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THE PEE8S
SATURDAY MORNING, JAN. 12.
TICK PRENN
May be obtained at the Periodical Depots ot Fei
iexulen Bros., M&iquis, Brunei Sc Co., Andrewi
Wentworth, Moses, N. B. Kendrick, and Chisboli
Bros., on all train.- that run out of the city,
At Blddeford, of Phillsbury.
At Saco, of L. Hodgdon aud H. B. Kendrick.
At Watervillfc, of J. S. Carter
At Hath, of J. O. Shaw.
At Lewiston, of French Bros., and Stevens & Co
CITY AND VICINITY.
NEW ADVERTIMEiHKNTg TO-BA1
MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES.
That the Peoile Know—Turner Bios.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS,
in Bankruptcy—G.
Removal—R. S. Morse.
Annual Meeting-Portland Steam Packet Co.
Lost—Gold Chain and Locket.
$25 Reward—Lost.
I. O. O. F.—Annual Meeting.
Keli&iona Notices.
'St. Luke’s Cathedral. State St.—Rt. Rev. H
A. Neely, Bishop of the Diocese of Maine.—Sundaj
aervices 10.30 a. w., 3 and Tip. m. Daily services ai
a. m. and 5 p. in. Seats free to all.
Bethel Church—Services 10J a. m., 3 and 7$ \
m. also Monday aud Thursday eveuings at 7£ p.
m. All tiom sea and land are invited. Seats free,
Heading rooms open to Seamen every day Regular.
First Lutheran Congregation, Scandinavian
Hall, comer of Middle aud Plum Streets.
St. Paul’s Church, corner ot Congress and Lo
cust street.—Rev, Frederick S. Sill, Rector. Services
on Suuday 10£ a. m. and 3 p. m.
Young Men’s Christain Assooiation-Op
posite Preble Douse. Congress Street, open day
an l evening. Union Gospel Meeting every Saturday
evening.
First Free Baptist Society, Cor. Casco and
Cumberland Streets.—Rev. C. S. Perkins pastor.
Preaching at 10J a. m., and 3 p. m. Suuday School
at 111 a. m. Prayer meeing at 7 o’clock evening.
£3P“Tke Disciples of Christ will meet at 62 Gray
Sreet, every Lord’s Day at 3 p. m.
to attend to the Apostles’ teaching, to the Fellow
ship, to Breaking of Bread aud to Prayers. All are
invited to attend,
Woodford’s Corner M. E. Church.—Rev. J
A. St rout, Pastor. Preaching at 2 3C p. m. Prayer
ineetiug at p. m.
Sr. Lawrence St, Church.—Rev. A. H. Wright
pastor. Services ac 10| a, m. and 3 p. m. Sunday
hcbool atlj p. m.
St. Stephen’s Church.—Rev. Asa Dalton, Rec
tor. Services at 10$ a. m and 3 p. m Suuday seboo 1
at 2 p. m. Seats Iree to all.
Second Parish Church, Congress Street, Corner
Pearl.—Preachiug by Rev. E. P. Gardner atl0$ a. m.
and 3 o’clock p. m. Social Religious meetings at
9£ a. m,, 6 and 7 ft. m, Sunday School at 1J p. m.
All are welcome.
ARCANA hall.—Meeting at 2.30 p. m. Subject—
“Pbyso-Physiological Science.”
Preble Chapel, corner Preble and Cumberland
St. Sunday School at 2 p. m. Preaching at 3 p.m.
A Temperance meeting at 7 p. m. The public are
cordially iuvited.
Congress Street M. E. Church.—Rev. W. M.
Sterling, pastor. Preaching at 10 30 a. m. by the pas
tor and at 3 p. m. by Rev. A. Moore. Prayer meet
ing at 6 aud 7 p. m.
Rev. F. Pember will preach at Cash’s Corner,
10.30 a. m ; E. DeeiiDg, 3 p. m.: Bradley’s Corner.
7 p.m.
First Baptist Church-Congress St., opposite
* the Park. Kev. Thos. D. Anderson, Jr,, paBtor.
Preaching at 3 p. m. Sabbath School at 1.45 p. m.
Sabbath School concert at 7 p. m.
Chestnut St. M. E. Church.—Rev. J. R. Day
*>ajtor. Preaching by Kev. W. S. Jones at l( $ a m
and 3 p. m. Sabbath School at p m. Young peo
ple’s meetiog at 6, and general prayer meeting at 7
p. in.
Plymouth Church —Rev. Herbert W. Lathe,
pastor. Preaching tomorrow by the pastor at loi a.
m. , and at 7 p. m. bv Rev. Geo. S. Dickerman, of
Lewiston. Young People’s meeliLg at 6 o’clock.
Annual collection lor the Widows* Wood Society, in
the morning.
Harmon’s Hall, West End.—Preachingat 10J
a. m. aud 2Jp. m. Sabbath School after forenoon
services. Prayer Meeting at 7 p, m. Seats tree.
Dekring Bridge Mission Sabbath School —
Organized and conducted under the auspices of the
Young Men’s Christian Association. Will hold a
Sabbath School in the cbapel at the Bridge every
Sunday, at 3 p. m. All are cordially invited.
First Univebsalist Church, Congress Square
Rev. Wm. Gibbs, pastor. Services at 10£ a. i*. and
7 p, m. Sunday School at 3 p. m. In the evening
the pastor will deliver the second in ^he course of
lectures. Subject,—“Lesson trom the Proverbs.’’
Park St. Church —Rev. W. E. Gibbs of Con
gress Square Church, will preach to-moirow.
Pine St. M. E. Church.—Rev. C. J. Clark,
pastor, Preaching at 10J a m. and 3 p. m. Sunday
School V[ p. m. Prayer meeting at 9 a. m., 6 and 7
p. m.
India St. Universalist Church—Rev. Geo. W.
Bicknell, pastor. Sunday School at 1.15 p. m —
Atternoon service# at 3 o’clock. Filth lecture in
in the course at 7 o’clock in the evening. Subject,—
.'Mine is Thine.”
Stevens’ Plains! Univebsalist Chcbcii.—
Services to morrow forenoon at 11 o’clock. Kev,
Mr. Bicknell will preach.
Williston Chcbcii,—Kev. Frank E. Clark, Pas
tor. Preaching at 10.30 a. m. by Rev. G. L. Dicker
man or l^ewiston. sabbath school at 3 p. id.
Prayer Meeting at 7 p. in.
Free Street Baptist Church—Rev. James
McWbiunie pastor. Preaching at 10£ a. in.
Sabbath School at 12 m. Young People’s meet
ing at 6 p, in. Sunday School meeting at 7 p.
m. Friday evening Sunday School Lecture at 7 30
p. m. _
Stated Meetings
CITf GOVERNMENT.
The regular meetings of the City Council take
place the first Monday evening of each month.
The School Committee meet the fourth Monday
evening of each month.
MASONIC.
At Masonic Ball, No. 88 Exchange Sheet.
YORK rites.
Blue Lodge—Ancient Land-Mark, first Wednes
day; Portland, second Wednesday; Atlantic, third
Wednesday.
Chapters—Green leaf R. A. C., first Monday; Mt.
Vernon, R. A. C., third Monday.
Council—Portland C. R. & S. Masters, second
Monday.
Commanderies of K. T.—Portland, fourth Mon
day; St, Albans, second Thursday.
Grand Bodies—Grand Lodge, first Tuesday in
May; Grand Chapter, first Tuesday evening in May;
Grand Council, Wednesday 3 p. m.; Grand Com
mandery, Weduesday evening,
M a sonio Relief Association—Fourth Wednes
day in every month.
Portland School of Masonic Instruction—
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITES,
Lodge—Yales Grand Lodge of Perfection, first
Friday.
Council—Portland Council P. ol J. second Fri
day.
Chapter—Dunlap Chapter Rose Croix de H.
Friday.
Consistory—MaineConsistcry, S, P. R. S.,fourth
Friday in March, June, September and December,
I. O. O. F.
At Odd Fellows’ Ball, Farrington Block, Congres
Street.
Relief association—Third Tuesday in the
month.
Lodges—Maine, on Monday evenings; Ancieny
Brothers, on Thursday evenings; Ligonia, on Friday
evenings; Beacon, on Tuesday evenings; Unity, No.
3, on Wednesday evening; Ivy, D. ofK., second and
fourth Saturday of each month.
Encampment—Machigonne, first and third Wed'
nesday; Eastern Star, second and fourth Wednes
day; Portland, first and third Friday; Falmouth,
No. 11, first and third Tuesdays.
Benefit association—Board of Directors meet
first Monday evening of each month. Association
xneetsfirst Monday evening of January, April, July
and October.
TEMPLARS OF HONOR.
