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Portland. Prices reasonable and satisfaction guaranteed. Je2_ dir STEPHEN BERRY, $M, fob mod (ga/od ffi'd/ndeh, No. 37 Plum Street. CITY ADVERTISEMENTS ^ TAXES. CITY OF PORTLAND. NOTICE is hereby given to parties owning real estate, on which the taxes tor the year 1880 re main unpaid, that the time required by the statutes previous to the advertisement for. sale having ex pired, such estates will be advertised for sale, if such taxes are not paid previous to May 8th. H. W. HERSEY, Treasurer & Collector. April 26th, 1882. ap26dtd KTES"WP Spring & Summer DRESSGOODS Just Received at CHAMBERLIN k HOMS i ED'S Cor. Congress & Elm Sts. mar20 eodtf Lawn Dressing. Messrs. C. W. Belknap & Son Manufacture and keep constantly on hand a Lawn Dressing which is second to none in the world; every article of which It is composed is food for Sags. It alBO eCectually drives earth worms from e lawns, and likewise kills moss, which is often so troublesome in old lawns. After applying Btable manures to lawns, also Superphosphates and many other lawn dressings now in use, it is a long time before the children can be allowed to play on them on accouat of the offensive odor. Not so with the composition which we offer to the public, for there Is nothing of which It is composod to prevent chil dren vising the lawn as a play ground at any and all times. ry it and you will use no other. Put up in bags of 10, 25, 50 and 100 pounds. ^“Directions in each bag. Itmay also be found at Messrs. Kendall & Whit ney's, Market Square, W. 0. Sawyer & Co.’s, No. 7 Preble Street, Geo. Blanchard & Brothers, No. 4G Union Street, and A. A. Mitchell’s, corner High and Commercial Street. C. W. BELKNAP & SON, 142 A 144 Commercial Street, ' PORTLAND, ME. mh20 dtf SAMUEL LITTLE, Pres. WM. J. BRIDE, Treas BOSTON LEAD MEG. CO. Office, 24 and 26 Oliver Street, Boston, Mass. CORRODEES AND MANUFACTURERS. “BOSTON STAR BRAND” PURE WHITE LEAD BED LEAD AND LITHARGE. LEAD PIPE & SHEET LEAD. TIN & TIN LINED PIPE, PUMPS, SOLDER &c, GOLD MEDAL awarded by the Massac lmsetts Charitable Mechanics’ Association in 1881. marl eodOm George m. porter, Late Master Rhode Island School of Design, Teacher of Drawing, Painting, Designing and mod elling. Studio 511 1*3 Congress Street. A Life Class for the study of the draped moded in charcoal and oil, will be formed at once. A CHILDREN’S CLASS Will be opened SATURDAY, April 29th, wheu ob ject drawing, and elementary light and shade will eFc^U"erms, etc., apply between 2 and 4 o’clock daily* References — Rev. Dr. Hill, Dr. T. A. Foster, ^grfcyrus F. Davis. ap27dtmy» GENTS’ GARMENTS Cleansed or Dyed, Re paired and Pressed, NO. 46 FREE STREET, (Between Cotton and Center St.) A^. DAVIS. ap28 dim THE ERICSSON CALORIC PUMPIM ENGINE, A cheap, simple and most easily managed method of raising water for houses, hotels, farms, railroads, etc. As easily managed ns an ordinary •tore. Circulars on application. BILL, CLARKE & CO., General New England Agents, apl7eodlm 36 Oliver Street, Boston. Notice to Advertisers. WE shall issue in June, a neat and attractive ad vertising Fan; same to be distributed Free on Daseeuger trains of Maine Central, Grand Trunk and Portland & Ogdensbnrg Railroads. We alone have the privilege sf distributing faos on above trains Our agent will sooff call and take orders for a limited amount of advertlsments. Orders for •nace bv mail will receive attention, space Dy ™ " CHISHOLM BROS., may2d6t 369 Commercial St. SrIfTh. kenisom as opened an office in Portland andean be found S' No. 276 Middle St., over Edwards A Walker’s Hardware store, from Mo, tulo»i*d. odT - du MONDAY MORNING, MAY 8. METEOROLOGICAL. INDICATIONS FOB THE NEXT TWENTY-FOUB HOURS. War Dep’t Office Chief Signal 1 Officer, Washington, D. 0., > May 8, 1 A. M. ) For New England, Warmer, fair weather, winds mostly southerly, stationary or lower pressure. M TELEGRAPH. MAINE. A BLAZING SHAFT HOUSE. The Stewart Mine at Blue Hill Damaged $1900. (Special Dispatch to the Press.) Blue Hill, May G.—The lower shaft house of the Stewart mine on the east side of the Blue Hill road, was burnt last night at half past nine o’clock. It contained an engine and the papers and office of the company were kept there. There was a blacksmith shop in con nection with the shaft house. Everything of importance was lest, blacksmith tools, papers, engine, &c. The total loss was probably $1900. Insurance unknown. When discovered, the flames were coming through the roof. The shaft was not in use as the company has two other shafts, but the blacksmith shop was in use. The origin of the fire is unknown. During the early part of the night the village was in a state of excitement from the blowing of the danger whistle, and many men from the vil lage went out to the mines, two miles from the village. The shaft was about 100 feet deep. PROMINENT CITIZENS DEAD. Hon. Edward O’Brien of Tliomaston. [By Associated Press.] Thomaston, May 6.—Hon. Edward O’Brien, Thcmaston’s foremost business man and most distinguished citizen, died at his residence on West Main street this afternoon at 5.30 o’clock. Mr. O’Brien was born in Warren, July 24, 1793, and would consequently be 89 years old next July. At the time of his death he was probably the oldest ship builder engaged in the actual building in the United States, he hav ing the timber in part in bis shipyard to build a ship this year. He early in life went to work in the shipyard and became a master builder in 1823, building in Warren until 1847, in which year he went to Thomaston, where he has continued ship building ever since. He amassed a large fortune in this industry, and was probably the largest individual ship owner in this country, owning the whole of ten ships, besides an interest in some others. In com mercial circles he Was known the world over* and his word was respected in both hemispheres. His wife was Mary Howell of Warren, to whom he was married in 1820. Sbe survives him, as do two out of their three children. His son, Edward Ellis O’Brien, is president of the Georges National Bank, and his daughter Mary is the wife of Wm. A. Campbell of Thomaston. Mr. O’Brien was of fine physique, a tall* robust man, and must have been powerful in early life. He was genial, kind and ploasant to all and fond of social conversation His faculties remained good throughout his old age, and his fund of knowledge both by ac quirement and observation was extensive. He kept his own books and attended to all his business matters. He was an upright, honor able, square minded man iu all his business relations and as a citizen he was benevolent and kind to the poor and needy. Besides thousands of gifts which he year after year has conferred upon the poor, he gave $10, 000 to the town of Warren, the income of which is to be distributed among the deser ving poor of that town; and in 1878 he bestow ed a similar gift in amount upon the poor of Thomaston. No man in Thomaston wa3 more respected than Mr. O’Brien. He was the friend of the poor; he was one of the people and met them in all the walks of life. He lived a quiet nn obstrusive life, yet he had a world wide reputa tion in commercial circles. In religious belief Mr. O’Brien was a Unitarian; in politics a life long Democrat. He has been honored with places of political trust; has served as repre sentative in the Legislature from both Warren and Thomaston, and some three terms in the State Senate. He was the first president of the Georges National Bank and held the posi. tion nntil he resigned in 1879. He was one of the first directors in the Maine Telegraph Com pany and has held many other positions of honor and trust. He is a large owner of real estate in Boston, Brooklyn, New York and the territory of Dakota. Warren Hathorn of Bath. Bath, May 6.—Warrren Hathorn, a prom inent shipbuilder and owner, died here this afternoon, aged 72 years. He will be much missed in this community. Stricken with Apoplexy. Waldoboro, May 6.