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Great bargains, 118 Middle St.sep24snlw SPECIAMIOTICE. The agents of Mr. Lewis Levi of Boston, on their annual trip through the northern States will arrive in Portland, Monday, Sept. 24tli, and remain until the follow ing Friday and are prepared to pay the highest cash prices for Gcnts’ Cast Oil Clothing. Our prices are guaranteed to be front 26 to 35 per cent, above local rat 's. Orders by mail promptly attended to, if received before Thursday niglit. Address J. Levi, P. O. Box 1323. 8ep22 sndtf INSURANCE. W. D. LITTLE & CO.? 31 Exchange Street. ESTABLISHED IN 1843. Reliable Insurance in first-class American and Foreign Co’s at Lowest Kates. Losses promptly ad justed and prompt attention given to business. sep!8 TELEPHONE 701. snly FINANCIAL. BOW DS. City of Portland ... Om. “ “ Zanesville, Ohio - * 4 l-'h. ‘l^East Saginaw. Mich. 5m. — ‘* Fori Wame, Ind. - - Om. Portland Water Company - Om. Akron, O. “ “ - Om. Maine Central B. B. - - - 5m. « <• “ - 7m. Androscoggin A Kennebec R. R. 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Branches ) 963 Broadway, cor. 23d St. connected by J Grand Cent. Hotel op. Bond St. Private wires) 346 Broadway cor. Leonard St. Jly23 eodtf MEETINGS. Portland Grocers’and Flour Deal ers’ Association. THE Annual Meeting of the Association will be postponed to Saturday. Sept. 29, and will then be held at Board of Trade Rooms at 2.30 o’clock p. m., for the election of officers and such other busi ness as may regularly come before it. Per order, W. P. CHASE, Sec. Portland, Sept. 24,1883. sep25d6t Maine General Hospital. THE annual meeting of the corporation will be held at four o’clock in the afternoon of Tues day the 9th day of October, 1883, at the Council Chamber, City Hall, Portland, for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, and of tran sacting such other business, as 'may legally he pre sented. By order of the Directors, F. R. BARRETT, Secretary. Portland, Sept. 12,1883. 2awtdi h&M ENDOWMENT INSURANCE -IN THE Mutual LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. Better than a 4 per cent, Government Bono Which at a premium pays about SV2 per cent, in terest. Better than the Savings Bank, which gives no insurance, pays about 4 per cent, interest, from which you may withdraw your de posit at any time, or neglect to make It. It is easier to make money than to save it. Better than Tontine Policies in other Companies. as shown by comparison of results. Results Accomplished. THE NORTHWESTERN has paid over $3,300 000 matured endowments. Besides giving in surance these policies have returned the pre miums with 4 to 6% per cent, compound interest. THE ASSETS OF THE NORTHWESTERN, (in vested in the most productive and solid secur fcies of the countery»ye eOaMNi years p£f»n paying all expenses and taxes, an average of 4.27 per cent interest. THE SURPLUS OF THE COMPANY over a 4 per cent, reserve is $3,022,612, SINCE 1875 THE NORTHWESTERN has done totter by its policy-holders than any company in tho country. It needs only to be known to be preferred. Its policy-holders increase their in surance in tho Northwestern. LIVE AGENTS WANTED. Tl»« above Endowment Policies for sale by LEWIS McLELLAN, GORHAM, Special Agent. T. T. MERRyTsTATE AGENT. Jne23 eoiltf Prohibition in Vermont. Burlington. Sect. 25 — Among the indict ments found by the era-d jr.r y< st-rday, are four agai'> a* man-, r. mu tit* • e! proprie tors and re-t uu-hul he -i f. r - . -a'ion of the prohibitory liquor ..I,. ibe indicted parties are I. S. Drew, manager of the Van Ness house and the best known landlord in Ver mont; Robert Nolty, another well known ho tel man: C. N. Mead, an extensive wholesale dealer in ale and lager beer, and JaineB A. Stone, keeper of a largs restaurant. William L. Strong, a prominent and wealthy citizen, has also been indicted for leasing premises te be used as a restaurant. These indictments have naturally created a good deal of excite ment in the community, and have led, among other things, to an active discussion of the merits and demerits of the law under which they were found. The prohibitory law has been in force in Vermont for more than thirty years It was originally passed by the Legis ture of 1852, General Neal Dow of Maine tak ng an active part in pushing it through. It erated • good deal of dobate, but finally queezod through by one vote. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the POSTLAN]) PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange St., Portland, Me. Terms: EightDollars a Year. To mail subscrib ers, Seven Dollars a Year, if paid in advance. Kates of Advertising: One inch of space, the length of column, constitutes a “square." $1.60 per square, daily tirst week: 76 cents per week after; three insertions or less, $1.00, continu ing every other day after first week, 60 conts. Half square, three insertions or less, 76 cents; one week, $1.00; $60 cents per week after. Special Notices, one-third additional. Under head of "Amusements” and “Auction Sales," $2.U0 per square per week; throe insertions or less, $1.60. THE MAINE STATE PRESS. Published every Thursday Morning, at $2.50 a year; if paid in advance, $2.00 a year. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press (which lias a large circulation in every part of the State) for $l .00 per square for tirst insertion and 60 cents Tier square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Washington, Sept. 26. The indications for New England to-day are fair weather, northeasterly winds, stationary or slight fall in the temperature, and higher barometer. The weather bulletin says that a violent storm has prevailed northeast of New Eng land, and brisk and high northwesterly winds continue on the MiddleAtlantic and New Eng land coasts. North to west winds and clear weather prevails in all districts east of the Mississippi. Clear weather continues in the Northwest, where the winds are light and va riable. The temperature has fallen slightly on the Allantic coast north of the Ohio valley and in the northwest, and risen slightly in the Gulf States. Cool, fair weather will con tinue in New Eogland and tho Middle Atlantic States during Wednesday and Thursday. The temperature will rise slowly in tho Lake region Northwest and Ohio valley on Wednesday and Thursday, with generally fair weather. LATEST MARINE NEWS. Detained by the Storm. Boston, Sept. 25.—On account of the storm of last night, the steamer Penobscot, of the Boston and Bangor Steamship Co., will not leave Boston until to-morrow, Wednesday, at 9 a. m. A Vinalbnren Schooner Wrecked. Chatham, Mass., Sept. 25.—Schooner Mani toban, Capl. Smith, of and from Vinalhaven, Me., for Baltimore with a cargo of paving stones, parted her chains and came ashore in Chatham Bay this morning. The crew were saved by a boat from Chatham. The vessel is full of water and will prove a total wreck, and is not insured. Tho cargo is partly insured, and probably will mostly be saved. Reprehensible Conduct—A Wrecked .Ship Passed by' many Steamers and Not Assisted. New York, Sent. 25.—Captain Paude of the Norwegian bark Lizzy, who with his crew of ten was rescued by the Norwegian bark B. C. Boyeserfkud brought to this port, reports that from the morning of the 5th, when the crew were pumping and working for their lives, until the time they were rescued five steamers passed the wrecked bark without taking any notice of her, although most of them were so close that they mdst have heard the shots they fired, as well as Steen the signals of dis tress flying. The Norwegian bark that saved the crew was about twice the distance from the vessel as the steamers that passed, and noticed the ship’s wrecked position as well as the boats. WASHINGTON. Candidates for Supervising Architect. Washington, Sept. 25.—Secretary Folger says that he will confer with the President be fore coming to any decision as to the appoint ment of a successor to Supervising Architect Hill. There is but one new applicant for the position. The papers of the other so-called candidates have been on the files of the de partment for months. Supervising Architect Hill says he will re main in office long enough to complete his annual report, at the end of which time, if hie successor is not appointed, he will inform the Secretary that he does not care to stay longer. Counterfeiting Silver Certificate*. The Secret Service Bureau has information of the operations of a gang which has oper °nterfsiting of silver certificates, which have been principally cir culated in the West. Fixing the Boiler* at the Capitol. The officials of the Capitol, taking warning from the numerous boiler explosions, are hav ing such thorough repairs made to the boilers at the House end that the new Congressmen need have no serious apprehensions. Democratic Division* iu North Carolina. The hopes of the Republicans in North Carolina rest largely upon divisions