At Templars’ Ball, JSyo. 100 Exchange Street•
Council—Maine, first and third Monday in each
month.
Temple—Forest City, No. 1, every Wednesday
evening.
Patriotic Order Sons of America—Camps No
1 and 4 convenes over the Eastern Express Office,
Plum street. No. 3 on Wednesday evening; No. 4
Tuesday evening, at Arcana Hall; No. 2 at School
House, Turner’s Island, Cape Elizabeth, Friday
Evening.
Bosworth Post G. A. R.—Meeting every Friday
evening in Mechanics* Hall, corner of Congress and
Casco streets.
Portland Temperance Reform Club—Head
8uarters corner of Congress and Temple streets.
pen day and evening. Business meeting Tues
day evenings at 7£ o’clock.
Portland Typographical Union, No. 75
Second Saturday of each month.
Portland Society of Natural Hist y—
At their library room, City Hall, ou the first and
third Monday evenings of each month.
Sovereigns of Industry—Dirigo Council, No. 1
meets every Friday evening, at Arcana Hall, at7£
o’clock.
Mercantile Library Association—Farrington
Block. Second Monday in each month. Delivery
of books daiiy, 2 to 9, day and evening.
Payson Literary Society—Meetings every
Monday evening, Brown’s Block, cor. Brown and
Congress streets, at 7J o’clock.
Portland Institute and Public Library—
In City Building. Open aud free to all from 10 to
1 and 7 to 9.
Bramhall Lodge, NO. 3, K. of P.—Meets
Tuesday evening, each week, Pytbian Hall, Clapp’s
Block, Congress Street.
(J. 8. Circuit Court.
before judge fox.
Friday.—This morning Judge Fox delivered his
charge to the jury, who retired and at 11 o’clock re
turned a verdict of guilty.
Judge Fox asked the prisoner il he had anythiug
to say.
Jones replied that he had followed the sea since be
was eleven years old. He came to this country wben
he was 21. In 1861 he shipped on board the Minne
sota for two years, was honorably discharged In 1863
and bad lived in Gloucester aud been engaged in
fishing ever since. His conscience was clear of any
crime, for he had no recollection of any, and he had
never had ill-will or trouble against or with any man.
This was the first time he was ever imprisoned.
Judge Fox said he did not believe he had premed
itated any wrong. He believed the affair a drunken
quarrel. But. seamen must be taught to Beek re
dress for wrongs in a court of justice, and must ab
stain from excesses that result in ciime. He would
impose a light sentence, and ordered Jones to pay a
fine of §5 and he imprisoned four years in Thomaston
State prison._
JBunicipal Court.
JUDGE KNIGHT PRESIDING.
Friday.—Michael Collins. Larceny. Sixty days
aud labor. Committed.
John F. Hughey. Assault and battery. Fined $5C
with costs.
Patrick O’Malley. Search and feizure. Finec
§100 and costs, and three months inprisonment
Appealed. Bradbury.
Alonzo F. Littlefield. Search and eeizure. Dis
charged, Strout <& Gage.
Brief Jotting*.
• The great billiard match which comes o
Monday evening is attracting much attentioi
and a large attendance is assured.
. As some people may find it inconvenient i
go to Mnsio Hall dnriug the day, the box offi<
will be open this evening from 6 to 8, for tl
sale of ticketB for Little Em’ly and Poor Jo.
1 Barnabee sings tonight in the Freeport le>
tore coursp, a.-si-tad by Miss Dodwell, Mil
Moody, Miss Annie Stockbridge, Will Stocl
bridge and Howaid M. Dow.
iflra VTooUoa’a Lecture,
Last evening Mrs. Woolson had a crowds
boose and she discoursed upon the lives t
Cowper, Barns, Scoit, Byron, Shelley an
Keats. The tir.t named did not begin to writ
until two years before Johnson’s death. Hi
simple soags, full of love for all mankind, an
n fact for every living tbiag were a departur
from the old style of writing, bat, notwith
standing this, Johnson praised bis writing
Possessed of a sbtiokiog and retiring dispos;
tion, he would not accept of any position i
the House of Lords, aud the thought of bein
Compelled to pass au examination drove him t
insanity. It was|to prevent these attacks tha
his friends urged him to write poetry and upoi
one of these suggestions he wrote “John Gi!
pin.” The Task was w ritten under similar cit
cumetances. His translation of Homer wai
not particularly happy, some of the more stir
ting scenes being too tame. His poems in op
position to slavery will always b) remembered
Four years after Cowper’s first production ap
peared, Uubeit Burns’ first poem was giveu n
the world. He was a peasant of Scotland. Ii
1786 he went to Edinburg aud spent two year
there: he learned bad habits wb eh caused hi.
early death. lhe mostremaikable thing abou
his poetry was the fact that be was unlettered
His songs bubbled up from bis warm heart anc
seemed like nature itself. His longer poems
are easier to read, but do Lot contain as rnuct
real poetry as bis sougs.
Sir Walter Scott first appeared as a writer ir
1796, wheu he translated a Herman billad
Three years later he furnished a prose trausla
tion of one of Hi ethe*d uramas. In 1802 he
edited a collection i f songs entitled “The Min
strelsy of the Scotch Borderi” ir
1805 he ^ wrote “The Lay of the Las
Minstrel.” Following these came a number oi
his best poems. At last he discovered the day
for his poems bad passed, and be began tc
write historical novels. He was not a greal
poet, irorn the fact that there was but little
real poetry in wbat he wrote. As a novelist hf
was too elaborate, and be was not correct
enough iu his statements to be reliable as a his
turiao, He always portrayed ail women aj
lovely, young, and unprotected, and there arc
many of ns who protest agaiost such classifica
tion. Scott bad a noble character and for this
we shall always remember him.
Lord Byron’s poems probably would not have
attracted so much attention had they not beeu
written by a member of a noble family, whe
was youDg and rich. His writings declined as
rapidly as they came up. The b.-st thing be
wrote was “ Cbilde Harold ” He appeared tc
have no responsibility for his writings, many ol
which are or the most corrupt nature, and he
can be dismissed shortly.
Shelley and John Keats were two young
poet*, both of whom died at an early age, but
they left good evidences of what they could
produce. The former was an airy and visiona
ry poet and there was 1 ttle foundation for his
works. She cited several of his test works.
John Keats was his bosom friend, and when
bis body was found in the water a copy ol
Keat s works was found ou his person. Keats
was a Londoner and was very poor. Hi* “Ode
to Autumn” and “ Ode to a Nightingale” were
his hist productions. When criticising bis
works Lis 8ge should always be considered. If
other greatUpoets had died at his age their pre
dictions would be very meagre.
JEfit cfs of the Storm.
The storm of Thursday night was very severe
and did considerable damage. The midnight
Pullmau traia from Boston had a nairow es
cape from a serious accident. It was a hall
hoar late ia leaving Biddeford and when a
mile this side of Scarboro it was discovered
luai, a wueer on tne lender nan woken throw
ing the the engine and tender off the track.
Men were sent to Oak Hill to telegraph to the
city for aid. A wrecking train was sent out
about 3'30 yesterday morning and tho traia ar
rived here at 6 o’clock. The train from Ban
gor waited there for the other train. It was
a hard night for the passengtrs on both trains.
The harbor was very rough and several of
the wharves wers wasLed. The big waves stir
red up the shipping iu a furious manner.
The brig Annie Goddard broke from her fas
tenings at the Marine Railway and wandered
about tho harbor, at last bringing up on the
flats without serious injury. She will come off
With a high tide.
The bow line of the fishing schooner Ellen
May, lying at Commercial wharf, gave way
and the schooner swung around, the b -am go
ing through the packing bouse of Chase,
Thornes & Co. She was somewhat chafed and
succeeded in knocking out about twenty feet of
the side of the building, besides injuring the
wharf. The C. J. Willard was badly chafed
by her.
The schooner Frank Skillings at the same
wharf also knocked a smalled hole in the same
building, hut not so large as the other.
The steamer City of Richmond, Eastport
for Portland, put into Jonesport in the after
noon.
Tho steamer New Branswick, Boston for
Portland aod Eastport, put into Gloucester.
The Italian bark Antonio Carmopile split
her main channels and started her strru frame
by running into Galt’s wharf, where she was
lying, loadiug grain at the elevator.
The schooner Venelia at Portland Pier ripped
off the capstan of the wharf, and stove her star
hoard bow.
The steamship Dominion got adrift, but was
secured before any damage was done.
The iron steamer Like Champlain, of the
Beaver line, broke away from one of the Grand
Trank wharves and it was some time before
she conld bs secured. Her stern got hang up
on the wharf and she crnshel the piling and
planking as though it was a heap of egg shells.
