Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, 9 Mayıs 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated 9 Mayıs 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1868.-T0L. 13._PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING. MAY 9. 1876. TERMS *8.00 PEB ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 109 Exchange St., Portland. Terms: Eight Dollars a Year in advance. Tc mail subscribers Seven Hollars a Year it paid in ad vance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS Is published every Thursday Morning st $2.50 a year, if paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Kates op Advertising : One inch of space, the length of column, constitutes a “square/’ $1.50 per square daily firBt week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continuing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions, or less, 75 cents; .one week. $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of “Amusements” and “Auction Sales,” $2.00 per square per week; three iusertiona or less, $1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1 GO per square tor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENTERTAINMENTS. PORTLAND MUSEUM, Uor. of Congre** and Exchange Nireeie*. L T. IVYEIt Sc (30., - Proprietor!*. LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON. Tuesday, May 9lh,& Wednesday Matinee, Wild Oats! To conclude with the FIRST NIGHT. VI'EDNENDAY AND THlfSNDAY, Borneo and Juliet ! FRIDAY, MAY 1‘Jlb, List Alight but one of the Senaoa, autl Benefit of Joxeph F. Wlieeloek, Bulwcr’s great play of RICHELIEU ! RICHELIEU, Joseph F. Wfaceloth. Ladle*’ *1 a liner every Wednesday and Satur day at 2 p. m. Box office open from 0 a. oi., to 9 p. m. ee2dtf MUSIC HAUL! Two Nigiits Only, May lOtli and 11th. CXPKECEDE1VTED ATTIIACTIOS I THE ORIGINAL Harrigan 8c Hart ! — WITH THEIR — Grand Combination and tlie Gal lant GOtti ofNew York, Having concluded their highly successful! engage ments at Wallaek’s Theater, where their wonderful versatility and artistic performances were received with acclamation and delight by the elite of the metropolis, will appear, supported by a company of Dramatic Artists and splendid Orchestra, under the direction of W. L. Bowron, in their new and beauti ful drama written expressly for them, in tour acts, entitled, “THE DOYLE BROTHERS.” Unequivocally transcendant mirth-provoking dia logue, laughable situations, etc. Harrigan & Halt will introduce tbeir world renowned Musical Sketches, of which they are the origiual. Fopiilar Price**.— Reserved seats may be pro cured at the usual places and the usual prices. my5d6t M. W. HANLlf, Business Manager. MTJSIC HALL, TWO NIOIITS, Friday and Saturday, May 12tli and 13th, SATURDAY MATINEE, Maffltt & Tyler’s Uate «. L. FOX’S Slew York Hllffi Dllffl CENTENNIAL TROUPE ! — WITH — JAMES S. MAFFITT, The Great American Prophet of Fun. Sale of seats will commence three days in ad vance, at Music Hall Box Office. lnyBdGt 11. E. PALMELEE, Agent. DOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH ! By the use of which every family may give their Linen that brilliant polish peculiar to tine laundry work Saving time aiul labor in ironing, more than its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’. DOKDIKN, BKO A CO , 13 IV. Fourth St., Phila. ATWOOD, STEADMAN & CO., Sole Agenda for Maine. apr!3ThS&Tly THE FAVORITE FEEL. FOR OPEN ORATES. Coal by the Cargo ! At retail a choice variety tor Family uso, warranted to pivc per fect satisfaction Randall & McAllister, 60 COMMERCIAL ST. febl?. _ dtf L AMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street* The Best Work at Moderate Prices. A I M T 0 P L E A E S . janS__ Cabriolet for Sale. Made to order for the undersigned of the best material. Been used in al! about two weeks. Will be sold low. J* E. HASELTINE, 125 Commercial Street royO _<13t M\C\ PUFF! PUFF!! PUFF!! Magical Pnatzle Box. 11 I Thousands of Magical Rings out of A • this wonderful Box. Endless amusement foi the children. Sent to any address, with full directions, on receipt of 25c. LOTR1DGK & CO., Uky Street, New York- mbl5d&wGm $10. to $500. leads to lortuue. A ! 72 page Book, entitled. Men and Idioms of Wall Street, explaining everything. SENT FREE. KSg’S'SS: Bankei, and Brokers. 7v8 Broadway, Nrv Pork- 1nel9eoddrwiv, Two Good Schooners for Sale Cheap. . SuitBble for coasting or fishing. For ±3/ particulars, inquire of . At M GEO. W. TRUE & CO.. //I A . 