Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 8, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 8, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ESTABLISHED JURE 23, 1862.-TOL. 18._PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1876._TEEMS $8.00 PEB ANXIM, IN ADVANCE. i vuiuanu uaili rniiOUi Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 109 Exchange St., Portland. Terms: Eight Dollars a Tear in advance. Tc mail subscribers Seven Dollars a Tear ii paid in ad vance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS Is published every Thursday Morning at $2.50 a year, it paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Rates op Advertising : One inch of spacs, the length ot column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; oontinuing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions, or less, 75 cents; one week, St.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of “Amusements” and “Auction Salbs,’ $2.00 per square per week: three Insertions or less, $1.50. Advertisements Inserted In the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part , of the State) lor $1.00 per square tor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENTERTAINMENTS. PORTLAND MUSEUM, C#p. of Congress and Exchange Streets. V. T. WVER St CO., - Proprietors, Monday, May 8th, BENEFIT — OF — H. 1. BASCOMB ! On which oscasipn will be produced the glorious Comedy, in three acts-of WILD OATS, And the comedietta of THE FIRST NIGHT ! Cadies’ matinee every Wednesday and Satur dav at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf MUSIC HALLf Two NlgRts Only, may lOth and 11th. ■nVDDDftnniliartltB'lk a n*imn n m wimiw a mv ■ THE OJBIGrINA-L Harrigan & Hart ! — WITH THEIR — Grrand Combination and the Gral lant 69th. of New York, Having concluded tbeir highly successful! engage meqts at Wallack’s Theater, where their wonderful versatility and artistic performances were received with acclamation and delight by the elite of the metropolis, will appear, supported by a company of Dramatic Artists and splendid Orchestra, under the direction of W. L. Bowron, in their new and beauti ful drama written expressly fo r them, in four actB, entitled, 4‘THE DOYLE BROTHERS." Unequivocally transcendant mirth-provoking dia logue, laughable situations, etc. Harrigan & Hart will introduce their world renowned Musical Sketches, of which they are the original. Popular Prices.—Reserved seats maybe pro cured at the usual places and tbe usual prices. my5d6t M. W. HANLY, Business Managsr. MUSIC HALL, TWO NIGHTS, Friday and Saturday, May 12tli and 13tb, SATURDAY MATINEE, Maffitt & Tyler’s Late «. L. FOX’S New Fork HUM Dlim CENTENNIAL TROUPE ! — WITH — JAMES S. MAFFITT, The Great American Prophet of Fan. Sale of seats will commence three days in ad vance, at Music Hall Box Office. my8d6t H. E. PALMELEE, Agent. "T inti. . Monster Celebration — AT — LEWISTON 11 HEN 1 The One Hundredth Anniversary of onr National Independence. Bells to be rung ior one hour and A SALUTE OF lOO GUNS at Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Grand Procession of Pantastics ! Greased Pole and Pig, Mack Race. Grand Procession of Mili tary, Firemen — and — CIVIC ORDERS, OratioR and Reading ot the Dec* laration ol Independence, BOAT RACE AND TUB RACE ON THE RIVER. Trial of Steamers and .Hand Engines, TIGHT ROPE PERFORMANCE, BALLOON ASCENSION ! 1 BAND CONCERTS, Grand display of Fireworks B3P* Probably the Largest and Beat ever Shown in the State. EXCURSION TRAINS will be run on all sf the Railroads from Bangor, Portland, Augusta, Rock land, Bath, Brunswick, Saco, Biddeford, Waterville, Skowhegan, Farmington, Dexter, Gorham, N. H., and all intervening stations; to arrive early in the morning and leave after the fireworks in the eve ning, and to all desirous of seeing the day celebrated in a fitting manner an excellent opportunity will be , afforded. ! Full Particulars Hereafter. PER ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE, myl dlawM&w4w!7 MUSIC ! ADDRESS ALL ORDERS —TO— Collins & Buxton, 522 Congress St., Portland., Mo. <le!4_ _dly Fireproof Roofing Paint. The best and cheapest Snow Ac David Patent Slate Hooting l*nint for Shingle, Tin and Iron RooIh, also for cheap outside work, sold by the gallon or applied by J. N. McCOY & go., 98 Spridg 81., Portland, ROOFERS AND PAINTERS J?24dtl CARPENTER'S Manual.—A practical guide to all operations of tile trade; drawing for car penters, forms of contracts, specifications, plans. Ac.. illustrated, 50 cts. PAINTERS' Manual. —House and sign painting, graining, Tarnishing, pol ishing, kalsomirrlng, paperlDg, lettering, staining, gilding, Ac., 50 cts. Book of Alphabets, 50. Scrolls and Ornaments, $1. Watchmaker and Jeweler, 50. Soap-maker, 25. Taxidermist, 50. Hunter and Trapper’s Guide, 20. Boa Training, 25. Of booksel ' lers or by mail. JESSE HANEY A CO.. 119 Nassau fit., N. Y. apr5d3ru C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer marker.’ Tools, mathenmticnl. Optical and Philo, sopfaical Instrument., School Apparatus, Ac., 5ft Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND, ME. dly D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFriCE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1*2 Exchange Street. Jams__dtf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 173 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ME. ap!3d6m*ttf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. ' MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 CongreMH St., West End, Portland, Maine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H. A. HANSON. apr!7d6m .JOHN J. PEKRY, Attorney at JLaw, 49 1-3 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan21_dlw*ttf E. H. RIPLEY7 Sexton Second Parish Church, XT ndertak. or*. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens ol Port land that he is prepared to luraish Coffin., Ca.kei. and Grave-Clathes, 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. febl0d6m THOMAS RAINEY, M. A. M. D. Office 409 1.3 Congress Street, Formerly occnpicd by Dr. Daveis. Hours—10 to 13 A. .71., 3 to 5 P. 71. ma3ddfcwlf E. C. JORDAN A CO., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, No. 1S4 middle St., Portland, Tie. 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, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c. apr7d3m STEPHEN BERRY, ffiook) ^<d a/nd (ga/ud I’’PtMvfefo, No. 37 Plum Street. 9tf_ C. A. CLARK, HI. D. 74 FREE STREET Opposite head of Brown Bt. Office Hours 2 to 4 P. M. js!6feHeodtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pumps and Water Closets, NO. 41 UNION ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, He. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description of Water, Steam and Gas Fixtures for dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships* Closets, etc., arranged and set up iu the best manner, and all orders in town or country la ithfully executed. All kinds of jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and Brass Pipe, Sheet bead and Plumbers’ materials. ap22dlm ■ T9 4 ■ ■ 4 a / -4 T . The Natural magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they shall be healed. 302 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St. nov8dtf WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT IAW, OVER I. r. FARRINGTON’S, 180 Middle Street. jan5dlf Chas. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Office in Casco Bank Building, over F« H. Fassett’s Office. Ordert left at Schumacher Bros, will meet prompt tteption. apr3d3m GAS CONSUMERS! THE ELLIS PATENT Oas Burner, Reg ulator and Shade Combined sdec ed to be the best Gas Light ver produced— i quite as steady as the Argand, which varies as the pressures varies, and neeuto be constantly watched, as all know, beside the great annoyarce from the heat caused by the styles of the shade and chimneyo By our Shade the light is deflected, and being so constructed as to allow the heat to pass upwards, after being properly adjusted is always regulated, with an actual saving of from 15 to 40 per cent, in the consumption of gas over any other burner. C. 1j. MAR8TON. PROPRIETOR FOR MAINE. 128 Exchange 8ircr>. Agent Wanted. octildtt Marblized Slate Mantles. WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL We have purchased of MESSRS SHEPARD Sc Co., their entire stock of mantels and have been appointed by the Mayfield Slate Co. soleagents for Portland aud vicinity for all goods manufactured by them. We hare on hand the largest and best as sortment ot any house in the state. BUILD ERS AND CONTRACTORS wil find it to their advantage to call and examine our goods. NUTTER BROS. & CO. !I» Markttt Square Portland Me. aul7 eodtf ” HEALTH LIFT ! A TBOBOBBGB MMHASTIC S1STEK — FOB LADIES AMD GEMTLEUIEM IN TEN MINUTES ONCE A 1)AY. Doubles the strength in three months. Docs not fatigue nor exhaust. Refreshes and invigorates. Removes dyspepsia and indigestion. Tones the ner vous system. improves the circulation. Warms the extremities. Increases the general vitality. Exercise and Salesroom, 237 Middle Street, Portland, Me J. II. O tUBERT, Proprietor. Ii025 tf IF YOU ARE TROUBLED WITH CORNS, BUNIONS! urge JOINT* OK INGROWING NAII.* you can cure them without using the knife by having your feet properly fitted at the Boot and Shoe Store 230 Middle St. ap28dtf M. G. PAI.MER. Two Good Schooners for Sale Cheap. j j Suitable for coasting or fishing. For ms\i particulars, inquire of /Wm GEO. W. TRUE & CO.. 116 Commercial St., Portland, Me. 1WW i niy-i d&ff2w A-lNIN UAL ANNUAL MEETING. TIIE annual meeting of the “Temiscouta Pine Land Co.” will be held at Office of A. E. Stevens & Co., on WEDNESDAY P, M. at 3 o’clock. May 10th. 1st—For tbo choice ot officers 2nd—To consider any proposition, which mav bo submitted for the purchase of the property of the Company. 