PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862,—YOL. 13.__PORTLAND, jpHBAY MORNING, APRIL ^ 1876. _TERMS $8.00 TER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. ENTERTAINMENTS. 1776 1876 CITY Bosworth Post No.2 G. A. R. will produce their CENTENNIAL PRIZE DRAMA, The Spirit of 76, — OR — Tl WEE ARTILLERIST! April 20th, 21st, 22d, & 24th. Beautiful Tableaux! TerrifBc Batllen! The Camp! New Scenery! Costumes •f the Period! music by the Pottland Band 1'J Pieces. General admission 25c, Reserved seats 50c. Salo of reserved seats for the floor commences Monday Morn ing, April 17th, at Stockbridge’s Music Store, Ex change St., for the gallery at Sturgis* Apothecary Store, junction of Congress and Free Sts. Doors open at 7 o’clock. Curtain at 8 o’clock. aprl2dtd PORTLAND MUSEUM, l or. at Coagre.. aud Excliaage SlrtrK. I. T. 1VTBR & CO., - Proprietor.. SATURDAY, APRIL 22, MATINEE AND EVENING, The ludicrous Farce ol THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER. To conclude with the beautiful Domefetic Drama, en titled 1b T MW V JL JOSEPH F.’WHEELClCITai'CALEB PLUMMEU New Scenery by D. llicbards. Eftects by A. Page. I ndies’ matinee every Wednesday and Satur av at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf MU SIO_HALL. SATURDAY, APRILJ 22, Complimentary Benefit — TO — DOLLIE JIIDWELL The performance will commence with the reach Spy ! MATHIloe De Merif, ) _ Henri Sr Alen, [ Dollie Bltlwell Hamet, ) To conclude with EAST LYNNE! madYv!nIEL’} bidweli, matinee Price*, 33 and 30 cents. Even lax, 33 and 30 cents. Reserve, 73 cents. _aprl4_list MUSIC HALL 1 One Niglit Only ! THURSDAY, APRIL 27. THE HEROES OF ’76, SHERIDAN & MACK’S BRAND CONGRESS OF SPECIALTY STARS have just closed the most brilliant and rrofif able en gagement of the season at BEETHOVEN HALL. BOSTON. MASS. Opened for one week, but bv uni versal desire remained Three Weeks. The entire Boston Press enthusiastic in their lauda tions of the refined and artistic excellence ot this sn perb Constellation or Brilliants. AUGMENTED and ENLARGED for their Spring and Summer Campaign by the addition of several new artists and A- E. Menter’s Grenadier Brass Band, Look out for our Elegantly Uniformed Band Dress Parade on the day of exhiqition, and Free Balcony Concert at the Hall of Exhibition. Prices of Admission 35, 50 and 75 cents. Seats may be secured at the Box office on Thursday morning. Doors open at 7, to commeuce at 8. aP22SW&Th3t W. S. IRVING, GenH Agent. Grand Calico Ball — BY THE — ORTLAND ery Guards, — AT — CITY HALL, THURSDAY EVENING, April 27. mUSIC BV CBANDI.EB. Flooritickels, admitting Gent and two Ladies, $ 1.00 Ladies 25 cents. Grand march at 8.30. ap22d5t MU9ICJEIALL. FRIDAY & SATURDAY. April 28 aM 29, MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 O’CL’K, THE WORLD-RENOWNED Bryant’s Minstrels! Neil Bryant.Director. Ous Moulton .Manager. —FROM— BKYANT’S OPEKA HOUSE, N. Y. 2* STAR ARTISTS 24 The Oldest and Most Complete Company in the World. Look at the List of Stars: NEIL BRYANT, LEW BENEDICT, T. M. HEN.SLKB, BILLY BRYANT, GOSS AND FOX, ADAMS AND LEE, The Celebrated California Quartette, composed of WELLING BROTHERS, And J. W. FREETII. jgr"Brilliant Orchestra and Bra=s Band. Usual prices. Reserved seats at Bor Offic3 one day in advance. W. H. STRICKLAND, Gen’l Agent. apr22 dStSMWThF&S New Store, New Firm! — AT THE — Wholesals Produce Commission House, 113 Center Street. We shall receive shipments of Gilt-edged Vermont Butter and Cheese over the P. & O. Railroad semi weekly through the Spring months and weekly by i efrigerator cars through the Summer months direct from some ot the best dailies in Vermont, made from pure imported Jersey Btnek, and shall otter the same to the trade at fair market rates. Truthfal Mtatemeat. and Sqaare Weight, will be our motto. D. HARVEY & CO. mh» dtt Air Carpet Cleansing. We, the undersigned, having purchased the right to iuu the Boston Air Carpet Dusting Machine, are now prepared to receive orders at our new Dye House No. 13 Preble Street, near Congress St. Price for Da.ting Carpets 4 eta. per yd. Carpets called for and returned free of charge. CARPETS CLEANSED AS USUAL FOSTER & SOM, ap3dlm* Proprietors of Forest City Dye House. PORTLAND RUBBER TYPE CO., — MANUFACTURERS OF — Rubber Hand Stamps, SS*u33^Ss!ISS£SSS!>uS Meal Pre.je., Uoor Plat*., i,on.e Num ber.. Mieel Mtamp., MieaciU. Buraias Brand*, Baggage aad Hotel Check*, Ac. NO. 232 FEDERAL ST. PORTLAND, HE. tyAcents wanted. Send for circular. fcblotf • The Hreen Home ‘on the Bishop’s frounds, at the Cor. of Congress and raukliu Streets, is offered for sale at reasonable rates. Apply at BISHOP’S HOUSE. ai»t9 dlw BUSINESS CARDS. M.~ C. '"PATTEN, Practical and Expert Accountant, 145 COMMERCIAL ST. INTRICATE accounts, partnership settlements, etc., etc., adjusted. Previous business written, and all work requiring competent services promptly executed. Compromises between debtors and credi tors effected, financial ability of debtors investigatedt and settlements effected when desired. Instruction in book-keeping to a limited number. Business from this city and vicinity respectfully solicited. Ample references in this and other cities. mar7 TW&Fteodtf F. M.RAY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Saccarappa, Maine. Probate Business anil Collections. jan20 d3m E- U. RIPLEY, Nexlon Second Pnri*Si Church, XT ndertaRer. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that be is prepared to furnish Coffin*, Casket* and <«rave-Clothc*, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. feblOdGm Dr. XI. T. Wild.©, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. Room* 11 and 14 Fluent Block nov8 dtf CHAS. Yi. DAVIS. GEO. M. CLARK DAVIS & CLARK, Insurance Brokers! FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT, Office Fluent Block, (Room No. 14) Corner Congress & Exchange Sts., PORTLAND, ME. We are also prepared to receive orders for the copy Ing of Specifications, Deeds. Bonds and all kinds ol Papers, which will be done m a prompt and satisfac tory manner. Writing Visiting Card* a Specialty. Jan2Gdtf_ j. H. HOOPER, (JFHO LSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St, MANUFACTURER OF Parlor Suits, Lounges. Spring Beds, Mattresses, HcBonouch Patent Bed I..uu«e», En ameled Chair., &c. «S»-An kinds ol repairing neatly done. Furniture bored aud matted. octl)-*69TT&Sti C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch aud Chronometer Marker*9 Tool*, Mathematical, Optical and Philo sophical Instrument*, School * Apparatus, Arc., 5ft Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jut PORTLAND, MFC. dly THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D Office 499 1 -4 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Hours—10 lo 14 A .M., and 4 to 5 P . M. ma3 d&wtt WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. 3?. FARIUNGTOX’S, 180 Middle Street. jan5 (ltf Ckas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Office in Canco Bank Building, over Ft II. Fassett’s Office. Orders left at Seliumaclier Bros, will meet prompt Itention. apr3d3m E, C. JORDAN & CO., Civil .Engineers and Land Purveyors. No. IS4 Middle St., Portland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &e., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m. S7w7 FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. janl8 dtf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 172 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. aplS d6m*ttf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 Congress Pt., West End, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. aprl7 dGm JOHN- J. PERRY, Attorney at law, 49 1-9 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jau21 dlwHtf EDUCATIONAL. Edw. C. Farnsworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, RESIDENCE .'<37 SPRING ST. mart d3m« mm, mu in my jmm. mj nu isswiis — AND — LITERATURE. Mme. R. ‘E. MANSE, formerly of Boston, late of Philadelphia and New Jersey, pro poses to establish a permanent French Institute in Portland. She will commence her Spring term April 18th, 1876. The course will consist of private French lessons and classes for any one who wishes to study the lan guage. She will form classes for advanced pupils who desire only to converse. She intends also to have matinees for Ladies, con sisting of readings from the best French Authors and Dramatists, and the conversation will be only in French. The same lessons will be given twice a week in the evening lor Ladies and Gentlemen. She will commence these evening lessons early in September. Mme. will be assisted by Prof. Masse. In the early part of June Madame expects an Ar tist who has been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia. This Lady is a member of the Acad emy of the Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessons in Drawing in all its branches, Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality during the summer will be Water Color from nature. For further information please call at No. 1C Free street, Mme. will be at her rooms from 11 A. M. un til 6 P. M. and every evening. Mme. Masse is permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Rey. Bishop James A, Healy, D. D. Rt. Rev. Bishop H. A. Neely, D. D. Rev. Thomas Hill. D. D., L . D. Rt. Rev. Bishop W. B. Stevens, D. D., of Philadel phia. Hon. Charles F. Libby. County Attorney. Hon. Henry J. Murray, British Consul. Ephraim Hunt, LL. D., Superintendent of Public Schools of Portland. Richard H. Dana, Esq., of Boston. George B, Emerson, Ksq., of Boston. apr8tf Eaton Family School For Boya, -AT NORRIDGEWOCK, MAINE. Spring Term will commence March itJih. For Circulars and Portland references addic6s aug!9-tfH. F. EATON. Principal. KlffilRGE SCHOOLillllOls; NORTH CON WAV, N. II. The Next Quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address aprl9tf FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. SIMONDS iINMA stkeet. dye €oa4si.®rd’ rldlKIA hvfrcoaiN iljed - - $1.50 Fama.73 E3P" Cotton and W'ool Dresses Dyed Without Ri|>ping. aprll 2m MISCELLANEOUS. Goodyear’s Pocket Gymuasium. The Moil Complete Hyatem OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ever Devised for Home Practice, PRICE LIST-No. 1. Fur Children 4 to 6 years $1.00. No. 2. For Children 6 to 8, $1.10 No. 3. For Chil dren, 8 to 10, $1.20, No. 4 For Children, 10 to 14, $1.30. NO. 5. For Ladies and Children, 14 years and upwards. $1.40. No. G. For Gentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2.00. Complete set ot seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a screw-eye and hook to attach to the wall or floor. Two of this size properly arranged make a complete Gymnasium. Sent post-paid upon receipt of price. Address Hall’s Rubber Store, UNDER FALMOUTH HOTEL. maio dtf IN EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. W A INS C »ATI NGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES. LOMU, SHORT & HARMON. E^“T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, Uas slate at our store. apll L^-MSOKT, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street* The Rest Work at Moderate Prices. A IM :-T 0 PIEAEIS Jan8 €. H. LAM SOW, JEWELER, 201 