—Elijah Morse, while working on H. Kennedy & Co.’s vessel Thurs day, had an apopletic shock from the effect of which he died last evening. Fatal Result of the Sabattis Accident. Lewiston, May 0.—James Hirst of Sabattis, who was thrown from his wagon Thursday evening, died to-day. Fire in Rockland. Rockland, May 7.—At half past two o’clock this morning the double tenement house on Lisle street owned and occupied by William Haskell and a Mr. Keep was destroyed by fire together with their new stable and shed. The furniture wa° saved. The loss is estimated at 83000; insured for $1000. Four cows and a horse in the stable were rescued. The adjoin ing double tenement owned by Bashrod Clay and occupied -by B. Whitehouse and Capt. Rhoades was damaged, and the porch burned. Insurance 8300, which covers the loss. The fire originated in the shed. Cause unknown. Postal Changes. Washington, May 7.—The following are the post-offices changes in Maine during the past week: Postmaster appointed—Mary K. Fassett, Hodgdon, Aroostook county; Samuel Vose, New Portland, Somerset county. MAlilNE NEWS. Wreck of a British Schooner.—The Crew Brought Into Boothbay. Booihbay, May 7.—The shipwrecked crew of the British schooner H. Haverlock, Dexter, master, were brought in here today by schoon er Wave, Captain Carter. The Haverlock went ashore on the Roaring Bull ledge nesr George’s Island Saturday night and Isoon went to pieces. She belonged at Windsor, N. S'. She was laden with plaster from Cheverie, N. S., was one [hundred and eight tons burden and bound for Saco, Me. NEW YORK. .Tbe China Frauds. Kiw York, May 6.—Tbe cargo of tbe Bleam er Bichard BobinsoD, which arrived here a few v tekg since with a lot of matting, shipped as hemp by Vogel & Co. of Hong ICong, has just been assorted and |the extent of the swindle definitely ascertained. It was first reported that there were only 2500 bales of hemp, but the examination shows nearly, if not quite, 3000. There were some 6400 bales of matting, The hemp has been distributed among the merchants to whom it was consigned, and the matting remains in a general order store until the rnereh inti decide what to do about the swindle. It is said by Snow & Burgess, the owners of the vessel, that the matting will doubtless be taken by the merchants and dis posed of for what it is worth. The silk that Was among the cargo proves to be of a much better quality than at first reported, so that those to whom it was consigned will probably not lose on it. Base Ball. At Boston—Trovs, 3; Bostons, 18. A Providence—Providence,4; Worcesters,[2. At Cleveland—Chicagos, 5; Clevelands, fi ll innings. _ The New York horse shoers’ strike has end ed, the employers conceding the advance de manded. THE METHODISTS. Thirty-Fifth Annual Session of the East Maine Conference. FOURTH DAY. Waldoboro, May 6.—At the fourth day’s session of the East Maine Conference a social service was held at 8.30, led by W. T. Jewell. The regular session was ^opened by prayer by Dr. Beid. Bishop Andrews addressed the can didates for deacons’ orders upon the necessity of complete consecration to the work they have chosen, and gave fitting advice concerning the proper use of body, intellect and soul in min isterial labor. The candidates were elected to deacons’ orders and admitted to full connec tion. It was voted to looate F. Morse. T. W. Bishop, President of Boston University, and Dr. Beid spoke upon missions. AFTERNOON SESSION. In the afternoon there was a business meeting at which Bishop Andrews presided. The stewards’ report and reports on'education were adopted. G. K. Palmer, A. Prince and L. D. Ward well were made a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws for the Conference Educational Society. Committees on the American Bible Society, Conference Mission Society, Sunday schools and tracts, temper ance, and marriage and divorce presented their reports, all of which were adopted. Resolutiens of thanks to President Arthur for vetoing the Chinese bill were passed. The statistical committee reports were adopted. ' The following are chairmen of standing com mittees for 1883: Public Worship—Presiding Elder of Buoksport District. Education—C. A. Plummer. Stewards—S. H. Beale. Claims and Claimants—A. S. Townsend. Bible Cause—J. Alexander. Benevolent Causes—D. H. Sawyer. Sunday Schools and Tracts—W. L. Brown. Statistics—A. J. Clifford. Freedmen—G. N. Eldridge. Temperance—S. L. Hanscom. Book Concern—G. W. Hudson. Memoirs—W. W. Marsh. Missions—W. W. Marsh, Report of benevolent causes, freed men’s aid, book concern And missions were adopted. The amount apportioned for domestic missions by the parent society, $1000; trustees of Confer ence, $138. The following committees on examination were elected: Admission on Trial—G. N. Eldridge, G. H. Saw yer, J. Biram. , _ First Year—S. L. Hanscom, J. Alexander, E. Skinner. Second Year—C. E. Libbey, P. E. Brown, J. P. Siraonton. Third Year—A. S. Townsend, C. L. Haskell, J. H. Mooers. „ „ Fourth Year—A. Prince, G. W. Hudson, F. P. Ward well. _ _ Local Orders—J. W. Day, L. L. Hanscom, C. B. Dunn. Preachers of Missionary Sermon (Alternates)—C. B. Besse. C. A. Southard. . ., Triers of Appeal—C. A. Plummer, B. Eldridge, W. H. Williams, W. W. Marsh, S. H. Beale, G. G. Winslow, M. Milchelm. Conference Board of Church Extension—Presi dent, J. H. H. Hewitt, Esq.; Vice President, George Pratt; Secretary, F. J. Haley; Treasurer K. B. Storer. Additional members, Presiding Elder ex officlo Garlch, Esq., Horace Muzzy, Esq., D. Baker, Esq. Nathan Miller was recommended to the Maine General Hospital. A. Church was requested to preach the semi centennial sermon at the Conference. Rev. Mr. Cummings, of the New England Southern Conference, presented the claims of the Baldwin Place Home at Boston. EVENING SESSION. At the evening service Dr. Reid, secretary of the parent mission, spoke for more than an hour mpon foreign missions. SUNDAY SERVICE. Waldoboro, May 7.—To-day opened bright and beautiful. Service was held in the Con gregational Church on account of the extra room. At 9 o’clock E. C. Crane, pastor of the Congregational Church, welcomed the Confer ence to their house by a few remarks. A love feast followed for an hour and a half, S. H. Beale presiding. At 10.30 a sermon of great power was preached by Bishop Andrews from Psalms 01:10. The following deacons were ordained; A. A. Lewis, C. A. Main, Alexander Protsman, C. L. Banghart, Mark Small, F. W. Towle, R* B. Gardner, Winifred Baldwin. AFTEROON SESSION. In the afternoon services were held m all tne churches In the village and pulpits in South Waldoboro were supplied by the Conference. Dr. Reid preached at the Congregational Church from Isaiah 53:5, and making each word of the first clause emphatic as heads of his discourse he graphically depicted the work of Christ in his sufferings for sin—not His sin but ours. The following elders were ordained: Elton H. Boyton, James Alexander, Perley J. Rob inson. Dr. Cyras Stone preached at the Baptist Church and T. Gerrish at the Methodist Church this afternoon. evening session. In the evening at the Congregational Chui%h Bishop Andrews in the chair, a memorial service for deceased ministers and ministers’ wives was held and appropriate Scripture se lections were read and prayer offered by C. A. Plummer. Memoirs were read concerning the following persons deceased during the year: Nathan Webb, T. B. Tupper, Mrs. Sibylla Browning, Mrs. Abigail A. Fowler and Mrs. Elma Tyler. Voted to accept the memoirs. Bishop Andrews spoke in memory of Bishop E. O. Haven. T. W. Bishop, of the New England Confer ence, preached at the Baptist Church tbiB evening. At the service at the Congregational Church the audience filled the house to overflowing, Bishop Andrews being greeted by the largest audience ever convened for preaching in this town. _ THE JEANN TTE. No Further Particulars of De Long’s Fate.