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ESTAISUISHED JUNE 23, 1802.—VOL. 17. PORTLAND, MONILAY .HOKMMt, DI.CI..UI1I.K--.18VJ. K a.qiaki _ - THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS; Published evcrv dev (Sundays excepted) by the POBTLASD PTBUSIIISiG CO., At 109 Exchange St., Portland. Terms : Light Dollars a Year. To mail subscrib ers Seven Dollars a Year, if paid in advance. THE MAI>E~ST ITE PRESS s published every Thursday Morning at §2.50 a year, if paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Kates of Advertising: One inch of space, the length of column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per sjuare, daily first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00: 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one-third additional. Under head of “Amusements” and “Auction Sales,” $2.00 per square pe week; three inser tions or less, $1.50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State), for $1.00 per squa.c for first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. ENT EltT A INMEN TS. PORTLAND THEATRE. FRANK CUKTIS.Lessee and Managed. Bee. 81, 81 and 85. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 35TH CHRISTMAS MATIXEH 8 ST S3 The Celebrated Comedian, EV1R. CHA3. L. DAVIS, Supported by Miss Emma Ycru and His Comedy Com’y, ALVIN JOSLIN. A Picture of New EiiglansI Jjife, Sale of seats, Saturday, Dec. 20. delOdlw CHRiS.TRflAS BALL —AT— GILBERT’S DAIVCHG ACADEMY Tickets, admitting gent with ladies, $ 1.00. Oys ters and oilier refreshments served to orier—Rob inson, caterer. The last half of the present term of evening school commences on Tuesday evening. li ... •>■>.! I'..,,,., !n<im tlw P, ili.'.rni.m (lu-pl nml toe) Polka. fle22dtf ~OPENING, RollerSkating* HASjIji, j^oieiaber 27, 1S79. The Managers take pleasure in announcing that LANCASTER HALL has been re-modelled, re painted, as well as thoroughly cleansed, and will be OPEN EVERY WEEK DAY, Forenoons, Afternoons ami Evenings, until Spring Season, For Parlor Skating, — WITH — l*I,¥JIPTOV!S CELEBRATED PAB LOS SKATES, A MOST DELIGHTFUL PASTIME, Which has already become the leading fashionable recreation throughout Europe and the principal cit ies of this country. Competent Assistants will he in attendance every day and evening and will give their nersonal atten tion to teaching the art to Ladies, Misses and Gen* tleiaen. " _ Roller Skating will be the Fashionable Recreation during the Winter months. 1'lie Managers desire that Parents will feel sure that no injurious influences, are at all possible tor their children while at the Hall, as the class of per sons who visit this resort, are very select, and a const nit watch is kept over the skating surface and skaters. , . .. The skating surface will be under tue direction ol Mr. Kuoem: Lalimj:, who so successfully man aged the Worcester Roller Skating Rink last winter, and will spare nothing to make this a first-class and a popular place for recreation. Uutil f urther notice Sessions and Prices Will Be Morn in?, - from 10 to 12 o’clock. For Ladies and escort. Admission 20 Cents. Afternoon, - ’ from 2 to 4.45 o’clock. Admission 20 Cents. Evening, - from 7 1-2 to 10 o’clock. ' One Admission 35 Cents; Five Tickets, $1.00. Subscription Tickets, 25 Admissions, $5.00. In justice to patrons, children under 12 years of age will nut lie allowed ou the skating surface, ex cept at tlie JUVENILE SESSIONS, u a rstw'J? H V From 10 to 12 o'clock A. M., 2 to 4.45 P. M Admi»8iou lO Cento. Tickets good on all occasions except special as semblies. „ . _ Use of Skates for an entire Session-ly cents. For children at Juvenile Assemblies.. .10 cents. Kent of Box in Cloak Room. 5 cents. Thompson & Lalime, IHAMGEBS. no27_____dlm Fraternity Dances! focbtii awual course. CITY “HALL, Friday Evening, Nov. 28, Wednesday Eve liiiig*, Dec# 10,31, Jan. 14-, -S, Fell* 11, — IX AID OF THE — PortiniHi Fraternity. Li moral Commillcc. T. C. Hkbsey, Esq.. President Fraternity. ' Samvel J. Anderson, Esq., Vice President. K. A. Noyes, Treasurer. Hon. Geo. Walker, Mr. S. E. Spring, Hon. a. E. Stevens, Mr. I. P. Farrington, Hon. Geo. P. \Ves< ott, Mr. Geo. S. Hi NT, Hon. .Jacob McEkllan, Mr. H. N. Jose, jion. Wu. I,. I’vtnam. Vk. Geo. W. Woodman, Hon! I. Washburn, Jr., Mr. Ciias. McIaughlin, Mr. Wm. 1. Thom, Mr. John N. Lord, Mr. Nathan Webb, Mr. J- S. Winslow, Mr. Ch as. E. Jose, Mr. J. P. Baxter, Mr. S. T. Pollen, Mr. l>. W. Fessenden, VIr M. P. Emekv, Mr. Lewis Pierce, Hr. W. F. Milliken, Committee ou Untei laiumenls. Fred K. Farrington, J. II. Drummond, Jr., W.u. Senter, Jr., E. 1). Noyes, E C Jordan Wm. H. Schumacher. P. T. Griffin, Tickets for the course of six evenings, admitting Gentleman and Ladies. $0.00: to he obtained ot the Committee on Entertainments. Evening tickets, $1. Itin-ic by Chandler’s Full Quadrille Band. no21 __eodtf PHOTOGRAPHY. After an absence of three and a half years I have •returned to Portland and. leased the Photograph room * recently occupied by J. L. 1 - Burnham, HQ. 12 MARKET SQUARE. I am prepared to carry on the business in all its branches in the best style of the art. 1 hope to sec all my old WeudS j111'1 ? .sh®r® of the public in general. iiY PKICFb >» ILL hu REASON AliLir.. . _ I Lave :i fine assortment of Frnua®*. Pa««-parloitt», Ac., Ac.; all will be sold very low. A. I?E. McKEWIEI. dee IB___ <-....lAvvavv Walter Oox Has re-opened in the Wolf Blocic next to tne corner of Franklin and aiiadlo Sts. with an entire new stock of Fruit, Confectionery, T obaceo, Cigars, Cutlery and Christmas Ooods * Thanking bis patrons for their past favors and hoping t<> receive their trade for the future. Something Mew. To thoroughly enjoy an oystc1 stew you should use the ••!