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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862—-VOL. 21. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13 1883. SISSSittffigSi PRICE THR/ifi CENTS. special notice*. Cure Your Corns BY USING SCHLOTTERBECK’S Com, Wart & BuoIod Sohent. Entirely harmless; Is not a caustic. It removes Corns, Warts, Bunions and Callous without leaving a blemish. Brush for applying In each bottle. CURE IS a UARAXTEEI) Price *S Ceuta. Per sale by nil Druggist*. Try it and you will ho convinced like thousands who have used it and now testify to its value. Atk for Mchlotterbcck’. Corn and ATart Haircut nml take u» other, nov23 sad i f BUSINESS DIRECTOR!7. Book Binder. *31. A. «UINC», Room II, Prlaun Exchange 11 Exchnuge Mtrecl ART NOTICE. Strangers visiting Portland will find it to their ad vantage to call at my FINE ART STORE — FOR — ART GOODS ! — AND — Artists’ Material and Fine Framing. Special attention to filling order , for Artists aud Tourists. Orders by mail promptly and correctly tilled. Sketching outfits a specialty. J. T. STUBBS, 400 Congress St. Opp City Hall, - PORTLAND, ME. 3y2~> __ dif £0 Per Ct. REDUCTION!! I order to reduce my large stock of Art Goods I shall make the above unprecedent ed discount on regular market prices for a short time. I CONTINUE to make the BEST frames in the city at lower prices than ever. My stock of engravings is very large, and now is the time to secure a fine print at a lower price than the same goods have ever been sold at in this city. H. G. HEWES, 503 Congress St. jyi*w.F&siwtr.T&s Summer Visitors and Residents will find one of die best assortments of Fancy Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Fans, Parasols, Travelling Bags, Ruchings, Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Fichns, Laces, Silks, Shawls, Dress Goods &e. at very low prices, at J. M. DYER & CO S 511 Congress Street. auglO eodtt GUIDEBOOKS. Portland and Vicinity—Illustrated. Mount Desert—with Photographs. White Mom.tain Guides— Illostrated. Hubbard’s Moosehead Lake Guide Illustrated. Osgood’s and Appleton’s Guides. Railroad Map Northern New England. Map of Portland. Map of Mt. Desert. Hubbard’s Map Northern Maine. Township Maps of Maine. Map of White Mountains. Also an excellent assortment of snm mer reaving. LOOK SHORT & HARM. Co»gre»« St,, opp Preble Bonne. jy28 dim BRONZE and EOT BOSS ED WALL PAPERS at greatly Reduced Prices until September 1st. LQRING, SHORT 4 HARMON, aug 2 ' d2w MINOR TELEGRAMS. Mr. Alphonzo Rose, financial editor of the Boston Advertiser, while trying to board a moving car connected with Rufus Hatch's ex curson train at Scranton, Penn., last Friday wes thrown violently against a freight car and received a severe scalp wound. He was left at Scranton. Physicians report that his injuries are not serious. One hundred warehouses have been destroyed by fire at Salonica, Roumelia. Bismarck is said to have become so suspicious and tyrannical toward all officials of State that it is believed that if t e Emperor dies be fore him the Crown Prince will not hesitate to dismiss him from office. Carey, the informer, insisted on taking his family with him, and it was probably by this means that his enemies were enabled to track him. He was obstinate and reckless, and re fused absolutely to place himself in such cir cumstances as would favor his escape. General SheridaD will remove to Washington October 1. The Earl of Carnarvon will sail from Eng land for Canada in a fortnight. Paul du Chaillu, the celebrated traveller and author, is living in London, where he is hard at work on his new book, entitled, “The Vik ing Age.’’ Miss Georgians Ball Hughes, the daughter of the late Ball Hughes, the well known sculptor of Boston, has achieved quite a repu tation in London as an artiBt, where she has lived for many years. Her mother is still a resident of Boston. The Dutch government has refused to grant the .30,000 guilders which Baron Norkensjold Claims as the discoverer of the northeast pas sage. The States General offered this reward in 1596, but its motive was to find a passage of commercial value, while Norkensjold has merely found a “scientific” one. At the farewell concert of Adalina Patti in Loudon lately, the enthusiasm was intense. Madame Patti received eight beautiful floral tributes, and the applause was so great that she sang “Home, Sweet Home” in the middle of the opera, which, of course, created a prr found sensation. At the close she sang the solo in the national anthem. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Published every day (Sundays excepted) by tbe PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange St., Portland, Me. Terms: Eight Dollars a Year. To mall subscrib ers, Seven Dollars a Year, If paid ia advance. 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For New England, Partly cloudy weather, local rains, easterly shifting to southerly winds, falling barometer, ftationary or rising tempeiature. special bulletin. The depression which was central near Lake Huron yesterday afternoon has moved east ward and is now central north of Lake region and Ohio, Upper Mississippi and Missouri val leys. North to east winds prevail in New Eng land aud South Atlantic States, westerly winds in the lower Lake region and northerly winds in the Upper Lake region and Mississip pi Valley, elsewhere the winds are va riable. The temperature has remained nearly station ary in all districts east of tbe Mississippi val ley, except in the Lake region, where it has fallen about teu degrees; aiso has fallen slight ly in the Upper Mississippi valley. Local rains are indicated for Moutlay after noon and Tuesday morning in New England, and Middle Atlanttc States, with stationary temperature in both districts on Monday, fol lowed on Tuesday by slightly cooler weather. Fair weather is indicated on Tuesday in the Lake region and Ohio valley, preceded on Monday by local rains and stationary or slight fall in the temperature in both districts. WASHINGTON. Death ol' n Naval Officer. Washington, Aug. 11.—The Navy Depart ment lias beeu informed of the death of As sistant Engineer Nelson Hess, U. S. N., re tired, at Fort Covington, Franklin county, N Y. Clerks Furloughed by Fot—The Force iu the Ceusns Bureau Diminished. Owing to a want of funds, it is has been found nec-ssary to fulough a large number of the force employed iu the census bureau. Col. Sexton, soperintendenr, decided that the fur loughs should be made by lot. This was done in the interests of fair play, so that ail clerks should stand on exactly the same footing. The plan agreed upon met with the approval of the persons interested. The clerks were all considered equally competent and deserving, and this plan was determined npon as being the fairest way of deciding which should go first. Accordingly the uames of all the em ployes were written on slips of paper, which slips were placed in a small box and shaken up, to be drawn as occasion required. These first drawn are to be lnrloughed for two months, at the expiration of which time they will return to their duties, and an equal uurn her of others will be furloughed for a like pe riod and wilh the same prospect of retnrn. So far about 45 clerks have been furloughed in this way, and more will be furloughed from time to time. The number of employes now on the roll is 170. It is proposed to rednee the number about one-lialf, which it is thought will be sufficient to keep up the bureau, now drawing to a close. It has also been decided that these furloughed clerks can he trans ferred to any other bureau of the Interior De partment whore an additional force may be required. iThis decision was the result of'con ferences between Secretary Teller and other members of theiCabinet, who con#uded that there was nothing in the spirit or letter of the civil service law to prevent the transfer from one bnrean to another whenever it might be deemed necessary. Messrs. Gregory and Sherman of the Civil Service Commission co incided with this interpretation of the law. Mr. Eaten was not in the city at the time the question was under consideration. Fpidcmic Diseases Surgeon Main of the United States Marine Hospital Service, states that tetanus is common at Brownsville, Tex., but there is no fever of a malignant