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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
Wlium JirSK lftf;2—YOL. 19. ' PORTLAND. MDAY MORNING. MAY 3. 1882. HOmaam 3 MH8. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted,) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 97 Exchanoe St., Pobtland. Terms- Eight Dollars a Tear. To mall cnLMXlh an Seven Dollars a Tear, U paid In advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS’ tl published every Thursday Mornino at $2.60 a year, if paid in advance at $2.00 a year. Kates of Advertising: One inch of spaee, the ength of column, constitutes a “square.” $1.60 per sq uare, daily first week; 76 coats per week after; three insertions or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day after first week, 60 oents. Half square, three insertions or less, 76 oents; one week, $1.00; 60 oents per week after. Special Notices, one-third additional. Undor head of “Amusements” and “Adotio* Sales,” $2.00 per square per -week; three inser tions or less. $1.60. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press (which has a large circulation in every part of the State), for $1.00 per square for first inser tion, and 60 oents per square for each sube nent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING GO. SPECiAL NOTICES BOYS’ KILT SUITS. Being crowded for room in our Suit and Cloak Department, we have decided to close out all our Boys’ Kilt Suits, at a great sacri Kce, commencing to day. my3 Linen Collars. 100 DOZ. Turn Down, 4 ply Linen Collars, regular $1.25 Col lar, but are slightly imper fect from laundering. Will De sold to-day at 75 cts. per 'doz. T. B. DAVIS, SOLE AGENT — FOR THE — PARKER GUN. Largeil Stock and Lowest Prices. NO. 178 MIDDLE ST., OPPOSITE POST OFFICE. ap28 siullw Cure Your Corns' BT USING ^ SCHLOTTERBEOK’S Com, Wart & Bunion Solvent. Entirely harmless; is not a caustic. It removes Corns. Warts, BunionB and Callous, without leaving a blemish. Brush for applying In each bottle. VSfA 'JURE IS OUAJLiNTEBD.^M* Price IS cents. Fnr sale by all Druggist.. Try it and you will be convinced like thoasasdi who nave used it and now testify to Its valne. j»,U for Schlotterbeek’. (lorn and Wart Solvent and take no other. nov23 _ »°<Itl YOUR OLD CLOTHES! Ladies — AND — Gentlemen Can be beautifully Dyed or Cleansed and Pressed by Tailor’s Pressmen, at a trifling expense, and ex pressed C.O.D. FOSTER’S FOREST CITY DTE HOUSE 13 Preble Street, PORTLAND, M AINE. Kid Gloves cleaned every day at 10 cents per pair jan23 sneodtf Proposals for White Marble or Granite for the Washington Monument. Engineer’s Office. Washington Monument, i Washington, D. C. April 25th, 1882. f SEALED proposals will be received at this office until 12 M. on the 15th day of May, 1882, and opened immediately thereafter in the presence of bidders, for furnishing at the site of the Wash ington Monument, in this city, Thirty-nine thousand (39,000) cubic ft. (more or less) of White Marble or twenty-three thousand (23,000) cubic ft. (more or iess) of Granite. Specifications, blanks, or any further information will be furnished from this office upon request of parties engaged in the business cf quarrying such materials. THOMAS LINCOLN CASEY, Lt. Col. Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer in charge. ap27 dOt Proposals for Fuel. Office of Light-House Inspector, ) ■First District, at Portland, Me,, April 29,1882. f Sealed PROPOSALS will be received at this Office until 12 o’clock M., on THURSDAY, the 16th day of June, 1882, for Fuel for Vessels and Stations in this District, for the fiscal year end ing June 30, 1883. Forms of Proposal and printed Specifications driving full particulars as to the kinds of fuel re quired, the quantity and quality, the terms of deliv ery ancl payment, can be obtained at this Office. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids and to wave any defects. ana w j HENRY F. PICKING, Commander U. S. N., mayleod3t Light House Inspector. ESTABLISHED IN 1849. 8. 8. PETTENOILL A CO.’S Advertising Agency, ‘•ssMfc.l r»pJS wa« ------ £ •&££Sigft. __-_ ~ sTitTMTEES, Advert! »ing Agent, TKKn«!V1 ST., ' * BOSTON. Contracts for Advertisements in Newspapers in all cities and towns of the United States and the BritifhProvinces. MISCELLANEOUS. Noted Men ! Dr. John F. Hancock, late President of the National Phar maceutical Association of the United States, says: " Brown's Iron Bitters has & heavy sale, is conceded to be a fine tonic; the character of the manu facturers is a voucher for its purity and medicinal excellence." Dr. Joseph Roberts, President Baltimore Pharmaceutical College, says: *‘I indorse it as a fine medicine, reliable as a strengthening tonic, free from alcoholic poisons/' Dr. J. Faris Moore, Ph. D., Professor of Pharmacy, Balti more Pharmaceutical College, says: “ Brown's Iron Bitters is a safe and reliable medicine, positively free from alcoholic poisons, and ean be recommended as a tonic for use among those who oppose alcohol." Dr. Edward Earickson, Secretary Baltimore College of Phar macy, says • " I indorse it as an excellent medicine, a good digestive agent, and a non-intoxicant in the fullest sense/* Dr. Richard Sapington, one of Baltimore’s oldest and most reliable physicians, says: "All who have used it praise its standard virtues, and tne well known character of the house which makes it is a sufficient guarantee of its being all that is claimed, for they are men who could not be in duced to offer anything else but a reliable medicine for public use." A Druggist Cured. Boonsboro, Md., Oct. is, 1880. Gentlemen: Brown's Iron Bit ters cured me of a bad attack of Indigestion and fullness in the stom achy Having tested it, I take pleas ure in recommending it to my cus tomers, and am glad to say it gives entire satisfaction to all." G*o. W. HorrMAN, Druggist. Ask your Druggist for Brown’s Iron Bitters, and take no other. One trial will convince you that it is just what you need. fel)24MW&F&wly YOU Should always keep it in the house. Ton muy need it very soon, if you do not now. PORTLAND. POBTLAND, Me., D©3. 15, 1881. Messrs. S. W. Fowle & Sons— Gentlemen: I am very slow to look with favor npon any preparation of the patent medicine kind, when I know nothing of its jomponent parts, only as set forth in advertisements. In the case of WIST AH'S BALSAM OF W fLD CHERRY, howev er, I look beyond that, and accept the favorable tes timony of those who purchase and use it in their fam ilies. As man and boy I have sold it for 30 years, and never had a bottle returned, or heard a enstom tomer say it did no good. On the contrary, I have heard much testimony in its favor, and have custom ers who keep it by them as a househould remedy for Coughs, Colds and all chest complaints incident to this season of the year. Very truly yours. JAMES B. TOTTEN, Apothecary, ap24eod&w2w Cor, of Middl and India sts. REMOVAL! NEW STORE ! BETTER JVACILITIES! OHAS. HEHR, CUTLER, having removed from hie old stand, No. 94 Ex change Street, to NO. 263 MIDDLE ST., where, with increased facilities, ne is better pre pared than ever before to wait upon his customers. PLEASE CALL AT THE NEW STAND Wo. 263imddle Street, for all kinds of Cutlery at LOW PRICES. CHAS.1IEHR, ap28 263 MIDDLE BTBEET. dlw INTERESTING to those In want of BOOTS and SHOES. In order to reduce our Stock to make room for Goods of our own manufacture. We offer at COST for the NEXT THIR TY DAYS our entire stock of Ladies’, Gents’, Boys’, Misses’, and Children’s Boots and Shoes. This is a rare oppor tunity as our Stock is large, and consists of goods from line hand sewed to com mon medium grades. Do not fail to call and examine our goods before buying elsewhere. WHITNEY GAITER SHOE C0„ Cor. Union St. Under Falmouth Hotel Jaul ' GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1878. BAKER’S JreaMasl Cocoa. * Warranted absolutely pure Cocoaf from which the excess of Oil has been removed. 