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The First Appointment Under the Civil Service Law. Washington, Aug. 7.—The first appoint- : meat under the civil service reform law will be made by the commissioners to-day. The vacancy to be filled is a S90C clerkship in the Treasury. Several vacancies exist in other departments for which appointees have not yet been selected. Four substitutes letter carriers in the city post office have been promoted, and their places will probaoly be filled by the com missioners this week. Muicidc of a Signal Kervice Officer. Maj. Wm W Beebe of the signal service died at his residence last night from the effects of a dose of laudanum, taken with suicidal in tention. He was discovered by a servant, who thought him asleep. Later a physician was summoned, but too late to he of any service. Major Beebe was unmarried and was about forty years of age. He was in the army with -Gen. W. R. Hazen during the war and was mustered out at its close. As a member of the firBt Greeley relief party he was exposed to severe hardships and his head gave him trouble from time to time. He was to have I taken charge of the second relief party which left recently for the Arctic regions, but cer tain stories in connection with his habits on previous trips led to the countermanding of the order. He was much esteemed by his superiors in the service as a good officer and held a warm place in the affections of bis com rades. Dissipation is Baid to have been the cause of the suicide. The President's Mon as n Salmon Angler. The President’s son Alan has made a bril liant reputation among the Canadians as a sal mon angler, having ancceedod in killing forty of these fish daring his recent trip threugh the Dominion Permission was granted him to cast his flies in the upper Cascapedia river, where, to quote a disciple of Izaak Walton, he had an unobstructed run of lack, as these waters had not been overworked by fishermen. His largest turned the ecales at 45 pounds. President Arthur’s record as a salmon fisher has been eclipsea by his sou, who has an outfit second to none in the country. The Marquis of Lome and Princess Louise took consider able pains to make the young American feel at hi3 ease while he was in Canada, and insisted upon his spending a portion of his vacation with them at Quebec. It was a suggestion of the Marquis that Master Arthur should fish in the upper Cascapedia, as the formei had set it apart to be used only on spec’al occasions by his friends. Investigation of the Telegraph Strike. The Senate Committee on K .uc;tiou and Labor will proceed at once to investigate the causes of the telegraph strike. Sergeant-at Arins Bright is now preparing for the trans1 portation of the committee, of which Senator Blair is Charman, to all the principal cities to obtain the views of the people most interested. A report will be made to the Senate early in December.! Egyptian Bags Bound for Gloucester. Surgeon General Hamilton of the Marine Hospital service to-day notified the Collector of Gloucester, Mass., of the expected arrival of a cargo of Egyptian rags and instructed him no: to permit the landing of the crew or cargo till all necessary precautionary measures have beet, taken. A Through Traiu to Man Francisco. The first through train from Washington to San Francisco and return started from the Baltimore & Ohio depot this morning. The train bore away 150 pilgrims from Washington and Baltimore to the triennial conclave of Knights Templars at San Francisco. The party is fully equipped with provisions aDd supplies, and will be gone about a mouth. The Work in Architect Bill's Office Fnr Behind. A Washington despatch says the work of I the supervising architect of the treasury is thrown very much behind by tliefgrccent and tedious investigation. Mr. Hill Bays he will be able now to give his attention to the busi- I nets of the office. At present it is overwhelm ed by rontino work. The rt quirements of the Murch investigation have kept thejoffice force busy. Thirty-five public buildings were au thorized by the last Congress, a greater num ber than had ever been authorized by any pre ceding one. The plans and specifications for each of these buildings have to be prepared by the supervising architect and then submitted to the secretary of the treasury for his approv al. The supervising architect has then to re ceive bids and let the contracts for all the work to be done on the buildings and to see that the work is properly done. If found all right he must approve it after completion. All this new business has been added to that of uncom pleted buildings authorized by preceding Con gresses. While the work of the office has thus been greatly increased no provision has been made for additional clerical force. The work of the office it as heretofore required the con tinuous employment o 1 a large number of clerkB and draughtsmen. This force is found entirely inadequate to the accumulated busi ness. The result will be considerable delay in getting work on the new buildings started. Serious Illness of Attorney General Sher man. This forenoon while the Attorney General Sherman was at the State House on official business be was suddenly taken ill, £his mind wandered and he was quite sick. As soon as lte was able to be removed he was taken to the residence of Dr. J. Bayer, 5S Mount Vernon where he now is. The doctor considered it prudent to notify the family of General Sher utau of his illness and they were sent for this afternoon. Three physicians gave Mr. Sher man constant attention and at 11 o’clock to night his condition was much more favorable. No immediate Berious result is apprehended. Large Hhipmrut* of War lUnterial for C'hiua. San Francisco, Aug. 7.—L»Bt Thursday GOO cases of ammunition and arms were sent on the Pacific mail steamship “Comstock.” The ammunition caseshad a brand of “U. S Gort. 45 calibre,” and all the cases were from Spring field, Mass It is now asserted that during the past eighteen months regular shipments on an extensive scale have been made to C. Schmidt, Shanghai- During that period 240.000 Spring field rifles and 25,000,000 cartridges in all have been forwarded, besides from 300 to BOO bales of cotton duok, suitable for tents, by express, by each steamer for China. The total value of the war material approximates £500,000. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Published every day (Sundays excepted) bv the PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 07 Exchange St., Portland bus terms: Eight Dollars a Year. To mall subscrib ers, Seven Dollars a Year, If paid lu advance. 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For New England, Fair weather, winds mostly westerly. Station ary barometer and stationary temperature. BPECIALjBULLBTIN. The barometer is highest in the lower Lake region, and lowest in the extreme Northwest. The temperature has remained nearly station ary east of the Mississippi Valley, and risen in the Missouri Valley. Westerly winds prevail in New England; north to east winds in tho middle Atlantic, South Atlantlo and Gulf States, Tennessee and the Ohio valley and southerly winds in lower Lake re gion and Missouri valley. Elsewhere winds are variable. Local rains have fallen in tho South Atlantic and Gulf States and in the Missouri valley. Elsewhere fair weather pre vails. Fair'weather is indicated in New England Middle and Atlantic States, lower Lake region aud Ohio Yalley on Wednesday and Thursday with stationary or .slowly rising temperature THE BARLOW FAILURE. The Causes Which Led to the Collapse. Pears that the St. Albans Trust Company is Heavily Involved. St. Albans, Vt., Ang. 7.