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The Eureka Family Bread—Rice & Calderwood.
dust Published—N. D. Berry.
Statement of Manufacturers F. and M. Ins. Co.
Statement of Continental Insurance Co.
Clifford & Clifford—Copartnership.
Notice—Martin Pennell «Sc Co,
To Let—L. D. St rout.
General Agent Wanted-A. B. Tallman.
Merchants’ Insurance Oo—Barnes & O’Brion.
Lost—C. H. Larnson,
1J. H. 1'ommimioner'n Court.
United States vs. Henry Hudson of Guilford and
Charles Foss of Abbott, for wilfully obstructing, re
sist ing and opposing Henry A. Head, U. S. Marshal
at Guilford, in attempting to serve a writ of execu
tion against one Jonathan H. Hall In favor of one
Henry L. Mitchell, which writ was then and there
in force and in no part satisfied or discharged, said
writ having been placed In said Head’s ’ hands to
serve in his official capacity.
The writ orders Mr. Head to arrest said Hall un
less he pay to Henry L. Mitchell $73.48 with interest
and his own (Mr. Head’s) fees, the writ issuing from
the U. S. District Court in Portland.
The resinmdents were bound over 10 the February
term of the Digtrict Court.
Webb. Crosby—Drummond.
Superior Court.
Thursday-.-—State vs. Catherine Waller alias
Carrie M. Waite.
The court room was densely packed all day, and
the stairways and corridors were black with heads.
The court went in at 9 o’clock.
After the Judge has taken his seat, Mrs. Holden
was recalled and testified that at Pictou last sum
mer Mrs. Waller spoke of circumstances relating to
her marriage to Mr. Holden, at whiyh ceremony
Mrs. Waller was present.
Mr. West of Pictou was then called by the County
Attorney. Mr. West testified that he was the hus
band of a sister of John Waller, and that he was
present at the marriage of Catherine McKenzie,
whom he identified as the defendant, with John
Waller; he had known her for twenty years, and af
ter her marriage saw her pretty much every night at
John Waller’s house; she lived with Waller seven
years, and had two children, theu in court; witness
Baw her at his own house in July last, and she then
Baid she remembered the first word he said to her af
ter Carrie was born, and repeated the expression;
saw her afterwards in Pictou streets.
On cross-examination, the witness said he first
knew Catherine McKenzie twenty years ago, when
she lived with her two aunts in Pictou and went to
Bchool; her aunts were dress-makers and occupied
half of a house, and the witness’s family lived in the
other half; Catherine was then nine or ten years old;
witness is now thirty; next saw her at a pic-nic with
John Waller, about a year before her marriage, and
was introduced to her, the childish acquaintance
having been dropped; this was six or eight years af
ter she weut to school in Pictou; had seen her in
Pictou before the picnic, but had no acquaintance
with her; understood that she was at service there
for two or three years before • her marriage; witness
has been married about twelve years; lived for three
months after his marriage with his father-in-law
near John Waller, and called at Waller’s houee near
ly every evening; afterwards removed to Pictou
town; has a small farm, about eight acres, ha if a
mile from the town; is a truckman and farmer, Pic
tou is a town of 6000 or 7000 inhabitants; there are
many other McKenzies in Pictou, but belonging to a
different family; never saw anvbody closely resem
bling the prisoner; recognized her by no special
mark, but by her general appearance; saw her at his
own house last summer; was not there when she ar
rived ;f ound her there, and looked at her steadily for
some minutes before speaking; then spoke at once;
this was on the 4th of July; she came again with her
father and mother and Mrs. Holden two days after
ward, and stopped ten or fifteen minutes; saw her
twice afterward in the street; did not speak first
time; next time barely recognized her, she was with
Mrs. Holden; treated her coolly, but had no personal
trouble with her.
Oeorge E. Collins, photographer, of Portland, tes
tified that in May, 1863, Mrs. Waite brought in some
tin-types to be copied, and had her own pictures
taken at the same time; the originals and negatives
were produced and identified; Mrs. Waite said the
picture of the girl was her own; of the boy, her
brother; taken Jn England when she was eleven
years old; tin-types were not made then.
On cross-examination, Mr. Collins said that ferro
types, commonly called tin-types, were first made in
this country sixteen or seventeen years ago; did not
know when they were first made in England; if re
spondent is twenty-five years old, it is not impossi
ble that the pictures may have been made as she rep
John Waller, being recalled, identified the ferro
types, as pictures ot his children, sent by letter to
his wife in Portland.
Elizai»eth Waller, sister of John Waller, has been
in Boston for seven years; went home on a visit two
years later, and then saw Mrs. Waller in John Wall
er’s house; had known her for ten or twelve years;
was present at her marriage with John Waller*; had
seen her once nr twice before; remained at Pictou
five or six years alter the marriage and saw Mrs.
Waller almost eveiy day; identified this respondent
as John Waller’s wife; never saw anybody resem
bling her; knew her perfectly well; saw her in church
in Boston three years ago, but did not speak with
Here Judge Symonds announced that the architect
regarded the room as unsafe, with so large a crowd
in attendance; but nobody budged, and alter a little
delay, the trial went on.
On cross-examination Elizabeth Waller said there
are five sisters of the Waller family in Boston,all but
one older than myself;has been in service in Boston
as nursery maid and seamstress; had talked over this
aftair with members of her family since John Waller
came up to Boston two months ago; saw Mrs. Waller
at church in Boston, in the evening, in October, 187U;
two sisters were with her; sat directly in front of
Mrs. Waller; witness’s sisters stopped and spoke to
Mrs. Waller; witness did not; had no falling out
with Mrs. Waller, but didn’t like her leaving her
husband and children.
a jijii” I.A.uuju.ii inn wiiuwou concerning cue wit
ness’s visit at Pictou since coming to Boston. Tlie
witness bee,ime confused, aiul looked frequently to
ward her sister, Mrs. Holden, who seemed disposed
to help her; the counsel for the defence remonstrated
sharply, and the by play came to an end.
Carrie Waller was called next, a beautiful child,
eleven years of age; Carrie identified the respondent
as her mother, and at the suggestion of the County
Attorney went close to t le prisoner and repeated,
“Yes, sir, that’s my mother;” the prisoner looked
the child steadily in the face, and then turning to
Mr. Waite, smiled, as if to say, “a preltty piece of
acting!” The child, on going back to the stand, be
gan to cry. After a tew moments she wont on, re
lating the circumstances of her mother’s visit last
summer; recognized her as she came into the house;
witness testified that her mother slept with her fath
er every night; that she gave her some dresses, which
were identified; that she said, on going, away, she
was going after some things and would be back in
about five weeks; the child identified the ferrotypes
of herself and her brother, taken in Pictou; the cop
ies given to her father with her own picture, by Mrs.
Wall er;and the handkerchief, marked Carrie M.
Kent and given by Mrs. Waller to the housekeeper;
a bottle of medicine was produced, which the witness
said her mother took from her trunk and gave to
her, making her sick.
On cross-examination, Carrie testified that her
mother asked her father to come to Portland, and
said she was goiug to send for herself and her broth
er; after her mother’s return to Portland, her father
sent back by 1 tter two pictures wliich Ids wife had
sent from Portland by letter before her vitit; her
mother gave her father a linen shirt and a yellow
vest in Pictou; did not tell where she got them, and
he did not ask; had been unwell before her mother
arrived; the medicine was given to her at night; the
next morning, after sbe got up, vomited a little; the
same thing happened again; got better after he
another come away; witness had been in Boston with
lierfitber at Mrs. Holden’s about two months ;Mrs.
Holden led her into the court-room yesterday morn
ing; asked Mrs. Holden where her mother was; Mrs.
Holden nodded in the direction where her mother
sat, and then she saw her; would have known her
among all the women in the world.
Johnny Waller was called; is seven years old; full
name is John George James William Waller; on be
ing asked it he understood the nature of an oath, re
plied that it is “to tell the truth in the presence of
your Maker;” said this answer had been taught him
by his aunts and uncles; Johnny identified the pris
oner as hi) mother; said he saw her last on
the fourth oi July; knew her as soon as she came iu;
she brought him a jackknife and bought him a pair
of boots; before she came he slept with his father;
while she was there he slept in the same room but
not in the same bed; his mother slept with his father
all the time; said she was coming back in four or five
weeks; Johnny i lentifled the pictures, the handker
chief and the medicine, as well as the presents to
his sister; remembered that the pictures were made
in Pictou.
On cross-examination, tlie witness said he wtjs pick
when his mother arrived, and took the mediciuc she
ottered him, but was not sick the next day; left pic
tou two or three weeks ago, and went to Boston with
his uncle West; has been at Mrs. Holden’s ever since;
his uncle West came there occasionally; his father
talked with him ouee, and tol 1 him what to say, and
Mrs. Holden talked with him; Mrs. Holden was
with his mother in Pictou last summer; his fatliei
told him to say that his mother’s name was Cather
ine McKenzie: Mrs. Holden said yesterday, “There’s
your mother,** on coming into the court room.
John Howard Stiles resided at Pictou until Dec.
