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TUESDAY MORXDG, DECEMBER 23. CITY AND VICINITY. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS TO-DAY. ENTERTAINment column. • Music Hall—.rrof. Harrington. 3 Classical subscription Concerts. City Hall—A. K. Course. Organ Kec-tal—Williston Church. MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES. Adamson s Botanic Balsam. For a Christmas Present—H. 1. Nelson & Co. There " ill bo a Christmas Ball. Keiel-ardt’s Perfumes—2. C. H- Lamson—3. NEW ADVEBTISEMENTS. Citizens' Mutual Belief Association. diamonds—Atwood & Wentworth. Useful Gifts—Merry. If This is Not—C. L>. B. Fisk & Co. Before Purchasing—Wm. Senter & Co. Christmas Presents—Chas. Hay, Jr., &Co. For Merry Christmas—Chas. H. Lamson. Turkeys and Geese—Hodgdon & Soule. For Sale—B. Kent. . ggNew Music Books—Oliver Dftson & Co. Graves’ Patent Lounge Bed. Goods Cheap—Vickery & Leighton. _ Finger Rings to suit all. Rabies Rings, Wedding Rings, Plain Wide Bands,% En graved ditto, Garnet Rings, Diamond Rings, Turquoise Rings, Amethyst Rings, Pearl Rings, Seal Rings, Cameo Rings, &c., &c., &c. C. H. Lamson, 201 Middle street. dec23_d2t Nothing so handsome for a Christmas gift as a bottle of Reichardt’s Perfume, guaran teed to be as good as Lubin’s, put un in ele gant half pint bottles for $1.50, or by tho ounco for20cts. Sold by Geo. C. Frye. Fob “Merry Christmas” a very large and beautiful assortment of line Jewelry and Watches, at prices to suit all, may be found at C. II. Lamson’s, 201 Middle street. dec23 d2t F. O. Bailey & Co. sell at their rooms at 12 in., 25 fine canary birds. Tboy also con tinue the sale of holiday goods at their rooms 263 Middle street, at 10, 2J and 71 o'clock. Fine Silver Filigree Jewelry. A new and beautiful assortment of tlicso goods just re ceiveu lor tuo Holidays DyD. h. Damson, «xu Middle street. dec23d2t For a Christmas Present buy a pair of those new Laced Kid Gloves at H. I. Nelson & Co.’s, 443 Congress St, dec23d2t There will be a Christmas Ball at Brown’s Hall, Cumberland Mills, Thursday evening. Music by Manchester. The durability of Reichardt’s Perfumes is not excelled by any in the market. Sold by Geo. C. Frye._ A sure cure for a cough—Adamson’s Botan ic Cough Balsam. Get it at tho druggist’s. Dr. C. W. Benson’s Celery and Chamo mile Pills are prepared expressly to cure Sick Headache, Nervous Headache, Dyspeptic Headache, Neuralgia and Nervousness, and will cure any case. Price 50 cts., postago free. Parsons, Bangs & Co., Wholesale Drug gists, 117 and 119 Middle street, Portland, Me. General Agents. aug28eodtf Baldwin Apples by the barrel. Best quali ty for sale by W. L. Wilson & Co. 3tde22 From the steady, firm and regular beat of thr Heart, replacing interrupted and feeble ac tion of that organ, demonstrated in a variety of cases, Fellows’ Compound Syrup of Hypo phosphites is known to exert a powerful tonic effect on tho muscles of the Heart. dec23 T&Faw PileB! Piles! Piles! Do you knew what it is to suffer with Piles? If you do, you know what is one of the worst torments ol the human frame. The most per fect cure ever known is Kidney Wort. It cures constipation, and then its tonic action restores health to tho diseased bowels, and pre< vents recurrence of the disease. Try it with out delay. decl8eod&wlw Superior Court. • BEFORE JUDGE BONNEY. Monday.—N. S. Gardiner vs. J. B. McAlcvy. As sumpsit upon an account annexed to recover forty dollars for commission as real estate broker in ef forts to sell defendant farm in Scarboro. Plaintiff claimed that defendant put his farm in plaintiff’s hands to sell, where it remained for about ono year and he, during that time, showed it to customers and talked it up; that defendant sold it for $3200, without notifying plaintiff, whereby, according to the custom among brokers, plaintiff became entit led to one-half commissions, in this case amounting to $40. The defendant denies that he placed his farm in plaintiff’s hands generally; he claims that there wat? a special contract, that if plaint iff got him a custo mer ho was to receive a commission, but if not, he was to receive nothing. Decision for defendant. Blethen for plaintiff. C. E. Clifford for defendant. E. S. Lane vs. R. T. Larrabee et als. Debt on a bond given on execution for the sum of $107. 30. Defense—that the bond is n ;t a statute bond, and that it is not the bond of tho defendants. De cision for tho plaintiff for $114.48. Bletlien lor planum. iur Brief Jottings. A blustering snow storm yesterday. Mer cury from 5° below, to zero; wind northeast. The rumor of the loss of a Fall River steam er yesterday, turned out a hoax. Dr. Weeks’ lecture was postponed until Dec. 29th. The Bowdoiu alumni dinner will come off at the Falmouth Hotel either during the first or second weok in January. Tho central office of the Portland Telephone Exchange, between 8 a. m. and 4 p m. yester day, answered 113G calls. The Roller Skating Rink at Lancaster Hall will he open to the children for skating every afternoon during vacation except Christmas. Rev. S. F. Wetherboe of Ferry Village de livered a lecture Dec. 18th, at Chebeague, on the subject, “Island Empire of Japan in an able and instructive manner. Rev. D. W. LeLacUdur will lecture Dec. 20th. Oak Lodge, Good Templars, assisted by Woodford’s orchestra, will give an entertain ment for tho Reform School boys, Christmas evening, and on the 20th the hoys will have a Xmas tree. At the union service at tho Chestnut streot Methodist church Sunday, after Chaplain Mc Cabe's address, a contribution of 5?2oO was ta ken up for the purpose of building and main taining Methodist churches in the South and West._ Bible for the Young. The handsome volume entitled “Tho Bible for the Young and Fireside Commentator, is worthy of high commendation. The