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W# do not read anonymous Tetters and commun
oationa. The name and address of the writ are in
all cases indispensable, not necessarily for nblica
tion but as a guaranty of good faith.
We cannot undertake to return or preserve com
munications that are not used.
Evaur regular attach^ of the Press is furnished
with a Card certificate signed by Stanley Pullen,
Editor, AJU railway, steamboat and hotel managers
will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials
of every person claiming to represent our Journal.
A Republican State Convention
Thursday, June 15th, 1882,
At 11 o’clock A. M.,
For the purpose of nominating a candidate for Gov
ernor, aud four candidates for Representatives in
Congress, to be supported at the September Elec
tion: and to trausact any other business that may
properly come before it.
The basis of Representation will be as follows:
each city, town aud plantation will been'itfed to
one delegate, and for each seventy-five votes cast
for the Republican Candidate for Governor in 1880
an additional delegate, and for a fraction of forty
votes, in excess of seventy-five votes, an additional
The State Committee will be infsession in the Re
ception room of the Cify Hall, at nine o’clock on
the morning of the convention, for the purpose of
receiving the credentials of delegates.
All citizens of Maine, whatever may heretofore
have been their party affiliations, who believe in
the purity of the ballot and honesty ia its count; in
popular government unobstructed by Executive
usurpations; in an independent aud honest judi
ciary, whose Judges shall not bo exposed to the as
saults of partizan hatred and revenge; in a safe and
sound currency for the people; in a reasonable en
couragement and development of our industries,
and protection of our Laborers against the cheap
labor of Europe, by wise aud judicious laws; in effi
cient measures for’the encouragement of American
shipping and ship building; in popular education;
in temperance; in an economical, just and efficient
administration of public affairs, are cordially in
vited to unite with the Republicans of the State in
•electing delegates to this Convention.
Per Order Republican State Committee.
WM. P. FRYE, Chairman.
FRED N. DOW, Secretary.
The Change in Irish Policy.
The action taken by the Gladstone minis
try in regard to Ireland will be commended
by most fair-minded men. Of course it will
be ridiculed and censured by the English
conservative press. That is what the con
servative press is for. But it is hailed with
delight in Ireland and received with great
satisfaction in America and other free
countries. It is certainly a decided change
of policy, and even a confession of failure.
But Mr. Gladstone has made so many Succes
ses that one false step can be easily forgiven,
and his honesty and courage in retracing
that step will command general admiration.
The wise man, says the proverb, changes
his opinions often; the fool never. The
greatest of living Englishmen is not ashamed
to be guided by the logic of events. He has
the courage of his convictions, and when
convinced he is wrong does not dally in
mending his ways.
The retirement of Mr. Forster is made
necessary by the new order of things.
Howeyer liberal his opinions may be his
manner is most unfortunate and his admin
istration has been most unpopular. He has
succeeded in only one thing—in provoking
the hatred of all Ireland. No measure pro'
posed by him, no action taken by him, how
ever wise or benevolent, could command
cordial support. All his doings were open to
suspicion, and so when it was decided to
abandon the policy of coercion and adopt
that of conciliation his recall was the first
step to be taken.
The new policy is not yet developed, but
is understood to look to a just settlement of
the land question and toward local self
government for Ireland. We trust that
Irishmen will meet Mr. Gladstone in as
broad and liberal a spirit as his own, not
permitting the memory of past wrongs to
prevent an acceptance of future benefits.
The financial transactions for the three
quarters of the current fiscal year show a
marked improvement as compared with the
same period of the last fiscal year. There
has been an increase of $33,000,000 in re
ceipts, and a d crease of 9,400,000 In expen
ditures, and the surplus for the nine months
is $104,681,000 against a surplus of only
$62,484,000 for the same time last year. The
details of receipts show an increase in re
ceipts from customs of $19,000,000, and in
ternal revenue $8,000,000. The decrease in
expenditures is almost entirely owing to the
reduction in the interest charge of the pub
lic debt._
A Democratic paper in Michigan thinks
there is one chance left for its party. Its
plan is: “Let every Democratic Congress
man and Senator, together with every plat
form maker and ‘leader,’ take one of the
July steamers to Europe, and stay there un
til the last week of November. On their re
turn they will find tlie Democrats in power
by a large majority. And until something
of this kind is done, unless by some miracu
lous agency ‘silence falls like a poultice to
heal’ the idiocy ‘of sound,’ it is to be feared
that the Republicans will enjoy an everlast
ing picnic.”
