Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 23, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 23, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. . ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862c~VOL. 13._ PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 23. 1876. TERMS $8.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADYANCE r i ' : “ i ■ — :— — ■ - - - - ■■■■-. . ^^^ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 109 Exchange St., Portland. Terms: Eight Dollars a Year in advance. Tc mail subscribers Seven Dollars a Year if paid in ad ▼au'-e. THE MAINE STATE PRESS Is published every Thursday Morning at $2.50 a year, if paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Rates of Advertising : One inch of space, the length of column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; oontinuing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions, or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of “Amusements” and “Auction Sales,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less. $1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1.C0 per square tor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENTERTAINMENTS. MUSIC HALL. Last Two Nights 1 TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, — AND — WEDNESDAY MATINEE, MAY 33, 34, Enthusiastic Reception to FRANK MAYO, in his charming ‘‘Idyl of the Backwoods,” DAVY CROCKETT1 supported ky full and Talented Company, with New Scenery and Properties. Admission., .75c, 50c, 35 -. Matinee Prices: Admission...50c, 256. E3T"Box sheet now open at office of Hall. my18dig PORTLAND MUSEUM, May 24tla, Reappearance of the AOELPIUA NS, — WITH — MR. FRANK PARKER, The Celebrated Burlesque Prim a Donna and Double Voiced Vocalist. Card of Admission, 50, 35 and 25 cts. my22d3t rresumpscot rarK ASSOCIATION! PORTLAND. ME. Summer Mooting. June 14th and 15th. §1400 IX "PREMIUMS ! First Day, Wednesday, June 14tli, 8i*9 FOR 2.45 CLASS. $120 to First, $60 to Second, $20 to Third. Same Day, $400 FOR 2.31 CLASS. $250 to First, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. Second Day, Thursday, June 15tli, $300 FOR 2.39 CLASS. $200 to First, $70 to Second, $30 to Third. Same Day. $500 FOR 2.31 CLASS. $350 to First, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. CONDITIONS, The above races to be mile heats, test 3 in 5 in har ness, and will be governed by the rules of the Na tional Association, as amended February 1876. Heats in each day’s races to be 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 It P. M., at Preble House, Portland, and should be addressed to JOHN C. NMALL, myl5dtf Secretary Presumpscot Park, HOTELS. New England Hotel, ON TIIE EUROPEAN PLAN. COLUMBIA- AVENUE WEST PHILADELPHIA, PA. This Hotel is situated on Columbia ► Avenue, between Belmont Avenue and ■ Forty-second Street, and in close proximity ■ to the Main Exhibition Building. _| It contains one hundred and fifty lodging rooms, is managed by Eastern men, and New England people and others visiting the Centennial Exhibition will find home comforts and very moderate prices. N. B.—The entrance to Columbia Avenue, from Belmont Avenue, is opposite the Globe Hotel, and the NEW ENGLAND HOTEL is near the entrance. DANIEL HOLLAND,) r T LI AADU f T»___ my22 J. M. BOBBINS, ) dtf WESTMINSTER HOTEL, ON THE ETJJROPSAIsr PLAN. Corner Irvins Place and 16b Street, New York. One Block lrom Union Square and Broadway. The most central, and yet quietest location In the city. Convenient to the great stores, theatres and churches. Elevator and all modern improvements. Easy access to all parts of the city by street cars and stages. sep27d&wly40 C. B. FEBBIN, Prop. UNITED STATES HOTEL^ PHILADELPHIA, On 42(1 Street, Colombia Avenue, Viola Avenue and Elm Avenue, Directly opposite Main Exhibition BuildiDg, CENTENNIAL 6ROINDS. JX This elegant lire-proof structure was - ry*f rebuilt, by Richard J. Dobbins expressly to ‘JjaL/Jlaccommodate Centennial visitors at reasan nnnable prices. It has 325 looms, all complete "L“ hU furnished. The cuisine will be first-class in every respect. Large rooms can be en gaged for use of commissioners, etc. A fine store in the building to let. Address, P. S. BOOTH BY, Manager. Ieb26 eodtf Elm Avenue Hotel, 41st ST. AND ELM AVENUE. American Plan, Terms $,‘1.00 per Bay. PHILADELPHIA. 2* This new Hotel is situated on the corner rmraol Elm Avenue and 41st St., directly oppo JOfiJBsite the eastern entrance to Main Exhibition I ifiBifiil building, and affords an uninterrupted view I A" A.-mfrom its two fronts, ot Fairmount Park, Centennial Grounds and Buildings, the Schuylkill River, Girard Avenue with its elegant bridge, and the city of Philadelphia. These surroundings make it one of the most desirable locations in or about, the city tor persons visiting the exhibition during the heated term. Street cars pass the Hotel lor all parts of the city. Our Mr. Fowler, Proprietor of the Passamaquoddy House, Eastport, Me., hopes to wel come all his old patrons and friends visiting the Cen tennial. my20d2m ggagscggBgnKSBB^^ nim-mnn KOSSHOKK? HOTEL, Junction of Broadway, 7ili Aye. nnd 42d Siren, NEW YOKR CITY, Three blocks west ol Grand Central Depot, nea* tbo Elevated Railroad, and hut twenty minutes from Wall Street. A new' and elegantly furnished Hotel all modem improvements. Rates SI per day. Liberal terms to families. Free omnibus from Grand Central Depot. • CHAS. E. LELAND, Proprietor Of Delevan House, Albany, N. Y., ana Claren don Hotel, Saratoga. feb2id&w1v9 United States Hotel, POBT1AMB, i"»K. Situated In the very Center of the City. THE BEST LOCATED HOUSE FOR BUSINESS MEN. U1EATED BY STEAM. Best ot attention given to guests. Table set with the very best the market affords. Cotton and Woo! Dresses Dyed Without Dipping. april 2m BUSINESS CARDS. STEPHEN BERRY, ffiovfcj Job ami (ga)jcb ffiunleJi, No. 37 Plum Street. FRED. IV. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. ap*3d6m*ttf IT. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stoues and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 Congress SI., West Eud, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H, A. HANSON. apr!7 d6m THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 499 f-‘i Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hour,-10 to lit A. m.,it to 5 P. M. ma3 d&wtf JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 49 1-3 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan21 dlw*ttf J. H. HOOVES, U P H O LSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St, MANUFACTURER 0» Purlo» Suits, Lounges, Spring Beds, M-attresses, HcDonongh Patent Bed Lounges, En. ameled Chairs, Ac. HT"A11 kinds of repairing neatly done. Fnrnitnrs bored and matted.oct5-’69TT&Stf E. EE. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Church, XT ndorta R. or. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish CoffluN, C'atiketM and GraYe>i'lothca, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. febl0d6m E. €. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. No. 184 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., <fcc. apr7d3m Dr. R. T. Wilder The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha'l be healed 304 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm Sit. nov8dtf WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER i. F. FARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street. jan5dtf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Office in Casco Bank Building, over G, H. Ganeti’s Office. Orders left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt ttention,apr3d3 m C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer marker** Tool*, mathematical, Optical and Philo sophical Instruments, School Apparatus, Ac., 6fi Market Street, Printers Exchange, i'll PORTLAND, ME. dly D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. janl8_<ilf Fred W. Campbell, LANCASTEK HALL BUILDING, Over Ilorse 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. SS’-Firat Class Work at Popular Prices. my8 dtl CRAIG & WILSON Formerly Craig; Ar Jackson. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, ANR MASTIC WORKERS, Ornament* in every Variety of Style*, Designed by the best artists in the country, such as Cornices, Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c.. can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Plastering* Whitening and Tinting done in the neatest manner. No. 4 South Street, Portland, Me. N. B. -The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. Joseph Craig. mai7d3m James Wilson. THE KIMBALL BOOT! What is There ia a Name? A good name is a capital to a manufacturer, and should not he kept from the nublic that may wish to know where to find his productions and KNOW that they are his when oiiered for sale. The Senior Partner has made it a specialty to manufacture Ladies’ Fine Boots and Shoes for over FORTY YEARS in Boston, and lor THIRTY of that time retailed them lrom his own counter. For the past TWELVB years a very large part of them have been retailed by the most popular Shoe Dealers in Boston, one lirm alone (that of H. H. Tuttle & Co ) having purchased hi twelve yeats Four hundred and fifty thousand dollars worth and are now running over $1000 weekly. T AflTP'J who know the value and ease and com LMIJ.D0 hut ot the French Boot or Slioe will find a perlect counterpart in the KIMBALL BOOT AND SHOE. We shall he happy to open an account with one first-class Shoe Dealor in any City or Town outside of Boston. Our principal customers in Boston at present are Henry H. Tuttle & Co., 420 Washington street, Varnum & McNaught, 529 Washington srteet, A. H. Howe & Co., 2179 Washington street, and John H. Kogers, 1 and 3 Tremont street. There are no new goods in the market without our stamp. JOHN KIMBALL S SOB. t 62 Sudbury St. my 20 dim HEALTH] FT a thoroiirPtH 7™astir mm — FUR LADIES A It'D GEMTLEifIE/% IN TEN MJNL'TES ONCE A l)AV. Doubles the strength in three months. Dor>s not fatigue nor exhaust. Refreshes and invigorates. Removes dyspepsia and indigestion. Tones the ner vous system. Improves the circulation. Warms the extremities. Increases the general vitality. Exercise and NalcHtroom, 237 Middle Street, Portland, Me .1. SI. GAEBEKT, S’roprielor. c<>25_____tf PORTLAND RUBBER Tl’PE CoT, — manufacturers of — Rubber Hand !$tamps, IXanifSlamp. for Marking Linen, Knbbrr and Mrtnl Dating So. nip., Ribbon tump., Mml Pre.»c, Door Plait., lloune Nnni bcr». Sleel Niamp*. Niencil.. Rnrning Rrnnd., Baggage nud Hotel (bee It., *c. NO. 232 FEDERAL ST., PORTLAND, ME. |jyAgents wanted. Send for circular. febloti FOR SALE. gleam Engiue ana Boiler fjilHE ENGINE an upright of about six horse A power, and an Upright ’Tubular Boiler of about luubie the power ot the engine. Apply to WIL LI AM LOWELL, 36 Union street or \V. It. PEN Mtl.L & 00.. 3k t'nios .treet. 'neakdtf. Aoiice. pKItSONS requiring work done please appir to fL, W. C. A„ No. 16 Spring St., plain ernVnnd lng’ ,lleSB-mnking, copying, embroid erng and fancy-work In wools, A’ ., &c. oc21it? MISCELLANEOUS. “Rock Bottom” AT LAST! All Wool Pants for SS.OO ! 