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ESTAISUISHED JUNE 23, 1802.—VOL. 17. PORTLAND, MONILAY .HOKMMt, DI.CI..UI1I.K--.18VJ. K a.qiaki _ -
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FRANK CUKTIS.Lessee and Managed.
Bee. 81, 81 and 85. Tuesday, Wednesday
35TH CHRISTMAS MATIXEH 8 ST S3
The Celebrated Comedian,
EV1R. CHA3. L. DAVIS,
Miss Emma Ycru and His Comedy Com’y,
A Picture of New EiiglansI Jjife,
Sale of seats, Saturday, Dec. 20. delOdlw
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
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
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
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,
focbtii awual course.
Friday Evening, Nov. 28, Wednesday Eve
liiiig*, Dec# 10,31, Jan. 14-, -S, Fell* 11,
— IX AID OF THE —
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.
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
A. I?E. McKEWIEI.
dee IB___ <-....lAvvavv
Has re-opened in the Wolf Blocic next to tne corner
of Franklin and aiiadlo Sts. with an entire new
* Thanking bis patrons for their past favors and
hoping t<> receive their trade for the future.
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
de20 8 A IO CNIOX ST. 1w
Cleaned suid Aslies Keiuored
C. B. B. FISK & CO.,
OJE PRISE CLOTHIERS, HER PRERLE HOUSE, PORTLAXB, IUSE,
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/'’
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
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
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
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.
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.
OF SAME MATERIAL
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
— IN —
Ciii’s Three-Piece Suits!
Ages 4 io 10 years. Prices $3.50
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
19 Men’s Small Brown Cheeked
Manufactured to sell for §12, now offered at
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.
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.
Worn by all Nobby Youug Men, particularly ad
apted for tall men.
FROM $16 T€> $29.
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
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.
From $14 to $17.
F0BME11LY SOLD AT $22.
$2.00, 2.50, 3.QQ, 4.00,
5.00, 5.50, 8.00, 7.00.
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
BSAD CABFFULLY !
Men’s Working Pants §1.
OVERALLS OR JUMPERS,
S2i3o., 40o., SOc.,
These Goods v, ill be advanced 20 per cent, after
Hoys’ Sclaool Pants $1.
C. D. B. FISK & CO,
PERFUMES 1 PERFUMES!
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.
Will haw their opening o£
WBdassday, Oss. 101
TUXESBUP.Y & 80.,
511 €OATCHIEFS ST.,
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
Sofa Pillows Furnished and made up.
G, M. BOSWOBTH,
4 Free Street B!ock.
i Christmas Candies.
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.
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.
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
SPRING REEL BOOTS in all widths for
Misses and Children.
EXC’TIJSIVE SATof Burt's Boots and
Banister & Tiehenor’s Newark custom made hand
CVSTOK BOOTS of every description made
M. a. PALNIEB,
3*30 mddle Street.
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
— FOR SALE BY —
Kendal) & Whitney
II.1SK8.T HALL—MARKET SQ.
Ail Premiums at STATE FAIR, 1875).
Opposite Falmouth Hotel,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
“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,
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
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.
[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
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