Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 17, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 17, 1876 Page 2
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BV TELEfcitAl’lL i MATTERS IN MAINE. Accident Gardiner, May 16.—Miss Eli-ha Libby <>£ th s town sustained a compound fracture of her right leg above tbe ankle Ibis afternoon by falling from a ladder. Her physician, Dr. Strout, fears it may be necessary to amputate tbe limb. Attempted Suicide. Brunswick, May 16.—A yours woman about 25 years of age named Annie Boswell, attempted suicide iu Topshjm this forenoon by leaping into the river. She was however seen and rescued. Smalt Pox at Dixfleld. Auburn, May 10 —It is reported that small pox has broken out in Dixfield. Mr. Reynolds of the upper hotel, and Mr. Frank Stanley, postmaster, have taken the infection. MASSACHUSETTS. IWjatic Pnrlt Races. Boston, May 16 —The opening races, spring meeting, at Mystic Park took place yesterday. The following are summaries: First race, 3 minute class; purse $200. A. Tufts, us. b. m. Christine, 2 111 George H. Hicks, ns. b. g. Arthur, 12 2 2 B. I. Fiske, ns. b. m. George M., 3 dis. J. F. Florence, ns. b. g. Royal Tom, 4 dis. Time, 2.40J, 2.46, 2 43£, 2 42. Second race, 2.38 class; purse $300. James Golden, ns. s. m. Jennie, 13 11 ' B. S. Fiske, ns. br. g. Johnny, 2 12 2 D. C. Keegao, ns g. \V. W. Stimpson, 3 12 3 A. \V. Worcster, ns. g g. Pomp, 5 5 5 4 George H. Hicks, ns. ch. m. Gentinelia,4 6 4 5 John Ramsey, ns. b. g. Bay George, 6 4 6 6 Time, 2.39A, 2.40, 2 38|, 2.38J. WASHINGTON. The Question of Jurisdiction. Washington, May 16 —The Senate was iu secret session to-day from 1.45 [o’clock to 5.25, discussing the question of jurisdiction in the Belknap impeachment case. Mr. Edmunds made an extended argument in favor of juris diction, and quoted from numerous authorities in support of his views. Several other Senators made short speeches, but from the indications it is not probable that a decision will be reached before Thursday. The impression prevails that the Senate will decide that it has jurisdiction. Cabinet meeting. xuc vauiuci ocsfliuu iw-viaj woo ui ,icai tj three hoars’ duration. It is understood that the Louisiana difficulties were the chief topic of attention. All the members were present. The result of the consideration of the matter in the Cabinet was the sending of a telegram to General Augur, commanding the United States forces in Louisiana, instructing that officer on the requisition of the Governor, and it appearing that the local authorities were not able to preserve order, to give such aid as in his discretion was necessary to prevent blood shed and violence. The Kentucky Central Claim. Judge Advocate Dunn of the army testified before Clymer’s Committee that he examined the claim of the Kentucky Central Bailroad and reported it as just No one attempted to influence bis judgment. He bad no reason now to change bis judgment on the claim. The moth Patent. Gen. Meigs testified that 839,000 were paid by Ingalls to Cowles and Hreja for the moth Srocess, under an opinion of the Attorney eneral for authority. The Secretary of War’s Estimates—Large Redactions, The Secretary of War, after consultation with the heads of bureaus, division com manders, and generals of the army, has sent to the Honse reduced estimates for the support of the army. In the Quartermaster’s department and that of the ordnance the redactions are large, and in the engineer’s department consid erable. There is a reduction of a million dol lars in the estimate for clothing and equipage. It is predicated upon the idea that in the present capacity of the country to manufacture clothing it is not necessary to accumulate supplies of that kind far bej ond the actual demand for current use The exhaustion of supplies in 1877, however, will require an increased appro Snation for 1878. The reduction of a million ollars in the estimates for the armament of fortifications is founded on the belief that the appropriation remaining after snch reduction will strengthen our defences as rapidly as there is aoy present occasion for. Estimates for Bock Island and Beuecia Arsenals as reduced will equal the demand for the present uses, while the large additional structures for pros pective uses, which must hereafter lie made, may be safely postponed. The reduction in es timates for “regular supplies of the Quarter master’s department’’ for the incidental ex penses for horses for the cavalry and artillery, for army transportation and for other items, will require retrenchment aad economy, but the Secretary thinks not greater than will be found practicable. The entire reduction from the book of estimates is 85,907,605. Tke Blnine Investigation. The Jadiciary Committee postponed the Lit tle Book investigation on account of the meet ing of the fall committee on Lawrence’s Paci fic railroad hill. The Navy Yard Investigation. The testimony taken by the House Commit tee on Naval Affairs concerning the Kittery and Boston navy yards, has been printed, mak ing OOO paRco. _ It flhmts among many other things that daring the elections pending in the state of Maine laborers, mechanics, &c., some of them worthless, were employed from Maine in excess of those from New Hampshire, and when an election was pending in New Hamp shire men were employed from that state in excess of those from Maine. Commodere Fairfax testified as to the abases in the navy; that one is that naval contractors, chiefs of the bureau of construction and chief engineers have, under this system of bureaus, to decide the character of ships to be built and the style of engine boilers, without consulting those who have to handle the ship and fight the ship and who represent the country abroad. There has been, I am sorry to say, siDce I have known anything about navy yards, more or less interference by politicians in the management and employment of men and management of navy yards. There has never been quite so much abase as there has been within the last eight years, since Mr. Robeson lias assumed charge of the Navy Department. Commodore Howell having been asked bis opinion of the eight sloops of-war now in the course of construction said: “I th;nk the mod els of the wooden ships I have seen are as good as those ofaDy other nation in the world. They are small vessels intended more for breaking up an enemy's commerce than for attacking forts or of coarse fighting iron clads. The ircn ves sels are almost beneath contempt. That is toy judgment. They go 8 knots when 13 knots at all events should have been accomplished by them; their boilers are of such a type that when you pot on sail to increase the speed tbe ship rolls heavily, or if the wind is abeam it causes the ship to keel very much and their boilers become like so many powder magazines except that tbe danger is greater. Capt. Jonathan Young testified that in his opinion much injury was done by interference at Washington with the officers in command of the navy yards. In matters which seem to be for tbe best interests of the government they are more frequently overruled than sustained. Various Matters. Mr. Davenport was examined today relative to the census of New York cit^but nothing was elicited. Tbe Wavs and Means Committee today au thorized Representative Wood to report fa vorably the bill to relieve savings banks from stamps on receipts from depositors. Several arrests have been made and an illicit Still captured in North and South Carolina the past month. EASTERN RAILROAD. meeting of the Stockholders and Accept ance of the Relief Act. Boston, May 16.—A large meeting of the stockholders of the Eastern Railroad was held today to take such action as mav be necessa ry uuuer me secotiu iteliet act passed by leg islation. Mr. S. L. Thomas presented a report on be half of the committee of stockholders, appoint ed to investigate the affairs of the road. They report a suit against Director Lothrop for use less destruction of Lynn depot which had cost $50,000 and might have been utilized by the company. Also against the estate of Mr. Hooper; also severely censured the purchase of t?-*or a new depot at a cost of $20,000 which appears to have been unauthorized by the directors; also the purchase of Bar Harbor property for $21,800, which has proved of no use. Motion to appoint a committee to bring suit against directors or others charged as being derelict while serving the Eastern railroad and authorizing the president to provide counsel, was referred to the next meeting of stockhold ers. A motion was made that the corporation accept the relief act of the legislature and pend ing discnssion recess was taken. THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION The Attendance—Movement to Beduce the Admission Fee. Philadelphia, May 16.—The attendance at the Centennial grounds yesterday exceeded that of any day since the opening. The number of paying visitors on the grounds Saturday was 11,650. Work is still going on in Machinery and Ag ricultural Halls, and a noticeaole improvement u.being made daily. The Bertboldi fountain wi.l be in operation the last of this week. In the Centennial Commission this afternoou Gen. Hawley in the chair, a resolution for the appointment of a special committee to report whether or not a reduction in the present rate of admission, either for children or adults, would be advisable, was introduced. IIIETEOBOLncIctL. PROBABILITIES FOR THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS. War Dep’t, Office Chikf'Sigxal ) Officer, Washington. D.C., > May 17, (1 A. M.){ For|!Vew England. falling barometer,southeast to southwest winds and warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather. FIFTH AVhNi E ( «>FE«EN( E. AM ADDUESS TV- THE 1‘EOPLE. A Dark Picture of the Republic, Electors Ilrgei to Support only Kefotmcrs. New Yoke May 16 —A' 10 o’clock tbp Re form conference at the Filth Avenue Hotel was called to order by President Woolsey, without any particular formality. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., was called for. He was an independent voter; he wanted an hottest government and honest money; he saw that the elements with which he wished to act were concentrating in the two great parties up on one or two of their representatives. He for one was here, however to act with these pres ent and other indepependent voters, to induce the Republican parry to nominate for President the present Secretary of the Treasury, Hon. B. H. Bristow, but if the Republican party, lis iening to its purely partisan leaders, put such a mau in nomination that we cannot support him. and if trie Democratic party should nom inate for President such a man as Samuel Til den, then he shall support him. (Applause.) But if the two parties do not do either, then let us come together again and nominate one for whom we can at least throw a conscientious vote. He said this was the main point of what he had to say, and he hoped that none now misunderstood him. He then referred to those who were considered as candidates for the Presidency and considered them unworthy. For himself, for one, he would meet with only a dozeD, and nominate a man who would be an honor to the country. He only asked that he might be allowed in this centennial year to he counted. Parke j Godwin followed, and considered that the duty of all was to follow Mark Twain’s ad vice, and wherever you see a serpent’s head put your foot on it, whether it belongs to a Repub lican or a Democrat. He read from a Congres sional speech to show that corrnpton was abroad. He considered that the late war was the cause of much of the corruptlou that has followed. The generation which has been growing up since, has not had that thorough training in the constitutional and economic questions that prevailed before their time. Many of the present cfficesjare filled by men who have served well as soldiers, but proved very poor officials. He looked forward to the formation of a party which while being the conscience party of their campaign, will surely become the triumphant party throughout the country in the future. He bad been present at the birth of the Republican party and nnleBS it continued its work in the right direction he, for one, was ready to drive the nail into its coffin. (Applause.) Uarl schurz read the address ot the commit tee, which was adopted as an address to the people of the United States, as follows: , The Address. Fellow Citizens—A conference of citizens as sembled in New York sincerely desiring to serve the best interest of the American people, beg leave to submit to your candid considera tion the following appeal: A national election is approaching under cir cumstances of peculiar significance. Never be fore in our history has the public mind been so profoundly agitated by au apprehension of the dangers arising from the prevalence of corrupt tendencies and practices in onr political life, and never has there been a greater reason for it. We will not display here in detail the cata logue of the disclosures which for several years have followed one another in rapid succession, and seem to have left scarcely a single sphere of our political life untouched. The records of the courts of the states, legislation of the Na tional Congress speak with terrible plainness. Still they adhere to the scandalous exhibition. While such a state of things would under any circumstances appear most deplorable, it is pe culiarly so at the present moment. We are about to celebrate the 100th birthday of our na tional existence. We have invited the nations ofj the earth on this great anniversary to visit our land and witness the evidence of our mate rial progress as well as the working and effects of that republican government which a century ago our fathers founded. The most inspiring memories from past history are rising up before us in a new glow of life, forcing upon us the comparison of what this republic once was, what it was intended to be, and what it now is, and upon this we have challenged the judg ment of civilized mankind conjointly with our own. There is much of which every American citizen has just cause to be proud—an energy and thrift; a power of thought and action; a progressive spirit which in magnificence of re sult has outstripped all precedent and antici pation; a history abounding in illustrations of heroic patriotism, fortitude and wisdom; a greater freedom from foreign war and revolu tionary changes of government than most oth er nations can boast of; our republic, but a cen tury old, and just issued from the only great civil conflict we ever had to deplore, sp strong in resources and organization that it stands rank of the great powers of earth, and yet, with all these splendid results on record, it can not be denied that at no period during the cen tury now behind the American people have been less satisfied with themselves, and the centennial anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in so many respects to all Amer icaus a uay ui sincerest price ana rejoicing is feltjto be in other respects not without self-re proach and humiliation. Of this the corruption revealed in our politi cal life is the cause. To the honor of the Amer ican be it said, many patriotic citizens feel the burning shame of the spectacle presented in the centennial year. There the mementos and monuments of virtues ot the past, and here the shocking evidence of the demoralization and corruption of the present; there the glowing eulogies pronounced on the wisdom and purity of the fathers, and here in mocking contrast the verdicts of courts and the records of legis lative bodies illustrating the political minds of the day, and this before all mankind solemnly summoned as a witness to the exhibition and a guest to the feast. Never was there cause for keener motification, and keenly does it Btrike every patriotic heart. How can we avoid such dangers and wipe out shame? By prov ing that although the government machinery has become corrupt, the great body of the peo ple are sound and stroDg at the core, and that they are honestly determined to reform the abuses of our political life and to overthrow at any cost the agencies of evil that stand in the way. Only such an effort, well directed and sternly persevered in until success assured will save the good name of tbe nation aud prevent the prevailing disease from becoming fatal and restore to its old strength the faith of our own people In their institutions. At the impending national election various questions of great importance will be submit ted to our judgment. The settlements of the civil war as constitutionally fixed must be con scientiously maintained, and at the same time the government strengthened in general confi dence by the strict observance of constitutional principles and tbe old brotherhood of the peo ple revived by a policy of mutual justice and conciliation. Oar solemn and often repeated pledge faithfully to.discbarge all national ob ligations must be fullfilled, not only by the payment of principal and interest of our bond ed debt when dne,but also by the redemption not later than the time provided by the existing law, from tbe curse of our redundant irredeem able paper currency, which not only impedes the return of true prosperity but has also large ly contributed to the existing demoralization. These are great questions and there are more we might touch were it our purpose to lay down a complete political platform. But grave as they are, still in our present situation we must as American citizens recognize it as our most pressing duty to reestablish the moral character of our government and to elevate the tone of our political life. Honest government is the first condition of enduring national pros perity, power an freedom. Without the ele mentary virtues of political as well as civil life decay will outstrip our progress. Our dis cussions and struggles about other great ques tions and principles will appear like a mockery and farce if we permit cur public concerns to drift into that anarchy which corruption must ucuossuiijy unug m us train Decause it destroys the confidence of the people in their stlf-gov ernment—the greatest calamity that can befall a republic, ft is a simple question of life or death. A corrupt monarchy may last by the will of force, a corrupt republic cannot endure. It is useless 10 console ourselves with the idea that corruption among us must be ascribed solely to the immediate effects of the civil war and will without an effort at reform soon pass away. There is another cause which is not transitory but threatens to become permanent —it is the system which has made offices of the government the mere spoils of party vic tory ; the system which distributes the places of trust audresponsibility as the reward of party service aud the bounty of favoritism; the sys tem which appeals to the mean impulse of sel fishness and greed as a controlling motive of political action; the system which disgraces the civil service to the level of a mere partisan ism and treating the officer as a hired servant of party and taxing him for party support, stimulates corruption and places it under party protection; a system which brings the organi zation of parties under the control of the most selfishly interested and therefore most ac tive element—the place holders and the place hunters—thus tending to organize an army of political mercenaries to be paid out of the Treasury of the government, who by organ ized aclion endeavor to subjugate the will of the people to their ends through