11 has three times the strength of Cocoa mixed with Starch,.: . .. root or Sugar, and is th. r..fo» ~ fr.r more economi cal. it u delicious, nourishing, strengthening, easily digested, and admirably adapted for invalids as P well as for persons in health. Sold by Grocers everywhere. w. fiMKn & uu.j uorcuesier, Mass. feb24 aP,M&Wt»Pir Proposals for Provisions. Office of Ligiit-House, Inspector, ) 1st District, at Portland, Maine. \ April 29, 1882, ) SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this Office until 12 o’clock M, on THURSDAY, the 15th day of June, 1882, for Provisions for Vessels and Light Stations in this District, Forms of proposal and printed specifications giv ing full particulars as to the articles required, the quantity and quality, the terms of delivery and pay ment, can be obtained at this Office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, and to waive any defects. HENRY F. PICKING, Commander U. S. N., myleod3t Light-House Inspector. HORSE FOR SALE. A BAY HORSE, sound and in good condition, and is sold for r.o fault. May bo seen at Mr. Soule’s stable, rear 448 Cumberland st. cor of High St. apr28d6t* WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 3. METEOROLOGICAL. INDICATIONS FOE THE NEXT TWENTY-FOUB HOUSE. Was Dep’t Office Chief Signal ) Officer, Washington, D. C., > May 3, 1 A. M. ) For New England, Fair weather, north-westerly winds bocoming variable, stationary or higher temperature and pressure. _ Cautionary signals from Capo Henry to JLast pert. [special bulletin.] Occasional light rain or snow fallen in the Middle States and New England, but at this hour fair weather prevails in the districts east of the Mississippi river. Temperature has fallen 10 degrees in the Middle States and New England and risen 10 to 15 in the Northwest. Warm wave moving to the South and East is central in Montana and Dakota. Rain is in dicated Wednesday and Thursday in the Gulf States, Tennessee, Ohio Valley, upper Lake region aud the Northwest. Ill TELEGRAPH. MAINE THE CHEHRYFIELD MURDER. The) Murderer .Gives' a History of His Life-Convicted of Murder in the Second Degree. Calais, May 2.—The interest in the Can. ningham trial to-day was unabated. A great crowd thronged the court house, including a large number of ladles. Mrs. Brooks, A. S. Dorr, Jr., and J. It. Wil ley was recalled to the Btand, but their testi mony of yesterday was unshaken. Frank McGraw opened for the defence. He asked the same consideration that each juror would feel entitled to. The prisoner had the same rights and privileges as the President of the United States. He was uneducated, with out a trade or accomplishments. At the age of 14 he became acquainted with a married woman ten years older, and lived with her. He was willing, industrious, weak and innocent' She kept him about her continually. He grew fond of her and was with her most of the time. She said she loved him. Finally she made him a perfect slave till be loved her as passionately as a human being could. She told him she prayed for her husband’s death that she might marry him. When the husband died she accepted an engagement ring and went to live at his house. Suddenly, without warning, after having taken possession of him body and soul for eleven of the best years of his life, she cast him aside, utterly ignoring him, for no reason. He had had no moral or religious teaching, and goaded to madness by jealousy he committed the aot. He made no attempt to escape. The defence claimed that the course of his mistress led him to do the act, for which he was irresponsible. Cunninghhm took the stand and began the history of his life, when the court adjourned to 2 p. m. AFTERNOON, On reassembling at 2 p. m. the court room was literally packed. Cunningham again took the stand and testified as follows: Was born in London, England; am now 25 years of age; have lived since I was a year old in the Ridge district, village of Chorryfieldi have one brother a resident of Cambridge, and one brother and a sister in Cherryfield—all older than myself. I formed the acquain tance of Mrs. Sprague when a small boy about 14 years of age. She was married to Mr. Sprague at tbe time she lived as a housekeeper with Benjamin Morse, in a part of the house in which my father lived. I did her errands she apparently taking a great liking to me. I passed a large part of my time in her society. She would take me up alongside of her, caress and kiss me. She continued to treat me in a similar manner up to the time of her death. 1 met ber one nignt wnne returning irom up the road; she asked me into her house, and I took a chair. She sat down in my lap, fondled me and I remained till about 9 o’clock. When I rose to go she coaxed me to remain and I did so till the following morning and since that time have done with her as I liked. I was about 15 years of age. Her husband died last July and at her solicitation after his death * became engaged to be married to ber; I pur chased and gave her a ring; did not know her to receive attention from any other man up to within a week or so of her death. About a week previous to that event X saw her walk ing with Mr. Willey and understood he said he was going to walk with her again the first op portunity. I reproached her and she denied receiving any attention from Willey. I went to Mrs. Allen’s Sunday noon, March - 19. Mr. Willey, Mrs. Sprague and others were there. On passing her chair, X attempted to take her handkerchief from her pocket, and she told me to leaue it alone; it was not mine. I made no reply. She and Willey seemed to make much of each other. I remained there until late in the afternoon and then went home to tea, Mr. Dorr with me. After tea 1 started to go to church; 1 went into Mrs. Brooks’ till the crowd went by. While there I made no threats of any kind, whatever. Went to church and sat behind Mrs. Sprague; bad no conversa tion with her there. I passed out of the church ahead and remained on the steps until Mrs. Sprague and others passed out. X then walked down the sidewalk; saw Mrs. Sprague take Mr Willey’s arm. X have no recollection of any thing else until I found myself on the opposite side of the live. Went to my brother-in-law’s house and remained there until arrested. The State declined to cross-examine and the defence rested. JohnF. Lyn h made the closing argument for the defence, speaking nearly three hours. He admitted that the deed was committed by the prisoner, but he was so wrought up by the real or imaginary wrongs done him that his acts were involuntary. He gave a vivid word picture of the prisoner’s life with his victim from his boyhood—eleven of his best years spent under her influence. She was his whole life, and her sudden betrayal so affected hi* intellect that he was not responsible. He ap pealed entirely to the hearts and sympathies of the jury and did all that could be done with a bad case. County Attorney Bounds closed for the State presenting his side of the case in an able man" ner, confining himself to law points and the evidence. He spoke one hour. At 4.30 Judge Danforth charged the jury and the case was given to them at 5.30 and the court took a recess. [lateb.] 9.15 p. m.—The court reassembled and the fury came in with, a verdict of murder in the second degree. Tbe prisoner received the ver dict without emotion. Adjourned. Fire in Pittsfield. Pittsfield, May 2.