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FRYE, Secretary, 23 Preble St., anj9eodt*ep4tdtd Portland, Me. ABBQTT FAMILY SCHOOLS LITTLE BLUE, Farmington, Bainr. Address A. H. ABBOTT, Principal. _ eodl5t METEOROLOGICAL,. INDICATIONS FOB THE NEXT TWENTY-FOCE HOUU. - Was Dep't Office Chief Signal ( Offices, Washington, D. C. ) Sept. 3,1 A. M. For New England, For New England and Middle Atlantio States light local rains, followed by cooler fair weath er, winds shifting to west and northwest with rising barometer. bfecial bulletin. A alight disturbance has passed eastward north of the Lake region, and is now central north of New England, Middle Atlantic 8tates, lower Lake region and npper Ohio ▼alley. Fair weather prevails in the Southern States, the npper Lake region, and the North west. Cooler northerly winds are reported from the Lake region and the Northwest, and slightly warmer southwesterly winds prevail in the Southern, Middle and New England States. Cooler, fair weather is indicated for New England, Middle Atlantic States, and Ohio ▼alley on Tuesday. Fair weather is indicated for the lower Lake region on Monday and Tuesday. LATEST MARINE NEWS. London, Sept. 2.—The British bark David which left Liverpool July 20 for St. John. N. B., has retnrned. She jettisoned part of her eargo. New York, Sept. 2—The steamer which arrived today from Liverpool, reports August 28, latitude 45.41, longitude 44.20, spoke steam er Lessing (German) from New York, August 23, for Hamburg, with crank shaft broke. She refused assistance. The bark Win. Phillips of ,j New Bedford, which arrived today from San tander, reports August 29, latitude 41, longi tude 62 to 64.30 had a cyclone from the south by southeast, blowing for four hours. She lost and split her sails. The bark Emilia J., from Malaga, reports August 23, latitude 21. longitude 68, had a hur ricane from the southeast by east, and veering to north-northwest, lasting 24 hours. Lost her main-sail, foresail and foretepsail. The Bteamer Rotterdam, which arrived to day from Rotterdam, reports August 26, lati tude 47.40, longitude 43.30, had a storm from south to west with tremendons heavy sea, the vessel laboring heavily and shipping large quantities of water. On August 29, latitude 42.60, longitude 57 50, had a hurricane from the sonth-southwest with a tremendous heavy sea, which carried away all her storm-sails, and tore away the boat covers from off the boats. Thence moderate weather. St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 1.—The Gloucester fishery vessel Reporter arrived at Trepassy to day from the Grand Banks. She drove before the gale under bare poles from the fishing ladgeto Trepassy. She bad 1700 quintals of codfish. Her decks were swept of everything: dories, trawls and deck gear went by tbe board. The captain was lashed to the wheel all tbe time. She lost one dory and two men during Sunday’s storm. Plymouth, Mass., Sept. 2—The schooner Mile, Captain McDougal, of St. John, N. B. in entering this harbor this morning struch on Brown’s Island Shoal and was bilged and filled with water. The crew were taken off by the men at the Guernet life saving station. The schooner is submerged at high tide and will probably prove a total wreck. MASSACHUSETTS The .tlnasarhuiictta Central gold. Hudson, Sept. 1—The Massachusetts Cen tral railroad property was sold here today at public auction for 8500,000 to Samuel N. Al drich, president of the road, who purchased it in behalf of nine-tenths of the bondholders. Only one party bid against him, and that was Charles R. McLean of East Boston, one of the directors. The terms of the sale required 820, 000 to be paid down and the balance in thirty days. Nothing is yet knowu relative to when the road will De re-opened. There waB quite a large attendance of officials of the road at the auction, and also of stockholders from various places. Tbe portion of the property sold was the road with its franchises, as the rolling stock will be disposed of at auction at Hudson, September 12. The property sold comprises 117 miles of road, 80 miles of which bas rails laid on it, and the cost of the same thus far has been over 85,000,003. Trustees Talbot and Chapman represented the trustees. President Aldrich, in an interview today, said the Massa chusetts Central will notjbe reopened until it can be placed on a good, firm, solid basis. The sale today will net the bondholders 10 cents on 81, but, if the outstanding bondholders deposit their hoods with the New England Trust Com pany at once, they can receive the benefits of tbe legislative provisions in the matter and thus get full benefit of the purchase. NEW YORK. Northampton Bank Coupon*. New York, Sept. 2—Stephen Raymond ali as “Steve” Marshall, was arrested here yester day on the charge ot forgery, The forgery con stated of the alteration of the numbers ot the Union Pacific railroad company coupons, sup posed to be a portion of the bonds and coupons Stolen on the night of January 26, 1876 lrom the Northampton, Mass, bank. Revolving Storm. New York, Sept. 1.—Vessels that arrived in port today report having encountered terrific gales at sea. The steamer Fnlda, from Brem en, whic reached her wharf at Hoboken this morning, had an eventful passage, although accidents more serious than the smashing of engine room skylight and the destruction of her boats happened. John Sontag, a young Bavarian, died on the passage from nervous prostration, and was buried at Bea. A revolv ing gale strack the ship on Wednesday even ing last while in N. lat. 43.30, W. lon.58.30. and knocked the ship around like a chip of wood. 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RomtrHi Temperance Camp-mccting North Anson, Sept, 1.—The Somerset Tem perance Camp-meeting opened Friday after : noon, being called to order by N. B. Buxton cf North AnBon. There was speaking by ex-Gov. Dingley of Lewiston, Cbapdler Baker of Bingham, T. M. Boothby of Embdeu, E. E. Adams of Madison. The following were elected officers for the ensning year: President—T. F. Boothby. Secretary—G. A. Emerson, Madison. Treasurer—A. E. Moore, Madison. In the evening a rally was held, and Rev. J. O. Hancock of Skowhegan presided. Con gressman Dingley delivered an address. The Saturday exercises began at 10 o’clock, wit!) a praise meeting, condncted by R. W. Dunn of Waterville, followed by a rally. The meeting was addressed by B. C. Torsey of Winthrop, G. W. C. T. of Maine. Rev. Mr. Hanoock and R. W. Dunn. The meetings were continued through the day and Snnday. The afternoon meeting of the temperance camp-meeting was interesting. It opened at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Hancock presided, and made remarks. There was speaking by Rev. Mr. Bartlett of Solon, B. C. Torsey of Win throp, Rev. Mr. Dinsmore of Brunswick, and Mrs. Weston of Skowhegan. At the evening session, A. W. Gabn, North Anson, presided, and there was speaking by R. W. Dunn, Rev. Mr. Colby of Madison, G. W. Emerson of Madison, Moses French of Solon,1^d C. H, T. Atwood of Embden. T'ouud Drowned. Bangor, Sept. 2.—The body of an unknown man, badly decomposed, was picked op at Sandy Point, Stookton, to-day, but conld not be identified. Tha Somerset Railraad. Bangor, Sept. 2.