Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, June 7, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated June 7, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862.—VOL. 13. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1876. TEBMS $8.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE ENTERTAINMENTS. EIHIBfflON AM COMMEKMENT — OP THE — Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College, JUNE 6th, 7th and 8th. PRIZEDECI.AMATIONH AND READ INGS, Jane 6th. ORATION AND POEM, June 7th. 1776 Antiquarian Concerte. 1876 Ye songsters to be arrayed In ye elegante costumes of 1776. EXHIBITION AND COMMENCE MENT EXERCISES. Jane 8lh, 1816. LEVER AT COI.LEUE CHAPEL, Thursday Evening, Jnnr 8th, rny‘20 _tii Strawberry Festival. ENTERTAINMENT AND SALE, — AT — Pl.VMOETH VESTRV, Wednesday Evening, June Tilt. Admission free. juGd2t* PORTLAND MUSEUM, I. T, WYER & CO.PROPRIETORS. Portland Amateurs. ASSISTED BY WM. CALDER -AND — S. H. VERNEY, formerly of the Museum Company, will give an ntertainment on FRIDAY EVENING, June 9tli, — FOR THE — Benefit of the Portland Reform Club, <n which occasion will be performed the Thrilling Dranla of TEN NIGHTS 11 BAR-ROOM! MUSIC BY CHANDLER’S BAND. Admissiou, Orchestra 50 cents; Dress Circle 35 cents; Gallery 25 cents. To be had of members of tbe ReformTlub and at the door. ju3d!w PORTLAND MUSEUM. earner Congresa and Exchange Street. I. T. WYER & CO.Manbgeks. SPECIAL ATTRACTION ! FOR TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY! Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, Jane 14th and 13th. Engagement of tbe eminent and popular American Tragedian HR. JOSEPH PROCTOR, who will have the efficient support of the distin guished Actress MISS FANNY MARSH and a carefully selected Company, including well known Ladies and Gentlemen from the Boston Theatres aud Portland Maseum. Wednesday Afternoon & Eve’g, June 14, Tlie H!uncliL>aclL. MASTER WALTER, MR. JOSEPH PROCTOR. Thursday Evening, •lane 13th, THE STRANGER! THE STRANGER.MR. JOSEPH PROCTOR. ju7 dlw Presumpseot Park ASSOCIATION! PORTLAND. ME. Sum mer Meeting;. June 14th and 15th. $1400 IN "PREMIUMS I First Day, Wednesday, June 14th, 900 FOB 9.45 CLASS. *120 o First, *80 to Second, *20 to Third. Same Day, 8400 FOB 9.34 CLASS. *25T. to First, *100 to Second, *50 to Third. Second Day, Thursday, June 15th, 8300 FOR 9.30 CLASS. *200 to First, *70 to Second, *30 to Third. Same Day. 8300 FOR 9.31 CLASS. *350 to First, *100 to Second, *50 to Third. CONDITIONS. The above races to be mile heats, lest 3 in 5 in har ness, and will be governed by the rules of the Na tional Association, as amended February 1876. Heats in each day’s races to be trotted alternately. A horse distancing the Held, or any part thereof, will be awarded hot one premium. Under no circum stances will a horse be entitled to more lhan one premium. . ,, , Entrance fee 10 per cent of parse, which must ac company nomination. Entries close Tuesday, June 6th, at 11 P. M,, at Prable House, Portland, and should be addressed to JOHN C. II1ALI,, myl5dtf Secretary Presumpseot Park, 1876 ICE. 1876 DTER & CURTIS, New No. 56 Cross Street, Below Leavitt & Bornliam’s Ice Houses, Opposite Kelley’s Iron Foundry. Scale »r Price, for the Sea.on, or Four ITIonthH. 10 lbs. daily from .Tune 1st to Oct. 1st.$ C 00 » :: - - iS IS Icc will be delivered earlier than June 1st, and later than Oct. lBt, at the name rate per month as daring the season. wiUbe^ *a^en ’he full season, the scale of prices 10 lbs, daily, per month.$2 00 20 u :: I gs Any customer leaving town for TWO WEEKS or more at one time, by giving notice at THE OF FICE will be entitled to a proper reduction. t4r“Notice of change of residence, or complaints against the drivers for neglect, carelessness or any other cause, left at the office, will receive prompt at tention. JESSE DYER, N. U. CURTIS. ICE supplied by the TON la SCHOON ERS, Ac., at THE LOWEST MARKET RATES._ my24dtf THE FAVORITE FUEL. I R OPEN ORATES. Coal by the Cargo! At retail a choice variety lor Family use, warranted to give per fect satisfaction. Randall & McAllister, Gt9i2 COMMERCIAL S,T. 3>T ew Store Oeo. M. Bosworth, Formerly with Harrell. Bailey Sc Co., has taken the New Store Oor, Free & Cotton Sts., and intends to keep a lull assortment of UPHOLSTERY GOODS of every description for Drapery and Decora tire Work. By making a specialty ot this depart ment in upholstery, we propose to place before the public every facility lor obtaining the newest designs ana fabrics, and at lowest prices. Also Window Mhndew aud Fixture*. And a complete assort ment of Boom Paper. mh21tf 910 Per Day CAN he made by energetic salesmen with our goods. Call at 42$ Exchange Street. between 9 and 10 A. M., or enclose $ 1.00 foi sample, directions, t&c., to Box 1932, Portland, Maine. ja20deodtf 1776. JULY 1th. 1876. CITY OK PORTLAND. CENTENNIAL’""CELEBRATION! Under direction of the Joint Special Committee of tlie City Council the following is announced as the PROGRAMME ! fcr the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of American Independence. THE BELLS of the various churches will he rung for one hour at Sunrise and a Salute of 13 Guns will be fired for the 13 original States. From 6to 8 A. M. a Grand Parade of Fantastics, with many new designs, local caricatures, &c., headed by the CONTINENTAL BAND, will move through the following Streets: FORM ON BVRTI.K, up Congress to St. Lawrence, down St Law rence to Monument, through Mouuinent to Atlantic, up Atlantic to Congress, up Congress to Merrill, through Merrill to Quebec, through Quebec to North, through North to Cumberland, up Cumberland to High, up High to Congress, up Congress to Carleton, up Carleton to Pine, down Pine to Emery, through Emery to Danforth, down Danforth to State, up State to Congress, down Congress to Free, down Free to Middle, down Middle to Exchange, up Exchange to City Building. AT 8 O’CLOCK A. 91. EOWDSTG REGATTA under direction of the Regatta Committee will take place in the front Harbor under the following tegulalions: FIRST RACE—Four Oared Boats -Distance 2 miles, 1 mile and return. First Prize ------- $75 OO Second Prize ------- 50 OO SECOND RACE—Single Sculls—Distance 2 miles, 1 mile and return. First Prize - - - - • - - $10 00 Second Prize - - - - - - - 20 00 The yacht Sparkle, Commodore Thomas, will be stationed oft Union Wharf, from whence all the races will be started, and rowed down the harbor one mile turning stake boat oft' tUrand Trunk Wharf from right to left, and from thence to starting point. A gun will l>e fired from the Judges* boat at 8.45 A. M. calling the four oared boats into line. One gun will be fired in each race to get boats into line, the second gun being the signal for them to start. All contestants must be on hand promptly, as tbe races will be started at the appointed time without re gard to absentees. Tbe following rules will be impartially en/orce I: First— Any boat not at its post at the time specified shall be disqualified. Second—If the starter considers the start false, he shall at once recall the boats to tbeir stations, and any boar refusing to start again shall be disqualified. Third— Each boat shall keep its own water throughout the race, and any boat departing from its own water will do so at its