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FRIDAY MORNING, OCT.] 17, 1878 THK I'llKN* May be obtained at tbo Periodical Depots of Fes ien.ten Bros., Marquis, Kobhison. Branell & Co., Andrews, Wentworth, Gleudenning Moses, Hender ton, and Chisholm Bros., on all trains that run out of the itv. At Biddeford, of Pillsbury. At Saco of L, Hodgdon. At Waterville, of J. S. Carter. At Gorham, of News Ageut. At Bath, of »J. O. Shaw. At Lewiston, of French Bros. At Kennebunk. of C. E. MLler. CITY AND VICINITY. New Advertisement* To-Day. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. M. L. A.—Third Entertainment. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Have your Shingles—J. N McCoy & Co. Report of Casco National Bank. Girl Wanted. Life is a Property—Barnes & O’Brion. Lost—Pocket Book. MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES. Clothing—Orin Hawkes & Co. Stated Meetings. CITY GOVERNMENT. The regular meetings of the City Council take place the first Monday evening of each month. The School Committee meet the fourth Monday eve ning of each month. . MASONIC At Masonic Hall, No. 95 Exchange Street. YORK RITES. Blue Lodges—Ancient Land-Mark, first Wednes day; Portland, second Wednesday; Atlantic, third Wednesday. _ Chapters—Greenleaf R. A. C., first Monday; Mt. Vernon, R. A. C., third Monday. Council—Portland C. R. & S. Masters, second Monday. Commanderies of K. T.—Portland, fourth Mon day: St. Albans, second Thursday. Grand Bodies—Grand Lodge, first Tuesday in May; Grand Chapter, first Tuesday evening in May; Grand Council, Wednesday 3 r. M.; Grand Com mandery, Wednesday evening. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH IUTES. Lodge—Yates Grand Lodge of Perfection, first Friday. Council—Portland Oouncil P. of J., second Fri day. Chapter—Dunlap Chapter Rose Croix de H., third Friday. Consistory—Maine Consistory, S. P. R. S., fourth Friday in March, June, September and December. I. O. O. F. At Odd Fellows' Hall, No. 88 Exchange Street. Lodges—Maine, on Monday evenings; Ancient Brothers, on Thursday evenings; Ligonia, on Friday evenings; Beacon, on Tuesday evenings; Ivy, D., of It., second and fourth Saturday. Encampments—Macbigonne, first and third Wed nesdays; Eastern Star, second and fourth Wednes days; Portland, first and third Saturdays. Relief association—Every third Tuesday in the month. TEMPLARS OF HONOR. At Templars' Hall, No. 100 Exchange Street. Council—Maine, first and third Mondays in each month. Temple—Forest City, No. 1, every Wednesday evening. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association— Corner of Congress and Ca^co streets. First Thurs day in each month. Young Men’s Christian Association-Corner Congress and Casco streets. Every evening. Portland Fraternity—No. 353J Congress street Every evening. Knights of Pythias—Bramhall Lodge, No. 3, Thursday evenings; Munjoy Lodge, No. 6, Mon day evenings. At their Hull. Clapp’s Block, Market Square. Portland Army and Navy Union- Comer Congress and Brown streets. First Tuesday in each month. Sons of Temperance—Portland Division, No. 95; Sons* of Temperance Hall. Friday evening. Independent Order of Good Templars—Ar; cana, Monday; Mission, Wednesday;—in Williams block, Congress street. Mystic, Thursday; Forest City, Saturday; Atlantic, Monday;—at Sons of Tem perance Hall, Congress street. Iron Clad, Thursday, at West End. Portland Typographical Union, No. 75—Cor ner Congress and Casco streets. Second Saturday in each mouth. Payson Literary Society.—Meetings every Monday evening, Brown’s Block, cor. Brown and Congress streets, at 7^ o’clock. BoswoRTn Post G. A. R.—Meetings every Friday evening in Mechanics* Hall, corner of Congress ana Casco streets. Patriotic Order Sons of America—Convenes at Arcana Hull, Williams’block, corner of Congress and Chapel Sts., Saturday eveuing. Mercantile Library Association, Congress Hall Bio k. Second Monday in each month. Deliv ery < f books, 2 to 6, 7 to 9, day and evening. Superior Court. OCTOBER CIVIL TERM, 1873, 6YM0NDS, J., PRESID * ING. Thursday.—In tlie case of James Whitney vs. In habitants of Cumberland the jury retired at half past eleven iu the forenoon. At three o’clock in the afternoon they returned into Court for further in structions. At five o’.clock the jury reported that it I was impossible for them to agree and they were final- I ly discharged from any furtner consideration of the case. It is understood in outside circles that the jury stood eight for the plaintiff and four for the defend ant. Strout & Holmes for plaintiff. Strout & Gage for defendant. Richard Mayberry vs. Hugh Plummer et al. As sumpsit upon an account annexed for 46 refuse shook cnarged at 80 cents per shook, omounting to $36.80.— On trial. N. S. Littlefield for plaintiff. Vinton for defendant. York County 8. JT Court. PETER8 J., PRESIDING. Wednesday.—John A. Kelley vs. City of Saco.— An action for personal injurieO received through an alleged defective highway. Damages claimed S10, 000. The defect In the road, if there was one, was in consequence of the construction of the Boston and Maine Railroad through Saco, and the Boston and Maine Company come into court and defend. On trial. In the evening the case of Holmes vs. Holmes was taken up. This is a petition for the annulment of a divorce obtained, as it is alleged, through fraud. The evidence was concluded some days ago, and this eve ning the arguments for the petitioner and respond ent were made by their counsel. W. H. Clifford—Charles Clifford. Goodwin—Drew. Thob9day.—Holmes vs. Holmes. In this case the Jadge rendered a decision annuling and setting aside the decree of divorce. Exceptions taken. Kelley vs. City of Sseo. On trial. Brief JotliuBS. The Portland Band, under lead of Cole, will furnish the music for the police anniversary ball on Nov. 4th. One of the novel experiences of Middle St., yesterday, was the moving of a wooden build ing through it, hauled by fourteen pair of oxen. It was on the way to a new location near Brown’s sugar bouse. The dust and the wind played fast aud loose yesterday. A very heavy wind was experienced outside yesterday. The fishermen report scant fares in the Bay. Gen. H. K. Oliver of Salem, Mass., father of Mrs. J. O. Brown of this city, is contemplating the publication of some of his sacred music. Gen. Oliver has a fine reputation as a composer of music. The Portland Cadets will give a course of four assemblies at Fluent Hall, beginning No vember 11th. Lewis Phillips, an Italiau belonging to this city, went to Thomaston, got intoxicated and disturbed the peace of a school. Fifteen dollars and two sets of cost was what he had to pay. Run Away. —Yesterday noon, as the Sheri idan Cadets were marching to the station on their way to Lewiston, the horse attached to Mr. Morrison’s lumber cart was frightened by the music, uear the corner of Cross and Fore streets, and running away, scattered the lum ber in all directions, overturned the wagon of Paul Grant, struck tlie hydrant, breaking around it and created quite a stampede on the street. One young man had his arm hurt by a board on the wagon. Several bags of oats on the lumber cart were [scattered as thoroughly asjif sown by a patent seed sower. Accident.—Yesterday afternoon Mr. William Morse was driving his span in towards the cityt through Portland street, when in passing under the railroad bridge his horses became frightened and ran away with him. He managed to steer clear of all obstacles and keep them under gome slight restraint, and would have got out of it finely if on passing out from Prable street and endeavoring to turn them down Federal street one of them had not slipped and fallen. Mr. Morse and his wife were both thrown out from the carriage, but fortunately were not in jured. One of the horses was severely cut and the pole of the carriage broken. Suspicious Death.—A. H. Wyman, the cook at the United States Hotel who drank the bed-bug poison at the Perry House a few days since, died at 3,15 yesterday afternoon. He leaves a wife and one child. The circumstances attending his death were such that Coroner Gould deemed an inquest necessary, At half past six o'clock yesterday afternoon the coro ner’s jury adjourned to meet at the City Mar shal’s office at 9 o'clock this morning. Police Notes.