Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 18, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 18, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862..-YOL. 13. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 18. 1876. TERMS $8.00 PEK ANNIM, IN ADVANCE. ENTERTAINM ENTS. The World’s Sensation 1 MUSIC HALL, TWO NIGHTS ONLY, Wednesday & Thursday, 17 and 18. Triumphant tour, after a series of brilliant engage ments in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and and the South, of the justly celebrated Madam Rontz’s Great Original Female Minstrels ! And Marie Delacour’s Beautiful Parisian CAN CAN DANCERS, From Robinson Hall, New York. A dazzling array of grace and beauly never before equaled upon tlie American stage. Admission 35, 50 and 75 cents. Reserved seats for sale at Box Office three days in advance. ABE LEAVITT, General Agent, my 12 dGt MUSIC HALL, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, - AKD — WEDNESDAY MATINEE, MAY 22, 23, 24, FRANK MAYO, in his charming “Idyl of the Backwoods,” DAVY CROCKETT supported by full and Talented Company, with New Scenery and Properties, Admission..75c, 50c, 35. Iflalincc Price#: Admission.50c, 25c. I^-Box sheet now open at office of Hall. myl8 dlw Presumpscot Park ASSOCIATION! PORTLAND. ME. Summer Meeting. June 14th and loth. $1400 IX JPREMIUMS ! First Day, Wednesday, June 14th, 8*00 FOR *.45 CLASS. $120 to First, $60 to Second, $20 to Third. Same Day, 8400 Foil *.31 CLASS. $250 ta First, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. Second Day, Thurs lay, June 15th, 8300 FOR *.39 CLASS. $200 to First, $70 to Second, $30 to Third. ' . Same Day. 8500 FOR *.31 Cl. A (SSI. $350 to First, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. CONDITIONS, The above races to be mile heats, lest 3 in 5 in har ness, and will be governed by the rules of the Na tional Association, as amended February 1^70. Heats in each day’s races to t>e trotted alternately A horse distancing the field, or any part thereof, will be awarded but one premium. Under no circum stances will a horse be entitled to more than one premium. Entrance fee 10 per cent of purse, which must ac company nomination. Entries close Tuesday, June 6th, at 11 P. M., at Preble House, Portland,*and should be addressed to JURX C. NH.4LL, mylSdtf . Secretary Presumpscot Park, IIS EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satin* and W hite Clanks, AT PRICE* TO SUIT THE TIME*. L0RI1, SHORT' & IUML Ear*T W. EHERNOT, Paper Hanger, has slate at our store. apl 1 Ij AMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 344= Middle Street* The Bent Work at Moderate Prices. A IM :-T 0 PLEAES. jars_ THE FAVORITE FUEL. FOR OPEN GRATES. Coal by the Cargo ! At retail a choice variety tor Family u*.'. warranted to Rive per fect «aiistaction Kantian « McAllister, 60 COMMERCIAL ST. febliidlf LEAVITT’S TENT Awnings * — AM) — ZEnXj-A-O Decoration Depot ! 1776. Uncle Sam’s a Hundred, 1876 4<llang your Banners ou tile Onler \\ all.4’ Having made arrangements with the largest man* uiacturere of Flags and Bunting in the country, I am now prepared 10 fnrnlrh them in any quantity desired. Silk, Muslin and BuntiDg Flags of all sizes and nations. Flag Poles ornamented and plain. Iron Brackets for a') sizes ol Flag Staffs, which may be easily adj listed to window sills. &c. U. S. and State Shields handsomely Uniehed. The Interna tional Centennial Flag containing an different National Flags with names attached iorwarded to any address on receipt of price, 15 cents The great National Exposition opens Mav l(hh. Be ready to usher in the day in an appropriate and patriotic manner. Prepare for ihe glorious Fourth. Show your patriotism by decorations woithy of the occa sion, and leave or send your orders and they will be promptly iilied by F. A. LEAVITT, 49 1-3 Exchange SL, Portland, Me. my.q _‘Itf CHARCOAL. WANTED 1000 Bushels Hard Wood Charcoal at Eastern Railroad. Address 772 Portland Post Otbee, or PALMER CLARK, Corner Portland and Grove Sts., Portland, Mondays. aprl8dtf < BUSINESS CARDS. CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Craig A Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, AND MASTIC HOBKFBN. Ornaments in every Variety of Sly leu, Designed by the best artists in tbe country, such as Cornices. Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Plastering, Whitening and Tinting done in the ueateKt manner. Mo. 4 Sttulli Street. Portland, JWc. N. B.—The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. Joseph Craig. raai7d3m James Wilson. STEPHEN BERRY, gook, Job and braid HPunieb, No. 37 Plum Street. FRED. IV. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. ap!3d6m«ttf J. H. HOOPER, UPHO L8TERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St., MANUFACTURER OF Parlor Suits, Lounges, Spring Beds, Tvlattresses, IcDouongh Patent Bed Lounges, En ameled Chairs, Ac. 2^“All kinds of repairing neatly done. Furniture boxed and matted. oct5-*69T T&Stf II. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT Ito. 907 CongrcsM St., West End, Cortland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H, A. HANSON. JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST.. PORTLAND. MAINE. jan21 ' dlw*ttf E. PI. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Pariah Church, TJ ndertaker. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffins, Caskets nn«l Ornve-Clotho, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals7 day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner ot Temple St. febl0d6m E. C. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers and Lanil Surveyors, No. 194 middle St., Portland, me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c apr7d3m THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 499 1-‘J Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour. —lO to 12 A. HI.,2io5P. m. ma3 d&wtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pumps and Water Closets, WO. 41 UNION HT., Under Ealnioulh Hotel, Portland, me. arm. uoia ana snower mtus, vvasnuowis, mass rad Silver Plated Docks; every description ot Water, steam and Gas Fixtures for dwelling Houses, Hotels rad Public Buildings, Ships* Closets, etc , arranged ml set up iu the best manner, and all orders iu :,own or country iaithfully executed. All kinds of jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on baud Lead, Iron and Bra** Pipe, ftheel Lead and Plumbers’ Material*. ap22<llm Dr. R. T, Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha’l be healed 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St* nov8 dtf WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVKE i. P. FAREIN&TON’S, 180 Middle Street. jan5 dlf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER. Office iu Ca*co Bank Building, over F. H. Fa*sett’* Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention. apr3d3m €. P. BARCOCIi. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer Marker*9 Tools, Mathematical* Optical and Philo* *ophieal Instrument.*, .School Apparatu*, Arc., 5B Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jnl PORTLAND, JVLTC, dly D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. Jams2(Ilf Fred W. Campbell, LANCASTER HALL BUILDING, Over Horse Railroad Repot, Has a pleasant room as above stated and will be happy to wait upon all his old friends and the public in general in all departments of the Hair Dressing Line. 23^“ First Cla** Work at Popular Prices. my8 dtt PROPOSALS. PropoNnlM for Furl, Forage and Straw. Office ChiefQ. M.,Boston, Mass., May 10,187C. SEALED PROPOSALS, in triplicate, will be re ceived at this office, and also at the office of the Quartermaster at Fort Preble, Maine, until 12 o’clock M., Saturday, dune 10. 1876, for the delivery oi Fuel. Forage and Straw at Boston, Forts Independence and Wanen, Boston Harbor, and at Fort Preble. Port land, Maine, during the fiscal year commencing on the 1st of July next. The Goveinment reserves the right to reject any or all proposal. A preference will be given to arti cles of domestic production Full particulars can be bad on application to this office or at. the office of I he Post Quartermaster at Fort Preble, Me. J. G. C. LEE, Capt. and A. Q M. rnylTd6t Fuel for Light Station. First District. office of Light House Inspector, ) First District, J Portland, Maine, April 26,1876. ) SEALED PROPOS ALS will be received at this office until 12 M., on the 15th day of June, 1876. for funishing the Li got Honse Establishment, 1st District, wilh any Fuel that may be called for by the Inspector for the the use of the Light Station in this district, for the year eudiug June 30, 1877. Specifications, Form of bid, &c\, may be had at this office. The right to reject an.v or all bids, or to waive defects, if it is deemed for the interest of the Govern ment to do so, is reserved. HENRY F. PICKING, Conner U. S. Navy and L. II. Inspector. _ eod6t Rations for Rock Light Stations, 1st District. Office of Lighthouse Insfkctok, I hirst District, Portland, Me., April 26 1876.1 SEALED Proposals will be received at ibis office until 12 M. on the 15th day of June, 1876, for furnishing Rations for Rock Light Stations, 1st Dis trict, lor the year ending June 30th, 1877. Spcoilicalious, Form ot Bid, &c., mav lie had at this office. The rigid to reject any or all bids, or to w aivo de fects, if it is deemed for the interests ot the Govern ment to do so, is reserved. HENRY F. PICKING, Conidr. U. S. Navy and L. H. Inspector. my9 eod6t COPARTNERSHIP. Notice. \| R. WARREN P. CHASE retires from our tirm, •kvJL arid Mr. E. I). EASTMAN is admitted a partner A. LITTLE A CO. t ortland, May 15.1876. myl6dlw Itow Bouts for Male rUS|J“'“,«|'ea row boat Enquire of J. S. „£?.?tRTS, or SAMUEL KYLE. ,ETllatf No 6 Union Street. BUSINESS DIRECTOR YL Booksellers and Stationers. HOYT & FOGG, No. 91 Middle Hired. Book Binders. wn. A. QIINOV, Room II, Piiulriii’ Exchange, No. Ill Exchange Ht. MMAL.IL. & HHACKFORD, No. 35 Plum Hlreet. Carpenters and Builders. W HITNKY & MEANS, Pearl Hired, op poNit«* the Park. Furniture—Wholesale and Retail. VALTER CORKY Jfc CO., Arcade, No. IS Free Hired. GEORGE A. WHITNEY, No. 30 Ex change Hi. I'pbolutering of all kind* done to order. Horse Sboers. E. MORREIJi &• YOUNG, Experienced IIoini nhoern nl No, 70 Pearl Hi. nov5dtf Pattern and Model Maker. J. I. BARKOCR, 330 Pore Hired, Cor. of ('roM8, Pori laud. Photographer. A. S, DAVIH &■ CO., No HO Middle Hired. Plumbers. JAMEH MILLER. No. 91 Federal Hired Roofers. J. N. MeCOY ACQ..3HHU g Hired. Real Estate Agents. JOHN C. PROCTER, No. 93 Exchange Htreet, Stair Builders. B. F. I.IBRY, No. 333 Fore Hired, cor. Crown Ml., in Delano’n Mill. G. L. HOOPER, Cor. York and Maple Htreets. Watehes, Jewelry and Silver Ware, JT. A*. MERRILL & CO., 139 Middle HI. J. A. MEEBILL. A. KEITH. CITY ADVERTISEMENTS Ordinances. 1— No Dog shall be permitted to go at large or loose in any street, lane, alley, court, or travelled way, or in any uninclosed or public place in this city, until the owner or keeper of such dog, or the head of the family, or the keeper of the house, store, shop, office or other place where such dog is kept, or har bored, shall have paid to the city marshal two dol lars for a license for such dog to go at large. 2— The city marshal shall grant a license to any citizen for his or her dog to run at large, ou the pay ment of two dollars; which license shall expire ou the first dav of May next after the same is given. 