>, arl oyster Crackers” vri htlic erfmpled edge, livery one perfect, ho split one-. We are taking great pains in manufacturing these Crack; rs, using nothing but the best slock and confidently believe that If the public will try them ' aey will use no otli era. MAAl’I U TI BED f>.Til.\ BY Itice Calderwood, de20 8 A IO CNIOX ST. 1w Cleaned suid Aslies Keiuored _CLOTHING.__ _=======_===== C. B. B. FISK & CO., OJE PRISE CLOTHIERS, HER PRERLE HOUSE, PORTLAXB, IUSE, I f MEN’S, BOYS’ m CHILOREJTS OLO'i “Bring e a 88 cl Id eyes to tlie pertasal of men's works and Set not soilisass cm1 detraction blast well intended labor/'’ ENCOURAGING NEWS. The intelligence received from every quarter is of the most encouraging kind, and indicates a general revival. An era of commercial and industrial pros perity is confidently looked forward to. merchan dise of every description is rapidly advancing in prices and far better still wages are gradually be ing increased, whic. will enable the laboring classes to indulge in many necessities, which close econ omy has deprived them qf. We rejoice with the people; once more we wi-h to bear the ponderous • stroke of the trip hammer, the busy hum of the \ spindles, and the buzz of numerous saws, all indica- i ting plenty. WHERE TO BUY. Tlio great desideratum in expending money is to i know where to get the most serviceable and satisfac ; tory articles for the smallest consideration. Ask a novice and he will advise you to make your pur chases anywhere that you may find the goods re quired. regardless of the ability of the parties to re turn you a fair equivalent for your money,—consult a man of observation a id he will direct you to the most extensive establishment in your vicinity, where a largo and varied stock will be found to meet the requirements of all classes of trade, and where business is clone on the ON ft FI1ICE. QIKK SALES and SMALL PROFIT principle. Such is FISK. & CO.’S Establish ment. HOLIDAY PRESENTS. In the selection of gifts a due regard for surrounding circumstances, condition in life and present wants should be taken in consideration. A package or candy or a jumping jack to a shoeless child would be as much out of place as an elephant for a baby. In selecting your Holiday Gifts, give what will be ot the most service as well as lasting and economical. For children, nothing gives more pleasure than nice, nobby clothing: a neat Lister or Overcoat for the little ones would undoubtedly prove most satisfac tory. I j I We desire to embrace this opportunity to extend • the compliments of the season and also express our thanks to our numerous patrons who have sustained and encourage 1 us by their liberal patronage during the past five years. The gradual increase in our ! business has clearly demonstrated the fact to our J entire sa«;--faction that our efforts to please the ; public hi.v* been eminently successful, in the fu ture as well as in the past wo shall ever have in ! v ew that a pleased customer will call again. ( . W:JJ REFLECT ! PONDER! Your earnest and respectful attention, your careful and profited perusal ©f our Holi day Advertisement is requested that you may examine our prices, in comparison with others who are unable to quote our matchless figures. imoeskps I>o»bSe-Breaste«S Gray Overcoats, ssi.so. Cut long, Cotton Flannel Lined, with Black Velvet Collar. Are warm and will make an excellent Coat for a Working Man. SUITS TO MATCH OVERCOATS Sa. k Coat and Single-Breasted Vest, cannot he re placed on our counters less than $5.50. EXTRA PANTALOONS OF SAME MATERIAL $1.00. All sizes for Men's wear, lined throughout and made very strong. OUR ASSORTS! OF SUITS For these ages is sirrply immense. Onr prices vary according to the Quality, and our styles Unique and Pleasing. Special Bargains — IN — Ciii’s Three-Piece Suits! Ages 4 io 10 years. Prices $3.50 to $5.00. These garments cost us from $5 to $0, and are reduced to FIFTY PER CENT, simply on account of our being overstocked. C. B. B. FISK & CO. A Wonderful Bargain 25 MEN’S SCOTCH- CHEV IOT SACK SUITS Made to sell for $11; we shall sell at $0.00. 