Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 15, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 15, 1876 Page 4
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, »... POETRY. May. BY JOHN O. WHITTIER. Beyond the burt-ting greenness ot tbe woods, Unto tbe misty, mountain solitudes, Mas April breathed her 6weet and changeful moods. But in the folded buds and leaves, and higher, Where nest the small birds in tbe hr tree’s spire. Through all the world there breathes a soft uesii o. A mystic influence broods o’er hidden tbiugs; The caterpillar, in his drowsv rin_s. Dreams purple pictures of bis future wings. A sweet presentiment fills tbe intense. Clear air. The brooks hang in suspense Among the rocks. Xbe small grass feels a reuse Prophetic of a joy most strange and dear, For, lo! May Jilts the door latch of the year! Deep out of sight, where earth’s great mystery lies, Shut ui) wit bin her heart iorever, dies A 1 brill along ilie unseen arteries. Within tbe taugled roots of beech and lime. The sweet saps pulsate as they blindly climb, And sprout tueir tasscled greenness ere its time. AloDg the stream the whispering rushes say To one another, how the gentle May Brings in tbe sunshine of a dearer day. And to the sweet-breathed violets that blow An azure margin to their silver flow, The garrulous ripples tattle as they go. Sick with desire, the lily bells turn pale: The wandering cowslips peep from every dale; And daisies stand on tiptoe through the vale. The amorous boughs bend toward her. far and near, While May stands in the doorway of the year. Atlier charmed comini, at the far South, wkero It lingered for lier bidding calm and lair, The sunshine flows through all the happy air. Aerial arches ol the sunset dyes O’er the enchantment of her presence rise, And span the glory of the bending skie3. Now rolldhe minutes to tbe golden hour, And now the bud fulfills the perfect flower: Now Earth puts on her beauty’s crown ana power. From the low casement of the cottage room, To the tar distance where the dim hills loom, TbfcJengtlis of meadow land burst into bloom. A hundred brooks, down-leaping whence they hung, And seeming mad, with many a silver tongue, Sing sweeter songs than ever yet were sung. The 1 irds all pipe their welcome, blithe and clear, While May comes through the doorway of the year. irrom tinamDers uournai.j Too Much of a Good Thing. THE STOIiY OF A VICTIM TO MODERN INVEN TIONS. Since quite a child Harry Gradient had heel noted for his ingenuity iu devising varioui mechanical oddities. When not engaged it graver pursuits he was sure to be ankle dee] iu some hydraulic scheme, or head over oar: in some other of the mechanical sciences His knack of invention was truely wonderful though as yet—at the time 1 write Harry wa twenty-live—my friend had had few oppor tunities of turning it to practical purpose He aud I were both engaged in some engi neering works on the Continent, undertaker by an English firm. After he had been then some months, Harry received the welcomt news that a relative had died, leaving him t nice little property and a comfortable liousi some miles out ot London. Prior to leaving me to return to Euglaud for there was much to be done iu the way o setting the property aud house iu order—m; friend said, with bis usual enthusiasm “Mark, my boy, (my name is Mark Mild may), I shall expect you to come aud see mi when you come hack. I suppose you an booked here lor another eighteen mouths o so, and that will just give me lime to set m; house in order. Sucu a house, my boy You’ve never seen such a one as it shall be I mean to give up engineering for the publi aud to exercise my talents iu that way for nr own benefit and comlort; my house shall bi full of ingenious aud curious contrivances such as have never been seen before.” Time passed on, and the business I hat been eng ged in was completed, and I re turned home. I had written to Harry occa sioually; aud as soon as he heard L had ar lived in England, he sent me a pressing invi tion to come and visit him. I gladly accepted the inviiatiou, for 1 wan ltd to 6ee my old friend again, and wrote ti him saying I would run down the next day aud arrive at a station some two miles iron his house, about 6 o’clock in the evening, theietore packed a small portmanteau; ant at the appointed time got out at the littli roadside station. Harry was there waitint for me with his dogcart; and soon we wert bowling along a pleasant country road. “Look,” he cried, “that is my house yot see there among the trees; and this we art passing, and that one beyond, and the other whose chimney you can just see—are all oc cupied by friends ot mine—as well as somt others you cannot see lrom here—and to eacl ol them 1 have laid a telegraphic wire, so when I have nothing particularly to do of ai evening, I telegraph: “Will you come an have a game of whist’ or, ‘I saw Brown i town to day; he’s coming to shoot with yoi to-morrow.’ ” Wa rirtnr <i*>rnta of flta anlr'inna mla • TTar ry pulled up. “I’ll get down and opeu it,’ said I. ■ “Sit still!” he cried. “The gate opens o its own accord.” “Hall! That's ‘open sesame’ •with a ven geance,” I exclaimed. “How is it done?” ‘‘Why, don’t you see; 1 have placed acros the drive a plate ot iron like a shallow gul ter; when I stop, the wheels pressing on thi cause it to sink slightly; this, acting on lev ers and cranks underground, opens the gate and a catch holds it so, until wo pass over similar one at the other side, which release it, and the gate falls to.” “Well, that’s very convenient.” “To be sure it is; saves me a lodge an gate keeper.” Wo now now drove np to the bouse, wber the groom was waiting to take the horse, an the bouse maid was opening the door. “Do von see Mark? They had notice of our coming. When we stopped at the gate the weight of the dog cart pressed two elect! wires into contact, which, passing undei ground, rang one hell in the stable yard an another in the kitchen, so that when we at rive the servants are ready to attend upo us.” We now enteicd the house. Miss Gra dient met us in the hall, and I was introdi ced to her by her brother. I should neve have supposed her to be Harry’s sister, fo she was tall and gaunt; and whether it wa the blue spectacles or not I cannot say, bn she struck me as being frigid and severe; nc at all the sort of peison you would willingl cave to offend. She, however, bade me we come, asking me if I had had a pleasant joui ney, etc. As I was taking off my overcoat in th hall I exclaimed: “Why, Harry, what o earth is that extraordinary looking machin in the corner?” It looked something like shower bath without the curtains; attache to the upright supports were a number c crooked Iron arms, and on the end of each brush. “Oh, that is my automaton brushing m: chide. I will explain it to you. You set at the bottom there is a small platform abou a foot high; when you step on this it gradua iy descends, aud a» it does so eels in inotio a train of wheels and lever—you are, in fat the weight, the motive power which puts a in motion. All these aims with the brusbc begin to revolve, and brush you all over a once. Hut the most curious and complicate is the hat brush at the top; you see it i something like a hat box divided vertically ii two parts; you perceive they are now som distance apart, so that you can pass betwee them; they are lined with bristles aud ar fixed on two lever like jaws. When the ma chine is set in motion these jaws come tc gether, and clasping your hat between thei they revolve rapidly, aud in a lew second your hat is brushed at the same time as you coat, trousers and boots. Wlieu the plalfori reaches the ground the hat brushes again sej arate aud you ttepoul; then the plalfori springs up and is ready for another dust customer.” “Well, it is a veiy curious contrivance. should like to see it in action, said l. “That you shall soon do,” and he steppe on the little plallorrn. All at once the clothe and shoe brushes began to woik vigorous!) but the hat machine did not come into at tion until the others had about hall don their work; it then closed upon his hat, an and spun round some fifteen or twenty time; and then flew apart; leaving him free to wal out.” “Them!” said Harry. “What do you thin of that? Jump up and try it,” “No, thank you; not just now; some olhc time, perhaps,” for I felt too nervous jui then to trust mysell to such an ordeal. “Excuse me, then, for