Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 30, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 30, 1876 Page 2
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want of actors. Bat whether this palpably in discreet effort to lift their favorite to the first place has damaged his chances for the second, it is not so easy to determine. It has been qnite the custom to associate in connec tion with tbe nomination, the names of “Blaine and Bristow” “Conkling aud Hayes” and it cannot be denied that either of them would make a decidedly Btrong combination. I do not think it in good taste or good tem. per for Republicans to allow their preferences to take tbe extreme form of exalting some can didates aud disparaging others. Just as soon as the work of the Convention is completed wo shall have to join hands iu the common strife for victory. The political orthodoxy of tho nominee every subaltern in the party had a right to insist upon. But there is not now, and as I have always strenuously maintained, there never has been danger on that point. The Republicans are too sensible and well sat isfied with their organization to declare for any body whose fidelity to tho cause was question able or lukewarm. They could not be expected to vote for any man who was not a cordial sup potter of the administration of General Grant. If the party were cowardly enough or dishonor able enough to repudiate it; obligations to the eminent sol lie.' and civilian who has led it so bravely and wisely for eight years it would de sorve to be crushed out of existence. If it were to indicate by the slightest faltering that the foolish gabble of which the President has been the object so long—just as all other Presidents have been from Washington’s time to ours— had impaired its faith in bis purity and ability it would be guilty of ao act of monstrous folly and base ingratitude. As an indication of what intelligent gentle men think of tho administration, I was struck with tho remark of a wealthy citizen retired from business, who'was formerly a Democrat, bnt of late years had not been especially identified with any party. Said he, “if I were to j udge by what I read in the papers I should oorne to tho conclusion that the gov ernment at Washington was dreadfully cor rupt. But I form my conclusions by re sults. I notice that when Johnson was President tbe tax on whiskey was two dollars per gallon and we got a revenue from it of eighteen million dollars. Since Grant has been President, the tax is fifty cents and we get sixty-five millions out of it. I make up my mind that an administration that marks that degree of improvement cannot be very ball” There is no getting away from that reasoning —which will be found quite as applicable to all other matters as to those of revenue. Stump orators may declaim, and hungry partisans may bellow till they are hoarse about “corrup tion” but the government has never been more frugally, faithfully, judiciously conducted than it has since Gen. Grant entered upon the occu pancy of the Executive chair. Yarmouth. An Egyptian Funerai..—The funeral of Ba uu uh iaim acuoruiug to ancient r.gy puan rites, was the occasion for a gathering of nearly 4000 people at the Masonic Temple in New York, Sunday afternoon. The deceased Baron, wflo came to this country fifteen years ago, had ex pressed a wish that no Christian priest or min ister should be allowed to take part in his obse quies. They were conducted by the T leosoph ical Society of New York. Only those hav ing tickets, about fifteen hundred in all, were admitted to the building. The assemblage was well dressed and intensely curious in re gard to the nature of the funeral rites. They were of a much simpler character than had been expected. The coffin cont lining the body was placed on a dais on the platform. On the coffin were seven lights, arranged in the shape of a triangle. Col. Olcott acted as master and conducted the ceremonies. With him were six others to make responses. They were habited in long black robes. After brief intervals of music the ques tions and responses began. They consisted of curiously phrased questions and answers from a regular Egyptian liturgy in regard to the nature of God, the human soul and a future state of existence. During the questions and answers incense was burned and a figure of a serpent twisted round a wooden “T” stood beside {the coffin. An old gentleman, who did not like the nature of the ideas put forth in the ritual, or dered his daughter to leave the organ, so some of the musical part of the ceremonies had to be dispensed with. Col. Olcott delivered a lengthy address on the nature of Tbeosophism, and said that the de ceased Baron after a long life in courts and a career of ambition, finding nothing in the creeds to satisfy his inquiries in regard to a fu ture state, found consolation in the Theosophic. After the rites were over the remains were removed to a vault in the Lutheran cemetery, and a will, it is said, be cremated as soon as permission can be obtained from the authori ties. The body was embalmed soon after death. The Thievish Cadets.—The robbery for which nine young midshipmen have been ex pelled from the Naval Academy at Annapolis occurred in this wise: On Saturday, May 19, Mr. Simon Goldsmith, proprietor of a large gentleman’s furnishing goods store in Balti more, visited Annapolis for the purpose of selling goods to first class midshipmen,who are about to go on their regular summer cruise, as before starting en such voyages it is customary fcr them to lay in a stock of wearing apparel. For several years Mr. Goldsmith; has supplied this demand, and on the present visit he car iicu a VttUBO mil ui B1IK StOCKingS, DeCK ties, cuffs, collars, sleeve buttons, underwear and other notions, valued in all at 8108. These goods were, however, merely taken as samples. After displaying his goods in one of the rooms Mr. Goldsmith went out for a walk with two of the students, leaving the goods in the room and locking the door. On returning the door was found broken open and the most costly samples missing. A search of the rooms of the cadets was made and the stolen property found nine students who have all'benu expelled from the Academy. The youngest of the lot is 17, the oldest 21. All have heretofore borne good reputations, and all belong to wealthy families except two. News and Other Items. The “Centennial plan” for making horse car conductors honest is to fire off a small cannon after the reception of eSch fare. Joseph Jefferson, the comedian, has named his latest born after the New York critic, Wil liam Winter. The wife of ex-chief cleik Avery of the Treasury Department, who was convicted of complicity in the crimes of the St. Louis whis key ring, has recently been given a clerkship in the Interior Department at Washington. James Lee, a person of color, has applied for permission to exhibit his father at the Centen nial. The old gentleman claims to be 102 years old, and young James says that, though his papa was not Washington’s body servant, “he looked very much like Gen. Washington, and had been mistaken for him several times.” Edward S. Stokes sleeps in the dissecting room of the hospital in Sing Sing prison. Some nights his rest is broken by tbe bringing in of corpses. His term will expire on the 2Gth of October next, and he expresses the inten tion of returning to New York to live, not withstanding “the threats of Jay Gould and his ruffians.” Mr. A. B. Stockwell, erstwhile of Wall St, where, after a brief, dashing career, he was finally cleaned out on Pacific Mail, has turned up on the English turf in a new role, his ex ploits in which have astonished the British turftsmen. In partnership with a notations gambling Lord, Stockwell entered for the late great race for three-year-olds a horse which the book-makers and betters with one accord pnt down as certain to come out second in the race. Having staked moderately on their nag, Stock well and his partner bought the favorite “Pa trarch,' carefully letting the fact leak out, to create the impression that they meant to save their bets on the other nag 4jy having 1 ‘Pe trarch’ * ridden to lose the race. Thereon the knowing ones, who know Stock well’s reputa tion on this side the water, bet heavily against the favorite, running the odds up to 25 to 1, which Stockwell and his partner quietly took, entering the favorite to win. which ho did. They are reported to have cleared an immdlse sum by the trick, which the English, strange as it may seem, haven’t got done wondering at yet, while in Wall street, where Stockwell was so easily cleaned oat, the wonder is that there are men on the English turf, or anywhere else, who are such innocents as to be taken in by him. _ What Somebody told Somebody Else. Boston, May 29.