—The “Whig and Courier” of Monday will state that it is informed on the very highest authority that there is not the slightest truth in the statement that the Som erset railroad has been leased by the Maine Central Railroad Company from Sept. 1st. FROM OCR EXCHANGES, The Bangor Commercial says the town of St. Albans is excited over the reported crook edness of some of the town officials. The books of this town have been kept in a loose way for several years, and it is reported that fraudulent town orders to the amount of from 810,000 to 820,000 have been drawn. The Lewiston Journal learns of a wealthy | Boston gentleman, now a cottager at Bar Har bor, who feels inclined to sell his summer house at Bar Harbor, that cost him a number of years ago S10.C30, for the price recently of fered, 8130,000, and to build anew at Harps well. Col. Joseph Badger, fqwperly of Gov. Plais ted’s staff, and Herbert M. Heath, present member of the Legislature from Augusta, and formerly county attorney for Kennebec, have decided to move to Minneapolis, Minn., and enter into a law partnership in that city. They : will start for that city as soon as they can close np their business affairs. The plant of the telephone line from Bangor to Rockland will cost about 8125 per mile, and the line will be in operation about the first of | October. The poles and cross bars are already ■ set from Bangor nearly to Belfast. The Greenback conference is to be held a ! Auburn Sept. 19. Gov. Robie has nominated the following jus tices of the peace and quorum: |E. H. Drnm ■ mond, Waterville; Edwin Sturtevant, Shirley; Hiram F. D»y, Wesley; George Donworth, Houlton; Gtorge F. Holmes, Portland; A W. Wetberbee, Lincoln. Mrs. Polina Falconer died in Lee on the 28th nit., at the advanced age of 74 years. The de ceased was the mother of Dr. Hanson of Ban gor, and a much respected lady. She was one of the pioneer settlers of Northern Peuobscot, and was the last of a family of fonneen chil dren. She was the grand-danghter of Capt. Harmon, mentioned in Whittier’s “Mog Me gone,” in connection with the conquest of the Indians at. Norridgework. S. S. Mitchell, of Saco, has recently become the possessor of two thousand manuscript ser mons, which he nnconsciously purchased at an auction of unclaimed freight in Boston, the box containing them having been thrown in with the articles he wanted to get, which were books. These turned out to be all religious works, and were once the library of a Connec ticut clergyman. Amoug them is the Old Testament iD Hebrew, published by Tauchniz, of Germany. This is the finest and most cor rect edition of the orignal ever printed. Being intended for the nse of scholars of every civil ized nation, its notes, etc., are in the universal laDgauge, Latin. A peculiarity about it is tnat the title page is at the end and the pages are nnmbered backward so that the last one is where the beginning of an ordinarv book would be. The reason of this is that Hebrew reads from right to left. A new year of Colby University begins this week. Some needed repairs have been made in and on the buildings, and the students who return or come for the first 'ime will find all things in tone and trim, bidding them wel come. To the corps of instructors Prof. L. A. Butterfield of Boston, Mass., has been added. He will have charge of the department of Elocution, in which by his work in academies, colleges and professional schools lie has won an enviable reputation. By this additiou Prof. Small is relieved and enabled to incorporate in bis department the Political Economy. The President will then be able to make a continu ous course in Philosophy, including in it the History of Philosophy, and giving to it its merited attention. As it has been found im practicable to secure as yet a successor to Prof. Lyford, he kindly consents to retain his chair for a time. The prospect is good for a Fresh man class of forty. LABOR TROUBLES. The Miners’ Strike in Ohio. Massillon, Sept. 2.—The miners at Rhodes & Co., No. 5 Garfield street at Camp Creek, re fuse to join the strike. The secretary of the Ohio Miners’ Association says that five miners in the upper part of the valley concede the ad vance asked for. A mass meeting of miners will be held here tomorrow. Tounostown, Sept. 2.—The Churchell min ers have decided to return to work tomorrow at the old rates. The men at the Garfield shaft returned to work yesterday on the same terms. No strike is probable in the Mahoning valley. SPORTING. Hoimer Ahead this Time. Newark, N. J., Sept. 1.—In the first heat of the regatta today Hosmer was first, Lee sec ond, Ten Eyck third, Boss fourth. Hosmnr’s time was 16.33, distance three-quarters of a mile and turn. The consolation purse, one and one-half miles, and return, was won by Gaisel in 17.20Jr, McKay second. Elliot and Riley fouled and withdrew the race. POLITICAL. Itfassaehusett Democrats. Bobton, Sept 1.—At a meeting of the execu tive commitiee of the Democratic State Com mittee this afternoon, the call for a State con vention to be held at Springfield September 26tb, was diawn up and accepted. It was au thentatiyely stated to the committee that Gen. Butler has decided to run for re-election this fall. _ j Crematory at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Sept. 1.—Work was begun Thursday on an improved crematory at the University of PennBylvannia. It will be com poeed of iron and fire-brick. The crematory chamber will be six feet and six inches long, three feet wide and two feet high. There will be a furnace at each end of the chamber. Bodies to be burnt will be introduced into the receptacle at an aperture on the Bide of the chamber, protected by an iron side weighing four hundred pounds. The flames will pass over the bodies in opposite directions and re treat underneath the chamber into an escape ftue. It will take six hours to consume a bod . The fuel UBed will be soft coal. Indianapolis Ranking Company. Indianapolis, Sept. 1.—Receiver Ritter, of the IndiaDapolis Bankiug Company, reports as to the assets and liabilities of the concern that a careful appraisement shows that while the face value of assets is $909,984.67, their actual value will not exceed $406,530.92. The lia bllitses are $805,217.75. It is not expected that more than fifty cents on the dollar will be paid to depositors. WEDNESDAYS STORM. Vessels Arriving—The Accounts of the Storm they Give. Further Wrecks Reported. Two Gales, One Sunday and One Wednesday. Proving etown, Mass., Sept. 2.—The recent gale is the subject of general comment among the people here, as every one living here has friends or relatives who pass the summer months on the tanks of Newfoundland. The arrivals from the Banks during the last forty eight hours are siftooners John A. Matheraon, John Simmons, Ellen Swift, Star King, Maud Witherell and Abhie A. Grant. Capt. Battle, of schooner John A. Matherson, reports that he left the Banks Friday, Ang. 24th, touohing at St. Peters on the way, and left St. Peters last Sunday in company with schooner Ellen Swift. On Wednesday last, when off Halifax, the wind, which had been blowing from the east, increased to a gale, and later backed to northeast, rapidly increasing in violence, and between the hours of 3 and 7 p. m. it was the most violent gale he ever experienced. The Matherson is a new vessel and strongly bniltso that she came through the gale with bat little damage, three badly damaged dories being the extent of her injury. He saw no wrecks oi wreck material. Probably the most Berious damage which has yet been reported as hap pening to vessels Is the case of the schooner John S. Simmons, which arrived last night. Capt. Bailey reports that he left the Grand Bauks Aug. 20tn for home. Wednesday last, when south of Cape Sable, in long. 65, lat. 424, while running under two reefed foresail, the wind blowing very heavily in the afternoon, the wind increased to a gale and he was obliged to lay to under bare poles. The gale continued to be extremely violent for seven or eight hoars, blowing hardest about 8 p. m. The sea washed the bulwarks and stanchions and three dories from the deck, and badly stove nearly all those remaining. The following day he spoke the bark Marquis of Lome, of ana for St. John, N. B., in lat 42 5, Ion. 65 19. He reported he re ported he was in the hurricane bat he received no damage. Of the seven arrivals mentioned all have lost more or less of their dories, bat the vessels mostly escaped serious damage. Some anxiety is felt concerning the schooners Lottie Bell and Ada K. Daman. It was sup posed the Lottie Bell would leave the Banks the Monday previous to the gale, and as she is quite an old vessel and nothing has yet been heard from her, it is feared she may have re ceived rough passage. The Damon sailed the jnorning of tne same day on which the Maud "Witherell lelt, bnt no tidings of her have yet been received. Tne Witherell took a coarse north of Cape Sable, while the Damon proba bly went sonth of it. The latter vessel Is said to be loaded very deeply. All of the vessels thus tar arrived sailed from the Banks pievioas to Sunday, on which day the gale is reported to have occured. These experienced a gale on the following Wednesday, which shows con clusively that there was two gales, as gales nsa* ally follow a northeasterly coarse. The gale which occurred on the Banks a week ago to day conld not have been the same one experi enced by onr vessels on their homeward voyage. Reports of large loss of life are gener ally discredited by onr sea captains. They sa^ the vessels were all loaded deeply and a heavy sea washing over their decks where their do ries were stowed