type. Small-pox is epi demic at Tolucca and Tepic, Mex. Measles are epidemic at Hermosilio and throughout the states of Sonora and Sinaloa. Yellow fe ver prevails at Huatulco and Orizaba; also at Progresso and Yucatan, where it has existed for some weeks. The tfever is traveling west and south and not north. The typhus epidem ic prevals iu mountain and valley over Duran go, La Catecas and Agua Caliemes and prom ises to be a great scourges to Mexico. Fife Saving Station at linancwell Beach. Commissioner Price telegraphs that the Creek difficulties have been adjusted to the entire satisfaction of all the parties—peace henceforth. Bids were opened at the Treasury Depart ment today for building the life saving station at Hanuewell Beach, Maine. Jordan & Bond of Angusta, Me., were the lowest bid ders at §5240. Bitters or Whiskey. Commissioner Evans, who in his off-h ,l.d way|decided that several patent medicines call ed “bitters” were really whiskey, and as such subject to special tax, stated this morning ibat he had just begun to consider the matter, and that he fiuds there is a great deal more involv ed than he at first supposed. It is supposed that this reopening of the matter was brought about by Representative Tom Bayne, who lias been here some days in the interest of the con cern in Pittsburg, wiiicn is tbe test case. An Unsettled Question of Duties nud Charges. Tlie question of duties and charges upon packages not having been satisfactorily decid ed by the Commission appointed for the pur pose, the whole matter will be referred to the Attorney General for an opinion. No New Telegraph Foies in Washington. The District Commissioners have refused to alio -• new telegraph poles to be erected. They state that a plan for the removal of all poles is under consideration. A Percentage Demanded. Mr. Lotiimer Darlington, formerly vice con sul at Bradford, England, complains to the State Department that W. F. Grinnell exact ed from him a percentage of all fees collected, which he has since discovered was illegal. He complained to Consul General Merrnt, who referred the matter to Grinnell and refased to forward the papers to Washington. State De partment officials say that an inquiry will be made, but that the esse is worthy of little at tention as a consul may make any any arrange ments with his deputies that he chooses, and may appoint asvice consulate any one that suits him. Darlington’s complaint is looked upon as the outcome of a feeliug of disappointment caused by his dismissal. Weekly Bank Btaiement. The United States Treasurer now holds in United States bonds to secure national bank circulation $357,578,603, as IoIIowb: Currency 6s. 83,452,000 5 per cents. 15,000 4% per cents.. 40,000,000 4 per cents . 104,820,259 3Vz per cents. 6,913,600 3 percents. 202,307,950 United States bouds held by the Treasurer to secure public moneys in national bank deposi tories^ ug. 11th, $17,166,000, as follows: Cnrrency 6s. 8120,000 4i/3 percents.1,160,000 4 per cents. ..6,928 000 3</2 per cents. 401,500 3 per cents-•• •.8,050,000 United States bonds deposited to secure cir culation during tbo week ended Ang. 11th, $467,100. United States bonds to secure circulation withdrawn during the week ended Ang. 11th, *239,600. National bank circulation outstanding—Cur rency notes, $354,517,727; gold notes, 8747, 464. The internal revenue receipts today were 8479,648; and the customs receipts, $706,319. The receipts of national hank notes fo* rt-. demption for the week ending today, as com pared with the corresponding period of last last years, were as follows: 1882. 1883. New York.8467,000 8851,003 Boston. 188,000 218,000 Philadelphia. 191,000 168.000 Miscellaneous. 664,000 728,OOo Totil.$1,6000,000 81,965,001 > Receipts today.1. 319,0* 0 Gold, Silver and Notes in tbe Tscasury. The statement of the United States Treasurer shows gold, silver and United States notes in tbe Treasury as follows; G ild coin and bullion, $202,644,999; silver dollars and bullion, $117,927,698; fractional silvir con, $27,997,146; United States notes, $53.529,938; total, $402,090,781. Certificates ouishmilii g— Gold, $59,772,210; silver, $73,700,471: cur i cy, $12,575,000. Death of an Army Officer. Adjutant General Drum received a telegraph this morning announcing the death from heart disease ol First Lieutenant I. O. Shelby, Sixteenth Infantry, at Fort Concho, ou the 9th inst. The IN ip.ii at Dio Janeiro. The Navy Department is informed that the Nipsic arrived at Rio Janeiro yesterday from New York with all well on board. Cleveland Custom House. The contract for completing the work ou ihe heating apparatus in the Cleveland custom house has been awarded to.Bartlett, Ueyward 6 Co. of Baltimore at $18,150. THE GREAT STRUGGLE. Nearly One Hundred Wires Cut. The P^n Handle Railroad Tele graphers Return to Work. New York, Aug. 11.—Superintendent Hum stone of the Western Union Telegraph Com pany reported this morning that fifteen wires had been cut or interrupted on the Southern circuit, principally to Washington and Phila delphia. in the Jersey Meadows. On the Western routes all the American Union and Mutual Union wiros, to the number of 18, and 5 Hudson River wires, had been out in this city just south of Manhaltanville at various points. On tho Eastern olrcuit 83 wires had been cut also in the vicinity of Manhattan ville. A large force of linemeu was sent out to repair the damages. The accident causod some delay, but not nearly so much confusion as ft would have done a week ago. The inter ruptions to these wires occurred shortly after one o’clock IhiB morning at about the same time, showing that tho action was a concocted one on tho part of tho cutters. Little incon venience was experienced, as the business at that hour was. pretty well cleared up. Dis patches received from the West this morning 8tatothat tho Fort Wayne route was cut last night in tho vicinity of Chicago, and that seven routes out of St. Lonis hud been inter rupted. There was no apparent change in the condi tion of affairs at iha Western Union office to day, and the strikers seem to be still firm in their position. The rumor that there is any [ indication of general weakness ott the part of the strikers is indignantly denied, and the men who have returned to the employ of the company are said to be of iuferior grade. At the Western Union office it was said that two more men had returned since last night and others were expected to apply to-day. New York, Aug. 12.—At the Western Un ion office to-night it was stated that several wires were out on Union Hill, N. J. Two wires were tied together on 7th avenue and that number of wires were cut at Chappaqua, N. Y. From New Orleans a dispatch was re ceived stating that the strike was over in the southwest except iu New Orleans. Two opera tors it was said returned to work here tc-day. St. Louis, Aug. 12 —Fifteen more Western Union wires on the Ohio & Mississippi, Vanda !ia_& Wabash railroads were tied together Fri day night, but business was very little inter rupted with, and good order was restored again yesterday. Itnilronil Operator* t»ouc to » ork. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 11.—The strike of the Pou Handle railroad telegraphers, inaugurated last evening, is over. All the operators who. left their instruments last evening have re turned to work, the company reinstating them with the understanding that they leave the Brotherhood. The officials of the Brother hood pronounce the telegram ordering the Pan Handle operators outas bogus. The Fort Wayne telegraphers are still working, and those in a position to know say a strike will not be ordered. The Situation nt the Mouth null Elsewhere. New York, Ang. 11.—From Superinten dent Trabue, at Nashville, the following dis patch was received this morning: “One striker returned at Macon, Qa., yesterday, completing the full force there. Ail the strikers at Savannah, Ga., 17 in number, applied to re turn to work yesterday. We have but two vacancies, aud two of the applicants were ac cepted, leaving three first-class men and two second class meu wanting employment. Busi ness is moving promptly to all points South. Three operators returned at Norfolk, Va., yes terday, aud Superintendent Tice at Richmond says that in his district tbe strikers openly ad mit their defeat.” Advices also received from other coiuts seem to indicate that the men are losing courage and are willing to return to work at any time. At noon a dispatch was re ceived at the Western Union office stating that nine first-class operators returned to work in Buffalo to-day, and as rnauy more who ap plied were rejected. Two were taken back at Rochester. A Cable Wire Cut at Jersey City. Jersey City, N. J., Aug. 11.