19 Men’s Small Brown Cheeked Sack Suits Manufactured to sell for §12, now offered at $0.50. We guarantee that the material used in the make up of these Suits cannot now he purchased at the figures we offer them for, $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 An array of Men’s Suits that are truly wonderful for cheapness and quality. MEW’S FESTERS, THE ZERO AND DEFIANCE. We desire to call attention to our $12 grade of Beaver Elysians, pronounced by all as the essence of comfort and cheapness. Out Size Overcoats For Esirge Mesa. SIZES 44 AND 40. PRICES $9 AM) SI©. Quality excellent. Style tlie very best. The Pelham= Worn by all Nobby Youug Men, particularly ad apted for tall men. PRICES FROM $16 T€> $29. CHILDREN’S Vermont Grey OVERCOATS i Age 4 to lO years. Cannot be bought in America to-day by the hun dred less than §1.75 each. For a common School coat they are par-excellent. C. D. B. FISK & CO. A SPLENDID LINE —OF— Children's Ulsters! Commencing with a good grfcy one at $2.50, and ranging in price up to a line one worth $10. Our display in these goods is unrivalled. c. D. JB. FISK & CO. Elegant Line From $14 to $17. F0BME11LY SOLD AT $22. PANTALOONS $2.00, 2.50, 3.QQ, 4.00, 5.00, 5.50, 8.00, 7.00. THE PELHAM. In sizes to lit Young Men from 12 to 21 years of age, in Fancy Stripes and Plaids. Prices From $10 to $17. A LIST OF SPESiilL BARGAINS! BSAD CABFFULLY ! Men’s Working Pants §1. OVERALLS OR JUMPERS, S2i3o., 40o., SOc., These Goods v, ill be advanced 20 per cent, after January 1st. Hoys’ Sclaool Pants $1. C. D. B. FISK & CO, PERFUMES, PERFUMES 1 PERFUMES! VIZ : Ess. Roquet, Roquet Caroline, Carnation Pink, Frangipanni, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Jockey Club, Magnolia, Marechale, Wild Rose, Edenia, Toledo, Millefleur, Moss Rose, Masseline, New Mown Hay, Night Blooming Cereus, Ocean Spray, Orange Blossoms, Persian Roquet, Pond Lily, Rondletia, White Rose, Geranium, Spring Flowers, Stephanotis, Sweet Brier, Tea Rose, Tube Rose, Upper Ten, Yiolet, West End, White Lilac, Wood Yiolet, Musk, Ylang Ylang, Wild Olive, Alisma, Double Diamond, Patchouly, Carnation, Cashmere Roquet, Queen of Scots, Ac., Ac., Ac. The above Perfumes arc variously put up in handsome Bottles and Boxes, or can bo purchased by the FROM 10 CEWTS UP I In addition to above Stock of Perfumes we offer at Low Figures j AS ELEGANT LINE OF TOILET ARTICLES, CELLULOID SETS, ANB A GENERAL VARIETY OF Choice Russia Leather Goods, &c„ &c. F. T. Meaher & Co., 13 JErL U Or ‘Or’ 1ST Cor. Congress and Preble Sts., Portland,^Me. de20 ____ DEOEi¥§BE§S SOth. Will haw their opening o£ HOLIDAYGOODS : WBdassday, Oss. 101 TUXESBUP.Y & 80., 511 €OATCHIEFS ST., Motloy BIock..j(j DRESS MAKING! SO SJT. Low Prices previous to removal to Congress Street. Will tit Basques for 50 cts, Wednesdays free. Tlie art of culling taught. Would take one more apprentice. Work secured after learned, ltefers by permission to MILS. A DALTON, 28 Spring St. oe25d3m T E E E3 & s We offer for the Holiday Season ilie Best Assortment of TIDIES, TOILET SETS, Lace Spreads, Shams, Edgings, • SQUARES AND INSERTIONS to bo found, in this market» Splendid fjine of ILace Cnriains anil Great Bargains ia tiieui. FANCY FRINGES, CORDS AND TASSELS. Sofa Pillows Furnished and made up. G, M. BOSWOBTH, 4 Free Street B!ock. oclO eodbm i Christmas Candies. Geo. Hudson, 571 Congress St., Has constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of CANDIES, warranted i Fresh and Pure. i Also all sorts of TOYS and Fancy Arti i eles for the Children. Dont fail to call and see them and you i will he convinced. dole ut IMMENSE STOCK OF FURNITURE! We have now on hand one of the Largest and best assortments of Furniture ever shown in Maine. This stock of furniture was ail man ufactured and bought by us before the advance in prices, and until we have to put in a new Stock we shall sell at former prices. We wish the Public to understand we shall allow no Dealer in New England to undersell us under any circumstances. Please give us a call be fore purchasing and save money. G. A. WHITNEY & CO., BJo. jS^iclaaiisc St., JPcai-tlsiixoL, Me. no7 “m _ Men, Women and Children. EVENING- 8 TIPPERS for Ladies and Misses. TOITETL !*TI 1*1*1111* and Dancing Pumps for Gentlemen uui Youths. i?IEN?8 ENG. GRAIN Walking fast Bals. and Congress Boots. ENG. (>RAIN waterproof Gunning Boots. CORK SOTE WALKING ROOTS for Ladies in Fr. Calf and Goat; also Cloth top walk ing Boots. SPRING REEL BOOTS in all widths for Misses and Children. EXC’TIJSIVE SATof Burt's Boots and Banister & Tiehenor’s Newark custom made hand sewed Boots. CVSTOK BOOTS of every description made to measure. M. a. PALNIEB, 3*30 mddle Street. iie.5 dtf Far The Holidays Frame and Clipper Sleds, Snow Shovels, Folding Lap Boards, Baskets, Bird Cages, Patent Nursery Swings, Pampas, Flumes, Hartford Ferns anil a large variety of Bried Brasses. Popping Corn lor Christ mat Trees — FOR SALE BY — Kendal) & Whitney II.1SK8.T HALL—MARKET SQ. deli*___-w Ail Premiums at STATE FAIR, 1875). Opposite Falmouth Hotel, PORTLAND, ME. Up one flight only. noAdtf Bents’ Ilautl Sewed Uleth Top Laced Rood • 5*6.00 Bent*’Hand Sewed Cloth Top Con gress Boot* • 6.00 Bent.*’ Wescolt’s Cf. Laced Bool* - 4*30 Beni*’ Weseolt’* Cf. CreetJniore, (Something New) - 3.00 Ben*.*’ Lug Brain Laced Boots - 4.30 Bout.*’Brain Root* - - 1.75 to >5.30 La iiie*’ St am Sc** Boat Bool*, Lour Width* - 3.00 Ladies’ Seaznle** Kid Boots, Three Width* - 3.00 A few pair* of French Calf Cong, and Buttou, of the best Newark make at cost to clo*e. Heavy stock of Rubber, Ilip and Calf Boot* at the lowest price*. Rubber and Leather repairing done at store. 