the cultiva tion of a tyrannizing party spirit.Every student or our political history knows since the spoils system was inaugurated corruptionjbas steadily grown from year to year, and so long as this system last with all its situations and demora lizing tendencies corruption will continue to grow in extent and power, for patriotism and true merit will more and more be crowded out of political life by unscrupulous selfishness. The war has only given a sudden start to this tendency, but without the war it would have grown up and will not cease to grow as long as the hot bed of corruption, the spoils system lasts. ibe skill in corrupt practices acquired by one generation of spoils men will only be improved upon by the next. The result we kDOW. We have already reaped so great a harvest of disaster and shame that we repeat it has now become the first duty of the American people to reestablish the moral character of the gov ernment by a thorough reform. What can we do toward this end in the impending national election? In this respect, fellow citizens, we consider it our duty to speak very plainly. Never were tbe cause of good government and the honor of the American name more imme diately dependent on tbe character, ability aud reputation of the men to be selected for tbo highest offices. In view of the grave circurn stances surrounding ns we declare the conntry cannot now afford to have aoy man elected to the presidency whose very name is not con clusive evidence of tbe most uncompromising determination of the American people to make this a pure government once more. Our duty in this respect is plain and imperious. It suf fers no trifling or equivocation. The worn out f clap trap affair of promises in party platforms Kill not it. Neither mil tune tine pro f. ssi os on loe pari of candidates. Not me e wools are needed but ac'io> s, iot Utere pui furms hut men. \VY theielore deciare.and call upon all sond lt'zeos to jo'ii us, that at the corning Pesideottal campaign we shall support no candidate who iu pr vale positioo everGoun lenanred corrupt practic-s or combiua ions, or impeded their pouishmeut, or opposed neces sary measures oi reform. We shall support no candidate who while possessing official influence and power has faded to use bis opportunities iD exposing and correcting the abuses coming within the reath O' iiis oti-ervauon, hut lor persouai reasous and pariy ends has permitted them to foster ou. t'orsuoh mi u may he counted not to uncover au l crush corruption, but for the party’s Sake merely to conceal it. We shall support no candidate however con spicuous his posiliou or brilliant his ability in whom the impulses of the party manager have shown themselves predominant ever those of the reformer, for he will be inclined to con tinue that fundamental abuse in the employ of the government service as a machinery for per sonal or party ends. We shall support no candidate who however favorably judged by his nearest friends, is not publicly known to possess those qualities of mind and character which the stern task of geuuiue reform requires, for the American people caunot now afford to risk the future of the republic in experiments on merely suppos ed virtue or rumored ability to be trusted on the strength of private recommendations. In one word at present no candidate should be held eniitled to the support of patriotic citizens of whom the question may fairly be asked, Is he really the man to carry cuta thoroughgoing reform of the government? Can he with cer tainty be depended on to possess the moral courage and sturdy resolutiou to grapple with abuses which have acquired the strength of es tablished custom, and to this end firmly resist the pressure even of bis party frieDds? Wher ever there is room for such question aud doubt as to the answer the candidate should be con sidered unfit for this emergency. This is no time for so called availability springing from distinction gained on the fields of action for eign to the duties of the government, nor for that former dangerous sort of availability which consists iu this that the candidate be neither so bad as to repel good citizens, nor so good as to discourage the bad ones. Passive virtue iu the highest place has too often been known to merit the growth of active vice below. The man to be intrusted with the Presidency this year mast have deserved not only the confi Uence ot honest men, nut also tne tear ana hatred of the thieves. He who manages to cultivate the thieves cannot he the candidate tor honest men. Every American citizen who has the future of the republic and the national honor serious ly at heart should solemnly resolve that the country must now have a President whose name is alreaay a watchword of reform, whose capacity aud courage for the work are matters of record rather than of promise; who will re store the simplicity, independence and recti tude of the early administration and whose life will be a guaranty of his fidelity and fit ness; a man, at the mere sound of whose name even the most disheartened will take new courage and all mankind will say: “The Amer icans are indeed in earnest to restore the an cient purity of their government.” Fellow-citizens, the undersigned in address ing you are nut animated by ambition to form or lead a new political party. Mostofushave long been and still are warmly attached to their party associates. It would be most gratifying to us to see by party action candidates put for ward whose character and record answer these requirements which present circumstances ren der imperative. We earnestly hope aud trust it will be so. We shall gladly follow such a lead and make all effort in our power to render it successful. But while we are ready to accept any and every good result of party action, we affirm that the moral reform of our public con cern is infinitely superior in importance to the interests of any political party. Glad to pro mote that reform through party action, we shall insist upon it at all events. Should party ac tion fail, experience teaches us that the habitu al submission of good citizens to choice of evils presented to them by party organizations is one of the most prolific causes of corruption in our politics. The acceptance by the people of the argument that one party may be bad and still entitled to the support of good men be cause the other party is still worse, will induce each to consider how bad it may salely be. It will strengthen in each the power of the most unscrupulous element, and subject the will of the people to the subtle tyranny of an organiza tion wielded by those who live by positions To break that tyranny by a stern refusal to submit to such a choice of evils is the first be ginning in the reform of our political life. Without this all other steps will prove unavail ing. We shall sincerely rejoice to see the ne cessity of independent action avoided. We earnestly hope tbatthe efforts to this end being made by the friends of reform with in party lines will be crowned with success and that the first expectations of the people may not be doomed to disappointment. Indeed, we are confident if all those of our fellow citizens who in their hearts agree with what we have said, will only take courage openly to proclaim their convictions and purposes, such a manifes tation would produce an effect sufficient to se cure nominations and an election which would MV IUV lUUU^U IU11UU VX U UVUV.L uxuci yj X tUiU^Sf We therefore appeal to all good citizens who find their own sentiments expressed in this ad dress, be they inside or outside of party lines, to organize in their respective districts and communicate with, the executive committee appointed at this meeting so that efficient co operation may become possible. Let no effort be spared in bringing the influence of a pa triotic public opinion to bear upon those who in the customary way are soon to nominate the party candidates, and then in any event let us be ready to do what the best interests of the republic demand. Our generation .lias to open the second century of our national life as the fathers opened the first. Theirs was the work of independence. Ours is the work of reforma tion. The ons is as vital now as the other was then. Now as then every true American must have the courage of his duty. Mr. Schurz moved that the address be signed by the officers of this conference as well as the executive committee. Carried. The committee which drew the address was constituted a committee to use all proper means to carry out the measures in it, and be empowered to add a member from each state in the Union. Conference then adjourned sine die. POLITICAL. Blaine Delegates. New Bedford, May 16.—At the Republican convention of the 1st congressional district in this city today, Robert T. Davis of Tall River, and W m. T. Davis of Plymouth, were unani mously elected by ballot as delegates to Cin cinnati. E. Chase of Harwich and Lewis S. Judd of Fairhaven were chosen alternates. Wm. T. Davis is a Blaine man, and Robert T. Davis though uncommitted, is supposed to have a leaning in the same direction. Boston, May 16.—The Republicans of the 8th district have elected Jomes Freeman Clarke and James Russell Lowell, delegates to the Cincinnati convention. The Republicans of th 5th district today elected Jas. M. Sbute of Somerville and Jas. F. Dwinell of Winchester, delegates to the Cincinnati Convention. One prefers Blaine, the other Bristow. Connecticut’s Shame. Hartford, Mao 16.