PORTLAND DAILY ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862.--V0I. 13._PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1876. TERMS $8.00 entertainments. ST. NICHOLAS CIRCLE FAIR for the sale ot Useful and Ornamental Articles NO. 13 PARK STREET, Tondar and Wednesday, HI ay And and 3rd, Irons 10 A. HI. to 10 P. HI. ap29 Tickets 15 cents. d4t PORTLAND MUSEUM, C#r. of Congress aud Exchange Streets. I. T. WITKR St CO., • Proprietors. Tuesday, Slay 2d, — AND — UNTIL. FURTHER NOTICE. Immense Success of the New Irish Drama entitled, the Sbanghrann COXX, the Shaughraun. .JOSEPH F. WHEELOCK New and Magnificent Scenery by the Popular Young Artist, Darid Richard*. Elaborate Mechanical Effects by A. D. Page. mUSIC by Prof. Charles Grimmer. MONDAY EVENING, May 8th,-Benefit of M. Id. HASCOMB, when an attractive bill will be presented. Ladies’ matinee every Wednesday and Satur dav at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf CITY HALL. RETURN VISIT, WEDNESDAY, May 3d. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT i A general desire has been expressed by the patrons of the entertainment given by the Berger Family in this city on the 21st of February last, that the ar tists of that evening be beard again. The same re quest has also come from many who were not present on that occasion. In compliance with this wish the management announce the return on the above date of the celebrated original and only HlJUiLU 1AU1L1 — 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. MB. SOL HMITHRUSMEbL will appear in a new selection of bis inimitable character imper sonations, introducing for the first time here bis fam ous sketches of “Goose with Sage and Inyuns,” and “Tbe Boarding House Mistress,’’ as performed by him over 200 nights at tbe Olympic Theatre, N. Y. Mim Anna Teresa Berger, the wonderful Lady Cornet Soloist, and The Entire Company will Appear. Admission 50 cents. Reserved Seats 75 cents. Seats can be secured at IRA STOCKBRIDGE’S MUSIC STORE, commencing on Saturday, April 29th. apr2b dlw CITY HALL T~ One Night Only! Thursday evening, May 4th, Haverly’s Minstrels J. H. Haverly, Prop’r. H. J. Clapmav, Man. The Largest and Most Refined Minstrel Organization in the World. A CONGRESS OF STARS, Led by the King of Negro Comedians, COOL BURGESS, In one of their Chaste and Elegant Enter tainments, introducing all tbe Latest Ethiopian Novelties ot tbe day, in a style and manner peculiar alone to this Talented Troupe. Seat* 3 days in advance, at Stockbridge’s Minsic Store. my2d3t FRED BAR DWELL, Gen’l Agent. MUSIC HALL, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 — AND — SATURDAY MATINEE at 2 o’cl’k. REUNITE ID. The Original Scout Combination, BUFFALO BILL, (Hon. W. F. Cody.) TEXAS JACK, [(J. B. Omohundre.) And the Peerless Dansease, Md.Ho. Morlacolai In the Great Western Dramas of “LIFE ON THE BORDER/’ And “SCOUTS OF THE PLAINS.” The performances will commence each evening with a Sparkling Comedy, introducing M’LLE MORLACCHI in Singing and Dancing. Prices as usual—Reserved Seats, 75 cents, to be bad at the Box Office at Music Hall, 4 days in advance. ap29d6t JOSHUA E. OGDEN, Gen. Agent. JUVENILE EXHIBITION 3E3 Tl-jl ^ PROF. J. WTBAYMOIVD, Will give an Exhibition Ball with bis Juvenile Class, at CITY HALL, Monday evening. May 8th, Tickets 50 ceuts, to any partfof the.ball; Pupils of the class free. After the children’s programme whieh will em brace the minuet and Fancy Dances, the rest of the audience can participate in the evening’s entertain ment. 9Iu»ic by Cole’s Quadrille Band. myldtd J. S. GODLD, Agent. COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing between David W. Kincaid and Walter J. Koyer. under the firm of KINCAID & ROYER. was dissolved by mutual consent. David W. Kincaid is authorized to settle all claims against, and to receive all amounts due, the aboue named firm. DAVID W. KINCAID, WALTER J. ROYER. C. E. Perry, April 21, 1876. my2dlw* Dissolution of Copartnership. THE Partnership, heretofore existing under the firm name of LYNCH A SOCLE, is this <lay dissolved by mutual consent. The undersigned will continue the business at the fame place and proposes to keep a full and well selected Stock of Teas, Coffees and Choice Family Groceries, All of which he will sell as low as the same quality of goods can be bought in the City. Choice Family Balter a Specially. THOMAS LYNCH. Dirigo Tea Store, CORNER PARK AND SPRING STS. Portland, May 1,1876. myldeod3t, Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership of GEO. W. RICH & CO., was dissolved by mutual consent, Saturday, April 15th. The business of the firm wilt he settled by Lewis & Co., at Store 173 Fore Street. I .hall .pen next week an Entirely New Slack of CLOTHING — AND — GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, — IS THE — Corner Store, No. 175 Fore St., Under the old firm name of GEO. W. RICH A CO., and I .ball be happy to nerve all my former customer*. apl9d3w GEO. tv. RICH. CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Craig Or Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, AND MASTIC WORKERS!, Ornament* in every Variety of Stylos, Designed by the best artists in the country, such as Cornices, Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, RlaMering. Whitening and Tinting done in the ucale»t manner. No. 4 South Street, Portland, JWe. N. B.