one moment, wbil I just speak to my sister, and then I will j up stairs with you.” He had do sooner left me, than, as I sloe looking at the curious machine, 1 made t my mind to try it. Nobody was theie I laugh at me if I jumped out suddenly, so boldly stepped in. The brushes seemed ! do their work very well, but Ilouud I mu keep in my arms, having got a knock on tl funny bone of my elbow irom striking it oi too far. But the hat-brush—oil! horror! had forgotten 1 bad no hat on. and that 1 wi a head taller than my friend; the consequem was, the internal machine suddenly descem ed, and seizing me by the head whirle round at a frightful pace, till 1 thought r skin would have been left oil my nose, tried to stoop and escape it, but I got sue blows behind from the revolving clotue: brushes that 1 was glad to staud uprigl again. Fortunately it was soon over, at then the liateiul thing stopped. I opent my eyes and saw Harry standing looking ; me convulsed with laughter. I felt very a gry at the moment, as I rushed out with oi of my favorite long whiskers brushed across my lace and the other back over my ear, while my hair was twisted into a vortex on the top ot my head. “It’s a hateful machine 1” I cried, as I tried to rearrange my disheveled locks. Harry roared with laughter, but as soon : as he could contain himself he said: “Don't ycu see it was not regulated for your bight? ’ If you had tried it when I asked you I would have arranged it procetly.” 1 tried to laugh too, and said: “Well, I’ve ; hau brushing enough ; let's go up stairs now', tor I am anxious to look in the glass to see it there is any skin left on the end of my nose.” “What a jolly large room!” said I as I en- j the apartment prepared for me. “Yes, this was my poor old uncle’s room, and for a year or two before l:e died lie used it for a sitting room as well as bedroom. You see that large recess at the end; that is where be used to sleep. The bed is there still, as it is often handy; but a> the room is only used for sleeping purposes now, 1 have had another and larger bed put in as well. I'll come and sleep in the little bed. and keep you company, if you like; that is if you are nervous, and don't liko being alone, as you used to be.” Ob, hut that, was such a wild, uncivilized place, one could never tell what might hap pen: but I am not nervous at being alone in England.” “All right, old fellow; but I have got a great deal to show you here. First of all, as it is getting dusk, I’ll light the gas; that is done py electricity. I have got a quantity | shaking, and the muscles ol his lingers sc | contract that he cannot open his hand to re- i lease himself, but must grin and endure it | until I choose to turn off the battei y power.” ■ But suppose you did not hear him, he might staud there all night.” “Oh, hut if anyone touches this arrange ment a hell immediately rings in my room.” We now went up to bed, Harry bidding me good night at the room door, but saying if I wanted anything I could speak to him through the tube. I was very soon in bed, and almost as soon asleep and dreaming that 1 was in the train, and that the engine was shrieking madly. I awoke and found Harry w’as blowing the whistle through the tube close by my ear. I drew out the whistle and asked him what he wanted. “Only to inquire if you are all right, and to sav we breakfast at 9 o’clock.” I auswered rather pettishly, I am afraid: “I was all right just now, for I was fast asleep. Good night, old fellow; don’t wake me up again.” It was all very well to say don’t wake me up agaiD, hut I could not eo to sleep, do what I would. At length, after tossing and tumbling about, I determined to play Ilarry the same trick lie had played me. I seized the tube, blew through it and listened. ‘ Well?” came the answer, iu rather a sleepy tone. “I can’t go to sleep; I wish you would come to my room or let me come to yours. I think you had better come here, and you can sleep in the little bed, as you proposed.” “11 I proposed nothing cf the sort, and you know it, you base, abandoned wretch! I shall tell my brother of your conduct in the i morning.” i O, horror 1 I bad caught up the wrong tube, and had been speaking to Miss Gradi ent. What should I do? I tried to explain. “My dear madam, I assure you it was all a mistake; I thought I was speaking to your i brother.” But I got no answer. “Madam,’, I said, “do you hear me?” Still no answer; she had evidently put down the tube, and would hear nothing more I had to say. I put iu the whistle, and dropped my end of the pipe, and threw myself back on ttft bed ' to think. The bare idea of my saying such a thing to that stiff old lady was awful to contem ■ plate. How could I meet her at breakfast ? ' At last I determined I must wake up Harry i aud explain matters at once. I caught up • the pipe, blew the whistle, and presently got ’ an answer. “Oh, I have made such a mis I take,” I said. “I wanted you to come and sleep here, but I got hold of the tube that ; goes to Miss Gradient’s room and asked her r to come instead; but of course I meant you i all the time. Do come to me at once, or I shall try and find my way to your room.” The reply only increased ray horror and consternation; it was a shrill female voice, not Miss Gradient’s but evidently Jane, the pretty housemaid’s. She said: “You wremh! I’d have you know as I’m a honest gal, and scorn ye. You won’t find me a coming near you; and if you come here you can’t get in, for cook’s locked the door.” i “My dear girl, I assure you”—I com , meuced, trying to explain, but she began i speaking from her end of the tube, and cut me short. 1 “I ain’t your dear gal; and it’s no nse ! your talking any longer, ’cause I'm a going ; to plug up the pipe with curl papers; but I shall tell master all about it in the morning.” I again threw myself back on the bed; large drops of cold perspiration stood on my fore head as I thought of the awlul muddle 1 had got into. Sleep was now not to be expected,^ and I longed for a glimmer of light. If those i confounded shutters had not been closed i there would have been a little. Then I made , up my mind that I would feel my way to the i window and try and open the shutter. 1 got 1 out of bed and felt my way along lhe wall. i The darkness and stillness were dreadful, i Suddenly I beard a noise, aud stalled; the next iustaut I found it was tbe water run • ning into tbe basin; I bad trodden on tbe ’ spring in the floor. I now proceeded, still feeling my way along tbe wall; I must come f to the window in time. “Ah, here it is,” I muttered as I felt tbe curtains; but I was mistaken; it was the little bed in the recess. Again I journeyed onward knocking my shins i against tbe chairs, but at last I exclaimed: - “Here it Is; these are the curtains.” It was 3 a bow window, and I passed through, to feel - tor the fastening of the shutters; when ; how shall I describe my sensations! I » screamed, I yelled, I scarcely knew what I 3 did. It was the self actingshower bath I had got into, and the water came down in in a torrent on my devoted head. I suppose my 3 cries were deadened by the curtains, for do one appeared to have heard me, and I e emerged dripping from the bath. I was shiv 3 ering. 1 drew olf my wet nightshirt, and then felt my way to my portmanteau, slid got an other. This took me some time to accom plish, and I was glad to get into bed again. : Stiange to say, it was not long before I got - warm; a glow seemed to have come over me; 1 but sleep was Still out of the question. During all this time I had never got over i the oppression of the intense darkness. All at once I thought, “Why, what a fool I am 1” - I bad forgotten bow easy it was to light tbe - gas; I had only to press on the ivory knob, r True, there might be some difficulty in find r ing it, but at any rate I would try. 3 Again I feel my way along the wall, and t at length finding lhe knob I pushed it in; t but no gas was lighted. Instead, I heard a f terrific noise overhead; it was the alarm bell. - All the neighborhood would he aroused. - What should I do? I did not in the least know how to stop it. I must try and find e my way to Harry. As for the pipe, I could i not be at all sure which was number one in e the dark. In my hurry to find the door I i had just upset a table with a variety of 1 things upon it. when Harry who had heard f the bell, burst into tbe room at tbe instant of i tbe crash, and exclaimed, “What on earth is the matter?” “Nothing,” I cried. “If I could but stop , this abomiuable bell! I was trying to light t tbe gas, and pushed in the wrong knob.” “There,” said Harry, when be felt his way r in; “I’ve stopped it. But I must now run t down stairs to" tbe telegraphs. I can hear tbe I bells ringing; the neighbors have heard the s alarm, and are wanting to ask what is the t matter,” aud away went Harry, still leaving 1 me in tbe dark. When he had sent them each s a message stating that tbe alarm was all a i mistake, he came back to ask me bow it hap j pened, and lighted tbe gas far me. i “1 could not sleep,” 1 said, “aud wanted 3 to get a light; but, unfortunately, I piessed - in the wrong knob and set the bell rins - ing.” i “Ob, well, never mind; it’s all right now. s But 1 must go ami get into bed; I’ve got t scarcely anything on, aud my teeth are chat i tering so I can hardly speak.” “But, I say, I waut to explain something i to you. I’ve got into such an awlul muddle. y I wanted to speak to you. but I got bold of the wrong tube, and called to your sister , iri I stead, anu she—” “Oh, well, never mind; I’ll make it all I right iu the morning. 