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_____ 1'OIU LAND, FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 30, .1883 chl^MAu.MATTKK’i PRICE THREE CENTS. THE PORTLAND DAILT PRESS. Published every day (Sundays execptod) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO., At 07 Exchange St., Tobtlanb, Me. THE 5IAOE~STATE PRESS' is published every Thursday Morktno at $3.60 a year. It paid In advanee at £2.00 a yoar. * , *^TES.olr,^tortisino: One tneh of rues, the length of column, constitutes a "square."*^ firBt week; 75 cats per d“»ertionsor less, £1.00; oontinn lng every other day after Urst woek, 60 cents. nn?«Lfvtle?S;u,hri£? dnsertlous or less, Vtt cents! one week, $1.00; 60 cents per woek after. Special Notices, one-third additional. a.. „ e.^ of “Amusements” and ‘’Auction SALES, $2.00per square per week; three laser, tions or lees, $1.50. Advertisements Insorted In the "Maw* State Press (which has a large circulation in every part of the State), for £1.00 per square for first Inser tion, and 60 couts par square for each ibeequent Insertion. Address all communications to Portland publishing oq. SPECIAL NOTICES. " Special Notice. We would call special attention to the Asses sor*’ Notice, which appears in our columns to-day with reference to Taxes, that all persons interested may comply w ith the tenor of sneh notice, particu larly the clauses with reference to the IT. S. Gov ernment Bonds, Deposits In Savings Banks, and abatement of Taxes, and thus save hard thoughts and possibly hard words, when too late. marSO snddw Carpet Beating . AT FOSTER’S FOREST CITY OYE HOUSE AND Carpet Beating Forms. 13 Preble Street, OPP. PREBI.E iiorsE. t'ARPETS BEATEN in alt kinds of weather and at all s iasona of the year. Soiled and Greasy Woolen Carpets cleansed to look like new. 17^1 rucuiBi m i iff r rrr. umruwtu Oninmt-nlnl ^htss for Doors. Broken lights mntched. C. II. FARLEY, U0T8eod6msn 4 Eirbaagt’ Si. Cure Your Corns BY USING v SCHLOTTERBECK’S Corn, Wart & Bunion Solvent. Entirely harmless; is not a caustic. It removes Corns, Warts, Bunions and Callous without leaving a bleu ish. Brush for applying in each bottle, jar*-* CURE IS G U Alt AX teed.^jrz Pi ice 25 cents. For sole by all DrsggintM. Ttrv it and you will be convinced like thousands who nave used it and now testify to it6 value. Ask for Schloiterbeck’s Corn and Wart Solvent and take no other. nov23_ *Ddtf FOB SALE At a Great Bargain ! The Entire Stock of the late f. a. SMITH, MERCHANT TAILOR, - 231 Federal St., Will be sold at a great bargain, either ia lots or pieces by measurement, or Entire Stock, Fixtures' and good wilt of stand to purchaser. Sale to commence on Monday, Feto. 20. Four Fine Sewing Carbines are e*abraced in the Mock, MARY M. SMITH, Administratrix. mart 2_ iiidtf educational. _ HARVARD ISI'ERSITT. Examinations for admission to the College and the Professional Schools are held every year in Cam bridge. Mass., Exeter, N. H , New York, Philadel phia, Cincinnati, Chicago, St Louis and San Fran cisoo, on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday follow ing the last Wednesday in June (this year June 28, 29 and 30.) The Harvard Examinations for Women are held in Cambridge. New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati on the same days. Special students are received without examination in every cepartent mexcept the Medical School. Graduates of other Colleges are admitted to ad vanced standing in Harvard College upon such con ditions as the Faculty deem equitable in each case. For information concerning the terms of admission the cost of a college or pr» 'feesional course, the scholarships (255) and other beneficiary aid, the studies in each department, or any other subject con necteJ with the University, address the Registrar of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. febl2 eod3m Practical Business Course. INSTRUCTION in a practical business course, given by the undersigned, an experienced teach er. For full particulars address A. S. SAWYER, P. 0 BOX 1813. - - City. mar20 d2w* Instruction in English an-i Class ical Studies. g ven to £>rivs.to pupils by th? n&scrtboi J. W. COLCOKIV 143 Pearl Street. j»c24 _ fM BUSINESS CARDS, „ H. M. FESSENDEN, Real Estate and insurance AGENCY, 511-2 Exchange St., PORTLAND. feb8_ _ d3m The Freeman Granite Go. YARMOUTH, MF, Contract for Curbing, Flagging, Foundation Stone and Granite Paving Blocks in any quantities. P.O.BOX 184, - - - VatmoiHli. mar 5_ eod3m SIGN PAINTING and Lettering of Erery Description, ex ecuted in an Artistic Manner and at short notice. M, T. MITLIIAIjiIj, jan5 ‘iff T EMPI.E STKEBT. eodtf A IIARVEST. Now is the time for sharp buyers to get their Boots and Shoes Cheap — AT — Wver Grreene & Co.’s, 4SO C'o.gre.n *t. Portland, Me. jaylO__ _ eodtf Herbert G. Rriggs, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR — or — American A Foreign Fateors, No. 93 Exchange 8t, Portland. Me. C^“A11 businefiS relating to Patents promptly ami faithfully executed. jul2dtf THE LATEST for Gentlemen, Ladies and Misses ZEPHYR RUBBERS iwc. <3r. Palmes* . S30 Middle Street. marl 7 (\if PER PIET Gum Teeth, - $10 Plain “ - $7 % We have now be&n In the ■ city three 5earn, and have yet f to hear of the CrHt caae where we have failed to give satlM faction. We uae none but the Best Teeth, and warrant, a perfect fl*. E. B. & F. W. LOCKWOOD, 288 1-2 Middle Street tell9 PORTLAND, .’ll:. eodlf BY TELEGRAffl. METEOROLOGICAL. INllICATIONe FOB THE NEXT TWENTY'FOUR HOURS. War Dkp’t Office Chief Signal ( Officer, Washington, D. C. \ Maroh 30,1 A. M. For New England, Fair followed by rainy weather, varieble winds, mostly easterly, stationary or higher temperature and lower pressure. SPECIAL BULLETIN. A storm of slight energy moving in a north easterly track has developed in the Ohio valley. General rains have fallen iu the Ohio valley and occasional rain or suow in the Middle States and northwest and southerly winds prevail in the South Atlantic ahd Gulf States. The temperature has risen slightly in the South Atlantic and East Gnlf States and in other districts has remained nearly statton ary. ’ MAINE. Suicide at Oldtowu. Bangor, March 29.—George Weston of Oldtown, aged 5(5 years, committed suicido by hanging in his barn. He has not been well during the winter. His wife died last fall. The Railroad Tax Assessed by the Coun cil. A i'a VST A, March 29.—The Governor and Connell have assesed the tax against Maino railroads as follows: Maine Central.631,166.41 Portland Horse Railroad. 416.86 Portland tuid Ogdcnsburg . 1,931.61 Portland and Rochester. 1,484,5 r Rutuiord Falls and Bucktteld. 124.48 Sandy River Valley . 46.68 Somerset Railroad Company. 69 48 St. Croix and Penob-cot_'. 86 64 Grand Trunk. 9,566.02 Bangor and Piscataquis... 288,58 Boston and Maine . .... 19 828.26 Buoksport and Bangor. ’ 38 15 European and North American ltailr’d. 6,825.28 Eastern Railroad Company . 20,311 11 New Brunswick and Canada. 47.72 Knox and Lincoln. 710*87 Orchard Beach.*. *’’*', 1092 New Brunswick Railroad.,. 20 l‘> Lewiston and Auburn Horse Railroad.. 86.06 A State Prison Convict Pardoned. The Governor and Council have granted a pardon to John Corson, in State prison for assault. Ware, the Horse Thtef, Taken to New Hampshire. Charles F. Ware, a notorious horse thief, confined in Kennebec jail for the past ten days, was taken to Nashua, N. H., on a requi sition from the .Governor of that State this evening. MARINE NEWS. Steamer Launched at Bath. Bath, March 99.—Gobs & Sawyer launched this afternoon steamer Jesss H. Freeman, owned in Boston and-intended for the West India fruit trade, net tonnage 490.31. Steamer towed to New York to receive her machinery. Fish Receipts at Gloucester. Gloucester, March 29.—Fish receipts at this port this morning: Oue Georges fare, one from the Grand Bank of of 60,200 pounds hali but, and 20,000 of Georges codfish. New Fishing Schooner. A handsome new fishing schooner named the Electric Light, built at Boothbay, for I>. C. & H. Babson. artived at this port last evening in tow of tag Knickerbocker. She will be rigged throaghoat with the exception of ranning rig ging with wire rigging, and is the first of the, fishing fleet thus rigged. Barquentine Aurora Abandoned. St. Johns, N. F., March 29.