210 MIDDLE STREET. ocl7 Under Falmouth Hotel. eodtf Rubber Boots. Since the great advance in all hinds of Runhcr Goods it is important to know when yon purchase that yon get a first qualify, reliable article. The WOOX | SOCKET DI'MOYI) TAP Rubber Boots for Men, Boys and Youths are acknowl edged to be the best in the market. We have a full line of these goods. We would also invite you to examine our large stock of Ladies’ Pine Boots and Slippers, Gents’ Opera Slippers, etc., suitable for Holiday Presents. We also carry a large variety of Ladies’, Gents’, Misses’and Children’s medium grades of goods which we offer at reasonable prices at 185 Middle St. B. R WHITNEY & CO. dec5 dtf and “DRL.” ^%CC 1 Is the Number of m3' Trade Mark “BYE AND BU>CK..”aud all infringements will bo prosecuted. It is unequalled for Lung, I'hr oat and Malar is»l diseases, being Purely Vegetable and com bining the excellence 01 the ‘•Sugar Cane” and tlio •* Choice*! Cereal*-’ WI13" lake disagreeable drugs when this most Delicion* Cordial will produce more satisfactory results? Sold b3r Druggists and Grocers. My Signature is on every Ben uiae bottle. Hrico, $1. N. VAN BEIL, S8 Chambers St. N. Y. sel7eod3mo THE PRESS. MDMDAY MOBMIMB. DECEMBER 22. Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate signed by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. All railway, steamboat and hole managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our journal. We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in ail cases indispensable, not necessarily for publica tion but as a guaranty of good faith. w e cannot undertake to return or preserve com munications tnat are not used. The Swindling Blanks. Those three lines in the blanks sent out for election returns were designed of course for towns, plantations anil such cities Slaving not over five aldermen. There arc six or eight cities perhaps that have seven aldermen, and the mistake was in supposing that the aider men in these larger cities knew more than the backwoodsmen and therefore did not require lines ruled for them. The Secretary should have got up a blank especially for their use so that they would understand that it requires at least a majority to make a quorum for any business.—Argus. The author of the above explanation is, if possible, rather more stupid than Secretary Gove. The “taste of the printer” was much more satisfactory than this. The three lines in the blanks were designed for towns and plantations, were they? Then why were these three lines enclosed by a brace opposite which was printed the word “aldermen?” Why was there a line above these three, at the end of which was printed the word “Mayor,” and why a line below, opposite which were the words “City Clerk.” Does • the Argus know of any town or plantation that has a Mayor and Board of Aldermen? “There are six or eight cities perhaps that have seven aldermen,” says the Argus. Yes, there are eight, and they constitute four sevenths of the whole number of cities in the State. There are five cities that 1 ave live, and one that has six aldermen. So a blank wiih three spaces would answer for five cities out of fourteen, and even in these five but a bare majority could sign. It would be natural to suppose that a man nitinc urnillfl either leave the space for signa tures without any ruling at all, or else he would rule off enough spaces to accommodate all the aldermen in the largest city. Ko honest man with the knowledge that Mr. Pillsbury possesses could possibly have done otherwise. Mr. Pillsbury left plenty of room iu the blanks for the warrant?, but on the returns so little space was left that Alderman Waite of this city when he came to sign the blanks re marked that there wasn’t more than room enough for his and the mayor’s signature. “The mistake was iu supposing that the aldermeu in those larger cities knew more than the backwoodsmen and therefore did not require lines ruled for them” says the Argus. Why wasn’t the mistake also made of supposing that the mayors of all the cities knew enough to write “mayor” after their names and that it would not bo necessary to print it. The mistake made was not made by the Secretary of State or by Mi1. Pilsbury. They knew perfectly well wha„ they were about when they were concocting those blanks. The mistake was made by the aldermen of four Republican cities iu supposing that the State officials were honest men, and the Ar gus is chuckling over it just as a gang of confidence men would over the success of one of their number in swindling an unsus pecting victim by a three card monte game. Tits Indignation Meetings. The significance of the immense indigna tion meetings held all over the State is unmistakable. The feeling of wrathful surprise at the act of executive usurpation is not confined to the political organization whose candidates have been unjustly and illegally deprived of the seat3 to which they are elected. Candid men of all parties recognize that the question is not a partisan one, that while a political party has been deprived of some advantages that of right belonged to it a grevious wrong has been done to tne wnoie people. me principle itself of representative government is at stake, the executive lias trespassed upon tlie province of botli coordinate branches of the government, and the fair name of the State has been tarnished by the very men whose duty and privilege it is to keep it spotless. The sense of the great wrong done to the State and the injury inflicted upon repre sentative government everywhere is steadily deepening and broadening beyond party lines. The closer the action of the Gover nor and Council is examined, and the better known the iniquitous nature of it becomes, the more