3rd—For the transaction of any other business duly presented at said meeting. N. O. CRAM. Clerk. Portland, May 2d. my2dtd. m EVERY VARIETY. PLAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINSCOATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, BRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, AT PRICES TO SPIT THE TIMES. LORIMi, SHORT & HARM CT"T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, ha8 slate at o'ur store.'apll P5ITHE FAVORITE FUEL. Coal by the Cargo! At retail a choice variety tor Family use, warranted to give per fect satisfaction. Randall & McAllister, COMMERCIAL sj. IjAMSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244= Middle Street, The Beat Work at Moderate Pricea. AIM T 0 PLEAES. jan8 Goodyear’s Pocket Gymnasium. The moil Complete System OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE Ever Devised for Home Practice. PRICE LIST-No. 1. For Children 4 to 6 years $1.00. No. 2. For Children 6 to 8, $1.10. No. 3. For Chil dren^ 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. 6. For Gentlemen of moderate strength, $1 50. No. 7, $2.00. Complete set of seven, $9 00. No. 7 is fitted with a screw-eye and hook to attach to the wall or floor. Two of this size properly arranged make a complete Gymnasium. Sent po6t-paid upon receipt of price. Address HalFs Rubber Store, UNDER FALMOUTH HOTEL. malO_ _dtf LEAVITTS TENT Awnings — AND — FLAG Decoration/ Depot! 1776, Uncle Sam’s a Hundred. 1876 “Hang your Banners on the Outer Wall*’1 Having made arrangements with the largest man ufacturers of Flags and Bunting in the country, I am now prepared 10 furnish them in any quantity desired. Silk, Muslin and Bunting Flags of all sizes and nations. Flag Poles ornamented and plain. Iron Brackets for all sizes of Flag Staffs, which may be easily adjusted to window sills, &c. U. S. ana State Shields handsomely finished. The Interna tional Centennial Flag containing 39 different National Flags with names attached forwarded to any address on receipt of price, 15 cents. The great National Exposition opens May 10th. Be ready to usher in the day in an appropriate and patriotic manner. Prepare for ihe glorious Fourth. Show your patriotism by decorations worthy of the occa sion, and leave or send your orders and they will be promptly filled by F. A. LEAVITT, 49 1-2 Exchange St., Portland, Me. my3dtf CEUTTEIOIAL MEMORIAL MKDUH ! Struck in solid Albata Plate, equal in appearance, wear and color to SOLID SILVER OR GOLD. presenting a variety of beautiful Designs in Relief. These Medallions are larger than a Silver Trade dollar, being 1$ inch, in diameter, handsomely put up and sell readily at sight. the most valuable SOUVENIRS AND MEMENTOS EVER ISSUED. GOOD AGENTS WANTED In every City and Town in the V. S. and Canada, to whom exclusive territory will be given, if desired, RETAIL PRICES—For tho Albata Silver, 50 cts. Gilt, $1, in fancy box. Usual discount to the Trade. A complete outfit oi magnificent samples for agents, in satiu or velvet-lined morocco case, con taining Six Medals, diflerent designs, ono gilt, suit able for jewelrers’ show windows, etc,, sent on receipt of draft or Post-offlco Order for $4, or will ship Express C. O, D. Descriptive Circular Price List and ODe sample sent upon receipt of DO cts. Immense profits. Sells at sight. Correspondence solicited. Information free. Extensive fields for enterprise. Address all communications U. S. MEDALLION CO., 212 Broadway, P.O.Box 5270. New York mhl8 d&wOmll JOB PRINTING ncntly executed ul Ibis Office. _UJjUimiNLh_ TO GRANGERS, SOVEREIGNS OF INDUSTRY, and all Olliers who are interested in the Great and Glorious work of Reformation LEND' A LISTENING EAR. With the very best of feelings towards your respective organizations we propose to address a tew words to each individual of your order, also to the order as a body. The subject we propose to discuss is your method of purchasing goods of RETAIL DEALERS, for immediate use; and while we do not hcSitate to say that we hope to derive some benefit from our efforts, we trust at the same time that we may benefit each individual mem ber of your order. As a body, through a Committee, you make arrangements with cer tain dealers to supply the wants of each member of your society, stipulating that in consideration of the great amount of custom to be obtained from the order, that a discount of to PER CENT, must be deducted from the ‘'REGULAR PRICES” of the dealer. Your object in so doing is to obtain your goods at as low a figure as possible, or as near the manutaafltrer’s price as possible. THIS IS JUST AND WHOLLY RIGHT. * But we ask DO YOU obtain your goods at as LOW a price as you should under the circumstances. Has a merchant that does business on a principle OTHERWISE THAN ONE PRICE, A FIXED OR STANDARD PRICE 1 Can yon