15 Nisan 1873 Tarihli Portland Daily Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1

15 Nisan 1873 tarihli Portland Daily Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23. MW. TOL. 18. PORTLAND TUESDAY MORNING. APRIL 15, 1873. ~ TEEMS «8.00 PER ANNl'M I'UKIliAAU HAIL I riiLSS Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PIBLI^HING CO., At 109 Exchange St, Portland. Terms : Eight Dollars a Year in advance THE MAINE~STATE PRESS is published every Thursday Morning at $‘2 50 a ; year, if paid in advauce. at $2 00 a year. Kates of Advertising: One inch ot space, I eng li of column, constitutes a “square.” $ 50 j*er square dailv fixst week; 75 cents per w *e!i after; three insertions, or less, $1 00; couiinn- | ng every other day after first week, 50 cents. ! Half square, three insoiiIons or less, 75 cents; one wejsk. $1 00; 50 ceutH per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Ointer head of “AMrsMEMENTS, $2 00 per square per week ; three insertions or less *150. tdvertiseuienis Inserted in the * Maine STATE Press” (wh'cli lias a large circulation in every part of the State) for $l 00 per square for farst insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser- j tim... Address all conununleations to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ~ BUSINESS CARDS. SCRIBNER & JORDAN, PATENT AGENTS, "4 MIDDLE, COR., EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE}. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REJECT “prSED CASES.eodtf J. H. FOGG, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 119 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., (Corner of Exchange and Federal Sts.,) fet>27_PORTLAND, ME. tf J. H. HOOPER, U J3 BT O LSTERER Nos. 31 aud 33 Free St, MANUFACTDItEB OF Parlor Suits, Lounges. Spring Beds, Mattresses, Hl'DAUAnoh Potent Rnd T.annnaa Vm nincled Chnirs, Ac. Cy*All kinds of repairing neatly done. Furniture boxed and matted. oct5-’69T T&Stl JAMES O’DONNELL, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed to ■VO. 84 1-3 91IDDLE STREET, (2nd door below Canal Bank,) PORTLAND, MAINE. Commissioner of deeds for the soveral Stdtcs. lbbio If WILLIAM HEAR* CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law and in Patent Causes, NO. 80 MIDDLE ST., ‘ PORTLAND. Attends to all kinds of Patent business. marlO___d3m STROPX A HOLMES, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, CANAL BANK BUILDING, ( PORTLAND, ME. A. A. STROUT. QEO. F. HOLMES. Ieb3_ d3m G. W. STOCKMAN, M. D, I Physician and Snrgeon, S07 Congress St., Portland. ( pponite the Park. mail5dtf wTcTclarkT 103 FEDERAL STREET, 3 Door. Ka.t of Temple St., PORTLAND, ME. GAS AND WATER PIPING. Gas and Water Pipe iutroduced into Houses, Halls, Hotels and public buildings in a laitbful manner. Also, Gas Fixtures. Images aud Bustsrebronzed and , made to look as good as new. Gas Bings aud Jets made to order. Mr. C., who for several years past has been in the employ of Mr. Kinsman, hopes by promptness and strict attention to business to merit a fair share of public patronage. febl&dtf GEO. E. COLLINS. ' PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, 316 CONOBE66 STREET, Is prepared to make all the various styles of Card Picture*, Rembraut, Medallion, &e«, from Retouched Negative*. By this proc°ss we diet rid of Frcclcle*, Moles aud other im perfection* of the Skin* For all of which no extra charge will be made. All work warranted to please. Call and examine for yourselves. mchl8dtf James C. Sheridan, (Late Sheridan, Griffiths & Brackett,) NO. 6 SOUTH STREET, Plasterer, Stucco -—.and — MASTIC WORKER. All orders in the above line, and also for Whiten ing, Whitewashing aud Coloring, will receive prompt and personal attention. A large variety ot Centers, Brackets, &c., con stantly on hand, and at liberal prices. Portland, March 25, 1873.mar26dlm L. B. DENNETT, Counsellor at Caw, NO. 1 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND. ME. JanlO tf F. & C. b7NASH, NO. 172 AND 174 FORE STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE!, Having been appointed Agents for one of the argest Lead Manufactories in New England are ow prepared to offer Sheet Lead and I^ead Pipe, to the trade at Boston prices. de28tf gaT — AND * WATER FIXTURES J. KHSMAI, No. 128 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND. 111! ROSS & STURDIVANT, WHOLESALE COAL DEALERS 119 C ommercial St., Portland. Sole agents in Maine for the sale and shipment of the Celebrated Coal mined by Messrs. Ham uteft NeiM & Co., of Philadelphia. Wc have also tor sale at lowest market price, ouuuiuu, iJiM/Kiiwaima, an(l ritieiv* Coals, shipped from the vicinity of New York. Ves sels procured for the tranportation of coals from r*ort of shipment any point desired. tfapr27 HENRIrF T. MERRILL, COUNSELOR AT LAW, No. 30 Exchange Ml., Portland. Formerly of the U. S. Treasunr Department and Attorney in all the courts in the District of olumbia, will attend to the prosecution of . lairas before the Court ot Claims and the various departments at Washington._octll-tf JOST & KEILER, FRESCO PAINTERS, Office 134 Middle St., up stairs. PORTLAND, ME. Orders m;iy be loft at F. F. Hale's picture gallery an'1l>- J1- & Bjl*. brooks’, No. 333 Congress St. °rd<r" promptly ntunifed to. PORTRAIT PAINTER. J. G. CLOUDMAN, ja„22i?4S KXCHAW«-K J. II. LAMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, So. 152 Middle Street. FOBTI.AIVJD, HE. spying aud enlarging done to order. All the new styles. Berlins, Rembrants, Medallion. , ?*'ce^ain» °r Mezzotint card, and the retouched mill,!