peril. Fourth—A boat’s own water is its straight course, parallel with those of che other competing boats from tbe station assigned to that starting to the finish. Fifth—No fouling whatever will be allowed. The boat committing a foul shall be disqualified. Sixth—It shall be considered a foul when, after the race has commenced, any competitor, by his oar, boat or person comes in contact with the oar, boat or person of another competitor, unless in the opinion of the Judges sueh contact is so slight as not to influence the race. Seventh-A claim of foul must be made to the Judges by the competitor himself before getting out of his boat. Eighth— In case of a foul the Judges shall have full power, and their decision shall be final. Ninth—Every boat shall abide by its accidents. Tenth—No boat shall be allowed to accompany a competitor over the course, and any competitor so accom panied shall be disqualified. All Entries will close July 3d at 4 P. M. at Geo. W. Rich & Co.’s, corner Exchange and Fore Streets, and at this time draw for positions. No second prizes awarded unless three or more boats contend. Open to all boatB in this State. Yacht Mist will be the Stake boat at Great Eastern Wharf. R. WILLIAMS, ) A. B. YEATON, J Judges. J. F. MORRIS, ) ►BOJI S TO 9 A. M. THE VARIOUS BANDS WILL GIVE BAND CONCERTS IN THE PUBLIC SQUARES. AT » O’CLOCK A. IfI. A HATCH GAHE OE BASE BALL will be played on the grounds adjoining the Western Promenade, between the “Dirigo” (champion Junior Club of the State) and the ‘‘Portland Junior” Base Ball Clubs for a purse of $50. AT lO O’CLOCK A. J». in 7 Divisions, under command of Major A. M. Benson, as Chief Marshal, will be formed, and at 10 30 A. M. prompt will move in the following order: First Division* Truckmen Mounted. Police, City Marshal, Police. Second Division. Portland Band. Chief Marshal and Staff. Portland Mechanic Blues. Portland Light Infantry. Montgomeiy Guards. Portland Cadets. Third Division* liiiii irit/in ai uauu. Department of Bosworth Post, No. 2. Grand Army of the Kepublic in Continentals. Post Bosworth, No. 2, Grand Army of the Kepublic. Knights of Pythias. Bramhall Lodge, No. 3. Munjoy Lodge, No 6. Pine Tree Lodge, No. 11. Highland Lodge of Bridgton. Fourth Division. Metropolitan Band. Chief Marshal’s Aid. Machigonne Encompment of Portland. Eastern Star Encampment of Portland. Portland Encampment of Portland Mount Pleasant Encampment of Bridgton. Maine Lodge, No. 1. Ancient Brothers Lodge, No. 4. Ligonia Lodge. No. 5, of Portland. Beacon Lodge, No. 67, of Portland. Fifth Division. Bridgton Band. Irish American Relief Association. Catholic Union. Temperance Cadets. Sixth Division. CHILDREN IN CARRIAGES, REPRESENTING I—AMERICA, DRAWN BY TWO HOUSES, 3—LIBERTY, DRAWN BV FOUR HORSES, 3— FLORA, DRAWN BY TWO HOB8ES, 4— MUSIC. DBAWN BV FOUR HORSES, 3—COMMERCE. DHAWZ BV FOEK HOBNES, n—agriculture, drawn by four horses. »—CENTENNIALS, DRAWN BY TWO HOUSES. 5— OLD OAKEN BUCKET, DBAWN BY FOUR HORSES. Seventh Division. PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT. MACBIGONNE STEAMER, NO. 1. PORTLAND STEAMER, inO. 2. CUMBERLAND STEAMER. NO. 3. FALMOUTH STEAMER, NO. 4 CASCO STEAMER, NO. 5. WASHINGTON HOOK AND LADDER, NO. 1. EAGLE HOOK AND LADDER. NO. 2. ton^hro^w^iH?1^ Rowing Streets: From City Building down Congress to Wasbing Car’ltonthrown ?*£?imberland, down Cumberland to Elm, up Elm to Congress, up Congress to ^ariton, through Carlton to Pine, down Pme to Emery, through Emery to Spring, down Soring to BrarkpH sSrin^ toHilh ^‘orth down Danlorth to State.up Staff to Squire. cSuntermarch^go,? State?down FederaWn^P>anv?bF tu Free, down Free to Middle, down Middle1 to Pearl, np Pearl to FederaL down re We wed h ?h F k in t<! ^.?n?Te8f'> Congress to City Building, where the procession will" reviewed r>y His Honor the Mayor and City Government, and dismissed. AT 19 O’CLOCK M. w,„, THE BELLS W be rung tor an hour, and a Salute oi 21 Guns will be fired for the 24 States at the close of the first half Century of the Republic. AT 3 O’CLOCK P. M. City Hall will be thrown open to the public. His Honor Mayor Fessenden will preside upon the occasion The exercises will be as follows: Music by the Portland Band. . „ Prayer by Rev. Dr. Carrutbers. a...5.u« vi- KeUnr-B national Bruin bv the Has do society _ Oration by Hon. Geo. F "Talbot. • S.mginK of Whittier’s Centennial Hymn by the Haydn Society Reading Declaration of Independence by Gen. S. J. Anderson!' Singing ot Patriotic Selections by the Haydn Society. Benediction by Rev. Wm. E. Gibbs. brand Sailing Regatta! at wa _ . . COURSE. 8iarboa,r'i'ttLc,,cctoflagb°at»«H«'f leaving it to starboard, a'so tbe lighthouse sieamarbuSfhi unS!!8^40 tben“ r™nd House Island, boat oil Custom House wharf, leaving the flag b?at to Mrt rrt^1’and tbe?cu bJ fb’P channel to flag The first and second class wills! I over thm cours« .wtL “6fanc!,8eIen a"d one-half statute miles, leeward of the flag boat 80 ,wicr' and on tbe flrst ‘‘“c «P the harbor will pass to The third class will sail over tin's course once only. -**!.!?T 1“* f0,,OW” *"bjCC* «• «“ regulations „nd ins,me,ion, ,be Portland Yacht Club Committee governing this Kegattn: First Class, 37 feet and upwards, - . . Firs‘P8ize- second Prize, second Class, Schooners, 2a feet and less that 37 feet, 25 on Second Class, Sloops, 25 feet and less than 37 feet! ’ 25 *0 Third Class. Sloops, 15 leet and less than 25 feet, 20 15 ??. “pond prize will he awarded unless three or more yachts start in each class a 'PU“t 1x3 n,easurc.| by Joseph H. Dyer, Measurer, whose residence i?No ra Fn.nU- , . a certificate of measurement hied with the Secretary before entry. 00 JS0- 58 1 ranhlin street, and AT 51.30 P. m. A SECOND GAME OP BASE tiat.t. w"""' «» "»™.i.t.".«-D„ a,,,,, A, Sunset the BELLS w„. be^.nd n Ha.nte „f 38 g„U8 for the 38 AT 8.30 O’CLOCK P. M. NOVEL AND BRILLIANT PAGEANT, COMPOSED OP HISTORICAL TABLEAUX, mive through the f<j) I oVi n ^sVree t° Fortum g on Myrtle'S^M v r tl Under r,ower,f,uI illumination, will down Chestnut to Cumberland, down Cumberland t! SmithP tlfronJ? Up Cong^es, 10 Chestnut h ranklm, down E ranklin to Federal, up Federal to Peart ur, Pelri P„h< ® th t0 ConFe8Sl down Congress to State to Dantorth, uown Danforth to Park, up Park t0 S"riL ,ir,i.