—The vessel re ported yesterday abandoned in the ice off Cape Race, is the barquentine Aurora, belonging to Henry Stabb of St Johns, bound hero with a cargo of salt. She was abandoned on Tuesday night between Ferryland and Aqnaforte with three feet of water in her hjld.Capt.Dingle and crew landed at Ferryland, and are waiting an opportunity to reach this port. Blocked ^Jfith lee. The harbor and narrows are still blocked with ice. Steamer Ocean King and barquer. tine Racer are sailing up and down the outside edge, but nnablo to effect au entrance. The wind continues to blow on land; no prospect of a change. ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Railroad Accident Nashua, March 29—The Keene freight train over the Greenfield railroad, due here at 0.15 o’clock, met with an accident three miles be low Lyndeboio this evening, wrecking several cars. Frank Sweet, brakemao, was injured on the head. A wrecking train has gone to the scene of the disaster. Death of Hon. Wm. H. Duncan. Hangvkr, March 29.—Hon. Wm. H. Dan can, a prominent lawyer, widely known throaghoat New England and among the alntnni of Dartmouth College, died this morn ing, aged i5 years. The funeral will take place Friday at 3 p, m. He was a graduate of Dart mouth of the class of 1830. NEW YORK. Conkling to ba Re-Arrested. New York, March 29—The grand jury to day began an investigation of the case of George W. Conkling, Jr., who shot and killed Wilbur H. Haverstick, and he will probably be indicted and re-arrested. Recorder Smith, addressing the grand jury, instructed them to investigate the case and said Police Justice Solon B. Smith had exceeded bis powers in as suming to decide the homicide justifiable. His action, the recorder said, does not stop the grand jnry from indicting Conkling. Counterfeiters Arrested. James H. Baldwin from ^Brandon, Vermont and a man named Gill have beeu arrested hero with $1,100 in counterfeit five cent pieces, sev eral bogus half dollars, and tools fer coining base metal in their possession. A Man who Mysteriously Disappeared Discovered at Gravesend. A man who is supposed to be Henry Rlcb, who has been missing from his home in this city since last December, and whose mysteri ous disappearance excited so much comment and for who a reward of $5000 was offered, was picked up by the Gravesend. L. I., police last night. He is held to await tbo identification by bis friends. The License Question in Buffalo. Buffalo, March 27.—A .mammoth petition was yesterday presented Re tbo Board of Ex cise to increase the license to $250 for inn keepers, and 875 for ale and beer licenses, up on which the saloon keepers called a meeting tonight to take action against that movement. They formed a tem'porary protective union and sent a committee of seventy-five dealers la wait upon the Excise Board. Dangerous Outbreak at a Coloracla Mine. J>K!»vBr., Col., March 20.—Recently the di rectors ol the Bassick Mining Company of New York received a threatening letter from a large number of miners o( Querida, where the miue of the company Is heated, demanding the dib mlssal of Superintendent Perkins and foreman McGregor, charging insufferable tyranny aal that they interfere in numberless ways with their rights as men Reliable information states that the true solution of the Iron hie is that Perkins discovered that an organized band had long been stealing ote from the company, and was instrumental in several of them being sent to the penitentiary. The climax was reached yesterday when the malcontents served notices to fifty persons to leave town forthwith, and threatening violence. Querida and the surrounding country are terribly excited,armed miners are panding the streets aud Hie law is defied. Gov. Grant has been called upon to proclaim martial law. Fears are entertained that there will be blood shed to-day. A Railroad Bridge Torn Down. Philadelphia, March 20.—I nlanswer to the dispatch received at the Central Statiou soon after midnight, saying that a force of men was destroying the new bridge of the Pennsylvania Railroad at second arid Venango streets, a de tachment of police was sent thither at once. When thev arrived at the scene about 2 o’clock this morning they found that the work of dem olition bad been completed. The wreckers, wiio are believed to be workmen in the em ploy of the Philadelphia. Newlou and New York Railroad company, had dispersed, and the police could obtain no information Jin re gard to their identity. A force was left on the ground to protect the material. The Braid wood 1. iaaslor. Chicago, March 29.—Despairing of over coming the obstructions in tho Braid wood mine, a correspondent states that, tho owners are considering a proposition to dose and aban don the mine and erect over the entrance a monument to tbe memory of those entombed. This is opposed by tbe friends of tho dead men. No additional progress had been made up to late last night in tearing away tho debris. A Verdict for the Courier-Journal. Louisville, Ky., March 29. The libel suit of (leorge B. Hilo and wife against the Cour i'-r-Journn', for Mm publication of statements relating n, an alleged liaison between Mrs. Hite and the late Jesse James, which has been on trial here for teu days, came to a conclusion last evening, the jury liuding for tbe defend ant. Louisiana Election Frauds. New Oklkans, M.ircb 28—In tbe election fraud c."which liar, teen on trial here, tbe jury to,U\ riturned a verdict of not guilty. The other cases w^ro indefinitely postponed. EATON'S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE j Five Shots Fired in Quick Suc cession. Arrested at Truro by a Halifax De tective. Ha uiax, March 27.—A later telegram from Truro concerning the attempted suicide of H W. E atou of Calais, Me., says he was lying in his berth about 8 o’clock when the other pas sengers, including several ladles, were startled by live reports from a revolver. In a few mo ments the whole train was alarmed. The con-. ductors rushed into the Pullman and eeUed the man's hand just as lie was about to (llf eharge the sixth shot at his head. Tho man who was partly under the intluenoe of liquor at tho time, had boarded the train at some place north of Moncton. Telegrams were for warded to Truro and on reaching there he was examined by a doctor and removed to a hotel. A detectivo of Halifax arrived on a late train and arrested tho man. The prisoner is too seriously injured to bo removed at pres ent from the hotel. A man travelling with Eaton, supposed to be his brother, made some resistance to the detective’s euteriug the room but fiually submitted and allowed him to en ter. Two brothers of Eatou are ou tbe>r way to Truro and an oflicer leaves Calais tomorrow morning to take tbo prisoner back. Eatou seemed willing • to return home aud it is not thought that extraditiou papers will ba neces sary. THE INDIANS. No Farther Depredations Reported. Santa Ff... N. M., March 29.—A Clifton de spatch says: No further depredations by the renegade Indians Were reported on Wednes day. Col. Forsythe is skirrabhing along the southwestern line of New Mexico and Arizona Capt. Black aud tbo volunteor militia havo goue to Horse Shoe canon Ari., to picket the territorial line, with a view to cap'.nre strag gling bauds of hostiles en route for old Mexico. Military men believe that comparatively few Indians are engAsed in the bloody work and that these can be easily handled by Col. For sythe’s command, provided they are overtaken before they reach Mexico. Gen. Crook, Maj, Roberts and Cant. Burke v ere to leave Whipple, N. M., last night, meeting Gen. McKenzie at Albuquerque. Detachments from Juh’s Terrible Band. G[,ob£ City, A. T., March 29.—Advices re ceived here indicate beyond |doubt that some of the Indians on the warpath are detachmeuts fro n Juh’s terrible band, fresh from the Sono ra massacre, and that others are from the San Carlos reservation. Intense indignation and resentment prevail here, and the citizens will take action which may result in serious com plications. The Savages Concentrated at Clifton, N. M. San Frascssco, Mvrch 29.—A Lordshurg despatch says Col. Noyes and two companies of the Fourth Cavalry from Fort lvonig arrived Wednesdeyen route to G ilia Valley,N. M. The latest intelligence from Clifton is that the In d'aus are concentrated in force in the hills aronnd the place, and an attack may be ex pected at any moment. Murdered by the Appachea. Tucson, Ari., March 29.