3— It shall be the duty of the city marshal to cause all dogs to be destroyed which shall be found at large within the city, without a collar. The above ordinances will be strictly enforced. my!7dtf C. K. BRIDGES, City Marshal. rvnxuAiiUi PURSUANT to orders from the City Council the undersigned Committee on Laying out New Streets will meet on Congress Street near Ellsworth Street, on WEDNESDAY, the 24th day of May, in stant, at 3 o’clock P. M., to hear all parties interest ed. and there determine and adjudge if public con venience requires the relaying out of Congress Street, between Gilman and Ellsworth Street, and if they shall so adjudge, will then and there relay out the same, and tix the damages as required by law. Also,said Committee will meet at the South easterly Corner of Western Cemetery and Western Promenade, on WEDNESDAY, the 24ili day of May. inst .. at 3£ o’elock P. Al., to hear all parties interested and there deiermine and adjudge if public con venience requires that said Western Promenade as delineated on a plan in the City Civil Engineer’s Office, shall be widened ami if they shall so adjudge, will then and theae widen said Western Promenade, and fix the damages as required by law. Also, said Committee will meet at Junction of Grant and Grove Street, on WEDNESDAY, the 24th day of May, inst, at 4 o’clock P. M., to hear all parties interested, and there determine and adjudge if public convenience requires the laying out of the continuation of Grant Sireet through land of E. P. Chase and Citv of Portland, ana if they shall so adjudge, will then and there lay out said Street and tix ihe damages as required by law. Also, said Committee will meet at Junction of Neal and Clif ford Streets, on WEDNESDAY, the 24tli day of May. inst.. at 4£ o’clock P M., to define the lines of Neal and Clifford Streets, and will then and there define and fix said lines. Also, said Committee will meet at Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets, on TH URSDAY, the 25th day of May inst., at 3 o’clock P. M., to bear all parties interested in the petition ot J. S. Crockett, t» discontinue a portion of the east side of Pearl Street, between Federal and New bury, aud there determine and adjudge it public convenience requires the discontinuance of said Pearl Street, and if they shall so adjudge, will then and there discontinue that part of said Street and tix the damages as required by law. Also, said Com mittee will meet at Junction of Oxford aud Washing ton Streets, on THURSDAY, the 25th dav of May, inst., at 3J o’clock P. M , to hear all parties interested in ibe petition of Moses G. Knight and others, for continuation ot Oxford Streets, from Washington io North Street, and there determine and adjudge if [>ublie convenience requires the laying out of said continuation ot Oxford Street, and if they shall so adjudge. will then and there lav out said Street and tix the damages as required by law. Also, said Com mittee will meet on Congress Street, near Warren Street,on THURSDAY, the 25th day of May, inst , at 4 o’clock P. M., and hear all parties interested in the petition for a new Street, trom Congress to Adams Street j and there detei mine and adjudge if public convenience requires the laying out of said Street, and if they shall so adjudge, will then and there lay out said Street and fix the damages as re quired by law. FRANCIS FESSENDEN, ) SAM’L. WATERHOUSE. | Com. on 1 I) CUSHMAN, t LYMAN M.COUSENS, f Laying out STEPHEN MARSH. I New WILLIAM H. SARGENT, J Streets. my9 d2w CITY OF PORTLAND. City Clerk’s Office, \ May 6, 1876. J NOTICE is hereby given to all parties interested in the petitions for Sewers in Hanover and Casco Streets, that a hearing will be bad on said petitions, at the Aldermen’s Room in City Building, on MONDAY, the fifth day of June next, at 7J o’clock P. M., and that thereafter they will deter mine and adjudge if j>ublic convenience and necessi ties require The construction ot said Sewers. Per order, my8dtd II. I. ROBINSON, City Clerk. CENTENNIAL, MEMORIAL MEDALS ! Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal in appearance, wear and color to SOLID SILVER OR GOLD, presenting a variety of beautiful Designs in Relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being 1g inch, in diameter, handsomely put up aud sell readily at sight. THE MOST VALUABLE SOUVENIRS AND MEMENTOS EVER ISSUED. * GOOD AGENTS WANTED In every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, to whom exclusive territory will be given, if desired. RETAIL PRICES—For the Albata Silver, 50 cts. (iilt, SI, in fancy box. Usual discount to the Trade. A complete outfit ot magnificent samples for agents, in satin or velvet-lined morocco case, con taining Six Medals, ditterent designs, one gilt, suit able for jewelrers’ show windows, etc,, sent on receipt of draft or Post-office Order for $4, or will ship Express C. O. D. Descriptive Circular Price List and ore sample sent upon receipt of 50 cts. Immense profits. Sells at sight. Correspondence solicited. Information free. Extensive fields for enterprise. Address all communications U. S. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, P.O.Box 5270. Xjw York 111 nig_d&wGmll HERRING’S l| SAFES, Ey« I M 8 £3 | Established 1841. Pm I BANKERS’ SAFES, wiih our laic Pnleuled Vmpromnrn — AND— INFALLIBLE BH LOCKS. These Jocks afford the security ol Iioth a Combination and Time Lock, and are a Safeguard Against Masked Burglars, HERRING 8c CO., 251 & 252 BROADWAY, New York, 56—60 SUDBURY ST., Boston. aPr18 eod2m* MISCELLANEOUS. “Rock Bottom” AT LAST! All Wool Pants for S33.00 ! Three hundred pairs on our counter, Five hundred in process of Manufacture. $3 All Wool $3 The best made PANTALOONS ! The best Fitting, the cheapest and most durable Pant ever offered in this city. ALL II FOR ONLY $3.00. You never saw such great Bargains before, VOIJ NEVER WILL AGAIN J ill Wool Pants $3, $3, $3, S3. ITou’l never liave a better opportunity to purchase so good a Pant for so little money. ONLY THINK Just what our neighbors charge $5.00 and $5.50 for. Come and see them, they will do you good. C. D.B.FISK&CO., 233 Middle St., PORTLAND. MF. myll tf YACHT MEN. IF YOU WANT Galvanized Yacht -AND Boat Trimmings, We Manufacture and have in Stock the largest assortment to be found in the State, including Inside Iron Strapped Blocks, Anchors, Chains, Windlasses, Row Locks, Ac. T. Laughlln & Son, CENTER ST., Portland. H^r>(*alvanizius Doue iu Ihe very BENT MAKHEK.apr29dtf BOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH! A GREAT