book might with profit come into the hands of every young person in tho city and State. In these days when, on account of so much genera! lit erature, tho Bible as a hook is so much neglected by children, any attempt to put it into their hands should meet the approval of a Christian community. Such an attempt is tho work be foro us, an attempt in which the writer has mot with marked success. The book contains 58-1 pages, sufficiently il lustrated, is of the best quality of paper and tastefully bound. The reading matter far er ffAPdid our expectation. It is the story of tho Bible told iu a running and connected narra tive with all obscurities made clear by a run ning commentary contained in the context. The volume will not only attract and bold the interest ol the young, but will be found worthy of attention by other readers. It must meet with as it deserves, a large sale. The hook is sold only by subscription, and agents are wanted in every town in Maine and Now Hampshire. C. A. Page, 140 Exchange street, is genera) agont, a gentleman whom we can heartily recommend to all wanting pleasant and well paying employment. J. M. Dyer & Co. J. M. Dyer & Co. will keep open their store every evening preceding Christmas to afford the public an opportunity to see their splendid display of goods, which they are offering at remarkably low prices. They not only offer all the usual fashionable goods of the season, hut they have a great variety of pretty nick nacks such as everybody likes. The little pin cushions,lexquisitely painted a to Japanese, are among the latest fashions of New \ork and Boston. This firm is ono of the most reliable in the city and wliat they offer may be depend ed. upon. _ __ Subordinate Municipal Officers. At the special meeting of the City Govern ment, Saturday afternoon, William H. Barnes, William D. Gleudenning, and Adam Barbour wero appointed sjiccial policemen without pay. Victuallers licenses wero granted T. L. Lib by, John G. Thorn, and A. J. Symonds, and a junk dealers’ license to Littlejohn & Todd. H. I. Nelson & Co. H. I. Nelson & Co. find themselves a centre of attraction. They offer such a well selected stock, and it combines so much that is useful for ladies aud gentlemen, and sensible for boys and girls, at economical prices, that it will pay our readers to call. PORTLAND AROUSED. An Expression of Public Opin ion, THE INDIGNATION MEETING THIS EVENING. The following list contains hut a minority of the names signed to the call for an indignation meeting this evening. In it will bo found Democrats and Greenbackers as well as Repub licans. That is to be rejoiced over for the question in dispute is not one of party success or failure, but of the right of the people to govern themselves. The principle of repre sentative government is at stake, and the man who fails to express his condemnation of the wrong done to the State, falters in his duty, is wanting in patriotism, and false to his obliga tions as a law abiding citizen: The undersigned respectfully invito their fellow citizens of Portland, without regard to party, to assemble in City Hall, Tuesday evening, Dec. 33d, at 7.30 p. in., to give voice to the indignation felt by all good citizens at the unprecedented outrage perpetrated in the recent nullification of the will of the poop e, and the disfranchisement of this city, by tne Governor and Council. 3. B. Brown, W. O. Fox, W. \V. Thomas, Albert E. Smith, Geo. W. Woodman, F. E. Pray, I >an’l F. Emery, Thomas '1 ash, DanT F. Emery, Jr., A. Brunei, Thos. E. Twitcliell, A. W. Page, Cullen C. Chapman, Clias. E. Jose, R. Sam’l Rand, John C. Small, Win. E. Hanson, R. S. Maxcy, .A. S. Pickett, E. A. Gray, r. HCUIWUHU, M ■ i . A Freeman P. Glidden, H. It. Pennell, D. Wentworth, Charles Cook, .1. W. Clark, Lucius M. Clark, W. T. Small, H. L. Houghton, 11. S. Clay, John I). Houghten, Irving Blake, W. K. Bueknam, E. Hodgkins, I). B. Hersey, Geo. 1). Blake, W. C. Webster, A. S. .Claridge, Alfred H. Berry, II. A.'Drummond, II. L. Davis, B. M. Eastman, Wm. Senter, Jr., X. Waterhouse, Geo. II. Pearson, Allred Roberts, B. Barnes, Jr., J. 0. March, S. E. Sturges, B. F. Lunt, G. L. Bailey, Charles Sager, Edward Gould, C. I''. Moulton, John M. Gould, Alvin Deering, W. H. Hobbs, James A. .Marlin, C. O. Bancroft, C. J. Pennell, Chas. Payson, A. L. Millett, S. C. Gould, W. W. Sabin, James L. Rackleff, F. W. Thompson, John S. Morris-, W. S. Beckett, E. L. O. Adams, Chas. R. Lewis, George S. Winn, Geo. W. Berry, D. Carpenter, G. H. Cloyes, C. M. Rice, J. W. Deering, A. It. Cobb, S. II. Small, O. M. Nash, F. G. Messer, W. F. little, William Weeks, C. J. Farrington, Wm. Sen’er, W. H. Chase, Jas. G. Tukey, Preble Davis, C. J. Walker, Geo. L. Warren, Weslcv II. Judkins, Hayes & Douglass, W. W." Twiichell, John M. Stevens, Alfred Woodman. Philip I. Jones, M. F. King, E. I). Eastman, D. W. Eaton, L. A. Wade, A. A. Nickerson, Cyrus Lowell, C. D. B. Fisk, C. D. Pike, II. B. Shurtleff, W. F. Pearson, Chas. A Buswell, A. T. Davis, II. W. Hersey, T. K. Cartland, C. Nowell, Leonard O. Short, George H. Libby, Chas. C. Harmon, John L. Shaw, ” Geo. B. Loring, Ashbel Chaplin, M. M. Deering, Jr., Stephen Marsh, L. L. Woodbury, C. K. Bridges, Wm. H. Phinney, J. H. Crowell, G. M. Donham, J. M. Black, Wm. H. Stevens, Fred’k W. Bueknam, Henry C. Hersey, Charles J. Chapman, E. H. Sargent, Chas. McLaughlin, W. S. Dana, Geo. E. Davis, E Corey, Charles Walker, Wm. S. Corey, Elias Thomas, N. M. Ricker, Wm. L. Alden, L. H. Daggett, Henry H. Burgess, C. E. Knight, Charles S. Fobes, E. O. Morrill, Goorge W. True, E. M. Steadman, L. M. Morrill, J. M. Steadman, Richmond P. Scales, G. L. Churchill, Sidney Thaxter, II. S. Melcher, S. W. Thaxter, Fletcher & Co., JohnDryden, James G. Hall, Daniel Evans, Cyrus Thompson, E. W. Conley, Ralph