—The wires of the Western Union Telegraph Company were cut in two places this morning. At the foot of St. Paul’s avenue, where 25 wires are united to form the cable under the Hackensack river, all the wires were severed. They were also cut on Newark avenue, at the foot of the hill. The New Jersey and New York Telephone Company’s wires were cut on tho corner of Brunswick and First streets, completely shut tiling off communication with Newark, Orange, aud the other poiuts ou the trunk lice. A force of linemen are at work repair ing the lines. Tne Baltimore & Ohio Company. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 11.—The officials of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company at the main office at two o’olock to-day report the situation unchanged, as well as their fixed determination not to treat with the Brother hood. They disclaim positively any knowl edge of a committee of telegraphers having been sent for, as reported last night. Wires Cut at Pittsburg, Pa. Pittsbnrg, Aug. 11.—Fifteen Eastern wires of the Western Union were cut last night and several more rendered useless by connecting with fine wire. Tho cutting was the work of experts. No New Developments ia the Strike. New York, Aug. 11.—The executive com mittee of the Brotherhood state to-night that there are no new developments in the strike. The meu they claim are as confident aud de termined as ever. A circular was distributed through the city this evening calling upon property owners to tear down all telegraph wires crossing roofs of heir hduses, as the com panies have no legal right to place them there. The circular is signed “Citizens Committee.” The Brotherhood say they had nothing to de with issuing the circular. At tho Western Union office to-night everything is said to be working satisfactorily. QUICK TIME TO CHICAGO. The Mouth Eastern—Irregularities in the National Bank. St. Albaks, Vt., Aug. 11.—A meetiug of the railroad officials representing the Grand Trunk, < entral Vermont, Northern, Concord & Lowell roads was held here yesterday to ar range for it fast freight and passenger service between Boston and Chicago. Tho arrange ment goes into effect Aug. 20th, and passenger trains will run through in forty hours. There are no new developments in financial matters. They are waiting now for the sale of tho South Eastern, aud a statement from Brainard. Guess-work is the order of the day. Nothing certain but uncertainty. The people are growing restive under tbe delay, and if it was in their power they would hurry matters. So far as cau be learned, tbe irregularities in tho national bank wero reported by Hendee, but were not followed up by the comptrollers. A director said this raoruiug that he considered the outlook quite favorable so far as the Trust Company is concerned. MARINE NEWS. Britiwh &tcaua*hip Grounded. Baltimore, Aug. 11.—The British steam ship Royal Arrow, reported aground near Haw kins’Point, got off laBt night after lightening a email portion of her cargo, and proceeded on her voyage at 5 o’clock this morning. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Weal Ilounil Freight Off the Track. Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 12.—The west bound freight on the Portland, Saco & Ports mouth railroad was thrown from tire track at Butler’s Crossiug, yesterday. Four cars were badly smashed and several more damaged. NEW YORK. Aid for O Donnell. New York, Aug. 11.—A mass meeting will bo held at Cooper Institute on the 27th of August for the purpose of raising a fund for the defence of O'Donnell, who killed Informer Carey. _ SPORTING Bicycle Ilnce. Uichtield Spring-, N. Y , Aug. 12.—The Belay race of two miles was won today by Pittsfield Eicyolo Club. Time 7.111-2. Another Bank dosed. Cincinnati, Aug. 11.—The City National Bank of Lawronceburg, Iud., closed to-day. The State Commissioner is examining into its affairs. It. embarrassment was brought about, by its officers using its money to assist them in lumber milling operations, Its depositors will * it suffer. Express Bobbed. Florence, A. T., Aug. 12.—A despatch states that Wells, Fargo & Co.’s express has been robbed between Riverside and Pioneer, of 83,200. Express Agent John Collins was killed, and cue passenger wounded. Both horsos were killed. Not Epidemic. Dm Moines, Aug. 12.—Reliable advices from West Liberty show that the dysentery is not epidemic. _ M. Tricon, the French ambassador to China' his asked to be recalled on account of il* health. FIRE RECORD. Viucyurd Haven Burned. VineTabd Haven, Mass., Aog. 11.—A fire to-night devastated this village, burning a large number of business blocks and cottages, and caused a loss of $200,000 to $250,000,which Is partially insured. The fire was under con trol at 1 a. m., but lias destroyed the.'greater part of the town. The conflagration this morning was checked at the point 6tated in a previous despatch. The village is a sad sight to-day, and it Is being vil ited by thousands of strangers from Cottage City and people from all parts of the island. Briefly slated the loss is $130,000, on which there is an insnranco amounting to $64,202, through a local agency, which is substantially all that is covered. All the stores, except one, are burned. The wife of James Davis, an aged citizen, died from excitement. The principal losses and insurance in detail are as tollows: T. H. Jenkins, paints ami oils; lesson build ing, $2,500; ou stook, $2,SCO; ifisured for $1,000 ou buildings and $1,000 on stock. It. W: Crocker, harness manufacturer; loss ou machinery and slock, $20,000; on building aud t wo tenements, $3,000; boiler shafting, etc., $225; total insurance, $10,000. Cant. F. W. Vincent, livery stable, loss on building $2,000; on contents $400; insured for $2,252. Sirs. Abby H. Holmes, dwelling aud furni ture; loss $3,500; insured for $2,2(H>. The Gate City National Bank, Harrialson & Bros, tobacco, John B. Daniels, drugs, aud others are among tho losers by the fire. It is thought to be incendiary, la the vaults of the Gate City Bank was $500,000, the safety of which is, as yet, a matter of doubt. £ Charles A. Luce, of Manchester, N. %!., sum mer residence; loss $1,500; no insuratrtet Mrs. Joseph Chase of Boston, summer residence; loss $2,500; insured for $1,000; Frank P. Nor ton, gents’ furnishings, etc., loss on Btock $2,000; partially insured. Ttio store owned by Dr. Moses Brown, loss $1,500; insured for $1,000. Mrs. Brown, dwelling; lloss $5,000; insured for $1,000; loss on library and fnrni ture, $3,000; no insurance. T. H.Tuckerman, stoves and tin ware; loss $2,000; insurance $1,000. Leavitt T. Norton, total loss $43,000; partially snsured. The post office building, owned by Benjamin Clough, loss $800; insured for $600. The postmaster’s loss ou fixtures is $4CD, with no insurance. The mails aud pa pers wero saved. James M. Tabor loses $11, 000; iusurod for $8,000. Samuel Andrew’s loss ou dwelling is $1,300; insured for $5CD, T. M. Peakes, confectionery and billiard room, loss $2,000; insured for $80*. W. T. Leach, store and stable; loss $2,750; insured for $1,500. Mrs. Margaret Luce; dwelling; loss on furni ture, $700; insured for $500. Mansion House, owned by Mrs. Samuel Look, loss $6,000; in sured on furniture for $1,000, on building $2,000. Samuel Look, stable, loss $1,000; no insurance. Julia A. Work, loss on dwelling, $3,100; no insurance. T. O. Harding, loss on dwelling and contents, $1,5C3; no insurance. Tiueman Allen, dwelling a partial loss; build ing insured in the La Coufiauoe for $1,000, aud furniture in the Hanover for $200. Mrs. Mary Dunham, dwelling; loss $1,500; insured in the Commercial Uuiou on the building and con tents for $1,000. Warren Luce, dwelling and grocery store; loss ou buildings S2.4C0; insured in the Quincy; loss on stock $7,000; on furni ture $300; no insurance. Mrs. Mary T. Crock er, loss $3,OCO; insured for $1,800. The Extent of the