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De Lesseps and the Desert.
Iff. Do Lesseps is at Gabes, Intent on mak
ing his way by water into the desert of Sa
hara and converting that sandy waste into
an inland sea—a now Mediterranean. He
is Impressed with the belief, which many
others have shared, that in pre-historic
times the indentation of the north African
coast which forms the gulf of Gabes—or
Cabes, as It is sometimes called—extended
southward until it covered an immense area
which is now a desert of sand, leitving the
mountains of the Moon and a strip of fertile
territory—included at present within the
limits of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tri
poli—between it and the Mediterranean, aud
having for islands the numerous oases which
now dot the desert. It is by excavating the
sand hills and letting the waters of the gulf
through again that De Lesseps hopes to re
construct the ancient distribution of land
and water in the northern part of Africa.
If 1,000,000 square miles of'scorching desert
can be converted into a placid sea, it is ob
vious that great climatic changes will be
produced; that the deadly simoon will be no
more; that “the immense furnace, heating
Arabia, Asiatic Turkey aud Europe,” as
Malte-Brun calls it, will become extiu
, guished; that Egypt will cease to be rain
less; that the long caravans with camels
will cease to travel the skeleton-marked way
to Timbuctoo, and that European commerce
will reach the heart of Africa through cities
that as yet have no site and harbors that are
a thousand feet deep with sand.
ine government, while M. de rreycinet
was at the head of the cabinet, gave encour
agement to the scheme so far as the filling
of certain depressions lying along the south
ern border of Tunis was concerned, with the
Idea that not only might the climate be im
proved where the French possessions be,
but that the body of water would be a pro
tection from hostile incursions of the wild
Arabs of the south. It is understood that
the exploration which De Lesseps now has
in hand is favored, and probably paid for,
by the national authorities at Paris. Indeed,
such partial surveys as have already been
made indicate to other competent engineers
the probability that the line of dry lagoons,
called chotts, lying immediately south
the French possessions in Tunis and of the
Algerian province of Constantine, are the
only natural depressions that exist of suf
ficient dimensions to he worth considering.
One of these—the chott Mel!Rir—was found
by observations made about 30 years ago to
be more than 60 feet below the level of the
Mediterranean, and it was rather hastily as
sumed that there was a vast natural basiu iu
the Sahara that could at any time be tilled
with water and made navigable for large
ships by the simple process of cutting a can
al through the rise of land that lay between
It and the coast to the north. The idea
was. in a general way, to reproduce a sea
that had become extinct merely because its
connection with the ocean was choked up,
leaving its water to be dried away in the
sun. The chotts were supposed to be iden
tified with a certain Lake Triton, mentioned
by some ancient geographers as existing in
their time, but which, they said,had only re
cently been cut off from the Mediterranean
by a bar formed of alluvial deposits. It was
thought by some that this bar could be rec
ognized as the coast line near the city of
Gabes, though most of the old authorities
placed it 500 miles further to the east. A
French investigation seemed to upset this
theory by showing that the coast ridge at
Gabes was geologically much older than an
alluvial formation would be; that it was of
great breadth and 130 feet in height.
Worse than this it was found that the great
er part of what had been supposed to be the
bed of Lake Triton was 40 or 50 feet above
the sea level.
There is no certainty from »nv surveys si
ready made that there is any spot low
enough to receive water from the Mediter
ranean except the chott Mel-Rir, and this
has an area of only about 5,000 square miles,
or say seven times the size of Lake Geneva.
To fill even this would require a canal at
least 180 miles long, across a country having
a height above sea level of from 45 feet at
the lowest to 135 in ridges. The canal
would have to be six or seven hundred feet
broad and over 30 feet deep to carry water
enough to overcome the evaporation, which
M. Duponchel, a distinguished student of
geography and climatology, says, in the
Rerue ties Deux Monties, would take place
at the rate of more than 100,000 cubic yards
per second. The labor of making such a
canal would be ten times as much as was
expended'oo the Suez canal, and it is not
apparent that there would he any result
sufficient to justify such an outlay. It
woald seem that a land-locked basin incess.