Cranes, the American reader will be re'
assured to learn, are not the exclusive prod
uct of our breezy institutions. The Queen
has been threatened again by a sort of Guit
eau, the method of whose madness reaches
the most business-like elevation. He de
mands as backsheesh a good round sum to
stay his hand from taking the life of the
Queen and the son of the Queen. Of course
the Ministry will draw upon the royal vaults
to assuage the needs of this mercenary gen
“The Argus,” says the Boston Journal,
“which is really in favor of license, is urging
the ultra-Prohibitionists in Maine to run an
independent candidate for Governor.” Yes,
and the Argus resorts to misrepresentation
to make its point. It charges that Senator
Frye recently gave a dinner at Washington
to a Mr. Hutchinson, and provided liquors
for himself and guests. The charge is un
true. Senator Frye has given no dinner to
Mr. Hutchinson or anyone else, and has pro
vided no liquors for anyone.
Boston Journal: “A few months hence,
when Messrs. Ladd and Murch of Maine
will be masquerading through Maine as
Greonbackers, it will be well to remind Mr.
Ladd that he voted with the Democrats to
keep Chalmers in a seat to which he was not
elected, and Mr. Murch that he dodged.
Both are Democrats of the Missouri type—
that is, Democrats with a Greenback appen
dage. __
According to the Yazoo (Miss.) Sentinel,
many planters say they would not part with
the advantage the overflow will be to their
land for a nice little sum of money. The
sediment deposited by the flood will do the
soil more good than any fertilizer that could
be applied. One planter says the cotton
lands will now be worth from $4 to $5 more
per acre than formerly.
The Southern Democratic imagination
can’t tolerate the idea of a “paternal gov
ernment,” but it wants the National Gov
ernment to put the Mississippi in a strait
jacket at the cost of unlimited millions, and
it insists that the Mississippi sufferers shall
be fed at the National crib. Of course,
there is nothing paternal about this.
A decent German work gives the follow
ing return of the population of the world,
counting by millions: Europe, 315,000,000
Asia, 834,000,000; Africa, 205,000,000;
America, 95,000,000; Australia and Polyne
sia, 5,000,000; Polar regions, under 1,000,000;
total, 1,455,000,000—being an increase of over
16,000,000 upon the latest census.
The Sacramento Record Union says that
the proposition of a San Francisco paper to
have all people refuse to employ Chinese,
as a remedy for the “Chinese evil,” is im
practicable, because there is not labor
enough in California, exclusive of the Chi
nese, to gather the harvest.
A Chicago despatch puts the profits of
the April wheat corner at a “cool million,”
on a deal of about 30,000,000 bushels. The
beauty of a business of this kind is that it
caa be conducted just as well without wheat
as with it. The game only requires one
man to offer a wager and another to take it.
Cold chills ran down the back of the
Democratic party when the colored brother
Lynch took his seat in the House. It is a
kind of restoration, and not the kind to
tickle the Democracy into a broad approv
ing laugh._
Both the Georgia Senators speak of re
signing. Senator Brown is troubled with a
lung affection, and Hill has long been an in
valid. Govorner Colquitt is willing to sue*
ceed one of the sick men.
Spanish workmen will be ruined and
compelled to emigrate to the United States,
a Madrid paper says, by the new free trade
laws of their own country.
The Fanama Star and Herald refers to
the navy of the United States as “a phantom
fleet.” __________________
Wholesale Art.
The Origin of Cheap Oil Paintings—The
Difference Between “Pot-Boilers” ana
“Buckeyes”—How “Buckeyes” are Man
ufactured and How They are Sold—The
Wiles of the Auctioneer and the Pic
ture Peddler. _
[New York Evening Post.]
The great number of cheap oil paintings in
the market of late years, and the low prices at
which they are sometimes sold at auction and
by itinerant venders, naturally sugges'.s the ex
istence of some method of manufacture which
will produce such works of art with more than
ordinary rapidity. Yet the public have no idea
of the proportions which the business has as
sumed or ot the Ingenious processes which are
employed in connection with it. As the sale
of these pictures is not confined to the cities,
extends all over the country, wherever peo
ple are willing to pay for a bit of decoration in
a gilt frame, and prefer what the peddlers glib
ly call “genuine oil paintings” to chromos,
lithographs, or cheap engravings, a large sup
ply is constantly called for. Yet the facili ties
for their production will be found by any one
who investigates the subject to be ample; and
however much the demand for such household
luxuries may be stimuated by the prosperity of
the country, Jhere is no danger that it will not
be met by the enterprising manufacturers in
New York.
There are two kinds of cheap pictures in oil;
those produced in the studios by artists of vari
oas degrees of ability and those manufactured
in the establishments devoted to the business
on a large scale, and which turn out duplicates
of an oil painting as similar concerns in other
branches of industry turn out hats, coats, or
shoes. Paintings of the first named class are
called “pot-boilers,” from their being usually
thrown off by artists to furnish the means to
“keep the pot boiling.” These, although show
ing signs of the haste with which they are
painted, are sometimes not without merit.