—The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. „ Joseph Cbaio. mai7d3m James Wilson. BUSINESS CARDS. WM7 H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. P. FARRINGTON’S, ISO Middle Street. jan5__dtf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Ofllce in Canca Bank Building, crer F. H. Fasseu’s OUce. Orders left at Sclmmacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention._ apr3d3m C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer Markers* Tools, Mathematical, Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, &c., 58 Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND. M.E. dly STEPHEN BERRY, ffioob) Job and (gakd iPimbeb, No. 37 Plum Street. 8__tf_ D. W. FFSSFHDFJX, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 311-3 Exchange Street. Jamadtf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 173 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. ai>13dOmHtf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 Congress St., West End, S’orllaud, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. aprl7 d6m JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, ,49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan21dlw*ttf G. A. CLARK, M. D, 74 FREE STREET Opposite bead of Brown St. Office Hours 2 to 4 P. M. j*16 _feUeodtf 35. 34. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Church, Undorta Isl or. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffins, Caskets and Grave-Clothes, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St._ febl0d6m THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 499 1-3 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hours—lO to 13 A. M., 2 to 3 P. M. ma3__d&wtf E. €. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, No. 1»4 Middle St., Portland,Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads, Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pomps and Water Closets, HO. 41 UHIOH ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Me. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description of 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 jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and Bran Pipe, Mhcet Lead and Plumbers’ Materials. ap22dlm Dr. Pt. T. W lido, The natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Rooms 11 and 13 Fluent Block. nov8dtf Dr. R. T. Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. 303 Cumberland, Cor. of £Im St. nov8 dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LORING, SHORT k HARMON. ll^T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, has slate at our store. apll L AMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street* The Best Work at Moderate Prices. AIM:—TO PLEAES. JanS HEALTH LIFT ! A TBOROOHGH "GOTASTIC SOT — FOB LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN TEN MINCTESONCE A DAV. Doubles the strength in three months. Does not fatigue nor exhaust. Refreshes and invigorates Removes dyspepsia and indigestion. Tones the ne vous system. Improves the circulation. Warms the extremities. Increases the general vitality. Exercise and Saleroom, 237 Middle Street, Portland, Me J. II. GAUBERT, Proprietor. __tf Drag Store for Sale! 8tock «r*‘-classand selected with great care. Ibis is an exceptional opportuniiy for a ££inA«Ur1S,!!xng t0 emcr a well-established business. Sold only on account of present owner desiring to leave the city. Address “Iluleu,” Box 235, Boston, Ma8s*^ apr28eodCt g _CLOTH ING. TO GRANGERS, SOVEREIGNS OF INDUSTRY, and all others who are interested in the Great and Glorious work of Reformation LEND A LISTENING EAR. With the very best of feelings towards your respective organizations " e propose to address a tew words to each individual of your order, also to the order as a body. The subject we propose to discuss is your method of purchasing goods of RETAIL DEALER*, for 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 order. Asa body, through a Committee, you make arrangements with cer tain dealers to supply the W'ants of each member of your society, stipulating that in consideration of the great amount of custom to be obtained from the order, that a discount of lO PER CENT, must be deducted from the “REGULAR PRICES” ot the dealer. Your object in so doing is to obtain your goods at as low a figure as possible, or as near the 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 ? Can you conscientiously say that you are not charged an EXTRA PRICE so as to enable the dealer to deduct the 10 PER CENT agreed upon! But you say we do not let the dealer know that we are 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 arc kuown and a price is charged accordingly. We do not say this 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 -AuItTID XjI'VE 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. 