1 can’t stay any lon s ger. now.” ; He was gone, and I had not been able to - fully explain. Should I do so through the e pipe ? No; I would not risk that; perhaps I I might gel hold of the wrong |one again, and , only make matters worse. 1 lay pondering < for a long lime what I should do. I was seized with an ardent desire to get away. I k looked at my watch; It was four o'clock; why, it would soon be getting daylight. If r those confounded shutters were but open I t should be able no see if tbe day was breaking. Now, 1 bad a light, surely I might open e them. 1 would try. Yes; 1 could open them; o but as tbe gas was alight, it prevented tbe catch from keeping them open, and as I have d said, they closed with a spring; however, as P I held them back, I could see no signs of tbe 0 dawn, aud at last I managed to prop them 1 open with two chairs. How could I get 0 away ?—that was the all important question it —and without Jane seeing me loo. Suppose e I were trying to slip out, and were to meet t her on tbe stairs in the dusk, she would prob 1 .u.>,i.!ni, i i.o.i _ I ■ f , _ -.j - --- y~i.-1''* xv..,.&no, illJH DU' is fore I could explain, would rouse tbe bouse. :e Decidedly, if I meant to go, I must start be 1- fore tbe servants were stirring. I consulted 1 my Bradshaw, and fouud that there was an 0 early train from tbe station where I got out 1 last night. Only lastjuigbt! Could ilbe? It h of batteries down in the cellar, and wires i- laid all over tbe house. Now see. I press in it this ivory knob, which brings tbe wires into d contact, and an electro-magnet turns tbe d stop cock; at the same moment a spark it passes across the aas jet and ignites it. But l- that is not all. You see that bar on tbe ceil ie ing above tbe lamp—well, it is composed ol two metals, one of which expands by heat • much more than the other; this causes it to bend when it gets hot; and, as it does so, it j aets on a lever and a rod above Ihe ceiling, releasing a catch which holds open the shut ters, and they immediately close with a spiing; as they do this they” catch against a sort of trigger, which in its turn releases a weight that ruus down and draws the cur tains. Almost as he had finished speaking the metal had become sufficiently heated by the now lighted gas to act on tiro ‘.lever, anil the shutters closed and the curtains drew them selves together as if by magic. “That is very cleverly managed,” said I. “But here is another knob with the letter A upon it; what is that for?” “The A stands for alarm. I have one in each room, but have never required them yet. When either of them is pressed, a large alarm bell on the top of the hou3e is setring ing by electricity, and it continues to ring un til the electric power is turned oil'again. We won’t try'that, as it would alarm the whole neighborhood. But I have more to show you. Here is a small recess, with a curtain in front; I have had it tilted up as a shower hath; it is self-acting; in a second or two af ter you enter, the water comes down. You can try it iu the morning if you like.” “Thank you. You do indeed abound iu ingenious contrivances; you, however, must have exhausted all in this room, at any rate.” “O dear, no. Will you see if there is any water in the basin?” I went to look, and remarked that some was just running in from the tap. “Just so; in walking to it you trod on a spring in the floor and set the water to run ning; now when jcu come away you will tread on another and cause it to run away.” I again admired the contrivance, when he said: “There is one more, and I think that is ail. See; here by the bedside are three speak ing tubes; this marked number one, commu nicates with my bed room: this, marked two, with my sister’s room; and the third the ser vants room. The last two I do not suppose you arc likely to have any occasion to use, un less you want Jane to bring you an early cup of tea.” “Is Jane Ihe pretty little housemaid who opened the door for us?” “Yes, you sly dog; yeu were not long in finding that out. But mind, ‘my pretty Jane’ will stand no nonsense.” “Why, Harry, I should have thought you would have known me too well to make such a remark—you know I never—” “All right, old fellow: I was only joking. But come, you must look sharp and get ready for dinner.” xxin-i iiuiij uuu ivii j uuu iiv-u x wuo itiuij to go down, I determined try the tube num ber one; I blew tbe whistle. “Hollo!” replied Harry from the ether end. “I am ready to go down when you are; shall you be long.” “I am ready now', and shall we meet at the landing,” came his answer. As we were going down stairs Harry told me wo should be four at dinner, as his sister had invited Miss Denbigh, a young lady who lived near. We found the ladies in the drawing room, where I was introduced to Miss Denbigh. I could not bely thinking she was moae at home with Harry than with his sister, and this was confirmed later on, when he walked home with her. We had a very nice little dinner; and alter the ladies had left us, Harry explained to me some more of his inventions, and showed me his telegraphs, by which he communicated with his neighbors. While we were talking one of the bells rang. “Hullo,” said Harry, “that’s Pool. What does he want, I wonder?'’ Then (ollowed a series of clicks. “He wants to know il I will come and have a game of billiards tomorrow evening. I shall say I have a friend staying with me.” Click, click, click. “He says: ‘Bring your friend with you.’ What say you, Mark ? Will you go ?” “I have no objection,” I auswered. Click, click, click, went the machine foi some time ; and then Harry came and sat down, saying: “He says: ‘4.11 right; he shall expect us.’ ” After a time we joined the ladies in tbe drawing room, and had some music and siug ing, as Miss Denbeigh had a very fine voice; she and Harry^ang some ducts together, and appeared so much accustomed to it that they must have had a great deal of practice. In the room was a nice organ, on which Harry gave a very creditable performance. He ex plained to me that it was blown by water power. He bad fixsd a horizontal windmill on top of, which pumped up tbe water; and from the bight to which it was raised he got sufficient power fo work a small water engine to blow his organ. When be had finished playing he remarked: “Perhaps you at a uui aware mao ims is a seu-acnng or gan ?’’ “What do you mean ?” I said “Can you wind it up like a clock, and make it play by means of a barrel?” “Nothing of the kind, I assure you; it has neither barrel nor spring. And now, to my gseat astonishment, a sontata by Beethoven pealed forth from the instrument; the keys went down jnst as though the fingers pressed them. But no fin gers were there! I ceuld not understand it at all. At length Harry let me into the secret. He had a musical friend, who lived only a few hundred yards distant, and who had an or gan exactly like this one. Between the two a cable containing a number of wires was laid, and on drawing out a certain stop the current passed from one to the other, so that Yvhen a note in one organ was struck, the corresponding note was drawn down by an electo-magnet in the other. Thus, the piece Harry had just played had been produced simultaneously on the other organ, and now the friend was performing on his, and this was repeating it. Several pieces were played in this way, Harry, between times, holding conversation with his friend, and making suggestions by means of the telegraph. When it began to get late, Miss Denbeigh declared she must be going; and Harry walked home with her, leaving me to the tender mercies of Miss Gradient. When we were left alone, she began asking me if I had seen anything of missionary labors during my residence abroad. I told her I had not. She then said she took great interest in such matters, and was now at work on some gauze frocks for negro chil dren, tbinkingthey would be cool and pleas aut to wear. I was next cross-questioned as to the moral character of the people where I had been staying. I tbougat Harry (the rogue') would never come back, and made up my mind he must be flirting with Miss Den beigh. or he w'ould have returned sooner, for Jiehad remarked that she lived close by. How ever, he came at last, and, after a glass of grog and one pipe of tobacco, we went ot bed. Before we did so, however, Harry told one more of his contrivances; this was to prevent the entrance of burglars. “Between the kitchen and the front part of the house,” he explained, “is a pair of swing doors, on which are two briss handles; these are connected with an induction coil, and when I go to bed I turn on the battery power by a small winch in my room. Now, w:oe betide any one who tries to open these doors in the night! If he takes hold of these han dles he immediately receives a tremendous seemed an age. Yes; 1 would make up my mind to go. I avould leave a note for Harry, asking him to excuse my sudden departure, and begging him, whatever might be alleged against my moral character, to suspend his judgment until he had heard what I have to say, if we should ever meet again. I found in my pocket a note with a blank half sheet: this I tore off. and writing my letter to Harry in pencil, I placed it on the dressing table and nrennred to start. T hail only a small portmanteau, which I could eas ily carry to the station myself. Soon all was ready. I cautiously opened the door and cept noiselessly down stairs, carrying my boots in my hand. In the hall I sal down and put them on. Contound it; the front door was locked and the key takcd away. I must try some of the back entrances. I was determined to get out of tbe house it possible. I bad not been in tbe kitchen, but 1 saw a passage which I bad no doubt led iu that di rection. Cautiously I traversed it, for the early daylight was only dimly struggling in through the fanlight over the hall door. Presently I came to a pair of folding doors covered with crimson baize; 1 pushed; they did not yield; but peering more closely I saw a latch by which they were secured. I tried it; still the door would not open. There was another handle, and I put down my portman teau to try this, when—“Oh 1 Oh! Ah 1 O-o o-o o-o! Murder! Thieves! Fire! Oh!” and «o on, and so on, (or about an hour, as it seemed to me, though I don’t suppose it was really a minute. I was caught Lin the theif trap that Harry had explained to me, out which I had torgotteu. My fingers clutched violently the handles, though I was all the time most anxious to rush away from them; but themuscles of my fingers were beyond my control, and I was suflering excruciating ago ny from the electric current, which was vi brating fbiough me from head to loot. At last the shaking ceased, and with it my crie3 and shouts, which I had kept up vigorously all the time, and I almost dropped into a chair which stood near. Then I saw and heard Harry, who was asking me how I came there. “I was going away,” I gasped. “I have been most miserable all night; but this is tbe climax: it has almost killed me. Pray, open tbe door, and I’ll try and walk to the sta tion.’ ’ “Nonsense!” cried Harry; “come along up stairs. I am very sorry you have been so bothered, but I’ll make it all right.” “No; I shall never be happy here; you must let me go. I am very much obliged to you for your kind intentions; but (what with lubes and bells, and knobs to push in, and bandies to pull out, and batteries aud coils, and one thing and another, I am almost driv en out of my senses. Please let me go, or I shall miss tbe early train.” | “At any rate wait until I call my man to ■ put the horse in the dog cart, and 1 will ! drive you to the station—do now. Iu the meantime, Jane shall come and get you some breakfast; I believe she is getting up,” “No, no,” I gasped, “I can’t wait for Jane; I will start at once; 1 |must be gone before she comes down.” “But I will call, and tell her to make haste; [ dare say she cau come at once.” “No, no! I must go at once. Good-bye. [ am sorry to leave you so abruptly, hut I—I shall lose my train.” “Only stay two minutes, until 1 can slip on my clothes, and I will w alk to the station withlyou then.” “No, no; thank you. Good by, good by; ami I hastened away. But I had not gone lur before I remembered that the electric wires were laid as far as the entrance gate. I looked hack; Hany still stood at the door, looking a'ter me. “Is there any danger at the gate?” I cried. “Danger! What do you mean? There’s no danger.” “You are sure there are no knobs, or han dles, or coils or anything of that sort?” “Oh, no, nothing^of the kind; you need not he at all afraid.' I wish, though, you would alter your mind, and come hack.” I looked back, and as 1 did so I saw Jane opening the shutters; I shook my head, and cried: “No, thank you; good-bye;” and made the best of my way down the drive. I cautiously pushed the gate open with my foot, and carefully avoided touching the han dle. When I got on the high road I breathed more freely, and hastened on to the railway station. I just managed to catch the early train, acd in due time reached London and mytmodest lodgings. As I entered my snug lirlle room, I said to myself: “Thank good ness, there Is no cellar full of electric bat teries with wires, and shocks laid on all over the house; and as for lighting the gas, I had rather do it with the humble luciler than the most convenient ivory knob that was ever in vented. REAL ESTATE V. G, Patterson’s Peal Estate BULLETIN. nOMEY TO L O A W ON Erst class Ueal Estate security, in Portland, oi- vicinity—Itents collected, taics paid, etc., on fAmmicciAn Ha.ioao J.r.nnht a,..1 j. 1 rn G. PATTERSON, dealer in Heal Estate. Office 379} Congress street, Williams’ Block, between Myrtle and Pearl streets. au28tf House Routs. 2} story Brick House, 9 rooms, gas, Sebago, bath room, cemented cellar, near horse cars, for $350. Dow n stairs Tenement, G rooms, _ 'on Alder Street. $200. Up stairs Tenement Parris Street, 6 rooms, $200. Apply to P. G. PAT TERSON, Dealer in Real Estate, 379} Congress Street. my9dtr New House on Preble Street tor $2200. MThe new two and a half story bouse on Preble street, facing Lincoln street, containing seven rooms, Sebago water, good cellar, sink drain and water closet connected with sewer. Terms of payment is $1,000 cash; balance on mortgage. F. G PATTERSON, Dealer in Real Estate, ap12dtf .379} Congress Street, Williams’Block. A Bare Chance for Business. A STEAM FEATHER RENOVATOR, for cleans ing feather beds, pillows, bolsters, &c. It is in perfect order, simple, and can be run by a boy. Profits $25,00 to $35,00 per week. Will be sold tor $165,00 cash, or bankable paper. Apply to F. G. PATTERSON, ap12dtf 379} Congress Street, Williams* Block Small House for Sale. The one and one-balf story house, No. 14 Mechanic street, eight rooms, Sebago, a good cellar and drainage. Lot 30x50. Price $1800 cash. F. G. PATTERSON, Dealer in Real Estate, apl2dtf .379} Congress Street, Williams’ Block. A 3 Story Brick House for $3,500. Ml be tbiee story brick bouse, No. 22 Brown Street, containing 12 rooms, gas and Sebago, water closet in bath room. Drain connected with city sewer. Taxes for 1876 to be paid by pur chaser irom date of possession. Terms of payment one half cash, balance on a term of years. This property is oflered at a rare bargain, as the owners have no use for It F. G. PATTERSON. Dealer in Real Estate, 379 Congress Street Williams’ Block. aplO dtf HoleS at ‘*OId Orchard9’ for Sale or to Eel. THE new and elegant Hotel known as the “Bay View Hon«e.