—Judge H. C. Mc Comas and wife were mnrdered yesterday by Apaches at Thompson Canon, 18 "miles east of Lordshurg, N. M. Their son was with them and it is supposed he was captured. Judge McComas was a member of the law firm of McComas and McKegan of St. Louis. His wife was a sister of Senator Ware of Kansas. It is rumored the troop* and hostiles had an engagement in Whetstone Mountaiu last night and that the troops were worsted Citizens of Beacon held a meeting last night at which the inability of the treops as handled, was set forth aud the government urged to adopt a vigorous policy. Lobdsbuhg. N. M., March 29.—A party who haa just raiurued from the scene of the man sacre in Thompson Canon found Mr?. Judge McComas shot through the_ head lying by the side of a buck board and stripped naked. Judge McComas was found about 200 yards south of his wife sbot in four different places, ne was also stripped naked. The boy la mist ing. Denyeb, Col., March 29.—A large body of citizens are now equipping to follow the trail of the Indians who killed Judge McComas and rescue his captive wife and child. The soldiers stationed at Fort Bayard are all in the field. The country west of here is reported to be full of Indians. Several Camus along the Gila river have been attacked and probably 50 whites have been murdered during the last fonr days. Reports from Arizona are to the effectahat the Indians threaten the annihila tion of ali whites in Granite county. Troopa Hunting for the Hostiles. Santa Fe, N. M., March 29.—Six companies of the 4th cavalry are oat scooting after the hostiles. Col. Forsyth and Major Noyes, each with two campanlcs, are on Stein’s range' Cant. Thompson, with two companies, is on the Gila river, and Capt. Black, with a com pany of New Mexico volunteers, is on the line of the railroad near Gila. Tombstone, March 29.—Capt. Crawford with 100 Apache scouts will arrive to-mOTrow and proceed to the frontier to head off the Apache Indians who are being driven from Sonera by Gen. I’equos. Troops stationed along the frontier , are waiting to intercept them. MASSACHUSETTS. Boston Municipal Affairs. Boston, March 29.—The Common Couucil tonight concurred with the Aldermen on the new pnhlic library appropriation and farther reduced the auditor's estimates for the coming year 5400,000, making now a total of 31,1100,000 reduction from the eleven millions called for by tho auditors. An Important Decision. Chicago, March 2!).—The Supremo Court at Springfield has hied an opinion in the cane of Igniter and others against the Chicago Board of Trade in favor of the latter. The suits, twenty in nntnber, grew oat of what was known as the July wheat corner. The market prices for July wheat at the close of that month hav ing reached 1.30 a large number of operators refused to settle at that figure and the amount of] this held back was estimated between $2, 000,(X)<> to $3,000,000. The matter was taken bsfore the arbitration committee of the board and a bearing extended nearly a month, the losing operators urging that the market had been cornered by a clique aud citing as an in stance the price of cash wheat. The cise gained additional interest from the fact thta it was deemed a test one. The arbitration c mrulttee fixed the selling price at 135, at which figure the operators wore ordered to make good their differences. In anticipation of the report of the committee the matter was carried into court and the board of trade was enjoined from attempting to discipline mem bers for failure to pay differences and to re strain any action tending to deprive them of board membership. To this the board of trade urged no defence, citing the board rules as sufficient under which to discpline borrd mambers. The lower court decided the mem bers amenable to the rules of tho board and that the court could afford them no relief from obligations voluntarily taken lit joining the board. The Supreme Court sustains this view. Pork Packing in the West. Cincinnati, March 28—The thirty-fourth animal report of the pork packing in the West by the Cinninnatl Price Current, will be print ed tomorrow, ft, will show the Western pack ing for the past winter to liave been 0,132,212 hogs, against 5,747,700 last year, an increase of 384,452; average net weight, 213 02-100 pounds, an increase of 34 0-100 pounds. The yield of lard shows a decrease of 10 1-100 ponnds per hog. Tlie pork produced shows an increase of 111,(810 barrels. The Btock product In the West on March 1, showed an increase of 33,500 bar rels of pork and 38,000,000 pounds of meat, and a decrease of 21,700 tierces of lard as compared with the corresponding date last year. Con cerning the prospect for the summer packing reports received indicate an averagn increase of 2 per cent, buttlie Price Current thinks that this is an under estimate, and that 10 per cent increase may be ex;iecled, and possibly 25 per cent. Tlie total number of hogs packed in the West for 12 months Is 0,342,900, against 10,651, 440 in the preceding year. Matters on the Isthmus of Pananya. Panama, March 20.—Two thousand troops have been sent from Bogota to the frontier of Ecuador to enforce the rights of Columbian citizens residing in that republic. Tlie Nicaraguan Government lias roceived cablegrams requesting it to accept tlie canal contract as modified by tiio Congress of tlie United States, but lias pleaded disability to do so without authorization from Congress. Tlie Porvcrnr, tlie oldest paper iri liie republic, de clares the modification should not be accepted and that Nicaragua, as a weak country, re quires tho safeguards placed around it by the Ciayton-Bulwer treaty. Five Americans Murdered in Mexico. Loredo, Tex., MarMi 29.—There is a well de fined rumor from Mexico that a party of five Americans, who left hero recently for tho In terior of Mexico to buy stock, were murdered n their camp Rear Saltillo. WASHINGTON. The Jeannette Inquiry. Washington, March 29.—The Jeannette court of enquiry wilt be reconvened at the Navy Department at 10.30 a. in. tomorrow for examination of the four members of the Jean nette’s crew recently returned from Siberia. Madagascar Included. The cruising limits of the South Atlantic station have been extended to Include the is!-' and of Madagascar. Whiskey In Bond. A great deal of interest is shown by Treas ury officials in the result of the efforts made by the whiskey interest to Induce the Cana dian government to modify its regulations re garding the importation of whiskey in bond. Inasmuch as it will gain nothing by having 43,000,000 gallons of whiskey takeu there to avoid paying taxes in this country, the con sent of Parliament is considered doubtful; but tno whiskey people, with so uiauy mil lions of dollars at stake, expect to succeed better with the Canadian offloials than with our own Congress. There is no lack of money to secnre this modification, and the whiskey meu rely largely upon the letter of Acting Sec retary French to Secretary Kreliughuysen, in which he not only consents, but urges that “prompt action is desirable ' This putB our Treasury Department In tho aspect of asking the Canadian government to help our whiskey people evade tlielr taxes, and furuiBhes the only excuse upon which tho Dominion anthoi ities could in nuy way become a party to this strange proceeding. Should the Canadlau of ficials prove less accommodating than our Treasury Department, the whiskey Interest persist In saying that they will take their goods to Bermuda or Honduras. Proportion of lAppotutmenta from States. The civil service commission is about to set tle some interesting questions that arise out of a provision In the act creating tho commission, to the effect that the number of appointments from each State in the executive departments shall be in proportion to the State's popula tion. Tho commission will have to decide whether this applies to past or iuture appoint ments. If it is construed so as to apply to put as well as future appointments, sume Slates and Territories, notably the District of Co luiubia, will have to wait a century before their coutingeuts in the departments come within the quota allowed them by law. The probability seems to he that the commission will decide that the law applies to future ap pointments. Secretary Folgor Disappoints Don Cam eron. Secretary Folger Is so much improved in health that his friends think that he will he able to start on a sea voyage early next week. He will probably go by regular steamer from New York. He lias not followed the advice of his physicians in dismissing all Treasury business from his mind. Y’esterday he wrote a letter to Don Cameron, for iostauoe, stating that he oould not appoint the person to be superintendent of the bureau