-5 new process we get rid of freckles »nd JudglTfo^yoifrBelvcs!1^61^^0118 °f ^ Skin‘ CaU P^^M"AhrS.0fi? wort “* Moderate ta riMM. Ti.y 20 BUSINESS CARDS. E. C. JORDAN, Civil Engineer & Land Surveyor, mo. 811-2 Middle Srcet., (near Canal Bank, POBTLAND, MAINE. upr!2 dim William II. Phinnkv. Jas. L. Lombard. PHINNEY & LOMBARD, Real Estate & Loans, No. 153 La Salic Street, CHICAGO. made for non-residents, and their interests carefully attended to. References:—Chas. B. Sawyer, Pres. 5th Nat’l Bank, Chicago; Chas. H. Mathews, Capitalist, Schcn edady V. Y.; J. P. Winsl & Co., Portland, Me.; S A. Briggs, Vice-Pres. Franklin Bank, Ch*cago; G. H. Hosmer, Lcckport, N. Y.; Pliinney & Jackson, Portland. Me. apil2dtf WM. L. SOUTHARD, Wo. 5 Pemberton square. .Boston, Will Buy and Sell on COMMISSION REAL ESTATE, LAND, STOCKS, & — ALSO — Negotiate Loiiiih on Mortgages and other Securities. REFERENCES: Fancuil Hall Nat. Bank. Hon. John P. Healey. Messrs. Thos. Dana & Co. Hon. Isaac S. Morse. “ Harvey Scudder & Co. Hon. J. S. Abbott. “ Kemble & Hostings. Gen. J. S. Whitney. “ Utley & Boynton. Joseph Dix, Esq. “ John P. Squires & Co. R. A. Ballou, Esq. sam’l B. Krogman, Esq. F. W. Pelton, Esq. feb8 cod&wtf TO LEI. New Boarding House. THE Subscriber, having leased the new and com modious house, recently erected by Geo. R. Da vis & Co., upon the “Blanchard property,” 304 High St., takes pleasure in announcing to the public that he will about the first of April cpen it for a first class boarding house. Rooms can be seen and foil particulars as to terms, &c., obtained, by calling at the house from 10 A. M. to 12 M., aua from 2 until 5 P. M. apr3eodtf S. S. KNIGHT. To Let. HOUSE No. 8 Orange street, arranged expressly for two families. For price, &c., enquire of G. W. Eddy, 131 Commercial street, or JOHN C. PROCTER, aplSdlw 93 Exchange street. FURNISHED HOUSE TO RENT. AT West End, two story ^ouse, all furnished, very convenient and pleasant, all the modern improvements. Will be let until Nov. 1st. Apply to JOHN C. PROCTER, apl2dlw 93 Exchange street. Rooms to Let. rWO gentlemen and their wives and two or three single gentlemen can be accomodated with pleas tnt rooms and board at No. 75 Free Street. apr2 d2w* To Let, rVNE OF THE BEST OFFICES ON EXCHANGE kJ STREET. Enquire of GEO. A. WHITNEY & CO,. mar24tf No. 46 Exchange St. To Let, rWO very pleasant and desirable front rooms on Congress St., between High and Green Sts. Terms reasonable. Apply at lt>8 Fore Street. marl2 If To Let. rWO connected furnished rooms with board at 119 Cumberland cor. of Franklin Sts. feb'2l._ if Quiet Board, \ GENTLEMAN and Lady wishing a quiet home iNl can find pleasant rooms with hoard at No. 4 Cotton street, second door from Free street. One or wo single gentlemen can be acoommodated also. jan7 STORE TO LET. 4 largo brick store in the Racklefl Block, corner c\. of Middle and Cenrcli streets—basement and irst floor, eleganth finished aud adapted to jobbing Iry goods or other similar trade. Apply to ALLEN HAINES. septlldtf •PTUTU A rT,T/~WT' A 1 M-AM. f K i XVA1 XXXJ • rcacbers Wanted for Primary and Grammar Schools in ^|T fftok Examination April 15,9 o’clock a. m. at the School House on Main St., Saccarappa. All wishing for positions must be present at tbe xamination. Per order S. S. Com .Westbrook. apr8d&wlw Navigation School! A NAVIGATION SCHOOL will be opened at No. 15J Exchange street, March 3d. to be under he charge of Capt. Edward Breen ana C. H. Farley, [nstructfon will be given every altemoon by Capt. Breen, and Monday and Friday evenings by C. H. Farley. The course will begin with decmal arilhnie :ic, and well comprise Plane, Traverse. Parallel Mid lie Latitude sailing: the use of Logarithms: the use ind adjustment of Nautical Instruments; Latitude 3y Sun and Stars, and Longitude by Chronometer. Lunar observations will not be included in the course 3ut will be taught if desired. The evening instruction will be given before tbe nrhole class, when the various problems involved in navigation will be worked oat upon the black-board rod illustrated by suitable diagrams and apparatus, md the use and adjustment of Instruments explaiu 3d. Subjects collateral to navigation such as Mete >rolgy, Ocean Currents, Ac., will also be introduced it the evening sessions. For terms, apply to C. H. Farley, No. 4 Exchange street. feblDtf WING & SON’S PIANOS! (Successors to DOANE, WING & CUSHING.) Hie American Piano. FIRST PREMIUMS. Illinois State Fair, 1870. Alabama State Fair, 1871. Ohio State Fair, 1871 & 1872. Texas State Fair, 1872. Numerous County Fairs. From Mr. Edward Hoffman, the celebrated Pianist “I conscientiously believe that your Piano is In >very respect a mo it magnificent instrument.” Form the 11 Independent” “The American Piano haB deservedly become a rery popular instrument.” Purchasers’ testimonials from all parts of the U. S. WARRANTED SEVEN (7) YEARS Prices Low for the Quality. Responsible Agents wanted for unoccupied terri tory. In localities where agencies are not yet estab lished, until such are established, we will sell Pianos to the public at Factory Wholesale Prises. Send for circular to WING & SON, m Broome St., New York. IDcb21 ly grassTseed. tOOO Bags Western Timothy Seed 1500 “ Canada “ “ IOOO “ Red Top “ 500 “ michigan Clover “ 300 “ Ohio » «. 