B. King. ,J. B. Donnell, H. E. Phinney, J. J Gerrish, A. J. King, Robert Chapman, Geo. Gilman, W. A. Skillin, Geo. A. Hunt, J. Henry Crockett, I,. II. Varney, ISenj. A. Perkins, Arch. Hunt, W. S. Jordan, J. W. Deering, A. C. Waite, A. M. Benson, F. A. Smith, Satn’l Waterhouse, James Bain, C. E. Waterhouse, E. O. Hersey, O. G. Boyd, C. 11. True, Jas. P. Champliu, C. ii. Randall, John L. Twiichell, J. F. Randall, Lvman M. Couseus, ; W. J. Dyer, Theodore A. Joselyn, Geo. L. Hodgdon, N. O. Cram, ! Chas. A. Brown, Bnrrowes Bros., ! E. P. Oxnard, Daniel Sherar, I W. F. Milliken, L. tl. Pike, .Malcolm F. Hammond, J. S. Richardson, John H. True, J W. Stockwell, W. T. King, N. E. Kedlou, C. H. Barker, Wm. M. Marks, Geo. S. Hunt, Albert Currier, E. A. Norton, Wm. H. Murphy, Geo. C. Shaw, S. S. Rich, William 11. Green, Geo. H. SmarJon, O. P. Nutter, G. M. Elder, .T. M. Nutter, Geo. W. Herrick, .1. W. B Smith, David Hunter, Geo. C. Littletield, Lyman F. Hartwell, CUas. M. Plummer, J. W. McLellah, It. T. Plummer, E. P. Chase, Augustus F. Gox, II. I. Robinson, Henry P. Cox, Josiah K. Drummond,.Jr, G. It. Greenwood, Geo. 1). Rand, T. 0. Piukham, F. S. Waterhouse, J. M. Wilder, A. W. Coombs, A. B. McDonald, E. A. Leighton, Ambrose P. Leighton, A. H. Davis, Frank W. Cox, Geo. F. Holmes, W. 11. Scott, A. A. Strout, D. C. Wins hip, S. L. Carleton, F. H. Jones, Geo. W. Verrill, N. It. Wescoti, H. M. Sylvester, F. E. Mitchell, J. W. Fogg, Benj. King-bury, Herbert G. Briggs, Clarence Hale, Henrv C. Peabody, Geo F. Gould. W. W. Thomas, Jr., James T. MoCobb, Aldon J. Bletheu, John J. Pern1, lloury B. Cleaves, George F. Wescott, L. M. Webb. D. W. Fessenden, Fred C. Nash. O. W. Eldridge, Ciias. F. Warren, F. R. Farrington, D. W. Nash, and 4G0 others. School Committee. Tlie regular meeting ol the School Commit tee was held last night. The committees reported on their various schools. Tiie Superintendent reports less corporal punishment in the various schools than usual. Voted, That the Superintendent of Schools and Mr. Burgess, tho superintendent in dis trict No. 1, be a sub-committee to appear be fore tho city government to represent tho need of additional school accommodations on Mun joy Hill, in accordance with the vote of the last meeting. The cases of several boys in the llrackott street primary school was referred to tho su perintendent of that school, and of other schools to which lie recommended their trans fer • Tho committee on writing and drawing re port in proof a programme of study in these departments, and their report was adopted and 250 copies ordered printed. Pay roll and bills in all amounting to $6,550, 50 were read and approved. Tiro Storm. The storm yesterday was very trying owing not only to the wind hut the piercing cold. Tho mercury ranged, in all parts of the city, from 5: bolow zero to 23 above. At 5 p. in. the mercury, in Senter's on Exchange 'St., indi cated zero. The trains were all more or less delayed, owing to tho cold rails, and tho fact that those ■ out first had to break tho way for tho others. The noon train over tho Eastern was one hour anil forty minutes late. Tho Boston & Maine three hours and ten minutes. The Rochester noon train three hours thirty minutes. Tho Grand Trunk one hour forty minutes. The Portland & Ogdensburg was one hour twenty minutes late. The afternoon train for Boston, due at 5 p. m., arrived at 0.30. The The train duo at 8 p. m. was about one hour late. _ _ Great Ocean Race. There is great interest manifested in marine circles in this city, Now York anil St. John over the race about coming off from this port between the ships “Cedar Croft ’ and “Kings port,” which vessels arrived at this port, re cently consigned to Ryan & Kelsey, to load grain. Both these vessels are bound to Antwerp di rect. Both have tho reputation of being tbo fastest ships owned at St. John, and are owned by two of the leading merchants of that city, hence the interest, for each captain has a great many friends who want to see their favorite come in ahead. Both of these vessels "are lay ing in tho stream and will sail tho first chance, and wc shall watch for their arrival with in terest. __ Accidents. Mr. George L. Day, Treasurer of the Port land, Bangor and Machias Steamboat Com pany, was thrown from his carriage on Congress street, and his shoulder dislocated, Saturday. A young man named Maxwell met with a severe accident at Forest City Sugar Refinery, and was removed to the Maine General Hos pital Sunday morning. MUbiC AND THE DRAMA. ALVIN JOSLIN. To-niglit Mr. Charles L. Davis, who played so long and so satisfactory an engagement at the Gaiety Theatre, Boston; in his play of Al vin Joslin will aDpear at Portland Theatre, supported by Miss Emma Verne and a strong company. The tickets are selling well. An exchange says: The character of Alvin Joslin, portrayed with great a;. itic skill by Mr. Charles L. Davis, presents a typical matter of fact old New England farmer, a sort of rough diamond, whose quaint sayings and broad humor keep a ripple ol laughter running through the house all the time. Mr. Davis is strongly supported by Miss Emma Verne, an emotional actress of great merit, and a largo company, every mem ber of which is a good actor. The play has its tragic and pathetic as well as its humorous sides, and every scenejis well sustained. THE RIVALS. This is what an exchange says of "The Rivals,” the combination who will appear in the G. A. R. course at City Hall Thursday night: A grand musical and dramatic entertainment was given by the Rivals last Monday evening. As we have sufficiently referred in High terms to this organization wo need only mention tho debut on this occasion of Miss Carrie A. Tur ner, a remarkably intetesting reader. There can he no question of Miss Turner’s future suc cess, if Monday evening may ho taken