MIDDLE ST., Waltham, Elgin A Swiss Watches, Mpecta* cles, Opera Glasses. Silver Ware, Clocks, Ac. Watches and Jewelry left for Repair Injured agoiast Fire. 201, Nearly Opp. the Falanoutli. janl_ dtf DOBBINS’ STAECH POLISH] A GREAT DISCOVERY! By the use of which every family mav give their Linen that brilliant polish peculiar to fine laundry work Saving time and labor in ironing, more than its entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’. DOBDINN, ItftO A CO , 1.5 IV. Fourth Ht., Phila. ATWOOD, ST1EADUIAN & CO., Hole Ageni* for IVIainc. apr!3_ThS&Tly HERRING’S i[SA.FES,|l I I £5 pa H l po S § Established 1841. f «=*- j i BANKERS’ SAFES, "i'll our late Patented fin prove men —AND— INFALLIBLE BANK LOOKS. These locks afford tlie security ot both a Combination and Time Lock, and are a Safeguard Against Masted Burglars. HERRING & CO., 251 & 252 BROADWAY, New York, 56-80 SUDBURY ST., Boston. apr!8 cod 2m* G. C. TILER & CO., WHOLESALE DEALER IN Boots, Shoes, Rubbers And IjoatHer, Over 158 and 100 Middle Street, PORTLAND, 1T1E. The subscriber, formerly of the firm of TYLER & COX, would inform the trade that he may be found in store over Messrs. Deering, Milliken & Co., 158 and 160 Middle Street, where he will continue the wholesale business 01 EScoin, Nhoe*. Rubber* and Leather. «. c. TI LER. roa29_ dim Seed Potatoes ! Early Snowflake, $7 00 bbl., $3.50 bushel, $1.25 I>eok. Brownell’s Beauty. $5.00 bbl., $2.50 bushel, 75c peck. Compton Surprise $4 00 bbl.. $2.00 bushel, 75c peck. Also McLean’s Advancer Peas 30c per quart. Also Early Cabbage or Tomato Plants, in large or small quantities. For sale by * MOSES H. HUSSEY, apr5d3vv North Berwick, Me. Milk Notice* Til M. HASKELL would inform his friends and JL • the public that having entered again iuto the Milk business, he is prepared to tarnish any in want of pure Milk, and as he will sell only that from his own cows can guarantee satisfaction in every in stance. Please addiess, giving street and number, T. M. HASKELL, Abbott’s Corner, Deering, Me , Or all orders left with W. B. MORRILL, 184 Middle St., will be promptly attended to. aprlleodlm A PURE Jersey Cow for Safe. A Very Superior Animal. Apply to J. P. BAXTER, Office Portland Packing Co.. 140 Commercial street. alir14_eodCt CHARCOAL. WAN 1 El) 1000 Bushels Hard Wood Charcoal at Eastern Railroad. Address 772 Portland Post Oflice, or PALMER CLARK, Comer Portland and Grove Sts., Portland, Mondays. aprlSdtf I’alctien Colt tor .Snip. A FINTE 2 year old Stallion Colt, sired by “Tom Paiclien,” nut of mare “Kate Shari).” Can be seen at Sawyer's Stables, Corner Market and Federal Streets. Will be sold low immediately, apl3dtf CLOTHING. Spring Campaign FOR 1876! FISEf& CO., 233 Middle Street, AHEAD AS IJSUAI with a large and complete New Stock of HU’S. BOYS’ & CHILDREN'S / manufactured within the last SIXTY DAYS from all the NEWEST and most desirable fabrics. In all PATTERNS, SHADES and COLORS, embracing all the leading designs in FOREIGN and DOMES TIC Cassimeres, Worsteds Diagonals, Broadcloths, Tricots, &c., &c. consisting of Knickerbockers. Stripes. Plaids and Checks made up Into PERFECT FITTING DOU BLE-BREASTED “PRINCE ALBERT” Coats, DOUBLE and SINGLE BREAST ED SACKS. PLAIN FROCK and ENG LISH WALKING COATS, with Vests to match, cut high, single breasted and long. THE MOST FASHIONABLE,THE BEST FITTING. THE NOBBIEST ASSORTMENT OF SPRING CLOTHING TO BE FOUND IN THIS STATE. AND ALL THROWN ON TEE MARKET AT FIGDEES THAT DEFT COMPETITION. THREE THOUSAND Pairs of ELEGANT FITTING PANTALOONS to select from, cut equal to custom, and sold at ONE HALF the price charged for custom work. No Store in the UNITED STATES can show any liner assortment of Children’s Clothing than can be found on bur counters. CHILDREN CRY FOR THEM ! WE FIT ALL SIZES ! From 2 1-2 years of age to 5 with Kilt Skirts. From 4 to 9 with short Pants From 9 to 15 with long Pants. We have suits to lit the RICH, the POOR, the TALL, tire SHORT, the FAT, the LEAN. We are now ail ready for the SPRING CAMPAIGN, with OUR PRICE marked on every garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and 1 hat price LOWER than the LOWEST 0. D. B. FISK & CO., the Great One Price Clothiers, 233 Middle Street, PORTLAND, NIE. apl _dtf CARD. I take the liberty to inform my friends and the public generally that K will exhibit Wednesday, April 19, THE LATEST NOVELTIES — IN — BOTH OP Foreign and American Manufacture. I invite nil to attend the Opcuing whether they buy or not. Respectfully, • T. LOBENSTEIN, 4 Deering Block. apl" d2w' JbsXjiLOK. CASHMERES. I have just purchased a lot of BLACK CASHMERES, that I pro pose to sell to my customers at a very small advance. The above goods are an extra bargain, and I would he pleased to have them examined by any one, as I know the price is less than the same quality can be bought for in this City or Boston. W. P. STCD1EY, Under Falmouth Hotel. _fP_^__dlw Gents’ Garments CLEANSED OR DYED And Repaired at aliort notice. AO. 4 CASCO ST. A. A DAVIS. , aP‘° deodlm Boys’ Custom Clothing! MRS. F. c7 CHASE would Inform her old customers and friends lhat she has reopened the store Corner Cortland and IVIrctiHnic NtreeiM, where she is prepared to cut and make Boys’ Clothing in the latest styles t , Trimmings constant ly on hand. Old Maxim—Firg come first served.’