Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 27, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 27, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. -- _ PORTLAND, SATURDAY RDRNING, MAY 27. 1876. TERMS $8.00 PER ANNUM IN ADVAiwrp ENTERTAINMENTS. Mystic Lodge, I. 0. G. T., will celebrate its Eleventh Anniversary! on THURSDAY and SATURDAY evenings, Ma 25th and 27th. On Thursday evening will be pre sented the Centennial Drama, “OUR BOYS OF 76,’ to be preceded by character songs by T. Enianne Smith of Liverpool, Eug.f after which there will b an Antiqaariau Slipper. On Saturday Evening will be presenter “THE CENTENNIAL TEA PARTI*” together with songs and instrumental music. Ticket for sale by the Committee and at the door. my24d WThS BASEBALL! BOWDOINS VST RESOLUTES, TUESDAY, may 30lh. — AT — PRKSUMPSCOT PARK. Game cal!ei at 2.30 o’clock. Admission 25 cents, Tickets to be had at Fred Meaher’s and at the gate. my27 d3t ABYSSINIAN CHURCH. The Ladies of the Abyssinian Church and Society will hold a Centennial Dinner and Supper — IN — RECEPTION ROOM, Oity Ball, Tuesday, May 30, ’76. Dinner from 12 to 2 P. M Supper from 6 until 10 P. M. Speeches and Singing In the Evening. Admlssiou tree. Donations received Tuesday morn ing, from 8 until 11 A. M. m526(14t Presumpscot Park ASSOCIATION! PORTLAND. ME. Summer Meeting. June 14th and 15th. #1400 in "Premiums \ First Day, Wednesday, June 14th, $20U FOB ‘2.45 CLASS. *120 to First, *00 to Second, *20 to Third. Same Day, $400 FOB 2.31 CLASS. *250 to First, *100 to Second, *50 to Third. Second Day, Thursday, June 15th, $300 FOR 2.30 CLASS. *200 to First, *70 to Second, *30 to Third. Same Day. . W,00 FOR 2.31 CLA^N, $350 to FitBt, $100 to Second, $50 to Third. CONDITIONS. The above races to be mile heats, lest 3 in 5 in har ness, and will be governed by the rules of the Na tional Association, as amended February 1870. Heats in each day’s races to he trotted alternately. A horse distancing the field, or any part thereof, will he awarded but one premium. Under no circum stances will a horse he entitled to more than one premium. Entrance fee 10 per cent of purse, which must ac company nomination. Entries close Tuesday, June 6th, at It P. at Preble House, Portland, and should be addressed to JOHN C. MHA1.I,, mylfidtf Secretary Presumpscot Park, 1876 ICE. 1876 DYER & CURTIS, New No. 56 Cross Street, Below Leavitt & Burnham’s Ice Houses. Opposite Kelley’s Iron Foundry. Seale of Prices for the Seaton, or Four Month**. 10 lbs. daily from June 1st to Oct. 1st.$ C 00 15 “ “ “ . 8 00 20 “ “ •' . 10 00 Ice w ill be delivered earlier than June 1st, and later \ ban Oct. 1st, at the same rate per month as during the season. . If not taken the fall season, the scale of prices will be 10 lbs, daily, per month.$2 00 15 “ “ 2 50 20 “ “ 3 00 Any customer leaving town for TWO WEEKS or more at one time, by giving notice at THE OF FICE will be entitled to a proper reduction. BtJP’Notice of change of residence, or complaints against the drivers for neglect, carelessness or any other cause, left at the office, will receive prompt at tention. JESSE DYER, N. C. CURTIS. ICE supplied by the TON to SCHOON ER*, Ac., at THE LOWEST MARKET RATE*. my24dtf IJN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. H A INSC ATI NGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICE* TO SUIT THE TIME*. LORINII, SHORT & HARMON. B^T. W. EMERSON, Paper IIaimer, has slate at our store. apl l <§> T. A AVI S O N . PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street, The Bent Work at Moderate Price*. AIM T 0 PLEAES. jan8 ill ! S I ( ! ADDRESS ALL ORDERS —TO~ Collins & Buxton, 522 Congress St., Portland, nio _i!li_ ui't PAI11S ASD OILS. WHITE LEADS, COLORS AND VARNISHES. Buyers of the above named goods are invited to ! call and examine goods and prices. We warrant all , articles exactly as represented. W, W. WHIPPLE A CO., my3dlm ill Market Mqnare, Portland. _REMOVAL. REMOVAL.. wm. e, mmim has removed from 236 COMMERCIAL, STREET * — TO — , 118 COMMERCIAL ST., HE AH LONG WHARF. COPARTNERSHIP. The undersigned have this day formed a copartnei ! ship under the firm name ot and have taken the stand at Long Wharf, 118 Commercial St. where they will continue the business of Wholesale and Retail Dealers COAL AND WOOD, and would be pleased to see all their former patron and as many new ones as may favor us with a call. EDWARD H. SARGENT. WILLIAM E. DENNISON Portland, May 1, 1876. myldtf I) R . GOWELL, Has removed to J¥o. 2 Casco Street, Where he is successfully treating the sick by the use of Hr. J. Clavvfton Kelley** Botanic Kemr die*. in connection with Electricity and the Health l.ift Cure. Also is Agent tor Hr. Kidder’s Premium Electro Magnetic Battery. Advice free. my!2dtf PIANOS F" IVo. 3 Free St. Block. The subscriber desires to inform his Diends and the public that he will . OPEN ROOMS on MONDAY, May 15. for Hie sale ot a choice lot of Instruments, carefully selected from Hie factory of those Princes of Piano Makers, McPHAIL &, Co., of Boslou, and the new and popular NATIONAL PIANO of New York. Also PARLOR ORGANS, from some ot flic best builders. ’ and on or about May 22 an invoice of the justly celebrated patent WOOTON CABINET DESK, Which. U'liproi;or it V.a^ troduced, is universally acknowl edged to be the best Office and Parlor Desk extant, and lor the lovers ot tine work the FLEETWOOD AND SORRENTO SCROLL SAWS, Treadle machines. Fancy M oods, Patterns, &c. Being the MANUFACTURER’S AGENT lor all of the above, I can sell at Factory, and I think satisfactory, prices to compare with the times. 