—The Search. Washington, May 6 —No additional partic' ulars concerning the fate of Lieut. DeLong and party have been received. The Navy De partment officials have little or no hope of the rescue of Chipp’s party. Engineer Melville,in his last dispatch to the ^department, said he had no doubt that they had all perished, buff be would use every effort to recover their bodies. The general impression is that Chipp’s boat capsized in the gale that separated the three boats, and that all hands were drowned. The following is a correct list of the De Long party, according to the records found in a but by Melville, viz.: Lieut. De Long, Surgeon Am bler, J. J. Collins, A.Gartz, A. H. Sam, Alexy H. H. Kock, ,T. W. Boyd, W. Lee, N. Juerson and A. Dressier. There were originally four teen men in De Lane’s party. Of these, Norcs and Nindcrman are safe, and Erickson died and was buried in the Lena. New York, May G —A letter dated Irkutsk, March 2, gives interesting details of the search for De Long and his party. When the captain decided to send Noros and Ninderman ahead, the food had been quite exhausted and the par ty was existing on brandy. Norcs thinks it was a Sunday when they left. The captain had held divine service, the men seated on the banks of the river. After service hecalled the two men and told them he wanted them to push on ahead, and that he would follow with his party. “If you find game,” were his last words, “then return to us. If you do not, then go to Kumak Surka.” Noros thus describes the parting: “The captain read divine service before we left. All the men shook hands with us, and most of them had tears in their eyes. Collins was the last: he simply said: ‘Noros, when you get to New York remember me.’ They seemed to have lost hope, but as we left they gave us three cheers. We told them we would do all that we could do, and that was the last that we saw of them.” Such is Noros’ story of the last scene of Capt. De Long and his suffering party A Happy Correction. The following is a copy of the original dis patch sent by charge d’affaires Hoffman at St. Petersburg, dated May 4, to the Secretary of State, referring to the loss of the United States steamship Rodgers: St. Petersburg, May 4.— Frelinghuysen: Have just received the following dispatch from Lieut. Berry. I give it as received: Straedne Holymsk, Siberia, March 6.— U. S. steamer Rodgers lost by fire; St. Law rence Bay; November; 30 lives lost. (Signed), Hoffman. The following correction was received this morning: St. Petersburg, May 5. — Frelinghuysen, Washington: Requested telegraph depart ment to repeat telegram of yesterday. It now reads: "November 30; no lives lost.” _ Hoffman. The will of the late Mrs. Edwin Booth gives her personal effects to her mother, Mrs. Har riet G. McVicker, and the residue of her es tate to her husband Edwin Booth. The Bennett House, Hamlin’s Bank and Haskell’s dry goods store at Smithport, Fa., were burned Saturday. Loss $100,000. XLVIIth Congress-lst Session. HOUSE. Washington, May 0. Mr. Hiscock of New York, chairman of the committee on appropriations, reported a bill appropriating 800,000 to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for fuel, lights, &e. The House then went into committee of the whole on the tariff commission bill. A large number of amendments were sub mitted. The chairman stated that the question was upon the amendment of yesterday by Mr Ran dall of Pennsylvania, providing that two mem bers of the commission shall be Senators, three Representatives and four appointed from civil life. Lost without division. Amendments by Mr. Cox of New York and Hammond of Georgia were also rejeoted. The amendment recommended by the com mittee on ways and means, striking out au thority granted to the commission to inquire into the existing system of internal revenue laws was agreed to. _ . . Mr. McKenna of West Virginia moved an amendment In the interests of tobacco raisers. Rejected. , Amendments were offered by Morrison of Illinois, Dunnell of Minnesota, Hewitt of New York and Hammond of Georgia, but all the amendments were rejected by decisive votes. The committee then rose and roported the bill to the House. A motion to recommit the measure to the ways and means committee was rejected and the previous question ordered. Mr. Kasson of Iowa in closing the debate, said it was impossible for Congress to intelli gently readjust the tariff on 2,000 to 3,000 ar ticles, and the work should be left to a com mission. Those who favored absolute free trade should vote against the bill, but those who believed in protection, even though only incidental protection, should vote for it. The bill then passed—yeas 151, nays 83. On motion of Mr. Calkins of Indiana, a resolution was adopted permitting the contes tant in the Alabama contested election case of Watson vs. Oates, to withdraw his papers. This leaves Oates in possession of the seat. Mr. Hubbell of Michigan introduced a bill to enlarge the powers and duties of the Depart ment of Agriculture. Referred. The House at 5.25 adjourned. THE PERUVIAN COMPANY. Cross Examination of Senator Blair Re, Burned "Washington, May 6.—The examination of Senator Blair was resumed this morning, be fore the foreign affairs committee. The witness thought there could be no doubt but English influence predominated commer cially in South America, and that Chili holds commercial relations almost exclusively with European nations, particularly with England, from whom she has received substantial finan cial aid. That is true of Chili in respect of her trade. The witness thought it would prob ably apply to other South American republics, ana he wished it might be reversed. The wit ness thought the greater part of the press of this country, was conducted in the interest of foreign countries so far as these foreign ques tions are concerned. The majority of the great metropolitan journals of New York to his view, were unmistakably so. Mr. Blouut inquired what the witness would suggest in the matter of tho Monroe doctrine as applicable to this Peru-Chilian affair. A.—It seems to me when the opportunity was offered us, without violating any obliga tion to any European country, to have preserv ed peace between Peru and Chili, and made Peru a strong commercial ally of the United States, I would have embraced the opportuni ty. In that way we would have secured con trol of the canal, which now seems in a fair way to pass to the control of European nations. Representative Lord suggested that some ef fort be made to restrict the investigation to prooer limits. Mr. Blonnt suggested a secret sassiou to de termine the point. Chairman Williams—The committee do not desire to restrict Mr. Blount in his examina tion. I trust he will continue. Mr. Blouut then resumed, asking “What was the amount of the Landreau claim as put by the Peruvian Company? A.—I think Shipherd placed the amount at about $135,000,000, principal and interest. Q,—What was the amount of the Cochet claim? A.—Four hundred and eighty millions, with interest. Substantially, I think a billion dol lars. A hundred millions or two would not make much difference. Q.—Did you expect the Peruvian Company would succeed in getting so large a claim ac knowledged? A.—It was always clear to my mind that they would not get a great amount of it. Q._ Would is not have proved exceedingly embarrassing and |burdensome to Peru to have acknowledged and paid these claims? A.—Under American management it would be far less burdensome than it now is nnder her owb. Q.—What do you mean by American man agement? A.—I mean an American company ana tne Anglo-Saxon energy and capital, and the emi gration which would have been diverted to Peru. Mr. Belmont—Was there not an idea of an American protectorate? A.