antly refilled with sea-water must in time,
by continual evaporation, become filled with
solid salt. Even while it remained open, M
Duponchel is of opinion that it would have
hardly a perseplible effect upon the climate
of the neighborhood, for the vapor would be
taken up by the winds and carried to distant
regions. On the whole, there seems to be a
prospect that the grand enterprise upon
which De Lesseps is now bent will In the
end prove to be more unsubstantial and im
practicable than his rather unpromising
attempt to cut through the isthmus of Pan
One day in February, an aged Irishwom
an near Londonderry, died. The funeral ar
rangements were made as usual, the coffin
closed, taken to the cemetery, prayed over,
and bnried. When the relatives reached
home, however, they found the old lady ly
ing on the bed where she had died, as no
body had thought to put her in the coffin.
A leading democrat in New York tells
the correspondent of the Cincinnati Com
mercial Gazette that he fears that his party
will destroy itself on the tariff issue, and
that the worst thing which could have hap
pened to the democracy is to have a majori
ty In the congress which meets next Decem
Tennessee presents a novelty iu temper
ance legislation. By a law just passed, it is
provided that liquor shall not be sold to
minors, or to husbands who are habitual
drunkards, without the written consent df
parents or guardians, or of wives.
A C'OCKT martial in New York has just
sentenced a soldier boy of 17 to two years
imprisonment for the theft of §1. At this
rate Capt. Howgate, if tried during the pres
ent year, will get out of the Penitentiary
A. D. 201,884.
-(r—-- ’
The Toronto Mail reports a Scotchman
who traveled forty miles on the recent elec
tion day in his own conveyance, voted in
three districts, in each of which his candi
date was chosen, and is claimed to be the
champion voter of the provinces.
The French gourmets who are practising
on unusual vitualments have tried angle
worms which, they say, being cleaned in
vinegar and fried in hatter, are even better
than snails. The compliment to the worms
could not have been finer.
Clouds gather around Great Britain.
Mr. Finnerty, the new congressman from
the Fenian district of Chicago, has declared
in favor of war with England, and will whip
her, perhaps, before he lets go.
The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette
finds a drift of public opinion pointing to
Senator Edmunds as the next president.
Bor altt is very tony. The queen liav
•ls around with a swell knee.
This Christian Union, which propelly
enough complains of “u dearth of minis
ters,”is holding a symposium in which ideas
of more or less wisdom are brought cut.
This is the problem to be solved: Why is it
that the colleges have decreased the supply
of preachers, and have not improved the
averago caliber? One person who answers
says that $500 to $1,000 salaries, 20 per cent
off, and hard to collect at that, have some
thing to do with making the supply meagir;
and there is a good deal in this notion. Olb.
er occupations promise bright young men
more money aod, as they are easily per
suaded, as abundant opportunities for do
ing good. If Christian men followed uni
versally the ancient scriptural practice of
giving tithes of all their Income for the sup
port of religion, there would be less com
plaint of scarcity of laborers in the harvest.
London recently took down her Ilyde
Park statue to Wellington, and found that
the interior of the marble arch on which it
stood was absolutely honey-combed with
makeshift apartments, which were occupied
j,y a colony consisting of nearly 20 persons,
including the janitor and his family, half-a
dozen police constables and a medical stu
dent. This calls to the memory of the Lon
don Telegraph, the fact that when the old
palace at Somerset House was pulled down
to make room for a new pile of government
offices it was found that a prolific colony of
beggars and cripples had for many years
been tranquilly squatting iu the apartments
formerly tenanted by maids of honor; that a
gang of coiners plied their trade in one of
the kitchens; and that the cellars elose to
the river had long been utilized as a store
house for stolen good9 by a confederacy of
Tub trouble winch has brought lion t am
eron so near bis grave lately, was brought
on by an accident which befel him when sec
retary of war in 1876, wheu he, with Gem
Sherman and (Jov. Cullom of Illinois were
thrown from a carriage during a visit to
the Rock Island arsenal. He was the on.
ly one hurt, and at the time, the injuries
which have almost robbed him of bis life
within the last two months, were considered
That portion of the new tariff which ex
empts American artists residing in Europe
from the burden of import duties ou their
works when shipped to America is said to
have excited a great deal of indignation
among the foreign artists, who have hither
to relied very largel y upon the American
market for the sale of their productions.