* mchldtf REMOVAL. _ REMOVAL. Foster’s Forest City Dye House From 4 Union HI., lo 13 Preble St t ap3 _ near Congress. dtf LORIMVS SPECIF I C Flattering Testimony from a Lady 75 years old. South Alton, N. If., April 10,1870. DR. LORING, Dear Sib:—1 am now seventy-five years old. For the past ten years I have been a very great sufferer from that awful disease Dyspepsia, and all the ills that attend It. Daring this time, I could not eat meat or any hearty food. My diet was from necessity of the most simple character, and that distressed me fearfully. I never saw a day (hat 1 did not suffer from either Distressed Spells, Head Ache, Darting Pains, Palpitation, Great Des pondency, Debility, Nervousness, Constipa tion or Flatulency. I did cot have one good night’s rest for years. The best medical skill failed to help me, and 1 became completely dis couraged. Recently, however, on a visit to Portland X was induced to try CORING’* SPECIFIC. Oh what a change that good medicine has wrought in n . now feel like a new woman; in fact, I have nr Djoyed so good health sines I was a girl. All m> j>aiu8 and distress have entirely left me. I can eat and digest any kind of food, and sleep sweetly every night. To you, dear sir, and your excellent Specific I am indebted for this great cure. It is Indeed a blessing to the aged. Gratefully your friend, ESTHER PHILBRIfK. The above statement is strictly true. CHARLES H. ALLEN, Doorkeeper Portland Museum. LOSING’S SPECIFIC for Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick Headache and Piles. Prepared by THOS. G. GORING, Pharmacist, Portland, Price $1.00. All the Apothecaries in town and country sell it. Dealers supplied by PER KINS & CO. and PHILLIPS & CO. apl5eodtf The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history ot its cares and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be thirty en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scrotula in the blood, Vegetine is an in tallible remedy, and no person need suffer from humors, ulcers, and all diseases arising from impure blood, if Vegetine is used according to directions. There is not a case of scrofula in existence that Vegetine will not cure, provided, however, the vital functions have not lost their power of action, all that may be said to the contrary notwithstanding. Vegetine Is pleasant to the taste, mild in its in fluence, and absolute in its action oil disease, as the iollowing unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! January 2, 1875. H. It. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated trom the same virus died trom the humor. The humor spread over me to such an extent that I was rolled in bran to prevent me from scratching my person. The disease finally settled In my head. 1 remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my bead and dis charging corruption from my ear. At this time a small kernel appeared on my neck, gradually in creasing in size until a tumor formed of such im mense size I could see it by turning my eyes down ward. All this time 1 was taking various remedies for my blood without any substantial benefit. I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, who, during his treatment of six months, lanced the tumor eight times, which cost me nearly $400. This left me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at all diminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sickly, feeble condition. I consulted another physician in Natick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in healing the sore without reducing the size. At this point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 bad taken this medicine about one week 1 experienced wonder ful sensations. My whole body seemed to be under going a radical change, until, finally, the tumor broke and discharged frightful quantities. From this time it decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but my neck still bears the ngly scars of the sore and lance. I am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. I will also mention that 1 have been an acute sul ferertrom inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, nnti) commencing the use ot Vegetine. when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased! This statement I volunteer lor the purpose of bene fiting other sufleiing humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, 0. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass, What is Yegetine? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and kerbs. It is nature’s remedy. It is periectly harm less trom any bad effect upon the system. It is nour ishing and strengthening. It acts directly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system. It gives yon a good, sweet sleep at night. It is a great panacea for our aged lathers and mothers, for it gives them strength, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s sweet sleep—as bas been proved bv many an aged person. It is the great Blood Purtffer. It is a sooth ing remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; every child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegetixe. Give it a fair trial for your complaints; then you will say to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try it; it bas cured me.” Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. „ Boston, Jan. i, 1S74, Dear Sir: This is to certify that I have sold at re tail 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine since April 12, 1870, and can truly sav that it has giv en the best satisfaction of any remedy for the com plaints for which it is recommended that I ever sold. Scarcely a day passes without some of my customers testifying to its merits on themselves or their friends. Iam perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, AI GILMAN, 4G8 Broadway. To H. K. Stevens, Esq. Yegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aPrl3_ d4wt Tukesbury&Co., Have now open for inspection all the NOVELTIES OF THE SEASON — IN — DRESS GOODS — AXD — RiD GLOVES! We liave added to our Stock a fine line ot KID GLOVES To Match Dress Goods. These goods have been selected with great care from New York and Boston markets, and at such prices that will suit the times. Call and examine our Goods and Prices before purchasing else where. Tukesbury & Co., 527 CONGRESS ST., Between Oak and Casco Street, apl2 apr20eodtf llAIRGOODS Rent Hair long Switches $1.50 lo S3 each. NEW MILLINERY of llie late.t stylo, and in every quality, at WELCH’S, 179 Middle Street. apl2 _cod2w* WINDOW VENTILATOR. WHITE’S PATENT Will supply any desired quantity ot pure air, with out dust or cold draughts. Easily adjusted and adapted to the small room or large hall. Call or send for circular. W. H. KIMBALL, Agent, 120 Tre mont Street, Boston, Mass. Active Agent. Wanted in every City. mh23 dltn THE PRESS. SATURDAY MORYIND, APRII, 22.187C We do not read anonymous letteri and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in all cases indispensable, not necessarily for publication but as a guaranty of good faith. We cannot undeitake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. i Every 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. __ Public Works and Political Economy. The present Congress seems to be not un like its predecessors in that the spirit of econ omy iu all public expenditures assumes a form, tot in accordance with laws of political economy as a science, but of that other form ol “political” economy, which, unfortunate ly lor the nation, seems always to be the guide af the average M. C. Iu the appropri ations made for public works, he appears to lose sight of the necessity of this or that im provement called for and the best and cheap est moda of doing the work, but too often acts In accordance with the dictates of that nar row “political” economy which is party poli cy and party success. In this connection attention is called to the action of the House on the hill ap propriating money to continue the work on the sea-coast fortifications. No new works are recommended at present and those exist ing or partially built form but a necessary nucleus at each important seaport of the more numerous and extensive works which would be needed in time of war. No esti mates are so carefully made as those of the Engineer’s bureau for the fortification bill,. They were made, too, with a full apprecia tion of the cheapness of labor at the present time. Yet the House regardless of both the neces sity of completing the Eea-coast fortifications and of the tact that ordinary labor is the princi pal element of the cost of construction, have thrown out nearly all the estimates of the engineers for the sea-coast defences and sent the bill to the Senate in such a tattered con dition that should it pass that body nearly all the laboring men depending upon the work for employment must be discharged and all the machinery and appliances of these works will sutler a period of disuse and decay, re quiring a renewal at no little expense when needed again. Three years ago, partly owing to the eight hour law, laborers received from $2 to $2.50 a day. The same men can now be employed at half that price. In view of this it would have been good political econo my in Its highest sense to have made the ap propriations asked for by the engineers and at once secured the completion of the works at less price than at any other lime and also given employment to a large number ot poor men. Both the government and the laborer would have teen benefited by this line of policy. Pursuant to that other political economy— which impels the Congressman to get the greatest possible amount appropriated for his own district, the House has appropriated over five and a half millions for river and harbor improvements. Many of the items in this bill were made up by the engineers but in many instances it will be found that thous ands of dollars are appropriated tor this and that improvement which no experienced officer would approve, but doubtless the friends of the Congressman getting the same will warmly commend him on the ground that the district is poor and needs the money. But admitting that the fortifications begun are necessary and that the greater part of the appropriations made for the completion of the same would appear in the pay-roll of the la borers, that there is no room for jobbery or private gam in such appropriations, it does seem that the simplest lesson of political economy would lead Congress to make the appropriations required by the estimates of the engineers when, by so doing, the works can be completed at much less cost than in seasons of greater business activity. It is such a regard for real economy which leads men of capital to take advantage of the pres ent season of depression to construct expen sive blocks in this and other cities. Con gress might learn a lesson from this fact" if it would. — - The Secret Service Fund Slander. Thursday morning Washington specials declared that testimony had been taken be fore the committee on expenditures in the department of justice to the ellect that in 1871 money to the amount of $7800, and in 1872 to the amount of $22,000, was taken from the appropriations for the detection and punishment of crime, and paid to John I. Davenport, then United States commissioner and supervisor of elections in New York, to be used for election purposes in that city. The money was paid over by Detective Whitely, then chief of the secret