—The Herald will publish to-morrow a report of au interview with a prominent lawyer of this city who acted as attorney for the creditors of Warren Fisher,Jr., (contractor) for buildiDg the Ft. Smith ami Bittle Hock Kailroad, in their investigation to discover what became of £1,000,000 of bonds ana securities said to have beeu given to Fisher. aMerney says that Fisher states he had paid lion. J. G. Blrine £130,000 for do consider ation whatever; that Caldwell, who acted as his agent in negotiating the securities, used a great portion of them in advancing his own enterprises. ' lUETEOItOLOlilCAL. PROBABILITIES FOB THE NEXT TWENTY FOCB HOURS. War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal 1 Officer, Washington, D.c., l May 30, (1 A. M.) j For Xetv England, rising btrometer. northwest to northeast winds and cooler partly cloudy weather succeeding coast rains. BY TELEGRAPH. MATTERS IN MAINE;} Another Murder. A CANAAN FAltIUIll£ SHOT IN A ({IIABREL [.Special Despatch to the Press.] Fairfield, May 29.—Ourvillage was thrown into a state of excitement today by the nows of a shooting affair in Canaan, yesterday. It seems that two farmers named Harmon and Herrin got into a dispute about the right to a field, and that Herrin shot Harmon, indict ing, it is thought, a mortal wound. Imme diately after shooting Harmon Herrin load ed his gun and started for the woods, threaten ing to shoot aoy one who followed him. At last reports he had not been captured. Har mon is alive, bat is not expected to recover. [To the Associated Press.l Skowhegan, May 29.—Merritt Harmon, the man shot yesterday in Canaaa by his fa ther in-law, Henry Herrin, died this noon. Drowned. [Special to the Press.] Rockland, May 29.—At Tenant’s Harbor, yesterday, Charles Fullhart and John Leonard were drowned by the upsetting of a sail boat. Fnllhart's body was recovered last night. Presentation. Thiseveu'ng Prof.John Singhi was mad6 the recipient of an elegant silver conet by the members of his band. Ponrth of July. Bangor, May 29.—E. B. Heally will deliver the oration in this city on the 4th of July. Editors and Publishers Association. Augusta, May 29.—The Maine editors and publishers who start on their excursion to Phil adelphia June 5th, will bo quartered during their stay at the Elm Avenue Hotel, Fowler & Co., proprietors. Rain. Bangor, May 29.—A heavy ralu storm com menced this evening. Eire. An old house owned by the Duffy heirs wag destroyed by fire to-night Unoccupied and valueless. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Portsmouth and Dover Railroad. Portsmouth, May 29 —The committee re ports that the board is without funds adequate for the completion of its depots, that it cannot assess its stockholders, that it has no means of ist against it, that the cities of Portsmouth and Dover cannot, under existing laws, make any farther advances in behalf of the road, that the stock limited and unsold cannot at this time be sold at par as required by law, and therefore recommend that an effort be made to secure such legislation as may be deemed essential to enable said cities, in the exercise of their dis cretion, to meet all just and legal claims against the road, and complete the construc tion of the depots, either by taking more stock, or allowing the rental and dividends due to all the shareholders to be appropriated for pay ment of all legal claims against the road, and for the construction of depots. The report was accepted. The President being absent, W. H. Y. Hackett was chosen President pro tem, and it was voted, on motion of C. H. Sawyer, that the committee already appointed be a comm't tee to obtain such necessary legislation as will enable the corporation to make provision for the payment of the outstanding debt of the road. Mr. Hatch addressed the meeting, giving a sketch of the history of the Concord and Portsmouth railroad and predicting a success ful result in this corporation. The meeting ad fourned till July 19th. NEW YORK. Commodore Vanderbilt Worse. New York, May 29—Last evening Commo dore Vanderbilt was taken with a sudden chill, and his physicians remained with him during the night. He was very restless and this morning very low, although perfectly con scious. None but the members of his family are permitted to see him. THE INDIANS. Gen. Crook’s Expedition. New York, May 29.—A Fort Fetterman des patch of yesterday saj s the expedition is now across the river and will move to day. . A mau just from the Black Hill says that his companion was shot by the Indians on the way and he had helped bury 73 out of the 300 men who had been killed in the Hills by the Indians. All who can leave are abandoning the place, as gold digging is not profitable and and the Sioux are murdering and robbing daily between the North Platte and tho Pacific rail road, and stampeding cattle. Gen. Crook has no doubt but that Red Cloud abets the Indian raiders, and thinks the con tractors, interpreters and agents oppose the subjugating of the Sioux, as the Indian ring desite to prevent any change in the condition of affairs, which now tends to the continuance of their frauds. He believes that many stories from the Black Hills are exaggerated, and thinks that a hold stand will ha maria hw Sioux and that the whole savage force will be concentrated in the Big Horn country. It is doubtful if the Crow scouts can be secured. Iron Bull, famous in battles with the Sioux, will probably be the leading chief if they join the troops. Warriors on the War Path. Omaiia. May 29.—Capt. Nickerson aide-de camp to Gen. Crook, telegraphed to-day from Fort Fetterman that alt the yonug warriors have left Red Cloud, going north to join Sitting Bull, leaving their families to be protected at the agencies. Capt Egan encountered over 800 going north. The indications are that Gen. Crook and others will have to contend against the whole force of the Sioux. Gen. Crook’s command left Fort Fetterman this morning. The Black Hills murders. Minneapolis, May 29.—Israel Hawes, just arrived from the Black Hills, says he helped bnry persons killed by Indians every day. The bodies of those murdered are always found with six bullet holes and six knife stabs in them besides the loss of the scalp. Hawes had several narrow escapes. Every party that attempted to enter or leave the Hills is attack ed, and more or less fall victims. One party of 25 attempted to escape and only one lived to tell the story. More parties are leaving every day than arrive in a week. There are some 5000 men in the Hills, among whom there are probably 50 that are making §20 peT day to 1000 who make §1. y Attack on Custer City. Omaha, May 29.—A citizen of this place just arrived from Custer City, says on the night of the 19th that place was attacked by Indians, who burned the ammunition house in the cen tre of the city, which in blowing up destroyed several houses. His party, numbering 9G, left at daylight the next morning and cannot give the particulars They buried Jno. Schenck of Yankton, who had been shot 8 miles from Buf falo Gap on the north side of the Platte. Be tween Red Cload and Sidney they found the body of T. P. Hermann of Carlisle, Pa., who had §7500 in checks and §21 in greenbacks with him. The Indians left these, but stripped him of everything else and run off his stock. Took the body to Sidney 'and from there for warded it home. On the 17th the Indians attacked a miner’s cabin at midnight at Rosebud, between Custer and Deadwood, and surprised and killed all the occupants, literally hacking them to pieces. About 4000 people are in Custer and 1200 hous es. Nothing can be done on account of tho Indians. If a man goes a mile from the camp ul iuoco uio ocaipi Crimes and Casualties. Extensive fires are raging in Carroll, in tho vicinity of the Twin Mountain House and sev eral hundred cords of wood belonging to Brown’s Lumber Co. have been burned. The body of a young man apparently about 18 years of age, was found in the Merrimac near W. B. Thoms’ hat factory on River street, Haverhill. It is thought it may be the person missing Irom Lawrence since East-day. Tho mission house, connected with the Church of our Lady of Perpetual Help, at the Highlands, was partly burned Sunday night. Loss about £9,000, nearly covered by insur ance. Frederika Trechan threw her child into tho lake at Chicago, Sunday, and then, with her baby in her arms, jumped iu herself. The bodies were found yesterday morning. The woman is said to have been insane. Passengers from the Hot Springs, Arkansas, report intense excitement there on Saturday over tho shooting of John C. Hale, a prominent citizen of that place, and son-in-law of ex-Gov ernor Brown of Tennessee, by Win. P, Walsh, postmaster. The difficulty grew out of Wash’s building a store on some ground claimed by Hale. Walsh emptied a double barrelled shot gun into Hale’s side,inflicting a mortal wound. Walsh has been arrested. John and James Young, uuder sentence of death at Cayuga, Canada, managed to remove the shackles, Sunday, and attacked the jailor, leaving him for dead, and escaped. The establishment of I?. J. WilsoD, flaji-cul turists at Astoria, I* I., was almost destroyed by fire Sunday night. Loss £10,000; partly in sured. Three white men, McCarie, Graham and Du morville, sleeping in camp in Iberville parish, La., were attacked by a negro, who killed Mc Dardle and Graham with an axe and wounded Dumorville. The negro then plundered tho ramp and fled. MARINE NE . lEarqnc Wrecked Halifax, May 29.—The Itrlian barque Jen ny Queerald, from Brest for Quebec, went ashore during a thick fog at Glace Bay, Cape Breton, and is a total wreck. WASHINGTON. The Kerr InreMigntiou. Washington, May 29.