But if the prices paid for the works of the
latter are so very liberal, as they are geuer
ally reported to be, these foreign artists
have really no excuse for indignation.
From present developments “Betty and
the Baby’’ would seem to mean Mrs. Mas
on and Lawyer Bigelow, the latter philan
thropic person claiming about half of the
subscriptions for Mrs. Mason’s support as
his counsel fees. If by any chance this cor
morant claim should be.allowed, the public
will in future attach special conditions to
their donations for charitable purposes. A
society for the suppression of social sponges
seems to be in order.
[London Time*.;
Dukes of Four Centuries.
On the 2Stli of June in the present year
the Dukedom of Norfolk will be four centu
ries old. The occurrence of such au anni
versary cannot but awaken the historical as
sociations which cluster in such profusion
around the name of Howard. There were
dukes of Norfolk, it is true, before the title
was conferred upon the -Howards, and the
Howards themselves were famous before
they acquired the dukedom. But the title
conferred on Sir John Howard, the “Jock
ey of Norfolk," has remained in the same
family, and has descended or been revivedi
exclusively in the male line, ever since Rich
ard III. bestowed it on his great supporter,
the maternal grandson of the last of the
Mow brays who had held the earlier duke
dom. There are few families in England
which can exhibit an older title or boast of
a more eventful history. The Duke of Nor
folk is the premier Duke of England, and
ranks among hereditary Peers immediately
after the Princes of the blood. One earldom
alone, that of Shrewsbury, and not more
than a dozen baronies, can boast of au earl
ier creation, so that apart from his ducal
rank the head of the Howards is entitled to
rank by mere length of descent as one of the
first nobles in the land. Nor is the family
less remarkable for its historical eminence
than it is for its length of descent and the
variety of the branches in which its name
has been ennobled. The first Duke of Nor
folk of the present line was the descendant
and the ancestor of sovereigns. The stem
of his family may be traced with certainty
in the male line to Sir William Howard, who
was Chief-Justice of the Common Plea3 in
the reign of Edward I., and though the cau
tious Dugdale declines to carry the line
further back, there is, neverih-iess, good
ground for believing that it may traced to
Hereward, the exile, who was oanished by
William the Conqueror. The mother of Sir
John Howard, the ‘Jockey of Norfolk,
was of even more illustrious descent. Her
father was Thomas Mowbray, the last Duke
of Norfolk of the earlier creation, and her
mother was the daughter of Richard, Earl
of Arundel and Surrey, the descendant and
representative of William de Warrem.e,
Earl of Surrey, who married Hundred,
daughter of William the Conqueror. When
Sir John Howard was created Duke of Nor
folk, in 1483, his son, Thomas Howard, re
ceived at the same time the title of Earl of
Surrey. The earldom of Arundel remained
for some generations independent but it
was eventua'ly absorbed into the family of
Howard by the marriage of the fourth Duke
Thomas, with Mary, the daughter and heir
of Henry f’itz-Alan, Earl of Arundel, whose
only son by this marriage became Earl of
Arundel in right of his mother after the at
tainder of his father.