—A piece of heaver cloth was found in the alley way near the Merchants' Ex-, change, and it is at the police statiou awaiting the owner. There were only four drunks at the police gtation last night Annexation. Mr. Editor:—This subject seems to grow ic the minds of people everywhere. The large cities are moving to annex the smaller cities and towns adjoining them. On the 7th inst., Charlestown, Brighton and West Koxbury vot ed to unite their interests with Boston, Brook line alone refusing to come in. Few people, I think, doabt the wisdom of this move. Who in New England will not take a just pride in its largest city with enlarged territory, increased population and importance? Boston will now have an area of 19,000 acres, aud a population of over three hundred thousand, and I predict great prosperity will follow this grand enlarg ing movement, aud shall expect to see Boston reach five hundred thousand within the next ten years, with parks aud drives unsurpassed, if not unequalled in the United States. Portland cannot equal Boston more than Bos ton can New York or London, but there is no reason why we shall not do our best to make our beautiful city by the sea as large and as prosperous as possible; and can any sane mau doubt that the annexation of a portion of Cape Elizabeth and Deering will be of great import ance to our city; and yet as confident as I am of its vast importance to Portland, 1 am more than equally sure it will be ten-fold more ad vantageous to the people of Cape Elizabeth and Deering than it will to Portland. It will give them a start and an impetus in an increase of population aud wealth that they can scarce ly realize at this time. Iu February, 1854, the writer was in -New York and visited the Crystal Palace exhibition then open in the rear of the 5th avenue reser voir. From the Astor House we took a stage to the Park, near where the 5th Avenue Hotel now is, and there waited for the hourly that run from there to the exhibition. I well re member that nearly all New York, above 25th street was vacant, unoccupied and unsightly land. In 1856 the movement for Central Park was commenced, and like all such movements, met with great opposition, the first objection being that it would increase the taxes; second, it was too far up town, being four miles from City Hall, etc.; but the project was pushed for ward. The projectors of course were accused of jobbing, stealing, &c., but Central Park was built, and what is the result? It is a hundred fold more fruitful of good in every way than the most sanguine ever predicted, besides being so desirable for health, for comfort, for enjoy ment for rich and poor. It is to-day the chief pride and glory of New York, and we venture to say the humblest in tbe city would not part with it for ten times its cost. All admit it has brought to the city many thousands that would never have located there without it. But, says some grumbling tax payer, has it paid iu dollars and cents. We most respectful ly and positively say it has, as the following figures will plainly prove, and furnish a very striking illustration of increase in the value of adjacent property as the consequence of an im portant local improvement. The three wards immediately contiguous to tbe Park are the 12fh, 19th and the 22d. In 1856, just before the Park improvement was commenced, the assessed valuation of the real estate in those wards amouuted to $26,429,565, and in 1871 it was $185,801,195, showing an in crease of $159,371,630, in fifteen years. At the tax rate of 1871 this increase yielded to the city treasury $3,469,520. The cost of the park for the land and its construction up to January 1871, was $12,448,623. The interest of the park bonds being deducted from the increase of tax revenue in these three wards, we have a net increase of $2,726,595 which in about five years would be sufficient to refund the city for the whole expense of the park improvement. That this rapid increase in property valuation is due almost entirely to the influence of Cen tral Park is shown by comparing it with the growth of valuation in the other wards of the city, In 1856 the aggregate valuation of real estate iu New York city was $312,000,000, and in 1871 it was $797,000,000, and that of the three wards contiguous to the park was at the latter date about twenty-five per cent, of the whole valuation, while at the former date it it was only about eight and a half per cent, of the valuation. The general increase for the whole city in fifteen years years is a little more than one hundred per cent., and in the same time the increase in the three ward3 referred to amounts ts six hundred per cent. Had their increase been at the general rate of the city their real estate valuation in 1871 would have been $53,000,000 in round numbers, instead of $185,801,193 me independent in a recent article says: “The city of New York, in an economic point of light, has certainly lost nothing, but gained much by the debt contracted in purchasing the ground and constructing Central Park. The city is richer with the Park and the debt iu eurred bv it than it would be without the Park and without the debt. For the purposes of rev enue it is largely the gainer by running in debt for this improvement, to say nothing of the ad vantages to health* innocent recreation, and so cial enjoyment- Substantially the same result, though in a less degree, has attended the con-, struction of Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, as well as in other cities of this country. Local improvements, when they bring forth such fruits, even if they involve the creation of municipal debts, are really no burden to tax payers. They supply more than an equivalent for their cost and the iuterest thereon, by in creasing the valuation of property and furnish ing a proportionately larger oasis for tax reve nue. We are not in favor of contracting mu nicipal debts in a reckless manner or for ex travagant expenses; yet, when the improve ments secured by such debts contribute largely to the growth end wealth of a city, by inviting large investments of capital iu a permanent form that would otherwise not be made, then it is wise to run in debt to a reasonable amount and look to the future for its liquidation. The penny-wise and pound-foolish policy is never really wise.” Who can donbt the conclusions of the Inde pendent. if it was wise for New York to spend an amount equal to thirteen dollars for every man, woman and child in the city for a park, can it be unwise for Portland to spend less than oue-half as much in proportion to her popula tion when such a grand opportunity lies within her reach and within her means to make one of the finest Parks in the United States afra nomi nal cost. If it be wise for Boston to annex Charlestown, Koxbury and other adjoining cities and towns, is it not wise for Portland to desire to annex Cape Elizabeth and Deering? If it is wise for Charlestown and Koxbury to be annexed to Boston, can It possibly be unwise for Cape Elizabeth and Deering to join their interests and future prosperity with Portland? Let us calmly consider these matters and try to act wisely and for the best good of all. C P. K. G. A, R.—The Post are busy getting ready to present to the public the thrilling military drama written by Col. A. R. Calhoun of Penn sylvania, entitled “The Color Guard.” The play will be brought out under the manage ment of Mr. Will. H. Gunn of Pennsylvania, who is now drilling the Post in the several parts. There are nineteen ladies in the play, among whom Miss Alice Carle assumes the role of Lucy Johnson. There are fifty-five speakiug parts, among which may be mention ed Charles Collins, who appears as Peter Hygley: Wm. H. Broughton, who takes the part of Alfred Thorntofi; A. J. McMahon,who assumes the character of Louis Ludlow, and C. E. Jack, wno acts the Union Scout. The contraband character is^assumed by Mr. Thom as Bibber. The play -will contain nine tab leaux and two battle scenes. There will also be negro and prison scenes. The play will be brought out at City Hall with appropriate secnery, November 21st, 22d, 23d and 24th. Where it has been presented, it Is spoken of as an unusually thrilling play and has drawn crowded houses. The object of the Post in thus presenting themselves for public patrouage, is to enable it to replenish its de pleted treasury so that it may respond to the many calls made upon it for assistance to dis abled soldiers, soldiers’ widows and orphans. Every year the Post has done a large amounl of this charitable work, and the class of oui community whom they thus assist continue to depend upon it for aid. It is a most deservinf charity and the Post feels assured that the public will not fail to respond to the appea which it makes to theirs h eart and sympathies A Portland Invention.—The expansive Pocket Bill Holder is a unique looking article with an appearance, when expanded, some thing like a dumb aecordeon. It consists of a se ries of compartments arranged alphabetically lie tween covers held together by clastic bands. It seems to be admirably adapted to the con venient filing of bills, notes, or receipts and i9 likely to be received with much favor by the business public. It was invented and is manu factured by W. A. Quincy of this city who lias applied for a patent Dresser, McLellan & Co., are sole agents for the United States. Ann-Annexation. — Wednesday evening there was a large meeting of the citizens of the south-western part of Cape Elizabeth at the Pond school house, near the Ocean House Col. Charles Hanuaford presided and speeches in opposition were made by Mes-rs. Reuben Higgins, Joseph Chamberlain atid others. The feeling of the meeting was unanimously against the scheme of allowing a portion of thejtown to be set off to Portland. Promenade Concert.—We uuderstaud that a promenade concert will be given next Tues day evening in City Hall, is aid of the Cathulic Orphan Asylum, under the auspices of the Irish American and similar societies. Some of the principal prizes offered at the Fair will be drawn during the evening. The gentlemen in charge of the affair are a sufflJent guarantee of iu complete success _ Ron Over.—Yesterday afternoon a boy abont 14 years of age named John Quinn, son of James Quinn who lives at No. M Conilier land street was run over on Chestnut street by a wagon. He was hut slightly injured. The Workings of the Revenge Law.