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. FOR ONLY $3.00. iou ucver saw sucn great Bargains before. YOU SEVER WILL ABAIS I All Wool Pants $3, $3, $3, $3. Vou’l never have abetter opportunity to purchase so good a Pant for so little money. ONLY THINK ill fool Pants for 6 Just what our neighbors charge $5.00 and $5.50 for. Come and see them, they will do you good. c. d.b.fTsk&co., 233. Middle St., POBTLASD, BE. mylltf IJN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. W AI NSC DAT INGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES, LOH, SHORT & HARMON. tl^“T. \V. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, lias slate at our store. apll I ' — . Decoration Depot ! 1776. Uncle Sam’s a Hundred-. 1876 (tIIang your Banner* on the Outer Wall.’ Having made arrangements with the largest man ufacturers of Flags and Bunting in the country, I am now prepared 10 furnish them in any quantity desired. Silk, Muslin and Buntiug Flags of ail sizes and nations. Flag Foies ornamented and plain. Iron Brackets for ad sizes of Flag Staffs, which may be easily adjusted to window sills. &c. U. S. anil State Shields handsomely finished. The Interna tional Centennial Flag containing 39 different National Flags with names attached forwarded to any address on receipt of price, 15 cents. The great National Exposition opens May 10th. Be ready to usher in the day in an appropriate and patriotic manner. Prepare for lhe glorious Fourth. Show your patriotism by decorations worthy of the occa sion, and leave or send your orders and they will be promptly filled by F. A. LEAVITT, 49 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. _my3_____dtf THE FAVORITE FUEL. FOR OPEN GRATES. Coal by the Cargo l At retail a choice variety lot Family iiso, warranted to give per fect satisfaction. Randall & McAllister, ^COMMERCIAL ST. $10 Per Dai * MISCELLANEOUS. VICTORY ! The FieUis Ours! HighPricestakeabackSeat LOW. PRICES OUT OF THE WOODS Our immense sale ot Specialties still continues.’ CLOTHING ALMOST GIVEN AWAY and in some cases we almost pay for having it taken away. Remember that OUR GOODS ARE AEL NEW and well made, and not the Shop work usually sold by our competitors. We will give a written guarantee that we have not misrepresented any arti cle sold by us. Ot course, we all make mistakes, but we are ready to rectify all such on our part. Compare our prices with others. During our 25 years’ experience iu the Clothing business it has been our constant aim to break down high prices. YE MEN OF PORTLAND is it not [so ! And still DOWN THE* GO. Wool Pants $2.75 ! tar superior to any in the city sold tor $3,50. BUSINESS COATS - $3.00 “ VESTS - 1.00 HARD PAN PANTS * .75 JB. ■■'0.75^ V ft Blftll will HUB BB — hors’ clerks call COTTONETTS and SATENADES. It takes young men some time to learn, and many times through ignorance they sell Cotton Pants for all wool. Of Course it is through ignorance. They are like G. Washington and can not TELE A EIE. 100 WHITE TESTS $1.00 ! These arc in small Sizes. BOYS’ TRICOT SUITS $8.50 ? Indigo Blue and Slaters’ Goods. CHILDREN'S SUITS. Best stock in the city. For two months we shall sell our CHIL DREN’S CLOTHING AT COST. We don’t ask any profit. We don’t wrant it. SAILOR SUITS WAY DOWN J The Finest line ol MEN’S, BOVS’ and < IIILDKEN’S CLOTHING and Furnishing Goods in Maine. It any parties undertake to sell Clothing less than we can they have got to steal their goods and will have to GET VP AND GIT. and DON’T VOV FORGET IT. J. BURLElGH & CO., 189 Middle St., my20 dtf PHOTOGRAPH OIL PAINTING. A new process by which any common photograph can be transformed iuto a beautiful picture of un fading beauty. The artist guarantees to teach any person in TWO EASY LESSONS. No previous experience or natural talent required. As au amusement it is fascinating, and as a lucrative employment to those seeking a means of support is worthy of investigation. Specimens can be seen at the store of 8CHU MACiZER RRON., No. 463 Congrvss St., — AND AT — No. 62 (Old Number) Free Strcel, near Oak, where parties can receive instruction. AGENTS WANTED. myl7 dlw* DOBBINS’ STARCH POLISH! A GREAT DISCOVERY! By the use of which every family may give their Linen that brilliant polish peculiar to fine laundry work Saving time and labor in ironing, more than its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’. DOBU1NN, BKO &CO, l#‘l N. Fourth St., Philn. ATWOOD, STEADMAN A CO., Sole AscnU for Maine. aprin_ThS&Tly Ia 23L M Si C> 3NT , PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street* The Real Work nt Moderate Prices. AIM :-T 0 P L E A E S . J>u8 PORTLAND COMPANY. ANNUAL M EETING. THE Stockholders of the Portland Company are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the corporation will be held at the office ot the Company, at their works, on TUESDAY, the 23d day of May, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, for the following pur poses, viz: 1st. To act on the report of the Directors and Treasurer. 