disposed are honest and candid Democrats and Greenbackers to speak out -in open and emphatic condemnation of the fraud. We look to find in the expression of the sense of the meeting to be held in this city to-morrow a dignified and fitting rebuke of tlie usurpation, and a wise and thorough discussion of the remedy, Tub Argus says: “If there has been any departure from the law by the Governor and Council h has not been pointed out. No lawyer of respectable standing at the bar has yet ventured to stake his reputation on a square assertion Hint a single decision made by them, has not been made in accord ance with the, constitution and the law l How about the Hon. W. L. Putnam? How about the Hon. A. P. Gould called by you one of the ablest constitutional lawyers in the State? You will find the list lengthening, too, as the days go by. Xor satisfied with aiding in the theft of a State Councillor Fogg is trying, through the columns of his paper, the Greenback Labor Chronicle, to bulldoze the merchants of Lewiston and Auburn. The paper says “parties who refuse to patronize the Cliron i#1 ,-iml i-vf mill tt'H Disk our friends to shun on account of their politics.” It also threatens to call the names of those who do not advertise in its columns. This is getting pretty near to black-mailing, as the Chronicle may learn to its cost. Boston Herald: Such proceedings as that by which the people of Maine have been swindled will help to make it easy for liberal Republicans, independent voters and law-abiding Democrats to vote the Republi can ticket next year, and it will not be strange, should it appear that the Presi dential election is to be a rough and tumble fight, if Gen, Grant should be selected to lead it on one side. Hartford Courant: Garcelon is the man to take Tilden’s place as leader of the reform movement next year. “Garcelon and Barksdale” would make a ticket such as has seldom been seen. The Maine Standard puts the cut of a cannon over its report of the theft achieved by the Governor and Council. Did the piece of ordnance come from the Kingfield armory? Tiie trick played by the State Printer upon Saco and other cities would have suc ceeded in Bangor had it not been for the vigilance of Mayor Brown. Tiie Democratic Utica Observer also condemns the steal as contrary to the spirit of equity and justice. Boss Garcelon has not yet jumped into the Kennebec. Perhaps he believes he was not born to be drowned. The Great Democratic Greenback Fraud. Tf the Editor of the Press: That an atrocious fraud has been perpetrated by tho Governor and Council, in their capacity as a returning board, is a matter pretty wel 1 settled in the minds of tho great mass of the people in this State. That question I do not purpose to discuss, in this communication; but another intimately connected with it. Judg ing from the tone of tho newspaper press, I think a general impression prevails, that not withstanding the will of tho people, as fairly and honestly expressed at the ballot box at the la3t State election has been defeated by the monstrous usurpations of tho Govoruor and Council, we are left without a remedy, in other words, that any attempt to defeat the consum mation of tho wickedscliemes and plans of the. fusion conspirators, cannot be successfully made, under the forms of law. Upon this point I venture to make a few sug gestions. 1. It is now vory evident, that this great Legislative steal is the out growth of a deep laid, wicked plot, a secret conspiracy, not only to usurp tho State government the present year, hut by holding the power in their own hands, count out the Republican members of Congress at tho next State election, count in Democratic electors for President and Vice President, count in a bogus Legislature for 1881 —organize a State Government for the two years following—elect Pillsbury United State Senator, and do all this in defiance of the popular vote. This is the plot, and tho recent counting out of men loyally elected and count ing in men not elected, is only tho first act in the drama. Now what is the duty of tho loyal men of Maine in the present crisis? Is it their duty to allow the usurpers to consummate their rascali ty and wait until the next State election, and depend upon that to right this great wrong? These usurpers have set aside tho results of one election, and if they are allowed to keep the reins of government they will do it again.— With these political thieves in the Capitol, elections amount to nothing. They are a mere farce so long as these dishonest demagogues have the manipulating of the returns. i’lUW H Uitl UdU UU UVUO) mill <iuvjuu**. I believe these conspirators should be met with a bold front at the onset, and overy lawful means used to defeat tlieir wicked schemes, and usurpations. “The Legislative power shall bo vested in two distinct branches, a House of Representa tives and a Senate.”—Constitution Art. 4, part 1, Sec. 1. “The Legislature shall conveuo on the first Wednesday of January annually.”—Art. 4, part 3, See. 1. * “Each House shall be the judge of the elec tion and qualifications of its own members.” —Art. 4, part 3, Sec. 3. “The House of Representatives shall choose tlieir Speaker, Clerk and other officers.”—Art. 4, part 1, Sec. 7. “The Senate shall choose their President Secretary and other officers.”