°rPOD8re88',,VP Congress to State, down Free to Middle, down Middle to Exchange, up EreLngf to cUvBufio&T18 10 Hlgh’ up H'gh t0 Free- down To ada to tbe effect a display of Fire Works will he ler oft-fr™. .i .ng* tbe principle squares through which it passes. °m the ine» and a special display iu seven of NOfK —A detachment ot Bosworth Post will carry the old fw ,.ni .» B(m,er **un lately presented to the Post. y ag of Boxer, and also drag the old trx rti6' V^y^BuUding and Hall will be apropriately decorated and Titian* o».,i a °Ti>pia^ tlie Stars an,J Stripes during the day. ’ ens and -Associations are requested That aii mf wiIJ l>e fired from the 0,d battle ground on Munjoy. PER ORDER OF COMMITTEE FROM CITY COUNCIL. HOTELS. White Mountains, 76. GLEK^OVSE Wall open June 15th, and close Oct. I, ’76. ALPHEHOESE, (NBVW,) GORHAIH, N. H., Will open July 1G, 187Q. tv. & C. It niLMKEN, Proprietor.. juC dtf FELLER HOUSE, No. 4033 Powelton Avenue, Between 40tli and 41st Street, PHILADE LPHIA. The charge for Board will be front $£.50 to $:f.OO per da}, or from 4.00 to $4 50 for Tea, Lodging aad Breakfast according to location of Room. A reduction made to Permanent Boarders, The FULLER HOUSE is few minutes ride from the Centennial Grounds. Street Cars pass within one-half square of the House to all parts of the city. Guests wishing to reach the House from the Cen tennial Grounds, take Market Street Cars, at Main Entrance, and stop at Fortieth Street and Powelton Avenue. Guests arriving at Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, 32d and Market Streets, take Market Street Cars going west, and stop at Forty-first Street and Powel ton Avenue. Guests arriving at any of the other Depots in the City,can buy an Exchange Ticket, and take the Mar ket Street Cars going west, and stop at Forty-first Street and Powelton Avenue. Rooms may be secured in advance for any time during the Exposition. »• E HUNT, Proprietor. W. H. TOWLE, Superintendent. my!9eod3w* Elm Avenue Hotel, 41st ST. AND ELM AVENUE, American Plan, Term. 93,00 per Pay. '•■5253X5®°'I PHILADELPHIA. F. FOWLER. 3. F. CHASE. This new Hotel is situated on the corner ot Elm Avenue and 41st St., directly oppo site the eastern entrance to Main Exhibit ion Building, and affords an uninterrupted view _from its two fronts, ot Fairmount Park, Centennial Grounds and Buildings, the Schuylkill River, Girard Avenue with its elegant bridge, and the city of Philadelphia. These surroundings make it one of the most desirable locations in or about the city tor persons visiting the exhibition during the heated term. Street cars pass the Hotel lor all parts of the city. Our Mb. Fowler, Proprietor of the Passamaquoddy House, Eastport, Me., hopes to wel come all his old patrons and triends visiting the Cen tennial, my20d2m WESTMINSTER HOTEL, ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN. Corner Irvin* Place and l«b Street, New York. One Block from Union Square and Broadway. The moat central, and yet quietest location In the city. Convenient to the great stores, theatres and churches. Elevator and all modern improvements. Easy access to all parts of the city by Btreet cars and stages. sep27(i&wly40 C. H. FKBBIHf, Prop. New England Hotel, ON THE EE ROPE AN PLAN. COLUMBIA" AVENUE WENT PHILADELPHIA, PA. This Hotel is situated on Columbia .Avenue, between Belmont Avenue and Forty-second Street, and in close proximity to the Main Exhibiition Building. ,1 It contains one hundred and fifty lodging rooms, is managed by Eastern men, and New England people and others visiting the Centennial Exhibition will find home comtorts and very moderate prices. Rooms $1 per day. N. B.—The entrance to Columbia Avenue, from Belmont Avenue, is opposite the Globe Hotel, and the NEW ENGLAND HOTEL is near the entrance. DANIEL HOLLAND,) J L. H. COBB, } Proprietors. my22 J. M. ROBBINS, ) dtf ROSSJRORE HOTEL, Junction of Broadway, Tth Aye. and 4‘id Street, NEW YORK CITY, Three blocks west of Grand Central Depot, nea/ the Elevated Railroad, and but twenty minutes from Wall Street. A new and elegantly furnished Hotel all modern improvements. Rates $4 per day. Liberal terms to families. Free omnibus from Grand Central Depot. CHAS. E. LELAND, Proprietor j Of Delevan House, Albany, N. Y., and Claben DWj^OTEL^aratoga^^^^^^^^^dg^y^ KIRKWOOD HOUSE, SCARBOHO BEACH, This favorite and popular seaside resort iR now open for tho reception of guests for the season of 1876. OTIS HALER & SON, Proprietors. __ dim Ocean House. This favorite Seaside Resort having been thoroughly repaired and put in first-class order, will be open to-day for the season of 1876. J. P. CHAMBERLAIN, Proprietor. Ju3dtf VEGETINE —WILL CUBE— SCROFULA, Scrofnlus Humor. Vegetine will eradicate from tbe system every taint of Scrofula or Scrofulous Humor. It has per manently cured thousands in Boston and vicinity who had been long and painful sufferers. Cancer, Cancerous Humor. The marvellous effect of Vegetine in case of Can cer and Cancerous Humor challenges the most pro found attention of the medical faculty, many of whom are prescribing Vegetine to their patients. Canker. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most inflex ible case of Canker. Mercurial Diseases. The Vegetine meets with wonderful success in the cure of this class of diseases. Pain in the Bones. In this complaint the Vegetine is the great rem edy, as it removes from the system the producing cause. Salt Rheum. Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, &c„ will certain ly yield to the great alterative effects of Veoetine. Erysipelas. Vegetine has never failed to cure the most in veterate case of Erysipelas. Pimples and Humors of the Face. Reason should teach us that a blotchy, rough or pimpled skin depends entirely upon an internal cause and no outward application can ever cure the defect. vegetine is the great blood purifier. Tumors, Ulcers or Old Sores Are caused by an impure stateof tbe blood. Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and those complaints will disappear. Catarrh. °?!y substantial benefit can be obtained through the blood. Vegetine is the great blood purifier. luusupauon. Vegktixk does not act a» a cathartic to debilitate 'be bowels, but cleanses all the organs, enabling each to perform the lunctloug devolving upon them. Piles. Vegetine has restored thousands to health who have been long and painful sufferers. Dyspepsia. if Vegetine is taken regularly, according to di rections, a certain and speedy cure will follow its use. Faintness at the Stomach. a*XE«?]is not a Emulating bitters which ere JJlJ.Bioua appetite, but a genftle tonic, which tion t8 nature to re®tore the stomach to a healthy ac Female Weakness. ,.„X??„EIiNE ?r'ts directly upon the causes of these 't invigorates and strei igihens the whole li'uiinia’tiou uP°n t*10 8e®r®tive orgi ius and allays in Generai Debility. *n tbJ8 coin plaint the good eflects rtf the Vegetine are realized nninediately after commencing to take vi-nL,?. denoteR deficiency of the blood, a d V egetine acts directly upon the blood. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. m>n_dtwt Boys’ Custom Clothing ! MBSj. F. C. CHASE !V;0ul:i iuS'™, **®r °'d customers and fHends that she J** stor® Csnaer 1’arlliiiid and S«iecei», where she is prepared to make Boys’ Clothing in the latest styles f ^^taKS ton»fantlTou hand. 014 M«trim--Vin :ome flpci servo!” mchldtf TFUFi PRESS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7,1876 We do not read anonymous letter* and communi cation*. The name and address of the writer are in all eaaes Indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty of good faith. We cannot undertake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Evbby regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. _ Mr. Blaine’s Triumph. Again the foes of Mr. Blaine have occa sion to hang their harps upon the weeping willow. The Mulligan guard is routed and the gentlemen who seconded the late confi dential clerk cf Mr. Fisher are now called to attend the wake of the late Mr. Mulligan, whose posthumous ceremouies do not prom ise that “heeps of fun” which character led the exercises over the mortal remains of the historic Flannagan. The Boston Herald if it has any sense of shame, has now found a more “disagreeable duty” to perform than on