service, upon the order of Attorney-General Williams, for the ostensible purpose of detecting frauds, but the ebarse was made that it was aelnallv used for ordinary election purposes, in the interest of the Republican ticket in the Presi dential election. This charge was declared to be supported by testimony given by Wil liams, who stated to the committee that he protested against the payment of the money as a diversion of the funds from the purpose for which they were intended and neededt but that the President, insisted that Daven port should have the money. Such was the story put forth by the Demo cratic members of the committee. It now appears that it is false, and that thero is a, material difference between the facts as testi fied to by Colonel Whitely and ex-Attorney General Williams, and the construction put upon them by the Democratic investigators who hastened to newspaper row and sent a false report over the country. It is sta ted on the best authority, says the Wash ington correspondent of the Boston Ad vertiser, whose account we follow, tha neither Whiteley nor Williams testified or believe that the money paid out of the se cret service fund was paid illegally or improp erly. The impression that they did so testi fy was ingeniously created by the statement that both said they protested against the pay ments, and made them only under specific orders from President Grant. Judge Wil liams’ own statement is that he told the com mittees not that he protested, but that he was unwilling to send the money to New York, and so informed the President, believing it was needed more elsewhere. He says that while the President was in New York Daven port explained to him his plan of registration for the prevention of illegal voting. The President was struck with its efficiency, and on his return to Washington urged the Attor ney-General to furnish Davenport with means from the fund for the detection and punishment of crime, to enable him to carry out his plans. Whiteley’s so-called protest was simply an objection to paying the money at first, not because he thought the transac tion illegal, but because he wanted to know as head of the secret service, charged with the expenditure of the fund in question, pre cisely for what the money was paid. Thus it appears that the money was legit imately expended, that the transaction was a defensible one, and that, the whole affair has about it no touch of illegality. Indeed the plan has reduced the expense of the govern ment supervision of electors in New York $40,000. It is of course too much to expect that Democratic newspapers will state the case as it is. They will continue to assert that the money was used as a campaign fuud. According to Democratic custom the committee on expenditures in the depart ment of justice furnished the correspondents with the charges against Secretary Bristow before that gentleman had opportunity to deny them or knew that he was even accused. He promptly demanded an investigation. In reply the committee pretend that they do not understand how the testimony got into the newspapers, and that the testimony of Judge Bartley was simple hearsay and contained no charge against Bristow, and nothing upon which a cross examination of the Secretary seemed to be demanded. Mr. Suit’s testi mony could not be obtained until Monday, when he earnestly and emphatically denied the truth of any charge implied by Bartley’s testimony, and there was nothing further for the Committee to investigate, so far as Bris tow was concerned, and they felt that no charge had been made or proven against him. The Committee willingly accord an investi gation if still desired by the Secretary, but consider it unnecessary. This Congress is really carrying investiga tions too far. The people have no desire to reach back three quarters of a century and paw over the record of Thomas Jefferson. Very likely the economical. Democratic House will appoint a committee of investiga tion, summon sixty witnesses, run up a bill of twenty thousand dollars, demonstrate that the charge has no foundation, and then cut down the salaries of a few clerks or consuls to make up the deficiency. Meanwhile it is a comfort to learn, on the authority of Mr. Thurman, that when the evidence is pro duced there will be nothing in it to impugn the integrity of Mr. Jefferson. As the time approaches for the selection of our district delegates to Cincinnati the needs of the occasion press for consideration. It is very desirable that the delegates should be not only men whose action would be discreet but whose character and reputation are such as to generally commend their action to the confidence and concurrence of their constit uents. The suggestion of the name of Hon. J. B. Brown as the Cumberland delegate meets in the fullest degree all the require ments of the situation, and the Republicans of the district cannot do better than to ask uilu iu serve mem in mis important capacny. In Indiana the good old’“Democratic” modes of procedure still obtain. At the state convention the chairman in a manner which would have been impudent in any other than a Democratic convention, “ordered a hallo* with Williams as the only name before the convention,” and as the delegates wanted to vote, and had no other man to vote for, he was of course nominated. It seems to have been found necessary to call in the aid of music to soothe the savage breasts of the Indiana Democracy at their State convention. After the indecisive ballot followed by the withdrawal of Holman and Landers the chairman ordered the band to play and cover the