ouch is tnc earner genealogical nistory or
the great Howard stock, which soon spread
out into so many illnstrious branches that
Pope could speak in his day of “all the blood
of alt the Howards” as symbolical of the
very quintessence of English nobility. The
first Duke of the line was slain at iiosworh
fighting on the side of Richard III. The Duke
was attainted by Parliament after his death,
and all the honors of his house were forfeit
nis only son, Thomas, was thrown into the
Tower, where he remained in prison for
three years. On his release his title of Earl
of Surrey wa.3 restored lo him, and in 1513
the dukedom, which iiad been lost at Bos
worth, was recovered at Flodden, where the
Earl of Surrey commanded the English
troops. In 1514 the revived title of Duke of
Norfolk was granted to him as the reward of
his brilliant victory. From this time for
ward for nearly a century the vicissitudes of
tire house of Howard and its relations to
that of Tudor form no inconsiderable part
of the history of the kingdom. The sons of
the second Duke were renowned in war by
land and sea, two of his granddaughters be
came Queens of England, and his grandson,
Lord Howard of Effingham, the second
holder of that title, commanded the British
fleet which withstood and vanquished the
Armada. Catharine Howard, the wife of
Henry VIII., was the daughter of Edmund
Howard, who was Marshal of the Horse,
■rider his father, at Flodden. Edward How
ard, another son of the second Duke, was a
sailor of renown, who was made Admiral of
the Fleet by Henry VIII., and slain iu ac
tion off Brest in 151;;. Elizabeth, the Duke’s
daughter, married Thomas Boleyn, and her
daughter, Anne Boleyn, became the mother
of Queen Elizabeth. In spite of the services
of his father and brothers—perhaps, indeed,
in consequence of them—the third Duke,
Tkcgnas, with his renowned son, Henry
Howard, Earl of Surrey, fell under the dis
pleasure of the imperious mouach of whom
Sir. Walter Raleigh said that he spared
neither woman in his lust nor man in his
pride. The accomplished Earl of Surrey,
equally celebrated as soldier, scholar and
poet, was accused with his father of Popish
intrigues, and both were thrown into prison
on a charge of high treason. The gallant
and unfortunate Henry Howard, Karl of
Surrey,” says Sir Walter Scott, “was un
questionably the most accomplished cavalier
of his time, and his sonnets display beau
lies which would do honor to a. more pol
ished age. He was beheaded on Tower Hill
in 154C-a victim to the mean jealousy of
Henry VIII., who could not bear so brilliant
a character “near his throne.” The princi
pal charge against him was that he had
quartered the arms of Edward the Confessor
on his escutcheon, and though this was am
ply justified by heraldic authority, it cost
the unfortunate Surrey his life. The Duke
himself escaped; the warrant of his execu
tion was signed on the very day of Henry’s
death, but it was never carried out, and the
third Duke of Norfolk wits subsequently re
stored to his honors and titles. Ho was suc
ceeded by Surrey’s son who was destined to
undergo the same fate at the hands of Queen
Elizabeth as his father bad suffered under
Henry VIII. The Duke’s grandfather and
the Queen’s giaudmother were brother and
sister, aud before her accession he had beeu
regarded as a possible suitor for Elizabeth's
hand, lie married, however, In 1550, Ills
first wife being that daughter of the Earl
of Arundel who, as we have already said,
brought tho title and estates of Arundel back
into the family of Howard. * * * *
It is unnecessary on tho present occasion to
pursue farther the history of the house of
Howard, in a few mouths it will reach the
four hundredth anniversary of tho day when
the great ancestor of the race was ennobled,
and no one who reflects on the varied and
eventful history of the family during those
four hundred years can doubt that the anni
versary will be full of profound interest for
all whose imagination is lively enough to be
touched by the romance of English biBtory
aud the renown of nobio names.
Blaine's Book.
Some Features of the Kx-Sec rotary's
Forthcoming Work.
I recently liad a conversation with one of
the most intimate friends of ex-Secretary
Blaine, writes “Oath” from New York. 1
asked him:
“What hook is this Blaine is writing?'’
“lie has made a contract with an eastern
publishing house, in Hartford, I think, to
write his memoirs and criticisms of Ameri
can public life from the beginning of Lin
coln's administration to the dose of Uar
lield’s. Experience has shown that books of
that character have large sales. The writ
ing of his book will givo him occupation,
which is quite necessary to a man of his
style aud activity, and it will also pay him
respectably well. Indeed, I am told that
his contract is a good one. Blaino makes
good bargains.”
“Said I. “Docs he dictate the book”
“No; ho can’t dictate at all. I have seen
Blaine make several efforts to use a stenog
rapher, and his mind will not. work rapidly
and decisively unless he has made the mag
netic contact of his pen with the paper.
Then he can throw off his manuscript clean
and regularly, hardly interllnlug or erasing
“How many hours a day does he work at
the book?”
“1 think he gets to work In the neighbor
hood of 10 o'clock In the morniug, and sticks
at it till perhaps 1 o’clock. Then he lays it
by till next day, and gives the rest of the
day to research and to society. He cannot
even use an assistant to hunt up his author
ities. One of his friends sent him a man ex
pert at that business, and Blaiuesaid: “Why
I can beat any three men I ever saw chas
ing up my library points.” * •
“I hear,” said 1 to my informant, “that
Blaine is going to make a very strong feature
of the Oregon discussion of ;‘>0 or 40 years
“lie does not begin his hook at that
point,” said my friend, “but his book will
have a strong leaning toward the vindica
tion of his conduct while secretary of state,
aud hence will deal with our diplomatic con
duct, in one or more strong chapters.”
