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A., P. 0. box 1557, Portland, Me. AUgS dtf_ Wanted. Steady, trustworthy young man to assist handling goods at Pairs and Races. Must have $100 to $200 Cash to be us -d in the busi ness, salary $12 per week and travelling expenses, steady posi tion to right party. Itlust be ready immediately. Address ROBERT L. LIBBY, P. S. Hotel, Room 40. aug8 d8t Wanted. ANY ladies or young men who are out of employ ment, in city or country (distance no object), can have steady work at their own homes al'« the year round; work sent my mail; any one can do it; good salary; no canvassing; no stamps for reply. Address BURT & EMMONS, Manufacturers, Box 2170, Boston. aug7dlw* Wanted* A FEW good coat, pant and vest makers. Can commence work at once. L. C. YOUNG, Merchant Tailor, augldlw Woodford’s, Mo. WANTED. .4 MUDDLE AGE woman (Protestant.) to take Jm. the care of an invalid lady. Enquire of H. J. LIBBY at First National Batik or by letter to Scar borough, Me. " auAdtf WANTED7 A first-class Cook at 110 PISE STREET, Portland, Me. augSdtf Wanted. A COMPETENT nuree (protestant) to take care of a young child.Addrees with reference,BOX 1339, City. jy24dtf Clerk Wanted. A YOUNG man who has studied Bookkeeping, some, wanted as clerk at 532 CONGRESS STREET. jun26dtf GIRLS WASTED. Portland Star Hatch Co., West Commercial Street. * myl2-dtf CANVASSERS W ANTED. GOOD Energetic Canvassers to sell the Eagle Wringer on installments. Men who can give good reference or security can have outside territo ry to handle. Address No. 35 Temple St. nor 15 d tt E DECATIOIVAL. MISS SARGENT’S SCHOOL -AND KINDERGARTEN ■ ■ WILL BE" ■ BE - OPENED SEPTEMBER 12. -FOB particcla.es addbess 148 Spring Street. aug2 eodif EDUCATIONAL. 1838. The I5EW CALENDAR of the 1881. NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY of MUSIC Beautifully Illustrated. 64 pages. SENT FREE to yourself and musical friends. Send names and addresses to E.TOURJEE. Franklin Sq . Boston. Mass. The Largest and best appointed Untie. Literary and Art School, and HOME for young Iodic*, in the world. jn92 dlaw8wF Mrs. Caswell’s Parlor Classes — AND — School for Young Ladies and Children, —WILL B E-OPEN— SEPT. ISth, at 06 PARK ST. Arithmetic is taught by the Principal and special Attention is given to all English branches. Occasional lectures will be given during the year upon subjects connected with the school work ‘and there will be the following courses of twenty lectures each; on Physiology, by Dr. Sarah Ellen Pal mer; on Ufa turn I Mi*»tory, by Dr. Charles D. Smith; on the History of 4rt by Mrs. Caswell; In the French Language by Mons. DePoyen. For circulars and to engage seats apply at 96 Park street, after Aug 15th. Mrs. Caswell will be at home to business callers on Wednesdays. an or7 eodtoctl Westbrook Seminary an : Female College Courses of Instruction—Common English, one year; Higher English, including Business Course, three years; College Preparato»y, Ladies’ Collegi ate. Scientific, each four years. Experienced Teachers, good accommodations, lowr prices. First (Fail) Term (1883) begins XUESDAF, SEPT. 4th; ends Friday, Dec. 7th. Address J. P. WESTON, President, Westbrook Seminary, Deering, Me. augl-dtsep3 Students will be admitted on and after August 1st, 1883. jy26d&w4w MISS MORGAN'S Begins tenth year, September 26. PORTSMOUTH, N. H. jlyl2eod3m Instruction in F nsriish and Class, ieai Stndies given to private papils by the subscriber J. W. COLCORD, 143 Pearl Street. fan 2 4 dtf 9 Lames and all sufferers from neuralgia, hysteria, and kindred complaints, will find without a rival Brown’s Iron Butters. Farmington, III.—Dr. M. T. 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Advertisements inserted m the ‘MAINE State Press (which lias a large circulation 1u every part of the State) for $1.00 per square tor first insertion and 60 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING GO. METEOROLOGICAL,. INDICATIONS FOR THE NEXT TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. War Dep’t Office Chief Signal ( Officer, Washington, D. C. ( August 9,1 A. M. For New England, Fair weather, southwesterly winds, becom ing variable, stationary barometer, stationary or higher temperature, SPECIAL BULLETIN. Tee barometer is highest pear Lake Ontario, and lowest in Colorado. The temperature has remained nearly stationary in all districts. Southwesterly winds prevail in New England, and northeasterly winds in the South Atlantic aud East Gulf States and Lower Lake region, Elsewhere the winds are variable. Local rains have fallen iu the Soutli Atlantic and East Gulf States, Tennessee, Ohio, the Mississippi and Missouri valleys. Fair weather is indicated in New England on Thursday and Friday, with stationary or rising temperature, aud local raius are Indicat ed for the Middle Atlantia Stales Thursday af ternoon, followed Friday by clearing weather, with stationary or rising temnerature, and local rains in the Lake region Thursday night or Friday morning. CUTTING WIRES. Extensive Raid on the Western Union Company’s Lines. Eighty-Nine Wires Said to Have Been Cut. General Strike of the Operators on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. New York, Ang. 8.—Last night another on slaught was made upon the lines of the Western Union, the consequence of which was far more disastrous than that of the prev ceding night. A Western Union official said this morning that 20 wires were cat on one route and 14 on another route between Passaic and Elizabethport, N. J. These were wires to Philadelphia and other points in the southern division. Twenty wires were cnt between Kingsbridge and Searsdale. At Tarrytown 12 Hudson river wires were down and 18 wires in the eastern circuit were destroyed between Port Chester and Greenwood, Conn. The cross arms were sawed off in the latter instance and the wires cut besides. The first wires to go down were those of the eastern circuit, which were lost about 11 30 last night. The others went down shortly after midnight. A large force of linemen was sent oat to repair the damage and the lines are being repaired as rapidly as possible. The cutting of the wires interfered with others across which they fell, so that the greatest con fusion was created. For a long time this morning work was greatly delayed. The superintendent estimated that when work was begun this morning, one-half the wires to Philadelphia, one-quarter of those to the weBt, undone-third of the eastern circuit could not be used. The whole number of wires cut was 89. Nearly 200 were rendered useless in con sequence. A telegram from Fort Washington said a gang of men had interfered with linemen re pairing w ires there and police protection had been asked in case the interference was re peated. No cine lias yet been discovered to the au thors of the mischief although the greatest vigilance is being exercised.' The Western Union Company has employed detectives to ferret ont the perpetrators of the wire catting The general opinion is that the striking line men are answerable for the injnries. The company is considerably pat out by this new method of warfare. At the headquarters of the Brothothood of Telegraphers it was emphatically denied that the cutting was being done by the striking linemen. A concert and bill was given iu Madison Square Garden this eveuing bv the Brother hood of telegraphers. The bail was openod by the blowing of a whistle that inangr3ted the strike in the office of the Western Uuiou Co. Receipts about 83,500. Washington, Ang. 8.—At a meeting of the Federation of Labor held here last night, reso lutions were adopted expressing sympathy with the telegraphic strikers, calling on the General Assembly of the Koights of Labor, the Federation of Trade and Labor Unions and all other labor organizations to devise a plan for the consolidation of the laborers of the country in one organization, and petitioning the Senate committee on education and labor now in session to consider the propriety of asking Congress to authorize the Postmaster General to seize, in the name of the people, the entire telegraph system now in operation and conduct the business of transmitting tele graphic messages as a part of the government service, making full compensation to the cor porations dispossessed for the property tak en from them. St. Lcois, Ang. 8.