Fire. irnj spirit oi too people seems not ue orosen, and many are already arranging to rebuild. Scores of homeless ones unprovided lor will be cared for temporarily by a relief committee. At Die tabernacle and temple at Cottage City to-night about 81200 was raised to aid the suf ferers by the fire, and residents of Vineyard Haven this morning Igave about 8100, making 81000 subscribed on tho island to-day. A com mittee, consisting of “Governor” Cary, H. M. Brownell, S. H. Norton and Wm. H. Sage, were selected at the tabernacle meeting to night to canvass Cottage City for additional subscriptions in aid of the needy. The lire originated in the harness factory of R. W. Crocker, and quickly swept through the village to the westward. There beiug no fire apparatus in the town assistance was sum moned from Cottage City. The burned sec tion begins at Jenkins’ paint shop, on the eaBt side of Main street, and oxtends southwest to and including the Mansion House. Several persons who were on hand at tho time the fire was first discovered and who assisted in spreading the alarm among the Bleeping guests, insist that some lives must have been lost. They say that when the de bris is removed it will be found that there are persons who have perished In the flames. Cottage City, M. V., Aug. 12.—A public meeting was held here to-day. A committee of 21 prominent residents and visitors was ap pointed, and they have issued an appeal for aid. Utica, N. Y., Aug. 12.—The large taanery of P. & P. Costello, at CamdeD, was burned last night. Loss 8100,000. A Million Ooilnrs Fire, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12. — The Kimball House was discovered to be on fire at 5 o’clock this morning The guests were notified, and all escaped. In an hour the structure was burned to the ground. The total loss is 81, 000,000. Insurance not over 8200,000. Henry Lmi of bomber. Muskegon, Mich., Ang. 11. — Yesterday morniug 200,000 feet of lumber or the Peninsu lar Manufacturing Company at North Muske gon was burned; also the company’s factory and dry kiln, and four box cars of the Cincin nati and Western Michigan railway. Loss heavy. Tomeseone, Arizona, Ang. 12.—Tho Peo ple’s ice works weie burned yesterday. Loss 832,000. EDUCATION ASSEMBLY. £* Discussion of the Indian Question. Ocean Geove, N. J,, Aug. 11.—At the National Education Assembly this morning the American Indian problem was discussed Herbert Welsh of Philadelphia addressed the meeting. He had visited the Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, Santee, Yankton, Rosebud and Pine Ridge agencies and found admirable schools (Episcopal) under Bishop Hare, and Congregational, and found ahund aut evidence that the Indian is capable of oc cupying honorable positions in our civilation. Most excellent results aro obtained at the Pine Ridge Agency, under Dr. MoGillicuddy. The The Indians form the police and do all the freighting of Government supplies. They have many small farms and have bailt log bouses. Mrs. A. S. Quinton. President of the Wom an's National Indian Association, read an ad dress :n which she said that the association had done much toward awaking public sentiment in tueir behalf but much in the shape of mis sion work among tho Indians in securing good Indian agents and money for schools from the goneral government, and reform in our Indian remained to bo done. I. Haworta, Superintendent of United States Indian Schools, road a paper on “Practi cal Results of Indian Education.” A letter was read from Secretary Teller, urging the as sembly to aid in influencing Congress to make liberal appropriations for the education of In dian children. THE NEW PENSION BUILDING. An (deal structure for Preserving Public Documents. Washington, Aug. 11.—Gen. Meigs, the architect of the new pension building, is car rying oat a plan iu connection witli tho build lug which is somewhat novel. This building will surround a ball which will have balconies ou etch floor. The lower balcony is supported on pillars, about 70 in number, and these pil lars aie made of terra cotta pieces, closely ce mented together. In the lower part of about 20 of these pillars a bole has been left about 6 inches in diameter. In the pillars already completed tber.e boles have been been filled with lead oases containing records of the vari ous departments of the government and papers which the heads of the departments may re gard as worthy of preservation. Gen. Meigs communicated to all the departments his de sign and asked their co-operation, and he has had no lack of material. The building, when completed, will be, Gen. Moigs thinks, the most ondnring of guy public buildiog In the city.__ The First National Hunk of Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Aug. 11.—The following cir cular has been issued bv the First National Bank:. About three-fourths of our stockholders, every one that has been Been, has given his written agreement to tortu a syndicate to double our capital stock, makinglt 8800,000. As soon as tho agreement of absent and non-resident stockholders can be obtained, and the Comptroller gives author ity, it is expected the capital will promptly be doubled and the bank resume business under the control of \V. Jl. English, W. jjepauw, anil others, large capitalisis of financial standing and skill. (Signed) A. D. Lynch, President. New York, Ang. 11.—An Indianapolis des patch says the First National Bank opened its doors aud resumed business as usual this morn ing. Gi3 The Navajo Indian*. Chicago, Aug. 12.—The managers of the inter-state exposition, which opens hero next month, have arranged with the Secretary of the Interior for tho presence of a party of Navajo Indians, iu charge of a government Indian agent. They will bring with them ther looms, whicli they will operate, and also display specimens of their handiwork. There will also bo a fine display of archaelogical spec imens from tbo Navajo country. Freight Conductor Kilted. Providence, Aug. 12.—Jamos Murphy, a freight conductor on tlie Boston road, was run over by a train this afiernoou in East Provi dence and bis body cut iu two. He was 40 years of ago and leaves a family. SPAIN. Mawing of Troop*-Many Protesting ibcir Loyalty 10 tbc Crown. HenCaye, Aug. ll.-GeD. Qaegada is mass ing fresh troops along the lines of railway in Basque. The Provinces party is favorable to tho maintenance of Fuercs in the Basque provinces. They declare that they have no connection with disloyal agitation. Madrid, Aug. 11.—The King and Qaeen of Spain have received calls from a large number of persons who came to protest their loyalty to the crown. Governor of Neo tie Urgel Ditmioid. The King presided at the meeting of the Cabinet, to-night. It was resolved by the Council to cashier all officers of tho army who took part in the revolts. The dismissal of the military governor of SeodeUrgel was gazetted this evening. Tbe Rebels Surrendering. A hundred men who participated In the re volt at Sco de Urgel have returned from Audenia, whither they fled. Bifty surrendered their arms. The remainder, however, de murred to yielding them up to civilians, hut negotiations for their surrender are now pro ceeding. Orders from the Vnticnu. Bomb, Aug. 12.—The Vatican has sent in structions to bishops in Spain to abstain from sharing in the present political agitation in that country. Return of Hie King and Rucen nt Madrid. Madrid, Aug. 11.—The King and King of Spain returned to Madrid yesterday afternoon from La Granja, their presence in the capital being considered necossary in the view of tho unsettled states of tho Kingdom. They were received at the Btation bv the Cabinet Minis ters, many Senatcra and Deputies, and oflicers of all grades. Both inside and outside of the station there was a large crowd of people, who cheered the King and Queen enthusiastically. This disposes of a Loudon stock market rumor that the King had boon shot. Ministerial papers Hay that a majority of the Seo de Urgel rebels fled on the approach of loyal troops. Departure of Insergeut Leaders from Portugal. Lisbon, Aug. 11.—The leaders and oflicers of the Spanish insurgents who were interned in Portugal a few days ago have embarked on board a transport for the purpose of leaving the country. As they refuted to go to a Portu guese island in the Atlantic Ocean, they wiil oe lauded at a French or an English port as they may select. London, Aug. 11.