The stern was badly iojured and several side
lights broken out. Repairs were commenced
on her yesterday.
The Dickens’ Drama.—The diabolical vil
lain Heep and the long-winded rnffian, Micaw
ber, will make their appearance at Music Hall
next Wednesday evening. The Dickens’ play
of “Little Em’ly” is well kuown to our readers
as a most interesting drama, combining humor
and pathos, and possts-iug a degree of senti
ment at once refining and elevating. Mr. Chas
H. Thayer has won already a lasting reputation
in his performance of Wilkins Micawber, com
ing up exactly to Dickens’ description of the
“ stontisb, middle-aged man, dressed in a brown
surtont and black tights, and with no more
hair upon his head than an egg, with a very ex
tensive face and an imposing shirt collar, car
rying a jaunty stick with a large pair of rusty
tassels to it, and a quizzing glass huDg outside
his coat.’’ Mr. Waraer’s Uriah Heep is also
□ HAVA tw L»c a Kicau iLupeiBUUUMUIl, WOIIO MISS
Cary. Miss Cluer, and Mr. Cailos met with
great success at the Boston Museum iu their re
spective roles of Little Em’Jy, Rosa Dartle and
David CopDerfield.
Personal.
Rev. Mr. Gardner will preach at the Second
Parish cbnrch Sunday morning on "The
Christian’s mission iu the world,” and iu the
afternoon on God’s question to Adam, in Gen
esis iii, 9.
The Washington correspondent of the Bos
ton Advertiser says that in the debate over the
resolution "Representative Reed of Portland
made a telling short speech which won much
favor.” The Herald correspondent says
"Congressman Reed of Portland made his first
speech in the House of Representatives today
He looks like Dickens’ fat boy or Bob Inger
soil, and has a good voice and a fluent manner
of speaking. He ehowed today that he knew
how to stop when be got through. He ad
dressed the House ia opposition to the free in
vestigation of the Executive Department, ant
made as forcible a short speech as it was possi
ble to make on that question.”
A Chapter of Accidents.—A strange se
ries of accidents occurred at No. 1 Chape
street yesterday morning. The house is occn
pied by Mr. Barnes and Mrs. Richardson. £
lady in the lower part of the house was very
sick, and daring the night about 2 o’clock i
snow slide from the Second Parish churcl
smashed in the wiudows. At 5 o’clock a fire
took place iu Mrs. Kichardson’s apartment
caused by clothes f alling upon a hot stove. Th
flames were extinguished by tucu from Cascc
engine house.
Fraternity Lectures.—This evening th
next lecture of the course will be given by Maj
John M. Gould, lcs subject hi ing “Every-da
Scenes in the Army.” The M j >r’s varied an
extensive experience daring the war and hi
well known skill ia narration, peculiarly ii
him to treat the subject in an attractive mar
ner, and a very interesting lecture may bs es
pected.
Real Estate Transfers. -The followin
are the real estate transfers recorded in thi
county yesterday:
Windham—Stephen Manchester to Fran
H. Boody, et a! , lol ot land.
Westbrook—Wyet IAyer to Susan Dieyi
lol of laud with buildings for $1009.
Portland—Su-au IS. Gray to Ethridge Stilei
et ah, one-seven th pait of lot of land an
buildings ou St. Lawrence street.
JOSEPH HOWARD.
ff _
•i Action of the Supreme Couit—Itemnrl
by members of Cumberland Knr-ESrp
° by Judge Harrow*--Resolution* Adop
e _
Attbe coining in of tho Supreme Judici
Court yesterday morning api ropriate acti<
8 was taken noon the death of Judge Josef
Howard. Cumberland Btr was largely repr
seDted and the opening remarks were made l
tho Hon. N. S Littlefield, who spoke as fu
j lows'
f May it Please lour Honor:—Since the la
. term of this court io this county death has r
moved from this bar one of iis most distil
3 guisbed, and i's oldest member, the late Josep
i Howard, au ex-member of this court. Custon
f as well as inclination, requires that we slioul
pause in the transac im of the ordinary bus
3 ness of this sess'dn of the court, and pay ot
tribute of respect and affection to the memot
of our much beloved friend and associates
well of the court as the bar
The Cumberland Bar Association have adop
od a seiies of resolutions pertinent to the occ.
siou, which will he presented in the proper o'
der with a request that they be extended upo
the records of the court.
The duty assigned me in the proceedings c
this occasion is perforate) by this antiouDCt
meut r.f the decease of our lata brother; but m
long acquaintance and iutimacy, and nointei
rupted friendship with our late assooiate, if nt
requiring anything more of me, will l hope es
cuse me for a few word? in relation toh im pet
sonally and professionally. The common say
ing that “Death loves asbining mark” has beei
coufirmed by the late calls made on ex-mem
bers of this court.
i Less than two years ago, six of such member
were living: Chief Justioe Sbepley, Associat
i Justices Kent, Cutting, Howard, May, am
Tapley. Only two of that number now remain
May and Tapley. Appropriate notices of thos
deceased, except the last, have been had at tb
proper times and place?, and this is the tint
aud p'ace to not’ce in a proper manner the las
call ftom onr rankB
The circumstances of the death of .Tnd<r,
Howard were peculiar. On an early day in tin
month of December last he left his home in Ihi
City with the iut-ntion of spending the balauo
•of that day with his only brother and fam ly
on the old homestead in Brownfield, and o
soendingthe next day at Fryeburg, where tbi
Oxford County December term of this conr
was being held by Judge Virgin. Arriving a
Brownfield abont noon he went to his brother’,
home, and after dinner, it beiug pleasant, hi
went out alone and went over the farmou wbici
he was boro. Failing to return as soon as ex
pected, his lifeless body was found not far froa
the dwelling hoase. It was evident that deatl
overtook him while on his return from bis ex
cirrsioD. He had iu his baud a bunch of ever
green, emblematical of his memory, which wil
twine around our hearts until they cease t<
beat. »
Intelligence of his death audits circumstance
reached the court at Fryeburg iu an boar or twi
after its occurrence I was attsuding the conr
there at the time, and several others of tin
Cumberland Bar, nearly all the members o
the Oxford Bar, ami several of the York Bar
A member of the Y’ork Bar informed us bat hi
rode in a car an hour or so with Judge Howar,
withiu two or three hours of his death; that hi
oonversed with him all the way, and he ap
peered in his usual health, and in bis long ac
qnaintauce with him he never siw him mon
chen-ful and in better spirits than he was a
that interview.
Judge Howaad was born in Brownfield, Ox
ford county. At the time of bis deuh he wa<
seventy-seven years of age. His preliminary
education was obtained at Fryeburg Academy.
He graduated at Biwdom College in 1821, tak
ingahighrauk in his clas3. aud immediately
commenced the study of the law in the office o':
Judge Dana, who was a judge prior to tin
separation of Maine from Massachusetts, fit
completed bis law s’udies iu th-office of Uu
la*e Hou. Daniel Goodenow, and was admitted
■to the Bar ia 1824. He first opened an office ai
ISridgtou in this couuty. Withiu a year Johr
Burnbam, a successful lawyer in Limerick, ir
York conuty, died suddenly, and Mr. Howard
immediately removed there where he remainec
in successful practice for twelve or fifteen years
While quite youug he received the appoint
ment of Conuty Attorney for York county
and performed the duties of that office witt
great credit to himself end advantage to th
State for abont ten years.
In 1837 he removed from Limerick to Port
land, and soon after formed a partnership will
Henry B. Osgood, his brother-in-law, theii
wives being the accomplished daughters oj
Judge Dana and sisters of the late Governoi
John W. Dana. After the decease of Mr. Os
good he and George F. Shepley, now judge ol
the U. S. Circuit Court, formed a partnership
which continued till 1848, when the senioi
partner was appointed an associate justice ol
this court. Prior to that time he filled the
office of U. S. Attorney for Maine District fot
several years. When his term of office expired
as a justice of this court he was in the prime o
life, and soon after formed a partnership with
our genial and talented brother, Bewail C,
Strour, which firm continued several years!
when it was dissolved to enable the Jnlge tc
associate with him in business his sou-in law,
Nathan Cleaves, now the popular Judge ol
Probate for Cumberland couuty. Afterwards
Henry B. Cleaves, Esq , now the efficient city
solicitor for the city of Portland, was admitted
7 7,->-, ; , --IT (UOOUITCU
by the death of the senior partner, the event
we are called upon to notice.