—Clymer’s committee met at 10 o'clock and examined liarney, the former doorkeeper, in regard to the payment of money to Speaker Kerr for the appointment in the army, of A. P. Green in 1860. Messrs. Kerr, Morrison, Scott,Lord,Hereford. Springer, and other members of the House were present. When asked about the payment of money wit ness refused to testify, and when told that he would be compelled to do so, he asked for time to consider the matter I3y advice of counsel Kerr said if witness knew anything relating to him he was willing he should tell the truth about it. Witness—Does Mr, Kerr want me to tell all I know? Kerr—Yes, I want you to tell the truth about it. Witness—Then 1 will tell what I know and I wUl tell the truth about it too. Witness then said that when Green came to him he told him that he would make inquiries and as soon as he could find a vacancy he would let him know. In looking over the list he found a vacancy in.Kerr’s district. He saw Kerr and told him that he had a friend who wanted an appointment. Kerr said he had made a nominal ion but the person had not qualified, and that if Green could bring satis factory letters of recommendation from some of his Democratic friends in New York he should be appointed. Witness told Kerr that if the appointment was made he should be paid for it. To this Mr. Kerr returned no ans wer except to give witness an invitation to call at his room. The next evening witness went to Kerr’s room and the matter was talked over. Kerr said the place was worth $500 and witness said he did not believe Green was able to pay so much. Green sent to New York and got the required letters, which Kerr said were satisfac tory. A few days after witness and Greeu went to see Kerr, and the latter said he would make the appointment. Green then raised $110 and gave it to witness, who added $10 more. A few days afterwards he met Kerr coming out of the eastern front of the Capitol. Kerr inquired if he had got the money yet, whereupon he pulled a roll of bills out of his pocket and gave them to Kerr, who put the money into bis pocket. The nomination was then made. Green returned heme in a few days and sent witness the additional $10. “This”, said witness, “is the whole story.” Bass said be had no further questions to ask and witness was then turned over to Kerr’s counsel, R. K. Elliott, who cross-examined him at length, but witness adhered to the story throughout. After Harney’s testimony, the examination for to-day being at an end, Speaker Kerr re marked that he did not want to retire without saying a few words, and asked to be sworn. This having been done he said: “I only want to remark to-day that I deny every material statement made by this witness affecting my personal honor and official integrity. That is all. If I were in sufficient health [ would make a statement of the circumstances which led to this investigation in connection with the anony mous letter I received, but 1 do not feel able to do so to-day. I will further say that conscious ly I never knew this witness in my life, but I do not say nor wish to be understood as saying that he did not introduce Green to me. I do net know six. doorkeepers about this House now though they are sup posed to be my political friends. I never consciously exchanged one miuute’s wuivaowviuu MWVUI/VU uu*l CU AUU CdllU VY I bU that person. I never knew him, and he was never at my rooms as he has stated, and of course I never received any money from him nor from any one else. Mr. Crosby, Chief Clerk of the War Depart ment, produced papers relative to Augustus P. Green. The first was a descriptive list dated June 12,1866, and signed by Mr. Kerr, recom mending Green to be appointed second lieuten ant in the army, and certifying Green was per sonally known to him as a person of good character, and that he believed Green was men tally, morally and physically qualified tc per form the duty of lieutenant in the army. The next paper produced was also dated June 12th, 1876, and was from Nelson Taylor ad dressed to the War Department, asking the re turn of papers he had filed in behalf of Greene. These papers were returned and afterwards given by Greene to Mr. Kerr. The third paper was one filed with the President by Hon. Wyer Strouse, requesting the appointment of Greene. The first paper was addressed to the Secretary of War by Mr. Kerr, dated July 31,1866, as follows; “Will you have the kindness to send the commission of Augustus P. Greene to his address at Madison Avenue, New York City. He was nominated by me.” The fifth was as follows: House of Eepresemtatives, I Washington, April 18, 1876. j Gen. E. D. Townsend, Adjutant Gen. My Dear St,—May I trouble you to inform me whether there is now in the army a man named Augustus P. Greene, of the rank of First Lieutenant, or any higher rank, and if such person is not in the army, whether he was in the last fonr or five years, and how he got out. Your attention will greatly oblige me. X have the honor to be very truly yours, „ „ M 0. Kerb, The General replied that Aug. P. Greene was a first lieutonant in the 4th artillery, and was dismissed from service by sentence by court martial, March 28, 1873. He was appointed in the regular army July 20,1866. He had pre viously served as an officer of volunteers. The committee adjourned till Wednesday af ternoon at 1 o’clock. The general belief here among Republicans as well as Democrats is that Harney has falsi fied, and that Kerr never received any money from him. His manner in testifying has strengthened this belief. Several witnesses will tomorrow contradict him. Tonight Har ney, when asked whether he had been scalped, said “No, but I have killed the Democratic party.” The testimony of Augustus P. Green on Sat urday given to the press, relates in detail the story of his obtaining an appointment in the army in 1866 through Mr. Kerr, and of bis pay ment of S450 therefor to Lawrence Harney. Witness hud interviews with Kerr, at which the latter asked many questions, apparently to ascertain his capacity for the position, but not one word ever passed between them about money. Harney told witness he paid the mon ey jverr. air. iverr s recommenaation pro cured his appointment without any additional influence. He was not examined by any board. He was dismissed the army having made an unfortunate step, and was “gobbled up like a meat worm by a mocking bird when it is hun gry.” Witness three years after his appoint ment stopped at New Albany to pay bis re spects to Kerr, which he would not have done if he had believed Kerr received the money which he (witness) paid to Harney He did not then believe and does not now believe that Kerr received this money. Tbe Venezuelan Award. 'Bfce President has transmitted, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a statement of the amount of money in the custody of the De partment of State to the credit of the awards of the Mixed Commission under the treaty be tween the United States and Venezuela, of the 25th of April, 1866. The total amount receiv ed from the Venezuelan government up to date is 8110,206. The Secretary of State has given public notice that he will distribute 8 per cent, of the sum awarded to the holders of the cer tificates. Bribery in Ihc Hawaiian Treaty Matter. The Ways and Means Committee commenc ed the examination of charges of bribery in connection with tbe passage of the Hawaiian treaty bill. The correspondent of the Balti more Gazette testified that Sam Ward, vestibuli rex told him. that money had been used, and that the same statements had been substantial ly made by Messrs. Morrison and Kelley in their speeches in the House in opposition to the treaty. It happens that Messrs, Morrison and Kelley are both members of the committee con ducting the investigation. The Senate Tabes Jurisdiction. The Senate this evening, by a vote of 37 nays to 29 yeas, rejected the resolution of Mr. Pad. dock “that Wm. W. Belknap having ceased to be a civil officer of the United States by reason of his resignation befare the proceedings in im peachment were commenced against him by the House of Representatives, the Senate can not tako jurisdiction in this case.” It was then decided by the same vote that said Bel knap is amenable to trial by impeachment for acts done a3 Secretary of War notwithstanding his resignation, and it was ordered that the re spondent and managers on the part of the House of Representatives appear on Thursday next at 1 o’clock to hear the judgment of the Retirement of Legal Tenders. The Secretary of the Treasury has directed the retirement of $404,208 of legal tenders,that being 80 per cent of the national bank circula tion issued during tbe present month. This leaves the outstanding greenback circulation $370,123,668. Various Ratters. The Supreme Council, 33d degree of Free Masons, southern jurisdiction of the United States, will be held in this city this week, com mencing at noon to-day, and will probably con tinue the entire week. Official despatches from the Asiatic station report that the rumor some t;me since of a mutiny on board the Tennessee was pure fab rication. The ship’s company never manifes ted any dissat'sfaction. Receipts of internal revenue to-day were $551,735: customs $447,250. Despatches received at the Navy Department announce that the Huron was off Vera Cruz on the 18th inst.; the Mono at Brazos. The Santiago, Texas and Hartford arrived there on the 15tb, en route for Tampico. The Shawmut and Swartara were at Tampico. I lie Kmir Tragedy. Bellows Falls, Vt. May 29.