—The effects of the Barlow failure is to depress business affairs here. Investigation of the affairs of the bank by the examiner will not be known until to night or to-morrow. President Brainard of the Trust Company Isays depositors will not lose mnch but the latter are not so hopeful. The Trust Company’s last statement showed 2100 depositors with deposits of 8600,000. Several railroad men including Gov. Fair banks held a conference to-day at Barlow’s residence. The statement that the comptroller approved of the bank’s loan to the Southeastern railroad is incorrect. The comptroller said it was too large aud suggested its reduction. The first national bank expected and prepared for a run this morning, but none took place. Tbe immediate cause of tbe failure is said to be the breaking of negotiations by the Cana dian Pacific Railway officials for the purchase of the Southeastern Railway of Canada, ex tending from St. Lambert, Sorel and St. Guillaume on the north to Sheldon, Stan bridge and Newport on the sonth, in four divi sions. Mr. Barlow, who was formerly prom inent as a mail contractor, aud was subsequent ly member of Congress from this district, bas been considered a very wealthy man, and bas virtually been sole owner both of the railroad, which is really an aggregation of several roads into a system of 3C0 miles, aud of the bank here, Tho failure was not .wholly unexpectad to those who knew the circumstances of Mr. Barlow’s enterprises. His outlays on account of . rebuilding and equipping the road have been very heavy, and as he bas held virtually all tbe bonds, as well as a large majority of the stock, be has had to borrow money extensively to meet these heavy expenses, putting up his stock aud bonds as collateral. lathis way bis bank here became involved, haviog leaned about 8320,660 to the account of the railroad. Another creditor, and one through which, principally, tbe failnre has come abont, is the Canadian Pacific Railroad, or, at least, its man agers in Montteal, who have been for some year er more coquetting with Mr. Barlow, with proposit ons to buy his roads or a controlling interest ia their securities. TheyJ have been holding an option on cne-third or twc-lhirds of the sleek and bonds for several months, but of late proposed to buy Mr. Barlow’s whole inter est and made a tour of inspection of tbo lines, which gave rise, a few weeks ago, to a state ment, since ptoved premature, that the sale had been effected. At any rale Mr. Barlow considered it a moral certaiuity, for he bad ail inventory of the property made and continued his negotiations till within a few days, with hopes of success. In pursuance of these ne gotiations, end in consideration of the option held by ti em, the Cauadiau Pacific people have been auvaucing money to Mr. Barlow for some months and taking his notes therefor, secured by the bonds of his roads as collateral. Tbe sale not being effected, and the notes com iDg due, Mr. Barlow w as unable to meet them or to raise!money on new loans, aud nad to suc cumb. Mr. Barlow was the owner of more than three-quarters of the.Jstock aud all tbe 81,750,000 first-mortgage bonds of tbe South eastern proper and the Sorel division; more than three-quartes of the Btockand first-mort gage bonds and all the second-mortgage bonds of the Montreal, Portland & Boston division, and more than three-quarters of tho capital stock of the Champlain diyhicn His policy has been not to market the bonds but to keep them in his own name and to borrow money on them as required, thus being himself vir tually tbe only creditor of the roads Mr. Barlow’s connection with tho Southeast ern Railway began in 1878 or 1879, when tbe Hon. A. B.'Fo&ter, who had owned a controll ing interest, died, owing Mr. Barlow consider able money which he had advanced on securi ties of the road. In the settlement of the Fos ter estate, Mr. Barlow purchased the rest of the Foster interest in the toad, and thus came into its control and management. The line, only partially completed, was then in a deplo rable condition, justifying the description of “two streaks of rust and a right of way,” con necting the Passnmsic at Newport, with the Grand Trunk at the Victoria bridge. Mr. Bar low set abont securing all the outstanding stock and bonds of the road, and having done so, he wiped out the various mortgages, secur ing authority from tbe Dominion government to place a blanket mortgage for 81,750,000 on the entire line. He completed the Sorel division from Sutton to the St. Lawrence river, re built, steel-railed and excellently equipped tbe main line, so that it is now a first-class road for both passenger and freight business; extended the Boston, Portland and Montreal division to Sheldon, Vt., bought the Lake Champlain and St. Lawrence Junction Rail way, which he consolidated with the syRtem, and built extensive shops aud other buildings at West Farnham, P. Q., which he made the headquarters of the system. Meanwhile, the business of the roads, though large and in creasing, has paid little more than operating expenses and fixed charges, aud these exten sive improvements have had to be met by Mr. Barlow personally. He has probably put in over a million dollars of his own money, besideB borrowing extensively and hy pothecating his holdings of stocks and bonds. His bonndless energy, keen en terprise and business sagacity have been fully enlisted in the work, and he has made a standup fight against odds that would have appalled most younger men. The result might have been different had business gener ally been in a more promising condition; but it became at length impossible for Mr. Barlow to raise more money for the development of his plans, and the Canadian Pacific people, having failed to secure the Southeastern systom on terinH satisfactory to themselves, have appar ently decided to let Mr. Barlow go to the wall and take their chances of picking np the prop erty afier the failure on still more. favorable terms. Unless some powerful combination of capital should come to Mr. Barlow’s rescue, it is hard to see how the result can be otherwise than a foreclosure by holders of the collateral, the sale of the roads and their franchises aud equipment at auction, either to the Grand Trunk or the Canadian Pacific, and the loss by Mr. Barlow of the capital which he li is inves - ed in them, as well as his owner .dm. in the properties. St. Albans, Vt., Aug, 7.-News item Mon treal indicates no great excitement over too Barlow failure, and the event seetns not unex pected there. The increased uneasiness here concerning the St. Albans Trust Company is due to the great uncertainty as to how )»r President Brainard is involved with Barlow. Braiuard seems disposed to encourage, the dt positors, but refuses to make a di finite stall - meut about his company till the National Bank aDd Barlow matters are folly investigat ed. All classes of people are numbered among the Trust Company deposit'n .md ma' ny had entrusted to the company their all. If the worst comes the loss here will be very heavy. As far as known Barlow’s failure will create no embarrassment here. Twojlocal banks are said to have some of the insolvent paper, but are amply secured. The Canadian Pacific railroad has a claim against the Southeastern Company for $1,250,000 for money lately lent, but is fully secured by $1,750,000 first mort gage bonds. It is reported that the Invest ment Association has suspended on account of lasBes caused by the failure but the report has not been confirmed. No news as yet has been received of the steamer Ludwig, now three weeks overdue#' Montreal. THE STRIKE. Western Gnion Wires Cut Near New York. Charges and Counter Charges by the Company and Operators. Only a Few of the Railroad Oper ators Go Out. New Yoek, Aug. 7.—Asst. Geuoral Manager Bates says there is not a word of truth in the report that the Western Union Company has absolved railroad companies from contracts to do commercial business with a viow of pre. Tenting further complications. The Western Union Telegraph Co. lias issued a notice saying that as an organized effort is to be made to destroy its wires around New York, in connection with the strike, a reward of 81,000 will be given for proof to convict any persons interfering with wires, etc. In rela tion to the matter the officials of the company say a cable box at the company’s cob was destroyed last night and cables were cnt, that 20 out of 29 Mutual Union wires were rendered useless at Searsdale, and that the American Uuion and Atlantic & Paoitio routes to Boston were Interrupted with the evident intention of preventing the Boston papers from getting full reports of the Sullivan-Slade affair. A large amount of business was being handled last night by the Western Union Co. over its eastern wires. Special newspaper des patches to Boston and New Kugland in regard to the Sullivan-Slade light had greatly in creased the ordinary volume of work. Sudden - ly about 10.30 the wires refused to work and there was for a time a cessation of all business. About 25 wires to the east were still at work and business was crowded upon them. Later, however, these were also interrupted. It was found, however, after considerable delay that circuits by way of Albany could be utilized, and most of the business was transmitted by that route, as well as by Toronto and Montreal. To-day linemen found that the wires at Sears dale, a point on the Harlem railroad abont 25 miles from New York, to the number of 29, had been cut, evidently by experienced bauds. At the company’s cob, where 39 wires of the Western Union Co. cross the river by means of a cable, it was fonnd that the cable box had been demolished and the cable cut close to the armor. It had come to the knowledge of the company .hat an organized plan for cutting wires, displacing them, and otherwise injuring the property of the company, had been in operation for over a week. Every means would be taken to capturo those engaged in this enterprise. A despatch from Richmond save: There were only three or four railroad offices on the Chesapeake & Ohio and on the Shenandoah Valley which struck. The remaining roads are all right. A reward of 81000 was offered this evening by the Brotherhood for the arrest and convic tion of any of the Western Union employees fouud maliciously interfering with the wires of that company, and a similar reward was ol fered for the identification ot any agent of the Western Union Company offering a bribe to striking linemen to interfere with the wires. Members of the Brotherhood assert that the Western Union Company have directed their employees to cut their wires in order to turn public sympathy from the strikers. Pittsburg, Aug. 7.