as a criterion. Shu imbues her interpretations with much naive and charming talent, and correspondingly well succeeds in her dramatic effects. Her selections were quite new and choice and included ‘‘The Art and the W« man” by Foster, and “A very naughty girl’s views of life.” She received encores and re sponded with decisive effects, provocative of great laughter and the most favorable com ment. The success of tire rest of the company was'as usual good and genuine. The company, it w'ill bo seen by the pro gramme published in Monday’s Press, is very strong. Mr. Emerson, the a lmirablo cornet player; Mr. Say ward, character impersonator; Mrs. Julia Houston Wes:/ tlio soprano; and Lena Keacli, accompanist. THE SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS. A course of tiiree delightful concerts has beeq arranged to be given at Rossini Hall. The subscription list is now at Stockbridge’s. The concerts will be given by W. H. Slier wood, Perabo, and the Beethoven String Quartette, in the order named, each assisted by a singer. Sherwood gave a remarkable piano recital hero last season, and the other talent is superior. We feel assured tile con cens wm ub wormy ui auu win receive nuciai patronage. NOTES. Tickets for Prof. Harrington’s magical per formances will be ready at Music Hall to-day. There will be an organ recital on the new Williston church organ, at tho church, Friday evening. Tickets at Stockbridgo’s. Dresser, McLellan & Co. Dresser, McLellan & Co. have one of tho most varied and attractive stocks of goods on hand at the present time that we have over seen in a book-store in Portland. Their spec ial gift books for the holidays are of tho most elaborate description, while all tho standard works may be found at this establishment bound in most attractive fashions, and rev elling in the most approved styles of paper and type. They also exhibit some of tho love liest work-boxes and baskets for ladies, lined with silk of most delicate hues, albums iu every form of decorations, beautiful Russia goods of every description, all kinds of Cran dall’s toys, and the billiardette; the new and popular parlor game. Explosion of a Water Pipe. Yesterday rooming Mr. Charles Custis, on visiting the cellar of his house on State street^ found the fire out in the range and the water pipe frozen up. He kindled a fire iu the range, and as soon as the heat reached tho pipe, it exploded, staving tho range up, and sending one piece of the iron, a foot square, through the opposite wall and into an adjoin ing room. Mr. Custis was uninjured by the explosion. Sebago Wood Board Co. The following are tho facts in relation to tho Sebago Wood Board Co: To all men receiving 81 per day, it was vot ed to increase their wages 10 per cent, on and after Jan. 1st. That is all. Personal. The following are tho Republican Conference Committee as constituted when it left for Au gusta yesterday: Israel Washburn, Frances Fessenden, Jacob McLellan, J. P. Baxter. S. T. Pulleu, Clarence sr.,i„ t' i.1 r; 1,1.,- T,1 .uv,ef„r Yarmouth. Dea«ou Nathaniel Jordan, one of Yar mouth’s most esteemed citizens, died last Sat urday morning, at the age of OS years, after a short but painful sickness. Mr. Jordan was a thorough Christian, being a member of the Baptist church, a good citizen and kind neigh bor. His death will be mourned by tlio entire community in which lived. Ho leaves a widow and one son. The funeral took place at the Baptist church yesterday (Monday) after noon at 2J o’clock. . The ladies of the First Parish Circle in Yar mouth will hold a Chritmas sale and fair at their chapel this afternoon and evening (Tues day). A large assortment of usoful and fancy articles will he for sale, and thus afford an ex cellent opportunity to buy Christinas and New Year’s gifts. Oysters and ice cream will he served in the evening, and an entertainment, consisting of music and reeling, will he given. Wyman’s Six will give a grand Christmas hall at M isonic Hall next Thursday evening. The order of dances will ho long and well selected. Refreshments served at inter mission. C. L. Blake will be prompter, and a "ooil time may be expected. B- D. A. THE VOICE OF THE PULPIT. Emphatic Utterances of Rev. Mr. Ham ilton of Lewiston and Other Clergy men. ' _ Rev. J. B. Hamilton, tlio able pastor of the the Hammond Street M. E. church in Lewis ton, made the general topic, the outrage of the Governor and Council, the subject of his dis course Sunday evening. The following are the main points of the discourse: The believers in popular government have good reason to be alarmed. Unless the pres ent drift is rebuked and checked, tlio begin ning of tlio end is near at hand. Our experi ment lias been viewed with suspicion and jeal ous enmity by noarly every nation of the globo. Its speedy end in overwhelming 1 uin has been predicted again and again. For Half a genera tion wo have been hoping against hope. We have seen the -hip of State rooked and driven by the tierco gales of war. Although scuttled and dismantled by traitorous hands, thanks to a kind Providence and loyal hearts, she cso.ui ed shipwreck, and finally weathered the storm. We drifted so near the white teeth of the hun gry reefs the echo of the breakers still lingers in our ears. Tlio fury of the tempest had scarce spent its powor ere wo found ourselves confronted by mutiny and insubordination. The wreckers who had planned our destruc tion were forgiven, although impenitent, and admitted to a confidential and responsible posi tion. By threats and bribes they v» on to their support almost enough to give them control of the helm. Disappointed at their failure they are now engaged in plotting further deviltry, with fair prospects of success in the near fu ture. When the first shot was fire upon our tiag floating over Fort