—Tbe woman Mrs. Cram, reported as being connected with the Foster suicide or murder, at Keene, at tempted suicide herself at this place yesterday by taking laudanum. She wrote an order, signing it herself, ordering the drnggist to let the bearer, a small boy, have laudanum for the toothache, and upon receiving it swallowed a portion. Medical assistance was summoned so early that antidotes seemed to take effect, and although in a critical condition last night it is thought she will recover. The Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, May 29.—The attendance at the exposition today was about 25,000. Tbe weather is quite warm. Many judges of award are at work and hope to make considerable progress before the eud of the week. Some of tbo boards adjourned from Saturday till to morrow, owing to tbe absence of some mem bers. Tbe committee of the Iron Manufacturers and Boiler Makers’ Union of Pittsburg, have been unable to compromise differences about the juice of labor. Several mills have closed, and the Boiler Makers’ Union have determin ed to stop work after Wednesday unless an ad vance is conceded. Mr. Blaine and the North ern Pacific. A 1.tiler from Eli.bn Albius. Boston, May 29.—The following letter given to the press to night, explains itself: Boston, May 29. lion. J. G. Blaine: My Dear Sir,—I have read the charges against you in the New York Sun of Saturday, concerning the Northern Pacific matter, and also your reported remarks in regard thereto. It is dne you that I should say that I consider yonr action in that matter was simply from a disposition to do a fiiendly act: that you had no pecuniary interest what ever in the transaction, and it was fully under stood that on no account would you become personally interested in the Northern Pacific shares. Your conduct was perfectly fair and honorable, and I am surprised that any one oan see anything in it to complain of, or to criticise. As ths wbole|transaction literally end ed without accomplishing anything,- and as the party proposing to sell the Northern Pacific interest never delivered it, and those advancing money receiving it back again with interest without the slightest deduction by you for com missions or expenses, it seems to me very absurd to make any reference to it. 1 shall give this letter to the public, as l think such a statement is due you from myself. Respectfully yours, (Signed) Elisha Atkins. THE BLAINE INVESTIGATION. A Batch of Worthless Testimony. Washington, May 29.—The sub-Judiciary Committee today continued the investigation of the $01,000 bond charge against ex-Speaker Blaine. J. F. Meguire of Washington, testified that in March, 1875, he was at tbe Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, with J. F. Wilson and J. C. S. Harrison. Mr. Wilson went out of the room and Harrison said to witness, “Meguire I can tell you something that will make those fellows (Union Pacific men) squirm.” Harrison then asked witness if he had seen some caricatures in one of the papers regarding “Blaine up a tree,” etc. Witness said he knew all about that picture, and when Wilson came in Harrisou said “Me guire knows all about Blaine.” Wilson said “You must not say anything about that, for it will ruiu Blaine and hurt the Republican party.” Witness said he led them to believe he knew all about it when he really knew nothing, only what he had just heard them say. Witness knew nothing whatever of his own knowledge about Mr. Blaine’s connection with these bonds. Witness saw Wilson after he tes tified here, and asked him to explain what he meant by saoing to witness in New York that it would ruin Blaine if the story got out. Wil son said he only meant that if such a story was told and talked about it would become scandal and ruin Blaine, whether true or not. Witness reported that he had no knowledge whatever of any connection that Blaine had with the bonds referred to. W. P. Denakla testified that he was a con tractor of Little Rock and Fort Smith road in IOTA VTT/tC .AAAirtA K ^ /I AA ^ ^ ^ « ♦ ! A ^ for his services as contractor. He did not per form an; service, but sold bis contract out to Warren Fisher, who agreed to pay him in 300 bonds and $10,500 in stock. Witness sold the bonds and found the stock worthless. He trad ed some of the bonds for land and some he loaned to friends. Witness knows nothing whatever of 75 bonds of that road going into the Union Pacific Com pany, had never heard of it till he read it re cently in the papers, and knows nothing of Blaine’s connection with them. Witness heard bonds wero selling for $60 to $70 in 1871, and tried to sell for that, but could not doit. Would not have taken less than $30 to $40 for them at any timo while he owned them. Forty-Fourth Congress—First Session. SENATE. Washington, D. C., May 29. The Senate went into secret session on the impeachment question. HOUSE. Mr. Adams offered the following: Whereas the fact isapparentjthat all branches of manufacturing,mechanical and mining pur suits are at this time greatly depressed and that all legislation which tends to embarrass ment by the unsettling of value or the render ing of manufacturing, mechanical or mining operations uncertain is unwise and injudicious therefore Resolved, That in the judgment of this House legislation affecting the tariff is at this time in expedient. The previous question having been ordered Mr. Morrison moved to reconsider and it was reconsidered, yeas 119, nays 95. Mr. Morrison then rose to debate the resolu tion and the resolution thus giving time to de bate it went over under the rules until Monday next. House then went into the Committee of the Whole on the bill to debate the proceeds of the sale of public lands for educational purposes. Mr. Walter explained and advocated the bill. Mr. Cabell then addressed the House in re gard to the system of internal revenue taxa tion. Mr. Kelley of Pennsylvania, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, addressed the committee in opposition to the tariff bill, and Chittenden of New York was the next speaker. He had no personal ends or theories to support, but be had 30 years experience in an honest business. It was no exaggeration to say that the commerce of the country, especially the foreign commerce, was in ruin. The country was chained by the legal tender madness and by a prohibitory tariff. If the present tariff were continued the foreign trade of the coun try would be extinguished. The pending tariff bill had many good features, but the things that were most needed in it were most conspic uuua vy men auseuue. xio uuuipuiufuiea me chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means for his courage and intelligence in rec ommending a tax on tea and coffee and pre dicted that the revenue of the government would never again be adjusted to its expenses until a tax was imposed on tea and coffee. He believed a tariff bijl could be framed in six lines that would restore hope for despair, that would give courage to thousands who were now striving desperately to preserve something from the wrecks of foreign and domestic commerce. That bill should provide a tax on tea and coffee, and reduce all other duties tem porarily 12£ or 15 per cent. Such a measure would work no injustice or detriment to any in terest, and would instantly form a basis for reconstructing the shattered commerce of the country. Mr, Kasson of Iowa asked tho chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means whether he intended to bring the tariff bill t*> a vote at this session. Mr. Merrison replied he would like ito bring it to early vote, and it would depend on the business of the House whether he would do so. He did not now anticipate that it would be vot ed on. He himself should yield to the appro priation bills, and if there was time after they were disposed of he would ask a vote on the tariff. Mr. Burchard of Illinois—It will depend, I suppose, on the length of the session. Mr. Morrison—Very much. Mr. Kassou—That still leaves the question very much in doubt so far as the business in terests of the country are concerned. 1 do not believe it will be possible to bring the House to an agreement on a tariff bill embracing such a complete revision of the tariff unless it be first prepared under the direction of a joint commit tee of the House and Senate, as was proposed at the last Congress. There is yet time to pro vide for such a joint committee to take testimo ny and consider the subject fully during the coming vacation. The matter then passed over without action. Mr.