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Every regular attache of the Press is furnished
with a Card certificate countersigned bv Stanley T.
Pullen. Editor. All railway, steamboat and hotel
managers v ill confer a favor upon us by demanding
credentials ol every person claiming to represent our
journal, as we have information that several “bum
mers** are seeking courtesies in the name of tbe
Press, and we have no disposition to be, even pas
sively, a party to such frauds.
We do not read anonymous letters and communi
cations. The name and address of the writer are in
all cases indispensable, not necessarily for publication
but as % guaranty ot good faith.
We cannot undertake to return or reserve com
munications that &re not used.
Policy of the Savings Banks of Maine.
The savings banks of Maine hold over $7,
000,000 par value of slocks and bonds issued
by other States, and by cities, towns, counties
aud railroads in other States, said States be
ing also exterior to New England. If to this
be added tbe amount, fifty per cent greater,
more or less, invested by private individuals
in similar securities, the surprising aggregate is
reached of at least $17,503,030. This excee ds
by seventy-eight per cent, the capital invest
ed in cotton manufactures in Maine, as rep
resented in the census of 1870. It exceeds
fourfold tbe eapital employed in woolen man
ufacture, sixfold the capital of leather and
boot and shoe manufacture, more than sev
enfold the capital used in the building and
repairing of ships even in the past year of un
usual activity. It is two and a half times
greater than the capital employed in the saw
ing and planing of lumber. It <s, in fine,
equal to fifty-six per cent of the value added
to raw materials by the entire manufacturing
industry of the State, of every description, in
the census year of 1869—70,
Yet what Maine stands in need of beyond
any other thing is precisely this live, mobile
capital which to so large an amount stauds
withdrawn from her own activities and en
gaged in stimulating those of other States
and communities. The movement of capital
controls that of population, and accordingly
except in a few manufacturing towns and
along the lines of railroads, where money has
been planted and special facilities for business
have been opened up, the discouraging spec
tacle is afforded of industries decaying and of
population stationary or actually retrograding.
But for the capital that has come in from oth
er States our numbers would have, it is safe
to say, already decreased from one to two
hundred thousand.
as is wen known a very large proportion of
the capital referred to has gone west. High
rates of interest have been the inducement,
ten per cent being not unusual. These rates
have proved exceedingly tempting to the in
vestor as agaiust sound New England securi
ties, that rarely offer above seven per cent.
Brokers, moreover, have realized on the sale
of many western bonds from two to five and in
some cases a much higher per cent., and ac
cordingly have been strongly tempted to push
these in preference to eastern bonds, on which
their commissions would usually be one half
of one per cent., or thereabout. On what ba
sis many of these western securities have rest
ed has been too little inquired, and indeed at
this distance has been not unfrequently very
difficult to ascertain. The purchaser has con
sulted the broker, and the broker has consult
ed the corporation concerned, and there inves
tigation has generally ended. In the mean
time the sums drawn from the east have been
laid out by millions in western enterprises, es
pecially in railroad extensions, far in advance
of the times or of any possible demand for
years. Hundreds of miles of railroad have
been pushed through solitudes with scarcely
an inhabitant. Many of them have had no
stock basis and have been built wholly on
bonds, secured perhaps by land grants, which
however cannot be made available for years.
Nothing else, of course, was to be expected
than that many of these companies would be
found at no late day in default for non-pay
ment of interest on their bonded debt. Few
persons, however, were prepared for such
wide-spread and over-whelming banknmtcy
as within a few months has shaken to pieces
the financial credit of so many of these enter
prises. Up to,Jan. 10. inst, Aigbty-Sre west
ern and southern railways have “passed” their
interest coupons, one or more, representing
in the aggregate a principal of $341,600,000,
the interest on which varies from six per cent,
gold to ten per cent, currency, much of it be
ing as high as eight per cent. gold.
a large portion or this sum is scattered
about amongst the Investors and moneyed in
stitutions of New England, the securities now
standing worth not over fifty cents on the dol
lar of their face.
What has proved true of Western railroad
bonds to so large an extent—and additional
crashes ore imminent in the same field—is
threatening with respect to not a few of the
town, city, county and other bonds issued in
the same section. Already repudiation of
these has set in. Injunctions are being
served upon towns and counties to prevent
the payment of interest, on the pretext, or
the valid ground, of some illegality or uncon
stitutiona'.ity in their issue—and with success.
These securities have been put upon the
market on the same scale of prodigality as
the railroad bonds, for extravagantly costly
schoolhouses, magnificent county buildings,
for macademized roads, turnpikes, and other
outlays far beyond the present means or needs
of the respective communities. Their sale
east has been forced by the same powerful
agencies that have worked off the railroad
bonds. There is doubtless no better paper
than that of some western cities and towns,
and there is certainly none worse than that of
many others. The difficulty is at this dis
tance for the buyer to discriminate the good
secuiities from the bad. He cannot learn all
the circumstances of their issue. He does
not know the character of those who stand as
the prime vouchers for their quality.
dm in addition to all this, western invest
ments are now threatened with a new and
special hazard, the limit of which none can
at this time foresee. In some of the States
the people have begun to make direct war
upon the capital that has been the chief
means of their prosperity, notably that in
vested in railroads. The organization of a
large proportion of the voters into “granges’*
has been effected on the avowed issue of hos
tility to railroads, of compelling railroads to
“come to terms and do justice” as their war
fare Is euphoniously described. All this in
the face of the fact that every year, notwith
standing the talk about watered stock, mil.
lions of dollars worth of western produce is
brought to market by rail for less than the
bare cost of transportation, the rates in som
cases having sunk to three mills per ton per
mile! What safety can there be for capital
amongst such communities as these? Those
who can forget the obligations of honor and
can so easily clear themselves or all apprecia
tion of benefits received, with respect to rail
roads, will find no difficulty in repudiating
their obligations in other directions, so fast
as these become irksome to bear. This at
least is to be, and will be, feared by the in
With respect to New England securities on
the other hand the circumstances are widely
different As the enterprises in behalf of
which these have been issued have been
obliged to raise their money at home where
all the facts in the case can be known, they
have been, as a general statement, entered
upon with comparative caution and only as a
fair promise of success could be shown. That
profuse and audacious discounting of the fu
ture which has been so prominent a feature
of the financial operations of the west has
not been ventured upon, beyond a limited ex
tent, in New England. With respect to all
those securities which partake more or less of
public character the sentiment of the commu
nity tolerates no suggest ion of infidelity to ob
ligations incurred. All the essential incidents
relating to securities, which the investor de
sires to know, can be known without long
journeys of exploration or tedious investiga
tion. He can readily learn whether the prof
fered paper rests on the basis of substantial
property or actual cash expenditure, as al
leged. If issued by cities or towns he can
readily ascertain whether the object of the
bonds is a legal one, whether the inodes and
forms prescribed by law have been fulfilled,
aud whether the financial status of Uie mu
nicipality is still good. If issued by railroads
he learns without difficulty what a given road
opens up, what are its chances for business
both local and through, what arc its connec
tions by sea aud land, what competition is to
be encountered, what popnlation, wealth,
and freight movement there are now, what
chances for growth offer, what minerals, lum
ber, water-power, and surplus agricultural
products are on the line, wbat are the terms
in mortgage of which the bonds are pledge,
whether the laws of the State and the decis
ions of the courts protect the bondholder ful
ly, who the men are that have the enterprise
iu hand, whether they have any business
record and character, whether they are at
hand or are far away in distant States and
communities. The books of the road are
open. The buyer of the bond can without
serious labor or loss of time inspect both these
and the road itself.