—About 10 this moruiug fire was discovered in the stable belonging to H. B. Gardiner in this place, burning the stab e and house. Very little was saved. Par' tially insured. Longfellow’s Will. Boston, May 2.—The Judge of Probate to day ruled that certain interlineations in the body of tbe will of the late Henry W. Long fellow .should by right have been put in the form of a codicil and that provisions made in the same should be annulled. Among the be quests affected by this decision is one of $5000 to the poet's brother, Samuel, of Portland, which will accordingly revert to the sons of the deceased. _ MASSACHUSETTS. A Bold Highway Bobbery. Newburyport, May 2.—As Alonzo W. Bar ton of the Shoe Express, between Seabroob, N. H., and Haverhill, was on tbe main road half a mile from Newburyport, in East Salisbury, at 8 o’clock tonight, in a skeleton wagon, he was stopped by three men and robbed of SHOO, one man holding his horse while another level ed a revolver at his head demanding his money or his life. No arrests. Attacked by Pirates. New York, May 2.—Captain Yates of the bark Cardenas from Gaboon River, Africa, re ports in tbe latter port pirates of Pangwavs and Bakatlas captured and plundered a French cutter. The colonial government at Gaboon sent a force to recapture tbe cutter and have pirates delivered to them, when an action took place in which the French surgeon waB killed and three French soldiers wounded. The town of Mingmingi on an Island of that name in the river CoDgo was destroyed, and trade with the river emptying into the Gaboon is entirely de stroyed. IN ASHES. Dover, N. H., Visited by a Most Destructive Blaze. THE FREE BAPTIST CHURCH, BRUSH FACTORY, &c., CONSUMED. Four Persons Buried iu the Buius of the Church. [Special Dispatch to the Press.] Dover, N. H.,May 2—This morning at pre cisely twenty minutes before 8 o’clock an alarm of lire came from the brash manufacto ry of Lewis B. Laskey, next building west of the rear end of the Free Will Baptist Church on Washington street and standing but a very few feet—some eight or ten feet perhaps—from the oburch. The general alarm of the steam gong was immediately given and there was a rush of people at once. The 'fire department was very dilatory in getting to work, and be fore the steamers were roady for action the brush factory was all on fire inside and out, and the flames had communicated to the audi ence room of the church, also to a stable just north of the church and almost touching it. It was soon evident that this fine church was doomed and its entrance doors were opened to save its contents, which had the effect to cre ate a vigorous draft right through the building from basement to pinnacle, and the fire thence forth had its own way. Everybody who could took hold and cleared the church of all mova ble furniture and fixtures, pew cushions, set tees, chairs, pulpit, piano, and everything that it was possible to move was soon out, and car ried away to places of safety. The big organ could not be moved and was destroyed. In exactly one hour from tne time me aiarm was first given the tower and spire lurched to the northward and fell with a crash down up on the burning roof clear through the base to ment story, carrying down everything in its course. This was a relief, because no further danger of accident appeared, and the crowd a^ain began to rush up around the burning building. At this time the structure was very thoroughly gutted, and what an hour before was a fine, largo, commodious house of wor ship, was a total wreck and ruin. It is a terri ble loss to that parish and society. They had just succeeded in paying off all their debts and owned the property clear. The society was organized February 4, 1840, and worshipped in the wooden building where the Morning Star office now is until 1808, when the building now destroyed was erected at a cost of about $23,000. Since then some im provements have been made amounting to two or three thousand more, so that the property was worth at least £26,000, besides the organ, which would add some $1200 to $1500 more, making a total loss not far from $28,000. On this was only $6000 insurance, leaving the net loss at about $22,000—a heavy blow to that heretofore prosperous church and society. Fortunately the progress of the flames was stopped at this point, though many dwellings and other buildings caught fire from flying cin ders and a sweeping conflagation at times seemed inevitable. At 3.40 this afternoon the fire alarm again sounded and instantly came the report that the walls of the burned church had fallen and bur ied several persons underneath. The most in tense excitement prevailed and hundreds flock ed to the scene. It turned out that the walls had not fallen but several persons were inside upon the partially burned church'floor when it gave way," tumbling all together into the base ment and covering them with timbers, bricks, and all sorts of rubbish. Men went to work get them out and found four of them in all, Mrs. Stuart Clifford, Mrs. Whitney, whose husband is in the employ of Wm. T Lucas, Mr. Job Burleigh and a clerk in Tash’s shoe store whose name we could not get. Mrs. Clifford had both legs broken, and some inter nal injuries. Mrs. Whitney had one leg brok en, and was badly bruised. Mr. Burleigh bad ly bruised and hurt internally. The othre one severely bruised. The actual injuries of none of these persons can be obtainea as they can not be known without surgical examination. The total loss from the fire will foot up over $30,000, and so far as can be ascertained the to tal insurance is only $6800—$6000 on church— $800 on property of Laskey & Co.—a fatal lack of insurance to cover such a loss. THE JEANNETTE. Arrival of Lieut. Danenhower'and others at London—Particulars of the Loss of the Vessel. London, May 2.—A dispatch to the Standard from St. Petersburg says: Lieut. Danenhower, Seaman Cole and the Chinese steward of the Jeannette have arrived here. Newcomb will arrive on Tuesday. Cole is completely dement ed and is sometimes almost unmanageable. The American Legation will give an entertain ment in their honor on Wednesday. Lieut. Danenhower seems convinced that Capt. De Long will never be found alive. After a few days the party will proceed to Paris. Lieut. Danenhower contemplates reading a paper before the Royal Geographical Society on the possibilities of trade on the north coast of Siberia. He is loud in his praise of the Rus sians for the kind manner in which he and his companions have been treated by them. New Yoke, May 2.—The following is Lieut. Danenhower’s account of the sinking of the Jeannette: “When the order was given to abandon the ship, her hold was full of water, and she .was keeling twenty-three degrees to starboard at the time, the water was on the lower side of the spar deck. We had a large quantity of provisions on the ice about a hundred yards from the ship. We also had three boats. The order was given to camp and get coffee, so we pitched our tent abreast of the whale boat, and I set abeut fitting out for the retreat. While waiting for coffee I walked over to the ship to take a final look at her, and found the captain, Boatswain Coles and Carpenter Sweetman on the port side, looking at her under water body, which was hove well out of water. I observed that the ship’s side, between tho foremast and smoke stack, had been buckled iu by the pres sure, and that the second whale boat was hang ing at the davits, and also that the steam cut ter was lying on the ice near by. Coles and Sweetman asked the captain if we could lower the seoond whale boat, and the captain said ‘No.’ Tha three boats, howevor, were consid ered enough. I then suggested to the men to return to the camp, for the captain doubtless wished to be alone with the Jeannette in her last moments. vVe three returned to the camp together, having to jump across numerous wide cracks and from piece to piece, and soon after the watch was set and the order given to turn in. Most of us obeyed the order promptly, and were just getting into our bags when we heard a crack and a cry from some one in the Cap tain’s tent. The ice had cracked immediately under the Captain’s tent, and Erickson would have gone into the water but for the mackin tosh blanket in which he and the others were lying, the weight of the others at the ends keeping the middle of it from falling through. The order was immediately given to shift to another floe piece which Mr. Dunbar selected for us. This was about three hundred yards from the untenable ship. After about two hours’ work we succeeded in shifting all our goods and our three boats to it. We then turn ed in. About four o’clock I was awakened by Seamem Kuehne calling his relief, Fireman Bartlett, who was in our tent. Kuehne called to Bartlett that the ship was sinking, and the latter jumped to the tent door and saw the spars of the Jeannette after the hull was below the surface. We heard the crash, but those were the only two men who saw the vessel disappear, it was said mat me ice nrstcioseu upon her, then relaxing, allowed the wreck to sink. The yards caught across the ice and broke off. but being held by the lifts and braces, were carried down a depth of thirty-eight fathoms. The next morning the captain and others visited the spot and found only one cabin chair and a few pieces of wood, which was all that remained of the Jeannette. The Jeannette sank about 4 o’clock the morning of Monday, June 13. Oar retreat commenced on the 17th, the anniversary of Buukef Hill. We were detained there four days iu making pre parations, and on the doctor’srecommendation, awaiting the improvement of about a quarter of our party, who were debilitated by stomach disorders, supposed to be tin poisoning from tomato cans.” _ WASHINGTON. The Boston Collectorship. Washington, May 2.—The Senate commit" tee on commerce today, by a vote of five against four, deeided to report favorably on the nomination of Roland Worthington for Collec tor of Customs at Boston. The Star. Route Cases. In the criminal court today motions to quash the indictments in the Star Route cases of Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Donohoe and Hender son, which were made Saturday, were argued by Messis. Ker for the prosecution and Houu sbell for thedefence. At the conclusion of the arguments Judge Wylie overruled all the mo tions. Miscellaneous. The examination of Senator Blair before the House committeo on foreign affairs, will be re sumed Thursday morning. Base Ball. At Worcester—Worcesters 11, Bostons 10. At Cleveland- Detroits 7, Clevelands 1. A t Providence—Providence 17, Troys 1. XLVIIth Congress-lst Session. SENATE. Washington, May 2. Mr. Anthony presented resolutions of the Iowa legislature recommending legislation to enable states in proportion to their illiterate population to establish and maintain scheo.r for the education of children. Mr. Maxey reported favorable from the mili tary committee a bill authorizing recruits in the army to purchase on credit articles necessa ry for their cleanliness and comfort. Calendar A bill to extend the time for filing claims for horses and equipments lost by officers and en listed men and the House joint resolution do nating 12 condemned cannon to the Morton Monumental association of Indiana, were fav orably reported by Mr. Cockrell from the mili tary committee. The latter is amended by in serting “cast iron” before cannon.” This bill was taken up on motion of Mr. Harrison and passed as amended. A number of Senato bills were passed and further discussion ensued upon the bill remov ing disqualifications of exConfederates for army appointments. After brief remarks by Messrs. Plumb, Maxey, Hampton and .Call the pend ing motion to refer the bill to the judiciary committee was defeated. 'Ayes 23, nays 24. The bill then went over until to-morrow. Several bills for erection of public buildings were passed. Mr. Lapham introduced a bill proposing an amendment to the constitution prohibiting any denial or abridgement of suffrago on account of sex. Referred to the committee on woman suffrage. Tha Senate resumed consideration of unfin ished business, bill to establish a court of ap peals. Mr. Morgan had read fby the clerk a substitute providing for a cour t of federal ap peals, He said this had been prepared by a member of the district bar and he preferred its arrangement to that of the bill. An accumu lation of business in all the federal courts had resulted from thrusting upon those courts new elements of administrat on. His plan would be torut down the jurisdiction of federal courts and regulate extraneous subjocts to the state court where they originally belonged. He could not subscribe to a proposition of the bill that the present judges shall sit as members of an appellate court. He asserted that some dis trict judges were unfit for any such reponsible positions. Some of them had tbeen mere par tisan tools, and ho preferred new judges taken fresh from the people rather than tbo old fos sils on the benoh who had become indurated in the service of their party, rather than of the country. The committee amendments upon the tenth section relating to appeals to the supreme court in patent and copyright cases involving less than $5000 were agreed (to. Considerable objection was manifested to this amendment and Messrs. Butler, Garland and Vest gave notice of amendments. The bill was then laid over as unfinished business for to-morrow. Adjourned. HOUSE. Alter some question as to preceuenoo me Speaker announced the regular order to be the consideration of a bill appropriating 875,000 for the erotion of a public building at Hannibal, Missouri. The bill was passed. At 1.20 the House went into committee of the whole on the tariff commission bill. Messrs. Chace and Hewett of Alabama fa vored the bill and Mr. Herbert opposed it. The committee then rose. Mr. Page moved to take from the Speaker’s table the Chinese bill with Senate amend ments, for the purpose of concurrence. There were no objections and the amendments were concurred in. A message was received from the President transmitting diplomatic correspondence touch ing the conditions of Israelites in Russia. Re ferred to the committee on foreigu affairs. Adjourned. THE INDIANS. Another Engagement with Hostiles—The Red Devils Vanquished. Washington, May 2.—Capt. Tupper of the sixth cavalry, in command of two companies, reports from a camp on the east ssde of Ammas Mountains, Apil 28th, as follows: We jumped a large force of Indians at day break tlii• morning, about 35 miles east of Cloverdale, and killed 12 or 15, among them Locos’ son, and captured 70 head.of stock.lhe engagement lasted until noon, but we were unable to dislodge them from their very strong natural position. The stock was cut off by cav alry in the first charge andgunder fire withdrew my command quietly and without loss or apparent encouragement to the hostiles. During the fight Loco endeavored to induce our scouts to turn against us. Our casualties were, in Co. M. one man killed and one wounded; in Co. G. one man wounded slightly and two horses killed. All the men behaved handsomely. It appeared our last chance at the hostiles, as they were right on the Mexican border, and they seemed somewhat desperate, as their force was at least four times greater than estimated. By direction of Gen. Forsyth I will proceed in further pursuit tomorrow. NEW YOJ1K. Opening of the Musical Festival.! New York, May 2—The Seventh Regiment armory was nearly filled this evening on the occasion of the opening of the musical festi val. The audience gave Theodore Thomas and his orchestra of 300 and chorus of 1800 a cordial reception. Annie Louise Cary failed to appear owing to illness, The proceedings went off very tamely until the appearance of Frau Triederich ,Materna who was received with a storm of applause. The chorus and or chestra showed effective and |careful training. MEXI A Terrible Scurge. Bbownville, Tex., May 2.