyn don, Clark, and Mist. Higgins, irom Calais; Climax, Mitchell. Macbias; Ratan, Dodge, Ellsworth; Sami Brown. Maddocks, and Uncle Sam, Swanton, Rock fond; Harriet. Maddooks. and George, Babbage, do; Maria Louise, Southard, and M Sargent. West, Wis casset; C W Dexter, Dunton, do; Rockaway, Thurs ton, Bristol. Ar 1st, scbs Thos Hix, Hall. Rondont; Mexican, Haskell, New York; Harmony, Mitchell, Bangor; J P Ober, Abbott, Sullivan. „Cid. 1't’.bri* Ja" I,av1*- Ellis. Philadelphia; schs Mabel, Maloney,Madeira; JasK Lawrence, Herrick, Bangor. SALEM—Ar 30th, schs Union, Stevens, Port John son; Hudson, Coleman, and Wm Hill, Ball, Ellxa bethnort; May Wyman, Sawyer, Franklin; Lnella, Carter, Ellsworth; Carrie Hix, Gott, Rockland lor New York. PORTS. At Yokohama Apl 10, ship Hope. Hancock, nnc; barques Willard Mudgett, Dickey, and Nettie Merri man, Marsters. do. Sid prev to Apl 10, barque Escort, Carver, Manila. Ar at Hong Kong Mcb 18, barque Wealthy Pendle ton, Blanchard, Borneo. In port Apl 1, barque Jona Chase, Curtis, for San Francisco; Aldeu Besse, Noyes, for Honolulu. „Ar St Anjler Apl 29th, barque Eyvor, Littlefield, New York. Ar at Genoa Apl 25 brig Martha A Palmer, Mat thews. Pensacola. Sid ftn Victoria VI Apl 2T, ship Itaska, Cotton, Valparaiso. Sfd fm Barcelona Apt 29, sch H L Whitton, Rich, Cadiz. Sid tm Cardiff Apl 29, barque James G Pendleton, Gilmore. Rio Janeiro. _ar »t Liverpool Apl 29, shin Harvester, BoBworth, New Orleans; Friediander, Monison, San Francisco; sch Grace Bradley. Turner, New York. Ar at Limerick Apl 29, brig Lizzie M Merrill, John son, New York. Sid fm Caibarien Apl 26, sch Eagle Rock. Ham mond, New York. Glasgow^™4 Apl 281 barqu0 laaac Hal1’ Rfder Sid ftn Matanzas 28th, brig Eudorus, McAlevv, lot North of Hatteras. SPOKEN, April 18, lat 28 18. ion 56 58, brig Wiley Smith, from New York for Trinidad, dismasted. April 23, Hatteras NW 15 miles, sch Cook Borden, from New York tor Charleston. .it JO. iou 02 uv, sen a 1 tlayss, Irom Baltimore lot Martinique. The Quality 01 the Bleed. Upon the quality of the blood depends, in a great measure, the vigor and health of the body. If the blood Is wanting in nutritions properties, the muscles are sure to be weak and flabby, the flesh deficient in quantity, the skin sallow and dry, the cheeks hollow and the eyes lustreless. To improve the quality of the blood, stimulate digestion and assimilation with Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters. Under the influence of this strength-creating cordial the body la efficiently nourished and the flesh grows, in consequence, more abundant, the muscles become more compact, tba cheek is tinged with a healthful color, and the eye re gains its brightness. The Bitters also free the blood from impurities by stimulating the kidneys and bow els to thoroughly perform their duty of carrying off the refuse of the system, which, if not entirely got rid off, poisons the vital current. SPECIAL NOTICES. Please tell the people that yen saw their Advertisement in the PRESS the circnla tion of which, per month, exceed 1100,000. FOREST TAR. •‘For a long lime I have been a 'great suflerer from Bronchitis for which I have tried your Forest Tar_ rhe first bottle brought no apparent relief. Alter using the second my cough was very much relieved ind my sleep was free from that choking sensation which made breathing difficult and distressing. Now, liter using a few bottles, I am perfectly free from ’■eery trace of my trouble. I believe it to be all you :lalm for it and much more.” Thus writes Mr. J. (V. McIntosh, ol Portland, Me. Ask your druggist or the Forest Tar preparation. oetlS su9m JAUNDICE and BILIOUSNESS. Who mows a good remedy for these disorders? We are issured ATWOOD’S Vegetable, Physical. ■ aaadice Bitters will eflect a speedy cure, f'hey have heveb failed to batisfv all who save used them for Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Blllous iess, etc. Beware of imitations. The genuine has private proprietary stamp of John F. Henry over :he cork. Sold bv all dealers. Manhattan Med. Co., proprietors. JOHN F. HENRY, CUKBAN & CO., New York, Wholesale Agents. ap25 snl3tTThSS&w4t GRASS SEED. Herds Grass, Clover aod Red Top, — FOR SALK BY — Harris & Littlefield, 143 Commercial Street. mchl6 Bntf ROOM PAPERS. BAILEY & NOYES Have a fine stock and