“Do you know anything about the book as
far as it has gone?”
“Yes; he will complete the first volume
during the present year aud give it to the
press. I know that he has taken a very
original view of Jefferson, not so much as a
theorist as in his diplomatic line. lie re
gards Jefferson as having shown remarka
ble diplomatic ability when he played En
gland off against France to get Louisiana.
At that time I have heard him say, the Brit
ish had ships of war in the gulf to pounce
upon New Orleans and the French posses
sions generally, aud Jefferson, through his
ministers, played on the fears of Napoleon
and extorted from him the immense conees
sion of Louisiana for a very small sum of
money, aud had even that reduced by play
ing off French spoliation claims against It
Mr. Blaine also takes a very cheerful view
of the southern character. I think his
book is without the least sectional acrimony
and very kind toward the South. He is in
absolute retirement, and that is why he is
writing his book. lie regards his political
life as probably closed. Iiis book that he is
writing will give him a literary status in
accordance with his original ambition as a
journalist and school teacher So there is
no liuuibug in bis being out of any plan to
get the presidency.”
“Will be evade speaking about Coukllng
in bis new book?”
“No; Biaine Is a magnanimous peisou.
He is not going to write a book for the sake
of inflicting taunts on bis Tivals aud equals.
I think he will treat of Conkiing in an up
right, appreciative way.”
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Fresh Blueberries, 2 * •• l Sc
Fresh Blackberries, 2 lt> cans 10 8i 20c
Fresh Apple, 3 Jh cans 10c
Fresh Apple, gallon, 35c
Preserve*i Tamarinds, 2 ft cane 25c
White Cherries, 2 “ “ 20c
The Golden Gate goods are the finest Fruits packed
in California. We have lately received a large in
voice of these goods and quote Prsckm, Bnri
let! P«Hr», Aprirsti Ukilr C'torrrir*.
M'rssbsrrira. h«s Piuiun I)no*«ou I* I him-.
brnpm, ^rnuriBm. A Quince* ut
8Bc por Can.
Green Poas (Standard brand; . 2 It cans 12c
Green Peas (extra fine;.2 •* 44 15c
Stringless Beans. 2 “ 44 16c
Lima Beans. 2 44 44 lf»o j
Baked Beans.3 44 44 18c j
Succotash . ... 2 4 44 16c ]
Marrow Squash. .3 4 4 44 1 8c i
Golden Pumpkins..3 44 “ 12c
Oyster Bay Asparagus.3 *• “ 4<>c |
Fresh Dwarf Oxra.3 44 44 36c
Corned Beef, Armour's.1 lb cans 25c
•. 2 •• " 36c
_ . " .4 « “ 06c
Ox Tongue, whole. Armour's. .2“ •* 75c
“ “ “ “ .3 “ “ *1.00
Lunch Tongue, whole, “ 1 “ •• 35*
_ “ " “ “ .2 ** “ 66c
tenderloin. 2 4‘ ** fk)c
English Brawn.2 " '* 45c
Ham, Armour’*. 2 44 “ 50c
Koa*i Chicken ...... .....2 44 44 30c
Iioaat Turkey. . ** *. «• 30©
Smoked Dried Beef. “ 17©
" “ 4* .„. 44 32c
Pigs’ Foet, Bonders.*1* “ 44 35c
Salmon, Columbia River.1 44 44 20c
“ 44 44 . ...2 44 44 so©
Oyiter*, Fresh Cove...1 »* 44 15©
« " *4 .2 44 44 25c
“ . ..1 44 18c
“ . .2 44 4‘ 28c
Iiobstor •• 1 4« »* 20e
. V. .2 “ “ 30c
Crab Meot ..2 *4 44 35c
Shrimp*, 44 2 44 44 35c
Claai Chowder ....*3 44 “ 25c
KiiMian Caviar.. . 05c
1 unity Fish. . 25 4 46c
mil imp <u uirliardHoa A Robbias’ Canned Meats, (fame
and I oaltry, the most delicious articles of meats ever pat np. Thur tier’s Celebrat
ed canned fruits and teaetaole*. french Veae tables of all kinds. A full line of
Hue-kins’ Soups, also AUhlert’s Sonus, the finest in the market.