3 Free Street Block, lately occupied by H, S. Kalcr & Co. Samuel Thurston. ln>,n dtr mm work — AT — Very Low Prices iron. Buildings, Bridges, Wharves, &c. A. X. S O Iron Shutters, Gratings, Fenee, Awning Frames — AND — Iron Works for all other purposes. Parties wanting good work at fair prices should brar in mind that we have superior facilities, and give personal attention to onr business. Thos. Laughlin & 8on, 18 & 20 CENTRE STREET. aprtO_ • dtf Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. Tenders for Stores. lenders are invited for Stores required by the Company on the Portland District of their line during the year commencing July 1st, 1876. Forms of Tender, with list of Stores, can be had on application at the office of the Deputy Storekeeper, Portland. Tenders endorse d “Tenders for Stores” will be received by the undersigned on or before WEDNESDAY, 81st May. JOSEPH HICKSON, General Manager. Montreal, May 1,1876. W&SOt HEALTH LIFT ! 1 THOBODHGH UBIIIASTIC SISTEK — FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN TEN MINCTESONCE A DAY. Doubles the strength in three months. Docs not fatigue nor exhaust. Refreshes anil invigorates Removes dyspepsia and indigestion. Tones the ner vous system. Improves the circulation. Warms the extremities. Increases the general vitality. Exercise and Salesroom, 237 Middle Street, Portland, Me J. H. GILBERT, Proprietor. _ ty PORTLAND RUBBER 1TPE COT, — MAXCFACTCBKRS OF — Rubber Hand Stamps, Vnnic Wtmnp, for Marking Linen, Rnbber I**,**-"1 Waling SitnmpN, Ribboil Mtamps, M°°r Hoi.hc Non. Jem. Nieel Nlamps. Ntencil*. Burning Brand*, Baggnge and Hotel Check*, 4c* NO. 232 FEDERAL ST., PORTLAND. ME. ^“Agents wanted. Send for circular. fehlStf E. BLTTERICK \ CO.’S Patterns of_ Garments ! Summer Catalogues Just Keceived at 2G7 MIDDLE STREET. C. DYER, Agent. mylG d3w* FOR SALeT A large stock of Carriages, Wagons and Buggies i™.i.T.erLl!oscriPtion> *°P flI»i no lop, single and n, J i, n fen Pcr cent, lower than at any other fac . specialty!"8 Co“curd a'd Lxpre*. Wagon* aprleodtf J°HN ADAMS Nncearappa, Me. 1 _CLOTHING. PRICES THAT CAN’T BE BEAT! FOR THE Next Sixty Days We shall sell the following Goods at > Men’s Silk and Wool Suits, all sizes, - - - $12 00 , Men’s Derby Frock Suits, all sizes, - - - 8 00 Men’s Doublebrcasted Sack Suits, all sizes, - - 5 50 Men’s Double and Twist Sack Suits, all sizes, - 5 50 Men’s Business Wool Coats, all sizes, - - - 3 50 Men’s All Wool Pants, 20 kinds, - - - - 3 00 Men’s Working Pants, Ver mont Gray, - 1 45 Men’s Dark Check Pants, 2-3 Wool, - - - 1 65 Men’s Double and Twist Prnts, ... 65 Overalls and Jumpers, Blue, Brown or White, 37 These are all new goods regular sizes and WAR RANTED JUSTAS AD VERTISED. Children’s Clothing. Boys’ Silk and Wool Suits, Age 9 to 15, . - $8 00 Boys’ Double and Twist Pants. 25 Boys’ Double and Twist Suits, - - - - 4 00 DaT’C5 Da«1\ I nllimn „1. Suits, - . - - 5 00 Boys’ Doublebreasted Knic kerbocker Suits, - - 6 75 Boys’s Wool Pants - 1 50 Boys’ Wool Suits, ages 9 to 15, - - . 4 00 Children’s Iron Clad Suits, Best Grade two Shades, i 50 Children’s Suits, all sizes, all kinds, from - $3 to 12 00 In connection with the above we have by tar the LA RG EST. HAND SOMEST and BEST MADE as sortment ol Men’s. Boys’and Chil dren’s Garments in this State. We open our doors at 7 A. M. SHARE, and turn off the GAS at 9 P. M, Saturday excepted, when W'erlose when the Coattail ol'otir last Customer is lost to view. ONE PRICE”TO ALL ! Every Garment marked in Plain Figures. C. D.B. FISK & CO., THE GREAT ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS, 233 Middle Street. my21 tf OPENING BAY !~ Entirely New Stock — OF — CLOTHING — AT THE — KTew Store 175 Fore Street, COR. EXCHANGE. Haring just completed repairs on our Corner Store, we now invite ail our old friends and customers to give us an early call and examine the best selected Stock of Gents' Clothing and Furnishing Goods in the City. This store will be known as the CASH CORNER STORE, and CASH always means the very lowest prices. Come down and prove us. GEO.W.RICH&CO., 175 Fore Street, COR. EXCHANGE STREET. _ eod2w GRASS SEED. W"^LJ,ave now 011 band an extensive Stock of r,“® Herds GroM, Kcd Top Clover. £lr*ke »>C',OTer.» Orclinrd flrnss, Blue fariiM, Hungarian Cirnss and Millet Meed. - Kendall & Whitney, feb2SPORTIjANE>5 ME. u)t J TO TIIEJPUiiK , ; /T)Bv .1 ”otice ‘hat some one is t ronbied by a > ItV,similarity of names. I never sold a dron i ( J " J)of ,1nm.1„>n my life, hut I do think I cah , ''—/ —Jwill sell the Beal Oyster, that 1 ever were sold in Portland. ALBERT NEWCOMB HAWES, t my7 119 Commercial Ireet. cltl IF YOU ARE TROUBLED WITH CORNS, BUNIONS ! ; JOINTS OB 1IVGBOIVINO u >, i ■ you can euro them without using the knife Jl by having jour feet properly fitted at the, i Boot and Shoe Store 230 Middle St. r al'~8lltf_M- G. PAXiVIER. 1 SALE. ( StPiim Engine and Boiler , TH,MNGI*N|E Vi U[,right of about six horse 1 i i ,P°y?ei • aD<J an Upright Tubular Boiler of about j en^ine- API,1,y to WIL £JCLI *<v» a»’n£iUuI,on Etreet ot w. H. PEN- ] UkLE & oo., 3$ Unio* street. 'uei&dtt. _MISCELLANEOUS. VEGETINE^ —WILL CURE— SCROFULA, ‘Scrofulas Humor. Veoetine will eradicate from tbe system ev( taint of Scrofula or Scrofulous Humor. * It has pi manently cured thousands in Boston and vicin who had been long and painful sufferers. Cancer, Cancerous Hiuuor. The marvellous effect of Vegetine in case of Ca cer and Cancerous H umor challenges the most pi found attention of the medical faculty, many whom are prescribing Vegetine to their patients Canker. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most infle ible case ot Canker. Mercurial Diseases. Tlie Veoetine meets with wonderful success the cure of this class of diseases. Pain in the Bones. In this complaiat the Veoetine is the great rei edy, as it removes from the system the nroducii cause. Salt Rheum. 1 Salt Rheum, Scald Head, &c„ will certafi - yield to the great alterative effects of Vegetine Erysipelas. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most ii \eterate case ot Ery sipelas. Pimples and Rumors of the Face Reason should teach us that a blotchy, iouei o pimpled skin depends entirely upon an inteiial causi and no outward application can ever cure tie defect > egetine is the great blood purifier. Tumors, Ulcers or Old Sores •Are caused by an Impure state of the Wool. Cleansi the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and tbes< complaints will disappear. Catarrh. I . For this complaint the only substantial >eneflt car be obtained through the blood, Vegetne is th< great blood purifier. Constipation. .,y egetine does not act as a cathartic :o debilitatt ine bowels, but cleanses all tbe organs, enabling eacl to perform the functions devolving upon them. Piles. ^ egftine 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 ts use. Faintness at the Stomach. Vegetine is not a stimulating bitters wlich 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 carses of these complaints. It invigorates and strengthens the whole system, acts upon the secretive organs end allays in flammation. J General Debility. In this complaint the good effects of the Vegetine are realized immediately after commencing to take it; as debility denotes deficiency of (he blood, a d V EGETINE acts directly upou the blood. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. my 11 dlwf Dr. I G’S NUTRITIVE TONIC, Composed of Lime, Soda, Potassa, Phcsphorw-, 5c., COMBINED WITH CALISAYA BARK AND SPICES. *A CHEMICAL FOOD In the form of a delightful Aromatic CORDIAL. This valuable remedy possesses in the 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 OK CONFUSED INTELLECT, WEAK MEMORY, DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS, LOSS OF SLEEP, FAINT NESS, N E K V O U S N E S S, 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 »•«“ 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 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 teaspoonfuls berore breakfast, dinner and at bedtime, in about the same amount of water. For children, 1 tcaspoouful, as above. PRICE, Sl.OO. PREPARED BY Dr. thos. g. Loring, COS. ZZCHAH3Z 4 FZDZBAL STS., POHTLAND, ImXB., XT. s. A. HAmpi.Bg FREE- my20ST&Thtf f876. Carriages 1876. Successor to and for 20 years connected with the “OLD HOUSE” of J. M. KIMBALL & CO., Congress Street, OPPOSITE PREBLE HOUSE. I hare the largest and finest assort aent of Carriages in Maine. The product if my own factory during the winter iionthg. All of them made of carefully elected material under my own personal upervision, and by the best Mechanics n Now England. I offer the above at educed prices and as low as STRICTLY TRSr CLASS WORK can be sold. N. B.--This work cannot he found a he Auction Sales. CARD. As interested parties have given the impression lernaps unintentionally) that my carriages are for Ue at the auction sales in this city, I would tay uat ray work can be found on sale at my factory and ^pository only. Every carriage made by me bears ty name plate as successor to J. Al. Kimball & Co., iia l win pay $50 for the conviction of any party smg the same on other than my own work. myvj__ d2m ItUNFLET UVE IS ODR MOW! ircat- Reduction in Pi tees of Laundry Work. Ihirla with Bosom* - - J.'I cent. ollnr*. .. .. Pair Cuir. ... I I « Portland Laundry, 22 Union St. »J’10 d3m TITTl PRESS. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 187 We do not read auonyiuon: letters and common cations. The name: and address of the writer are i all eases indispensable, not necessarily tor puhlleatic but as a guaranty cf good faith. We cannot nndeitake to return or reserve comnu ideations that are not used. ry Evbby regular attache of the Press is furnishe ■r- >ith a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley 1 ty hillen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and lioti nanagers will c.mfer a favor upon us by demandin cedentials of every person claiming to represent or jarnal. --— “j A National Hymn. The repetition of the national airs ol siste countries at Philadelphia and the musical poi lion of the opening exercises of the Centen s- nial celebration suggest once again the oltei repeated inquiry, Whal is onr Nations Hymn? We have several patriotic air which have had lasting hold in the popula 1,1 esteem—the lavish and perishable crop o sentimental s^igs that sprang up in the da; of our civil war, like fireweed in scorcher lm are not to be counted as part of ou tg national music. We possess then as tin songs of our country, the “Star-spangler Banner,” which was hastily written to an ail i- well-known in its day by the name of “Anac •eon in Heaven,” and which, though thrill . ng and forcible when sung by numerou ’oices or played by full orchestra, has moder i- ate merit as a composition, and is very defi cient in dlgnitv and solidity. “Hail Colum , bia” is spirited, but inflated iu manner anr weak in harmonization. Both of these are i however, good tunes to aearch by, gooc songs to be sung by the people, and shouli never, as such, lose general favor, “America” is a relic of our rlepeudencr upon England—it is simply “God save thr Queen”, which every one of us would gladly sing in honor and compliment to an excel lent woman and ruler of the mother country but which it argues lack of originality to adopl as our national anthem. It possesses, how ever, many of the requisite qualities for thal purpose—dignity, simple, fine harmony, anc a melody which, though readily remembered, is not trivial or tiresome. It is the innat< fitness of this hymn that has led to its being retained in its place among our nationa anthems. The “American Hymn” of Ma thias Keller is well composed, but requires too much for the untrained voices of the multitude. “Yankee Doodle” is simply despicable—words and music alike hopelessly poor and vulgar. Sung in derision by British soldiery, adopted in bravado by the Americans, it is a reminder of the past, very much worse than nothing. It is, at the pres ent time, alike