conscientiously say that you are not charged an EXTRA PRICE so as to enable the dealer to deduct the 10 PER CENT agreed upon? But you say we do not let the dealer know that we are a member of any society until after the “BARGAIN” is made, therefore we gain the 10 PER CENT. We beg to diflTer, and can prove what we assert. You may obtain the desired result THE FIRST TIIUE, BUT BEWARE OF THE SECOND ! Yon arc known and a price is charged accordingly. We do not say this through malice or prejudice, but strictly in a pure business view. We Speak of What We Know! We are manufacturers of clothing on an IMMENSE scale, probably no other concern in America manufactures and sells more clothing than we do in all of our various stores scattered throughout this coun try. We buy our cloth for CASH of the mills, make it up into all grades ot clothing, and sell it directly to the CONSUMER AT A SMALL PER CENTAGE ABOVE MANUFACTURING COST. At the prices we sell our clothing we could not deduct 10 PER CENT from our prices -A-HsTID XjlTVIE I The tact that we own our Clothing at LESS prices than NINE TENTHS of other dealers, justifies us in saying that “FANCY PRICES’* must be asked to admit of so great a deduction. WE dHlLLBNGB EM MEMBER OF THE ORDERS To call and compare our GOODS and PRICES with the goods and prices you have seen at other stores. Our prices are marked on each garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and we defy any and all others, unless having equal facilities, to sell-as GOOD CLOTHING for as low figures as we do. We will venture to say without fear of contradiction, that there is not a single individual connected with the orders named but what will agree that the One Price System, When carried out to the LETTER, is not only the MOST FAIR, but tlie MOST HONORABLE method of doing business. It guarantees EQUAL RIGHTS to all, either YOUNG or OLD. EXPERIENCED or INEXPE RIENCED BUYERS are sure of obtaining their goods at a uniform price, and are positive ol receiving the full value of their money in vested. This Fact Must he Apparent to all Fair Minded People. Common goods Fare marked, in PLAIN FIGURES, a LOW PRICE. Medium goods at MEDIUM PRICES. First-class goods at HIGHER PRICES* There is no chance for MISUNDERSTANDING or MISREPRESEN TATION, the purchaser receives EXACTLY what he pays for. And Under Our System, IF THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ENTIRELY SATISFIED WITH THEIR PURCHASE, OR IF THE GOODS DO NOT FIT. OR IF THEY FIND THAT THE Y CAN BUY THEM CHEAPER. RETURN THEM AT ONCE AND EXCHANGE FOR OTHERS OR RECEIVE YOUR MONEY. . % IREILvdIEIMIIBiEIR. I That we are not “MIDDLEMEN,” but MANUFACTURERS, and that the CONSUMER comes directly in contact with the Manufacturer when purchasing of us. BEjAR in mind Thai we have the LARGEST stock of to be fonnd east of Boston, and that we shall always be happy to see yon whether you wish to PURCHASE or EOOK, and lhat OUR PRICES are always lower than all other dealers. G. D. B. FISK & C0„ The Great One Price Clothiers, 233 MIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, UK., AND 16 WEST MARKET SQUARE, BANGOR, ME. mjl a“ CLOTHING. _ The Bird Lives ! SPECIAL SALE Better inducement than ever before offered ! UNTILJUNE 1st, and no longer, we shall sell the tollowing Goods at Prices that are lower than ever before heard ot in Portland. The Goods speak for themselves. Here are the Prices. We shall charge no more and take no less. 100 Spring Coats - $5.00, FORMER PRICE $10. 25 Spring Coats - - 8.00 FORMER PRICE $16. 400 Business Sack Coats - 3.00 FORMER PRICE $3. 100 Bnsiness Sack Coats • 4.00 FORMER PRICE $6. 300 Odd Cassimere Vests 1.00 FORMER PRICE $1.30. 100 Hard Pan Pants - 1.50 FORMER PRICE $1.73. 200 Hard Pan Pants - .75 FORMER PRICE $1.00. 50 Boys’ Suits - - 1.50 Otherx charge $1.30 far the lame. Will Fit Boys from 3 to 9 Fears. 100 doz. Shirts and Drawers 75c, FORMER PRICE fl.OO. 100 doz. Shirts and Drawers 35c, FORMER PRICE 75 cents These arc heavy Winter Goods and cheap enough to carry over. 100 doz. Shaker Socks 25 cents. « _ Besides the above we have one ot the finest and cheapest stocks of MEN’S, BOYS’»CHILDREN'S CLOTHING in Portland, and do not forget that we sell the best and most goods at Lower Priees than these SMALL CONCERNS that talk so much and do so little. Do not buy any Clothing until you have seen what can be found at the GREAT EMPORIUM. J. Burleigh & Co., 189 Middle Street. my6 dtf The Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its vouchers, the history of its cures and the immense increasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en titled the leading medicine of the age. For scrotula in the blood, Vegetine is an in fallible 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 Vegftine 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 on disease, as the iollowing unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! January 2, 1875. II. R. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When at>out six months old I was vac cinated. The parties who where vaccinated from 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. I remained in this condition about twenty years, troubled all the time with sores breaking in my head and dis charging corruption from my car. 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 I 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 thife point I commenced to use Vegetine, through the earnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 had taken this medicine about one week I 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 ugly scars of the sore and lance. I am now healthy and strong and able to work every day. I will also mention that I have been an acute sut ferer from inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can remember, until commencing the use ot Vegetine, when almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased. This statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene titing-otber suffering humanity, and you will confer a favor by giving it as much publicity as thought proper. Very gratefully, O. M. SAVET.S. ARhland. Mass. What is Vegetine? It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and lierbs. It is nature's remedy. It is perfectly harm less from 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 you a good, sweet sleep at night. It is a great panacea for our aged fathers and mothers, for it gives them strength, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s sweet sleep—as has been proved by many an aged person. It is the great Blood Purifier. It is a sooth ing remedy for our children. It has relieved and cured thousands. It is very pleasant to take; overy child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases orig inating from impure blood. Try the Vegetine. Give it a fair trial for your comnlafnts; then you will say to your frieud, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try it; it has cured mo.” Report from a Fractical Chemist and Apothecary. Boston, Jan. 1, 1874, Pear 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. I am perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous Tumors being cured by Vegetine alone in this vicin ity. Very respectfully yours, AI GILMAN, 468 Broadway. To H. It. Stevens, Esq. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. aprl3 diVf GRASS SEED. WE have now on hand au extensive Stock of Prime HrrdsGrRsH. Red Top Clover, Alnike Clover, Orchard GranM, Bine CSrans, Hungarian Clrass and .VI11 let Meed, which we oiler at the howe*! Cash Price*. We also have a large assortment of Vegetable and Flower Meed*. Kendall & Whitney, ^PORTLAND, ME. du THE PRESS. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 18Jfi. We do not read anonymous letter* and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are In all cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty cf good faith. We cannot undertake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. Republican State Convention. The Republicans of Maine and all others who pro pose to support the candidate of the Republican par ty in the pending elections are Invited to send dele gates to a State Convention to bejheld in KORODI BEG A HALL, Bangor, Thursday, June 37, 1870, at 11 A, M, for the purpose ot nominating a candidate for Gov ernor to be supported at the September election and two candidates for electors of President and attend to such other business as usually comes before such meetings. The basis of representation will bo as follows: Each city, town, and plantation is entitled- to one del egate and one additional delegate for every seventy five votes given for the Republican candidate for Governor in 1872. A fraction of forty votes over the number which is entitled to one delegate, will be ac corded a delegate. The Republican State Committee will be in session In the ante-room of the Hall at 9 o'clock the morn ing of the Convention. The usual reduced fares on railroads and steamboats may be expected of which due announcement will be made. JAMES G. BLAINE, Kennebec, Chairman, WILLIAM P. FRYE, Adroscoggin. DANIEL RANDALL, Aroostook. STANLEY T. PULLEN, Cumberland. CHARLES J. TALBOT, Franklin. JOHN D. HOPKINS, Hancock. HIRAM BLISS, JR., Knox. S. S. MARBLE, Lincoln. ENOCH FOSTER JR., Oxford. JOSEPH W. PORTER, Penobscot. E. A. THOMPSON, Piscataquis. , J. W. WAKEFIELD, Sagadahoc. R. B. SHEPHERD, Somerset. WILLIAM W. CASTLE, Waldo. WM. J. CORTHELL, Washington JOHN HALL, York. _ , Z. A. SMITH, Secretary. Portland. Mav 4.1876. The President and the House. The President has in sufficiently polite phrase told the House to mind its own busi ness, and the Country applauds the rebuker. It was a piece of gross Impertinence on the part of the House to interfere as it did in a matter solely