DISCOVERY! By tho use of which every family may give their Linen that brilliant polish peculiar to iine laondry work Saving time and labor in ironing, more than its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’. DOKIMNH. KKO ICO, N. Fourth Ml., Pbila. ATWOOD, STEADMAN A CO., Hole Agents for Maine. «I>rl3 ThS&Tly N ew Store. Geo. HI. Hoswortli, Formerly with Hlarrett, Hailey dk Co., has taken the New Store Cor Free & Cotton Sts., and intends to keep a lull assortment oi UPHOLSTERY GOODS of everv description for Drapery and Decora* tir* Work. By making a specialty ot this depart ment in upholstery, we propose to place before the public every facility tor obtaining the newest designs ana fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window Shade*! and Fixture**. And a complete assort ment of Room Paper. mh21tf Phaeton for Sale. ACJOt)D second band Phaeton made by C. P. Kimball. ,J ust repaired and in good rnnniug order. Can be seen at CARRIAGE HI ART, apit Plumb Street. Jtf Notice. NOTICE Is hereby given that after this date I shall pay no bills contracted bv mv wife Margaret Robinson. ISAAC ROMNSON. Portland, May 13,1876. mylBdlw* For Sale. A GOOD Second Hand Soda Fountain will be sold low for easb. Can be seen at INGALLS BROS., myI2d2w* 13 Preble St, MISCELLANEOUS. WOO PINTS $2.75, Mode by Hudson Woolen Hill, al BURLEIGH’S. BOY’S SUITS, $1.50, J. BURLEIGH & CO., ISO Middle St. BOTS IRON CLAD SUITS, From 3 to 8 yearn, FOR $1.12, or a little lower than any other parly. J. BURLEIGH & CO.. ISO MIDDLE STREET. Spring Overcoats S3 5> oOO, FORMER PRICE #10.00, —AT - BURLEIGH’S. Shirts and Drawers 33 Cents, FORMER PRICE 75c. J. BURLEIGII & CO., 189 MIDDLE STREET. VESTS” $1.00, FORMER PRICE #3.50, — AT — BURLEIGH & CO/S, 189 MIDDLE STREET. PANTS T5 CTS., FORMER PRICE $100. — AT — BURLEIGH'S. COATS ~ $3.00, FORMER PRICE $5.00, — AT — BURLEIGH'S. Fll.l. IJVG OF MEN’S, BOAS’ AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHING — AT - J. Burleigh & Co.’s, 189 Middle Street. Don’t Buy until you have seen ♦ ■ VEGETINE —WILL CURE— SCROFULA, Scrofulous Humor. Vegetine will eradicate from the system every taint of Scrofula or Scrofulous Humor. It has per manently cured thousands in Boston and vicinity who had been long and painful sufferers. Cancer, Cancerous Humor. The marvellous effect of Vegetine in case ot Can cer and Cancerous Humor challenges ihe most pro found attention of the medical faculty, many of whom are prescribing Vegetine to tbeir patients. Canker. VEGETiNE.has never failed to cure the most inflex ible case of Canker. Mercnrial Diseases. The Veoetixe meets with wonderful success in the cure of this class of diseases. Pain in the Bones. In this complaint the Vegetine is the great rem edy, as it removes from the system the producing cause. Salt Rheum. Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, &c„ will certain ly yield to the great alterative effects of Vegetine. Erysipelas. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most in veterate case of Erysipelas. Pimples and Humors of the Face. Reason should teach us that a blotchy, rough or pimpled skin depends entirely upon an iuteinal cause and no outward application can ever euro the defect. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. Tumors, Ulcers or Old Sores Are caused by an impure state of the blood. Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and these complaints will disappear. Catarrh. r or inis complaint the only substantial benefit can be obtained through the blood. Vegetine is the great blood poriiltr. Constipation. Vegetine does not act as a cathartic to debilitate the bowels, but cleanses all the organs, enabling each to perform the functions devolving upon them. Piles. Vegetine has restored thousands to health who have been long and painful sufferers. Dyspepsia. If Vegetine is taken regularly, according to di rections, a certain and speedy cure will follow its use. Faintness at the Stomach. Vegetine is not a stimulating bitters which cre ates a fictitious appetite, but a gentle tonic, which assists nature to restore the stomach to a healthy ac tion. Female Weakness. Vegetine acts directly upon the causes of these complaints. It invigorates and streugi hens the whole system, acts upon the secretive organs and allays in flammation. General Debility. In this complaint the good effects of the Vegetine are realized immediately after commencing to take d; as ^debility denotes deficiency of the blood, a d vegetine acts directly upon tbe blood. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. mylt _<14w1 iotiiejpublic. T notice that some one is troubled by a / ItCXy similarity of names. 1 never sold a drop ?•) Vjl)of rum in my life, but l do think i can V_*/ ^SP'and will sell the Uc»t Oyster* that ever were sold in Portland. ALBERT NEWCOMB DAWES, my’ 119 t'ommrrrinl Street. dtt THE PRESS. ITHI RSKAY MOItNI.Ntt, MAY 18,187b We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are In all cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty i f good faith. We cannot undeitake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. __ REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTION. The Republicans of the several cities and towns in the First District of Maine are invited to send dele gates to a District Convention to be held in City Hall, Saco, on Thursday, May 25tb, 1876, at 12 o’clock M„ for the purpose of^jhoosing two delegates to attend the Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14tb June next. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city and town will be entitled to send one dele gate, and one additional for every seventy-five votes cast for Nelson Dinglcv, Jr., at the Gubernatorial election of 1874; a majority traction of forty votes will be entitled to an additional delegate. Delegates are authorized to fill vacancies only with actual residents of the city or town they claim to rep resent. j The District Committee will be in session in the ante room of the Hall at 10 o’clock A. M. for the re ception of credentials. The apportionment of delegates to the several cities and towns in the District, is as follows: Baldwin.3 Bridgton.6 Brunswick.5 Cape Elizabeth.5 Casco.2 Cumberland.2 Deering. 