—A correspondent of the Standard at Victoria, in the province of Alava, Spain, says: "I have interviewed Gen. Que sada, who believes that order will be main tained in his command of six Basque prov inces. Souores, Sagasta, Concha and many other Spanish notables have passed through here on their way to Madrid to offer their ser vices to the Crown. It is expected that Prime Minister Sagasta will soon revoke the state of siege.” Vega, the leader of the Badajoz insurgents, has been ordered by tho Portuguese authoritieo to refund the contents of the Badajoz Treasury. The Paris correspondent of the Daily News says: The Spanish Ambassador here has com plained to M. Challemel Lacour, the B'rench Minister of Foreign Affairs, that France dees not sufficiently discountenance the revolts in Spain. A despatch to the Exchange feleeraph Com pany from Pans arserts that Iiuiz Zorilla is in Spain, where he is personally directing the risings in that country, which, it is declared, aro spreading. The Madrid correspondent of the Post says that the outbreaks In Spain are the result of a scheme which Ruiz Zorilla has been planning for the last six years. The Exchange Telogtaph Company has a despatch from Gibraltar, saying: The civil officials of the Spanish town of Alegesiras, ou the west side of the bay and six miles from Gibraltar, came into the latter place last even ing and remained there during the night, as they feared a revolt in the town. Martial law was proclaimed at Alegesiras to-day. An official despatch from Sail Ildefonso says the insurrection in Spain is entirely ended. Part of the Seo de Drgel insurgeats have en tered France and the remainder have surren dered to the Crown authorities. Complete tranquility prevails throughout the peninsula. FOREIGN. Cctewayo. London, Aug. 11.—The correspondent of the Times at Durban says Cetewayo is now on his way to Pietermaritzbnrg. Canon itcruurd Arqaittcil. Fcuunay, Belgium, Aug. 11.—The trial of Canon Bernard, on the charge of abstracting valuable papers and securities from the new Episcopal palace at Tonrnay, took pla e this morning, The Canon was found not guilty of the charges. The Reichstag. Wiesbaden, Aug. 11.—At the election for the vacant seat in the Reichstag, the candidate of the Progressist party was returned by a large majority. PcvMccutiug the Jews. Pesth, Aug. 11.—Riotous demonstrations against the Jews were resumed last evening The police were compelled to Are and charge upon the mob, several of whom wore wounded. Nile Rising. Alexandria, Aug. 11.—The Nile continues to rise. Great damage is already done to crops. The harvest will be destroyed unless measures are taken to prevent the approach of the water. Count De Clinmbofd Stinking. Vienna, Aug. 11.—Intelligence from Frohs dorf tc-day states that the condition of Count De Chambord is again unfavorable. He is slowly losing strength. He was much agitated during Friday night, and was occasionally de lirious. His physician will hold a consultation as to his case tc-morrow. Paris, Aug 12.—The condition of Count De Chambord is alarming. THE CHOLERA. Number of Dentils—Character of the Dis ease. London, Aug. 11.—There were 795 deaths from cholera in Egypt on Thursday, including 39 at Cairo, 295 in the province of Charkieh, and 115 in the province of Tayoum. Alexandria, Aug. 11.—There were twenty two deaths from chole a here yesterday. English doctors now here, who have had ex perience in India in cholera epidemics, report that the disease now prevailing in Egypt is of a distinctly different character from the Asiatic cholera. No Cholera at Itnmietta. Cairo, Aug. 11.—The report that the plague had broken out at Damiettn is officially denial. Sir Evelyn Wood had an audience with the Khedive to-day, after which he started ou a joornoy to England. There were 37 deaths from cholera here on Friday. London, Aug. 12.—Thirty-two persons died from cholera at Alexandria, Saturday, includ ing Ave Europeans. London, Aug. 12.—Deaths from cholera in Egyptian provinces Friday numbered 92(1, in cluding 235 in the province of Dakaliab, 150 in the province of Garbieh and 235 in Ghizeh and Atfo. Saturday there was 789 deaths, in cluding 30 in Cairo, 14 in Ghiaeh and Atfe and 295 in the province of Siout. Hundreds of people have Aed to Cairo from Alexandria. Cherif Pasha, presideut of the Egyptian coun cil of ministers, arrived at Cairo from Alexan dria Saturday. THE DOMINION. Imperial Immigration Mrheine. Montreal. Aug. 12.—Georgo Stephen, pres ident of the Canadian Pacific railroad, on be ing interviewed respecting the imperial gov ernment ecliemo of immigration, said that the cablegram was so Indefinite that lie could not understand it at present. He did not doubt however that a grand scheme was proposed and would be carried out. PKANCE General Election*. Paris, Aug. 12.— Elections wero held throughout the couutry to-day for members of Councils. The general Republican net] gain is two. Kevoluliou iu mcxiro. Galveston, Tex., Aug. 12.—A despatch yesterday from Laredo to the News, nay- a re port comes direct from Queretaro, Mex., about ICO miles below Laredo, that Cortina was in the latt or place last Tuesday with 800 revolutionists. From jrellablo reports it is probable that the northern states of Mexico will be in a s'ate of revolution before the year Is out. The complaint seems to be against the manifest usurpation of power by the general government at the city of Mexico. Only a few days ago the mayor and city council of New Laredo were fined iu a large sum because of their removal of city officers against the wish es of the government. A mutiny. Tombstone, Ariz., Aug. 12.—Report reach ed here yesterday from Hermosillo, Mexico, stating that the soldiers encamped 45 miles northeast of that'place had mutinied on tilt* 8th inst., killing theircaotain and first lieutenant The mutineers fled to the mountains, taking their arms and ammunitions, General l'upite left Friday for Ures with infantry and cavalry. Killed by l.iglitniug. Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 12.—During a thunder etorm here yesterday three boys, named Rotor: and William Miller, brothers, and ErueBt Smith, who had taken refuge under a tree, were killed by lightning. Several houses were struck and four persons wero injurod. WAR VETERANS The Bine and the Gray meet again <u the Battle Field Springfield, Mo., Aug. 11.—The exercises ot the reunion of the Union and Confederate soldiers took plaoe on Wilson Creek battle ground yesterday. From fifteen to twenty thousand people were present. Lieutenant Governor Campbell, acting Governor <1 Mis souri, delivered the welcoming speech, the re sponse being made by Governor Berry of Ar kansas. Col. W. Merritt of Iowa and others, Union and Confederate soldiers, united in ap plause. The battlefield is about ten miles from the city and long before daylight this morning the crowd began to move from the city to visit it. Throughout the renniou the most cordial feeling has oxisted between old Union and Confederate soldiers, and the most courteous aud generous sentiments have been expressed. Not a single unpleasant word has been uttered to mar the general harmony and enthusiasm. The men have camped together. An organi zation to be known an the Surviving Soldiers’ Union League was made on the battle ground. It embraces soldiers of both armies, and the officers elected were chosen from both Federal and Confederate soldiers. Printers Quit Work. Bock Island, Aug. 11.