[Goodwin, from the Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill providing for the sale of the Osage ceded lands in Kansas to actual set tlers. Passed. Mr. Piper from the Committee on Commerce, asked leave to report a resolution in regard to modifying the treaty with China on the sub ject of immigration, but Mr. Holmau insisted on interposing a motion to adjourn, and the House at 5.20 adjourned till Wednesday. MINOR TELEGRAMS. There wore only (17 arrests under the excise law in New York Sunday. The steamer Plymouth Itock got aground at Bockaway Sunday evening, and kept a thou sand excursionists there till late at night, and then charged them fifty ceDts extra to bring them Lome, A delegate convention of loyal Orangemeu of the state of Massachusetts, will be held in Law rence Thursday, June 1st. The object is to ar range for a state parade of fourteen lodges in that city on July 12th. James Gallatin of New York, died in Paris yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged 80. Gallatin was the son of Albert Gallatin, and for a long timeJPresident of the Gallatin Bank, which his father founded 50 years ago. Base ball—Chicagos 11, Bhode Islands 2. Bev. Dr. Stor-s will deliver the address at that portion of the Centennial Celebration which occurs the 3d of J uly at the Academy of Music, New York. D. Wennyss Jobson died of paralysis at the Insane Asylum, Ward’s Island, Friday. Today is a legal holiday in New York. Banks public offices apd more important places of business will be closed. The New York Express says ex-Senator Jas. O’Brien has lodged some important facts with the sub-Judiciary Committee of the House in reference to Lawrence Barney, who was ap pointed door-keeper through the influence of Congressman Darling. The Congressional Committee has arrived at New Orleans and the investigation will com mence today. Park street'church of Boston has issued a call to the Bev. J. F. Withrow, D. D., pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Indianapolis. Guiseppo Giglio, who escaped from the State Prison at Charlestown, Mass., three months since, returned voluntarily last night and sur rendered himself. District Attorney Dyer has obtained judg ment on all the bonds of the illicit whiskey dis tillers, amounting in the aggregate to $1,000 1100; also $10,000 against tbe Iron Mountain Bailroad for back taxes. The steamer Falmouth arrived at Halifax last night. At an adjourned meeting of citizens and city officials of Chicago last nielit, resolutions were adopted recommending that an extension of one, two and three years be obtained on out standing city certificates, the city agreeing to pay 7 per cent, interest. FOREIGN. GREAT BRITAIN. The Emma Mine in the House of Com. moil. London, May 29.—In the House of Com mons this afternoon, Phillip Callan (liberal) asked the government whether in view of the grave disclosures made by the foreign affairs committee of the House of Representatives at Washington, concerning the connection of cer tain British subjects with the Emma Mining Company, the government intended to ask the law officers of the crown for opinions regard ing the propriety of instituting criminal pro ceedings against persons implicated therein. Disraeli said the proceedings of the commit tee of the Americau House of Representatives are not yet before him in such an authoritative manner as to justify him in taking the grave steps desired by Mr. Callan. Mr. Callan then gave notice that he would at an early day move for the appointment of a se lect committee to investigate the Emma mine, the Lisbon tramway and other kindred under takings. Winslow to be Surrendered. Replies te inquries made in the lobby of the Houso of Commons show that the British gov ernment doubtless intends to surrender Win slow to the United States, and its ouly difficulty is to find the means of doing so gracefully. Members of Parliament of all parties agree as to the justness of the surrender. TURKEY. What Turkey Would Agree To. London, May 29.—A despatch from Paris says that there are some persons who maintain that if the united powers should ask Turkey to cede Herzegovina, charging the new principal ities with their quota of the Turkish debt, and settling the internal condition of these prov inces in a manner meriting general confidence, Turkey would not hesitate to agree. England’s Intention. An impression prevails at Portsmouth that the government purposes takiug a bold position respecting the Eastern question. The Two Months’ Armistice. A Berlin despatch to the Daily Telegraph states that the Porte has indirectly notified the powers that he will on no account consent to a two months’ armistice. The Servian Militia. The Berlin correspondent of the Times tele graphs that the Servian militia, numbering 150,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry, with 300 pieces of artillery, are ready for action. Their hospital utensils have been purchased at Vien na. THE DOMINION. The Ottawa Lumber Trade. Ottawa, May 29.—A slight improvement is reported in the lumber trade. The demand is greater and prices have advanced. A New York firm have closed a contract for 5,800,000 feet. The Canadian Shipping Act. Tobonto, May 29.—A Globe cable despatch dated London, Saturday, says that in the house last night in reply to Mr. Childers, Sir Charles Adderly said it was extraordinary that anyone preieuumg to kuow suoum suppose me nonun ion act of 18fi7 excluded Canada from the ef fect of the operation of the imperial acts, or made Canadian bottoms other than British ships. The acts contained two schedules of subjects. The first enumerated were subjects with which theDominionParliament might deal outside of the provincial legislature. The second enumerated subjects with which prov incial legislatures might deal exclusively of the Dominiou Parliament, neither one nor the oth er excluded imperial legislation, and the impe rial Parliament overrode both just as before. The imperial acts bound Her Majesty’s Cana dian subjeots in this matter just as much as English subjects. It was a total mistake to suppose the confederation act altered the rela tion of Canadian subjects to the imperial Par liament. A Canadian ship was a British ship registered in Canada, and there was no dis tinction between the two. The bill which the house was now asked to pass to its third read ing distinctly and rightly had borne in view the existing state law and other relations between British and Canadian subjects. The bill was read a third time. The Globe in commenting on the above says: ‘•This is strange doctrine in these times. We always supposed the object of giving constitu tions to the colonies was that they might legis late as regarded all matters of domestic con cern. The people of Canada did not want the confederation act to tell them, nor would Sir Charles Adderlev if ho reads, history, either, that the principles of the British constitution itself are against his pretensions. The thing is so absurd it really is not worthy of argument at all. All that Canada in relation to shipping would contend for is that within Canadian ju risdiction a Canadian ship should be amenable to Canadian laws. Provisioning, manning, loading, seaworthiness are all matters to be regulated at the point of departure; they are affairs of municipal concern and belong to the authority under which they arise.” Foreign "Voles. A number of prominent members of the House of Commons intend visiting Philadel phia in a body sometime during August or September, and Bright and Foster will be among the party. Steps have already been taken towards chartering a government steam er. The Due de Cases, French minister of for eign affairs, in a speech to the Chamber of Deputies yesterday, declared that the govern ment was confident the good understanding which was necessary for the peace of the world would be established everywhere. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Portland Wholesale market. Monday, May 29.—The markets were quite firm to-day. Sugars dropped 08 to 9£c for Extra C. this morning, but later in the day the market was very strong at that price, h lour is Brm with no change to note in prices. Grain is in quite good demand at the following quotations: Corn, Mixed at 65c, High Mixed 66c, do bag lots 70c; Meal at 67c; Rye at 125; barley 75 (eg 85c; Oats 50 @ 55c; F ine Feed at 30 00; Shorts 24 00. Foreign fixporn. ST JOHN, NB. Br Schr Nellie—1200 bbls flour, 180 bbls refineu oil. Daily Domestic Receipt*. By Boston and Maine Railroad.—H Poor & Son 1 car hides, W F Phillips 1 do carboys, Sever ence & Co 1 do com, A I) Morton 2 do com, S W Thaxter & Co 1 do com, Stevens & Co 1 do com, G W True & Co 6 do corn, same 1 do flour, D W Cool idge 4 do flour, order 1 do cotton, Phelps & Co 1 do cotton, J W Far well 1 do cotton, G T R 7 cars mer chandise CRR 25 cars merchandise, P& O R R 1 cars of merchandise. By water conveyance—1000 bush cornmeal to G. W. True & Co. _ Boston .Mock iTIarket [Sales at the Brokers’ Board, May 29.] $1,000 Eastern Railroad 7s. notes. 49} $5,000 Eastern Railroad sinking fund 7s,.50 New York Stock and ITKoney ITIarket. New York. May 29—Evening.—Money was easy at 2} @ 3 per cent, on call. Foreign Exchange duil at 487} @ 488 for 60 days and 489} (g? 490 for demand. . Exports of domestic produce for the week $5,224. 