—Black small pox is killing off thousands of inhabitants of the states of Sinals and CaB peachy in Mexico. All the doctors are treatiug the people without compensation. A perfect panic prevails. A Bloody Fight with Bandits. Yabmeka, Max., May 2.—A terrible battle was fought near this place to-day between a company at Mexican dragoons under command of Cayetano Novego and the famous bandit Teodalo Caballerose in which the troops were badly defeated after a hard and long fight. Novego being killed. The robbers rode away to the mountain fastnesses after the struggles* Jennie Cramer’s Murder. New Haven, May 2.—In the Malley trial to-day Prof. Chittenden was cross examined by attorney Case. He stated from examinations he ;had previously made of other bodies, he was led to the opin ion indirectly that the arsenic in Jennie Cram er’s body was taken in a soluble form. He then went into details in reference t o the examina tion of Jennie Cramer’s body, January 27th, without eliciting anything new. Th“ noon re cess was ordered at 12.45. The afternoon session of tli e court was de voted to a long cross-examination of Prof. Chittenden, in which was detailed anew his examination of the |body and analysis of the muscles and bony tissue, together with a state ment that the bones contained no arsenic. Dr. Prudden was recalled and reasserted his opinion of Jennie Cramer’s death was arsen ical paisoning. 'Witness declared arsenic was found in the body and was widely distributed in it. Adjourned. Bishop Foss Better. Minneapolis, May 2.—Bishop Foss, who has been quite seriously ill for some days witn ma larial fever, is much improved and though still confined to his bed is considered out of danger. _ Foreign Notes. A (St. Petersburg dispatch says after six weeks’ trial for embezzlement of state money, four functionaries of the ministry of domains have been . sentenced to deprivation of their rank of nobility and be exiled. The vessel wrecked at Swanage, England, with loss of all bands, was ship Alexanda roona of St. John, N. B., bound from Rotter drm in ballast to Cardiff. Her crew numbered about 18. The vessel was of 1274 tons register, owned by Stevens Brother & Co. and others. Insurance in St. John amounted to §19,000. A London despatch says John Nelson Derby, a religious writer, is dead, aged 82. MINOR TELEGRAMS. The new First National bank of Portsmouth has been numbered 2672. The Massachusetts legislaeive committee ap pointed to investigote the charges of bribery against ihe Boston & Maine railroad in at tempting to influence members to vote by of fers of passes decided to roport that the charg es are not sustained. A statement published in the Provincial pa per that steamer Western Monarch, with 300 emigrants for New Zeland has been lost with all on board, proves unfounded. Papers have been served upon Mayor Nolan of Albany, New York., requiring him to show cause why John Swinburne should not be de clared elected Mayor of Albany. Crane’s dairy barn at Lyndon, N. J., was burned yesterday and 18 cows perished. Monday, off Sandy Hook, Michael Murphy, boatswain, stabbed James Keogb, seaman, in. stantly killing him. Two river piaates boarded the brig Hastings on North river, Monday night. Joseph Palm er, a sailor, shot one dead, his body falling into ' the river, and he captured the other, Mike Lally, only 19 years old. Caleb S. Woodruff, clerk of the water board of Rath way, N. J., is missing; also §4000 of the funds ot the board. Cole’s carriage factory, Barr & Co.’s ma chine shop and other buildings at Wilmington, Del., have been burned. Loss §80,600. Over 3000 emigrants arrived in New York, yesterday. Steamer Daniel Steinman at New York from Liverpool, passed 166 icebergs. FOREIGN. Forster, Chie Secretary of Ireland, Resigns. I X xlRNELL AND OTHER MEMBERS RE LEASED FROM JAIL. -- Great Rejoicing Throughout Ireland. London, May 2.—In the House of Lords this evening Earl Granville announced the resignation of W. E Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and the intention of the govern ment to release the three imprisoned members of Parliament. Earl Granville explained that Earl Cowper had not resigned the Lord Lieutenancy on account of any difference with the government in regard to their policy. Granville stated that reconsideration of the prisoners’ cases would not extend to the case of Michael Davitt. Gladstone in the Commons made an an nouncement similar to that of Granville in the House of Lords. Gladstone stated a large number of suspoctB would be released and that the government instead of renewing the coer cion act would introduce a measure remedying the administration of justice in Ireland. In structions had already been sent to Ireland for release of the three imprisoned members of Parliament and the lists of suspects were be ing carefully considered with a view to the re lease of all except those arrested on suspicion of having been personally concerned in out rages. Thesejreleases would he on the govern ment’s sole responsibility. Gladstone Btated Forster had resigned be cause he was not willing to share this respon sibility and that Forster would make a per sonal explanation Thursday. The measure which the government will introduce remedy ing the administration of justice in|Ireland deals with protection of life and property. Mr. Sexton at the conclusion of Gladstone’s remarks arose and said the government had taken the first step in a policy that would crown the administration fwith glory and ■ produce ties of mutual interest between Ire land and England. Gladstone, speaking with reference to the coercion act, made a special reservation that if peace and security should be jeopardized by the action of secret socieries the government would consider it its duty to propose counter acting measures. He declared the government did not think the coercion act had failed, as it had served an important purpose in a great crisis. He warmly praised the manner iu | which Forster had performed his duties and expressed regret at his retirement. He de clared none of the measures announced in the Qaeen’s speech at the opening of the session except the resolutions in regard to the rules of parliamentary procedure would be allowed fb stand in the way of measures which the gov ernment would introduce for restoring peace ond order in Ireland. Anotner (joinery uixpiooion. Seven persons have bean killed by an explo sion in the Victoria colliery near Leeds. Irish Affairs. The Times states that Earl Spencer, Lord Lieutenant ol Ireland, will remain Lord Pres ident of the Council, the duties of that post during his absence in Ireland being performed by Lord Corlingford, Lord Privy Seal. It will be formally decided to-day whether the sus pects are to be liberated. The correspondence between the Government of Great Britain and the United States relative to the suspects will show that there has been no weak acknowl edgement of pretensions inconsistent with in ternational law and common sense. Great Britain has firmly maintained the position that American Irishmen |in Ireland must submit like other Irishmen to the laws deemed neces sary by Parliament. It is in deference to the comity of nations, not to any claim of right that prisoners of American nationality were offered their liberty if they would leave the country. If some of them foolishly and inso lently refused to give such a pledge they must take the chance of remaining in jail ar long as the Executive deems necessary. It is howev er no longer doubtful that the cabinet is con sidering whether the prisoners may not be set at liberty except those who were arrested on suspicion of being personally concerned in the outrage. There are spontaneous rejoicings throughout Ireland over tho the release of leaguers at Lim erick. Many of the people da need with joy, shouting “Ferster is gone! God save Ireland.” Bauds turned out at Water tu end emblems of rejoicing are universal. Fires are blazing on the Wicklow hills. London, May 2.