They are mostly sold in the better class of auc
tion houses in New York, and many artists, in
the absence of more lucrative employment,
find their chief means ot Bupport in supplying
the demand lor this class of work. A clever
artist can paint a tolerably attractive canvas in
a comparatively short time; and although he
will put into it little of the imagination and
poetry and careful thought which he wonld
bestow upon a work for the Academy exhibi
bition his technical facility will enable him to
make a salable picture of it. The visitor to the
auction stores in the lower Dart of the city will
often find “pot-boilers” from the studios of
well-known artists. These have been gather
ed by the picture dealer, who is well acquaint
ed with the sources of supply, and with the
worth of ready money to the impecunions ar
tist. Sometimes the pictures are sold on ac
count of the painter, sometimes they have been
bought at a low rate by the auctioneer who of
fers them at his picture sales until he can dis
pose of them at a profit.
What are technically known as “ buckeyes”
are works of a different class. They are pro
duced in great numbers at certain establish
ments in this city by workmen and girls who
have been trained by the degree of mechanical
skill necessary to make a copy of the picture
before them, or at least of that part of it which
is given them to duplicate. In some of the
workshops the walls are covered with canvases
upon which the copyists are busy at work. One
paints the sky and the distant effects; another
follows with the foreground, another paints the
figures, and still another finishes the picture.
The work is done with great rapidity, and the
result, as may be expected, is not pleasing to
an artistic eye. Yet the facility attained by
constant practice is snch that the rude copies
of landscapes thus produced bear a sufficient
resemblance to the original to give them a
market value as pictures.
The largest manufactory of cheap paintings
in the oountry is in Cortlandt street. A three
story building is devoted to the business, and
in the busy season nearly one thousand pictures
a week are turned out. Some of the processes
employed are peculiar to these manufacturers
and the upper story, which is the “studio” or
workshop, is carefully guarded against intru
sion. The doors are kept locked, and no one
except those employed in the establishment
is allowed to enter. The present writer, how
ever, obtained admission, witnessed the meth
ods of manufacture, and saw the pictures grow
to completion under the hands of the busy “ar
The first step in the production of the daz
zling landscape in a gilt frame which is to be
the subject,of the encomiums of the auctioneer
or picture peddler is the preparation of the
canvas. This is done by passing cotton cloth
through a machino by which it is coated on
both sides with a mixture of glue and whiting
and gives something of the appearance and
firmness of canvas. After being thoroughly
dried the cloth is ready for the stretcher or in
ner frame. The stretchers are produced by an
ingenious machine which shapes joints and fas
ten them with great rapidity and by a third
machine, tended by an Irish youth of artistic
proclivities, the cloth is quickly fastened upon
the stretcher, and made ready for the coming
landscape. The canvas then passes to the Btn
dio.” Here a line of girls stand around long
tables, their dresses splashed with paint and
their appearance anything but that of the ideal
artist in a well appointed studio. On the walls
near by hang what seem to be stencils of vart
rious patterns, which the girls have been train
ed to use with great facility. The process em
ployed is an adoption of what is known as The
orem painting, and also as Poonah or Oriental
painting. By the use of a species of stencils
the outlines and principal figures in the land
scapes are one after another rapidly made, and
ihe picture then passes into the hands of a
more advanced painter for completion. A few
skilful touches from her hand supply the defi
ciencies which the use of the mechanical con
trivance has left, and after receiving a liberal
coating of varnish, and remaining a short time
in the drying room, the picture is ready for
market. The frames are made by machinery
in the story below the "studio.” They have
considerable breadth but little thickness; yet
although so unsubstantial they are quite orna
mental in design, and when covered with a
metallic preparation known as “Dutch metal”
or “Dutch gilt,” which resembles gold leaf but
has not a particle of gold in it, they are brilliant
and showy enough to satisfy the most exacting
purchaser. Thus it will be seen that in these
“genuine oil paintings” the oil which is used
is about the only thing * genuine. The can
vas is cotton cloth smeared with whiting; the
frame, which looks so substantial, is a mere
shell, and the glittering gilding has no gold in
its composition. But like many other shams
the sham oil painting has found a great many
wnen tne pictures are nmsuea tney are nut
immediately framed, bat for convenience are
stacked in bins in thetwarehouse, according to
subjects; and the several kinds are known by
numbers. No. 47, for instance, will be an Ital
ian landscape with a pair of romantic lovers in
the foreground; No. 166 a scene on Lake
George, in which the mountains are bathed in
a “light that never was on sea or landand
No. 61 a pastoral subject, with prize cattle
calmly reposing by the side of an impossible
brook, and a herdsman who would be a curi
osity in real life. Of the different varieties o(
pictures designated in this manner, most of
which are landscapes, there will be hundreds
of duplicates, and some subjects which hare
proved exceptionally popular are reproduced to
a surprising extent. Of' one view on Lake
George, for instance, more than five thousand
copies hare been sold. As the girls and boys
employed in the business are paid from fifty
cents to one dollar a day, and the artists who
finish the pictures work at low rates, tbe costs
of production is small. The foreman of the es
tablishment is a German artist with considera
ble experience in his profession. He superin
tends tbe use of the stencils, and claims to have
made great improvements in their application.