unfair to England that cor dially esteems us, to us who have a genuine regard for the mother country, that this ab surd song be heard at all. (By the by, it is much to be regretted that the Haydn Asso ciation, so uniformly dignified and artistic in its selections and renditions, is to be made to sing “Yankee Doodle” upon the Fourth of July in this city. It is precisely the element that every sensible person wishes to banish from such celebrations—the vulgar boastful ness for which the Americans have occasion ally been laughed at by foreign observers with much justice.) It is time that a National Hymn be se. lected and ordained to it3 place. Such an one is not hard to find. The noble hymn of Freedom’s poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, set to music by John Knowles Paine,—is the hymn which, composed by Americans and suug in the hearing of men of every laud of earth, should never be laid aside. It pos sesses every qualification for this high honor The words, filled with manly strength and religious faith; the fine, serious and sincere melody and solid, effective harmony to which it is set, fit it for a hymn of the people. Its worth as a composition is technically very grert, but especial criticism of it is not in place here. It is enough to say that it is the worthy work of an original, earnest musician whose profound studies have directed his natural gifts in the best way. The people, never slow to appreciate whatever is genuine, cannot fail to adopt gladly this grand choral as a song ot solemn praise for the high days ol our land. The Haydns will do wisely to produce the Centennial hymn on Independence Day. There is certainly ample time to ensure a fitting and dignified rendition. A Congressman in a speech the other day said that the irregularities in a certain navy yard were no more to be compared to those in another than “a small boy with a hatchet to Captain Kidd.” Up to the pres ent time it has been generally understood that the boy with a hatchet was a most ex emplary youth afterwards known as Gen. Washington. On the other hand Captain Kidd has the reputation of being a notorious ly improper sort of a person whose favorite pastime was sailing the high seas to rob hon est commerce of its gold and periodically go ing ashore to bury the same in places which no fellow has yet been able to discover. We trust that in his recent investigations the aforesaid member has not unearthed any thing disreputable about G. W. which will ruin the century-old reputation of the little boy with a hatchet, and above all, sir, do not shock the good by producing evidence tha1 V uwij Vt K U V> jjWUU UUJ WUD couldn’t tell a He is itselt a fable. It was John Ward Fenno who wrote o^ Congressmen in 180ft: “AH miserably ignorant of what a legislator ought to know—that the government of a vast empire is not to be ad ministered upon miserable, narrow, General Court politics by saving a few thousand dol lars here, and a few thousand dollars there, regardless of the means; not, in short, by lopping off necessities to increase means in stead of supplying increased means to in creased necessities. Should I say to any of these, ‘Behold the plighted faith of the country broken! and behold an opportunity, which may soon be wanting to repair it 1” * * * * His answer would be, in plain Eng* lish, tho’ sophisticated under a multiplicity of words: ‘It is not expedient ****.” These words apply well to tho Congressmen of 1876. The other day we met a “reformer” which has come to mean a political growler. He was very pathetic over the shortcomings of the Republican party, and very positive in his demands for new leaders. Imagine our surprise wheu we learned that he had held a sinecure revenue office for twelve years through the influence of a high treasury of ficial who “held over” from the Buchanan administration, and only discovered that par ty managers were corrupt when they abol ished his office and sent him out into the world to earn his bread and butter. Having cared for him twelve years the fellow had come to the conclusion that the party was instituted for that sole purpose. Hence his denunciation and pathos. Alexander Delmar, the man who did so much Democratic figuring in 1872, has been hired by the Democracy to work up into pre sentable shape the facts, inferences, and fan cies which have been brought out before the investigating committees. His labors will take the shape of campaign documents. Sift ing Aruth from that huge mass of lies will be like hunting for Gratiano’s grain of wit in the chafl mountain of his folly, and the re sult will be as valueless. Beadle, nominated as Minister to Aus tria, is a resigned navy officer residing at Washington, and has always, it is said, been a Democrat. Better spot hitn. These Dem ocratic appointments have turned out badly of late, as witness Ilambleton and Fitzhugh. • The Democrats are claiming that Filz hugb is insane, and all because he purposes ‘ to publish certain documents which show * Democratic repiesentatives in an unfavorable light. When a Democrat begins to tell the a truth about his party associates he is looked 0 upon by them as a lunatic. The idea of tell ing the truth when one is not obliged to is by them regarded as a highly unreasonable one, and a sure indication of aberration of mind, 1 Mn. Mokey of Louisiana was the most as 1 tonished man in the country Wednesday. He s rose to make a report from the committee on r public lands, but yielded the floor to the chairman of the committee on elections, who at once reported that Mr, Morey was not a (. member of the House and that his seat be longed to another man. , And now it is openly charged that the Fa I cific coast lobby paid three hundred thousaud , dollars to obtain the passage of the Hawaiian . treaty bill through the Democratic reform p House. This is awful. Political News. It was