in “nests" as they are called, the dories being placed inside of each other and eight or ten of them lashed together, would wash them overbord. As it was, on the Sabbath none of the Provinoeiown dories would be oat fishing, and if there was any loss of life it wonld be from those tending trawls. Onr fishermen are all using hand lines. A telegram was received yesterday announcing the safe arrival at St. Peters of the schooners William Matherson, Teresa D. Barker and Isaac Kane. They report all right and do not mention any gale. These vessels mnst have been on the Banks on Sunday last. The ar rivals to date number about thirty. There are about twenty vessels yet to be heard from. There are about thirteen vessels in the Golf of St. Lawrence from which nothing have been heard for about thirty days. The catch is re ported small in that vicinity, bnt no anxiety is felt concerning them, as it is thought the gale was nut severe in their direction. One of the vessels which has arrived was in the vicinity of Georges Banks daring the gale and reports it as probably not so severe as it was far ter east. The catch on the Banks has been un usually large this season, every vessel thus far arriving having a fall fare. No loss of life or vessels belonging to this town is thus far re ported. Halifax, N. S., 8ept. 2.—A telegram from Liverpool, Queen’s county, says the fishing schooner Ella, of that port, ran ashore at Port Morton during Wednesday’s storm and is a total wreck. The cargo has been saved. The brig Curlew is reported to have gone ashore at LiDgen, C. B. At Stanns, C. B., the bark Alice, loaded with plaster for Montreal, drove ashore and a steam tag has left North Sydney to give her assistance. A schooner’s soars, which has been sank about two years off North Sydney harbor, has been towed into port. There is no donbt bat that the vessel of which the spars were a part, went down where found with all on board. It may be that while anchored in the middle fish ing gronnds she was ran into and sank by a steamer and never reported. The steamer Edgar Stnart, from Charlotte town , arrived last night with the schooner Ac tive in tow, the latter having suffered the loss of her sails daring the the storm on Wednes day last. Later reports from Cow Bay, C. B., state that that the American brig Atlas and the schoon ers J. C. Tapper, Volunteer, Bice Wave and Ripple are total wrecks, and that the brig G. B. Sherwood is badly damaged. The English steamer Hercules was slightly injared. Ten ders are advertised for floating and delivering at North Sydney the American three masted schooner E. E. Johnson, which was stranded in Cow Bay daring the gale. FIRES. At Near Haven, Conn. New Haven, Sept. 2.—There was a fire this afternoon in a large brick building on Artisan street. The fire commenced in a lumber yard in the rear of the building. The building was of brick, four Btories high, and was occupied hy the New Haven Staple Manufacturing Company, New Haven Manufacturing Com pany, Strong Cartridge Company, John Adt, machinists’ tools and manufacturer’s supplies, and Charles Brown, scroll sawing, wood turn ing, etc. The loss is estimated at 8100,000; in surance about 805,003. One fireman was se riously injured. In Texas. San Antonio, Sept. 2.—Losses on hay, fenc ing and timber by fire during| past few days is estimated at 850,400. Upwards of 15,030 acres of pasture land northweat of this city has been devastated. The fires are supposed to have been the work of incendiaries. Fares! Fires on Long Island. Hundek’s Point, Sept. 1.—The woods be tween West Deer Park and Farmingdale along the line of the Long Island railroad are bnrning. Over four miles have been burned and the fire is still extending. Several fami lies were driven from theii bouses. Unless there is rain the whole district covering many miles will be devastated, as there are no facil ities for arresting the fire. Elsewhere. The mills of the Nunnemacher Milling Company at Milwaukee, Wis., were partially burned Saturday night. Lose 835,COO. WASHINGTON. The President Changes his Plans. Washington, Sept. 1.—Mr. Villard last night received a telegram from President Arthur asking as to the best place for the Presidential party to join the Northern Pacific excursion ists. This is a change of the President’s plans, as ho had telegraphed previously that he did not think he could attend the ceremonies of the Northern Pacific. STEAMER AMERIQUE. Rumored that she has Foundered. London, Sept. 2.—It is rumored that the General Tradsatlantio Company’s stoamer Amerique, Capt. Sautalli, which sailed from Havre yesterday for New York, has foundered. Tho Amerique passed the Lizard all right last night. A heavy gale prevailed throughout Kugland Saturday night and Sunday, doing much damage to property. Many wrecks and some loss of life is reported. London, Sept. 2.—Inquiry fails to confirm the report of the foundering of the steamer Amerique. Tho Quidnick Company. Providence. It. I., Sept. 1.—The matter of the Quiduick m>mpaiiy came up before United States Judge Colt this morning in this city, and the hearing was postponed until Wednes day. It appeared that the books of tne corpor ation bad been illegally carried from the State to Philadelphia and are in the custody of the secretary, who, being a non-reBident, cannot legally hold the office. Judge Colt refused to issue restraining orders, and the assignee of the Quidnick Company, appointed by the State court, will proceed this afternoon to elect new officers in place of William Sprague, who had been president and secretary until the recent alleged illegal election of Philadelphians in the interest of Sprague. It is understood that the man selected by Wm. Sprague as president of the Quidnick Company is Evan Kandolph of Philadelphia. RAILROAD COLLISION. Boston and Now York Trains Col lide sn the Central Vermont Many Wonnded bit No Liras Lost. St. Albans, Sept. 2.—The fast train leaving Boston at 1 p. m. Saturday for Chicago via Central Vermont line collided with the fast New York express leaving here at T.2S p. m., at Colchester, about 8 o'clock. Colchester is the meeting place for these trains and both were about on time. The New York express arrived first and had turned the switch prepar atory to getting off on the side track. Before the engines of this train reached the switch the Boston express came along at a rapid rate. Engineer Jones of the Boston train aoplied the air breaks as soon as he discovered the danger of a collission, but they did not work aDd his train crashed into the New York express be fore the latter could back oat of the way. The engineer and firemen of the New York train had time to jump and save themselves but the engineer and fireman of the other train stuck to their posts and were badly hurt. The fact that the New York train was almost at a stand sltill is the only thiDg that prevented a most terrible remit. Both engines were badly wrecked and both tenders telescoped the baggage car behind them, one tender going almost oompletely in to the baggage oar. Not a soul aboard the train was hurt and the passengers in the other train miraculously escaped with only a shaking up. A large number of gravel train men were 'in the baggage car of the Boston train, and several of them were more or less hart. It is a mystery how any of them esoaped alive, aa the tender crashed into the car and trunks were broken into many pieces. Thirteen per sons in the Boston train were tnjnaed as fol lows: G. F. Jones, engineer, braised chiefly on the left leg and shoulder; G. S. Jones, left leg cut slightly and braised otherwise; W. H. Chilson, fireman, sevwely hart, being braised all over, bat chiefly in baok; Michael Finn, baggage master, severe scalp wound; James Rooney, fracture of collar bone and some braises; Felix Lamoth, fracture of thigh; Andrew Osier, se verely braised in thigh and body, and six other employes on the gravel train were braised bnt not disabled. Superintendent Hobart and As sistant Superintendent Foil repaired at once to the scene with Dm. Fossett and Sherwood of St. Albans, and everything possible was done for the comfort of the woUDded. They were pnt on beds in the Wagner sleeper and brought w oi. AumuH, wuere moav oi mem uto. The passengers were carried by and tba track cleared by 10 a. m. today. The night ex press trains from New York and to and from Boston were delayed some time in consequence of the accident. Engineer Jones says be would have been burned to death had it not been that his fireman, Chilson, though him self suffering from severe injuries, remained till be had liberated Jones. As far as cau be learned the accident was due t» the failure of the brakes, as it seems that the location of the track at Colchester is such as to enable the engineer to stop the train if the brakes had worked. An investigation is to be made at once. The sufferers are being closely watched after by the management and are doing as well as can be expected. FOREIGN. Fire in Vienna, Causing a Los% of Several Million Florins. Count De Chambord’s Funeral lo*daj. Insurrectionists Gaining Ground in Hayti. Vienna, Sept. 2.