116 Commercial St., Portland, Me. . my l d&n2w BUSINESS CARDS. C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER MANUFACTURER OF | Watch and Chronometfr Marker*’ Tool* Mathematical, Optical and Philo HOphicnl luRtrumentM, (School Appo rain*, A c., 5<! Market Street, Printers Exchange jnl POim.AXD. MR. dly D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. jiinlS (ltf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. apl3dOmntr H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 CoasersM Nt., Went End, S'ortlaud Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. apr!7 dGm M. €. PATTEiV, Practical and Expert Accountant, 145 COMMERCIAL ST. INTRICATE accounts, partnership settlements, etc., etc., adjusted. Previous business written, and all work requiring competent services promptly executed. Compromises between debtors and credi tors effected, financial ability of debtors investigated, and settlements effected when desired. - Instruction in book-keeping to a limited number. Business from Ibis city and vicinity respectfully solicited. Ample references in this and other cilies. mar7TW&Fteodtf JOHN J. PE KEY, Attorney at l aw, 49 1-3 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jau2l___dlw*ttf THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 499 1.1 Consrc.g Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour,—SO to 12 A. 91., 2 la 5 P. 91. roa3 d&wtf E. IT. RIPLEY, tnn Waaan.l Do..;„l. Fk«...k XT WOULD respecthilly«-inform the citizens ©f Port land that he is prepared to iurnisli Coffins, Caskets nu<l Orave-Clothcs, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St, febl0d6m J. H. HOOPER, U PHOLSTERER ffos. 31 and 33 Free St, KLAlfUFAOTURJBB OF Parlor Suits, Lounges, Spring Beds, IVLattresses, 4rDon9ttgh Patent lied Lounges, &«• aincled Chairs, Ac. All kinds of repairing neatly done. Furmtuii boxed and matted. oct6-'69TT&Stl E„ C. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers nnd Ennd Surveyors. No. Is4 middle St., Portland, me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination.. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m STEPHEN BERRY, tfficok, 'foil and (fwvd ffiunieh, _No, 37 Plurp ijtreet WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pnmpsand Water Closets, NO. 41 UNION ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, me. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description ot Water, Steam and Gas Fixtures for dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships’ Closets, etc. arranged and set up io the best manner, and all orders in town or country iailhfully executed. All kinds of promptly attended to. Constantly on band Lead, Iron and ISruNM Pipe, Nhecl l.cad and Plumbers’ material!*. ap22dlm Ur. R. T. "Wild.©, The Natural magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha’l be healed. 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St. nov8_dtf WM H MOT I FY ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. P. FARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street, j-115 _cltf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, • Office iu Cbnco Batik Building, over F. XX. Faneti’a Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention. apr3<13m LEAVITT’S TENT Awnings — AND — ZFLA.a Decoration Depot! 1776, Uncle Sam’s a Hundred, 1876 “Hang your Banners on the Outer Wall*’’ Ifaving made arrangements with the largest man ufacturers of Flags and Bunting in the country, I am now prepared io furnish them in any quantity desired. Silk, Muslin and Bunting Flags of all sizes and nations. Flag Poles ornamented and plain. Tron Brackets for ad sizes of Flag Staffs, which may be easily adjusted to window sills. &c. U. S. and State Shields handsomely finished. The Interna tional Centennial Flag containing 39 ditiereut National Flags with names attached forwarded to any address on receipt of price, 15 cents The great National Exposition opens May lOili. Be ready to usher in the day in an appropriate and patriotic manner. Prepare for llie glorious Fourth. Show your patriotism by decorations worthy of the occa sion, and leave or send your orders and they will he promptly filled by F. A. LEAVITT, 1-2 Exchange st.,rortlanu, Me. my3 dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and While Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LOW, SHORT" & HARMON. G3TT. W. IMIi:iesO\, Paper Hanger, Uas slate at our store. apll _CLOTHING._ TO GRANGERS, SOVEREIGNS OF INDUSTRY, and all Olliers who are interested in the Great and Glorious work of Reformation LEND A LISTENING EAR. With the very best ol feelings towards your respective organizations we propose to address a tew wrords to each individual ot your order, also to the order as a body. The subject we propose to discuss is your method of purchasing goods of RETAIL DEALERS, 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 yonr order. Asa body, through a Committee, you make arrangements with cer tain dealers to supply the wants of each member of your society, stipulating that in consideration 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” ol the dealer. Your object in so doing is to obtain your goods at as low a figure as possible, or as near the inanulacturer'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 docs 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 IO PER CENT agreed upon? But you say we do not let the dealer know that we are a member of auy society until