24, 1872; is not a relative of Mr. or Mrs. Waller ;went
to school one winter with Catherine McKenzie,wliom
he Identmed as the respondent, and lived along side
ot her for several years after she married John Wal
ler ; knew her as \\ aller’s wife, and has seen her with
the children in court; never saw any other woman
that looked like her; saw her leave the evening train
on its arrival at Truro, July 3,1873; saw her again
July 10, sitting in a car window on a train about to
depart; was talking with a triend on the platform
when she arrived, and said. “Why, there’s Mrs. Wal
ler!” She looked up and then turned quickly away: I
he repeated the remark, and she again looked around
and then averted her face; had uo conversation with
UC1 .
Linder crow-examination, witness explained that
he left the farm near John Waller’s about three
yea’s ago, and learned his trade as house carpenter
in Pictou; is 22 years old and unmarried; was 10 or
11 when he went to school with Catherine McKenzie;
she was about six years older, and was mrffried short
ly alter; was at school with her five or six months,
and saw her afterwards at home and at John Wal
ler’s; left Pictou in December, 1*72; went to Truro
and got a job there on tbe round bouse near the de
engaged a man to help him on this job,on the
3d of July, and this was the man witli whom lie was
talking when Mr8. Waller arrive*; can tlx the date
by hi» time book ; on the 10th „as at work on the
round house, and rassod within three feet of the car
in which Mrs. Waller was sitting; she drew bock as
soon as she saw him; looked back presently and she
dodged again; did not speak to her. because lie
thought she felt above him with her good clothes rm •
knows it was on the luth that he saw her last be
cause on the llth he went up country after a ei’rl to
go with him on the 12th to the Orange celebration •
saw the respondent on the 3d by lamplight; train ar
rived at 8 o’clock in tbe-evening: since Sep. last has
been loating in Chelsea, Mass.; lias called upon the
younger Waller girls in Boston; lias not had much
conversation about the case; Mr. Waller and Mr.
Holden called on him once, to ascertain what he
knew about it; stopped 15 minutes; does not recog
nize Mrs. Waller by any distinguished mark, but by
her general appearance; remembers the color of her
hair to have been dark brown; could not describe the
color of her eyes.
At the request of the County Attorney, the wit
ness now approached the prisoner, who was requir
ed to look him in the eye, which she did very unwil
lingly, looking up rapidly and then dropping her eyes
again; the witness expressed himself satisfied that
thev were the eyes of Catherine McKenzie.
I he court theu took a recess until 2 o’clock.
The court resumed its session at 2 p. m. in the Su
preme court room.
l>r. Henry P. Merrill was the first witness called,
and he testified to the fact that he had prtscilbed tor
the defendant under the name of Kate Wallace, and
he was confident as far as was possible for him to be,
that she and Mrs. Edward F. Waite were one and
the same person.
Heury B. Thaxter, son ot J. B. Thaxter, testified
that he was a stage carpenter; that the family-his
father's—resided several years ago on Oak street and
afterwards moved to Cumberland street; he could
not give dates as he was travelling on theatrical
business a good part of his timejhe remembered that
Kate Wallace came to live with tl.e family while
they resided on Oak street, and had been employed
by them some eight months; she was discharged
trom their employ, but when they resided on Cum
berltnd street she was taken baek again ;it wa§ about
a month before they moved, according to his recoi
lertlon, when Kate Wallace came to live with them,
and about six months after she was discharged when
she came back to them on Cumberland street.
no inougm it. was in the spring when the family
movou because he remembered it was wheeling from
the fact that ho hired a horse and cart and moved
the furniture himself. She was engaged to do house
work. She said she came from down East. He
could not remember whether she stayed out nights
because lie was always out late, owing to his busi
ness. He remembered distinctly that be saw her
last summer camping out with tne Waite family at
the Islands. He was camping out himself an l one
morning he wanted a hatchet. He wont to Waite’s
camp aud tried to borrow one of Kate, whom he
addressed by name, bui she didn’t recognize him. al
though he knew her as the same person. He also—
the day previous—not knowing the party she wes
with—asked one of the party who the old man was
with her and his friend said it was A. H. Waite, the
candidate for Mayor. He also met defendant one
day in front of the City Building, and once on the
boat on tbe way to tbe Islands, ami spoke to her.
She said—when he spoke to her on the boat—to
some lady friends who were with her “who is that
man?*’ aud witness told her who he was. The day
after lie first saw her camping out at the islands he
saw her go out in a sail boat with Mr. Waite. About
a month ago defendant, accompanied by the elder
Mr. Waite called at witness’ house on Cumberland
street. Witness, his mother—Mrs. Thaxter—and a
Mrs. Luther Biown were also present (Mrs. Thaxter
is an invalid). Mr. Waite asked Mrs. Thaxter if she
knew the defendant. She said, “Yes, she was Kate
Wallace.’’ While there the defendant male no ac
knowledgement she was Kate Wallace, but declared
she was not. She said she knew Kate Wallace, who
had gone oft with another man. When the witness
went into the room, on the occasion of this visit, he
said “Halloo! Kate,*’ but she did not recognize him.
Mr. J. J. W. Reeves testified that in 1869 he had
charge of real estate situated in Congress Plaee,
which he was putting into condition for a Mr. Ed
gerly, a custom-house officer, who was about to
move here from BiddefarJ. Thauksgiving occurred
November 19th aud Mr. Edgerly arrived on the 17th,
about a week betore he was expected and before the
house was completely repaired. On the Friday
morning after Thanksgiving he found tbe defendant
at the house. She said she landed the morning be
fore from Halifax on the Carlotta, and that her name
was Kate Wallace. The witness was in the habit of
seeing and meeting her every day. She resided with
the Edgerly’s abeut three months. She next went to
live with a neighbor of the witness, Mr. S. B. Qowell
on Bramhall street. Used to meet her there and
they passed pleasant words. In the summer of 1871
he saw her in the saloen of the St. John steamer
with a party of ladies, but, to his surprise, she did
not recognize him, He shortly after met her on Free
street and addressed her, asking why she refused to
recognize him. She said “»he didn’t speak because
her name wasn’t Kate Wallace. Kate.’* she said
“was my cousin, our fathers being brothers, and we
resemble each other very much. She said Kate
died a sudden death. Sne had been ruined by a
young man and died in consequence, and her brother
said he lived onlv for revenge.
vn cross-examination witness said it was the out
going steamer lor St. John he saw her on. She was
not going away on the steamer but left the boat and
went up State street. Had never seen her since the
Free street episode till he met her in the court
room. He didn’t think he eonld mistake her for
another woman. (Here he walked up at the County
Attorney s request, and looked her in the face amidst
a sensation in the court). He would not swear
positively that the defendant was Kate Wallace but
had no doubt in Ins mind that she was. Between
the summer of 1870 and the summer of 1871 he had
no conversation with the defendant, or from that
tune till n:w. When she went to Mr. Ed«erly*s she
said she came from Pictou and mentioned*3 the route
She had a brother in the States—in Boston witness
thought—and she said she should visit him after
staying here a little while.
Mrs. Jane W. Jordan who keeps a boarding-house
at 37 High street, testitt-1 that defendant under
name of Kate Wallace came > her house as a do
mestic Dec. 25th, 18G9. She said she came in the
Carlutta fro n Halifax with Capt. Colby and was liv
ing at the Edgerly’s. Otien spoke of her lather,
John Wallace, otten received letters addressed to
Kate Wallace. Thought Kate Wallace was a person
whose face eould not be mistaken. It had left such
an impression on her mind that she had no doubt
defendant was the same person although she had
heard of cases of mistaken identity.
S. B. Gowell s ,id he was a dry goods dealer. That
Kate Wallace came to live at his house June 30th,
1870. She said iter folks lived in Nova Scotia and
wanted her to marry her uncle. Was sure defend
ant was Kate Wallace. Had in his mind two per
sons who couldn’t be told apart unless after long ac
quaintance, but would swear Kate Wallace and Mrs.
Waite were the s<anc person.
Mrs. Anna B. Durgin, dress-maker, resides at No.
4 Cumberland Terrace. Respondent came to my
house in the summer of 1870, last of May or first of
June to have a dress made. She gave me her name
as Kate Wallace and said she was living at Mr.
Thaxter’s. I next saw her a> Citv Hall at a temper
ance lecl ure and she would not recognize me.
William H. Durgin, husband of the last witness,
had seen respondent at his home a number of times .
under the name ot Kate Wallace.
Annie McMillan, a sister of Mrs. Durgin, had seen
respondent at her mother’s several times in the fall
of 1870. She then went by the naipe of Kate Wal
lace. Then she went away and wt heard she was
dead, but alterwards I met her on the street and said
“Hullo Kate” and she turned right away. After
wards met her and she asked me why I called her
Kate, and I told her she used to be at mother’s. She
said I was mistaken, her name was Carrie M.
Mrs. Margaret Ken resides at 24 Greenleaf street.
Respondent used to visit my house three years a«o
last summer with a Miss Blakelock, now Mrs.
Spears. She came under the name of Kate Wallace.
Some time afterward I met her on the street and she
would not recognize me.