—Fire broke out in a timber yard near this city to-day, and a gale of wind prevailing at the time, spread it to a number of adjacent bouses causing damage to the amount of several millions of florins. Fresh Anti-Aewish Blew. Pesth, Sept. !.—The military suppressed fresh attempts at rioting against the Jews in Zala. Many rioters were arrested. There has been a renewal of rioting in tbe Zagorien dis trict. There were bandB of peasants parading and singing songs of 1848, and proclaiming communistic sentiments. War Fader the Equator. London, Sept. 1.—Intelligence has been re ceived that fights occurred on tbe 3d and 5th of August at Coomassie between King Koffee and Mensah. Sixty of the latter’s men were killed. The American vs. the English method mt Fishing. A circular sent to the British seaports by the executive committee of tbe international fish ery exhibition, recommending that the Ameri can method of catching mackerel and herring be Bhown to the coast population, suggests that an American fishing schooner be hired to go to Great Britain and visit the principal centres of the drift net fisheries for the purpose of de monstrating to the English fishermen the mode of working the purse seine net and its great effectiveness. The circular suggests that the expense be borne by the exhibition committee. Shakespeare*! Remain* to be Exhumed. The vicar of 8tratford-upon-Avon bas signi Sed bis willingness to allow the remains of fibakeepeare to be exhnmed. Tbe object In disturbing tbe remains is to compare tbe skull of the poet with the busts aid portraits of him. The Insurreclien in Bayd. Advices from Hayti state that the insurrec tionists are gaining ground. The government forces under General Soloman are snrrounded at Petit Goave, only 40 miles from Port au Prince. Ex-British" Vice Consol Wyndham, who was in command of Soloman’a artillery in front of Mingoane, has been badly wounded. At Port an Prince General Boyer Bazelais, commander-in-chief of the rebels, is expected to appear at any moment. All indications point to an early flight of President Soloman and tbe conclusion of the insurrection that has lasted six months. Zululand in Anarchy. Durban, Sept. 1.—Znloland is in a state of anarchy. Cetewayo baa asked for British pro tection. The idalagBssy Envoys. The Malagassy envoys who visited Europe and America have gone back to Madagascar. They will probably land at ihe southeast cor ner of the iBland on the way to the capital, and thus avoid falling into the hands of the French. more Dynamite Conspirators Arrested. Glasgow, Sept. 2.—Two more men were arrested here to-day, charged with haying been connected with attempts to destroy property with dynamite in this city last January. Their names are Casey and Kelly. The Connt do Chnmbord’s Funsrnl. Paris, Sept. 1.—Arch Duke Louis Victor will represent the Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, at the funeral of the Count de Cham bord Monday. It is stated that the count be fore hie death directed that his body should al ways remain at Garitz and that if should nev er be taken to France, even if the monarchy shonld be restored. He said in his last days, “They would not have me living and will not wantmedead.” Requiem mass will be held throughout France Monday for the repose of the dead count. Fmi|a NeMe. The foot and mouth disease is Increasing alarmingly among the cattle in England. Twelve deaths from cholera were reported at Alexandria Friday. The death rate among the British troops in Egypt has fallen to six per cent. The coffee and sugar crops in Bantam suf fered severely from the volcanic eruptions and tidal wave. Several Europeans and officials are among the dead and missing. In Piedra Liza, Mexico, Monday, Perfecto Chanez, the wife murderer, was captured. He was tried on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning taken out and shot in the publio square by a detail of Boldters. Prince Bismarck has gone to Gasteln. Count Kalnoky, Austro-Hungarian minister of for eign affairs, accompanied him to the depot, where he bade him adieu. Count Kalnoky returned to Vienna Saturday. Vancetelli, papal nuncio at Vienna, couse crated the remains of the Count de Cbambord Saturday in the presence of delegates from the Emperor Francis Joseph, a number of legiti mists and others. The certificate of death was deposited in the coffin. A despatch from Paris says that the report of the death of the Queen of Madagascar is confirmed. A niece of the late Queen, who is hostile to the French, has succeeded her on the throne. The deaths from cholera Saturday numbered 50 in Upper Egypt and 9 in Lower Egypt. MINOR TELECBAHIR. Arrangements have been made at Manches ter, N. H., for the reception of Gov. Butler at the New England Fair. The day he will be present will be announced hereafter. They are also arranging for the headquarters of the New England Patrons of Husbandry; which are to be in charge of a committee of Post masters of New England. The Hill Investigating Committee has com Sleted the preparation of its report. It is now eing copied and will be submitted to Secreta ry Folger on his return. The valuation of the city of Worcester, Maas is $48,570,334, gain $3,002,350 over la6t year. Polls assessed 18394, gain 751. Pensacola announces that there is no fever there and no suffering. Frank B. Sanborn, secretary and inspector of the State Board of Health Lunacy and Charity of Massachusetts, has tendered his res ignation. The coinage executed at the mint in Phila delphia during the month of August aggregat ed 8,500,073 pieces valued at $1,295,857, This amount was made Up of 1,040,000 silver dollars, 920,673 dimes, 2,100,000 five cent pieces and 5,330,000 cents. PHINNEY & JACKBON. Full Report of the Investigating Committee The Queer Operations of William H. Phinney. How He Ruined a Prosperous Business. Sharp Criticism by the Credi tors. Tbe committee appointed to investigate tbe affaln of Messrs. Phinney & Jackson met at tbe oflice of the firm on Commercial street Sat urday afternoon at 3 p. m., and reported to the creditors. Hon. William W. Thomas presided and J.*W. Dyer was elected secretary in place W. E. Gould, unavoidably absent. The fol lowing is the report of the committee: In accordance with the vote of the creditors at a former meeting, we have made each exam ination of the books and accounts of the firm of Phinney & Jackson as time has allowed and the oondition of tbe books of the firm have per mitted, and present herewith the acoompany ing exhibit. Our first work was to examine the condition of tbe firm's accounts as they stood August 31, 1880, at the time of tbe retirement of Mr. Isaac Jackson from the firm and the forming of the new partnership. The balance sheet of that date accompanies thia. This sheet shows a credit to stock or net capita) of $71,713.04. The examination of the several assets showed however, that several ac coants had been carried forward which were in fact worthless, and later on, tbe Bum of $80 - 5SJ22 was .charged off, one half to Mr. Jack soil and one half to Mr. Phinney, reducing the Capital to $46,469.43. On tbe first of October, 1880, Mr. G. P. Hos mer became a special partner, depositing his memorandum check .for $30,OW), wbich he made good iu December of the same year, the capital stock of the firm becoming $76,469.43. Our examination of the books leads us to be lieve that the above figures correctly show the standing [of the firm at starting as the merchandise inventory shrunk only about $5C0 in liquidating, and tbe bills receiv able aud book accounts were properly account ed for. $ Tbe balance sheet at the end of the first year's business showed a profit of $40,336.11, which was doubtless a correct showing. After this date the partners merged their stock and private