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WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28.
i THE FARCE OVER. THE EUSIONISTS STAGGERED BY THE B. P. L. EXPOS URE And Completely Prostrated By Tie Coart’s Deeision. J. L. SMITH ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO GO HOME. The Communistic Leaders Howling With Rage. [Special Despatch to the Press.] Augusta, J an. 27.—To-night tho number of strangers in town has not|increased so far as it is learned.lt is well known that those wlio have gathered here to-day and those whom Sit is re ported are coming, are members of tlie Jacobin oath-bound organization of the Fusionists which tho Press so thoroughly exposed this morning, and which completely startled a large number of the psaceabl’, anti-belliger ents among the Fusionists who affirmed that they were never aware before of the existence of such an organization, and they probably told tho truth, as the leading conspirators have never seen tit to disclose the secret to them. The notorious fusionists Fogg and Blood ar rived here this morning at about half-past 3 o’clock from Lewiston, accompanied by some halt dozen others. They came in four sleighs across the country, and when they drove by tho State House they yelled defiance like so many Comanche Indians. When they entered the Augusta House they eommencod indulg ing in their incendiary and insurrectionary talk, and thqn hastened to the room of Smith, the bogus fusion Governor. Afterwards they were closeted with other wrcll known fusion leaders. Since the advent this morning of these two leading spirits in these oath-bound organiza tions, their wild and revolutionary utterances all day and those of leading conspirators with whom they have been cheek by jowl, have in dicated that the irruption of their followers is based upon their anticipations that the mo ment the decision of the court is announced Gov. Davis will issue a proclama tion calling upon tho bogus Legislature to dis perse, and that if it does not then Gov. Davis is to proceed at once to stamp it out as well as their officials from Governor down, should they continue to perform the functions of state officers any longer.' “My boys,” exclaim ed Fogg today, as his eyes bulged out like. a couple of Gatlin guns, “we’ll never allow this, never! They mean to fight for our rights, and wo mean to have the State Hoaso, too, if we have to wade knee-deep in blood to get it.” Up to a late hour to-night there were no signs of the invading forces and yet the deci sion of tho court was widely known. Possibly the rain which is pouring in torrents delayed their coming or has cooled off their martial ardor. It will be a great disappointment, to our “bold sojer boys” if they don’t come as they aro ready to give the excursionists a wel come which will never be forgotten. But it will be a greater disappointment to tho under takers if they don’t come, as they expect to receive a large number of orders from them if they put in an appearance and attempt to , ,1 _• 1 _ •__ Tf Konnli here to-morrow, Capt. Black and his'valorous communistic puppets will be obliged either to show their prowess as “passive valiants” or go to hewing and hacking each other to create another “scare.” When the decision of the court was flashed over the wires to-night the last hopo of tho Fusionists was gone. The more fair-minded and conservative men of the party accepted the result, as if prepared for it, and did not hesitate to say that as their legislature is now pronounced illegal and dangerous to the public peace in answer to a statement of alleged facts and questions of their own asking and framing they are now ready to take their seats in the State House feeling it a duty they owe to themselves at their constituents not to maintain a factious course any longer. Smith, the fusion Governor, said lie ha'd not read the decision, but if it was what ho was told, he should accept it as a.fiuality, and inti mated that he should “abdicate” and start for home to-morrow. Sawyer, tho fusion Secre tary of State, when given the purport of tho decision, expressed a determination to hold out, but in a s ;bsequent conversation it looked as if he was weakening. I hear that the- fus ion Attornoy General, McLellan, who is here, submits to the decision. It is reported that Pillsbury and some of the other hot-headed leaders denounce tho decis ion and are trying to evolve some plan to per ueluate tho bogus government so that they can steal the electoral vote. The fusion legislature will meet to-morrow for the last time . It is squelched. The farce is over. The Republicans regard the decision as a peaceful and final solution of the trouble, and those who are now disposed to incite revo lution will be dealt with accordingly. Tho troops will bo withdrawn from the State House just as soon as it is consistent with tho public peace and safety. rro the Associated Press.] Augusta, Jan. 27.—The Fusionists arc very much depressed at tho reception of tho neWg from the court. They had gathered in large numbers at Mr. Pillsbury’s office and at the hotels. When tho intelligence came of tho de cision of the court they soon separated and several were free to express the opinion that that there was no use to hold out longer, Major Joseph L. Smith said he believed that the controversy had now ended. He said while the previous opinions of the judges was based on the Republican statement there was room for reasonable doubt, but in view that tho court had decided against them on the Fusion statement, they could but gracefully submit. He had got through playing Gover nor and should go home. . Major Smith’s views will be adopted by the better part of the Fusionists, who will take their seats iu the Legislature. Mr. Sawyer says he still consid ers himself Secretary of State. Henry Ingalls, tho leading member of tho Fusion House, says lie is not prepared to give an opinion to-night, but has always been in favor of 'yielding to the court. A talk with several of the rank and file seems to show a willingness ito quietly sub mit, and it is not improbable that’the Fusion Legislature will break to-morrow. Tho presence of Fusionists here in consid erable numbers, is supposed to be for the pur pose of strengthening |tliose who would be likely to weaken. Several of the leading Fusionists say they must brirg their members to stand together whether it be to dissolve and go home or enter the regular legislature. METEOROLOGICAL. INDICATIONS FOB THIS NEXT TWENTY-FOUB HOUBS. War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal 1 Officer, Washington, D. C., > January 28, l A. M. 1 For New England. threatening weather and rain, followed by rising barometer, southerly winds shifting to westerly and northwesterly, and by Thursday morning decidedly colder weather. SETTLED. die Supreme Court’s Answer to the Fusionists. rhe Republican Legislature De clared to be the Legal One. Bangor, Jan. 27.—The following is the full text of the unanimous decision of the Supreme Judicial Court completed this evening, declin ing to recognize the Fusionist . bodies at Au gusta and explicitly declaring the House and Senate now holding sessions in the State House the legal Legislature of Maine. Bangor, Jan. 27,1880. In response to the foregoing communication the undersigned, Justices of tlie Supremo Ju dicial Court, have the honor to say that while we cannot admit, even by implication, that the statement and questions now before us are presented by any legally organized Legislative body so as to require an opinion from us under tlie Constitutional provision (art. (5, sec. J) wo feel that wo should be omitting an important service which the people of this beloved state and tlie gentlemen wli o have presented these questions, presumably from an honest desire to know their duty as citizens in the premises, might fairly expect of us, if we failed to give some of tlie reasons which compel us to de cline to entertain and respond to tlie aforesaid statement and questions based thereupon. The solemn occasion is indeed here, in the unparalleled and ominous events of our his tory which have occurred within tlie last few mouths, but we are bound to declare that these questions are