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 are marked on each garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and we defy any and all others, unless having equal facilities, to sell as GOOD CLOTHING for as low figures as we do. We will venture to say without fear of contradiction, 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 arc sure of obtaining their goods at a uniform price, and are positive of receiving the full value of their money in vested. This Fact Must be Apparent to all Fair Minded People. , UHMHUH ji«UU9 iiI, IUiIIHCUi III riiJUll IIUUHliS, U liW» I'lill li. medium goods at MEDIUM PRICES. Pirst-class goods at HIGHER PRICES. There is no chance lor MISUNDERSTANDING or MISREPRESEN TATION, the purchaser receives EXACTLY what he pays for. And Under Our System, IF THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ENTIRELY SATISFIED WITH THEIR PURCHASE, OR IF THE GOODS DO NOT FIT. OR IF THEY' FIND THAT THE Y CAN BUY THEM CHEAPER, RETURN THEM AT ONCE AND EXCHANGE FOR OTHERS OR RECEIVE YOUR MONEY. ■be. HJlvr Ih:~M R Hi t~v. I That we are not “MIDDLEMEN,” hut MANUFACTURERS, and that the CONSUMER comes directly in contact with the Manufacturer when purchasing of us. BEAR IIST MIND That w’c have the LARGEST stock of \ IS’ A! to be found cast of Boston, and that we shall always he 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 & C0„ The Great One Price Clothiers, 233 MIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, MR., AND 16 WEST MARKET SQUARE, , BANGOR, ME. “i1 lllw INSURANCE. HEE INSURANCE STATEMENT OF THE EQUITABLE F. k I Iiince Co,, PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Jaimary_lst. 1876. Cash Capital, - - $200,000 ASSETS. _ Market Val. Bank stocks.$132,750 00 Beal estate in City of Providence. 120,(100 00 Loans on bond and mortgage. 15,000 00 City bonds. 25,090 00 Loaned with collateral security. 3,611 00 Cash in bank and office. 22,871 48 Premiums in course of collection. 16,469 84 Accrued rents. 800 00 $336,502 32 LIABILITIES. Losses unpaid.$11,750 00 Dividends. 1,156 40 Commissions, taxes and office expenses. 3t250 00 _ . $1C,15G 40 Reinsurance reserve, New York standard. 67,150 87— 83,313 27 $253,189 05 FRED W. ARNOLD, President. JAMES E. TILLINOHAST, Sec’y. John W. Munger & Co. AGENTS, No. 166 Fore Street, Portland. Ja W. MUNGER. C. D. MUNGER. mhl8 dtf The Medicine that Cures -ID VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history of its cures aud the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may he 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 tiiat 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 diseasd, 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 ciuated. The parties who where vaccinated from the same virus died from the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled in bran to prevent me from scratching my person. The disease finally settled in my head. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my head and dis charging corruption from my ear. At this time a small kernel appeared on my neck, gradually in creasing in size until a tumor formed of such im mense size 1 could see it by turning my eyes down ward. All this time I was taking various remedies for my blood without any substantial benefit. I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, who, during his treatment of six months, lanced the tumor eight times, which cost me nearly $400. This left me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at all diminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sickly, feeble condition. I consulted another physician in Natick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in healing the sore without reducing the size. At this point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 had taken this medicine about one week 1 experienced wonder ful sensations. My whole body seemed to be under going a radical change, until, finally, the tumor broke and discharged frightful quantities. From this time it decreased in size until tne 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 trom inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use of Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. This statement 1 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 harks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly harm less from any bad effect upon the system. It is nour ishing and strengthening. It acts directly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system. It gives you a good, sweet sleep afnight. 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; avery child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegetine. Give it a fair trial for your complaints; then you will say to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try it; it has cured me." Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. Boston, Jan. 1, 1874, 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 the 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 be»ng cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, AI GILMAN, 4G8 Broadway. To H. R. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aprl3 dlwt YACHT IF YOU WANT Galvanized Yacht —AND— Boat Trimmings, We Manufacture and liavc in Stock the largest assortment to be found in the Stale, including HIDE IRON SHIPPED BLOCKS, Anchors, Chains, Windlasses, Row Locks, Ac. T. Laughlin & Son, CENTER ST., Portland. ^■Galvanizing Done in the very BEST MANNER. apr29dtf Ladies’ Hosiery. 