Sumter, tho loyal heart of tlio nation burned with indignation and wrath. The insult was resented, the crime heavily punished. We escaped as by tlio skin of our teeth from indescribable disaster. Tho shadow which dm-lrens the horizon is blacker and more portentous than that from which we have just emerged. A bitter and unscrupulous partisan ship has evoked a delirium of recklessness which has benumbed our conscience and clouded our reason. When British aggression and tyranny drove our fathers into rebellion the pulpit thundered its acclamation, fired patriotic zeal, and nerved to indomitable perseverance and unfaltering endurance, the defenders of liberty. When traitorous hands assailed our national life the loyal pulpit with united voice denounced the crime, and by burning words fanned the na tion’s zeal into a white heat, before which the battalions and battlements of rebellion melted like the early frost before the rising sun. Shall its voi‘*o bo silent now? Shall fraud, dishones ty and crime be permitted to impudently and audaciously imperil our national, state and municipal institutions by undermining their foundations, and the pulpit have no word of rebuke? Let polygamy and idolatry rest awhile and let us ‘focus the light of divine truth upon tho plage-spot of the hour. Aban don Babylon, Jerusalem and Salt Lake and encamp around Augusta. The walls of wrong and wickedness which have been erected at the Capital of the stato l>y weak and spiteful men will crumble into dust if the law-abiding people of the Commonwealth but give one ringing shout. Let me state a few propositions I veuturo to say no one will dispute: 1. There is no doubt in any intelligent mind what tho peoplo of Maine meant by their ballots at the last election. Whatever may have been their errors of judgment, whatever may have been the influences brought to bear upon them to control their action, one thing is beyond the shadow of a doubt. They intended to place the state under a Republican adminis tration throughout. 2. This intention 1m3 been thwarted, this action has been reversed by a handful of self constituted guardians of the voters of tho state. No reason is alleged for this startling revolution other than a few trivial, technical errors found in the record of the people’s ac tion. 3. These technical errors are found only upon the side of the majority and are just frequent enough to put the minority into pow er. It is acknowledged that there are technical objections to the returns, but permission is asked to correct returns as the law allows. But the junta of conspirators promptly say the law is unconstitutional and no corrections can be allowed. Charges have been made that the returns of the minority are correct in spite of their large percentage of errors in previous years, simply because there has been a crimi nal connivance by which errors have been cor rected. To this definite charge made by a re sponsible gentleman the Returning Board made no reply, but blustered about insulting insinuations of dishonesty. Is there a person in the state daft enough to believe that those high-minded men, if they had been in the ma jority, and if they had found their records full of errors, would have in Spartan justice count ed themselves out and their opponents in. From the elaborate plan, its dramatic devel opment and vital connection with purposes soon in diin outline, yet only waiting a fitting opportunity, every intelligent observer who can rid himself of partisanship is convinced that wo have seen the completion of the first act in a tragedy entitled, “Death to the Un ion.” If permitted to reach its final conclus ion, the curtain will fall upou a dismembered republic; we shall be no longer a nation, but a mass of struggling and antagonistic communi ties given over to bloodshed and anarchy. At the close of the last Congress I felt that a purpose was fully formed in certain minds to gratify their own ambition, although they had to stand upon the prostrate form of our repub lic to do it. I remarked to several friends who are here tonight, that there was not the slight est use to hold a national election in 18S0. The candidate selected by the convention of the party in control of Congress will be inaugur ated in spite of law, precedent or majority. The continual pressure upon the vital point in the controversy between the parties revealed the objective point of the coming campaign. By vote upon vote the majority recorded their protest against Federal supervision ot elections as unconstitutional. I felt then, and daily events only strengthen my convictions, that all this was the preliminary to winning by chica nery what they failed to win by rebellion. By __:_t- u', .1 1 n„nn.„;1.;nn r.f *-Aon tions as unconstitutional they paved the way to tlie rejection of the Electoral and Congres sional vote of as many states as would give them control. Possessing the authority to count and the opportunity to reject, they were as secure, and are today, as if they were al ready installed in office. The wily minds that have" dug this pitfall are now engaged in pre paring the people for the coming catastrophe. Their attention will be engaged by fraudulent encroachments upon tlie safeguards of our lib erty, like the one which is now agitating this state. You will observe that the same general plan is outlined here, which will bo fully de veloped in the national campaign. Technicali ties will outweigh the right,and all laws which stand in the way will he declared unconstitu tional and set aside or repudiated. The gov ernment thus won by technicality in spite of law and right will be held by force. The only remedy then is revolution. The same methods which can win power can perpetuate it. Once let it become established as possible that law can thus be overridden and law is at