not presented by a legally con stituted legislative body, for tlie following reasons briefly stated: When different bodies tlic functions of the legislative department of the state, appear, each asserting their title to be regarded as the lawgivers for the 'people, it is|the obvious duty of the Judicial Department who must inevitably at no distant day be call ed to pass upon the validity of the laws that may be enacted by the respective claimants to legislative authority, to inquire and ascertain for themselves, with or without questions pre sented by the claimants, which of these bodies lawfully represents the peoplejfrom whom they derive their power. There can be but one lawful legislature. The court must know for itself whose enactments it will recognize as laws of binding force, whose levies of taxes it will enforce when brought judicially before it, whose choico of a prosecuting otlicer before the court it will respect. In a thousand ways it becomes essential that the court should forthwith ascertain and take judicial cogniz ance of tire questions—wliich is the true Legis lature. . . The existence ot certain facts, raising ques tions as to the powers and duties of the Gover nor and Council in canvassing the votes for members of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives, was necessarily implied in the questions propounded by Governor Garcelon and answered by this court under date of Jan uary lid. " To put such questions in the absence of facts repuiring their solution would be an abuse of the power of the executive to ctfll for the opinion of the court upon questions of law on solemn occasions. These questions were fully answered and by the answers it appeared that the acts and doings of the Governor and Council in issuing certificates of election to certain men as Senators and members of the House of Representatives who did not a ppear to be elected, and declining to issue certificates and summonses to certain men who did ap pear to bo elected, were in violation of their legal and constitutional obligations and duties. We aro bound to take judicial notice of the doings of the executive and legislative depart ments of the governmrnt, and when called upon by proper authority to pas3 upon their validity. We are bound to take judicial notice of historical facts, matters of public notoriety and interest transpiring in our midst. We cannot accept a statement which asserts as facts, matters that aro in conflict with the record and with the historical facts that we aro not at liberty to disregard. Wo cannot shut our eyes to the fact that the Governor and Council then in office disre garded the opinion of the Court given in answer to the Governor’s questions, omitted to revoke the summonses illegally issued to men who did not appear to be elected, or to issue summonses to men who did appear to be elected. , . . We know that the oiheers who presided in the conventions of members-elect of the Senate and House on the first Wednesday in January, recognized as members of both those bodies men who were unlawfully introduced into them by the unconstitutional and illegal methods pursued by the Governor and Council, and refused to recognize men who appeared to be legally elected, and refused to permit any appeal from their illegal decisions to the t.xj-lnViTi tliflv wnrft tflmnnrn.rilv nrfl* siding. Tiie report of tho cofninitteo of the Council and the action of the Governor and Council thereon, of which we must take judicial notice, show that men were thus ad mitted and excluded upcu grounds which this court declared in their answer to Governor Garcolon’s questions to ho illegal. It cannot be successfully claimed that there was ever a quorum in the House of Represen tatives which undertook to organize on the first Wednesday of January without counting men who couidonly appeartobe elected becau-e the late Governor and Council pursued modes wihch this court declared in their a lswers to his questions to bo unconstitutional, illegal and void. These men were not in fact elected. They did not appear to he elected by the re turns canvassed in the manner in which the constitution and laws, rightly interpreted, re quired the Governor and Council to canvass them. We cannot recognize a House of Rep resentatives, to make a quorum in which the presence of these men was necessary, as a lawfully constituted body or capable of per forming any of the functions of a House of Representatives, when due protest was made on behalf of tho se who were in fact elected by tho people. ' In like manner the presence in the Senate of men claiming seats to the exclusion of those whom a canvass legally conducted would show to bo olected—and being recognized as mem bers by tlie temporary presiding officer, who, though protest against his illegal action was made on the spot, refused to permit an appeal from his decision to the convention of Sena tors elect, vitiated tlie organization of that body. We have ouly to reaffirm the principles we asserted in our answer of Jan. 10,1880, upon these subjects, in coming to the result that the bodies propoundihg to us the foregoing ques tions are not a legally organized House of Rep resentatives and Senate under the constitution of the State. It remains to ho considered whether there is a legallv organized Legislature in existence, entitled to enact laws that will ho binding up on the people and courts of-the State. The action of those controlling tlie proceedings on tlie first Wednesday of January 1880, has not been acquiesced in by a quorum of those ap pearing to have been elected to either house. It is a matter of history that, after unsuccess ful resistance to tlie illegal action of the offi cers attempting to create tho legislative organ ization on that day, a majority of persons who appeared to he elected to the two houses form ed an organization of themselves. They re frained from forming an independent organi zation until the 12th of January, hoping until then to obtain their rights in somo other way. They were forced into such a position by the illegal action of the minority of members, whose action they were not obliged to submit to and which they could ill no other reasonable maimer resist. The organizations made on January 12th, were made by a majority of the members appearing to he elected and having the prima facie right to seats. The point is raised, by tho statement and questions sub mitted, that no legal organization could be forihed on January 12th, because no notice of the intended action was given to tho minority or uon attending members so as to enable them to participate therein. The minority were not excluded. The organization was made in a public manner. Tlie minority were at the time claiming to bo, and are still claiming to bo, the lawful Legislature. It is not to he presumed that they would have iho* orornr»iration at that timo had notice been given. We do not think that the want of notice invalidates the organizations of January the 12th. There may be irregulari ties in the manner in which such organizations were formed, hut tho voice of the people is not Oil that account to ho stilled, nor the true government to fail to bo maintained. No essential defects anywhere exist hut only such departures from ordinary forms as circum stances compelled. History can never fail to disclose the vital fact that the organizations of January the 12th were formed by full quorums of persons appearing by tho records and returns as duly elected members of either Houses. It cannot he that such a construction may be given to the constitution or the statutes as will subvert the plain and ebvious intentions of its frames, or place it in the power of a few men to retain tbeir hold upon the oihees in the gift of the people in defiance of the will of the votors constitutionally expressed and ascertained, be cause their own neglect of duty lias made some departure from directory provisions and ordinary forms inevitable. A legally organized Legislature being now in existence and exercising its constitutional functions, it follows that no convention of members elect of either house can exist which can be treated as a nucleus for another organ ization. Two governments are claiming