—Not at that time; not until November, just about the time I severed my connection with the Peruvian Company. Mr. Wilson desired to call the attention of Mr. Blair to correspondence between himself (Blair) and Sbipberd. The latter had declined to produce it. He (Wilson) thought the com mittee would like to have it, and he called the Senator’s attention that he might produce it Monday if it appeared to him proper to do so. Mr. Blair replied that he had no correspon dence with Shipherd save such as was striotly private and confidential, and growing out of their relations as attorney and client, and he must decline to produce it. Mr. Wilson stated that the object of the com mittee was simply to learn if it threw any light on the subject under investigation, wbetner any effort had been made to influence the intervention of this government or to pre vent peace between Chili and Peru, except through tne acknowledgement of these claims. The witness replied that lie knew nothing whatever of the loss of certain State Depart ment papeis, nor if any government official would be interested in affecting the policy of this government in the interest of these claims, and of any effort or expectation of se curing American intervention, or of any ex pectation or effort to prevent peace between Chili and Peru unless these claims were allow ed. He recognized the fact that there were obligations higher and more binding than those subsisting merely between individuals, and were he in possession of any knowledge or any correspondence of the character mentioned or sought under the resolution calling for the investigation, he should consider it his duty to refuse to withhold anything under the shield of professional considerations. The examination was then postponed till Monday morning. PORTER PARDONED. The President Bemoves the Court-Mar tial Disabilities. Washington, May 6.—la reply to Gen. Fitz John Porter’s application of April 17, for re mission of the portion of the sentence of his contt-martial as is being executed, sthe Presi dent has issued the following order, and has thus removed the only legal obstable to Con gressional action and exhausted al1 his powers in the case under existing laws: Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States of America—To all to whom these presents may come, greeting: Whereas, on the 10th day of January, 1863, Fitz John Porter, the major general of volunteers in the military service of the United States, and also colonel of tho 15tli regiment of infantry and brevet brigadier-general in the United States army, was by a general court-martial, for certain of fences of which he has been thereby convicted, sentenced “to be cashiered and to be forever disqualified from holding any office of trust or grofit under ihe government of the United tates;” and, whereas, on the 21st day of Jan uary, 1863, that sentence was duly confirmed by the President of the United States, and by his order of the same date carried into execu tion; and, whereas, so much of'that sentence as forever disqualified the said Fitz John Por ter from holding office, imposed upon him a continuing penalty and is (still being executed; and, whereas, doubts have since arisen con corning the guilt of the said Fitz John Porter of the offences whereof he was convicted by the said coart-martial, founded upon the result of an investigation ordered on the 12th day of April, 1878, by (the President of the United States, which are deemed by me |to be of suf ficient gravity to warrant the remission of that part of said sentence which has not been com pletely executed. Now, therefore, know ye that I, Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the constitution of the United States, and in consideration of the premises, do, here by grant to the said Fitz Jonn Porter full re mission of the hereinbefore mentioned con tinuing penalty. In witness whereof. I have hereunto signed my name and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this 4th day of May, A. D. 1882, and of the independence of the United States the 106th. (L. S.) Chester A. Arthur. By the President, Frederick T. Frelinghutsen, Secretary of State. The following is Gen. Porter’s acceptance Hon. Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Secretary of State: Sir,—I respectfully ask you to express to the President my acknowledgment of the receipt through you, and my appreciation of his order remitting the continuous portion of the sen tence imposed upon me by court-martial in 1803. I am very respectfully yonrs, otc., . Fitz John Porter. A severe snow storm prevailed in several sections of Pennsylvania, Saturday. In Frack ville three inches fell, the weather was cold and everything had the appearance of winter. DEED OF BLOOD. Tragic Fate of Lord Freder ick Cavendish and Thom as Burke, CHIEF AND UNDER SECRE TARY OF IRELAND. Struck Down by An Assassin’s Knife IN A PUBLIC PARK IN DUB LIN. 4 MEN CONCERNED IN THE CRIME. The Deed Committed in Broad Daylight. eport that Four Englishmen Have been Arrested as the Guilty Wretches. GENERAL INDIGNATINN EX PRESSED THE OUTRAGE. Dublin, May 6.—Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Thoma3 Henry Bnrke, under secreta ry for Ireland, were assassinated this evening in Phoenix Park. Lord Frederick Cavendish and Earl Spencer had remained at Dublin Cas tle, engaged in the transaction of official busi ness until 6 o’clock this evening, whan each drove to his respective residence. After din ner Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr.:Thom as Henry Burke went for a walk in Phoenix Park. They were strolling in the park, about a half mile from the city gate and a quarter of a mile from the secretary’s lodge, when a car drove up containing four men, two of whom jumped down from the car and attacked Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Burke, stabbing them both several times in the throat and breast. The victims struggled hard for life, and in the straggle became separated, their bodies being found some 10 paces apart. The tragedy occurred about 7.10 o’clock in the eveniDg, and in broad daylight. No ar rests have been made. The bodies were first discovered by two yonng gentlemen who were riding bicycles through the park, and who im mediately gave tbe alarm to the police. Sor geons soon reached the spot, but the police were already conveying Mr. Burke’s body away to the town, where an examination showed life to be extinct. The upper part of the body was perforated in a shocking manner and present ed a ghastly sight. Proceeding farther, the medical men reached the body of Lod Freder ick Cavendish, which was being conveyed away from the park on a stretcher. The body ofjthe chief secretary displayed the same dread ful wounds in addition to which his left arm was broken and torn as if ho had pnt it up to protect hiB breast. Lord Frederick was quite dead. The bodies were taken to Stevens’ hospital, where they will remain until an inqnest is held The locality of the outrage is terribly marked with blood. The spot where the body of Lord Frederick Cavendish was found was absolute ly deluged, while iMr. Burke’s body lay in a pool of blood. It is said that, after the act the murderers immediately drove off. There seems to he no clue to the. assassins at present, bat the police are taking most extraor dinary measures to discover the perpetrators A large quantity of notes and gold coin, be sides their gold watches, were found in the pockets of the victims, which showed that the object of the crime was not robbery. Great excitement 'prevails throughout Dub lin, and widespread indignation is expressed over the event" The telegraph offices are be sieged for the latest news. LATER. London, May 7.—A Dublin correspondent telegraphs as follows: A gentleman informs me that about two o’clock Saturday afternoon, he saw a country car of peculiar build .driving through Grafton street. It contained four very suspi cious looking fellows with blackened faces and wearing slouched hats pulled down In front to conceal their faces. The viotims of the tragedy are laid on beds in the hospital just as they were brought in. The hospital surgeon states he fancied he felt a slight pulsation in Burke’s body when he first saw it. Telegrams were immediately sent to all po lice stations in Ireland and Great Britain giv ing information”of the murder. It has been ascertained that under-3ecretary Burke walked from the castle to the park gate where ho got on a car, and while driving through the park overtook a gentleman when Burke alighted from the car and accompanied the.gentlemanwho undoubtedly was Lord Fred erick Cavendish on foot, the ctrman returning to the city. Burke had long been regarded with extreme disfavor by the Nationalists of Ireland. Police are on guard at the scene of the murder in order to prevent interference with the pools of blood. Washington, May, 7.