Mrs. Matilda lt.Lefavor* I live at 57 Franklin
street. 1 became acquainted with the respondent in
February or March. 1871. In April she came and
wanted to stay with me until the next Monday when
she was going to work for Mr. Lord. The next dav
I was taken very sick and she was very kind and
nursed me. After I got well I did not leel like turn
ing her away and she staid wiih me about two
mouths. She said she came from Truro, N. S.; that
her uncle Charles Blake had defrauded her out of
her property, and she left; that she was born on the
passage from England to Nova Scotia and her moth
er died ather birth and left her andalitte brother
wh-*m she called Hobby. She said her lather died
when she was ten years old. She told me she hud
been at woik f >r Isaac Britton and Mr. Paine, she
had a daguerrotyjie of two children. She said it
was herself and brother Hobby, when they were teu
years old. At one time she said she had a letter
from England from her cousin Laura Kent, which
she read to me. The next morning I went to put
some rl bons of he. s into her bedroom and saw this
letter on the floor which 1 was satisfied was in her
handwriting. I read enough to sa. isfy one it was the
same letter, and it was in her handwriting, although
I would not swear to any persons hind writing unless
I saw it wiitten. She sp >ke frequently about having
letters from England. My little boy 'got the “pos
tage stamp fever’’ and asked her to give him some
foreign stamps, but she never gave him anything
but a Nova Scotia stamp. The witness identified
some of the articles of clothing that have been pro
duced as brought by Mrs. Waller to Nova Scotia.
Witness said she saw them in the possession of Car
rie M. Kent at her house.
Samuel Farland, custom house officer, testified
that respondent worked for him in the fall ot 1871
under the name of Carrie M. Kent. She said she
was born on the high seas and her mother died at
her birth. At ona time I spoke to my wife, whose
name is Kate, and who was in another room, and
this girl answered to that name.
fiiiucu uuru, upuoituerer on r.xcnan<*e street, tes
tified that ne knew the respondent a year ago last
June or July, She came and asked lor work and I
employed her. One day I took hold of her- arm to
lead her to a piece oi work, and I told her l thought
she had been a married woman. She asked me why
and I told her because her arm felt so hard. The
next day she asked me the same question and want
ed to know if I had heard anything. She gave her
name as Carrie M. Kent. I kept her about three or
four weeks.
Jasper M. Lord works with his brother, the last
witness, and corroborated his testimony. She told
this witness that her uncle Charles defrauded her
out of her property; that she came from England
with him. She told me she had been sick with the
pleurisy fever at Mr. Paine’s. She run a sewing
machine for us. 1 don’t think sho understood her
William N. Paine, resides at 30 Myrtle street. I
know the respondent underji he name of Carrie M.
Kent. She came to my house to work June 5, 1872,
and worked four mouths as a domestic.
Ru us Hinckley, resides at 57 Deering street. Re
spondent lived in my house as a domestic about a
month from December *71 into January ’72 by the
name of Carrie Kent.
Samuel D. Dean, upholsterer, Exchange street,
testified that respondent worked for him in the sum
mer of 1872, for three weeks, under the name of
Carrie M. Kent.
William W. Root.—I was employed in the Post
Office from April to September 1873; stationed at the
ladies* general delivery. This respondent called for
letters for “Mrs, John Waller,” -‘Carrie M. Kenr,”
and “CarrieJWaite.” She used to call about every
week, I remember of delivering one letter to her
directed to Mrs. John Waller. My impression is it
was mailed in the Provinces, hut can’t say where.
Samuel Teague appeared to be the wrong person
summoned as he didn’t know respondent nor any
thing about her.
Horace W. Shailer, teacher of penmanship in the
public schools in this city. The witness compared
two letters which Mrs. Waite admits to be in her
own hand-writing, with some twenty or twenty -five
others, and testified in his opinion, they were all
written bv the same person. [The letters will be of
fered iu evidence to-morrow.]
Francis Leavitt testified, that the respondent
worked for me between June to September, 1872; she
went by tbe name of Carrie M. Kent; she spoke to
me of being born in England; said her father and
mother was dead.
Thomas Spears, formerly resided in Portland. I
knew respondent in 1870 by the name of Kate Wal
lace; gol acquainted with her through a girl by the
name of Jennie Blakelock; 1 used to keep company
with Kate Wailace; she told me her father was dea<l
and that she leit home bicause lier mother was go
ing to force her to marry an old man; afterwards
she acknowledged to me she was married and that
was why 1 broke oft my engagement; then she went
off and said she was going to commit suicide; after
wards I saw her in the temperance lpdge and she was
Introduced to me as Carry Kent; I told her she re
sembled Carrie Wallace; she asked me if 1 knew
her, I told her yes; she said she was her cousin, but
she died in Nova Scotia; she never told me who she
At this point the court adjourned until Friday
morning at nine o’clock.
Work County 8. J. Court.
Thursday.—State vs. Jeremiah Donovan on in
dictment for keeping a drinking house and tippling
shop. Verdict guilty.
I Lunt, County Attorney.
Ayer with Tapley for respondent.
State vs. Same. Common seller. Jere is the bold
es boy yet, he, through counsel, admits the few sales
related by government “inspectors,” but submits
that that does not make him a “common” seller.—
Verdict guilty.
Lunt, County Attorney.
Ayer with Tapley for defendant.
David Collins vs. R. M. Steiens. Referred to
court. Judgment reserved.
Goodwin & Lunt for piaintiff.
Wcdgwo »d & Stone for defendant.
Thursday forenoon court adjourned till Friday 9
a. m.
Antiquarian Supper.—The Bisbee Uniou.
connected with the Congress Square church,
will hold a social gathering and antiquarian
supper in the vestry of that church this even
ing. A bountiful supply will be served early
in the evening and a general good time is ex
pected, as efforts have been made to render the
occasion a very interesting one. Duriug the
evening a few choice and desirable pews will be
offered for sale at auction.
Brief Jttliigi.
Sixty-five railroad trains leave and enter
this city daily.
The value of merchandise entered at the
Custom House during the year 1878 was $26,
S. S. Marble, the U. S. Marshal for this Dis
trict has appointed H. D, Marble and E. H.
Wilson his deputies.
Six locomotives for the Intercolonial railway
are building in this city.
The value of exports from this port in 1873
was $29,625,117.
The net gain of tonnage in this district dur
ing last year was 6788.87.
The whole number of polls assessed in this
city is 8,027.
Semi-Annuals will oblige the Harvard Glee
Club to defer its visit to us for the present; hut
they will come.
Trains now run regularly over the Eastern
R. R. bridge across the Saco.
It snowed last evening because it was an
Army and Navy night. But that course is now
finished, and there will be no more snow storms
until next winter.
What with the Waite trial by day and Buf
falo Bill at night, curiosity hunters contrive to
keep themselves well amused.
The “Scouts” are stopping at the Preble.
The Superior Court was in session nine hours
A. & N. Concert.
The Army and Navy course has terminated
in the most brilliant and enjoyable concert of
the season, which was given last evening at
City Hall. The first number was Thomas’
“Overture to Raymond,” given by the Mendel
ssohn Quintette, they also gave a selection from
Beethoven’s Quartette in a, op. 18, Mendel
ssohn’s Seherzo, from the Scotch symphony,
and overture to “The Queen for a Day.” Our
space being limited we will merely say that we
shouldjaener tire of bearing the Mendelssohns
play, and that they well sustain their reputa
tion of being the finest quintette in the coun
The second number was given by Mrs. Smith,
who has one of the most clear and flexible so
prauo voices that we have ever had the pleas
ure of hearing, ranging from A below to upoer
Ejjshe executes easily the most difficult trills;
the power of doing so being her gift by nature.
She sang Meyerbeer’s “Shadow Song,” the
“Maid O’Duudee,” and “Sing, Sweet Bird."
For encores, of which she received two, she
sang “Esmeralda” and “Your Name,” by Thos,
Master Walker, the boy pianist, fully deserves
the high enconiums he has everywhere receiv
ed, his playing being simply wonderful in a
boy of his age. His first selection was a Rhap
sodie from Liszt, his second being a Polonaise
in a major and a waltz in d flat, both by Chop
Heindl gave one of his lovely flute solos, “La
Rememberance,” by Terschak, and for an en
core a “Capncio” of Terschak’s. There were
also • solos by Thomas Ryan on the elarinette,
and Carl Hamm on the violin, which were per
fect of their kind.
The hall was packed to overflow ng with
the patrons of this eminently popular course
of entertainments, which has, under the able
management of this winter, been the source of
unmitigated pleasure; and it is with regret
that we have to acknowledge that the A. & N.
U. course for 1873-74 is a thing of the past.
Pcblic School Examinations.—The fol
lowing assignments have been made for the ex
amination of the public schools by the commit
primary schools.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 9 a. m. Intermediate,
Holden, Locke, Burgess, Frank, Symonds;
Primary No. 4. Giddings, Pullen, True, Sen
ter; Primary No. 5. Hale, Shailer, Chapman,
Merrill; Primary No. 7, Smith, Files, Brackett,
Peunell; Primary No. 9, Reed, Dr.'sser,Blanch
ard, Libby.