concerning a co-ordinate branch of the government, impertinence that called for a much harsher rebuff than it got. The resolution of inquiry was made solely for par tisan effect, and has proved to be, like many other recent Democratic inquiries, of the na ture of a boomerang. If precedent can be any justification President Grant certainly has justification enough in the conduct of his predecessors. With two exceptions, Harri son and Lincoln, all the Presidents have been absent from the Capital more or less during their terms bf office. So long as no injury to the public service results it is not clear on what grounds objection can be made to the practice. That injury has resulted is an ac cusation that even this House cannot bring itself to put into form, and one which has no foundation whatever. When it is re membered that Washington’s proclamation in regard to the Whisky Insurrection was made from Mt. Vernon, that Ifonticello was the residence of Jefferson during more than quarter of his term of office, that Jackson signed while in Boston the famous order for the removal of the deposits, it cannot be brought as a reproach against Grant that he passes a portion of the hot summer months by the sea shore, from which a rido of a few hours will carry him to the capital. The House will do well to rebuke some Of its own notorious absentees before it again attempts to regulate the discharge of the func tions of a distinct and equal branch of the gov ernment. Some of the members of the majority even do not hesitate to condemn its impudent course and ap prove the response of the President. Reagan of Texas, thinks the measaae a proper and dignified reply to an improper in qiury and valuable as a historical paper. Ex Gov. Thomas of Maryland, thinks the Demo cratic side deserves the rebuke so ad mirably administered for permitting the inquiry to be made. The thoughts of Blackburn of Kentucky have not yet been made public. Outside of the House the Democracy are divided in sentiment. The Connecticut Democrats are about to show their opinion of absentism by sending to the Senate Mr. Barnum, the champion absentee of the country. In Maine the Democrats have no opportunity to send any body anywhere, and so can afford to be very strict in profession. They condemn the | riwiucuk Dubing the exhibition at Philadelphia the Women’s Executive Committee propose to publish a weekly paper, to be devoted to the industrial interests of women. All depart ments of women’s work, as represented in the exposition, will come under consideration.* Attention will be especially given to the new departments in trades and handicrafts, in ar tistic work, in education, and in the scienti fic and learned professions upon which wo men are entering. Texas now has a greater Democratic ma jority than Kentucky. The State has practi cally abolished its school system and the De mocracy of that State long since begun to burn negro school houses and frighten the teachers. Large Democratic majorities fol low the burning of school he uses and the banishment of teachers whether by refusing to hire them or making it too hot for them. The Democracy will carry every state that has no school houses every time. South Carolina always did lead the Democracy. It does to-day, as witness this: “South Carolina Democratic papers urge that the party should not commit itself to any definite State policy until later in the campaign, when the Republicans have shown their hands.” This is what the Democrats all over the country are going to do, apply the expectant treatment to the national poli tics. _ Jimmy Blanchard appears before the public once more. This time he does not personate Charley Ross but a horse-thief, and the characterization Is far more successful. He left Milford suddenly the other day, tak ing his departure in a team which belonged to some one else. The newspaper humorists, bearing in miud that laughter is akin to tears, have betaken themselves to writing “pathetic sketches.” The result is dreadful, for their pathos is Annn Bmrcn flmn f 1in!i* nliiucnnf rn Me. John Hancock’s uniou record has it seems, disqualified him in Texas. In that State they will not demean themselves by sending to the Senate an enemy of the Con federacy. _ Current Notes. The genuine Democratic investigator likes to iuflict his stabs in the dark—ifew York Times. Mr. Blaine has the same ability as his rivals as a politician; but he is warmer-blooded, has more in common with the masses; he under stands the great West, has associated with the people, and is infinitely stronger than either Conkling or Morton, iu this Stale at least.