Unde*- these circumstances that reckless
ness that has marked the issue of so many
Western railroad bonds has been an impossi
bility in New England. It is a legitimate re
sult of the facts in the case, that of the
bonds which have played so important a part
in raising the $500,000,000, more or less, ex
pended on the railways of this section, next
to noue have proved bad. Only two railroads
now stand in default upon the current finan
cial record, and in both these cases trouble
has con.e from unskillful management or un
fortunate litigation and not from infirmity in
herent in the enterprises themselves.
It is to be especially insisted upon that New
England bonds, as already observed, do not
pay high rates of interest. This is at once a
cause, an incident and consequent of their
safety. If there is any law that has become
firmly established by financial experience, or
rather that is grounded in the nature of
things, it is that high rates of interest and
unquestionable security do not go hand in
hand. Such rates in fact arc not payment
for the use of capital; they are insurance
against risk. At the same that they off-set
the risk they increase it. The Western bond
that offers ten per cent., will, of course, rep
resent it as simply a louder call for means.
The judicious invester will not forget that such
a call is one that vitiates and imperils the se
curity. He may not coudemn the bond, but
he will at least demand extra proof of its
soundness. In short New England bonds are
safe—as a whole pre-eminently safe, in com
parison with those of any other section of the
What we have to say m practical applica
tion of this discussion is this, that the invest
ment of the funds of the savings banks of
Maine in distant and hazardous securities
should be prohibited. There is no need of
such investment. Theycan find use undoubt
edly safe and liberally remunerative nearer
home. The line must be drawn somewhere.
It would be a safe rule that such funds shall
not be placedoutside of New England. These
funds should be located where they will be
beyond question secure; where at least the
nearest approach to absolute safety can be
made. Individuals may take such risks as
they please. The managers of savings insti
tutions have no right to take risks.
Further than this, it is hardly less strenu
ously to be insisted upon that savings bank
moneys shall be as largely as possible planted
where they will make employment for the fa
bor that produces them—at home- Individu
als may invest their money where they choose,
irrespctive of public considerations Savings
banks that are established for the benefit of
tbe community, that gather their resources
from the workers of the community, cannot,
in locating their funds, ignore the claims of
the community as interwoven with and in
volved in those of the individual depositor.
This is the true policy tor both the banks and
the depositors in a period of years.
Appreciating fully tbe desirableness of the
smallest possible legislative interference with
those departments or creations of the State
which make so close approaches to being prac
tically pure buisnesa institutions, we are yet
prepared to say that, in our own judgment,
the savings banks of Maine should no longer
be permitted to invest outside of »*>“ Ve«r
England slates. In this rule there will be
safety. There will be in practice no hardship;
and there will be great, positive and substan
tial advantages for our home communities, in
industrial and social respects. *
A Portlandess in Augusta.
A Hatty View of the An. Wfsdon.
Early one dark, rainy morning, last week,
we—meaning myself, a tall, angular sister in
green spectacles, and Solomon, remarkable
alike for his wisdom, the sumptuous gorgeous
ness of his apparel, and a certain devotion-to
the fair sex showing itself in this instance,
by uncomplainingly carrying my note book,
rubbers, and umbrella—well—we, the aforesaid
left the natural sea-port and proceeded by rail
to Augusta. Our avowed object —the Editors
and Publishers Convention,—the which Solo
mon was to attend in all his glory. The Gov
ernor’s Reception at the Augusta House I pro
posed to adorn.
Arriving at Augusta, we proceeded to the
State House, directly up the long imposing
flight of steps, up winding stairs, into the Rep
resentatives Hull,took a retired seat in a corner
behind six young ladies in spotted vails, settled
ourselves comfortably and proceeded to be en
It was the morning hour, expressly devoted
to briskly reading and banding in orders after
the following fashion,—a member rises and
shouts, “Mr. Speaker!” Mr^ Speaker pounces
on him and announces “The gentleman from
Portland,” The gentleman from Portland roars
“I have an or-daft!” The Speaker hits him
again, so to speak, and shouts, “The gentleman
from Portland will read his or-daft!” and so on,
in rapid succession, gentlemen from all parts
of the State relieving their minds by reading
an order.
Mr. Solomon, 1 remarked to tbe solemn
young man at my elbow,—who knows every
thing—"How does he manage to recognize
everybody so quicjtly?”
“It is simply a matter of association of
ideas,” replied that wise young man. “Observe
thelgentleman from Bunkertown who is read
ing his little order. He wears a blue shirt.
While he is vociferating “Mr. Speaker,”—Mr.
Speaker is rapidly thinking—“Blue shirt—B
stands for blue—B stands for—“The gentleman
from Bunkertown.” Now if the gentleman
shonld change his shirt the Speaker would be
entirely at fault.” “But,” continued he, see
ing me look sad at the thought of the eloquent
Speaker being suddenly checked in his rapid
career, and dashed violently over the head of
his own imagination, “there is no particular
danger of any such contingency arising during
the present session.”
While I sit nibbling my pencil, and mildly
meditating upon the wonderful grasp of the
male intellect, which can thus overcome diffi
culties, a happy idea seizes me—which I sug
gest for the benefit of Mr. Speaker. If the
gentleman should happen to change his shirt,
B will still Btand for Biled shirt.
The gentleman from Somewhere, presented
an order for the Committee on Agriculture to
enquire into the expediency of a law to protect
sheep from destruction by dogs, but the hard
hearted Committee presently reported that
they considered legislation inexpedient in regard
to increasing taxation ou dogs, and atthoughmy
sympathy is strongly with the innocent sheep
in the controversy, I much fear the dogs will
carry the day with this Legislature, and we
must look to future statesmen to protect our
The gentleman from Gorham, offered an or
der looking to the forfeiture of the Cumber
land and Oxford Canal, on which I look with
great favor if it is to be kept as a stagnant
ditch, as it has been for a year or two past;
though I should cheerfully vote for its contin
uance forever if it can be kept full and its
former romantic beauty Hash upon us at every
turn as we drive along the shady country
An acute and legal-looking gentleman want
ad the House to reconsider a bill legalizing the
doings of Van Buren plantation for 1873, and
read a letter from some one in Lyndon who
wished to be beard on the matter.
At the first mention of Van Buren the gen
tleman from that ilk, a fiery little Frenchman,
I started up and made himself ready to pounce
upon him, which he presently did, to the ap
parent delight of the members generally, and
marching over to the seat of the legal-looking
gentleman, he proposed to take and read the
letter, which the gentleman declined, saying
that it contained matters relating to a certain
divorce case which he did not care to make
The legal looking gentleman carried the day,
while the little Frenchman was obliged to bite
his moustache and “smile and smile” as he ac
The Senators seemed to take life more easily
than the Representatives, and came strolling
in from time to time to observe the proceedings
of the House; and the pleasant greetings of
Senators Burgess, Goold and Col. Dow, made
us feei quite at home—notwithstanding the
trepidation we felt lest the omniscient eyes of
the Speaker should observe us whispering iu a
corner. We were reassured by a smile from
Gen. Fessenden, who sat four or five seats in
front of us; still more so when the gentleman
from Portland, who sat in front of the Speak
er, partially disguised in a growing beard,
which he cultivates while tarrying at -Jericho,
Jiad the temerity to come directly over to greet
us, while his haudsome seat-mate looked fui
tively at our green specs, and Mr, Speaker, who
hides bis blushes beneath a flowing patriarchal
beard, scorning all meaner efforts, minded not
the disturbance.