At 2 p. m. Primary No. 1, Frank, Senter,
Hale, Pullen; Primary No. 2, Locke, Holden,
Shailer; Primary No. 3, Pennell, Burgess,
Dresser, Reed; Primary No. 6, Libby.Symonds,
■ Brackett; Files; Primary No. 8, Blanchard,
True, Chapman, Giddings.
Thursday, Feb. 5. Primary department 9 a.
m. Grammar department 2 p. m. Giddings,
True, Blanchard, Pennell, Hale, Burgess,
Chapman, Senter, Files, Holden, Smith, Shai
ler, Pullen, Reed, Libby, Frank, Dresser,
Locke, Symonds, Brackett, Merrill.
Friday, Feb. 6, 9 a. m. Smith, True, Shailer,
Blanchard, Symonds, Pullen, Reed, Libby,
Chapman, Holden. Pennell, Burgess, Frank,
Dresser, Locke, Hale, Merrill, Files, Senter,
Music Ha i.u.—It has been some time since
Music Hali hail such a crowd within its walls
as it held last evening. The “Scouts of the
of the Plains” were there in all their glory and
were worth looking upon. The peformance
was excellent in its way, and those who wish
to see the dime novel dramatized cau never
have a better opportunity. It is worth the ad
mission fee to see such splendid specimens of
physical manhood as are the scouts. M’lle
Morlacchi is a superb danaeuse, and last night
night she out-did herself. Frank Mordaunt and
his company were of course good. The closing
performance will be given to-night and another
crowded house mav be expected. Every availa
ble inch of space was taken up last evening.
IT. M. C. A. Course.
Some doubts having been expressed in refer
ence to the engagement of one of the lecturers
in this course, the fallowing extract from a let
ter in the haads of the committee speaks for
New York, Jan. 19th, 1874.
Dear Sir:—I am in receipt of your letter say
ing that Wednesday, Feb. 11th, will suit you.
It suits me too, and the Lord willing, I will be
in Portland and lecture in your course that
evening. I am sincerely yours,
Geo. H. Hepwokth.
Turner’s Islafd.—Turners Island village,
not to be outdone by its ueighbors, proposes to
treat itself to a oourse of lectures. It will be
given under the auspices of Besolute Lodge of
Good Templars, the first lecture to be delivered
by C. F. Smith, esq-, this (Friday) evening, at
the Methodist chapel. Th e lecture will be free,
and the known ability of the speaker will en
sure a full attendance.
Beal Estate Beoister.— The Maine Beal
Estate Kegister, containing a record of all sales
of real estate in Maine for the month ending
Jan. 19th, with interesting information as to
new buildings in process of erection in this
city, and proposed improvements.. will be pub
lished Saturday afternoon next.
Police Notes.—Two young girls were ar
rested last night for vagrancy, by officers Mer
rill and Burnham,
Nelson Leighton’s bar tender had his coat
stolen last evening. Officer Stirling arrested
the thief in Kelley’s saloon on india street.
Personal.—Prof. Hopkins will take the
chair of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Bow
doin next Monday.
Dr. J. L. Stevens of Cnstine, has practiced
medicine sixty yearsr
merchants’ Insurance Co., Newark, N. J.
The lfith annual statement of the above nam
ed first class Company, Barnes & O’Brion,
agents, will be found in our advertising col
umns. This careful and conservative company,
stands A.l wherever it is known or doing busi
ness. In New York and Boston it is regarded
with especial favor. Its managers are pru
dent, sagacious, scrutinizing men, taking only
the most desirable insurance, preferring quali
ty to quantity. Newark is one of the largest
and most prosperous manufacturing cities in
the United States, and has many wealthy cap
italists and business men; and this Company
is second to none there or anywhere else. Its
assets Jan. 1st were $981,141; a gain since Jan.
1, 1873, of $143,224 or nearly 25 per cent. A
most excellent exhibit
The Eureka family bread, from the bakery
of Rice & .Calderwood has the reputation of
being equal to the best home made bread. It
is sweet and wholesome, aud will keep fresh a
long time.
Closing day—To-day the peremptory sale of
dry and fancy goods a the salesrooms of F. O.
Bailey & Co., on Exchange street, will be fin
ished. Every thing belonging to that stock
must be sold at any price it will bring. Rare
bargains may be expected.
A fact worth knowing, that Rubber Goods
cau be repaired aud warrented to stick, at
Hall’s Rubber store, under Falmouth Hotel.
ja29tf _
Fatal Cases of Consumption and Bron
chitis occur continually, every one of which
Hale’s Honey of Horehodnd and Tar
would have cured.
Pike’s Toothache Drops cure in 1 minute.
Warning.—The Portland Steam Packet Co.,
hereby give notice that the coal belonging to
them, and now lying in the water at Atlantic
wharf has not been abandoned, and any person
or persons found taking the same without per
mission will be dealt with according to law.
je26 lw J. B. Coyle, Jb., Geu. Agent.
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Acgcsta, Jan. 29.
Grand Army of the-Repnblic.
The annual Encampment of the Department
of Maine, G. A. R., assembled in the head
quarters of Post William at two o’clock. Com
mander White of Bangor, presided. Nineteon
posts were represented by about fifty delegates.
The reports of Adjutant Gen. Small, Quar
termaster Dole and Inspector Pennell, shows
the organization to be in a most flourishing
condition. The several Posts were never in so
high a state of efficiency. The number of
Posts in the State is 21, which have an active
men beasliip of 1160. The financial status ot
the Posts was never so favorable. The several
Posts in the State expended about §2000 of
their funds to rrlieve needy soldiers, etc.
Resolutions were adopted thanking Governor
Perham for his recommendation that Memorial
Day be made a holiday aud asking the Legis
lature to so legalize it; requesting the Governor
to make the Department Con mander one of
the Board of Trustees of the Bath Asylum.
Tha matter ot State pensions was consiaereu,
and Z. A. Smith of Portland, W. B. Lapbam
of Augusta, and A. S. Perbam of Lewiston,
constituted to consult the Pension Committee
and the Executive Council relative to such new
features as are deemed necessary.
The following officers were elected for the en
suing year: Selden Connor of Augusta, Dept.
Commander; Isaac Dyer of Skowliegan, Senior
Vice Commander; Will M. Woodsof Biddeford,
.Junior Vice Commander; Dr. N. A. Hersomof
Portland, Medical Director; Iter. Z. Thompson,
Chaplain; Wm. H. Green of Portland, G. K,
Hawes of Pembroke,G. A. Parker of Lewiston,
P. H. Cummings of Gardiner, Herman Bart
lett of Bangor, Board of Administration.
The G. A. K. banquot at the Cony House
to-night, was one of the finest affairs of tha
kind ever known in the history of the Encamp
ment. Speeches were made by Gov. Dingley.
Col. Mattocks, Judge Goddard, Cols. Wilder,
Boynton, Shaw, and the new Commander,
Gen. Selden Connor.
The GalMvi.
The public hearing cn the capital punish
ment question, in Representative Hall, before
the Judiciary Committee, was continued this
afternoon. Hon. Chas. W. Goddard re appear
ed for the evident purpose of “having it out”
with the Universalist church, Hon. T. B. Reed
and the Press, consuming two hours and a
half, after which the Committee listened with
great pleasure and satisfaction to an able, elo
quent and scholarly address on the merits of
the case from Hon Geo. F. Talbot, elaborating
the points made by him at the former hearing,
and pointing out the unreliability of statistics
showing the decrease of murder following abo
lition of the death penalty. He depicted forci
bly the power of the fear of death in prevent
ing crime, and illustrated its great influence
over low and brutal natures as a determent from
murder. He treated of the disgrace of hang
ing and said that it was the crime and not the
punishment which was disgraceful, and that
crucifixion, a much more brutal mode of death
than hanging, was now celebrated, because it
had been dignified by blotting out the purest
life ever lived on earth. As to the disgrace of
the hangman, he said that sheriffs are the most
popular of officials, and that he never read the
last speech of a man about to be swung off
which did not laud the official in charge of the
ceremonies. He elaborated the subject of a
great wrong as affecting the degree of murder,
which is one of the novel and distinguishing
features of the bill and probably the most ac
ceptable of the new provisions.
State Temperance Convention.
The State Temperance Convention held two
sessions and adjourned finally this afternoon.
Speeches were made by Mrs. Gustin of Mans
geld, and Mrs. Eastman of Lowell. Resolu
tions of the usual character were adopted and a
State Central Committee chosen.
inc iirsi uegimcnt.
At a meeting of tne officers of the First
Maine Regiment holden at the Senate chamber
this evening, Melville M. Folsom of Oldtown,
was elected Major in place of W. H. Fogler.
resigned. It was voted to tender a reception to
Governor Dingier at City Hall, Portland, Feb
ruary 26th, under the anspices of the Portland
Light Infantry.
Committee Hearings.
The Committee on Railroads gave a hearing
this afternoon ou the bill for a uuion depot at
North Berwick. Judge Hobbs appeared for
the P. S & P. road, Win. Hobbs for the B. &
M., and F. Hill for the petiitoners.
The hearing oa the West Waterville & An
gusta railroad is assigned for Feb. 6th.