of engraving aud printing whom Don Cameron had supposed that Foiger had promised him that he would appoint. Judge|Folger staled that it never had been iu his mtud to appoint anybody to the place outside of the bureau. This seems to dispose of the report that the positlou was offered to Corning of New York. The Postoffice Department. A Cabinet officer expresses |the opinion that It would be necessary for the President to ap I otut a successor to Postmaster General Howe within ten days from the vacancy, and that it would not bo in compliauce with the statute to make a temporary appointment of ten days as has been suggested. Effects of the Tariff on Imports. There are no indications at tbo Treasury Department that the tariff agitation of the past three months has bad any effect on imports. The custom receipts average nearly Sl,000,0O0 a day. The internal revenue receipts are nearly 52.000,000 in excess of those of this date last year, and were it not for the reduction by the recent bill, they would be larger than ever before. The estimated income of the govern ment will reach 5105.000,000 for the entire fiscal year, or §2,000,000 more than last year. Judgment of the Circuit Court for Maine Affirmed. In the United States Supremo Court today in the case*of A. K. Buffurn el, al., appellants, rs. the Oakland Manufacturing Company, an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Maine, judgment was affirmed with costs per stipulation. The Vacant Postmaster Generalship. The Piesldsnt has not yet taken any action with .regard to the vacancy in his cabinet caused by the death of Postmaster General Howe and i‘ may be stated by authority that tuch action will not be taken before next week. A delegation from Ohio railed upon the President this afternoon and urged the mportance of having in the cabinet a repre lentative from Ohio. Alabama Claims. Several claims against the Geneva award have recently been tiled in the Court of Claims, tbo parties choosing to ignore the regular Alabama Claims Court. There is some question as to the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims over such cases which can only be set tled by a decision of the court itself. LABOR TROUBLES. The Lynchburg Strikers. Lvncubcbg, March 29.—At a meeting of the tobacco manufacturers last evening every man ufacturer pledged himself not to resume work with any of the strikers before May 1st unless a majority of ail the mannfaoturers consent. One factory working white hands was besieged by negroes this evening and threats of violence made bat the manufacturers gathered in num bers prepared to defend the white operatives. Policemen are B'atioued near the factory. Whiskey is flowing freely among the negroes and i here may yet be trouble. The Strike on the Nickel Plate Road. Cleveland, March 28,—The press despatch seot out from Chicago this afternoon stating that 40 engineers on the Nickel Plate Head had struck because they had been ordered to work 12 hours a day instead of 10 is pronounc ed by general officers of the Nickel Plate as nntrue, aud in their opinion some other road isinteuded. They say there is no strike on their road, and that there is not as many en gineers employed at that end of the line as are reported to have gone out. No such strike had been beard of iu the head-quarters of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer?. SPORTING. The Billiard Tournament. Chicago, March 29.—Dion defeated Wallace In the afternoon game at |the billiard tourna ment today by a score of i!00 to 549. Dion's average was 8 82-71, Wallace’s 7 59 70. In the game this evening Schaefer defeated Morris by a score of 000 to 357. Schaefer's highest run was 53; average 15 30-38; Morris highest run was 70; average B 24-37. Dee Accepts Hamm and Contris’ Chal lenge. Halifax, March 29.—George W Dee has accepted llamm and Contris’ challenge to Hanlati and Dee to row a doublo scull race. More Contributions for the Flood Suf ferers. Washington, March 29.—The President to day received from Brascli Itothenstein, of Ber lin. Germany, an additional contribution of 4.3,000 marks for the benefit of the sufferers from floods la the West. Of this ainouut 3000 marks were contributed by the Emperor and Empress of Germany. The funds were turned oyer to the Society of the lied Cross The Malagassv Envoys. Hartford, Conn., March 29— Madagascar envoys arrived In this city this afternoon and visited Colt’s armory nnder escort of General Win. B. Franklin, Dr; Gatling and Mayor Bulkley. They afterwards visited the State capitol where they called npon Got. Weller and latter dined with! the above named gentlemen, Dleut. Gov. Humner and others at the Hartford clnb. They left for New York at 7.30 this evening. Eiectrio Lighting In Hartford. Habtfouh, Conn., March 29.—The Electric T-lglit Company elected permanent officers to day. The American Electric Illuminating Com cany of Boston takes a large share in the stock of the company, which is about to pro cecd to furnish light in this otty. A. C. Dnn ham, of Hartford, was elected President and If . M. French, of Boston, Vico President. Gambling Made Felony in Tennessee. Nashville, March 29.—An act making It a felony to keep gambling establishments or renting houses for such purposes passed the legislature today. Dunneii Urged for Postmaster General. St. Paul, Minn.. March 29—The Gov ernor and other Stale oilicers have Blaned a petition urging the appointment of Mark H. Dunnell as postmaster general. Local Option in Delaware. Dovicb, Del., March 26.—The State Tem perance Alliance local option bill passed the Senate this afternoou by u vote of 0 to 4. Vote was a surprise. House is decidedly hostile to the measure. Sentenced to bo Hanged. Ciiattanoooa, Toon., March 29.—D. If. Walker was today sentenced to be hanged for the murder of William Hardberger. William Troece, Ills accomplice, was sentenced to lit teen years Imprisonment. A Nice City. Chicago, March 29.—The particulars are published of an assault and robbery committed upon Mrs. Phillip Jacobs, Monday lust iu broad daylight on ore of the most popular thorottgb faere. The matter was not made public until today. Mrs. Jacobs Is in a dying condition. THB STAR ROUTES. Dorsey in the Hands of the Cross-Exam iners. Washington, March 29.—The Star ronte trial was resumed this morning, IDgersoll con tinuing the examination of Dorsey, lngersoll asked the witness if he ever had given u oheck to Jamos B. Belford. The witness said lie never told Iterdell that “•had given a check for #2000 to Belford, nor did ho tell him to charge a check of that or any other umouut to “J. B. B.” upon the books. lngersoll—Did you ever give a check for any amouut to Belford'.’ Answer—Not a dollar. I never bad a traus aofon to the extent of one cent with the ex ception (of what you stated to the court the other day—the presentation of a rifle. The witness also denied other statements of Iterdell. The witness was present at a conversation between Iterdell and Boeler about June 19tb, -fith or 21st, at his house on I street. A pencil memorandum was the subject of the conversa tion. Iterdell was tolling Hosier that he had shown to McVoagh a memorandum in imita tion of the witness’s handwriting, Iterdell wePl lo the waste hasket, picked out the pieces and laid them on the table. The writing re sembled the witness's handwriting so closely that be was unuble to distinguish between them, but the witness never wrote that I memorandum. Altar a few unimportant questions direct ex amination closed and Mr. Merrick began the cross examination. Mr. Merrick pushed the inquiry in regard to this subject asking why Peck who was out there near routes had delegated to him (Dor sey) a Senator of the United States the work of managing routes. Witness said he did not see why the fact of his being a Senator should dis qualify him. Merriok reminded witness of bis distance from the routes, but witness adhered to hta original statements. Witness had no recollection of sending a check to P. O. Reynolds for 8552.00: did not know where John Dorsey was on July 12, 1878. A letter was produced but witness had uorecollection of signing John Dorsey's name to it. Merrick endeavored to <put the paper in evidence to show that under Peck’s name wit ness had those contracts. The fact that wit ness could not see the paper was an obstacle that could not be removed and the attempt failed Tbe court rendered au opinion at some lengthen tlila subject saying tbe genulnness ! of the paper had not