to be in existence as valid and entitled to the obedi ence of the people. Both cannot rightfully exist at the same time. But one government can be recognized and obeyed. The responsi bility and solemn duty are imposed upon us to determine which is entitled to judicial re organization. „ . . We, therefore, after duo deliberation and consideration of all matters involved, affirm and declare our judgment to be that the Sen ate whoso presiding officer is the Hon. Joseph A. Locke, and tho House of Representatives whose presiding officer is the Hon. George E. Weeks, constitute the legal and constitutional Legislature of tho state. (Signed) John Appleton, Charles W. Walton, William G. Barrow*, Charles Danforth, John A. Peters, Artemab Libbey, Joseph W. Symonds. To Albert G. Andrews and H. H. Cheever, Esquires, Augusta, Mo. CAPITAL NOTES. THE MILITIA LAWS TO BE REVISED. Nominations Made and Ap pointments Confirmed. TREASURER WHITE REFUSES TO SURRENDER. [Special Despatch to the Puess.] . Augusta, Jan. 27. The Fusionists still continue to talk about the State House officials being frightened by an imaginary foe, and are setting all sorts of back tires, in the smoke of which they hope to escape the merited condemnation and punish ment they are sure to receive from an outraged and long suffering people for their meditated attempt to dislodge the legal authorities from the building. It is the staple topic of con versation with them. But although they dis claim all intention of resorting to force and violence and try to divert public attention from their aggressive designs by pronouncing the whole thing a scare and seek to fasten the responsibility of it on boys and practical jokeis of maturcr age, they cannot hoodwink or deceive anybody who is cognizant of the facts, all of which will be given to the public in ,lnn time All their talk about Gov. Davis being an usurper and a traitor to the Constitu tion, and that we are living under Mexican rule will fall harmless and will not change public opinion an iota. The general expres sion of views that your correspondent hears is to the effect that the time has come when the power and authority of a legal, constitutional government should be felt, and that immedi ate steps should be taken to bring before the tribunal of justice those who are conspicuous ly guilty of inciting rebellion and civil strife. The day for parleying and dallying with these conspirators is over, and what is now demand ed is the supremacy of law and order. The Expenses of the Militia. The talk of the fusionists about the enor mous expense which the occupation of the Capitol with troops will saddle upon the peo ple is incorrect. As an economic measure it is cheaper to employ the only constitutional force that the state has for the preservation of law and order than a force of policemen. Where it has cost #4.00 a day for these civil guardians of the law, it now only costs #1.75 a day for every soldier, and this includes rations. So it is really a saving to the state of #2.25 a day per man to have the soldiery in the State House instead of policemen. Treasurer White Refuses to Allow Ex amination of His Accounts. This morning the fusion Treasurer White refused to allow the finance committee to ex amine his books and accounts. He declined by saying that ho should bo governed by the decision of the court and his bondsmen! The committee will suspend further action until to morrow. Precautionary Measures. Reports are flying that fusion roughs and strikers are on the way here from Biddeford, Portland, Lewiston and other points. Tele graphic advices have been received at the Adjutant General’s office which go to show that bodies of men are moving in this direc. tion, and the appearance of strangers this af‘ ternoon on the streets, and their suspicious movements have led the Mayor to strengthen the police force. Fogg and Blood say these men who are here and who are on the way, intend to prevent the arrest of any fusion offi cial should it be attempted, and also the dis persion of the bogus Legislature. Guards from the soldiery in the State House were posted today for the first time at the east and west public entrances to the rotunda, on the inside, and other precautionary measures were taken to prevent any surprise. Committee Meetings. This afternoon several committees were in session, but most of them confined their doings to organizing and getting ready for work. The committee on education voted to report an amendment to the statutes so that the office of supervisor of schools shall in the case of a vacancy occurring after the ^annual election be filled for the remainder of the year by ap pointment by municipal officers except in town meeting. The judiciary committee will report a bill providing a punishment of one vear and a fine of #5000 to be imposed on any person who knowingly or wilfully falsely as sumes the functions and duties of state officer. [To the Associated Press.] The Militia Laws. The militia laws of the state have not been re vised since 1805 and the Legislature will un doubtedly authorize a revision the present winter, besides taking measures to put the militia on a more substantial footing. The following resolve will be introduced tomorrow, providing for the appointment of a commis sion to revise the militia law: Resolved, That the Governor be requested to appoint a commission, consisting of five officers of the state militia, to revise, amend or add to the laws relating to tho militia as in their judgmont they bolievo to be for the best inter ests of the state, and report the same to the present Legislature. Nominations Confirmed. The Governor and Council confirmed today the following nominations: A. W. Wildes' Railroad Commissioner; .Tolls D. Myrick, State Librarian; B. F. Harris, Superintendent of Public Buildings; George W. French of Thomaston and Rufus Prince of Turner, Justices of the Peace for the State. Jeremiah Maxwell of*Baugor has been ap pointed keeper of the state arsenal. The Educational Committee. The educational committee will report a bill providing that tho selectmen in case of death or resignation of supervisors of schools or school committco may appoint their succes sors. „ , The State Valuation. Thero were some doubts expressed tho first of the session concerning tho taking of tho valuation, aud a suggestion was made that it be deferred until next year, but it is now de termined to proceed at once in the work. The Legislature will proceed at once to take and complete the valuation in tho usual mode. In doing this they will make use of all the infor' mation they can obtain in relation to towns which may be unrepresented, and if the bur den falls heavily upon these towns it will be the fault of the Representatives who have been chosen and do not choose to take their se ats. THE FUSION CAUCUS. Report of* the One Sided Bribery Inves tigation. Augusta, Jan. 27—The Fusionists again as sembled at their headquarters at Union Hall this morning. Tho committee on investigation of bribery presented the following report, which was accepted: The committee appointed to investigate the charges of attempted bribery of members of the House have attended to that duty and ask leave to report in part, and herewith present for the consideration of the House the evi dence Moses Harriman, members of this House, it appears that Wallace R. White of Wiivtlirop paid them, §1000 to said Swan and $ 1,00a to said Harriman, for the purpose of inducing them to absent themselves from the House of Representatives and thereby prevent its organ ization. That said Swan and Harriman re ceived the money, not with any purpose of any gain nor for any corrupt motives, but for the sole purpose of detecting and preventing the crimo of bribery, and that their course in tins matter was free from the slightest taint of fraud or corruption and is deserving of |tbe highest commendation. Wallace R. White was duly summoned to appear before the com mittee, and notice was given at every public meeting of the committee that there was an opportunity for said White to appear and tes tify if he should desiro to do so, but he never made his appearance before the committee. Henry Ingalls. J. 0, Robinson. Thomas M. Plaistbd. J. O. Robinson of Thomaston put in a peti tion of J. O'Brion et als., relating to the fee on lime. Referred to the committee on judiciary. There being no further business the House adjourned till tomorrow. In the Senate there was no- quorum by the Secretary’s record, and oil motion of Mr. Pat ten the body adjourned till tomorrow. THE LEGISLATURE. Amendment to the Insolvency Laws. STATE VALUATION DEFER RED FOR THE PRESENT. [Special-Despatch to the Press.] Augusta, Jan. 27.