in the Democratic party, which are as sharp and aggressive as those of the Democracy iu Ohio. The Republicans are also encouraged by the fact that a former Democratic leader, Patrick Wicstou, has come out in open advocacy of the Republican party, and has published a pamphlet, which has been circulated through out the State, reviewing the Democratic policy and characterizing it as the party of tho past. He invites the young men of the State who look to the future to cut loose from the tradi tions of the past, which he declares have been a hindrance to the development of the South. Ceil. Nhcrmau’* Retirement. General Sherman has fixed November 1st as the date he will turn over the command of the army to General Sheridan,and virtually retire to civil life, although he will not be placed upon the retired list of the army until Febru ary 8tb. Cattle for Western Ranches. Mr-jjitton, consul general at Matamoras, has auaressed to the State Department a com munication on the subject of beef cattle in Mexico and the United States, having refer ence principally to the question of bow best to supply the demand for cattle for Ihe ranches of the Western States. For the past two or three years, he eays, the cattle men have began to look beyond Texas and iuto Northern Mexico for^his supply. The chief cattle range of Northern Mexico, he says, lies between a line drawn from Guayamas to Tampico, and in cludes the States of Sonora, Chihuahua, Cola* huila, Nuevo Leon and Tamalinpas, an area of 500,000 square miles, two-third9 of which is grazing land. There may be in this section, he thinks, 6.500,000 animals, divided about as follows: Goats, 2,5000,000; neat cattle, 1,500, 000; horees, 1,000,000; 6heep, 1,000,000; mules, 500,000. Imports of live cattle from Mexico have in the past paid an ad valorem duty of 20 per cent, but under recent Treasury regulations, the scope of which has been established by a teat case, be says that animals for breeding purposes can be imported free of duty, the per son importing thorn being only obliged to satisfy the Consul and Collector that he im ports them for such purpuses. The decision in this test case, he says, is already known the whole length of ihe frontier, and he an ticipates that stockmen in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado, etc., will take ad vantage of it and go to Mexico for breeders, and that it will give a great impulse to the cat tle-raising industry in Northern Mexico. IVliMcellaneous, The Bar Association of this city has received a letter from Lord Chief Justice Coleridge accepting a proffered reception, the time to be hereafter agreed upon. A committee of seven has been appointed to make all necessary arrangementp. PANIC ON A STEAMER < n lifted by the ISi eakiug of a Part of XSer ■! «»*> l iven Lost. Fall River, Mass., Sept. 25.—An accident occurred ou the steamer Bradford Durfee of Providence this afternoon, which came near involving serious consequences. About 5.30 o’clock, when the boat was off Spar Island, near Mount Hope, somo part of her hog frame broke and the piston was left with out support or guide. The engineer at once shut off steam, but the momentum was suffi cient to keep the piston moving. Being with out a check, it tore out the cylinder head, and, on the next revolution of the crank, crashed through the main sa loon stairway, smashing that into kindling wood. With each succeeding revolution the huge piston rod crashed into the main saloon, smashing the partition, settees and everything in its vicinity. Fortunately the number of passengers on board was comparatively small, not more than 75, and no one was seriously in jured. Leaving Bristol there were about 175 passengers, and of these 100 got off at Bris tol Ferry. Tfen minutes afterward the accident occurred. The passengers, among whom were many la dies, were panic-stricken. The destruction of the stairway cut off communicTion with the lower deck; the Baloon was filled with flying splinters, and the noise of falling machinery and cracking timbers caused th i wildest con fusion. There was a rush for life-preservers, aud the passengers climbed iut > the life boats. One boat, which was overcrowded with passen gers, was lowered, and in the confusion one end was let down too sudden, throwing a man and child into the w iter. They were rescued in a few minutes, the m-t - ii.ary was stopped, and the fears of the pa - ■ were quieted The boat was help! -ri> ; -iuing. hut the Wish