—Mr. West, British Minister here has received no intelligence from London respecting the assassination of Caven dish and Burke beyond a cable despatch re ceived today which merely announced the fact. Mr. West declined to express aoy opin ion regarding the pr ibable effect of the trage dy upon the policy of the government or atti tude of the opposition. He thinks the assas sination the work of Fenians and not coucoct od and committed by land leaguers who of all others would not bo likely at this juncture to jeopardize the success of their cause by com mitting such an infamous crirno. Up to a late hour to-night Secretary Freliughuysen had re ceived no intelligence from Minister Lowell bearing on the assassination. London, May 7.—A meeting of the Conser vatives was held in London Sunday afternoon. Sir Stafford Northcote, Marquis Salisbury and all the prominent members of the last Conser vative cabinet were present. The meeting lasted an hour. Resolutions were passed ex pressing horror at the deed, and sympathy with the government and willingness of the opposi tion to support the government with their whole strength in coping with the murderous State of Ireland. Sir Stafford Northcote said he doubted whether the government would proclaim martial law, but if they did they might reckon on the support of the conserva tives. London, May 7.—It was rumored last even ing that two men had been arrested in connec tion with the assassination, but the report proved unfounded. The Duke of Devonshire, the father, and the Marquis of Huntington, the brother of Lord Frederick Cavendish, have started for Dublin. It is thought possible the House of Commons will adjourn shortly after meeting to-day, as a mark of sympathy. Dublin, May 7.—Maguire, ono of the men who discovered the remains, says only nine or ten minutes elapsed between his meeting Cav endish and Burke alive and well and finding their dead bodies. It is believed that Burke was aware that his movements were dogged. He Bad frequently been advised to have an escort, but always re fused. Early this morning, in order to allay the ex citement, orders were sent from Dublin Castle to clear away the blood at the scene of the murder, and the polioe guarding the spot were withdrawn. There will be an indignation meeting of the citizens of Dublin Monday, the Mayor presid ing. A huge subscription a3 a reward for in formation leading to tho disoovery of the mur derers is talked of. Society beginning with the Queen, who sent a telegram of condolence to the family of Lord Frederick Cavendish, lias made a demonstra tion of sympathy as remarkable as that which occurred on the death of Garfield. Many col umns of the morning papers were filled with the names of those who called to express sv m pathy with the relatives of Lord Frederick. The remains of Lord Frederick will be convey ed to England on Tuesday and interred at Chatswortb, Wednesday. The Latest. Boston, May 7.—A Herald special from Dublin says four meu have been arrested there on suspicion of having committed the murder. It is believed they are Englishmen. London, May 7.—An immense crowd gath ered in Downing street last night, to witness the assembling of the Cabinet Council. All the ministers were dressed in mourning. There was a slight demonstration of sympathy for Forster as he was recognized in the neighbor hood of Downing street. After the Cabinet council', Gladstone went to communicate with Lord Huntington. There will be a meeting of the whole Conservative party Monday, when resolutions will be proposod, Bimilar to those adopted at Sunday’s meeting. London, May 8.—The Cabinet has decided to adjourn the Commons to-day after allusions to the murders have been made by the leaders of both sides. The Standard says it believes the post of Chief Secretary for Ireland will be offered to and accepted by Joseph Chamberlain, presi dent of the board of trade. It says Forster has offered his services to Gladstone if they are re quired. Dublin, May 7.—Orders have been issued that all boats from Ireland be searched for the assassins. The face of Lord Frederick Cavendish as he lies dead in the hospital is calm and peaceful. Bnrke’s countenance has a look of great agony. Cant. Boss, the late secretary of Forster has gone with a special report and as the repre sentative of Earl Spencer. Burke’s sister has become quite hysterical and weak- A report that she and Burke’s brother were missing had no foundation. It was reported to-day that Burke was the victim whose assassination had been planned and Lord Frederick Cavendish was only killed because he was in Burke’s company. An inquest on the bodies of the victims was opened to-day. Twenty jurors had been sum moned over night and all answer to their names except two. The jury consisted of gentlemen. Mounted police occupied the hospital yard and there was a large crowd of people outside. Mr. White, city coroner, said he summoned the jury to meet Sunday in order that the remains might be removed at one. He declared language was inadeqaute to express the horror and shame all must feel. After the jury viewed the bodies the coroner stated the cause of death was quite apparent, but he would adjourn the inquest until Monday for formal evidence. The murder must have been quite visible from the windows of the Vice Begal lodge. It is said that Earl Spencer himself saw the scuffle from a bed room win dow, but the police were unable to veuch for the accuracy of the rumor. SENTIMENTS OF IRISH LEADERS. Parnell, Dillon, Davitt and Sexton Horri fied. London, May 7.—Parnt'H and Davitt were interviewed to-day on the subject of the assas sination. Parnell said, “I am horrified more than I can express. This is one of the most atrocious crimes ever committed, and its effect must certainly be most damaging to the inter ests of the Irish people. I always found Lord Frederick Cavendish a most amiable gentle man, painstaking and strictly conscientious in the falfillment of his official duties, and I did not share the disappointment expressed in lib eral Irish circles regarding his appointment, as I anticipatod principal reforms during the present session, such as amendment of the land act, would be under} Gladstone’s personal supervision, and I belieyed administrative re forms would be somewhat postponed. I can not conceive that any section of the people of Ireland could have plotted deliberately against the life of Lord Frederick, and I am surprised that the Dublin police, who have been able to protect Forster should apparently not have taken any steps to watch his successor, during the few hours cf his official life in Ireland. There seems an unhappy destiny presiding over Ireland, which always comes at a moment when there seems some chance for that coun try, to de? troy the hopes of her best friendB. I hope the people of Ireland will take Immedi ate and practical steps to express their sympa thy with Gladstone in his most painful posi tion.” Davitt said: “No language lean possibly command can express the horror with which I regard these murderers, or my despair at their consequonce. When I heard of them Satur day night I could not credit the news. I grieve to think when the government has rua the risk in introducing a new policy, when every thing seemed bright and hopeful, when all ex pected the outrages to cease, this terrible event should dash our hopes. I wish to God I had never left Portland jail. The crime was without amotive. It is not only the most fatal blow that