—Assistant Superinten dent Kinsman of the Wabash telegraph lines says of the 990 operators on the 380fi miles of that road, jnst eight, four at Decatur and fonr at Chicago, have obeyed the order of the Brotherhood and gone out. Their places have been filled, and everything is working smooth ly. The members of the Brotherhood, on the ether hand, say that seven of eight operators at Decatur struck yesterday, and that of 175 , operators on the Iron Mountain Railway be tween here and Texarkana 137 belong to the Brotherhood, and can be relied on to strike. They also say that of 42 railroad telegraphers in East St. Lonis 38 are Brotherhood men and will go ont. rjii-miiu, ia , AQg. o.—iu answer 10 a despatch, signed by Superintendent of Tele graph Brown of the Pittsburg division of the Pan Handle railroad, to-day, asking whether operators would receive the Wester* Uniou commercial business, all but two replied they would not. It is understood that E. B Tay lor, Superintendent of the Pan Handle rail road, will to-morrow order the operators to take whatever business is offered, under penalty of dismissal. Chicago, Aug. 8.—McBristoi, superintend ent of construction oi the Western Union | Company, reports increased activity iu tying ! np wires. All the Mutual Union wires were tied with a small copper cord at Englewood last night and were only released this after noon. Ten wires on the Fort Wayne, four on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and all on the Wabash line, 80 miles this side of Council Bluffs, are tied together and it will probably require the entire night to release them. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 8.—Reports from along the line of the Pittsburg division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad received to-day show thus the order for the railroad operators to strike was generally obeyed yesterday The officials admit this, hut say that nearly all the offices have already been manned by new men. St. Louis, Aug. 8 —No further withdrawal from the Iron Mountain railroad is reported. Six wires on the Wabash railread were cut, about 10 miles north of this city Monday night. The wires were clearly cut with tur ners and the poles show marks of steel pronged climbers used by linemen. THE LOST CAUSE. Confederate Reunion In Texas-Cien. But ler Denounced. Galveston, Aug. 8.—The Conferate reun ion at McKinney yesterday was attended by 40,fl00 people. Addrrsses were made by Gen. Cabell, ex-Gov. Throckmorton, Gov. Ireland, Gen. H. Lewis, ex-Gov. Hubbard, Col. Bow en, Congressman Welborn. The tenor of Gov. Ireland’s speech, which was n fair am ple of most of the others, was that tit Con federates had no excuse to make fur the part taken in the late contest. "We arc to forget the political strife which led to the w.tr, bat must teach our children that the deeds of those who wore the blue and the gray were those of Americans, and that we are oyer ready to baitle with our country’s assailants from whatever quarter.” Gen. Lew is said he would never admit a bloody chasm, hut that it was bridged.Ho was glad Butler had cot been invited. Butler was no Democrat. The name of Jefferson Davis was the grandest in Amerl can history, and the speaker would never make peace with Butler. He might ha a 1 un reconstructed rebel, hut if called upon to do fend the national honor or Its rlgli:*, 'tic would respond. _ The Texas Cotton Crop. Galveston, Aug. 8.—The New*' cotton re port of the State says the prospects of the yield are reduced 20 to 28 per cent, HANLAN AND COUKTNEY. RUIKIIMUI .In Bedard to the tantoj of Courtney’* Boat* at Chantaqua. St. Louis, Aug. 8.—The Globs-Democrat this inoruiug publishes an interview which will Btavtle the sporting world, for la it allega tions are made to the offeot that Hanlau was chiefly to blame for the sawing of Court ney’s boats at Chautauqua Lake and putting an eutirely new complexion on the races be tween these men. Iu the first place, the inter view is alleged to have taken place between the sporting editor of the Globo Democrat and one of Haulan’schief backers. The interview took place at Chautauqua Lako just after the sawing of Courtney’s boats. Haitian's backer, upon this occasion, is credited with making a statement of which the following is a brief synopsis: Hanlan and Courtney arranged for three races in 1878. The first was to take place at Lachine on October 8 for a purse of $11,000, offered by the citizens. The second was to take place at Chautauqua Lake, Oct. 10, for a prize of £0,000. The third race was to he rowed wherever the most money was to be maiio. The first race was to be w on by Hau lan, the second by Courtney, aud the third to be decided on later. The first race was rowed —five miles with a turn—and, acoording to agreement, Hanlan won. The second race was looked forward to with greater interest than the first, for, although beaten, Courtney was full of confidence, and had rallied a great crowd of backers about him, who had put up all their money that he would win. This money was scarcely posted when Hanlau reached tlie lake, aud, alarmed at the proportions which the betting had reached, he called upon Courtney aud told him that he would not give him the race ac cording to agroemeut, and that ho would have to row for it if he expected to wiu. Haulan’s backer claimed that Courtney, upon hearing this statement, became alarmed in turn, and fearing that if he rowed and Hanlan beat him he would swamp his friends, he took the only road out of the woods aud sawed both of his boats in two. This interview is so worded that it is not likely that the matter will rest. In deed, there is no doubt that a full investiga tion will follow, which will bring the truth to the surface and result in the punishment of the guilty. Hanlau’s backer claims that of the six-thousand-dollar purse in the first race at Lachine and which Hanlau won, Courtney received £2,000 and £500 of the plunder. MASSACHUSETTS. Rare Presence of Mind. Beverly, Aug. 8.—A terrible collision was averted at. the depot this morning. The train going east was in the depot aud signals were set warning the Gloucester express which in stantly shot aronnd the curve. The air brakes were disabled and could not prevent the col lision which seemed almost Bure to happen. When within tiity feet switchman Williams with rare presence of mind threw the wild train on a siding, saving mauy lives on both trains. Failure of a Boston Stock Broker. Boston, Aug. 8.—John C. Watson, a well known stock broker here, failed today, caused it is supposed, by the decline of Hew York and New England stock. It is no*, likely to affect others. Late this afternoon the business friends of Mr. Watson came to his assistance and it is hoped an arrangement can be made which will enable him to resume tomorrow jnornlug. Boston's Valuation and Tax Bair. Tbe assessors of the city of Boston have com pleted that portion of tiieir work which ena bles them to make up their books, showing the valuation of Boston as it stood May 1, 1883.* From these books it appears that the total valuation of Boston is 3682,380,500 a gain of 39,871,600, this gain being wholly on real estate. The valuation of personal property shows a loss. The gain on real estate is $10, 698,700 and loss on personal property is $827, 100, making the net gain stand us stated above Tbe rate of taxation declared is $14.50 on $1000, a redaction of 60 cents from tbe rate of last year. Second Advent Association. The 22d annua! convention of the Second Advent National Christian Association elected the following officers this evening: President—E. A. Stockman, Chelsea, Mass. Vice President—W. Sheldon, Wisconsin. Secretary—FraDk Burr, Maine. Treasurer—W. G. Hobbs, Ohio. WASHINGTON. Smuggling Chinese into Wnshinglon Ter ritory. Washington, Aug. 8j—The Acting Secre tary ot the Treasury today received a telegram from the collector of customs at Tacoma, Washington Territory, stating that his officers with the assistance of the revenue steamer Walcott had captured a sloop engaged in run ning Chinese across the line from British Co lumbia. Two smugglers were arrested but nine Chinese passengers escaped. Tho col lector also stated that nearly 100 Chinese had landed at various points on the northern frontier in boats and Indian canoes within the past few days aud he is powerless to prevent land ing unless his force is largely increased. Acting Secretary French today said he did not feel authorized to increase the force of the collector at present. He expected Secretary DVger back in a few days and tho subject would be brought to his attention at once. Investigating Tension Frauds. Commissioner of Pensions Dudley is at work prosecuting three cases of violation of the pen sion laws, two of which involve the defrauding of pensioners by persons who assisted them in securing their pensions. Ouo of these cases has come to light by tbe arrest of