2d. To choose Directors for the ensuing year. 3d. To act on any other business that may come before the meeting. RUFUS D. BEAN, Clerk. Tortland, May 8th, 1876.my9TTh&St(l FOR SALE ! A large stock of Carriages, Wagons and Buggies of every description; top and no top, single and double, at ten per cent, lower than at any other fac tory in Maine, Concord arid Kxpress Wagons a specialty. JOHN ADAMS, aprlcodt! ttaccarappo, Me. _REMOVAL. GOWELL, Has removed to Wo, 2 Casco Street, Where he is successfully treating the sick by the use of Dr. J. Clawnou Kelley'* Botanic Kcuic dicn, in connection with Electricity and the Health Eift Cure. Also is Agent tor Hr. Kidder’s Premium Electro iVlajfnrtic Battery. Advice free._ rayl2dtf REMOVAL The Office of the Tug Boats C. A. Warren ami Wm. H. Scott, is removed to No. 117 Commercial Street, up stairs. <J. P. TENNEY, Agent. my IP__d(f REMOVAL. WM. E. DENNISON has removed from 236 COMMERCIAL STREET — TO — 118 COMMERCIAL ST., HEAD I.O.M; WHARF. COPARTNERSHIP. The undersigned have tills day formed a copartner ship under the firm name of SARGENT, DENNISON & 10.. 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 U. SARGENT. WILLIAM E. DENNISON. Portlaud, May 1, 1876. myldtf 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 Rostou and vicinity who had been long and painful sufferers. Cancer, Cancerous Humor. The marvellous effect of Vegetine in ease of Can cer and Cancerous Humor challeuges the most pro found attention of the medical faculty, many of whom are prescribing Vegetine to their patients. Canker. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most inflex ible case of Canker. Mercurial Diseases. The Vegetine 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 internal cause and no out wan 1 application can ever cure the defect. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. Tumors, Ulcers or Old Sores Are caused by an irapure state of the blood. Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and these complaints will disappear. Catarrh. For tbis complaint the only substantial benefit can be obtained through the blood. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. Constipation. Vegetike docs not act as a cathartic to debilitate tbc bowels, but cleanses all tbe organs, enabling eacli to perform the functions devolving upon them. riles. Vegftine lias 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 strengthens 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 it; as debility denotes deficiency of the blood, a d Vegetine acts directly upon the blood. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. myll dlwt I ^jg - I Dr. LORING’S NUTRITIVE TONIC, Composed of Lime, Coda, Potassa, Phosphorus, &c., COMBINED WITH CALISAYA BARK AND SPICES, A CHEMICAL FOOD In the form of a delightful Aromatic CORDIAL. This valuable remedy possesses in t ho highest degree nutritive and restorative qualities com bined. It is rich in both fat and muscle pro ducing materials. It is particularly adapted to PHYSICAL or NERVOUS DEBILITY from any cause, dull or confused intellect. WEAK MEMORY. DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS, LOSS OF SLEEP, FAINT NESS, NERVOUSNESS, SPINAL WEAKNESS, PALE SUNKEN FACE, DIZZINESS, LOSS OF APPETITE, PALPITATION OF THE HEART, LOSS OF FLESH, LANGUOR, FRET FULNESS. For Debility In Females, Young Child ren and the Aged; in Consumption, Bron chitis, and other wasting diseases it is of especial value; for the restoration of feebled and exhausted constitutions and to build up the strength of persons wasted by long continued ill health; for persons over taxed by care, overwork and study, and for those suffering from the excitement fol lowing bereavement, there is nothing in the annals of medicine that will compare with it. DIRECTIONS.—For an adult, from 3 to 4 tcaapoonfuls before breakfast, dinner and nt bedtime, in about the same amount of water. For children, 1 teaspoonful, as above. PB/IOB, $1.00. PREPARED BY Dr. thos. G. Loring, COS. ESCEA1T5E 4 FEDERAL STS., PORTLAND, 3VTE., XT- S_ TV. SAMPLES FREE' m.v20ST&Thtf THE PRESS. TUESDAY MOKYIYG, MAY 23, 1876. ....- ■ ■ ■ . - - . We do not read anonymous letters ana communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in all cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty cf good faith. We cannot undeitake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every rogular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. _ REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONTENTION. 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 25th, 1876, at 12 o’clock M., for the purpose of choosing two delegates to attend the Republican National Convention to be held at Cincinnati, on the 14th 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 Dingley, 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. 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 Acton. 3 Bridgton.6 Alfred.3 Brunswick.5 Berwick.5 Cape Elizabeth.5 Biddeford.12 Casco.2 Buxton.5 Cumberland.2 Cornish.3 Deering. 5 Dayton.2 Falmouth.2 Eliot.4 Freeport.4 Hollis.3 Gorham.5 Kennebunk.4 Gray. 3 Kennebunkport.3 Harpswell..2 Kittery.7 Harrison.1.2 Lebanon.3 Naples.2 Limerick.3 New Gloucester.....3 Limington.3 North Yarmouth.2 Lyman.3 Otisfield...2 Newfield.3 Portland.26 North Berwick.3 Pownal.2 Parsonsfleld.3 Raymond.2 Saco.9 Scarborough.2 Shapleigh.3 Sebago.2 Sanford.3 Standisb...4 South Berwick...5 Westbrook.5 Waterborough.4 Windham .4 Wells.4 Yarmouth.3 York.5 THOS. HANCOCK, Gray, Chairman. J. W. BEATTY, Saco, Secretary. J. M. MASON, Limerick. E. N. PERRY, Cape Elizabeth. CHAS. E. GIBBS, Bridgton. JOHN WENTWORTH, Kittery. THOS. PENNELL, Portland. The Committees and Their Work. If the Democratic House were to be accept ed at its own huge valuation it would go down to history as the wisest, most efficient and most’patriotic legislative body whereof there is any record. But, unfortunately for its reputa tion, it is to be judged by what it has done, and what it has left undone.. Ac cording to the modern fashion which ob tains In assemblies of its kind it has entrusted the despatch of business to its committees, and those committees have made but sorry work. Their record is anything but pleasant read ing to those who hold that the business of legislators is to legislate for the good of the whole country. 