50 Dozen Brown and White Full Finished Cotton Hose at 25c per pair. These roods are cut and seamed in the legs and are a great bargain at this price. 25 Bozen Full Finished Silk Clocked Bal briggan Hose at 37c per pair, usually sold for 50c. Also an Elegant Assortment of Striped and Plain Colored Hose with Silk Clocks, in all sizes, to match suits, for Ladies and Children. examination solicited. OWEN & MOORE, Congress St., Cor. Brown. dcc29 dtf Lawn Mowers. If yon want a Lawn Mower write for ■pfcial price. Very Ijow. FRED ATWOOD, api28eodtf Winterport, NIe. Should be used after sickness until thoroughly cleansed of the seeds of disease by SXEAM. Office of the Steam Feather Renovator at 218 Federal Street. ap2Ceodtf THE PRESS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MAY 3.18IB. Eveey regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon ns by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our Journal. _ W e do not read anonymons letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in all cases indispensable, not necessarily for publication but as a guaranty cf good faith. We cannot undeitake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. A Sample Lot. The Bourbon and ex-Confederate ma jority in the present House of Representa tives by its party organs, a year before the meeting of that body, told the country what reforms it would inaugurate, what corrup tions it would probe, and what an example of purity and economy it would afford the nation. In brief, it was given out that this House was, to use a commercial illustration, going to put such rare samples of the wares ofDemocratic production upon the market that the country would emphatically decide to have no other after March 4, 1877. So manifold and rare were the qualities of its chosen samples to be that the whole nation— or to use a Democratic term, the people of thirty-seven states—would rise up, and as one man demand that every office in the country should be filled with just such gen tlemen as a House with a hundred Demo cratic majority selected as its servants. Well, in the course of time the Democratic House assembled, but before it had organized thousands of individual samples ofDemocratic office-seekers gathered in Washington—in fact, literally swarmed into the national capi tal. They were all hungry, all deserving and of coarse every one a life-loog Democrat. From these thousands of samples, not one in a hundred could be displayed to the country by the House. Consequently it is fair to conclude that those having the mostconspicu* ous merits were chosen for the purpose of captivating the fancy of the American peo ple. Let as examine a few of these samples selected from thousands offered. Hambleton, a secession product, was selec ted as clerk of the Ways and Means Commit tee, but as soon as he was fairly installed, some wretch charged him with naming a child after the man who assassinated Presi dent Lincoln soon after that shocking deed was committed. He attempted to lie out of it but failed. Smith, a New Hampshire product, was named to succeed the veteran Barclay, who as general clerk of the House ha3 made a na tional reputation, having held the office a quarter of a century. This sample of a Yan kee Democrat undertook to turn an hones t penny by copiously filling the mails with cir culars offering his services as a bounty claim agent under a bill pending in Congress. Among the numerous samples furnished by Democratic Kentucky is the clerk of the House, Mr. Adams. Just now he is being investigated on the charge of conspiring with his appointees to defeat Mr. Randall’s bill re ducing their salaries. Another conspicuous sample is Gen. Bough ton, or Broughton. He was clerk to the Military Committee. The General has re signed. It became known that he is under indictment for a whiskey conspiracy to de fraud the revenue. He has not been investi gated because the witnesses live so far away but principally because he is a Democrat. The House has a Democratic engineer. There may be those who doubt it. Such, however, is the fact. He attends to the heat ing and ventilation department. His name is Ellison, and he is charged by his assistant McGlensey (Democrat) with stealing govern ment property, with irregularities in the Brooklyn navy yard, and with attempting to poison a physician in New York. But the most conspicuous sample is one from the late Confederate army named Fitz hugh. He is doorkeeper of the House. Fitzhugh has an aristocratic name, but the correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which is the Democratic paper of the country, asserts that he was indicted in 1871 in Ken tucky for setting fire to a hotel, on which he had obtained a double insurance, that he united with two negroes in stealing two bed quilts for which he was indicted, that he was indieted by the same court for perjury, that with his wife he tried to blackmail revenue officers to prevent them from discharging their duty, that his son was killed by a man whom the father was trying to beat, and who was not arrested because it was considered a case of justifiable homicide, and that his letters show that he is a man of uusound mind and bad morals. This master-piece of Democratic production is still on duty. There is another sample