the occasion when it announced the dis grace of Mr. Blaine and suggested that he should leave the country. The Argus editor, who became so pathetic and tearful over the thought of the dishonor which Mr. Blaine had brought upon his iamily, is doubtless more sorrowful to-day because Mr. Blaine has ruined the Argus’ stock of campaign slanders. Those wise ones who were going about the streets sayiDg “I told you so,” find it too damp to be out. In short, wheth er Mr. Blaine succeeds or not at Cincinnati, he has brought dire confusion to his foes by hulling at them the thunderbolt which they were confident they could use to destroy him. Elsewhere are published the accounts of those who were eye witnesses of that scene In the House Monday when Mr. Blaine turned upon his foes—a scene which Judge Kelley says was the most remarkable he had witnessed in the twenty years he has been a member of that body. A few men remarked that it would be a brilliant thing for Mr. Blaine to read the letters in the House. Still, no one thought he would do so, partic ularly if they contained anything nearly as damaging as the pretended abstracts of the scandal producing journals like the Boston Herald. It is no wonder then, that his friends were relieved when he de clared his intention of reading all of the let ters, and that their enthusiasm was aroused to the highest pitch when, at the conclusion of the reading, he assumed the aggressive, charged the Democratic Committee with con ■ spiracy to suppress the Caldwell telegram, • I U*V*A VAVUVIUI^U U 1111 y UUU I/UU3CU tUC malicious but cowed Knott to admit that he received that despatch and kept it without giving the Committee notice of the fact while the Committee held three meetings. Other men have made themselves conspicuous in the House on many occasions, but when Mr Blaine turned upon the ex-rebel Committee and exposed their indecent and outrageous partisan malignity, all concede that the ex-Speaker’s effort was the most dramatic and electrifying ever witnessed on that floor, where the most remarkable scenes enacted in the country have taken place. It is our purpose to publish these letters in full that our readers may judge of their con tents in connection with Mr, Blaine’s ex planation. The greater portion of them appear to ke entreaties ot the writer to secure the adjustment of business transactions of ,/long standing. None of them contain the I rfemotest reference to the sale of the Arkan uulius to mr. ucutt. jtv— oicui snow that Mr. Blaine ever had a personal interest in the stock or bonds of any railroad aided by national grants of land or money. One does disclose the fact that more than two years before he was a member of Congress he per suaded the War Department to examine the Spencer rifle—a weapon which gave terrible efficiency to one arm of the service—and another suggests that Mr. Blaine favored the modification of a law which, in common with many manufacturing inreresls, affected the Spencer rifle enterprise. [Who knows but that Mr. Blaine’s ex-rebel investigators now have a new cause of hatred whtn they learn that through his influence the repeating rifles were introduced, whereby one Union soldier was made equal to a half dozen on critical occasions ? It may be that through Mr. Blaine’s influence these ex-rebel generals now speak of a lost cause.] Another letter suggests that Mr. Blaine’s ruling saved a measure affecting or supposed to affect the Arkansas land grant. It will, however, be remembered that at this time Mr. Blaine knew nothing ot the railroad which has caused him so much trouble. The bill was merely one to cover a supposed flaw in the grant to the State of Arkansas made during the Pierce administration by a Demo cratic Congress, and moreover, the ruling was in accordance with the rules of the House and general parliamentary law. The lriends of a railroad job attempted to affix their scheme to the harmless Arkansas bil* and Mr. Blaine ruled that such au amend ment was not in order. He could do no otherwise. Beyond the letters referred to above, we can find nothing in them which can provoke the slightest candid criticism. It i3 very uatural that the thousands of men in this state and elsewhere, who have been led to admire James G. Blaine for his masterly ability, his many attainments aud conspicuous party leadership, more than re joice in the most brilliant achievement of his life last Monday. They hope he will be their standard bearer in the pending contest, but whether he is or not, they know that he has vindicated himself and so unmasked his foes that lair men will despise their cowardly and assassin-like assaults. This is better than the Presidency. In very ancient times—all know the story —a good man landed on an island; he was one who could save a ship in time cf danger —a brave, practical upright man. However he did not consider his record to be faultless, and whose record is, tried by a standard worth setting up? As this good man stood in the strong light and heat of a new-kindled lire, a viper came out from it, and fastened upon his hand; then the islanders said, “he is a murderer;” but he shook off the viper into the fire, with out harm to himself, and then they cried, “he is a god.” The encyclopedias pronounce the bite of the viper to be “more dangerous to small to than large victims, and to the terrified than to the unterrified,” adding further that “there is no viper found in the United States.” It is left therefore for this present age of “investigation” to develop in political heats the Great American Viper, the one purpose, pure and simple, of whose bite is to prove every prominent stranger to its politi cal ring, to be a villain unless he chance to be able to show himself a saint. This species of viper is equally hurtful to largo as to small victims, and to the uuterrified as to the ter. rifled. Future editions of encyclopedias please notice. “Hurling back an accusation into the teeth” of one’s opponent is a Kentuckian method of repelling an accusation, and it is quite natuial that Mr. Knott should resort to it. But people who reason wild prefer to see some evidence oi the falsity o f the accu sation before they can acquit Mr. Kaott of intention to suppress the Caldwell despatch with intent to injure a politic! il opponent. The general verdict is that his i course was cowardly and malicious. By the way it would be interesting to read the Kentuck ian’s definition of the word “suppression.” Piiocroii Knott never made a more apt quotation in his life than when he opened his reply to Blaine with ‘‘Why, man, he doth be stride the narrow world like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves” The manner in which the ex Speaker walked over his opponents, and the complete discomfiture of their small malice natura'ly suggests the great dramatist’s words. No wonder Proctor Knott is hunt ing grass. Tjie scene in the House Monday will be a great relief to the sympathetic young man of the Argus who has been moaning over the fate of Mr. Blaine’s family, and who sobbed through all the columns of that paper Mon day. His grief was calculated to wring the hearts of the stoutest, and his friends enter tained serious apprehensions that he would make way with himself. Indeed after read ing his lucubration some went so