—In the Senate the fol lowing committee on State valuation was ap pointed on the part of the Seuate: Messrs. Cornish of Kennebec, Lanisou of Sagadahoc, Emery of York. The committee will take tho Stato valuation and report to tho present Legislature. Au order was passed that tho committee oil judiciary inquire into tho expedioncy of an act whereby an officer of the State may bo compelled to deliver to his successor in offico any and all papers in his hands belonging to the State or said officer. In the Houso an order was passed that tho judiciary committee inquire what legislation is necessary to legalize taxation on real estate and loans, secured by mortgages on the same. Mr. Veri-ill of Portland in offeringhis amend ment to the insolvent law in the House, re marked that the law- as it now stood gave the debtor a chance to appeal but not tlio creditor. He wanted the .some right given to tho cred itor. Tho Legal Atfairs committee was or dered to inquire what changes are necessary. The immediete appointment of a joint com mittee oil fixing the State valuation for tho next decade was not approved by Mr. Hatch of Bangor. In the appointment of such a com mittee as is contoinplatod Mr. Hatch thought that all interests should he fairly represented. He favored delay in making up the committee until those representati ves who have absented themselves from the House are in their seats and are represented on the committee. We all desire, said Mr. Hatch, a full, just and equal valuation of ail property in the State. The State valuation for the next decade should be prepared with great care. At his sugges tion the order providing for the appointment of a committee was tabled in order to give the absent Representatives an. opportunity if they desire to take part in the work. The following petitions were presented: Of L. W. Goodsped and 220 others of Gardi ner and Pittston, for authority to purchase the property of the Gardiner and Pittston bridge or to erect a free bridge across the Kennebec at Gardiner. Of S. Bowman and Others for an act making a free bridge across the Kennebec at Gardi ner. Of H. W. Wright and othors for a reduction of the fees of inspectors of lime from ono mill on a cask to one-half mill. MAINE. A South Berwick Man Killed in Boston. Boston, Jan. 27.—George H. Fogg, of the firm of McQuesten & Fogg, lumber dealers, was killed this morning while removing a boil er, by its rolling against him. He Vas aged 38 and belonged in South Berwick, Me. Fire at Old Orchard. Biddeford, Jan. 27.—The building at Old Orchard owned by S. Millikeu, and occupied by M. M. Duke as a bakery, was burned this morning with its contents. Loss §800; i»cen diary. Ammunition Secreted by the Fusionists. Bangor, Jan. 27.—Col. White was to-day informed that some thousand rounds 6f ball cartridge had been removed from the armory of the Oldtown militia company. Upon search tho ammunition was found secreted in another part of tho building,and the guns have been placed under guard by Col. White. The Murdered Groton Woman. Gardiner, Jan. 27.—The body of Mrs. Crue, murdered at Groton, Mass., a short tiino ago, arrived here by tho afternoon train and was conveyed by team to her old home in Chelsea for interment. Her brother, Mr. B. F. Blanch ard, was in the city today awaiting the arrival of the body and tho following facts were learned from him in regard to the unfortunate woman: Mrs. Crue’s maiden name was Blanchard, and she was born and passed her girlhood in Chelsea, a small farming town four miles from this city. When about twenty years old she went to Lynn, Mass., to live with a married sister, and perhaps while there she did a little machine work connected with the shoe factory. She was married in Lynn about eight years ago. Mr. Blanchard denied the report that she married and was divorced be fore marrying Mr. Crue, and says that she was a person who never made enemies, being of a very mild and gentle disposition. He also states that he never heard of or knew such a pers on as Abbott, the suspected murderer. iNJcj w x ortJV. Popular Opposition to a New Railroad Line. New York, Jan. 27.—An attempt of the Albany & Jersey City railroad to run its track over private property at Haverstraw has caused considerable excitenffent tho last four days. The people refuse to allow the road to be built and have obtained an injunction. The railroad has obtained a counter injunction. The people on Sunday, to the number of near ly a thousand, in order to prevent the road being further built, dug a ditch twenty feet wide and six or eight feet deep. While this ditch was full of people the railway officials started some twenty cars on tho track, and they all piled up in a mass of splinters into the ditch and on the disputed property on tho oth er side. No one, however, was injured by t he cars, but several railroad employes were rough ly handled by the mob and were obliged to re tire. Last night both parties were watching each other. The affair will probably be settled in the courts soon. Contributions for the Irish Sufferers. Drexel, Morgan & Co. have received and transmitted to tho Irish famine relief fund nearly $10,000. WASHINGTON. The Ute Investigation. Washington. Jan. 27.—Miss Meeker testi fied before tho Ute outbreak investigating committee to-day. Contested Election Case. The House committee on elections took up the contested case of Boynton vs. Loring in the sixth Massachusetts district. Geneva Award Bill. Tho House judiciary committee relumed a hearing on the Geneva award question this evening. Tho hearing will continue several days. Nomination Confirmed. The Senate to-day confirmed Eli H. Murray oc nftvnpiutr of TTtali XLVIth CONGRESS—1st Session. SENATE. Washington, Jan 21. Senate resumed the joint resolution intro duced by Bayard to withdraw the legal tender power of U. S. notes. Sir. Bayard spoke in support of his resolu tion. He said his object in urging the adop tion of the present resolution was to bring about an actual resumption of specie pay ments. Whatever else might bo effected by the resolution was secondary and merely inci dental to this one cardinal object. Sound pros perity must rest upon a sound basis, and real money is the only sound currency. To resume by the existing system is as idle as to bail wa ter with a sieve. Mr. Randolph, from the committee on mili" tary affairs, reported a bill for the relief of Fitz John Porter. Mr. Logan made a minority report, he dis senting in toto from the preamble. Placed on the calendar. At the conclusion of Bayard’s speech, which was of considerable length, the Senate went into executive session and afterwards ad journed. HOUSE. Bill appropriating $100,000 for a monument at Yorktown and .$20,000 for celebration of a centennial in that place passed. House went into committee on the revision of rules debate to be carried on under the five minute rule. Rules 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 were agreed to, some being slightly amended. Rule 4, relative to duties of Sergeant-at-Arms, was passed over for the present. Committee then roso. Monday, February 20, was set apart for eu logies upon the late Representative Lay of Missouri. Adjourned. Gov. Van. Zandt’s Annual Message. Providence, Jan. 27.—The General Assem bly of Rhode Island commenced the adjourned session this morning. Gov, Van Zandt deliv ered his annual message, .showing a satisfac tory condition of the affairs of the State. The bonded debt, less sinking fund, is $1,832,402. the Governor recommends the extention to women of the right to vote on school questions. The report of the harbor commissioners shews that dredging has been done, giving Provi dence a channel to the bay of twenty feet at mean low water. The Governor recommends a prohibitory instead of the present liquor law, the abolition of the the tribal authority of the Narragansett Indians, and a modification of the insolvent laws. ■ -pfej THE INDIANS. — Victoria’s Band Defeated by Major Mor- ] row—Victoria Killed. Saxtk Fe, Jan. 27.