confusion. Properly enough, Senator Bogy’s speech in favor of making silver an unlimited legal tender was followed by notice from Senator Morrill of Vermont that he should ask the Senate to take up the bill to establish an ed ucational fund. The first man to be edu cated is Senator Bogy. Political News. The Washington correspondents will uom nate a new minister to England next week. If Babcock was interested in half of the jobs in which he was supposed to be, he ought to be a millionaire. General Custer and General Kilpatrick in the matter of furnishing gossip as evidence seem to be par nobile fratum. The Louisville Courier-Journal has come to the conclusion that “the West is lost to the Democrats and might as well be aban doned,” and that “their only hope is in the East, the Pacific States and the South.” The penalty fixed by law for the offense of which Charles H. Smith, the Democratic House journal clerk, has been guilty, is a fine of §5000 and imprisonment. Had he been a Republican he would have got all. As it is, the House merely voted to censure him, and he resigned to avoid it. Gov. Tilden’s illegally appointed marine judge, Sinnott, is trying to force his way to a seat on the bench. He has got a manda mus from Judge Barrett of the supreme court, directing the other marine court judges to recognize him, from which the latter • have appealed to the general term, and the_ case will doubtless go up to the court of ap peals. Governor Hendricks reckoned without his host when he sold out the Indiana Democra cy to Greenback Landers. He was unable to deliver the goods at the Democratic conven tion at Indianapolis Wednesday. With the Democratic voting force divided between Landers and Williams, the Republicans have an unusually good chance to organize and secure a victory for their State ticket. Vice-Presidential candidates are remarka bly scarce in both parties. The only one that appears to have anything like a positive backing is ex-Gov. Curtin, who is believed to have the solid Pennsylvania delegation ready to press his claims upon the St. Louis Con vention. A month ago the favorite plan of the Pennsylvania Demacrats was to join teams with Gov. Hendricks, but since the marked decline of the poplarity of that gen tleman they are looking about for another good western candidate to whom they can annex their “War-Governor.” Henry Wattcrson, too, is among the critics of the callers for the 15th oi May conference. He strongly hints his belief that some of them belong to the political impracticables. He says: “Will they effect anything, make a party, or impel the nomination of their favor ite by either of the existing parties ? We should say that they will not. Their favor would be death to Bristow in the Republican party, death to Thurman, Tilden or Bayard in the Democratic party. They should rec • ognize the hopelcssuess of reforming either the Republican party or the Democratic par ty, should select two of their number, should nominate these, and should stand by them. If the ticket thus made up and presented to the country should get as few votes as O’Conor got in 1872, it would still be a start, and in party matters, as in other affair in life a start’s a start. Current Notes. Hamilton’s silver dollar is resuscitated and made a tool of to keep greenbacks front ap preciating to the value of gold. The bond holder must be prepared to have his right to payment in gold not only disputed but wrested from him.—N. Y. Times. No one of the candidates can hold a candle to Mr. Blaine in the matter of talent for or ganization. To his genius for this essential thing for success in political effort, he adds a remarkable personal magnetism, which at taches men to him, and makes them follow him as Highland clansmen do their chief —Minneapolis Mail. When southern Democrats in Congress avow monstrous doctrines, which would be daugerous also if they had not been finally overthrown by a costly war; when northern Democrats applaud and encourage the avow al; and when influential Democratic news papers accept and approve the doctrines, the imbecility of the Democratic party ceases to be surprising, and we no longer wonder at its incapacity to take advantage of the blun ders and crimes of its rival.—-V. Y. Evening Post. Mr. Blaine and Mr. Bristow would be glad ly taken as candidates for President and Vice President, andjthere is no great preference, in the arrangement of these names, which shall be the first. Whichever may be thought by the convention most likely to strengthen the ticket throughout the country, we are confident will be not only heartily accepted by the Republicans of New England, but will be elected t>y the people.-—Salem Gazette. The Democrats have had control but four months, and already the clerk 'is being in vestigated for alleged fraud upon the post oihce department; the journal clerk is to be dismissed for prostituting his position for sel fish purposes; a doorkeeper has been dis charged for improper conduct; and the clerk of the military committeo will probably have to retire for alleged frauds. For a young par ty the reformers are giving great promise for the future.—Hartford C our ant. The contemporaneous expression, similar in reason and conclusion, drawn from he ea-t, west, center and south, show that .dr. Blaine is gaining new friends daily and in every part ot the land. No man named has any equal advocacy, and without disparag ing any it is safe to say that no one who has been suggested has any share of Mr. Blaine’s various commendations. lie has gained at all points-since he was first named, and con tinues to gain .