4 The Democracy apparently hold that the end of committees is to glorify the Democrat ic party, to villify Republicans, to collect ma terial which may be useful in the presidential campaign. To this end committees have re solved themselves into inquests, have become collectors and distributors of scandal, have neglected proper legislative business, have oc cupied themselves with attempts to blacken the character of every Republican who is a possible candidate for the presidency, have gone into secret session, have taken the tes timony of untrustworthy and revengeful wit nesses, and have sent this testimony all over the country without affording the persons accused opportunity for disproval or reply. A glance at the work actually done and the great amount of business left undone will show how little of worth these Democratic committees have accomplished. The committee on expenditures in the Treasury department has chiefly occupied its time in a vain attempt to blacken the charac ter of Secretary Bristow, and has made it self ridiculous by taking pages of testimony in regard to the famous mule cases. Its latest work has been to summon a discharged Trea 01*1.» V-IC11V, wuy UiVJ uccu tkiu&cu lrUUl illS DO sition for drunkenness, from a far off fron tier post at great expense, for the purpose cf impeaching Mr. Boutwell’s administration of the finances, and the result is that the clerk can swear to nothing. The committee on the Post Office department has occupied it self In attempts to villify Postmaster Gener al Jewell, and has made a ridiculous failure. The committee on expenditures in the Interi. or department has bent its energies to the great work of catching the President and has brought to light the story of a lunatic and his ruined spirit bride. The committee on inva lid pensions has prepared a partisan report at government expense for effect on the elec tions. The committee on the Naval depart ment has spent a hundred thousand dollars in finding out nothing about Secretary Robe son, and fifty thousand dollars in finding out what everybody else knew about navy yards. The Indian committee has taken hundreds of pages of testimony regarding abuses which had already been investigated, and which the administration has long been striving to cor rect. The committee on Territories has agreed to make New Mexico a State. The committee on Elections has; in defiance of all justice, seated Democratic contestants who had no r sasonable claims to seats. The committee on accounts has supplied the House with Dale ink and poor pencils and called its work ecouomy. The committee on Commerce has reported that the rivers and “harbors” of West Virginia require a larger appropriation from the Treasury than do the rivers and harbors of the coast States and those bordering on the lakes. The com mittee on Claims has attended to a lot of Southern war claims which it desires but does not dare to report to the House until af ter election. The committee on the Judicia ry has let Schumaker and KiDg escape, and has made itself ridiculous by pursuing investigations which have resulted in the ex culpation of the parties accused. The com mittee on military affairs has occupied its time in an attempt to impeach its own clerk. The committee on Pacific railroads li as sov. eral times started to push tho Texas job through the House, and each time its cour age has failed it. The Appropriation com mittee has reduced the salary of ill-paid gov ernment clerks forty per cent., and of well paid Congressmen teu per cent., and has saved some money by injudicious parsimony, money which has been squandered in paying detectives and other perjured witnesses to blacken the characters of prominent Repub licans. The committee on Ways and Means began by making Hambleton, the applauder of assassins, its clerk, and has busied itself since iu a successful attempt to lose the chance of funding the national debt at a lime when the European mouey markets are the most favorable tor that purpose. The commit tee on bauking and currency passed months in a vain endeavor to reconcile hard money and soft, aud has finally surrendered to the Indiana and Ohio inflationists. Having shamefully neglected the public business the House now proposes to adjourn in three weeks, and to rush through in that time the Naval, Army, Indian, and Sundry Civil Appropriation bills, over which it has dawdled for months. Its negligent commit tees are unable to finish their work, and it is the intention to permit them to remain in session during the summer. This means that the investigations are to be pursued, that the testimony of professional and ama. teur perjurers is to be taken and spread be fore the country during the presidential cam paign, while no opportunity is to be given to the persons accused to justify or defend themselves. But the Senate will never give its consent to so unjust a procedure. “No, I thank you; distinguished honor,” and all that, but Hon. W. P. Haines, of Bid deford, cannot think of accepting the Demo cratic nomination for Governor which was about to thrust itself upon him. He cannot consent to carry the Democratic gonfalon the centennial year. It will be a distinguished but a costly honor, and all the honor will end with election day, while the items of cost will continue for some time longer since