a/wir a complete li*t °*^ur large aiul variod stock, wnd for Catalogue which will be mailed free to anv
tfor quoUkUf n» ^ >ffer e^c * to those buying in lull packages or in large quanti
of p rti'nl! orders to thl amo,ml 01 f10011 ur mole will lx- delivered free to anv station within 50 miles
GEO. C. SH1W t GO.
585 and 587 Congress and 235 Middle Sts., Portland, Me.
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We are now ready to display before our Customers and Friends an
excellent line of Spring: Dress Woods. Our last year’s stork has been
nearly closed out, and what we display now is all New and Fresh. We
call special attention to Three Lots of All Wool Woods, 42 inches in
width, for 50 cents per ynrd. They are the best goods we have ever
sold for that price.
In this department we claim that it cannot be excelled in variety of
styles and lowness of prices in any retail house in Koston This may
appear very singular to those who consider the size of our store, m ver
theless t< is true.
Wo offer 30 pieces <>4 Gilbert’s Suitings at $1.00 per yard, and they
consist of all the New Spring Shades and Mixtures.
We have already advertised our stock of Silks, and will say that
though we have reduced the first lot considerably, we have just received
a fresh supply and still continue lo offer great bargains.
We have a line line of Ginghams, Salines, Cambrics and Prints at
the lowest, prices.
chamberlinT homsted.
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Our Hist season in the above goods having proved so satisfactory we
have made large additions lo our stock and are better prepared Ilian
ever lo suit the taste of (lie public. We have just received a line of
Roxbury Tapestries in spring patterns. Remember that this depart
ment is in addition to our regular dry good' business, and we can af
ford (o sell at a liberal discount from carpet deale, s’ prices. Please
inspect our slock before buying. No trouble to show goods.
499 Congress St., Corner Brown.
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Endowment Policy
Com panY
PANY of this city, la now in Its THIRTY-FIFTH
YEAH, a d at no time lias It been more prosperous
or more snecessful.
Its RESULTS last year, was a LARGELY IN
CREASED EXPEN^i ia^'1 8'Car,,<1 " °K'
Over Six Millions of Dollars
WT*' nir now business tliu* far in 188.3, aboWB a
LAROK IKUUKAbE over 1882.
Agents Wanted Everywhere.
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Fire Insurance Only.
LIABILITIES, including Capital,
Unearned Premium*, Outstand
ing Losses ami all other item*.. 2,308,659 98
NET NI BPLIX..93,310,718 OO
Losses Paid, over $67,000,000.
NtaU-mrut of I'niled fllalea Rraach.
U. 8. Bonds (market value)... ..... $1,167,162 50
Cash in hand* of U. S. Trustee*. 28,892 .‘59
Cash in Bank.. .. . 75,61183
Premiums in due course of collection 73.099 33
interest due and accrued... .. 8,280 00
Total in T. M.9l,332.tl0 03
Total l.iubiliti*-* in 1'.
(including reserve for re-insur
ance and unpaid losses. 710,470 46
HeadOflice for the United States, 67 Wall St.,N.Y.
A. I>. Irving, E. B. Clark,
Manager. Assistant Manager.
W. r>. LITTLE & CO.,
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Statement of Conditicn January 1.1883.
Capital Stock, ]>aid np in ca.li,.*1,01 >0,000.00
Keierve for Ke-inaurance. 251,856.69
Ontctai ding Losses aDd all other
Liabilities,. 23,370.76
Not Surplus,. 120,176.73
Total 4 n-1. Ansels,. 9I4M.4M 18
Invested as follows, via:
Bark Stocks.g4O6.629.00
Rail Road Stocks. 107,100.00
Rail Road and Citv Bonds. 382,310.00
Cash on hand and in Bank .. .80,465.15
Cash in hands of Agents.42,140.72
.. . „ 122,606.87
Real Estate owned by Co. un
incumbered.20 494.69
Interest Accrue.! ..15,*23.92
Loans on Mortgage, first
Loans secured by pledge of..