At any rate the result of all this cheap labor is
such that these “genuine oil paintings,” meas
uring 22x36 inches, surrounded with resplend
ent gilt frames, and boxed for shipment, are
sold at from $30 to $75 a dozen and smaller
sizes as low as $15 a dozen.
There are several ways of disposing of the
different grades of cheap pictures to the public.
The auction sales at which “a choice collection
of valuable works by American and foreign
artists” is announced by placard are known in
every city of any importance. In New York
tbe dealers have permanent auction rooms in
Broadway, and other parts of the city, which
are kept well supplied with “pot-boilers” and
“buckeyes.” Regular sales are held doily, and
pictures are also sold at private sale. Some
low-priced foreign pictures, generally figure
pieces, are added to give variety to the collec
tion, and on the catalogues will often be seen
names which have a resemblance to those of
well-known artists, and names of artists who,
being dead, cannot challenge this unwarranted
trading upon their reputation. Sometimes
pictures yrill be signed Cole or J. F. Keasett,
and now that Sanford Gifford is dead, he prob
ably will be made responsible for works which
he would not oare to acknowledge. The names
of prominent artists are also changed to those
having a similar sound.
Among the pai"ters of figure pieces Shryer
in the catalogues stands for Schreyer, T. Ros
seau for Theodore Rousseau, and A. Frere for
Edouard Frere.
The mistakes made by purchasers, and the
impositions practiced upon them, are some
times amusing. A prominent physician told a
connoisseur not long since that he had bought
a painting by Gerome which he wished to show
to him, but on examination the work, which
would have startled the French artist, proved
to be signed J. Jerome.
In the smaller cities, where such sales are
only occasionally held, the pictures are hung
upon the walls of a room which is lighted by
rows of gas jets so as to show these artistic pro
ductions to the best advantage. As each pic
ture to be sold is reached on the catalogue it is
placed on a brilliantly lighted easel in the cen
tre of the room and theglib-tongued auctioneer
descents upon its value and points out its beau
ties. If a visitor makes a bid the price is art
fully run up by the two or three confederates
present for that purpose, so long as it seems
safe to do so, and a handsome price is often
realized for a worthless picture. If the attempt
is not successful, the picture is bid in by the
auctioneer and reserved for the next sale; and
another “pot-boiler” or “buckeye” is brought
forward. Occasionally there will be an active
competition for a picture, and the price will be
carried to a high figure. It is not unusual for
pictures which cost at the manufacturers $40
to $G0 a doven to bring $25 to $40 each, and
occasionally a purchaser at a still more extrava
gant price is found.
Another method of bringing these art-pro
ducts to the notice of those who may welcome
purchasers is provided by the picture peddler.
Tbis enterprising and persistent individual
finds his way into dwelling houses and shops
in country and city, adapting his mothods and
his merchandise to the requirements of the
locality. In the region of Wall street or among
the better class of uptown residences in New
York lie often appears in the disguise of a dis
tressed artist, willing to sacrifice the picture he
has just finished, on account of his pressing
need. He is anxious to get an offer; and for a
picture which he values at $50 he will, with
apparent reluctance but seoret joy, take $10.
Sometimes in favorable circumstances the ped
dler wiH be bolder in his devices, and by set
ting an extravagant valuation on a pictnre and
eloquently describing his distressing situation
will obtain a loan upon it of many times its
value. Or, if he is a young man, he will rapj
resent himself as a son of the distinguished
artist who painted the picture and in that
capacity will with filial affection set forth the
excellence of the work and the pecuniary diffi
culties of his father. Whatever amount is ob
tained in this way, the picture which is left as
security is never redeemed. Another landscape
is brought out from the stook on hand, and a
fresh victim is sought for. In the country
towns the cheaper descriptions of pictures are
old; and the veudor, at ter expatiating upon
the superiority of “genuine oil paintings” to
chromos and {the like rubbish, waits eagerly
for a bid from the farmer or his wife, who is
surprised to find so modest an offer as is mads
XUtJ lllBLUUua wuiuu uavo uccu uoouuuou aio
not the only ones by which the products of the
picture manufactories are distributed over the
continent. These examples of American art
may be seen exposed for sale along the side
walk in Wall street and other plaoes in this
city, and of late the dealers in job lots of
cheap goods and Yankee notions have added
them to their stock. The country merchant
will take home a dozen assorted land
scapes, to be sold at a moderate
price; and so, in one way and another, these
oanvases, some of whioh are, in reality, cari
catures of pictorial art, make their way into
country and city homes from *one end of the
land to the other. The summer boarders at
Lake George or in the Adirondacks finds them
adorning the parlors of the boarding houses in
these regions, and the traveler in the far west
ern territories meets them at the hotels in
which he tarries. And as even the crudest of
them gives a sort of innocent pleasure to some
body, there is no harm done by their produc
tion when they are sold for what they really
are, and not nsed as a means of defrauding ig
norant and credulous purchasers.