far as to say he had. It is the Boston Traveller which remarks that Mr. Blaine owes it to the people who have put confidence in him to make public the contents of those letters, thus relieving himself from the suspicion the keeping of their contents nrivate has involved and justi fying the esteem in which he has heretofore been held. That seems to ba Mr. Blaine’s opinion exactly. The Turkish soflas seem bent on real re’ form. They disavow all hostility to Chris tians, invoke their aid in establishing the new government, demand the assembling of the National Council, the reduction of expen ditures, a strict account of the use of the pub lic money, and a new and equitable system of taxation. But it looks as though it was too late to save the empire. "In the hour that Blaine falls,” 3ays the Philadelphia Times, “Don Cameron declares his purpose to go to Cincinnati and wear the war-belt in the highest council of the party.” As that hour has not arrived Don can con tinue to wear citizens dress a while longer. There was always some doubt if that belt would fit. "Thebe is illumination in the conversa tion between Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Blaine before the investigating committee on Satur day,” says the Springfield Republican. Yes, and the conversation in the House Monday is equal in illuminating power to a Drum mond light. The Argus was positive that Blaine would never, never make those letters public. Better go out of the prophecy line, young man; you haven’t sufficient capital to con tinue in the business. The Boston Herald was wondering a day or two since whom the delegates committed to Blaine will support on the first ballot at Cincinnati. The answer has now come— jjuuiiu ui cuuiac. Wake up Mr. Argus! Blaine has “put iu epesoile” again “in regard to those let ters.” Duty to your employer demands that you should call him to account for it. The Exhibition. Nireden lias to Mhow. Soldiers and Schoolmasters.-Tlie Porrelnin Dis play.-Increased Atlendauee. Philadelphia, June 2, 1870. There is perhaps no nation participating in the display ia Fairmount Park whose exhibi ttuu —j l* -I-Oiea nun n.oro prollt and plea sure than that of Sweden. It seems to have been the object of this country not so much to advertise its products in the market of na tions, as to address itself iu a friendly and so ciable way to the heart and intelligence. In this respect Sweden is in marked and refresh ing contrast with almost every other nation. It is somewhat disenchanting to those of us who have seen France, Italy and Germany on ly through the magnifying haze of history, lit erauire, or in the drama of great achievements, to meet them here in the role of shopmen and huxsters, each trying to excel the other in magnificence of shop-window, and making the visitor feel unhappy because he neglected to bring sufficient pocket money to buy them all out. But Sweden masks or subordenates her avarice. The feature of her exhibition which attracts most attention are the costumed life like groups in plaster, representing scenes in the domestic life of the Swedish common peo ple. In one of these an old man and his wife are seated at a table; be appears to be reading aloud from the bible, while she listens in rev erential silence. . Another tableau represents an old clockmaker listening to the persuasions of his wife in behalf of a young peasant and their daughter standing by intent upon matri mony. The zeal of the mother for the cause, the grave deliberation of the father and the respectful, anxious suspense of the young couple are all very powerfully portrayed. No detail of a rigorously truthful representation is omitted; the tableaux have been modeled from well known pictures, the physiognomy is of a pronounced national type, and the clothing has been purchased second hand from Swedish peasants. Other groups represent a mother weeping over the cradle of her dead infant; a bride and groom in the cheap gorgeousenss of their wedding finery, and a Laplander drawn by a reindeer over fields of snow represented by cotton against a background of aurora borealis. A contemplation of the last group will prepare the visitor to appreciate the fine display of furs of otter, sable, minx, fox, seal, etc., that are in this section. On the oppositejside of the main aisle, andsep arateu irom tue principal oweuisu section, is a warlike display in marked contrast with that which we have just seen, It consists of Swedish soldiers in plaster, representing different branches of the service, artillery, cavalry and infantry, uniformed and armed cap a pie. There are also a steel cannon with its caisson, a gun which is something like our Gatling gun, and many arms and accoutrements modern and antique. Near the military exhibit is that of the technical art schools; these are supported by the government in the cities and largo towns, the sessions being held iu the evenings and on Sundays. The students are young workiug people of both sexes and their attainments as represented in architectural, mechanical and landscape drawing, as well as in the construc of mechanical models, iudicate a high degree of efficiency. But I will reserve for a future letter a fuller notice of the Swedish educational exhibit, which, while on the whole not superi or to our own, has isolated points of superiority that we may profitably study. I was particu larly impressed with the excellence of their maps and charts of all kinds, geological, astro nomical and mathematical, as well as geogra phical. The latter are in marked contrast with the variegated, misleading blotches which under the names of Guyot, Cornell, Mitchell and others are imposed upon the school chil dren of the United States. Their charts of pictures for the education of the eye and for ob ject instruction are very good, and their desks are models of simplicity, strength and conve nience, but not of beauty. In the purely industrial portion of her ex hibit, the Swedish iron aud steel make the most imposing display. The exhibitors of these metals are tweuty-eight in uumber aud they include the two largest firms in the King dom, one at Motola and the other at Sandoik. Huge bars, wheels aud ingots of iron and steel are arranged in calumus and pyramids twenty or thirty feet in hight, producing the impres sion that Sweden produces in abundance au ex cellent quality of the most useful of all metals. The display of furs by D. Forssell & Co. of Stockholm, constantly surrounded by groups of admiring ladies. Upon comparing the prices with those of various similar articles sold in this country, I found the Swedish furs considerably lower. Nearly every Evropean. it would seem from the redundant and monotonous display in the main building, desires to compete iu porcelain, and China ware. Sweden is no exception, and her display is about as flue as any of them. There has been an encouraging increase iu the number of visitors to the Exposition this week. On Tuesday which was ooaerved as a holiday lor the decoration of the graves of soldiers the attendance (48,000) was the largest there has been since the tenth of May, C. Blaine’s Brilliant Stroke. How flip i'orreMpondrnO d«**crib<- ih«* Mcmr, [Boston Advertiser.) Ex-Speaker Blaine, the man whose political obituary was somewhat prematurely published