530, against 4,268,064 for the corresponding week in 1875. Gold opened at 113 and declined to 112J, against 113} at Saturday’s close. The rates paid for carrying were 1 @ 3 per cent,; the decline is due to more peaceful tone of European dispatches and reports of large foreign orders for grain here. The clearan ces at the Gold Exchange Bank were $47,494,000. The customs receipts to-day were $348,000. The Treasury disbursements were $43,000 tor interest; $142 for bonds; $83,544 in silver coin. Governments steady. State bonds dull. Railway mortgages are steady. The stock market declined } @ § per cent, at the opening on reduction of passenger fares to the West, but soon became strong and advanced } @ 1} per cent, on rumors that the rednetion was made to precipitate the settlement of the railroad war. As the day wore along the market became dull and tbe improvement was partially lost except on Pacific Mail, which closed strong at tbo highest price of tho day. The transactions were 98,000 shares, including 41, 150 shares Lake Shore at 51} @ 52} @ 53} (gy 52}; Western Union 18,300 shares at G5| (eg 67} (g) 662 (<g 66}; Pacific Mail 12,450 shares at 25} @ 25; St. Paul preferred 6100 shares at 64} @ 64} @ 65} @ 65}; Mich igan Central 4500 shares at 45} (g) 45} @ 46} @ 42}; Erie 5000 shares at 13} @ 13}; St Paul at 37 (<§ 372 @ 37; Chios 1400 shares at 17} @ 16}. Tlin fnllnwtni, worn thn olnoinir mintatinna rtf Ha. ernment securities: United States coup. 6s,1881... 122 United States 5-20’s 1865, old.115 United States 5-20’s,1865, new.. United States 5-20’s, 1867.1211 United States 5-20’s, 1868 do.123} United States new 5’s.117, United States 10-40S, coup.118} Currencv 6’s. 127} The following were the closing quotations oi Stocks: Western Union Telegraph Co.. 66} Pacific Mail. 27 New York Central & Hudson UK.110 Erie. 13} Erie prelerred. 19 Michigan Central. 45} Union Pacific Stock. 69 Panama.136 Lake Shore. . 52 Illinois Central. 94 Chicago & Northwestern. 39} Chicago & Northwestern prelerred. 58 New Jersey Central. 83 Sock Island.105} St. Paul. 37 St. Paul preferred... 65} Wabash. 2 Delaware & Lackawanna...105} Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph. 14 Missouri Pacific. 12} Atlantic & Pacific preferred. 2 The following were the closing quotations of Pacific Kailroad securities: Central Pacific bonds...107} Union Pacific bonds. ,..104} Union Pacific Land Grants cx-in.99 Sinking Funds. 89} Boston, Hartford & Erie 1st. 20 Guaranteed. 21 Providence Prim Cloths Market. Providence, May'29—Printing Cloths market unchanged at 3} 0 3}c for standard and extra 61 x64. _ Domestic Markets. New Iobk. May 29—Evening.—Cotton quiet and firm at 1-16 advance; sales 1312 bales; 1113-16 for Middling uplands; futures advanced g 0 7-16. Flour receipts 13,237 bids; sales 16,400 bbls; the market opened firm andlciosed quiet, holders disposed to ac cept Saturday’s figures; No 2 at 3 00 @ 3 50; Super fine Western and State at4 10|@4 50; extra Wes tern and State at 5 00 @ 5 25; choice at at 5 30 @ 7 75; White Wheat Western extra at 5 80 07 00; Fancy White Wheat Western at 7 05 @ 7 75; extra Ohio at 5 00 @ 7 00; extra St Louis at 5 20 @ 9 00 Patent Minnesota extra at 6 25 @ 7 25; choice at 7 55 @ 9 50; Southern Hour at 5 00 0 9 00. Eye flour is unchanged at 4 75 @ 5 20. Conimeal steady at 2 85 @ 4 50. Wbeat--receipts of 613,938 bush; sales 157.000 bush; the market is dull and heavy and fully lc lower with a limited export inquiry, advance in freights and more quiet cable nccouuts materially checking the expert demand; 1 10 for poor Spring; 112 for No 3 Chicago; 115 for No 3 Milwaukee; 129 @ 1 21 tor No 2 Milwaukee; 1 30 @ 1 32 for No 1 Spring; 1 06 for no grade Winter Rea Western; 1 25 f tor No 2 Amber Winter to arrive; 1 47 @ 1 55 lor White Michigan. Rye is quiet. Barley dull. Barley X Malt is unchanged. Corn—receipts of 14,675 bush; sales ot 159,000 bush; the market is a shade easier ] with a fair trade for export and home use; options lower with more active business; 57 @@ 57Jc for no 1 grade Mixed; 58 @ 58$c lor steamer Mixed; 59$ @ ( 60c for graded Mixed; 57 @for 60c ungraded Wes tern Mixed new; 61 Jc for new Yellow Southern; 60c i for Kansas Mixed. Oats—receipts ot 179,328 bush; the market is dull aud without decided change; sales ] 52,000 bush; 32 @ 43c for Mixed Western ana State; J 35 @ 48c tor White Western, including 9400 bush No 2 Chicago for export at 40; No 2 New York Mixed ] at 38c. Coffee nominal. Sugar is steady aud in fair demand at 7} @ 7gc lor fair to good refining; 8c for 1 prime. Molasses quiet and unchanged. Riee is steady. Petroleum quiet; crude at 8} @ 8}c; refined 4 at 14$c. Tallow dull and heavy at 8g @ 8}. Naval Stores—Rosin is unchanged. Turpentine is auiet at 31 $c for Spirits. Pork heavy and lower; new mess at 19 75. Cut Meat quiet; middles dull and heavy— Western long clear at 10}; 11 for city long clear. Lard opened firm and closed lower; prime steam at 11 55 @ 11 60. Whiskey quiet at 112. Freights to Liverpool—market is firmer; Cotton per sail 9-32d; Cotton per steam at 5-16d: Corn per steam 9d; Wheas do 9$d. Chicago, May 29.—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat in active demand; opened strong and higher and closed at inside prices; No 1 Chicago Spring at 110; No 2 Chicago Spring at 1 06} on spot: 1 03} @ 1 03| seller June; No 3 Chicago Spring at 98c on the spot. Corn active and lower; No 2 at 45c on spot; 43$c seller June. Oats are in fair demand hut at lower rates; No 2 at 28$ on spot; 28$c seller for July. Rye is firm at 70 @ 70$c. Barley is irregular; cash higher and options lower at 70c on spot; 53} @ 55c seller June. Pork unsettled, lower and panicky at 18 65 & 18 75 on spot; 18 65 @ 18 75 seller June. Lard active aud lower at 1115 on spot and seller lor June. Bulk Meats are in fair demand and lower; shoulders at 6gc; clear rib sides 9gc; clear sides at 91. Whis key 1 09. Receipts—12,000 bbls hour, 72,000 bush wheat, 281, 000 bosh corn, 119,00b bush oats. 26,000 bush barley, 935 bush ol rye. Shipments-10,000 bbls flour, 110,000 bush wheat, 186, 000 bush corn, 37,000 busu oats, 000 hush barley. 1600 bush rye. On the call of the board in the afternoon—Wheat was firmer at 1 07 @ 1 071 seller June. Corn is firm at 45c seller May; 43$c seller June. Oats 28$c seller June. Pork lower at 18 55 seller Juno. Lard lower at 1110 cash; 11 30 seller July. Toledo, May 29.—Flour is dull. Wheat is dull; , Amber Michigan at 1 28; seller June at 128$; No 2 Amber Michigan at 1 10; No 3 Dayton and Michigan Red 110. Corn is dull aud lower ;High Mixed on the spot and seller May at 56c seller June; hold at 5(hi; 49$c otterea; low Mixed at 51c; No 2 White at 5uc. Oats are dull; Michigan at 33c. Receipts—00 bbls flour 25,000 bush Wheat, 41,000 bush Corn, 5,0C0 bush Oats, Shipments—500 bbls flour, 3,000 bush Wheat.23,000 bush Corn, 7000 bush Oats. Milwaukee, May 29.—Flour is quiet and un changed. Wheat is steady ;No 1 Milwaukee at 115}; hard do at l 22; No 2 Milwaukee at 11>8; seller June 1 07§; No 3 Milwaukee at 97$o. Corn weak; No 2 is nominally at 44c. Oats are dull; No 2 at 29c. Rye firm; No 1 at 72c. Barley demoralized; No 2 Spring at 82c; No 3 nominally at 40c. * ^Freights firmer—Wheat to Buflalo at 3; to Oswego Receipts—8000 bbls flour, 12*000 bush wheat. Shipments—5,000 bbls flour,l63,000 bush wheat. Si* Louis, May 29.—Flour is dull, unsettled and weak. Wheat is firmer; No 2 Red Fall at 1 40 cash; 1 37$ bid seller June No 3 do saleable at 1 25. Corn dull ;]No 2 Mixed at 42 @ 43c cash; 42$c seller June. Oats are held firmly on light otterings; No2at33Ac. Rye firmer at 62 @ 63c. Barley—no sales. W hiskey nominally unchanged .sales at 1 09. Porkdull at 19 50 @20 00. Lard is nominal; current make 11. Bulk Meats uominal. Bacon dull—shoulders at 7$; clear rio and clear sides 10$ @ log. Receipts—3800 bbls flour, 19,000 bush of wheat,*93. 000 bush corn, 1,000 bush oats, 1000 bush barley. 000 bosh rye, 1,600 hogs, 1800 cattle. unuuijiati, may rorK dull at 19 00. Lard active and lewer—steam rendered at 11 da 11} cash closing at inside figure; kettle do at 12} (gj 12). Bulk Meats unsettled and lower: shoulders at 6}c; clear rib sides 9} is 9}, closing, no buyers, at inside figure; clear sides at 9}. Bacon dull and tending downward; shoulders at 7}; clear rib sides at 10} @ log; clear sides 11. Hogs dull and lower; common to good light at 5 50 (a) 6 25;falr to good heavy at 6 15 6 25; receipts 1689 head; shipments 1170 head. Whiskey in active demand at 107. Detboit, May 29.—Flour is firm at 6 75. Wheat quiet and steady; extra White Michigan 1 38; No 1 White 134; No 2 White at 123; No 1 Amber Michi gan 128}. Corn nominal. Oats quiet and steady: Mixed at 34}c. Keceipts—640 bbls flour, 18,200 bush Iwbeat, 1560 bush com, 5,370 bush oats. Shipments—900 bbls flour, 15,360 bush wheat, 1140 bush com, 3,320 bush oats. Cleveland May 29.—The Petroleum market is firm and unchanged; standard 110 test at XI; nrime White 150 testat 12 in car lots. ' Chableston, May 27.—Cotton is quietl; Middling uplands at llg ® ll}c. 8 New Obleans, May 29.—Cotton market steady; Middling uplands llge. Mobile, May 29.—Cotton market Is quiet; Mid dling uplands at log @ lie. Savannah, May 29.—Cotton nominal; Middling uplands 11c. New Fork, May 29.—Cotton quiet and firm; Mid dling uplands 113-16. Memphis, May 29.—Cotton market is steady ;Mid uplands log @ 11c. Wilmington, May 29.