Alpha B. Beal), and employe of the government print ing office, who is charged with defrauding Mrs. Christine Breamer, a pensioner, of $758 of a pension claim of $1458 paid to her in August, 1880. Beall and Mrs. Breamer lived in adjoining houses in this city and Beall, learning that Mrs. Breamer had had a son killed in the Federal sorvice during the war induced her to apply for a pension. Tire facts with regard to her son’s death having been proved, Mrs. Breamer was allowed a pension of $8 per mouth, with arrearages from 1865, makiug the sum uf 31458. Just before tbe claim was allowed Beall offered to speure the pension for her if she would give him half. This she agreed to do, and after the claim had been granted Beall went with her to the bank and drew tbe entire sum, giving her $700 and keeping the remainder. It was only recently that the matter was brought to the notice of the commissioner, who had it investigated. Beall was arrested yesterday aud placed under bonds of 31500 for his appearance before United States Commissioner Bundy. The other esses are those of C. H. Johnson, o St. Mary’s county, Maryland, who was paid $600 by Mrs. Rachael Taylor for prosecuting her pension claim, and of Abraham Miller of Connellsville, Pa., who personated another Abraham Miller of the same place, and ob tained his pension money, $850. SPORTING. The Newark Begatta. . Newakk, Aug. 8.—The races of the national regatta were rowed this afternoon on the Pas saic river. The day was clear and the water smooth The course was from the Midland railroad (bridge to the Brie railroad bridge, straight away. The attendance was larger than yesterday and great interest was mani fested. The first race w.ib for pair-oared shell 8. The Mutuals of Albany won iu 8.54. In the double scull race the only starters was the Portland, Me- crew, who pulfed over the coarse alone in 8m 9s. Base Ball. At New York—Now York 5, Philadelphia 4. At Detroit—Detroits 5, Chicagcs 1. At Cleveland—Buffalos 14, Clevelands 1. At Boston—Bostons 10, Providence 2. NATIONAL BANKS. Whnt the Report of the Comptroller of the Currency will Show. Washington, Aug. 8.—The forthcoming an nual report of the comptroller of the currency will show a very considerable falling off iu national bank circulation during the pant year During the last mouth of the year it fell « ff ove r $1000,000. F«*r the year the foiling off was about $8,000,000. The removal of tlm t ix of one-half of 2 per rent frmn ban *5 capital and deposits, by the last Oo»gie*w, led many »o be lieve that an increase in capital wovid ft llow, but this expectation h.is not noen lvalzed. There has bee/ ir» man rial increase iu tbe number of *e.v hanks chartered. Those open ed do no?, i a rule, t -knout much circulation. On the contrary, tin-., as a rule, start with a small capital and issue as little circulation as the law will permit. The claim by the buck ets last winter, that the tax oji circulation ought also to be removed, appears from this to have been supported by Htfim quent events. It is quite probable that an effort will b*i made next session to have this circulation tax re moved. MARINE NEWS. Rnrqu* Wnnk nml Thirteen of Her Crew Drowned. London. Ang. 8.—A despatch from‘Dover says two Norwegian harks collided off there to day. One was so badly injured she sunk, cat rying down thirteen of her crew. Ex-Gov. Sprague'* Mother Provided For. Providence, Ang. 8.— Mrs. Fanny Sprague i tnohtrof tli * ex-GoAcrnor has accepted the | offer of the Uuion Company which bought the ! Sprague mansion to loaso it to her during iier life at one dollar per month. Sbo accepts upon advice of Gen. Butler her 0030*41. PRESENTED TO THE SHAH. Hr. d. G. W. Rrujnmiu'o Report o£ HU .louroev to Tohernn nnil Reception at the Sbah'g Palace. Washington, Aug. 8.—In a dispatch ol Juno 13 to the Department of State Mr. S. G. W. Benjamin, recently appointed Minister Eosiden t and Consul- General of the United States to Persia, has given an interesting ao connt of bis journey to Teheran, and the cere mony attending his official presentation to the Shah, Mr. Benjamin being the first diplomatic representative of this Government accredited to that of his Majesty. Mr. Benjamin was days reaching Teheran from New York by way of Bordeaux, Marseilles, Constantinople and Potl by water, and from tho latter place by rati to Baku, on the Caspian Sea. At Baku Mr. Benjamin received from the Persian Con sul a telegram from the Shah, Inviting him to proceed at once to Teheran. A two days’ journey in a small boat brought Mr, Benjamin to Eusal), where the Shah’s Btcain yacht, which is the only vessel permitted to fiy the Persian liag on tho Caspian Sea, crossed over the bar and took Mr. Benjamin ashore. The Minister then says: “We were mot on the landing by Mebmet Taghy Khan, the Mehmaudar, or officer delegated to receive ambas adorn and cuuuuct ineiu iu iu capuai. >» n iwio eocurt* etl with considerable pomp to the summer res idence of bis Majesty, situated in a garden overlooking the surf-beaten shore of the Cas pian. Attached to it is a peculiar circular pa vilion In several stories, picturesquely decorat ed. After breakfast we were taken on the steam yacht across a shallow lake, nr arm of the Bea, to the mouth of a narro* stream. There we outered boats and wore towed up the winding river, whose banks are euciosed with reeds; in which tigers are still found. We jAU^ed at the village of Plri Bazaar, which forms the port of Besht. We were met here by the Governor General of the Province of Gilan and a number of notables. After the UBual refreshments the ladies of my family were escorted to the town in a carriage. I was then requested to mount a fine horse, and some 50 gentlemen accompanied me to Besht, a place of over-20,000inhabitants,six miles dis tant. Wheu half way there we were met by six Governors of neighboring provinces with their attendants, all mounted. Forming a line by the roadside they gracefully saluted your represeutative and then joined his escort with their attednante. At the entrance to the town I was met by a delegation of 200 citizens, who, after saluting me, formed a procession and conducted us to the residence of the Governor General, where we were received by a compa ny of soldiers and awarded comfortable apart ments.” Here, also, many officials and prom inent citizens culled and paid their reBpects to Mr. Benjamin. From Besht a journey of 220 miles on horseback was undertaken, in compa ny with the Mehmandar. “On the nortli side of the mountain,” says Mr. Benjamin, “the vegetation had a tropical luxuriance, while on the south side it was arid, with plains skirted by distant roseate rauges.as iu Colorado, and varied with frequeut mirage. We crossed the Elbrooz ridge where it is 0,300 feet high, and opened the stupendous peak of Demavend, a cone resembling Chimborazo,and looming abont Teheran to a height.of 20,000 leet.” At Agr Baba Mr. Benjamin was met by the calantar, or mayor, of Casbin, with at tendants, who received him with the usual Persian cersmouy and assured him that the governor of Casbiu, who is a brother of the Shall, was desirous of welcoming Mr. Benja min with distinction. This attention Mr. Ben jamin was forced to decline, owing to his fa tigued condition, having ridden about 130 miles, and his desire to reach Teheran before the Shah’s departuro tor the summer. Upon arriving at Casbin the Mehmeudar called on the governor, presented Mr. Benjamin’s com pliments for the proffered honor and offered suitable apologies for having to decline it. At Casbin, the broad avenue leading to the hotel, the betel and the neighboring buildings were gaily decorated with streamers for the occasion Casbin iB a flourishing city of 40,000 inhabi tants, possessing a well kept inn belonging to the government. The chief products of the city and district are dried fruits, nuts, carved woods an 1 wine. This latter has an agree able flavor, a pale, yellowish red color, and is somewhat milder than Bur gundy. It is cheap and would probably be well received abroad, but being so moderately fortified does not keep well. From Casbin the party proceeded to Teheran in carriages over a fine carriage road recently completed. A bril liant pageant had been prepared outside of the walla of Teheran at one of the royal pavilions. At the stairway of the pavilion Mr. Benjamiu was met by the Nasriel Mulk or General-in Chief of the armies of Persia, and a glittering crowd of prominent officers, blazing with blue, scarlet, silver and gold, and decorations in numerable of diamonds and costly gems. Mr. Benjamin was escorted to an audience ball b; the