ing steamer Ucor. o V. Humphreys came ta lier assist u co) 'owed her i this city, ar riving here about 7.30 o’c'-oek. The engiueer’s room aud surroundings are a i almost com plete wreck, inac.iinery, timbers, etc., being piled in a confused mass. O. i Mreinau was cut on thebe ul by a falling pieiv ■ timber. The damig to the boat is roughly estimated at £5,000. MAINE. EauH'in :»Iain«; Fair—Promitc of n Sue rexxful Exhibition. Bangor, Sept. 25 —The heavy rain last night settled the dust and cleared the air, and this morning proved bright and clear. A large number were present at the opening of the Eastern Maine fair, and there is every pros pect of a successful season. The entries of horses are very large, comprising the finest in the State, with others from the Provinces. The show of horses and cattle was never equalled in this section. The State Agricultural, Nor ombega. City and Concert halls are fast filling up with produce of the farm and dairy, manu factured articles, machinery, fruit, flowers, fancy work, etc., in great varieties and abun dance. The weather during the early portion ol the opening day of the fair was blustering and somewhat disagreeable, but this did not deter a considerable throng from assembling at the grounds to witness the large exhibition of stock, the display in Agricultural Hall, and the races which took place in the afternoon. Among the exhibits of stock were those of C. P. Mattocks of Baldwin, George Blanchard & Co. of Cumberland, B. L. Pennell of Bruns' wick, George I. Shaw of jHartland, Henry A. Higgins of Charleston, A. W. King of Charles ton, John Morrison of Corinth, L. D. Dayis of Waterville. J. G. Fish of Oakland, and How ard & Ellis of Fairfield. In Agricultural Hall, on the grounds, was a very extensive display of agricultural implements. City Hall is filled with an exhibition of frnic and dow el's and a display by the Decorative Art Club. Norombega Hall is overflowing with a display of furniture, musical instruments, ladies’ fan cy works, paintings, etc. Concert Hall is crowded with an endless display of vegetables. Notwithstanding the heavy rains last night the grounds were dry and the track in fine condition when the races took place. The race in the three-minute class was won by George O.; best time, 2.39. Aroostook Boy won first money it tbe race for stallions in the 2.34 class; best time, 2.384. Lonis J. was winner in the race for three-year-olds, half-mile heats; time, 1.38. Denth of uu Aged Divine. Rev. Thomas Marsden, an Episcopal clergy man died at Dexter today, aged 72 years, l.iqiioe Indictment* in York County. Biddefohd, Sept. 25.—The grand jury of this county rose at noon and reported. They found over 70 liquor indictments. The Home Club Take* a Back Seat. Belfast, Sept. 25.—The Dirigo base ball club of Portland were defeated by the Pas times of Belfast today. Score: Pastimes, 27; Dirigos, 26, with the last inning to spare. Attempted Suicide. L. Walker, in jail for drunkenness, while in in a fit of delirium tremens attempted suicide today but cutting his throat. The wounds were serious but not fatal. The Missing Kittery Man Not Found. Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 25.—Stephen Grant, the missing man from Kitttry. has not been found, and the divers searching for the body have been unsuccessful. There is a alight suspicion of foul play bat the probability is that ho was accidentally drowned. Franklin S. J. Court. Farmington, Sept. 25.—The Sapreme Ju dicial Court opened today, Chief Justice Peters presiding. The docket contains 212 cases. Ordination at Farmington. Rev. E. A. Mason of Jersey City, N. J., was ordained pastor of tbe Baptist church in Farm ington today, with Rev. W. H. Spencer of Waterville, moderator; Rev. W. O. Ayer of Skowhegan, clerk of the examining conncil, at the church this afternoon. This evening interesting public exercises were held, consist ing of: Music by a Double Quartette. Invocation—Rev. E. Nugent. Scripture Reading—Rev. J. R. Herrick. Sermon—Rev. W. II. Spencer. Ordaining Prayer—Rev. W. E. Morse. Charge to tbe Candidate—Rev. E. S. Small. Charge to tlio Pcoplo—Rev. W. O. Ayer. Right Hand of Fellowship—Rev. W. H. Clark. Welcome to the Town—Rev. C. H. Pope. Closing Prayer—Rev. C. Stone. DiMChnrged from Custody. Philadelphia, Sept. 25—Wm. Nelson, the Swedish sailor ariested on suspicion that be was Thomas Elliot, the murderer of a police mau in Batb, Me., was dischatged from cus tody this afternoon. Detective