Schiedam Aromatic
. #
As a general beverage and necessary
corrective of water rendered impure by
vegetable decomposition or other causes,
as Limestone, Sulphate of Copper &c, the
Aromatic Schnapps is superior to every
other alcoholic preparation. A public
trial of ever 80 years duration in every
section of our country of Cdolpho Wolfe’s
Schnapps, its unsolicited endorsement by
the medical faculty and a sale unequaled
by any other alcoholic distillation have
insured for it the reputation of salubrity
claimed for it. For sale by an Druggists
and Grocers.
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With ffeantful Pottery
Satsuma, Kioto, &c.
Fitted complete with the
& English Duplex, Oxford
P and Harvard Burners.
•jcr sale wnoiesaie ana aeuu,
c. E. JOSE & co,
oolO _at*
Cleansed or Dyed, Re
paired and Pressed,
(Between Cotton and Center St.)'
A.. .A.. DAVIS.
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are now prepared with the largest anl best stock of
goods they have ever offered to the pnblic, consist
ing of Ready-made Clothing, Rats, Capa,
Roots, Shoes, Furnishing and Fancy
Roods, Carpeting, dfcc.
Twenty-five good Coat makers wanted immediate
ly. _ ap24d3w
Symptoms are moisture, stinging, itching, worse
night; seems as if pin-worms wero crawling about
the rectum; the private parts are often affectsd. As a
pleasant, economical and positive cure, Swatni i
Ointment is superior to any article in the me-Tr ~fc
Sold by druggists, or send 60 cts. in 3-ct. Star
Boxes, #1.26. Address, Da. Swatne & Son, Phi! _
j anlSd&ft j jr8 aplSd&wl m
Ready-Made Clothing
Gentlemen intending to pur*
chase a Spring Suit, Over Sack or
Pantaloons, made up ready for
immediate wear, should not fail
to inspect the large and carefully
selected assortment of fine, me
dium and low priced Clothing,
which we are now showing to the
trade. We are sole manufactur
ers of all Clothing sold by us, and
our prices compare favorably
wttli all competing hpuses.
Custom Clothing
The large increase of business
in this department of our store,
since our removal from middle
Street, stands proof that to-day
we are showing the finest styles
and giving most excellent fils iu
gentlemeu’s fine clothing to meas
A choice line of imported Over
coatings, Suitings and Pantaloon
ings is now open and) an inspec
tion of same invited. By our
system of cutting we positively
guarantee a fit.
The largest line of men’s Fur
nishing Woods in the State is at
our store. Underwear, White
and Fancy Shirts, Hosiery, doves
and Neckwear, in seasonable
styles always in stock.
470 Congress Street, opposite Preble House.
ap2G ° - _ __
A Dealer, in Timathy, Claver. Flax, Hun
L* L* I | f (oritn, Millet, Red Top, Blue Gram,
Ft Fl I M 1 Lava Grom, Orchard Gram,
JU JLI9 Gardes, Flawrr, Bird Seed., 4c.
Market Hall, Market Square, Portland, Md$.
We offer this week Special Bargains in Plain, Brocade and Moire
Silks, Satin Stripes ana Plaids.
We have inst opened a fine line of Parasols and Sun Umbrellas,
which we shall sell at the very lowest prices consistent with good goods.
We also offer Bargains in Kid Gloves, 6 hook laced, for $1.75. Spec
ials in Corsets at 50 cts., $1.00, $1.25.
Hosiery and Lace Goods at lower prices than any store in Portland.
The great success we have met with in this line proves thilt the pub
lic appreciate our purpose to save them from 10 to 15 per cent, in car
Don’t buy a Carpet of any kind without seeing ours and comparing
onr prices with others.
We have inst received a large invoice of new patterns which we in
vite the public to inspect, and compare quality, style and price with
other dealers.
Remnants iberal discounts. No trouble to show onr goods.
GEO. A. GAY & CO.,
499 Cong-re§s Street, - Corner of Brown.
may 2 T,Th&Stf
White Quilts, .... $1.25 worth $1.75
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, * - .121-2 “ .25
French Keal Hid Gloves, ... .50 “ 1.50
Open k Schrim For Curtains, - - .25 “ .50
Black and Colored Silks, Satins, Rhadames, Morie, Sarah, Grenadine, Hernani, French Dress Goods, Sat
ins, plain and (ringed. Table Sets, Damask, Table and Piano Covers, Laces, Hosiery, Gloves, Trimmings
Buttons. A1 the Novelties, many of whioh cannot be found elsewhere, at the lowest prices.