—The printers of the Daily Union office deBertod their posts this af ternoon. The only known cause is that last night a name was omitted from “copy’’ that had been marked in the “proof,” and a com positor had refused to correct it unless he re ceived special pay therefore. Other printers have been sent for aud the paper will be issued as usual tomorrow. THIS ASHTON%ROWN CASE. Alleged Aesault on the High Seas. The case ol Charles Ashton and James Brown, colored seamen on board the sohooner Fred W. Chase, against Samuel Borden, first mate, and Frederic B. Segers, second mate, of said schooner, for assault on the high seasi came up for a hearing, before United States Commissioner Rand Saturday morning. Dis trict Attorney Lunt appeared for tbe govern-, ment and A. W. Bradbury, Esq., for the re spondents. Tbe testimony of the seamen was that on July 28th, between 4 and 5 o’clock, Brown was on deck and Borden ordered him aloft with curses and opprobrious manner. Tbe man requested tbe mate not to call him names, when the mate knocked him down, picked up a knife which fell from his trousers, and cat two severe gashes in Brown’s head. Brown said the mate then pounded Ashton, and showed his scar and a permit to go to the hos pital for broken ribs inflicted, he said by the second mate, Segers. Ashton said he saw Brown's treatment by the mate, and that Se gers kicked him, Ashton, in the jaw, breaking out one tooth, and then ordered him aloft, and when he came down askod him why he drew a knife on the first mate. When Ashton replied “he didn’t,’’ the mate knocked him Into a coil of rope. Said the captain was at the wheels and told the mates to pound complainants, aud he would back them; up also heard Borden say he had a good mind to cut Brown’s throat. Andrew Williams, colored, and Charles White testified to the alleged assault. Samuel Borden, first mate testified that Ash ton and Brown wonldn’t obey orders. Two days before the tronble occurred he ordered Ashtou to go aloft; he refused, and on being told he wonld be made to go aloft, spoke cat “I’ll fix von before you get to Bath.” The morning of Jnly 28th, he ordered Brown to go aloft and reef sail. He refused and after some angry words passed, drew his knife on witness. The second mate knocked Brown down and witness jumped on him, wrenched the knife from his hand and struck him several blows in the face with his fist. Denied striking him with a knife. Saw Ashton come running past the house with a knife drawn. Saw the sec ond mato kick the knife out of his hand. Af terwards Ashton told the second mate he was a liar, that he had no knife, aud second mate knocked Ashton down. The out in Brown’s bead was made by his falling against the ship’s rail. Frederic B. Segers, second mate of the schooner, told substantially the same story a9 Brown, and David J. May, steward, corrobor ated tbe mate’s testimony. Adjourned till 9.30 o'clock today. Temperance Camp Meeting. Dresden, Ang. 12. The evening meeting convened at 7.30 Sat nr Jay. A. J. Chase presided, and made the opening speech. He was followed by tbe Rev. H. C. Munson of South Berwick, Secretary of tbe State Alilanee; Mrs. H. Barstow of Bangor( State Superintendent of the Juvenile Tem plars; Major H. A Shorey, Bridgton; Rev. W S. McIntyre, Waterville; Neal Dow, Portland! and B. S. Kelley, Winthrop. The meetings duriug the day were successful. Tbe Satur day meeting opened at ten o'clock, R. W. Dunn of Waterville, presiding making a brief address. The speakers were J. W. Don agan of Bangor, Rev. W. S. McIntyre of Wat erville, Mrs. B. C. Torsey of Winthrop was present as soloist. The day is general field day, representatives of various organizations parti cipating. Tomorrow will be devoted to the in teres s of the Womeu’s Christian Union. Sev eral prominent lady speakers will be present and deliver addresses. Among tlio l umber will be Miss Lucia Kimball of Chicago, Mrs Buell of Connecticut, Mrs. Roach of Washing ton, D. C* aud Mis3 Pugh of New York. A Good crowd attended the temperance camp meeting today under the auspices of the Woman’s Union, Mrs. Stephens, the president presiding. It opened at ten o’clock with a praise meeting, followed with meetings in the forenoon, otteruoou aud evening. There was epeaking by Mrs. Caroline of Buell, Coud^ Miss Lucia Kimball of Cbicago, Mrs. Roach of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Pugh of Ohio and others. The meetings have been very success ful during the 1 ast three days. Old Orchard. To-night the American Electric Light Com pany anil Whitney Bros., the managers of the skating rmk, will give a grand entertainment at Old Orchard. The entire beach will be illuminated by ICO electric lights furbished by the Atueticah Company. A grand concert will be given on the Old Orchard House lawn at 7.80. Chandler’s Band will be located at the southwest corner of the lawn, the Old Orchard House hand on the balcony of the Old Orchard House, and the rink band on the skating rink balcony, each playing alternately. There will be, it is claimed, the finest display of lire works ever given In Maine in the cen tre of tlio lawn, facing the Old Orchard House The skatiug rink will be gorgeously illumin atud by 2,000 Japanese lanterns. Chandler’s with the rink band, will furnish continuous muBic during the evening. Miss Carrie Gil more of Worcester, Mass., the champion lady skater of the United States, will give an ex hibilion of her wonderful skating. Genera skating will contluuo till 11 o’clock. The Boston & Maine Railroad Company will run special trains at excursion rates from Boston’ Portland and way stations, retnrniug at the close of the entertainment at the rink. Mem hers of the city government from Portland Saco and Biddeford will be in attendance; also a special stalT artist of Frank Loslie’s llustrated paper will make sketches. Contents of Corner Stone. A metallic box containing a copy of Wheel er’s History of Brunswick, Topsham, Harpr well, and maps and views of Brunswick, directory, business cards, anil various other documents, was deposited Saturday afternoon with simple ceremonies in the oorner stone of Newtou Hall, Brunswick. Addresses were made by A. F. Tenney, Prof. A. S. Packard and Hon. ChaB. J. Oilman. Military. The following order in regard to the Muster has been issued t General Orders No. 2. Headquarters First Brigade, M.V. M , | Portland, Aug. 11,1883. ) I. In accordance with General Orders No. 24, A. G. O., dated August 7th, the Brigade will encamp at Augusta tor lour days, beginning August 21st. It. The Camp will be known as “Camp Chamber lain, in honor of Major General Joshua L. Chamber lain. III. The commanding officers of Regiments, and of the Battery and “Frontier Guards,” will, imme diately upon arrival in Camp, make a report to the Assktant Adjutant General of the numerical strength of their commands, present and absent, and dally thereafter at the call. IV. The “Frontier Guards” will, during the en campment, be assigned to duty with the Second Regiment. V. Arrangements for the transportation of the troops will be made by the Brigade Quartermaster. Commanding officers of regiments, and of the Bat tery and “Frontier Guards,” will forward to the Assistant Adjutant General, Augusta, as soon as possible, the number of men in their commands who will be present for duty at the encampment, that proper requisitions may be made. VI. .Attention is called to the deportment of the men on the trains and at stations, in moving to and from the encampment. The senior officer present with the troops is hereby directed to charge himself with the duty of looking to the good order of the troops on the train, and he will be obeyed and re spected accordingly. Any damage done to property by the troops will be charged to those participating, or present and consenting, and tbe amount of the same will be taken from their pay rolls. VII. Commanding officers are cautioned to in struct their men in the minor details of camp duty, as well as the more important matters of guard and police duty. The revised regulations of the army and the tactics contain all that is required, and non commissioned officsrs, in particular, should be so familiar w.th them as to bo able to answer any questions that inay be put to them on the subject by tbe inspecting officer. VIII. Tho Regimental commanders and the Cap tain of the Battery will appoint sutlers for their respective commands, who shall have the exclusive right of makiug sales to the troops, under regula tions to he prescribed by these headquarters. No otner persons will be permitted to trade, or erect booths for refreshments or amusements within the limits presetibed by Sect. I of General Orders No. 24, A. G. O., c. s., which is as follows: “The author ity of Brig. Gen. John Marshall Brown, command lug 1st Bngade M. V. M., will, during said encamp ment, be extended to a distance of one-half mile around said camp, with the exception of any road or roads within said distance, and all authority in tended to he given 1% Sect. 107 of the Militia Law. is hereby givon tbe BrigadUr General to be exorcised during said encampment.” IX Suitab’e mess touts have been provided for the infantry, which will admit of each regiment messing by itself, with one table for each ceinpany, and regimental commanders will make their ar rangements for cooking in conformity. Tbe manifest convenience and economy of this plan will commend itself to all. The mess tents will be opened only at the hours prescribed for meals. X. Special attention Is called to paragraph 513 of tbe revised army regulations, compliance with which will be required, which is as follows: “613. There shall be daily at least three roll calls, viz., at reveille, retreat and tattoo. They will be made on the company parades by the first sergeants, super intended by a commissioned officer of the com pany.” XL All orders and circulars from these headquar ters will be read by company commanders at the company meeting immediately following their receipt. By command of Brigadier General Brown. Hk*by M. Pprague, Major and A. A, G. Free Baptist Camp Meeting The programme for today will be as follow?. G.00 a. m—Morning prayers. 