been shown in any way and where evidence was lost by the death of a witness, or as in the present iustance by loss of d^sight the court would admit of the use of no expedients to supply place of evidence aud knew of no relief from j tba consequence to parlies affected. Merrick then offered in evidence contracts purporting to he signed by Peck with the Berne object. He wished to show that Dorsey signed Peck’s name and understood the same objec tion would not apply as in the case of the letter. Argument was again made at leiigth and this offer was also rejected. Witness was next questioned at length in reference to Miner’s movements during aud 1878, but lie did not recollect much about them. Their relations during the time w pleasent. Merrick tried to get witness to m some definite statement iu regard to Miner’s location m December and July, 1877 and 1878 but witness declined to make any such state ment. When pressed he would respond “I don’t think aujthiug about the matter.” “How came Miner here in January, 1878." inquired Merrick, "On tbe cara I presume.” He also refused to say positively whether or not he had written to Minor to come here. Miner usually stopped at witness's *ouse when in Washington aud used an office in his house where he prepared his bids. Witness pre sumed he had recommended Miner to Peck as a man fitted in every way to engage in mail business. Witness never saw John Dorsey and Miner at work together in the office upon bids. Might have seen John Dorsey and Boone at work but was positive that he (wit ness) had nothing to do with the preparation of the bids. Did not know whether or not Peck did any of tbe work. Merrick inquired how it was that the estab lishment was working under witness's roof aud he knew nothing of it. “What did I have to i do with It?” angrily replied tbe witness. “That ia not my question but it is what [ am going to ! find out,” retorted Merrick.” Yon bad noth ing to do with the business?” A.—No air. y -Wby did you promise Boone their iu- I erest? A.—I did not. I thought itctuli b9 ar- i ranged. Q.—Why did yoa employ him? A.—In accordance with the letter front Peek ■ or John Dorsey. y.—What were the instructions ooutaiuod ift the letter? A.—I do not remember. y.—Did you tell Boone to write out west about tbe routes? A.—Yes. y —Why? A.—Because 1 was requested to do so. Q.—How, in the letter? A.—Yes. y.—I thought you did not remember the in structions contained iu it? A.—I do not remember anything else. Judge Wylie adjourned the court until to morrow. rRISlFAGITATORS, The Relations of the United States and Great Britain in the Matter. Washington, March 20 —The Baltimore San has this information“The British min ister has formally called the attention of the Government to the utterances of the Irish agi tators, bat in an entirely friendly way and without any demand for redress other than might be suggested to the Government after a full investigation of the whole subject. The President, after the communication of the British minister had been laid before him by the Secretary of State, called the attention of the Cabinet to it, and after brietiy stating his own views, requested the members of the Cab inet to submit their views In writing to him at the next Cabinet meeting. This was done on Friday last. There was no dissent in the opin ion that in the exlstibg situation of afTairs this Government would not be justitied in interfer ing with the Irish sympathizers now in this country. One of the papers submitted by the Csbiuet members enters into an exbanstive re view of the policy of the British Government with reference to political refugees from other countries who have sought au asylum in Eng land, and cites the invariable refusal of Great Britain to surrender or interfere with them in any way in the absence of a commission of overt seta. This policy the United States Gov ernment adopts as its own. and has bo com municated to the British minister, with the as surance that onr Government will use its ut most endeavors to observe both national and international obligations and to see that they are not violated.” THE KELLOGG INDICTMENT. The Claims of the Government and the Defence. Washington, March 20.—The Government counsel In the Star route cases, referring to Senator Kellogg's strictures upon them, are re poried as saying that they have letters written by him to Price within the last year which will prove carious reading on the trial, and that tiie letters do not Indicate ignorance as to the Iran sactioDB with respect to which the present ments have been found. They also say that the report that indictments will not be framed as called for is absurd. The Brady party are known to be rauoh concerned at the new dis closures, as Price is likely to be much more dangerous stole's evidence for them than Her deli is. Kellogg says he will show from the records in the Post Office Department that lie had never indorsed an application for expedition of service on any mail route, except for ono steamboat route on Red river In 187<> or 1877. He would also show what was the arraugoruont “fj ,b,,'h0 Pr»*eculion with Price, who, ho said, had been premised immunity for his ser vices in this matter. Sir. Kellogg said, furth ermore, that the present proceeding Bgainst him was not begun witli the consent of the At torney General. SlesBrs. Merrick and Ker had, he said, takon advantage of the absouco of Mr Brewster from ihe city to go before the grand jury, and counsel for Ihe prosecution had ad mitted that this step was roudered necessary liy the testimony of Gen. Brady He added that If an Indictment were found against him bo should ask to have the oaso tried immediately after the conclusion of the pending eases. Mrs. Monitor's Last Day on Earth. " WmiMOB. Vt., March 20.—Mrs. M,inker, to ho hancod tomorrow.ha* boon calm most of tho day, hut shows signs of weakening, and it is ox pec tod she will break dowu toward the end. She received a let ter from her son Almoii to day offering his last consolation ami urging Iter to confess, saying his confession made him feel enough better to pay him for tho pain it cost him to tell it, and that It would be batter for iter In tho uoxt world to make a cloau breast of Hie affair. lie says ho would laj down his life to save her, hut that being im possible lie can only offer her the satisfaction words can give, aud express tho hope that they shall meet in a better land beyond whore i i no sorrow nor sadness.” Jfle do,sen by Haying he is trying to lead a Christian life, and trust ing the will bo In readiness to meet her Lord. shortly after tho receipt of the latter Altuon visited ids mother in her cell in the presence of the prison officials. Thev shook hands, show ing flight excitement over the letter. She claimed all was false, and that A1 won’s lien had brought, her to this, aud demanded of him why he had done 80. She admitted she could tell a good story, but claimed justice should bo meted out to ail. She said all the family hated Alico and had whipped her severely. Alrnon *,er ^ 8*,e not aHked him to take the child to the mountains to starve. She laughed saying she never thought of such a|thing. Dur ing the interview, which lasted over an hour, she showed great nerve. She still maintains her innocence aud savs she is ready to meet her God. She had nn interview later with the chaplain and was more uneasy than ever, but failed to confess. FOREIGN. Charges of Official Bribery in Tur key. A Horrible Murder in Hungary. The Alleged Dixie Outrage Pure Invention Loudon, March 29.—In .the House ol Com mons this afternoon Sir Win. Iiarcourt in re ply to questions asked said that enquiry bv the police into the alleged attack upon Lady Klor once Dixie bad been futile. A motion offered by Cameron in favor of six peuny telegrams was adopted. Government opposed the motion Etna, Again Threatening. Catania, March 29.—Craters of Mount Ktna are again in a state of activity,rumblings of the volcano are frequent and signs ofan earthquake are becoming more evident. Chargee of Official Bribery in Turkey. The Daily News correspondent at Varna says a secret report has been presented to the Sultan in which It is oh Aged that several of the Tur kish ministers and high officials of the govern ment had entered into an arrangement by which they were to receive bribes in connec tion with the collection of the tobacco taxes. The ministers accused have tendered their res ignations, hut the Sultan line refused to accept them. Much uueueiuess exists in regard to the matter. Horrible Murder in Hungary. Pksth, March 29.