—Art. 4, part 2, Sec. S. In order to carry out tlio provisions of the Constitution in relation to the organization of the Legislature, our Statutes provide as fol lows: The Secretary of State shall on or be fore the day preceding the meeting of the Leg islature, furnish to the Secretary of the preced ing Senate, and also to the Clerk of the preced ing House of Representatives certified rolls, under the seal,of the Stato of the names and residences of the Senators and Representatives elect, according to the report of the Governor and Council and report the vacancies, if any exist.—Rev. Stat. Chap. 2, Sec. 21. At tlie time and .place of meeting, the Secre tary of the preceding Senate shall call the Sen ators elect, present, to order and from the cer tified roll furnished him, call their names and if a quorum respond, ho shall presido until they are qualified and a President is elected.— Rev. Statutes, Chap. 2, Sec. 22. The Clerk of the preceding House of Repre sentatives iu like manner shall organize tlie House.—Rev. Stat., Chap. 2, Soc. 23. “Ho person shall be allowed to vote or take part in the organization of either branch of the Legislature as a member unless his name appears upon the certified roll of that branch.' —Rev. Stat., Chap. 2, Sec. 25. These provisions make it quite clear that un der tlie torms of law the persons holding cer tificates of election from Gov. Garcelou and liis Council can control tlie organization of the Senate and House of Representatives by elect ing presiding officers for each branch, and such oilier officers as belong to each house. After the organization of the House and Sen ate is completed—under the constitution—it is tlio next duty ot eacn nrancu to determine or “judge of the election of its own members.” Sec. o, Art, 4, part second of the constitution peremptorily declares that “The Senate shall on said first Wednesday of January annually determine who are elected by the highest number of votes to be Senators in each Dis trict.” On the first Wednesday of January next eight persons, who have not been elected to the Senate, whose only claim to a seat in that body consists in bogus certificates from the Governor and Council, will probably ap pear, take their seats and act in the organiza tion of that body. It would seem that self respect would dictate to these men after they had performed this duty to quietly rotire and allow the men who have legally elected to been take their seats. It is hard to believe that such men as Daniel W. True, W illiam It. Field and James R. Talbot, will have any desire to hold seats in the Senate to which they were never elected, and which they know were procured by an outrageous fraud practised by the Gov ernor and Council. If they do attempt to per petuate their official existence in that body— from that moment they become parties to the fraud. Immediately after the organization of the Senate memorials from the disfranchised Sen ators, accompanied by cer titled copies of tlio returns from the Secretary of State should bo presented and immediate action demanded. These returns upon their face will give the contestants a prima facie right to seats; and stamp the bogus certificates of tlio Governor and Council a fraud. This will make the issue. If these eight “certificated” men are honest men they will voluntarily retire without a struggle. It may be said that tlieso contested cases should go to a committee for investiga tion—that this has been tlio usage. To such an argument I reply that these cases are with out a parallel in the history of legislation. The certificates of the Governor and Council when compared with the returns, show the cer tificates a gigantic lie upon the face of the papers. The eleven Republican Sena tors who Holu certmcates ceruncaies suouiu make their stand right hero aud “fight it out on that line” if it takes all winter. If they do they will prevail. Tho Same of the conspira tors will be to stave off tho settlement of these questions until Joe Smith is made Governor and the Council aud State officers chosen. If an attempt is made to perpetuate tho present corrupt dynasty in this way it should be re sisted to the death. I find alrnndant authority for the position I assume, but have only space in this letter to refer to one or two authorities, which are direct to the point: Cushing in his “Law and Practice of Legislative Assemblies,” says “Any member may bring forward an inquiry into the right of any other member to his seat by a motion predicated upon facts which are notori, ous to the Assembly.” Again tho same author says: “When'a return is obtained by means of some fraud, or trick practiced by or with the consent of the returning officers * * * the return will bo sot asiilo and the person duly elected admitted to a sent.” - With regard to tho action of the Governor aud Council in relation to the returns for mem bers of the House—their conduct is more atro cious still. The doctrine that the returning board, under our constitution aud laws can en tirely disfranchise whole cities where election had been legally held and Representatives legally elected, by trampling under their feet duly authenticated returns, is monstrous. The constitution guarantees to every city aud town representation in the House, aud '-’2d section of the Bill of