*9 contains 70 rooms, excellent in arrangement, first-class stables, bowling alleys, bathing bouses, &c. Distant 1} miles from Obi Or chard Station—Boston & Maine R. R., and on the line of the new railroad to be built this season The beach (10 miles in length) is one of the best on the Atlantic coast for riding and bathing. Parties In search of good hotel property are Invited to exaroiue this before purchasing «r renting elsewhere Photo graph can be seen at the office at F. G. PATTER SON, Portland, Me. myl3tf MOUSE E OTS FOR SAFE ON ST JOHN STREET. . Terms reasonable and easy payments. Apply to ST. JOHN SMITH, myl&llw*31 1-3 Exchange St. For Sale In Freeport. as . _ 1 A two story, double tenement bouse, situated at Freeport corner, within three minutes walk ot the depot. Said bouse is beautifully lo __cated on one of the most pleasant streets in the village near to rhe Free High School building and Post Office. Is in good repair with good outbuildings, with large and convenient stable. Will be sold at a bargain if applied lor at once; terms easy. Inquire of J. W. PARKER, Freeport, Me., or of A. PEASLEE, Gas Office, Portland, Me. my9tl To Let. MOn Wilmot Street, contains ten finished rooms, gas aud Sebago water. Apply to WM. II. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent. apr29d3w* For Sale. a Three desirable Houses and six very desira ble lots, at Woodford’s Corner. Intending to go West, will sell the above property on easy terms and reasonably low prices. Good drainage, cemented cellar. Laid and soft water. Inquire of T. II. MANSFIELD, Spring St., Woodford’s, Me. npi24 (ltf Good I'arm for Male or Gx> X’vi s change for City Property —Located qyfeSji^^Pin Deering, three miles from Portland; *111 plenty ot wood and water; good orchard ; buildings in nice order. Price $3,500. Apply to WM. H. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent. March 7.1876ma29d7w» FOR JSAliE. MSix first-class Houses for sale at a bargain, all less than ten minutes walk from the Post Office, City. Two bouses and three lots of land in Providence, R. I, for sale or exchange for Portland property. Also first-class mortgage paying 10 per cent, will ex change for a first-class yacht. Inquire of E. PONCE, aprlSdtfCor. Middle and Exchange Sts. For Sale or to Lease for a term of Tears. M Three story brick house, with all modern improvements, No. 1G9 State Street. Apply to E. W. FOX, aplSdlm 31} Exchange Street. At North Yarmouth. For sale, or exchange for real estate in Port land, or to rent, a two story house, wood shell, hennery in barn, a fountain pure water, ien acre land. 150 anple trees. Will be cold cheat.. Ref erence C PROCTOR or WILLIAM TlilCKEY, Sac carnppa. aprlodSm Steal Estate oh Oak St. tor Sale. M House No. 30 (opposite Friends’ Meeting House) with a good lot—together with a house aud lot in the rear, fronting Green St.,—also one other lot in the rear containing about 2000 feet, all well routed. Apply to npr28d3w*WM. H. JERRIS. Fand (or Sale in Deering:, m HE subscriber offers for sale a desirable lot ol X laud on Stevens* Plains containing about 30,00(1 teet. For particulars inquire at No. 218 Fore St. nprlltt RUFUS DUNHAM. For Sale. xwvTj a New two story French-Roofed House, jgNo. 422 Cumberland St., containing four Ikj_pteen rooms fitted up with furnace, gas, Ukaii nn* Sebago water, and all the modern im provements of a first-class house. Inquire of JOR DAN BROS., No. 11 Danforth St. apr4dft For Sale. WISHING to change business 1 offer my Store aud Dwelling ci.nbined with or without Stock : at. a Bargain. An excellent place for Dry and Fancy ! stand in the central part of the Village, near tlio i Depot. II. IVIARMTOIY, ma30d2mVarniomh. I?Ie. For Sale---At.a Low Figure. UPPER half of new frame, slated roof dwelling House, containing eleven rooms, with all mod eru improvements, and located on Congress near the head of State Street. First-class in every respect. Lot large. Terms favorable. Inquire of ROLLINS, LOIUNU & ADAMS, mlil4<ltf 22 Exchange Street, Portland. Me. For SaleT Tlio three story brick dwelling house, No. 175 Danforth Street, recently occupied by __.Watson Newball. Possession given imme diately. Also, the two story brick dwelling house on the westerly coiner of Spring and Park Street. Terms ! easy. JOSEPH ILSLEY. dtf For SaSc. Lot of land with buildings thereon, situated on the corner of Fore and Deer Streets, Port land. Apply to J. H. FOGG, __42fr Exchange St. THREE HOUSES FOR SALE. m Pleasantly located, on the sunny side of Sa lem street. No 17 is a 1J story house, sever rooms and Sebago water. Lot 37x80 feet. Als< i the new two story block, in rear of the above, con taining fourteen rooms with Sebago water. Tbe piop erty ie in good repair and can all be bad lor $1500 Apply to W. H. JERlUSjReal Estate Agent, may 4 ___ d3w* Fireproof Roofing Paint, The best and cheapest Snow A OaviM B’ntru Hlale Rooflnv Paint lor Shingle, Tin and Iroi Rools, also for cheap outside work, sold bv the galloi i or applied by ,1. N. McCOY & co , ‘JS Spring SI., Porilmio, ltUUF£KN A Nil PAINTER* Jj24 dtt STEAMERS. BOS T O 1ST — Aim PIIIIADELPilM MeamsSup Line. Leave each port every Wed’s’y & Sat’d’y. Hi® "Wlisas*l;&sj<0, — From Long Wliart, lioston, 3 p.m From Pine Street Wharf, Phiia i dclpliia, at 10 a. m. Insurance one halt'he rate of sailing vessels. Freight for the West liy the Penn. It. It., and South t,v connecting lines forwarded lree of Comrois ion, PASSAGE TKX DOLLARS Fur Freight nr Passage apply to T. U. BAIUPNUA, Agent, JB2.W _70 Wharf, Uouiea. Norfolkv Baltimore A Washington *• I'K ■%*WH158S' V.INfc Four lian-M u weeb. First CIlftHii SitritnuHl.ip JOHNS HOPKINS WM. CRAKE. WM. LAWRENCE. UEOKOE APPOLD. *>*»*» W.inlou direct every TUKBUAY am! KATCROAY. — AND - WM. KENNEDY BLAOKSTON!'. ami MoOLELLAN. Vrvm f'rovi.lssjee every WGDKKND4V "■ml SAIIJRHAV. Freight torwarded from Norfolk to Washington and Alexandria by steamer Lady of the Lake and Jans Mosel y. Freight forwarded trom Norfolk to Petersburg ami Richmond, anil Va. anil Tenn. It. II. to all places in the South, W. M. Chirk, Agent, 240 Washington St.. Boston To ail points of North and South Carolina by Soft board anti Roanoke Railroad and Atlantic Coast Line G. H. Keith, Agent, 222 Washington street, lioston. And to all points In the West by Balt imore & Ohio R. U., 0. A. Chipley, Agent, 219 Wasnington streel, Boston. Through bills of lading given by the above named Agents. Passage $15.00. Excursion Tickets $25. For freight or passage to Norfolk, Baltimore, Wash ington, or other information apply to E. SAMPSON, Agent, 53 Central Wharf, Boston, E. H. ROCKWELL, Agent, *Providence. R. INMAN LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS ! FOR QUEENSTOWN AND LIVERPOOL, ! Sailing from New York on SATURDAY of each week, from Pier 45, North River. CITY OF ANTWERP, CITY OF LONDON, ; CITY OF BERLIN, CITY OF LIMERICK ; CITY OF BRISTOL, CITY OF MONTREAL, CITY OF BROOKLYN, CITY OF NEW YORK | CITY OF BRUSSELS, CITY OF PARIS, I CITY OF CHESTER, CITY OF RICHMOND, Passengers will find these tearners tastefully lit iud ouuc-jwuiB me ugui, airy and roomy. The saloons large and well ventilated, are the breadth ot the vessels, and situated whore there is least noise and motion. Smoking rooms, Ladies’ Boudoirs, l’iano-tortcs and Libraries, Bath-rooms. Barber’B Sliop.&e. Instant communication with the stewards by electric hells. The steamers of this Company adopt the Souther ly Route, thus lessening the danger from ice and fogs. Rates of passage—$80 and $100, gold, according to accommodation, all having equal saloon privileges. Round Trip Tickets—$145 and $175, gold. Steerage—To and from all points at reduced rates. For dates of sailing and plan of staterooms ap ply to JOHN O. DALE, Agent, _ ma3hl3m 15 Broadway, Now York. FOR II ARPS WELL, On and after October 8th, 1S75, Steamer lleuriettai, Capt. G. LOWELL, will leave KlarpM ivell Mondays and Saturdays at 8 a. m., touching at Chcbcnsoe, Tittle The benguc and Ton£ Inland. Returning, will leave Commercial Wharf, at 3 p. m. touching at the above landings. Will touch at Cousens’ Island each way. For particulars inquire ot Captain on board or STEPHEN KICKER, Agent, 131 Commercial St. mvK atl INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP CO. KfiKlporti 4J ft lain and SI. John, £*i&by, Wiuilgoraml Halifax. SPRlTsTCir ARKANGKMENT. TWO TRIPS PER WEEK ! On and alter Monday, March 27th, the Steamer New Brunswick, Capt. K. B. Winchester, and City of Portland, Capt. S. II. Pike, will leave Railroad Wharf, foot of State St.., every Monday and Thursday, at 6.00 p. m., forEastport and St. John. Returning will leave