5 Falmouth.2 Freeport.4 Gorham.5 Gray.3 Harpswell.2 Harrison.2 Naples.2 New Gloucester.3 North Yarmouth.2 Otisfield.2 Portland.2G Pownal.2 Raymond.2 Scarborough.2 Sebago.2 Standish. 4 Westbrook..5 Windham . ....4 Yarmouth.3 Acton. 3 Allred.3 Berwick.5 Biddeford.12 Buxton.5 Cornish.3 Dayton.2 Eliot.4 Hollis.3 Kennebunk.4 Kennebunknort.3 Kittery.7 Lebanon.3 Limerick.3 Limington.3 Lyman.3 Newtield.3 North Berwick.3 Parsonstield.3 Saco. 9 Shapleigli. 3 Sanford .3 South Berwick.5 Waterborough.4 Wells.4 fork.;.5 THUS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco. Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PEKRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS. Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittcry. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. Republican State Convention. The Republicans of Maine and all others who pro pose to support the candidate of the Republican par ty in the pending elections are invited to send dele gates to a State Convention to beheld in IVOROIfl BEG A HALL. Bangor, Thursday, June 94, 1870, at 11 A. HI. for the purpose ot nominating a candidate for Gov ernor to be supported at the September election and two candidates for electors of President and attend to such other business as usually comes before such meetings. The basis of representation will be as follows: Each city, town, and plantation is entitled to one del egate and one additional delegate for every seventy five votes given for the Republican candidate for Governor in 1872. A fraction of forty votes over the number which is entitled to one delegate, will be ac corded a delegate. The Republican State Committee will be in session in the ante-room of the Hall at 9 o’clock the morn ing of the Convention. The usual reduced fares on railroads and steamboats may be expected of which due announcement will be made. JAMES G. BLAINE, Kennebec, Chairman, WILLIAM P. FRYE, Adroscoggiu. DAN I EL RANDALL. Aroostook. STANLEY T. PULLEN, Cumberland. CHARLES J. TALBOT, Franklin. JOHN I) HOPKINS, Hancock. HIRAM BLISS, JR., Knox. S. S MARBLE, Lincoln. ENOCH FOSTER .IR , Oxford. JOSEPH W. PORTER, Penobscot. E. A THOMPSON, Piscataquis J. W. WAKEFIELD, Sagadahoc. It. B. SHEPHERD, Somerset. WILLIAM W. CASTLE. Waldo. WM. J. COR THELL, Washington. JOHN HALL, York. Z. A. SMITH, Secretary. Portland, May 4, 1876. Mr. Blaine’s Vindication. The announcement comes from Washing ton that the judiciary sub committee have postponed the Little Rock investigation on account of the meeting of the full committee on the Pacific railroad bill. There seems to be no reason why the postponement should not be an indefinite one, for the investigation has completely collapsed. The committee went a hunting for Mr. Blaine—and bagged Tom Scott. As they have no sort of busi ness with that kind of game they have virtu ally abandoned the chase. The result of the investigation has been a triumphaut vindication of Mr. Blaine. All the witnesses who knew or were supposed to know anything about the $04,000 bond trans action were called before the committee. Mr. Harrison repeated his story. Mr. Rol* lins testified that in 1872 he got an impres sion that the bonds were bought by the rail road to oblige Mr. Blaine, that he communi cated this impression to Mr. Harrison, and that subsequently on searching into the mat" ter he found that he was mistaken, and that Mr. Blaine had nothing whatever to do with the matter. Mr. Wilson testified that he had carefully looked into the matter and had found nothing whatever involving Mr. Blaine. Then Col. Tom Scott stepped on the standi and gave the “bottom facts” iu the transac tion. He swore that the bonds sold belonged to him alone, that he had served the Union Pacific some time without compensation, and that the company took the bonds off his hands and so indirectly paid him a salary. This complete explanation of all there is or ever has been in the case at once put the scandal to rest. It was conclusively shown by Col. Scott’s testimony that Mr. Blaine never had any interest in the bonds, or in their proceeds, and never had any knowledge of them whatever. Ilis vindica tion could not be more complete. There was nothing left for the committee hut to ad journ. An *l,n DM.lln UiU. --1_ .1 ~ ~ ument calls for little comment. Mr. Riddle has no personal information on the subject, and does not appear to have ever spoken to Kuowlton about it. One of the many con tradictory statements of a man now dead can not have any weight against the explicit de nials of Mr. Blaine and of all other men whose names are mentioned in the account of the alleged transfer. That account is too absurd for a moment’s credence. The bonds were negotiable paper transferred by simple delivery and requiring no indorsement. It cannot be believed that Mr. Blaine, had he been involved iu such a transaction, would have permitted a needless record of it to be made. If, in face of the indisputable evidence of Mr. Blaine’s innocence in all these transac tions, his enemies continue a persecution which is plainly malicious, the result will be an outburst of popular feeling in favor of a much abused and much injured man which will give him the nomination at Cincinnati by an overwhelming majority. The Argus still fondly clings to the tomato sauce and mutton chop theory of Mr. Blaine’s guilt. Its inferences however proving weak it attempts to reinforce them by direct false hoods, and as its imaginative are much supe rior to its reasoning powers it improves its case. It is only necessiary to believe the false statements it makes iu order to be convinced of Mr. Blaine’s guilt. It is the Aberdeen (Miss.) Examiner which has these pleasant words for its North ern brethren: "‘The that shot Twitch ell will never be discovered; for if known, ho will not be betrayed l>y a people who are compelled by the strong arm of theJNational Government to bend the knee to a horde of scoundrels, or else kill off the scoundrels as the only alternative left thesm.” The testimony at Washington, yesterday, is rot calculated, on the whole, to strengthen the confidence of tho country in Mr. Maine. Di rector Harrison’s testimony was fully continu ed by unwilling witnesses,—but Tom Scott ex plained the mysterious and suspicious transac tions in a way that Mr. Blaine’s friends will probably claim is quite satisfactory. Col. Tom Scott is a good deal of a man, hut we don’t be lieve the country wants to be indebted to him for a president, nor to have a president, whose character is,in his hands.