Rights declares that "no tax or duty shall be imposed without the consent of the people, or their Repres nlatires." It then becomes the practical duty of the 12 Represen tatives fr.ttn the disfranchised cities of Port land. Lewiston, Rockland, Bath and Saco, im mediately after the organization of the House, to appear and demand their seats. ^ There can be no valid excuse for keeping them out a single moment. They are in no sense cases of “contested election”—lor no one will appear to contest their rights. To talk about delay for the purpose of reference to a committee would bo adding insult to injury. After their credentials shall be properly pre sented by a member or members of the House, to refuse to admit them to seats would be revo lutionary—converting the House of Represen tatives into a Greenback-Democratic mob. It will be equally the duty of the other Re publican members who have been fraudulently counted out to demand their seats at once. The Constitution, Sec. 8, Act 4. part first, provides that “all such lists (i. e. the returns) shall he laid befcro the House of Representa tives on the first Wednesday of January annu ally, and they shall determine who are olectcd;’- so that on the very day of the organ ization of the House they will have in their possession tho evidence which conclusively proves the right of these excluded members to their seats. Here let the Republican members of tho House who hold certificates make their stand and porsistontly resist to tho bitter end the transaction of any other business until the House is purged of fraud, and tho Representa tives elocted by the people admitted to seats. J. J.P. [N. V. Tribune.) What is the Remedy? The deed of the Democrats of Maino arouses the utmost indignation. By decent Democratic papers there is no attempt made to defend it. They freely admit that any -supposed advan. tage which the Democratic party had derived from the course of the Republicans in respect to disputed electoral votes in I87G has been thrown away by the deliberate action of the Democratic party in stealing the State Govern ment of Maine. No one denies that tho ob ject is to onablo the same party to steal the electoral votes of that Stato. No one pretends that there is the slightest doubt that the people meant to elect and did elect a Republican Leg islature, nor does any one claim that there has been the least chance of tho election of Demo cratic electors in Maine by a free and honest vote. Tho steal is naked, barefaced and im pudent. The intention to get the electoral vote of the Stato, by means of power which a fraudulent Governor and a stolen Legislature may exercise, is not concealed in the convers ion of Democrats and Greenback men at Washington, and it is plain that no party, having the least chance of getting that vote by decent and lawful means, would have resorted to a fraud so desperate and shameless. Even the Democrats know and admit that the immediate effect of this high-handed and revolutionary course will bo to strengthen the Republican party. They calculate, however, that no conceivable fraud or crime can loosen the hold of the Democratic party upon the Southern States or upon Maine, because in those States it is no longer dependent upon public opinion. Force and ftaud have subju gated those States, and it is believed can bold them, no matter what crimes against self-gov ernment the party may commit. In this fact lies the peril of the situation. The only safe guard against the Mexicaaization of our form of government lies in the disposition of the people to put down a party that resorts to fraud or violence: but the Democratic party has so effectually shackled the people and gagged public opinion in the former Slave Stales that it believes it can perpetrate any crime whatev er with impunity. Then, having strangled the popular will in Maine, that party has only to seize two other States by fraud in ordor to get the mastery. Its readiness to perpetrate any fraud whatever, if not sufficiently shown by its conduct in 1870, and by its desperate struggle to repeal the election laws, is certain ly manifested only too clearly by the perform ance in Maine. Every Republican will ask at once. >' bat should bo done to defeat this infamous conspir acy? Already, as Washington dispatches show, there is a manifest determination to meet it and defeat it at whatever cost. Men see that outrages less gross and palpable, in only two other States, would utterly set at naught public opinion. But there should be and will be cool and patient consideration of the means to be adopted in order to defeat the scheme of fraud. We now see how vastly im portant was the success of tie Republican par ty in every Northern State election this year. The power to crush the great fraud in its in cipient stages has been deliberately intrusted > by the people to loyal men, for it bad been made plain last Spring that free institution* were not safe in any other charge. The Republican party has demonstrated that it has no reason to fear a direct appeal to the people in a fair election. Its strong desire will be to take no stop which can by anybody be construed as an evidence of such fear. But responsibility for the safety of the Republic has been placed again upon the party that put dowu the rebellion. The question now