an end. We are now face to with the opening move of the plot. How shall we meet it, is the one question before which all others pale into insig nificance. Let every city, town and hamlet in mass meeting assembled denounce this crime and create such a storm of indignation about the ears of tlie criminals that they will cry for the mountains to hide them from the wrath of an outraged people. He who uses a high office for unworthy ends is doubly a criminal. He is guilty of treachery as well as dishonesty. Of him who has permitted if not connived in this fraud, we have little to say. It is cus tomary to speak lightly of the errors of those who have passed away. Wo would not be dis courteous. He is dead. The most fitting action that the city govern ment could take would bo to hoist the flag at half-mast, drape the City Hall in mourning and hold a memorial service. The city has lost a respected and honored citizen. What adds poignancy to our grief is he has died the second death, from which there is no resur rection. Let us erect a monument.to his mem ory. We should do it speedily; if we wait wo will not waste tlio material. We votunteer an epitaph: “Here lie3 one who, honored by his city and state, dishonored both. A Governor by accident, be succeeded in becoming only an instrument. In an emergency the Common wealth sought him as the best it could do; the physician died; the patient survived. Friends of the departed can view the remains at the Insane Asylum.” What shall wo do with the thieves? Honor them or bang them? Shall wo honor them? Yes, when we honor the sneak-thief, the bur glar, the highway robber, the assassin. To honor those who have dishonored themselves is putting a premium upon vice and dishon esty. Shall wo hang them? Not with a rope, that would immortalize them. They are not the . .... ... _-1- . .3 OLUll. ui v* uiizu iuiwujio ‘“lino v-’ > >*■ cause. Sin immortalizes bad men who have the courage o£ their convictions. _ It only drops into oblivion with contempt tho instruments it lias used. Wo are in favor o£ hanging them, but in the rogue’s gallery, along with Arnold, Burr, Davis and a host of others. Only label them ‘’unknown.” “They were willing to he used; they wero our tools; when through with them wo threw them away.” Tho sun is go ing down. Tho shadow of night already be gins to darken tho skies and veil the earth. “What of the night?” you ask. It may be filled with weariness and sorrow. It may cost much in tears and blood. But the sun will co no. God does not slumber nor sleep. He hears the cry of his children. We will see ttie day dawn of tho morn when fraud, dishonor and disloyalty will be unknown. When man will be respected, the right revered and God obeyed. I am reminded here that pome of my warm est friends and supporters are connected by party ties with the wrong I havo tried to re buke. They may be here. They may be of fended. I ivoulJ be unworthy to stand before them were I untrue to my convictions or too cowardly to express them. No one will resent these words unless he is willing to condone the crime and share its profits. At Pine street Congregational church (Gov. Garcelou’s church) the pastor bitterly de claimed against tho treacherous course of the state government, and earnestly hoped that a remedy might be provided to save the state and nation. At Court street Baptist, Rev. Mr. Bakemau said: “Thehistory of our state government for the past few days is absolutely disgusting to ail lovers of liberty and our Republican insti tutions. Unless the wave* of anarchy was turned hack our noble country would soon sink into history as all the old republican governments had—an iguominous and infa mous death.” THE SKOWHEGAN FRAUD. Hon. A. P. Gould Hastens to Wash His Hands of It. Hon. A. P. Gould whom tho Argus some time since pronounced one of the ablest con stitutional lawyers in tho State and who, it is claimed, has acted as legal advisor to tho Governor and Council during the count, lias written tho following letter: Thom Aston, Me., Dec. 18, 1870. To the Editor of the Bangor Commercial: A copy of the Commercial was shown mo to day containing a letter from an Augusta cor respondent stating that I had given it as my opinion that the Skowhegan vote could legally be thrown out for want of some compliance with the law in the ballot. This statement is wholly incorrect. I never was consulted about'the Skowhegan return, and I did not know anything about it until to-night. Will you please make this correction in .justice to me? I was asked, while at Augusta, tho general question, without reference to any particular town, whether the Governor and Council could consider a violation of the statute, in the form or order of the ballot; and gave a most emphatic negative answer. But ] dill not know there was any question about the Skowhegan vote until I saw the statement in the Commercial abovo roferred to. I have given no opinion concerning tho power of tho Governor and Council over the returns, ex cept such as would he approved by all sound lawyers, and as I am ready to maintain any where; and have uniformly and repeatedly as St’-it Oil 11 **5 I uy uj*imuu tiictt uiu MU'UIIIVI .mu Council had no power to go into the proceedings of the meeting on election day, except as to the oinking amlsealing of the returns in open town ■meeting. Very truly, __A. I*. Gould. The Feeling in Bowdoinham. Bowdoinham, Dec. 22. The wave of indignation which has justly stirred the people of this state at the outrag eous conduct of the Governor and Council, has deeply stirred the people of this town, aud it is the chief topic of interest, while the demon strations are hitter. The sentiment of the people is that the matter must not be passed in silence, nor only with a gentle rebuke, but ex pect that measures will he taken to