The Committee ou the Insane Hospital to-day
received the proposition of J. P. Baxter, to
build the new hospital on his farm at Gorham;
and assigned next Thursday for a hearing.
The committee on Banks and Banking spent
the afternoon in hearing the views of financial
gentlemen on the various orders relating to
savings hanks, but reached no decision. They
announced a second hearing one week from to
day. _
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Augusta, Jan. 29.
Met at ten a. m.
House papers disposed of in concurrence.
Resolves in favor of Alice McPhail, Chariest
O. Brown, Isaac W. Clark, Silas H. Waldron,
each resolve authorizing the Land Agent to
give deed of lot of land, came up on their first
reading and were laid on the table.
The Reports of the Railroad Commissioners
and the Warden of the State Prison were re
ceived and referred.
Orders Passed—Relating to a law authoriz
ing the amendment of writs by inserting or
striking out the names of plaintiffs; tending the
Seuate Chamber to the officers of the First
Maine Volunteer Militia this evening for the
purpose of electing a major.
Petitions,&c., Presented and Referred.—Bill to
protect the rights of the public in the Newcas
tle and Nobleboro fisheries. This bill limits
the price of green alewives taken in Damaris
cotta river to fifty cents per hundred, and sev
enty-five cents per hundred for smoked ale
wikes, and no more, under a penalty of not less
than $50 or more than $100; petition of Charles
P. Quint et als., to build a wharf in Bowdoin ■
ham; of M. Lincoln, for authority to extend a
wharf into tide waters in Brewer 85 feet below
low water mark; ef Sae,o Water Power Machine
Shop Co., for increase of capital stock from
$300,000 to $600,000.
Reports of Committees—mom the Committee
on Claims, resolve in favor of the town of Cliu
touj to authorize Kennebec county to build a
bridge, was reported back to the Kenebec
county delegation. The Financial Affairs
Committee report the petition of F. Shaw to bo
reimbursed for State tax, to the Ways and
Means Committee.
Bills were reported to increase the capital
stock of the Knickerbocker Steam Towage Co,;
for the better protection of the lobster fisher
ies in Maine; to incorporate the West Tremont
Brick Co.; to incorporate the Lincolnville Kail
road Co ; and to incorporate the Kineo Slate
Co. The-e bills were each read and assigned
for to-morrow.
The bill to incorporate the Enterprise Cheese
Co., of Industry, was read and assigned for to
Passed to be Enacted and sent to the Governor
—An act to incorporate the Hancock Stone Co;
an act to incorporate the Casco Tanning Co.;
an act to authorize Cyrus J. Halt to extend :»
wharf in ML Desert; an act to incorporate the
Waterford Cheese Factory; an act to incorpor
ate the Elm Dale Cheese Factory.; an act to in
corporate the Portland Cordage Co.; an act to
incorporate the Aroostook Valley "Dairy Co.
oenate papers disposed of in concurrence.
L. J. Morse, member elect from Bangor,
took the required oath.
A communication was received from the
Secretary of State, transmitting the rejjort of
the Railroad Commissioner.
Petitions presented and referred—For an
act to promote the efficiency of the police in the
City of Portland; of C. Cary et als. of East
Machias, for the repeal of the act changing the
time and place of holding the S. J, Court in
the County of Washington, approved March
12th, 1869; of the Bangor Mechanics’ Associa
tion for an amendment of the act of 1871, au
thorizing the City of Bangor to aid the Bangoir
Mercantile Association; of the citizens of
Brunswick, for an increase in the jurisdiction
of their Municipal Court; of A. W. Trickey et
als. for chahge of law in regard to assessment
of taxes in certain cases; of the President and
directors of the Somerset Railroad, for exten
tion of their charter; of J. F. Harmon et als.
in aid of the petition of the Bangor and Shore
Line Railroad Company, for a bridge over the
Penobscot river at Verona; of the inhabitants
of school district No. 13, town of Deering, for
authority to dissolve connection with the town ,
of Westbrook and to insure to them their pro- I
portion of the school property; of H. Bacon et |
als. of Burnham, for act refunding money
I spent bv them in building abridge in Clinton
| tiore; of C. F Churchill, for lot of land in the
town of Washburn; of Macwahoc Plantation,
lor aid for a bridge; of L. R King et als. for
conveyance of lot of land in Woodland Planta
tion ; of J A. Buck et als. for a change in the
school laws; of Selectmen et als. of Friendship
for same; of B. Davis, jr. et als. of Woodstock,
tor same; also same for change in laws relating
to panners; of the citizens of Mapleton and
Castle Hill. Plantations, for aid in building a
road through said Plantations; of A. W. Tur
key et als. for aid for a road from the Falls of
the Kennebec river to the Canada line ; of N.
freeman et als. in support of the petition of
Bridgton Academy for a State Normal School;
of citizens of Pittsfield for same; of inlialv
tauts of Dexter, for amendment to the liquor
law; of B. Smith of Appleton, for pension; of
I> Huckius et als. for incorporation of the
Corinth Cheese Association; of S. H. Blake et
als. of Bangor, for incorporation of the Ragged
Cake Stream Improvement Company;of E. W.
b rench et als. for the better protection of lob
sters; remonstrance of citizens of Sherman
against the act establishing the County of Ap
vraers rassea—That the Committee on
Judiciary inquire what legislation is necessary
to enable the late Plantation of Hamlin’sGrant
to collect money to pay its indebtednes ; that
the Committee on Legal Affairs inquire into
the expediency of so amending the laws per
taining to the management of railroads in this
State, so that in case of neglect of any Rail
road Company to operate their road, after hav
ing used the same for passengers and freight,
the court may appoint a receiver to take pos
session of and operate the same, and any ex
pense of so doing exceeding the receipts shall
have a liefa on the property of the road, and
this claim shall take precedence of all other
claims upon said road; that the Committee on
Judiciary inquire what legislation is necessary
to facilitate the construction of a marginal
railway around the City of Portland; that the
Joint Select Committee on investigation of the
affairs of the State prison he directed to pro
ceed forthwith in the prosecution of their du
ties, and make report as soon as may he, but
not later than the 21st day of February next;
also that the same committee he authorized to
employ a steruographer and a sufficient force
of accountants and experts to enable them to
complete their examination, and make report
within the above prescribed time; that notice
of the pendency of the petition of certain par
ties for a charter for a railroad from Rumford
Falls to Auburn, and of the time and place of
a hearing be published in the Oxford Demo
crat, Lewiston Journal, and weekly Press two
weeks beforb the 13th of February, on which
day a hearing shall be had; that lobby speeches
be postponed till after the morning hour.
The Senate resolve appropriating aid to the
Industrial School for Girls was called up and a
motion made to put it upon its passage under
suspension of the rules. The yeas and nays
beiBg called for, resulted in 63 yeas and 71
Read and Assigned—Kill incorporating the
Fryeburg CheeseFactoryCojauthorizingJ.Hup
per et als. to build a wharf in Georges riverjau
thorizing J. Clark & Co., to build a wharf at
Bristol; granting the Mechanic Falls Dairying
Association to increase their capital stock; au
thorizing W. Keen to extend a wharf in Me
domak river; authorizing J. Clark & Co., to
lay pipe or aqueduct in tide water at Bristol;
authorizing E. Cousins et als. to bridge certain
creeks at Kennebunkport; authorizing A. M.
Pulsifer etals. to lay gas pipes in Auburn
and Lewiston; ’ncorporating the Bath Manu
facting and Commercial Company; incorporat
ing the Katahdin Slate Co; granting exten
sion of time to the Castine & Ellsworth Rail
road Company; incorporating the Farmington
Cheese Company.
Resolves—For payment of money due towns
ou account of mistake in returns; granting lots
2, 3, and 22 in Oakfield to John Bell; in favor
of J. M. Strickland; in aid of a road in Wash
ington County; in favor of Geo. F, Whitney;
in aid of a road in the Indian townships; iu fa
vor of G. B, and A. Cushing.
Legislation Inexpedient—Iu regard to the
sinking fund; for an abatement of State and
county taxes iu Flagstaff Plantation; for aid in
building a highway in Bridgewater.
The vote whereby the Bangor and Brewer
Steam Ferry Co., was passed to be enacted,
was reconsidored Jand the bill recommitted to
the committee.
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Found Dead.
Fryeburh, Jan. 29.—James Emery of Lov
ell, a young man n.neteen years of age, was
found dead this afternoon, under some logs he
had been unloading. He bad gone dowu the
bank to tix soms skids, when the logs undoubt
edly rolled upou him.
[By Associated Press.]
Leiriston & Auburn Railroad.
Lewiston, Jau. 29.—At a meeting of the
stockholders of the Lewiston & Auburn Rail
road Co., held last evening, the Directors were
authorized to issue b:>uds for a sum sufficient
to complete the road.
Rockland Schooner in Distreaa.
Boston, Jan. 29.—Schooner Flora, of and
for Rockland, Me., from Boston, with a gener
at cargo, was picked up on Georges Banks and
towed into Gloucester to-day, having lost her
sails and received other damage during the
storm of last Sunday.
The School Committee.