—A good deal of complaint has been made for some time past among a certain class of manufac turers, of the injustice done them by the action of the Internal Revenue officers. Recently, a prominent tirm that deals largely in patent medicines has been called to pass through the same unpleasant experience which has befallen others. It appears that some four years since Supervisor Wolcott Ilam'in of this district called, upon the firm above mentioned, exam ined the stock, and decided that a certain class of articles manufactured and sold by them were exempt from stamp duty. This decision was given in the presence of Collector Rollins of this city. Acting under this instruction, the firm did not affix revenue stamps upon that class of goods. On the 8th day of October, two men came from Boston, one calling himself C. M. Horton and representing himself as the agent of the Internal Revenue department; the other introduced himself as Detective Dunbar of Boston. They asked to he allowed to look over the manufactory. Their request was com plied with, and they spent some time in exam ining the stock. Finally they came to the arti ale in question. It was explained to them why it was not stamped. They, professing to know better than Supervisor Hamlin or Collector RoT lins, declared the article must be stamped. Not only that, they demanded of the tirm the amount that would have heen expended for stamps for the past ten years, had the law as they announced it, been complied with. The sum, which amounted to only $114, was paid to them under protest. In this particular case it is true the amount involved is small, hut the principle and practice applied in this case would apply equally to cases involving thou sands. The above statement of the case is giuen just as it was made by the firm in ques. tion, and reveals one phase cf the intricacies of the Internal Revenue law. It is understood that a petition is now being circulated among the manufacturers and dealers in medicines and drags for a clear and simple statement of the meaning of the law on the part of the officials at Washington. City Affairs. There was a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen yesterday afternoon at 4§ o’clock, Present: The Mayor, Aldermen Clark, Samp son, Smith and York. The Mayor stated that the Portland Water Company declined to lay the mains authorized by an order passed at the last regular meeting to supply water to Munjoy Hill, Newbury and Vaughan streets for fire purposes with the pro vision that the company should not tap the same without the consent of the City Government. The order was re-considered and after a long debate the Board refused to strike ont the pro vision prohibiting the company from using mains paid for by the city by a vote of 3 to 1. The following order presented by Alderman Smith was unanimously passed: Ordered, That the City Clerk notify the Portland Water Company to lay the mains on Munjoy Hil 1, Vaughan and Newbury streets to suyply water required by the Fire Department; in compliance with the fifth specification of the contract between said company and the City of Portland; and in case said company refuse or neglect to lay said pipes, the Commit lee on Fire Depaitment are hereby authorized to lay the same, the cost thereof to be deducted from the appropriation of $4,000 to said compa ny, and the City Treasurer is hereby instructed not to make any further payments to said com pany until the matter is adjusted to the satis faction of the City Council. Suit for Damages,—For the past few days a case of considerable interest has been on trial before Judge Symonds of the Superior Court. James Whitney of Cumberland, sued the towu of Cumberland for $6000 damages, for injuries received while driving over the county, road in said town, February 15th, 1871. On the even ing of that day he was driving home in his pung, from a visit to a friend in Falmouth, and was riding at the usual speed when the runner of the pung struck against the end of a sluice way that had been built across the road and graded up about two feet above the level of the road. Mr. Whitney was thrown violently out, striking upon his shoulder. His shoulder was broken and he received other injuries. Yes terday the jury went out to Cumberland and examined llie sluice-way. The case was given to them at a little after eleven o’clock yesterday forenoon. About half past three in the after noon they came out for fresh instructions from the Judge and returned again. About five o’clock they came into court and reported un able to agree. Thev stood eight for plaintiff, and four for defendants. This is the second trial of this case. In the other trial the jury stood six and six. Kev. Edwin Kuiinham.—Last mglit the First Baptist church was well tilled with an at tentive audience. The preacher selected for his text 1st John iii. 3. “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” Hope, said he, is the founda tion of Christian confidence. The object of hope is to make all met Christians. He con. denined the practice of those Christiaus who when asked if they love God say, “I hope I. do.” If my wife should say when asked if she loved me, “I hope 1 do,” I should not be in a hurry to leave Portland and joi n her. In death there is something disagreeable and the Bible so refers to it, God can make death welcome. God has provided His disciples with a divine vision. Job says: “In my flesh I shall see God.” The happiness of the future is all for us. The religion of Jesus Christ is suited to help us in the turmoil of life. People who are free to converse on other subjects have little to say about religion. Ministers dare not preach what they think. The Reverend gentleman will occupy the pulpit of this church this and to-morrow even ings. It is understood that he will remain in this city through next week. Maine General Hospital.—At the late Fair and entertainment in aid of the Maine Geueral Hospital, prizes not yet claimed were drawn on the following specified tickets, and are for delivery at No. 2 Elm street, viz: C. A. Eaton, (15 Danfortb street, raffle 84i ticket 20, baby’s shawl; J. A. Green, raffle <35, ticket 60, carriage blauket; raffle 86, ticket 405, shell cross; do 86, ticket 365, cloth cap; do 87, ticket 23, box chemical soap, do 88, ticket 364, case wax flowers; do 8!), ticket 310, office table; do 89, ticket 2(17, hat; do 90, ticket 296, dozen blacking; do 91, ticket 454, show case; do 91, ticket 131, case national veast; do 6, J. A. Mc Lellan, Bath, ticket245, English sporting gun; do 6, B. T. Chase Bridgton, ticket 213, set Shakespeare. It is very desirable the above named articles should be called for to-day, as the office will be closed. Rescued.—About 11 o’clock last night officer Jackson heard cries of help in the direction of Franklin wharf. When he reached the spot where the cries came from, he discovered a man in the water clinging to the stone wall that formed a part of the wharf. The officer succeeded in drawing the man upon the wharf. He was pretty well exhausted. He gave his name as Thomas Burnham and stated that he was stepping from the schooner Abby to the wharf when the plank broke and he was pre cipitated into the water. He had becu there some time before he could attract the attention of any one by his cries. Fire.—The alarm of fire from box 52 last nig it was occasioned by the burning of the stable belonging to L. Eugene Weymouth sit uated at Libby’s Corner. The home was saved slightly damaged. The house was insured for §1200 and the stable for §300. The insurance will probably cover the loss. Appearances in dicated that the fire was the work of the incen diary. Catholic Fair.—Tbe vote on the cane stood last night: Father Bradley 400; Father Wal lace 800; Father O’Callaghan 275; Father Pow ers 130. On the clock: Montgomerys 188; Em eralds 178; Sheridans 20; Longshoremen 50. On the sword and belt: Capt. McMahon 1209; Capt. Somers 713. The continuance of the Fair does not seem to diminish the attendance. A Case of Ignorance.—As we have for some time feared, our neighbor lias not famil iarized itself with its religious exchanges. It speaks of Messrs. Shailer and Colcord selling out the Christian Mirror• We cannot think that these gentlemen would sell the paper of Mr. Lord. Army and Navy Course.—It must not be forgotten that the tickets for this course of lec tures are now for sale at Stockhndge’s. The peculiar attractions which this course offer will make it beyond question one of, if Dot tbe l-est course of lectures ever offered in this city. “Annexion.”—The committee of the city and Cape Elizabeth will meet for consultation at tbe Common CouucU room this evening at 7) o’clock. Tbe chairman has invited quite a large number of dtizeus in order to (obtain an interchange of views. Accident.—Yesterday afternoon a Norwe gian, named Thompson, while at work at the Portland Company works had two of his fin gers jammed off. , The Eastern railroad, with tbe Fitchburg, ia the only line running out of Boston all of whose passenger cars and locomotives have the train brake. * Professor Norton. October 16, 1873. Mr. Editor:—I see it is stated in this morn ing’s Press that J'rof. J. N. Morton of West brook Seminary has been obliged to submit to the amputation of his left leg at the thigh joint. This is a mistake. The amputation was made about four inches above the knee joint. In this severe affliction Prof. Morton has the hearty sympathy of a large circle of friends, and it is now hoped that lie will be able to resume his labors at the Seminary in a few weeks. Yours truly C. B. Varney. American Popular Life Insurance Com pany.