accounts in one. The profit and loss account at the end of tbe second year showed a gain on merchadise of $13,228.16 as a profit on the year’s business, wbich seems correct, bnt the firm drew out I during the year $26,139.81, thus impairing tbe capital to the amount of $12,911.66; besides this the firm paid certain notes, the original proceeds of which had been appropriated by the junior partner, Mr. W. H. Phlnney, to the amonnt of $20,300, thus withdrawing from the firm’s assets, daring the year $46,439.81. From this date, Ang. 31, 1882, up to the day of suspension of payments the appropria tion of the firm’s assets by the jnnior partner continued until the amonnt taken amounted to more than $276,000, exhausting the entire profits of the business, the capital and credit of the firm. Accompanying this report is a classified list of the methods employed, and the amounts taken by each to make np so large a sum. To show, as far as possible, the true state of the various accounts, a trial balance was taken of the books at date of beginning the examina tion, and this transferred to a new set of books has been the basis of all subsequent entries made for the purpose of rectifying, bo far as it could be done, at present, those accounts whose condition conld be reached. The hills payable have been carefully exam ined, numbered and scheduled. The accounts have been scrutinized to far as vouchers ex isted have been verified, bat it is not impossi ble that claims may be presented against the firm, not shown on our exhibit, for the reason that they appear nowhere on the books of the firm. The result reached by making the above mentioned entries is shown in the following balance sheet: • ASSETS. Merchandise at home and abroad.. .(22,200.23 Cash to balance. 369.68 Bills receivable. 3,608.81 hedger accounts less offsets. 77,611.13 Excess of liabilities.174,631.63 (278,211.28 LIABILITIES. hedger accounts.( 39,441.20 Bills payable (less assets). 212,769.72 Indirect liabilities. 26,000.36 _ (278,211.28 Of the assets, $8,(78.98 consist of cooperage on wharf, and probably equal to caab. Of the cooperage abroad $9,434.66 will perhaps bring Its estimated value, and it may be more. One lot of cooperage abroad, amounting to $1,312, may be considered of doubtful value. The foreign accounts amount to $72,726.46, and are the showing from the firm’s books alone, absence of accounts of sale, or accounts current, having prevented a verification of same. The domestic acoonnts are of I’small amount and are ledger balances only. The liabilities, consisting principally of bills payable and balances of accounts, are presum ably correct, bat as in case of the accounts be fore mentioned, verification of some of them has been impracticable. The creditors sbonld bear in mind that a large portion of the assets are in foreign ac counts. The report of the accountants to the com mittee we herewith snbmit. H. N. Jose, ) Mark P. Emery, /Committee. Jos. P. Thompson, ) The following is the report of the ac countants: Accountant’s Report. Portland, Me., August 29,1883. To Messrs, H. N, Jose, M. P. Bmery and J. P. Thompson, Committee Creditors: Gentlemen: We respectfully submit the following statement of assets and liabilities of Phin ney & Jackson, Portland, as the result of our investigation of their books and records, and mat ters pertaining to their insolvent condition: Final Trial Balance. Db. Merchandlae.$ 22,200.23 Cash. 369.68 Bill* receivable. 3,608.81 Open ledger account* due Arm. 161,276.18 W. H. Phinney’a deficiency account.... 277,423.97 *464,867.77 Cb. Bills payable.$274,321.08 Indirect liabilities. 26,000.36 Open ledger accounts payable. 39,441.20 Edmund Phinney invested. 76,632.25 G.P. Hesmer. 38,472.88 "^64^867.77 Statement of A meets and Liabilities. ASSETS. Merchandise.as per inventory.$ 22,200.23 Cash.balance on hand. 859.68 Bills receivable. 3,608.81 A Open ledger accounts .due firm—foreign.$ 72 726.46 “ '* 11 . domestic. 4,784.67 -77,611.13 Suspended accounts considered worthless. 12,212.69 Accounts offset by outstanding notes. 61,561.36 3161,275.18-$103,679.75 Liabilities in excess of assets. 174,531.63 "$278,211.28 LIABILITIES, Bills payable.Foreign.$ 90,617.66 .Domestic. 183,702.42 $274,32 L08 Lees open ledger accounts In offset. 61,651.36 -$212,769.72 Open ledger accounts.Payable—foreign. 17,261.76 domestic. 22,179.44 ---$ 39,441.20 Indirect liabilities. ;26,000.36 -$278,211.28 Very respectfully, your obedient servants, Job* O. Rice, 1 Obo. C. Burgess, j Accountants. The detailed deficiency account of William H. Phinney wan presented. A large part of it was read to the meeting and the exhibit pro voked the following discussion: Mr. Winslow—We would like to hear that read. Mr. Thomas—I suppose the drafts, etc.which he took from the concern he made use of for his own private purposes, without ever enter ing them upon the books of the concern. Mr. Thompson—Yes, I think every piece of that paper was unknown until after the failure of the firm, when William H. Phinney ren dered in an account showing these figures— accounts which had never gone into the con cern, to go through the hands of the book keeper. Mr. WinBlow—Have you traced out where those were negotiated? Mr. Thompson—We discovered where those notes and acceptances were used from the statements of the banks. Mr. Dewey—Were the notes deposited at the bank to the credit of William H. Phlnney’s private account? Mr. Thompson—They were in some caseB. There is an account of Zanette & Co., which he never rendered until after the failure of the firm, and which was the first knowledge we had of these remittances. After that it was merely a matter of looking into the bank ac counts and trying to locate it. Mr. Winslow—That was all used at the banks? Mr. Thompson—I am not sure, but I think so. We can tell; we have means of knowing all that; but I cannot tell from this sheet. A list of paper, amounting to 920,000, was £ reduced, the proceeds of which was used bv fr. W. H. Phinney. Mr. Winslow—We would like to hear that Mr. Thompson. i Paper read]. Mr. Thompson—Here is an instance of some paper paid October 17,1882, four pieces of pa per, of 95,000 each, and in the charge to bills payable for the payments of that paper, one of them was made 910,000 instead of 95,000, rais ing the amount 95,000. We carriedithe 95,000 into the deficiency column. The first one haB been paid, the others are now outstanding. Mr. Winslow—What data did that com mence, Mr, Thompson? What is the first en try ot.depoBit? Mr. Thompson—In May, apparently, of this year. Mr. Winslow—That is all I wanted to know, to Bee how early the cussedness began. With reference to 93500 in scrip of the At lantic Mutual Insurance Company, Mr. Thom as|said that it was worthless. That Mr. W. H. Phinney received the money for that 93500 at the Canal bank, they (the bank) supposing from his (Phinney’s) statement, that it was good enough. Mr. Dewey—I have heard, as a matter of re port, William H. Phinney's private account aggregated among these banks for the last two or three years, 91,100,000. Is that correct? Have you any means of tracing it? Mr. Thompson—Commencing November 23, 1876, acoount of William H. Phinney at the Canal bank, the footings of cash deposits and discounts continuous from year to year to June 15th, 1883, amounted to 91,065,733.65. Mr. Dewey—According to that, he did the business of the whole concern on his own ac count. How much was it for the last year, or say the last twelve months? Mr. Thompson—For the last year it is about 9250,000. It is not separated by years; It is continuous. I have taken from June 15th back to the corresponding date in June, INK. Mr. Thomas—Perhaps It would be well (or me to state, Mr. Chairman, in regard to Mr. Phinney’s account, that Mr. William H. Phin ney did all the business at the bank. His lather, Mr. Phinuey, who is present, author ised him to attend to it entirely. The cashier o( the bank once suggested to the elder Mr. Phlnney, within a lew months, that- they did not see him (Mr. Phinney) often at the bank, and Mr. Phlnney’s reply was, “I have perfect confidence in my sou; anything that he does is all right. In regard to paper that (is discount ed at the Canal cank, it is the same as at other banks. The President or Directors know noth ing about the paper after it had passed the Board. The President hands in the paper, as a general thing, and it is a matter for the cash ier, or the