1 tried to select tne great orators irom tuai
mass of wisdom, but that evidently requires
study. In the centre of the House was a mas
sive head which might contain thoughts on aw
ful subjects rolliug. I, perchance, may never
know, for J listened in vain for a flood of elo
quence from his lips. Perhaps he was not in
terested in sheep culture or failed to appreciate
the merits of the Cumberland and Oxford Ca
Most of the gentlemen in the House were
evidently married men—lam sorry to record
this fact, and f may be wrong, but there was a
meek, subdued, cowed expression on their faces
and in their general aspect, that could be ac
counted for in no other way. Occasionally my
spectacles rested on one who might be a mar
ried man at home—under the family govern
ment—but here! thank heaven! he was miles
away—he was evidently his own master and he
gloried in it.
I tried to select the handsomest mau in the
House,but there are so many different styles of
beauty and all behaved so beautifully, that I
will not raise any rival jealousies.
My meditations here took a prophetic flight,
I saw myself—one of a band of fellow sisters,
—occupying a seat ip this hall. The year was
1900. I was perhaps a little' older—some w hat
more etberial if possible—(but why Solotnou
should murmur “slab-sided” I cannot imagine)
running my inky fingers through close cut
locks, making laws for my fellow men and wo
1 patiently await the millennium and cheer
fully subscribe myself,
^The Queen of Sheba.
Sews and Other Items.
Joseph T. Wheeler, the absconding clerk of
Jones & Farley, of Boston, was recognized by
the detectives in Washington to whom his
photograph had been sent, and he has been
taken to Massachusetts with several of his
stolen checks and $2500 in greenbacks.
The Congressional Temperance Society sug
gests that so far as may be consistent with
other duties the clergy and the different tem
perance organizations (bring the subject before
the people on the 22d of February next, for
special consideration.
Uncle Sam is requested to foot a chiropedist’s
bill amounting to $10,000 for’ operations on the
feet of Union soldiers during the rebellion. U.
S. will hardly acknowledge the corn.
It appeafs from a special message of Gov.
Dix that nearly two-thirds of the sinking
funds of New York exist only on paper.
Special appropriations for several years have
been paid out of them in order to avoid ad
ditional taxation.
Opera.—The programme of the Opera in
Boston for next week is, Lea Huguenots, Tues
day; Miguon, Wednesday; Aida, Thursday:
Lucia Di Lammermoor, Friday; and Faust,
Saturday afternoon. There will also be five
evenings and one afternoon of opera the
week following. Nilssou will sing in all the
operas of next week.
Religions Intelligence.
Our Limington correspondent says: The Free
Baptist Society at South Limington, have se
cured the s -rvices of the Rev. G. W. Howe for
another year to date from and include January
25th, much to the gratification of his many
friends. The society have purchased during
the past vear, and placed in their church, a
Vogol * a^oh, prloc <T07«, „
very powerful and sweet instrument, not to be
beaten. The society is in other respects in a
very prosperous condition.
Our Shapleigh correspondent writes: The S.
S. Concert held at the Baptist house, Shapletgh
Corner, last Sab 'ath evening, was very well at
tended, considering the cold weather. Much
credit is due Mr. Chas. Staples for his untiring
persevereuce in getting it up, and the manner
in which he performed his duties as President.
A number of very well selected poems were
read by Mrs. Pierce, with a great deal of pathos,
ending with a declamation by Mr. Trafton.
Rev. George Moore Payne, formerly pastor of
the Baptist church in Kittery, is now supply
ing the Baptist church in Newburyport, Mass.
An unusual interest is prevalent in the Meth
odist church Kittery. under the ministration of
Rev. C. C. Mason. This society during his
pastorate has greatly increased in numbers and
The labors of Rev. O. Roys, of the Free Bap
tise church in Farmington, are being blessed
by a revival of religion. The Methodist church
also, >s experiencing a revival.
The religious interest interest continues at
the Columbia street church, Bangor, and meet
ings arej held there every evening.
Rev. C. H. Gates, lately of Bosten, has ac
cepted a unanimous call from the First and
Second Congregational churches, Kennebunk
port, at a salary of $1400, or $1300 with the use
of the parsonage. Mr. G. is to pre. cb one ser
mon in each church on the Sabbath, the rest of
the day to be occupied with Sabbath school.
Cumberland Congregatioual Association, will
meet with Rev. E. H. Byington, Brunswick,
Feb. 10th.
The Lincoln West Congregational Associa
tion is postponed to meet on Feb. 10th, with
Rev. Dr. Fiske, Bath.
There is an increasing religious interest in
Nobleboro in connection with the labors of Rev.
W. E. Morse, wbo during the past three months
has supplied the pulpit of the Baptist church.
Rev. J. F. Norris, returned missionaay from
Burmah, lies very sick at his home in Fox
Rev. S. F. Dike, of the New Jerusalem
church, Bath, who recently tendered his resig
nation to the society, has been induced to with
draw that resignation at the urgent wish of his
The Bowdoin F. B. Ministers Association,
will hold its next session in Brunswick, on
Monday, February 2d, at one o’clock p. m.
It seems that in this country there are ten
branches of Methodism; the Episcopal church
es North and South, the Methodist church, the
Methodist Protestant, the African, the African
Zion, the Colored Methodist Episcopal, the
Congregational, the Primitive, the Free, and
the American Wesleyan.
There will be an Episcopal convention at Sa
co and Biddeford, on the 10th of February.
Bishop Neely and the clergy of the State will
attend. Sermons and important addresses up
on the work of Episcopacy in Maine, will be
the order of exercises.
Six persons were received into the Universal
ist chnrch in Rockland last Sunday.
Resolutions of the State Temperance
Convention.—The following are the principal
resolutions adopted by the Temperance Conven
tion at Augusta, Thursday:
R solved, That while we rejoice and take
courage in view of the progress that has been
made in the temperance movement in the past,
we should not be indifferent to the fact that the
traffic in and use of intoxicating liquors is pre
vailing to an alarming extent in our State es
pecially in many of our larger towns and cities
The crimes which result from this practice and
degeneracy of morals on the part of the young
is truly alarming, and calls for united and effi
cient action on the part of every man to stay
this tide of evil which is sweeping over our
Resolved, That the reaction which is taking
place is owing in a great measure to the indif
ference and inactivity of the churches, and of
men of position and influence; and consequent
ly there is not a demand for the enforcement of
the law upou the subject. Neither is there
that moral power in the community which
would reuder tippling unpopular and encour
age and aid our youth in maintaining habits of
sobriety. Ws also believe that the change in
the law last wiuter, which allows theindiscrim
inate manufacture aud sale of domestic wine
and cider, contributes largely to produce the re
sult above alluded to.
m'Buncu, x iiat, wc u(iuii iuc uiii£ciin ui
the several towns and cities of the State, irre
spective of sects or parties, to immediately take
action for the suppression of this evil; and we
especially demand of the churches, in view of
their high aud holy calling, to arouse them
selves to a consideration of the enormity of the
evils of intemperance, and that they take that
action which they have the power to take, to
stay this mighty evil.
Resolved, That we recommend the appoint
ment of a committee from this convention to
consult with a committee already appointed by
the Grand Lodge of Good Templars to request
of the Legislature now in sessiou so to amend
the Maine law as that it shall prohibit the
manufacture find sale of wine and cider for tip
pling purposes.