—If we understand it correctly, this Company proposes to insure life on a new basis or at least new in this country. Instead of having arbitrary rates for a given age, it pro poses to consider each applicant on his own merits, the same as values are set on other property. Accordingly a man who sustains the tests and Is found sound, will be insured at lower rates than if less so. This is certainly a proposition worthy of consideration, as it strikes one favorably at first sight. Messrs. Barnes & O’Brion, No. 30 Exchange street, are General Agents, and Johu B. Hudson, 286 Congress street, special agent. ni8CEI.LANItOVl NOTICES. • Remember that clothing can be bought low of Oriu Hawkes & Co„ 200 and 292 Congress street J. S. Bailey & Co., will sell at auction, commencing at 10 o’clock this morning, the furniture iti house 44 Lincoln street, by order of administrator. 241 pairs white wool blankets, slightly imper fect, (no holes) at two-thirds their value. ocl3 dlw Leach, 84 Middle St. For Sale on favorable terms, a valuable slate property, partially developed, with most encouraging prospects, in the eastern part of the State. Owners refer to S. T. Pullen, Esq.. Press office. iel4-dtf BY TEIEGRAPH. HATTERS IN MAINE. rSnecial to Press.1 The Sheridans. Lewiston, Oct. 16.—The Sheridan Cadets arrived at this city on the three o’clock train, and were received at the depot by Johnson’s Band, which escorted them through the princi pal streets of the city. Their appearance was very creditable. In the evening they gave an exhibition drill in City Hall, where they were greeted by a large crowd. The blindfold drill elicited favorable comment, being excellently performed. There was also a hall. (To the Associated Press.) Fire in Belfast. Belfast, Oct. 16.—A house occupied by E. Stevens, on the cast side of the river, wasburn-. ed this morning. Loss about $600; no insur ance. The Maine Central Injunction. Augusta, Oct, 16.—The bearing for an in junction to restrain the Maine Central Railroad Company from building the bridge at College Narrows in Waterville, occupied most of the day. Judge Danfoith reserved his decision. MASSACHUSETTS. Collision. Ayer, Oct. 16.—At about 11.30 to-day the way freight trail* from Nashua, on the Worces ter & Nashua railroad,ran iuto the local freight train on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg rail road, at Clinton, Mass, The engine on the Worcester and Nashua hitting the freight train on the other road in about the middle of the train, throwing off two cars, smashing one and throwing off both engines. NEW YORK. Aid for the Havana Sufferers. New York, Oct. 16.—Messrs. F. Alexander & Sons have received subscriptions amounting to $4,610, for the aid of sufferers by the fire in Havana. The Union Trust Company. The examination of fhe affairs of the Union Trust Compauy is still going on. Tba officers profess their ability on resumption to meet the demands of depositors as to the whereabouts of Carleton the defaulting cashier, and negotia tions are said to be in progress with him. The utmost reticence is preserved. A Brutal Irlui-der. The Traunportation Committee. The transportation committee of the U hi ted States Senate are in session at the 5th Avenue Hotel today, presided over by Senator Wiu dom. Chas. Collins of Memphis made a statement touching the transportation (of grain at New York. The present storage capacity for grain of New York, he said, was about 13,000,000 bushels, about twice as great as was ever re quired. The storage rates are not as excessive os has beeu alleged. For wheat and corn, the charge is 1| cents per bushel for the first ten davs and J of a cent for each subsequent 10 days. In western cities the charge is 2 ceuts for the first 20 days and 2 cents for each teu days therlafter. Fell Among Thieves. Louis Gratcomb of the firm of Gratcomb & Revnoldo, Elliot street, Boston, who cut his throat yesterday in three places and was found in his room, is doing very well at the Bellevere hospital. His relations have been telegraphed for. He bad been d ssipating and New York thieves plundered him ot about $1000, his watch, breast pin and coat, leaving him sense less on the street. In a lit of remorse he at tempted suicide. Resumption of Currency. There is considerable debate in financial circles relative to the feasibility of au early re sumption of currency by the city banks, and Mr. Camp of the clearing house has expressed his views in a not very sanguine expectation of their abilitv to do so even by the first of No vember. There will probably be a pressure brought to bear upon the hank presidents to soon convene and take the subject into consid eration. Various matters. Four hands of the steamship Helsatia caught smuggling,have been sent to Germany for trial. $1100 from the produce exchange were for warded to Memphis today. Gen. Sigel and other prominent citizens of Westchester County initiated an organization today with a view of forwarding an annexa tion to New York city. It is stated that the Miller lock recently adopted by the Treasury Department was un able to stand the test yesterday, it being picked without breaking the lock or mutilating the seal. $5,000,000 in English sovereigns have recent ly been melted into bars at the assay office in this city and sent to Philadelphia"for recoin age. Jay Gould has been removed from the Pres idency of the New Jersey Southern [Kailroad and A. M. Seratt elected his successor. The Stokes’ trial continued, today, but no facts were elitited, the testimony being the same as that of the previous trials. At the close of the races at White Plains, Charles Mailer, son of Win. F. Mailer, a tugar refiner of this city, remonstrated with a nian known as “Big Jim” for his violent proceed ings, and becoming alarmed drew a pistol for his own safety. “Big Jim” struck Mailer on the head with a hammer, from the effects of which he died yesterday at his home in Irving ton. The Albnny Defalcation. . Albany, Oct. 16.—Upon the application of the State Treasurer Gov. Dix has requested an examination of the books of the Treasurer's office, with the view of ferreting out the extent of the thefts of the Cashier, Phelps. The State Treasurer, who has been in communica tion with various County Treasurers for several days, is accumulating drafts forwarded by them, and will soon be able to trace every dol lar of the money. The Thief Phelps. Fhelps the defaulting cashier of the State Treasury was brought before the Police Court today. He was nervous aud downcast. Tha District Attorney desired a postponement as the drafts for $15,000 had not been secured. The counsel for the prisoner opposed a post ponement, saying that Phelps was au unfortu nate victim of circumstances. The case was postponed till Saturday and Phelps was re manded to jail. Society of the Array of the Tennessee, Toledo, O., Oct 16.—The Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at theirjbnsiness meet ing to-day, re-elected Gen. Slierman President, Gen. Logan first Vice President, Col. Dayton Recording Secretary, Gen. Hickenloper Corres ponding Secretary, and Gen. Force Treasurer. Resolutions of sorrow for the decease of certain commanders during the year were unanimously adopted. At 11 o’clock the guests were drive n through the principal streets of the city, stop ping at the Chamber of Commerce, where President Grant and suite passed half an hour at the invitation of the Board of Trade. This afternoon the parade of the military or ganizations and the fire department took place. The President held a levee at the Brady House this afternoon, which was thronged with visitors. At the banquet to-night Gee. Sher man presided. Tin next annual meeting will be held at 8pringfield, 111., Oct. 14th and 15tli, 1874. An Oanraaa Dead—Fiunnrinl. New Orleans, Oct. 16—Joseph C. Cloud, the oarsman, who started from l*liiladelphia some three mouths since to row to this city by coasts and rivers, dieel on Tuesday last five miles above Seauuemine. Cloud was fouud in his boat in an almost exhausted condition on Monday aud died the next day. His diary shows that he had beeu suffering what he termed “them heavy shakes" for several days before his death. The clearing honse association of this city to-elay fixed the rate to be collected for old ex change on paper made payable with exchange on New York aud for remittances,at 4 percent, premium. WASHINGTON. Mtenm Boiler Explosions. W ashijjgton, Oct. 16.