400 “ No. New York “ “ 100 “ Pea Vine, “ “ 150 ‘1 Alsike » u 100 “ millet 4* lOO “ Hungarian 6ra,s “ lOO “ Orchard “ FOR SALE AT THE lowest Cash Price. KENDALL & WHITNEY. mch26____— A Fine Business Opening FOR a young or middle aged man of unexceptiona ble character. Experienced accountant and one thousand dollars capital. Investigation is invited Address Bor 2015 Portland M«. novSttf ltEiilj ESTATE. Geo. R. Ravi* A; Co’s BULLETIN. arc prepared to loan money in nuuir from 9100 to any amount desired, on first class mortage* iu Portland Cape Eliza betb, Westbrook, or Peering. Parties de sirous of building can also beaecomuxodn ted with loans. GEO. R. DAVIS & CO„ Real Estate and ITIorlgagc Brokers. gep24 tf For Sale in the Town of West brook. A FINE residence onc-balf mile from tlie Railroad Depots, Post-office, good Schools and Churches, six miles fr m Portland; House and Ell t wo stories thirteen finished rooms, double parlors with marble mantles, Wood-honse and Stable connected—all in good repair, painted and blinded, Barn 40x60 on the premises; grounds contain 15J acres, excellent land, well fenced, 30 apple and pear trees, 3 acre choice strawberries, three good wells of water upon the place and good cistern In the cellar, cellar under whole House, fine cement bottom; grounds ornamented with fine shade trees. This is one of the finest resi dences in the county. Terms easy. Enquire of 3. R. Davis & Co., Portland, or Otis Brown, Westbrook. mar21tf House on Cumberland Street foi Sale. mTlie 21 story House No. 103 Cumberland street, pleasantly situated within five minutes walk of City Hall, containing Din ng Room anc Kitchen finished in hard wood, suite of Parlors and Library finished in black walnut and ash, highly pol ished (tw » marble mantles in Parlors), seven cham bers, bath room finished in hard wood. House fur ni-bed with Furnace, Gas, Sebago water aud all modern conveniences. Parlors, Library and Hall el egantly frescoed. All other rooms well painted. Title perfect. $2500 can remain on mortg ge for a term of years. Apply to GEO. R. D 4VIS & CO., Real Es tate and 5lorrgage Brokers, or to WM. DAVIS, Ticket Agent, Cfrand Trunk Depot. mch29illm Farm in Saco for $1350 ! ! A GOOD FARM of eight acres; 1£ story house, barn 23x40, p ul ry-house, piggery, & apple, pear and peach trees and small fruits. One half mile from Saco depot, on Jordan road, so called. Terms $900 cash and balance on mortgage. Apply to MRS. HANNAH JACKSON, ou the premises, or GEO. R. DAVIS & CO., Real Estate and Mortgage Brokers. ap5_ dtf A New House for Sale! xue commouiouB unuse ou me wusieriy corner MM of Cumberland and Anderson streets. Very .ByjLconvenient for two families. Gas and Sebago. Now rents $525 per annum. Pleasant location and good neighborhood. Can he had on favorable terms. Apply to WM. H. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent, aprl2dtf Calioon Block. FOR SALE ! ' A Superior Hay Farm, eight mlies from Portland on the road leading from Portland to Buxton; a largo two-story house, barn, stable, pig __ house, a splendin cellar, clstein and a good well of water, orchard, pear, grapes, and oth er fruits: and all conveniences to make a good farm. JOHN L. CURTIS, apl4d&wlw* then tf ^outh Gorham. The HI a it Farm for Sale or to Let, CJITUATED in Scarborough, and for sale low. It O being a stock farm, any one desiring such would do well to call and see it before purchasing else where. Apply at once corner of Middle and India Streets, or on the premises. aprl2dtj uni * For Sale—Summer Resort on CSie bcague Island. A good dwelling house with 12 »rooms in good repair, a story and a gjW half store, good well of water, 17 * 'IUwUML-acrcs of tanrt, five in tillage, and the IitffifcS?- rest in wood and pasture laDd; 28 young fruit trees, part in bearing order. The land is very free from rocks and is situated close to the sea shore. A good chance to keep s! ore Enquire ot CHAS. SAWYER, apllfcf 123 Commercial St., Portland. For Sale. ANEW and large two story and a half house will be sold cheap as the owner wishes to leave' the city. Call 47 Monjoy St; apr8d2w* For Sale. ADESIRAF»LE residence at East Dee ring. A two story dwelling House, addition and stable, abundance of hard and soft water, together with about three acres of land. Inquire of JOHN C. PROCTER. ap2d3w 93 Exchange street. FOR SALE. A LOT of vacant land, situated on the west side of High, between Pleasant and Danforth, Sts. This lot has a front of about 61 feet and iR about 194 feet doep, and plans have been drawn by How. for a block of seven or nine genteel and convenient resi dences, and adapted for the same. Enquire of EDWIN CHURCHILL, No. 4 Portland Pier, mar28 From 12 to 2 o’clock, P. M. Real Estate. FOR Sale, or lease for a term of years, the proper ty belonging to tho estate of Francis O Libby, and formerly occupied by him on the corner of Free and High Streets. HARRISON J. LIBBY,) Allm,vo FRANK W. LIBBY, f AUm rP* mar24 tf Farm for Sale or Exchange. A superior Hay Farm in the town of Deering, three and a half miles from Portland. This farm contains about 63 acres __ _ Tof excellent mowing land, *‘cut 60 tons of hay last season.” Good orchard near the house. Buildings consist of a two-story and a one-story house, a new barn 40x80, with other out-buildings. Also, farming tools. Part of the purchase money can lay on a mortgage, or will be exchanged for a uuuot in iuc v/iujj vi a jn-n n vi a vcmci. For further particulars enquire of GEORGE SMITH, No. 13 Boyd St. marlOtf For Sale. HOUSE No. 45 Melbourne Street, head of North Street; said house is one of the best locations on the street, tine neighbourhood; consists of a two story frame house and ell contains 12 rooms, con venient for two families or noe, seven years ola, two minuets walk from horse cars; will be sold at a very reosonabl price with in thirty days. For particulars inquire at M. N. NEAL’S. 327 Congress Street, Portland. marlTdlm Tlie “Limerick House,” FOR SALE. The suoi-criber offers <or sale his Hotel pro} rty in Limerick Village, York County. The house has 22 rooms all in good repair, with Flied and two large 6tablcs adjoining: two wells of water on the premises, and every convenience for a Fret-class Hotel. The “Limerick House” is well situated for securing liberal patronage. Enquire further of the owner. JOSEPH G. HARMON. marlSdtf Limerick, Me. Beal Estate Tor Sale. HOUSE AND LOT NO. 70 STATE ST., Lot contains 31,000 feet of land, with fine iuit gar den, cold, grapery, etc. Apply to W- H. FESSENDEN, marGtf 215 Commercial Street. For Sale. THE house on State Street, occupied by the un dersigned. This house is thoroughly built of brick and stone and has all modern conveniences. ALLEN HAINES. Portland, Sep. 18th, 1872. scpl9-tl St. Lawrence Mouse. For Sale or To I.et, 40 Rooms, Gas and Sebago water. Apply to E. H. G 4LLE3P4E, sepl3-tf Ko. 34 Plum St. FOTt SALE! tebbetsT house, SPRINGVALE. WILL BE SOLD CHEAP! As the owner wants to go West. jau31 SAMUEL D. TEBBETS. Dissolution of Copartnership. NOTICE is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Sam uel Rounds & Sons, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. ___— GEO. H. ROUNDS. ’ CHAS. F. ROUNDS. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of Rounds, Sar gent & Co., and will continue the business of dealers in Coal & wood, at tho old stand of Samuel Rounds, & Sons, No. 36 Commercial Street. They will settle all demands ol tho late Ann ol Samuel Rounds & Sons. _ SAMUEL ROUNDS, GEO. H. ROUNDS, EDWARD H. SARGENT, aprs _dtf ESTABLISHED 1821. Byron Greenongh & Co., 140 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. p^'-iCAPSl Sgafc masonic, J (.Club? HATS, CAPS AND CHAPEAUS. MADE TO ORDEB, tS*At the Lowest I? rices. Samples sent on application, and all orders filled a short notice. aprttf MAINE GENERAL HOSPITAL F[!A I R ! TO BE HELD IN PORTLAND, JUNE lO, A. D. 1873. ooSontn1" nrlwml »hri«f1*nrS»?fnr» wlt'1 the dllty of mlkin2 arrangements for a Grand Stato Fair in at 1 of the Maine General Hospital, take an early “SJ,?" v for,? hearty ami generous re-ponso from every section oi tbe State. ed^eonditirm together Bwtthw*2t n? ndo^,lft» riioin./or doubt, as tbe enterprise never v/oiild have been Inaugnratod but tor that conviction. But Its nnfinish rW^v for ta c“mP1,et*'«>. renders It absolutely necessiry that a general effort should now bo ma lo to help forward a ml* %' WU‘ refl<S ho,nor “P°n t,h*’ btate, and prove a blessing to its citizens for all time to come. rnHted lf^v tWha™nt^Si!?h.8^?Ji«S^?Sfi?a«Sab"aC?iiu nltteos <“ various localities throughout the Stato for co-operatisn in this matter, and to them Is com th'ennnnlp^nn^atlirm^afa’cnntrihn^Hnna th£ S?.CC|S3 °£ tMs enterprise. The special purpose ol this appeal is, however, to awakeu enquiry among rad practicable in every s«Uon.b t! * 1 articles suitable for the Fair, facilities for collecting which, through the local committees, will be rendered easy H 's“f.£'?SLe{*„?",d “f “a,T; JSMU"! ituti«n'»nd ‘o jou we now appeal for aid in this emergency. Please put yourselves at once, in commnnlca nrcnr lnstfHftinn nf m^PnmmitUTst wSnXSn ai'S!'7 “ 880wln- wl|mh “"all have tha honor of boing the banner county In this effort to complete this daughters oftMalne°'lrC0Inmjm'Ca ib' ItS benc“cence lU b® opc“ abac to every section of the Stato. Lot all conLrlbnto to make it a success worthy the sons and IWtlnml Unwoh OO 10*0 Address Maine General Hospital Fair, Boa 1195. A. W. H. CLAPP, Chairman, CHAS. H. HASKELL, Treasurer, CHAS. E. JJSE, Secretary. DR. S. C. GORDON, „ DR. S. H. TEWKSBURY. Executive\Coinmittee. DR. F. H. GERRISH. | H. F. FURBISH. JAMES E. CARTER, \ I PRESIDENT: HON. SIDNEY PERHAM, Governor ol Maine* HON. HUGH J. ANDERSON. “ A. P. MORRILL. “ JOSEPH H. WILLIAMS. “ ISRAEL WASHBURN, Jr., “ J. L. CHAMBERLAIN, “ NATHAN CLIFFORD, “ JAMES BLAINE, “ JOHN MUSSET, LEONARD WOOD, VICE PRESIDENTS: HON. GEO. W. STANLEY, “ JOSEPH HOWARD, “ JOHN B. BROWN, “ GEO. P. WESCOTT, “ HANNIBAL HAMLIN. “ LOT M. MORRILL, “ ABNER COBURN, “ WM. P. HAINES, “ R, D. RICE, HON. EUGENE HALE, “ JOHN H. BURLEIGH. “ NATHAN CUMMINGS, “ WM. W. THOMAS, “ RUE US P. TAPLEY, “ SAM’L E. SPRING, “ SAM’L F. HERSEY, “ D. R. HASTINGS-! GENERAL COMMITTEE. N, W. Farwell, Nelson Dingley, Jr., J. A. Donovan, M. D. B. F. Sturgis, M. D.. J. C. Madigan, Llewellyn Powers, Charles E. Gibbs. J. H. Kimball, M. D., Alfred Mitchell, M. D., N. Slianuon, M. D., E. Stone, M. D., John P. Perley, J. S. Winslow, Paul G. Blanchard, Fied’k Robie, Sewall N. Gross, .John Lynch, Henry Fox, Samuel J. Anderson, F. Schumacher, W. H. Turner, A. G. Tenney, Enoch Knight, Fred’k F. Halo, * Jas. S. Marrett, Fred. N. Dow, Cyrus S. Clark, John S. Russell. J. B. Severv, M. D., Joseph G. Hoyt, A. F. Page, M. D., J. D. Hopkins, Col. H. A. DcWitt, J. Q. A. Hawes, M. D., Geo. E. Brickett, M. D., E. F. Pillsbury, T. L. Estabrook, M. D., J. W. Lawrence, Cbas. N. Germaine, M. D., James A. Hall, A. Kennedy, J. A. Morton, M. D.. T. C. Shirley, A. L Hersey, E. C. Farrington. A. W. Walker. Chas. W. Roberts, John Benson, M. I>., A. C. Hamblin, M. I).. John Gardiner, E. A. Thompson, M. D., A. M. Robinson, Israel Putnam, M. D., T. J. Southard, C. E. Haskell, H. B. Connor, M. N. Dinsmore. E. G. Fogg, M. D., Albert O. Jewett, C. B. Hazeltine, C. H. Treat. Chas. E. Swan, M. D. Clias B. Paine, A. R. Lincoln. M. D.. Hiram Bliss, Jr. Frank B. Merrill, M. D., Jason W. Beatty, Chas. H. I ittlefield, Edwin B. Smith. Caleb Ayer, F. McKenney Wm. Noyes, Enoch Cousins, C. C. Hobbs, Enos T. Luce, Rufus Prince, N. B. Reynolds, Daniel Slickney, Parker P. Burleigh, John Marshall Brown. Geo. F. Talbot, Ezra N. Perry, W. H. Phillips, C. P. Kimball, Jacob T. Lewis, T. E. Twitchell, Wm. L. Putnam, J. S. Ricker, Wm E, Gould, Lucine Ingalls, Oliver Hardy, Rufus Dunham, Samuel F. Perley, Appleton Holbrook, Enos Soulo, Henry H. Hunt'M.JD., Roscoe G. Harding, Washington Bray, S. H. Cummings, Frarcis K. Swan, Seth Scammon, Samuel C. Belcher, E. S. Hannaford, M. D. S. W. Pope, George Parcher, M. D.. J. W. Bradbury, Jr.. E. F. Webb, T. S. Lang, if. u. mayor, m. u., John Berry, T. E. Simon ton, Edward Spoar, F. M. Eveleth, M. D., R. H. Cunningham, • R. A. Chapman, C. F. Durrell, T. H. Brown, M. D., A. M. Peables, M. D., S. H. Blake, Ralph K. Jones, M. D., Calvin Seavey, M. D., Luther Rogers, M. D.. S. O. Brown, Seth B. Sprague, M. D., J. H. Wakefield, James T. Patten, R. P. Carr. W. S. Howe, Mi D.. H. C. Hall, S. D. Lindsay, H. O. Alden, R. J. Farrington, Joseph Granger, H. C. Fesseuueu, M. D., C. H. Talbot, Wm. H. Conant, S. 1,. Goodale, T. H. Jewett, M. D., Geo. A. Emery, Oliver