after the “BARGAIN” is made, therefore we gain the 10 PER CENT. We beg to differ, and can prove what wc assert. You may obtain the desired result THE FIRST TIME, BUT BEWARE OF THE SECOND ! You are known 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 ot the mills, make it up into all grades ot clothing, and sell it directly to the CONSUMER AT A SMALL PER CENTAGE ABO YE MANUFACTURING COST. At the prices we sell our clothing wc could not deduct 10 PER CENT from our prices -A-lsriD LIVE I The tact 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 eacli garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and we defy any and all others, unless having equal facilities, to sell as GOOD Ct.OTHING 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 W hen 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 niouey in vested. This Fact Must be Apparent to all Fair Minded People. Common goods arc marked, in PLAIN FIGURES, a LOW PRICE. Medium goods at MEDIUM PRICES. First-class goods at HIGHER PRICES. There is no chance for 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 THEY CAN BUY THEM CHEAPER, RETURN THEM AT ONCE AND EXCHANGE FOR OTHERS OR RECEIVE YOUR MONEY. REMEMBER I That we arc not “MIDDLEMEN,” but MANUFACTURERS, and that the CONSUMER comes directly in contact with the Manufacturer when purchasing of us. BEAR IN MIND That we have the LARGEST stock of MS, BOYS' ID CHILDREN'S CLOTHING to be found cast of Boston, and that we shut! always be happy to see you whether yon 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, PORTEAND, ME, AND 16 WEST MARKET SQUARE, BANGOR, ME. « CLOTHING. The Bird Lives ! SPECIAL SALE Better inducement than ever before offered ! UNTIL JUNE 1st, and no longer, we shall sell the following Goods at Prices that arc lower than ever before heard of in Portland. The Goods speak for ihemselvcs. Here are the Prices. We shall charge no more and take no less. 100 Spring Coats - $5.00, FORMER PRICE 810. 25 Spring Coats - - 8.00 FORMER PRICE 810. 400 Business Sack Coats - 3 00 FORMER PRICE 85. 100 Business Sack Coats - 4.00 FORMER PRICE 80. 300 Odd Cassiinere Vests 1.00 FORMER PRICE 81.50. 100 Hard Pan Pants - 1.50 FORMER PRICE 81.75 200 Hard Pan Pants - .75 FORMER PRICE $1 00. 50 Boys’ Suits - - 1.50 Others charge $1.50 for the same. Wall f it Hoys Irom is to 9 Years. 100 doz. Shirts and Drawers 75c, FORHEB PRICE $1.00. 100 doz. Shirts and Drawers 35c, FOR.IER PRICE 75 cent. These are heavy Winter Goods and cheap enough to carry over. 100 doz. Shaker Socks 25 cents, Besides the above we have one ot the finest and cheapest stocks of MEN’S, BOYS’ AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHING in ForilautL and do not forget that we sell the best and most goods at Lower Priecs than these SMALL ( OA'i ERAS 'hat talk so much and do so little. Do not buy any Clothing until you have seen what can be found at the GREAT EMPORIUM. J. Burleigh & Go., 189 Middle Street. myO dtf The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history ot its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scrofula in the blood, Vegetine is an in fallible remedy, and no person need sutler from humors, ulcers, and all diseases arising from impure blood, if Vegetine is used according to directions. There is not a case of scrofula in existence that Vegftine will not cure, provided, however, the vital functions have not lost their power of action, all that may be said to the contrary notwithstanding. Vegetine is pleasant to the taste, mild in its in fluence, and absolute in its action on disease, as the following unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! Januaby 2, 1875. H. It. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated trom the same virus dieu trom the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled in bran to prevent me from scratching my person. The disease finally settled in my head. I remained in this 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 wilhout 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 roe 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 the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears the ugly scars of the sore and lance. I am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. I will also mention that I have been an acute suf ferer from inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use of Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. This statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene fiting other sufteiing humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, O. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass. What is Vegetine ? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and herbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly harm less trom any bad effect upon the s> stem. It is nour ishing and strengthening. It acts directly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system It gives you a good, sweet sleep at night. It is a great panacea for our aged fathers and mothers, for it gives them strength, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s sweet sleep—as has been proved by many an aged person. It is the great Blood Purifier. It is a sooth ing remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; overy child 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, Bear Sir: This is to certify that I have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine Bince April 12, 1879. 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 nerfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous rumors be*ng cured by Vegetine alone in this vidn ity. Very respectfully youis, j AI GILMAN, 4G8 Broadway. To H. R. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aprl3 dlwt lOTII^Fl 15 LIC. i-]Vn I notice that some one is troubled by a £ similarity of names. I never sold a drop r*/Wv?|of nim my life> but 1 do think 1 can '58*5'and will sell the Best Oysters that ?ver were sold in Portland. ALBERT NEWCOMB IIAWES, my7 119 I'omniercial Street. dtf gi© Per Day CAN be made by energetic salesmen with our goods. Call at 42J Exchange Street, between * and 10 A. M., or enclose $1.00 foi sample, directions, &c., to Box 1032, Portland. Maine. jaiiUdaodtf THE PRESS. TUESDAY MOItMSfi, MAY ft. 18T6. We do not read anonymous 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 undertake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. Republican State Convention. The Republicans of Maine and all others who pro pose to support the candidate of the Republican par ty in the pending elections are invited to send dele gates to a State Convention to bc^held in 1VOROM BEG A IIALL, Bangor, Thursday, June !ij, 18TB, at 11 A. M. for the purpose ot nominating a candidate for Gov ernor to be supported at the September election and two candidates for electors of President and attend to such other business as usually comes before such meetings. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city, town, and plantation is entitled to one del egate and one additional delegate for every seventy live votes given for the. Republican candidate for Governor in 1872. A fraction of forty votes over the number which Is entitled to one delegate, will be ac corded a delegate. The Republican State Committee will be in session in the ante-room of the Hal! at 9 o’clock the morn ing of the Convention. The usual reduced fares ou railroads and steamboats may be expected of which due announcement will be made JAMES G. BLAINE, Kennebec, - Chairman, WILLIAM P. FRYE, Adroscoggin. DANIEL RANDALL, Aroostook. STANLEY T. PULLEN, Cumberland. CHARLES J. TALBOT, Franklin. JOHN D. HOPKINS, Hancock. HIRAM BLISS, JR., Knox. S. S. MARBLE, Lincoln. ENOCH FOSTER JR., Oxford. JOSEPH W. PORTER, Penobscot. E. A. THOMPSON, Piscataquis J. W. WAKEFIELD, Sagadahoc. R. B. SHEPHERD, Somerset. WILLIAM W. CASTLE, Waldo. WM. J. CORTHELL, Washington JOHN HALL, York. Z. A. SMITH, Secretary. Portland, May 4,1876. Old Informers and New. In Venice under that detestable oligarchy which gained for itself an immortality of in famy men who stood high in the State or who had won the popular regard by great deeds or the arts oi the politician became at once objects of suspicion. Thsir steps were dogged by spies in the service of the Republic. A willing ear was lent to every accusation af fecting their integrity, and the Lion’s mouth invited those anoymons charges which mal ice and jealousy are ever ready to make. Peo ple breathed an atmosphere of suspicion No reputatiou, however great or pure, was safe from assault. To render a service to the Re public was to make one’s self a conspicuous mark for envy and hate. The dreadpd Coun cil of Ten sat in the palace of the Doges reading and acting upon anonymous charges, condemning men unheard, sending the pur est and loftiest soldiers and statesmen ot Ven ice to death from the Bridge oi Sighs or to life-loDg imprisonment in the dungeons of the Piombo. No one was safe for a moment, no man trusted his fellows, the trade of spy aDd informer became a flourishing one. In order to forestall accusation public men hired bra voe3 to murder their rivals before those rivals had opportunity to make charges through the Lion’s mouth. Assassi nation became neces sary for seli-protection. The only hope a statesman had to escape denunciation was to close his opponent’s mouth by death. It came to pass that service to the State was a danger and a crime, and a man’s sole assurance of safely was to withdraw from public affairs, to refrain from any act which could provoke Ihe popular applause and the consequent jealousy of his fellows. Thus the control of affairs fell into the hands of those who had nothing to lose, who held their lives cheap, who looked upon politics as a desperate game and ever stood ready to pay the forfeit ot failure. The wise and the good withdrew from the service of the state and the Republic