clerk who insulted a well known Congressman by ordering him out of a room in which the member’s com mittee meets because he had made a speech reflecting upon the ex-rebel leaders la the House. Another ex- rebel sample has been assigned the duty of hoisting the stars and stripes over the House. It is said that he has such a prejudice against the piece of dry goods which the nation recognizes as its en sign that he c splays a colored man to do his uuty Such are a few of the samples. They were selected from thousands. What, it may he asked, may be expected should thirty or forty thousand public offices be filled ^from the ranks of the hungry office-seeking Democ racy? The political situation in Alabama is a peculiar one. There seems to be little doubt that the Democrats will carry the state at the state election in August, but the feeling is that the electoral vote in November will be cast for the Republican presidential nominee. One of the leading planters thus expresses himself % a correspondent: “We are all anxious to secure control of the state govern ment, because we do not think the negroes are capable of ruling. Regarding the presi dency, however, many of us are indifferent. This is particularly the case with our old Whigs, not a few of whom would rather vote for an honest and independent Republican like Bristow than for’a Democrat of the Ben Hill school. My own opinion is that it would be better for the material prospects and for the general welfare of Alabama if the Re publicans were to elect their President, pio vided, always, that the property-owners, who are all with the Democrats, can carry the state. The one influence would counteract the other and beth parties would be on their good behavior.” Gen. Pleasanton, since his retirement from political life, lias devoted his attention to the influence ot violet light upon animal and vegetable life. He put violet panes into his grapery, and the cuttings grew forty-five feet in five months. He tried the experiment on a calf, and though the statement is not directly made we are led to infer that the next day a fine ox was bellowing round in the place,where that calf had been. It would be well, in view of these astonishing results, for farmers to turn their attention to the matter. They might light their pig-pens with violet glass and so raise porkers of as tounding size. At present, if one may judge by the big stories sent to the papers every falb they look at those interesting creatures through magnifying glasses. Whenever a slander on Mr. Blaine is put in circulation the Argus prints it with many head-lines to attract attention. Whenever Mr. Blaine refutes the slander the refutation is given a very inconspicuous place iu the columns ot the Argus, and no head-lines at all call attention to it. Even ils due promi nence as news is refused. The silver question in California has as sumed a serious phase, occasioning great incon venience and pecuniary loss to a large and in fluential class of citizens. The discount on silver is so great that only nine drinks can now be obtained for a dollar. In order to remedy this the regular drinkers are taking an extra finger, but the bar-keepers with a view to self-protection now water the whis key. This adulteration touches the topers in a tender point, and one of them, writing to an Eastern paper, enters a warm protest. “Watering a man’s liquor,” he says, “is like kissing a man’s wife, he prefers to do it him self.” The public indignation is deepening day by day, and serious trouble is appre hended. The Fijis are developing a wonderful ca pacity for civilization. Mr. Kin-a-boo-yac, one ofBarnum’s imported cannibals, is about to marry the daughter of a German cigar merchant in New York. He has evidently learned that the blossom of the tobacco plant Is the consummate flower of our civilization, and with a saving instinct born of associat ing with a complex order of society, he pur poses to indulge in luxury at the expense of his father-in-law. Charles Lamb's idea of happiness was to “marry an inn-keeper’s daughter and sit in the bar all day and drink cold braudy-and-water,” but Kiu-a-boo-yac has a more advanced conception of bliss. The bill introduced in the House Monday by Gen. Banks provides that deposit notes of denominations to be fixed by the Secre tary of the Treasury shall be paid at the sev eral mints and assay offices for the net value of gold and silver bullion deposited there, the bullion to be kept in store for the redemption of the notes. The notes are receivable for all government dues and are redeemable in gold and silver bars. When the Treasury receives these deposit notes in payment of dues the metal becomes the property of the govern ment. The bill has nothing aboat it to rec ommend its passage. Since January 1875 the national bank note circulation has fallen off $45,000,000, and without hurting anybody. Had a con traction of three millions a month been pro posed a year ago the inflationists and do uutuiu^a wuuiu uavy yuu*3 mail wuu appic* hension. Contraction appears to be easy enough when once tried. Not only the bank note circulation but’ the greenback currency as well has shrunk, and there is need of a great deal more shrinkage. The Democratic House