—Cotton is unchanged ;Mid dling uplands 11c. Galveston, May 29.—Cotton is quiet; Middling uplands llge. Louisville, May 29—Cotton dull; Middling up lands at ll}c. European Marketi. London, May 29—12.30 P. M.—CodsoIs 93 3-16 money and account. London, May 29—12.30 P. M.—American securi ties—United States 10-40’s, 106}; United States new 5’5,105|; Erie 12; do preferred 19. Liverpool, May 29.—12.30 P. M.—Cotton market steadier; Middling uplands at 5 15-16d; do Orleans at 6|rt; saleB 10,000 bales, including 2000 hales for specu lation and export. London, May 29—3,30 P. M.—Consols at 95 for money and account. ^Feankfobt, May 29.—United States new Sr, at Regulate the Bodily Functions. This advice should be especially heeded by those who sutler from an irregular habit of body or dis orders of the bladder or kidneys. Inactivity of the bowels, or of the urinary orguns, is speedly recti fied by that wholesome aperient and sterling in vigorative [diuretic, Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters; and, as all affections of the organs of discharge have strong tendency to become chronic, and that very rapidly, tho use of the Bitters should not be delayed a moment longer than is necessary. The action of this inestimable corrective upon the bowels differs widely from that ot a drastic purgative, since it is never violent or abrupt, but always gentle and natural, and its effects upon the bladder and kidneys are strengthening as well as mildly stimulative. The healthful impetus which it gives to digestion also renders it a most desirable general tonic. MARJRIED. I — .- . — In Naples, May 6, Alvarado Hadlock and Miss Emma L. Chaplin, both of Naples. In Damariscotta, May 20, Algernon Hopkins and Miss Julia Clark, both of Jeflerson. In Otisfleld, May 16, Geo. W. Hobbs of Norway and Miss Emma E. Wardwell of Otisfleld. DIED. In this city, May 28, Lerline S. Hunt, aged 6 years 3 days,—only daughter of Sarah F. and C. W. Hunt, [Funeral services this afternoon at 2 o’clock, at No. 33 Gray street. Burial at conveniecne of the family. In this city, May 29, Mary Jane, daughter of Pat rick and Mary Sullivan, aged 2 years. In West Baldwin, May 27, Mrs. Mary E., wife of Peter G. Cram, aged 40 years 10 months. In West Baldwin, May 28, Mrs. Esther W., relict of Abner R. Binford, aged 79 years. In Bridgton. May 22, Mr. Orin B. Edgcily, aged 37 years 10 months. DEPARTURE OF STEAMSHIPS. NAME FROM FOR DATE Wilmington.New Ifork .Havana May 30 Idaho. New York .Liverpool... May 30 Abyssinia.New York. .Liverpool May 31 Leo.New York. .Nassau. &c. .May 31 Atlas. .New York.. Kingston,<&c June 1 City of New York .New York. .Havana.June t Bermuda.Now York. .Bermuda. ...June 1 Sarmatlan.Quebec.Liverpool....June 3 Bolivia.New York.. Glasgow.j une 3 Partbia.Boston.Liverpool... .Jane 3 St Laurient.New York. .Havre June 3 Celtic. New York -Liverpool. ..Jane 3 Etna.New York ..Aspinwall... June 7 Russia.New York. .Liverpool... .June 7 Moravian .Quebec.Liverpool.... June 10 Peruvian.Quebec.... .Liverpool... .June 17 Minatnre Almanac.,...May 30. Sun rises.4 27 I High water.5.30 PM Sun sets.7.28 | Moon sets. AM MARINE NEWS. PORT OF PORTLAND, irionanj, nny w. ARRIVED. Steamer New York, Winchester, Boston lor East port and St John, NB. Sch Harriet Chase, (Br) Quinlan, Providence. Sch Geo E Thatcher, Bray, Boston, to load lor New Orleans. Sch Janet S, (Br) Somerville, Boston. Sch Hyue, Oliver, Boston. Sch Eliza Ellen, Montgomery, Boston. Sch Ella Hodgdon, from Boston. Sch Grape, Cousens, Essex. Sch Elizabeth, Sinclair, Ellsworth lor Boston. Sch Carpo. Carter, Ellsworth for Salem. Sch Star, Clark, Bangor for Boston. Sch Elizabeth, Stevens, Bangor for Boston. Sch Georgians, Wentworth, Bangor lor Boston. Sch Boxer, Grant, Bangor lor Newburyport. Sch Danl Breed, Hcald, Bangor for Boston. RETURNED—Brig Annie, hence for Matanzas, (crew incompetent.) CLEARED. Steamship Eleanora, Johnson, New York—Uenry Fox. Ship P N Blanchard, (new, of Boston, 1582 tons) New York, to load for San Francisoo -master. Brig Ruth. (Br) LeBlanc, Pictou—master. Sch Sami Gilman, Kelley, Baltimore—Tyler & Ea ton, and Oriental Pooler Co. Sch Nettie, (Br) Britt, St John, NB—John Port eous. Sch Sharon, Donnell, Boston—Jas Lucas. Lfrom merchants* exchange.1 Ar at New York 29ib, barque Everett Gray. Ma tanzas; schs Almeda Wiley,'Wiiey, Pensacola; Grace Cushing, Hamilton, Portland. Cld at Philadelphia 29th, sch Willie Martin, Mosh ier, Portland: Jas E Bayles. and S S Hudson, do. Ar at Lewes 28th, brig Torrent. Wilder, from Car denas lor Philadelphia. , Sid lm Sagua 27tb, sch H E Riley, Coffin, lor North of Hatteras. Ar at Havana 28tb, brig Cascatelle, Devereux, trom New York. AratCardifl 27th, ship S F Hersey, Small, from Hamburg. Ar at Dunkirk 2Cth, barque Mignon, Soule, New Orleans. Sid fin Pernambuco Apl 27th, brig O B Stillman, , Tibbetts, Rio Janeiro, to load lor Liverpool. Cld at London 27th, ship Jas A Wright, Morrison, New Orleans. MEMORANDA. Barque Reunion, Emerson, from Genoa tor NYork, is reported by dispatch from London to have foun dered oti the Island of Elba. Crewfsaved. The ves sel registered 458 tons, was built at Waldoboro In 1865, and bailed from Boston. She was principally owned by Capt Emerson. DOMESTIC PORTS. NEW ORLEANS—Ar 25th, sch May Eveline, Mc Lean. Utilla. Ar 26th, sch Carrie Joues, liorn Utilla. . Cld 26th, brig Susie J Strout, Fickett, Galveston. I Ar 27th. sch Sami E Fabens, Lyman, Ruatan. Sid fm SW Pass 2Gtb, ship Northampton, Trask, for Hayro, Sid im do 27th, barque Almira Robinson, Tarbox, >r Havre. _ PENSACOLA—Ar 23d, sch Veto, Henderson, trom 1 lew Orleans. „ -. WILMINGTON, N C—Ar 23d, sch White Sea, lauft, Castine. w FORTRESS MONROE—Passed oat 26th, ship Wm Woodbury, for Bremen; Minnie M Watts, tor Green ck; brig David Owen, for Demarara. BALTIMORE-Ar 28th, schs Watchful, Gill, Rich lond. Me; Aneroid, Talbot, Charleston. Ar 27th, schs W S Jordan, Crowell, Boston; Nellie Sowers, Stackpole. Matanzas; Elizabeth DeHart, .owe. Wise asset; Philanthropic, Shea, Bangor. Ar 29th, brig Herman, Hichboin,-; sch Maggie 1 Rivers, trom Bath. Cld 26th, »ch Sarah F Bird, Hall, for Boston; 27tb, Ilara W Elwell. do. PHILADELPHIA—Cld 2Glb, brig Long Reach, Lnderson, Havana. Ar 27th, schs J Fitzpatrick, Cranmor, Gardiner; ,aura Robinson, Tibbetts. Bath. Cld 27th, barque A C Bean, Cheney, Boston; schs I Curtis, Curtis, do; Jas A Crooker. Brown, Salem. Cld 27th, schs Waldemar, Parker. Richmond. Va; a A Burnham, Harris, Boston; Clara W Elwell. ??all, do; Parepa, Packard, Portland; Alpine, Mar ihall. Norwich. NEW YORK—Ar 26th. schs Ernest T l.ee, Ride rut, Norfolk; J K Lawrence. Herrick, Bangor; M J ^aughton. Hallowed, Whiting; A Hammond, Saco; Laura A Jones, Cousins. Belfast; A K Bentley, from. Bath; S S Bickmore/Tbompson, do; Laconia. Crock ;tt, and Allegbanian. Bryant. Rockland; Caroline ! Knight, Rhodes, and Mansfield, Achorn, do; Chase, Ingraham, Wareham; E C Gates, Freeman, Pron lence. Ar 27th, brig Lewis Clark, Smith, St Croix; FI Henderson, Henderson, Newport; sebs A S Emery* Emery, Fall River; E Arcularius, Lord, Rockland * Freddie Eaton, Motz, Providence; Olive Elizabeth* Randall, Portland. Ar 28th, ship Elwell, Barstow, fm Liverpool; brig. Lewis Clark, Smith. St Croix. Ar 29th, barque Everett Gray, Loring, Matanzas;. Eden Dyer, Clapp, Havana; schs J J Ward, Foun tain, Para; Robt Palmer, Dennison. Agnadilla. Cld 27th, ships Ne Plus Ultra. Borden, London; Robert Dixon, Smithwick, San Francisco ; barque Templar, Bartlett, Cork; brig Amelia Emma, Field* Baltimore; schs W H Card, Foss, Jack son vide: Har vest Home, Perkins, Edsworth; Gentile. Eluridge* Providence. Passed through Hell Gate27tli, sch Hortenpia,from New York for Machias; H L Curtis, Port Johnson for Salem; A E Willard, New York for Boothbay; Starlight, do for Calais; Mary, fm Elizabetbport lor Boston; Union, do for do; Raven, tm Amboy for <lo; Venus. New York for do; Adrian, Hoboken for do; J C Rogers, do for do; F H Odiorne, Weehawken for do; F E Hal lock. Cole, Baltimore tor Portland. PROVIDENCE—Ar 28th, sch Chas Comery, Crea mer, Bangor.t Ar 27th. sch Emily, Alley, Ellsworth. PAWTUCKET—Ar 26th, sch E C Gates, Freeman, Calais. PAWTUCKET—Ar 27th, sch Mary F Cusnman, Walls. Edsworth. VINEYARD-HAVEN—Ar 26th, schs Harp, Bick ford, and Caroline Grant, Bray, from Providence lor Calais. Sid. schs E G Knight. Caroline Grant, M B McGa han, Porto Rico, Maggie Mnlvey. A W Ellis, Harp, Katie Mitchell, Abby Galo, James Holmes, Mary, Hyena, Oliver Jameson, Mott-Haven, Wm Arthur, Henrietta, Aide Oakes, Arctic. America, Herald, <J L Godfrey, Jennie M Carter, Chilion, Grace Cushing, Express, and others. BOSTON—Ar 27th, schs W Freeman, Robinson. So Amboy; E G Knight, Pratt, New York; Nulato, Small, Machias; Walter Irving, Ryder. Rockland. Cld 27th, schs J P Wyman, Urann, for Charleston; Watson Baker, Dean. Bangor. Cld 28tb, barque Nicola, Smith, Cienfuegos; schs Bowdoin, Randall, Philadelphia; Ganges, Sinclair, Elizabetbport; Maggie Mnlvey. Melvin,Weehawken; Mary, Magee, Hoboken ; Delia Hinds, Weds, and Traveller, Young, Calais; Ximena, Thompson, and Lizzie Lee, Ingalls, Machias. Ar 29th, schs Decora, Thompson, Cienfuegos; C W Lewis. Huprer, Port Royal. SO; Abbie jpunn. Mar