—At 2 o’clock about one third of the operators working on the Pittsburg division of the Baltimore & Ohio quit work and are now oat. Cincinnati, Ang. 7.—No strike among the railroad operators on any of the roads leading into the city is reported np to 1.30. Chicago, Aug. 7.—It appears thntjthe Tele graphic Brotherhood sent orders to strike yes terday noon to the operators on the Chicago & Alton railroad, but the orders failed to reach the operators here and in many other places, consequently no strike took place. It is said the strike will take effect to-day. The Broth erhood claim that the men on the Southern divisions of tho Alton and Wabash struck last night. They also claim that the Wabash men have been notified, and that seven ont of six teen men have quit work. The City Council last night passed a resolution df sympathy with the striking telegraphers. St. Louis, Aug. 7.—The Superintendent of the Wabash telegraph lines reports that only four operators on that road left their feojs yes terday under orders of the Brotherhood. These raeti were at Decatur, Til. No other point on ilia road was affected. Tho General Manager of the Vandalia road says: Only two members of the Brotherhood have been fonnd cn that line, and they were required to resign. The General Manager of tho St. Loais & San Francisco road has no apprehension of trouble, as he has about 40 good operators fill ing other positions on this line who can imme diately be called in’o service in case a strike occur?. Baltimore, Aug. 7.—Officials at the main office of the Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph Co., at 3 p. m. tc-day, made the statement that all the operators at Camden Station quit work tc day. Not one remained. They have heard from nearly every station along the lines of the roads, and tho number striking and leaving their posts does not exceed half a dozen, and their places have been supplied. SPORTING. Btfatln of Amateurs. New Yobk, Aag. 7,—The regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen be gan at 1 p. m. to-day at this city. The course was one mile and a half, straightaway. The referee was J. F. Houghton of Boston, and the judge at the finish was J. Woods Adams of Newark. The water was all that coaid be de sired, and daring the morning the crewe were practicing over the course. At the time the races were called thousands of persons lined the river banks. The races to-day were all trial heat . The first race was for junior single scnllg, with en tries as follows: T. Hield, of Brooklyn; Jas. J. Cobnrn, of Newark; Robert H. Bryan, of New York; B. H. Coughlin, of Bath, N. Y.; and Thomas McDermott, of Cambridgeport, Mass. Bryan took the lead at the start and won. Time, 10m. 7 l-2s. Coburn was second. The second race, for senior single sculls, had the followingeulries; H. A. Sweeney, Port land; J. Casey, Boston; Jere Donahue, Port Huron; Frank Henderson, Philadelphia. Ca sey won in 9m. 15s., Henderson second, and the ethers far behind. The third race was the second heat for jun ior single sculls. The entries were John E. O’Rourke, City Point; John F. Cummings, Boston; Gilbert Fitzgerald, Philadelphia; J. Killian, Cambridge; and R. H. Pelton, Brook lyn. Killian won, Cummings second, O’Rourke third. Time, 8m. 52 l-2s. In the second heat of the senior single sculls the entries were John P. Buckley. Portland; Daniel J. Murphy, B'istou; W. B. W«11b, Chatham; Franklin Phillips, Newark; Joseph Magrim, of the Athletics of New York. Buck ley fouled Murphy near the start, but kept ahead of him all through the race, Murphy Coming in second. The judges disqualified Buckley oil account of the foul, and Murphy got the first place, winning in 9 minutes, and Wells second. In the junior single sculls, third heat, the entries were J. I. Smith, Yonkers; John Gray son, Paterson; J. W. Davidson and Thomas Walters, Newark; J. H. Kemp, Boston. Gray son won in 9tn. 28 1 4s.; Walters second in 9m. 54 l-2s.; Davidson third. In the senior shells, four-oared, there were but two entries, Moreley, of the Mutnals of Albany, being disabled by an abscess in the hand. The heat, was won by the Bradfords of Cambridge, in 8in. 13s; the Ottawas second. In the second heat of the senior fours the entries were Wolveuhooks of Greenbusb, Hillsdale of Michigan and Crescent of Phila pbia. The Hillsdales foaled the Wolveuhooks and Crescents and stove a hole in their boat and were disabled. The Wolvonhooks won the heat in 8m. 30 sec. In the third heat of the senior fours the en tries were Eclipse of New Orleans, Earekas of Newark and Argonautajof Bergen Point. The Earekas won the heat in 8m. 1(51-2 sec., the Argonauts second. The third heat of the senior single scnlis was won by Lang. The fourth heat of the senior single scull closed the day’s raoes and was won by Joba J . Murphy of BostOD. Base Ball. At Providence—Bostons 6, Providence 4. At Philadelphia—New Yorks 4, Philadel phian 1. At Chicago—Detroit' 0, Chicagor 0. At Clveland—Clevelands 5. Buffalos 1. Th» Pennsylvania Apportionment. HAHaisutmo, Pa., Aug. 7 — In the House to' day ibe “Ammermau” resolution was adopted authorizing tho appointment ol a free confer' ence Committee of five from each house locou" aider the subject of congressional and legi la" tive apportionment. The Lowry cougressron" al apportionment, giving the Republicans 17 and the Democrats 11 districls, passed finally. The Jameson legislative apportionment bill passed ils second reading. It gives tire Repub licans#)) and the' Democrats 20 senators, and tire Republicans lit and the Democrats 1*0 members of the House. In the Senate a resolution was introduced, declaring that all efforts to reconcile the dif ferences be! ween tire two houses on the appor tionment bills must be fruitless, and that a further prolongation of the session would lead to a suspicion that the legislature desired to obtain a per diem salary, and providing for an adjournment sine die on the 15th just. There was no quotum presentjin thej Senate, and the resolution went over until to-morrow without action. A Murderer Lynched. Walla Walla, W. T., Aug. 7.—McPher son, the murderer of Cummins at New York, was hung by vigilantes in the jail yard at Day ton, Batnrday night. He protested hie inno cence. THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW Candidate* Soon to bo Informed of Their •tnudiug. WA8HIjtGTON, August 7.