St. John and Kasipnrt on the same days. . Connections made at Kastport for Robbinstoii, St. Andrews and Calais. Connections made at St. John for Digby, Annap olis, Windsor, Kentville, Halifax, N. S., Sliediae, Amherst, Pictou, Fmlerickton, Charlottetown and Snmmerside, P. E. I. Jgg'-.F*eight receive*! on days cf sailing nntiM o’clock, p. m. A. R. STUBBS. Agent, mar 22 dtf "MAINE STEAMSHIP €0. SEMI-WEEKLY LIKE TO MEW YORK, -_ rt* Steamers Eleanora and Franconia Will until further notice leave Franklin Wharf, Portland, every MONDAY and THURSDAY, at 6 P. M., and leave Pier 38 Fast River, New York, ev ery MONDAY and THURSDAY at 4 P. M. The Eleanora is a new steamer, just built for this route, and both she and the Franconia are fitted up with fiue accommodations for passengers, making this the most convenient and comfortable route for travellers between New York and Maine. These steamers will touch at Vineyard Ilaven during the summer months on their passage to and from New York. Passage in State Room $5, meals extra. Goods forwarded to ana from Philadelphia, Mon treal, Quebec, St. John, and all parts of Maine. Freights taken at the lowest rates. Shippers are requested to send their freight to the Steamers as early as 4 P. M., on the days they leave Portland. For further information apply to HENRY FOX, General Agent, Portland. J. F. AMES, Ag’t, Pier 38, E. R., New York. Tickets and State Rooms cau also be obtained at 22 Kerch ange Street. ocldtf inside Tine — TO — Mt. Deserf, Macliias, Ellsworth and Bangor. STEAMER EE W ISTON, C APT. DECKING. ‘ iwWill leave Portland Tlnir* <lay F veiling* in IO o’clock for Rocckland, Castino.Deer isle, Sedgwick, South West and Bar Harbors (Mt. Desert), Millbridge, Jonesport and Machiasport. Returning, leaves Machiasport, every Monday mormuK, nl 4 l-‘4 o’clock. 6TFAU1ER C1TYOF RKTSMOND (APT. HUiBV, Will leave Portland, every Monday Wednes day nn«l Friday evening* at 10 o’clock, for Rockland, Camuen, Belfast, Searsport, Sandy ]>oint, Bucbsport, Wmterport, Hampden and Bangor. Returning, leaves Bangor, every Monday, Wednesday aud Friday mornings, at (i •’clock. THE STEAMER CHARLES HOUGHTON, FAjPT. OISIS R. INGRAHAM, Will leave Commercial Wharf, Rockland, every TiiCHitay and TIinrMdny morning* nt 5 l.'i o'clock* (or on arrival of Steamer City of Richmond from Portland,) for Deer Isle, S. W. anil Bar Har bors (Mt. Desert), and Winter Haibor. Returning, leaves Winter Harbor eveiy Wednes day nml Friday morning*nt 4.150 o’clock, touching as above, arriving at Rockland at about 11-o’clock, connecting with Steamer City of Richmond for Portland. Will leave Commercial Wharf, Rockland, every Naturdny morning at !i E -«! o’clock, (or on arrival of Steamer as above) for Ellsworth, touching at Deer isle. Returning, leaves Ellsworth every Woudny morning at o’clock, touching at Deer Isle, arriving in Rockland at about t 1 o'clock, con necting with Steamer City of Richmond for Portland. The Steamer Ciiarlus Houghton* has been recently refitted and furnished with a NEW BOILER and new Machinery, making her every way a first class Steamer. For further particulars, inquire of CYRUS STURDIVANT, ClenT Agent, Railroad Wharf. Portland. May 5th. _mySdtt BOSTON STEAMERS." Xiie Superior Sea Doing Steamers, FOREST CITV AND JOHN BROOK* will, until farther uofiec, run alternately as follows: Letving FRANKLIN WHARF, Portland, Dnily. m 7 o’rlocii 3*. \1.. nml INDIA WHARF. BOSTON, daily at 7 I*. Id. (Sunday, excepted). FARE $1.00. Passengers by this line are reminded that they se cure a comfortable night’s lest and avoid the ex. pense aud inconvenience of aniving in Boston late at night. Tickets and State Rooms fer sale by D. II. Young, No. 2GU Middle street Through Tickets to New York via the various Sound Lines, for sale at very low rates. Excursion Tickets to Philadelphia and return via the Sound Lines $13.00. Freight taken as usual. d*c2»-75 J. «. COVLE, Jr., GcuT Agt. CLYDE’S Philadelphia, Boston & New England STEAMSHIP LINES. FOUR STEAMERS PER WEEK. WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY by Boston and Providence Railroad via Providence. TUESDAY and SATURDAY by Old Colony Railroad via Fall River. 4»ooda Received at Depot** Daily. Through Bills Lading given from Boston and prin cipal points in New Eugland to the South and South west. Close connection made at Philadelphia with the “CLYDE STEAM LINES” to Baltimore, Norfolk. Richmond, 4linrl>«ion, Nrn herne and Washington. D. D. €. MINK, Ocnetnl l'a*Hru Agent, 20 Devonshire Mtreei, Boston. janll dlf MASI. J INK TO Halifax, Nova Scotia, With cnuorciiouM to Prince EJwnrtl In land, 41upe ItmounanNi John*, . The Steamship FALMOUTH, (built expressly lor the route) c|IaI (AId ■^al,t’ "• A. Colbv, will leave Boston Railroad Wharf, every TWi i ,i WjJlIEL ^ SATURDAY at 530 p. ni. for HALIFAX, direct, making connections with the In tercolonial Railway, to* Windsor, Truro, New Glas gow and Pictou, an*l steamers for Prince Edward Islaud; also at New Glasgow, N. S., w;th Lind sey’s Stages for Cape Brecon, ami at Halifax with steamers for St. Johns, N. F. ^'RETURNING will leave Halifax ou TUES DAYS, at 8.30 p. in. No freight received after 10 a. ra. on day cf sailing For further information apply to J. B. COYLE, Jr., Franklin Wharf, or oct28dtJ JOHN PORTEOUS. Agent. ALLAN LINE. SUMMER SERVICE. Shortest Ocean Yoyage. * First-class Weeklv mail steam -fTV erb ot tl118 line 8ai* *roni if ncbec £ jil iArC^wX ©very Saturday morniMg, lor Liverpool, touching at First-class fortnightly mail steamers of this line sail from Halifax every other Tuenalav, com mencing May-, for Liverpool, touching at (lure uptown. The Gln*sow Lire of steamers sail from Quebec every Thursday for Glasgow direct. Passage—First-class—$50 to $100 gold, or its equivalent, according to accommodation. Third class $30 U. S. currency. Passengers booked to and from all parts of Eng land, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Prepaid and Return Tickets issued at reduced rates. Apply to J. L. FARMER, General Agent for New England, No. 3 India Street, Portland, Me. J^Siaht Sterling cluck* issued for •€1 and upward*. my9dtf bTOffiXGTOS' LISE FOR NEW YORK. AIIKAI) OS' AS,I, O T II li 11 N. Ttiis is the Only inside E!oiae Avoiding t’oiut Jirtlilh. Steamboat Express trains leave Boston from Bos ton & Providence R. R. Depot daily, except Sunday, at 5.30 p. m., connecting at Stonington with the en tirely new anti superb Steamer Rhode Island, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and with the ele gant and popular steamer Stonington every Tues day, Thursday and Saturday, arriviug in New York always in advance of nil other lines. Bag gage checked through. Tickets procured at depots of Boston & Maine and Eastern Railroads and at Rollins & Adams’, 22 Ex change St.,and W. L>. Little & Co.’s,49i Exchange St. L. W. FI LKINS, D. S. BA BCOCK, Gen. Passenger Ag’.t, New Yotk. President. ocll ’73 dtf -# OR WRITE TO 1 Rheumatism B a » ft b is a disease that afflicts ^ over 25 per centum of the • ft liuiiiau race Almost ev 0 cry effort hcretolore made j, ft in the treatmeiit ot this - disease has hecn to allay I2ie present suffering — ft trusting to lack to cflect a Q m cure. DR. P. .5. (JUil’i lA ft <j & CO., after years ot re- h search, now present to the B public the only B B 3 | Scientifically » * § prepared articles in the ; ft market. The disease is ft treated externally hy h q means ol tlie Liniment, 2 which, when properly ap- 9 plied, reduces the swel ft ling, relieves Ihc tension H h and removes the inilam- p 9 mation, the cause ot paiu ft m •»» « very short time, thus ft restoring freedom of move* 0 ment and elasticity to the ® ft joints. The disease being 0 0 a blood poison, of a pecu- cj ft liar nature, is P ft B s Treated o 2 3 g n ft internally hy means of ilie B h fills and Elixir—allcrna S ling ouc with tlie oilier u according lo Directions. ® To effect a permanent H ft cure, the Pills and Elixir ft 3 must he used in conjunc- ft ft lion with the Liniment. ft 3 H ft M ft Neuralgia, Nervous Pros- u ft nation, Nervous Weak- ft ft ness. Paralysis, soltcniug h ot the Brain, Chorea, and t , all WEAKNESS caused by ft H the LOSS OF NEKVE g ft POWER cured hy use ol B ft p ot. IV’ B r ft ft > ft | - ft ** Ask lor Ciriffeu's Rheu- 2. <j malic Remedies, they all 5 X bear our trademark ami signature, and are put up j secnr.Iy. Price $1.00 each; 3 ft forwarded to any part of s C the United States i»y ex-1 ft press, prepaid, on receipt of $1.25. . AND MENTION PAPER. aprC d&wly!4 percussion. Brass barrel, hair trigger. For sale by dealers. By mail, free for 75 cents, with per manent ammunition for target practice indoor*, and for sporting out of doors. ACENTS WANTED. . A. A. GRAHAM, Cl Liberty street, New York. d&w6ml2 Direct importation of au**, W iiic* and Uquor*. Holland Gin in bulk, J. Deivuyper. Green Seal Gin incase ironi Rot terdam. Irish and Scotch whiskey in bulk and case Irom Ramsey & Go., Liverpool. Hennessey Brandy m case, vintage I860, 1870 and 1873, direct from France. Very tine old Port and Sherry Wines direct from London. Heidsieck Chainpagn. Bass Pael Ale from Burton-on-Trent in Hilda., Bbls., and Kilder kens. Also same (Hibberts bottling) in casks and cases of Qts. and Pis. In the original packages in bond or duty paid by JAMES McGLINCH V, Im porter, 80 Commercial St. api7eod6m CCARPENTER’S Manual.