has recently passed three bills of considerable importance without once having them read. The pro ceeding is not only contrary to the rules of the House but is conducive to hasty and bad legislation. It is' one of the evils against which Democratic papers were fiercely de claiming a year ago. Obadiah HorKiNS, author of the Hop kins’ pie, a famous edible in New York, has just committed suicide. It is surmised that in a moment of rashness he ate one of his own pies, got the dyspepsia, and sought in death a refuge from suffering. He is gone where pies and things are not known. Three political state conventions will be held to-day—the Oregon Republican, the Georgia Republican, and the Michigan Green back. Three will be held to-morrow—the Maryland Republican, the South Carolina Democratic, and the Kansas Greenback. A reduction of nearly three millions of dollars in the public debt is a very good showing for the month of April. Since June 30th, 1875, the reduction has been over twenty millions, and will reach twenty-five millions by the end of the fiscal year. The “Patient’’ Camel and his Impatient Driver. A Cairo correspondent of the London Daily News narrates the following: "I lately wit nessed in an inconceivably frowzy street, of a narrowness which rendered the presence of a camel in it at all the most puzzling pleasantry imaginable—for the way was one in wbicb any European cat endowed with the least instinct of self-preservation would certainly object to be swuog in, for obvious reasons—one of these contests between a ship of the desert and that apparently strauded vessel’s guide, philosopher and friend. The latter had heaped up an arm ful or so of green meat more than met the for mer’s views, on an already respectable collec tion of vegetable substance, which magnified tbe naturally excrescent aspect of the camel’s back into the seemiDg of an animate stack. Crouching, he bad pulled bimself close to gether to “see out,” the inconveniences result ing from his determination not to carry away that extra armful or two of greens, and barring an occasion wag of his whole skin -I cannot describe tbe phenomenon otherwise—and a cynical writhe of his spongy nose, be might, for all movement on his part, have been chis elled out of stone. Arcuod this impregnable stoic was capering, in a sort of distracted hornpipe, bis Arab owner or lessee, in a yellow rage, each successive paroxysm of which ex pressed itself in a Irenzy of double shuffles. He was also hoisting up parcel after parcel of antees from tbe remoter depths of his dia phragm with a productiveness in that direction wbicb would have done honor to a skilled dis ciple of Signor Lamperti’sgruesome “method,” and punctuating each malediction with a furi ous thwack on tbe camel’s hard, bard hide, manifestly putting into every thump the whole of whatever heart may beat in his dusky bos om. Meanwbile tbe seDtient drum upen which tbe infuriate Ishmaelite thus unmerci fully beat his devil’s tattoo made no sign, till he nbad received about sixty or seventy blows, except tbe above-mentioned scornful nose-wriuklicg, with which he, as it were, checked off and trok tally of tbe wrongs inflicted upon him. Suddenly bis eye which uau luuuweu me iuau sieauny lurjugu all his iatcuse gyrations, twinkled. He thought he had his chance. The Arab's legs were an inch or two nearer to his victim’s body than they bad hitherto been, when out lashed the long neck, and -‘clash!” went the formidable jaws! He just missed his tormentor’s tibia, in virtue of an enormous skip which the Arab ex ecuted simultaneously with the camel’s effort; bat it was a great joy to observe with what in tensified wrath and perfect oneness of purpose he ‘‘went for” the most vulnerable poiut of his persecutor’s person. Many more thumps avenged bis abortive snap; but ha took no more notice of them than if they had been so many flappings of a butlerfly’s wiog. Pres ently tbe Arab, fairly tired out, and having presumably exhausted tbe abusive resources of bis native tongue, sat dowD and spat freely round him for a minute or two, after which he took off tbe three or four pounds over weight, whereupon the camel rose with tbe utmost promptitude, and stepped off in that gingerly manner which is so ludicrously out of keeping with the figure aud stature of such creatures, steering his way down a street which almost accurately fitted him, as easily as if had been a broad boulevard. He had had his own way, aud he apparently bore no malice. [From the Detroit Free Press.] Those Same Buys Again. Early yesterday morning a well dressed woman called at tbe Central Station Court, asked if “the bead police gentleman” w rs iu, and when the Captain came forward she said: “Sir, an outrage was perpetrated at my house this morning, the like of which was never recorded, and l called to inquire if the majesty of tbe law is not, powerful enough to overawe such desperate criminals?” "I guess she is,” replied tbe Captain, preprr ing himself to hear of astabbiDg affray at least. “This morning, soon atier the sun had as cended the horizon,” continued the lady, “and while I sat at my window, buried iu reflection over the wonders of nature, a carrier hoy came along.” “Came along,” repeated the Captain, as