Harmon, M, E. Sweat, M. D., Nathan Dane, W. H. Sawyer. M. D., Marcus Watson, ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY Thomas Littlefield, A. C. Dennison. Daniel P. Atwood, AROOSTOOK COUNTY. Peter C. Keegan, Frank Barnes. CUMBERLAND COUNTY. W. B. Cobb, M. D., Geo. W. Hammond. B. F. Dunn, M. I)., S. R. Lyman, Joseph E. Blabon, Thos. B. Reed, Fred Storer, Geo. W. Woodman, John A. Waterman, John I. Sturgis, M.D., Tflomas Hancock, Eugene W. Brooks, M. D., A. Q. Marshall. M. D., Wm. Osgood, M. D., Joseph Sturdivant, B. M. Edwards, R. A. Gray, M. D. James M. Bates. M. D., Warren H. Yin ton, Henry Pennell, J. S. Palmer, Geo. F. Emery, FRANKLIN COUNTY. Seward Dill, Abner Toothaker. HANCOCK COUNTY. P. H. Harding, M. D., S. R. Whitney. KENNEBEC COUNTY. Thos. H. Lambert, E. F. Yeaton, James White, Reuben B. Dunn, WUi> -L 1 . D. O’Brion, F. E. Hitchcock, M. D., LINCOLN COUNTY. Henry Ingalls, A. R. Reed. OXFORD COUNTY. Eli B. Bean, S. R. Carter, J. A. Caldwell, M. D., Win. Gordon, 2d, PENOBSCOT COUNTY. John A. Peters, Seth Paine, James C. Weston, M. 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JOHN F. RANDALL, HENRY, F. MCALLISTER. Portland, March 27th, 1873. mar29dtf Mason & Hoadley’s System for Beginners. Compiled by two eminent and successful teachers, it has acquired an excellent reputation, cannot fail to satisfy both “masrer and scholar,” and is unex celled bv auy other Method tor the Pianoforte. Price $3.00. ' THE American Tune Book. Tn one sense THE Sacred Music Book of the age, since It contains 1,000 of the Best Junes and An thems, carefully selected by 500 Choristers and Music Teachers from all accessible book, and therefore It must bo the choicest collection of the century. Price SI.50. Winner’s New Schools For Piano, Cabinet Organ, Melo-leon, Guitar, Banjo, Comet, Fife, Accordeon, Clarionet, Flute and Flageolet. Dont despiso these little books be cause they are cheap! For persons who wish to learn easily and pleasantly, and only go a little way, there Is nothing better. Price of each hook 75 cents. The above books sent, postpaid on receipt of retail price. OLIVER DITSON & CO., CHAS. II. DITSON&CO. Boston. 711 B’dway. New Yorv. apr8 d2w D. W. CLARK & CO., DEALERS IN — — v . ICE HOUSE, MARKET ST„ - ’ V : --■'! ; — AND — 33 EXCHANGE ST., Pure Icc supplied for all purpos es, and hi any quantity nt the LOWEST RATES. apr3 _tf NEW OT8TE R~H OUSE X. S. HATCH Replied full v informs his friends and the public that stantly on iand. Hatch’s celebrated Ice Cream sup plied to parties on call. mcli5tf TO INVESTORS. The Northern Pacific Railroad T-30 First Mortgage Gold Bonds, which we recommend as a profitable and well-secured investment, bear 7 3-10 per cent, gold interest (abont 8i currency), and have the following elements of se curity, viz: 1. They are the obligation of a strong corporation. 2. They are a First Mortgage on the Road, its Equipments, Rights and Franchises. 3. They arc a first lien on its Net Earnings. 4. 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Every article brought into the Hall lor sa e becomes there by entirely the property of the Fair, and it must not be given away, or uis7»osed of in any manner not ap proved by the Executive Committee. 3d—The prices of all articles will be fixed by the Executive Committee. 4th—All articles are to bo marked and sold at rear son able prices. 5th—All rosponsiblo parties—whether individuals, Parishes, or other organizations—throughout the State, desiring space at the Fair, may have tables assigned them on application to the Executive Com mittee at their Headquarters, 120 Middle street. 6th—There shall be a general table to he called the “Portland Table.** for the reception and disposal of all articles received by the Executive Committee, and of all other articles not designed for other tables. 7th—There will also be a State table for tho dispo sition of all articles contributed without assignment to any taole from outside of Portland. CHAS. E. JOSE, Secretary. apl0d3w Grocery and Provision Store for Sale. CHANCE for a bar, on leading tlroroughlare, well established, with ran or good paving business Bargain oflered if applied for at once, Moderate can^ ital required. aprlodnt TAYLOR & CO.. 3 State St., Boston. the press TUESDAY X0RNI>C1> APBau,^ 8ermon for Easter. ~ OBSERVANCE OP DAYS. Ye observe days and months and yean, I am afraid for you, lest I have bestowed upon ym, labor in vain. Galatians 4, 10, 11. Iu these wools, and mauy others like them, Paul has placed himself on record as being opposed most decidedly to observance o days. On the other hand, the Christiar church is on record as being greatly incline* to the observance of days. Dr. Pr.estlej wrote, in 1782, “The Church of Euglanc appropriates thirty-one days to festivals, ninety-five days to fasts and twenly-nine tc the saints.” (Priestley’s corruptions ol Christianity.) That is to say, the Church ol England, in the year 1872, gave some special observance to one hundred and fifty-five days in the year. Christmas and Easter, Thanksgiving and Fast Days are obse;ved by many of the ehurcbcs, and Sunday is ob served each week by ail churches. Yet Paul put himself squarely against the “observance of days.” It would appear, then, that the Christian church is disobedient to the Pauline instruc tion in this matter. Possibly even the little observance of Easter Sunday which is found here to-day,—in the church, by Easter floral offerings and by the music and tbe sermon; in the Sunday school by singing of Easter hymns and by recitation of Easter verses— possibly this may be such observance of a day as Paul would condemn. I want to show that it is not; and shall try to do so by exhibiting the very broad line of distinction between proper and improper observance of religious customs. This distinction of which x rtiu opcaiv bum <VJ tuc way lUrOUgQ IC* ligion, trom its highest to its lowest, from its summits of speculation vanishing into the unknown down to its rules and sanctions for daily duty. We say commonly that salvation is not sub ject to the determinations of arbitrary de cree ; it is the result, not of compliance with set rules, but of obedience to spiritual obliga tions, obligations that are real and everlast ing, not appointed, not made by rule, but ex isting eternally in the nature of things. The good man is the saved man. I think that is the fundamental tenet of this church andcc n gregation—chat goodness in thought and in life is of infinitely greater consequence to the individual and to society, than any most punctilious conformity to appointed usages. This is the culmination of our theology and the foundation of our ethics. In accordance with this rule, that goodness is the main thing, most acceptable to God and most useful to man, we reject without scruple whatever conflicts with that rule. But any religious custom or observance, re garded as a distinct ground of merit, does couflict with that rule. It elevates to supreme importance something other {than good ness. For example, a great number of persons are wont to consider that a ceremonial word, or a sacramental observance in the dying hour, is endowed with mysterious efficacy to oblit erate the record of a life and reconstruct the soul for Paradise. It is stated that when the late James Fiske, Jr., lay at the point of death, a young man, seizing anxiously a chance opportunity, obtained a few moments by his bedside, and endeavored to elicit from him some expression of his “trust in Jesus.” He succeeded in gaining from the dying man a nod of assent to some question having that end in view. The chaplain at the funeral announced that “there was some reason to hope that the deceased had died trusting in Jesus.” To say that this is bad is not enough to say of it. The great amount of good that has been accomplished by Christianity is subject to a considerable offset for the harm it has effected by this subversive teaching, which in effect places “m!ut anise and cummin” be forejustice, mercy and faith. The heathen mind, the pagan mmd, the infidel mind, the unchristian mind in short, can quickly see that goodness is sufficient to itself, carries salvation as a part of itself, is not graced and cannot be pieced out by a dying confession. And the mind that believes in a Heavenly Father is well assured that the divine kind ness is n )L conuinoneu upon a pnrase or a form, and that the feeble assent of a failing mind to some theological proposition can avail nothing to secure the love of God, se cured already. But Christianity, as com monly taught, has been inferior to infidelity and to theism in this;—that it separates moral cause from moral effect, proffers the rewards of righteousness for a price other than righteousness, degrades righteousness by coordinating with it a ceremonial or a form of words, and belittles the grace of God by making it depend upon an experience so trivial as what is called “a death-bed re pentance.” This illustration is one of many that might be adduced. The last utterance of the dy ing man avowing his trust in Jesus is sup posed to avail him as a substitute lor personal righteousness. But also the reading of the Bible morning and evening, as an act of re ligion, the observance of Sunday, belief in Jesus, partaking of the Laid's supper, in fine all acts and observances connected with re ligion may be, and sometimes have been, per verted from their true meaniug to serve as substitutes for character, and contrivances for securing the tavor of God. Thus pervert ed they are stones of stumbling and rocks of offence. For as substitutes for righteousness they supersede and discourage righteous ness. They encourage moral indiffer ence and laxity of conduct. For what use to struggle forward, or as Paul expressed it, to “agonize” towards the goal, if the true goal is here, in these fine ly contrived substitutes, this cross of Christ, this worship of the Bible, this forty days’ fast, this Sabbatical service, this rite of baptism? No need to struggle alter righteousness while the sufficiency of these remains; and if these should perchance be neglected till the end, even at the end a word, a pious phrase, a sa cred ceremony may win the prize. The very essence of a false observance is, that it is made either a substitute for merit, or an independent ground of merit. A relig ious observance that is in thi3 way false is, in the manner already indicated, a great hin drance t) moral attainment; when made a source of merit it becomes the occasion of de merit. If Peul was severe against the observ ance of days and months and years, it was doubtless for this reason. He would recog nize no substitute for personal holiness. These religious “works” these formal celebia tions of special occasions were odious to him; he used against these his strongest language; they were “beggarly elements,’ they were “filthy ragsthey made his labors all in vain. We have, then, the greatest of all authori ties since the time of Jesus for waging uncom promising warfare against institutional piet ism, against a religion which may be summed up in a catalogue of special beliefs, acts and observances. In all wo can say or do against such religion we shall only follow the sayings and doings of Jesus and of the fiery apostle Paul. To substitute the formal act for the I living act, the show or worship for the sub stance of worship, the observance of new moons and Sabbaths for observance of God's law, veneration of Jerusalem or Gerizim for worship in spirit and in truth, this is to sub stitute Pharisaism for Christianity; and this it Is the especial mission of Liberal Christian ity to oppose and to counteract throughout the world. There are, therefore, two kinds of religious observance, proper