I first Decame acquainted with Judge How
ard wheu he came to Alfred, my native town,
aDd entered the office of Judge Goodenow as a
student, i was then seventeen years old. he
twenty-one. I was engaged in the office ol
clerk of courts for York county, and at whal
leisure I could command making preparatior
to commence the stndy of the law. 1 was re
citing my Latin lesaons to Judge Goodenow
who first started the idea of making a lawyei
of me, and after Mr. Howard came he assumed
the place of Judge Goodenow so far as my les
sons were concerned. From that rime to the
day of his death, more than half a century, w<
have been on terms of intimate friendship and
confidence. I think I am able to speak cor
rectly in relation to the promiuent traits of hie
character.
As a son, as a brother, as a husbaud as e
father, as a friend, as a man and as a geDtle
man he was ail that could bs desired; he was
as near perfection as humanity-will allow As
a counsellor he was in all respects perfectly
reliable and safe. As a prosecuting officer he
was energetic and thorough. As a judge hi
was patient, affable, untiring, and au earues
seeker after the truth. He would role a poiui
against counsel in so kiud and conciliatory
manner that the disappointment would be
shorn to a great extent of its unpleasantness
His opinions on questions of law are models o:
conciseness not at the expense of perspicuity
He never buried his ideas in words.
One remarkable trait of Judge Howard’i
character was that he was Dever angry. In a'
my intercourse with him I never knew him ti
show the least appearance of anger. He had i
keen sente of right and wrong and knew wel
wheu he was wronged but an augry word neve:
escaped him as far as I know. I have seen bin
disgusted, bpt nevrr angry.
In the early days of my practice in this conn
ty no young practiiioner had the temerity t
coutest cases to the jury until he had practiser
many years. If he did he must meet such met
as Benjamin Orr, Simon Greenleaf, Stephen
Longfellow, Samuel Fesseudeo, Thomas A
Deklois, Nicholas Emery, Charles S. Davies
who were the legal giants of those days. Tht
young lawyers must have senior counsel,
have had all of those above named, except tb
first, at different times associated with me ii
the trial of my cases. After Judge Howar<
came to Portland, he and X together occasion
ally ventured to contest cases with the ol<
members of the bar in this county, and after i
long while I ventured to go alone and it cam*
about that myself and my good friend, Jndgi
Howard would take opposite sides and for th
last twenty years we have been placed man;
times in this and other coauties, in that pesi
always found him the same magnanimous anc
honorable opponent in snch cases as X found hin
faithtnl and true when we were associate!
together.
He was always wiliing to aid the younj
members of the bar and encourage tkem to rel;
upon themselves in the prosecution of then
professional duties.
If any one aims to be the perfect man am
gentleman and all that the term implies when
ever he reaches the point to which our belovei
and deceased friend arrived, he may be as
Bured that there is bat little chance to go higbe
in that direction.
He is gone. We shall see his manly forj
no more. We shall see his pleasant face m
mote. We shall grasp his friendly hand n
more. We shall hear hie friendly and cheerfu
voice no mote. His example is left to ns. 1
we cannot attain to his standard may we ge
as near it as we can.
MB. 9, C. STBOCT’s REMARKS,
May it please your Honor: I am charged witl
the duty of presenting to your honor the reso
lotions adopted by this Bar upon the death c
onr late brother, Judge Howard, which ha
now been announced.
In speaking of a man like him, there is ver
little danger of fulsome eulogy, for his was
character so fully rounded and complete, that i
is a fit model for the emulation of the young
Of a commanding figure and elegant presence
he united with the graces of person the mot
admirable qualities of a strong aud vigorou
intellect, harmonized and softened by a genial
ity of disposition and gentleness of manuei
that won tbo regard and love of all who knei
him.
1 had the pleasure of his intimate acquaint
ance for thirty years, nine of which 1 was hi
partner at the practice of law. This associf
tion taught me toj revere bis character, and t
love the man as a father. Few men possess th
power of self-control which he habitually exei
cistd. Amid all the vexations of a lawyer
practice, I Dever saw him out of tempe
While his high sense of right made him indif
nant at dishonesty, lie never permitted an
passionate denunciation to escape him. H
judged all charitably, and was slow to believ
in another’s depravity.
! His wit was ready %nd keen, and he enjoye
its indulgence; but his arrows were uevi
' poisoned, and were not permitted to wound tt
' feeliogs of the most sensitive He never fo
1 got to be courteous and kind in all the relatioi
s of file. Sunuy himself, he diffused a genii
. radiance all around him.
His tastes were pure and elevated, and the
- withheld him from amusements indulged iut
- many, bat bissaugnine temperament led him i
the fields, the forest, the mountains and tb
streams for recreation. In these he reveled. .
5 fine landscape,or a delicate, wild flower, modes
8 ly blossoming in some unfrequented nook a
forded him keen delight, His soul was iu cor
muuion with nature. Each flower of the wi
t wood seemed to catch a brighter tint at b
coming, and each tree of the forest was to hi
, as a familiir friend. His greatest delight w:
to speud his leisure hours art d those favori
, scenes, and in this pursuit be g-daed that me
■1 tal and physical vigor which largely sustalui
and nourished his benignant spirit.
If tbe manner of hia death had been under
hia own control, I think he wou’d have chosen,
as the event happened, at the scene of his birtb
IB place, fresh from the woods, bearing in ono
j. band a cluster of evergreen, and in the other a
spray of club moss.
*' At the ripe age to which he attained, his
form still remained erect, his eye clear, h'S in
tellect undimmed, the buoyancy of his spirits
ij nnabated, and his whole nature warm,fresh and
beaming, as in early manhood.
n In his friendships be was tender aud uusel
h fish. His charities were numerous.—he never
)- gave carelessly nor ostentatiously, bat always
responded cheerfully to the needs of tbe de
serving; concealiug, if possible,from the rt Cl pi
i" ents of his bounty, knowledge of its source.
Judge Howard was learned in his profession,
j and regarded its praotice as an honorable pur
suit. The law, to him, was never a snare to tbe
uu wary, nor a web of technicalities calculated
I, to accomplish results at the expense of justice,
! but a noble science which sought to protect and
j enforce the right under all circumstances—to
_ guard tho weak and iugenuous from the frands
r and machinations of the dishonest and tbe eun
„ nlug, aud to cloths the citizen and his proper
a iy with those safeguards wuicb, while protee’
ing them, jealously guarded the rights of all
others. *
As an advooate, he was earnest and convinc
ing, sometimes eloquent, but never allowed him
, self to employ rhetoric to mislead- He posses
sed a clear, discriminating and strong mind,
• and always seized and presented the salient
* points in his cause, and did not waste his
strength on immaterial matters. He often em
- ployed successfully both wit and aneedots, to
t place in a strong and favorable light the weak
ness of his adversary’s position or the sol.dity
. of his own. In his intercourse with his breth
ren h8 was always courteous and kind, happy
, to lend a helping hand to a young memoer
struggling for success and eminence in the pro
fession.
, He was a cautious man, preferring to investi
, gate a question thoroughly before he advised
I action, and preparatory to entering the forensio
arena, he armed himself carefully for tbe con
\ test by principle and authority. He was euai
, neatly a saf a lawyer. He never sought to mag
, nify himself or to gaiu applause in his efforts.
. but sunk his owu individuality in tbe cause of
his clieut, and did and said only what he felt
would aid in reaching a result f avorable to his
client, whose cause be believed to be just
As a judge, be worthily maintained the dig
uity of the beneb, and its ermine, while borne
by him, was never tallied. A9 a nisi priua
judge, be deserves to be regarded as a model.
His ruliugs were prompt, not impulsive, always
clear to tbe comprehension, and announced
courteously and even kindly toward tbe losing
party. He was a patient and attentive listener
to the arguments of counsel and never failed to
obtain a clear understanding of the case before
him, but whatever might ba his convictions as
to its merit*, he did not trench upon the prov
ince of the jury.
As a law judge, his published opiaioos are
terse, vigorous aud sound, and furuisn abund
ant evideuce of patient thought aud careful re
search, and rank among the best which have
emanated from the eminent judges that have
adorned the bench of Maine. They are the
honorable and enduring record of an able,
He has passed from us, at the age of more
than 77 years His commanding form we shall
not again see. His genial presence will be
greatly missed by all who know him, bat we
shall cherish hts memory, aud it will ever con
tinue greeu and fragrant
With the permission of yoar Honor, I cow
present the resolutions of this Bar, ami request
that they may be entered on record in this court:
Resolved, That whi'e regretting the sudde n
loss, in the fullness of his mental powers, cf
our la'e distinguished associate, Judge Joseph
Howard, the members of the Cumberland Bar
cau but esteem him happy iu the manner of
bis disappearance from us. and happy ia the
record he has left behind him of a well-spent
aud blameless life
Resolved, That the legal profession will not
be likely to lose the honorable respect iu which
it has beeu hitherto held in the community,
while it can point to members, who, like our
deceastd brother, have been industrious and
faitbiul in the discharge of high official trusts,
and just and upright ia their business relations
with their diems aud with toe pubic.