the country that was for Mr. Blaine in Missouri. The New York World of Wednesday had a column or two of good words for General Hancock as a Presidential candidate, hut not a word for Tilden. An exchange says that a storekeeper in Piscataquis county, Me., heads its business cards: “For President, James G. Blaine,” aud it is said that he fluds that it takes among the farmers. One of the few names presented for Vice President is that of Senator Anaus Cameron of Wisconsin. The movement is said to find supporters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama. The Burlington (Iowa) Uawkeye has dis covered the man. It says: “There is a grow ing feeling among American people that the man who can hear a fellow-mortal complain of a cold in the head and abstain from telling him what for it is the man who should be the next President.” The Baltimore Gazette is wear; of having the Democratic party of Maryland “shamed aud scandalized and weakened” by ring rule, and it asks: Why should three or four men presume to run a party and manage its affairs distribute its offices, name its candidates, con trol its policy ? Uncle William Allen, having exhausted astronomy and penny-royal bulls, has now summed up the East. “The East, Sir,” said he, orrather yelled, to the Iferald correspond ent—“The East. Sir, has become a mere or u.wuv.uim ‘uiMgm ui luc luiguiy west/, auu IS but a pigmy dictating or bullying a giant!” Shelby M. Cullom, the Republican candi date for Governor in Rlinois, is 47 years of age, served in the 39th and 40th Congresses, was Speaker of the House of Assembly in 1872 and always runs ahead of bis ticket. He has the reputation of being a man of large business capacity and wrrlhy of the nomination he has received. The Detroit Tribune considers the contest for the St. Louis nomination narrowed down to a choice between the Governors of New York and Indiana, aud divides the delegates so far chosen as follows: Tilden, 176; Hen dricks, 124; unknown, 72. The opposition of inflationists to Tilden it finds so bitter as to make it doubtful, although he is now the strongest man, “if he ever can attain the es seutial two-thirds.” The Washington correspondent of the Cin cinnati Enquirer contains this: “Two New York Democrats, ex-Congressmen Creamer and Drosheimer (sic) have opened Tilden stock yards at the Arlington, where they will hold forth until the St. Louis Convention, paying the highest New York prices for dele gates and influence to support Sam Tilden for the Democratic nomination. They propose to make Ohio and other Western Democrats eat mud at St. Louis.” Of Charles Francis Adams, Jr.’s lack, of discernment in naming Tilden as a reformer whom he would support next to Bristow; the Cincinnati Gazette says:—“It is as if he had declared that he preferred Michael, but could contentedly accept Satan. It was very kind in him to prefer Bristow, but his declaration that he could, under any circumstances, sup port that foxy oil politician, Tildeu, moder. ates the high ascription, and tempers the public gratitude.” In commenting upon the miserable failure of the Arkansas slanders to smirch Mr. Blaine, the New York Tribune remarks: “On the whole, we should say it was about time to drop that charge. The public will begin to ask before long whether there it no punishment for people who invent standals of this sort about a conspicuous public ser vant, which prove to be utterly without proof, and are maliciously retailed without scruple and without limit.” Two Tilden papers have had a bad falling out. The Louisville Courier-Journal has been assailing Tammany Hall for its opposi tion to Gov. Tilden in a highly tropical way, calling John Kelly “a pig-headed and vainglo rious upstart,” and Tammany Hall “a sim pering flock of club men, who part their hair in the middle and spell Democracy with a small d,” as well as “the lineal descendants »_1 It_ n . 1 -- — .. ~"vuivio iuc tasi*uu - ments of Tweed and Sweeny. The Roches ter Union defends Tammany Hall with about equal spirit, and wants the Courier-Journal called off -and sent to its kennel.” It evi dently thinks some one set it on. A Washington despatch to the Boston Herald says: “A prominent Republican office holder, who has recently returned from Ohio, sheds some light on the political situa tion there. Daring his visit in the state he dined with Governor Hayes, who said he be lieved that Blaine would be nominated at Cincinnati, aud that he hoped for such a re sult. He was not anxious himself for the nomination. He had been approached by Blaine's friends with a proposition that he take the second place on the ticket, and he indicated that he would accept the place. He favors Blaine, in preference to any other candidate named. The mule has cut a figure in the campaign already, aud now tho cow makes her pic turesque and gothic entrance. The Indian apolis Sentinel makes a successful draft on the barn-yard for a good sized Horton scan dal. It finds a bill for $180.10 paid out of the general fund while Mr. Morton was Govenor, which it says was for his cow feed, or rather feed for his cows. There are other bills, amounting to about $1000, for wood, coal, gas, Ac., which are said to have been for Mr. Morton’s private expenses. Tills the Senti nel fiendishly calls a part ot Mr. Morton’s “war record,” and evidently would like to cry: Bristow had his mules, Morton his cows, and—other candidates may profit by their ex ample ! There seems to be some doubt in Republi can quarters whether that venerable aud suc cessful peddler, Mr. Simon Oameron, can deliver the goods he has sold. The Baltimore American says: “Senator Cameron has great power in Pennsylvania politics, is noted for the fidelity with which he carries out his political promises and the unit rule which was imposed upon the Pennsylvan ia delega tion by the State Convention will perhaps favor such a