—A practical guide y to all operations of the tiade; drawing for car penters, forms of contracts, specifications, plans, &c., illustrated, 50 cts. PA INTERN’ Manual, —House and sign painting, graining, varnishing, pol ishing, kalsomining, papering, lettering, staining, gilding, *£c., 50 cts. Book of Alphabets, 50. Scrolls and Ornaments, $1. Watchmaker and Jeweler, 60, Soap-maker, 25. Taxidermist, 50. Hunter ami Trapper’s Guide, 20. Dog Training, 25. Of booksel. PALMER KNOX. or 1,1 «• PAI.ME1*, Parllnml. »l>29 ,,tf RAILROADS. Excursion Tickets — TO - l»y all the popular Routes, via ISoclicsicr and Worcester, new Londou. Stoiiiuuioii and Fall Hirer Eiuc*, for sale at the lowest rates by W. D. LITTLE Ac VO. IF YOU ARE GOING — TO THE — CENTENNIAL, j Procure nu Accident Ticket or Policy lu- j Miring JIJ.OO per w«ck in cow of doubl ing injury, or S.'SnOO in Hie rvcni of dentil by Accident, which are for sa’e at tlie office of W. O. LITTLE & €0„ Stanton Block, 31 Exchange SL ! my 10 dlf i We would respectfully call the attention of IVIrrchnutM and others to the superior facilities offered by the Portland A- Woronstni* T.ino — FOB. — Freight Reauirina Very Quick Despatch.; Freight leaving New York nt 500 p. in., arrives iu Portland 1.13 p. in. NEXl' i DAY. freight leaving Portland at £.30 p. ui.« arrive* in New York 0.00 a. iu. N KXT MOKftINK. We take pleasure In referring you to all the Fish and Lobster Dealers, Produce Dealers, Wholesale Dry floods Merchant*- Whole sale Milliners and any others of Portland, who are now shipping by this route. Our landing in New York is Pier 40, North River, (Norwich Line, foot of Canal Street) For rates and further iraformation, apply to J. M. LUNT, Supt. Portland. <>r H.N. TURNER, Freight and Passenger Agent, Worcester, Mass. Portland, Me., May 4,1876. my4dtf I Portland & Rochester R. R. On and after Monday, April, 3,1870, yL.~~r-.-a Train, will ran n. lollowm Leave Portland at 7.50 a. m.. -“*2.30, 4.00 and 6.20 p. m. 7.50 A. M. Train stops at all stations between Portland and Rochester, and runs through to Worcester. Arrives at Rochester at 10.00 a. m.*, (where it connects with Eastern and Bos ton & Maine Railroads.) At Nashua at 11.47 a. m., Lowell 12.15 p. in., Boston 1.15 p. m., Ayer Junction 12.40 x>. in., Fitchburg 1.25 p. m., and at Worcester at 2.10 p. m., connecting with trains South and West. £.30 P. M. Wteainboaf Express arrives at ICoehester at 4.30 p. m., connects at Epping for Manchester and Concord, at Nashua for Lowell and Boston, at Ayer .’’unc tion for Fitchburg ami Iloosac Tun nel Line at Worcester with Boston <5fe Albany Railroad, and goes through New Loudon without change of Cars. ! there connecting with the magnificent I Steamers of the Norwich Lino, arriving in f New York at Pier No, 40. North Hirer at 6 00 a. m. wince Rooms can he secured in advance at j Karnes Bros., No. 28 Exchange Street aud at the Depot. 4.00 P. M. Train runs to Rochester, stopping at all stations. 0.£O P. M. Train runs to Gorham. RETURNING. Trains leave Rochester at 7.20, 11.15, 11.45 a. m , ancl 8.50 p. m. 7.20 A. M. Stops at all Stations, arrives in Port land at 10 00 a m. 11.25 A. in Steamboat Express from New Lon don, leaving Norwich Line Steamers at 5.00 a. m., and Worcester at 8.00 a. m., stops at Springvale, Alfred, Saco River, Gorham, Sacca rappa aud Westbrook, arrives in Portland at 1 20 p, m., makes close connection with the Maine Central ami Grand Trunk Railroads. I f .45 A. M. Train is a freight train with Passen ger Car attached, stops at all Stations, and is due in Portland at 5.10 p. m £.50 P. M. Train is through from New York, stops at all Stations when signaled, arrives in Portland at 10.50 p. m. Local Train from Gorham at 6.00 a. m., arrives in i Portland at 6.40 a. m. J. M LUNT, Sunt, j apl__ dtl Eastern Railroad ill A IT 1, 1S7«. — Passenger Trains Leave PORTLAND For Saco, ■» iddeford, ICennebnnk, North Berwick, Mouth Berwick, (onuny Junction* Bittcry, Portsmouth, Ilnmpton, Newbnryport, Beverly, Salem, Lynn, Chelnea andBoilon nt 9.00 a. m., 1.30 and 6.00 p. m., arriving in BoMtou at 1.30, 5.15 and 10 00 p. m. For Maco and Biddeford at 5.20 p. Night Express, with Sleeping Cars, For Bosion every day (except Mondays) at 2.00 a. m., arriving in Boston at G 15 a. m. RETURNING: Trains Leave Bo«ton for Portland at 7.30, 9.00 a. m., and 12.30 p. m., arriving at Portlaud 12.10,1 00 aud 5.00 p. m. Night Express, with Sleeping Cars, Ho.Ion every (lay (except Sundays) at 8.C0 p. m., arriving in Portlaud at 12.15 a. m. Pullman Cars on tliis Line Only. GEO. BACIIELDER, Superintendent, myldtf MAINE CENTRAL R. R. MONDAY, MAY 8, 1876. Trains leave Portland f«»r Ban ft4mMr~~ ~Jgor, Waterville, Belfast and Dexter 1 ' npi at 112.35 a. im, 1.25 p. m. Skowlicgan 1.20 and 1.25 p. in. Augusta, Hallowed, Gardiner, Brunswick 112.35 $G.15 a. m., 1.25. 5.20 p. m. Rockland $6.15 a. ni., 1.25 p. in. Bath $6.15 a. in.; 1.25, 5.20 p. m. Lewiston $6.15 a. m., 1.20,5.05 p. ui. Farmington 6.15 a. in., 1,20 p. m. The 112.35 a. m. train tor Bangor makes close con nection with E. & N, A. Railway foi St. John and Halifax. tPullman Sleeping Car attached. 4-iuixeu. I'AX&UiN I UUJvEK, Snp t. Portland, May 8, 1876.mySdtf Boston & Maine RAILROAD. SUMMER ARRANGEMENT, Commencing Monday May 1, 1878. Pa**4‘ngrr Train* will leave Portland for Kowtoii at G.15, 8.45 a. m., 1 30,3.15, G.Uft p. m., arriving at Boston at 10.45 a. m„ 1.30, 5.20, 8.00, 10 00 p. m. Ketnrniug. leave Ko*(on at 7.30, 8.45 a. m., 12.30, 3.30, C.00 d. in., arriving at Portland at 12.25, 12.55, 5.00, 8.10, 10 00 p. m. For Lawrenc e at 6.15, 8.45 a. 1 30,3.15, 6 00 p. m. For liowell at 6.15. 8.45 a. m.t 1.30, 3,15 p. m. For [Tlaiic-lirHier, t oueord nnd Fpi»er Knil ron«f* (via New Market Junction) at G.15 a. in., 3.15 p in.; (via Lawrence) at 8.45 a. m. For threat Fall* at G.15, 8.45 a. m., 1.30, 3.15, 6 00 p. in. For Koche«ter, Farmington and Alton Bay at G.15. 8.45 a. m., 3.15 p. m. For Kenuebnukat G.15, 8.42, a. m., 3.15 5.30. 6.00 p. m. For Nneo ami Biddefcord at G.15, 8.45 a. iu., 1.30, 3 15, 5.30, C.00 p. m. For Scarborough. Bine Point nnd Old Or chard Bench at G.15, 8 45 a. in., 3.15, 5.30, G.00 p. in. Hftorning Train* will leave Keiinebnub for Portland at 7.20 a. m. Parlor Car* on trains leaving Portland at 1.30 and 3.15 p. m. and Boston 8.45 a. m. and G.00 p. m. The Fast Express Traiu leaving Portland at 1.31 p. m. rnns thrnagh to Boston m l l.rec Hour, and Fifty Blinuic, makin» close connection with Fall ltiver, Stonlngton and Norwic .'.Mound Mteuutrr IJm. and all Kail Lines to New York and Philadelphia. Fxcuruion Tirkrls to Now York nnd Phil, adelphia for sale at Boston & Maine It. It. Ticket Office. «?,■ K.—Rale* a* Sow n* by any oilier, lickets via all l.iuc* to nil point* for sale at lowest rate?. T rains on Boston & Maine road connect with all steamers running between Portland ami llanyor, Rockland, Alt. Desert, Machias, East port, Calais. St. John and Halifax. Abo, connect with Grand Trunk trains at Grand Trunk Station, and Afatne Central ami Portland Sc Ogdens burg trains at 2ransfer Station. All trains stop at Extcr ten minutes f<*r refresh ments at tirst class dinning rooms JAS. T. FUKBER, Gen. Snid. S. H. STEVENS, Agent, Port land. ap2lMtt Iioys’ Custom Clothing ! MRS. F. C. CHASE would inform her old customers nnd friends that she has reopened the store Corner Foulnuil aud Mrrk.nic Mirccix, where she is prepared to out anil make Boys’ Clothing in the latest styles Trimmings constantly on hand. Ohl Maxim—Kirs come first served.” 