Resolved, That no motives of political exped
iency, of partisan interest, or personal friend
ship, shall induce us to give our votes for any
mau for any office in the gift of the people,
where that office will influence this subject,
who is not a total abstainer or who will not go
to the furtherest verge of his constitutional
power to suppress the traffic in intoxicating li
Reselved, That we commend the movement
now before Congress for the appointment of a
commissioner to investigate the traffic in intoxi
cating liquors and the evils of intemperance in
our nation, and trust that it will be favorably
considered aud adopted.
A resolution w„s introduced recommending
the Legislature to amend the liquor law so as to
give informers halt the fines colleeted. but it
was tabled.
The convention was the smallest for years.
The Lewiston Journal says the shipment of
boots and shoes from Auburn and Lewiston the
past week, have been 705 cases, to 408 for the
preceeding, and 805 for the corresponding week
of last year.
The Jourual says.a Farmers’ Grange was es
tablished at So. Lewiston, last Saturday even
ing. Nelson Ham is|Master, Augustus Olongli
The Androscoggin Herald says that business
at the Mechanic Falls shoe factory is very brisk
now, in fact the prospects are brighter than
they have been since it was established here.
Business prospects in this village never looked
Last Saturday morning while engaged in
drawing a pail of water, Mrs. G. Bounds of
Minot Corner, fell on the ice and broke her leg
above the ankle.
Dr. Moses Gould of North Bridgton, one of
the prominent and esteemed men of that place
died last Tuesday at the age of 74 years. His
son Albert, the News says, is in very feeble
health, and it is difficult' to predict the re
The Bridgton News says Miss Katie Darwin,
about 18 years of age, au employe in tbe,weave
room of the Cumberland Mills, had her right
arm badly injured by the sudden starting of a
loom Tuesday.
Messrs.JMcAllister, Williams & Dean of
Rockland, have just laid the keel for a schoon
er of about 650 tons.
Rev. Father McSweeney is doing a good
work in Rockland and vicinity in forming
Catholic Total Abstinence Societies.
Dr. Hiram Bliss, a physician of upwards of
forty years’ practice inf Waldoboro*, died Mon
day night. He was the father of Hon. Hiram
Bliss, jr., of Washington.
The Register says Gov. Dingley has ordered
Sheriff Stacy upon the war path against rum
The Register says two yonug men from Sum
ner recently stole a pall from the Hartford
town hall, thinkihg it was a sleigh robe; but
fiuding their mistake they returned it.
The buildings situated Dear wlnt is known
as Greenwood City, and owned by D. H. Crock
ett, esq., were consumed by fire last Wednes
day night; they consisted of a story and a half
dwelliug house, ell, shed aud barn; the fire Jwas
discovered in the hay loft. Insured for $700.
A lady slipped and fell between the platforms
of two cars of the St. John train, just as it was
starting from the Maine Central station at
Bangor Thursday morning, and must have
been run over had not several gentlemen
caught and rescued her from her dangerous po
sition, though not until she Lad beeu dragged
some distance.
The February criminal term of the Supreme
Judicial Court for Penobscot county begins
next Tuesday, Judge Cutting presiding. ,
The Reporter says Walter Cushing, a 'ad 18
years old in the employ of Mark Hobart at
Bast Madison, had one of his (eet sawed off by
running in contact with a circular saw. The
limb was amputated and dressed by Drs. Wil
bur and Snow. He is doing well.
A manufactory of drums, banjoes and tam
bourines has been established at Skowhegau.
S, P. Coburn, youugcst brother of ex-Gov.
Coburn, died at Pescadora, California, Jan.
. 8th, His remains are to be taken to Skowhe;
gan for interment.
The Foremost Tonic of the Ace*
Taking into consideration the character of its
vouchers, the history of its cures and its immense
annual sales, Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters may be
fairly entitle 1 the Foremost Tonic oi the Age. It is
not only a tonic but a constitutional and local alter
ative, and its tendency is to substitute healthy for
diseased action throughout the system. If the stom
ach is feeble and torpid it produces a vitalizing im
pression upon its mucous tissues. No sooner has the
dyspeptic swallowed a dose of L than ha knows by
his s ensations that his stomach has received on acces
of vigor. Jt increases the desire for food and the
ability to digest and assimilate it. If the liver is der
elict , it improves the condition of the organ and im
parts to it a new and healthful impulse The bowels
being obstructed, it promotes the How of bile into the
intestinal canal and thereby relieves them and rees
tablis ies their natural action. Its effect upon the
biain, the nerves and the kindne's is equally saluta
tory. In short, it tones, alters and regulates the
whole system.
JJ-LiAlXAiltmer A±LiSa'II\IONY.
Letter from Henry X. Champney,
Importer, West St., Boston.
MB. LOSING, Deir Sir:—I take great
plea.are iu adding my testimony to the
multitude of favorable notices you are
daily receiving in regard to your most
admirable SPECIFIC. Having been a
sufferer far years from dyspepsia and indi
gestion, with all tbeir accompanying dis
comforts nnd horrors, I was led accident
ally to try year medicine, and I can traly
say that it has benrlltted me more than
anything I have ever taken. ITS EF
also been u-ed with great saecess in mv
family, and has been recommended by me
to many friend* who have derived great
good tram its use.
Boston, Dec. 31,1873.
Thob. G. Lorixg, Pharmeciat, Proprietor, Price
tl .00. All the dealers sell it. Perkins & Co.,
Phillips & Co., supply the trade. ja31sntf
New and second hand, for sale low at the Piano
Rooms of ED. B. ROBINSON, 5 Myrtle St., oppo
City Hall. ja31sn3w
Has been tried and is said to be fully equal to the
Beat Borne Bade Bread. Ask your Grocer
for it. For sale from our Carts and from Bakery,
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3011-9 CONGRESS ST., Room No. 6.
Office Hours 8 A. M. to 1 P. M. Residence Preble
Instrtuclor in French at the High
i>ORTr.A.7srr», maine.
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Schlotterbeck’s Moth and Freckle Lotion
A safe and snre remedy for removing Tan.Pimples
Moth Blotoches. Freckles and Eruptions from the
Skin, rendering it soft and fresh and imparting to it
a marble puRirr.
Prepared only by A. G. SCH LOTTERRECK &
CO., Apothecaries and Chemists, 303 Congress street,
one door above Brown. Portland, Me. au26snti
This splendid Hair Dye is the bent in tie world
The only True and Perfect Dye. Harmless Reliable
and Instantaneous; nodisappolntment; no ridiculous
[m1J]or unpleasant odor. Remedies the ill fleets of
bad dyes washes. Produces ImkediAtely a superb
Black ok Natural Brown, and leaves the nalr
clean, soft and beautiful. The Senuine. signed W. A.
Batchelor. Sold by all Druggists. *
ld&w Ivrs B
Trefoussa and Frederic Kid Glores
Also a large lot of
‘ 7* * • Treah anil desirable Colors
cheap al II.W. Also a small lot at 95 ctM.
_ tf
Teacher of
Reference: G. R. Paine. de31anlm*
Terms $15 per quarter.
Reference: Mr. Kotzschmar. jaSsnlm
Adamson’s Botanic Balsam, at all Druggists
Pleasant, and an unfailing remedy for Asthma’
Coughs, Colds, Lun-Complaints, &c. Geo. C. Good^
win & Co., Agents, Boston. Large Bottles, 35 cents.
#5,000 for a caso it will not cure, no5MW&S&w3m
— OF —
In order to make room for the Spring Goods, soon
to be r eeded, I have marked down a lot of
all wool empress cloths
to 25 cts. per yard, which is about half
the actual value.
Also I have on hand a choice stock of
good quality Alpacas, Poplins, and Jap
anese Poplins at 25 cts.
I have a large stock of Black Alpacas,
from 25 cts. to 60 cts., and fine Mohair
Brilliantines from 50 cts. and upwards.
Cottons at the Lowest Panic Prices.
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At from 10 rents to 81.00 per yard.
In House of Representatives, Jan. 12,1874.
Orderkd, The Senate concuring, that all peti
tions for private Legislation except those for redress
of wrongs and grievences which may be presented to
this Legislature after Wednesday, the fourth day of
February be referred to the next Legislature, and
that this order be published in the daily Kennebec
Journal, Daily Eastern Argus, Portland Pres s and
Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, until that date.
Read and passed. Sent up for cancurance.
In Senate, Jan. 13,1874.
Read and amended by adding after ‘‘Whig and
Courier” the words ‘*and Lewiston Daily Journal,”
and passed.
Sent down for concurrence.
SAMUEL W. LANE, Secretary.
In House op Repbesentatives, Jan. 14, 1874*
Read and concurred.
A true Copy.
jal68ntd SAMUEL W. LANE, Secretary,
No. 4 Biilfinch Street, Boston,
When a thing is counterfeited, it is a proof of its
excellence and popularity. The Peabody Medical Ins
titute is a case in point. Pounded in good faith many
years ago, and the only establishment of the kind
in the country, its success and ever-increasing popu
larity finally caused the name (Medical Institute) to
be pirated and adopted by a lot of infamous quacks,
empirics and pretenders, who have been endeavoring
to cheat the public by sailing under a sto’en flag. The
founder of the Peabody Medical Institute can in no
way be held responsible for this misuse of the name
of a reputable and well-known curative establishment
and legitimate medical institntion, which has been
from the start specially devoted to the treatment of
nervon9 derangements and affections, from Whatever
causes proceeding. During its existence there have
been issued from it several medioal publications;
quite recently a work ou Diseases of the Nervous
System, which have had almost a world-wide circu
lation and popularity. These publications sufficent
ly attest the high character of tho institution under
whose patronage these medical works have been pub
lished. Meantime it la gratifyng to know tbit several
i ol the impudent charlatans.who imv* «toiow ito name
! to cpver their nefarious practices, are getting their
deserts in the penal institutions of the Commonweath.
— Boston HeraldJal7dlawS&w4w4Mi
' Teacher of the
Organist at St. Stephens’ Church.
Communications left at residence, 166 Spring street,
or at Stocabrldge’s Music Store will receive prompt
ECSr“Refers to Mr. H. Kotzsclimar, Rev. Asa Dal
ton. sntf
January 14,1874.’
A sermon preached in the First Parish
Church by
the Sunday following the death of Agassis,
For Sale at tho Principal Bookstores. jal4sntf
We shall now offer our entire stook of
so low that all can supply tnemselves with their win.
ter Clothing almost at their own prices, All onr
Prints from 8 to 9 cts.
Call early and examine, for we mean what we say.
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To the Public.
The Society for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Ani
mals respectfully gives noliee that Alonzo H.
Libby, Constable whose office is at No. 80 Middle
street, (up stairs) lias been appointed Agent of the
The public are therefore tequested to give prompt
information to him of any cruelty to animals that
may come to their knowledge, and he will see to it
that the offenders are brought to speedy and strict
justice. Per order.
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1840. 1874
family medicine ot tbe Age.
Taken Internally it Cnre.
Dysentery, Cholera, Diarrhea,
Cramp and Pain in the Stomach,
Bowel Complaints, Painters’ Colic,
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Indigestion.
Sore Throat, Sudden Colds,
Coughs, &c., <tc., &c.
lined Externally, it linrrn
Boils, Felons, Cuts, Bruises, Bums,
Scalds, Old Sores, Sprains, Toothache,
Pain in the Face, Neuralgia,,
Rheumatism, Frosted Feet,
«6c., etc., etc.
after a thorough trial by innumerable living wit
nesses, has proved itself THE MEDICINE OF
THE AGE. It is an internal and external remedy.
One positive proof of its efficacy is, that its sales
have constantly increased, and wholly upon its own
merits. The effect of the
upon tie patient when taken internally, in case of
Cold, Cough, Bowel Complaint, Cholera, Dysentery,
and other afflictions of the system, has been truly
wonderful, and has won for it a name among medi
cal preparations that can never be forgotten. Its
success in removing pain, as an external remedy, in
cases of Burns, Bruises, Sores, Sprains, Cuts, Stings
of Insects, and other causes of sullering, has se
cured for it such a host oi testimony, as an infallible
remedy, that it will he handed down to posterity as
one of the greatest medical discoveries of the nine
teenth century,
The Pain-Killer
detives much of its popularity from the simplicity
attending its use. which gives it a peculiar value in a
family. The various diseases which may he reached
by it, and in their incipient stages eradicated, are
among those which are peculiarly tatal if suftered to
run; hut the curative magic of this preparation at
once di-arms them of their terrors. In all respects
it fulfills tno conditions of a popular madicine.
Be sure you call tor and get the genuine Pain
Killer, as many worthless nostrums are attempted
to be sold on the great reputation of this valuable
[^“Directions accompany each bottle.
Price 25 cts,, 50 cts. and $1 per Bottle.
Sotd by all Medicine Dealtrs. ja3eod&wlm
BELLA, or The Cradle of Liberty.
A story of Insane Asylums. Bv Mrs. Euqenia
St. John. This is a narrative oi truth, a thrilling
st ry related by one who saw and heard that which
she tells. It should be in every family. Sent by
mail post naid on receipt of price. 12mo. Price
§1.75. For sale at Bookstores. N. D. Berry, Pub
lisher. 147 Tremont Street, Boston.
ja30 sud3t&wlw*
23 GREEN ST., Oppo. City Scales,
Repairing of all kinds promptly attended to.
Z liberal discount to Stable-keepers.
H. F. Thompson. H. d. Todd. ,
ja27 WF&MBnlm
KRVATION,” a Medical Treatise on the Cause and
Cure of Exhausted Vitality, Premature Decline in
Man, and Nervous and Physical Debility, Hypochon
dria, lmpotency. Spermatorrhoea or Seminal Weak
ness, and other diseases arising from the errors of
youth or the indiscretions cr excesses of mature
years. This is indeed a book for every man. Thou
sands have been taught by this work the true way to
health and happiness. It is the cheapest and best
medical work ever published, and the only one on
this class ot ills worth reading. 19Cth edition, revis
ed, much enlarged, illustrated, bound in beautiful
French cloth. Price only $1. Sent by mail, post
paid, on receipt of price. Address PEABODY MED
ICAL INSTITUTE, No. 4 Bultinch street, Boston,
Mass., or DR. W. H. PARKER, Assistant Physician.
N. B. The author may be consulted on the above as
well as all diseases requiring skill and experience.
m'ir31sneod&w ly
Stock and teams of a Retail Lumber Wharf near
Boston. Business established many years. Long
lease, low rent, large trade, terms favorable.
A good chance for parties wishing to establish a
branch vard to share the trade of Boston and vicinity.
Address “LUMBER,”
jan21sntf26eod Daily Advertisor office, Boston.
All carefully selected in the west, paying 10 to 12
per cent interest. Very safe as well as profitable.
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In Bath, Jan. 29, George Deering and Miss Anna
T. Owens, both of Batb.
In Ellsworth, Jau. 21, Augustus C. Moor and An
nie L. Osgood.