movement; and yet we doubt the possibility of carrying it out. Mr. Conk ling has absolutely no strength ia Pennsylva nia; indeed he has been regarded with posi tive disfavor ly the Republicans of that state, and through the task of bringing tho delega tion to vote for him after the withdrawal of Hartranft may be within the possibilities, yet if Mr. Cameron has undertaken it we think he will find it most difficult of accom plishment.” The New York Times Illinois special says that It was not the programme of the Blaine men in the late convention to instruct the delegates, but as Gov, Beveridge in clos ing his speech was describing the kind of man who should be nominated at Cincinnati, somebody cried out, “Blaine.” It was the first time the name of any candidate had been mentioned, and there was great cheer ing. Beveridge improved his opportunity, and said if he were a member of the conven tion he would offer a resolution Instructing the delegates to Cincinnati to use all honor able means to secure the nomination of Blaine; but, not being a member, he called upon those who would favor such a resolu tion, if offered, to rise and cheer for Blaine. In an instant all the delegates, with perhaps thirty or forty exceptions, were standing on the chairs, throwing up their hats and shout ing for Blaine. Recent Publications. Studies from England and Italy. By John Richard Green. Author of “A Short History of the English People.” New York: Harper & Brothers. For sale by I.oring, Short and Har mon. These essays, most of them, have appeared from time to time in Macmillans Magazine or the Saturday Review. They have been carefully revised and added to, and are now present in a volume. They will need no word of commen dation to those who have become acquainted with the author through the pages of his “Short History.”Heio we find the same ele gance of diction, depth of thought, and evi dences of careful research that constitute iL« charm of the previous work. The beauty of the descriptions rival those of Leigh Hunt iu their warmth and sentiment. Striking sentences, however, such as one so ollen finds iu Emerson or Lowell that haunt the memory are rare. A fresh aud racy spirit pervades the whole.(There is a holiday air about tbe book that smells of the mountains and the sea, that will make it a pleasant companion for a summer journey. Aside from tbe historical sketches and two or three miscellaneous subjects the essays are descriptive of holiday and vacation scenes. The opening essay, A Brother of the Poor, is devoted to the memory of Edward Denison and his works of charity in tbe lanes and alleys of East London. It tells us of a noble, self sacrificing man who gave up the luxuries at his command, and took up his abode in one of the worst quarters of London to devote his life to the works of philanthropby. Whose motto was: “Build school-houses, pay teachers, give prizes, frame workmen’s clubs, help tbe poor to help themselves, lend them your brains; but give them no money.” Following this are five Sketches in Sunshine, a a itiu antlme nulla fbnm Tl.naA Rnu are descriptive cf Italian towns and life in Italy. Cannes and Sr. Honorat, San RAno and a delightful sketch of the Carnival on the Cornier, its charming simplicity contrasting with the gorgeous revelry at Rome, are among the most pleasing pictures of the book. The ‘'characteristic ‘prudence’ of the Italian is never better displayed than in bis merriment.” The houses are poorly built to resist the cold, and “an ordinary Italian positively dreads a fire. He infinitely prefers to- rub his blue little hands and wait till this inscrutable mys tery of bad weather be overpast.” Although the Carnival is a church festival it is losing its significance in this respect and is regarded more an 1 more as a celebration of the advent of Spring. Children by the Sea, and Butter cups are two essays that sparkle with the bright i yes and happy smiles of children in their heliday attire, and as we read we breathe with them the free air of the green fields and sea shore. The author has, however, to a con siderable extent chosen historical subjects, with which he is so much at home. The Early History of Oxford, The Home of Our Angevin Kings, Lambeth and the Archbishops are “stray studies” in English History that repay the most careful perusal. Whether the Euglish or Italian studies are preferred will de pend upon the tastes and acquirements of the roaler. The author penetrates Italy and de scribes its beauties with the same vigorous English and philosophic spirit that fascinate us in his home stud'. s. Poems, by Christina O. Rossetti. Published by Roberts Bros., Boston. For sale by Loring, Shoit Harmon. So much of the power of Miss Rossetti’s work depends upon individual sympathy of the reader with the poet, upoa the instinctive com prehension of the thought that she sometimes fails to fully express, that it is difficult, even impossible to define exactly her place among the singers of the time. Versa is apparently not a facile means of expression with her! words rather fetter her thought than aid its development, and she is possessed by an idea rather than the possessor of it. A less in tense sentiment would have resulted in more grace of manner; the mechanism of her verse is scarcely strong enough to bear the strain upon it. The melody aud finish that she is really capable of are best displayed in slighter poems, such as, Dream Lore, and Venus’ Looking-glass. In some of her shorter religi ous poems, for instance, Consider, are dis played remarkable fervor, purity aud exalta tion, while iu many of the longer ones these qualities, though present, are obscured by vagueness and apparent effort of expression. It is in elevated womanly feeling that Miss Rossetti’s power lies—her espieglerie is not charming at all, her poems which are purely imaginative are apt to be grotesque and