Wiggin of Boston failed to identify Nelson as tbe mur derer. IFrom our Exchanges. Prof. J. 5. Sewall has recently presented to tbe Bangor Mechanic Association 543 volumes of books for the use of the Bangor Public Li brary. William B. King, Esq., of Calais, a member of Gov. Robie’s staff, has been appointed United States vice consul at St. Stephens. Governor Robie and wife and Councillor Bolster and wife will be the guests of Hon. S. C. Hatch of Bangor this week, arriving this evening, to attend the Eastern Maine fair on Thursday. E. F. Pillsbury of Boston and John Potter of Augusta are both to move to Minneapolis to engage in the practice of law togethe-. Monday forenoon at 9 o’clock, Michael Sulli van of Veazie, aged about 40 years, fell across a rapidly revolvingcircular saw at Basin Mills, where be was employed, and his left arm was ho frightfully mangled as to require amputa tion. Sullivan is a respectable, industrious man and has a family in Veazie. Martin Kelley of Orono, head edger of No. 3 gang, Basin Mills,had two fingers sawed off tbe same morning. The Maine Baptist State Convention is to be held in South Berwick, on the first week of October. Tbe annual meeting of the Maine Unitarian Conference will be held at Castine, October 2d, 3d and 4th. Rev. John A. Bellows and Rev. L. B. Macdonald will read essays. Rev. F. B. Hornbrooke of Newton will preach Wednesday night. Hon. Henry O. Stanley, fish and game commissioner, and Detective Wormell of Bethel, made a raid on hunters and fishers who have been violating our game laws, and as a result four indictments were brought in by tne grand jury of Oxford county. The new divorce law does not seem to work any better in Oxford county than it does in Kennebec. At the March term of the Su preme Court there were fourteen libels for divorce entered. This large number was part ly ercdited to the tucP that the new law was soon to go into operation. At this term, after the law had taken effect, there are thirteen libels entered, only one less than at the last term under tbe old law. Oxford County Agricultural Society will hold its annual fair, on the grounds between South Paris and Norway next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 2d, 3d.and 4th. Tbotrustees bate made extra exertions in order to secure a good display. NEW YORK. Failures. New York, Sept. 25.—Charles W. F. Dare, carriage maker of No. 47 Courtlandt street, has made ail assignment, giving preferences amounting to 829,000. Kugle & Clark, Broadway, jewelers, also assigned to day, giving preferences amounting to 89,000. Levy Bros. & Co., No. 472 Broadway, died an assignment to-day to Solomon O. Kohn, giving nreferences to the amount of about 8900,000. Off for Buffalo. New York, Sept, 25.—About 450 members of the county Democracy left for Buffalo this morning to attend the Stlta convention. The traiu consisted of 15 Wagner cars. The Tam many delegates left over the same road. The parly numbered 5G0 members and required nineteen cars. Oa the outside of the cars were banners bearing appropriate mottoes. ’lull If' Carpenter's Estate. Milwaukee, Sept. 25.—At the time of the death of Senator Matt H. Carpenter the state ment wss widely circulated that he died a pauper, leaving his family entirely destitute. An appraisal of his estate recorded to-day shows that the Milwaukee and Washington real estate, notes, bonds, and securities in the hands of tho widow aggregate $102,000. The estate wh n entirely settled will net $150,000. A voluminous life of Carpenter by Frank A. Flower, State Labor Statistician, will soon bo issued. Drnlb Under Suspicious Circumstances. Montpelier, Vt„ Sept. 25.—Mrs. Albee Hurlburt died suddenly two weeks ago, at Worcester, Vermont. This old lady and her husband lived with James Templeton, and were helped by the town. There were suspi cions ol loul play, and two days after burial the body was exhumed and examined by phy sians, who found evidence of death by vio lence. The grand jury now in session at Mont pelier, will report an indictment of murder against James Templeton. Templeton claims that the old man Albee and wifeoften quarrel ed, and that he was obliged to use force to part them. BIG BLAZE. The Business Street of Fairfield in Flames. Five Stores Already Burned and the Whole Street in Banger. (Special Dispatch to the Press.) Fairfield, Sept. 26.