Gei.erai-in-Chief, where au exchange ol courtesies was onered aud accepted. Next, Mr. Benjamin was taken to the court below and mounted upou a fine horse to continue his travels. This was the signal for every oue to mount, and the cortege of nearly 1,000 Royal Guards was put iu motion. Tliey.were bril liantly aud elaborately costumed. As the pre cession moved across the plain toward the beautiful turreted gate of the city, which is decorated with parti-colored glazed tiles, the Cossacks (lashed hither and thitheT betv een the lines, firing mnskets iu the air and exhi b ting the most brilliant feats of horsemanship. The streets were lined with spectators, and at .intervals, were stationed the police ur tquadB ot military. Passing through the grand 6qnare of the department of war, the cortege turned into the new, or European, quarter of the city. On approaching his quarters, Mr. Benjamin was told by an aide that 300 soldiers were mar shaled at the entrance to receive h.m. Mr. Benjamin dismounted, returned their salute, aud, accompanied by the General in-Chief aud liis staff, was escorted to the reception room, where further courtesies were shown and re freshments enjoyed. Mr. Benjamin next made an informal call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs at his residence, according to the cus tom of the country. The latter has held his office 30 years, aud is a conservative and astute statesman of kindly manners aud disposition. On Jane 10 Mr. Benjamin received a call from the Grand Chamberlain, who is the son-in-law of the Shah, and who informed Mr. Benjamin that His Majesty was to receive him at 1 o'clock p. m. on the 11th. Mr. Benjamin was trken to the palace 'in a landau tarnished by his Majtsty and drawn by six horeas, each mounted by a liveried postilion. Twenty royal feraushes or foot runners, clad iu scarlet aud wearing plumed tiaras, preceded the oarriage, together with a score of horsemen. Accom panied by the Mebmandar and the second master of ceremonies, Mr. Benjamin arrived at the gardens of the palace, which are beauti fied with fountains and shrubbery and foliage arranged artfully wild, after a style pe culiarly Persian. All wi re ushered into aspa cious aud handsome hail, where the first mas ter of ceremonies aud other gentlemen and dignitaries, gorgeously arrayed, were in wait fug. Here Mr. Benjamin was Invited to a seat of honor and treated to “tea and the Kalionu or water pipe.” Soon after the announcement was made to Mr. BeLjamin that His Majesty was in readiness to receivo him, and theieupou he was conducted by the first master of oere mouies to the palace itself. "At this moment,” says Mr. Benjamin, “a salute, fired iu honor of the United States, thundered over the city. And,” ho continues, “on entering we ascended a magnificent staircase. The walis were deco rated, in part, with paintings of European mas ters. From th% staircase wo entered au audi ence hall of vast proportions and most impres sive etfect. His Majesty stood at the upper end. Leaving my outer shoos at the door, as prescribed by the treaty of Kourmautcliia, 1 made a low bow aud walked np to where the King was Btandiug.” Mr. Benjamin then addreH-od the Kiug in French, aud pre sented his letter of credence. His Majesty re plied that that it gave him great satisfact ion to nee an American legation at Teheran, and con sidered that both governments could ba fur ther benefited by ii creasing the intercourse aud diplomatic relations of the two peoples. After this ceremony his MajeBty expressed strong hopes that the United States, now that it hud established a legation iu Persia, would maintain one permanently at Teheran. At the conclusion of the audience Mr. Benjamin made a formal call upon the miuistor of for eign affairs, and paid his respects, also to his Royal Highness, the Nath Sultan, who is the minister of war aud one of the sons ot the king, and thanked him for the military es cort. At all iho points along the route, where over Mr. Benjamin stopped, ho was shown much attention by foreign officials, and espec ially by those of Persia aud Russia at Constan tinople, who oho, rfully rendered him every proper courtesy and service. Violation of the Neutrility Law>. Richmond. Vi., Aug. 8 —Capt. I. H.Dodd of schooner E G. Irwin, which arrived here Saturday from New Euglaud wan arrested to day on charge of attempted violation of uou* trility laws. The vessel was also seized and put in charge of a Deputy United States Mar shal. The charges are that the vessel had ou board suspicious war material which was not to ho unloaded here. It consisted of 150 stand of Winchester and repeating rifles aurl carbines, pistols, cartridge boxes, ammunition in large quantities and two camion with wheels, axles, etc , all now. Capt. Dodd was bailed. Klrctions in !hc C herokee Nntion. Chicago, Aug. 8 —At tiro eiectiou in the Cherokee nation yesterday, the principal chief tain, assistant chief, judicial offluers, and mem ber! of general council were chosen. The na tion is divided into what aro known an nation al ami union par i s, and the contest was fierce and exciting, the latter electing most of the candidates. Nulls Itecidetl in I nvar of Ihc Western Union. Philadelphia, Aug. 8.—The five civil suits brought by Clmuucoy II. Fuller, general agent of this city of the Chicago Meal Com Sitry, against the Western Union Telegraph ompan;, were today decided by Magistrate Idtt in Jar or of the company. THE ST. ALBANS FAILURE. Th« Trust C ompany JLIkeIr to Pay Depos itors la lull TIi Bur low Trying te Pell the Poutheasteru Railway. St. Albans, Aug. 8.—There is nothing new today regarding the affairs of the Vermont National Bank and Trust Company. Treae urerBurgess states that from what he knows of its condition the Trust Company undoubtedly will be able to pay depositors fully In time, but it could not now stand aDy extensive run. He could not say when they would be able to resume. President Brainard said today he was doing all in his power to make depositors secure and deolared all his transactions had been straightforward. The whoio question seems to be whether Barlow’s creditors will nush Brainard to the wall or be lenient. Bar low left for New York last night and it is re ported he expects to obtain relief by the dis posal of the Southeastern. It is claimed how ever by the Montreal papers that lie is handi capped by an arrangement with the Canadian Pacific, which virtually owns the Southeast ern, and no move can be made without its con sent. A Montreal paper says an offer of S4, 000,000 has been made for the Southeastern exclusive of the rolling stock and it is un derstood matters will be soon arranged by this offer being accepted. It is believed here that if the sale of the road can be negotiated the depositors in the National Bank will be safe. The only new point in the Barlow failure is that Finance Inspector Dewey’s visit this af ternoon resulted iu a brief investigation and the deferring of further examlnaiion of the Trust Company by him till the National "Bank inerstigalion is completed. Before he left towD, however, the inspector spoke guardedly hut somewhat eucouragingly of the depositors’ prospects, announcing his conviction that If matters were not forced to a settlement tbo Trust Company will pay dollar for dollar or nearly that portion. A receiver will undoubt edly be appointed when tbe examiner bas com pleted his work. THE CHOLERA. London, Aug. 8.