went to destruction. Id these days and in this Republic life is held of more account, and assassination is not iD vogue. But reputations are slaughtered at Washington without scruple. The trade of informer is a flourishing one. Spies dog the steps of public men. Witnesses are employed to swear away reputations, and a political body has revived the machinery of old Venice to make the work sure. Irresponsible com mittees, sitting in secret session, welcome the anonymous communication aud the bastard slander. They work in darkness and con demn unheard. Men’s lives are no longer taken, but their reputations are murdered. Eager ear is given to every whisper of malice, every suggestion of hate, every hint of de traction. No man, whatever the merit of his service or the worth of his character, is safe for a moment from these name less accusers aud irresponsible tribunals. Dungeon doors are not opened to receive him, but swift witnesses swear his honor away, and committees organized to convict pillory him in the public prints. Con spicuous service invites slander and detrac tion, and obscurity becomes the only safely. To have deserved well of the State is an im prudence, for It provokes envy and jealousy, aDd at Washington envy and jealousy are solicited to speak. The politician can only maintain himself by destroying bis rivals be tore tney nnu cnauce to destroy him, and ne employa paid informers to do the work. It will soon be here as of old in Venice, that good men will wholly withdraw from the public service. Unless the people rebuke the scandal-mongers and drive them out of the capilol we shall fall under the rule of adven turers who are safe from the spy and the informer because they have no characters to lose and no seusibilities to be outraged by false charges and unjust suspicions. A correspondent, J. D. D., writes a short letter to the New York Tribune in which he criticizes the position taken by Mr. Pool in his article “Dr. Cutler and fho Ordi nance of 1787,” published in the April num ber of the North American Review. He still believes Mr. Dana, and not Dr. Catler, to have been the author of the Ordinance. As agent of ths Ohio Land Company Dr. Cutler was an able and persistent advocate of the measures contained in that document; and anxious to have slavery excluded from the territory, because the interests of his Company demanded it. But that measure, the exclu sion of slavery, for which most credit is taken, was proposed by Mr. Jefferson in 1784, to take effect after the year 1800; and in 1785 Mr. King, member of Congress from Massa chusetts, proposed a resolution to prohibit slavery absolutely. Dr. Cutler doubtless dis cussed the provisions of the Ordinance with Mr. Dana and those of the committee, but the credit of its authorship, the correspond ent believes, belongs to Mr. Dana in the same degree that the authorship of the Dec laration of Independence belongs to' Mr. Jefferson, or that of the Rights of Man to Mr. Paine. There is probably no man in the country outside of a lunatic asylum who doubts t he integrity of Senator Conkling, and the deni als of the absurd scandals about the time-locls were scarcely necessary. The counsel for the opposing party in the suit has published a card in which he vindicates Mr. Conkling against the charge of imprope r conduct in connection with it. But his innocence goes without telling. The London Times suggests that the staff of the British Minister at Washington shall always he strengthened by an assistant sent from Ottawa, with special reference to an in telligent adjustment of the numerous ques tions which arise affecting only Canada and the United States, in which England has no direct concern. Now that Doorkeeper Fitzhugh, the man “biger than old Grant,” announces that he is furnished with “a fine turnout and spanking pair of Bosses” at government expense, we shall hear less of landaulets from the Demo cratic newspapers. What is wicked for a Re publican to do becomes highly proper when done by one of the '‘purified Democracy.” Mr. Hatch of Fisk and Hatch has given before the Ways and Means committee his opinion that thirty year bonds can easily be floated at four per cent. Nearly all our- gov ernment issues are now selling on that basis. Mr. Hatch expresses utter want of faith in the practicability of the interconvertible bond scheme., - There are strong indications that Speaker Kerr will soon resign. Indeed it is stated that his letter of resignation has already been written and will be made public in a few days. His physician has informed him that if he wishes to live he must at once relieve himself from the onerous du'ies of his position. Mr. Cox is much talked of as his successor. The opening gun of the campaign has been fired by the Democrats. It was fired in Louisiana, and at Stale Senator Twichell, and it killed' him. It was quite a victory, for Twichell was a Republican Senator who held over. These carpet-baggers must be