install in their office the men that the people elected, and I may safely say that the people of this town will not be one whit behind their friends in other towns in enforcing upon the conspira tors the idea that law and order must be re spoctod, and the people obeyed, peaceably if possible, but obeyed at any rate. The peo ple of Bowdoinham are moving in the matter, and have petitions iu circulation, where doubt lcss 200 names will bo had, to call an ind igna" tion meeting to be held Friday evening, Dec. 20, to bear an expression from the people, which shall have some effect upon the con spirators. I hope the ball will be kept rolling, and that no one will be willing to wait for tlie result of the ballot box next September for tlie same disposition to count out on teehnalities tliis year will surely find flimsy excuses to count out next yean, with a bigger steal in view. Many crimes have beeu perpetratid under the cloak of liberty, but liono iu the his of the country furnishes a parallel. A Republican. tV. P. Clarke, Esq., 920 Walnut St., Ph ila delphia, Pa., writes: “I have used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and found it to bo the best rem edy I ever tried.” __ To be of Permanent Benefit a medicine must'roach the source of the disease. The rea son why Scovill’s Blood and Liver Strut is so successful in overcoming scrofulous, syphili tic ami eruptive complaints is that it entirely roots out those impurities which give rise to them. The cause of the evil being thus re moved and the normal purity of the circula tion restored, tho skin resumes its original clearness and sores and pimples disappear. Sold by all Druggists. Oxygenated Bitters cure Dyspepsia. dcc22 dJw TO BEGIN ON Saturday, Dec. SOtli. THREE HUNDRED AND ULSTERS to be sold in the next 10 Days. The following are some of tho bargains that will bo ottered: Otic small lot <sf Cloaks at $1.25. 25 Cloaks at $3.00, have been sold at $5.00. On one counter we shall place about 75 Cloaks and Dolmans made from Matel lcsse, Diagonal and plain Beavers, neatly trimmed, and in assorted si/es, at $4.87. No such value ever before offered. On another counter we shall show Children’s Cloaks and Boys’ Overcoats at reduced prices. Heavy. Brown Camel’s Hair Circulars at $3.00. Black Chinchilla Circulars at $3.75. The better grades of Dolmans and Cloaks also greatly redneed. 534 Congress Street. delO CJ^_iltf USEFUL Christmas Presents for Ladies and Gentlemen. ' Jiew Year’s or Christmas Gifts for Iioys or Girls. Holiday Goods for all at H. I. Nelson & Co’s, 443 CONGRESS ST., FAKKI5TGTOM I55.0CK. decl8 ' d&wlw -> Why do you suffer with the Pain in your Back, Loins or Side? Your Kinneys are dis eased. Do not delay, as delays are dangerous, but try at ■ once HUNT’S BKME 1> Y. A LL Diseases of the Kidneys, Bladder, Liver and Urinary Or gans, Dropsy, Gravel, Di botes, Bright's Disease of Hie Ki inevs an l incontinence ami Retention of Urine arc cured by BU UN T’M R s:.?I E» Y. It is nrepaied EXPRESSLY lor these diseases. Camcrmi Co., Central Penn., Driftwood, Nov. 18, 187b. Dear Sir: I may say HUN r’S REMEDY has raised the dead. 11 raised me from the dead for sure, as the doctors had given me up to die in SIX HOURS, ami so had all the people* My Irion*is called in the priest to prepare me for death, and he also said l was doomed. They all had me dead, but HUNT’S REMEDY saved me, and l am alive to-day, sound and cured of Dropsy. R. W. TRUI >E. From Rev.E.G.Taylor, D.D.,Pastor 1st Bap’t Church, Providence, It. I., Jan. 8, 187b. I can testify to the virtue of HUNT’S REMEDY in Kidney Diseases from actual trial, having been greatly benefitted by its use. E. G. TA YLOR. --«*-*;§ HUNT’S BEfflF 13 “tl* n DV has been used by * ^ Family Physicians for 30 nears. It has never been known to fail. It is a safe, sure and speedy -icure. It is purely veg etable. All who use it enjoy good health. Send for Pamphlet to WM. E. CLARKE, Providence, R. I. Sold by oil DrnsgiMts and by Johu W. Perkin* A Co., Portland. ja7eod&wly5 Holiday Goods. EEECJANT NECK WEAR. Styles and qualities never before *ccn ia this city. MLK HANDKESCIIIEFS, in many qualities and designs, and they wil pivasc. IIEHSTSTCHHD MSE*\ nASB KERCHIEFS ill Fancy ttlLK SlISPEADEKS in beautiful pat terns. AVKISTEKS, iu Fur, Silk an:l Catihmcrc We invite You to Examine Our Stock, Charles Custis & uo., 493 CONGRESS ST. (1 e22 hot Waiter Cox Has re-opened in the Wolf Block next to the corner of Franklin and Middle Sts. with an entire new stock of Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Cutlery and Christmas Goods Thanking his patrons for their past favors and honing to receive their trade for the future. cle20 3t* Books, Books, Books. You can save 20 per cent by buying your CHRISTMAS BOOKS —AT— Frank B. Clark’s, 515 Congress St. tleG ~ dlmteod2m sroTicis. To accommodate Holiday trade oar Store will be open Evenings until Christmas, commencing SATURDAY,‘DECEMBER 20. OWEN, MOORE & CO. delO <Uw ______NEW ADVERTISEMENTS._ IF THIS IS NOT Ulster and Overcoat Weather WHAT I£3> ? _t-. ■ ■ -3ST 33 Can’t Furnish These Garments, WHO O-AJXT ? And if $8.00, $10.00 and $12.00 ain’t cheap for a good warm ULSTER OR OVERCOAT WHAT IS ? * And if a poor man can’t afford to pay the above prices for an overcoat, why can’t lie afford to purchase one of onr nice Cotton Flannel Lined Grey Overcoats FOR $3.30 ? And if parents wish to give Holiday Presents to their children, why don’t they buy nice, warm Clothing AT C. D. B* Fisk Sc Co’s, MDER FItEBEE HOUSE. dec23 • dtf sear.r=A» es«K™z:.™-»jS8 Large. Dark, Whole Skins, Unlined Surcing e. ~-Skinv;^64^;o° 8;00 ^«il^Ha““E-^ge-en.ti^.r.wo8ot^r,oo Extra BesrwioleEobesiUnUnea;: ™> Kfe' wcoota.'::::::.::::::11-60 to iilo &^E=E$$2$3£ Bargaius secured In this lot. UmbrolhK.V '.7.7.'.'