a large sum will be needed to enlighten and enthuse the Democratic mind and heart. Mr. Haines is a sagacious business man and appreciates the real worth of an empty nomination by declining it. The principal competitor being disposed of, we may suggest that Hon. John C. Talbot, of East Machias, stands hat in hand to accept with thanks. Frank Hill, Esq., of Exeter, having been relieved of his railroad duties, can accept with thanks, and it is said that he would be most glad to do so. S. C. Andrews, Esq., of this city, would be a fine looking candidate to stump the state. He is a pleasant gentleman, too. The desertion of Tildeu by the World, its declaration for Bayard, and the bringing forward ot that gentleman’s name by other journals and leaders, taken with the declara tion that the New York delegation is un pledged indicate that the chances of the New York Governor are regarded as hope less, and that the hard-money Democrats are looking about for a candidate who can com mand the undivided support of the South in the national convention. Sebatob Thubmab fondly clings to the hope that he may regain his lost influence in Ohio. He pursues the policy of conciliation, but he has irreconcilables to deal with. His DroDOsition rp.fkr tho Piirronnw «-<noalinn I the congressional districts is a bad parody on the act of demagogism achieved by the Dem ocrats in 1872, when they stultified them selves by the rejection of a long cherished dogma and the adoption of a free-trade-pro tection platform. Some of the papers are condemning Dom Pedro for boorishness becaflse he is earnestly desirous to mind his own business. He ex presses a wish to travel as a gentleman in private station, and individuals and munici palities insist upon forcing attentions upon him which are distasteful. Really the charge of discourtesy must be brought against others than Dom Pedro. Mb. Gibson of the New York Sun has so damaged Mr. Riddle’s slop-bucket that it seems impossible that auy sort of a political cooper would attempt to repair it again. Still the Argus, the Anson Advocate and the like will continue to tug the old vessel about sans bottom, bellowing “it is full, it Is full.”_ [From Harper’s Weekly, Nov. 22, 1872, Editorial.l , George William Curtis’ Opinion of Ros coe Conk ling in 1872. One cf the good results of the election is the return of Mr. Cockling to the Senate for six years more. His part in the campaign in New York has been most conspicuous. It has, in deed, been one of the most vigorous and effec tive canvasses ever made. At the Cooper In stitute in July, Mr. Cockling made a very com. prebensive and powerful speech, which has probably been of as much service as any speech, in the campaign, as a magazine of fact and ar gument, The Senator immediately began a tour of the State, and from time to time, until the election, by day and by night, in cities and towns and villages, be addressed hundreds of thousands of people. He has made himself personally known in every part of the state, and we presume that all who haye heard him, rwouuui dj^ico iu«b 1U XV08C00 ItOUHIing the empire state of New York has a fit repre sentative in the Senate of tbe United States. A man of the highest honor: of great and conceded ability; of profound political convic tion; of long and ample legislative experience; a trained and admirable debater; highly culti vated; of a ready wit and piercing satire; thor oughly conversant with publio affairs; with a marvelous memory that holds all its resources at easy and constant command, and a flowing eloquence that impresses and persuades— Conkling is one of tb* chiefs of the rfenate* aDd one of the most lastly emineat 0f our pub lic men. ^ ‘■if amo»e Aose who became Eepuhlicaps to decry him as ope of the senatorial Ting,” and to insinuate that in some manner be coatenanced disreputable men and measures. The phase “senatorial ring” means on.y this, that tbe recognized leaders of ‘‘L‘D“aJoclty usually act in concert; and as they vfr y ’?te nlth th<,it party ““ociates, and they prevail, whatever is done is attributed to tuem and they are declared to act from unwor thy motives. Thus Mr. Conkling and his friends were said during the session to have attempted to smother investigation. Nothing is more un true. ihey promoted investigation, but they did, most properly, seek to prevent a perversion of investigation. The “Liberal” game, as we stated at the time, was to appoint a committee, with an opponent of the administration at tbe head, to sit indefinitely, upon the eve of tbe Presidential election, with power to examine and to print, and so to hold a prolonged hostile inquisition upon an administration which the Liberals sought to overthrow. It was the prostitution of “investigation” to a party dor pose that Mr. Conkling and his friends most properly opposed. Of an ardent temperament, Mr. Conkling is like Mr. Sumner and like all great Senators in our history, a warm partisan. Believing that the Liberal defection would end, as it did end, in an attempt to destroy the Republican party, he and his friends in the Senate did not strive to conciliate the recusants, nor stay to parley with those whose purposes they knew. ^ bey delared war aud have never faltered, and the result vindicates their prescience. The per sistcnt aspersion of the Senator as a malign friend of the President has doubtless prejudic ed many persons; but they will observe that what is said in hostility to the one is as vague as all that was urged against tbe other during the campaign Intrepid, upright and able, with a