' apr!2eodtf
The special “one day” sale, which are proving so pop
ular, will be continued during the coming week. Arti
cles offered are only those which we are enabled to sell
under regular WHOLESALE PRICES. We do this
rather than send out another traveHng salesman, aud
have so far sold more each day than such travelers
average. Announcement of articles to be sold will be
made in morning papers on day of sale, and in Evening
Advertiser previous. WiU also be displayed in window
evening before the sale.
m ' dtf
If you have not got bnt a small amount of money he will try and
please yon. He keeps the finest goods in the world, and is
celebrated Stiff Hat of New Fork, and STET
SON & CO.’S noted Soft Hat of Philadelphia.
Ill Middle Street, sign of the Gold Hat.
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as opened an office in
Portland andean be found
3o. 276 Middle St.,
over Edwards & Walker’s
Hardware store, from ,
Mbt 8th te Sf!id.
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Corn Packers !
SCREW PRESSES and Dies for the manufacture
of Corn Cans for sale. Enquire of
mh20dtf BtB»H4i» dtlBOBBILL.
Bo Card, and Jod Printer
V .'inters’ Kxohange,
111 Exchange St., Portland, Me.
Fine Job Printing n Specialty.
Orders oy mall or in person promptly nttenued to
Particular attention paid to B it and
rn-phl.. *“• XuThStfjJ
have arrived and are on our coun
ters to-day. We have the nobbiest
lot of Stiff and Soft Hats ever
shown in Portland. We buy di
rect from the the manufacturers
and can sell much less than others.
E. W. Knox, of New York, has
appointed us as Sole Agents for
the sale of his celebrated Hats
in Portland.
Onr Stock is large and prices
are low.
We have a large assortment of
Spring Shades in Dog Skin, Back,
Goat and Castor.
We have the Young Gents and
Old Gents, and exchange for
197 middle Street.
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A large lot of very choice
designs for
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WE are prepared to furnish Ice of superior qual*
ity for families ami offices from Kimball
Brook. Also, POND AI¥0 KIVKR ICE,
equal to any cut this winter for Stores, Steamers
and Vessels at reasonable rates.
Office 73 Cross Street.
TELEPHOSK IV . 33T._ap!8dtf
Notice to Advertisers.
WE shall i*sue in Juno, a neat and attractive ad
vertising Fai ; same to be distributed Free on
passenger trains «t Maine Central, Grand Trunk
and Portland & Ogdensbnrg Railroads. We alone
have the privilege af distributing fans on above
trains. Our age.it will soon call and tako orders for
a limited amount of adrertisments. Orders for
space by mail will receive attention.
may2d6t 369 Commercial St.
201 Middle Street,
I Sole’Agentrfor, Portland and vl
| cinity, for the sale of first-class
" Bicycles, ineluding the Colum
bia’s, Harvard’s,Yale’s etc. Also,
agent fo e MARINE Bicycle,
thf greatest uoYtUy afloat apl3dtf (
gardinek, me.,
Woodbury & ioultou
Cor. Middle & Exchange Sts.,
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Portland Water Co., 1st Mort. - - - 6a
Cincinnati, - -- -- - 6*
Cook County - -- -- -- -7a
Evansville Ind.,.7s
Chicago, - -- -- -- -- 7s
Maine Central R. R. Consol, - 7s
Portland & Ogdensburg R. R. 1st Mort., - - 6s
Eastern Car Trust, - - - - - Gs
U. S. 4 per ct. Bonds, Registered and Coupon,
180 Middle St., Portland, Me.
U. S. Called Bonds cashed.
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Portland Safe Deposit Co.,
Chartered ia INJ5 by the Legislature of
Maine tor the NAFG KEEPING of
of SAFES in its FIRE and
Directors. John Mussey. Francis K. Swan,
William E. Gould, William G. Davis, H. J. Libby,
Jacob IVicLellan, Philip H. Brown, Edward A.
Noyes, H. U. Payson, W. H. Moulton, William
Sweat, L. D. M. Sweat, all of Portland.
Abner Coburn, Skowhegan, Anson P. Morrill, Au
gusta, Joseph Dane, Kennebnnk.
Rental of Safes in Vanlt, $10 to $75 per year.
Special deposits at moderate rates.
For circulars or information, address
WILLIAM SWEAT, Sec’y nnd Treaa.,
SI Exchange Street, Portland, Me.
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Railway Bonds
bought or carried on margin.
Dally telegraphic quotations from New York
Stock Exchange.
* 194 Middle Street.
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The old-established Banking House of
No* 12 Wall Street, New York,
Bay and sell all active stocks on three to five per
cent, margin. They send FKEE their
Showing how large profits can be made on invest
ments of $ lO to 8 1 ,oOO. febl8 eodlyr
Henry Clews & Co.,
Stocks and Bonds bought and sold only on com
mission for cash or on margin. Deposits received.