dis torted, such shadows as are thrown in the moonlight by gnarled boughs, snch faces as grin from cornices of oldtime buildings. So far as a woman gives to ber readers her own thought and feeling, it is its truest praise that it be wholly womanly; and it is Jin no depre ciation ot Miss Rossetti's gilts that one feels instinctively the woman above the artist, and recognizes her best work in that she draws direetly from the inspiration of her own indi viduality. Her art is open to much criticism of its methods, her nature is strong and sincere. History of the United States of America, From the Discovery of the Continent. By George Bancroft. In six volumes. Vol. IV. Boston: Little, Brown Ss Co. For sale by I.oring, Short & Har mon. The fourth volume of the Centenary Edition ot Mr. Bancroft’s History is now before the public. As each volume appears it becomes more and more evident that this will be Me history of the United States. The work of expurgation and abridgement continues io the same line that has been followed in the pre vious volumes. The explanatory notes are omitted and those chapters relating the atti tude of foreign States are curtailed of all that is superfluous and not absolutely necessary to a complete understanding of the situation. The first half of the present volume, that covers the ground of the sixth volume of the old edition, has in this latter respect been considerably condenssd. It will be remembered that the sixth volume of the old edition finishes up the second epoch or How Great Britain Estranged America, and is devoted almost entirely to the squabbles of the British Ministry and Parlia ment iu relation to the American Colonies. This is now all found upon the first 308 pages of the present volume, and has lost nothing in clearness by the change. The last half of this volume begins the the third epoch, commenc ing when America Declares Itself Independent, and covers the ground of the seventh volume of the old edition from 1774—1776. This re mains much as it was before. To curtail any thing that Mr. Bancroft might say concerning the Declaration of Independence and the events immediately following, including the Battle of Bunker Hill, with which the volume closes, would not be at all to the mind of any Ameri can. The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenlkaf Whittier. Illustrated. Published by J. R. Osgood & Co. Boston. For sale by Bai ley & Noyes. This is a well executed edition of the works of JVIr. Whittier, in a style and price adapting it for popular circulation. He is a poet pe culiarly bound to the people by the strength and sweetness of his words, and it is their right aud their privilege that his writings be easily accessible to all. These poems extending over a period of forty years, are in no little measure the butory of the heart of the nation during these years. The poet stood in the shadow as of death, that was made of slavery in our land; he sang songs in the night, filled of high wrath and stern passion of pity; loving his land, he knew the shame of it—and his song was strong as a sword to bring back its glory. Later, when the sacrifice of thousands of lives had been crowned by the death of the beloved chief, Abraham Lincoln, when the' fields that were torn by battles were healed with green grass, and peace had been won for a free coun try—the poet’s song took on a new color, new beauty and melody. His sterner work is over; now is the time of bis singiog, that the words that were a fire to kindle and burn may be a flame for gladness and light. In his late years, bis verse has a richness of imagery, a music and a grace that, keeping pace with the bril liant manner of modern singers, does not ob scure the clear, grand outlines of this poet, who more than any other has identified him self with his country, with liberty, not only of the slave in the south, but of sect, of party, in brief, of all mankind. Select Poems of Thomas Ghat. Edited with notes, by William J. Rolfe. With Engravings. New York: Harper & Brothers. For sale by I.oring, Short & Harmon. The carefully arranged editions of some of Shakespeare’s plays and Goldsmith’s poems by Mr. William J. Rolfe, formerly head master of the High School at Cambridge, have every- • where commanded warm praise because of the knowledge and taste displayed, and the expla nations and references needful for a criiical study of the author and language furnished i& the excellent notes. These editions give pre cisely the assistance that the general reader desires, and for school purposes they are of the highest possible merit. Tula edition of Gray amply sustains the high repute of the series, and will be found of great benefit as assisting to a critical comprehension of that poet. The notes and illustrations are of much interest and value, the text has been rigidly revised, and the introductory matter, comprising Robert Carruther’s life of Gray, Howitf* pa per on Stoke-Pogis &c , is a welcome preface to the edition. Not the least entertaining feat ures of the notes are the “parallel passages” given from other poets. The volume is embel lished with a profusion of engravings. The Mo UXTaiss. A collection of poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers. For sale by boring, Short A Harmon. Roberts Brothers have published one or two admirable collections of poems, and to these they add the present volume which will be very welcome to all readers of poetic taste and sensibility. Over a hundred mountain hymns are comprised within the covers of this neatly printed and tastefully bound little book, and the handy volume ought to be a favorite with the frequenters of mountain resorts this sum mer. Indeed those who linger on the lowlands can gain not a little of the sentiment and feel ing of the hills by a dip into its pages. The selections are made with fine taste. Among them may be mentioned