—Hon. Wm. H. Baruum was today elected U. S. Senator in both houses of the legislature. The lleetion is for the un expired term of the late Senator Ferry, which ends in 1879, Ohio Democratic Convention. Cincinnati, May 16 —The hotels began to fill up last evening with delegates and others who will be present at the Democratic State Convention tomorrow. Indications are that the attendance will be large and that the pro ceedings will be interesting. John G. Thomp son in an interview claims the convention for Thurman and that the platform of last year will not be adopted, but that the present platform will declare for the repeal of the specie resump tion act, but with the substitution of another date, thus making it for hard money. Gov. Allen’s friends are strong in the belief that he will carry the convention. The political situation tonight is unchanged. Thurman’s friends are still confident that they will carry the convention, or failing in this will at least secure an unpledged delegation to the national convention. The meeting called for tonight in the interest of ex-Gnv. Allen was addressed by Hon, S. F. Cary and others in favor of a repeal of the resumption act, the abolition of national banks and kindred topics, but took do other action relative to the pro gramme (or tomorrow. The platform is in doubt and beyond the probability of a plank favoring the repeal of the resumption act, but little can be said of it. The friends of both Al len and Thurman are very industrious today, but Thurman’s friends appear the most confi dent of carrying the convention and claim they are steadily gaining followers. The Indiana Greenback Nominee. Indianapolis, May 16.—The Central Com mittee of Indiana today placed Hon. Anson Walcott in nomination for governor, vice Lan ders declined, and nominated Richard Gregg for lieut. governor. Independent National Convention. Indianapolis, May 16 —Between 200 and 300 delegates to the Independent National Con vention arrived to-day, claiming to represent 21 states, and other delegations are expected to night. At an informal meeting to-night the question of the postponement of the nomina tion of the Presidential ticket tiil after the Cincinnati and St. Louis conventions were held was freely discussed. A few eastern delegates favored postponemnt, while a large majority are for immediate action. The convention will meet at 10 o’clock to-morrow, but the nomina tions will not be made till Thursday. Tennessee Republicans, Nashville, May 16.—At a caucus of the Republican delegates to the state convention to night, it was decided to nominate no candi date for governor or the electoral ticket until after the Democratic convention in August. CniDStructed delegates to Cincinnati will be appointed. An exchange of views showed that three-fifths of the delegates are for Morton. Crimes and Casualties. Edward Convers, a Lowell school boy, aged 15 years, has been committed to jail on a charge of murder in shooting John Reed. John Fitzgerald, a lad 14 years of age, was caught in the machinery at the Boston flax mills, at East Braintree, yesterday, and literal ly torn to shreds. In the Supreme Court at Greenfield, Mass., yesterday, Daniel G. Dwight and Herbert A. Davenport pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree for the murder of Reilly J. Farnsworth in Coleraine last yeas, and both were sentenced in the stato prison for life, and Dwight one day in solitary confinement. Last Sunday morning four children started out on the Ohio river near Veray, Ind., in a leaky skiff, and all but one of them were drowned. ChRKUPHON ISi LOUISIANA. Some Severe Clnrgcs against Con gressman Morey. Washington, May 15.—The special commit tee lo luvesugaie the federal offices ot Louis ians, to-day, examined Major Seelye, former ly a sp-oial aseut of ti e post office depar'meut at New Orleaus, aud aitcrwar is United S ates Deputy Marshal iu Louisiana He refused to testify m regard to the pay-rolls ot the custom house at New Orlea: s, on the ground that it would criminate himself, and the chairman of the committee was directed to apply to the At tomy General for the necessary papers grant ing his immunity, As to the other matters the witness testified that there was a defalca tion of §08.000 in the New Orleans post office, during Lowell’s administration, and Lowell, with his deputy and cashier, were arrested and held to bail in §10,000 each, but was not pros ecuted. Lowell turned over to his bondsmen about §20,000 worth of property, which was af terwards returned to him and tho defalcation was finally compromised for §7000. Witness further testified that Congressman Morey told him (witness) that the easiest way to settle the matter was to steal the bond, and requested witness to do so. There were ten boudsmen who were assessed some §2000 each, to secure the compromise. Seelye also testified that Jouett, thenCommissionerof the Circuit Court, gave him a warrant against twenty men in Morey’s district. Morey erased the names of all but four, whom he instructed Seelye to take to Monroe and keep in jail until after the elec tion. A warrant was also given him lor Isaac Newton Glover, whom, by Morey’s verbal in structions, given Seelye iu the presence of Jouett, he (witness) was to take into the woods and kill. Glover was not arrested because a writ of habeas corpus required witness to re main with the other prisoners. Witness said he (lid not iutend to kill Glover, but left Morey nnder the Impression that he would do it. Wit ness further said the United States infantry and cavalry in the district were moved by Mo rey’s direction, Morey furnished a list of his appointments, and ordered the troops to be at such points the day before he spoke, as he was afraid to go to without such guard. Seelye sold to Morey the orders and telegrams received from him (Morey) for $200 cash and five notes for $100 each, two of which were paid, two are overdue and one has not yet matured. Seelye said he retained copies, and claimed that he had memoranda by which he could give the times, places, names and all the details. Judge Wilson appeared as counsel for Morey, who was also present, and requested that the application for immunity from the Attorney General be postponed until after the cross-ex amination of witness. Mr. Morey added that _: J rU.-.—* i. „ * — t__ Seelye should go to the penitentiary, and the case should be decided by the courts. If im munity should be grauted Seelye he could Dot he prosecuted, and he (Morey) would be with out the means of proving him infamons. Washington, May 16,—Seelve testified to day before thfe Louisiana committe in corrob oration of yesterday’s evidence, and said that he obtained on the 2d inst. an office in the New York custom house through Morey and Casey. A member of the Louisiana Legisla ture named Saner saw him in New York and told him that the sergeant-at-arms was alter him. Saner showed a telegram from Morey to Casey to induce him to go to Canada. He wanted £800 to accept and they only o ffered £500. Marshal Sharpe was asked by Casey to pay him his salary while absent but he refused, though he agreed to reinstate him on his return from Canada. Among other testimony was some to the effect that Morey settled with him in notes for his services in Louisiana, but bad never paid some of them. Fortj -Fourth Congress—First Session. SENATE. Washington, May 16. Mr. Edmunds, from the Judiciary Commit tee, reported with an amendment the bill to amend the 2d, 4th and 5th sections ot the act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several slates of the Union. Placed on the calendar. In making the report Mr. EdmuDds said it was the bill recently introdu ced by Mr. Morton to farther protect all persons in their civil rights and make the law conform to the con stitution. The Committee on Judiciary has examined it carefully and made several amend ments. He gave notice that at the earliest op portunity he would call up the bill and ask the Senate to dispose of it. Mr. Mitchell spoke at some length upon the evils of Chinese immigration, and at at 1.45 the Senate resumed the consideration of the articles of impeachment. On motion of Mr. Edmunds the galleries were cleared and the doors closed. Before a decision was reached, at 5.25 the doors were reopened and the Senate adjourned until to-morrow. HOUSE. The Honse took up the report of the Com mittee on Printing in regard to the government printing office. Mr. Vance said the printing cost £1,700,000 per year, which he considered a half million more than was necessary. Mr. Ballou of Rhode Island made the mi nority report, taking the grouud that the Con gressional printer was an officer of the Senate, and was therefore not amenable to the jurisdic tion of the House. In his opinion the testi mony failed to show a case justifying any harsh criticisms or condemnation of the congression al printer. In one or two important particu lars there mignt have been such departures from the strict letter of the law as lawyers would denominate irregularities, but in no in stance had the Treasury been defrauded of one cent, and in no instance was it even pretended that the printer or any friend of his profited one cent from any contract, business arrangement or transaction. He ex pressed the conviction that the majority of the committee had not ODiv forgotten the principal object of the investigation bat bad been large ly influenced by a desire to reinstate Franklin luves in toe prontabie position of printer of congressional debates even at a much higher rate than the government was now paying. In conclusion he stated his conviction that the congressional printer was an honest, upright aod faithful servant, needing counsel and as sistance rather than censure. Mr. Singleton of Mississippi, a member of the committee, supported the majority report and said he preferred these charges against the congressional printer. First—A want of proper qualification and a total incapacity to fill the office. Second—A gross and unpardonable negli gence in the management of the office. Third—Embezzlement of