in certain newspapers a few days ago, achieved to-day what is unquestionably the most bril liant triumph of his life. Beginning on the defensive by laying before the House and the whole people the letters upon which such dan gerous presumptions against him have beeu based, he assumed tire aggressive with a sud denness and force that was fairly electrifying iu its effect and carried utter confusion and dismay into the very midst of his enemies. Very few indeed, however, looked for the ter rific blow which from his new vantage ground he launched with such overwhelming power against his foes. No term can be too strong to characterize the effect of Mr. Blaine’s charge that Caldwell’s despatch exonerating him had been suppressed. With all his amazing energy and magnetic power ne hurled the accusations against the Kentucky member, and as he ceased speaking and stood in the area before the .Speaker’s desk, shaking his uplifted right hand toward Koolt, tho house and galleries almost involuntarily burst into applause. Many were drawo into it actually against their wills The noise of hands and feet grew louder in spite of the Speaker’s gavel, which in anoth er moment was fairly drowned, as the enthu siasm and sympathy of the immense audience fairly broke out into shouts and cheers From that moment Mr. Blaine was victor. Nothing could withstand the tide of sympathy which lie had aroused. The tables were turned and the judiciary committee was ou the defensive [Boston Post Deni ] Betrayed iu the house of his friends, finding the ground crumbling beneath his leet under the calm, fair judicial processes of, the House sub Judiciary Committee, driven t j the wall utter ly desperate, Blaine, to-day, by a coup d'etat worthy of the First Napoleon, wrested the in vestigation from the bands of tho Judiciary Committee, seized the floor of the House, and by the most magnificently audacious act of his life and a most brilliant display of fighting ability on the floor, has forced his party to sus tain him as a man persecuted in their behalf by the Southern element in the House. He began quietly and for a half hour was stu pid. He read and reviewed ths Duttrell and Tarbox resolutions to investigate the railroads. He claimed that they were both aimed at him and not at the railroads. He complained that the investigations had been persecutions. He accused Proctor Knott, Chairman of the Ju diciary Committee, of having appointed two rebel Generals and no Northern Democrats on the sub-committee to iovestieate him, out of a spirit of revenge for bis amnesty speech daring the earlv part of the session. At last be came to the Fisher letters, and both House and gal leries changed in a moment from listless inat tention to incense attention Blaine as sudden ly grew dramatic. His defence of his right to the letters and bis announced desire to take is sue on the question created a profound sensa tion and elicited applause from his side of the House. Then be announced that he was now determined to read them, and palling the bun dle from his pocket shook them dramatically at the Democratic side The effect was electric. Tbe whole Kepublican side of the House cheered and applauded. Tbe galleries shouted. The Speaker’s gavel had no effect and order was only partially restored when Mr. Cox, who was in tho chair, threatened to clear ths galler ies and tbe floor. Then Blaine bezan to read them in a rapid but clear tone of voice, stop ping occasionally to make a brief explanation. As each letter was read and made light of by Blaine, tbe Kepublicacs seemed to breathe easi. er and cheered repeatedly. When the last one was read and tbe dreadful suspicious which Blaine’s inexplicable action in regard to these letters has created were dispelled, it seemed as though his party friends were beside them selves. His claquers upon the floors and in the galleries gave the sigoal and floor and gal leries cheered B aine vociferously for presum ing to take the investigation out of the hands of the Committee and attempting to bully the Bouse. For some minutes after Blaine concluded confusion reigned supreme again. The Speak er ordered a strict enforcement of tbe rule ex cluding all but privileged persons, and ordered tbe police to assist the doorkeepers. Bnt the climax after that came suddenly. When Blaine wheeled toward the Democratic side and charged Proctor Knott with having sup pressed evidence favorable to him, the Bouse became silent in an instant. Knott denied the charge. Blaine demanded to know whether Knott knew Caldwell’s address. Knott, trapped for the minute, made tbe evasive an swer that he had been trying to get Caldwell’s address for some time, but had thus far failed. Dashing down the aisle in bis most impetuous manner, with all tbe dramatic power which he possesses, Blaine with head thrust forward, with shaking finger, and in his most defiant tones, charged that Knott last Thursday re ceived a despatch from Caldwell, completely exonerating him (Blaine) and offering to make an affidavit that Blaine never received any railroad bonds from him (Caldwell). The ef fect was like touching a lighted match to a barrel of guupowder. A storm of mingled cheers and hisses fol lowed. The galleries cheered and stamped, and the police had to be called in again. Mr. Cox declares that it was the most tempestuous scene he has witnessed in the Bouse in tweu ty years. It was a field day for Blaine. 3y bis sublime audacity he had again placed the majority,'on the defensive, and when Gen. Huu ton rose to defend the sub-Judiciary Committee there was a general feeling that he nad a her culean task. [Boston Journal.) The letters, it is true, the Blaine men say show that he had transactions in railroad bonds, but they also indicate the highest sense of honor in connection with his business trans actions. Two points, it is insisted, are especi ally established by the letters: First, they afford conclusive evidence that Blaiue is not the wealthy man he has been considered to be, for it appears that as late as 1874 he found it diffi cult to raise comparatively small sums of mon ey. This seems to have been true both of the period before and after he was Speaker. Sec ond, that he had not sufficient political influ ence with Jay Cooke & Co., to obtain a letter of credit from them tor Fisher for $10,000 with out paying the money. This, it is argued, ut terly refutes tbe sensational stories which have connected Blaine with the jobberies of the Jay Cooke firm. Blaine’s friends admit it to be true that there are one or two sentences in one of the letters which can be forced into a bad construction; bu1 these sentences they claim are also susceptible of a good construction, and inasmuch as the whole of the correspondence can be construed without prejudice to Blaine, it is fair to con strue these sentences in a favorable light. The faot of producing these letters gave Blaine at once tbe sympathy of the House. His nromnfc oxnlanatinn of nvarv mrt whinh seemed dubious and questionable served tain crease sympathy. The effect of the suppres sion by the ex Confederates of the Judiciary Committee of the telegram from Caldwell re ceived last Thursday was intensified by the composition of the sub committee organized to try Blame, and by tho intense patt san feeling which