certain chivalric quality that binds his friends very closely to bim, Mr. Conkling will be re turned with the hearty applause and sympathy of the immense multitude in New York wbo voted for Gen. Grant, aud who despise tbe cal umnies that are uttered against the Senator. Magazine Jfotiycs. Scribner’s Monthly is very liberally illustrated, and opeos with Old Landmarks in Philadel phia, a clever and interesting paper, almos.t crowded with engravings, contributed by Mrs! Davis, who is very competent to deal with the facts. There are further portions of the two serials: Bret Harte’s Gabriel Conroy, which is very good, and E. E. Hale's Philip Nolan's Friends, which is weak and wearisome. The illustrated history of Union College is given. Clarence Cook is practical as well as eloquent on household furniture; J. O. V. Cheney in forms us How America was Named, aud Charles Barnard gives a second and valuable paper on Some Experiments iu Co-operation. Tbe July number of Scribner will be largely devoted to Centennial matters. Of St Nicholas wo have only space to say that it is a very good uumbsr, aud that among -j ~ . . —p,w VI aiuiiu Brooks, whose Boy Emigrants, a Far-West serial story, is highly interesting thousands ot eager young readers, month after month. Wide Awake for June is Wide Awake. It opens with one of Sophie May’s delightful sto ries, “Bessie’s Mishaps,” which has twofiue il lustrations; gives a lengthy paper concerning the “Home of Mrs. Celia Tbaxter,” with a view of the cottage and two views of the cot tage parlor; while Mrs. S. M. B. Piatt furnish es oue of her fiuest poems, “At Hans Ander sen’s Funeral.” E. a Glover, the artist, gives a readable account of the “Hot Springs” of the Yellowstone Region, with two illustrations. Edgar Fawcett has a poem, “Daises.” The sisters, Mrs. Clara Doty Bates and Mrs. Finley, post and artist, contribute a fine piece of work, Late Violets. The “Behaving Paper” teils big iolks as well as little folks “How to sit, stand and walk.” “Casus Belli,” by John Brownjohn, is a capital satire on the small causes of great wars. “Pretty and her Violin,” “The Cooking Club,” “Young Rick,” “Folly Frivolous,” “The Magic Carpet,” “Guess Work,” mako up a nember lavish with its beauty and its varied entertainment. Mauton Marble retires from the New York World disgusted with politics in general and the Democratic party of New York in particu lar. William Henry Hurlburt is the manager. He has been connected with the World since 1862. Our New York Letter. The Fifth Avenue Conference — Mila* "'«« « Jo«rnnli,m—Widely Cnllivated Delusion—Prof. Heeler’. Vie w.-The •Wen of Good Intention*. New Yoke, May 20,1878. Mr. Schurz has bail his “conference” and quite a number of very respectable gentlemen have spent a couple of days in freeing their minds on the favorite topic of “corruption.” Most of them boasted that they bad nothing to do with parties, spoke disdainfully of politicians, and really seemed to look with the pity of con scious superiority on the several millions of men of coarser clay who were identified by sympathy and allegiance with one or the other of the great parties of the day. As a whole the gentlemen present were out ol conceit with the rest of mankind in the same proportion as they were on the best possible terms with them, selves. Not a few of them comported themselves as If they felt their very presence on this planet was a “condescension to Deity." One of the clerical orators of the occasion recalled by his bearing Ibe slightly.irreverent witticism which was got off at his expense a number of years ago, when a literateur said “there would be no place good enough for him, till there should come a vacancy in the Trinity.” He spoke of President Grant very much as he might of inmu nMneoin ainnn. kU_J2_I_ _ * whom he bad had hopes, whom be had streuuously sought to reclaim, but whom he had now entirely given up as lost There was a mingling of easy patronage and reluctant disparagement in his tone as if be shonld say, “this person has received honors of which he has proved unworthy; he hat devel oped a fondness for low company and demoral izing associations; we must throw him oyer, and everybody who has ever sympathized or frater nized with him,” And it is highly probable he was sincere about it. He has read such things “in tbe papers” often enough to have become completely haunted by tbe phautasca that the national executive is addicted to bad habits—that he is something of a horse jockey, and dog fancier with a lurking predeliction for rat baits and cock flghts. And as for his com panions, ob! Lord, what a set they are, on the authority of tbe “independent” press. “Boas" Shepherd, Brother Orville, Dick Harrington, Brother-in-law Casey and a few more of the same sort, are as much a part of the stock in trade of these veracious organs, as “Miss Eliza beth, Master George, Aunt .fane, and Uncle Parker,” were to Silas Wegg. Tbeir names are doubtless kept stereotyped in tbe office of every newspaper which describes itself as “great” and “leading”. The popular notion among those who are dependent upon such sources of misinformation, is that the President bolds high revel amid kindred spirits such as these, at all hours of the night, and is more at boms in a bar room than in a council chamber. Thereupon soft hearted people mourn over his weakness, and sterner moralists condemn bis depravity, and both classes join together in the great and glorious work of “reform.” That this delusion in respect to tbe personal character ot the President is widely cultivate^ and has much to do with inspiring “confer ences” and stirring np feelings of hostility to the administration among weak kneed Repub licans and hermaphrodites in politics, there is no manner of doubt. It is natural enough that where there is distrust of the head there should be an eclipse of faith in the members. And indeed, it is a sound proposition that if the foremost man in the party is unworthy, and yet escapes censure, the morale of tbe or ganization must inevitably be declining. I am sure I am willing for one to have the party now in power judged by this standard. If it is as good as its chief it will answer my purpose completely. I think I would be willing to al. low a little margin, on that role of judgment The only thing I would stipulate is that the witnesses should be credible. In that case, I should have do apprehension o( their showing that there was no fault to find on the soore of integritr, ability, sincerity or rectitude of cea duct. I should rely upon the laws of evid for the exclusion of all testimony ► •d0C® statements in the newspapers. V "'*,ed on sible precaution against fabr' . '1 ,, at *®n" there could not be a part; , * ®8*‘ion*. approbatory verd“t ^ °f doub‘ abo“‘ a“ tive ri^-Ver'°0n3ideriDg tbat ‘‘“the prescrip ^ sot if not the bounden duty of bodies as Ambled under the banner of “reform” to de claim against everybody who has any share in the administration of public affairs, the "con ference” was not grossly abusive of the Presi dent. The thankful apostrophe to heaven by one of the speakers that we were not going to have a “wood chopper campaign”—received with laughter and applause—was quite as much of a slur upon the memory of the dead Lincolo, as any that was cast upon the name of the living Grant. Johnson was not men tioned at all, perhaps because with all his faults, he had developed one of the qualities of a “reformer” by betraylDg bis party. The favorite text of the address and the speeches was “corruption.” The word scintillates through all their proceedings with an effect that recalls John Randolph's simile of the “rotteu mackerel by moonlight.” It was their pillar of a cloud by day, their pillar of fire by night. They conjured by it, sorrowed over it, waxed wroth against it. Nobody undertook to show where it was or to give it a tangible sub stance and being. There was a profuse deal ing in generalities, a prudent avoidance of specifications. Good Prof. Seely e, of Massachusetts, who has been in active search after this horrible spectre during his five months service In Con gress, threw some doubts upon its reality. He thought there must be a mistake about the matter. Having been where he could see with his eyes and hear with his ears, he frankly acknowledged to his auditors that he had not been able to discover signs of that wide-spread demoralization and evil in political life which they were so swift to Impute. Coming as he did directly from the seat of government, hav ing better opportunities than most of his col leagues of knowing what be was talking about, and being withal a thoroughly honest man, anrl nn nuvliaon tw* «... .U_iL_ .L _ .1_ est witness that was cal'ed to the stand. Like almost every other sincere man who gets bis ideas ot the situation from personal observa tions instead of from hearsay, he found things at the Capital so much better than they were represented to be that he felt constrained to rebnke gently but earnestly the spitit of de traction which pervaded the ‘conference.” If his associates had profited by his admo nition and followed his example the convoca tion would have exercised a far greater influ ence than it is destined to upon the delibera tions of the conventions which are to nominate the next President. That this gathering was composed mainly of gentlemen whose character and standing en title their opinions to profound respect, nobody will dispute. There is just as little doubt of their good intentions. The error into which they have fallen is that of assuming that they have a monopoly of honesty and patriotism. They single out and throw obloquy upon lead ing men in the Republican party who are their peers in every virtue which can adorn human nature. There certainly was not a person in their conclave possessed of a higher sense of honor, a more spotless character, or stronger claims to popular confidence than the states man whom the Republican party of New York have designated as their choice for the Presi dency. The portrait which George Wm. Cur tis drew of him in November 1873 is true to the letter: “A man of the highest honor; of great and conceded ability; of profound political oonviction; of long and ample legislative experience; a trained and admirable debater; highly cultivated; of a ready wit and piercing satire; thoroughly conversant with public affairs; with a marvelous memory that bolds all his resources at easy anl instant command, an 1 a flowing eloquence that impresses and persuades—Mr. Conkling is one of the chiefs of the Senate, and one of the most justly emi nent of our public men.” And yet the modest individuals who have been holding inquest upon the nation, mention this distinguished citizen of New York by name as one of the men they “do not want.” And that too after a party which numbers 430,000 voters, and con trols 33 electoral votes has authoritatively de clared that he is the man whom they desire to place in the Executive chair. The peo ple who belong to that party are just as in imical to abuses xs the pessimists who

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