—Totnorrow the Civil Service Commission will Inform candi date i for departmental clerkships throughout the country of their standing, and will inform heads of departments that they are now ready to certify candidates on requisitions to fill va cancies. There wore 300 applications for de partmental places, all of whose papers have now been examined and their absolute aud relative standing determined. Each candidate willbe informed respecting his absolutestaod iug only, and tbe relative position of each on the list will not be published. The commis sion choose this policy iu order to protect the department officers from pressure, for those who stood high on the list would bo apt to do what they could to tied and even force vacan cies by personal solicitation aud the assistance of influential friends. As it is new, candi dates will be hold somewhat in suspense, though they will be able to surmise about where they stand when the appointments be gin to be made by noticing the marks of those who receive them. Chief Examiner Lyman, who had charge of the papers, says that the larger number of applicants passed above the minimum limit of (13 per oent., and that the average is very good. Some of the candidates on the other baud, were curiously ignorant. Tho papers were examined with extiemecare and fairness on a rigid system, and one whioh made collusion Impossible. One carious faot brought out by the examination is that many of the highest candidates are oolored persons. This is perhaps to be explained on the ground that tbe salaries offered for the clerkships are more of an object and attract a bi tter class of men, comparatively, among colored people than white men. ^Salaries in the poetal ser vice, for instance, begin at 8400, and do U'H get much above 8800,or 81000. and iu eon»<>. quenee the commission find that fewer candi dates of good parts and education apply than they could wish. Salaries of this range are <5f much greater attraction to educated colored than to white men aud are sought by them with greater keenness. The same may be said of female applicants. Up to the present time there have been only one or two calls upon the commission from the departments for clerks. When the reform gets into proper running order, however, it Is sup posed that there will be 300 or 400 department al vacancies aunually to be tilled on requisi tion. This, however, is only a rough esti mate, ganged upon the working of the Curtis rales in 1873 and 1871. It Is thought that one effect of the change in the service will be to make the departments slow to call for new clerks. There will then be no necessity of filling vacancies to please politicians or influ ential friends, and clerks will only be asked for as they are really needed. Mr. Lyman says he remembers that under the Cnrtis rules there were sometimes 30 or 40 vacancies in the Treasury. Work was slack, aud there being no pressure for the places the desks were al lowed to remain vacant. Mr. Lyman foaud the popular feeling in New York State aud New England very strongly in favor of the reform. In some parts of the West, In Indi ana, for instance, the people showed less inter est. He found a more friendly spirit in the South than he had expected. The examina tions had been carefully and, in tbe main, sat isfactorily, oondneted. The papers were not stolen, but once—in Philadelphia. It was, of course, a difficult matter to avoid accidents of this sort, bnt they hid exercised all possible care, aud experience would supply new safe guards. Iu this matter, us iu many others, there would be some difficulty and friction at first, bnt when the reform was onoe smoothly iu operation, its beneits would be so apparent that no backward steps would be possible. POLITICAL. The Kentucky Election. Louisville, Ky., Aug. 7.—Partial returns from 33 counties do not change the estimate given in first dispatches, nor do they furnish sufficient data on which to tabulate state ments. The Legislature will stand. Demo crats 80, Republicans 20, if the present esti mates are unchanged. Senate, Democrats 30, Republicans 3. The General Assembly elects this winter a successor to Uuited States Sena tor John 8. Williams, whose term expires in March, 1885. Returns from the election come iu Blowly, hut the Democratic gaius reported from many counties render it almost certain that Knott’s majority for Governor will not be less than 40,000 Bryantsville, Ky., August 7.—A fatal election row occurred here yosterday, in which two negroes were killed, two were mor tally wouuded, and three other men, two of them white, were seriously injured. A white man who hod sold his vote to botli parties was the cause of the trouble. He attempted to vote, but a man named Jennings interfered and a wagon load of negroes, coming np with a yell, staned shooting. The killed and wound ed are: Phil Fry and George Smith, shot dead; James Kinkead and Will Dun, mortally wounded, and Green Brougban, William Ar nold, and Robert Haliitou seriously wounded. The last two are white men. A Ouc-S4idcil Election in Utah. Ogden’, .Utah, Aug. 7.—Yesterday passed quietly, but little interest being taken in the election. The*'People's,” or Mormon ticket, is elected in each district throughout the -Ter ritory, with the exception of summit county, which is in doubt. A majority of Gentiles refrained from voting. The large majority of Mormon votes, who it was kuown would vote solid as directed by the church, deprived the election of any element of contest. MORE FAILURES. A Large Boston Wool Firm Goes Under. Another Suspension In the Boot anti Shoe Trade. Boston, August 7.—Wright, Wooster Sc Co., wool dealers, No. 86 Federal street, Bos ton, failed today aud made an assignment of all their property to Lester Goodwin of New ton, ono of the firm’s employes The firm is one of the prominent wool houses of Boston aud has done a large business and the liabili ties are thought to aggregate a heavy figure. The concern has stood in very good credit and been considered worth from $100,000 to 8150, 000, and the failure is the cause of no little surmise to the trade. As regards liabilities nothing is yet definite ly known, but those conversant witli the firm’s business are of the opinion they will not exceed 8300,000, thq bulk of which is thought to be owed to banks which have ill the majority of cases the Indorsement of John Wooster, father of the Wooster of the firm and who is currently reported to be worth $500,IKK), and who i3 not so far ns known en gaged in any outside business, having retired from trade several years since. The failure is looked upon as due in a great part to the general feeling of distrust now prevalent in the mercantile community. W. O. Sc It. M. Silhy, tenners, Troy, N. H., have failed in consequence of the failure of Mersey, Whittier & Wymau of Boston. They will make an assignment to E. H. McClure, t inner and currier of Peabody, Maas., who has also failed. The liabilities of these firms are not definitely known. Boston, Aug. 7.—The Traveller Bays Wil liatn B. Fowle, Treasurer of the Auburndale Watch Co., failed last night. HiB liabilities arc now supposed to he small, although nothing definite is yet learned. The failure will un doubtedly iuvolve the Auburndale Watch Co., whose liabilities It is thought will far exceed the assets. MASSACHUSETTS. Second Advent Conference. Boston, August 7. The 24th annual meeting of the Second Ad vent National Christian Association com menced at Chelsea this afternoon. There are 42 delegates, representing conferences in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Ver mont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Indiana, Central Illinois, Minnesota and Pennsylvania present. People's Telegraph nnd Telephone Com pany. At a meeting of the incorporators of the People’s Telegraph and Telephone Company of Now England the following directors were chosen: Hon. Prank Jones, Portsmouth, N. If.; ex-Gov. A liner Coburn, Skowhvgan, Me.; Col. Darius Alden, Augusta, JMe.; Payiou Tucker, Portland, General Manager Eastern and Maine Central railroads; J. It Bodwell, Hallowell; ex-Gov. Horace Fairbanks, 8t. Johnsbnry, Vt ; Hon. J. G. Abbott, Boston; Hon. F. O. tTiuce, Boston; S. 0. Blanchard, Boston; James P. Cook, Salem, Mass.; Wil liam H. Pope, Providence, R. 1.; John W. Slater, Providence; Hon. Thomas M. Walker, Governor of Connecticut; Hon. George H Watrous, Prosldent Now York & New England Railroad, and Marcus Marks, New York. At a meeting of the directors officers were elected as follows: President, Hon. Frank Jones; Vice Presi dent, Hon. J. G. Abbott; Executive Commit tee, Messrs. Jones, Fairbanks, Watrous, Abbott and Pope; Treasurer, S. C. Blanchard; Secretary, H. M. Cross. A Famous nail l ighter Fatally Hurt. City of Mexico, Aug. 6 —Felicitos Mejia, the famous bull fighter, was fatally hurt while engaged in a bull fight yesterday, three miles outside the city. He was tossed iuto the air by a bull, which agalu caught the man on his horus as lie fell. The building was orowded at the time, and the greatest exoltsment pre vailed. NEW YORK. Run on a Busk. New York, Aug. 7.