the money of the United States. During the discussion which followed the use of the name of Senator Antnony was objected to by Mr. Garfield of Ohio,|as out of order, and a somewhat excited colloquy followed between Singleton and Garfield, the Speaker pro tern constantly hammering with the| gavel. He finally succeeded in restoring order. Nothing more serions occurred than a remark by Garfield in reply to one of Singleton’s inau dible to the reporter, that if the gentleman from Mississippi asserted that a member of this floor said what was not true and to him he would hold him responsible under the rule not to insult a member by denying a statement which every member who heard him knew was correct. To this Singleton’s reply was that he bad made no charge against the gentleman from Ohio, and Mr. Garfield declared that the gen tleman from Mississippi could not insult him. The Chair at last got an opportunity of ruling that it was not in order to mention the name of a Senator in debate and that the gentleman from Mississippi should proceed in order. Mr. Eames of Rhode Island subsequently stated that the name of Senator Anthony oc curred only in an extract his colleague had read. The li-cussion was closed and the House pro ceeded to vote on the resolutions reported by the Committee on Printing. The resolutions directing the Speaker to certify to the proper authorities of the District of Columbia the tes timony taken relative to the conduce of A. M. Clapp as congressional printer, to the end that he may be indicted end prosecuted, was adopt ed. Yeas 137 nays 74 (a party vote.) A resolution instructing the Judiciary Com mittee to inquire whether tbe congressional printer is an officer who may be impeached, WAS arlnntuil nrilKniit iliniainn The third resolutinn instructing the Commit tee on Apfropriation to embody in the sundry civil appropriation a section changing the pres ent system of goverumhnt printing was recom mitted. On motion of Mr. Holman of Indiana the first resolution was modified so as to refer the testimony to the authorities of the District for pioper action. Mr. Hoge of South Carolina offered a reso lution instructing the Judiciary Committee to enquire what additional legislation is necessary to secure to a state when a party to a suit in a United States court preference in trial over civil cases pending between private parties Adopted. Mr. Piper of California introluced a bill to restrict the immigration of Chinese to the United States. Referred. The House at four o’clock went into commit tee of the whole (Mr. Springer of Illinois in the chair) on the post office appropriation. On motion of Mr. Cannon of Illiuois the section as to postmasters’ compensation was modified so aB to provide that at offices where boxes are not supplied and owned by the post master he shall at least receive $700 per annum of the box rent if so much shall be collected. On motion of Mr. Holman the commissions of postmasters on all other postal revenues were limited to $1200 instead of $1300. ' On motion of Mr. Holman the compensation of railroads for carrying the mails was fixed at five mills per linear foot when run at a speed of not exceeding 25 miles. Without proceeding further the committee rose. Mr. Lawrence of Ohio stated that if he had been in the House yesterday when the vote was taken on the silver bill he should have voted for it, although he was originally against the silver resumption measure. He thought the country would probably learn by this means that the gold resumption in 1879 was to tally impracticable. Mr. Lewis of Alabama offered a resolution instructing the Committee' on Rules to inquire into the propriety of consolidating the offices of i door-keeper and sergeant-at-arms.| Adopted. Adjourned at 5.30. " 4 MINOR telegbamn. ! The Attorney General has reported against ! the pardon of McKee and McGuire. ( The Democrats of Nevada have elected an ! topledged delegation to St. Louis. The Governor and Council of Massachusetts I ire consulting on the Pomeroy case. £ Baseball—St. Louis Browns 11; Cincinnati t Reds 1; Hartfords 8, Athletics 2. t f t > m » n . Clin A -N» JtPAN. ifme Em-ihqan hr*— 400 «'bior»e Drown ed— lurdernud Piracy. San Francisco, Mai 16 —Steamer Quangse bas airiveu from HuDg K,,ug via Yokohama. Several severe earthquake shocks are report ed at Takao, Japan. Renewed assauhs have been made on the Da tive Chris iaus iu the interior towns of China. A passeueer steamboat was upset by a squall near Hopg Kong April 2d. Upwards 01 200 UbiDese weredrowued. The steamship Pelican, belonging to Cbinese merchants, was seized by piroes who were among the passengers, March 29th, while sail ing from Sargon to Cambodio. - The captain and fourteen others were murdered. Tea es caped wounded. The ship was plundered and abandoned. The health of Mr Seward, the American Minister, is improving. TURKEY. An Outbreak at Uonntanliuople Etared. London, May 16 —A Berlin despatch to the Daily News says it is rumored that the council of Ambassadors at Constantinople has agreed to recommend that all ladies of foreign lega tions he sent on board of men-of-ivar, iu readi uess to leave in case the danger continues. The News publishes a despatch from Con stantinople, delayed since Friday, showing that the ambassadors and others believed an outbreak then imminent. The ambassadors made a joint arrangement for the prot-otiou of their countrymen. All the legations had men under arms. The FreDch lauded sailors for the protec tion of the steamers of the Messageries Mari times. The Russians armed 2000 Montenegrins and the Austrians armed 1200 Croats and crews of the Austrian Lloyds sieamers. The British fleet was telegrapeed for to come to Bessika Bay. GREAT BRITAIN. Winslow** Case. London, May 16.—In the House of Com mons today Mr. Bourke, UBder Secretary of the Foreign Department, in replying to a ques tion by Sir William Harcourte, said that Wins low is still in the custody of the judge, having consented to remauding in consequence of At torney General Halker’s statement that Lord Derby’s despatch had not reached Washington on Saturday last Sir William Harcourte observed that this was not an answer to his question as to wheth er the nnvernment hid rnme In a final rlaniainn in tbe premises. Mr. Bourke retorted that it might have been interred that no final decision could be made until a reply to Lord Derby’s despatch arrived. The latter reached Washington on Monday or Tuesday. Foreign Nolee. A Paris despatch to the London Telegraph says De Chandolle’s amendment iu the Cham ber of Deputies yesterday, provides that £40, 000 be granted for the delegation to Philadel phia, on condition tbat it be made to tepreseut all the industries of France, including agricul ture. Advices from Salooica say that tbe number of arrests iu counectiou with the outrage there have been 54. The preliminary inquiry has commenced, and the excitement in town is gradually subsiding. Tbe London Post states that Prince Alexan der Auersberg has died from the effects of the wound he received in his duel at Prague witt Count Kaloweiat. The latter has been arrested and will be court martialed. It is stated that tbe British residents at Zan zibar have negotiated a treaty with the Sultao, providing for the entire abolition of the Slavs trade under stringent rules. Crimes and Casualties. Giant powder works at McOaiosvi'.le, N. J., exploded yesterday. Several persons reported killed. . Hotel at Hull, Mass., owned by Barney Ho gan was burned Monday. FINANCIAL ANI> CONHERCIAl Portland Wholesale Market. Tuesday, May 16.—There is a change in the flow market to-day. Wheat has advanced in the Wesi and the lower and medium grades have accordingly gone up about 23c t> bbl. The advance on wheat ii owing to a large export demand. Sugars are very steady and prices remain unchanged. Molasses con tinnes unchanged. Daily Domestic Receipts. By Boston and Maine Railboad.— J B biski 1 car Coar, Order 3 car s flour, D W Coolidge 1 cai flour, W S King 1 car flour. Brown & Washburi 1 car flour, A L Dennison 1 car rakes, Clark, Love Joy & Co. 2 ears lumper, G F Bickford 4 cars corn Thaxter & Co. 2 cars corn, Lord, Kunleq Co. 2 can com, Kensell. Tabor & Co. 2 cars com, W P Hub bard & Co. 2 cars corn, G J Mitchell 1 car meal G T R 6 cars ot merchandise, M C R R 14 cars o: merchandise, P&ORK3cars merchandise, Port land 15 cars of merchandise. By water conveyance—1000 bush cornmeal to G W. True & Co. Foreign Imports. HALL’S HARBOR, NS, Scbr Day Star—30 cordf wood to A D Whidden. ROCKLAND, NB. Schr Delta—125 tons stone tc order. JOGGINS, NS. Schr Riverside—195 tons ccal t< order. FAJARDO, PR. Schr Hamburg—305 puncheon: and 8 tes molasses to E. Churchill & Co. Foreign Fxports. ANNAPOLIS, NS. Schr Maggie Quinn—065 bbli flour, 5 bbls oatmeal, 20 bbls beaus, 10 bbls D, apples 4 bbls barley. nuNiuo niocH iTiRruei. [Sales at the Brokers* Board, May 16.] I Boston & Maine Railroad. 99| 95 .do. 99} Second Call. 359 Eastern Railroad. 10} Mew York Stock and Money Market* New York. May 16—Evening.—Money market was easy at 3 per cent, on call. Sterling Exchangt is dnll at 488 @ 488} for sixty days and 489} @ 489* lor demand. Gold is quiet at 1124 @ 112}; loans were made flal at 3} per cent. The clearances at the Gold Exchange to-day were $18,740,000; customs receipts $288,000 the sub-Treasiiry paid out $404,000 in interest, $79, 000 in redemption of bonds and $71,004 in silver. Tbt engagements ot specie for export to-morrow art $300,000; exports ot produce for the week $3,780,350, against $4,106,551 for the corresponding week of Iasi year. Governments were strong. State bonds—Ten nessee were in demand at 43} @ 433 for old and 42 foi new. Railroad bonds firm, with tne largest trans actions in Union Pacific firsts and Erie fourths, the former advancing to 105} and the latter to 100 Central Pacific rose from 107} to 108}. The extreme dullness on the Stock Exchange was relieved slightly just previous to the close by the inauguration of a selling movement, which carried the prices down from } to 1} per cent. The following were the closing quotations of Gov ernment securities: United States coup. 6s,1881. 