.7. .7.7.!!50 cenl-fand upwards Silk Umbrellas a specialty.$2.50 to $G.OO s?ah1 q-t.t* $15.00 to $30.00 Men’s Kid Gloves, warranted. ....... $1.50 Genta'Real Seal Cans.7.00 to 13.50 Unlined Dog Skins, all shades.......75 cts to$l.oO tJSJL «« «* L $*. 5,00 to 15.00 Men's Joined Kid, witn and without Fur Lop, Ladies . UXX£ 600 75 cts; $1.00, $1.2o and up Indies’0 Imhalitudseal' Caps. l'.23to 2750 Men's Kid Mittens... .76 cts up to $2.oO im;‘allon Seal caps. o 00 to 5.00 Ladies’ Kid Lined Gloves, and Mittons -plain Children’s Setts of Furs..".".K conuto 5.00 wrist, spring wrtat ^ f-tot lettwnst.^ oo Astrakhan and^ouey'setsofFurs $3.50 to 5.00 Gents’ and Ladies’ Fur Gloves, all Wnd|, from ij ur l nmmings .. THE HatteR. 237 Middle St., Sigsi ©f 0©ld Mat. dc23 GOODS CHEAP Mins, Hills, IKK Mils, for Ladies, Misses and Children. Neck Ties, Handkerchiefs and Kid Mittens for Ladies and Gents. BLASKETS aud other Goods for Presents to he sold low This Day and Wednesday. 431 AND 433 CONGRESS ST. deg:1._dtf An Excellent Christmas Gift. dec23 eoti&eow3m For Sa le. AX1CE large STOVE (Magee beater,) In fine condition, suitable for a store or large office. de23dlt K. KENT, 107 FORE STREET. ' • New Music Books. Parlor Organ Instruction Book ($fl.50.) A N. JOHNSON. This very easy, thorough and practical book teaches both ligut and sacred music; that is, Songs. Marches. Waltzes, Rondos, Sunday School, School ami Church music; in fact everything that can be plaved on a iced organ. It includes 50 tunes for one hand, 150 exercises for lingering, SO gra«!o<i pieces for lessons ami about 1*40 Hymn Tunes and Glees, all will full and plain directions. Johnson’s New Method for THOROUGH BASE is for Chord, Cilee and Sacred Music, and is published for SI, Temperance Jewels. (35 board. ) commends itself to clergymen by the religion, character ol Its content. and to all Temperance people by the excellence of its poetry andmusie. Send for Specimen (opy! White Robes proving that it is appreciateii as “the sweetest Sunday School Song Book ever made.” Send for Specimen Copy! PRESENT YOURSELF with a NEW YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION TO “THE JMJMICAIj RECORD” and receive ten times that amount in good music, all the news and valuable instructive articles. OLIVES DITSOJi & CO., Boston. de23 eodSwti TURKEYS AND GEESE Arriving1 for Christmas trade, tine !ots of Dressed Poultry to he sold at some thing OFF Th.uk .giving prices! Au invoice of fresh Farmiugton Egg*. nODGDON & SOULE. de23 dBt NEW ADVERTISED ENTS BEFORE PURCHASING elsewhere examine the line stock of SILVERWARE, French Marble Clocks, — AND — JEWELRY OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, -AT Wm. Senter & Cos. 54 EXCHANGE ST. A full line of SILVER FILIGREE JEW ELRY at great reduction from former prices. de23 dlt 1879. Largest Assortment! Lowest Prices ! Don’t fail to call before purchasing at Chas. Bay, Jr., & Co’s, !37 MIDDLE ST. Our store will be open ail day Christmas. de23d3t DIAMONDS, DIAMONDS. BEFORE YOU PURCHASE — OF — Atwood& Wentworth 509 CONGRESS STREET. de23 l8d2t Citizens’ mutual Relief Society. THE Annual Meeting for choice of officers, &c, will be held on FRIDAY evening next, Dec. 20, at 7Va o’clock. , The Directors meet in Reception Room half an hour previous. The proposition to amend the By-Laws, will come before this meeting. Per Order, dec23d3t M. N. RICH, Eeo’y. Clias. H. Lamson, New Style® of all descriptions at reasonable prices to suit the times. Fine Gold Finger Rings a Specialty A great variety of BEATUIFUL STONE RINGS, of the beet design and finish. Also 11 tin ami En graved BAND KINGS, Guard and Vest Chains, Charms, Pendauts, Fine Jyecklaoee, Lockets and Crosses. Bracelets, Eardrops, Cameo, Mosaic and Fine Gold Sets, Sleevs Buttons, Ac. Ami .other American Watches, in Gold, Silver and Patent Filled Cases. Agent lor the Rockford Watches, the be<t me dium H ired Gent's Watch made. Na 201 JIIDDIiE ST., Nearly ©s»s». iPulmoatlo Hotel. do23 “ 1 AUrriON- SALKS. F. O. BAILEY A CO., Auctioneers and Commission Merchants Salesroom 35 anti 37 Kxehange Si. F. O. BAILEY. C. W. ALLEN. Regular sale of Furniture and General Merchan dise every Saturday, commencing at 10 o’clock a. m Consignment* solicited. oc3dtf MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF Fancy Goods & Toys BY AUCTION. AT rooms 35 Exchange Street, we shall sell every morning and afternoon, commencing Friday, Dec. DUh. a large assortment of Fancy Goods, Tots &e. The stock is fresh and contains many choic« articles suitable for holiday gifts. F. O. BAILEY & CO., Auctioneer*, dels _ d6t GRAND CLOSING AUCTION SALE — AT STOKE — 263 Middle Street. milE bankrupt stock of H. M. Bovey, of Bath, ia 1. said store, must be closed before Christmas. This will be the greatest opportunity to purchase bargains in ciioice Holiday Goods ever offered. Two auctioneers every evening. Three sales a day. Articles in wiudow sold Tuesday. F, 0. BAILEY & CO., AUCTIONEERS. ue22 ,13t BIRDS! BIRDS! AT AUCTION. ON TUESDAY, Dec. 23d. at 12 M., at our office 33 Exchango Street, wo shall sell about 25 choice Canary Birds, all singers. F. O. BAILGY & tO., Auctioneer*. de20___ T O. BAILEY & CO., AUCTIONEERS, HORSE and CARRIAGE MART, 1'lum Street, Portland, Me. Auction Sal* Every Saturday at 10 A. M. Agent* for the Celebrnled Concord Marne. MERRY CHRISTMAS! AT STUBBS BllOS.’ you can tind everything pretty and attractive for presents in the ART LINE ! Pictures Framed Neatly in all I lie Leading Styles. Come early and avoid the rush. Remember the place, at STUBBS BROS’, It* TEMPLE ST. de22___d3t WEBER PIANOS Stand without a rival for “Sympathetic, pure and rich tone, combined with Great Power.” CEO. D. RUSSELL, Wbolr.nlc unit Kciuil Agrut for Bo.ton and vicinity, i*lnlnc nnd New Uamp.bire, del6TTS6m 1*5 Tremont »t., BmioO.