In Belfast, Jan. 25. Horatio P. Thompson and Mrs.
Delia Thompson.
In Belfast, Jan. 22, Sherburne Sleeper, Esq., and
Mrs. Sarah E. Emerson.
In Vinalbaven, Arthur J. Luce of South Newburg
and Miss Isadora Biown of Thomaston.
In this city, Jan. 30, at the Home for Aged Women
Miss Sarah T. Cushing, aged 82 years 9 months.
[Funeral services at the house at 4 o’ciock.l
lc this city, Jan. 30, Mrs. Mercy, wife of the late
John White, formerly of North Yarmouth.
[Funeral services this Monday afternoon at 2 o’clk,
rear of No. 17 Mechanic street.
In Arrowsic, Jan. 28. Mrs. Catharine, widow of the
late benj. Swett, aged 93 years 6 months.
In Augusta. Jan. 27. Frankie E., child of Frank B.
and Caroline E. Small, aired 8 years 3 months.
In Ellsworth, Jan. 21, Frederic Uoodale, aged 17
In Mon ill, Jan. 17, Mr. John Morey, aged 88 years
10 months.
In Prospect, Jan. 20, Thoigas J. Mudgett, aged 27
years 3 months.
Name. From For
Parthia.Boston.Liverpool... .Jan 31
City of Montreal... New York.. Liverpool — Jan 31
Anglia.New York. Glasgow.Jan 31
City of Mexico.New York Hav*Sc VCruz. Jan 31
Nova Scotian.Portland—Liverpool —Jan 31
Manhattan.New York. .Liverpool.Feb 3
Crescent City.New York.. Havana. Feb 3
Trincaria.New York. .Glasgow ..Feb 4
Abyssinia.New York.. Liverpool-Feb 4
City of Merida.... New York . Havana.Feb 5
Westphalia. New York. .Hamburg. ..Feb. 5
Polynesian.Portland... Liverpool.Feb 7
Rising Star. New York .Aspmwall.Feb 7
City of Chester.New York.. Liverpool. .. Feb 7
Samaria.Boston. Liverpool—Feb 7
Baltic.New York. .Liverpool.Feb 7
California.New York .Glasgow.Feb 7
Cuba.New York. .Havana.Feb 7
Wilmington.New York. .Havana.Feb 10
Etna.New York. Jamaica.Feb 17
Miniature Almanac.January 31.
sun rises.7.id
Sun sets.5.13
Moon rises.
I High water.10.30 AM
Friday* Jan. 30.
Brig Machias. (of Portland) Bartlett. Matanzas 24
days, with 379 hhds 44 tcs molasses to Geo S Hunt &
Co. Was 19 days North of Hatteras with boisterous
weather, and was blown off 26th to Georges Banks,
and split sails; two of the crew frost bitten.
Scb H Prescott, Me trim an, Tangier Sound—oysters
to J freeman.
Scb J C Roker, Taylor, Boston.
Scb Western Star, Crocker, Portsmouth, to load for
Sch Carrie Nunan, Ntinan, Cape Porpoise.
Sch Georgie Young, McFarland, Bristol.
Sch Capitol, Farnum, Bootbbay.
Brig Prairie Rose, Griffin, Havana—Phinney, Jack
son & Fox.
Brig Wm H Bickmore, Bickmore, Cardenas—Geo
S Hunt & Co.
Sch E la Pressey. Pressey, Philadelphia— master.
Sch J K Howard, (Br) Rourke, St John, NB—Port
land Co.
SAILED—Brigs J Bickmore, Prairie Rose, and
Malaga; schs Albert H Waite, Warren Sawyer, and
Delia Hodges.
Ship Helicon. 1190 tons, built at Mystic in 1866,
and now on the passage from New York to Valpa
raiso, Dias been purchased by llowes & Crowell, of
A dispatch to Merchants* Exchange states that the
Br brig Rover, from Portland for St John, NB, is
ashore at Grand Menan, bilged and full ot water.
Crew safe. The Rover had a cargo of 1700 bbls flour,
100 bbls oatmeal, and 10 tons feed.
Sch J C Crafts. Kennedy, which sailed from Wil
mington NC Jan 24th for Boston, struck on Wreck
Shoals, nine miles below the former port, and spruug
aleak. She returned 26th and will discharge lor re
SAN FRANCISCO—Ar 21st, barque Chasca, Pratt,
New York.
Cld 21st, ship Nidhon, Carpenpenter. Queenstown.
NEW ORLEANS—Ar 24th, barque Halcyon, Har
dy, Bremen.
Cld 24th, sch Olive H Robinson, Beer?, Ruatau;
Island Belle. Brigg«, Nuevitas.
Sid fin S W Pass 24th, barque Amity, and brig An
na M Knight.
PASCAGOULA—Ar 17th, sch Zampa, Jewett, from
JACKSONVILLE—Ar 22d, sch Charlie Buck, Or
cutt, Belfast.
Ar 23d. sch Maud Barbonr, Davis. St Thomas.
Cld 21st, sch Enterprise, Strout. Nassau, NP.
SAVANNAH—Cld 28th, ship Kate Prince, Hamil
ton. New Orleans; sch E A Hooper, Hooper, Jack
Ar 28th, barque Oasis. Randall, from Bremen.
GEORGETOWN. SC—Ar 22d, barque Clara E Me
Gil very, Walnut, Guadaloupe.
Cld 23d. sch Sarah L Davis, Cottrell. Martinique.
Cid 26th, brig Edith. Johnson, Guadaloupe; sch
Moses Patten, Clement, Martinique.
PORT ROYAL. SC-CJd 28th, barque Alice Reed,
Kelleran. Liverpool.
CHARLESTON-Sid 24tb, sch Old Chad, McClin
tock, West Indies.
Cld 26th, sch L A Edwards. Miller, New York.
WILMINGTON—Returned 26th, sch J C Crafts,
Kennedy, for Boston, to repair.
RICHMOND—Ar 27th inst, brig Jennie A Cbeney,
Arey, Boston.
NORFOLK—Ar 27th, brig Jennie A Cheney, Arey,
ALEXANDRIA—Ar 27th, sch Julia A Decker,
Freeman. Providence.
BALTIMORE—Ar (28th, brig Torrent, Wilder,
Cld 28th, sch Addle Walton. Hamilton,West Indies
Sid 28th, brig Harry, for West Indies.
PHILADELPHIA—Ar 27th, sch Montana, Parker,
Ar 28th. brig E H Williams, Tucker. Matanzas.
Passed Newcastle 27th, sch Amelia, from Philadel
phia for Portland.
NEW YORK—Ar 28th, sebs Hattie L Curtis, Mann
Jacksonville for New Haven; Annie Lee. Look, Jack
sonville tor New Haven; Isaac Keen, McKenzie,
Searsport for Baltimore.
Ar 29th. ship Triumphant, Libbev. Boston.
Cld 28th, ship Frank Flint, Williams, Liverpool;
sch G P Pomeroy, for Aspinwall.
Cld 29th. barque A Heaton, Rogers, Leghorn; brig
Alex Nichols. Peters, Havana; sebs Ada Barker,
Dallin, Demarara; Pilot’s Bride, Brewster. Boston.