Resolved, That those of us who have enjoyed
the society aud friendship of Judge Howard
cau never forget his venerable and attractive
presence, the graces of a courtesy which a few
like him have banded down from an earlier
generation, and his gentle manners, expressive
of a refined character and an affectionate
heart; aud we regret that we caoDot depict in
words, for the admiration and imitation of the
yonug, that too rare type of the incorrnptible
magi-trate, the patriotic citizen, and the ac
complished gentleman which all who knew
him acknowledged him to be.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions be
presented to the Supreme Judicial Court now
ia session.
HON. GEO. P. TALBOT’S REMARKS.
May it please the Court:—Occasions like this,
wbicn brings ns togeiber to-day, seem to recur
with sad frequency. It is one of the compen
sate ms of those whose lives are prolonged, that
they must reconcile themselves as best they
may to painful partings with friends aud asso
ciates, It is, however rather to give expression
of our respect tor an estimable man, and our
affection tor a lost companion, than of our re
gret for ibe manner or time of his departure,
that we assemble to d ay ia the place where his
voice, now silent forever, was mast frtquently
ucai’J auu »v uao urn (Hvaauuno (ucocuno enyo
additional dignity to this sanctuary of justice.
For he passed suddooly from oor midst, as we
hope and believe with little suffering aud by a
eutbauasy well fitted to the simp icity aud kind
liness of his nature,which wonld have prompted
him to ask forgiveness for prolonged weakness
and infirmity that made large den|gnds upon
the cars aud watchfnluess of affectionate
friends.
He bad passed the allotted period of human
life. His success, worthily won had filled the
measure of a raasonable ambition without mak
ing him arrogant or self conscious. He had
enjoyed in his domestic life all the experience
of happiness which is given to mea of pure and
affectionate hearts. A picas gratitude and the
consolation of sacred memories kept the bits
sednesss of his lot present in bis affections at
terit|had been taken from his sight. He.
had borne the heaviest domestic sorrow with a
noble patience. And then at the end of a
rarely prosperous fortune he lingered with an
unbroken spirit, the sweetness of an amiable
disposition refined aud intensified alike by the
joys and the sufferings of which he had received
so large a measure. He lingered to make old
age veuerabU aud to show that a well-spent
and pure life has its pleasures and rewards
clear ui> to its close.
‘ The good grey bead that all men knew,”
all men honored and many loved.
His senses were nolmpsired, his zest of life
was beeu and hearty, and nis love of natnre
and of human companionship was unabated,
so that his society was eagerly sought and
h'ghly enjoyed by the youngest aud most sym
patbstic persons. Toe hardy plant which he
plncked and held in his hand in that last soli
tary walk in the genial autumn weather pro
longed far into winter, was a tit emblem of the
1 perennial youthfnlness of impulse and feeliug
whiob hs had preserved far into the winter of
his years.
Upon his person time bad laid his hand with
an artistic tenderness. His eye was not dim
nor his natural force abated. The outward
lineaments, the features and form, over which
age had bat thrown a silvery lustre, were hat
emblems of the harmoDy, symmetry and natu
ral refinement of his character. He was be
loved by his friends, esteemed by his associates
and honored by all men because he had avoiled
the two besetting weaknessess of prolonged
life egotism aud petulance. There was an in
nate modesty, which kept self-love and self
assertion repressed. He was never the hero of
the pleasant anecdotes of earlier times with
which be sometimes delighted his friends. His
gentle spirit expressing itself in the character
' istic grace of cunitly manners that opposed a
sarece patience to all disappointments, all op
| position, and all contradiction, enabled him to
retain his self control amid all excitement, and
made him a peace maker and mediator among
men of more impetuous temper.
It followed from these traits of disposition
: that kept his heart yourghe was never assigned
to those social seats where age sits venerable in
deed, hut drearily isolated, and his companion
shig was sought by the young and bis presence
; added new cheer to the hilarity of childhood.
1 have avoided speaking of tho leading inci
dents of his life, with which f am little famil
i iar. or of bis professional character and the
mental excellencies so mnon better known to
i the coart of which be was once a diet ugaished
member, and to many eminent lawyers who
have enjoyed the privilege 0f an intimate asso
ciation with him in business.
( I have only wished to give some tilting ex
pression to my affection fora friend I have lost,
and to the general reepact in which the entire
I commauily where we live entertain for the
memory of a good citizeD, a faithful publio ser
. vant, and an amiabie man.
JUDGE BARROWS’ REPLY.
Only one term of this court has gone by
i in this county, since, sitting here, I heard
him whose loss we now lament, pronounce a
f feeling and appropriate eulogy upon a late
3 venerable ex-Chief-Justice of this court,
whose associate upon the bench he was, and
with whom he had been intimate for many
t years. If his lip quivered or his voice trein
. bled as he spoke, it was with tender emotion,
, anil not at all with the weakness of advanc
3 ing years ; for his form was as erect and his
9 step as light as most men show, who were his
juniors by a quarter of a century.
’ To human vision at that time, his prospect
of being here to-day, as a tried and trusted
, counsellor to protect the interests of his nu
s merous clients, was as good as that of any
- one then present who had passed the prime
8 and vigor of life, but not, like him, the allot
3 ted space of man’s existence.
* I miss his presence and his cordial greet
. ing, and in their stead I receive the funeral
1 garland which your affectionate respect de
y votes to decorate his tomb, and I listen to
e the tribute which you pay to departed worth,
8 and strive to recognize the fact that in these
, scenes where he has so long been busy, he
* will appear no more forever.
e Coupled as it often is with pain, bodily and
•- mental, and as it always is with a sense of
s loss, long parting and bereavement, and re
i! garded as it generally is, as a penalty imposed
upon the human race by our Creator for a
y transgression of his laws, death is to most of
y us a subject of aversion if not of terror; and
e when our friends are its victims, however
k gently it may come, we fail to recognize the
t- sweet rest which God has mercifully decreed
E- to his creatures after a life of trial and toil.
** Our partial and erroneous views respecting
. the true significance of this stage of existence,
^ have so wrought upon us that we fail to rise
is Above the smoke anil stir of this dim spot
e Which we call earth; but with low-thoughtcil care,
, Confined and pestered to this pinfold here
'7 Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being
a Unmindful of the crown which virtue gives
Alter the mortal change, to her tr ue servants.
Your first resolution suggests a consolatory
truth that we shall do well to regard.
In the home of his childhood, surrounded
by objects and scenes made dear to his sight
by the memories of his early days, toward
nightfall of a day of rational and tranquil en
joyment,
God's finger touched him, and he slept,
When the life has been made to conform to
the Maker’s grand design, there are surely no
terrors in such a painless and peaceful close.
The story of his life has been fitly told in
your resolutions and the remarks which have
accompanied them ; there is little for me to
add beyond the expression of my concur
rence in what has been already well said.
His tenure of judicial office was brief—hard
ly long enough to test his capacity for it. Not
more than one or two who were his asso
ciates on the bench, and so best knew bis real
worth, survive him, and neither of them is
here to-day, to bear witness to his services.
Of one thing I feel sure; and that is that
his duties were never made more difficult by
any needless collision between court and
counsel, and that his own unwavering
courtesy was never ruffled, seldom tested, by
any exhibition of peevish disrespect on the
part of those who differed from him. Herein,
his own kindly temper was a perfect protec
tion.
The wind that beats the mountain, blows
More softly round the open W'old,
And gentlif comes the world to those
That are cast in gentle mould.
Much of the asperity, bad blood and posi
tive discomfort growing out of litigation,
might be saved, with results quite a3 favor
able to substantial justice, if the example of
urbanity which he set during his long pro
fessional career, were well followed. There
was nothing in his nature akin to the human
bramble, nor to the “wild beast that trode
down the bramble.’’
His name first appears, as counsel, in the
fifth volume of Maine Reports, and thence
forward, as counsel or judge, in nearly all of
the series, to the sixtv-seventh.
Let his own works praise him. As senior
member of the well-known firms of Howard
and Osgood, Howard and Strout, and How
ard and Cleaves, he enjoyed, and never for
feited to his latest day, the confidence and
respect of a host of clients, a fact which of
itself furnishes ample proof of his fidelity
and ability.
Eminently fortunate in his domestic rela
tions, death spared his household for many
years, apparently only to remind him at last
by repeated blows, that lie and his, though
highly favored, were not exempt from the
common lot; and in his latest years, the once
happy family circle entirely broken up, he
stood almost alone, his surviving children
living at a distance in other States. Yet to
one of his refined character and never-failing
courtesy and lively social instincts, the doors
of congenial friends were always open, and
had his life been still prolonged for many
years, it is safe to say that ho never would
l~ __:„j iV.„ c_i__:„c _
tary old man. He carried in his breast an
inexhaustible fountain of pleasure and con
tent, in his love for nature and all that is
beautiful in her works. His last hours were
passed in the pursuits that for years had
been his favorite recreation. He had all the
fondness for flowers, and for botany as a sci
ence, that characterized a distinguished Chief
Justice of the King’s bench, half a century
ago, and with him he would say.