Boston, Jau 29.—A meeting of the voters of
Ward 11 iu Boston has been called for Satur
day evening next to defend their action in elect
ing ladies on the school committee against the
decision of the committee unseating them.
The Snmner Resolution.
In the Massachusetts Senate to-day the Com
mittee on Federal Relations made a report on
the petition of Jno. G. Whittier and others in
reference to the Sumner resolution. The com
mittee states that it has considered three ques
1st, whether the resolution of 1872 expresses
or implies censure,
2d, whether it is in the province of the Leg
islature to rescind or annul a resolution.
3d, whether the resolution of 1872 ought to be
The committee decides in the affirmative on
each question and fortifies its p isitions by vari
ous reasons and precedents given.
Marine Disaster.
New York, Jan. 29.—The steamer America,
from Havre, reports that she fell in with the
bark Sarah of Glasgow, Pensacola for Swan- .
sea, in a sinking condition, and took off the
master and crew and brought them to this
The Brie Hoad.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Erie Railroad Co., this morning, Peter H.
Watson, who is at present in Europe, received
authority to negotiate the Company’s bonds oa
favorable terms, and also authorized the con
tinuance of laying a double track on their road
and replacing wooden bridges with iron ones.
A Life Sentence.
In the Court of Oyer and Terminer to-day. ,
James Cahill was indicted for murder in the
first degree, and pleaded to mauslaughter in
the first degree. Notwithstanding the strong
recommendation of the District Attorney aud
the oaths of the counsel for the accused, Judge
Brady sentenced him to the State Prison for
the natural term of bis life.
Sudden Death.
George W. Keene, a merchant of Lynn,
Mass., dropped dead yesterday, at the St. Nich
olas Hotel. Disease of the heart was the
cause of his death. Keene is said to have had
in his possession at the time bonds, certificates
of stock, etc., to the amount of $100 000.
Various Matters.
J. McDermott, a Brooklyn editor, knocked a
detective down in a bar room in the Bowery
to-night, and during the fight shot McDonough
the proprietor, in the right breast. McDermott
was arrested. _
National Educational Association.
Washington, Jan. 29.—The National Edu
cational Association met here this morning and
will continue in sessiou two days. The first
discussion will be “The comparison of city in
struction in Europe with instruction in the
country.” Arguments are to be made by Su
perintendent Philbrick of Boston, followed by
general remarks from Jail wishing to particiDate
In the evening Professor White of Cornell Uni
versity, will speak on the subject of '“The true
policy of national and State dealings with edu
cation, both secondary and superior’ and advo
cates a national university. To day at noon the
members of the Association proceeded in a
body to pay their respects to President Grant,
Gen. Sheperd, and Secretary Delano. The
President received them in the east room,where
the delegates all shook hands with him, after
which they called on the other officials men
Act* Signed by tbc P resident.
The President to-day signed an act providing
for busts of the late Chief Justice Chase and
Taney, that of Mr. Chase to be placed in
the Supreme Court room; also an act establish
ing the office of Deputy Commissioner of Inter
nal Revenue; also an act authorizing coinage to
be executed at the mints tor foreign countries.
Van Buren.
The executive session of the Senate to-day
was occupied with the consideration of the
nomination of Thomas B. Van Buren for Con
sular at Kanafibawa. Coukliug opposed it.
The debate was not ooncluded when the session
Reducing Expenditures.
The Senate Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds took up and referred to the chair
man as a subcommittee to examine the subject,
a resolution which was offered directing toem
to inquire into the expediency of suspending
the expenditures of all appropriations for build
ings not ,,et commenced and covering them in
to the Treasury.
Negotiation afLanss.
The House Committee on Appropriations re
sumed their examination into the mauuer of
paying the expenses for negotiaiing loans, the
design of the committee being to fix such
transactions with exactitude and also to pro
vide specific appropriations instead of leaving
money to lie paid as heretofore under the head
of permanent appropriations.
Treasury Balaaces.
The following are the Treasury balances to
day Currency, $3,290,614; special deposit of
legal tenders for redemption of certificates of
deposit, $44,445.000; coin, $87,128,695, including
coin certificates $4,-),690,100; outstanding legal
tenders, $381,740,337.
Financial Prop.sitiaa*.
The Committee on Ways and Means have
ordered to be printed for their private use the
various financial propositions before them’nre
liminary to theirformal consideration with the
view of framing a bill on the subject.
ttfviMoa 01 Hunraniiuc Service.
The Senate Committee on Commerce have re
ferred to Mr. BoutweII as a sub-committee,
sundry we morals praying for the revision and
more thorough organization of the quarantine
The Alabama Contested Seat.
The Senate Committee on Privileges
and Elections listened to a statement
by Gen. Morgan of Alabama, outlining the ar
gument and evidence he proposes to present on
behalf of Sykes, who contests with Spencer, a
seat in the Senate from Alabama. \V. E.
Chandler in the same mauner laid out his case
for Spencer. The further consideiation of the
case was postponed.
Beport of Indian Commissioners.
The Board of Indian Commissioners made
.annual report in which it was stated that the
disposition of the wild tribes is steadily im
proving and there is no reason to doubt that
the continuation of just and humane treat
ment would soon bring them under perfect
control and submission to all reasonable re
quirements of the government.
Naval Appropriations.
The naval apgropriation bill to be reported
to the Seuate agrees to the House reduction of
two-tifths of the civil list of appropriations for
various navy yards, cutting down the force of
mariners to 1500 and all other reductions except
appropriations for operative bureaus. The
office of Brigadier General of the mariners
will be abolished when a vacancy occurs. The
total appropriation will be $2,000,000 less than
the original estimates.
Attempted Wife murder.
James Boyle, an ex-policeman, attempted to
murder his wife here to day by shooting her.
She was not dangerously wounded and Boyle
was arrested.
Mrs. General Walbridge, wi^ow of the late
Gen. Hiram Walbridge, died suddenly at her
residence at Mt. Pleasant, iu the suburbs of
this city this morning.
Locks and Keys.
The Postmaster General decided to accept
the locks anil keys and proposal of Smith &
Egge of Bridgeport, Conn., for street letter
boxes and also locks and keys and proposal of
F. W. Mix of Terryville, Conn., for registered
mails. _
Fort) -Third Congress— First Session
Washington. Jan. 29.
Mr. Fenton presented a petition of bankers
and merchants against any farther issue of pa
per money by the government, and asking that
the present issue of the legal tender reserve be
withdrawn. Referred to the Finance Commit
Mr. Ferry of Michigan, presented a petition
favoring the substitution of legal tenders tor
national bank notes. Referred to the Finance
Mr. Conkling introduced a bill amendatory of
the national currency act of June, 1864. Re
ferred to the Fiuance Committee.
Mr. Boutwell offered a hill for an efficient
system of quarantine. Referred to Committee
on Commerce.
Mr. Morrill of Vermont, offered a resolution
of inquiry into the amount of illuminat.ng gas
consumed and paid for the federal government
at Wash ugton, and if the cost could uot be
diminished. He said that some years it cost
pne hundred thousand dollars. The resolution
was agreed to.
The chair asked the attention of the Senate
that he might obtain advice. He said that the
press of the country had called attention to the
abuses growing out of the use of the contingent
fund of the Senate. He was aware ol but one,
and that was of furnishing stationery to the re
porters’ gallery of the Senate. He had signed
three orders already for that purpose, and this
moruing,be found another on his table awaiting
bis signature. He said he could dud no law
authorizing the giving of such orders, and he
was willing to give his check to cover what had
been thu ordered. In answer to ■ request he
read two orders for large quantities of station
ery. He stated they were uot official reporters
but newspaper reporters in the gallery.
Mr. Hamlin said when he filled the chair the
stationery had been used quite liberally and
quantifies were handed over to reporters.
After further debate the Committee on Con
tingent expenses were instructed to investigate
as to the amount of stationery furnished re
porters, and report whether the practice should
not be discontinued.
The morning hour having expired Mr. Ferry
of Michigan, was called to the chair, and Mr.
Carpenter addressed the Senate ou Louisiana
He reviewed at great length the condition of
affairs in Louisiana, proposing as he saitl, to
lay the case before them in all its nakedness
and then if the Republican friends thought it
proper to take it on tbeir shoulders and march
through the next Presidential campaign he
would bid them joy (Laughter.)
He read the constitution and election laws of
Louisiana and argued that the action of both
the Warmouth and Lynch returning boards
was illegal. He then proceeded to give in detail
the pioceediugs of the Supreme Court in Louis
iana on the action of the Warmouth election
boards &c., and also gave incidents relative to
office-holding as showing the high standing
After an executive session of a half hour the
doors were reopened and the Senate adjourned
till to-morrow, when Carpenter will resume his
-Mr. Maynard, from the Banking and Curren
cy Committee, reported a bill to amend several
acts relating to national currency and to estab
lish .free banking. The bill was" read.
Mr. Maynard also reported adversely upon
the bill to establish a depository as a branch of
the Posto’ffiee Department. Referred to the
Committee of the Whole with the understand
ing that it would be called up for discussion in
two weeks.