—The Supervising In spector General of Steamboats says the boiler experiments at Sandy Hook and elsewhere are progressing, and in a few days the commission will be able to make tests with a view of re porting the general causes of boiler explosions and also recommending boilers for adoption. A thorough investigation is being made into local inspectors’ departments. Dismissals of local inspectors have been made. Other cases are now pending upon complaints that local in spectors are nnworthy. The Treasury. No appointment of a Chief Clerk in the Treasurer’s office will be made at presont, bat the duties of Chief Clerk will be discharged by Mr. Giltillan of the Treasurer’s office. The va cant Chief Clerkship will be tilled after a com petitive examination. Report or the Bureau of Engraving. The auiiual report of Superintendent McCar tee of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of the Treasury Department, has been made to Secretary Kichardson. It states that the Bu reau delivered during the year completed and perfect bonds, notes and other securities amount ing to $580,244,:SOO, and $224,440,745 customs and internal revenuo stamps amounting to $131,694,472, besides sunary other work for the various Bureaus of the Treasury and other de partments of Govennent. AH'this work has been accomplished without the loss of a note or stamp or sheet of paper, or any portion thereof, The attempts at imitating the Gov ernment special or ercalized fibre paper have been unsuccessful thus far. *“« Coital Department aud (be Railway* A table iu course of preparation for the an nual report of the Postmaster General shows by the recent readjustment of pay on the rail road rates for the year ending Sept. .’JO. 1873: the annual amount of compensation to all rail road companies, it being increased $223,823, be ing now $1,015,508 per annum. The readjust ment is made on 57 railroad routes. Six hundred different railroad companies re ceive pay for carrying the mails. [The aggre gate length of railroad service in the United States being now neatly 65,000 miles, aud in creasing at the rate of over 5000 miles per an num. The Fourth Auditor’* Report. Tbo annual report of the Fourth Auditor, which has been completed, contains no items of interest beyond the presentation of in tabular form of the statement showing the operations of that office during the last fiscal year, in which the cash disbursements iu the Naval Paymaster’s division is shown to have been $4, 701,189. The amount disbursed on account of the Navy pension fund was $464,140. The amount of prize money paid was $395,165.— These with the record of the office b usiuess form the bulk of the report, IIi* Accidency. A large crowd assembled at the Metropolitan Hall last night, it having been announced that ex-President Johnson would be serenaded and have sometl'iug to say iu regard to the Surratt case and the recent statements of Judge Advo cate General Holt, concerning the action of Johnson while occupying the Presidential chair. At the request of Johnson the serenade was postponed 'until some future evening, he not being fully prepared at present to make any reply to the statements of Holt. Custom*. The report of the Commissioner of Customs for the past year contains the following ac counts of which are settled in his office: Amount paid into the treasury on account of customs $188,089,522 70; tines, penalties and forfeitures $1,169,515.38; labor, drayage and storage $475, 741.37; steamboat inspections $259,092.56; marine hospital tax $333,003,031; amount of fees earned by collection $611,525.44; total $190. 938,400.48. Amount paid out of the treasury on account of collectiug revenues $7,079,743.40; refunding excess of deposits $3,705,067.97; de bentures $1,176,055.18; public buildings $3, 748,780.28; construction and maintenance of lights $2,910,857.(54; construction of revenue cutter- $1,133,901.37; distributive shares of fines pnualties and forfeitures $626,156.74; marine hospital service $398,778.60; life saving stations $212,383.08; miscellaneous accounts$117,468.80; total $21,109,193.17 An Umpire. The American and Mexican Claims Commis sion having named Sir Edward Thornton to act as umpire, he has accepted provided his government consents. Meanwhile the com missioners are engaged iu the examination of cases. The Polaris Affair. The examination of Dr. Emil Bessil took place to-day on board the Tallapoosa. He gave an interesting account of his scientific researches and detailed an account of Capt. Hall’s illness. He explained his medical treatment of Capt. Hall, and said he had no doubt whatever but Capt. Hall died a natural death. THE ELECTIONS. PrnngylTaaia. Phiadklphia, Oct. 10.—Official returns of the election shows the follow Republican ma jorities in the city:—Gordon, for judge, 8625; Mockey. State treasurer, 25,411; Elliot, sheriff, 18,447; Widener, city treasurer, 20,038; Lamon’s majority for the Senate in the third district over Nagle, dem., is 331. The total vote on the license question is 78,740. The majority iu fa vor liceuse is 32,494. Olio. Columbus, Oct. 16.—The result of the vote for Governor is still in some doulit at this hour, midnight. The Republicans are now claiming tbe election by 1500 or morn,majority. At the Democratic headquarters, where they claim to have reports from all counties but Manoning, Paulding, Huron and Mercer, the State is claimed by a majority of 100 or thereabouts.— Ashtabula county gives Noyes 5031; Allen, 000; a Republican loss of 1862. Official returns from Franklin county give Allen a majority of 2207, a Democratic gain of about 200. The figures ipade at midnight by both par ties are exceeding’y close. The latest figures are to tbe effect that the Democratic gain in ten or eleven counties which have only been heard from through rumors will not have to be so large as the average gain of other counties to elect Allen by a small majority. If Allen should be elected by a majority less than 500 there will still be a doubt on the balance of the State ticket. Meagre returns on other State of ficers indicate that the Republican candidate for Governor ran a little behind his ticket, lawn. Des Moines, Oct. 16—Definite returns have been received up to this •hour (midnight) at the office of the State Register. The despatches show that the Republicans have not, as was thought yesterday, lost con trol of the House. The House is composed of 100 members. The full returns elect 38 Repub lican members, and 32 members ou llie lnde Eendent Republicans, Auti-Mouopol.y and leinocratic tickets. Thirty members have not been definitely heard from, but the despatches indicate that two-thirds of the number will be Republiean. making a total Republican mem bership of 58, or eight majority. Xu the Senate, of the new' Senators 10 are known to lie Republicans, and it is probable that in two doubtful districts Republicans are elected. Orrgon. New York, Oct. 16.—A dispatch from Sa lem, Oregon, says Nesmith (Detn.) was elected to Congress by 2500 majority over Smith (Rep.) —a Democratic gain of 1574, California. San Francisco, Oct. 15.—Returns from tbe interior show the electiou of McKmstry for Judge of the Supreme Court by a large majori ty, which is a victory for the People’s Indepen dent party. McKinstry’s majority in this city is about 1000. The total vote ot the city is only 15,785 in the judicial election yesterday. McKenstry independent candidate for Supreme Court has a majority of 1184 over MeKee (Dera.) and 1720 over Dwinnello (Rep.) YELLOW FEVER. Matters ill Memphis. Memphis, Oct. 15—A man named Schlarff, who has been down several days with the fever at the Southern Hotel, was seized to-day with black vomit. Saying he was bound to die and was determined to die happy, he seized a bot tle of brandy, drank tlie contents, drove away the nurses and attendants, smashed things generally about the room, laid down on the bed exhausted, and died soou after. A white man, name unknown, was found on a pile of cotton on the levee this morning,with a frightful cut over his eye, and died soou af ter. His shoes were gone and his pocket turn ed. It is supposed he was struck with a slung shot and robbed. The printer’s relief committee having dis banded, the Uniou resolved itself into a board of relief and taxed each member two dollars. A despatch was received from the Chicago Un ion offering $200 if needed. Several printers are down, but are doing well. An abundant supyly of nurses reported to the Howard Association to-day. Another install ment of 10,000 rations were received to-day in accordance with the order of President Grant. It is understood that blankets and clothing will bo sent from tbe same source. There were 26 deaths from yellow fever to day and 11 from other causes, a fading off of 15 yellow fever deaths from yesterday. The weather is verv warm and clear. Very few new cases are reported to-night. Shreveport, Oct. 16.—There has been six deaths from yellow fever to-day. Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 16.-There were two deaths from yellow fever within 24 hours. The Hoard ot Health pronounce the disease epi demic, but of mild form. Ouly 22 deaths have occurred here from the disease since September 29th. Al Calvert. Texas. Private adviees from Calvert, Texas, sayj tbe fever there is worse than at Shreveport.— Seven per cent of the population have died. West Virginia Politicians. Wheeling, Oct. lq.—J. I. Sweeney, candi date for the Legislature, assaulted and beat O. S. Long, editor of the Register, for an article published yesterday. This morning’s issue con tained further reflections on S wee my. To-day Sweeney met Lewis Baker, proprietor, »iw Clarkson, local editor, and after some words all three drew their revolvers and commenced fir ing. Baker was slightly wounded and Clark son bad an arin broken. Terrific Explosion. LornviLL*, Oct. 16.-.A* tcrriflc explosion occurred »t 7 o'clock to-night on the north west corner of nhe new City Hall from tour sewerage gas and leaky pipe**, upheaving im mense flag-stones eight**** feet long ail around the building and shaking as if by an earth quake. The pavemeut on tith street from the City Hall to the river was thrown up at several points. A number of people at the police head quarters were thrown several feet and stunned. Fortunately uo oue was seriously injured* —m The Sioux Attack the Pancaa Agency. Sioux City, Oct. 15.