got rd of, say the purified Democracy of Lonisana. That naval investigating committee an nounces that it makes a naval officer lazy and haughty to have his wife on board ship with him, and renders his less fortunate brother officers envious and bitter. The perspicuity of these Democrats is astounding. Political News. The Boston Journal remarks that Horatio Seymour is the horse that always backs into the Presidential race. Governor Hendricks’ home is at Shelby ville, Ind., which the Republicans carry this year by 98 majority, sweeping every ward. This is a gain of 120 over last year. The Chicago Tribune recommends Richard H. Dana for vice-President, aud the thought of his presiding over the present Senate cer tainly has something very soothing in it. The New York Tribune figures on the first ballot at Cincinnati 134 votes for Blaine, 90 for Horton, 76 for Conkling, 58 for Hartranft 46 for Bristow, 44 for Hayes, 10 for Jewell. The other votes are not accounted for. William Stone, the new Attorney-General of South Carolina, is a native of Maine, and served with distinction in the Union army. He is warmly praised by the journals of all parties in South Carolina. The thirty more delegates tallied for Blaine in Thursday’s convention is the popular reply to the past week’s batch of slanders against him. Give us more of the same, Messrs Mud throwers. Mr. Lamar has a letter from Mississippi ad vising him that if the Republicans nominate William A. Wheeler for President the Dem ocrats will not be able to carry Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or North Carolina. Analyzing the latest testimony, the World’s Washington correspondent gives Bristow a clean bill of health in the “mule case.” The claim was fraudulent, he telegraphs, but there is no evidence that Bristow knew R, and he had never passed on it officially. The Boston Watchman, a religious paper, thinks: “It is time to turn about and investi gate these ‘investigations.’ The party in power uses witnesses just as a burglar uses a dark-lantern. A little light is let on to cer* tain spots, but if there is any suspicion that the holder of the lantern is suspected by the good man of the house, out goes the light.” News aud Other Items L'quor dealers in Dover, N. H., have closed up and there is now not an open bar. Tbe case of Monlton vs. Beecher is set down for Thursday. Rev. Mr. Spurgeon has declined an invitation to leetare in this country. A young woman in Somerset county, N. J., wbo took chloroform before submitting to a surgical operation, two weeks ago, has ever since been biind, deaf and dumb. Stephen B. Lonaro, tbe founder of the Oswe go Gazette and Representative in Congress for fouryears, died in Oswego, N. Y., yesterday morning. Tbe coach craze still holds in New York. Crowds gather daily around the Brunswick house to see the “wehicle” start. The driver and guard both expect twenty-five cents In sil ver as a fee. Bismarck is now as high in Germany as Ban croft. He has been chosen a Knight of “Tbe Order of Merit” on the death of Dr. Schnorr Von Carolsfeld, the well-known illustrator of tbe Bible. • It is not really necessary to have a lamp burniug to break a lamp chimney. The chim ney will snap if tbe lamp be not lighted. The only way to avoid these accidents is to keep the chimney in an empty room by itself, securely lock tbe door and stand outside day and night i^ith a drawn sword.—Danbury News, News from the grasshopper regions of Min nesota is extremely favorable. Very few signs of another crop of tbe plague are to be seen, nnrl thnro ia anml rnoenn hnnn that rtrwlo struction of crops from grasshoppers will fol low this season’s seed time, or if so, that it will be limited to a very small atea The Euglish sculptirs will not be so well rep resented at Philadelphia as the English paint ers. The misfortunes of Mr. Acton Adams, who had a statue smashed to nieces at Vienna, have deterred them. They do uot know how much more gentle is the American than the Austrian baggage smasher. The Iiev. Mr. Carver writes from Mexico to his brother in Poweshiek county, la., sayibg that they are having perilous times. The Catb* otic Bishop has issued an edict against him and his wife, Ad a mob has twice tried to force en trance to his house. He dare not go out with out a guard of police. Henri Rochefort is in exile, living at Geneva, attd very much to be pitied of course. But for all that he is said to be making $10,000 a year by t,he contraband sale of La Lanterne in Prance, and by his contributions to the Les Droits de l’Homme, a radical newspaper, which has a circulation in the faubourgs of Paris of 200,000 a day, far more than that of any Eng lish or American journal. A curious will case has lately been decided in Washington. A testator gave and bequeathed to bis daughter his dwelling house, “she pay ing for two masses every month for the repose ot my soul as long as she lives.” Doubt was ex pressed as to whether it was a