Proctor Knot', Chairman of the Judici ary Committee, exhibited in his explanation of that matter. These circumstances seem in a great degree to justify the charge on the part of the Republicans that the Democrats have been managing the whole investigation rather in the spirit of a conspiracy than as a judicial proceeding. One gentleman said that he had for so ne time been impressed with the belief which he had frequently seen published, that Blaine was simply a managing politician in an adverse and unfavorable seose. But he considered that these letters show him to be possessed of as nice feelings and of as fine a sense ot honor as is often the case with public men. The one fact that this investigat:oo is con ducted by two rebel generals, it is considered, will of itself produce an electrifying effect throughout the country, and that the conse quent enthusiasm for Blaine as a man will be irresistable. A Western Congressman who has beer, very enthusiastic for Blaine says this.makes Blaine’s nomination absolutely secure. There is no hu man power that can prevent it. It will have a tendency to create an enthusiasm for him which Dothing can check. A prominent Democrat himself, a chairman of a committee, says that he believes that the Judiciary Com mittee has been disgraced, and that Blaine in his contest with the committee, is absolutely victorious. A distinguished Republican Representative from Massachusetts, who has not been re garded as especially friendly to Blaine, says: ’’This is a complete vindication of Blaine’s manhood.” Another Western Representative says that, without considering the effect upon him as a candidate, the statement places Blaine as a man in a much higher position than be has heretofore held, because it strips him naked, as it were, before the country, and shows abso lutely what was moral about him, and, if this is the worst that can be found, his enemies may as well abandon their contest. A number of Conkling men in a group agreed that to-day’s work not ouly gives Blaine what he had before, but makes him much stronger than he was previous to the Mulligan affair. The Court of Appeals decides that Stokes’ term of imprisonment does not end till next year. Mr. Maine's Letters. Xhe following is the balance of the Blaine Fisher correspondence: Mv Dear Mr. B^™*' C- *** ,3'2 Vour brief note received. I do not know what yon mean by my "‘not mentioning Northern Pacific and denying everything else.*’ You have my obligation to deliver to you gpeciiled interest in Northern Pa cific, which I was to purchase for you, and on which I never had a penny's Interest, direct or indirect. Some months ago you wrote me twice, declaring that you would not receive the shares but demanding tbe return of the money. This was impossible, and I could therefore do nothing but wait. Nothl ng I could write would make my obligation plainer ban the memorandum you hold; nothing you could write would change my obligation under that memoran dum. The matters between us are all perfectly plain and sample, and I am ready to settle them all comprehen * vely and liberally. I am not willing to settle those that benefit you and leave to the chances of tbe fu ture those that benefit me. 1 am willing to forego and give up a great deal for the sake of a friendly settlement, and I retain a copy of this letter as evi dence ot the spirit of the oiler I make. 1 think if we cannot settle ourselves, a friendly reference would be the best channel, and I propose Mr. Ward Cheney, who stands nearer to you certainly than he does to me. If this name does not snit you please suggest one youiself. Very sincerely yours, ... , J. G. Blaine. Warren Fisher, Jr. „ _ „ Washington, D. C , April 26, 1872. My Dear Mr. Fisher, — Yours of 24th received. There seems to be one great error of fai t under which vou are laboring in regard to my ability to comply with your request about the $10,000 letter of credit. 1 would gladly get it for you If 1 were able, but 1 have not the means. 1 have no power of getting a letter ot credit from Jay Cjoke, except by payiug the money lor it. and the money 1 have not got, and have no means of getting it. Yon ask me to do, therefore, what is sim ply impossible. Nothing would give me more pleas • uro than to serve jou if 1 were able, but my losses iu the Forth Smith attair have entirely crippled me aud deranged all my fiuanees. You would, I know, be utterly amazed if you could see the precise experi ence 1 have had in that matter. Very bitter, 1 as sure you. Among other things I owe nearly all of the $25,000 which 1 delivered to Mr Pratt, and this is most harassing and embarrassing to me. If you will give me the $76,500 of bonds, which I propose to throw oil as payment of the notes which you say 1 owe you, I will gladly get your $i0,0o0 letter of credit, but if I release those bonds to you, as I propose, yon can do the same for yourself. 1 am at a loss to know what you mean by your re peated phrase that: ‘‘I have denied everything.” What have I denied? I do not so much as under stand what you mean, and would be glad to have you explain. You reject the name of Ward Cheney as a friendly referee; please suggest a name yourself of some one known to both of us. I mean lor you to suggest a name, iu case you do not accept my basis ot settlement proposed in my last letter preceding this. Yours very truly, J. G. Blaine. Warren Fisher, Jr. Esq. When do you propose to sail for Europe? Washington, D. C., May 26,1854. My Dear Sir,— J Your favor received. I am very glad, all things considered, that the Government has accepted your proposition to take all your manufacture till Septem ber 1,1865. It gives a straight and steady business for the company for a good stretch of time. In regard to tbe tax provision you can Judge for yourself, as I send herewith a copy of the bill as re ported from the Finance Committee oi the Senate, and now pending in that body (see pages 148, 149), where I have marked. Iu looking over the bill you will please observe that all words in Italic letters are amendments proposed by the Senate Finance Com mittee, while all other words included in brackets are proposed to be struck out by the same commit tee. The provision which you inquire about was not iu the original bill, was au amendment moved from the Ways and Means Committee by Mr. Kasson of Iowa, to whom I suggested it. It is just and proper in every sense, and will affect a good many interests, including your company. I am glad to hear such good accounts of your pro gress in the affairs ot the company, or which I have always been proud to be a member. Tell Mr. Wells thiLf. his brother ha* h»in nrtminatc*! Kv for commission of subsistence with the rauk of cap tain. He will undoubtedly be confirmed as soon as tbe case can be reached. I will advise us soon as it is done. In haste. Yours truly, J. G. Blaine. Warren Fisher, Esq. (Personal.) Auocsta, Me., Oct. 9, 1889. My Dear Sir,— 1 spoke to you a short time ago about a point of interest to your railroad company that occurred at the last session of Congress. At that time I had never seen Mr. Caldwell, hut you call tell him that without knowing it did him a great favor. Sincerely yours, J. G. Blaine. W. Fisher, Jr., Esq , 21 India street, Boston. Mr. Blaine, in explanation of this