and improper, true and false; and the difference between them is that the one observance is perfunctory, as if >n it self meritorious, and the other is sincere and simple. I will apply this distinction to some of the customs alluded to. reader the Bible is a sort of idol. The read ing of it is a subdued worship of it. It is a book to swear by in the courts and it is a hook whose presence in the family home is a con tinuous praver and a pledge of salvation. To read it, is in some mysterious way,to be good. A chapter iu the holy Book, though it be but a chapter of genealogies, or a chapter of Sol onion’s Song, is an abracadabra which, duly conned in the morning, shall win divine blessing on the day. To another reader the Bible is of greater value; it i« well worth reading and studying in itself. He permits himself to see that It consists of many parts, written at long inter vals, by many authors, with various designs, and under diverse impulses; but he discerns in that book, in the midst of much that is morally bad, and much that is morally indif ferent, very much that is “profitable for cor rection, reproof and instruction in righteous ness.” He, too, reads in the Bible, as need requires and occasion serves, not because he considers that he is thus performing a special ly religious and meritorious act, but because he feels the need of correction, reprocf aud instruction in righteousness. be*ny question to which one ot these Bible reading is most profitable ? The one reads in the spirit of him who said “I fast twice In the week, I give tithes of all’tw tea", st “KV b£ ^ Ulerciful to me a sinner.” are two Tays of observing Sunday. One person regards the hours of Sunday as belonging peculiarly to God. All other fray* are his own, to spend as he pleases, to waste it he chooses; but this one day Is God’s. I he oversleeps on Sunday morning, permitting “nature’s sweet restorer” to repair his frame for tho days to come, he thus robs God of HU time. Every moment of this day he must de vote to special religious labor. He lays up treasure In Heaven, by arduous self-denial on this one sacred day; and by making hi» Sun days laborious wins for himself the “Sabbath j °f eternal rest.” ; . ‘8 impossible to defend Christendom at j l18 point against the impassioned invective tl n ivi i '3 an “observance of days” deinraUm ?ar y ™itl,in ,he of bis con ed the mVi^r,a.u°?>servauce t!lat has foster acceptable to (vV!fC '8 sometlling more ness^an observanee th", ‘’°rsonal righteous ot Jesus and makes reTfr8*9 thc raying The other wav oi' *?bJect to Suuday. cordance with the prmdnle1Kt SVnday is in in relation to bLJe8,“ equally applicahb to all daj*’ ETer„Wib Ch U made for man, and not man forani,«ft!y w" one should faithfully adopt this prfncfnl'e hi woulu have, uot one sacred day fit the week but seven; lor he would earnestly strive so to employ the hours of every day as to make them in the highest degree serviceable to himself and to society. That observance of Sunday by which one becomes belter equip ped to meet the toils and temptations of lift is the true observance. And it may happen under rare pressure of circumstances that to spend the day in resting and sleeping will be a truer observance than to spend it In attend ance at church. There are two ways of believing in Jesus. According to one way belief in Jesus is mere ly a religious observance, and, as such, a special ground of merit, or even a substitute for merit. According to the other way it is a genuine and hearty assent to the obvious su premacy of his righteousness. The formal believer, who places his trust in Jesus simply as the appointed way of salvation, believes as it were under duress, constrained thereto by what may happen otherwise; and wbat sort yi wuci is min,f ice sincere oenever oeiieves in Jesus without other constraint than a pure ly natural appreciation of the divineness which characterized his life and teaching*. As a mere observance belief in Jesus is a se rious obstacle to the triumphs of Christ; as a sincere faith in the highest type of rigl teoua ness the world lias known it is a mighty inspi ration, and its effect upon personal character is immediate, potent, irrepressible. When there is but one meaning to the ob servance ot a day, or of a religious custom, and that meaning is discovered to be ground less the observance tends naturally to become obsolete. Of this kind our annual Fast Day observance is an example. Its original mean ing 's fading out, and no properly religion* significance can be intused into it to recover it from its present dying state. For there is no good reason for fasting ex cept poverty or charity or sickness. A man may very reasonably go without his dinner, (1.) when he is unable to procure it, or (2.) in order that he may give his dinner to one who needs it more than he, or (a) when he has no appetite and cannot eat; but to fast re ligiously, to fast ceremonially, uDder the no tion that the prayers of the hungry are more acceptable to God than the prayers of the well-fed, that is to perpetuate one of the su perstitions of antiquity. This is vaguely perceived by the people. The community recognizes the anachronism of the annual proclamation, aud by general consent neglects and refuses to antiquate itself in that way. It tacitly decliuos to fast. It feasts rather. It makes holiday. It Inau gurates the “national game” of base-ball. The time is not distant when some wide awake Governor will set apart the day for the fenuine uses it has acquired,—not as a Fast lay on which no one is expec‘ed to fast, not as a Sunday in the middle ot the week, when a Sunday at each end ot the week is already provided, but as a spring holiday, for which, as is shown by Fast-Day practice* there 1* genuine and abundant occasion. In short, the observance of days and month* and times and years is a custom to be depre cated