—Chicago Tribune. As Mr. Blaine says, it is unprofitable to run down charges whose explosion brings no punishment on the makers, and so he sensi bly concludes to call no further attention to any others that may be invented. Ho had n,Ad|t=StU^‘en.1 y ^lcau work of demolishing nfeiia*hoi<iyLt0S£0w.w^at he was capable of in that line. Providence Press. Between the two candidates, about whom opinions in New Kngland are divided, there ought to be, and there can be no quarrel. Widely different as Mr. Blaine and Mr Bris tow are in temperament,in public experience, in nabits of mind, and in unessential traits of .character, they are both entitled by their ability and services to the respect of the country.—Boston Advertiser (Hep.) It has been for some time past an open se cret to those who study the political currents, that a Washburne movement is quietly mak ing towards Cincinnati. Not much has been openly said about it, but the tact of tho move ment and that it is stimulated and guided by skilful hands working in different States, is known in political circles if not to the general public.—Cleveland Herald. Third party monuments are intrigues, and come to no good, mainly because the men who take charge of them aim only for offices for themselves and a select circle of friends. They propose a party in which they shall nave all the offices and the people do all the voting. The best way to relorm politics is to educate the people, punish corruption, or ganize reform movements in every township and assembly district, and see that the minor municipal elections are swayed by the best influences.—New York Herald. The lack of small notes in France compels the continued use of coins in retail dealings. The enormous excess of small notes here has driven out all coins, and it will not be found possible to bring a silver dollar into use until the paper dollar has been expelled. A longer stride than we have ever taken toward specie payments will be taken if Congress requires the substitution of coin for all notes of less than $5 each. But without provisions that the small notes shall first be retiretLthe bill so elaborately defendedby Senate^ Jones would probably prove valueless.—New York Tribune. Mr. Blaine knows not only what to do but how to do it. He would not attempt to run a railroad through a mountain before a tun nel had been bored for its passage. He would attempt nothing before its time, or beyond his strength. But he has the intuition of an honest purpose, and the courage and prompt ness to execute his convictions. In Bristow’s place he would probably have done just what Bristow has been doing. He is not, perhaps, an Qrrm<noainA vafnumA. U..1 .11 » • 1 ■.. . . -- —--» mo puuuvai instincts and habits are cleanly, and his ad ministration would be a wholesome one.— St. Paul Pioneer-Press. The investigation of Presidential cand dates has not proved a prosperous industry. Boring after bottom facts and the multiform process of shafting and drifting and sluicing have a certain exhilaration so long as there is a prospect of striking “pay dirt.” .Unfortu nately the article thus far handled has been neither remunerative nor promising, and the work is virtually abandoned. As this sub tracts an element of some interest from the nominating canvass, it might not be inoppor tune to introduce the Pope. His Holiness lias been strangely neglected of late, and a little Torquemada or St. Bartholomew might be worked in somehow to enliven the cam paign, since railroad bonds and mules can no longer be utilized as stimulants. The greatest drawback to the revival of the general trade and prosperity of the country now is the mischievous course of the Demo cratic partisans in the House of Representa tives at Washington, in failing to pass needed legislation and in keeping up a general hulla baloo for the pitful sake ot making party capital for the Presidential campaign. The only effects of this sort of thing is to keep public confidence unsettled and to make a “bad matter worse.” It is time for the Democratic leaders to cry “halt” to the run ners of their machine, if they have any wis dom left, or any regard for the interests of the country at large. Partisan tactics are one thing—the popular welfare is another; and discreet politicians and wise financiers cannot afford to indulge in, perilous follies in a time like the present—Chicago Journal. The Scandal Hunt, It will not be news to the observer of the smallest intelligence even, that the so called investigations at Washington are simply scandal hunts, iu which names illustrious iu their country’s service have been run down by a pack of disreputable and disappointed men and held up to public execration on the flimsies evidence, but the dastardly character of th» business has seldom been so forcibly presented as by Senator Anthooy, a few days since. SpeakiDg subsequent to Mr. Morton, who had Roan AO 1 1,1.1 A/lAolin# f . - _ 2 ,L - ■* --— — salvation of his country, be said: I well remember, Mr. President, the bold and patriotic course that was taken by tbe Senator from Indiana, then tbe governor of that State, at tbe interesting period to which be has re ferred. I