—Tuesday 082 perrons died from cholera in Egypt, including 70 at Cairo, and 120 in the province of Siunt. Only four deaths were reported in the province of Siout lu the last returns. A Bank’s Credit Endangered by Specula lion. Rochester, Aug. 8. -The rumors affecting the solvency of the Second National bank of Elmira grew out of tho fact that the President had been speculating in pork The firm of 8. X. Metzger & Son of Elmira, for years has been known far and wide as being extensively engaged in the beef and pork trade. The firm consisted of 8. X. Metzger & Son, of Elmira, for years has beeu known far and wide as be ing extensively engaged in the beef and pork trade. The firm consisted of 8. X. Metzger, an elderly gentleman, and his sou, Theodore G. Metzger. On Saturday the firm was de solved. So apparently well conducted and ex tensive was the business, and so great were the prefits under the energetic management of the youuger Metzger and the conservative direc tion of his father, that separation of the two caused much excitement. The cause of the dissolution, when it became known on Sunday, took the busiuess community by surprise. Theodore had been speculating in pork in Chi cago to a very extensive degree, and, owing to the break in the market lately, he bad lost heavily. His course, it is alleged, waB without the knowledge or consent of tho head of the firm. It also became known that there were outstanding notes given by Mrs. Metzger, and boring the firm’s name to the amount, it is asserted, of over 870,000. These notes, it is claimed, the elder Metzger know nothing about. They were issued without his cognizance, much less his approval. They were held by D. U. Pratt, President of the Sec ond National Bank. Yesterday it became known in Elmira that Pratt bad also ben spec ulating in pork, and bad also lost heavily. Some put bis losses as high as 8200,000, but bis friendH say it is not as much as that, while the family assert that the losses are small and have nothing to do with the affairs of the bank Mach excitement was created by tbe news, and large numbers of depositors hastened to the bank and withdrew their deposits. There was no panic and no run on the Dank, but con siderable uneasiness prevailed. Authoritative advices received froxu Eludra say that D. R. Pratt, President, and C. R. Pratt, bis Bon, Cashier, have charge of the bank and are transacting its business, and that 8100,000 was received from New York to heln them. So far as has been learned there ia little reason to doubt tbe solvency of tbe bank, bat it is gener ally thought that it will suffer considerably from future loss of business. Arrival of l*re»ident Arthur in Wyoming. Fore Washakie, Wyoming Territory, Aug. 8.—The President and party left Green Kiver station at 7 o’clock a. in. of the lilb. having spent Sunday at that place. The three spring wagons in which the party was seated were drawn by four Missouri mules to each vehicle, and tho first day’s drive was made by relays for 101 miles to Camp Lord, on the batiks of the Sweetwater. A dinner had been prepared under the direction of Capt. Lord, depot quar termaster at Cheyenne. The President enjoyed the ride greatly, being seated on the ontside of the wagon with the driver. During the last 45 miles the road ran over a country covered by sage brush. Hundreds of antelopes, sage hares and mule rabbits gave a pleasant excite meut to the journey. All enjoyed keenly the mouutaiii air and scenery. At 7 o’clock, on the morning of (he 7th, after a bountiful breakfast, the party left Camp Lord for Fort Washakie, distant 45 miles. The President rode with the driver of the front wagon during the first stage of 31 miles to Little Papoogie. At Miners' Delight, a mining camp between the point of starting and of the firBt stage, the party stopped to watch the operation of gold washing. The miners brought to the Presi dent a panful of pay-dirt, and he went through the process of washing oat the gold, which showed in tho pan a small quantity of the pre cious metal. After lunch at the end of Bed Canon, the most wonderful formation of cliffs of red cahre, giving the uame to the valley,the party weut on to Fort Washakie, reaching taeir camp at 5.30 p. in. The Shoshone and Bannock Iudiaus, upon whose reservation the camp is located, turned oat to welcome the Great Father, and dashed across the plain around the President's party, gaily attired, the squaws especially displaying their skill in horsemanship. After the party have rested here a day they will take horses for the Yel lowstone Park. All are well and the Presi dent enjoys the trip mote than any of the party A Cholera Hear* at Chicago. Chicago, Aug. 8 —Something of a sensation was caused yesterday in a bo. rding house at No. 53 West Lake street. On Monday even ing the boarders began to feel symptoms of serious illness, and as one after another felt terrible pangs, it was believed that they bad been made the victims of some wholesale poi soner. By evening 21 persons were stretched on beds of sickness, and the house was filled with squads of physicians, each of w hom bad more than lie could attend to. Most oi the doctors, after investigating the matter, decided that the illness arose from acute poisoning. It was not kdown that tho boarders had partaken of any common dish except potatoes, and tho alarm speedily spread that cholera had appear ed in Chicago in its most virulent form. The excitement for a time was intense. Dr. De Wolf, the health commissioner, argued that there could be lio cholera without germs, and as ttie premises were in a good sauitaiy condi tion he believed the patients were not stricken down with any serious ailment. This morning there were eight new cases, and then tho health authorities set to work in earnest. Patient inquiry led to the discovery of the cause of the sickness, which was no oilier than an injudicious combination ol watermelon and ice cream. Since that fact has been dis covered the patients have improved rapidly and Chicago’s first cholera scale has subsided. Amalgamated Iron anti Mteel Worker*’ Association. Philadelphia, Aug. 8.—At tho session of the Amalgamated Iron and Steel Workers’ convention a petition was presented hy An drew Lee asking the delegates to extend their support to a meeting at Horticultural llall next Suuday in the iuterest of the striking telegraphers. John Jarrett and other leading men in the Amalgamated Association have been invited to make speeches. Andrew Lee, vice-president of the eighth district, one of the labor delegates to the tariff convention last year, is spoken of ns President Jarrett's suc cessor. A proposition to extend the fuuds to the support of the strikers in the Bethlehem iron works to #50,000 was discussed. Twenty five thousand dollars were sent last night to tho 140 men on strike at Bethlehem. Amo tion was made to draw on the Burplus fund of #378,000 for any amount that Is needed to sus tain the Bethlehem strike, which is refiarded as the most important otto in the country. A motion to make the order #50,000 was sus tained. It was agreed to send the Bethlehem men #100,000 per week if necessary. The association boasts of a fuud on hand of one milliou dollars to support any strikes iu the country. Trinl of the Dynnniile Conspirators. Iu the trial of the dynamite conspirators to day, tho judge vulod that there was no ease against Oheelihy ou tho main charge, and the prisoner was then formally acquitted of the charge, but he will be detained for tne present, as he may possibly bo charged with a minor count. The judge decided all other cases must go to the jury. Disastrous Fire tit Itahiniorc. Baltimore, Aug. 8.—A tire this afternoon broke out iu tho tinware factory ol Matthew Ingram & jCo., on Arch street. At. 4 o’clock, although under control, it is siill burning fiercely. .Marker’s spice mills, the Reformed Jewish synagogue and sixteen brick dwellings have been burned. The loss will bo over •100,000. FOREIGN. It yunmile in St Petersburg. 8t. Petersburg, Aug. 8.—A small tin box, containing explosive material, was, on Tues day, thrown in Verneslnsky park from a car riage, which was being driven along the thor oughfare. The box exploded immediately. No arrests have yet been made of persons suppos ed to have been connected with the deed. The Luther Festival at Erfurt. Berlin, Aug. 8.—Thousands of persons are arriving at Erfurt to participate in the festUal in celebration of Martin Luther’s entry into that town. Resignation of tho French minister of marine. Paris, Aug. 8.—It is reported that M. Charles Bruu, minister of marine, has tendered his resignation of that office in cousequence of ill health. The Auti-Jewish Riots iu Russia. London, Ang. 8.—Advices from Ekaterinos lave, Russia, where demonstrations against the Jews were made on the 2d and 3d insts., state three companies of Cossacks had arrived for the preservation of order. Eighteen out of a hundred persons have been arrested for partici pation in the demonstrations. The Mpauish Troubles* London, Aug. 8.