clerks, where that paper should be credited. Not one of the Directors knew, or could know anything about what Mr. W. H. Phinney’s private accounts were. The bank books are bo kept now, and have been for years, that only the balances each day are car ried forward. All the directors know of the balanoes is the balance that appears by their account each day, whatever it may be. I do not suppose there is a president of a bank, or a director of a bank, here—there are some here —that knows anything about where the money goes to in the account. An account, though not large, running along continuously, day after day depositing and drawing, will in the aggregate, at the end of the year, amount to a large sum. Frequently gentlemen come in and get a discount, and say to the cashier, I want so much carried to such an account, and so much carried to such an account, and I want a draft for so and so; and there can be no in ferences drawn in regard to Mr. Phiunev’s aocount, whether it was carried one way or the other. It was all done, and I have no doubt in good faith, with his father’s acquiescence, he having perfect faith in his son. The direct ors knew nothing about it. If I had known, or had the directors known, that Mr. William H. Phinney was having bo large an amount carried to his private account, it would have excited suspicion, although the statements given by Mr. Phinney, which I had last Sep tember and June, showed, one $182,000 and the other $180,000 surplus, giving all the items of every kind—ebooks, vessels and everything of the kind. (To Mr. Edmund Phinney)—Mr. Phinney, in regard to your son, I-suppose you had perfect confidence in him to make such appropriation of money? You never suspected that he was using funds improperly? Mr. Edmund Phinney—I had not the least idea that Will was using funds belonging to the company until about ten days before we tailed. I had the most implicit confidence in him. Mr. Thomas—Mr. Phinney so expressed it to our cashier. • Mr. Phinney—That is a mistake; I made no such assertion; I have not been in there lately. Mr. Thomas—I do not say it was within a few months. Mr. Somerby said that he said to you, “we do not see you here very often” and you said, “William does my business. I have the utmost confidence in him, and anything he does is all right.” Mr. Phinney—That might have been last year. Mr. Thomas—Mr. Jose is President of a bank (To Mr. Jose.) Do you know how the cashier appropriates the money after the paper passes the Boaru? Mr. Jose—No sir, unless my attention is called to it. Mr. Dewey—If Mr. William H. Phinney brought in an acceptance for $10,000, payable to Phinney & Jackson, and simply endorsed to Phinney & Jackson, would your cashier pass it to the credit of William H. Phinney? Mr. Thomas—No sir, not without William H Phinney’sendorsement. Mr. Dewey—Would not the Board know how it was to be when it was so endorsed? Mr. Thomas—No sir, I do not suppose there is a president or director who knows how mon ey is credited. Mr. Dewey—If it was endorsed Phinney & Jackson, aud then William H. Phinney, the inference would be that it would go to Phin ney 's credit? Mr. Thomas—If it was endorsed. Mr. Jose—Many of these credits were car ried to the credit of Phinney & Jackson, and then drawn out by the firms checks, Mr. Wil liam H. Phinney drawing tbfflni out himsslf for the firm, but using them for himself, ap parently. Mr. Dewey- It appears by the account, his private account aggregated about a million dollars, $200,000 the last year. Mr. Thomas—1 do not suppose there is a di rector in our bank that had any sort of knowl edge of Mr. William H. Phinney's account. Mr. Dewey—lam only asking for informa tion. Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is a pretty large bank account in one year, and the directors must have seen so much paper that it must have excited their suspicion. Mr. Thomas—It would have excited suspic ion if their attention had been called to it. Have the committee made any estimates in re J;ard to the amount of indebtedness, and what, n your judgment, would be the assets? Mr. Jose—If I understand you correctly, you ask if the committee have come to any conclu sion about the value of these assets. Mr. Thomas—Yes; what do you judge to be the indebtedness directly, and the indebtedness indirectly, and what do you judge to be the as seisr Mr. Jose—The committee went over the mat ters pretty carefully, and came to these oonolu sions. It is a matter of judgment, of eourse. We claim, Juba accounts, collectible, $33,000; merchandise, $22,000; bills receivable, $3500; ledger accounts, $2600; making, in all, the firm’s assets, in our judgment, to be $61,000. A portion of these accounts, $4600 has been re ceived and is now in the hands of Mr. Strout. Mr. Strout—The fact about that, Mr. Chair man, is this; Certain paper came here to Phinney & Jackson, and they brought it to our office to know what should be done with it, and I said it should be collected, and accordingly we took it, and in order to collect it, it bearing the name of the firm of Phinney & Jackson, he endorsed it. When that is pail, that amount that is paid, less some little charges to be paid, such as clerk hire of this committee, it will be turned over to the committee. It iB wholly for the creditors, less that amount. Mr. Jose—Under the authority given to us at the meeting, this committee had authority to employ experts and accountants, and upon that authority we employed Mr. ltice and olr. Burgess, and had Mr. Libby as counsel for us. This was under vote of the creditors. All of the bills taken together amount to $269.15, Mr. Strout—I wish to say that I have looked them all over, and they seem to me exceeding ly reasonable and proper. Mr. Jose—The committee, especially Mr. Thompson, has devoted a good deal of time to this thing and the details of it, and in that ac count, as oue of the committee, he hasjcharged $50 for his services. The other members of the committee have made no charge for their services, not having devoted so much time to it, and we think the creditors are indebted for all these details very much to Mr. Thompson, whom we have employed an accountant in this matter. Mr. Thomas thought the bills were very reasonable, and upon motion of Mr. Winslow it was voted that the bills be paid out of the assets of Phinney & Jackson. Mr. Stront—There is one thing more, Mr. Chairman, that I would like to say right here, Mr. Phinney calls my attention to it, that there is certain minor help employed here. Mr. Sargent has given what help he could, and the property had to be taken oare of upon the wharf. I suppose Mr. Phinney would like to Day that. Of course, if it turns out that this draft is not honored, and is not collected, and I pay out the money, 1 shall expect to receive the amount out of the assets. I merely men tion it, and if there is no objection when it comes up I shall pay it. Upon motion of Mr. Dewey it was voted that the bills for such help be paid. Mr. Thomas said that some gentleman pres ent wished to have the total amount of liabili ties directly, and the amount of liabilities indi rectly, and the amount of assets repeated, and the statement was read. Mr. Strout said that all liabilities would be come direct liabilities in the end. Mr. Dewey asked if the amouDt of nominal assets given included Mr. Edmund Phinney’s private property, and Mr. Jose replied that it did not. Mr. Thomas—It is supposed that Mr. Phin ney’s property is sufficient to pay his liabili ties, is it not? Mr. Jose—As I said before, we have no books to make these up from, but we have taken these statements from Mr. Phinney himself, as to valuation and liabilities. The vessel property Mr. Emery, one of the committee, took charge of, and got the best information be could as to the valuation of that property, and it amount s to S7,b87 Mr, Thomas—What is the balance? How much does he own? Mr. Jcse—His private assets are 332,412.50; liabilities, 322,700, direct or indirect. It nom inally shows a surplus of about 310,000. There are Borne offsets to that which would come in. For instance, it may as well be understood here: Here is a share put in here of the Port land Lloyds. They claim they have got a claim against Mr. Phinney of about 32,700, but which Mr. Phinney says he does not owe them. They olatm they can bold this firm paper of Phinney S Jackson against this indi vidual property under their by-laws and regu lations. Mr. Ford