—Major Morrow’s com- j mand has been lighting Victoria’s band and * has captured 100 horses and mules. The In- ( dians abandoned a large quantity of stolen ( property. The Indians have been severely ( punished. Victoria is reported killed. . ] A Bloodless Duel. 1 New Orleans, Jan. 27.—A duel occurred J between Major E. A. Burke of the Democrat and Major II. J. Ilearsey of the States this afternoon witli pistols. After firing two shots each the o ifficulty was amicably adjusted. ! E0ROPE. Freedom of Speech in Constantinople. Coxstaxtixope, Jan. 27.—A newspaper in Constantinople printed in English, has been suspended for criticising the recent honors be stowed upon Hafis Pasha, minister of police, lately decorated with the order of the Medjidie and appointed aide-de-camp to the Sultan, and the printing-office closed by the police. The latter act is in violation of the terms of capitu lation, and the Porte will be called to account for permitting it. Fresh Meat from Australia. — l.-j uu otcauibi uuutiiiuiuu is at Gibraltar from Australia from London, with a cargo of fresh meat in cases. Germany and the Vatican. Rome, Jan. 27.—A rumor is published in Rome under reserve, that an agreement, will be signed this week between Germany and the Vatican, as tho starting point for the definite conclusion of a Kultur-Kampf. One ol Parnell’s Statements Denied. London, Jan. 27.—Tho committee of tho Dublin Mansion House fund deny Parnell’s statement at Buffalo Sunday that defaulters in the payment of rent are excluded from re lief. Committee has already disbursed over £10,000 for tho relief of urgent cases. WEST INDIES. Disastrous Floods in St. Kitts. TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST AND GREAT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. New You;, Jan. 27.—A letter from St. Kitts, January 12th, says: “About 11 o’clock last night rain began and lasted till 5 a. m. Over 30 inches of water fell in G hours. The reservoir, situated at the back of the town, burst and added its buik of water -to complete tho destruction already made by the torrents of water rushing through the streets. Whole houses were washed away and the families dis appeared. It is estimated that 200 lives are lost, of which some-15 bodies were picked up. The scene tvlicn daylight appeared on tho 12th was a terrible one. The dobris was nine feot deep in the principal streets, so that the lower stories were completely blocked in. Land formed 200 feet out from tho beach, and all along were strewed the wrecks of building and furniture Laud slips had taken place and whole fields covered. The earth seemed to givo way at the top of the mountain, and whole acres slid down. Great damage was done to the country generally, and tho roads are impassable. The damage is estimated at 8250,000. Subscriptions were made for the relief of the sufferers. The distress is intense.’’ AFGHANISTAN. Persia and Baloochistan to Share w ith England., Vienna,Jan. 27—It is reported from Teheran that through the influence of England an under standing has been made between Persia and Beloochistan as against Afghanistan, that Per sia will occupy Herat and the Beloocliis will re ceive a portion of Afghan territory, in retur n for supporting the English occupation of Can dahar. _ MINOR TELEGRAMS. It is reported that Stearns Abbott, the sup (»uacu luuuicjci ui mio. vi uuj mu ovwu in Montreal. Tho Kokistaus are are preparing an expedi tion against tho British. Tho Catholias will light the application ol the creditors of Archbishop Purcell for the sale cf the church property. Two Americans have baen arrested at Na ples charged with stealing 83,000 francs from a Russian officer at Brussels. In Mitchell, Ind., yesterday, Wm. Harris killed his wife with an ax. Gonzales, the would-be assassin of King Alfonso, has been declared insane. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Portland Daily Wholesale Maiiiet. Portland, Jan. 27 The market for Flour is a little firmer on account of a gradual advance in wheat, but quotations are unchanged. In Grain, the market is a shade firmer without material change in prices. Sugar is steady at 97/8c for granulated and 9% for Extra C. The following are lo-day’s quotations of Flour, Grain, Provisions. &c. Flour. (jra'a. Superfine.5 00@5 50. Yellow Corn, Extra Spring..G 00@6 25 j car lots G4 XX Spring—7 00@7 25]H. M. “ C3^ Patent Spring iQats, “ 63@55 Wheats.9 25@9 50, Sacked Bran . 2100 Michigan Win- I Mids... @25 00 ter best.7 25@7 50 Corn, bag lots.. GG Low Grade iMeal, “ .. G5 Michigan....G 00@6 50 Oats, “ .. 53@55 St. Louis Win- Bran, “ .. 22 ter good.7 25@7 50 Mid’ngs, “ .. @25 Winter fair ..6 50@6 75 Rye, “ .. 110 Winter best. ..7 75@8 00' Produce. ProriuouH. Turkeys.12%@15 Mess Bpef.»10 50@11 00 Chickens. 12@14 Ex Mess. .11 75@12 00 Fowl. 8®10 Plate.12 75@13 00 Eggs. 22§23 Ex Plate..13 25@13 50 Sw. Potatoes. .3 75@4 50 Pork— New “ bbl 1 60@ Backs.. ..16|50@16 75 Irish potatoes, Clear.15 50@15 75 car lots__ 40@45c Mess.14 50@15 00 Onions, bbl.3 75@4 00 Hams. 9%@ 12 Hog crate. ...2 00@2 25 Lar<!. Rounds... •• • • 6@6 Tub, & lb.8%@ S3/4 Cheewe. Tierces, lb P1. .83/s@ 8% Maine_*... 11 %@14% Pail.10 @10y« Vermont.12%@14% Kegs . N. Y.Factory 12%@14% Bean*. Frui) Pea.2 10@2 15 Oranges. Mediums.1 90@2 00 Palermos,pbx 3 00@4 00 Yellow Eyes. .2 15@2 25 Valencia,^ case$7l/2@S Butter. “ p box Family, p lb.. 25@ 30 Lemons. Store. 17@ 22 Messina.4 50@5 50j Applet*. Pale mos.4 75@4 25 Green .1 60@2 50 Nuts. Dried Western 4@ 5 Peanuts— i do Eastern.. 5@ 6% Wilmington.l 60@1 70 Sugar. Virginia.1 50@1 G2 Granulated.... @ 9% Tennessee... 1 20@1 35 Extra C . @ 9% Castana, p lb.. ll@12c C. @8% Walnuts, “ 12@14c Syrups. @55 Filberts, “ 12@13c| Pecau. " ll@12c v. I Grand Trunk Elevator. The following is a statement of Grain at the Grand Trunk Elevator, January 27: YTheat. Teas. Oats. Com. Cars. Cars. Cars. Cars. Balance on hand. 150 61 12 11 Received. 8 18 4 158 79 12 15 Forwarded. Balance. 158 79 12 15 Barley in elevator—3 cars. Foreign Exports. HAVANA. Brig Golconda—9876 strips. 5158 shooks and heads,306 prs heading,1025 box shooks, 50 boxes fish, 8000 hoops. POINT-a-PETRE. Schr M M Chase-33,470 ft lumber, 49 bbls herring. MATANZAS. Schr J F Kranz—5687 shooks and heads, 2304 box shooks. Foreign Import*. CADIZ. Bark Mary K Campbell—300 lasts salt to E Thomas & Co._ Receipt* of ITIaine Ccnral. Portland, Jan. 26. For Portland, 25 cars miscellaneous merchandise; for connecting roads, 91 cars miscellaneous mer chandise _ Daily Domestic Receipt*. By water conveyance—1000 bush Cornmeal to G. W. True & Co.__ lliniug Stock*. Closing prices at Portland Mining Exchange, by T. H. Mansfield & Co., brokers, 67 Exchange street I Portland, Me0 January 27: Acton...18@20 Portland Acton . 12 Forest City. 12 Ammonoosuc.1 00 Atlantic.1 65 @75 Eggemoggin.1 email@example.com Bluehill...8 00@8 2o Douglass.1 75@6 00 Darling Silver.1 00 Wankeag.7 25 Milton.@2 50 Mineral Hill .1 00 Deer isle.-.1 00 Young Hecla.1 00 Clark Silver. 10 Favorite (Club stock) . . 50 Preble “ “ . 33 V3 Grant.2 87 Twin Lead.2 00 Robert Emmett. .. 2 00 Enterprise Club. . &0 Boston Stock market. [Sales of the Broker’s Board, Jan. 27.] First Call. §10,000 Eastern Railroad 4%s. 89 61 Boston & Maine Railroad.120 26 Eastern Railroad. 37 24 .do.....30y2 Second Call. 200 Eastern Railroad. 36% 30.do. 36% New York Mock and Money market. New York, Jan. 27—Evening.—Money loaned between i5@6 per cent, on call and closed at 5 per cent.; prime mercantile paper at 6@6 percent. Sterling Exchange—actual business at 481% @ 482 for long r.nd 484 for short. Governments steady for 81s and 5s, and % higher for 4%s and 4s. Stocks strong. , „ , The transactions at the Stock Exchange aggregat ed 460.000 shares. me ioilowmg are to-day’s closing quotations of Government securities : United States 6’s, 1881, reg.104% United States 6’s, 1881, coup.104% United States new 5’s, reg.102% United States new 5’s. coup.103% biited States new 4%’s, rcg. fnited States new 4%% coup.107% Bitted States new 4’s,reg.10«'s Biited States new ..loo 8 ’acilie 6’s of ..t-8 The following were the closing quotations of Ihicago & Rock Island., llinois Central.IVo-,/ !.. B. & Quincy.i’S"'? , Ihicago & Alton.lo/i 2 Ihicago az Alton prefeired ." Ake Shore.' lichigan Central. 