—The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Chamberlain, president of the board of trade, or 3Jt. Hon. George Shaw Levere, commission er of works and building, will probably suc ceed Forster. Dublin, May 2.—There was great excite ment on the news being received of the resig nation of Forster. Crowds -gathered on the streets and cheered for Parnell and groaned for Forster and bands paraded the city playing national airs. Parnell, Dillon and O’Kelley have been re leased! from Kilmainham jail. After release they drove in a cab round the outskirts of the city to Harcouri street station where they took a train for Avondale. They will remain at Parnell’s residence two days and arrive in London Friday. Five suspects wore unconditionally released from Naas j» I to-day. 1H METHOD Cio r c of the Maine Con ference. Augusta, May 2. Yesterday afternoon at ,2.30 the Conference met according to adjournment, Rev. C. F. Al len in the chair. • Rev. Wm. Taylor, the missionary, addressed the Conference at considerable length on the peculiar charactor of his work. C. Munger reported from the committee on Methodist literature. The report was adopted, and an abstract is to be prepared for the min utes. A resolution was presented by C. W. Brad lee asking the appointment of a traveling book agent within the bounds of the Conference and nominated N. C. Clifford for that agency. D. B. Randall reported for the committee on temperance and tobacco, presenting strong resolutions against the manufacture, sale and use under any circumstances of any intoxicating liquors; pledging the Conference to use all its influence, moral, religious and political, in favor of prohibition, and condemning com plicity with the rum business by letting build ings for the business or in any other way. The resolution censured President Arthur for again introducing intoxicating liquors Into the White House, also strongly condemned the use or sale of tobacoo as inconsistent with Christian and ministerial character. Voted, To amend by striking out the third resolution, which refuses church membership to any one using tobacco. Adjourned to 7.30 p. m. HVKHXflU 3E33IUH. At 7.30 the service opened with prayer by Rev. Win. Taylor. James Nixon and D. W. LeLaoheur were granted a supernnmary relation. The report on temperance was adopted. The committee on home missions reported $860 in the treasury, for home missions during the coming year. S. Allen presented resolutions of esteem and respect for Messrs. Lord and Hawks; that in retiring from the active work of the itineracy they carry with them assurances of our respect for long and faithful service and loyalty to the church. Adopted by a rising vote. Resolution by D. B. Randall that preachers living in parsonages, be allowed ten days in which to vacate them after conference. Resolution of thanks to Mr. Randall for at tention to railroad transportation and that he be continued agent. Resolution was adopted. A collection was taken to defray incidental expenses. A.resolution of thanks to the Kennebec Journal'and its reporters for the kind and faithful reports published; also to the pastors and people for the courteous reception of the Conference to their houses. W. S. Jones, statistical secretary, ra,'> tted. The report was adopted, and ordered on l " The committees for examining candid ,,68 for admission to Conference, triers of appeals and various other committees were chosen. Vote of thanks to railroads was passed, on motion of Hr. Allen. jgVote of thanks and |welcome to our bishop was passed by a rising vote. Resolution of thanks to the Congregational Church for their courtesy in granting the Con ference the use of their church on the Sab bath was presented by 8. P. Werbeethe. Passed by a rising vote. The journal was read and approved. The hymn was then sung, “And let our bod ies part,” and after a few very appropriate re marks by the bishop the vote parted to ad journ with the benediction after the appoint ments wore made. The “Book of Fate” was then opened and the homo of about a hundred ministers and their families was fixed for weal or woe for the coming year. It has been a pleasant Conference, most roy ally entertained, harmonious in course and ac tion and every one seems very happy in the new arrangement of nisterial service. _ W. A Good Record. In-Bpeaking of the work of the present Con gress Senator Frye said: “There are three measures already passed or assured on which alone the Republlban party can go to the coun try this fall and fairly claim the election of a Republican House of Representatives. The resolution for the appointment of a commission to investigate the alcoholic liqnor traffic has been waiting before Congress for the last ten years, during six of which the Democrats bad control of the House. It has been passed by the Senate over the opposition of the Demo cratic Senators, and will undoubtedly be passed by the House. The Republican party can fairly claim that it has done for the temper ance sentiment of the country wbat the Demo cratic party was not willing to do, either now or when it had control of Congress. The ques tion of polygamy has been before Congress for many years. The Democratic party has never been willing, either as a majority or minority in Congress, to take any effectual action to sap press that evil. This Congress has passed and passed promptly the most stringent and effec tive law that has ever been adopted on that subject. The Democratic party was never able or willing, in the six years it controlled the Honre, to revise the tariff and remove its inequalities. This Congress will undoubtedly pass t^e commission bill, which means a thorough revision of the tariff. That la record enough for one session of one Congress. ” According to a despatch from Rochester, an inventor named Henkle has made a oontract with the Prospect Park Association, of Niaga ra Falls, with a view to uaing the Niagara wat er power for the purpose of generating electri city for illuminating purposes. He proposes, by means of underground cables, to convey the electricity as far East as Boston, and as far West as Chicago, in sufficient quantities to ful ly light both cities. His plan is to erect “enor mous hydraulic machinery” on the American side of the river, just below the Falls, and his contract is said to secure him the refusal of the Prospect Park property and three acres outside of it for 81,000,000. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Portland Daily Wholesale Merkel. Portland, May 2. There was a good supply of fresh fish in the mark et to-day and prices were weak and trade very dull; eight or ten small vessels arrived this afternoon with an aggregate of about 66,000 pounds of cod and haddock, and six or seven hundred ponnds of halibut. The wholesale price for halibut was 10c; fare lots of cod and haddock were bought at a very low figure. Breadstuffs are firmly held. Provisions are quiet and steady. Corn ana Oats quiet and firm. At the West the markets were generally higher on Provisions and grain. The Liverpool market for Wheat is strong and Corn firm. Sugar and Molasses are easier In tone without auotable change in rates. Potatoes scarce; Early Rose higher at 1 16; White Brooks 96c and Scotch at 85c. Bermuda Onions show a slight falling off. Fresh Beef is strongly held at yesterday’s advance. The following are to-day's quotations of Flour, Grain, Provisions. <tc. Flour. Slperfine.4 7625 50 Kxtra Spring. .6 76®6 25 XI Soring. ...7 00®7 60 Patent Spring Wheat*.8 76@9 60 M.ehlgan V7in ter bait. 7 00*7 25 uraio. H. M. old/ Corn, oar lota @93 New Corn, oar lots, @92 Oats, “ 64 Sacked Bran 00@28 00 Mids.. 30 00 Cotton Seed,car lot 30 00 “ bag lots 34 00 Corn,bag loti.. 93 Meal, “ 88 Oats, “ 66 Bran, 14 .. 30 00 Mids, “ .. 32 00 Rye, 44 .. 13t Prarlaiaas. Mess Beet. . 12 00@12 50 Ex Mess. .13 0O@13 60 Plate.16 00@15 60 Ex Plato..l6C0@16 60 Pork Backs ..23 60@24 00 Clear. . 22 60@23 00 Mess... 20 00@20 50 Hams.12% @13 Round Hogs.... @9 Lara. rub,^ft....l2%(®12^ Heroes, lb ^-.12%@12^ Pad.... .. 12yaIl3% Beanm. Pea. ...3 76@4 00 Mediums.3 76@3 86 Yellow Eyes.. 3 25@3 37 Batter. Creamery.28 @30 Gilt EdgeVermont28@30 Choice 44 22@26 Good. 1B@22 Store... .16@17 Cheese. M&lno.12Vfc@15 Vermont... .12Yj@15 Y Factory.l2ya@16 Skims. 7Mi@ 8 Applea. Perbbl.2 25 a 3 25 Cooking.2 6U@3 00 Evaporated.14@16 Dried Western....6Vi@7 do Eastern.... 6 V* @7 FREIGHTS—There is a good aemanu ior ice Tee eels; tonnage of all kinds is very light. The fol lowing charters were made for the week cndng May 2d: Schr A. J. York, Bangor to' elphia, lath, 66c. Schr Fred Gray, Kennebec to Newark, lumber $2, loaded and Kennebec and Newark towage. Schr Olive Elizabeth, Portland to Glen Cove, N. T., empty bbls lOo. Schr Congress, Por and to New York, lumber *2. Schr Eliza Willia s, angor to Norwich, Conn, lumber 2.76. Schr Charles Carroll, Gun Point to Somers' Point, ice 1.26. Bark Christina, Musquash, N. B., da Us to direct port in British Channel 62s 6d. Schr Geo. W. Jewett, Wilmington to Portland, ic sawed lumber 7.60. Schr NellieF. Sawyer, Bangor to Nassau, N. P. lump sum $1100. Schr Marlel, Kennebec to Sound port, lumber at 2.76. 1 A schooner with 860,000 ft lumber Savannah to Baltimore, 6.76 M. Nor. Bark Grid,Portland to Buenos Ayres .lumber 13.0c. Bark Ada Carter, Portland to Matanzas or Carde nas, Shooks and heads 26c, if Havana 28c. Sohr Ella M. Watte, Rookport to Pensacola, ice 1.60, and back to Boston or Sound, lumber $10. Schr Mary E. Long, Boothbay to Philadelphia, ice 76e. Schr Mary Jane, Bangor to New York, lumber 2.76. • Brig G. W. Halls, Portland to north side Cuba, shooks and heads 24e, if Havana 28c. Schr Addle, Wiscasset to Providence, lumber $2. Fresh Beef Market. Corrected for the Piutss daily by Wheeler, Sulft ft Oo., Commission Merchants in Chicago Dressed Beef, Franklin Wharf: Sides.11 @12 Fores.9 @10 Baeks. 9@10Mi Rumps.16Mi@16tt Hinds.13 ®15 Rattles. 9 ® 9V4 Rounds.10^4®11\4 Loins.19 (0,31 KUmi' LOIBS.... Daily DeueaMc Receipts. By watereoavoyanoe— l'»U bath Oornni )il t> '1 Sr . j vja p Go. _ Receipts by Railroad—May 2. > Grand Trunk Railway—66 cars lumber, 2 cars’ flour 27 cars grain, 13 cars general merchandise, 6 cars for steamship, 1 car live stock, 26 cars other freight. Eastern Railroad—160 sacks bran, 1 car pig iron, 760 bbis flour, lot miscellaneous freight. Maine Central—11 cars granite, 2 cirs iron, 1 car shingles, 4 cars barrels, 1 car slate, 1 car hay, 1 car shooks, 2 cars hoops, 1 car pulp, 20 cars mis cellaneous and 74 cars for connecting roads. Boston & Maine—8 oars flour, 9 boxes trees, 3 cars corn. 40 barrels syrup, 108 qrs. fresh beef, 30 plates and 49 circles steel, 8 boxes scales. Dry (lomli Wholesale market. The following quotations are wholesale prices and corrected dally by Storer Bros. St Co., Dry Goods, Woolens and Fanoy Goods, 144 to 162 Middle street: nNBLXAOHKD COTTONS. Heavy 36 in. 7Va® Med. 36 in. 6V,® 7V, r.i jlit. 36 in. 6 @6 Pine 40 in. 7V4S 9 Fine 7-4.14@17 Fine 8-4.1&®22 Fine 9-4.22«26 Fine 10-4 — 27to@32Mi BL.BACHT5D COTTONS. Bast 36 In. .HWi@13 Mad. 36 in.. 8 @11 ^ight36In.. 6 @ 7H Ftna 42 in.. 10 @14 Fine 6-4....11 @17 Fine 6-4.16 @Z0 Fine 7-4.19 @23 Fine 8-4.21 @26 Fine 9-4.26 @30 Fine 10-4 ...27Vi@32* TICKINGS, KTC. Tickings, Best.15 @18 Medium... 11 @14 Light. 8 @10 Donums.12^4(wl6Vfc Ducks-Brown 9 @12 » Fancy 12%@16Mi Drills. 9 Corset Jeans.... 7uj 8 Satteens. 8® 9Mi Cambrics.. 5m 5^ Cjl aaj aa 1 () fj' 20 Cotton Flannels. 74il6 Twine * Warps 18@38H Batting—Best. Oood....r,.. 8%Sl' % "Mock market. The following quotations ol stocks are received and correcteddaily by Woodbnry & Monlton (mem bore ol the Boston Stock Exchange), corner ol Mid dle and Exchange a tree ■ • Opening. Clonng. Boeton Land.. 7% 7% Water Power...... .. 4 4 va Flint * Pere Marqnette common 83% 83% 0. S. & clev. 7s... ..192iJ 19S5£ Hartford * Erie 7e. d8% 4.V * A.-T.HS.F. 85 V4 80% Boston* Maine.1*?J^ Flint & Pere Marqnettejfrelerred. 96% 96% L. K. * Ft. Smith. . 48 47% Summit Branch. 11% 11% Denver * Klo Grande. (>8% »>3% Mexican Central 7s.. 84% 86 Northern Pacino preferred. 78% 78% •• Common. 38% 39% [Sales at the Boston Brokers’ Board, May 2. Milton .. ..12c I)ecr Isle Mining Company.17c Eastern Railroad. 39% Twin Lead . . 8c Eastern tt. K.. 4%s.107% New York .Stock and Money Market. (By Telegraph.) New York, May 2—Evening. Money loaned down from 3% to 2, closing at 2 %; prime mercan tile paper 5@5%. Exchange is steady at 487 for • Ions and 489% for short. The following are to day’s closing quotations of Government trecurities: United States 6s, ex...101% United States 6’s ext.102% United States new, 4% s, reg. 114% United States new, 4%’s coup.116% United States new, 4’s, reg.120% United States new, 4’s, coup.120% Pacilio 6’s of 96.132 The following are the closing quotations of stooks: Chicago* Alton.181% I Chicago * Alton preferred.. ! C. B. Quincy. 130% Erie... . 36% Erie preferred. . Illinois Central. 136% Lake Shore.100% Michigan Central. 81% New Jersey Central. 71% North western.128% Northwestern preferred.140 New York Central.126% Rock Island. 129% Milwaukee * St. Paul.112% St. Paul preferred. .120% Union Pacific stock. 111% Western Uaion Tel. Go.. 82% California Mimiif Hlsclu. (By Telegraph.) San Francisco. Mav 2.—The following fare tbs closing Quotations of Mining stocks to-day; Best * Belcher. 6% Bodie... 6% Eureka. 22 Gould* Curry. 2% Hale* Norcross.. . 1% Mexican. 7% Northern] B*Ue. 8% Ophir. 4 Savage . 1% Sierra Nevada. 9% Union Con,..... 18% Yellow Jscket....s.\.. . |1H Public Debt Statement. Washington. May 1.—The following is a reca pitulation of the public debt statement for the month of April: interest-bearing debt. Bonds at 6 per cent, continued at 3Vh per cent.$ 89,193,160 00 Bonds at 5 per cent, continued. 401,603,9* 0 00 Bonds at 4Va per cent. 260,000,000 00 Bonds at 4 per cent. 738,864,800 00 Kef unding certificates. 493,000 00 Navy pension fund. 14,000,000 00 Total principal.$1,494,044,860 00 Total interest. 11,2 78,164 91 DEBT ON WHICH INTEREST HAS CEASED SINCE MA TURITY. Principal.$ 13.714,845 26 Interest..). .. 614,478 63 DEBT BEARING NO INTEREST. Old demand and legal tender notes.?.$ 346,740,826 00 Certificates of deposit. 