has ever been struck at the Land League, but one of the moot disastrous blows which has been sustained by the national cause during the last century, and its occurrence at this particular juncture seems like a terrible des tiny. My only hops is that the assassins may be discovered and punished as they deserve. It is wonderful how such an outrage could occur within a few hundred yards of the constabulary depot.” Dillon deeply deplored the sorrowful tidings. He fully concurred in tho opinions on the out rage expressed by Parnell and Davitt. Sexton said: “I am bewildered and horri fied. I regarded Lord Cavendish as an amica ble and painstaking gentleman. He was cer tainly considered a capable administrator.There is no reason to believe there was the slighest personal feeling against Lord Frederick in any political quarter of Ireland. I cannot help surmising he must have beon mistaken by the murderers for some one else. Burke has beou connected with the castle many years. Public feeling from time to time has identified him with many harsh measures but well-informed persons always held that Burke confined himself vigorously to his duties. He was rather averse than other wise to concerning himself with political mat ters. Many people have for a long time be lieved him the real governor of Ireland. Tho crime is tbe more inexplicable (when one con siders the good temper of the crowds at the re joicing over the release of the suspects. Justin McCarthy said he was in a state of consternation, and fully agreed that the result would be disastrous to the Irish cause at least for some time. Mr. Biggar deeply deplored the tragedy and said it was all tho more lamentable as Lord Cavendish was one of the least obnoxious of the liberal members. A MANIFESTO Which Will be Posted Up Throughout Ireland. London, May 7.—The following manifesto of the Land League was adopted this afternoon at a hurriedly summoned meeting at West minster Palace Hotel: To the People of Ireland: On the eve of what seemed a bright future for our country, that evil destiny which appar ently pursued us for centuries, has struck at our hopes another blow which cannot be exag gerated in its disastrous consequences. In this hour of sorrowful gloom we venture to give ex pression to our profoundest sympathy with the people of Ireland in the calamity that has be fallen our cause through this horrible deed, and with those who determined at the last hour that a policy of conciliation should sup plant that of terrorism and national distrust. We earnestly hope the attitude and action of the Irish people will show to the world that this assassination such as has startled almost to an abandonment of hope of our country’s fffture, is deeply and vigorously abhorrent to their every feeling and instinct. We appeal to you to show by every manner of expression that amidst the universal feeling of horror which the assassination has excited, no people feel so deep a detestation of its atrocity or so deep a sympathy with those whoee| hearts must be seared by it, as the nation upon whose pros perity and reviving hopes it may entail conse quences more ruinous than those that have fallen to the lot of unhappy Ireland during the present generation. We feel that no act that has ever been perpe trated in our country during the existing strug gles of the past 50 years has so stained the namo of hospitable Ireland as this cowardly and unprovoked assassination of a friendly stranger, and that until the murderers of Cav endish and Burke are brought to justice that the stain will sully our country’s name.” (Signed) Charles 8. Parnell, John Dillon, Michael Davitt. All Irish members heard from concur in this declaration. Orders for the immediate print iug and posting of the manifesto throughout Ireland have been given and Parnell has sent telegrams to the Mayors of Dublin, Cork, Watorford and Limerick suggesting they im mediately call a meeting of their respective corporations to denounce the crime. HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED. Expressions of Indignation on Every Hand. London, May 0.—At the London clubs and other late West End resorts the news of the assassination was received with a feeling of j stupefaction, followed by the bitterest resent ment. Ottawa, May <i.—The assassination of Cav endish and Burke caused great excitement in the House of Commons and lobbies to-night. Madrid, May 7.—The press here express horror at the Irish assassinations and also sur prise at Gladstone remaining in office after the failure of his Irish policy. Buffalo, May 7.—The following telegram was cabled to-night. To Wm. E. Gladstone, Premier, London, England: As President of the Land League in Ameri ca, I beg to express my deepest abhorance of the terrible crime just .committed in Dnblin, especially in the heur which owing to your change of policy looked brightest for Ireland. (Signed) James Mooney. London, May 8.—The News says: The gov ernment is not likely to be carried away by passion or panic. Gladstone is tried as no pub lic man of our time was over tried before, but he will know how to meet the crisis. The Standard, bewailing the fate of Caven dish and Burke, notwithstanding the later was a Roman Catholic, asks if Gladstone can any longer remain at the head of the affairs and as serts the government seem utterly bewildered. The] Post says of the immenso significance of crime it is easy to recognize. It is a blow aimed at English supremacy in Ireland. The Post asks such Liberals as Lard Fitz William whether the time has not arrived for a termi nation of the radical government. Vienna, May 7.—The murders of the new ’ Irish Chief Secretary and under secretary caased the greatest sensation in political and diplomatic circles a belief is spreading that the United Kingdom is on the eve of great changes. The situation of England and Ire land is compared to that of Austria and Hun gary in 1848. New York, May 7.—Reports from all parts of the country indicate deep feeling of horror and indignation at the assassinations in Ire land. Paris, May 7.—Both press and public de nounce the awful crime committed in Dublin Saturday night, and express fears that the murder may servo as a weapon for the Tories. The Temps says: “We hope the crime will induce Parnell and his colleagues to separate from t be fanatics and villains who are disgrac ing the Land League. The Journal des Debats says: “Nihilists are surpassed, Parnell is shown to be powerless and the government will be thrown into the hands of the Whigs. New Yobk, May 7.—Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, preaching to-night on the murder in Ireland, said the act was but a trying to change the destinies of nations by the pistol and dag ger. It was a bloody murder, but the work was not that of the Irish people, or even of any Irish party. It appeared to be a burst of blind, unreasonable fury of a few against the government. THE VICTIMS. Brief Sketches of the Lives of Lord Cav endish and Mr. Burke. The late chief secretary for Ireland, Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish, was the second surviving son of the seventh Duke of Devon shire. He was born^at Campton' place, the Sussex seat of the Cavendish family, Nov. 30, 1836. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was private secretary to Lord Granville from 1859 to 1864, when the latter was president of the council. In June, 1864 he was married to Lucy Caroline, second daughter of Lord Lyttleton. He was a Liberal in politics, and since 1865 he represented the northwest riding of Yorkshire in Parliament. After the formation of the Gladstone ministry he became financial secretary to the treasury. All the sons of the Duke of Devonshire are members of the British Parliament. The duke has been in the House of Lords since|1834. His heir, the Marquis of Harting ton, has been in the House of Commons most of the time since 1857, and a few years ago he was the leader of the Liberals during the tem porary retirement ,of Mr. Gladstone. Lord Edward Cavendish, third son of the duke, has been iu the Commons most of the time since 1865. The Duke of Devonshire is a man ‘ of influence in the private coun cils of his party, but his studious habits have kept him from coming much before the public. The Cavendishes have the reputation of being good landlords, and they have gener ally acted upon the principle that property owners have duties as well as,rights. The family has more than once rendered valuable services to popular causes. The estates of the duke of Devonshire—193,000 acres—are in 14 counties. Thomas Henry Burke, late under-secretary for Ireland, was the eldest son of William Burke of Knocknagur, county Galway, and Fanny Xaveria, only daughter of Thomas Tucker of Brook lodge, Sussex, and niece of the late Cardinal Wiseman, and was born May 29,1829. Of his brothers, William took orders in the Church of Borne, Theobald Hubert be came major of the 18th foot, Charles Alfred followed the profession of civil engineer, and Augustus Nicholas became a royal Hibernian Academician. _ PHOENIX PAKK. The Scene of the Tragedy—Ita Extent and Main Features. Phoenix Park is in the vicinity of the city of Dnblin. It comprises 1753 acres, in which are the vice-regal lodgo, the usual residence of the Lord Lieutenant, with 160 acres of demesne and gardons, the Chief and Under Secretary’s lodges and the lodges of the Park rangers and their aspirants, with their respective inclosed grounds, the Hibernian school for soldiers’ children, the military magazine, the military infirmary, the Zoological gardens, the con stabulary barracks, and the ordnance survey depots. The "People’s Garden,” a piece of ground near the Dublin gate to the park, is laid out as a flower garden and promenade, open free to the pnblic, and is frequented by persons of all classes. In the garden a fine statue of the late Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieut enant of Ireland, has been erected by pnblic subscription. The remaining grounds, com prising upwards of 1300 acres are also open to the public. The park contains the Wellington memorial, raised at a cost of £20,000. THE TARIFF. The House Passes the Bill Creating a Commission. Washington, May 6.—'The House passed late this afternoon, the bill creating a commission of experts to investigate the tariff and report to Congress. It was passed in tbe shape recom mended by the ways and means committee, without the provision which appears in the bill on the same subject passed by the Senate for an investigation of internal revenue, and with out being materially amended, by a majority of more than 50 votes. Mr. Kasson very naturally felt impelled at the conclusion of the de >ate to congratulate himself, the House and the coun try on what he termed the successful issue of the agitation and discussion of this question, lhe bill now goes to the Senate. Tbe following is the detailed vote: Yeas—Aldrich, Anderson, Atherton,Barbour,Barr . Bayne, Bingham, Bliss, Bowman, Bremer, Briggs. Brown, Brumm, Buck, Burrows (Mo.), Burrows (Mich.), Butterworth, Calkins, Camp, Campbell, Candler, Cannon, Carpenter, Chace, Chapman, Clar dy, Crapo, Cullen, Curtin, Darell, Dawes, Deering, Demotte, Dezendorf, Dingley, Dwight,Ellis, Ermen trout, Errett, Farwell (111.), Ford, George, Gibson, Godshalk, Grant, Guenther, Hall, Horner, Harris, (N. J,), Haseltine, Haskell, Hawk, llazelton Heil man, Henderson, Hepburn, Hewitt (Ala.), Hill, His cock, Hoblitzell, Hoge, Horr, Hubbell, Hubbs, Hum phrey, Jacobs, Jones (N. J.), Jorgensen, Joyce, Kas son, Kelley, Kenna, Ketcham, Klatz, Lac8y, Lewis, Lord, Lynch, Marsh, McClure, McKinley, MoLane, Miller, Moore, Morey, Morse, Mosgrove, March, Mutcbler, Neal, Norcross, O’Neill, Pacheco, Page, Pay son, Peclle, Pierce, Pound, Prescott, KandaH, Ranney, Ray, Reed, Rice (Mo.), Rice (Mass), Rich, Ritchie, Robinson (Mass.), Robinson (O.), Ross, Rus sell, Ryan, Scoville, Scrauton, Shallenberger, Sbel ley, Sherwin, Shaltz, Skinner, Smith (Pa.), Smith (N. Y.), Speer, Spooner, Steele, Stone, Strait. Tal bot, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson (fa.), Townsend (O) Tyler, Updegraff (O.), Upson, Valentine, Van Horn, Van Voorhis, Wadsworth, Walt, Walker, Ward, Watson, Webber, White, Williams (Wis.), Willits. Wilson, Wise (Pa,), Wise (Va.), W. A. Wood (N.Y.), and Young-151. Nays—Aiken, Armfield, Atkins, Beach, Belford, Bo'tnont, Beltzhoover,Berry, Bland, Blount, Bragg, Buchanan, Buckner, Caldwell, Carlisle, Clark, Cle ments, Cobb, Colerick, Cook, Cox (N. Y.) Cox (N. C.) Cravens, Culberson, Cutts, Davidson, Davis (Mo.) Deuster, Dibble, Dowd, Duun, Dunnell, Evins, Far well (la.), Finlev, Forney, Garrison, Gunter, Ham mond (Ga.), Hardenbergh, Hatch, Herbert, Herndon Hewitt, (N. Y.), House Jones (Ark.), King, Kuott, Latham, Leedom. Lefevre, Manning, Matson, Mc Cord McKenzie, McMiUin, Mills, Money, Morrison, Moul’uon. Muldrow, Oates, Orth, Phtster, Reagan, Scales, Shackleford, Singleton (Miss.), Springer. Stockslsger, Thompson (Ky.), Tilman, Townsheud (in.). Tucker, Turner (Ky.), Updegraff (la ), Vance, Warner, Washburn, Welborn, Whitthorue, Wil liams (Ala.), and Willis—S3. The following is the full text of the bill: To provide for the appointment of a commission to investigate the question of the tariff: Be it enacted, etc.,that a commission is here by created to be called the “Tariff Commis sion” to cons!8t of nine members. See. 2. That the President of the United States shall, by and with the advice and con sent of the Senate, appoint nine commissioners from civil life, one of whom, the first named, shall be the president of the commission. The commissioners shall receivo as compensation for their services each at the rate of S10 per day, when engaged in active dnty, and actual traveling and other neceesary expenses. The commission shall have power to employ a sten ographer and a messenger; and the foregoing compensation and expenses to be audited and paid for by tho secretary of the treasury out of any moneys in tbe treasury, not otherwise ap propriated. Seo. 3. That it shall be the duty of said com mission to take into consideration and to thor oughly investigate all the various questions re lating to the agricultural, commercial, mercan tile, manufacturing, mining and industrial in terests of the United States, so far as the same may be necessary to theestablshment of a judi cious tariff, or a revision of the existing tariff upon a scale of justice to all interests, and for the purposo of fully examining the matters which may come before it. Said commission in tho prosecution of its inquiries, is empower ed to visit such different portions and sec tions of the country as it may deem advisa ble. Sec. 4. That the commission shall make to Congress a final report of tlie results of its in vestigation, and the testimony taken in the course of the same, not later than the first Monday of December, 1882, and it shall cause the testimony taken to be printed from time to time, and distributed to members of Congress by tbe pnblie printer, and shall also canse to bo printed forjthe use of Congress 2000 copies of its final report, together with the testimony. JAPAN. An Ex-Member of the Imperia Council Struck Down by a “Crank.” GREAT DESTRUCTION .OF PROPERTY BY A TORNADO AT NAGASkl. Yokahama, April 22.—Itagaki Taisuke, formerly a member of the highest imperial council and now an influential leader of the advanced liberal party, was severely wounded by an assassin in the province of Owari. The unknown assailant declares he had no accorn Elices and was inspired to remove one whom a considered a disturber of the public peace. A violent tornado at Nagask .April 11th, de s'royed a large amount of public and private property and numerous ships and bouses were wrecked. DAVITT'S DELIVERANCE. He Is Released from Jail and Is In Good Health. Nbw Yobk, May 6.—Mr. Patrick Ford, edi tor of the Irish World, received the following cable dispatch this evening: Weymouth, Fng., May 6.