Stocks and Bonds.109,270.00
- 376,769.31
Twlnl ..gf.S93.401. IS
GEO. \V. LESTER. Secrctarv.
S. C. PRESTON, President.
W. D. LITTLE & CO. Meets,
Office :tl F.xcliuniie street.
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The Books of the PORTLAND
COMPANY are now open for busi
ness. >Vo insure all vessels owned
in the State of Maine and engaged
in the Cod and Mackerel Fisheiies.
Send for blank application or
other information.
mar 10 dim
i'ili/.piis mutual Relief Society.
THE stated meeting for March will be held at
Reception Hall next Friday evening, at 8
o’clock, 30th lust. The Directors meet naif an
hour previous. Per order
mar27dtdM. X. RICH, Secretary.
It. A. of P. F. D.
1VHR Annual Meeting of the Relief Association of
. the Portland Fire Department will be held at
the Chief Engi inker’s olfioe on Wednesday Evening
April 4, 1883, at 7^fc o’clock.
To (he Stockholders of the Maine Steam*
ship Company:
PURSl ANT to a vote of the Directors of the
Maine Steamship Company passed this day di
1 recting the Clerk of said corporation to call the fol
lowing meeting, the stockholders of said corpora
tion are hereby notified that a meeting of said cor
poration will be held at the office of said corporal ion
at Portland. 8iato of Maine, on the Tenth (10th)
day of April, A. I>. 1883. at ten (10) o’clock in the
forenoon, to consider and act upon the following
propositions, viz..
1st-To reduce the par value of the shares of the
capital stock of said corporation such amount as the
stockholders may determine as provided bv the Vet
tii authorize reduction of capital stock of‘corpora
tions; approved February t»th, A. l>. 1878.
2d-To authorize the issue of additiouai stock cf
the reduced par value to such an anieuut as the
stockholders may determine, in accordance with the
provisions of said Act.
Portland, March 24, 1883.
(. lerk of Maino Steamship Company.
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Mct'llni; for I In* Organization of
llio roriiuiul Trust Company.
l\T°ru;K is hereby given that the tint meeting of
10, to wit: Harrison ,1,
Uhhv of Portland. Frederick Kohlo of Gorham. Jo.
iwph llueof Kenueliunk, Samuel A. l(olbrook of
1 reeftou Mark 1 Emory of Portland, William IV.
Ivon'.' Vr,l’Vl'1' t/wU,r"'k N- IK"V o» Portland,
william 1. Gould of Itcortr.g. and Charles F. Libby
or i ortland. who have bi*en created a corporation
by tli« name of the Portland Trust Company, bv an
9th°1 2? •VU!n°1 approved February
Oth, 1883, will be held at the office of the altove
nained Charles l. Libby, No. 34 Exchange street,
i w?qAu . •. i1 filue* Vu !hB a 1 sl d»*y of M arch V. 1 >.
1883, at three o clock iu the afternoon, for the pur
of accepting said act, admitting associate raeiu
ners. adopting by-laws, electi g officers, aud trans
*0‘*ng such other business as mav Icgallv come be
fore them. * J
One of the persons named in said Act.
l ortlaml, March 21st, 1883 uiar2*dtd
liu, rorlralt, h ..iwl.llj,
. Portland Mo.-n(
Thursday Eve., IVIarch 29
Camilla Urso
The Great Violin Virtuoso,
Assisted by the following distinguished Artists:
The Celebrated Rariton-e.
MR. S. LIEBLING, Pianist.
And the popular Humorous and Dramatic Reader,
will appear In this city on the above date.
Admission 7.. cts. Tickets and scat! can be
secured without extra charge at Ktockbridge’s Mu
sic Store,—lu per.cn, by mail or telephone.
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-Will be given
THURSDAY, March 29, 1883,
At the Vestry cor. Congress & India Sts.
Singing by the Mendelssohn Quartette.
Admission: Adults 2oc: Children 15. To com
mence at 8 o’clock. niar28d2t*
T uesday Evening, April 3,
Promenade Concert from 8 to 8.30. Grand March
at 8.30. skating until 11. No persons allowed on
the surface without a costume: those intending to
costume will please purchase ticket, in advanee.