lile estate or an estate in fee simple which was vested in the daughter, but the court decided that the words of the will conveyed an estate in fee simple. An experiment is soon to be made on the British man-of-war Thunderer to test the effi cacy of a net work of iron wite with which it is proposed to encircle the iron-clad war vessel of the future for purposes of protection. The netting is to be supported by booms at a dis tance of 22 feet from the sides, and kept rigid to below the depth of the keel by heavy weights. The danger to be guarded against is the fish torpedo, one species of which can be unerring ly propelled under water for a mile, and will then sink a ship if it strikes her. A wealthy Chicago merchant being ill, the other day, a clerk sent to the house to get the number by which the combination lock of his safe was opened, and received the reply ”1876.’ The clerk labored on it till he was tired out, and then sent up again, receiving the same re ply. Finally, he went to the merchant’s house himself and asked him if he wasn’t mistaken. “Mistaken!” he replied. “Does this look as if I was mistaken?” and he showed the clerk bis notebook, in which was written: "Nomber of Saf eighteen hundred^ and seventy-six— 180070C.” Oar,New York Letter. A Vlorublr Ft«.i,-Tke Albuur Mages and Their Work.-The Moyer and the Comptroller.-PresidentGreuf. I.uie.t State Paper. New Yobk, May 6,1876. There is one day of the year which brings gladoess to tbe heart! of a vast majority of the peop'e of New York. It is a movable feast generally happening in May, bat bearing no pretcribed date of recurrence. It came off this year on the 3d inst., and was heralded in these words: “Adjournment ot the Legislature!’’ The feeling cf satisfaction which this event * produces is very much of tbe sort a community would experience if a threatened plague were stayed or a wasting pestilence averted. There is no safety for anyboly as long as a capricious body clothed with plenary legislative powers is exercising its functions. Besides the unhappy tax payers, who have so long been regarded as legitimate prey that their remonstrances pass entirely unheeded, every corporation of note and affluence is liable to be atruck at by the introduction of some fresh statute, or bill to repeal a statute, which is probably intended and certainly interpreted as an invitation to come forward and negotiate for quarter. The amendments to the constitution passed eighteen months ago did somethiog toward tbe mitiga tion of tbe evils ol special legislation, bnt there are still ways enough of annoying wealthy cor porations. The New York Central Railway has a corps of vigilant# witching Its interests throughout tbe session; companies having less at stake establish signals of warning and re pair to tbe state capital when advised that there is danger that their rights will he en croached upon. But there is a reign of tenor from January till May among all classes. Tbs sense of it grows more acute as the weeks wear on, and becomes intense toward the close, so that when tbe clock marks the hour of adjourn ment there is such a great sigh of relief from one end of tbe commonwealth to tbe other that the public is just as conscious of it as if it were actually audible to its car. Tbe metropolis comes io for tbe main share of these statutory interferences. The Albany sages are never weary of tinkering with our local affairs. If half the bills that are intro duced every winter were to become laws we snonld be in a chronic state of revolution. As it is there is no assurance of stability or per maneDcy in our municipal government. It ia quite tbe custom of a new member, particu larly if be is youthful and ambitious, to rtpair to bis post with a satchel full of “billa” which he preseu’a iu due form on the earliest occa sion. They are read by their titles, referred to committees, and most of them never emerge from that appropiiate sepulchre. They are generally flavored with good intentions, a sea soning which does not In tbe slightest degree improve their chances of resuscitation. By and by a Dew class of schemes make their ap pearance, which evidently are meant to be vigorously pressed in the interest of parties ex pecting to profit by them. Then the perni cious system of bargaimug and trafficking be gins, and its dgmoraliziug influence soon be comes perceptible to snch an extent a* to awaken popular alarm. After that the state has no peace till tbe curtain falls apou tbe sceoe, an 1 the Speaker's hammer relegates one hundred and twenty-eight assembly men to private life. Among the defeated projects which wil| cause regret to many of our best citizens was the bill extending the term of Comptroller Green. His tenure of office is limited to tbe Wth of November 1876. It ia perfectly well understood that our present Mayor, who does not retire till tbe expiration of tbe year will not re-appoint Mr. Green. Tbe friends of tbe latter therefore oonceived