10.30 a. m—Lecture: Fixedners of the Fatare State, Rev. R. Dunn, D. D. 2.00 p. m—Devotional. 2.15 p. ra—Paper: Church Extension Essen tial to Vigorous Denominational life, Rev. F. H. Peckham. 2.45 p. in—Addres: When and Where Bhouid New Churches be Established and how best Sustained? Rev. H. J. White. 7.30 p. m—Devotional. 7.45 p. ra—Address: The Home Church and Foreign Minions, Rev. G, A. Burgess. 8.15 p. m—Address: The Miss on Spirit Es sential to a High Type of Christian Life, Rev. F. C. Bradeeu. STATE NEWS. AROOSTOOK COUNTY. J. It. Maxwell's farm buildings at Honlton were struck by lightning and burned Thurs day. Loss £1,C30; no insurance. ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY. Mr. Henry Hackett, of Lisbon Falls, a man about GO years of age, on Friday fell from a car, on which he was loading lumber, on to the track and broke two ribs, besides receiving other serion8 injuries. CUMBERLAND COUNTY. The store of I. H. Keith, in New Gloucester, was entered bv burglars Thursday night, who stole about £25. KENNEBEC COUNTY. A workman in the Cascade woolen mills at Oakland was canght in the gearing of tbe mill Friday morning, aud one hand badly crashed. Mr. B. B. Abbott, of Piltston, was'caaght in a belt in the saw mill of Putnam & Closson of that town, Friday, and so badly injured that death resulted in a few hoars. KNOX COUNTY. A fire in Rockland Sunday destroyed the bake shop of W. T. Hewitt and the paint shop of Burpee & Hahne at 2 o’clock a. m. Hewitt loses everything. Bnrpee & Hahne saved their stock in a damaged condition. The fire canght in the bake shop. Both buildings were entirely destroyed. The insurance of the bake shop was £1,0C3; on stock, £450. On paint shop, owned by W. H. Glover & Co., tbe insurance was £1,C30, and on Burpee & Hahne’s.stock and fixtures SI,000. OXFORD COUNTY. Mosquitos have been so plenty in East Frye burg aud so hungry that men at work out of doors have had to protect their faces with veils SOMERSET COUNTY. The Pioneer woolen mills it Pittsfield will soon shut down for repairs. Working Men in Germany. Mr. Robert P. Porter, late of tne tariff com mission, gives an interesting sketch in the Tri bane of a recent visit to the Krupp gnn works. He says: After I had inspected the works and admired tbe gigantic guns and tbe shops in which they are made, my guide kindly offered to take me to the colony to see tbe homes of the workingmen. These houses are not far from the works, but are comfortably located on high ground, aud well shaded with.avennes of trees. The firm of Fred Krnpp at present owqg 3250 well built and to all appearances, healthy dwelling-houses, in which over 16.C30 individ uals are living. The buildings have two and three floors, and are constructed partly of stone and partly of frame-work, and are surrounded as much as possible with gardens. The annual rent for the family dwelling varies from £23 per year for a twc-room house, to £52 for one with five rooms. I visit ed a sample of each of the homes at Essen,and conversed with some of the inmates. The in teriors of some of the Essen houses were any thing bat clean, and tbe atmosphere was fetid. There is certainly no squalid misery, and the average workman aud his family have plenty ta eat and are comfortably lodged. The Ger man drinks beer, aud in the summer spends the evening often with his family in the beer gardens, oi which there are seven belonging to Krupp. But, even in a place like Essen,which is above the average, there is a marked differ ence between the Continental and American workingman, and the condition of workers here will not oompare with the advanced con dition of the artisan in such places as Johns town and Pullman in our own cenntry. The single mew at Krupp’s are provided for In a large boarding-house capable of keeping 1800 boarders, at a cost of about 80 pfennigs (20 cents) a day, breed not included, making the probable cost about one mark, or about 25 ceuts per day. Herr Kluptel, the director who has charge of the labor department at Krnpp’s told me that no men were now being paid less than 3 marks a day (about 75 cents). This of coarse to the unskilled laborer. Skilled labor is paid from from 2J marks to as high A3 7, aud even 9 marks a 'lay for skilled mechan ics in ths machine shops, bat this was of coarse exceptional, tbe wages not often exceeding 5 marks, or a little over one dollar American money. For these same classes of labor the Araericau manufacturer probably pays £2.50 or £3 amJ even £5 a day. The labor of women and children is excluded from the works. Adulteration of Food and Wine Nearly three years ago Paris established a chemical laboratory for the examination of food, drink and medicine offered for sale. Monthly reports of analyses have since ap peared until last spring, when they suddenly ceased. The charge is made that this action of the prefect of police was due to the influ ence and perhaps money of the wholesale wine merchants, who did not relish the sys tematic publication of their liquor secrets. Both the establishment aud suppression of this laboratory is proof postive of the whole sale adulteration of wines in France and their Importation to this country. The re sult of the first year’s laboratory work were quite astonishing. Out of 3361 specimens of wines submitted to analysis, only 357 were pronounced good. Of the remainder 1093 were passable, 17G0 had but harmless, and 202 dangerous. Thus 59.17 per cent of the samples of wines sold in Fiance proved to be bad. The beer averaged better, only 1 dangerous specimen appearing in 88 an alyses. As to cider 9 out of 55 were danger ous. The users of French perfumeries may be interested to learn that out of 700 speci mens 207 were condemned as injurious to pnblic health. Boston’s New Boulevard. The park scheme adopted by Boston in cludes what is known as the “Charles River Embankment,” regarded by many as the most important of all the series of improve ments, as the plan not only contemplates the abatement of the nuisance now existing on the flats of the river, hut provides an es planade of a considerable width along the river bank. 'Ghe Commissioners have se cured the laud necessary for the project and the work of dredging has already begun. A similar work Is going on on the Cambridge side of the liver under the direction of the Charles River Embankment Company. By the terms of its charter the company is to devote a strip of land along its water-front, nearly two miles in length, 200 feet wide, for use as a park, promenade and driveway, and the remainder of the flats reclaimed it is intended shall furnish sites for a fine class of dwellings.