PROVIDENCE—Sid ,29th, sch Nellie Scott, Milan,
PRO VIDENCE—Sid 29th, sch Nellie Scott, Milan,
NEWPORT—Ar 28th. sch Ida Ella, Wilbur, New
York for Boston, (and sailed 29th.)
in port 28th, sclis Harriet Baker. Webber. Portland
for New York; L Hoi way. Bryant, Providence for
ao; Com Kearney, Metcalf, Somerset fordo; S J
Gilmore, Torrey, Yinalhaven for Philadelphia; Kate
C Rankin, Hall, Portland for Savannah; Geo Osborn,
Dix, from New York.
VINEYARD-HAVEN—Ar 29th, sch Lulu, Snow,
Baltimore for Boston.
BOSTON—Ar 29th, sch Mollie Porter, Porter, from
Ar 30tb. sebs Matilda Kranz. Rich, New Orleans;
Orizon, Fletcher, Bath; Marie], Anderson, Owl’s
Cld 30th, barque Florence, Mayo, New York; brig
Etta Whittemore. Nickerson. Cardenas; sch Eva L
Leonard. Gault, St Marc.
SALEM—Sid 29th, sch G M Wentworth, Collins,
(from Calais) for New York.
GLOUCESTER—Ar 28th, schs Madawaska Maid,
Tupper, New York for Portland; H Prescott, Merri
man. Tangier Sound for do * Alice M Lewis, Lewis,
Philadelphia for Belfast; Oliver Dyer, Falker, from
Charleston for Saco; Carrie Alice, Call, Savannah
for Salem.
PORTSMOUTH-Sid 29tb, sch Cathie C Berry,
Seavey, Charleston.
Ar at Melbourne prev to 23d, ship Mutlab, Barr,
New York.
Ar at Havre 27th, ship Mary E Riggs, Sampson,
New Orleans.
Sid fm Londonderry 28th, barque Harvester, Peter
son, United States.
Ar at Queenstown 28tb, ship Edith,Goff, San Fran
Ar at Liverpool 26th, ship Gov Langdon, Kenney,
At T&lcahuano Nov 11. barque Mary E Packer,Hol
way. trom Boston tor Valparaiso.
Sid fm Bermuda 20tb, brig Angclia, Bray, New
In pott 10th, schs Edith May, Gross, from Azua for
Boston, epg; Frank Jameson, Jameson, trom Balti
more for Port Spain, repg.
At Falmouth. Ja, 12th, sell Alcora, Robinson, from
Norfolk, just ar.
Ar at St John. NB, 28tb, schs Lahaina. Rowell, for
Cardenas, for orders; J W Scott, Rogers, Portland.
Jan 6. lat 16 N, Ion 67 W, barqne Fannie, Carver,
from Montevideo for Mata nzas.
Jan 22, lat 34 10. Ion 75 20, brig Clara M Goodrich,
from Zaza for Baltimore.
Dissolution of Copartnership.”
THE copartnership heretofore existing betwopn
Dwight C Gold r and John T. Rogers, Jr un
der the style of *
having been this day dissolved by the withdrawal of
John r. Rogere, Jr., the businese of said Arm will be
continued by Dwight C. Golder under the atyle of
— AT —
Portland, January 29, 1874. ja3ldlw
In House of Representatives, Jan. 29,1974.
WHE. EAS, The petition of Ralili C. Jewett
and others for a charier for a Railroad fr, m
Buuiford Falls In the County of Oxford alone and
upon the present location ol the Portland ana Ox
ford Central Railroad to Mechanic ral.s m the
County of Androscoggin, thence by the most feasible
route to the city of Auburn, is now pending before
this Legislature, without sufficient notice to al* per
sons and parties, who are or may be interested and
whereas, said petition has been r ferred to the com
mittee on Railroads for a hearing of the parties,
Therefore, ORDERED, That notice of the penden
cy of said petition and of the time ami place for a
bearing of all personsand parties interested, shall be
given by publi.-hing this preamble and order in the
Oxford Democrat, printed in tne County of Oxford
and the weekly Lewiston Journal, published in
Lewiston in the County of Androscoggin, aud the
weekly Portland Press two we ks successive ly; the
first publication in each of said papers to be at least
ten days before Friday, the thirteenth day of Febru
ary next, on which day a hearing will be had before
said committee in the Senate Chamoer at two o'clock
in the afternoon at which time all parties or persons
interested may be heard if they shall see cause.
Read and p&ssad. Sent up tor concurence.
S. J. CHADBOU KN E, Clerk.
In Senate, Jan. 20,1874.
Read and passed in concurrence.
A true copy,
w2w SAMUEL W. LANE, Sec’y.
379 Hilda. ) New crop Muscovado Molasses.
[ now landing from brig “Machias,”
44 Tiercea.) and lor sale by
Greo. 8. Hunt & Co.
Corner Booth and BpriaB Streets,
MBS. D. C. GAY, Teacher.
The next term will commence on MONDAY, Feb
ruary 2d. Special attention will be given to pupils
fitting for the Orammar and High Schools.
Application may be made to Mrs. Gay, at 21 Spring
street. Ja31-3t*
A TEACHER in School District No. 4 in the
town of (. ape Elizabeth. Enquire of
ja31dlwE. N. FERRY, Agent.
Re-appearance of the popular artiste,
Lillie Wilkinson !
and the Finest Dramatic Company Travelling.
will be presented the Greatest Dramatic Creation of
the Age,
— OR —
The New York Weekly story Drama,
Wedded Yet No Wife!
Prices as usual. Tickets ready at Box Office three
days iu advance. Doors open at 7: commence at 8.
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The Next Entertainment
of this Course will be given at
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 4th.
by the following unrivalled talent:
Mrs. Anna danger Dow,
Miss Addle S. Ryan,
Mr. Myron W. Whitney,
Mr. Geo. 1« Osgood,
Mr. Hermann Kotzschmar,
WB. WHITNEY will sing his new song, ar
ranged expressly for him, entitled
wnich he has never yet snng in nubile. He gives a
Portland audience the honor of hearing it lor the
first time.
Course tickets, admitting to tin Grand Voeal Con
cert and two remaining lectures 75 cents. For sale
at St urges', Haie’s Hawes' and Stockbridge's, where
reserved seats are for sale at 25 cents extra.
Evening Tickets 50 cents; lor sale at the above
places, and at the door.
Doors open at 6J o'clock.
Concert to commence at 8 o'clock. ja29d6t
Hot Turkey Supper !
THE Ladle* connected with the Congregational
Society of S tccarappa will meet their mends at
w«rrf>’< Hall, Wednesday Eve’s, Feb. 4,
where will be served a Hot Turkey Snpper with all
the accompaniments.
Tickets at 41 each mav be had of Messrs. Jordan
* Warren, Jones Pennell and D. W. Hooper, Port
land, and also at Saccarappa. ja31dtt
Remember the OrandJ
Dramatic & Elocutionary
— AT THE —
Thursday Evening, Feb. 19,1874,
— BY— i
- AND A —
F'rS* ®eil #f the Scbssb*
SATURDAY, January 31,187*, at 11 o’clock A.
M., we shall sell at Storehouse on end of Frank
lin Wharf, for the benefit of whom it may concern,
a quantity ot Mackerel and Herring in broken pack
KTermB of sale cash. Per order.
. ***• O. BAILEY A CO., Aactlsarcrs.