tin, Phdadelphia; D L Lawrence, Davis, and Agc nora. Keith. Edsworth; M L Crockett. Crockett. Beirast; Onward, Lowell, Bristol, Me; PS Lindsey, Johnson, Wiscasset. Cld 29th, barque Sarah Hobart, Pinkbam, Limer ick, I; brig Eliza Stevens, Rich, Calais; scbB Mary D Haskell, Carter, Port Caledonia, CB; Mary A Holt, Pomroy, Ellsworth. BEVERLY—Ar 24th, sch Dolphin, Young, from Port Johnson. SALEM—Ar 27th. schs B L Sherman, Alley, Perth Amboy; Quoddy, Young, Elizabethport. GLOUCESTER—Ar 27th, sch Robert Rantoul, Quinn, Portland. NEWBURYPORT-Ar 27th, sch Odell, Winslow, Hoboken. Sid 27th, brig Suwannee, Sawyer, Machias. FOREIGN POSTS. Ar at Havre 27th Inst, ship Golden Rule, Morse, New Orleans. Ar at London 27th, barque Weymouth, Durkee, Portland. Sid 27th, ship James A Wright, Morrison, for New Orleans. At Rio Grande May 13tb, sch Ella, Mitchell, for Boston, ldg. Sid fm Matanzas 25th, barque J E Chase, Davis, North ot Hatteras; Kalaiis. Brown, Boston. Sid fm Sagua May 26th, barque G Reosens, Leigh New York; sch L M Knowles, Dinsmore, Boston. Ar at St John, NB, 26th, schs Don Pedro, Spragg, and Mary Ellen. Britt, Portland; Hattie E Kina, Crowley, Shuloe, NS, for New York; Olive, Warren, Machias. [Latest by Enropean steamers.l Cld at Liverpool 15th, Southern Rights, Harward, lor Pictou. Ar at Hyde 13th, Tranquebar, Waterhouse, from Falmouth for Hamburg. Sid fin Limerick 13tb, Lizzie M Merrill, JohDson, New York. Ar at Rangoon 5th inst, Carrie Humphrey, Gra zier, Cardiff. Ar at Alicante Apl 28, Endeavor, Mountfort, from New York. Ar at Antwerp May 12, R B Fuller, Gilmore, from San Francisco. Sid 13th, Ada Gray, Race, Buenes Ayres. Ar at EisiDore May 12th, Clara Eaton, Davis, trom Galveston for Reval. Sid fm Cadiz May 9, David Bugbce, Stowers, tor Gloucester. Sid fm the Teiat May 14, Jano Fish, Brown, tor St John, NB. SPOKEN. May 23, lat 26 28, ion 79 50, brig S V Nichols, Chase, from Matanzas lor New York. May 24, lat 30, ion 99 40, brig Thos Owen, Guptill, from Sagua lor New York. May 26, lat 35 45, Jon 74 20, sch Julia A Brown, from Cardenaa for North of Hatteras. SPECIAL NOTICES. THE NATION’S DEAD. Relatives and friends of deceased Soldiers and Sailors are notified that this Post will decorate graves of Soldiers and Sailors buried in the several cemete ries, those within the City, Forest City and Calvary on the morning, and Evergreen on the afternoon of Memorial Day, May 30. Donations of money and flowers are earnestly solicited lrom all who are interested in tlis touching tribute to the memories of departed heroes. Prillmiafa nrpaafVia ami itrArsns aF in, a»Fa! 1a- —_ other fanciful designs in flower work which may be intended for special graves, will be sacredly deposited if properly addressed and sent to the Headquarters of the Post, Mechanics* Hall Building, on Monday aiternoon and evening,May 29th .and on morning De coration Day. It is particularly desired that informa tion respecting new graves be forwarded as soon as possible to the undersigned in order that provision may be made for their decoration. The Committee will bo at Grand Army Hall, cn Monday afternoon and evening, and on the morn ing of the 30th, to receive flowers and other donations that may be donated for that occasion. my24sndtd C. N. LANG, Post Commander. General Order, Headquarters Bosworth Post, I No. 2, G. A. K., May 24, 1876. } Comrades are hereby notified to report at G. A. R. Hall, Tuesday, May 30th, at 8 olclock A. M., tor the purpose of decorating the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ graves in Eastern, Western, Forest City and Calvary Cemeteries, and at 1 P. M., to join the escort at pre cisely at 1} o’clock P. M., and proceed over the route announced in the Programme to Evergreen Cemetery to decorate the graves in that Cemetery. Every Comrade who possibly can is eipected to be on hand promptly, as the services of all are needed. Comrades will assemble at Reception Hall, City Building, with Badge and Uniform Hat at 7J o’clock, to attend services at the Hail. The Mayor. Aldermen and Common Council and others invited to attend the ceremonies at Evergreen Cemetery will meet at City Building, at 2 P. M., and in the evening at Reception Room with other invited guests at 71P. M., where a Committee will be in waiting to receive them. All Soldiers and Sailors who served in the late war are cordially invited to unite with the Post in the ceremonies of the day. Per order, C. N. LANG, Post Commander. C. W. BEAN Post Adjutant iny24sndtd P. A. & N. U. DECORATION DAY. Every member of tbe Portland Army Sc Navy Union is requested to meet at their Hall, TUES DAY, May 30th, at 1 o’clock, in full uniform to join with Bosworth Post, G. A, R., in decorating graves at Evergreen Cemetery. Members not having uniforms will be furnished with them at the Hall. Donations of flowers are solicited and tbe Hall will beopened Tuesday to receive them. All honorably discharged Soldiers and Sailors are invited to join with us on this occasion. Per order, W. E. DENNISON, President. my29 sn2t DU. I n A I L K , PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, l.Rte of Philadelphia, — CAN BE — CONmiLTED FREE OF CHAHRE at his rooms iu Mechanics’ Hall Building. The Doctor Is a Graduate of both the Allopathic and Homoeopathic Schools, ias been in extensive practice for twenty years. Dis eases of tbe Eye and Ear, Throat and Lungs, skill fully treated. Also Chronic* Diseases in all forms, rbe Doctor’s success in both acute and chronic dis eases, warrants the assertion that he never fails to cure where a cure is possible. Office Hours 0 to I'J A. HI., 1 to 5, and 0 de8 to 8 P* 01. lebl7snoodtt Liquor Dealers of Portland, All former aud present Liquor Dealers of Portland, ire requested to meet at Wolle Tone Hall, 559J congress Street, THURSDAY EVENING, June 1 .876, at 8 o’clock. PER ORDER. ray29 sndtd FISHING TACKLE, Buns, Revolvers and Ammunition of all dudi. Agent for Lnfliu A Knud's Drange Powder. Wholesale auil Ketail. Buns and Fishing Rods repaired. T. B. DAVIS, Corner Federal and Temple Streets, ,myl3 PORTLAND, ME. sueodSm OILMAN mTwILSON, TEACHER OF Xesidencc Cor. Pearl and Federal Sts., ©i>i>, llie Tark. my21 dlmsn* SPECIAL NOTICES. 9 HANDSPUN BLACK CASHMERE SILK, man ufactured from the purest Ital ian Silk, by the old and celebra ted House oi “Hamot,” Lyons, France. A new lot of these goods are now for sale by HORA TIO STAPLES, 180 Middle St., Portland. Another Invoice of the famous GUINET BLACK SILK for $1.50. The regular price for these goods is $2.00. Also a good LUSTRE SILK for 85 cts. PRINTS 5 cts. a yard, and no trash either, at STAPLES’. BLACK HERNANIS from 25 cts. up to an elegant Silk and Wool for $1.25. PARASOLS by the multitude from 20 cts. to $5.00, all sizes. A lot of SPRING DRESS GOODS marked down to 12 1-2 cts. HEAYY BLACK CASHMERES, double width, for 05c, 70c, 75c, 90c and $1.00. No better bar gains in America. A good BLACK ALPACA for 25c a yard, and better ones in propor tion. All this and more at Horatio Staples’, 180 Middle Street, PORTLAND. ®”Scnd for Samples. my27 rtstia Hemorrhage or Bleeding from the Lungs. Hundreds of severe cases have been radically cured by the use of Dr. Morse's Inhalations. Also Catarrh Throat and all Lung troubles. my27eod&w3msn LINEN SUITS! Eastman Bros. WILL OPE1 — 05 — Wednesday, May 24th, a full assortment ot Linen Suits, Linen Costumes, Linen Ulsters, —AND— Dusters ! We shall show some novelties in these goods for which we have the exclusive sale. EASTMAN BROS., 534 Congress St. my 23 (It fen Carpets_Beaten ! B. DODGE & CO., Carpet Beating Rooms, No. 13 Union St. We beat with Flexible Whips made of Ropes, not with stiff, unyielding sticks nor yet with iron chains. Carpets called for, beaten, and returned for 4 cents per yard. myBsncodlm REMOVAL. HR. SHAW, Hag removed to NO. 609 CONGRESS STREET, Opposite Plymouth Church. my6•i-atf TO THE LADIES 1 BROWN’S FRENCH DRESSING Will make Ladies* and Children’s Boots and Shoes that have become rough and red, and Ladies’ Travel ing Bags which look so old and rusty that they are ashamed to carry them, look just as good as now. It will not rub oft or smut when wet. Softens the leather No lady will be without it after one trial. Beware of imitations and counterfeits. For sale everywhere. B. F. KKOWN A CO ; Homan. mhl5 tmeodtiin DR. R. L. DODGE HAS REMOVED, — TO — NO. 608 CONGRESS STREET, (CONGRESS SQUARE.) Offlcc Iloum, No. 4 Elm St., from O to 10 A. M., at Re.idencr from 4 to O 1*. .n. myl8 sutf FOUE8T T A It. “For twenty years X have becu very much troubled with Salt Rheum on my arm, fur which I have tried various washes and salves, besides the treatment of my regular physician. These havo only driven it from my arm aud caused it to appoar elsewhere. After using less than ono cake ot your Forest Tar Soap, my arm is entirely well and I discover no symptoms of the trouble elsewhere.” That is the testimony of Mrs. B. S. Hunt, of Portland, Me. Get a cake ot your druggist, or by seudiug 35 cents to The Forest Tar Co„ Portland, Me. octl5 sii 9m Portland Daily Press Job Printing OFFIC E* Posters, Band Bills, Bill Heads, Cards, Tiers, &c., printed at slioit notice.

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