—Count von Majlatb von Bzekbely, President of the Court of Cassation, lias been found murdered at his residence at Ofen. He had been strangled and his tongue cut out. His hands were hound tightly togeth er with ropes. The body was lying on the lied In the Count’s room when discovered, but the lied clothes were not disturbed and the Count was uot undressed. A thin rope was hanging from a window of the appartment to tba street below, Tbe Count’s house bad been roboed by the murderers. More Moods in Hungary. The rivers Hernad, Gran and Waag are ris ing rapidly. Hallway embankments have been demolished and a number of villages are threatened. An Irish Informer Shot Dead. Maryborough, March 29.—David Whelan, au informer, wns shot dead here today. One arrest was made. Au American Arrested in Cork. Cork, March 29.—An American named Featherstone and a man named A. Heriiliy. a Farueilite, have been arrested here charged with conspiracy to murder. It is supposed they are connected with the man who was arrested at Liverpool to-day on big arrival from this city. The post office here is occupied by a force of police as threats have been made to b!ow up the building. The explosive material contained in the box carried by the man arrested in Liverpool, was nitro-glycerine. Parnell Coming to America in April. London, March 29.—The Daily News says Parnell has finally arranged to go to America the second week of April, but has not yet de cided to accept the invitation to the Philadel phia convention. Florence Dixie's Put-up Job. A gentleman from Eton, from a high posi tion, has deposed that he saw Lady Florence Dixie the whole time she was standing on the spot when the alleged outrage was committed and saw Lady Dixie walk away without anybody accosting tier. Foreign Notes. A man who carried a box containing explos ive and infernal machines has been arrested at Liverpool. He had just arrived from Cork. Autodio Luis Scbutte & Co. of London, gen eral merchandise and cigar importers, have failed. Their liabilities are £82,000. Kev. Derwent Coleridge, son of the celebrat ed poet, is dead. Loxen Diefenbscb, the eminent scholar, is dead. , THE BELL TELEPHONE Important “Decision in its Favor in New New Jersey. >'kw Tore, Marcii Tu iiit» r, o. on cuil Court at Trenton, N. J., yesterday, Judge Nixon made an important decision in the case of the Bell Telephone Co. against Andrew Al bright and John J. Ghegan of Newark. Gbe gan claimed to have invented a telephone which was used by the People’s Telephone and Telegrapti Co., and a line was run from the office of the company to the store and residence of Andrew Albright in Newark. A suit was brought against them by the Bell Telephone Co. for infringement and the case was tried sorno time ago. The validity of the Beil pa tents was assailed and a very strong contest re sulted. Today Judge Nixon made an order which sets forth that the two patents granted to Alexander Graham Bell on March 7, 1876, aud January JO, 1877, are good and valid pa tents, and that the defendants, combining and confederating with the People’s Telephone and Telegraph Co., have infringed the same, that it be referred to 8. D. Oliphant to ascertain the damages sustained by thn Beil Co. ss well as the protits and gains of the defendants for the use of the infringing insirnment. Further, that a perpetual injunction be issued restrain ing defendants and all others from further in fringing the said letters patent. The case will be carried to the U. S. Supreme Court. THE DOMINION. The Nova Scotia Rioters. Halifax, March 29.—Magistrate McNeal and several volunteers and constables were overpowered by a mob at Little Glace Bay to day, while attempting to arrest some Lingan rioters. Chief Constable Musgrave had to take refuge in Glace Bay dook to save himself from tho mob. The volunteers liavo been or dered back to their barracks to await Instruc tions from headquarters. Irish Convention in Montreal. Moxthkal, March 29.—A project is on foot to hoid.an Irish convention hers on Dominion Day. MEXICO. City of Mexico, March 29.—Congress con venes Monday. President Gonzales in his mes sage will urge great economy in tho adminis tration. Laid to Rest at Green Bay. Grknn Bay, Wis., March 23.—The special fast train, briuging the remains of the late Mostmaster General Howe, arrived at 5 this morning. Notwithstanding the unseasonable hour, It was met by a committee of members of tho bar and prominent residents, and es corted to the family mansion. From 8 to 11 o'clock, while the body lay in state, it was visited by nearly every inhabitant of Green Bay, young and old, men and women, and many of the affecting sceues witnessed yester day at Kenosha were reenacted. At 10.30 tho bells of the city tolled 07 strokes, the age of the deceased, which was the signal for a general closing of the places of business. A few moments later the funeral procession, comprising relatives, citizens, local organiza tions and visiting delegations, moved toward the Presbyterian church. Every building on the route was draped, and showed (lags at half-mast. Tho pall hearers, who acted in ttie same capacity for the deceased's wifo two years ago, were: A. Kimball, E. A. Elliss, J. 0. Neville, A. C. Robinson, M. L. Martin, D. 11. Butler, L. Bennett and N. Goodell. Gov. Husk, Senator Sawyer and the legislative committee of Hfty otiicially represented the State. At the church the fuueral services were brief and simple. The remains lay in state in the chancel to alford an opportunity to friends from the country districts to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased until 3 o'clock, when the casket was sealed, and, ac companied by the various delegations, was taked to Woodlawn cemetery. MINOR TELEORAJMa The Massachusetts Council has voted to par don James .1. Edmunds, who hus served four years of a sentence of five and a half years In State Prison for forgery. Gen. N. It. Buford, a graduate of West Point, died in Chicago, Wednesday night, aged 78. The Thompson chemical works in Baltimore have been burned. Boss $50,000 A strike is threatened among the calfskin tanners of Philadelphia. The Scranton Steel Company yesterday start ed their new mills giving employment to over 1000 men. At Greenville, N. C. Wright Daniel,a negro con vie tod of burglary, was sentenced to he hanged July 8. A negro has been arrested in Salem on suspi cion of having been connected with the Carl ton murder. The Boston papers, however, say he does not answer the poscription of the negro wauted. The Calais Murder; A general power of attorney from Herbert W. Eaton, the Calais murderer, to L. Eaton, his brother, and his partner in an extensive lumber business, whs placed on record at the Washington county registry Wednesday. It conveys full power to manage the eutiro busi ness of the appolntee.aud to sell and transfer bis real estate. The power, which is dated March 22, was executed In the vicinity of Calais, and was acknowledged hofore Mayor Boardman ns notary public. THE JEANNETTE. A Maine Man's Experience in Siberia. Herbert W, Leach, of North I’cnobscot, is one of the survivors of tbe Jeannette expedi tion who arrived in New York from Siberia this week. To a reporter be said that on board the Jeannette the men ail had a good time, even when wedged in by the ice. They bad liquor in moderation and tobacco in abund ance. “It almost broke my heart,” be said, “to have to leave so much good tobacco behind in the Jeannette when we,had to abandon her. We were allowed to take with us only a pound a man. We made that last as long as possible, and then we took tea leaves, from which tea bad been made, dried them and umokwd them. It was a poor substitute for tobacco, but by loug odds better than nothing. When we got among the uatiyes of Siberia we occasionally obtained some native tobacco. We got it In leaf form. It had never been cured and was strong enough to knock a horse down, but you bet we enjoyed it.” "How did yon manage to keep your spiritg up all the time?” asked the reporter. “We thought of home. We never gavo up hope. There was not a man in the whole Jeannette expedition who ever thought ids last day had come, oven when things looked the worst.” Mr. Leach spoke very highly of the hospi. tallty shown them in Siberia by tbe natives and tbo Russians. “I never met suc-b a hospit able people," fee said. “Whether civilized or Bavage it was just the same. They