—Springfield Republi can. So grossly unfair a paragraph seldom appears in the Republican. If a'mau be unjustly ac cused of murder and if the person who is really guilty confesses, are we to condemn and shun the falsely-accused man because be is indebted to a criminal for bis character? Should Cahill be bung because be is indebted to Piper for his character ? Should Bristow be condemned because he is indebted to some of the parties engaged in the Mary Merritt case for his character? What sort of a show for vindication would Mr. Chapin of Massa chusetts have should the Republican treat him as it treats Mr. Blaine? One county In Virginia sends to the Dem ocratic State Convention a General, three Colonels, a Majar, and a Captain. Virginia Democrats protest against military tneu for rulers unless the men have record, of service in the Confederate army. Current Notes. Gov. Tilden is spoken of as liie “foremost candidate in southern affections.” Why not? When the South struck at the heart of the re public, Tilden refused to lift a huger to ward off the blow. If the patriotic North bad fol lowed bis disloyal example, the rebellion would have been a success, tbe Union would have been dissolved and slavery would still have been a recognized institution.—Albany Journal. _ General Conference Jf. E, Church. Baltimore, May 15,1870 To the Editor of the Press : Yesterday was afield day with the General Conference. Xo less than eighty-eight pulpits in this city were occupied by its members. This afforded a good opportunity to select fiom among the large number of distinguished Di vines, whose reputation as pulpit orators lias become national, lu the morning we found our way to Trinity church—M. E. South—to hear Bishop Foster of Xew York. He is a man of fine personal appearance, tall, erect, with a pleasant face, keen eye and musical voice. He speaks without notes, yet his discourses are evidently prepared with great thought and study. If bis sermon yesterday morning is a lair specimen of his power as a pulpit orator* he certainly has few equals ia the country. Xo words of mine can describe his lofty flights of impassioned eloquence, as they swept with irresistible power over bis large and intelligent audience. Iu the afternoon we found ourseives iu the Masonic Temple, listening to the annual re union exercises of the Suoday Schools, belong ing to the seven churches in this city of the Methodist Cburoh South. It was a splendid sight; at least 18C0 Sunday School children, with glad hearts and smiling faces, were com pactly seated in this hall. Their singing was grand and inspiiing. Ex-Mayor Magruder presided. Addresses were made by Bev. Dr. Vincent of Xew York, Gen. Fisk of St. Louis, ( wo members of the General Conference) and Bev. Dr. Duucan, President of ltandolpb Ma con Colleges of the church South. All of these gentlemen have a national reputation as Sunday School men, and their several addresses to the children were cheered to the echo. The interest of the occasion was intensified, as near the close Dr. Duncan arose, and grasping the bands of Dr. Vincent and Gen. Fisk, in words of impassioned eloquence, extended the cordial, fraternal greetings of 800,000 Sunday School scholars belonging to the Methodist E. Church South to the million and half of scholars belonging to the M. E. Church North; and amidst the loud cheers of the immense andi euce, and the waving of handkerchiefs from hundreds of little hands in the auditorium, the old chasm that has so long divided this great church into two sections, was atleast for the time being comnletelv bridged over. Iu tbe evening we listened to an excellent discourse from Rev. Dr. Newman, of tbe Met ropolitan church in Washington. Tbe doctor has too wide a reputation as a pulpit orator to need further notice from us. When, in 1844, tbe great Methodist church in this country divided, and the Southern portion, on account of tbe slavery question, seceded, and established what has since been known as the M. E. church South, Henry Clay at the time publicly declared it would end in a disso lution of the union. His prophetic words well nigh became his tory, for it is well kuown that the Methodist E. church South largely through the influence of its clergy, precipitated the rebellion, and ex erted a powerful influence in the mad attempts of the rebels to establish a Southern Confeder acy. As a matter of course, tho most bitter hostility for a long time existed on tbe part of the church South towards the church North. Bat fortunately for tho country, and especially so for these two churches, who are still pre cisely the same in doctrines and forms of cbnrch government, it is now quite evident that much of this old hate and bitterness is dying ont. Four years since the church North, at its Gen eral Conference, seat a fraternal delegation, consisting of one of its Bishops and Drs. Hunt of New York and Fowler of Chicago, to the General Conference of the Southern church. They were kindly received, and in return sent as fraternal delegates to this conference Drs. Lovict, Pierce and Duncan, and President Gar land of the Vanderbilt University. Tbe ven eral Dr, Pierce, now 93 years of age, on account of his extreme age and infirmity was unable to travel from his home in