letter, said; Now to this letter I ask tbe attention of the House. In the March session of IStii), the first term at which I was Speaker, the ex tra session of tbe Forty-first Congress, a land grant to tbe state of Arkansas to the Little Uock road was reported. I never remember to have heard of tbe road until at the last night of the session when it was up here for consid eration. The gentleman in Boston with whom I had relations did not have anything to do with that road for nearly three or lour months after that time. It is in the light of that state ment I desire that letter read It was on the last night of tbe session. Wbea the bill re newing the land grant for the state of Arkan sas for the Little Bock road was reached, Mr. Julian of Indiana, chairman of the Public Lauds Committee, and by right entitled to tbe ttoor, attempted to put on the bill as an amend ment tbe Fremont El Passo scheme, a scheme probably well known to Mr. Caldwell. The House was thin and the lobby in the Freemont interest bad tbe thing ail set up, and Julian's amendment was likely to prevail if brought to a vote. Boot and the other members from Arkansas, whp were doing their best for their own bill, to which there seemed to be no objec tion, were in despair. It was welt known that the Senate was hos tile to the Fremont scheme, and if the Arkan sas bill had gone back to the Senate with Ju lian's meandment the whole thiDg would have gone on the table and slept the sleep of death. In this dilemma Boot came to me to know wbat on earth be could do under tbe rules, for he said it was vital to bis constituents that the bill should pass. I told bioa that Julian’s amendment was entirely out of order, because not germane. He had not sufficient confidence in bis knowledge of tbe rales to make tbe poiDt. but he said Gen. Logan was opposed to tbe Fremont scheme,and would probably make the point. I sent my page to Gen. Logan, tbe suggestion, and be at once made tbe point I could not do otherwise than sustain it, and so the bill was freed from the mischievous amend ment moved by Jnlian, and jt at once passed without objection. It was in the autumn, six or eight months afterwards, I was looking over tbe Globe, prob ably with some little cariosity, if not pride, to see the decisions 1 had made the first five weeks I was Speaker. I bad not then recalled this decision of mine, and when I came across it all the facts came back to me fresh and I wrote this letter. Auocsta, June, 29,1SC9. My Dear Mr. Fisher, I thank you for the article from Mr. Lewis; it is good in itself and will do good. He writes like a man of large intelligence and comprehension. Your oiler to admit me to a participation in the new railroad enterprise,in everyro-ipect is as gener ous as I could expect or desire. I thank you very sin cerely lor it, and in this connection I wish to make a suggestion of a somewhat selfish character. It is that you spoke of Mr. Caldwell disposing of a share of his interest to me. If he really designs to do so 1 wish he wonld make the proposition definite so that I could know just what to depend on. Perhups if he waits till the full development of the enterprise he might grow reluctant to part with the share, and I do not by this mean any distrust of him. 1 do not feel that I shall prove a deadhead in the en terprise. It I once embark in it 1 see various chan - nets in which 1 know I can be useful. Very hastily and sincerely your friend, J. G. Blaine. Mr. Fisher, India stTeet, Boston. Washington, D.C., April 13,1872. My Dear Mr. Fisher,— f have your favor of the 12th. I am not prepared to pay any money just now in any direction, being so nrttufihil anil PramruiH ttiaf T am ahanliifalw linahla tn do so. Please send me a copy of the note of mine held by you with endorsement thereon. I would have been glad, instead of a demand upon me for payment of notes, if you bad proposed a gen eral settlement of all matters between us that re main unadjusted. There is still due to me ou arti cles of agreement between us $70,000 in laDd bonds, and $31,o00 in first mortgage bonds, making $101,000 in all For these bonds the money was paid you near ly three years ago, and every other party agreeing to take bonds on the same basis, has long since received their full quota I alone am left hopeless and help less, so far as 1 can see. Tueu there is the $25,000 which I borrowed, and paid over under your orders, to Mr. Piatt, for which I have received no pay. Mr. Caldwell paid me a small traction of the amount, as I supposed, but he now says the money must be ciedited to another ac count in which he was debtor, and that he denies all responsibility as to present and future on the $25,000 for payment of which, he says, 1 must look solely to you. I only know that l delivered the money to Mr. Pratt on your written order. 1 still owe that money in Maine and am carrying the greater part or it at 8 per cent., nearly $2000 per annum, a steady drain on my resources which are slender enough without this burden. Still further. I left with Mr. Mulligan, Januarv, 1871. $6u00 in land grant bonds. Union Pacific rail road, to be exchanged for a like amount of Little Kock land bonds, with Mr. Caldwell, he to change back when I desired. Mr. Caldwell declined to take them, aud you took them without any negotiation with me or any authority from roe. In regard to the matter you placed the Little Kock land bonds in the eovelopo, and 1 have the original envelope with Mr. Mulligan’s endorsement tbei eon of the fact of tLe delivery to you. Now I do not complain ol your taking the bonds, provided you hold yourself bound to replace them. The worst of the whole matter is, that the bouds were only part mine, aud 1 have had to make good the others to the original owner. There are other matters to which I would refer,but my letter is already loug. I do not think, under the circumstances, it would be quite wise or kind in you to place any note or notes of mine that may happen to be in your pos session, in the hands of thin! parties as collateral. In any event. I ask as a simple favor that you will not do so, aud that you will send me, by return mail, a copy of all obligations of mine iu your possession. Mrs. Blasne joins in very kind regards to Mrs. Fisher and the ex pres ion of the hope that you may have a pleasant and profitable tour to Europe. Siucerely yours, J. Q. Blaine. To Warren Fisher, Jr., Esq. In explanation Mr. Blaine said: “There is mentioned in this lettar $6,000 of land grant bonds of the Union Pacific road, for which I stood as only part owner, and as I have started out to make a personal explanation, 1 want to make a full explanation in regard to this matter. These bonds were not mine, ex cept in this sense: In 1869 a lady who is a member of my family, and whose financial affairs I have looked after for many years, bought, on the recommendation of Mr. Samuel Hooper, $6,000 land grant bonds of the Uoion Pacific railroad, as they were issued in 1869. She got them ou what was called the stock holder’s basis; 1 think it was a very favorable basis. In 1871 the Union Pacific Railroad Company broke down, aud these bonds fell so that they were worth about 40 cents on a dollar. She was anxious to make hersell safe, and I had

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