Mr. Maynard also reported a bill limiting the
amount of U. S. notes in circulation to $400,
000,000 and allowing their exchange into con
vertible 3.65 bonds. Referred to the Commit
tee of the W hole.
The House went into Committee of the
Whole on the army appropriation bill.
Mr. Coburn of Ind., continued his argument
in favor of the reduction of the army.
Mr. Hawley of Conn., declared that he was
not opposed to economy in the army, nor op
posed necessarily to the reduction of tee aggre
gate force. He wished it done, however, in
accordance with some well. considered system.
He wished it done as any wise manufacturer
or business man would reduce bis own scale of
operations. Should they instruct a superinten
dent or manager of a large establishment to
discharge the force of working operatives while
be continued to purchase the usual supplies of
raw material and to employ a large number of
men in the counting room, and pretended to
run aud use tbe usual number of machi nes; to
attempt to reduce the working force of o era
tives men in|the army while leaving the whole
grand machine in its whole force was just as
unwise. Congress had alreaey done great
damage to the army by ill considered irregular
methods of reduction affecting the various
staff corps. If Congress wanted to be economi
cal it should begin as GeD. Sherman said, at
tbe bead of the army. Better he said turn him
adrift and cut out the 38 pages of the army reg
ister than touch one infantry regiment.
Mr. Nesmith of Oregon protested against the
reduction, which he said was got up in accord
ance with the views of the humbug Peace Com
missioners, whose ideas of managing Indians
was by pleaching to them Christ aud him cru
cified. If God Almighty had gone preaching
the gospel in that wilderuess he would not have
kept the hair on his head twenty-four hours.
The first effective missionary the ludians ever
had was Miles Standisb, and his missionary
work had been continued by Jackson, Sheridan
and others. Congress might save a few mil
lions by reduci ng the army, but every dollar
saved would be responded to by the blood of
the frontiersmen and by the wail of their wid
ows and orphans.
_ Mr. Crooke of New York opposed the reduc
tion of the army and said that the people of
New York struck hands with the people of
Oregon in the demand for that protection which
the wrong afforded against hostile attacks on
the sea coast and against Indians in the Terr1
Mr. Beck of Kentucky had ne doubt that the
army could be reduced to the point proposed
an below it, provided the army was kept for
the purpose referred to He arraigned the gov
ernment generally for extravagance in connec
tion with the Navy Yards, collections, etc.
Discussion was further participated in by
Mr. VVhittemore of Tenuesee, Mr. Kendall of
Nevada, Messrs. McCormic and Morey of Ca.,
aud without coming to a vote the Committee
Jay Cooler’* Affair*.
Philadelpaia. Jan 29 —The voting of the
creditors of Jay Cooke & Co. resulted in the
choice of Edwin M. Lewis as trustee, under the
43U section of the bankrupt act, and a commit
tee of the creditors consisting of Messrs. Shoe
maker, Clayton,Morris,Helfenstein and Brown.
This mode of settling the estate, which bad the
unaLimous consent of the creditors as well as
debtors, was this morning confirmed by the
court and is thus rendered final.
The Siamese Twin*.
New York, Jan. 29.—A despatch from
Greeuboin, N. C.,says that steps are being tak
en to compel the State authorities to hold a
necessary legal inquest on the bodies of the
Siamese twins. Judge Settle has been request
ed to use hi9 influence with Judge Cloud to
order the inquest, hut Judge Cloud has thus far
declined to take action.
The poor master at Buffalo is aiding 7000 peo
ple daily.
Aii Iaceadiary Fire.
P.Hr.LA,r)EL,HIA. Jan- 29.—It is strongly sus
pected that the tire which caused tbe destruc
tion of the Olympic Theatre this morning was
a case of tncendiartsm. Several attempts had
&r£r:,r1*-.,n2dB ttre and about
Lbanl of firP • n,ars''a' cautioned tbe
hoard of nre underwriters of tbe damrerous
character of the buildiug and of the attempts
to tire it. By the falling of the walls two fire
men were killedand several injured. St. Johns
Catholic church, on 13th street, and the Friends
meeting house, on 12th street, were in great
danger, hut through the efforts of the flremeu
were saveu. A,carpenter shop adjoining in the
rear of the theatre was crushed by tbe falhug
walls but no other adjacent property was seri
ously damaged except by water.
Tbe loss by the burning of the theatre is es
timated at $250,000. The nanesof the firemen
killed were George W. DevittaudChas. O'Neil.
Six other firemen were seriously injured. Tbe
building was erected in 1850, and was an un
fortunate speculation never having been popu
lar. In 1857 Bev. Dr. Tyng used it when his
relations to tbe Epiphany church were ruptured
by his stroug anti-slaiery sermon. .Pierce But
ler, a prominent member of the church and a
large shareholder, organized such a movement
against Tyng that be and his fr.ends abandon
eu the church and used this building, then
known as “The National Hall,” as a tempora
ry place of worship, pending the erectiou of a
new church in 1859. On the 15tbof December,
1859, William Cnrtis delivered a lecture on the
slavery question in the same building, the event
being attended witii cxeitem-nt so great that
there was serious apprehensions of riot, and a
large force of police was required to keep tbe
peace. On the evening of January 5,1861. a
large union meeting was held in the hall, be
ing the first great .oyal gatherings in this city,
just previous to the outbreak of hostilities
After the close of the war The National Hall
was the building in which were held sessions of
the celebrated Southern loyalist couveution,
which was called to counteract a reactionary
convention held in a temporary wigwam a short
time before.
The total insurance on the Olympic building
was 847,000. The estat ■ belonged to the Print
zel estate. Tbe amount of loss to the lessees is
not yet ascertained.
The Starkweather Letter.
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 29.—The Norwich
Bulletin to morrow will contain substantially
the following in explanation of the Stark
weather letter to Mr. Huntington:
Mr. Huntington was treasurer of the Repub
lican Congressional Committe and had previ
ously offered to send funds into the State to be
used in electing Governor Jewell and also to
elect Mr. Starkweather. This had been dona
several times b fore and the money was raised
among the Republicans in Washin"ton. Mr.
Starkweather himself had given mouey on
several occasions to be used in the election of
others. He a :d Huntington were old acquain
tances. When Mr. Starkweather reached home
he wrote the letter for the aid promised. At
the time the district government was not or
ganized, nor was it till June 1871. Mr Stark
weather had never heen interested in the affairs
of the District of Columbia Committee in
December 1871, UDtil then he never knew a
member of the board of public works and
never since has he recommended anybody to
any office under the government or for any
contract, nor has he in any way done anything
outside of his duty as chairman of the Com
Centennial Meeting.
Baltimore, Jan. 28.—Tho Centennial meet
ing at Corcordia Hall to-night was crowded.
Gov. Whyte presided. Addresses were made
aud resolutions were adopted endorsing the
centennial, and a committee appointed to de
cide upon the proper mode of the State aiding
the celebration. Gen. Hawley addressed the
meeting and was Igreeted with great enthusi
War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal)
Officer, Washington, D. C., >
Jan. 29, 8.00 (P. Y.) J
Tor New England
and the sonthern and Middle Atlantic States,
partially cloudy weather will prevail with light
to fresh variable winds aud no decided change
in the temperature
The Preach Acadeaay.
Paris, Jan 29 —Elm Maire Alfred Merieres
and Alexander Dumas were to-day elected
members of the French Academy.
Liberal Gatherings
London, Jan. 29.—Messrs. Foster and Child
ers addressed a liberal meeting in this city last
uight. Mr. Childers dwelt on the financial suc
cess of the movement in reference to its for
eign policy. He reminded his hearers that in
1862 he was one of the few who openly declar
ed iu Parliament their desire for the triumph of
the Federals iu the United States. The meet
ing adopted votes of confidence in the distin
guished gentlemen who bad addressed it.
Mr. Arch has been invited to staud for Par
llament ill Birmingham.
Disraeli will speak at Aylesburg on Satur
A meeting of leading Liberals was held in
Marvleboue last evenu g to nominate a candi
date for Parliament, The names of Dav.d
Grant. Tom Hughes and Edwin James were
considered and Grant was finally selected as
the candidate of the party.
The Liberal journals this morning say that
from seven to eight thousand people attended
the Gladstone meeting at Blackheath yester
A Question of Veracity.
Gen. Marmora has published a letter main
taining the truth of his statements in regard to
negotiations at one time for the annexation of
German territory to Fran e, iu which he says
Prince Bismarck participated. The letter is a
reply to Prince Biimarck'g recent denial of the
whole story to the Prussian Laodstag.
■sow the buglitbCuriu,
Mr. Gladstone will address an open air meet
ing at Greenwich Saturday, and Mr. Nolan’s
supporters are preparing for a monster demon
stration Sunday.
Mr. Odger s a candidate for Parliament in
Southwork. To-night his friends in large num
bers entered tbe Conservatives’ meeting, took
possession of the platform and dispersed the
The Conservative candidate in Abbington was
mobbed to-day.
Mr. Roebuck addressed a meeting at Sheffield
this evening m favor of compulsory education.
Mr. Butt, the home rule leader contests the
election in Manchester.