40i/g Crie preferred. Vet forthwestern preferred .‘JJ? lilwaukce&St. Paul. few Jersey Central. It. Paul preferred. Inion Pacific. Yestern Union Tel. Co.lUoya California miuiug Stocks. S vx Francisco, Jan. 27.—Tilt1 following are the ■losing Quotations of Mining stocks to-day: Vlpha.10 Vi Halo & Norcross.... 8 Vita. 4% Julia Consolidated. 2*4 Belcher.12% Justice. Wk Best & Belcher.12% Mexican .19% Bullion. 5% Northern Belle. •••10% laUforuia. 4 Ophir.19% Ihodar. 8% Overman . 8% lonsolidatedj Va .. 4% Raymond. 29-83 Eureka Con.16 Union Con...4b Jrown Point. 5% Sierra Nevada.2b Exchequer. 3% Yellow Jacket. o-v lould & Curry. OVs Boilic. 8-A IrandJPrizc. 1% Imperial.11-10 Savage. 7% Potoat. 5% ilfntertowu Cattle market. Watertown,Jan. 27.—Beef Cattle—receipts 463 head; good supply heavy Oxen, some especially well fatted; no material change: sales of choice 7 50® 7 55- extra 0 75:0.7 25; first quality at 6 OO'aJj 50; second quality at 5 00 u5 50; tliird quality at 4 00 S4 75; Store "Cattle, Working Oxen i» pair atSlOO iiltiO; Milch Cows and Calves at V20a V50; fancy Cfows at S55®05; Farrow Cows *10@S25;yearlings at *7<®$14; two years old at S12a$'2i); three years old'at *20®?36;\Vester.i fat Swine, live, at 5Vic If lb; Northern dressed ogs 6Vi@6%. Sheep and I.ambs—receipts 2352 head; market not very active except on best flocks, latter going at lull prices; prices declined xAc on medium and or dinary crades: sales in lots 2 50@4 50 each: _ extra G®6; Lambs at ova674 ; yeai waives »ya®u,w Chicago Lire Stock Market. Chicago, .Tan. 27.—Hogs—Receipts 28,000 head; shipments 5300;quality effering never better;mark et quiet and steady; mixed packing at 4 2604 60; light 4 3034 50; choice heavy at 4 5o@4 80. Sheep—receipts 2000 head; quiet and firmjall sold 3 6005 GO. _ Domestic Markets. Vfw YOKK.Jan. 27—Evening—Flour.—Receipts 0290 hbls; 5@15e higher and rather more doing for export and home use; sales 14,000 bbls; No 2 at 3 5034 35; Superfine Western ami State at 4 40 ® 5 lb: extra Western and State at 5 26®o 75; good to choice do at 5 8037 75; White Wheat Western extra at 5 7536 50; fancy do at 6 6008 00; ex tra Ohio at 5 5007 50; extra St; Loom at o Go® 8 00; patent Minnesota extra at 7 OOa8 00; choice to double extra at 8 1038 75. including 60O bbls City Mills extra (i 20@6 25; 2100 hbls No 2 at 3 50 34 35; 1300 bbls |Superttne 4 40®u 15; 1200 bbls low extra at 5 25(35 60; 3800 bbls Winter Wheat extra at 5 6507 75; 4700 bbls .Minnesota extra at 5 3038 75, market closing quiet. Southern flour is unchanged; sales 700 bbls; common to fair ex tra at 6 8006 25: good to choico do 6 30@7 75. Bve Flour dull at 4 8505 00. Wheat-exports 246,276; receipts 32,400; opened l@2c better but subsequently advance lost; closed 1/2®% c over the closing prices yesterday; sales 1,237,000, including 221,000 oil spot; rejected Spring 1 15: ungraded do 1 2<131 26; No 3 do 1 27; ungraded \Vinter Red at 1 3331 42: No 2 do at 1 42V401 44Va. imgraded White 1 83Va@l 40; No 1 White, 30.000 at 1 40® 1 41 Rye is strong and held 92c. Corel—exports 92 439; receipts 25,880; Vi@ViC better and rather quiet; sales 118,000, including 62,000 on spot; un graded at 59®61c; No 3 at 58c; steamer at 69V4@ 59%; No 2 at 60@61c; No 2 for February at 68 Va; May 64V6@54!4c. Oats—receipts 16,650 bush; opened Vac better and closed dull with advauce lost; sales 36,000 bush: 40y2e for unmerchantable; 47c for No 3; 47y2c do White: 47%@48c for No 2; 48348Vs<: do White; Mixed Western at 47c; White Western at 48®4SVac; Mixed State at 49yaffi50o; Wliite Penn. 48c. Sugar dull and depressed; llo hhds of Cuba Muscovado 7%c; 10O hhds Melado at 614 • fair to good refining quoted 7%@7ys ; refined easier; standard A 9%@9%; granuated 9i/a@9%; nowered and crushed 9%@9%- Molasses steady and quiet; Orleans 38@5oe. Petroleum firm and auiet; united at 1 08Vs; crude in bbls 7@8; refined at 8Va bid. Tallow steady at 6%. Pork steady and very quiet;^mess on spot ^quoted 12 bo, sales 500 bbls new for March at 13 20. Cut Meats steadily held and very quiet; middles dull and un changed. I-ard steady and fairly active; 3000 tes prime steam on spot at 7 90@7 92ya; 53o0 Febru ary at 7 80 for old, 7 82Va@7 87Va for new; 2750 for March, new 7 953 7 97 Ya. Butter is dull and easier; State at 17®3oc; Western 16@20. Cheese quiet andjsteady. . , . , Freights to Liverpool nominal; Wheat 4. CarcAGO.Jan. 27.—Flour nominal. Wheat unset tled and generally higher; No 2 Chicago Spring at 1 17 cash; l 1/vs ior January; ‘Ttr'i 119 for March; sales 1 18%@1 21 for March; No 3 Chicago Spring at 1 03. Corn is unsettled; opeued strong and higher, closing inside prices; 30% c cash and hid for February; 4l%c for May: sales 4194® 43c for May: rejected at 33%® 34c. Oats are quiet and firm 32c cash; 32ysc for February; 33c March; 3G%®3Sc for May. Kye firm 75c. Dressed Hogs steadyat 4 90®(®5 00. Pork closed higher 12 37® 12 40 cash; 12 4§@12 47% for Fobruary; 12 62% bid for March; 12 77% bid for April. Lard fairly active and shade higher at 7 37% for cash; 7 42y2 7 45 for February; 7 55 March. Bulk Meats steady ami unchanged. Keceipts—8,500 bbls flour, 49,000 bush wheat, 237.000 bush corn, 27,000 bush oats, 2400 bush rye, 12,000 bush barley. Shipments—6,500 bbls flour, 32,000 bush_wheat, 95.000 bush corn, 22,000 bush oats, 965 bush rye, 17,000 bush barley. , _ . , ^ At the afternoon call of the Board, Wheat closed active, firm and higher 1 18% for February;l 19% for March. Corn in active demand and %c higher. Oats in good demand and %c higher. Pork strong and 10c higher. Lard firm, not higher. ST. Louis, Jan. 27.—Flour firmer. Wheat closed unsettled and lowerjNo 2 Ked Fall 1 19% for cash asked; 1 19% for February; 1 23%@1 24% for March;1 27®1 29 for May. Coruelosed lower 34% c for February; 36%c March; 38%®38%c for May. Oats dull 37%c caBh; 37%@37%c for March;38'/2 ®39c for Mav. Kye is higher 73c. Barley is steady. Pork dull at 12 85 for cash; 12 76®12 85 for Feb ruary. Lard nominally at 7 25. Bulk Meats are unchanged. Receipts—3,000 bbls Hour, 2t.,000 bush wheat, 198.000 bush corn, 28,000 bush oats, 6,000 hush rye,’lO,000 oush barley. _ Shipments—2,000 bbls tom, 5,000 bush whoat, 29.000 bush corn, 3,000 bush oats, 2,000 bush barley, 0000 bush rye. ' Detroit, Jan. 27.—Wheat unsettled; extra nom inal: No 1 White at 1 24%; 124% for January; 1 25 for F’ebruary; 127% March; 1 30J for April; 1 31 for May. Milwaukee, Jan. 27.—Wheat dull at 1 18 for Feb.; 1 19% March. New York,Jan. 27.—Cotton Vs higher; Middling uplands 12% c. New Orleans, Jan. 27.—Cotton is strong; Mid dling uplands 12%c. Memphis, Jan. 27.—Cotton is firm; Middling up lands 11% c. Savannah, Jan. 27.—Cotton firm; Middling up lands at 12%c. , . Mobile,Jan.27.—Cotton strongjMiddling uplands at 12%e. _ European markets. London. .Jan. 27—12.30 P. M.—Consols 98% to money ana account. London, Jan. 27—12.30 P. M.—American secu rities—United States bonds, new 5s, 106%; new 4%s, 110%; new 4s, 1079s Liverpool,Jan. 27—12.30 P. M.-Cotton market steady;Middling uplands 7d;Orleans 7%;sales 8000 bales; for speculation and export 1,000; receipts 32,000, American 27,500. Liverpool, Jan. 27—12.30 P. M.—Flour 9 G® 12; Winter Wheat 10 4@11 2; Spring Wheat at 10 ®10 9; California average at 10 3®11 2; club do at 11 1@11 5; Corn at 5 5 A5 7; Peas at 0 9. Pro visions, &c.,—Pork at GO; Beef at 82; Bacon 36 6@ 38;Cbeese at 72; Lard 40 G. Tallow 30 G, at Lon don 45. __ NOTICE.