122| United States 5-20’s 1865, old, ex-cup.114} United States 5-20*8,1865, new.1183 United States 5-20’s, 1867.121 United States 5-20’s, 1868 do.122} United States new5’s, ex-int....117} United States 10-40s, coup.118} Currency 6’s.127 The following were the closing quotations o] Stocks: Western Union Telegraph Co.. .... 661 Pacific Mail... 20} New York Central & Hudson R R.110} Erie. 14} Erie preterred. 19 Michigan Central. 47 Union Pacific Stock. 62 Panama. 126 Lake Shore. 54 Illinois Central. 95} Chicago & Northwestern. 40 Chicago & Northwestern preterred. 59} New Jersey Central. 92} Rock Island...1043 St. Paul... .... 371 St. Paul preferred. 64 Wabash.... 23 Delaware & Lackawanna.1074 Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph. 17} Missouri Pacific. 13 Atlantic & Pacific preterred. 2} The following were the closing quotations of Pacific Railroad securities: Central Pacific bonds....108} Union Pacific bonds.105} Union Pacific Land Grants ex-in.99} Sinking Funds. 91 Boston, Hartford & Erie 1st. 20 Guaranteed. 22 Watertown|Cattle Market. Watertown. May 16.—Receipts Beef Cattle 1550 head. Very few Cattle from the West. Western stock sold dull at the opening, with little a spirt of — — - — , . j a IUC UWUCIB were willing to deduct a fraction from last week's prices. The quality of Western stock continues good; sales of choice at 8 75; extra at 8 00 @ 8 50; first quality at 6 75 @ 7 50; second quality at 5 75 (a) 6 50; third quality at 4 75 @ 5 50 Sheep —Receipts 934 head. Thore was a light sup ply of vearlings in the market; prices remain steady; 8ale9 in lots at 2 00 @ 3 50 each; extra at 4 @ 6 50, or from 4$ to 8c lb.; sheared sheep sell at 4 @ 5$c P’ lb. Veal Calves sold at 4 50 @ 7 00. Providence Print Cloths Market. Providence, May 16.—Printing Cloths market— Printing cloths are very dull, with the prices nom inally unchanged; best 64x64 goods are quoted at 3ft @ 3|e lor standardjand extra, with light demand. Dry Goods Market. New York, May 16.—The Bulletin's weekly review ot the New York dry goods market savs: The package trade in domestic goods is quiet and unsettled by the impending auction sales of 0000 packages of domestic, which will be made next week. Fancy prints ruled quiet, but shirting styles were in fair demand at low prices. Ginghams moved slow. Nearly 13,000 cases and bales of quilts were geremptoriiy sold at auction in fifty minutes and rougbt fair prices. Dress Goods ann shawls were juiet and heavy. Fancy cassimeies and overcoatings were in fair demand by clothiers. Spring weight woolens are quiet. Foreign goods continued dull. Domestic Markets. New Tork. May 16—Evening.—Flour is firm, with a fair export and home tracie demand; receipts 3000 bbls; sales 19,COO bbls; No 2 at 3 10 @ 3 60: Superfine Western and State at 4 15 @4 60; good ixtra Western and State at 5 05 @5 35; good to :hoice do at5 40 @ 5 75; White Wheat Western extra it 5 80 @ 7 00; Fancy White Wheat Western at 7 05 5} 7 75; extra Ohio at 5 05 @ 7|00: extra St Louis it 5 30 @ 9 00; Patent Minnesota extra good to prime at 6 50 @ 7 35; choice to double extra at r 40 @ 9 50; lyw grade extra at 510 @ 5 25; medium ;o choice Western at 5 75 @8 75; Southern flour at ; 10 @8 75. Rye flour is steady; sales 380 bbls at I 75 @5 10. Cornmeal is scarcely so firm; sales 500 >bls at 2 85 @ 3 65. Wheat is firmer; receipts 121, 96 bush; sales of 173,000 bush; 1 05 @ 1 06 for ejected Spring; 113 for Mixed Spring; 120@128 or ungraded Spring; 1 11 for No 3 New York Spring; 12 @ 118 for No 3 Chicago; 118 for No 3 Milwaukee; 22 for No 2 Chicago, fresh receipts; 1 25 @ 1 26 for tfo2 Milwaukee; 125 for No 2 Minnesota; 1 26 tor rop ot 1874 No 2 Milwaukee in store; 1 32$ for No 1 Minnesota ;|1 42 for White and Amber State together; 48 for White Michigan. Rye is firmer; receipts SOObush; State at 90 @ 92c. Corn is active: re eipts 170,900bush; sales 183,OOo; 58 ® 58$ c for no ;tade Mixed; 60 @61c for steamer Mixed, and nom aally at 60 @ 60$; 61|@61j|c for graded Mixed; 59 £ 62$c for lungraded new Western Mixed; 63ie for Id Western Mixed afloat; 65c for new White South rn. Oats are $c lower and heavy; receipts 67.289 ugh; sales ot 0500bush; 36 'a) 45c for Mixed Western nil State; 42@53$c tor White Western and State, icluding rejected at 36c; New York No 2 Mixed at 9 @ 40c; New York No 1 Mixed at 43c; No 2 Chicago 41c; No 2 Milwaukee at 44c. Coffee—Rio is uiet at 15$ @ 18$c in gold; cargoes at 15$ @ I9$e iu old. Sugar is quiet and steady at 7 15-16 for fair to good refining; 8@8*c for prime Petroleum is firmer. Naval Store-- Turpentine is lieavyat air for spirits. Pork is firm: 5 5 bis new rue-s at 21 25 @ 2150. Beef is unchanged. Cut. Meats—W-steru quiet: 170 tcs pickle > hams at 12; middles quirt, 100 boxes at 11} lor Western long clear; 12 for city long clear. Lard is firm; 050 tcs prime steam at 12 80 @12 87*. . Freights to Liverpool—market is firm. (JHieiOO, May 16 Flour is quiet and firm, Wheat is unsettled and lower; No 2 Chicago Spring at 1 06J; No 3 Chicago Spring at 96c; rejected at 80c. Corn is active, firm and higher; No 2 at 4r*e; rejected at 43c. Oats are firmer; No 2 at 3tc. Hye is nominally unchanged at 65c Barley is firm at 68 a' 69c. Pork is dull weak and lower at 20 80 a 20 83 Lard is quiei and eteadyat 12 40. Balk Meat4 are nominally unchanged. iteeen, s—12,000 bbls tom, 41,00" bush wtieai, 121 - 000 • usb corn, 41,001 bush oats. 0,500 hush barley, 19,000 husli ol rye. Shipments-11,000 bids Hour,145,000 bush wheat, 101, 600 bush corn,(109,000 busn oats, 1,300 Bush Barley, t 2,400 bush rye. Toledo, May 16.—Flour is steady. Wheat is ; quiet; No8 White Wabash at 129*; No 1 White 1 Michigan at 133; No 2 White Michigan at 124; I extra White Michigan held at 143; 142 offered; ! Amber Michigan at 128J; ; No 2 Bed Winter at 1 33; No 3 Red Winter at 117. Corn is firm; High ; Mixed at 54*c; low Mixed at 53c; No 2 White at 53c; no grade Lake Shore at 50*; damaged at 45c. Oats , are firmer; No 2 at 35Jc; Michigan at 36*c. Receipts—100 bbls Hour 11,000 bush Wheat. 25,000 I bush Corn, 7,000 bush Oats. Shipments—600 bbls flour, 10,000 bush Wheat, 31. 000 bush Corn, 61,000 hush Oats. Milwaukee, May 16.—Flour is quiet and un- 1 changed. Wheat is weak: No 1 Milwaukee at 114; hard do at 122*; No 2 Milwaukee at 1C7J; No 3 Milwaukee at 98jc. Corn is scarce and higher; No 2 at 50c. Oats are steady and in fair demand; No 2 at 32*c. Rye is steady and In fa'r demand; No 1 at 70c. Barley is neglected; No 2 Spring at 83c; No 3 Spring Receipts—1,000 bbls fiour, 46,000 bush wheat. Shipmeuts—17,000 bbls fiour, 1,000 bush wheat. Detroit, May 16.—Flour is quiet and steady. Wheat is firm, higher and quiet; Michigan nominal ly at 1 41*; No 1 White at 1 34*; No 2 White held at 1 22; No IrAmber at 1 28. Corn is nominal; No 2 Mixed otfereu at 51c. Oats are dull and steady; Mixed at 36*c. ’ Receipts—1300 bbls flour, 17,000 bush wheat, 1700 bush corn, 5,400 bush oats. Shipments—1 200 bbls flour, 7,500 bush wheat, 900 bush corn, 609 bush oats. Cincinnati, May 16.—Pork is steady at 2125. Lard is inactive and lower; steam ottered at 12#; no buyers; keitle do at 13@13Jc. Bulk Meats are easier; shoulders at 7* @ 8c; clear rib sides at 10J; clear sides at 11 @ ll*c. bacon is easier; shoulders at.8jc; clear rib sides at II* @ 11 Jo; clear sides at 12*c. Hogs are in good demand at full price; com mon to good light at 6 50 @ 7 25; fair to medium heavy at 7 30@ 7 40; receipts 1500 head; shipments 450 head. Cleveland May 10.— The Petroleum market is very firm; standard at 10J: prime White at 11} tor car lots. New Fork, May 16.—Cotton is steady; Middling uplands 12 3-lGc. New Orleans, May 16. - Cotton market is quiet; Middling uplands ll|c. Mobile, May 16.—Cotton market is quiet; Mid dling uplands at 11 Jc. Savannah, May 16.—Cotton Is strong; Middling Bplauds ll*c. Galveston, May 16.—Cotton is quiet; Middliug uplands ll|c. A TTniraT a Mav irt_n.nvLo* i. Middling uplands 11c. Wilmington,May 16 —Cotton is dull and nominal; Middling uplands 111c. Norfolk, May 16.—Colton is quiet; Middling uplands llg @ lljc. Louisville,May 16—Cotton dull; Middling up lands at life. : Charleston, May 16.—Cotton is quiet; Middling uplands at life. .European markets. Liverpool, May 16.—12.30 P. M.—Cotton is steadier; Middling uplands at 6Jd; do Orleans at 6 5-16d; sales 10,000 bales, including 2000 for specula tion and export; receipts 12,400 bales, ot wnich 3200 bales were American. Hunt’s Remedy is not a new compound, it has been before the public more than twenty years, and extensively used by all classes, both with and with out the advice of a physician. Hunt’s Remedy has been the means of saving from a lingering and frightful disease and death hundreds of our well known citizens. Hunt’s Remedy never fails to cure Dropsy and all Diseases of the Kidneys, Blad and Urinary Organs. myl5eod&wlw MARRIED. In this city, May 15, by Rev. W. M. Sterling, Edw. E. Lewis and Clara E. Mason, daughter of Rev. Danl N. Mason, all of Portland. In East Wlnthrop, May 11, W. A. Seekins and Miss Elva E. Gilman. DIED. \ In this city, May 15, ADnie Greele Follansbee, only daughter of Kobert and Annie M. Follansbee, aged 10 years 5 months. [Newburyport and Salem papers please copy ] iNotice of funeral services hereafter.] May 15. Mrs. Charlotte Libby, widow of the late Joseph Libby of Scarboro. aged 84 years 8 months. [Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 1J o’clk, at the residence ot Clement Jordan, Jr., Cape Eliza beth. In Cape Elizabeth, May 15, Mr. Wra. Horrie, aged 72 years. [Funeral services Wednesday forenoon at II o’clk.] In Kennebunkport. May 11, Mr. Chas. T. Leach, agea 23 years 11 momhs. In Stowe, May 11, Dea. Jona. F. Fifleld, aged 85 years 7 months. tliuaiure Almanac ... -.may 17. Sun rises.4 36 I High water.6.15 PM auu sets.7.16 | Moon rises. 