Georgia, so as to be present, but ho sent a long letter, full of fra ternal feelings of kindness, and expressing tbe strongest desire that all partition walls between tbe two churches may be broken down, and that they should become one. The other two delegates are here, and on Friday last, when formally received by the Conference,both ma le eloquent speeches full of the same sentiments. There are undonbteply formidable h indrances in the way of a union of the two churches into one, at present, but tbe signs of tbe times all indicate that the day is not very distant when these two churches will resume their eld ecclesi astical relations, and be blended in one. No nnp nuh nmnlil an onmanf ontl atrnnnthan union of these States as the union of these two and a half million of Methodist cbnrch mem bers into one body. Notwithstanding this is an Ecclesiastical body the Presidential question is freely conversed about both among its clergy and laity. Dele gates from different sections of the country have freely exchanged notes as to the prospects of the several candidates now before the peo ple, and as any one will see, some idea at least can he gathered as to the probabilities upon this questiou. Without any desire in tbe least to misrepresent the general sentiment, as here expressed upon this matter, I can say in truth that sa far as I can learn the general feeling, it is that Mr. Biaiue will receive the nomina tion at Cincinnati. This I think can be taken as something more than a waif as to which way the wiud is blowing. p, Philadelphia Correspondence. Tbe Snnitar Question—Beer Guzzling— That “Cantata”—Hr. Blaine in Phila delphia—Independenee Hall. Philadelphia, May 16. Tbe vote of the Commission to the effect that tbe Exhibition shall not be opened Sunday does not appear to dispose of the question. Nearly every leading journal in the city has declared in favor of admission during the Sabbath, and nrges it because tens of thousands of laboring people can thereby have an opportunity to see tbe world of wonder, beauty and power who will now be debarred. They argue that the Sabbath was made for man—for his improve ment, culture and development as well as rest, and that no better means can be devised for his enlightment than to study the progress which man has made. If a New Englander canoot square this doctrine with tbe teachings of his fathers, he must admit that if it is a siu to visit the exhibition on Sunday, it is a far greater evil to have the beer gardens in the vi cinity crowded with hilarious men and women selling laget beer, while bands of music mur der our national airs and profane other musical productions. These people will assemble about these grounds Sundays by tens of thousands If the gates over tho way were open the great er part of the crowd would go in where they could only get lager in limited quantles, or where the authorities could entirely prohibit its sale on that day. Every one in his sober senses will admit that to make a lager beer sponge of a man is about as wretched a use as be can be put to. I came to that.couclusion Sunday eve ning between five and six o’clock, when the wide walks across from the Centennial grounds were crowded with fuddled and noisy beer guz zlers, and the so-called gardens were little bet ter than Bedlams, It is a shocking thing that Sunday has become to be tbe day of drunken ness and boisterous revelry in our Urge cities, ff it comes from lager beer and the so-called light beverages, let us keep them out of Maine by law as far as we can. Simpson, of the Bel fast Journal, has been investigating lager. He says it is salted so that when the victim gets t one glass he thirsts for another, and when be has two he is on tire for four, and after that his appetite and.thirst increase in geometrical pro gression. Mr. Eauier s cantata for the opening exer cises continues to be the subject of humorous comment One city editor gravely asserted that it reached the dignity of the occasion and otherwise extolled it It may be that it is all right, but if that editor, Mr. Lanier or any oth er poet scholar or gentleman will be so kind as to put its meaning into easy reading Engliab, he will oblige a great many people who have read those solemnly jingling lines and have nev er got at their realinwardness, if they have any. A morning paper thus parodies one stanza: Squedunk, out of thee Oshkosh, thee—thee. New Jcrsee. icf«—u ntuih; Away: Summer cries—It’s warm; A way! Winter cries—It scows; Awaj! Loading Republicans in this city say that Mr. Blaine’s chances for tbe nomination at Cincinnati are improving very decidedly of late. Id a conversation with tbe venerable and justly venerated Morton McMichael of the North American newspaper, he warmly avowed him self in favor of Mr. Blaine’s nomination, “not because he is my^personal friend,” said be, “but because be is a mau of largo capacity, of varied imformatiou, of pnblio resource, and in my judgment, will not only be the most popular candidate the party could name, hot would give the nation a statesmanlike administration.” Ho also proceeded to speak of Mr. Blaine’s sagacity as a leader of the House, and said that by his tact, nerve and skill, he had caused the Democratic leaders of the South to declare their real policy. The young Republicans whom I have met are' enthusiastic for Mr. Blaine, and I am told that Col. Forney would show his old time zeal with Blaine for a leader. Aleck Mc Clure is generally “agin” the prosperous man. He has the independent disease very badly, jet amoDg the editorials of his sparkling paper of Monday morning I find the following: It seems that Blaine is decidedly the bead man in the Cincinnati race, and therefore his pate must take the bats which come from tbe united rear-guard struggling to the front. Bristow’s mules, Morton’s war disbursements aud Conkling’s fees as Senatorial attorney, have ail been played as trump cards with little or no ettect, and are practically abandoned; bat Blaine only gets the railroad scandal