to be considered is whether a fair election can any longer be held. In the Southern States, un happily, it is too plain that a free election is not possible. In Maine, it is now evident, any election whatever, under official control of the men who have stolen the power in wanton de fiance of the will of the people, would be a mere farce. It comes to this, then, that there can be no fair election in States casting only forty votes less than au electoral majority. In the other States, where a fair election is possi ple, the Republicans must not only secure every electoral vote except forty, but must take care that other frauds in two States do not defeat the almost unanimous wish of the loyal people. A Queer Queen. A Theatrical Bit of Paris High Life. Correspondence of New York Herald. The curtain rises on “Cendrillou” at 7,30. Tt iu trim that tlm lilnrorfl nf t.liA (livsi al ways certain of seeing a good deal of her from their avant scene toward the middle of the piece. But that is not sufficient for Theo. She desires that they should also see her in the first act, in which lies the principal feature of attraction. It is an appearance so marvellously lovely that it suffices to explain the popularity of the new “Cinderella.” The pretty head of Theo rises suddenly in the center of a corbeille of flowers illuminated by electric light. The coup d’ceil is indescribably beautiful; no effect like it has ever been seen at the theatre. When anyone goes to her box to congratulate her upon her performance she always eagerly inquires: “Did you come in time to see me in my corbeille?” Whon she receives a reply in the negative she usually dismisses her visitor . ^ without further remark. This peculiarity has naturally caused a great disturbance in the gastronomic habits of the jeunes elegants, who would do anything rather than displease the star of their dreams. Some breakfast later, somo dine earlier, and all ar range in one way or other to go to the Porte St. Martin before 8 o’clock so as not to miss the corbeille. It is a settled habit. When the Knssinn grand dukes passed through Paris they twico advanced the hour of their dinner to go and sea Theo in her corbeille a couple of evenings in succession. Prince Valdimireven made Theo promise that she would introduce this luminous corbeille in all her operettas when sho goes to sing in St. Petersburg. But this is not all. Theo is daily invited to go and give seances do corbeille at parties or at the largo clubs of the capital. The newspapers have given the name of corbeilloiuauie. From all this Tlieo derives a fresh celebrity. It has enabled her again to rally round her that court of platonic adorers which for some time past had been on the point of deserting her. Among them are rich, intelligent and well educated young men, the bearers of great names, and who for the last six years have had but or.0 idea, one object in life—that of devoting themselves to Theo. It is a devotion more inexplicable from the fact that they derive but little satisfaction from it. The diva of their affections is faith ful to her husband, a working tailor, and she will not permit any ono to make love to her. nUlWllUSlvtUUlil^ IU,» HIV .uu.ot.u...u.v, lier sighing swains persist in their attentions. Do they each entertain the secret hope that some day or other Tlieo will fe» less cruel to them? It is probable. They continue, despite all discouragement, to seud her ilowers and presents. She deigns to accept them, and they commence over again the same game without ever tiring or uttering tho least complaint. She has organized and regulated the whole of her little court, establishing and defining clear ly the duties and rights oi each of its members. The visits which she receives at the theufre are divided into series. Certain admirers cvn come to her dressing-room on the Mondays, others on the Tuesdays and so on duriug'tlie week. These visits are more or less long, according to tne degree of consider ation in which the visitors are held. And she presides over their receptions with tho most perfect tact, taking care always to mark the rights an of ancieueto and to avoid bringing to gether people who detest eacli other or adorers who belong to the same clique. All these courtiers obey Tlieo as conscripts obey their in structing captain. The diva moves about, powders and dresses herself 111 the midst of the dazzled faithful. She places them all under contribution, and is careful not to be ceremo nious with them, knowing well that this off hand mode of proceeding renders her still more seductive and charming in their eyes. One holds a looking glass before her. another searches for something she has lost on the car pet. She asks for information of this gentle man and for her powder box of that, and orders them all to close their eyes while she changes her costume. There is no court, even a court d'aiuour, without a eertaiu degree of discipline. Tlieo frequently exhibits great severity for the slightest infraction of her rules. The delin- —* quents —those who in despite of their pledges try to make lovo to her or to kiss i*y *'.PJ of her lingers—are immediately ns ,v‘, a suspension of their privi.’ prup()rtio£ more or ess prolong,; Those who repeat it gravity of the edftenced to perpetnal exclu are liable to be C1U fcion.