Costumes can now be obtained at I.,ttielleld’s at a
very low price.
uiar28dtd_ Manager.
Fred Mortimer.Manager.
'IOMHV, TIAHt'H Uttlb.
AIK S NHEBHOOD. 2nd week of Bi 1.I.Y
DBKVFKV All the favorites in the roaring
comedy of J FFI'BBSO.V MKIliUN
Admission 16, 25 and 35c. Matinee every Satur
day at 2.30 p. m. mar27 'rrb*S
Gilbert’s Waltzing Parties
Every Thursday Evening, com
mencing Hindi 22. Tickets ad
milting Gentlemen with Ladies,
to cents.
Juvenile Exhibition Ball
March 31st.
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Proposals for Sidewalk Bricks.
SEALED proposals will be received at the May
or’s office, until TUESDAY. April 10th, prox.
at 3 o’clock p. m., from parties who desire to con
tract for famishing 300,000 (tinee hundred thou
sand) more or less, sidewalk brick for use of the
city, to be delivered as directed by the Committee
on Streets. The right to reject any proposal is
hereby reserved. Proposals to be addressed to
Chairman of Committee on Streets. Sidewalks and
Bridges-_ mar27dtd
Proposals for Paving.
{SEALEDproposals for paving the streets will he
O received at the Mayor s office, until TUES
DAY, April 10th, prox. at 3 o’clock p. in. Said
proposals must specify the price ter square yard for
said service. Ill materials to be furnished by the
city. The right to reject any proposal is herefcy re
served. Proposals to be addressed to
Chairman of Committee on Streets, Sidewalks and
Bridges. mar27dtd
Cily [of Portland.
OEAI.ED proixeals will be recei ed at the May.
£3 or’soffice, untikTCESDAY, April 10th prox.
at 3 o’clock p. m., for tendiLg the Draws at Tuxey’s
and Vaughan’s Bridges. The right to reject any
proposal is hereby reserved. Proposals to be ad
dressed to " EDWARD B. WINSLOW,
Chairman of Committee on Streets, Sidewalks and
We keep all widths, from tlie narrowest to the
widest; widths. AA. A. B C. I). We keep a full
hue of goods from the celebrated manufactory of
Woodmansoe A Garside.
Woodmansec & Garside’s
Fine N. Y. Boot*, on Congress Street. Sign of
Gold Boot.
Fine y. Y. Boots in French kid. new Ust. new
style. Tery stylish. Boyd’s doth top button. Bovd’s
French, oil «oai button. This make is well-known
to our customers and we claim them to be the best
boot for the money ever sold in Portland. WidHis„
AA, A, B, C and D. ^
Headquarters for Ladiee’ Curaeoa Kid Button.
We .hall endeavor to make our store THE STORE
for tine stylish boots this season. You who labor
by the day or week for small w ages are invited to
examine our $2.00 Kid Button, worked button
hole®. Our $2.50 Boot is the best boot that can
be sold for the mouev. our $3.00 Boot is the
tKK>t for the mouev. Several styles in Matt Kid,
Fbxed Buttons from which to select. Widths, AA,
A, B, C. & D. If you live out of town and cannot
take your feet to 421 Congress St., and have them
lierfectlv fitted, order your boots by mail. Postage
prepaid. 6
421 Congress St.
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Stort formerly occupied by Miss S. A. Flood.
V17E Rave fitted up this new and elegant store for
▼ * the Retail Milliuery Business, and we hope
to make this a favorite resort for the wiles iu want
of Milliuery. We have a first-class Milliner from
Boston in charge.
All the latest styles in store as g4»on as they come
Ostrich Feathers recurled to look as well as new
by an expert in the business.
Hoping to receive a generous share of your pat
ronage, we remain,
Fours respectfully,
bibber, icun & co.,
Portland, Wo.
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1 take pleasure In informing the Ladies of Portland
and vicinity, that having leas oil the
Store No. 441 Congress St.,
(Farrington Block', and fitted up the same for a first
class Millinery Store, I shall
with a full line of all the Near nn«l l>e*irnb'«» ^
Goo*is iu our Hue, and with first class Milliners
of experience to wait upon the trade 1 hope to merit
a share of your patronage.
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