—A war party of two hundred Siouz attacked the Poncas agency, 75 miles west of here, this morning. They were repulsed by the Poncas but renewed the attack this afternoon, driving the Poncas into an or chard, where a tight is now going on. Four Indians on each side have been killed so far. Fire and Lomi mi Life. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 16.—The Ameri can House, an old and well known hotel, was burned at two o’clock this morning. Cyrus Grey, one of the guests, was burned to death. nETEOROLOGICAL. PROBABILITIES FOB THE NEXT TWENTY-FOUR HOURS War Dfp’t, Office Chief Signal) Officer, Washington, I). C., > Oct. 16, (7.30 P. 2/.)J For Friday the low barometer iu northern New England will move eastward over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, followed by fresh south westerly winds, cloudy and rainy weather over the Eastern States, the northern portion of the Middle States, and Lake Ontario; for Lake Erie and the upper lake region, north-wastcrly winds, a .rising barometer and cloudy or clear ing weather, w ith a somewhat lower tempera ture; for the Ohio valley,south-westerly winds, clouds and rain, followed by north-west winds and cloudy or clearing weather: for the South Atlantic States, cloudy and clear weather. POKE16N. Terrible Flood in Fhlua. Y okohama, Sept. 24.—Thirty seven villages have been swept away in the province of Shansee by the waters of the Young Timo River and its branches having burst the hanks, and a great amount of human and animal life has been lost by the floods. Return of the Tigress. New York, Oct. 16.—Tho Word’s special from St. Johns, N. F., announces the arrival of the steamer Tigress from the search of the Polaris survivors. She returned in consequence of evidences of an early winter and violent gales. No traces of the Polaris were obtained. 91INOR TEhEOKAnS. Lawrence Barrett, the actor, is very ill of inflammation of the bowels and brain, at St. Louis. Joe Coburn says he will fight Tom Allen in West Virginia or Canada for from $2500 to $5000. The internal revenue receipts Thursdav were $240,308. The cable between Prince Edward’s Tslaud and the main land has been successfully laid. Thursday more rations were ordered to be sent from Louisville to Memphis, and the citi zens of the former place have subscribed $16, 500 for the sufferers at Memphis and Shreve port. Last Tnesday, a prairie fire swept over twen ty-five miles of territory in Nebraska, burning many houses and large quantities of graiu. Several school children were burned to death in one town.' A convention was held at Denuer, Col., Thursday composed of delegates of the more western States and Territories, to consider measures to irrigate the rainless districts for agricultural purposes. Capt. F.orest of the Lake View Cottage Po lice, near Chicago, shot a man who attacked him, dead. Charlotte Gilbeied, colored, obtained a ver dict of $75 against the New York and Charles ton Steamship Company for being ejected from a stateroom She wanted $10,000. The Secretary of the Irish Laborers’ Associa tion in London writes the Press that he has re ceived from the United States proposals of en gagements for 200,000 men. The body of an infant, evidently newly born was found in a field near Concord, N. H., Thurs day. Judson’s block, the best in Evanstown, 111., was burned Thursday. Loss $25,000. Ill the Women’s Congress in New York, tho subject of motherhood was discussed. One member apparently apologized for infanticide, whereupon Mrs. Julia Ward Howe expressed the hope that the Congress would not disgrace itself bv even an apology for such a crime. The Manufacturers’ Board of Trade of Fall River have voted to recommend suspension of all the mills two days in each week and to run only eight hours a day ihe other four for the present. The National Executive Council of the Union League of America will meet at Philadelphia, the 23d inst. O’Couoden of Dublin told his constituents Tuursday that the Federal Union in the United States was hedd together by bayonets. The rumor of difficulties between Italy and France is false. A fire in the village of Blackstone, E. I., Thursday, destroyed eight buildings. Loss about $25,000. James William Graham dropped dead in West Springfield. Mass., Thursday. The Masons of Springfield, Mass., have con tributed $2500 for Memphis and Shreveport. The steamer City of Montreal, which sailed Thursday from Liverpool for New York, took £73,000 in gold, and the Oceanic* £10,000. John Ryan chopped off tho head of Owen Gillen in a saloon in San Francisco, Thursday, while he was asleep. Base ball at Philadelphia—Baltimores 0, Philadelphians 13. The institute of Architects held a session at Chicago Thursday. A. H. Brown was mortally shot by Harrison Carter at Salt Lake City Wednesday. The storm of Tuesday and Wednesday did great damage lo truit trees at Salt Lake City. At Dexter Park, Thursday, Goldsmith Maid, Gloster and Bashaw, Jr., trotted for.$1000. The former won in three straight heats. Time: 2.234, 2.18, 2.22J. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Foreign Exports. ST. JOHN, NB. Schr Sea Lion—000 bbls flour, 10 tons feed. WESTPORT, NS. SchrRowen-30 bbls flour, 15 do meal. Receipts by Itnilroad* and Nteauahoats. Grand Trunk Railroad—7 cars sundries. 2 do shooks, 2 do potatoes, 3 do bran. 1 do heading, 5 do flour, 4 do corn, 1 do hay, 1 do wheels, 4 do piles, 1 do for Boston, 1 do inr New York, 8 do for St. John NB, 7 d) for Halifax, 11 do laths, 27 do Jumbei. DAILY DOMESTIC RECEIPTS. Receipts of Flour. EASTERN RAILROAD. Consignees. Bbls. Consianees. Bbls Holway & Robinson... .100 S, 11 & Uarney.100 DW (Joolidge.100 W Adams.100 JC& R Lord.100 John Randall.100 C B Varney . *.100 S M Leach.200 T H Weston.100 — Total.1000 GRAND TRUNK R. R. Howes, Hilton&Tarbox.200 Marr & True.200 1) Keizer. .100 W L Alden.100 Messrs. Dickey.100 G F Walcott. 30 Total.730 Receipts ot CA^aiia, Ac. EASTERN R. R. Consignees. No. cars. Consignees. No. cars. Aldrich & Cou bran.1 Kendall & Whitney, Waldron & True, bran.. 1 bran....1 Bradley & Morton,wheat.2 J McGlinchy, malt.1 Total.6 GRAND TRUNK R. R. Kensell & Tabor, corn... .2 Waldron & True.2 Total.4 By water conveyance 1,000 bush commeal toGeo W True & Co. _ New York Slock and Money Market. New York, Oct. 16- Mom in a.—Money at 7 per cent. Gold at 108g. Sterling Exchange at lu6* @ 107*. New York. Oct. 16— Evening.— Money worked close nearly all day at 1-16 @ 3-16 |>er cent., but just before the bank accounts were made up it was offered down rapidly in small amounts to 3 per cent. The movement was so sudden and universal that many regarded it as having some connection with the cur rent speculation on the Stock Exchange, especially as prices wore bid up rapidly at the very close of the market. Greenbacks were less active to-day at * ^ * per cent., an l at the final close tue quotations were * C<4 * per cent, premium. The following is the Clearing House statement - Currency exchanges, $69,294,991; currency balances, $3,611,133; gold exchanges, $3,921,646; gold balances, $763,247. Gold was very heavv and lower, declining from 108* @ 107|, ami closed at 108. The prices touched to-day were the lowest since 1902. The rates paid f«*r carr ying were 1-16, 1-32, 3-64 *, 7 and 1 -32 per cent, and fiat for l>orrnwiug. The final rate was 1-32 per cent, for carrying. The day’s business at the Gold Exchange Dank was as follows:—Gold balances, $1,934,301; currency balances. $1,203,700; grow clearance* $48,*ul,000. The Asst. Treasurer to-day pai 1 out $13,000 on ac count of interest and $63,000 in redemption of 5 bonds. Exchange was in limited deiuaud a* import ers are not in funds to remit. The result of tld* was a heavv reduction in rates. Bankers lowered, asking quotations of 1 per cent, from 107 to IU6 for sixty day* ►terliug, and from 108 to 107 for sight but the actual business was ui lu5* <4 10*i tor u ng and 106* a io7 fiat for sight. Commercial bills are in good supply aud dull at 104* a M. The custom* receipt- t were only $161,Ouo. Stare bond* dull. Governments were firm early in the day, but closed lower in sym pathy with g hi. The greatest decline mas in le*7’s aud i*6*'*, which fell off from 112 to 1111 and 111* re spectively. The Stock Exchange was dull at the opening and lower quotation* were made shortly af ter the commencement of busiuee*, but from uow to the close there wai more firmness. the advance <*n the whole list rangiug fr.-m l to 5* par ML The misceliaucou* and railway wpeealntiw was irregular, but higher rate* were obtained at the close. Invest incut share* were tinner and rxpre** share* made an advance over veatcolay’s quotation.-. The gcuerid market closed firm in time. At the Exchange unday Philip Sheoer Go.. WoermhaAr A Cm, Scott. Strong & Co., and Alcott & Co had their stock sohi out under the rule U account of Gr*nne follows: 9600 share* of Union Purine at lej g, 19. 3700 share* of Lake Shore at 6$8 '#•?!, :*W sluioo of New York Central at I0J, 100 •liar**. Pacific Hail at 321, 200 shares of K«xk Island at tw|, and »Nl share* of North we* era at 3k |. Tim heaviest l faunae t loan today were ia the Yanderliilt stork*. Western Lu irtn, Lake Shore and New York Central. The fluctu ations were a* follows: Wnfli Union oieiirff at 34 & M*, Ml off to 531, advanced to 56*. roneled to n and reached 58|; Lane Shore advanc'd from «8 ^ 68*. fell off toff *, ami finally reache>l 76; New York Central hot ween 86| dfh9i. with the latest Males at nearly the highest point; Ui ion Pacific i.pmod at 184, advauced to 19 aud closed at 19* 19*; Pacific Mai) oneuod at 31 and Handily advanced through the day, closing at 34* £ 3.