—“Congress” is one of the oldest and largest selling baking powders in the United States. It makes light doughnuts, dumplings, biscuits, cake. &c., &c. CONGRESS Yeast Powder and Slade's English Mustard received the award at Mechanics Fair, 1878. Always reliable, and the ladies’ fav orite. ___ MARRIAGES. In this city, Jan. 24. by Rev. J. F. Morgan, Oscar Schroeter and Miss Emma Pulsifer, both of Capo Elizabeth. ' In this city, Jan. 2G, by Rev. J. F. Morgan, Geo. A. Seal of Peering and Miss Jennie M. Gillan of Portland. , . „ In this city, Jan. 27, at the residence of George Burnham Jr., Esq., by Rev. A. Dalton, Edward H. Trickey of Boston ana Miss Carrie R., daughter of the late Loring Sturdivant of Portland. DEATHS. In this citv, Jan. 27, Sirs. Lorinda L. Gill, wifo of Daniel Gill, aged G8 years 0 months. [Western papers please copy.] [Notice of funeral hereafter.] In this city, Jan. 27, Sirs. Emeline S. Munger, wifo of John W. Manger, aged GG years. [Notice of funeral hereafter.] In this city, Jan. 27, Mrs. Mary H., widow of the late Simon Armstrong, aged 63 years. [Funeral service Thursday afternoon at 3 o clock at No. 82 Myrtlo stycet. Burial at convenience of the family.] , , In this city, Jan. 27, Wm. II. Leavitt, aged 40 yrs 11 months. [Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2 o clock, at his late residence, on Lincoln street. Friends and relatives arc invited to attend. Burial at conven ience of the family. In this city, Jan. 27, Mabel, youngest daughter of Charles E. and Maggie A. Sherwood, aged 1 year. [Burial private.] , _ In Gorham, Jail. 5, of diphtheria, Cornelia W. Davis, only daughter of Woodbury and Lizzio M. Davis, aged 5 years 7 months. ig^“Tbe funeral service of the late Cornelius Waters of Gorham, will take place Thursday after noon at 2Vb o’cioek. Relatives and friends are in vited to attend. __ ItliPAKII Iti: OF OCEAN STEAMERS NAME FROM FOR DATE. Montana.New York..Liverpool.... Jan 27 Gallia.New York..Liverpool —Jan 28 Elysia.New York..London.dan 28 City of Montreal.. New Yark..Liverpool.J an 29 Suevia.New York..Hamburg.Jan 29 City Washington. .New York..Havana.Jan 29 Claribel.New York. .Kingston, J..Jan -9 Bermuda.New York..Bermuda.Jan 29 LakeNepigon.Portland... Liverpool ....Jan 30 Moravian.Halifax.Liverpool.—Jan ol Ethiopa.New York. .Glasgow.Jan ol Dominion.Portland... Liverpool.reb 0 Caspian.Halifax... .Liverpool.beb < Lake Winnipeg.. ..Portland ...Liverpool.beb 13 Circassian.Halifax.Lvierpool.b eb 14 Brooklyn.Portland...Liverpool.beb 20 MINIATURE ALMANAC.JANUARY 28 Sun rises. ... 7.23 I High water.ev. 01 Sun sets. 5.03 | Moon rises. 0.44 MARINE NEWS. PORT OF PORTLAND. TUESDAY. January 27. Arrived. Steamship Franconia, Mangnm, New York—mdse ^SteamerCity of Portland, Pikt, St John NB, via Eastport. Barque Mary K Campbell, (Br) Gray, Cadiz 37 ds with 300 lasts salt to Elias Thomas. V esssl to Chase, Leavitt & Co. _ , , _. _ _ . Sob Odell, Winslow, New York—seal te 0 L Raisa & Co. Sch Jerusha Baker, Chase, Machias,—potatoes to Isaac Berry. sen meoniinic, suniu, tuimwuun, iio, Sch Little Annie, (Br) St John, NB, for Boston. Sch Riverside, (Br) St John, NB, for Boston. Sch Kioka, Rogers, Calais for New York. Sch Ida, Wilson, Millbridee for Boston. Cleared. Steamship Franconia, Mangum, Yew York—Em ry & Fox. Brig Golconda, Hall, HAvana—Nutter, Kimball i Co. Sch John F Krauz, Freeman, Matanzas—Isaac Ornery. _ Sch M M Chase, Beers, Port Antonio, Ja—E II ;hase. In port, waiting favorable wind, brig H S Bishop; ichs J Nickerson, Minnie C Taylor, Mabel Hall, J F vranz, M M Chase, Congress, and others. FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. WISCASSET, Jan 22—Ar, sch J Whitehouse* Farnnam, Boston. Jan 24—Ar, sclis J H Miller, Blagdon, and Gen F E Spinner, Smith, Boston. Sid, sch Fanny Barney, Wallace, Rockland. Jan 20—Ar, sch L & M Knowles, Tibbetts, from Boston. SULLIVAN, Jan 24-Cld, sch Gipsy. Handy, for Portland. FROM MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE S1<1 fm Liverpool 24th, barque WmW Thomas, Boyd, Matanzas. Ar at Grimsby 20th inst, barque Emma X Crowell, Perry, San Francisco. Ar at Gibraltar 20th inst, brig Salistra, rartrulge, " Ar at Point-a-Pitro 3d inst, sch Helen J Hoi way, Thompson, Wilmington. Sid Dec 31, sch Lizzie Lane, W est, Navassa. DOMESTIC FORTH. SAN FRANCISCO—Ar 25th. barque Mary G Reed Carney, Victoria, VI. , „ ... . Ar 25tb, barque Mary G Reed, Carney, \ ictoria for Europe. , _ Cld 25th, ship St John, Smalley, Qupenstown. NEW ORLEANS—Cld 22d, barque Goldon Sheaf, Thompson, Havana; sch May Evelyn, Hanson, for Ruatan. „ „ . T r MOBILE—Ar 20th. sch Para, Leal, Greeuport, LI SAVANNAH—Ar 25th, sch W G Mowrey, Camp bell, Orient, LI. „ , Sid 24th, sch M E Gray, Croekett, Baltimore. CHARLESTON—Ar 24th, sch Geo Washington, Parsons, Baracoa. . .. . . BALTIMORE—Ar 20th, sch Hunter, Nash, from Newr York. . PHILADELPHIA—Cld 20th, brig Clara J Adams McFadden, Cardenas. NEW YORK—Ar 20th, sebs Paragon,V uson. Bos ton; Ella Pressey, Averill, Providence; Veto,Thorn dike, East Greenwich. Cld 20th, ship L B Gilchrist, Watts, London; sch Alta V Cole, Mitchell, Mobile. NEW HAVEN—Ar 25th, sch Mary W Hupper, Sumner, Pensacola. .... PROVIDENCE—Ar 20th, sch Mariel, Anderson, New York. , _ , _ ,f - m FALL RIVER—Ar 24th, sch Only bon, Mcader, Port Johnson. _ .. FALL RIVER—Ar 24th, sch Enterprise, Robin son, Philadelphia. , __ . , Sid 25th, schs Only Son, and Maria Adelaide, for New York; Caroline Knight, do. Sch Alice T Boardman, will winter here. DUTCH ISLAND HARBOR—Sid 20th,schs Sena tor, Bonsey, Providence for New York; Willie Luce, ten, Rockland for Norfolk; Dolly Vardcn, Smith, Canning, NS. for New York; Seth W Smith, Ash ford, Caiais for New York; Veto, Thorndike, hast Greenwich foi do. ... In port 26th, schs J F Carver.Wall, and George >v Snow, Cole, Providence for New York. NEW BEDFORD—Ar 24th, sell Rival, i' letcher, ^ VINEYARD-HAVEN—Ar 24th, brig Wm Robert son Laguna for Boston; schs A B Perry, Jackson ville for do; Corvo, Baltimore for Belfast; W Tree man Thomastou for New York; Nellie Chase, Deer Isle for do; H E Willard, Portland for Richmond Ar 25th, barque Norton Stover, MeAlevy, Balti more for Boston; schs Mary A Power Darien for Bath; Beni min, Pembroke for New York; Alaska, and Senator Grimes, Calais for do; Sammy Tord, do fordo; S P Brown, Biddeford for do; Dolphin, Cal ais for Fall River. ... Sld, schs H E Wiliard. W Freeman. Nellie Chase, Corvo, Benjamin, and others. HYANN1S—Ar 24th, schs Harbinger,V entworth, Portland for New York; Sammy Ford, Allen, Lubec t0BOSTON—Ar 26th, schs John Mayo, Bowen, Mys tic, ct; Ann Parker, Mitchell, Rockport. Cld 26th, schs Oliver Ames, Babbitt, Harm a s Harbor; Henry Sutton, Manson, and Harry L W hit ten, Rich, Boothbay. Sld 26th, barque Chalmette. Ar 27th, brig Wm Robertson, Harding, Lagnua; sch H S Bridges, Landrick, Perth Amboy. Cld 27th, brig Carrie Bertha, Hall, Matanzas; sch H L Whiton, Rich, Boothbay. GLOUCESTER—Ar 26th, sch Robert Woodruft, Lewis, Wiscasset. FOREIGN PORTS. Sld fm Manila 1st iust, ship Erie the Red, Allen, ^ Ar at^Buenos Ayres Dec 21, barque Woodside, Montgomery, Portland; brig Renshaw, Mahoney, Leith. AtMontevedio Dec 30th, barque Mary Jenncss, Oakes, for New York; brig Dou Jacinto, Herriinan, for do; and others. . Sld fm Pernambuco Dec 31, brig Hattie 31 Hain, Thestrup, New York. .. , . At Frontera 12th inst, sch San Juan, Curtis, for New York, ldg. Ar at Fort de France 12th mst, schs Susau Stct 011, Hale, from Jacksonville; Saarbruck, Clark, fm New York. _ _ , Ar at Poinba-Pitre 3d mst, schs Helen J Holway, Thompson, Wilmington, NC; 4th, 3Iinna A Reed, Nash, Boston, (and sailed 8th for Basse Terre. Sld 7th, schs Lizzie Lane, West, Navassa; Oliver Dyer,.Gordon, Antigua. Ar at Port Spain Dee 28, brig Addie Hale, Shep pard, New York. ,, , Sld 3d inst, barque Alex Campbell, Bunker, Cuba. At St Pierre 12th inst, sch Grace Webster, Young from Portland. _ At Surinam Dec 25, barque Clara E JIcGilvery, Walnut, for New York. , . „ „ Ar at Barbadoe3 5th inst, brigs Annie R Storer, Adams, Rio Janeiro; 5th, Mary C Maritier, Collins, Philadelphia; 7th, barque Caro, Gray, do; sch E A DeHart, Pinkham, New York, leaky; 8th, sch White Sea, Storer, Charleston. „ Ar at St Thomas 10th inst, sch E S Newman, Grif fin, Las Palmas, (and sld 19th for Cuba.) Sld 5th, sch Harry White, Hopkins, Mansanllla and New York; 9th, sch Addie K Warner, Lewis, for Jamaica; 20th, barque Celina, Hodgdou, Cuba. Ar at St Thomas 13th, sch 31inna A Reed, Nash, Ouadaloupe, (and sailed 19th for Cuba); 15th, H E ltiley, Coffin, Demarara. , .,, Ar at Demarara prev to 24th, sell Aldana Rokes, Rhodes, Baltimore; Dec 29, Emma MeAtlam,Young, New York; Jan 