'uehJdtf RAILROADS. Grand Trunk B, B. of Canada. AI-TliBATIO.U IK TBAIM8. SUMMER ARRAN GEMENT On and alter MONDAY, May 1,187G, HBfPTH-trains will run as follows: „ Expre.,, train 7.00 a. in. for Auburn an.l I.pwirlon. Mall train for (lorham and Intermediate stations at Express train at 120 p. lit. lot Auburn anil l.ew Lston. Mail |rain for Island Pond, -stopping at all sta tions to Island Pend,)* connecting with Bight mail train for Quebec, Montreal and the West *.t 1.50 p. in. Express train foi Auburn and Lewiston and South Paris hi 5.15 p. in. Trains will arrive as follows: Mail train from Gorham and Intermediate Station! at 8.30 a. in. Express from Lewiston and Auburn at s ;io a. in. Mail from Quebec, .Montreal and West at 1.45 Express from Lewiston and Auburn at 1 10 and 5.35 p. m. Passenger Offices 74 EXCHANGE ST., — AKD — decoy k'#• ro©Y ©r ivdia st, Tickets sold at Reduced Kates I lo Canada. belt oil, Cliicni'o. l^lilwnu **«*«*> ('iuciunati. Mi. I.oai*. Omnhn. Mugiuaw, Mi. Caul, Mali l.altr 4’iif, beaver, Maa *runri*<o, and all points in the Noriitwftt West an! southwest. J. C. FURN1VAL, Agt. THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY is in splendid condition, is well equipped with tlrst-class rolling stock, and is making the best connections and quick* est time of any route from Portland to tbe West. ^“PULLMAN PA» ACE DRAWING ROOM AND SLEEPING CARS are attached to the Iraius leaving Portland at 1.50 p. m. Baggage checked from Portland to Detroit and Chicago, and not subject to Custom House examina tion. The Company are not responsible for baggage to any amount exceeding $50 in value (and that person al) unless notice is given, and paid for at the rate ot one passenger foi every $500 additional value. JOSEPH HICKSON, General Manager. W. J. SPICER. Superintendent, Portland. June 21,1875. ap29dtf PORTLAND & OUDKNSBUBGBIL changeTof Time. MEW CONNECTIONS, Ou Bud nfirr WEDHENDAV, 2.M, iu»t, and until farther notice. TKAINH WILL RUN AN FOLLOWS GOING WEST. N.15 A. HI.—Passenger train from Portland lor a stations, rnnning through without change to St. JoLnsbury, Danville. Hardwick. Morrisville, Hyde Park and Johnson, Vermont. Connects with B. C. & M. H. K. for Lancaster, Whiteliehl, Littleton, Well’s River, Montpelier, Darlington, St. Albaus, &c., &e. ‘*•40 P. HI.—Passenger train from Portland for Upper Bartlett and intermediate stations. GOING EAST. 8.Oil A. HI.—Passenger train from Upper Bartlett and intermediate stations, arriving iu Portland at 11.15 a. m. l. 15 P. HI.—Passenger tiain from Fubyan’s in connection with through train from Johnson, Vt., arriving in Portland at 5.43 p. m. STAGE CONNECTION*. At White Rock for North Windham. At Sebago Lake for Standish Corner. At Baldwin for Cornish, Porter, Rezar Falls and Fieedom. At Brownfield for Denmark and Rridgton. At Fryeburg for Lovell, Stowe and Chatham* Sn^-Freight trains leave Portland daily at 9 20 m. J. HAMILTON, Superintendent. Portland, Dec. 21. 1875.oct2Jdtf TO THE CENTENiMALT THE NEW ROUTE •l=K* n9' BETKEEN Boston, Philadelphia. Baltimore and Washington, WIT OUT CHANGE ©E CABS. Via New York and New England U. P. & F.. anil New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroads. Tranafer Mienuier Vlnrylnnd (Between Har lem River and Jersey City.) Ptnnsylranta, Phila delphia, IV ilminyton and Baltimore, and Baltimore and Potomac Railroads. ffiSSr-FiiUnjaii's Palace Drawing-Room Cars on Day Trains and Sleeping Cars on Night Trains. Commencing Handily, VIny S, 1S70. Express Trains will leave the New York and New England Railroad Depot, foot ol Summer Street, Boston, each week day as follows: SOUTH BOUND. Leave 9.00 A. M., 7.00 P. M. Leave WOKCES'lER, via N. & W. R. 10.00 A. M., 8.05 P. M. Arrive PHILADELPHIA., .at 8.50 P. M ,7.00 A.M. Arrive 12.00 M. NORTH BOUND. Leave 1.37 P. M. Leave PH ILADELPHI A.... at 8 30 A. M., 7.00 P. M. Arrive BOSTON. at 9.00 P. M., 8.55 A. M. Tbi. in ll, ONLY line Kuuning Cara THROUGH W ITHOUT CHANGE. Regular and Excursion Tickets and Seats and Berths secured at office No. 205 Washington Street, d at the New York and New England Railroad lot. foot of Summer street, Boston. . C. KENDALL, H. M. BRITTON, Gen'l Pass. Agent, Supt. Eastern Division. N. Y. & N.l. It. R. N. Y. & N. E. R. R. mylo_ dim _MEDICAL DR. KENISON, \ i Chiropodist, \ V Continues to visit Portland at VoriN. tbe UNITED STATES HOTEL, / *** •on tl19 second week of each cun 10N9 month. ^-- Room in Boston, 37 Tr mont Street and 57 Teiaple Place. Located in Boston since 1810. seD^Odtf Ant! all Difficulties of the Feet skillfully treated. MR- & MRS, DR. WELCH, Chiropodists, 502 1-2 CONGRESS STREET, Corner of Brown, Street, Poitland, Me. Parties treated at there residence per order without extra charge. Office hours from 10 A. M. until 8 P. M. ap3 cod2m* MURRAY’S LAXATIVE AND PlRlFYlMi Bitters! This medicine has been before the public most of tbe time for the past twenty-five years, and has given excellent satisfaction to all who have used it. The Bitters are composed of tbe best articles of the vege table kingdom, and are again prepared by the original iuveutor, and are confidently recom mended as one ot the best articles ever ottered to the public, especially for all those difficulties ami ills at tendant upon this season of tbe year. They are par ticularly recommended for the cure ot BudigeMtion or DyspepMia. Jaundice. Eom of Appeliie, General Debilily, t'o» liveueMM, auii all dine.iNeN 4 nii-cil by nn.unlaeallhy stale of the Hiouiuchor bowels. Any number of recommendations might be pub lished. but the article is so well and favorably Known that it is deemed unnecessary. Let tbe sutterer use them a short time according to the directions on each botHc and be convinced that all is true which is now said of them. The best arlicleof the kind ever ot tered for the relief of the sick and guttering. SOLD ONLY AT D. II. SAWYER’S DRUG STORE, 1*6 Middle St, Cor. of Exchange, store formerly occupied by Emmons Chapman, PORTLAND, MAINE, uibere may also be found a good assortment of Drugs, Fancy and Toilet Articles. aPia)__dtf HOTELS. KOSSIUOUE HOTEL, Junction of llromlwny, Tth Ayr. aud 4*Jd Mirccl, S NEW YORK CITY, Three blocks west ol G rand Central Depot, neat tbe Elevated Railroad, and hut twenty minutes from wan Street. A new and elegantly furnished Hotel all modern Improvements. Rates $4 per day. Liberal terms to families. Free omnibus from Grand Central Depot. n._ CHAS. E. LELAND, Proprietor OfDELKVAN House, Albany, N. Y.,an<i Clahkx dox Hotel, Saratoga. feb*2ld&wly9 ———— Hi I H mi 11 ssykri WESTMINSTER HOTEL, ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN. Corner Irvins l*l»rr and Kill Slmt. Nr»v York. One Block Irom Union Sqnaio and Broadway. The most central, and yet quietest lccation In fbo city. Convenient to tbe gieat stores, t heal res and churches. Elevator ami all modern Improvements. Easy access to all parts of the city by street cars and stages. sep27d&wly40 C. K. FEKKIN, Prop. I^OKTTNK TELLER—Madame N. A. 1 Maddox, the celebrated Clairvoyant, Fortuna | Teller ami Doctress, can be consulted at bio. 3 Quin- - ey St. Madame >1. has had large experience lu tell- M ! Ing fortunes, searching out lost, liidilou or stoleu ^ treasures. Ac., and was never known to be at fault. Do not miss this opportunity of consulting the great est fortune teller of the age. Persons entering intoanv new business or profession, Hie conducting of whieh they do not understand, will And it to their advan tage to nay her a visit. She can loretell the destiny ot tYiends In any part of the world and desoiil»e them j perfectly. She also describes all manner ot disease that flesh is heir to, ami gives medicine for the same. | She has given universal satisfaction to all who have [ consulted her in her constaut liavels .dnee she was seven years old. Good testimonials given If desired. I Terms, Gents $100; Ladies 50 cent*. Office hours 1 rom 9 A, M. to OP. M. pn&ttt CLAIR VO Y A NT. ~ WRS. L. T. It. KING, | \ RELIABLE Clairvoyant can be found at the I ii rear of 30 Dantorth St., where she will exam i ine the sick, and advise or prescribe as each ease de mands. TvruiM Sl.OO. She will visit those who are unable to come to her residence if desired. Mrs King, in addition to her elairvoy .nee and remedies possesses a remarkable healing power which makes her very successful. febl7dAwt!15

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