—The Commercial says there is a run on the Second National Bank of Elmira, in consequence of its president, D. K. Pratt, having lost $180,000 In pork speculation. The bank is believed to be solvent. Will Not Attempt to Iwlm Up the Hudson Norris Taylor Colltnge, the English swim mer, who recently failed in his attempt to swim from Albany to New York in six days, announced that he would agaiu attempt it, starting from New York and going up the Hudson with every flood tide. For some unex plained reason the programme was not carried out. Keno Pluyers Interrupted. “Keno,” followed by the cry of “Police,'' suddenly stopped a flourishing game of keno at the Iroquois House at Coney Island last night. About ten players were in when the police entered, seized all the instruments and arrested the dealers. Great excitement was caused, and all the inmates broke for the doors and windows. A Punic on n Perry Boat. A singular acoident occurred last night to the ferryboat Iiaroy of Jersey. The packing of the engine blew out, and the engine-room became filled with steam. The engineer was driven out, and a panic ensued among the passengers. Tito boat ran against the bulk head with a frightful shock, ami one of the terrified passengers climbed un the bulkhead. Coated With Tar aud leathers Trot, August 7.—About a year ago Albert Vosb, a bright, well-mannered young German, who is believed to bo well connected in Ger many, took up his abode i,i Castleton, a Hud son river village, fourteen miles from here. He soon made friends with Henry Hoffman, a fellow-countryman, who pos-esses considerable firoperty, a wife, aud five children. It was not ong before the villagers remarked that Voss and Mrs. Hoffman were very frequently in each ether’s company. The gossips talked to Hoffman, who recently scolded his wife and broke of his friendship for Voss. The couple, however, met as before, aud a week ago Mrs Hoffman left her husband, and with Voss took a residence opposite the Hoffman dwelling. The villagers were incensed at the open im morality of the couple. A delegation on Thursday last wailed upon Voss and ordered him to depart within six hoars. Mrs. Hoff man by some means compromised with her husband, and not only induced him to take her back, but secured his help in secreting Voss in the Hoffman residence. The Castle ton people on Saturday night heard of Voss’ whereabouts. One hundred men called at the Hoffman place and commanded the Hoffmans to produce him. Backed by his wife, Hoff man showed fight. Some of the party climbed to the roof, aud, cutting their way through with axes, entered the garret, where they found Voss. He was covered with the con tents of a pot of slack lime aud then taken out. Escorted by the indignant populace, he was marched to a secluded spot, where he was stripped and tarred and feathered. Then he was marched through the village, and at Its outskirts his clothes were returned to him and he was ordered never to return. The crowd went back to Hoffman’s house and told him that if Voss was again harbored Hoffman and his wife would be tarred and feathered also. IHysterions Case of Browning. Information of a mysterious cause of drown ing was last evening given at the York-sireet Station in Brooklyn. Daniel J. Cnnan stated that he was standing at the foot of Gold-street, when he saw a skiff in the water bottom up ward, with a man clinging to it. Cunan threw off his clothes and plunged in. Before be could reach the boat the stranger lost his hold and sank. TOBACCO PRODUCTION. Greatly Encouraged by the Reduction of Taxation. Washington, D. C., Aug. 6.—An examina tion of tbe receipts of internal revenue from tobacco shows that the tobacco industry has maintained an excellent reputation as a tax payer. Tbe report of the commissioner of internal revenue, recently published, for the fiscal year ended Jane 30, 1881, shows that every dollar kno.vn to be due front it was paid into the ftrcasuiy, aud the revenue received from it amounted to $42,104,120.79, agaiust $47,391,988.91, a comparative decrease this year of $5,287,739 12. That this decrease is due to the reduction ou May ^of the current year of the rates of tax is demonstrated by the fact that the production of the year just ended largely exceeds that of the previous one. The excess of production returned this year for tax ation was: Cigars, $36,518,042; cigarettes, $85, 477,405; tobacco (pounds), 8,610,153; snuff (pounds), 417,804. The magnitude of this in crease will be appreciated on comparing the production of the last two fiscal years. It was as follows, adding the quantities exported: 1882 1883. Cigars.3,040,976,306 3,077,496,037 Cigarettes..... 664,644,286 640,021,663 Tobacco, pounds_ 166,468,033 166,077,180 Snutf, pounds. 4,860,669 6,284.372 In view of tho agitation for reduced taxation the exhibit for 1883 is smaller, no doubt, than it would otlierwi-e have been. The tobacco exported, from 10,000,000 to 12,000,000 pounds, mast bo credited to the item o( tobacco of eacb year. Id tbe cigais are included cigars im ported into tit is city, amounting, probably, to au annual average of 55,000,000. It appears from this statement that the redaction of taxa tion lias encouraged the production of tobacco. MARINE NEWS. Disabled nt Sen. Boston, Aug. 7.—Steamer Marion, Jeffels, Marbella, Spain, July 13, for Philadelphia with irou ore reports July 20, 10 30 a. m., 300 miles west of the Azores lost two blades of his pro peller. Ou tlie 21st at 2.30^m. another blade broke off daring which ti^r it was blowiug strong from the south with a heavy sea. At 4.30 p. m. the last blade broke and ou the 27th latitude 44.04, longitude 50 22 was signalled by steamer West Phaiia from llamburg for New York. We lowered a boat, went ou board for help but tbe captain declined to tow us as it was agaiust tbe rules of the cumpauv. On the 28tb took a fresh gale from the ENE, veering to N during which a boat wts lost and sails split. August 2, 5.30 a. in. signalled a large four masted steamer bound west, but no attention was paid to sigual. At 8 a. m sighted a steamer but they took no notice and proceeded. August 3, 10 p. m. s ghted the Wuldensian. Site laid alongside all night atul at daylight took us in tow aud brought us to this port. THE CARLTON MURDER. Anrro Nnid to Dove Confessed. Boston, Aug. 7.—The Post has the informa tion that Boger Arnero has confessed to tho murder of Mre. Eita Carlton at Watertown, last March. When the Supreme Court at Hal ifax decided a few weeks ago against Amero's application for a writ of habeas corpus, the prisoner became very despondent. The news of tbe refusal was carried to him by a friend, who went to the Digby jail, aud when he was told be broke down completely, and made an absolute confession, without however, golug info lull details of tbe crime. A third person was in bearing and listened to tbe confession. Arnero declared in so many words that lie did the deed, and that he wanted to see a priest. His request being granted, be was closeted for several hours with the prieBt, but of course as the secrets of tbe confessional are sacred, noth ing can be known of what passed between them. It is supposed, however, that lie sup plemented his confession, already made, with a full and detailed account of his crime. He said then, and repeatedly afterwards, that he did not want to come to the States, for he knew that if he did he would certainly be hung. Nalioxnl Edurolieu'Awiriubh, Ocean Grove, N. J., Aug. 7.—The National Educational Assembly will convene here Thursday. Gov. Pattlson of Pennsylvania, will preside at tbe opening session. Gen. Eaton, U. S. Commissioner of Education, de liver* the opening address. Seuator Blair, of New Hampshire, speaks on the condition aud prospects of national aid to common schools. At night Judge Tourgee speaks of the dangers of neglect in educating our illiterate. Ice Building* and Whurves Burned. Philadelphia, Aug. 7.—A fire this evening destroyed tho warehouses, stables and wharves of the Knickerbocker Ice Company on the river front. Forty-three horses and four mules perished. Toe Philadelphia & Beading rail road freight depot adjoining was damaged. Less $50,000. _ Texas Fever Among Kansas Caul*. Lawrence, Kan., Atig. 7.—The Journal’s Dodge City special says the Texas fever has broken out there ani< ng tbe native cattle, aud they are dying off lu great numbers. One man has been arresled for driviug in cattle with fever. Iron and Htoel Worker*. Philadelphia, August 7.—The National Amalgamated Iron and Steel Workers’ Asm> ciation is holding its annual session here. President Jarrelt made the opening addres. A resolution of sympathy with the striking telegraphers was adopted. Yellow Fever. Washington, Aug. 7.—The Surgeon Gene ral of the marine hospital service service has been informed that the steamship Amethys left four cases of yellow fever at Havana and sailed from there the 4th inst. for Boston. The health authorities at Boston have been notified. A Knilrond Leant' Approved. Philadelphia, Aug. 7.