4 per cent, allowed on all daily balances. Members
of N. Y. Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of
Trade. Private wire to Chicago. ]an31eodtf
«fflcctcj Jeff and (ga/bd $>\irvfefbf
No. 37 Plum Street.
1!) market Square. Portland.
Prioo? reasonable and satisfaoUoa guaranteed.
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Fine New York Boot* a specialty.
A large assorted stock of Boyd’s New York Boots
in stock. All widths, sizes ana half sizes,
i Boyd’s Fronch Kid Button,
c Boyd’s Cloth Top Bntton.
Boyd’s French Kid Foxed with Kid Top, Button.
Boyd’s Oil Goat Button. Widths AA, A, B, C
and D.
Woodmansee & Garside’s Fine New York Boots
for Ladies’ wear. All widths and sizes.
Infants’ Bntton Boots
Only 50 cents. Black, Pink, Bine, White and
For Ladies’American Kid Button. $2.00, $2.60,
$3.00 and $3.76. Widths AA, SS,
S, A,B, M, F, and D.
Fancy Slippers, in all the leading styles. Fine
Beaded Slippers, all widths.
Jersey Shoes. AA, A, B, C. Gents* Cloth Top
Jersey Congress. Gents’ French Calf Jersey But
ton. Gents’ French Calf Congress, AA. A, B and C.
Gentlemen’s cheap and medium goods in all the
leading styles.
Sent by mail. Postage prepaid.
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Wholesale and Re il Dealer in
Domestic Coals a Specialty, at Lowest Market
322 Commercial Street,
Brown’s Wharf
Orders received by telephone. aplSdtf
Wholesale Agents for
Beach’s Washing; Soaps,
Frank Siddall’g Soap., and
Choice Selected Canned Prunes.
Above goods should be used in ever, family. Aek
four Grocer for them. ap25d3vr
and Coagremi ft (reels, on
Wednesday and Thursday Afternoon*
and Evenings, May 3d and 4th.
On Wednescay Evening the pleasing dramaoi
“Comrade*” a ill be preeented by young people
connected with the Sunday School.
On Thursday Evening the entertaining drama of
“Our Folk*” will be rendered by a company of
young people connected with the First Universalial
Sunday School.
Evening entertainments will commence at 7.40.
Admission—Adults 20 cents; Children under twelve
10 cents liesreshments on sale afternoons and eve
nings. myld3t
The “Ladies Circle” of the Chestnut
St. II. E. Church, will hold a Fair and
Apron Sale in the vestry of the church,
Wednesday evening and Thursday After
noon and evening. In connection with
sale on Thursday evening, there will bo
a Musical Entertainment, at whieh some
of the best tulentof the city will assist.
Admission to the Fair, free; to the en
tertainment on Thursday evening, 25 cts.
Refreshments for sale each evening.
may 2 _431
Professor of Practical Phrenology will give a course
of lectures inUONCJREftll HAUL, on successive
Commencing May 4ih,at 8 o’clock. Subject—‘Phren
ology” and will conclude with PubUo Phrenolog*%l
Examinations. Admissioa free and collection. v
MAY CHAPMAN Delineates the Health and^
Character day and evening at the UNITED
STATEN HOTEL. msy2d3t*
will be given by the
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Thursday, May 4, from J uutil 0.30 P. M.
Friday. May 3, from lO A. M. ua.il 7 P.M
Admission 10 cents; Chlldron under ten 5 cent*.
Half rates over Portland h Rochester K. R. Friday
afternoon. mj3d3t
BOARD, for a family, including two children and
Infant, on the coast near Portland, where
there Is a fine shore. Address W. B. GIFFORD, 479
St. Paul at, Montreal maySdlw*
BOARD and Rooms, for a family of three, at
reasonable terms. Private family preferred.
Address C\, Pkess Office. may2dlw*
Information Wanted.
A BOY left Portland, March 26, 1882, name
John M. Welch, 15 years old,binseyee, brown
hair, powder blown In one side of race. Please In
form me. S. A. PIERCE, 14 Market street.
Business men
Can do better In the Wett than la amj
other Section ol the Country*
Rare Opportunities I—Few no isood, None Better 1
75 rapidly growing Towns (most productive re
gions of Minnesota, Dakota, and Iowa) along the
recently constructed lines of the Chicago A North
Western Railway, offer unequaled inducements
to pushing business men of limited capital. For
particulars address t'HAS. K. SlJl.lfONM*
find Commiaaiontr C. & N. W. R*y Co., Chicago.
AGENTS in every county In New England, for
our new indexed atlas of the United States
and World, with maps of every country on the faee
of the globe; last census; indexed list of tcwns; his
tory of every state and territory; sells for one
third the price of other world atlases. PERRY M
SPAULDING, 106 Court St., Boston. aprlSdlm
Farmer Wanted.