—The Paris correspondent of the Daily News says Seuor Zurrilla has re turned to Spain, but iie has not gone to Bada joz. His friends here profess to expect scat tered outbreaks in Spain, and hope that the people of Madrid will rise when the city is di vested of troops. The Standard’s dispatch from Madrid says the Badajoz rebels will be severely punched. They committed pillage to excess.before flee ing from the country. The Jewish I*er«ecutiou iu Hungary. It is announced that six persons, including four officials, will be prosecuted for the part they played iu the Jewish trial at Nyireghyha za, Hungary. Louis Kossuth has written a letter congratulating the counsel who defended the Jews. The Debt of Great Britnin. London, Aug. 8—In the House of Commons last night the national debt bill passed its sec ond reading by a vote of 14!) fo 05. The bill proposes to replace terminable annuities expir ing in 1885. The effect will be in 20 weeks to cancel £173,000,COO of the national debt.Among the opponents of the bill are the Irish mem bers. Some of the conservatives urge that the gain by the expiration of the annuities be ap plied to a reduction of taxation. The support ers of the measure urge, among f other things, that America aDd the colonies will hereafter become formidable rivals for commercial su premacy, and that it is desirable to reduce the debt while the operation may be easy. During the debate on the bill, Mr. Childers, Chancel lor of the Exchequer, pointed to the example ■ of America. Sir Stailord Northcote, in reply, said Mr. Childers had omitted to mention how the reduction of the American debt was helped by protection. (irowini Kich by Wrecking Vessels. London, Aug. 8 —Advices from Odessa bring the details of a formidable system of fraud which has just been brought to light in connection with the shipping trade. The Straits of Kerbeh, or Yenikale are one of the most dangerous passages of the Black Sea, and of late years the number of vessels wrecked on the adjoining coasts had reached an extraordi nary aggregate. English insurance companies have paid indemnities amounting to many millions of rcubles. Attention has been drawn to the fact that a great mauy disasters occur red in calm weather, and other suspicious cir cumstances were noticed, such as fortunes rap idly made by some of the pilots. Infcrmation was sent to London that a former pilot, of ltal ian origin, was the head af a hand of pirates of various nations—English, Italians, Greeks and Russians—who made their living by disasters on tbe coast. They were in collusion with the pirates and charged huge sums for ass'sting the vessels which the pilots seffered to go ashore. In less than two years fifty vessels were stranded, aud had recourse to tbe assist ance of these pirates. An English marine in surance company on learning of the facts, sent an agent to Odessa to lay the matter before tbe authorities. A preliminary inquiry has fully coufirmed the suspicious of ihe public, aud it is said.government officials are compromised in the matter. The Suez Canal Company. Paris, Aug. 8.—A meeting of the board of directors of the Suez Canal Company, at which the British members were present, was held to-day. The board unanimously approved of the letter of De Lesseps, of tbe 23d uit., to Gladstone, id which De Lesseps informed the English Prime Minister that hh need not con sider himself bound by the terms of the agree ment in regard to tbe second Snez canal,which he had signed. The Vinal haven Murder. (Rockland Courier of Wednesday.) A tragedy was perpetrated at (Vinalhaven at about 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, :resutting in tbe death of one man and the injuring of another. The story of the affair is as follows: A man named Patrick Cain, 55 years of age, employed at the harbor quarry, left the a Barry for the purpose of going to the blacksmith shop, a distance of 150 yards, with a steel drill three feet four inches long, aud an inch anu a quarter thick, to get it sharpened. He had not proceeded more thau half the distance, when he was seen to overtake Murdoch Campbell' the foreman of ihe quarry, who was walking iu the same direction. Both men had not pro ceeded far together when Mr. Campbell was observed to walk a little ahead of Cain, as if leaving him, whereupon Cain lifted the drill and struck Campbell a blow across the right side of the head, felling him to the ground, and, as is supposed, struck him again near the first wound when on the ground. The occur rence was seen' by a workman named Thadde u8 Creed, who was in the quarry, aud who leaped from the rock on which he was stand ing, calling the attention of the other work men, and ran towards tbe men. On Cain see ing the workmen running for him, he started for the steamboat wharf, a distance of 250 yards Ou his way thither he picked up a piece of stone in each hand, and threw them at John Bowen, inflicting a cut over an inch long on the back of his head. Ou arriving at the wharf he told the crowd, who had collected at a short distance, not to approach him, for if they did he would jump into the water. Meau whilo Deputy Sheriff Porter arrived on the Beeue, aud was proceeding to approach Cain, when he jumped irorn the wharf into the wa ter. Porter immediately threw a rope to him, which he grasped. When he saw the boat nearing him he let go the rope as if determined to drown himself, hut he was palled into the boat aud taken into custody. Drs. Conroy and Smith were immediately in attendance ou Campbell whom they found to have received a deadly wound across the right temple to the base of the skull behind the right oar. The right ear was cut in two, tbe skull shattered, while a second wound had been inflicted down the cheek across the first wound. Ho remaiued insensible for some time and was taken to his home in a team, where lie regained his senses once or twice Ou his wounds being examined, it was seen that he could not recover. All was done that could be to alleviate his sufferings, aud he died, about 7 o’clock in the evening. The mau, Cain, has been considered in a weak state of mind for some lime, but was not thought to be dangerous. At times he imag ined himself to be hunted by men who wished to hang him, and would wauder for hours during the uiglu watching for them to come. At other limes he would say that men were to mob him and had agrave dug in which to bury him, and would go to his friends and request them to protect him. U-s miud has been ex cited with such foolish notions for some time, and it is said that ho thought that Campbell had conspired with some others to hang him, which may have incited him to commit the crime. Coroner Otis aud County Attorney Robin son, were notified, and proceeded to the island Rtiti dav. The coroner summoned the following jury: John C. Frobobk, Alfred P. Green, Thomas J. Lyons, Edward K. Graffam aud O. P. Lyons James Tuffnell os foreman and John Robinson of Tliomaston, clerk. Alter a bearing of ttie witnesses tlio following verdict was rendered: That Jilurdoch Campbell came to bis death by blows on the right side of the head, causing concussion of the brain aud that said blows were inflicted with a steel blast drill in the hands of Patrick Cain, on the 4th day of Aug ust in the year 1H83. Cain was brought off tho islaud in a boat Suuday afternoon aud lodged in the statiou house. Yesterday forenoon lie was brought before Judge Hicks and after a brief examin ation was committed to await the notion of the grand jury i i September. Hei'was sent to W s CJBset yesterday afternoon where he is now Oautiued. After It is arrest on the island Cain was in couslant fear that lie would be lynched aud after being brought here ho besought the offi cers not to carry him back to the island saying that he had rather they would hang him in Rockland. Monday meriting when tie station house door was opened he made an attempt to escapo hut was easily overpowered When brought before Judge Hicks aud told that he would have his trial in September he was greatly excited and begged them to try him then and let him know if he was to be tarred aud feathered aud hung. While in carcerated in the statiou house ho haB repeat edly said that he would take his own life and yesterday morning the otiioers found in his cell pieces of blanket twisted into rope, hut it is not thought that he would ever attempt to kill himself. Cain formerly workod in this city and was never regarded as very bright aud was always haunted by the fear that some one was seeking his life. He is undoubtedly insane on that subject. He Imd only been on the island six months having formerly worked at Clark's Island. His family, a wife aud four children reside there. The murdered man who was a little overoO years of age, was a native of Capo Breton, N. S., and has been in the employment of the Boiwell Granite Company for upwards of 20 years. He leaves a widow, three children and V a»uy frieuds to mourn hla sad end, SHOT BY HIS WIFE. The Terrible Calamity Which Betel a Wealthy Baltimore Family, A Baltimore despatch .gives the partlculsrs ot the shooting of Mr. Lewis Lawrence Con rad, a prominent lawyer ot Baltimore, which was briefly reported yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad weie living at Montmorency, the home of Mrs. Worthington, Mrs. Conrad’s moth er, when the tragedy occurred. Mrs. Worthington was awakened about 1 o’clock in the morning by her daughter, who ran into her room, crying: “Mother, I have killed my husband! Oh! my God, I have killed him!’’ Mrs. Worthington sprang to her feet, and, rushing to her daughter, discovered that she had in |her hand a Bmall revolver. Mrs. Worthington’s Bhrieks brought her son, John Tolly Worthington, to the scene, and together they proceeded to Mr. Coorad’s room. They fonnd that gentleman lying upou the bed, his head in a pool of blood, and a large wound in the left side of his head, from which the blood was slowly oozing. A messenger was dis patched for Dr. J. N. Dickson, at Bolster The doctor saw that life was extinct and npon examination found that death had been instan taneous. The ball had entered the left side of the head, about an inch and a half above the ear and had penetrated to the centre of the braiu. The news of the terrible occurrence spread rapidly, and by daylight a number of friends and acquaintances had called to ascer tain the truth of the report and condole with the family. Mrs. Conrad had iu the mean time been removed to another room in a vio lent state of hysterics. She was perfectly ra tional, however, and gave a lucid and clear statement, as far as her excited condition would permit, going to show that the shooting may have been accidental. The lady has been suffering since last January with acute neu ralgia of the stomach and bowels which at stated periods seemed almost to derauge her inind. She slated to the doctors that last night her suffering was so great that she bad resolved upon suicide as the only method of relief, and to that end had taken to bed with her a small revolver, and secreted the weapon beneath her pillow. Between 12 and 1 o’clock she said, her sufferings became unbearable, and she seized the pistols, resolved to end her life. In turning it around, however, the weapon exploded and killed her husband. She does not remember whether her hosband awoke or not, but from the position of the body it is thought that Mr. Conrad was awak ened by his wife’B movements and rose up aud encouraged her to remain quiet. The ad monition coming suddenly upou her It is thought startled the lady, aud m her excited aud nervous condition the weapon exploded. A corouer’s jury returned a verdict that the death was from accident. This verdict, how ever, is not in accord with the views of many people lu the neighborhood, who believe that Mrs. Conrad, in a moment of temporary in sanity, pointed the pistol at her husband’s head and fired. There is a streak of insanity running through branches of the family, John Tolly, John’s cousin, having committed suicide two years ago, and Ned Hanseu, another cousin, having murdered Mr. Charles White in a fit of insanity a few months ago. Mrs. Conrad was once a handsome woman, but is now emaciated by continued sickness. Mr. Conrad was born July 3, 1839, iu the Stale of Mississippi. He entered the Confederate army at the breaking out of the war, aud was for some time captain on Gen. Buckner’s staff. His father was Charles M. Conrad, at one time Secretary of War under President Fillmore Mr. Conrad’s grandfather was a nephew of Gen. Washington, and his grandmother was Nelly Custis, daughter of Mrs. Washington. Mr. Courad owned large estates in New Or leans and was very wealthy. He married Miss Worthington about 13 years ago, the issue of which union has been one child, a boy abont 11 years of age. Their domestic life has always been a happy one. The Worthington family is one of the most prominent In ttie county, and the news of the tragedy has shocked every one who has heard it. Gen. Fairchild of Wisconsin. The Madison (Wis.) Journal has made a can vass of the newspaper press of that State upon the Bubject of Presidential preferences, and says: “There is a very decided preference for our distinguished fellow citizen, Gen. Fair child, as the Republican candidate, and no dGubt this preference will increase with time and reflection. The voice of the Republican masses is emphatically for Gen. Fairchild, whose record, military and civil, is without blemish. On the day succeeding the call of the President for 75,000 troops to quell the re bellion Mr. Fairchild tendered his service to the Governor of the State. He served under the three months’ service, aud then re-enlisted for the war. At the battle of Gettysburg be was iu the thickest of the contest, and lost an arm while leading liis men. Returning home, he was chosen as Secretary of State, and com menced bis term in January, 1804. Two years after be became Governor of the State, and served three terms iu that capacity, greatly to the benefit of the State and to the satisfaction of the people. For nearly 10 years, commen cing in 1872, Gen. Fairchild represented his country abroad—first as consul to Liverpool, tbeu as consul-general at Paris, and lastly as envoy ex:raordiuary aud minister plenipoten tiary at Madrid, lu all these positions he has exhibited executive ability of a high order,and has proved in all cases an extremely popular official. He holds a strong place in the affec tions of the people of Wisconsin, aud is well known throughout the country. With such a record, Gen. ‘Fairchild would prove a popular aud strong candidate for President, and would fill that high position with distinguished abili ty and with honor to the country. It is very clear that his owu State will preseut a united delegation for him in the next National con vention, and incase he receives the nomin ation, no mistake will have been made. His public record and private life jioint Gen. Fair child out as an eminently proper man to lead the Republican hosts to victory in 1884.” Races at A’aranocook. The Ancient Order of Hibernians went on an excursion ;o Lake Maranocook yesterday. There were 2.000 people at tho lake. Among the sports was a foot race and a boat race. In the former, which was a dash of 100 yards, best two in three, ihere were five entries, viz.: Mc Namara, Casey and McGrath, of Bangor, and Kelley and Bradbury, of Biddeford. The first heat was won by McNamara, with Bradbury second and McGrath third. The second beat was won bj Kelley, Casey second. The third heat was won by McNamara, Kelly secobd, Bradbury third, giving first money (330) and the race to McNamara; second money (315) to Kelly, aud third money (55) to Bradbury. Trotting at Lewiston. The opening day’s trot in the central Maine circuit was held at Lewiston yesterday. The j 2.39 and 3 minute classes were trotted for purses of 3300 and 3200 each. There were eight entries in each. In the 2 39 class H. Q. Villiams, Knightville, br. m. Flirt, won first money; G. M. Parks, Cauton Point, b. s. Rocket, .second; F. S. Tilton, Gardiner, blk. m. Grey Nose, third. Time 2.30, 3 1-4, 2.35 1-4, 2.40, 2.41. The three minute race was won by Ira P. WoodburyV of Portland, Ir. g. Jack sprat; C. G. Sumner, Bangor, b in. Queen, 2d; Wm. Shaw, Boston, b. g. Billy B, 3d Time, 2.41, 2.30 3-4, 2.37, 2.40. Children’s Day at Ocean Park. Children’s day at Ocean Park yesterday wss attended by 5000 persons. The auDual meet ing of ihe association was held at 11.30 o’clock. A lecture on “Reign of Grace” was given by Rev. R. Dunn, D. D. The children’s choir at 12 o’clogk was conducted by Mrs. M. D. Ship man with recitation by the children. At 2.30 o’clock, the .opening address was delivered by J. M. Sutherland of New York, followed by brief addresses by Sunday school workers. Thore was the largest attendance present since the temple was built. The Eastern Railroad Lease. The Bangor Board of Trade yesterday adopted a resolution that the contemplated lease of the Eastern railroad to the Boston aud Maine Railroad Company will be, is con summated, prejudicial to iho interests of Ban gor and Eastern Maine aud that a committee of three be appointed to communicate this ex pression of opiniou to a meeting of stockhold ers of the Maine Central railroad to be held at Augusta Augusta 14th. Fastest Time up Mt. Washington. A despatch from the Glen House. Mount Washington, says that the fastest time over made to the summit was made by Capt. Jacob Vanderbilt aud William Turnbull, of the Vanderbilt party now at the Glen House. Tho time was one hour seventeen and one-halt minutes, by Milliken’s stage line. fiilifoiuiit Milling aiorlu. (By Telegraph.) San Francisco, Aug.'».—iho following are the closing official quotations of mining stocks to-day: Best At Belcher. 4% Ophir . 4L£ Gould & Gurry. 3C3 Halo & Norcross. (!' Mexican. 3% Eureka. 