1.30 AM MARINENWg" PORT OF PORTLAND. Tueadny9 Nlny 16. ARRIVED. Steamer City ot Portland, Pike, St John, NB, via Eastport for Boston. Scb Hamburg, Hall, Fajardo, PR—305 hhds 8 tcs molasses to E Churchill & Co. Sch Helen Mar, Nickerson, New York,—coal to Maine Central RR. Seh Empress, Pike, Boston, to load for Eastport. Sch Lucknow, (Br)-, Cornwallis, NS—wood for a market. Sch Dav Star, (Br) Davison, Cornwallis, NS—30 cords wood to A D Whidden. Scb Taglioni, Gamage, Damariscotta. CLEARED. Brig Prentiss Hobbo, Dodge, Baltimore—Berlin Mills Co. Sch Maggie Quinn, (Br) Holmes, Annapolis, NS— John Porteous. Sch John Tyler, Cook, Calais—Nath’l Blake. SAILED—Barque Esther; brig Agenora; sch Mar cus A Davis, and others. Brig Agenora, hence for Glasgow, put back to land the body of the cook, who dropped dead. Vessel left again at 5 PM. [FROM MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE.) Ar at New York 16tb, barque N M Haven, Ulflck, Matanzas. Sid tm Liverpool 17th, ship Southern Rights, Har vard, United States Sid tm the Texel 14th, ship Jane Fish, for St John. Sid tm Valencia—, brig Giles Loring. Anderson, for Alicante. j Sid fm Matanzas 15th, brig Clara M Goodrich, for North of Hat'eras. Sid fm Caibanen 12th, sch Susan P Thurlow, Tab butt, North of Hatteras. MEMORANDA. Ship Edw O’Brien, Smalley, from Mejillones for Europe, which put into Valparaiso leaky, will dis charge for repairs. Sch Gem, from Boothbay tor Boston, which went ashore at Cape Porpoise, has broken up and is a total loss, together with a quantity ot oil casks which had been put in her hold lor the purpose of assisting in getting her afloat. DOMESTVE PORTS. GALVESTON—Ar 8th, sch Alice Hodges, Skinner, Tuxpan. I MOBILE—Ar 15th, sch Lottie Beard, Perry, Port land. PENSACOLA—Ar 11th, brig Lizzie H Kimball, Storer, New York, to load tor Cienfueeos. \ SAVANNAH—Ar lOih, sch Addie Fuller, Jorgen sen, Satilla River, to load tor Damariscotta. Ar 14th, sch Annie C Cook, Cook. Rockland. Sid 13th, sch Jas A Potter, tor Seville. CHARLESTON—Sid 10th, sch Satilla, Rivers, for Satilla River, to 1 ad for Northern port. Sid 13tb, sch Willie Luce, Spear, Baltimore. RICHMOND—Sid 12tb, sch Johnnie Meserve, French. Allyn's Point, Ct, via Osborn. i RICHMOND—Ar 12th, sch Maggie Bell. Hall, from nuvBiiuiu BALTIMORE—Ar 13th, schs Almira Woolley, King, Pittston, Me; Lulu, Snow, Bath. Cld 13th, brig David Owen, Chadbourn, Norfolk. PHILADELPHIA—Ar 13tb, barque A C Bean, Cheney, Autofogasta; scbs Abby Dunn, Fountain, Matanzas; LS Barnes, Arey, Pensacola; J L Tracy, Meservey. Kennebec; A Tirrell, Fisher, Boston. Cld 13th, brig J W Parker, Brackett, Queenstown or Falmouth; schs Mary E Thompson, Gilkev, Cai barien; Sea Dog. Nelson, Rockport; Suulight, Ethe i ridge, Bath. Below 15th, brig Etta M Tucker, from Cardenas. Cld 15th. barque Gan Eden.Blair, Portland; Ephm Williams, Keene. Portsmouth. Also cld 15th, scbs Minnie C Taylor, Taylor, Port land ; Com Kearney, Mason. Boston. NEW YORK—Ar 14th. ship Charmer. Peterson. Liverpool 36 days; scbsTW H White, Smith, Vir ginia; D M French, Childs, Rockport; Jas A Crook er, Currier, Bath; Chase, Ingraham, Wareham; H Curtis, Bray, Fall River ; Hyue, Oliver, and Only Son, Smith, Providence; Annie Leland. Homer, and Hiram Tucker. Knowlton, do; Kate Grant, Conary. do for Philadelphia. Cld 15th, ship John Harvey, Brown, Callao; sch City of Chelsea. Goodwin, Hamilton, (Bermuda). Passed through Hell Gate 14th. brig Hattie S Bish op, Bishop, from New York for Portland; Elizabeth Winslow, Look, do lor do; schs Wm Whitehead, lm do for Providence; Sarah Bernice, Proctor, fm Port Johnson for Salem; Gem, Thomas, lm do lor Ports mouth. PROVIDENCE—Ar 15th, schs Gen Banks, McFar land, and Raven, Herrick, from Calais; J C Rogers Fletcher, Pitt mod. * NEW BEDFORD-Ar 15tli, sch Clio Chilicot, Full erton, Gardiner. VINEYARD-HAVEN—Ar 12th, schs Odell, Wins low, and Pearl, Goldthwaite, Saco for New York Hannie Westbrook, McDuffie. Kennebec for Annap olis. Md; Willie Martin, Moshier, Small Point for Lewes, Del. Ar 13th, scbs Winslow Morse. Oliver, Bath for New York; Katie Mitchell, Eastman, Gardiner for do; T Benedict, Crockett, Portland for Woodbridge. NJ; Julia Newell, Rockport for New York. Sid, brig Whitaker; schs W Morse, Tarry Not. H L Curtis. J M Kennedy. T Benedict, Brave, Nicola, Katie Mitchell. Julia Newell. S E Jones, Gen Banks, Romeo. Pearl. Albert Jameson. Carrie Alice, James Martin, Alfred Chase, Lily B French, Hannie West brook. D Ellis, Cocbeco. and Addto Blaisdell. BOSTON—Ar 15th. «chs Fieddie Walter. Spauld ing. Baracoa; John T Mauson, Manson. Baltimore; Mabel Hall, Bartlett, Perth Amboy; Thames. Rob bins, Calais; Mechanic, Sinclair. Ellsworth; Tyrone, Strout, Millbridge; Amelia, Weutworth. and B L Condon. Lord, Baugor; Minetta. Stewart, do; Ad vance, Foss, Hampden; R H Hodges, Martin, from Rockland. Cld 15th, barque Tatay, Pettis. Portland; schs J C Nash, Crowley, St John, NB; Cbas E Sears, Turner, Lubec. Ar 16tli, barque Commerce, Elliott, Glasgow; schs Mary E Downer, Thompson, Baltimore; N Berry Nichols. South Amboy; J M Kennedy, Pomroy, and Milwaukee, Wallace, Rondout; Uncle Tom, Look Hoboken; New Zealand, Bray, Port Johnson; Lot tie, Newbury, Calais; Caspian, March, Millbridge - Wm Pickering, Patten, Ellsworth; Wm H Archer* Bellaty, and Chas Upton. Beilaty, do; Charleston* Haskell, and Lucy Church. McGowan, Bangor; R p Chase, Sweetser, do; Delaware. Ellis. Rockland; Rieozl. Maloney, Thumaston; Hairy Percy, Percy, Cld 16th, brig F I Henderson, Hender«on, Phila delphia; sch Hattie M Crowell. Crowell, Kennebec, to load for Ba.timore, SALEM—Ar 15th, scbs Parallel, Howard. Calais; Boston, \V j man, Bangor; Rival, Duntou, Gardiner lor New York. DANVERS—Ar 15tb, scb Clara Rankin, Rogers, Elizabetbport. GLOUCESTER—A r 15tb, scb Treasure, Header- * son, Boston for Portland. NEWBURYPORT—Ar 15tb. schs Henry, Falking burg South Amboy; Frank Maria, Alley, do; oH Hazard, baton Bangor. PORTSMOUTH—Ar 15th, gch Viola May, Owen, Rondout. PeREIUN PORTS. Ar at St Helena Mch 23. barque Clara. Nichols, fin Pas^ameang and Helsingfors, (and proceeded). Sid fm Callao Apl 22, ship Messenger, Gi'key, for Lobop. In port Mch 28. ships Belle Morse. Whitmore, from Amsterdam, toi the Islands to load tor Europe; Cbas Deunss. Keazer. do do. Sid tm Genoa 14th inst, barque Reunion. Emerson, New York Sid tm Cadiz —, brig David Bugbee, Stowers, tor Gloucester. Mass. Sid Im Oporto prev to 13th inst, brig Eliza Morton, Leland, St Ubes. Ar at Buenos Ayres Mch 17th, barque Ella, Mat thews, Portland. S)d Mch 26, baroue J S Winslow, Morton, Boston. At Rio Janeiro Apl 7, ship Detroit, Pike, from Car diff, for Callao; barque Lincoln, Thorn, lor New Or leans; brig O B Stillman, 'iibbetts, Iroiu Liverpool. At Savanilla Apl 30, soli Louisa Smith, Webber, from Jacksonville. Ar at Cienfuegos 12th inst. gch Mary E Staples, Trott, Machias; 13th, brig Kremlin, Wyman, Bos ton; sell Enterprise, Mitchell, do. Sid 14th. barque Cardenas, Weldon, New York. Sid fm Cardenas I2th inst, schs Cumberland, Web ber, North ot Hatteras; 13th, Armida C Hall, Hall, tor do. Ar at Sagua 11th inst, schs Alpha. Salisbury, from Machias: 12th, barque Cbas F Ward, Gay, Lisbon; scb L F Warren, Johnson, Machias. Sid 13tb, brig Tally Ho. Cates, North of Hatteras. Arat St John, NB, 13th, scb Little Annie, Rob erts. Portland: 15th, Tim Field, Leland, fm Boston; Sunbeam. Kain, New York. Cld 13th, ships Wm A Campbell, Curling, and A McCallum, Mafsters, Liverpool. Arat St Andrews, NB, 13th, gch II V Crandall, Maloney, Portland. [Latest by European steamers.! Arat Greenock 1st inst, Maiy Goodell, Eames Cheribon. Passed Anjier Mch 15, Golden State, Delano, from Shanghae for New York. Sid fm Batavia Mch 24, McGilvery, Jewelt, Unit ed States. Ar at Cuxliaven 1st inst, Lydia Skolfield, Dunning. Lobes. Ar at Liverpool 4th inst, Harvester, Bosworth.New Orleans. Ar at Singapore Mch 26, ship N Boynton, Blan li ard, Rio Janeiro. Ar at Sourabaya Mch 17, Robert Porter, Goodell, Samarang. Ar ht Wellington NZ, Feb 25, Ned White, Thombs, New York via Dunedin. SPOKEN. March 21, lat 18 21 S, Ion 24 16 W, ship Vermont, Richardson, from Independence Bay tor Falmouth. April 29, off Holyhead, ship J W Marr, trom Liv erpool for Rio Janeiro. From the Toledo Blade. SpecialtieN in Medicine. We publish on our eighth page alengthy article de scribing the system of the noted specialist, Dr. K. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., in which he sets forth with considerable force and clearness his reasons for devot ing his whole time and attention to a single depart ment of medicine-the treatment ot lingering chronic diseases. The same article also takes up the subjects of diagnosis, methods of consultation and treatment, etc., and will be found to contain many valuable mms to me invar.u. nr. nerce is tne aultior ot a work which has already attained a large circulation— “The People’s Common Sense Medical Adviser”— containing some nine hundred numerously illustrat ed pages, and devoted to medicine in all its branches, a work well calculated for the guidance and instruc tion of tbe people at large, and which may be had for $1.50 (post-paid) by addressing the author. Dr. Pierce has now been before the general nublic long enough to enable the formation of a careful estimate of the efficiency of his treatment and his medicines, and the verdict, we are glad to know, has been uni versally favorable to both. oc29 myl2eod&wlw SPECIAL NOTICES. AlTiT ENT ION. Munjoy Lodge, No. 6, K. of P. All members are requested to be at the next meet ing of the Lodge, MONDAY EVENING. May 22J. Every member who has a uniform, or will parade it furnished with one, will please report to either W. H. Rowe, M. C. R. R ; w. J. Rogers, 27 Brown St.: G. H. Curtis, 169 Newbury St., or Wyer Greene, 480 Congress St. ’ Per order, CHAS. H. RICH, K. of R. and S. my 17_ snd3t USE Renne’s Magic Oil t If you have got rheumatism, USE RENNE’S MAGIC OIL. If you have got Neuralgia, USE RENNE’S MAGIC OIL. If you have got Colic or Cramps, USE KENNE’S MAGIC OIL. If you have got an v kind of Ache or Pain, USE KENNE’S PAIN KILLING MAGIC OIL. Try it, and you will be surprised at the beneficial effect derived from a thorough and faithful use of Ibis popular family remedy; it is purely vegetable; safe and clean to use internally or externally. Sold by all dealers in Medicines. WM. RENNE & SONS, Proprietors, Pittsfield, Mass J. W. PERKINS* Oc CO.. (General Agent., Portland, me. nu!7 myl7eod&w3m FOREST TAR. Many proprietary articles have sold largely for awhile, through extensive advertising, but in no case, have these sales been maintained unless virtue has been found in the goods themselves. Thecontinually increasing sales of Forest Tar, although but little ad vertised, and its excellent reputation wherever known, prove it to be no humbug. Forest Tar Salve tor diseases of the skin, and Forest Tar Troches for affections of tbe throat, are also giving the best satis faction. Ask your druggist for them, or send 25 cents to The Forest Tar Co., Portland, Me , for a box of either the Salve or the Troches. octl5 sn»m National Loan Office, (ESTABLISHED IN 1S6S,) No. 53 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. Money to loan in sums to suit on Diamonds, Jew elry, Watches, and all valuable personal properly at low rates of interest. For sale Diamonds and Jewelry at less than half the original cost. One tine Diamond Stud, 1 karat pure white, elegant attair. $65.00 One tine Diamond Stud, } karat pure white, 50.00 “ ‘‘ “ King, 1 karat, old mine stone, 75.00 * . “ ladies’ King, very handsome, 35.00 and lots of other Diamond Kings, Eardrops and Studs, Gold and Silver Watches, and other Silver Ware at less than hall price. apl8snlm* ». SCHRIVEB. rjctmov al. »R . SHAW, Has removed to NO. 609 CONGRESS STREET, Opposite Plymouth Church. sntf CAUCUSES. Yarmouth. The Republicans of No. Yarmouth are requested to meet at their Town House in said town on SATUR DAY, the twentieth day of May, at 7 o’clock P. M., to choose delegates to attend the Dist. Convention to be held in Saco, May 25. By order of TOWN COMMITTEE. North Yarmouth, May 12,1876. mylstd Standi.h. The Republicans of Standish. are requested to meet at the Town House, on SATURDAY, the 20th day of May, 1876. at 5 o’clock P M., to choose four delegates to attend the District Convention to bo holden at Saco, on the 25th inst. Also to choose four delegates to attend the State Convention to be held n f Don nor 1.,no no « Cirri' , Per order of Town Committee. * Standisb, May 12, 1876. raylSdJtwlt Yarmouth. The Republicans of Yarmouth are requested to meet at Union Hall on SATURDAY, the 20th inst, at 7£ o’clock P. M„ for the purpose of eboosing dele gates to attend the District Convention to be held in Saco the 25th of May to elect delegates to the Cincin nati convention. Also to clioose delegates to attend the State Con vention to be held at Bangor on the 22d of June to nominate a candidate for Governor. Also to choose a town committee. Per order of TOWN COMMITTEE. Yarmouth, May 16, 1876. myt7d&w Deering. The Republicans of Deering are requested to meet at the Town House on SATURDAY, Mav 20th, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, to choose delegates to the District Convention to be held at Saco, Thursday, May 25. Per order, TOWN COMMITTEE. Deering, May 16, 1876. myl7d&w Westbrook. The Republicans of Westbrook, are requested to meet at Warren's Hall, in said Town, on SATUR DAY, the 20th day of May, 1876, at 5 o’clock P M., to choose five delegates to attend the District Conven tion to be hoiden in Saco, on the 25th inst. Also to choose delegates to attend the State Convention to be hoiden in Bangor, June 22, 1876. myl7d&w Per order of Town Committee. Povrnal. The Republicans of Pownal, are requestad to meet at the Town House in said Town, Jon SATURDAY, May 20th, inst., at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, to choose two delegates to the District Conven tion to be held in Saco, Mav 25, 1876, lor the purpose of electing delegates to the Republican National Convention, Per order of Town Committee. Pownal, May 11,1876. myl7d&w TO THE LADIES! BROWN’S FRENCH DRESsrfa Will make Ladies* and Children's Boots and Shoes that have become rough and red, and Ladles' Travel ing Bags which look so old and rusty that they are ashamed to ca*ry them, look just as good as new. It xt n .rub or sraut wet. Softens the leather No lady will be without it after one trial. Beware of imitations and counterfeits. For sale everywhere. U F. BROWN A CO 5 Ko*t«n. E*hl5 sneodGm CHICKER1NQ PIANO For sale. Rosewood case, seven octave* but little uited and in ;;ood condition. Price $400. my5sn2w li. I,. BAII.EY, 48 Exchange 81. Carpets_Beaten ! B. DODGE & CO., Carpet Beating Rooms, No. 13 Union St. ■ We beat with Flexible Whips made of Ropes, not i with stitt', unyielding sticks nor yet with iron cbaius, ! Carpets called for, beaten, and returned for 4 cents I >er yard. mySsneodlm r SPECIAL NOTICES. FOR CATARRH Astounding Discovery. Great Rejoicing Over It. Lite Longer a Burden! Spread tlie glad tidings near and far Till every sufferer hears the sound, Belief is found for the ‘'CATARRH,’’ And joy and merriment abound. This REMEDY is just the thing To clear the MUCOUS from the head, * And very soon relief will bring To those who’re from “CATARRH” most dead. It clears the NASAL passages Of what does oft mnch trouble cause, And each who uses It agrees It brings them back to nature’s laws. ’Tis very easily applied, And thousands by it have been blessed, And many who’ve its virtues tried Its “HEALING POWER” have con fessed. ’Tis known as “RAIDER’S GERMAN SNUFF,” The best thing for “CATARRH” that’ know n; None of your VILE and WORTHLESS stufT, No CURES by which were ever shown • We’ve tested it and know its worth, So quickly it relieved our head; It should be known in all the earth, And all its fame should help to spread, Till North and South, and East and West, Those who’ve been CURED of the “CA TARRH, Of REMEDIES shall own THIS best, And spread its fame both near and far. R/EDER’S GERMAN SNUFF. For sale everywhere. Price only 35 cents. SMITH, DOOLITTLE & SMITH, 26 Fremont St.. Boston, Agents for U. S.dec7MW&Ssn6m CALLED GOVERNMENT BONDS. Highest rates paid for Called Govern ment Bonds or Later Issues, and Good Municipal Securities given in exchange. All the 5.20*s of 1862,1864, and 5, 000,000 of the November issues of 1865 have been called in for redemption. Woodbury & Moulton, BANKERS AND BROKERS, 67 Exchange Street. n°v2y deodsnly REMOVAL. DR. HERSOM, Has removed his office to his residence, Corner of Pine and Emery Streets. At Home from 8 to # A. M., 1 to 3 nod T to 8 P. M,mylBdlw wm. e.Tennison has removed from 236 COMMERCIAL STREET — TO — 118 COMMERCIAL ST., HEAD LONG WHARF. COPARTNERSHIP. The undersigned have this day tormed a copartner ship under the firm name ot and have taken the stand at Long Wharf, 118 Commercial St., where they will continue the business of Wholesale and Retail Dealers COAL AND WOOD, and would be pleased to see all their former patrons and as many new ones as may favor us with a call. EDWARD H. SARGENT. WILLIAM E. DENNISON. Portland, May 1, 1876. myldtf I)R. GOWELL, Has removed to So, 2 Casco Street, Where he is successfully treating the sick by the use of Dr. J. Clawson Kelley’. Botanic Hrw die., in connection with Eleetrirify and the Also is Agent tor Dr. Kidder’. Premium Electro Ylngn.iic Battery. Advice free. myl2dtf AtJENTIt WANTED' CENTENNIAL MEDALLIONS, Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal in apiearance. wear and color, to SOLID SILVER OK GOLD. Presenting a large variety of beautiftil Designs in relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being If inch, in diameter, handsomely put up audsell readily at sight. The moil valuable Nouvenir* and mementos ever issued. A complete outfit of magnificent samples for agents, in velvet-lined Morocco case—including the Bust ot “George Washington.” Grand Entrance Interna tional Exhibition. Memorial Hall (Art Gallery). Horticultural Hall. Mam Building, a ml the grand representation of the Signing of the l>eclaration of independence (designed by Trumbull), m gilt—sent by mail on receipt of draft or Post Office order for $3.50, or will ship by express C. O. D. upon receipt of express charges. Agents’ circular and Priori List and one sample sent upon receipt of 50c. Immense profits. Sells at sight. Extensive fields lor enter prise. Address u. 8. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, P.O.Box 5270. New York. nibie d&wGmll Geo. M. lloswocth, Formerly with llarrrtt. Bailry * .to., bas taken the New Store Cor Free & Cotton SlA, and intends to keep a full assortment ot UPHOLSTERY GOODS f everv description for Drapery nod Dm era. iv* Work. By making a specialty ot this depsrf aent in upholstery, we propose to place before the ublic every facility tor obtaining the newest designs nd fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window ihndes and Fixtures. And a complete assort lent of Room Paper. mh21tf

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