Viclaiy far (he Gsrenant
Toronto, Jan. 29.—The elections in Ontario
and Quebec yesterilay resulted in returning
large majorities for the Dew government. Sir
John Macdonald was elected, however, by a
majority of 46.
Lieut. Gen. HeDry J. French of the British
army, and Lord St. John of Bletjoe, are dead.
Field Marshal Von Gableuz of Austria, com
mitted suicide at Zurich yesterday.
The Ohio Constitutional Convention has
passed resolutions highly complimentary to
Chief Justice Waite.
A young man named Joseph T. Wheeler,
late clerk in the employ of Jones & Farley, on
State street, Boston, who absconded with $3600
on the 23d inst„ was arrested in Washington
Thursday. On his person was found $2500 in
greenbacks and a large number of checks.
Portland Wholesale Markets
Thursday, Jan. 29. The flour market is very dull
but prices are unchanged; sales are made only in
small lots. The grain market is weaker and new
corn is selling at 93c, and old at 97c by the ear load;
oats are selling at 65c for white. Sugars are higher
and granulated is selling at 10|c. The grocery market
is unchanged. Provisions are steady. Produce is
very dull. Butter is Arm and scarce for table quali
ties, which bring 40c quick. Linseed oil is firm at
97c for raw and $2 02 for boiled. Cooperrge is scarce
and there is a large demand for sugar hhda shooks.
Foreign Exports.
MATANZAS. Brig Malage—4248 box shooks, 867
shooks and heads.
Boston Stock List*
(Sales at the Broker's Board. Jan. 29.1
Boston Maine Railroad.106| @ 107
Portland.Saco& Portsmouth RR.121
New York Sleek and Maaey Market.
New York, Jan. 29 — Momma.—Money 5 per
cent. Gold at lllf. Sterling Exchange at 4 84} @
4 88.
New York. Jan. 29—Evenina.— The plethora of
Money continues. Money is 4 @ 8 per cent., while
banks and private capitalists are picking up all
prime business notes ottering in the market at 6 @ 7
per cent. Money closed at 5 per cent, on call.
The following is the Clearing riouse statement:
Currency exchanges, $64,794,407; currency balauces,
$2,759,485; gold exchanges, $12,66y,683; gold bal
ances, $1,767,909.
Exchange closed dull 4 83} @ 4 84 for prime bank
ers 60 days sterling, and 4 87 @ 4 87} for demand.—
The customs receipts to-day were $.61, 00. Gold
closed at lllf. The rates paiJ for carrying to-day
were 5, 4}, 5, 6. and 3per ceut. The As»istaut Treas
uier pai I out to-day $175,000 on account ol Interest
and $63,000 in redemption oi 5-20 bonds.
The day’s business at t.ie Gold Exchange Bank
was as follows:—Gold balances,$1,292,737; curren
cy balances. $1,430,657; gross clearances, $25,356,
Central Pacific bonds closed at 95} @951; Union
Pacific bonds at 85} @ 85} for tirsts,81| @ 82} lor land
grants, 80 @ 80} for incomes. State bonds are dull.
Governments steady. The Stock Exchange was weak
to the close when the lowest prices of the were cur
The following were tne quotations of Government
United States coupon 6’s,1881,. 118}
United States 5-20’s 1802.115
United States 5-20*s 1864. ..116}
United States 5-2u’s 1865, old.117
United States 5-20’s I865,newex-int ..116
United States 5-20’s 1867. 117
United States 5-20’s 1868. .117
United States 5’s, new.112
United States 10-40’s.,ex-coupons.114
Currency 6*§.. .. .115
The following were the dosing quotations of
Western Union Telegraph Co.75}
Pacific Mall. .....40}
N. Y. Centra1 and Hudson River consolidated.... 102}
Erie. 48
Erie preferred.. 71
Union Pacific stock. 34
The following were the quotations for Pacidc Rail
road securities:
Central Pacific bonds. 95}
Union Pacific do. 85}
Union Pacific land grants.81ft
Union Pacific income bonds. .80}
utmnic flarfceu,
.«{!? i»;„»-Kremnc.—Cotton quiet)
sales 1643 bales; Middling uplands at 131. Floor 5 a
10c lower; sa.es MOO bbls; state at B 70 ft) 7 10 Round
Hoop Ohio at 6 55 @ 0 00; Western 5 70 a 8 00 South
eru at 6 5 a 11 00. Wheat I a ^I0we7,al«%
OOO bush; No 1 Spring at 1 60 ® t 63- N02 Mi wau
kee at I 5* ® 1 60; N? 2 Chic.^ at i & a ,»T22,
Spring 161; White Michigan [email protected]«o. Corn la
mor.• steady; salee 58,000 bush; new Mixed Western
at 80 a 82|e afloat. Oats lower; sales 30,wo bush ■
State Mixed 59 g) 60c; Western Mixed at.oaglc
White 61 ® 62c. Beet is unchanged. Pork Is flroi
sales 1000obis; new mess 16 25. Lard steady; sales
260 Ls; steam at 9jc; kettle 9|(g lie. Butter l> un
changed .Ohio at 23 ® 35; State 32 ® 48c. Whiskey
active; sales 35 ' bbls; Western free at 1 00. Rice Is
quiet; sales 500 bags Rangoon to ar ire 3 621 O Id In
bulk Sugar quiet ;s ales 450 boxes Cenulfugal 8Jc;
110 boxes Clayed at 81c. Coffee quiet. Molasses is
quiet; New [email protected] 72c: Porto Rico 40. Naval
.t'£rs*~8.,!!'2t* Turpentine la steady at tic; Rosin
steady at2 53 ra 2 SO tor strained. Petroleum «rm
Si. 11,0 1WI bbls tnr *tcb w,*k ,n
“ ' M»y at 6]e; crude at fife; re
15144?seller 1 st half Keb;
7|@ 7^M h' TaU°W Uflrm :»**•• 161,000 lha it
I?at”da" and lower: Cotton,
per s earn at LI; Flour |>er steam 4s; Grain per
steam at 124 ® 13d; sail ll|d.
(/HlCAUo, Jan. 29.-f lour is dull and nominal
Wheat dull and lower; No 1 Spring 1 M; NoTsiSiiT
at 1 224 cash; seller for Feb at 1 22|; »fe*
1 25|; No 3 Spring at 1 15; rejects! l 09. Com quiet
and unchanged; No 2 Mixed at 58c cash; *e ler Feb
ruary SKjc; Teller for March 5»4 Rejected old 51c; new
494 Q 50cc. Oatsduli and lower; No2 Mixed 42ic
cast 1; 434 seller March; reject©-1 381c R' e steady;
No 2 at 80 @ 82c. Barley is firm and in (air demand;
No 2 Fall at 1 f.7 @ I 70; No 3 Spring 1 43 & 1 50.
Receipts—9,000 bbls hour, 133,000 bush wheat, 19,
000 bush corn, 19,000 hush oats, 1000 bush rye, 17,000
busb barley.
Shipments -11,000 bbls flour, 107,000 busbwbeat.I9»r
000 onsh corn, 4,000 bush oais, 1,000 ;bush rye, 6,000
bush barley.
aoLXDO. Jan. 29.—Flour is quiet and unchanged.—
Wheat quiet; No 1 White Michigan at 1 38; Amber
Michigan seller Feb 1 49; No J Red 1 55: No 2 Red at
1 47. Torn dull an l lower; high Mixed 70; seller for
April 714c; seller May new at 63c; low Mixed 654c;
new «2e; no grade 62c. Oats quiet and unchanged ;
No 2 at 4I«. Dressed Hogs firm at 6 60. Clover seeds
are dull at 5 13,
Receipts—0,000 bbls flour, 3,000 bush wheat. 13,000
busb corn, o.ooobiish outs
tibipmen 1 s-o.ooo bbls flour, 0,000 bash wheat, 16,
000 bush corn. 0,000 bush ostfs.
_ ^?„n- 29.—Flour quiet and unchanged at
7 50 ® 8 00. Wheat Is dull aud lower;! 644 for extTa;
1 58 for So 1 White; 1 48 for mber Michigan. Corn
sfead^rat 65c. Oats in good demand at 474c, Hogs
Receipts—1,000 bbl9 Hour, 5,000 bosh wheat, I.OOt
Sash com, 1,000 busb oats.
Shipments—1,000 bbls hour, 4,000 bush wheat, 0f
000 bush corn, 1000 busb oats.
CHAifcutHTMN, Jan. 29.-Cotton steady; Midlint
uplands J4J @ 15c.
Savanhan.Jan. 29.—Cotton nominal; Middling
uplands at 15fe
Mobilr, Jan. 29—Cotton is quiet; Mid Ring up
lands 15Jc.
Nrw OBI.KA58, Jan. 29.-Oatt/>j»8teady; Middling
uplands at 15Jc.
■arapcia flarkru.
,I»B. 29—12.30 P. M.—American aecnrl
5'2#*’,86T’ Ballway 44; pra
i.iverpool. Jan. 29—1.00 P. M.—The Cotton
market 1« flat ami Irregular; Notriling upland* TJd
do Orleans 8Jd; sales 12,000 bales, including 1000
bales for speculation and export.
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