throttled In one form to find it nop up in another. It is now con ceded that he didn’t kill his first wile by brutal treatment, since It has been discovered that she still lives iu good health and favors Blaine lor President, and the religion of his mother isn’t considered siiecially objectionable, since it’s discovered that what little religion he indulges in is of a difterent persuasion; but tbe tailroad scandal has the advan tage ot special crookedness all around, and with two or Ihree Important witnesses dead. It’s not difficult to incline plausible inferences in any direction most desired. If General Lane were alive and prominent for the Presidency, the story would be made to fit him exactly, and it Tom Ewing or the other Blaine were makiDg rapid strides towards Cincinnati, they would certainly be halted as the repository of the corruptly abstracted bonds. As James G. Blaine is the mau who turns longing and rather hopeful eyee toward the pork metropolis, he is the fellow to handicap with the story, and he must accept tbe tricks of hostile jockeys as the home-stretch is neared. We don’t pretend to gay just what Mr. James G. Blaine had to do with railroads, but it’s ' due to iruth to say that he has yet to be convicted of any cormpt transactions connected with them.i From what 1 can learn, a majority, and a uuc, iou, oi me i euusyivuma ueiegauon will vote for James G. Blaine at Cincinnati. The people of Pennsylvania are for him ami so are the delegates, and so strung in that way that no good old man can coax them away. Lots of people go to Independence Hall. Of itself, it isn’t much of a room, bat people do think that it and its relics are the most sacred mementos in the world. Let ns keep oa think ing so. s. Exhibition Notes. Several wealthy Chinese gentlemen of Tient sin, Hangchow and Canton have sent to the Exhibition an unusually valuable and interest ing collection of curios and articles of virtu. The collection consists of elaborate carvings in blackwood, porcelain screens paiuted by hand, vases of all sizes in black, gold, and scarlet lacquer, as well as those painted in the ordi nary style, and a great variety of other oojects, all valuable and carious. In each instance these gooJs form part of private collections, and most of them are of great antiquity. A few are unpurcbasable at.d could not ba re placed. The collection is valued at $30,000. The owners are very anxious to outshine the exhibition made by Wo, the late Tao-l’ai of Shanghai, at Paris. Prance is to he reckoned among the lardy nations, but in a week or two her displays, though comparatively small, will be found to be, in her peculiar lines, quite unsurpassable. Taste, which is the national characteristic par excellence, is everywhere to be seen. Thera are exquisite silks, velvets and dress goods, bronzes, marbles and clocks; jewelry of mag nificent designs; fans of indescribable shapes and hues; porcelains and work in ebony and Ivory, such as could not possibly have come from any other country than Prance, er any other city thaq-Paris. Photographs, perfumes, musical instruments, cutlery and a thousand other things, finished with finical nicety, are also exhibited. The French pictures are good, though not the work of artists famous either in the past or present. As might be expected, there is no machinery to speak tf, if we except some beet-sugar apparatus and one or two other inventions. There is a singular appearance of the dry goods store about that portion of the building near the main or eastern entrance. Here the textile fabrics are displayed, and as the eye ranges over the numerous show-cases in which they are exhibited, one almost instinctively looks for the cards announcing “All-wool cloth, only $1.95 a yaid;’’ or “These handsome dress patterns going cheap for cash." Fortunately, the rules of the Exhibition forbid the fixing of prices on the articles displayed, otherwise the place would be turned into a gigantic bazaar. There is no perceptible crowd in this part, no* even of the fair sex. So far as first impressions go, all American* may feel gratified at their display in machin' ery. It is in some departments simply superb. Except in the cases of Great Britain and Prus sia, no foreign nations compete successfully with the United States. Prussia in only a few instances and Great Britain in none too many for her own fame and reputation. It is possi ble that some of the nations may yet have ex hibits of a striking character coming forward. But Great Britain has already surrendered her unoccupied space. The machinery at present is run from 10 till 12 and from 2 till 6. These hours may possibly be prolonged when things get ship-shape. The present arrangement is to allow of repairs and slight alteration to ths new machinery. The English will show at Philadelphia, in their beautiful pottery and other works of taste how easy it is to cultivate the artistic sense in the mechanic and fine arts, even among a peo ple naturally dull to it. These productions are mainly the fruit of industries which have sprung up since the great London exhibitions. Mr. Disraeli state 1 at the Royal academy ban. qnet, the other day, that there were now 140 schools of art iu England, with nearly 30,000 pupils. The display of furniture is not less interest ing than that of Ceramics, aud admirers of the "Eastlake style" in particular will find enough to delight thoir hearts. Several manu facturers have arranged their space so as to give a representation ol a suite of rooms furn ished and decorated iu different patterns. James Shoolbred & Co., London, present for instanco in this way the Jacobean, Queen Anne and Anglo Indian styles in five or six com plete little rooms with carpets and wall hang ings. There is a dining-room set of carved oak with a superb sideboard, aud another of carved mahogany of a beaulilul w irm color. Wright & Mansfield of London, who took the only gold medal for furniture awarded to any Eng

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