made us welcome to the best they bad, though when be first got among the natives that, was nothing better than rotten geese—geese that bad been killed three or four months previous and kept in a frozen condition for future consumption Oh, they were uot so bad when you can’t get anything else. But the natives ought to start a tin-canniug establishment.” Mr. Leach had both feet frost-bitten In the boats. Oue of the crew cat off half of one toe with a Jack-knife, but could not amputate the bone. That job was reserved for a Russian doctor in Siberia, who completed the operation with an lnstru whicb, Mr Leach said, “looked very much like a huge pair of sheep-shears, and wbeu, after much squeezing, the bone snapped I thought my leg Pad gone. But my feet don’t trouble me much now.” “Ask him about Helen,” said Frank Mason, one of his comrades. Availing himself of the suggestion, the reporter asked Mr. Leach about Helen. “Helen,” said Mr. Leach, “was the daughter of a priest at Yakutsk, and there is no denying I was awfully in love with her. So were some of the other boys, but I cut them out. 1 had learned just enough of Russian to be able to make love to her. She said that she’d marry me if I’d take her to America, and I agreed. Everything looked lovely, although the father objected somewhat and a Russian was prowl ing about alter her. But, as bad luck would have it,just as I bad begun to tbink myself tbe happiest man living I had to go north to join a searching party, and while I was away the Russian, backed by the father, settled my case by marrying tbe girl.” The Late Rev. J. S. Swift. The death of Rev. J. S. Swift has already been announced. The Maine coi res pondent of the Boston journal gives some interesting facts concerning his ca reer. "The history of Mr. Swift’s life,” sayB the correspondent, "is largely the history of journalism in Franklin county, as he started the second paper ever published within its limits, and with the exception of brief periods, remained connected with the press till the day of his death Mr. Swift’s yonth was spent on Sebagcodiggin Island—the largest in Casco Bay—and it nos while living there in retire ment that he acquired an absorbing literary appetite which by the logic of events led him to enter the jonrnalistic field. To gratify his literary tastes Mr. Swift introduced himself to tbe printing offices of Bath and Brunswick, where he obtained the reading cl whatever exchanges loose cnices had, and finally to gratify bis growing ambition be purchased a small font of worn oat brevier type which had been thrown into pi in the office of tye Bath (Maine) Inquirer. This he sorted ont and ar ranged in a case of his awn conatrnotion, made a wooden chase and procured some tin rales, and after eDgraving a beading on a block of wood, be introduced to the public a 7xl> weekly paper called the liarpswefl Ban ner, which he printed on a cheese press Through this publication, which was con fined for about Bix months, the boy printer ex cited tbe curiosity an! comments of the period ical press, and so far initiated himself into tbe mysteries of the typographic art that be was shortly after employed as assistant on the Bath Inauirer, wbero he remained until he became of age, aud then succeeded to the proprietor ship of the paper. Two years later (1836) he severed his connection with the Inquirer on account of failing health, and moved to Frank lin county, where in 1840 he again entered the field by starting the Franklin Register. At tbe close of the fourth volume the Register was suspended, aud in its place the Cbrouicle was started ns an independent paper. In 1847 Mr. Swift sewered his connection with the press of Franklin eonnty, and for several j ears worked in the printing rflices of Port land, Balh aud Boston. In 1854 he again be came a publisher of the Chronicle, which he subseqeutly relinquished aud started the Coun ty Record, ,&s au independent, literary and semi-religious paper, which after a brief ex istence was consolidated with the Chronicle. In 1867, Mr. Swift having assumed the re sponsibilities of tbe gospel ministry, retired from all connection with the press, but re-tn tered the field again by starting tbp Wiiton Record, with which he was connected at the time cf his death. Cured by Prayer. Tlie wife of Rev. Mr. Libby of Belfast has been an invalid for two and a halt years, and and in all that time has never left her bed, ex cept when she has been removed by fores. She has had, in the meantime, the best medical skill obtainable, but without avail. A few days ago Mr. and Mrs. Pearson of Boston, who care by faith through the efficacy of prayer, visited Sirs. Libby. Earnest prayers for her reoovery have been made, in which the lady herself had implicit faith, and as a result Mis. Libby left her bed, dressed herself aud came down to the dining table. She is now about the bouse, and to all appearance is as well as any one. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL I'enland Uniljr Wheleaule .Tlarkrl. Portland, Mob, 2a. Trade In all departments la fair and prices with out important change. Sugars are a little firmer hut not quotably higher. Potatoes steady and firm at quotatl ns. Butter Is dull and easy. The markot for Cheese continues firm and unchanged. Kggs are steady at 20 alkie. Breadstuff's quiet. Hog products strong and tending upward. At Chicago, Hogs advanced 5c t -day. Tie following aro to-day's quotations of Flour, drain. Provisions. Ac. I lour. Superfine ami low grade*. .3 25$4 25 X Spring ami XX Spring. .5 25$6 25 Patent Spring Wheat* .8 0038 75, Michigan Win ter stralghtaft 75® 8 25. Doroller....8 35$ 0 7ft St. Louis Win ter straight 0 25$8 60 Do roller. ..0 60«7 i>0 Winter Wheat at out*.7 26,a 7 76 I’roduie. Cranberries, |> bbl— Maine.... li00$ 1300 Cape Cod.15 00® 17 (H) Pea Beans 3 Oo® 3 15 Mediums.... 2 76io,3 00 German mod 2 45.it 2 60 Yollow Kye*3 2' v« 3 60 Onion* p bbl.2 76,oj3 00 Sweet Potatoes3 60$ 4 00 Egg* fc> doz.20321c Turkey*, p !b.24o! Chicken*. .18®20c I Fowl .HJ3I80 It ult«r. Creamery.25®2Se Gtlld&dge Ver....25a28c Choice.2 2,'$2 4c Good.17® 18c Store.15$ 17c Plimc. Vermont ..14Wald N Y FocVy..l4H$l« IpplfN. Eating|) bbl..4 00® 4 60 Evaporated t> lb .18® 10 Dried Apples. ..8Vk$0 Sliced “ ...l) @»Vb Niigni*. Granulated p lb — O1*, Extra C.! Ciaio. H.M. Corn,car lots.,,, 74 New Corn, car lots <t 72 Corn, bag lots. .77 Oats,oarlots. 68 Oats, tmg lots.00 Meal *« 72 CottonSeed.enr lots 28 nO Cottonseed.bag lotsSO 00 SackedBrau car lot, 25 0t%20 00 do bag lots.28 00 Middlings, car lots 28 00 do bag lots.30 00 Kvo. 1 30 I'rovbiou*. Pork Books . . 23 60@24 00 Clear.22 60.^23 00 Mess.20 60^21 00 Mess Beef.. 12 00,a 12 60 Ex Mess.. 13 OOn,13 60 Plate.16 0Oval6 60 Ex Plate. 10 00 a 10 60 Hams. 13®13Vko Hams,covered 14 oiltic Lard— Tub, Ip lb . 12Vs'gl2:<s Tierces.. .12 vn. >2 Vs Pail. .12Vk(ftl3 Nfrd«. Red Top. ... 4 00@4 25 Timothy.2 ll%2 30 Clover. ..16®Yti Uuiainn. Muscatel. 2 00®2 50 London Lay’r 2 64K«2 75 Ondara Val.11 .ft 12o Orangr*. Valencia.8 50^7 00 Florida.4 60@5 60 Measiua.2 75($3 26 Palermo.2 75<&3 26 Lenionit. Messina.3 00@4 00 Palermo.3 nn « or I'OtlilOCS. Early Bose, V bush— Houlton... ... ..90®9G Maine Central.86*90 Gram! Trunk.gfiMUt) Prolific*. Eastern. ulyg Burbanks. yg Grand Trunk. g* .Jacksons and White Brooks.. . so Foreign (exports. _ V KKPO0J., ENG. Steamship Circassian—87 . .03 bush wheat. 3249 do pens, 1+26 bags flour, 170 do (Wbiwtos, 37 bbls tongue?, 71 tio potash, 93b do apple*, 02 do beef, 2080 case* splints, 10 do wring ers, HI do matrasses, 80 do leather, 1000 do canned goods. 109 bbls pork. 13,730 lbs cheese, 240,441 do bacon, 100,0«'0 do lard. CAPE SABLE. Schr Kate McKinmn-303 bbls clams. <‘liicng« Grain Quoiaiiaaa. Pohtla N D, Mch. 29. The following quotations of Grain were received by telegraph today by Bigelow * Co., 167 Com mercial street, Portland: Ch,',C«KOm~;-Wheat-—Corn-, Oats Mar- Apr- May. Apr. May. May toon ' JJS# 67% 48% 10-S' “OH 67% 43% ii nfi ' l0o% 111 68 43% 11.00.. 111% 58% 44 11.80.. 105V, 111 58 57% 44 12.00. . 105% 110% 67% Js% 12.30.. 105% 110% 62 58% 43% 1.03.. 105% 105% 110% 58% 43% Call. ...106% 106% 110% 51% 58% 43% Ilnilroad^Kecelpta. „ , . PCBTLASD. Mch 29. Received by Maine Central Railroad, I n t'ortiaifd 38 cars misccl ancon, merchandise; for connecting roads 109 cat s miscellaneous mmciiandjre. I»ry (deed* Wholesale market. The following Quotations me wholesale price, and corrected daily by Scorer Broe. Ac Co., Dry Good*. Woolens and Kaney Good., 144 to 162 Middle (treet: OWBUtACHEn COTTONS. neav7 3«ln. 7Va® Med. 36 in. «>*/§ 7Vi Light 86 in. 6 (^6 Kino 40 in. 7Vx§ » Pine 7-4.14a,17 Fine 8-4.18 Fine 9-4.22 Bine 10-4.... 