she paused. "Came aloug, and as he observed me he halted and bent his gaze in my direction. My glance rested upon him without my realizing tor a moment that he was there. As l looked down upou him he made up a face, like this, aud put up liis finger on his nose, like this. What foul, fiendish motive prompted him I know not. Kesovering, iu a measure from my surprise, I raised the window and commandeu him to begone. He said he’d be darned if he’d begone for auy behanged woman in Detroit.” "Woman in Detroit,” echoed tbe Captain. “Actuated by a spirit of devilish malice,” continued the woman, “the young fieud from the suburbs of perdition asked me if I was ever arrested for stealing a dog. My indignation knew no bounds, but I was helpless. All I could do was to hurl a stick of wood at him, and he dodged it and hurled it back, splitting the panel of the front door,” “Panel of the front door,” repeated the Cap tain. “Here is his description, and now I demand bis speedy arrest, trial a”d conviction. I am a free-botn American lady, entitled to the full protection of all laws, and I demand protec ion from the fiendish, malicious and unprecedented persecutions ol that young fiend, whose con duct stamps him as oue of the most depraved wretches history has ever known.” Tbe Captaiu promised to shoot the boy as soon as found, aud the woman went away feel ing much easier in her mind. [From Our Regular Correspondent. J Our Washington Letter. A van lo the National In.tiiailo. for Deaf Mutes.-Graduating Exercises, etc. etc, Washington, April 28. Tbe old superstitions regarding those whom Nature had created with imperfect minds, or without the power of communicating their mental experiences in vocal language, are curi ous, We find in the time of the Black Prince that deaf mutes were tecoguized 88 a lower order of humanity than their more fortunate brethren, but since their intelligence was ap parent they were allowed certain liberties in all households, coming even to the court, and entering tbe banquet halls, hut never by any chance sitting with tbe guests or allowed to serve them. They might watch tbe feast with their bright, eager eyes till all the guests were served, then the broken fragments in tbe trenchers, or chance morsels thrown to them as to the dogs were their only portion. In our own land, since the beginning of this century, deaf mutes were ranked with idiots in the eye of the law. Only a few years ago lo the faae of nil their wonderful progress, Gen. Butler declared a deaf mate was but half a man. I hardly think the General would say that now especially if it were bis good fortune to lie pres ent at the graduating exercises of the National Deaf Mute College as 1 was on Wednesday afternoon. The regular college year termi nated with the last week of June, but the weather is then so warm that President Gai laudet wisely arranged for the public cere monies at this pleasanter season. This National Deaf Mute college was foanded through the benevolent interest of Hon. Amos Kendall, whose personal sympathies ka/1 I.: -__f_4i_ children of silence, and in young Edward Gal laudet the son of a mate mother and a father whose name will always be revered, Mr. Ken dall found a willing helper. In more incom plete establishments, it bad already been proved that this unfortunate class was not de ficient in intellect; they only lacked the ordin ary power of expression; their education bad been carried through ordinary branches, they eagerly wished for something still beyond, and Gallaudet desired to see an institution that would fit them for any place in life, especially for that of instructors in their own ranks. The battle against the prejudice and ignorance of generations was bard, but Congress at length made an appropriation and the college was founded. There is a preparatory department, but la the collegiate coarse all branches comprised is the ordinary classical list have been included. One can comprehend bow physical and mathe matical scienees may he grasped by the deaf mutes, but we are amazed when we fiud that mental philosophy aud logic are quite as readi ly understood and acquired. The college is located a little out of the city upon the beautiful grounds formerly attached to Mr. Kendall's private resideuce and still called Kendall green. The professors’ bouses form a pretty cluster at a little distance from the chapel, and carriages sweep np a drive bor dered with trees and shrubs. We were a little early on Wednesday, a group of students were standing upon the lawn ioteut upon something which one of their number was telling, they would interrupt bis rapid sigos with question ing gestures, and we watched them with intei est; but once in the chapel we forgot the little group in the presence of the large one. The pupils were seated as happily excited aud aa joyously expectant as any students could be on commencement day. There Is no distinction of “race, color or previous couditiou,” so sev eral dusky faces appeared amoDg the fairer ones, and all were dressed in gala costume. Oce rarely meets a gentleman of courtlier manners than President Gallaudet, he never fails in the least or greatest requirement, and the students will be very likely to follow their teacher. The