5 Vi Sierra Nevada. o:'s Union Gon. BVk Yellow Jacket . avi Savage. a Vs B orthern Belle.. .. STATE NEWS. HANCOCK COUNTY. <■ A barn in Blaebill, belonging to George Ralph, with five tons o! hay, was burned Mon day forenoon. The bouse, though near the bam, was saved, owing to a strong, favorable wind. Mr. Ralph had recently purchased |the place of M. K Chase, and was to move in next week. Cause of fire unkuowu. No in surance. LINCOLN COUNTY. A census of Squirrel Island was taken last Saturday. Oat of an ascertained population of 700, Lewiston led the list with 100 residents, and Auburn following with 80. The two cities constitute over one-fourth the population PENOBSCOT COUNTY. A fire broke out Wednesday morning in the ice houses of Charles Dolan & Sou, Bangor, destroying thorn and 8,000 tons of ice. The fire then commnnicated to the shipyard of Crosby Bros., destroying timber and lumber. The loss on Dolan & Son's ice bouse is about 85,000; insured for 82,700. The loss of Crosby Bros, is small. SAGADAHOC COUNTY. Willie Moultou, a 15-vears-old son of Capt. Moulton, a government official in Alaska, was drowned in Bowdniuham Tuesday forenoon. The lad was in swimming with other boys, some of whom were older than himself. He could swim well when bathing in shallow wa ter, bat it is sapposed that getting beyond bis depth he became frightened and sank. TORE COUNTY. Next Monday night will be a grla night at Old Orchard. Th-re will be an illumination of the beach bv 100 electric lights. The skat ing rink and Old Orchard House will be illu minated in and out, and 8500 worth of fire works will be set off. There will be a grand band coucert, fancy skating, etc. A severe shower of wind and rain visited Acton a few days seo, blowing down trees, breaking down corn and gram, and raising the roof of Lyman Fox’s barn four inches. Frederick C. Tarbox a farmer, living near Biddeford, was crushed by a failing tree Tues day, and died from tbe shock and hemorrhage a few hour* after. How to Treat a Guest. No one in his senses would invite a person to bis country house in order to make him unhappy. At least so we should say at first thought. Yet the fact remains that very many guests are invited to the country houses of their friends and are made ex tremely miserable while there. They have to rise at unusual hours, eat when they are not hungry, drive or walk or play tenuis when they are not inclined so to do, and they are obliged to give up those hours which are precious to them for other duties or pleas ures, so that many people, after an experi ence of visiting, are apt to say, “No more of the slavery of visiting for me, if you please.’’ Now the English in their vast country houses have reduced the custom of visiting to a system. They are said to be in all re. spects the best hosts in the world, the mas ters of the letting-alone system. A man who owns a splendid place near Loudon invites his guests for three days or more, and care fully suggests when they shali come and when they shall go—a very great point in hospitality. You are invited for the three train on Monday, to leave by the four train on Thursday. That means that you arrive before dinner on Monday, and leave after luncheon on Thursday. If you can not ac cede to these hours, you must write aud say so. Once arrived, your host and hostess rarely meet you until dinner. Your room is however shown to you, a cup of tea and some light refreshment is sent up to yon, and the well-bred servant who attends to you tells you at what hour you are expected in the parlor before dinner. It is possible that some member of the family may be dis engaged and may propose a drive before din ner, but this is not often done; the guest is left;to himself or her self until dinner. Gen eral and 3Irs. Grant were shown to their rooms at Windsor Castle and locked up there, when they visited the Queen, until the steward came to tell them that dinner would be served in a half hour, and they were con ducted to the grand salon, where the Queen presently entered. In les3 royal residences very much the same state is observed. Din ner is in Eugland the point of day. The host ess after dinner, aud before the separation for the night, tells her guests that horses will be at their disposition for anything or anywhere that the guests may choose to drive the next morning, and also asks if they like to play lawn tenuis, if they wish to ex plore the park, at what hour they will break fast, or if they will breakfast in their rooms. “Luncheon is at oue, aud she will be happy to see you at the informal meal.” Thus the guest has before him the envia ble privilege of spending the day as he pleases. He need not talk if he does not choose; he may take a book and wander off under the trees; he may take a horse and expire the country, or he may drive in a vie toria, phaeton, or any other sort of carriage. To a lady who has her letters to write, her novel to read, or her early headache to man age, this liberty is precious. And it must also be said that no one is al lowed to feel neglected at an English house. If the lady says, “I am a stiauger; I should like to be shown over your fine house and your lovely park,” some oue is found to do it. Seldom the hostess, for she has much else to do. But there is often a single sister, a cousin, or a very intelligent governness who is summoned! Here in our country we can not offer our guests all these advan tages; we can, however, offer them their free dom, and give them with our limited hospi tality their choice of hours fur breakfast, and their freedom from our society. But the questioner may ask, What do we invite guests for, unless we wish to see them? We do wish to see them—a part of the day, not the whole day. No oue can sit aud talk all day. The hostess should have her privilege of retiring after the midday meal, with her novel, for a nap, aud so should the guest. Well-bred people under stand ail this, and are glad to give up the pleasure of social intercourse for an hour of retirement. There is nothing so sure to re pay one in the long run as these hours of solitude. a Hostess snouiu rememoer tnat wneu sne asks guests tu visit her she has two very im portant duties before her—one is, not to neg lect tier guest; the other is, not to weary her guest by too much attention. Never give your guest the impression that he is being “entertaiued.” that he is on your mind; fol low the daily life of your household and of your duties as >ou desire, seeing to It that your guest is never in au unpleasant position or neglected. If you have a tiresome guest who insists upon following you around and weighing heavily upon your hands, he firm, go to your own room and lock the door; she will soon take a book and go out on the lawn. If you have a sulky guest who looks bored, throw open the library door, order the carriage, aud make your own escape. But if you have a very agreeable guest who shows every desire to please aud be pleased, give that model guest the privilege of choosing her own hours and her own retirement.— Bazar. Notes About Notable People The Academy of Sciences at Munich has appointed Professor Marsh, of Yale Univer sity, a member of the Academy. Major-General von Xylander, of the Bava rian army, who is a member of the staff of the Emperor of Germany, arrived in this country last Friday. Josh Billings hopes to be buried at Lan caster. N. II., his native place. He has di rected his children to put upon the grave a rough stoue from a quarry in the vicinity. John S. Clarke is preparing a volume for American publication of his sixteen gears' experience of the London stage, including mention of the distinguished authors, crit ics, artists aud managers of the day. The King of Bavaria has for six years been building at the eutrauce to the Tyrol & pal ace said to surpass in artistic splendor all other royal residences in the world. The palace is not visible from any road, complete privacy having been seemed. Mrs. Mary Ann Dacomb Sharlieb and Miss Edith Shore are tho first two women to se cure medical aud surgical degrees from an English university. Mrs. Scharlleb is to go to Madras, and Miss Shore has been given the medical charge of tho women working in the post office. Tho Ilev. Samuel K. Lothrop, of Boston> who was for nearly half a century pastor of the church attended by Daniel Webster, Harrison Gray Otis, ami other distinguished men, preached at Richfield Springs ou a re cent Sunday. He is in his eightieth year, but retains a wonderful degree of physical aud intellectual vigor. Edmund Yates attributes Ueuiy Irving’s success to the seriousness and earnestness with which he has addressed himself to his profession, rather than to his natural gifts, his intelligence aud cleverness, qualities all of which he possesses in a high degree of perfection.