will sell it RETAIL at very LOW PRICES. ROOM PAPERS, BORDERS and CURTAINS. _ BAILEY & NOYES, Exchange Street, Portland. ap29 sndlw SPECIAL NOTICES. Eastman Bros. WILL OPES — OX — Wednesday, April 19th, New Dress Goods, SILKS AND SHAWLS! — ALSO — LADIES’COSTUMES, Drop d' Ete and Silk jyAn examination ot these goods U solicited. EASTMAN BROS., 534 CONGRESS STREET. aprl8 sndtf National Loan Office, (E8TAIL18IED IN IMS,) Wo. 53 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. Money to loan In earns to snlt on Diamonds, Jew elry, Watches, and all valuable personal properly at low rates of lntereet. For sale Diamonds and Jewelry at less than half the original coet. One fine Diamond Stud, 1 karat pure white, elegant aftalr. 865.00 One nne Diamond Stud, J karat pure white, 50.00 “ “ “ Ring, 1 karat, old mine stone, 7iM “ “ “ ladies' Ring, very handsome, 35,00 andlole of other Diamond Rings, Eardrops and Studs, Gold and Silver Watches, and other Silver Ware at less than halt price. apl8sn1m* ■. SCHBYVER. Aw nlngs. Tents, Flags, Boat Sails Covers, Canvas Letterings, Decorations, Ac„ 49 l-S KAUHA3IUIS NlKlET, F. A. LEAVITT. marctS sneodtf DR. THAT R, PHYSICIAN AND SORGEON, Lau ef Philadelphia. — CAI* BE — CONSULTED FREE OF CDABUK at bis rooms in Mechanics’ Hall Building. Tbe Doctor is a Graduate of both the Allopathic aad Homoeopathic Schools, has been in extensive practice for twenty years. Dis eases of the Eye and Ear, Throat and Lungs, skill fully treated. Also Chronic Diseases in all forms. The Doctor’s success In both acute and chronic dis eases, warrants tbe assertion that be newer tail* te care where a care is passible. OOce Hears Ota 13 A.H., 1 Is S, aad • dee le 8 P. SI. leblTsneodtl “It werks like a charm.” Benue’s magic Oil ! This is a purely vegetable, general family remedy Keep t In tbe house to use in case of emergency. TUI IT INTBBNAI.I. Y, Ifcntes Colic, Cholera Morbns, Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pains In the Stomach, Indigestion, Sore Throat, Coughs, Colds, &c. PM IT IXTBINALLY, It cures Neuralgia, Catarrh, Rheumatism, Sprains, Cuts, Bruises, Old Sores, Headache, Toothache, and in fact almost all the aches and pains human flesh is heir to. Sold by all dealers in medicines. WM. RENNE & SONS, Proprietors. Plttsfleld, Mass J. W. PERKINS * CO., General Agents, Part land. Me. aul7 febl7eodCtw3m BASE BALLS ■*d Bait,Fishing Tackle,Gaaa aad Sperl ing Ussli. Wholesale and Retail. G. I,. BAILEY, ap24sndeod4w 48 Kxchaage Street. TO THE LADIES ! BROWN’S FRENCH DRESSING Will make Ladles’ and Children's Boots and Shoes that have become rough and red, and Ladles' Travel leg Bags which look so old and rusty that they are ashamed to carry them, look Just as good as new. It will not rub oil or smut when wet. Softens the leather No lady will be without It after one triaL Beware of Imitations and counterfeits. For sale everywhere. B. F. BROWN ft CO.) Beaten. mh15 sneodom CALLED GOVERNMENT BONDS. Highest rates paid for Called Govern ment Bonds or Later Issues, aid Good Municipal Securities glren in exchange. AH the S-SPs of 1862,1864, and 5, 000,000 of the Norember issues of 1865 hare been called in for redemption. Woodbury & Moulton, BANKERS AND BROKERS, 67 Exchange Street. nov29deodtnly AGENCIES. S. R. NILES, ADVERTISING AGBNT. Contracts for Advertisements in ail Newspapers ol all cities and towns of the Unttsd Stats*. Canada nd British Provinces. Office No. 6 Tremont Street, Boston. BATES * LOCKE, Newspaper Advertising Agents, 34 PA..K BOW, NEW TORE. J. H. Batxs, late of D. R. Locks, o Leeks A S. M. Pettengtil A Oo. Jones, Toledo Blade. Send for list of 100 choice newspapers. GEORGE P. ROWELL * CO„ % 1> V ERT1BINC1 AGENTS FOB ALL THE LEADING NEWSPAPERS. Dealers In Printing Materials of every description Park Row. New York. ESTABLISHED IN 1849. S. ML. PETTENGILL ft CO.’S ADVERTISING AGBNC* No. 10 State St., Boston, and 37 Park Row, New York, Estimates furnished gratis for Advertising In al Newspapers In the UnUed States and British Prov tncee. _ C. J. WHELEK, NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING AGENT No. S Washington Building, PROVIDENCE. B. I. Portland Daily Press Job Printing 0 \ OFFIO E' Potters, Hand Bills, Bill Heads, Cards, Tags, Ac., printed at short notice.

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