—The stockholders of the Pennsylvania und Schuylkill Valley Railroad Company held a special meeting to day and 'formally approved the recent action of the directors in increasing the bonded in debtedness to 84,000,000 and leasing the prop erty to the Pennsylvania Railread Company, WAS IT A SACRIFICE? ThcllrtniT garnudlit the Bornlng of n Woman and D«r Chtldrsn. Atlantic Citt, Ang. 7.—No one of the horrors which occasionally crop ont in the in terior of New Jersey has been more wrapped In mystery than the cremation of a woman and her two children last Friday night at Estell ville, six miles below May’s Landing, the county seat of Atlantic county, and 18 miles from this plate. The facts became known yes terday at the railway station at May’s Landing, 36 hours after the tragedy had occurried. It took place in a settlement of 37 families of •Hussian Jews, who were colonized at Estell ville, a year ago by Gen. Bnrhridge. From midnight Friday until Sunday morning the tortures of the mother and her daughter seem to have been hushed up among these people. Yesterday morning a group of them appeared at the station with a wagon, In which lay a woman and girl. Both were burned almost beyond recognition, and it was ascertained that the purpose of their compatriots was to tike them to a Philadelphia hospital. Al though none of the party would, or could speak English, it was finally learned that on Friday, at midnight, awful shrieks had been heard from the small frame cabin occupied by the wife aud childreu of Ivan M. Lotowski. The husband had either deserted his family or wandered away in search of work. The cabin was found to be In flames. When tbe neigh bors reached the burning cabin tbe arms and legs had been burned off a 8-year-old son of tbe woman. The mother was rolling in agony in tbe sand, and an 8-year-old daughter was so dreadfully burned that she was unconscious. The mother was a beautiful woman, about 28 years of age. Her long black hair was singed over her shoulders, aud her eyes were fixed in the wild star” of delirium. The neighbors will give no definite details of tlie affair. Hints are thrown out by some of the Hebrews that the woman sacrificed her self and her family, while, again, it is said tliut her neighbors were unfriendly to her. After lying on the hard bench in tbe railway station for seven hoars on Sunday morning tbe young girl died. Tbe mother was then re moved to tbe bonse of Smith Spence, where she now lies at tbe point of death. Thus far she has been unable or unwilling to give the particulars of tbe burning of her home. POISONED AT A FESTIVAL. NirlyFirv Persons Affected and Fifteen Expected to Vie. Colombia, S. C., Ang. 6.—Sixty-five pet sous were seriously poisoned at Camden, S. C., Friday night, from eating ice cream at a church festival. The poison did not take effect until early on Saturday morning, when the entire party was attacked with violent cramps and vomiting, followed by high fever. So long a time had elapsed before physicians were called in that the antidotes administered had little effect. One young lady died yester day, and about fifteen others are not expected to live. The symptoms are those of arsenic. A thorough investigation will be made. The entire community is shrouded iu gloom over the sad affair. *-• THE CHOLERA. Alexandbia, Aug. 7.—There were seven deaths from cholera here yesterday. London, Aug. 7.—There were 13 death from cholera among the British troops s Egypt on Sunday. There has been a great im provement among both troops and people in the last twelve hours, there having been oaly 30 deaths iu Cairo in that period. There were nine deaths in Alexandra on Sunday. All occurred near the Mahmoudieh Canal, the filth in which is being moved by the overflow of the Nile. Yesterday five fresh cases were reported in the same quarter. When all the filth is removed it is expected that the health of the district will improve. The commander of the Irish troops in Egypt telegraphs referring to the cholera Bays that the improvement in the situation is maintained and that no fresh eases of the disease are re ported. Deaths from cholera in Egypt ou Monday were 598 including 78 at Cairo. Large Crops in Iowa. Des Moines, Ang. 7.—The wheat yield is the largest known iu this section for years. It was well headed, stood heavy, and was free from rust. Some farmers near ^Norwalk, who have Jiraelied, say that it will average 20 to 25 bushels to the acre. One field of Winter wheat will make 30 bushels to the acre with out auy douot. The oat crop is also as good as has ever been known. The fear which for a long time was entertained by farmers as to corn has gradually been dispelled. After the early summer rains the corn was small, and it w .8 with difficulty that the rows could be dis tinguished from the weeds. Since that time the weeds have been cleared out, and now the corn is much higher than a man’s head and has began tassel ing. The stalks are large and healthy, and many will bear two large ears. If the weather from now to maturity is favora ble it will make from 70 to 80 bushels to the acre. The above will apply to all parts of Iowa norm of the Rock Island Road. shot by His lusnue Wife. Baliimobe, Aug. 7.—L. L. Conrad, a well known lawyer, was shot dead by his wife near Flydon last night, while laboring under de mentia. Conrad was a well known lawyer here, and son of the Secretary of War under President Polk A number of Mrs. Conrad's relatives have been insane, aDd com mitted deeds of violence in consequence. The locomotive Engineers Not Intending to Strike Cleveland, O., Aug. 7.—P. M. Arthur, Chief of the Brotherhood of Locemotive En gineers, deuies the statemeut that they are ready to strike ami says they have no grievance and will stick to t' eir postB. FOREIGN. • _____ Trial of the Dynamite Conspira tors Begun. The Military Rising in Spain Sup pressed. Liverpool, Aug. 7.—The trial of O’Herliby Featherstoue, Dearsy, Fiannigan and Daltou, who are charged with having in their possess ion explosives for the destruction of buildiDgs and lives began today. All the prisoners pleaded not guilty. Several wituesses testified that Featherstoue visited Glasgow and purchased a quantity of the strongest nitric acid which lie sent to O’Herlihy at^Cnrk. Members of Parliament Coming I# Amer ica. London, Ang. 7.—Many members of Parlia ment will go to America during the coming recess. The Government Again ■ustnined. Motions wore offered in the Hoase of Com mons last evening against the policy of the Goverouioiit in regard to the Transvaal a- d Zululand. They were defeated however. A Nusportod Conspirator Arrestod. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Com pany from Liverpool says that James McDer mott was arrested there yesterday on his arriv al from America, and was romanded to jail on a charge of being engaged in a conspiracy to murder public officials. Not Cnroy’s Nlnyer. Capt. Phelan of Kansas City, the man sup posed to be identical with O'Donnell, the slay er of James Carey, is at present sojourning at Cork, and thus could not have committed the murder. The British in Egypt. Mr. Gladstone in the House of Commons last night, strongly reiterated that a permanent British protectorate over Egypt waB not in tended. The French Force in the East. A dispatcli from Hong Kotig to tho Times says: The French uortheru squadron here consists of two irou-clads, two corvettes and a gunboat, mounting 85 guns and carrying 1283 men. The fleet in the waters of Tonquin is stronger, but the details are unknown. There are 7000 troops In Tonquin, of whom 4000 are stationed at Hanoi. The black flags are rein forced by Chinese. The bombardment of Hue is being considered. A French Duel. Paris, Aug. 7.—M. Eteune, member of the Chamber of Deputies for Oran, fought a duel yesterday with a journalist named Mirabeau. Tho latter had accused the former oi corrup tion. Mirabeau was wounded in the arm. The French in Tonquin. News has been received from Namdinh, Tonquin, that the French have destroyed the dams across the canal. The Military Rising In Spain. Madrid, Aug. 7.