—Boston Commonwealth. Monsignor Capel. England sends out to America this season three distinguished guests: Lord Chief JuB" tice Coleridge, Mr. Matthew Arnold and Monsignor Capel. The first to arrive is the famous prelate, whose portrait was sketched “Lothair.” His personal ascendency over the converts whom he has made among the English aristocracy to the Roman commun ion has not been impaired since the publica. tion of the novel, hut hie influence is no lon ger what it once was either at the Papal Com* or in London, nis services are not required in faciliating the approach of hesitating Tractnrians and enthusiastic Ritualists to the Roman altar, and his reputation has suf fered from the failure of his educational schemes and his controversies with Cardi. nal Manning. His charm of .manner and his melodious voice, which have exercised so strong a fascination over his English proselytes, have not deserted him, and his appearance in pulpit or lecture-room in America will be an interesting event. Mr. Disraeli’s “Catesby” was chiefly concerned in the spiritual welfare of his English fol lowers, and his sympathies were not en listed on the side of Ireland. In a recent pamphlet Monsignor Capel argues that the resumption of diplomatic relations between the Papal Court and the Court of St. James would have a marked effect in reducing Irish agitation. His view of the question at issue between England aqd Ireland is grounded mainly on religious considerations, and on that account will not prove wholly satisfactory to the American Irish. Speaking about the conversion) to the Roman Church which he is said to have brought about, Monsignor Capel sa'd the other dav to a Philadelphia Press correspon dent: “Because Lord Bute happens to be a Marquis aud very wealthy there is no reason why he should not have a soul to be saved. His fortune is large, but that is no particu lar benefit to the Church, unices he chooses to make it so. I also received into the Church Lord Courtenay, who will some day wear the coronet of the Earl of Devon. That young nobleman not only has no money but failed some little time ago for £80D,0C0 sterling, so that if I brought a Croesus into the Church, I counterbalanced it by introducing a very great debtor. I had nothing to do with the conversion of the Marquis of Rlpon. The Marquis acted on his own impulses aud sought instruction un der an assumed name. He went as a com plete stranger to call on a priest in London, and asked for advice. The clergyman had no suspicion of the rank of his visitor, and the fact remained unknown almost up to the day of his reception, when he disclosed his identity. I personally received Lord Braye and also the present Duchess of Norfolk. The Duchess was a daughter of the late Countess of Loudon, and niece of the late Marquis of Hastings. The Duke fell in love with her; but a Duchess of Norfolk must be a Catholic, and the Duke’s persuasions and mine had the effect of altering the young la dy’s religious opinions, and she came into the Church shortly before her marriage. I wish you would say that Monsignor Capel told you he did not convert Mrs. Hicks-Lord to the Church. That lady came to me from America with excellent letters of introduc tion from persons of prominence in this country. She was already a Catholic, and being so well vouched for, I, of course, had pleasure in introducing her in society. The circumstances may be almost forgotten now, but I think I saw it mentioned recent ly somewhere in a newspaper that the lady’s conversion was influenced by the social ad vantages she might obtain thereby through me.”—New York Tribune. Sanitary Blunders. It is only thirty-five years since the first comprehensive health law was enacted in Great Britain; and it was not until the crim' inal blundering of the Crimean war and the death of Prince Albert that the English pub lic were awakened to the need of sanitary reform. Much had been previously done to improve the condition of hospitals, prisons and factories. Smoke nuisances had been abated and graveyards in crowded cities closed. Domestic sanitation was, however, an unworked field, which is only now begin ning to be cultivated. The principle laid down by Dr. Carpenter that “the house is the unit of sanitary work” had not been ac cepted. Building details had been left to the architect, and it was not until medical men awoke to the alarming spread of zymot ic disease, due to bad drainage, that people began to question the providential theory of disease and raise the warning cry, “Look to your drains!” The most surprising fact is that while the evils complained of have been found in both city and country houses, and in the homes of rich and poor alike, yet they have been most destructive to life and i health, in the finest residences here and abroad. The same ignorance and thought lessness which led Peter the Great to select a flooded marsh a3 the site of his imperial capital are repeated in the arrangements of the noblest European palaces. Viollet le Due relates that he had occasion to visit the Tuileries with an old lady of the “ancient regime,” who noticed with satisfaction what were to him insufferable odors from certain sanitary convenience? in the building, and said that they recalled to her the time before the revolution when she was a maid of hon or. After the death of Prince Albert, his usual study seat was found to be directly . over a cesspool, whoso emanations were un doubtedly the cause of his disease. The al most fatal illuess of the Prince of Wales at Sandringham was ascribed to a like cause. The ancient palace at Darmstadt, where the Princess Alice was carried off by diphtheria, was afterward found to have many leaky drains and unventilated cesspools. Within a year Badgshot Park, the newly-built resi dence of the Duchess of Connaught, sup posed to be perfect in sanitary arrangements, has been discovered by Dr. Playfair to be filled with sewer gas. These experiences of royalty show in the most vivid way how little attention has been given to the sanita ry arrangements of the costliest and most palatial dwellings. Mr. Rawlinson, the em inent English engineer, declares that Bel gravia is the worst sewered part of London, and that the drainage of the government of fices and official residences in Downing street is so indescribably bad that he would rather resign than live there.—Charles F. Wingate, in the North American Review. Traveling Shows. Among the principal combinations Dion Boucicault’s company takes the road at Cleveland on September 3. Daly’s “7-2043” combination opens at Philadelphia on Sep tember 17. Edwin Booth begins in New York on October 7. John McCullough starts at Denver on August 20. 'John T. Raymond’s “Fresh” will take the road at Chicago on Sept. 10. Fanny Davenport’s “Feodora” company appears first in New pYork on Oct. 1, playing there for a month. The Jauauschek combination opened at Og den, Utah, on July 31, and will work east ward. Edwin R. Thorne will wave his “Black Flag” at Leadville, Col., on Aug. 1 and 2, and go thence to Colorado Springs. J. K. Emmet’s “Fritz” starts out from Troy on Sept. 3. Joe Jefferson’s “Rivals” takes the road from New York on Sept. 3. Kiral fy’s Excelsior Combination will opeu at New York ou Aug. 20 for a month. Lawrence Barrett appears in this city for two weeks, beginning on Aug. 27. Mrs. Langtry’s com bination opens at Montreal, for a week, on Oct. 20. The Rose Eytinge Company shows in New York for a week from Sept. 24. The Yokes Family display their agility and crack their jokes for two weeks at Chicago, begin ning on July 30. Wallack’s “Jesse James” Company opens in New York on Aug. 20. The agile Majiltons are booked in Boston for Aug. 27. There are no less than six Madison Square companies—two “Young Mrs. \Vinthrop8,” two “Esmeraldas,” one “Hazel Kirke,” and one "Rajah.” There are four “Collier’s “Lights o’ London” companies—Southern, Western, Central, and Eastern. Broflks & Dixon have two “Romany Rye” shows. Mr. and Mrs W.«J. i Florence receives calls in the Quaker City for a week from Sept. 24. Theodore Thomas aud his orchestra began to furnish music to the Chicago people on July 30 for a fort night. Tony Pastor’s Specialty Company will begin a tour through New York State to Roudout on Aug. 0. and will be in St. Louis on Aug. 20. The Anna Dickinson “Hamlet” combination and its black tights will open at Harrisburg, Pa., on Sept. 10. Some of the names of these combinations are peculiar. There is a “Calamity Jane” show, a “Friendly Tip,” “A Wife’s Honor,” a “Muldoou Picnic,” a “Strictly Business,” a “Ten Mile Crossing,” a “Flying Dutchman,” a “Flint aud Steel,” a “Fun in a Boarding School,” an “Only a Farmer’s Daughter, a "Cheek,” a “Power of Mouey,” a ‘triend and Foe,” and a '‘Furnished Rooms com pany. There will be plenty of opera in New York Grau, leading off with Almee in French opera on Aug. 10 for three weeks.—N. Y. , Sun.