“4 The volume uf business was large amount lug to 52, 000 shares between 12 and 2 o’clock; of these 500 share* wore Western Union. The following were tne q dotations of Government securities: United States coupon 6’*, 1881,.1121 Ended Stales 5-2W’s 1862.....loft United States 5-20’s 1861.. United States 5-20’s 1865, old.... United States 3-30’s 1065, new,.. no United States 3-20*s 18G7. United States 5-20’s 1868,....**|*.. , United States 5’s, now.***J *. United States dO-iu’s.,ex-coupons.!!'*’!. Currency 6> .. • !!.'.* teg l Tbo following were tbe closing quotation^ Lr Stocks: Wes«eru Union Telegraph Co.. Pacific Mail.. N. Y. Centra’and Hudson Hiver consolidated— 8** Erie.. 4r, Eriepreterred...W Union Pacific stock..... W| Tbe following were tbe quotations for Paciuc Kail road securities: Central Pacific bonds... 88 Union Pacific do... 74 Union Pacific land grants... Union Pacific income bonds...... 4JJ Uomeatie lUarkeia. New York, Oct. 16.—Evening—Cotton }c lower; sales 1519 bales; Middling uplands 16}c. Flour easier, holders general disposed to realize with a very limit ed exjiort and home trade demand; sales 12,800 bbls; State at 5 25 @ 7 00; Hound Hoop Ohio 6 10 @ 7 75 : cetera 5 25 @ 7 70: Southern 6 25 @ 11 00. Wheat heavy and 1 and 2e lower: the difficulty in serling foreign exchange materially checks the export de mand; saies 161,000 bu*b: No l Iowa Spring at 1 33; No 2 Milwaukee at 1 38 @ l 40; No 3 do 1 30: Inf. rior to good Winter Red Western 1 45 fa) 1 55; No 2 Chica go at i 32 @1 36; Mixed Spring 1 36; Iowa Spring at 1 25 @ 1 35. Corn slightly in buyers favor with a fair inquiry; sales 246.000 bush; steamer Mixed Western 57 @ 58}c; do sail 59 @ 6Oc; Yellow at 60c. Oats are firmer; sales 34,000 bush; White Western at 50 @ 55c; new Mixed Western aft* at at 48 fa) 5*'c. Beef is quiet. Pork is dull and lower; new mess 15 75; prime do at 16 00. Lard lower; steam at 8 fa s 1-lGc, kettle at $»c. Butter steady; Ohio at 23fa) 26c; State 31 @33c.— Whiskey is lower; Western free at 92} @ 92}c Kice is unchanged; Carolina 8 @ 9c. Sugar null and un settled ; sales 365 hhds refining 7| fa 7|c; Porto Rico at 6} @ 83c; Cuba n}e; Havana White 9} a. 10}c.— Coffee dull; Rio at 19} @ 21}c; Laguayra 21 fa 22c; Maraicabo 21 @ 22c; Java 23 fa) 25e: St Doming > 19 @ 18}c. Molasses is dull; Clayed 24 @ 28c; New Or leans 82 @ 88c; Porto Rico 40 @ 60c; Muscovado 24 fa 30c. Naval Stores—Spirits Turpentine is easy at 42}c; Rosin is easier at 2 70 @ 2 75 for strained. Pe i troleum is dull; refined at 16} «; 17c; ermie 5}. Tal low is steady at 7} @ 7}c: sales 175,000 lbs. Freights to Liverpool less active; cbuitering rates a shade firmer; Grain per steamer at 12} @ 13d. Chicago, Oct. 16.—Flour is firm and in fair de mand ; sales of choice and fancy extra Spring at 6 00 @ 6 50. Wheat is dull and unsettled, market opened ami closed dull and lower; sales No 2 Spring at 1 01) @102 cash; 100} seller Nov; No 2 Northwestern Spring sold 1 08 @ 1 09; regular ottered at 1 07; No 3 Spring sold at 98 u 98}c. Corn is dull and lower ;No 2 Mixed sold at 36}c for cash; 37} @ 37fc seller Nov; 39e seller Dec: high Mixed sold at 37}c; rejected at 36c. Oats dull and declining: sales ot No 2 at 30} fa 31c cash; 31} @ 31}c for seller Nov.; rejected at 26}c. Rye quiet and unchanged; sales ot No 2 at <>3c. Bur ley is dull and declining; sales ot No 2 Full 1 26; No 3 Spring 99 @ 1 00. Provisions quiet nd weak. Pork steady at 14 25 cash; small lots sold at 13 75; round lots weak; sales for future at 12 37} % 12 'a/ 12 50 sell er Dec. Lard is quiet and unchanged at 7jfc cash; 7c for seller Dec. Bulk Meats—short rib middles sold at 6} @ 7c loose. Bacon is quiet and unchanged.— Whiskey is dull and drooping at 90c. Lake Freights dull and nominal—Corn to Buffalo at 7. Receipts—10,000 obis flour.115,000 bush wheat, 168, 000 l ush corn, 110,090 bush oats, 5,000 bush rye,61,000 bush barley. Shipments -8000 bbls flour, 129,000 bush wheat,321, 000 busli corn, 61,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 41,000 bush barley, 0000 bom*. Cincinnati, Oct. 16.—Provisions are dull and un settled. Pork steady; sales at 14 50. Lard is quiet; steam 7fc; kettle held at 8c. Bulk Meats are quiet; shoulders at 7}c; clear rib sides at 7 @7}c; clear sides at 7}c. Bacon irregular; sales ot shoulders at 7} fa 8c; clear rib sides at 7} @ 8c; clear sides 8 @ 8}c. Whis key is steady at 89c. xolxdo, Oct. 16. Flour quiet and unchanged ; ex tra Spring at 5 75 @ 6 30. Wheat is dull; soles of Amber Michigan at 1 35cash; 1 38 seller Nov: 1 42$ seller Dec; No 2 White Wabsh 1 50; No 2 Red 1 32 1 32} cash; 1 35 seder Oct: 1 35} do Nov. Corn is dull and declining: sales of high Mixed 46c for cash; 46 ( @ 46}c seller Nov; 48 @ 48}e seller Dec; low Mixed at42}ccash. Oats are dull and declining; sales of No 1 at 36c; No 2 at 34c. Lake Freights dull and nothing doing—to Buffalo 4 | @ 4}; to Oswego 8 @ 9. Receipts—o,(M)0 bbls flour, 11,000 bush wheat,16,000 I bush corn, 9,000 bush oats. Shipments*!—1000 bbls flour,14,000 bush wheat.18,000 [ Lush coni, 3,000 bush oats. Milwaukee, Oct. 16.—Flour quiet and unchanged at 6 00 @ 6 50. Wheat !b quiet ami weak; sales of No 1 at 1 11; No 2 at 1 08} cash ;1 96} for seller Nov. Oats dull and unsettled; No 2 at 31}c. Corn steady; No 2 Mixed at 4lc. Rye steady; No 1 at G5c. Barley quiet and weak; No 2 Spring at 1 33. Lake Freights—Wheat to Buffalo 7}; Wheat to Os wego at 14. Receipts—5000 bbls flour, 139.000 bush wheat. Shipments 2,000 bbls flour, 157,000 bush wheat. Detroit, Oct. 16.—Flour is dull and unchanged at 7 25 @ 8 on. Wheat dull and 3c lower; sale4 of extra at 1 5}; No 1 White at 1 45; Amber Michigan at 1 35. Coni is dull and declined to 49}c. Oats dull and de clining; sales at 35c. Freights—to Oswego at 9. Receipts—0,000 bbls flour, 9,000 bush wheat, 0,000 bush corn, 5,900 bush oars. Shipments-O.OOG bbls flour, 2,000 bush wheat, 1,000 bush corn. 0,000 bush oats. Charleston. Oc. 16.—Cotton Is easy; Middling uplands 15} @ 15}c. Savannah, Oct. 16.—Cotton is quiet; Middling uplands at 16c. Mobile, Oct. 16.—Cotton is weak; Middling up lands at 16}e. New Orleans, f>ct. 16.—Cotton is in good de mand ; Middling uplands 17} @ 17}c. European market*. London,Oct. 16-12.30 P. M.—U. S. 6-20s, 1865, old, 96J. Erie 394. Liverpool, Oct. 1C—1.00 P. M.—Cotton easier— not quotably lower; Middling uplands 94 @94d; do Orleans 9$ @ 94d; sales 10,000 bales, Including 12000 speculation and export. * London, Cct. 16-4.00 P. M.—CodsoIs at 923 for money and account. American securities—United States 5-20», 1865, at 934, ex-coup.; new 5s, 90J, ex-coup. PROBATE NOTICES. To all PersoBM interested in the Estates hereinafter named: AT a Court of Probate held at Portland within and for the County of Cumberland on thy Hi st Tuesday of October, iu the year of our Lord eight een hundred and seventy-three, the following matters having been presented for the action thereupon here inafter indicated, it is hereby Ordered. That notice thereof be given to all persons inter ested, by causing a copy of this order to bo published three weeks successively in the Maine State Press and Eastern Argus, papers printed at Portland atore said, that they may appear at a Probate Court to be held at said Portland on the first Tuesday ot Novem ber next, at ten of tbe clock in the forenoon, and be beard thereon, and object if they see cause. GEORGE T. STEELE & ALS, minor childien and heirs ot John Steele, late of Lumber, in the State of Georgia, deceased. Account presented for allow ance by Mary A. Stjele. Guardian. ETTA B. STARBIKD * AL, minor children nml heirs of Nathan E. Starbird, late of Stoneham, in the State of Massachusetts, deceased. Accounts pre sented for allowance by Eben H. Starbirrt,* Guardian. CHARLES M. WEBB & ALS. minor heirs of Wil liam H. Webb, late of Bith, deceased. Accounts presented for allowance by James A. Winslow, Guar dian. PAUL S. MERRIMAN & ALS, minor children and heirs ot Alcott S. Merritnan, late of Harpswcll, deceased. Final accounts and resignation of Guard ianship,, presented Dy Paul C. Merino an. Guardian. WILLIAM P. HARMON, late of Harrison, deceas ed. Petition for license to sell and convey real estate, presented by Julia A. Harmon, Administratrix. RUSSELL LE BARRON, late orHarrison, deceas ed. First account presented for allowance by Salome Le. Barron, Administratrix. WILLIAM DECKER, late cf C.:sco. deceased. Pe tition that some suitable person may be appointed Administrator, presented by Charlotte H. Brid, one of the principal creditors of said deceased. OTIS CARTER, late of Naples, deceased. Will and petition for the probate thereof, presented by Lydia Carter, the Executrix therein named. MARTHA CHAPLIN, late ot Naples, deceased. First and final account presented for allowance, by Richard J. Chaplin, Executor. FRANKLIN YEATON, late of Naples, deceased. First account and private claim against s-iid estate, presented for allow ance by Samuel F. Perlev, Exe cutor. JOHN GOODWIN, late ot Baldwin, deceased. Pe tition for allowance out of personal estate, presented by Clarinda B. Goodwin, widow of said deceased. HANNAH PIERCE, late of Baldwin, deceased. Will and petition for the probate thereof, presented by Lewis Pierce the Executor therein named. JOHN CURTIS, late of Brunswick, deceased. Ac