portrait of Thomas Gallaudet (the first apostle who preached in America the Gospel of possible education of mutes) being at the back of the platform, while in a front seat dressed in a simple richness best becoming her silver ba’rsat his widow, now more than seven ty-seven years old, ami a charming woman iu every relation of life: nine children have call id her mother, not in (he tones that you and I would use, for Mrs. Gallaudet has never beard a sound of any kind, but in a voiceless lan guage whose eloqueu ttendtrness is most ex. pressive. Not one of her children has inheri. ted her misfortune, aud (here are few scenes more beautiful than that of President Gallau det escorting his mother to parties and recep tions, proudly introducing her and swiftly tianslating all that is said. At these commencement exercists, we missed the music usual on such occasions; it seemed aa il we had in some way invaded the kiogdom of silence, and that its leaden sceptre was over us. Dr. Mitchell offered the opening prayer. Be side him stood Professor Gordon with closed eyes reverently following and translating the spoken petition by singns. Then came an ora tion by Mr. Teegarden from Iowa, who is only a partial mule, he hears cothlhg now, but he has a dim memory of the sounds once familiar; so while delivering his oration you could see by the motion of bis lips that to him words were realities and signs an acquired accomplishment. The event of the afternoon was the oration of Wm. Geo. Jones of New York, on the "Pic tures nf Creation’’ This vnnnir men is itm sen of an actress at the bowery Theatre; iu person he is very short ami very broad, but yon would never guess the capabilities of expression bid under that smooth good humored face, he gave us pictures of cieatiou indeed. Prof. Foy lead his theme but Mr. Jones’ gestures were so viz idly graphic that we scarcely needed to listen, it was amazing, there seemed to be nerves of motion everywhere, even his cheeks seemed to possess special muscles which made them quiver in funniest movement, and all the audience were iu convulsions of laughter while be who made the sport only showed his consciousness of its absurdity by a queer twinkle in bis blue eyes. Of course be was raptuously applauded, he could see the motion of the clapping bauds, and his arms were tilled with bouquets. There are twenty-five thousand deaf mutes in our country; other asylums aud schools give them the common branches, but here their teacbeis must be fitted, and Congress has made It possible for almost any one to secure the advantages offered, One huudrtd aud fifty dollars a year cover all expenses of board and tuition for those able to pay, while some kind provision has befti made for the children of poverty who hunger for knowledge. When I went through the class rooms a year ago I noticed a little boy with a bead like a coeoanut, covered with closely curling wool, for the face was black as charcoal, but the eyes were blue as violets; some boyish freak at tracted my attention, and the teacher made him write on his stale answers to various questions, and told me instances of his Topsey like mischief. He seemed to know what she was saying, aud was delighted that he bad been noticed. Wennesday when the crowd of pupils was passing out, a black boy left the ranks and extruded bis hand to me with a smile of recognition. 1 know I looked puzzled for I had quite forgotteu the dusky face. He laughed, louchrd a bit of blue ribbon on my dress, and pointed to bis eyes, sore I would understand, aud having received my salutatiou, walked away exultant It was a very little thing, but when 1 contrasted h's prospects for life with those which were his before be came here, I felt like singing a special doxology for this marvelous work which has redtemed so many deathless minds form a bondage that seemed hopeless. Anna 8. H. Spring Flowers —The first wild flower of the spriog is like land after sea. The two which throughout the northeru Atlantic States di vide this interest are the Epigcea repens (May flower or trailing arliutn?) and the Hepatica tribola (liverwort or blue anemone). The last has anint xpressilily fresh acd earthy sceut, that seems to briDg all the promise of the blessed season with it. Its bealtby sweetness belongs to the opening year, like Chaucer’s poetry, aud one thinks that auylbing more poteut and voluptuous would be less enebauting, until one turns to tbc Mayflower. Then comes a richer fascination for the senses. To pick the Mayflower is like following in the foot stens of some spendthrift army, which has scattered tho contents of its treasure chest among beds of scented moss. The fiogers sink into the soft moist verdure, and make at each instant some superb discovery unawares; again and again strayiug carelessly, they clutch some new treasure; and indeed, all is linked together in bright uecklaces by secret threads beneath the surface, and where you grasp at oue, vou hold mauy. The bauds go wauderiDg over’ the the moss as over the keys of a piano and bring forth odors for melodies'— T. \V. lligginson. Lou s Riel, the president of the republic of Winnepeg, iu the British Possessions, during the insurrection of 1869, is an inmate of an in sane asylum iu Montreal.