—Just released from Portland; ara in good health. tween Mr. Henry George and Mr. Parnell, in which Mr. Parnell distinctly and emphatically denies that he has ever entertained or entered into any agreement with the British govern ment to withdraw the no-rent manifesto. FIRE’S FURY. Racine, Wia., Visited by a $760,OOO Fire. Racine, May 7,—The outcome of the confla gration last night is as follows: Seven blocks were burned, including over forty-four build ings. Ten million feet of lumber was also de stroyed. The total loss is about three-quarters of a million dollars, with about one-quarter of a million insurance. The burned portion of the city is the oldest and least ornamental, be ing largely composed of inferior buildings. The citizens have not lost heart, but are pre paring to rebuild. WASHINGTON. Rear Admiral Rogers’ Funeral. Washington, May 7.—The funeral of Rear Admiral John Rodgers will occur Monday af ternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Epiphany in this city. His remains will be buried in O. k Hill Cemetery with full military and naval honors. The pall bearers will be Admiral Porter, Rear Admirals Worden and Amman, Gen. Wright, U. S. A., Commodore Baldwin, Prof. Hall, Prof. Harkness and Com modore Sampson. MINOR TELEGRAMS. Wm. H.Vanderbilt, accompanied by his son* George W. and James H., sailed from New York for Europe, Saturday. Services oommemorative of the late Ralph Waldo Emerson were held in the Unitarian churches of Boston and Lowell, yesterday. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Portland Daily Wholesale iUarliet. Pobtljlnd. May 6. There ar a no Important changes to note in the wholesale market to-day, but trade is fair in all the leading departments. Breadstuffs and Provisions continue firm and prices are folly sustained. On account of light receipts potatoes exhibit consider able strength and sell quick at 1 16 for Hose, but the demand is chiefly for local consumption. Sugar is more steady at yesterday’s prices; tonnage at the four ports 42,000 tons less than one year ago. The Codfish receipts at Gloucester for the pres ent week were 1,216,000 lbs; other fish receipt* 100,200 lbs fresh Halibut, 30,000 lbs Haddock and 666 bbls fresh Herring. The following are to-day's quotations of Fleur Grain, Provisions. Ac. floor. Superfine.4 76*6 50 G itra Spring. .6 75*0 25 XI Spring....7 0U*7 60 P.teut Spring Wheati.8 7689 50, M ehigan '.^In ter beat— 7 0087 25 Common Michigan....0 76*7 00 St. Lonla Win ter tair ... 7 2587 60 Winter good. .7 60*7 76 Winter best...7 76®8 00, Produce. Sweet potatoo*5 25*5 601 Turkeye. 18*20 Chickens. @ Fowl. 18o20 Eggs.16ViSl7 Berm’dOoions,176*2 00 Cmberries, V bbl Maine. 9 00*10 00, CapeCod,1200816 001 Sugar. Granulated.10 Extra 0.. »Vi! Frail Mosc'tl Raisins2 80@8 50 London Layers3 lOa.3 15 Valencia “12 @13 Turkish Prunes. 7 French Prunes. 12Vi @14; Oranges. Palermo* l>bx 4 50@5 00} Mamina,&box.4 75@5 25; Valencia ^caso $10@12 Extra large “ $ Lemons. Mamina.8 50@4 50 Ptlennos.3 00@4 00 Malaga. Nuts. Pjanuw— Wilmington. 1 75@2 25 Virginia.... 2 25d2 50 T annemee... 1 80@2 00 O istans,lp lb. 9@10o Walnuts “* 12Va@15c: Filberts " 12Mi@14c Pecan •• 13 @16c Urmia. H. M. old Corn, oar lots @93 New Corn, car lots, @92 I Oats, •• 04 i Sacked Bran 00@28 00 Mkla.. 30 00 Cotton Seed,carlot 30 00 “ bag lots Corn,bag lots.. 3 Meal, T‘ 88 Oats, “ 65 Bran, " .. 30 00 ! Mnis, «• .. 32 00 iRye, “ 136 i Prorisiona. Mess Beef .12 60@13 60 ! Ex Mess. .14 00814 50 I Plato.16 60816 00 ! Ex Platc..l6 60@17 00 i Pork— , Backs.. ,.23 50824 00 I Clear . .22 60823 00 l Moan.20 00@20 50 ila.Lj.12»/i@13 ttoand Hogs.... @9 Lars. Tub,?fe....l244@12V& Tierces, lb gr.I2Mi@12%% Pail.... .. 12Vfagl3*4 Beaus. Pea..8 76@4 00 | Mediums.3 76@3 86 Yellow Eyes. 3 2o@3 37 Bucter. Creamery.28830 Gilt EdgeVermont28@30 Choice “ 22826 Good.18 @22 Store.16@17 Cheese. Malno.12^(815 Vermont... .12Vs@15 Y Factory. 12 Mi @16 Skims. 7Mi@ 8 Apples. Per bhl.2 2688 25 Cooking.2 60@3 00 Eraporated.14@16 Dried Western. ...«»* 87 do Eastern— 6Vk@7 Frcah Beef Market. Corrected for the Pee38 daily by Wheeler, Swift & Go., Commission Merchants in Chicago Dressed Beef, Franklin Wharf: Sides.U @12 Mi Hinds.13 @15 Fores.9 @10 Rattles. 9 @ 9 Ml Baoks.9@10Va Rounds.10»k@llMS Rumps.15Vi@16V4 Loins.18 aiil Rumr Loins...16 @18tt Recipts by Railroad—May 0. Eastern Railroad—300 bbls flour, 1,075 reams paper, 1 car lumber,108 bales cotton. Maine Central—4 cars pulp, 1 do boards, 13 do slate, 1 do hoops, 1 do potatoes, 1 do oileloth, 2 do lumber, also 12 cars miscellaneous for Portland and 73 for connecting roads. Grand Trunk Railway—66 cars lumber, 8 do wood, 1 do Umber, 32 do grain,15 do miscellaneous, 1 do live stock, and 27 do of other freight. Portland & Ogdensburg—7 cars lumber, 2 do shook, 1 do pulp, 9 do ice, 1 do horses, 1 do slabs,3 do woodboard, 2 do timber, 2 do grain, 1 do rakes, 2 do paper, 11 do miscelNneous. £>4»mc*tie narael*. tBv Telegraph.) New York. May G.—Cotton closed firmer 12%<? for middling uplands ahd at 12% for middling Or leans. Flour—The market closed quiet; No 2 at 2 00(5? 4 20;Superfine Western and State 4 UO@5 30; City Mills extra tor the West Indies at 6 90@7 00; for South America 7 10v»7 26; low extras 6 10@5 50} Winter Wheats 5 60g)7 60; fancy do 7 G(*@8 25} Winter Wheat patents at 7 70@9 00. Wheat—market closed auiet and steady; No 2 Red Winter on spot 1 47% @1 48; 1 47% gl 48% for May: l 47@1 47% for June; sales at 1 32 July; 1 23%@1 25 fbr August; 1 24% asked September; I 22%(«? 1 23% yoar; sales for the week 6,990,000 bush. Corn—closed quiet and easy after a fair business; No 2 on spot at 83c; May at 82%@82%c; sales at 82c June 82 %c for July, 82%@e3e for August; 82% c bid September; sales for the week 9,268,000 bash. Oats—closed easier; No 1 White 65c: No 2 do at 62c; No 3 do 69%(§00c; No 1 Mix' d 60c; No 2 do 66% c. sales for wee* 2,804,0o0. Pork—market closed quiet but steady ;old mess on spot nominally 18 0O;ne\v do 15 50« IS 76; July at 18 60 bid. sales for the week 3850 on spot. uard—closed quiet and easier; prime steam on spot at 11 60@11 56; 11 47%gll 66 May; sales at 11 60 for June; 11 65@ll 67% July; 1162% @11 67% August; 11 37% year. Tallow—quiet at 8%. Butter—steady; creamery 30@32,State dairy 27 @30c. Cheese dull; State factories at 13@13%. Ghicaoo, May 6.—Flour steady. Wheat is lower; No 2 Chicago Spring 1 25% iq. 1 26 cash. 1 26% for May; l 27%<%1 27% June; 1 26 for July; 1 16% for August, No 8 Chicago Spring at 1 16@1 17; re jected 9*c@l 00. Corn is lower at 74Vs^§J4% foi cash; 74%c May 72%@?3o for June; 73%@73% for July; 73%c for August; rejected 71%c. Oat* are lower at 62c for easi*;62%c for May; o2c June; 46@46%c for July; 38 Vac August. Rye lower 79. Bariev s e*dy at 1 06@1 10. f ork lower at 18 36@ 18 40 for cash; 18 3(K®18 40 May; 18 40a 18 42% June; 18 67Vs@18 60 July: 18 77%@18 80 for August. Lard lower at 11 25 cask and May; 11 26 @11 27% for June, 11 40 11 42% July; 11 60@ II 62% for August, isulk Meats stronger shoulders at 8 00; short ribe 10 66; short clear 11 00. Receipts-8.COO bbls flour. 2,200 bush wheat, 238.000 bush corn, 81,<K)0 *>usb oiti, 1000 bu*l» r>e 22,000 bash barley. Shipments-7 000 bbls flour, 23,000 bush wheat, 93.000 bush corn 32,OJO bush oats, |4,600 bush rye, 6000 bush barley. Sr. Louis, May B.-Flour lower. Wheat Is lower; No 2 lied Fall at 1 32% for cash; 1 22% for June; 1 14% July; 1 10% Aug.; No 3 do at 1 3*4% bid. No 4 at 1 12 bid. Corn unsettled 74%e cash; 73% for June; 73%c July; 73% August. Oats lower at 57c cash, 62c for dune; 43%c for July; 36% Aug, Lard dull 11 00. tieoeipts- 6000 bbls flour. 22,00*) bush wheat, 61,01*0 oasu oorn.ll 0 J0 banb oats.0,00.19bush rye, 3 000 bush barley. Shipments-11,000 bbls Hoar, 7.3,000 bust,wheat, 113.000 bosh oorn, 21,000 bash oats, 0,<X0 both Barley, 0.000 bush ry«. Detroit, May 6.-Wheat quiet; No l White spot at 1 36; May at 1 36%; Juue at 1 33%; July at 1 29; Aug 1 13 asked; No 2 Whito 1 31%. Roceipts 10,000; shipments 19,000 bush. [continued os fourth page.]