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Large Sale of Choice Groceries by
ON TUESDAY, February 3d, at 10 and 21 o’clock
at Salesroom, 18 Exchange street, we shall sell
barrels of Sugar, original and broken packages of
Tea, Coflee, 60 boxes family Soaps, barrels of Vine
gar and Cider, large assortment of Canned Goods,
Sances, Gerklns, Pickles, dried Fruit, Raisins, Figs,
Prunes, Jellies, spices, Mustard. SaJeratus, Imported
Castile Soap. Starch, Tobacco and Cigars, a large va
riety of shelf goods, and standard groceries, Ex
tracts and Oils, Fancy Goods, Wooden nd Crockery
Ware, Nuts, Confectionery, Ac. Also Show Cases,
Scales, Bread Case, Standing Desk, Stove, Tilton A
McFarland Safe, Black Walnut Office Desk, Meas
ures, Ac. At 21 o’clock, prompt, 250 boxes Clothes
Pins, to close the bus'ness of a factory, one Traven-e
runner Pung. The above is the largest stock of
choice froth goods that has been sold at auction in
this city.
Remember the sale commences at 10 o’clock A. M.
and 21P. M.
E. O. BAILEY A CO., Aiclisneen.
The sidewheel Passenger and Freight Steamer
Will he sold at auction on Wednesday Feh 2k
at 3 o’clock P. M., at the Glass W.rks Whirf lw'
land, (unless previously disposed of 1 ’ Port‘
Said Steamer is 270 tons; length 142 fe»r •
22 feet 9 inches; 28-inch cy inder, 74 feet st’reke Pan
be put in condition lor business at stort n tire Cm
’VStouS fhe wllarf named almve.
For turther panlcolars inquire oi W. W. Harris,
.^“,"ctai"treetUWi"l»in Ross, 179 Commer
°J C^rus Sturdivant. Railroad Wharf,
and Capt. E. W. Davidson, 249 Commer
cial street, Boston.
Portland, Jan. 31,1874. tfeb‘26
Commission Merchants !
F. O. BAILEY. c- w* ALLEN.
Regular sale of Furniture and General Merchandise
every Saturday at salesroom, 18 Exchange street,
commencing at 9 o’clock n. M.
Consignments solicited. oc3dtt
JOB PRINTING promptly and neatly exe
cuted at thia Office.
keep the largest
Prices Marked Down.
Annual Closing Out Sale
— or —
Corsets! Corsets! Corsets!
A lot of German Woven Corsets, which we have
been selling at 75 cents, mat ked down to 50 cents a
All of our Hip Gore Corsets marked down to 50 cts
a pair.
All of our celebrated Dollar Corsets, extra bones,
m trked down to 75 cents a pair.
A lot of extra quality Corsets, which we have been
selling at $1.50 a pair, marked down to $1.00.
All of our best quality, extra finish, French Cor
sets, which we nave been selling at $5.00, marked
down to $3.50.
A corresponding reduction on our entire stock of
Corsets, which Is the largest and most complete as
sortment in the city.
Hosiery, Hosiery, Hosiery.
All of oar immense stock of Colton, Balbriggan
and Lisle Thread Hose, left over from last season,
will be closed out at this sale at a great redaction.
Ladles’ Heavy Cotton and Wool Hone, 5
pairs for a Dollar.
A large lot ot Ladies’ finished seam
Hose, 28 cts. a pair, sold last season at 42
A lot of Ladles’ Cotton Balbriggan
Hose 20 cts. a pair.
A lot of Ladles’ Extra Quality, Iron
Frame Hose, former price Os’ cts., marked
down to 38 cts. to close.
One lot of Ladies’ Extra Silk Clocked
Balbriggan Hose, 45 cts. a pair to close
A corresponding redaction on our entire stock of
extra five quality Cotton Hose, Lisle 'Thread Hose
and extra sized Hose. All of oar Woolen Hone
at a redaction in Price.
Under Vests and Drawers 1
The entire lot to be sold regard
less of cost.
Ladies’ Merino Under Vesta at 75 cents,
marked down to 55 cento.
Ladies’ Merino Vests at 91*00, marked
down to 75 cents.
Ladies’ Merino Vesta at 91.50, marked
down to 91*00
and a corresponding redaction on the whole stock ot
Merino Vests and Drawers, c mprising the best line
of these goods ever offered iu this city.
3 Deerfnir Block.
Continental Insurance Co,
JANUARY 1, 1874.
Cad Capi’l,9 1,090,000.00
Surpla., 1,935,937.08
Cash on hand and in Banks, $113,269.39,
Loans on U. S. & other stockB
and Bonds, (market value
$298,770). 222,078.00
_ fives vi? vo
Loans on Bond and Mortgage (on Real
Estate, worth $1.328,930). 469,000.00
U. S. and other Stocks and Bonds,. 622,375.00
Real Estate owned by the company,. 650,000.00
Premiums due and unpaid and balances iu
hands ol agents,. 127,727.31
Interest (due this day aud unpaid). 15,987 38
Rents due and accrued,. 5,500.00
Dividends due stockholders and scrip and
scrip interest, unclaimed,. $44,711.16
Losses unpaid,. 126,370.79
GEG T. HOPE, Pres., CYRUS PECK, Sec’y.
W. D, LITTLE A CO*. Agents,
ja30 PORTLAND, ME. d3w
State of Maine • • . 6'§
Portland ... . .
Bath ...... 6’S
Lewiston - 6’s
Rockland -■>... 6's '
Cincinnati «... Vs
Cleveland .....
Dayton, Ohio, . . . g’i
Chicago ..... vs
Cook County • . . . Vs
Scioto County, Ohio, - . S’s
Toledo, Ohio .... &’s
ocl PORTLAND, dtt
Furnished and Shipped by
_ K. O CRAM.
Portland - - . • 6’g
g*tj> - «’s
Belfast - • «>g
Bangor - - - - 6’s
Cleveland 0., • - ;>g
Toledo “ ... g’g
Cincinnati ... 7 8-10
Chicago • » • 7»g
Cook County - -
Louisville Ky., - . - 7’s
Marlon Connty, Ind., - . 8’s
Allen Connty, “ 8’s
Maine Central R. R. - . 7’g
E. & K. American R. R. Gold - 7’s
*eP2* eod lebl87
To loan on fiisl class Mortgages in
Portland and Vicinity in
sums to suit.
Real Estate Securities, paying 8 to 10 per
cent, inetrest free otTases. Investments in Real
Estate in Portland and vicinity, if judiciously
made, are the best and safest modes of enmloyinecan
ital. First class securities always on hand. Interest
Bankaole’na*™ bo 8< ^,01* is^ion^am^on1 shared
Bankable paper bought and sold.
o. R. DAVIS,
Heal Estate and Loan Agency
Brown’s Block.
sl6 2d p eodly
Parties intending to purchase Safes of any
size or style of tlulsh, will find it for their in
SC tercBt to call at »o. 42* Exehange Street, before
^ imichasiug. ami examine a sample am» price
list, of the celebrated *‘Brigg« Safe.” the most
g* highly approved of any Safe now in the mar
"QC Ja27eod3wls J. M. HEATH.
Atlantic Ins, Co. of New York,
China Ins. Co. of Boston,
wanted by
* Traveller HaiMiajc, State Street.
J“8 n eaten. nlOt
NOTICE ia hereby given that on MONDAY, tie
2d day of February next, at 8o'clock I‘. M., at
ibe Aldcrrr.cn'a Room iu the City of Pori land, we
aliall anply for rierml.rion to erect wooden building,
on tbe corner or Elm and Cumberland Streeta.
Maine Savings Bank.
Re. loo .Xliddte Street, Partitas*.
MONE1 deposited in thla Bank on the flrat day
of any month begin, on intereat the aame day
1 deposited on any other day, begins on intereat tha
flrat day of the following month.
junl7d«Rwtf A. M. BURTON. Treaeurer.

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