3, barque J H Chadwick, Robinson, Greenock. , ^ , At L’Usine Simon 12th iust, sch E G Willard, Young, from Portland, disg. Ar at Ponce 9th inst, sch Addie Ryerson, Miller, Portland. Ar at Cienfuegos 26th, brig John H Crandon, Pierce, Aspinwafl. _ „ „ Ar at St John. NB 24th, sch Chas E Sears, Turner Cld 24th, sch E 31 Sawyer, Falking, New York. [Latest by European steamers.] Sldfm Liverpool 13th, barque C SI Stanwoo’d, Webber, Baltimore. Cld at London 13th, Edwin Reed, Biard, Cardifi and Portland, O. Ar at Bombay 12th inst, Franconia, Otis, Ll*er pool. Sld fm Singapore Dec 8, Robert Porter, Nickels, New York. ,, Passed Straits of Sunda Nov 30, Fred P Litch field, Spaulding, from Hong Kong for New York; Dec 1, Adelaide Norris, Woodward, do for do, Cld at Townsville Nov 22, Addie E Sleeper, Sleep er, for Cairns, to load cedar for Loudon. SPOKKN. Jan 11, lat 4 20 S, Ion 35 10 W, barque Blanche How, Hussey, from Buei^s Ayres for Boston. Jan 12, oil Folks tone/ barque Rome, Paterson, from Antwerp for Charleston. Jan 23, lat 36, Ion 72, brie Henry T WTing, Small, from Pernambucoifor New York. SPECIAL NOTICES. STATE OF MAINE. In Senate, Jan. 22,1880. Ordered, The house concurring, that all peti tions or orders for legislation, save those for redress of wrongs, which may hn^resented to this legisla ture, after Monday, Feb. 2d, be referred to the next legislature; and that this order be published in the Daily Kennebec Journal, Maine Standard, Daily Eastern Argus, Daily Bangor Wig and Courier, Daily Commercial, Portland Daily Press, Portland Daily Advertiser, and Lewiston Evening Journal, pioviued the order may be suspended or rescinded at any timo by a majority vote of ihe members. Read and passed, C. W. Tilden, Secretary. In House, Read and passed in concurrence, O. Smith, Clerk. A true copy, Attest: C. W. Tilden, Secretary. ja26 dsntd Al^asa FIVE CENT CIGAR is the best at its price in tbo city. For sale at Sclilotterbeck’s Drug Store, 501 CONGRESS^ STREET. Open Twenty-Four Ifloura a Day. dec5 * “MU WilboFs Cod-Elver Oil and Eimc. Persons who have been taking Cod-Liver Oibwill be pleased to learn that Dr. Wilbor has succeeded, from directions of several professionel gentlemen, in combining the pure Oil and Lime in such a man ner that it is pleasant to the taste, and its effects in Lung complaints are truly wonderful. Very many persons whose cases were pronounced hopeless, and who had taken the clear Oil for a long timo without marked effect, have* been entirely cured by using this preparation. Bo sure and get the genuine. Manufactured only by A. B. Wilbor, Chemist, Boston. Sold by all druggists. ja24sneodlw CLOSING SALE —OF— Winter Dress Goods. We shall offer. THIS MORNING the balance of our Brocade Dress Goods and one lot Navy Blue Flannels, all wool, at 17 cents. These goods sell everywhere for 2.» cents. A good assortment of Dress Goods, all wool, 33 1-8 cts., which are the very best goods for the money ever offered in I’ortluud, and have recently been sell ing from *»0 to 62 1-2 cts. per yard. We would call attention to our large stock of Table Linen and Napkins w hich were purchased before the recent ad vance, and will be sold at prices to inter est unrties in want of this class of goods, j The balance of our Cloaks and Cloak ings going cbcap. Come and see us. RINES BROS. jalO u3tteodtf THE undersigned haring Juft returned to Port land from a »ix year* residence in Hanover, Germany, where he made the study of that lan 8aag* a specialty, is prepared to give lessons in erman to a limited number of pupils. Address. WALTER A. FORD, jaliOdeodlm No. 30 High Street, r nx ah _ H. i\. PIHK HAITI, Stockand BondBroker No. 50 Exchange St., ^PORTLAND, ME.„ .. TED STATES MINING (>1 BROADWAY, Now Yorlt Oity. President: EDWARD BATE** DOBSEY. Vice-Presidents. ARTHUR F. W1LM ARTH. A. FOSTER HIGGINS, JAMES D. FISH. HENRY HAVEMEYER, W ILLIAM 11. GUION. Secretary: Trease her: S. A. WHEELW RIGHT. H. B. L4IDLAW. Counsel: COUDERT BROS. This Company has been formed to meet a pressing and increasing want in Financial Circles of the United States, which is to investigate, by the best Engineering Talent employed SPECIALLY' In the interest of this Company, the real merits and value of Mining properties. The public can rely upon the assurance given by this Company, that every property which is offered to investors, bearing the Company’s endorsement, will have received the sanction of its Board, based upon reports of their own employed Engineers, from personal examina tion of the same; and investment in such properties can be made with safety and a reasonable certainty of success. The names of its Officers and Trustees guarantee that it will do what it undertakes in an honorable and trustworthy manner. DIRECTOR**. Edward Bates Dorsey, Mining Engineer. I. C. Babcock, Treasurer Adams Express Co. W>i. II. Guion, Of Williams & Guion Steamships. Wm. Pitt Sherman, Late Receiver and Treas. Erie It. R. Chan. M. Fry, President National Bank of New Yolk. -——' ' Jonathan Odell, Banker. I). S. Appleton, Of D. Appleton & Co., Pub lishers. Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., Lawyer. Arthur B. Graves, Prest. St. Nicholas National Bank. Jas. P. Robinson, Consulting Engineer, New Y'ork. v _ George W. Warren, N. Y. Life Ins. Co., Bos ton, Mass. „ , C. A. Whittier, Of Lee, Higginsou & Co., Bank ers, Boston, Mass. James D. Fish, President Marine National Bank. H. Havemeyer, Of Havemeyer, Eastwick & Co., Refiners. _ A. F. Wilmartii, Vice-President Home lire Ins. Co. Wm. L. Jenkins, Jr., Of Wm. S. Nichols & Co., Bankers. Geo. B. West, Commission Merchant. Thomas Manning, Broker. Henry W. Ford, President National Bank of Republic. Edward A. Flint, Consulting Engineer, Boston, Mass. A. Foster Higgins, U. S. Lloyd’s Marine In surance. _ , Chas. L. Perkins, 01 Perkins & Choate, Bankers. L. B. Greenleaf, Of Tower, Giddings & Co., llanlroru Unctnn \Tn«q J. Baker, Vice-President of St. Louis Sc San Francisco R. R., St. Louis. Mo. Arthur Sewall, Prest. Bath National Bank, Bath, Maine. The above Company now offer the following prop erty for subscription, at $10.00 por share. The Capital stock of the SPRIHG VALLEY Hydraulic Gold Cos., 200,000 Shares, (full paid and unasscssable) The property consists of 1215 acres of deep, gold hearing gravel, with water works which cost $500, 000, lands, flumes, buildings and all necessary mining appliances. $2,272,534.28 has been pro duced in the last six years, of which $1,380,399.21 hasbeen profit, The Company is to-day in a divi dend paving condition. The production fpr the last 70 days was $86,000, at a profit of $900 daily. The undersigned are the agents of the “United State** Mining Iuve*.meut Cr” They will furnish information concerning the “Spring Valley Hydraulic Gold Co.” and receive subscriptions for a limited amount of the stock at their office. Woodbury & Moulton -WITH JOHN E. DOW, THE VETEKAN INS. AGENT, OFFICE NO. 191 MIDDLE ST.. PORTLAND. Fiint-Cla** Offices and Prompt Settle Aienl of Lo***»e« a Specialty. ja23eod2w State, City and Town Bonds AND GOV’T SECURITIES BOUGHT A!\D SOLD. SAMUELHANSON, Banker and Broker, 194 MIDDLE STREET. je4 eodtf United States, State, City, Town and Railroad Bonds Bought and Sold by Woodbury & Moulton Cor. Middle & Exchange Sts. augS «o<ltJ Swan & Barrett, BANKERS AN# BROKERS, ISO Middle Street, (CANAL DANIS. BLOCK.) Dealers fit Government, munici pal and Railroad Securities. I S. “Called” Bonds C ASHED or exchanged on favorable terms. ja2 sneodtf H. HI. PAYS0N & GO , DEALERS IN' Government Bonds, CITY AND TOWN BONDS, RANK STOCK, &C. No. 32 Exchange Street POItTLANB, MAINE. au23eodtf FISH NETTINGS. H.&G.W. LORD, III Commercial St., Boston. MANUFACTURERS OF FISH NETTINGS of every description for the Atlantic Coast. MACK EREL, PORGY and HERRING NETTINGS, made from genuine HAWSER and CABLE laid HAD LEY TWINE, the Best in the market. Orders, Large or Small, filled, promptly, at short notice. LOWEST PRICES. de9 T.Th&S2m&« 6mo l Corns, Bunions Bad Nail*, C hilblain*. heuuiatiem, ant all Diseases of the Feet treat ewithout pain. Warm Rheumatic IVIedicH »d Foot Cufhs a Upceialty. DR. E. F. ART1A.YD, Surgeon Chiropodist, No. 16 Tlnrliet Square, Portland. ja20eo41m