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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 [email protected] 50. Yellow Corn,
Extra Spring..G [email protected] 25 j car lots G4
XX Spring—7 [email protected] 25]H. M. “ C3^
Patent Spring iQats, “ [email protected]
Wheats.9 [email protected] 50, Sacked Bran . 2100
Michigan Win- I Mids... @25 00
ter best.7 [email protected] 50 Corn, bag lots.. GG
Low Grade iMeal, “ .. G5
Michigan....G [email protected] 50 Oats, “ .. [email protected]
St. Louis Win- Bran, “ .. 22
ter good.7 [email protected] 50 Mid’ngs, “ .. @25
Winter fair ..6 [email protected] 75 Rye, “ .. 110
Winter best. ..7 [email protected] 00'
Produce. ProriuouH.
Turkeys.12%@15 Mess Bpef.»10 [email protected] 00
Chickens. [email protected] Ex Mess. .11 [email protected] 00
Fowl. 8®10 Plate.12 [email protected] 00
Eggs. 22§23 Ex Plate..13 [email protected] 50
Sw. Potatoes. .3 [email protected] 50 Pork—
New “ bbl 1 [email protected] Backs.. ..16|[email protected] 75
Irish potatoes, Clear.15 [email protected] 75
car lots__ [email protected] Mess.14 [email protected] 00
Onions, bbl.3 [email protected] 00 Hams. 9%@ 12
Hog crate. ...2 [email protected] 25 Lar<!.
Rounds... •• • • [email protected] Tub, & lb.8%@ S3/4
Cheewe. Tierces, lb P1. .83/[email protected] 8%
Maine_*... 11 %@14% Pail.10 @10y«
Vermont.12%@14% Kegs .
N. Y.Factory 12%@14% Bean*.
Frui) Pea.2 [email protected] 15
Oranges. Mediums.1 [email protected] 00
Palermos,pbx 3 [email protected] 00 Yellow Eyes. .2 [email protected] 25
Valencia,^ case$7l/[email protected] Butter.
“ p box Family, p lb.. [email protected] 30
Lemons. Store. [email protected] 22
Messina.4 [email protected] 50j Applet*.
Pale mos.4 [email protected] 25 Green .1 [email protected] 50
Nuts. Dried Western [email protected] 5
Peanuts— i do Eastern.. [email protected] 6%
Wilmington.l [email protected] 70 Sugar.
Virginia.1 [email protected] G2 Granulated.... @ 9%
Tennessee... 1 [email protected] 35 Extra C . @ 9%
Castana, p lb.. [email protected] C. @8%
Walnuts, “ [email protected] Syrups. @55
Filberts, “ [email protected]|
Pecau. " [email protected]
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:
[email protected]
Portland Acton . 12
Forest City. 12
Ammonoosuc.1 00
Atlantic.1 65 @75
Eggemoggin.1 [email protected]
Bluehill...8 [email protected] 2o
Douglass.1 [email protected] 00
Darling Silver.1 00
Wankeag.7 25
[email protected] 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 [email protected] per cent, on call and closed at 5 per
cent.; prime mercantile paper at [email protected] 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 *[email protected];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 [email protected]%.
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 80.
Sheep—receipts 2000 head; quiet and firmjall sold
3 6005 GO. _
Domestic Markets.
Vfw YOKK.Jan. 27—Evening—Flour.—Receipts
0290 hbls; [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 75.
Bve Flour dull at 4 8505 00. Wheat-exports
246,276; receipts 32,400; opened [email protected] 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 [email protected] 40; No 1 White, 30.000 at 1 40®
1 41 Rye is strong and held 92c. Corel—exports
92 439; receipts 25,880; [email protected] better and rather
quiet; sales 118,000, including 62,000 on spot; un
graded at 59®61c; No 3 at 58c; steamer at [email protected]
59%; No 2 at [email protected]; No 2 for February at 68 Va;
May [email protected]!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/[email protected]%;
nowered and crushed 9%@9%- Molasses steady
and quiet; Orleans [email protected] Petroleum firm and
auiet; united at 1 08Vs; crude in bbls [email protected]; 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 [email protected] 92ya; 53o0 Febru
ary at 7 80 for old, 7 [email protected] 87Va for new; 2750
for March, new 7 953 7 97 Ya. Butter is dull and
easier; State at 17®3oc; Western [email protected] 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 [email protected] 2; Spring Wheat at 10
®10 9; California average at 10 3®11 2; club do
at 11 [email protected] 5; Corn at 5 5 A5 7; Peas at 0 9. Pro
visions, &c.,—Pork at GO; Beef at 82; Bacon 36 [email protected]
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.
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H. HI. PAYS0N & GO ,
DEALERS IN'
Government Bonds,
CITY AND TOWN BONDS,
RANK STOCK, &C.
No. 32 Exchange Street
POItTLANB, MAINE.
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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

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