Sit mihi floribus
Mulcere me fessum senemque,
Carpere quos juvenis solebam.
Had there been nothing but his pure
morals and gracious manners to commend
in him, for these, my brethren, we would
cherish his memory and keep it green in our
hearts like the sprig found in his dead hand,
just plucked when God’s messenger came to
conduct him to the unseen world.
The clerk will enter your resolutions upon
the records of the term, and in token of re
spect for his memory, the court stands ad
journed for the day.
Collector Simmsm* on '‘Rrfwmi.”
A very fa!r audience listened to Hon. W. A.
Simmons of Boston, at City Hall last evening,
in his popular lecture on "Reforms.” Many of
our promiuent citizens occupied seats upon the
platform with the speaker. Hon. Lot II. Mor
rill called the meeting to order, and in a few
well chosen words introduced the speaker of
the evening. Mr. Simmons has a fine physique,
and delivers his lecture extemporaneously and
in a most able manner, bis voice having a clear
ring which penetrates to every portion of the
hall, and enables one and all to clearly follow
and understand the drift of his remarks.
The speaker said that reforms are the out
growth of abuses, and are improvements. He
cited the great reforms in religious matters,
which have at last given to us the right to wor
ship God according te the dictates of oor own
conscience; intemperance was ronghly handled
by him, and statistics presented which show a
great reform is needed in this direction, even in
the United States—one fact was given, that the
amount annually spent for liqnor in this coun
try would purchase every person in It twelve
barrels of flonr; and ten times the amount
snent in chnrfih benevolent work is naid for li
quois.
Labor reforms and tbe relations between cap
ital and labor were ably discussed, and in con
cluding, Mr. Simmons ventilated the inner
working of the great political parties of today.
He ridiculed tha too common practice of lead
ing politicians to secure elections by promises
of some petty government position as a reward
for earnest labor. Political slander was also
shown up iu its true light. He said Congress
men are often unjustly charged as the source of
official coiruption, when tbe blame should be
wholly borne by tbe office seeker.
The speaker held the attention of his audi
ence to the close of his lecture, frequently be
ing interrnped by applause.
Children’s Entertainment.—The last en
tertainment in tbe M. L. A. course will be given
for the benefit of the children this afternoon at
City Hall. Tbe committee have arranged a
very pleasing programme, and those who at
tend will be well entertained. It is as follows:
Solo Violin—Air Varie..DeBeriot
Miss Lilian Chandler.
Scotch Ballad..Torey
Miss Ella F. Johnson.
Solo Harmonica—“March”.Wallach
Professor M. Wallach.
"Mr. Perkins at the Dentist,”
Personation of John B. Gough
Mr. E. H. Frye.
Solo Violin—“Concerto’’.Leonard
Miss Chandler.
Feats of Magic, Necromancy, and Slight of Hand....
By Mr. Geo. H. Bailey.
Song -“By the Streamlet”.Wallace
Miss Johnson.
Solo Harmonica—Swiss Air and Variations ,. Rigli
Piof. Wallach.
“The Old Maid,” 1 ala SolSmilh R ussell
“Tbe School Boy on Hoss’” ) ° R usseii
Mr. Frye.
Slumber Song—With Violin Obligato.Heine
Tbe Misses Chandler.
“Ruth.”—Tickets are selling rapidly, and
crowded houses are expected. The Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle, New York, says
“Ruth” is remarkable for its dram&tio con
sistency and historical accuracy, and as a musi
cal composition the most competent and
unbiased critics have pronounced it a master
piece. Beautiful new scenery, painted by
Seavey of New York, for this work, repieeent
ing localities in Palestine.
Gorham.—Owing to the storm Thursday eve
ning Kit Carson lectured to quite a email audi
ence in the Grangers’ Ball.
The street lamps commence to appear. Three
were put up the other day, one on South street,
near the school house, one near the post office,
and another near the carriage factory on Elm
street. Quite a Dumber more are to be erected
in a short time.
Lecture,—Prof. Andrew Johnson, chitf
President of the Washington Total Abstinence
Society of New Orleans, will give a lecture at
Arcana Hall, Monday evening, Jan. 14, sub
ject, “Total Abstinence in contraidiction from
the often repeated sentence, ‘Be temperate in
all things.’ ”
New Choirs.—The new choir at Congress
rqnare Church iB composed as follows: Miss
Annie Stockbridgp, soprano; Miss Mattie
Beckett, alto; J. B. Hudson, tenor; W. S.
Beokett, baritone; IraC. Stockbridge, organist.
STATE NEWS.

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY.
Tne shipment of shoes from Auburn dur'mg
the past week show an increase of 50 per cent,
over those of the proceeding week.
KENNEBEC COUNTY.
Mr. John WhitehouBe died at the residence
of his daughter, in Augusta, Thursday, aged
93 He was a soldier in the war of 1812.
Mr. J, R. Bodwell of Hallowed, and Co). S.
H. Allen, late proprietor of the Stevens House,
New York city, have purchased the steam mill
property, ice houses, shoe factories, etc., at
Pittston, and will carry on business on an ex
tended scale in the manufacture of lumber,
storing ice, and various other operations con
nected with their purchase.
SOMERSET COUNTY.
The remains of a man, horribly mutilated by
some wild beast, supposed to be a hear, were
lately found neer Duren Bros’, logging camp.
The body could not be identified.
The Somerset Reporter suggests that the
Governor's message should be read in the pub
lio schools.
PENOBSCOT COUNTY.
Mr. George Wellington, for many years a
reside Dt of Bangor, where he served as jailor
and city agent, died in Boston at the age of 85,
Wednesday.
Great excitement at Turner Brog. over the
Dress Goods reduced from 50 to 12J oents.
janlOtf
Fr»m George F. Root, Author nud Com
poser, Chicago.
I have thought that the simplest possible
statement that could be made of my case would
bo sufficiently wonderful to cause incredulity
iu the miDds of many, and so confine myself to
the mere facts. For several years my health
has been going down. I had a complication of
difficulties, and began to act and look like a
feeble, old man; and, heiog only in middle lifei
as to years, tried faithfully all the means with
in my reach to change.the currant aDd regain
ciy lost health—medicine, traveling by sea and
land, gymnasiums, out door exercise and excur
sions, but with no permanent benefit. I was
advised to try lifting, aud did so; aud almost
immediately changed my mind in regard to be
iog an invalid. I can uot hone to say any thing
emphatic enoogh to convey the strength of my
belief that to this exercise I owe not only my
present health, but my life. It is nine years
ago today since I commenced lifting. It took
about a year to get to the weight I ought to lift,
but from that time to this—eight years—I have
not known a moment’s illness sufficient to keep
me from my business. I began lifting before
the Reactionary Lifter was invented, but for
four years I have used that alone, aud find its
effects the same as those produced by Dr. Riel
ly’s Weight-Lifting Machine. I wouli no more
dispense with it than t would with my break
fast Health Lift rooms 237 Middle street.
That the people know a good thing when
they see it is proved by the crowds that are buy
ing at Turner Bros.’, the Dress Goods ia heau
tifal styles aud with wool filling, reduced from
50 to 12J cents. jnl2tf
Ruth, the Gleaner!—Tickets now ready at
Stockbridge’s. jao7tf
To prevent goat and rheumatism, take San
ford’s Jamaica Ginger.
“Blessings on thee, barefoot boy 1” for bting.
ing me SLIPPERY ELM LOZENGES for my
Cough. For sale by all Druggists.
Caswell & Co.,
Corner Washington and Winter streets, Bos
ton.
Why Suffer from Cough, Cold, Influenza
or Bronchitis, when one or two bottles of Dr.
S. D. Howe’s Arabian Milk Cure for Consump
tion will effect an immediate cure. It is both
food and nourishment; jast what the consump
tive needs. Sold by all druggists. jol2S2t
The Most Wonderful Discovery of
the 19th Centnry.
DR. S. D. HOWE’S
Arabian Milk Cure.
FOR CONSUMPTION
And nil diapaaes o( tlae THROAT
CHEST nud LUNGS.
The only Medicine of the kind in the World,
A Substitute for Cod Liver Oil.
Cures Coughs, Colds, Catarrh, Croup, Asthma, Dip
theria, Pueumouia, Bronchitis, Bleeding Lnngs and
Consumption. Also
DR S. D. HOIVE’S
Arabian Tonic Blood Purifier,
Which DIFFERS from a/l other preparations in its
IMMEDIATE ACTION upon the
LIVER, KIDNEYS AND BLOOD.