11,115,000 00 Gold and silver certificates. 72.853,480 00 Fractional currency, 15,433,741 77 Less amount estimated as lost or destroyed, 8,375,934 00 - 7,067,807 77 Total Principal. $437,767,113 77 Unclaimed Pacific R. R. interest 6,726 61 TOTAL DEBT. Principal ..$1,945,626,809 03 Interest..,,.. 11,898,370 06 Total debt.$1,967,426,179 08 Total cash in treasury. 245,674,680 47 Debt less cash in Treasury, May 1, 1882 . 1,711,850,698 61 Debt less cash in Treasury, Apr. 1, 1882.1,726,266,422 35 Decrease of debt during the month $14,415,823 74 Decrease of debt since June 30, 1881. 128,748,213 37 CURRENT LIABILITIES. Interest due and unpaid..,.$ 2,244,926 88 Debt on which interest has ceased. 13,714,845 26 Interest thereon. .614,478 63 Goldwnd silver certificates. 72,853,480 00 U. S. notes held for redemption of certificates of deposit. 11,116,000 00 * Cash balance available March 1. 1882. 145,031,860 20 Total.$ 246,574,680 47 AVAILABLE ASSETS. Cash In the treasury... 245,574,680 47 BONDS ISSUED TO THE PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPA-* NIE8, INTEREST PAYABLE IN LAWFUL MONEY. Principal outstanding. 64,623,612 00 Interest accrued and not yet paid 1,292,470 24 Interest paid by United States.. 63,406,977 38 Interest repaid by the transpor tation of mails, &c. 16,096,048 68 By cash payments, 6 per cent, of earnings... 000,1 Jo 01 Balance of interest paid by the United States. 37,664,729 83 Watertown Cattle Market. Watertown, May 2.—Beef Cattle—receipts 667 head; supply light of Northern and Western; full pieces obtained; choice country oxen are held very strong, a light run from State of Maine; sales Beef Cattle—choice at 10 50@11 25; extra 9 00® 10 00; first quality 8 26@8 75; second quality at 6 00® 7 60; third qualtiy at 6 00@6 76. Store Cattle—Work Oxen D pair at $100@$225; Milch Cows and Calves at $20(a$48; Farrow Cows $15@$35; Fancy Cows $50@$76; Yearlings $10® $16; two years old $16c£$27;three years $3u&$50. Swine—Receipts 11.621: Western fat Swine, live, 7Mi@8; Northern dressed hogs 9ttj9Vfc. Sheep and Lambs—Receipts 2869 head; sales of Sheep in lots at 2 60@6 60 each; extra 6 00®7 60; Lambs at 5cg814; Veal Calves at 3@6%. Domestic Marketr. fBv Telegraph.) New York, May 2—Evening.—Flour market is firm without quotable change and rather more do ing for export with moderate local trade demand. Receipts Flour 13,516 bbls; exports 1418 bbls; sales 17,100 bbls; No 2 at 3 0tt*4 25; Superfine Western and State 4 15@o 40; common to good ext Western and State 6 10®6 80; good to choioeWes terr extra at 6 9Of®0 00; common to choice White Wheat Western extra 7 25@8 26; fancy do at 8 30 ttS 76; common to good extra Ohio at 6 26@8 60; common to choice extra St. Lotus at 6 26&9 00; Patent Minnesota extra at 7 50@8 00; ohoioe to double extra 8 10®S> 36. Wheat— receipts 89, 700 bnsh: exports 6689 bnsh; about % higher, un settled and variable; rather mote doing for export with a very moderate trade in options, cloeing weak with most advance lost; sales 1 320,000 bush, In cluding 108,000 on spot: No 2 Spring at 1 46; un graded Red at 1 20@1 63; No 2 Red at 1 49 deliv. ered; 1 49@1 49% cert, No 1 Red at 1 54@1 66; Mix d Winter at 142; ungraded White at 1 4f@ 1 43: No 1 White at 1 44%®l 46. Rye is weak an,' nominal; Canada at 94V«g94%; State at 06® 95 %. Barley is steady. Malt unchanged. Cara unsettled and %@1 better with fair export inquiry and active trade on speculative account, closing weak with advance prrtly lost receipts 171,42o bush; exports 16,1 Oo bush; sales 1,764,000 bnsh, including 148,000 bush on spot; ungraded 80HS 86c; No 3 at 84c; No 2 at 80%@86: No 2Whlte at 91; Yellow at 86@87%: choice White sonthern at I 05 delivered; No 2 for May 83%@84%c, cloeing at 84c; June 83%@84%c. closing *t 84e, July »» 83%@84%o, closing 84c: August at 83%@84%e, closing at 84%c. Oats higher and fuOly active; receipts 74,700 bnsh;exports-bnsh; sales 534,000 bnsh; No 3 at 60c; White do at 61c; No 2 at 60%®61c; White do 62@62%e; No 1 at 61e; White do 64%c; Mixed Western 6U@62c; White do at 60@64%c; Mixed State 80@62%e; White do 82 @66c. Smar dull; fair to good refining at 76%@ f%c; refined 4 eak; White Ex V at 8%ia8% ; off A at &%@9%c; standard A 9 6-16@9%e; powder ed at 10%e; Cubes at 10%; crushed at 10%; Con fectioners A at 9 7-16o: granulated 9%. Tleiame. steady. Petroleum Arm; united 74%c. Tallaw stronger; sales 66,000 lbs. at 7 %@8. Park held somewhat higher oloeiiia strong with only moderate trade;sales 326 bbls old mess on the spot at 17 80 @18 00; new at 18 80. Card is fairly active for speculation, opening about 6 higher and cloeing weak with advance lost; Bales 976 prime steam on spot at 11 6U@11 62%; 200 city steam at 11 40@ II 45;reflned for Continent 11 bO. Batter Arm: Western 10@32. Cheese drooping; Western 8@ 12 fair to choice. _ Freights to Liverpool dull; Wheat |J steam Vi Chicago. May 2.—Flour steady. Wheat lower; No 2 Chicago Spring 1 27%®1 27% cash; 1 27% for May: 1 29% June; 1 28% for July; 1 18% for August; No 3 Chicago Spring at 1 16®1 18% Ire ]acted 90c®l 00. Corn is generally higher at 76g) 76%c for cash and May: 74%c for June; 74%® 74%c for July; 74%®74%c for August: rcreject ed 73o. Oats are higher at 53% ®64c essh; 64%c for Mav; 53%c for June: 4HS4 «46%c July; 37% A »7%c August. Ryesasie «3%o. Barley steady 1 u8®l 10. Pork is higher at 18 45® 18 60 for cash and May; 18 67%al8 60 June; 18 77%«18 80 July; 18 95®19 00 for August. Lard shade higher at U 25 cash; 11 35®11 87% for June; 11 60 t 11132% for for July; 11 60@11 62% for August. Bilk Meats higher; shoulders at 7 70; short rib# at 10 60; short clear 10 93. At the afternoon call of the Board, WTieat closed generally higher at 1 27% for May; 1 29% June; I 28% fo July; 1 17 for August. Corn generally higher at 74o for May; 74c June; 74'sc July; 74% for August. Oats higher at 66c for May: 64% for June; 47Vsc for July; 88%c August. Provisions easier but not lower. Keeciptr—12,000 bbla Bear. 12,000 bush whea', 219 009 bush corn 62/HX) bush otti, 6000 bush rve.14,000 bush barloy. Sblpments-11 000 bblo Hour,41 000 bush wheat, 269 000 bush corn. 62,009 bush oats. 2,300 bash rye,'9,000 bush barley. ST Louis, May 2,-Flour steady. Wheat higher; No 2 lied Fall at 1 33® i 33V* for cash; 1 23% for June; 1 13% July; 1Aug.; No 3 do at 1 24® 1 26; No 4 at 1 16 bid. Corn higher 74o for eash; 74%o for May; 73%c for June; 74c July: 73%c Aug. Pork higher at 18 60 bid, cash and for May; 18 67% bid June. Lard dull|ll 16. Keoeipts—6000 bbis Hour, 16,000 *>ni> wheat, 63,060 onsh corn,00 000 bush oat 1,0,000 bash rye, 0.000 bush barley. Shipmonts-10,000 bbls Hour, 15,000 bush wheat, 40,00) bush corn, 00,000 bosh oats, 0,0< 0 bash Barley, 0,000 bnsh rye. SIDarmorr. May 2.—Wheat quiet; No 1 White spot and May at 1 36; June at 1 33%; July 1 28% ; August 113; No 2 lied 1 40. &.Receipt# 16,600; shipments 6,000 bush. New Orleans, May 2.—Cotton is quiet: Middling uplands 12c. Mobile, May 2.-Oottou quiet; Middling uplands 12c. Savannah, May 2.-Cottoe is firm; Middling lands at 11% o. Memphis, May 2.—Cotton quiet; Middling np 1 luds at 12o. _ Havana market. (By Telegraph.) Havana, May 2.—Sugar market is firmer; 1000 hhds Centrifugal Sugar, 96 deg., sold 9 70-100 reals gold t> arrobe; 200 hhds Molasses Sugar, polariza tion, 89 deg, sold 7 70-100 reals. Exchange firm and inactive. Spanish gold 1.73%® 1.74. hursecau llsikeu. Bv Telegraph.) LONDON, May 2.-Amencan securities—United States bonds, ext. 6s, 104%. Liverpool, May 2-12.30 P. M.-Ootton nnukst dulljand easier;Uplands at 6 11-lbd; Orleans 6%d; sales 8,000 bales; speenlaticaand export 2,000; fu I tures quiet.