told me that he was acting under legal advice, and that be had submitted the whole thing to the best legal counsel in Portland, and he claimed that he could hold it. Mr. Strout—I do not think you quite under stand just how that is. The fact about it is, this is a voluntary association of gentlemen for insurance, on the basis of the Boston Lloyds, and they have an agreement between themselves, by which the funds which any individual may have to his credit—and this is really what this is; that is how the valuation is made up—that is, the funds that go to to the credit of the individual are offset; they have a lien npon all those funds for all insurance on which they are liable. What the effect of that may be in law, is a question which, of course, I do not care to discuss here, but it is not an absolute claim upon the insurance company, provided that article of agreement is worth anytuing. The chairman stated that the report of the committee had been heard, and asked if Mr. Phinney had any suggestions to offer. Mr. Phinney replied that he had none at all. Mr. Strout—I do not know what course this meeting will be likely to take, but, of course, the only proper way is to accept the report; but there are some explanations which I am prepared to make to the creditors now, in rela tion to it, which somewhat change the apparent resnlt. Mr. Thomas—Wiil you please proceed. Mr. Strout—I wish to say that IJsupposed the creditors at this meeting would probably want some proprsilion, some proposition from Mr. Phinney, whether he intended to go into bank ruptcy and close up the affairs in that way, or some proposition of what he can pay, going on and collecting these matterB himself. And with that view I requested the committee, who have treated us with great politeness, to let us have the advantage of examining their report. I may gay, gentlemen, when the creditors se lected this committee, knowing their charac ter and ability and fairness, so far as I am con cerned, and so far as Mr. Phinney was con cerned, we have stepped right one side, and the result of your investigation has come be fore us as comparatively new matter. While Mr. Phinney has been ready to answer any ?uestion, so far as he could, I believe, so far as am concerned, I have net interferred at all. Now, I asked the committee to let us have the report made by the accountants, and they very kindly furnished it this forenoon, though it was important they should have it by 2 o’clock this afternoon, and we have had from half past 10 to look it over, but my engagements were such, and the amount of labor so great, that I found we could not make much headway in ra tion to it. Now, what I wish to say in the first place is, we did make an examination of this matter far enough to see the very thorough manner in which the committee had investigated this whole thing, and showed the immense amount of labor that has been done, and it is a matter of surprise to me they could get it done so cheaply as their bill shows. At the same time, we find in looking over this matter that there are certain considerations, not exactly errors, but certain considerations the creditors ought to know. Take, for instance, the merchandise account. That appears to be 822,200.20. Take the first item, 82,391. I am not going to de tain the creditors by going all through this, step by step. I am only taking the first ac count, and then I am going to make a state ment to the creditors for their consideration. Mr. Strout referred as an instance, to an item of sugar shook valued at eighty cents, and said that of course, Mr. Phinney had not had time to examine these shook, bnt that he had informed him that they were in a green state, and he thought when they came to real ize upon them in the condition they were in, some might be worth eighty cents apiece, and some might be worth fifty cents. He referred to an item of 210 thick shook, included in the statement, which he said Mr. Phinney did not own at all. Referring to the account due in Cuba, he said that some of them could not be collected until the next sugar crop, and some of them Mr. Phinney did not think could be collected at all. A very large part of the assets consists of foreign accounts. He referred to an account of $1,562.41, of which Mr. Phinney had said the moment his eye rested npon it, that he bad very good reason to suppose Mr. William H. Phinney had collected every dol lar, This account was good if it existed, but the chances were that it did not exist. He re ferred to other accounts which might, and which might not be collectible. Mr. Jose said that in making up the valua tion, the committee bad left out the Chicago lands entirely, as they had no means of ascer taining about them. A large amount of money has gone there, but whether pledged by collat erai ne um uut nuuw. Mr. Strout—I want it distinctly understood that I am not adversely criticising the commit tee or their accounts. I am only trying to show that these matters were put in very large ly without any particular consultation with Phinney. I have stated enough to the credi tors for them to see the good sense of the sug gestion which I am about to make, and in which I know the committee will agree with me. This is a matter which came before Mr. Phinney for examination, of course, and he has only two or three hours in which to run over it. It must be exceedingly imperfect. Now what Mr. Phinney wishes is that the creditors, or committee will be kind enough to furnish him with the result of their laborB, and let him make a thorough examination of what he has got to pay with, or what he would have in case the matter went into the hands of an assignee. Now let me say, he could not do that before this meeting. He could not make any statement to the creditors, either here or abroad, and most of them are abroad, the most of them are not here today, which would be satisfactory. He has got, in some way, to find the funds to pay, if it is a Eercentage the creditors choose to take. He as got to find what of the assets he can either raise money out of and get a loan, or that somebody will take an assignment of and en dorse for him, unless he makes a proposition, paying so much in cash, and a certain amount in unendorsed notes. While the committee have need great good Beuse, and great industry in this matter, the final thing that is coming is, for Mr. Phinney, if he offers it, to find the money and the wherewith to do it with. Now you must remember these accounts arc abroad. Everybody who knows tho Cnbi trade, knows, when a man fails, nobody can make so good a settlement, and get so rnnch oat of it as the mau himself. Then the question is: Shall his offer be accepted, or will it do more good if he stops in business? if he goes on in business and they believe in him, he can make better settlements than anybody else. I do not know what the creditors may determine, but give Mr. Phinney three or four days to look over this thing carefully, with his bookkeeper, accountants aud friends, and see what he cau do. What I desire for him to do, if he can, is to make a settlement and go on in business. 1 believe that he can make a better settlement for the creditors than they can get in any other way. That is what he desires to do, and he has many friends ill Cuba who desire it. What I ask is, that there shall be an adjournment of this meeting, and Mr. Phinney will look the matter over, and if it is desirable, after looking it all over with his friends and counsel, and seeing how the thing lies, and getting what additional information he can, ho will make a proposition to his creditors as to what he will pay. He cannot do that to-day, because be has not had time. I know the gentlemen of the committee will bear me out in this. They could not give him the papers and sufficient time to make the examination. Mr. Thomas said that he had no doubt that, so far as the West India indebtedness was con cerned, Mr. phinney could collect very much more than anybody else. He had no doubt that It waB better for the creditors to get set tled fairly with Mr. Phinuoy aud lake security upou such percentage as would be satisfactory. He had very little doubt but that one of the Cuba firms referred to would pay. He had had some correspondence with them, and though they had allowed their paper to be pro tested, they have paid their drafts up to within sixty days. They have considerable property, and, of course, it depends very