—The outbreak among Spanish troops reported from Portugal occur red iu the city of Badajoz, capital of tho prov ince of tho same name. The garrison of the town, numbering 700 men, pronounced for a republic, the Constitution of 1809, and Ruiz Zorilla lor President. The troops and the peo ple fruternize. The garrison disarmed the gendarmerie uud the Customs Guards, aud oc cupied the railway station. The disaffected troops also closed the gates of the fortress. Eleven hundred persous participated iu the proclamation of the republic, 400 civilians hav ing joined the soldiery. It is believed that tlie insurgents seized several thousand muskets which had been deposited iu the fortress. The Customs Guards refused to join the movement. It is stated at Lisbou that Ruiz Zorilla planned the rising. The insurgents are now marching to the Portuguese frontier where they will he disarm ed aud interned. A few Spanish soldiers sur rendered to the Governor of Elvae, Portugal, today. Authority has been re-established at Badajoz. The insurgents carried off 300,000 pesetas from the treasury when they retired to the frontier. An official dispatch published here at 7 o’clock this evening, says; “The revolt has entirely eDded. The insutganta have either been arrested in Spain or have fled into Portugal. The troops sent to suppress the re volt have been ordered to return to Madrid. The whole peninsula is tranquil.” Before abandoning Badajoz the insurgents destroyed a railroad bridge situated a good dis tancA f om the town, in order to retard the ad vance of the pursuing troops. Two lieutenant colonels and two majors were the ringleaders of the rising. The military and civil gover nors and superior officers were closely confined from the beginning of the revolt. A ministerial order has been gazetted, pro claiming a state of siege in Estremadura, and appointing Gen. Blanco commander of the forces in that proviuce. Gen. Blanco is ou his way to Badajoz from Madrid, with a force. Gen. Blauey, commander of the forces in Estreman Inlestreueadnro will make a strict inquiry into the causes of the rising at Bada joz. The papers have severely blamed the officials of Badajoz for allowing the .insurgents to surprise them. The insurgents arrested the prefect geueral commanding the troops and four officers in their bids Sunday morning. An editor of a Republican newspaper was one of the leaders of the insurgents1 Before abandoning Badajoz the insurgents destroyed a railroad bridge situated a good dis tance from the town, in order to ret.rd the ad vance of pursuing troops. Two Lieutenant Colonels and two Majors were the ringleaders of the rising. The military and civil Govern ors and superior officers were closely confined from the beginning of the revolt. Lisbon, Aug. 7.—The leader of the revolt was a Colonel of cavalry. The insurgents on Sunday placed a portrait of King Alfonso on the balcony of the Town Hall with the idea of provoking a demonstration against monarchy. The portrait fell during the night. Bodies of troops of a 1 arpos took refuge at Elvas, Portu gal, yesterday. Lisbon, Aug. 7.—The authorities at Elvas havo disarmed 900 insurgents and some civil ian fugitives from Badajoz. They will all be interned in a fortified town on the coast. It is reported that the object of the rising was to cover up the robbery of public money and that a deficiency of 9000 pounds has been discovei ed in the Badajoz treasury. MEXICO. Riot Among Railroad Laborer*—Merea Killed. Matamoras, Mex., August 7.—Ajjterrible riot occurred at Los Palmas yesterday between American and Mexican laborers employed at the terminus of the San Luis and Tampico railroad. Seven men were killed, three oth ers were fatally and ten seriously injured. Ravage* of Yellow Fever at Vera Cruz. Dallas, Tex., August 7.—Gloomy reports of yellow fever are being received from Vera Cruz, Mex. All the officers and crews of three Norwegian vessels that are in port there have died. The epidemic raging theve at present is the worst that has visited the place for many years. MINOR TELEGRAM Twenty thousand florins which have been raised at Trieste towards a permanent exhibi tion there willbe devoted to the sufferers by the earthquake ou the island of Ischia. The Treasury Department at Washington has made a ruling that Canadian tugs cannot tow American vessels from Canadian waters into American waters beyond the first Ameri can port in which they make entry. LAKE MARANOCOOK. _ | The Annual Encampment of the Grand Army. The semi-annual encampment of the De partment of Maine, G. A. K., and grand re union of ex-soldiets and sailors, will be held at Maranccook, Thursday, August 16th. Chand. ler's military band and orchestra will furnish the music. Tbe Sons of Veterans, Ladies’ Relief Corps, and Massachusetts Veteran Association will be present. The 3d Maine Regiment Association will hold its reunion at Wintlirop on tbe 15tb, and be present on the ’16th. Reunions also of the 4th Maine Battery Association, 23d, 25th and 30th Maine Regi, 1 ments, and Maine Association of ex-Prisoners of War, will be held at the Lake on the 16th' Tills will nndonbtedly be the largest gather ing of veterans which will ever take place in the State, aud the committee hope that all ex soldiers will make a special effort to be present. Invitations have been extended to Robert B. Heath, Commander-in-Chiel of tbe G. A. B. and Staff, Department Commanders of Massa. chnset ts, Vermont and New Hampshire, and their staffs. Also Gov. Robie and staff, and many other distinguished gnests, are expected to be present. Senator Frye will be present and deliver an address. Arrangements have been made to furnish baked beans, brown broad, pickles and coffee at the low price of 25 cents. Also refreshments at the dining hall at reasonable rates. Rates of passage, one fare. There will be dancing in tbe pavilion to Chandler’s orchestra. Tbe boat races will be called at 1 p. m., in the following order: Amateur single sculls—(Seniors) two prizes, value $25. Juniors—3 prizes, value $20. (Five to enter aud 3 to start in each race.) Distance, one mile and return. Whitehall boats, confined to the members of the G. A. R., three prizes—1st, 312; 2d, $8: 3d, $5; distance, three-qnarters of a mile and return. If less than four enter, but two prizes will be given. Canoe race—First prize, S12; 2d, $8; 3d, 85; distance, three-quarters of a mile and return. Pnnt race (blindfolded), three prizes—1st, 32; 2d, 8150; 3d, 81. The following other prizes will be given: Saek race—1st prize, $2 50; 2d, 81.50; 3d, 81. Potato race—1st prize, 82.50; 2d, $1.50; 3d, 81. Anger Brigade—1st prize, 83; 2d, 82, Ladies’ archery—Prize, au elegaut napkin ring for best shot made dnring the day. Foot ball, swvDgs, etc., etc. 3. J. Gallagher, Augusta, is chairman, and C. W. Bean, Portland, secretary, of the com mittee of arrangements. Reunion of Veteran* at Farmington. The arrangements for tbe reuuion of the Maine Veteran Association of Massachusetts at Farmington, are nearly completed. Very nearly 8800 has been raised to meet the expen ses, aud mnch else has been done in the way of provisions and lodging. The arrangements, so far as completed, are to have a largo Yale tent, 50 x 150 feet, erected for tho collation; twenty-five smaller tents for lodging, and two halls for other purposes. These will ail be decorated by Boston parties. Camp-fires will be run both nights, and the people wilt do all in their power to make the occasion on enjoy able one. Tuesday evening, August 14, tbe as sociatlou will arrive. They will be met at the station by the Farmington band aud John F. Appleton Post G. A- It., which do escort dnty to general headquarters. Meamwhile a salute will be tired and bells rung. In the evening there will be a camp-fire, addresses and the like. Wednesday morning there will be a bus iness meeting of the association, a parade, a collation aud addresses and concert on the common, fireworks in the evening and a prom, enade concert and ball. New England Day at Old Orchard. Monday was New England Day at Ocean Park. A large immber of people attended the morning services when Kev. R. Dunn, D. D., lectured. Id the afternoon the temple, hold ing 2000, was crowded Gov. Robie was re ceived with great applause, and began his remarks by referring to prohibition as one of Maiue’s saving features. He spoke of the euergy and enterprise of the people of Maine, its commerce, its schools and colleges as orna ments to education. It was not safe to make light of little things in the temperance cause! every man in the boat should work as 11 he had the stroke oar. Much is due to the ministers and atauehes of New England; they have stood the country and all its enterprises, and have aided the prohibition law. Men elected to enforce the law should be made to enforce it. The question of “How” from the audience remained unanswered. Many good things were said cf Maine and her sons. Hon. Nelson Dingley, Jr., was introduced. He compared Now England with other coun tries. Nowhere do we find suoh grand men as in New England. They are the leading men all over the continent. They have sound com mon sense and big intellects for a basis. The kernel of the New England idea is elevation of individual maDhood. Religion is the first principle; temperance second. He spoke of the prohibitory law as being au eduoator, and stated that he could give facts to prove it. It had been said by enemies that the law made secret drunkards. Is is not better to have a few drunk secret than in public? Is not their influence for evil in the community lessened? It is better to drink behind the door than in public where tlio example injures weak minds; Thousands are entirely cured of the habit by the probibitcry law. Out of 001 cities, towns and plantations there are only 10 shops where liquor is openly sold. (Applause.) 