vividly recall tbe thrill of exultation which passed through every loyal heart when he sent howling to their homes the men who, traitors alike to the General Government and to their own State, false both to the Union and to the pretensions of State rights upon which those who revolted against the Union alone de- * fended themselves, gave aid and comfort to the common enemy in arms alike against tbe United States and against tbe State of Indi ana. It is not strange that that act, as every other act of every public man, right or wrong, good or bad, true or imputed, is made the occasion of vilification; for we live in a time of public scandal and no man who holds any public position, scarcely any man who interests him self in public affairs, escapes the general vitu peration. Men whose lives have been passed in the reputable and even in tbe illustrious ser vice of their country are held np to tbe execra tion of the people whose good wili they enjoy and whose gratitude some of them have earn ed. The testimony has been worthy of the accusation. Discharged employes, broken down contractors, illicit distillers, disappointed office-seekers, men compared to whom Titus Oates was a creditable witness, have been per mitted to drag tbe reputations of honorable men before tribunals which in their methods of jurisprudence remind us of the star cham ber, and whose inlcipretation of the laws of evidence and of the rights of the accused were borrowed from tbe Spanish inquisition. Nav, Mr. President, the penitentiary and the mad bouse have giveH up their dead in this general resurrection of falsehood and perjury. It is but a few days since ihe whole country was startled with the foreshadowing of some teriible revelation against the elected chief of the Republic. We are told that he bad com mitted a crime so atrocious that it coaid not be named; that when it was exhibited to tbe Am erican people in its unparalleled enormity noth ing but tbe shortest methods of the quickest impeachment would stand between you, Mr. President, and the White House, which I hope, at some day, you will reach by a less circuitous route. And, Air. President, when this accusation was put to tbe proof, when tbe testimony upon which all these charges had been made was ad duced, it appeared that a crazy man was ref dy to testify, with a solemnity! that left no doubt of tbe sincerity of his conviction, that tbe spirit of Gen. Grant was accustomed to pass through the key-hole of his chamber by night and to stand beside his bed. And upon the promise ot that testimony, and nothing else whatever, a thousand newspapers opened their batteries upon the character of the man who had borne the flag of bis country in triumph from the fallen ramparts of Fort Donalsou to tbe cap tured citadel of the rebellion, and who had been twice elected by the people to the highest place in their giift. The miserable instruments of all this scandal will be likely to escape or will be beaten with “few stripes.” Reputation they have none to be injured; generally as poor in purse as tboy are in honor, they laugh at fines and confisca tions; and |tbe universal contempt in which they are held by those who suffer from them and by those who employ them will probably preserve the penitentiary from the contamina tion of their presence. But, sir, behind these are men who have a name and a stake in tbe country, men who employ or encourage these miserable instruments in scandals with which they scorn to soil their own hands, but from which they expect profit to party. Let these men turn to history. Its pages are full of Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return to plague the inventor. And history will he reversed if the poisoned shafts which they have placed in the hands of others are not turned upon their oi'n defense less bosoms, if their own reputations do not suffer by tbe methods by which they have al lowed others to be assailed, and if the Idistress which they have carried to the iunocentjhomes of othei£ is not returned to their own. A Sample Democratic Official. The following letter from the Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives to a Texas friend has found its way into print. There is no doubt of its authenticity. Mr. Fitzhngh appar ently has, since be came to Washington, been having much such a time as had the famous parrot who quarreled with the moukey: “D. C., Deer. 15,1875. “Dear-: I have been trying ever siuce my election to write to you, but have beeu beseigueil from light in the morning uutil cue or two at night, I had about one liuudred & thirty appointments to make & {have hail 1 reckon without exaggeration three thousand apppioa tions besides men women & clnldreu pulling & jurking me every time I would put my head out of the door of my office. I have had to keep two ushers & two or three clerks ever

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