27% j Mad. 38 in.. 8 ®11 Light38in.. « £ 7i4 42 in.. 10 ®14 I 6-4....11 ®17 I rmon-4. .....to JVXU Fine 7-4.19 %23 Fine 8-4.31 %2fl Fine 9-4.25 &30 Fine 10-4 .. .2714^X24* TICK TOO*. ETC. TtabriucrH idhiIj u lio«..15 ®18 Medium... 11 Sl4 Light. 8 •alO Denlmji.12%igiet4 ihlolw-Browu 9 ®12 “ Kuney 12V4^18Vi Cornet Jean*.... 7a U Satteen*. 9Vfr Cambric*. 6w 6\h Silesia*-10®2O Cotton Flannel*. 7*316 Twine a Warp* IKSttftVfc ... “ Good.... s %'£]•'% Block Harkct. The followinglquotations of stocks are reported and corrected daily by Woodbory A Moulton,(corner of Middle and Exchange streets. NEW YORK STOCK*. Missouri Pacific.101% Wabash preferred. 49% Omaha coni moo. 4311 Denver A it. G. 47 • ffcnaha preferred .108 Northern Pacflc preferred. 86% Northern Pacific common . . . .... 6OL6. Pacific Mail . 4()tJ Mo. K & Texas. aWf lx>uis A Nash.... .... . * rita Central Pacific. tmJL Texas Pacific.. //. ”.*40% BOSTON STOCKS. Flint A Pere Marquette common.. 26 Hartford A Erie 7s. _ A. T. A S. F.82 Boston A Maine. 102 Flint A Pere Marquette preferred. 99 L. R. & Ft Smith. 3j Marquette, Hughton A Out. common.!...!!! 66 Mexican Central 7s. 72% Wew York Block and Honey Harkct. < By Telegraph.) New \ obk, Mch. 29.—Money on call loaned be tween 6 and 8; close.I offered at 0 per cent.; prime men^Ole paper at 6^7%. Exchange strong at 4.81 81 ** for long and 4.84 for shott Govern menu are strong %®% higher. State bonds strong Railroad bonds irregular; Texas incomes dropped to 66% from 68% ibis morning. • The transactions at the Stock Exchange aggregat ed 233.000 shares. The following are to-day’s closing quotations of Government Securities: United States bonds, 3s.104% do do do 6s, ext.. !l03% *5° ■*'/>•. reg.113% do do do 4%s, coup.113% do do do 4s, reg.119% do do do 4s, coup.130% Pacific 0., ’95. ... ."7.77l»! Tbe following are the closing quotations Stocks: Chicago & Alton. 134% Chicago & Alton pref.. _ Chicago, Bur. & Quincy.7.123% Erie. 37% Erie pref. _ Illinois Central.144% Take Shore.110% Michigan Central. »3% New Jersey Central. 78% Northwestern.13Mfc Northwestern pref..,.. 147% New York Central. 126% ltock Island. 124 St. Paul. 99% St. Paul pref .-....117 U nion Pacific Stock.. 95% Western Union Tel. 83% California Tliaing'Btacke. (By Telegraph.) Sax Pbascmco, Mch. 29.—The following are th closing official quotations of mining stocks to-dny Best & Belcher. » -mysf. .. hiit.u1.;.— Eureka. kll Gould A Curry. Halo A Norcross.o** Mexican.. 3 Northern Belle..* *** 9x4 ophir..*.;. J2 Sierra Nevada.... . jaE Union Con. 344 Yellow Jacket . 3% Sierra has levied an assessment of $1 p share. Chicago JLive Block Harkct. (By Telegraph.) CHICAGO. Mch. 29.—Hogs— Receipts 10,000 head; shipments 4500 bead; 6c higher; mixed at 7 000 l 7 6087 95; H«ht at 7 60: skip O lK>a7 OO. Cattle—Receipts 6,000 head; shipment* 2700* market firm: fgood to choice shipping 6 009*6 50* Stockers and feeders 3 10g5 16. ® Domrwiic .Harkrta. (By Telegraph.) '°KK- Mcb- 29.—Flour market—Receipt* 20,, 12bbls: export* 2396 bbl*; still In buyert tZ vor and in instances shade lower with a limited ex port and home trade demand sales It,800 bbl*. Flour quotation*—So 2 at 2 408 3 53; Superfine Western and State at 3 2583 80; common to good extra Western and State 3 758 4 50; good to choice do at 4 60 a7 00; common to choice White Wheat Western extra at 6 258 7 00; fancy do 7 1087 25 common to good extra Ohio at 3 9087 25; common to choice extra St. Louis at 3 908 7 25; Patent Minnesota extra good to prime 5 fit >46 50: choice to ilonble extra do at 6 6087 76; City Mill extra at 5 1585 60; 90't So 2 at 2 40 83 65; 1400 bbls Superfine at 3 2583 80; 800 low extra at 3 75® 4 2t); 3600 bbls Winter Wheat extra at 3 80®7 26: 4900 bbls Minnesota extra at 3 7587 76: Southern flour steady; common tofair at 4 1085 15: good to choice 5 2586 75. Wheal—receipt* 29,000 bush: exports 12,227 bush; cash 181 %c higher, closing weak: options opened shade lower, afterwards ad vanced % si. closing weaker again with advance lost and a trifle lower; export demand light and a fair speculative business; sales 4.01H.O00 bush in cluding 184,000 bush on spot; No 3 Red at 1 188 1 19;No 2 Red 1 2181 21% cert. 121% 31225k delivered No 1 Red at 1 24%; No 1 White State at I 23%: No 2 White at 1 02. Bye stronger; Wes tern at 76%e; State 78c. Barley quiet: 2-rowed State 83c delivered. 4'ern opened weak, after wards advanced %,81%, closing heavy at about lowest prices of the aav with a moderate and a fair speculative trade; receipts 92,925 bu»h: expert* 140,187 bush sale* 334,800 bush, including 196 - roo bush on spot: No 3 at 65 u «6e: No 2 at 87* 68%e; No 2 W bite at 68c: No 2 for March «7;8<i8. closing at 67c; April 06%.868c, closing 08%: May at 67% ali8%c. closing 67% cc: June at 87%889, closing 07%; July at 69%@70%, closing 69%c! •■•■Vi," 1 higher and fairly active, cloeing weak; receipts 3S},000 bush: sales 1.019.000 bush: No 3 at 51%e; White 53c: No2at52%c; Whit* at 54% % 3 Sc; No 1 at 53; White 57c; Mixed Western at 61 (hoSc.Whit* 63 857c; White'State at 64859c. Hu *’ir ™"kc‘«rin refining at 7 *7%; refined steadi er: White Ex C at 7%c: oil A at 8«.8%c; standard A at 8%o; ConXeotioners A at 8 7-lS;powdered 8% @9; granulate,! 8% c; cut loaf and crushed 9%c; Cubes at 989%c. Molasses is tirm;sales 6000 hhds Cardenas no test at 33c. Petroleum-united at 98% ; refined at 8% 68%. Tnltew steady; sales 75,000 lbs 8%@8%. Pork is firm: sales 40 bbls new mess on spot ut 1915819 25; 220 bbls dear backs at 22 25 u 22 50; 110 bbls fainilv mess 20 00 820 75; options nominal. I.nr«l opened 3 n 4 points higher, afterwards reacted 8 nlo points, cloeing weak and lees doing: sales 250 prime steam on spot II 6S;180 tes citv steam at 11 20811 27%: refined for continent at 11 60; 11 85 fbr S. A. Butter dull; State 10,825c,; We ‘tern lOjiSSc: creamery at 33c. Cheese is firm: State factory 9® 14%; Western flat 8814. Freight* lower; Wheat steam 2d. * uicaoo, men. nour w quiet; common at Spring Wheat 3 5»i;6 00; MlnnaaotA at 3 50*4 26; baker* 4 26VS5 76; patents 6 0017 60: Winter at 4 2.Va.f' 00; Michigan at 4 i«uin6 26. Wheat unset tled regular at 1 06 for March; 1 06% for April: I 10% a,l 10% for May: 1 11%$1 11% for June; No 2 Chicago Spring l 06 d t 07; No 3 at 92c: No 2 Red Winter at 1 08%. Com unsettled at 61% d 64%o tor cash; 617>*$52c for March;62c for April; 68% $56%c May; 57%e for June. Oats -futures in good demand; 41 •» 42c cash; 40c for March and April; 48%$43%c May: 43%c for .nine. Rye is firm At 59*« c. Barley quiet .*t 75$77c. Pork is generally higher; 18 Xt\«3 IS 12% cash and March; 18 16 a 18 17% for April; 18 30»18 32% for May J 8 *?H«S18 60 foi June. I.ard active: 11 27 % $ II 30 for cash, March and April; 11 42%ail 46 May; 11 46iffill 47 * a June. Bulk Meats inrairde m*M;^shoiiMm 7 65,short rib at 10 05; short clear ^At the closing call of tho Board this afternoon Wheat was irregular at 1 05$l 05% for March: 1 05% April; 1 10%$ I 10% for May; 1 11% for dune. Corn lowar at 61%e March and April; 66% vn «>6%c May; 67% .o57% June. Oats are steady. Pork irregular at 18 12% for April; 18 33 May: 18 52%ral18 63 for June. Lard is higher 11 32% for April; 11 49% June. Receipts—Flour 13,000 bhls, wheat 26,000 bush, com 175.000 bush, oats 63,000 bu, rye 4,600 bush, barley 17,000 bu>h. St. Louis, March 29.—Flour is dull. Wheat is lower; No 2 Red Falllat 1 09 cash; 1 09%$l 10% for April; 1 12%$1 13 for May; 113%all3% for June.closing at outsids;No 3 at 1 03% a l 04% bid. Provisions very quiet with only small job trade done. I.ard quiet at 11. Receipts-Flour 3,000 bbls, wheat 9,000 bush ™blwh- *»•000 b«-» Shipment*— Flour 6,000 bbln, wheat 4000 bn tSfe.0*13 00,000 busb>rle 0^00b'“h' DETROIT. Mob. 29.—Wheat is dull; No 1 Whit. 1 wasso 2 White 90o; No 2 Ked Winter « Iteooipta 13,000 bosh;shipmentt 7,000 bush. o“^ Mob.29.—Cotton Moa.ly;MlddUng Unds'l'*1’ MCh’ 2l>~Cotton is *Mj; Middling up UndiwTueo’ Mcl1’ 2?'—Cotton 9»iet; Middling up Memphis, McU. 29.—Cotton qolot; Middling ur lands tiS'sc. Havana Market. Havana, March B2lh— Spauwb sold ■* 1.94V»S 1.0IV*. Sngar dull.__ KuroprauMarkel*. (By Telegraph ) UvaitroOL.'Meh 29-12.30 P.M.-Cottou market -mo.le.nte Inquiry and freely 6 9-lOd; Orleans at 6%d; sales 10,000 hales, specu lation md export 1000 holes, future# steady.