in so far as it tends to promote the ritualistic idea of religion; in so far as it puts the “tithing of mint’’ above the tithlngs ot charity,and ultimates religion in conventional ities, instead of in personal character; in so far as it congeals into institutions the heart’s fervent aspirations. It was Buck observance that received Paul’s condemnation In the words of the text. We give some observance here to Easter Sunday, because by historic association it is related to our most comforting consolation* and our dearest holies. It breathes the word tt jiivu gnw iviivi su ouuutY, ♦> uicu uraws from eternity remedy for the apparent injug. lices that fall to human experience, and in the solitude of bereavement gives heavenly fellowship. It speaks of immortality. It is true, indeed, that Easter memories give no increased assurance ol a life to come; it ia not an argument for immortality that Eaater brings, but a thought cf it. Historicallv, it commemorates the story ot the resurrection; in that theme its hymns and its expressions of worship are centered; and throughout Christendom the reported resurrection of Jesus is generally regarded as at once the proof and the illustration of human immortali ty.. And thus it has come to pass, with reason or without, that Easter Sunday, speaking by the tongues of millions, who in all the yean have hailed its morning light as revealing anew the light of immortality, may tell us of human griefs that have been comforted, and broken ties that have been reunited, and ruin ' ed hopes that have revived through this faith in immortality to which the day Is consecrated. I refuse to be driven to a close scrutiny of history, to a narrow canvassing of evidence for and against an alleged historical event, be fore permitting my voice to join with others in celebrating this festival of the church. For it is not any past occurrence that gives mean ing to the celebration; it is rather the senti ment, the hope the faith which sprang from the occurrence, or from which the rumor of an occurrence sprang. Be the rumor true or false—and it requires as much assurance to deny as to affirm—that which is higher, gTeat cr,deeper than aDy past event, remains,—the hope of immortality, the Easter hope, the Easter solemnity of joy. Only let it be admitted that at this recurr ing season the chmcb has, for centuries past turned its thought to the life and immortality, somehow brought to light in the gospel; let it be admitted that from generation to genera tion the toiler and the broken-hearted have hallowed this day with the tears and hopes < t humanity, and is there any one, sympathizing at ail with man’s deepest want and sublimes? ezpectation, who does not perceive himself joined in spirit to those sad waiting souls himself one among them in the large assem bly, lifting his eyes with theirs to the promise of eternity. His faith in immortality, though perchance otherwise derived, is Identical with theirs. «• For the continuity of faith is maintained, not in sameness, but in development. The tree that spreads its foliage to the wind was nurtured in the beginning, from the soil and from the-nutrime.it garnered in its seed. Af terwards it put forth leaves and was nurtured also by the air. So faith in immortality was supplied at first by such small nutriment as instinct conld afford and by belief in certain alleged earthy phenomena: afterwards it was nurtured through the higher spiritual facul ties, through the foliage of the soul trembling responsive to whispers from the unknown world. One faith still through all develope ment, one faith still when supported by belief that the physical Jesus came forth from a ma terial sepulchre, and supported by the eternal Christ risen to consciousness in the individu al soul; one faith still whether looking back ward to a phenomenon, or inward to th« Christ in the soul, deathless forever. The best souls in all ages are brought to gether in this unity of faith. While progress ing culture abates the general credulity; while therefore beliefs change, and overworn phrase* are dropped into oblivion, or become revital ized by an advanced significance, and events once earnestly commemorated are suffered to pass out of consideration, the higher senti ments of humanity continue from age to age unimpaired; they are not broken when beliefs i are broken; they are not changed when these formularies take new meaning; they are not anchored to historic ledges. Adjusting them OV/l V VJ kU UK Ul BUI\X981VC flffoi adopting readily the new meaning of the ol<5 phrase and form, symbolizing themselves in ever fresh events, the higher sentiments of hu manity where they exist at all remain the same, yesterday, to-day and forever And therefore as we follow on aiter those travellers who have plodded their way betb£ us, in the generations past, as we catch the baster refrain that falls from their lips, as we lQ the^ 9,ong the 8ame sentiment of hope that is ours also, we need not turn aside to question a belief, a phrase, a phenomenon, i heir hope is our hope, their faith is our faith, their song expressing their belief expresses also, with differing interpretation, our belief; let os therefore in unity of spirit join our voices with theits and sing with them, in that accept ed formula of the ages, “Halleluiah; Christ is risen!” It Is the season of promise. Winter, relent less gaoler, keeps fast his prison door, mer docs look in at the kesbolc. There will be presently a sweet balm in vjL of boantv v5*obe*tSl wSateris w7w2l melt to tenderness and ^.n,n8 "}de„h“ will let us forth into the tabernacle under the skft is the season of remembrance. If wa here meet nature’s promises with natures gifts, and express anticipation by exhibiting tokens of her coming beauty, we bring a»o the memorial token, and meet remembrance

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