Purely vegetable, purifies the Blood, cures Pim
ples, Pin Worms, Old Sores, Scrofulous Diseases,
Female Complaints, Diabetes, Boils, Tumors, Can
cers. &c., and FILLS THE VEINS WITH PURE,
RICH BLOOD. For Nervous Debility, Lost Vitality
(caused by indiscretion or otherwise), and
“Broken Down Constitutions,”

in either 6ex, *T challenge the 19ih century” to
produce its equal. Il build* you right square
up. Every bottle is worth its weight in gold. Also
DK. S. D. HOWE’S
Arabian Coa fed*9 Liver Pills
Free irom calomel, cures Billiousness, Dyspepsia,
Heartburn, Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, Chills,
Fevers, Costiveness, gives auick action to the Liver
and regulates the Lowels. without pain and weak
ness, aod a preventive of all malarial disesases.
CONSUMPTIVES
should use all three of the above medicines,
Trice of Milk Care and Tonic each 81
per bottle.
Pills 25 cents per Box,
Sold by all Druggists.
VV. V. PHILLIPS & CO,, Portland,
General Agent,.
DK S, D, HDffK, Proprietor,
U'i Liberty Hi., New York.
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MERRY,
til© Hatter,
Is selling big slock of
FURS,
Firltpiftnilh
:AT PRICES VERY LOW.
Call and examine his stock,
Buffalo Lined Kobes $6 to $8.
337, middle Street,
de27 Sign of Ihe Gold Sal. eodtf
II i« now an acknowledged fact that Consump
tion can be cubed. It hae been cured in a very
great number ol cases (some of them apparently
desperate ones) by Schenck’s Pulmonic Syrup alone
and in others by the same medicine in connection
with Schenck’s Sea Weed Tonicjand Mandrake Pills,
one or both, according to the requirements of the
cage.
The old snppftsition that “Consumption Is Incura
ble,” for many years deterred Physicians from
attempting to find a remedy for that disease, and
patients afflicted with it reconciled themselves to
death without an effort being m ide to save them
from a doom which was considered inevitable.
Dr. Schenck himself was supposed at one time to
beat the very gate of death, his Physicians having
pronounced his case hopeless and abandoned him to
his fate: he was cured by the aforesaid medicines
and afterwards enjoyed uninterrupted good health
for more than forty years. Thousands of people
have used Dr. Schenck’s preparations with the same
remarkable success.
Schenck’s Almanac, containing a thorough treatise
on Consumption, Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, &c.,
can be had gratis of any druggist, or of J. H.
Schenck & Son, Philadelphia. Pull directions for
the use of Scbeuck’s medicines accompany each
package.
Schenck’s Pulmonic Syrnp, Sea Wood Tonic, and
Mandiake Pills are for sale by all druggists.
HAMBCRGS
— AT —
Wholesale Prices.
Having closed out a large lot ot
HAMBURG EDGES and INSER.
TIONS at a great bargain I shall
put them on my counter this Fri
day morning, at WHOLESALE
Prices. Every lady in Portland
should see this lot before purchas.
ing.
Geo. F. Nelson’s,
NO. 263 MIDDLE STREET,
no5 Old aland MvreeUer & Hierrill. d3m
AUISLUN FOIDRV IV1,
Ir >n Founders and
AICKEL PLATERS.
Lifensedby tae United Nickel 0>., of New York,
Al'BUKN, MAINE.
SSTAll Orders trill hare Prompt Attention,
Jan6 eod&wly SXu&Th
new Advertisements.
IN BANKRUPTCY.—District Court oT the
United Mates, District of Maine. Iu the matter
of John Massure, Bankrupt.
This is to give notice thac a petition has been pre
sented to the Court, this tenth day of January, 1878,
by John Massure, of Portland, a Bankrupt, mdiv d
ualiy and as a member ot the firm ot Massure &
Evaus, praying that he may be decreed to have a lull
discharge from all Ids debts, inoividaal and copart
nership, provable under the Bankrupt Act, and upon
reading said Petition,
It is ordered by the Court that a hearing be had
upon tbo same, on the fourth day of March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, in said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that the second meeting of
the creditors ot said Bankrupt bo held before James
I). Fessenden, Register, on the twenty-tifth day ot
January, 1878, at 10 A. M., and the third meeting of
the same on the second day of February, 1878. at 10
A. M., and that notice thereof oe published in the
Portland Advertiser and the Portland Daily Press,
newspapers printed in said District, once a week for
three suecessive weeks, and once iu the weekly Ad
vertiser and Press, the last publication to be thirty
days at least before the day of hearing, and that ail
creditors who have proved their debts and other per
sons in interest, may appear at said time and place,
aud show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of
said Petition should not be granted.
WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk of District Court, tor said District.
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IN BANKRUPTUY.—District Court of the
United States District of Maine, In the matter
ot Charles E. Littlefield, Bankrupt.
This is to give notico that a petition has been pre
sented to the Court, this tenth day of January, 1878,
by Charles E. Littlefield, of Portland, a Bankrupt,
praying that he may be decreed to have a lull dis
charge from all his debts, provable uider the Bank
rupt Act. and upon reading said Petilion,
It is ordered by the Court that a hearing be had
upon the same, on the fourth day ot March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, in said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that the second meeting of
the creditors of said Bankrupt be held before James
D. Fessenden, Register, on the twenty-lifih day of
January, 1878, at 12 M., and the third meeting ot the
same ou the second day ot February, 1878, at 12 M.,
and that notice thereof be published in the Portland
Advertiser and the Portland Press, newspapers
printed in said District, once a week for three suc
cessive weeks, and once in the weekly Advertiser and
Press,The last publication to be thirty days at least
before the day of hearing, aud that all creditors who
have proved their debts and other persoDsin interest,
may appear at said time and place, and show cause,
if any they have, why the prayer of said Petition
should not be granted. WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk of District Court, for said District.
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IN BANKRKJPTCY.—District Court of the
United States, District of Maiue. In the
matter of Rufus Rand, Bankrupt.
This is to give notice that a petition has been
presented to the Court, this tenth day of January,
1878, by Rufus Rand of Portland, a Bankrupt,
praying that be may be decreed to have a full dis
charge from all his debts, provable under the Bank
rupt Act. and said Petition be dismissed, and upon
reading said Petition,
It iirordered by the Court that a heaiing be had
upon the same, on the fourth day cf March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, in said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that the second meeting or
the creditors of said Bankrupt, be held before
James D. Fessendeu, Register, on the twenty-tifth
day of January, 1878, at 11 A. M.. aud the third
meeting oi tne same on the second day or February,
1878, at 11 A. M., and that notice thereof be
published iu the Portland Advertiser and the Port
laud Press, newspapers printed in said District,
once a week for three successive weeks, and once in
the weekly Advertiser an 1 Press, the last publica
tion to be thirty days at least before the day ot
bearing, and that all creditors who have proved
their debts and other persons in interest may appear
at said time aud place, and show cause, if any they
have, why the prayer ot said Petition should not be
granted. WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk of District Court, lor said District.
janl2 dlaw3wS&wlw3
IN BANKRUPTCY.—District Court ot the
United States, District of Maine. In the matter
of William P. Horrie, Bankrupt.
This is to give notice that a petition has been pre
sented to the Court, this tenth day of January, 1878
by William P. Horrie, of Portland, a Bankrupt,
praying that he may bo decreed to have a full dis
charge from all his debts, provable under the Bank
rupt Act, and upon reading said Petition,
It is ordered by the Court tl at a hearing bo had
upon the same, on the lourth day of March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, In said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that Dotice thereof be pub
lished in tbe Portland Advertiser and the Portland
Press, newspapers printed in said District, once a
week for three successive weeks, and once in the
weekly Advertiser and Press, the last publication to
be thirty days at least before the day ot bearing, and
that all creditor* who have proved their debts and
other persons in interest, may appear at said time
and place, and show cause, if any they have, why
the prayer of said Petition should not be granted.
WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk of District Court, for said District.
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IN BANKRUPTCY.-District Court of the
United States, District ot Maine. In the mat
ter of Alpheus Huntington, Bankrupt.