Coleridge’s Cba mounix, Byron’s Night in the Alps, Words worth’s Trosachs, Emerson’s Monadnoc, Joa quin Miller’s Shasta, Lowell’s Pine Tree, Whittier’s Mountain Pictures, Samuel Rogers’s St. Bernard, Matthew Arnold’s Vision of Heli con, Mrs. Hemans’ Cavern nf ihe Thna tv.ii. Browning’s Two on the Mountain, Petrarch’s Lover Among tho Hills, Helen Hunt’s In the Pass, Adelaide Proctor’s Over the Mountain, and Aubrey De Vere’s Benediction. German Political Leaders. By Herbert Tuttle New York: G, P. Putnam’s Sons. For sale by LotingShort & Harmon. This is the fourth volume in the ^ries of Brief Biographies of European Public Mee, edited by Col, Higgiusou. The series has gained for itself large aud deserved popularity for it presents in attractive and compact form information not readily accessible, and tell* of men who ate and who promise to be for much time to come foremost in the thoughts of the world. Information iu respect to German statesmen is especially scanty, and the present work for this reason has even more value than its predecessors. The author, au American, has long lived in Berlin, is thorougly familiar with European politics, and is master of a pleasiug literary style. Among the men de scribed, some to American readers for the first time, are Bismarck, Von Arnim, Hohenlohe, Dr. Falk, President Delbrnck, Herr Jacoby, Herr Windtborst, aod those “scholars in poli tics,” Piofessors Gneist, Virchow, Treitschke, and Voa Sybel. Annual Record of Science and Industry- for 1875. Edited by Spencer F. Baird. New York: Harper & Brothers. For sale by Lorlng, Short & Harmon. The present is the fifth volume of the Annu al Record, and is fitted to command even more favor than its predecessors. In each of the successive numbers already published new features have been introduced, hud this is no exception. As now presented the Record has two distinct parts; the one devoted to the his torical summaries of progress during the past year, and the other cotninuDicatiug in brief the results of investigations by|special scientists or respecting certain subjects. The oaragraph method, so generally in vogue iu analagous publications in the English and other languages is combined with the historical method, the latter appearing in the present volume more promioeutly than in any of its predecessors. Among the contributors to the Record for the past year appear the names of Ihe most promi nent scientific men ef the country and age. The Oagaod Spring Liu. J. K. Osgood & Co. head their Spring list of publications with two volumes of the Little Classio edition of Emerson. This form of vol ume has established itself as a favorite, and since the annearance nf the “HnwthnrnA” there has been a general demand for others of the American classics in the same dress. Em erson is particularly well suited to this handy volume edition, for the reader can open at almost any page of the essays and fall at once upon the pleasantest an! most instructive of reading, and this too, without being obliged to turn back to the first of the volume to get his bearings. Emerson is like the Chinese box collection—each thought, though enclosed in another'and larger, is complete and distinct In itself. The two volumes are The Conduct of Life, and Society and Solitude, the first con taining with others that wonderful essay on Illusions which by itself is a liberal education for the delighted reader. These volumes are for sale by Bailey & Noyes, at 81.30 each. They are soon to be followed by others.-In the convenient a»d attractive Vest Pocket Se ries, James T. Field’s Barry Cornwall and Some of his Fiiends is reprinted. This volume of entertaining gossip is enriched by por traits of the noted men described. It is for sale by Bailey & Noyes at fifty cents. Of the Centennial edition of the poets, Whit tier aDd Tennyson have been published. The latest volume, Tennyson, includes the Queen Mary, certain hitherto uncollected poems, and all his poetical works up to date. It is hand somely illustrated, aDd will naturally command a large and rapid sale. For sale by Bailey & Noyes, price one dollar. The next to be pub lished is tbe centennial Longfellow.-Of Osgood’s Handbooks for Traveller’s, tbe Middle Slates is tbe latest issued, and fully sustains the admirable character of this excellent series of guide books. It is a volume of five hundred pages, bound in the now familiar roan, fur nishes alt the information which tbe tourist desires about routes &c., gives au epitome of tbe histories of tbe old river |aod border towns, descriptions of the principal scenic attractions, full industrial statistics, recounts the legends of place and persoD, and is enriched with valu able plans and maps. For sale by Bailey & Noyes at two dollars.-Osgood & Co. an nour ce a series of four volumes in tbe Little Classic style. Poems of Places, edited and col lected by Henry W. Longfellow. These will refer to places in England, Subsequent vol umes, to follow rapidly, will cootaio poems on Ireland and Wales, Scotland, Italy, Switzer land, France, Spam, Portugal, Germany, Bel gium, Holland, Scandinavia, Russia and Tur key, Greece, Asia, Africa and America. In his preface introducing the series Mr. LoDgfel. low says: Madame de Stael has somewhere said tkat “travelling is the saddest of all pleasures.” But we all have the iongiDg of ltasselas in our heart. \\ e are ready to leave the happy valley of home, and eager to see something of the world beyond the streets and steeples of our native town. To tbo young, travelling is a boundless delight; to the old, a pleasant mem ory and a tender regret. 1 have of en observed that among travellers there exists a sort of freemasonry. To have visited the same sceues is a bond of sympathy between those who have no other point of con tact. A vague interest surrounds the man

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