253 towns where not a drop of Intoxicating liquor can be bought, doing a great work for the country, and should be seconded by every man of morals. President Cheney then read a letter from William P. Frye, in which regret at his ina* bility to be present was expressed. Rev. R. Dunn, D. D., followed with some remarks on temperance. The meeting closed with the stuging of "My Country, ’tia of Thee," and a band concert. More Attachments on the Shaw Property. Just prior to the mortgage of F. Sbaw & Bros, of their property in Maine to 8. E. Spring at Portland, being recorded, attachments by wire were pnt on by Bangor parties to an amount’ of about $30,000 on bark at Kingman, Vanceboro, and HonltoD. A dispatch from Boston was received in Bangor yesterday, ask ing the attaches to release 100 cords of bark at Kiogman, so that the tannery there may not be obliged to suspend. Should they not be able to obtain the bark the tannery may have to shut down, and the loss to hides in process of tanning will be very great. Eastern Maine Railroad. The Eastern Maine railroad held its annual meeting in Bangor yesterday. The old board of officers was re-elected and the lease of the road to the Maine Central ratified. California .Tfiuiag ShcIm. (By Telegraph.) San Francisco, Aug. 7.—The following are ths dosing oliieial quotations of mining stocks to-day: Best Si Belcher. 44k ophir . 44k Could & Curry.v. S4k Hale & Norcross .. . B Mexican. 84k Eureka. 644 Sierra Nevada. 64k Union Con.A.. 64k Yellow .Jacket . . 84k Savage... ..a. 24k Northern Belle. B44 Personal Traits of the Swedish Royal Family. [Correspondence of the N. T. Tribune.] A notable wanderer is King Oscar. Tou can never be sure where to find Mm during summer time in his two kingdoms. To-day he is perhaps in btockholm. to-morrow he is inspecting a couple of military camps twen ty-five miles apart and more than a hundred miles distant from the capital. The day af* ter you will hear of him from somewhere out on the east coast, where he is inspecting a fortress or a man-of-war, or is on a hunt ing or fishing expedition. A couple of days afterward he is miles away, opening an agri cultural fair or something In that line, run ning away after a splendid and costly public dinner there by special train to Christiana or to the mountains of Dovre, in Norway, for hunting reindeer. I don’t believe there is a leigning monarch in Christendom that personally is so well acquainted with every thing and everybodyin his kingdoms as the present King of Sweden and Norway, and in ibis respect his subjects are indebted to his incessant travels and marvellous memory. To be King of Sweden, with its 4,650,000 inhabitants, and of Norway, with its 1,900,000 is, from the point of salary, a very nice busi ness, as the civil lists from both countries give an income of about $380,000. The royal folk ought to be satisfied, but they aren’t, as the Norwegian Government recently made repeated demands upon the “Stor-Thing” to donate about $10,000 more yearly to the Crown Prince. The “Stor-Thing” or Nor wegian Parliament, has just as many times rejected the proposition, whereby it seems that the sturdy people on the west side of the mountains think that they pay their roy alty well enough. Add to the above that the royal family, has besides the royal castle at Stockholm, with its 600 rooms, the use of yet another spacious palace iu the capital for the oldest of the heirs-at-law to the throne, not being the Crown Prince or his son, and in the vicinity of Stockholm the country places of Roseudal, Haga Ulriksdal, Drott ningholm, Rosersberg, Svartsjo and Stroms ho!m;in the southern provinces those of Herrevad’s Abbey and Beckaskog, together with Sophiero, the King’s private property, and in Norway, besides the royal castle at Christiaua, another smaller palace in the same town and the country palaces of Os karsball, and it must be admitted that a family of ten members is uncommonly well housed, be the family yet a royal one. Of the Swedish naturalized branch of the Ber nadotte family at present the King, the Queen and their thr83 younger sons are liv ing at the summer palace, Roseudal, about two miles from Stockholm; the Crown Prince, with wife and baby boy, are trying the qualities of some medical springs in Ger many, and the Princess Eugenie, the King’s sister, with the Duchess-Dowager of Dale Kariien, are sojourning in the island of Got land, in the Baltic. Corresponding with the remarkable run ning-about propensities of the King is his habit of early rising when at home. At about 6 o’clock in the morning be is on horseback, and, accompanied by bis adjutants, he takes a trot around the deer park or to the drill place of his life guards, returning to Rosen dal at about 8. The Princes Chaiies and Eu gene, the thiid and fourth of his sons, are then oS to their garrison duties, and about 9, when the pretty but sickly Queen is aris en, he in her company takes breakfast, after which he very diligently scrutinizes the newspapers, The Baity Journal or Dag; bladt being, it is said, his favorite among he Swedish. He read bis mail and confers either with |the secretaries of the State departments or with the offieers of his Court up to 1 o’clock, when a luncheon is partaken of by the whole family. In the afternoon everybody doss as he likes, the King generally spending his time upon liter ary pursuits, as he does a couple of hours in the morning before he takes his trip on horseback. At 6 o’clock dinner is served, to which generally several higher civil and military officers are invited ‘ by royal order.” At 10 they partake ofa light supper, and for about an hour the members of the royal family proper are privately together discus sing the events of theday, family matters, etc. At about 10 a. in. the Queen, the weather permitting, takes an airing in a car riage with four horses and attended by one or two of her ladies of honor in the deer park, the servants generally dressed In the half-dress of the Court livery, the life groom however, with an ostrich feather about three feet high in his cap. Whatever her simplici ty of manners, so much spoken of, may be, the Queen will not permit an iota of the royal honors due her to be omitted when out of the castle. Notes About Notable People Mrs. M. M. Munger is superintendent of public schools in Nebraska. Miss Aune Whitney has made a model fo a statue of Theodore Parker. Tne figure 1 in a silting position. Dr. Henry Nachtel, who organized the night medical service of New York, has agreed to undertake tire reorganization of The New York Herald suggests Capt. G. V. Fox as the mau to edit the papers of the Blair family. Agnes Booth says that actors and actress' es are peculiarly sensitive to what is said about them iu the newspapers. As for her self, the longer she plays the more sensitive she grows. Gladstone, Talbot and Yilliers are the only three members of the British House o* Commons who were there when Victoria as cended the throne. A portrait of Henry irviug, on which J. E. Millais is now engaged, will soon be add ed to the collection of the Garrick Club iu Loudon. Moncure D. Conway has reached New York on his tour around the world. He will visit Virginia friends, and then goes to Cali fornia, Australia, Ceylon, Iudia and Egypt. He will lecture and take notes along the way. Mr. Joseph Miimore of Boston, will take up and finish the uncompleted works of his brother Martin, beginning with tbe statue of Daniel Webster for the city of Concord, N.H. Miss White, the sister of a Kentucky member of Congress, who has been em ployed iu the office of the supervising archi tect of the Treasury, has resigued her situa tiou to go abroad.aud pursue her architectu ral studies. Captaiu Gronbeck, who la at the head of M. Sibiriakoff’s enterprises in Siberia, is only twenty-five years old. He was a mem ber of Baron Nordenakjold’s expedition along Ihe Arctic coast, and took part in tho search for the bodies of Commander De Long and his crew.