This is to give notice that a petition has been pre
sented to the Court, this tenth day.ot January, 1578,
by Alpheus Huntington, ot Deering, a Bankrupt,
praying that bo may be decreed to have a lull dis
charge from all his debts, provable nuder tbe Bank
rupt Act, and upon reading said Petition,
It is ordered by the Court that a hearing be had
upon the Ram®, on the fourth day of March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, in said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that notice thereof be pub
lisbei in the Portland Advertiser and the Portland
Press, newspapers printed in said District, once a
week for three successive weeks, and once in the
weekly Advertiser and Press, the last publication to
be thirty days at least before the day of heariDg.
and that all creditors who bav'e proved their debts
and other persons in interest, may appear at said
time and place, and show cause, if any they have,
why the prayer of said Petition should not be grant
ed. WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk of District Court, for said District,
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JN BANKRUPTCY.—District Court of the
United States, District of Maine. In the matter
of Sewall Brackett. Bankrupt.
Ibis is to give notice that a petition has been pie*
sented to the Court, this tenth day of Jauuary, 1878,
by Sewall Brackett of Westbrook, a Bankrupt, pray
iug that he may be decreed to have a fall discharge
from all his debts, provable under tbe Bankrupt Act
and upon reading said Petition,
It is ordered by the Court that a hearing be bad
upon tbe same, on the fourth day of March, A. D.
1878, before the Court in Portland, in said District,
at 10 o’clock A. M., and that notice thereof bo
published in the Portland Advertiser and the Port
land Press, newspapers printed in said District, once
a week tor three scccessive weeks, and once in the
weekly Advertiser and Press, the last publication to
he thirty days at least before the day of hearing,
and that all creditors who have proved their debts
anti other persons in interest, may appear at said
time and place, and show cause, if any they have,
why the prayer of said Petition should not be
granted. WM. P. PREBLE,
Clerk ©f District Court, for said District.
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R. S. MORSE,
DEALER IN
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Has taken the Store
Ufo. 135 middle Street,
UpStairs, over bis Old Stand,
and will continue to keep a complete selection of
BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS,
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ANNUAL STATEMENT.
of the Standing ot the
Portland Steam Packet Company.
JANUARY 1, 1878.
Capital Stock (ail paid in).$300,000.
The Company owes nothing.
J. B. COYLE, Treasurer.
Cumberland ss.
January 11, 1878.—Subscribed and sworn to before
me. J. F. LISCOMB,
janl2d8tJustice ot the Peace.
I. O. O. F.
THE Annual Meeting of the Odd Fellows* Mutual
Belief Association of Portland will be held at
Odd Fellows’ llall on TUESDAY EVENING,
Jan. 15th, at 7} o’clock.
Attest:
jalld3t JOSHUA DAVIS, Seo’y.
Lost.
BETWEEN City Hall and Oak Street, a Gold
Neck Chain Aland Locket, containing two
photographs. The finder will bo suitably rewarded
by leaving itat E. N. PEHBY’S.
Janlfdlw Corner Middle and Temple St.
$25 Reward.
LOST on the 8th inst., a WALLET, containg $60
aDd papers of no value except to the owner.
The above reward will be paid by leaving it at
janlldlw* THIS OFFICE,
RETURNED.
MRS. DR_. WELCH,
CHIROPODIST,
At 2281-2 Middle Street, Over
Palmer’s,Shoe Store.
All difficulties of the feet skillfully
treated for a short time. aec25dlwteodtf
You Need not Fear
Hard Times so {long as you can
buy so many useful tilings at
8 & BRILL'S,
39S Congress Street,
OPPOSITE CITY HAIL.
They do sell a good article at
the very lowest price.
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ONE WEEK ONLY.—Men’s Pure Gum
Boots 82.75. Men’s common Boots
$2.25. Boys’ Rubber Boots 81.50.
Youths’ Rubber Boots $1.25. Ladies’
Overs 30 cents. Misses’ Overs 25 cts.
Men’s Rubber Roots at Wholesale at
HALL’S RUBBER STORE, 211! Middle
Street, under Falmouth Hotel.
P. S.—Don’t make a mistake and get
into the wrong store under the Fal
mouth if you want goods at these prices.
Jail .11 w
Just Arrived from England.
SOME small Blue Skve Terrier*, sp.endidly
coated; A young pair of Kugli*h Carrier
Pigeon*. 2 in lace, large and eye circle (driving
bard to nest first time,) and a pair ot Ked barred
Belgian Voyageurs (long distance birds ) To be sold
cheap. Apply to OVIDE MELLER, 37 Middle St.,
, Portland, Me. jalld3t#
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AUCTION SALES
F. O. BAILEY * CO.
Auctioneers and Commlssloa Werehtni-.
galMrmaa 03 aa4 37 IiiImk,
7. 0. C. W. MJMa
Regular sale of Tomitare and General Merchan
dise every Saturday, commencing at 14 o’ulook a. m.
Consignments solicited. oc3att
Furniture, Carpets, Boots aud
Shoes, See.,
BY AUCTION.
WE shall sell on SATURDAY, Jan. 12tb. at 10
A. M., at Salesroom 35 Exchange Street,
Parlor Furniture, Chamber Sets, Carpels, Dining
Room ami Kitchen Furniture, Crockery and Glass,
l.inen, Hair, Husk and Excelsior Mattresses,Feather
Beils, Cook and Parlor Stoves, Ac., Ac. Also at
same time by order of Sberift, a stock of Boots,
Shoes and Rubbers.
If. O. ItalLEV 4k CO., Auctioneers.
j an 10 d3t
Fine Portland Sleighs by Auction.
SATURDAY NEXT, at 11 o’clock, at Mart. Plum
Street, we shall sell the balance of David
Libby’s Stock of Fiuo Sleighs, consisting ol 10 or 12
of the best Sle’ghs manufactured in Portland this
season. This will be the last chance to buy one ot
these sleighs this season.
F. O. BAlltKV A. CO., Aicliuiwr..
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HOOTS, SHOES
— AND —
f
Will bo sold at auction at
STORE NO. 56 UNION STREET,
tLe balance of that bankrupt stock of Boots, Shoes
and Rubbers, commencing Tuesday, Jan. 15*h,
m IO o'clock 4. i?I. anil half past P. HI.
The sale to continue daily until the entire lot is closed
out. Every shoe ottered will be sold to the highest
bidder. The ladies are especially invited to attend tho
afternoon sale.
C. H. STAPLES & CO.
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Steamship Yazoo
AT AUCTION.
BURDETT A DENNIS will sell peremptorily at
auction on TUESDAY. Jan. 15tb, at Morgan
Iron Works, foot 9th Street, E. R., (where vessel
roav be seen after 7th iust.) at 12 o’clock on board
STEAMSHIP YAZOO, now ruuniDg between New
York and Savannah, of 1399 50-109 ton,, built by
O. H. Mallory A Co., Mystic. Conn., 1883. Capacity
2100 bales cottoo, 10,000 banels. For further
particulars inquire of
WM. L. JAMES, ESQ..
jautdtlS Gen. Agent, Philadelphia.
BLANKETS !
BLANKET SALE.
Will offer for the
NEXT TEH DAYS
the greatest bargains in Blankets
that have been offered in Portland
this Pall or Winter. Having bad
unfavorable weather for the
Blanket trade, we have a large
stock on hand, and we now offer
them at the following prices.
One lot 10-4 Blankets for $1.50
per pair, former price $2.00.
One lot 10-4 Blankets for $2.00
per pair, former price $2.50.
Oqe lot 11-4 Extra quality Blank
ets for $3.00 per pair, former
price $4,00.
One lot 11-4 Blankets for $4.00
per pair, former price $5.00.
In connection with the above we
have a lot of
CALIFORNIA BLANKETS,
in 12-4 add 13-4 at the lowest
prices offered.
MILLETT,
CHAMBERLIN,
A LITTLE,
227. Middle Street
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LADIES’ AND CRILDREN’S
UNDERWEAR!
Our stock in this department
is still complete, but MUST now
be reduced. All who have not
bought their WINTER SUPPLY
should do so at once, as PRICES
are LOWER than every before.
Ora, Moore & Bailey.
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Merino Underwear l
Great Reduction in the prices
o( the American Hosiery
Company’s Goods.
1 lot Vests and Drawers $1.00 each, re
duced from $2.25.
I lot Vests and Drawers $1.17, reduced
from $2.37.
1 lot Vests and Drawers $1.25, reduced
from $2.50,
1 lot Vests and Drawers $1.25, reduced
• from $2.63.
These goods ate tho best made, finished seams
throughout, and are 40 per cent, less than wholesale
prices.
Carlton Kimball,
495 CONGRESS ST.,
JUST ABOVE PREBLE HOUSE.
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Slippers for Men,
Slippers for Women.
Slippers lor Boys.
Slippers tor Girls.
Slippers lor Children.
Slippers in tide to order.
Slippers ol all kinds (or every j
body.
Ladies’ and Misses’ White Slip
pers and White Boots.
ITI. G. PALMER.
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Drug Store for Sale.
Good paying: Drug Store far sale.
Small capital required. Enquire of
GEO. W. PABKEK,
89 Free Street.
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