much upon who settles that matter. He thought Mr. Pliinuey would collect every dollar of it, if matters were placed in his hands. He thought that if anything of the kind suggested should take place, the committee should be continued in existence, and that all the assets should be in their hands daring the time of the adjourn ment. Mr. Thomas said that he should like to see Mr. Phinney make anv settlement that could be satisfactorily agreed upon, and he though that Mr. Phinney could do a great deal better with the matters than any outside party, and that the estate would pay a great deal more than if it went into bankruptcy. He thought th property should be in the hands of the com mittee. Mr. Strout said that it was 'not the Intention of any one to run away with the funds. He hoped Mr. Thomas was correct about the firm referred to, but he knew they should have to wait until a newlcrop before they could get part of it. That if the committee acceded to his suggestion, be would like to have this meeting adjourned, and would like to have the valua ble labors of this committee in connection with this report. Mr. Converse asked how long an adjourn ment Mr. Phinney would like, and Mr. Utrout replied that be thought they could do the work in a week. Mr. Jose—We consider our duties at an end here. We have made up this detailed report, and these accounts for the information of the parties, and we return them to the creditors with all the explanations they have asked for It seems to me now that our mission la at an end. If the creditors seet fit to place these pa pers in the hands of Mr. Phinney and Mr. Strout to make up their proposition |by, I can not see any impropriety in it. Upon motion of Mr. Converse, it was voted that Mr. Strout ana Mr. Phinney have the privilege of examining the papers to assist them in making up their proposition and re turn them at the next meeting. The meeting was then adjourned until one week from Monday, at 3 o’clock p. m. OLD ORCHARD. Meetings of Unusual Interest. • Old O&ckakd, Sept. 1. The gathering of the faithfal has been anu aally large to-day. There is a great deal of f ligious excitement among yonng and old. Rev. Mr. Inskip prayed at the beginning of the meetings “for more of this rampant religion,” and the prayer is seemingly answered. The usual social meetings have been ob served. Mrs. Inskip held the young people’s and children’s meeting at 1.30. At the same hour a Bible reading was given at the stand. The children were addressed by Mrs. Inskip and others, after which the invitation to come to the altar was extended. A great many re sponded readily; others came after more or less persuading by the workers, who went among the audience. A long season of prayer follow ed, during which a great deal of penitent feel ing was shown. At 10 o’clock Rev. J. N. Short preached an eloquent sermon from Heb. 11:8. "By faith, Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should afterwards receive for an inheritance,.obeyed.” The afternoon sermon was upon the “Love of God,” by Rev. Mr. Gray, of the Philadel phia Conference. The speaker said: “Love is the greatest power in the universe. God has done more to make himself known in love, in his providence, crertion and grace than by any other way.” God’s love to man is shown in the scheme of redemption. The duty of man to love God perfectly, what it is to love perfect ly, and the effect upon the life, was dwelt upon particularly. Rev. Mr. Craven, a missionary from India, gave a talk npon his work, in the church, at 8 p. m. Mr. Craven has been in America the past year. He is very soon to return to the Lscknow minion, his former field of labor. The evening sermon was given in the church Rev. W. M. K. Bray, of the Providenoe Con ference, East Greenwich, Conn., delivered an excellent sermon upon justification and sancti fication; John 4:14, John 7:38-39. Sunday, Sept. 2. A large audience, even for Sunday, has been present to-day. An early meeting was held at t> a. m.; a love feast and a season of praise and thanksgiving at 8 a. m. Rev. J. S. Inskip preached |a stirring sermon on “Holiness in the church.” “Holiness be cometh thine house, O Lord, forever.” Psalma 93-5. Mr. Inskip said, “I yield to none in my fidelity to Methodism, the church of my choice, the church I love.” He then reviewed the different forms of belief with the greatest Christian tolerance. The churches were warn ed against amending the doctrine to suit the exigencies of the time, and exhorted to return to the bomb-proof bulwarks of theology. During the cloeing appeal one minister was seen to kneel immediately; the rest of the clergyman knelt as one man, and the sermon was suddenly merged into an altar service. People knelt in their seats, and a gloriously happy season was indulged in. There were hallelujahs, prayers and shoots of victory, then rising “The Glorious Jubilee” was started by the choir, the great multitude swelling the re frain— “What a gathering of the faithful there will be At the sounding of the glorious jubilee.” Under the leafy arches, with the flickering shadows falling softly upon the earnest up turned faces, the scene was one never to be for gotten. Mrs. Inskip held a targe and interesting meeting for the young at 1.30. Rev. Mr. Gor ham gave a Bible reading at the stand at the same hour, his subject being “The law of the Christian life.” Able sermons during the afternoon and eve ning by Rev. Wm. McDonald and Rev. Mr. Gorham respectively, continued the line of thought along which these meetings have been carried on; holiness unto the Lord, and "victo ry” in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. A Gorgeous Trousseau. A Parisian Description of the Robes Worn by Lord Wolseley’s Bride. Parii Figaro. The season of London will finish with a first-rate marriage. Lord Wolseley, one of the noble lords Catholic of Great Britain, will espouse at that time Miss Emma Mur phy, a young American exceedingly million aire. Blonde and proud as a duchess paint ed by Reynolds, this charming daughter of the free America has uo need to appear to her fiance under a shower of pearls and of dollars; the gold of her hair and the royalty of her 20 years are sufficient. The stars of heaven la the deep skies, Ne’er sparkled as bright as her radiant eves. To describe the splendors of the trousseau would be to write a volume of adjectives. Miss Emma Murphy will wear the day of her marriage at the church Catholic a robe satin white, all covered with flounces of tulle, bordered with silver, recalling by its magnificence, half pompadourian, the style of the directorie. The trail of satin, en crusted with silver, is partially covered with a mantle of velvet, relieved with forget-me nots and lilies In embroidery. Two pages clad in rose-colored silk, will carry this man tle of velvet. A veil of old point of Flandre will .envelop In a cloud of lace this robe of the bride and half conceal the visage of the new peeress of England. The five maids of honor of Miss Murphy will be dressed in rose-colored silk like the pages. When the trousseau was ex hibited by Felix in Paris all the city flocked to see it. One could bathe in the waves of satin and lace. In au interior room were exhibited 25 ball dresses, 25 visiting toilets and 25 morning and afternoon costumes. It is to be remarked the bridal travelling cos tume, of a sumptuousuess unheard of. which indicates how much the high-life English differ from us, notwithstanding the care wa take to copy them. This costume is of dark material relieved with white, with a corsage of the same description. The two folds of plaited satin fall from the shoulder to the waist, parting at the neck sufficient to show an ornament of pearls attached to the throat with a bouquet of orange blossoms. Among the half dress robes those of the style Pompadour are in the majority. Iu garments of rase, blue, or ivory, the disposi tion of the light drapery recalls to the mem ory the tuuics sculptural, which clothe the goddesses. Among the number of ball dresses there is one found with a skirt ab solutely but an immense mass of tearoses. The rest is of ivory-tinted satin, the train ornamented with tearoses and the corsage a cluster of roses. A robe of colored satin bears across the bosom a tropical bird, the wings extending over the shoulders. A sec ond bird flies through the lace on the skirt. This art of the toilet carried to its extreme power is an art especially French.