the idea ol contiuuiug him In his place, until the eventualities of tbe ballot ia November next had determined whether May or Wickham was to be re-elected or superseded. Tbe expediency of this proceeding ie debata ble. It is open to the grave objection of being a palpable piece of special legislation. But ou tbe other baud there is a sell evident fairness iu investing tbe new Executive, whoever he may be,with tbe power to make this important appointment. Tbe measure miscarried for want of time. It is one of tbe strangest things imaginable that legislative bodies will persist in dawdling away all the earlier weeks of the session leaving so mnch to be orowded into the closing days that it is not difficult for skillful parliamentarians of the minority to baffle the will of the majority. Yet it has been so from Urns immemorial as well in Wsshisgton as in Al bany, and pretty much everywhere else. Per haps on tbe whole it is a good thing for if it sometimes prevents . the enactment of good measnres it no doubt qui'e as frequently bin ders tbe adoption of bad ones. It is a matter of serious regret that there should be alienation between tbe Mayor and Comptroller. Both are capable and upright gentlemen, earnestly intent upon the faithful and thorough discharge of their public duties and equally desirous of lifting tbe city oat of that deep morass of debt into which it was plunged by their dishonest predecessors. Their identity of purpose io this regard makes them mnch more accordant io fact than in seeming. They are always courteous to each other, but both have a full average share of self-will, and it is easy to see that the mutual deference they manifest when they meet is inspired bj a sense of propriety rather than by a spirit of cordiali ty. In point of boahommie *o<i amiability the advantage is on tbe side of tbe Mayor, but tbe Comptroller is tbe more cool and self-possessed of the two. There is a curious mixture of suavity anu siernceas, oi genueuess aua ag gressiveness iu Mr. Greta. He i* courteous enough, uDlil somebody undertakes to thwart him or to urge a doubtful claim upon the treas ury and then he suddenly hardens till there is uot a trace of complacency in his couDtensDOn. If he has made any mistakes iu his manage meut of the exchequer, they have been those of resisting demands which were just, and in putting off unreasonably debtors whose necessi ties and whose rights equally eatitled them to a prompt liquidation ol their accouuts. These are the faults of a lawyer. Gentlemen of that profession never did, and I fear never can be made to comprehend that the principle of quick settlement is essential to success in busi ness. If they ever should acquire that knowl edge we might hope that the calendars of oar courts would be reduced several thousands, and that a law suit could be begun and ended with in an ordinary life time. The office of Comptroller is notooewhioh any man fit to fill it wonld be likely to seek with avidity or relinquish with reluctance. The pay is less than that of a first class bank cash ier and the labor and responsibility ten fold greater. If the present incumbent has appeared tenacions of it, it is rather because be is so fond of having his own way that be would have ap preciated keenly the triumph of being placed beyond the reach of tb9 removing power of the present Executive. He certainly has shown no disposition to conciliate or propitiate the Mayor or aoy body else. Whatever else may be said of him, it cannot be denied that he is the per fect embodiment of pluok and conrage. He never turns nor falters. And 1 guest that after fire years of such laborious work as has fallen on him, he will welcome the end of his term as a happy release. One other of the mutatiocs which has oc curred during the week is the supersession of Hon. Henry G. Siebbios as President of the Department ot Parks. Mr. Stebbins was one the original Commissioners of the Central Park. To that great plan lor beautifying the metropo lis he has devoted himself with ao assiduity and unselfishness worthy of the highest com mendation. He left the Board when Tweed assumed the dictatorship of the municipality and was reinslated when that dynasty was overthrown. He is a gentleman of culture, of refined taste, of spotless character and the highest sooial position. He is a connoisseur in art and music, and haa all hia life been a liberal and intelligent patron of these asthetio re finements. The Academy of Music owes Its existence and success iu a large measure to his energy and force. The jre tirement of such a man from active par ticipation in the direction of local affairs whether voluntary or compulsory, is a calami ty. The calamity falls not on him at all, bat on the great city which he has served sj honora bly and capably. He will carry with him the best wishes, the cordial regards of the people ol New York, and the atill more tender and

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