—Philadelphia North Ameri can. __ Magazine Notices. In the May number of Scribner, Col. Etting| of the Committee on the Restoration of Inde pendence Hall, discusses the Portraiture of ^ illiam Penn. The illustrations include the famous Penn Treaty Picture, by West; Penn in Armor, at the age of twenty-two (from a rare engraving on steel); Admiral Penn (the father of William), and the newly discovered portrait of William Penn, a copy of which was recently added to the National Museum. From the forthcoming Bryant History of the United States, an entertaining passage is published concerning The True Pocahontas. The Col lege Series is continued with a paper on Bow doin College, containing reminiscences of.Haw thorne, Longfellow, and other distinguished men; among the pictures is a silhouette of Longfellow, at about the age of nineteen. A series of papers, giving an account of recent American and foreign experiments in Coopera tion is begun in this number; these articles will be written by Mr. Charles Barnard, author of the paper on One Hundred Thousand Homes, Among the other papers are Bret Harte’s and Edward Everett Hale's serials; an illustrated sketch of John Gutenberg, by Theo dore L. De Vinne (one of the printers of the magaiine); The DeFoe Family In America; a Canadian story, by Miss Howells; The Wed ding at OgdeDjFarm, by Col. Waring; Double Crimes and One-sided Laws, by Dr. Holland; and Tha.Old Cabinet papers. Bric-a-Brac con tains something about Col. Randolph Snaugh ter, of Virginia; Uncle Jim's Baptist Revival Hymn; Fashions for Spring; The Beautiful Home; Fashions for Spring; The Beautiful Ballad of Waska Wee, etc. Mr. P. T. Quinn’s [japci uu Kaiuouiu^ <*uu iuo j^cuadi uiaua^c* ment of small places in tbe country, this month gives timely directions about evergreens, pears, grapes, and vegetables. With its May number, St. Nicholas begins a new serial story, “The Cat and the Countess,' translated from the French by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and illustrated with silhouettes by Hopkins. Tbe first installment introduces tbe principal characters in a series of striking inch dents, and contains no less than thirty-six comical silhouette drawings. As for miscellaneous attractions, the large number of them forbids even the mention of all; but among the first are Mrs. Olipbant’s second paper on Windsor*Castle;. Susan Cool, ridge’s Talk with Girls on Ready for Europe: and two poems, The Palace of Gondoforus by H. H. and Snow-Flakes by Mrs. Dodge. The stories of Clough’s Top-knot and the Dottrel's Luck are excellent. Mrs. Abby Morton Diaz contributes a May Day Play; Marion Harland has another Little House Keeper's Page, with a fine illustration; and the department for very Little Folks is occupied with a charming poem> the Fate of a Gingerbread Man, with little pictures by M. Woolf. Jack-in-the-Pulpit Is brilliant as ever. The Little School-ma’am awards several prizes, and Deacon Green offers several more. The Latter-Box and Riddle-Box are crowded with good things. The May Atlantic is an excellent number of that excellent periodical. Mr. Howells brings his Private Theatricals to a close in a manner which if not satisfactory to some of his readers must be allowed to be artistic by all. The last glimpse of Mrs. Farrell is as an actress playing Juliet in a Boston theatre. Mrs. Kemble gos sips this month of Lady Byron and Mrs. Nor ton. A Visit to a Certain old Gentleman, by T, B. Aldrich describes the old gentleman of the Vatican, Pius IX. Charles Hale contributes a readable and instructive article on The Khe dive and his Court. Hezekiah Butterworth re views The Madness of George III; Rachel Rol lins in some letters from a Washington hospi tal after the battle of the Wilderness furnishes a striking picture ot the miseries and sacrifices of the war. Boyesen, in The Literary Aspects of the Romantio School discusses Tieck at length and Schlegel and Schleiermacber briefly The poetry is contributed by Harriet Presoott Spoffonl, Edgar Fawcett, C. H. Woodman, and H. E. Sanford. In art the paintings of W. M. Hunt are noticed, and in music John K. Paiue’s new symphony is appreciatively men tioned. Tbe contents of Blackwood for April, re printed by the Leonard Scott Publishing Co., 41 Barclay Street, New York, are as follows: The Dilemma.—Part XII; Mountaineering In the Himalaya; 1895.— Chapters I—IX; Mr. Ashley’s Life of Lord Palmerston: Brown's Peccadillo—An Idyll of the Temple; Norman Macleod. The Dilemma is disposed of abruptly, but effectually. Mountaineering in tbe Hima laya is a review of several books of travels through the high lands of India. Mr. Ashbury’s Life of Lord Palmerston is the review of two volumes which form a con tinuation of Lord Dalling’s work, and embrace a period of about nineteen years, beginning at 1840, and describing him as Home Secretary, leader of his party, and Prime Minister. Norman Macleod. This review of a memoir is one of the most interesting ^articles in this number. ,-His talents, his influence, his posi - tion as a real power in the country, were as certain and as fully acknowledged as even his friends could desire; respect and homage fol lowed him wherever he went; and that popu lar applause, which is never so adulatory, so effusive to any one who calls it forth as to e great orator, was his with almost unbroken ceiiamij iruixi iuc ur^iuuiu" tuu cuu ui uia j v career.” omH The Record or' the Year Is tbe title of a magazine, the publication of which by ■ Carleton & Co. was commenced with the Apty ▼*' number. 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