count presented for allowance by Charles N. Ba.es, Administrator de bonis non, with the Will annexed. ROBERT BARBOUR, late of Gray, deceased. Pe tition for allowance out of personal estate, presented by Lucy A. Barbour, widow of said deceased. MAULONM, CaME, late of Standlsh, deceased. First account presented for allowance by Nancy F. Came, Administratrix. * LOUISA H. COBB, rate of Windham, deceased. Petition for license to sell and convey real estate, presented by James Alonzo Ccbb, Administrator. JOHN HILL, late of Yarmouth, deceased. Second account presented for allowance, by John Noyes, Administrator. REUEL DRINK WATER, late of Cumberland, deceased. First account presented for allowance by Charles Humphrey. Administrator. EPHRAIM MORRISON, late of Cumberland, de ceased. Second and final account presented for al lowance by Isaac W. Morrison, Administrator. MERCY MOULTON, late of Scarborough, «lecca« od. Will and petition for the Probate thereof, pre sented by Samuel R. Snow, the Executor tbereiu named. ED WARD A. BURN ELI., late of Do ring, defeat ed. Petition tor licence to cell awl convey r. al cetaee presented by Henry C. PembuJy. Adwlnlel rater. DANIEL SKIt.LINGS, of Westbrook . < . pie, of second and third aecuoia of Gersbom SkiU.ngs for mer Gnanlian and in-tit ion that the same mat be Termed awl recorded, presented by Thw.thy A. skil lings, Guardian. JOHN l». BCZZKLL. late ef Cape Elisabeth. d~ eeaao.1. Kirct aoeount presented tor ah.,wanes h> Sylvester B. Beckett. Administrator. ANN BENSON, late of Portland. .I.IW .1 Pe tition for adu. ini., tail n. presented by Ellas belli Hampum. stalereaid deceased. JOSEPH liALK, late of Portland, deceased final account pr> seu*e*t for dtniun b* Beejam.a C. Somerby, Administrator. C HARLES E. KIM HALL A AL. minor children ami heirs of Mary K. Kiathell, late *4 I oetian 1. de> eceaed. PetliHiu fit lie-use to se I awl eonrev real ndnte, pr.iM nted by Charles P. Kimball. Guardyae. WALTER H. LIBBY A A US. minor e-hddrea and helmet THOM eS I. UBIlY, late at Porto amt. .la ceased. Petti ...ti for all-,wanes ont of peranaal m late of said drur-aed. preaentsd by Matthias Libby, Guardian. NATHANIEL J. MILLER, late<d perGanu. -le eeaonl. FItm Au-uuit, u*«nfcrr *Uh thr chare* • . t tkw lotnniiMhi. ucr' *[.;» mtwi to mt uui I«*wcr to , tUal EkU'.c to tiw aivt m»k« •tivtwtoa ng KmI ; fcwtoi*. tW kriw mi low of »*>l liirnw 1. mmiIcI 1 r oIWwiuhw by Mow * M but Ur Atiiuiuipm irutof d» b-mf* mom. WII.LIAM NOBI.K. 'Me of U-rtlHWi. Pkith* fur iHM-tiav to toil B»i rottwrw Kf«| t#ia.r pr»-tuu.* by i>»rrtet M. SmbU>. Troatot. SAMUKL KUttKKY.lato of Portion!. iUxmmmvt. Prittion that K<lw»rl A. Xoye» taav bo n-'-taitf l Tiustee. presented by Sawaet U. Knmety. adopted son and ber.e«ciary uu-tcr the Will of said d-nasmi mSHfeS’K™0*1- U,« EottUtn.1, tb-eeasrai! Pniltlon for lirenaatoseil and convey Heal Estate. ptYuealed by Benjamin Kingsbury, Jr., Admlnistra SILVANLS B. SMITH, minor rhild awl heir of Edward H. Smith, late of Yarmouth. dcc-cac-d p... titian for license to sell owl rotivey Real Estate nre yen’ed by Julia B. Smith, Guardian. ’ pr® JOHN A. WATERMAN, Judge A true eopy of t he original Order. * Attest, WM. K. NEAL, Register. _______w3wU‘ L-oJt<:o,AeNTS kurt MAMTACTTK Pf '*"• •>«** insure their shipments to their de.c* tuatln by using DENNISON’S PATEN P ttHIPPIIM) TAB*! __ Over Two Hundred Mllb.us hsvo been nne*l within the p.*u*t t**n years, without com plaint of Iom by l ag becoming detached* A11 Lx~ piPtoti ( o*», use them. Bold by Printers and HIntlener. every where. " ■ ENTERTAINMENTS. GIIAND SACRED CONCERT CITY II ALL OCTOBER 19th. CHANDLER’S BAND, Amphion Quartette Clnb, Job's MorJ.L.. TcSS^*1*' — AND — MISS. t. K. II4WES, Soprano. Miss ALICIi C4HLE, Contralto, Mr.JOIISI nOKG.iN, Trnor, Miss. L. CHANDLER. Accompanist. Ad million 25 ct». Reserved Seats 55 rts. fo-. i < — at Hawes’ Malle Store, 77 Middle Street,’ Monday morning. 13th Inst. ocll-13-15-16-17-18 Dancing School. ME. J, W. RAYMOND will commence Htierening School tor begfotierfl iu Dane Id* at Lanca»t~ Fit Hall, ou MONDAY EVENING, Oct. 20,1873, at 8 o’clock. 0r*GeDt*t Ticket#, $5.C0. Ladies’ Tickets |2.00. ocl5 1 w M. !C. A. THIRD ENTERTAINMENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, Oct. 22,~ LECTURE BY DR. J. G. HOLLAND, (TIMOTHY TITtOMB,) Subject “Elements •( Prrf«n«l Power,’* Evening t ickets 50 cents. Doors open at 5j. Lecture commences at 7J o’clock. oc!7d5t ARMY Am JVAVY COURSE Lectures and Concerts. 1873. _ 1874. The Lyceum Committee of the Portland Army and Navy Union have tie pleasure of informing the public that they have completed arrangements for their filth annual course of Lectures and Concerts, to be given at CITY HALL, commencing Nov. 13th with the following program m CONCERTS AND ARTISTS. FIRST CONCERT.November 1 This concert will include the first appearance in four jears ot the classical violinist MADAME CAMILLA LRSO, assisted by tbe eniment artist, .111 KM FRITH ABFI.L, Soprano, MR. TOM KART. Tenor. MR. S R. THOMYm, Baritone, MOM. ACHDNTB AAl'KFT, PianW. SECOND CONCERT.December 4 GRAND VOCAL CONCERT ! in which he following distinguished talent will ap pear: The beautiful English artist MISS CL Alii A DOR! A, Soprano, (first appearance in Portland HRS. FLORA L. HARRY, Coritralto, HR. W. H. FESSENDEN. Tenor, MR. J. V. RFDOLFHAEl, Basso, HERMANN KOTZM4IIMAR, Pianist. Prof. Wallacli upon the Harmonica. .THIRD CONCERT.December 11 GRAND CONCERT of the SEASON The world renowned THOMAS’ ORCHESTRA! SIXTY PERFORMERS, with a very attractive list of Solo Artists, including tbe peerless Basso M. W. WHITNKY anil ADOl.PSIlN LOCK1VOOO, Harp Soloist from London. FOURTH CONCERT. January 29 Mendelssohn QuintetteClu ot Boston, (25th reason), assisted by the distinguished vocalist, MRS. H. M. SMITH, LECTURES AND LECTURERS. November I8tb, Hon. Daniel Dougherty, of Philadelphia. Subject, Orator* and Oratory. December 23d, ANNA E. DICKINSON. A ne.T Lecture—“For your own Sake.’* January Sth, Prof. Edward S. Morse. X scientific lecture—“From Monad to Man”—Illus trated upon the black board. Jnunarj 3t%t. WENDELL PHILLIPS will deliver his celebrated lecture upon “Lost Art®.* The full POBTI.AND BAND wPl fhrnish music before each lecture. Season Tickets, admitting to the entire course of lectures ami concerts, 82.00, for sale at usual place*. Member’s Tickets, 81.00, (each member entitled to two) to be obtained of the Treasurer, Thos. J. Little. Evening tickets from 50 ceuts to 8100. Reserv ed seats for the course at 81.00 each. Sale to com meuce on Thursday Evening, Oct. 23. at 8 o’clock, at Army and Navv Rail, after which date the plan of seats can be found at Hand A Thornes’, next door to Music Hall entrance. Encouraged by the liberal patronage and unpre cendented success of the past, the Committee have secured at great expense tin- above combination of musical ana literary celebrities, believing that the public will fully Mistain their efforts to make the Lyceum as attractive as possible. 4 Sale of course tickes will necessarily l»e limited and a large portion of the Hall will be retained for re served scats. LECTURE CO VYIITTEE, GEO. E. BROWN. A. I. HODS DON. WM. E. SIMMONS, WJVJ. E. THOMES, A. K. PAUL, F. Q. RICH, JOHN O. RICK. <**oclleodtf AUCTION SALES. Administrator’s Sal ® — OP — HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. PURSUANT to a license form the Probate Court, the Midei'sigucd administrator of Thomas L. Libby s Estate, will sell at puulle am tion at House j4 LI,‘c"ln vn * RIDAY,I he seven.esnth > « October, 1873, cow mem mg at Ten (10) o clock in the forenoon—The Fu n.ltnre in sala House c nsistiug in part of Parlor nnd Chamber Center Card, Toilet and Extension Tables, What-Not. Sofas Feather Beds. Bedding ami Mat tresses, Watch, Clocks, Table Cutlery, Silver Plated Ware. Chairs, Mirrors, Parlor and Cook Sto\es, Furnace, Refrigerator, Wardrobe, Chins, Glass, Crockery, Stone, Tin, Iron and Wooden Ware, Par *?r, Chamber, Stair, Oil Cloth and Hemp Carpets. Gas Fixtures. Ac,. Ac. Also— One Piano, sub set to mortage. AARON B. HOLDISN, Administrator, J. H. RAII.EY Ac CO.. Asrtissrer*. Cell td By John Lrcinlng, The Hon. Hndson's B»jr Co’s ASWAJ, FALL SALE OF BUFFALO ROBES! TIE Snhrtibet ha. radmt tMnkinw *.« •'"ii** riS'h Tr, Ea«.. •. n to a .. >• ttoSF.W WAIUHuCMgt tto H'A IttW ITt BAT COMPANY', Comer of St. Peter anti Common Street a, Montreal, On Wedaeeday, Oct. 29th, tMT 11,000 Buffalo Robes! I «rnrw d >U k *|I| b, |n)ml M ^ tm,, WUI to rmdy <*• tto Rad toaa. aw I « ut to «—-— i to i«a« to any part of tto CuMtotoi oa mtoma, i* Ito Satorrttor Ter*. ,4 mb . ill to ito uto to toiMm ^Tto Rtoao wta to mi w*. ttow U,t *,£*• tto Stoa at ELEVEN o cltoh. •rlOf .WHIN LEEMINO. >-Ttr • O. BAILEY X t o., auctioneers -Aft Commission M(‘reliant* ! r. O. BAILKV. a W. ALLto Regular aal.- of Fnrnitury i.ndOen. nd Mrrehaodl.. 'Aery Saturday at oalrwyioB, l» Kacliango ,ttr*t. commenting at # o'rhrk a. M. Coaelgnitiunu ■ultcile*!. • _ "wdtf A Kit ATI V * BKO.. A Neli .ncer. uud ( •••"“••r Mwlaan, ir.. ntato on ontMlgnturnta. Ile* t\le» of oew »*><• neoud-liand I'urnliare at tho Am-tion itooma eyerjr S.tiudi.v tnnrnlug. Commu nication* by mall promptly attended to A Bit A.yin X BROTnKR, 125 Federal St., under the U. S Hotel. N. H. Money advanced on Wat chef, Jewelry. Furniture, Clothing, anti all goods of value. apr23drf JOB PKI5TI50 promptly and luxrtly exe* cuted at tbix office.