TO CARRY on a small farm. Wife must be a
good bntter maker. Address A. B., box 1983.
mar 18 dtf
To Let—Opposite Lincoln Park.
rilHE verv desirable npper tenemeutat No. 124
X Federal street, second door from Fremont
place. Hat been occupied by Mr. Berry the laet
eight years. Is in perfect repair, and has gas and
Sebago water. A permanent tenant desired Im
mediate possession given.
Also tenements on Brattle, Greenleaf and Everett
streets, and a store on Greenleaf street, all supplied
with Sebago water. Apply to
ap29dlw Cor. Middle and Exchange Sts.
To Let.
THE second story of house No. 2 St. Lawraaea
Place, containing gas and Sebago water. Rent
$9.00 per month. Enquire at 606 Congress St.
Store to Let.
STORE No. 47 Free St., now occupied by S. T.
Soule & Co. Possession given May 1st. Apply
to C. A. WESTON, 45 Free Street. ap20dtX
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ONE of the most beautiful estates on the Maine
coast—comprising 3 acres on a charming bay;
commanding an extensive sea view, while bathing
may be enjoyed at the foot of the lawn; the grounds
contain a choice collection of trees and sbrube; the
house is in Queen Anne style of architecture and is
the most beautiful residence in the region; contain
ing 11 large rooms, finished in natural woods,
handsomely frescoed; heated by furnace—stable
and carriage house, all in perfect repair; price
$4000.—which ia several thousand dollars less than
cost. Address
lienurbunkpcri, Uaise.
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For Sale.
STORE and House, twenty-live acres of land, or.
chard, good well of water, a good place for
trade and a pleasant location. For particular* In
quire of or address W. H. WILSON, West Cumber
land. maj2d3w*
THE Farm belonging to tbe late B. O. Small, verr
pleasantly located on road leading from South
Windham to Windham HiU, one mile from Gam bo
P. O. R. R. Station, will be sold at a bargain. Small
payment required, balance can stand with mortgage
on time. Said farm contains about 90 acres land,
divided into Wood, Timber, Pasturing and Mowing
lands; the buildings are a good two story boose with
ell, wood and carriage bouse with large barn, all la
good condition. Will be sold with farm, a mod
stock of Farming Tools. For further particulan,
inquire of JOHN M. ALLEN, Saccarappa, Me.
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FflQE three story brick house, No. 63 Hearing St.
JL Has all tbe modern improvements. In a desir
able locality, on tbe sunny side. Lot 130x371A
feet. Also a lot of land on Cumberland Street, ad
joining the above lot, 100x46 feet. Terms e»sy.
aplodtf J. M. riPIEli*.
xvn on idjui
1V3 Story House and Ell, containing 6 finished
rooms, one unfinished room, with stable connec
ted with ell, 2 acres of excellent garden land, besled
a number of acres of flats, water front; about 70
fruit trees in bearing; situated on the County
road, leading from Kuightville to Turner's Island
in Cape Elizabeth, Va mile from Portland Bridge.
For further particulars, apply to John Wat
sou, near the premises or N. S. GARDINER. K. R.
Agent, 93 Exchange St., City. aprvdlm
“By a thorough knowledge of the natural law
which govern the operations of digestion and
nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine
properties of well selected Cocoa, Mr. Epps has pro
vided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavored
beverage which may save ns many heavy doctors'
bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of
diet that a constitution may be gradually built up
until strong enough to resist every tendency to
disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating
around ns ready to attack wherever tbere is a weak
Etint. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keep
g ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a
properly nourished frame."—Civil Servict Qvuette.
Made simply with boiling water or milk. 80b1 In
tins only (%-fo and lb), labeled.
JAMES EPPS & CO., Homcr.palhic S
Chemist*, London, England.
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Chicago. Portland, Me
C.mmiMi.B Merchant*.
Grain, Seeds, Provisions,
137 Commercial St., Portland, Me.
CHICAGO OFFICE, - . 122 lji Sail* SI
Futures bought and told on Chicago Market on
Margins. Correspondence incite marSdtf
•f all kinds, in the
—ron 11U BY—
R. STANLEY & SON, Importers,
French Spoliation Claims.
ALL directly or remotely interested in these
claims, are invited to call on EMERY A
memorial for legislation for payment of what has
been almost universally recognized as an honest
debt, and to co-operate In their etrort to obtain the
same. No charges unless successful.
SLOOP-RTGGEI) keel boat, 23 feet. 3 Inches long,
8 feet wide, formerly owned by tbe late Walter
H. Lynde, of Freeport. Will be sold at a bargeio.
Apply to W. O. Merrill, Freeport, or C. L. Mc
Cleery, Mail Office, Lowell, Maes. my3Utf

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