—3.30 A. M. Fairfield’s business street is in dames. Five stores have already burned and the whole street is in great danger. The toll bridge is also on fire. Aid has been telegraphed for and is now on the way from Waterville. No further particulars are obtainable at this hour. Seth. FOOD ADULTERATION. A French Preventive Plnn Urged for American Uonsideration. Washington, Sept. 23.—Consul Wilson of Nantes, France, reports to the State depart ment that nearly every civilized nation has taken Bteps to prevent the adulteration of food, drink and medicine, and offers some sugges tions as to steps that might be taken by our government in this matter. He speaks par ticularly of the Fronch methods of dealing with adulterations, and urges us to adopt a similar system. The bureau is attached to the health office, and consists of a director and 66 chemists and inspectors. These officers, he writes, report all articles, either from their own observation or fromtthe public, supposed to need analyzation. They made in 1881 24, 055 visits of inspection. The expert chemists are kept at work, each one on his own special ity in making an analysis. The analyses are of two Borts, one of which—the unpaid—is only general, defining the condition of the articles as good, passable, bad, not dangerous, bad and dangerous. The other is paid, according to ex pense, from $1 to $4, and gives the exact com position of the product. The analyzers examine and report on the following particulars: Com ponent parts of perfumery; lead in tin pipes, siphons and cans and boxes of preserved meats, fruits, etc.; salicylic acid in articles of food; mud and deposits of sewers and sinks; falsifi cation of wine and adulteration of articles of food; beer and beer pumps; coloring matter of playthings; syrups and sugars; copper cooking utensds; trichiniosis in pork; milk; incom bustibility of the decorations of theatres; analysis of air in certain quarters. Many very important results flowed from the investiga tion. Take the wine product, for example,' the principal article subjected to analysis. The inspectors made 3361 analyses. In only 357 cases the wine was declared good; in 1093 it was passable; in 1079 bad, but not dangerous and in 202 bad and dangerous. Mr. Wilson has drafted a bill which be thinks might be tried by the District of Columbia as an experi mental measure. It proposes to establish a bureau here similar to that in Paris, and with like power and franchise. Stringent provi sions are inserted against adulteration, and a faithful execution of such a law would evi dently do away with many of the evils now complained of. THE STORM. Great Damage Wrought ou the Lakes— A Vessel Goes Down with all ou Board— Its Severity Elsewhere Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 25.—A disastrous storm occurred last night, the wind attaining a velocity ot 51 miles an hour. Trees and sign boards were blown down and the unfinished round house of the Rochester & Pittsburg rail, road on the Lake Shore at South Buffalo was levelled with the ground; a fine house on Ferry Btreet entirely demolished and large panes of glass in several Main street scores were broken. Many bathing houses were washed away by the high tide. About 100 feet of track of the Central road was washed away and four Blue Line cars tumbled into the lake and their con tents washed away. The propellors Chicago and Iron Chief and two schooners were torn from their fastenings at Niagara. Tugs w ent to their assistance. The high water subsided as quickly as it arose, falling two feet in less than half an hour. Masters of vessels coming in this morning report the wind terrific on the lakes. The barge York State, in tow of steam barge Buckeye, with wheat from Toledo, broke her tow line when nearing Buf falo before daylight this morning The Buckeye was unable to do anything for her consort and came into port alone. At daylight it was reported that a white vessel was ashore near Sayview with her crew hang ing in the rigging. From the description it was ascertained the vessel was the York State. Another vessel is ashore at Windmill Point and the life saving crew have gono to her as sistance. It is supposed to be the Columbian. The floating elevator Margaret broke from its moorings and damaged several vessels. Capt. Peren of the propeller John P. Lyon re ports he saw an unknown schooner dismasted on the lake yesterday. Providence, Sept. 25.—A southwest storm has been quite destructive in the vicin.ty of Newport. The cross on the spire of the Cban niDg Memorial church was partly blown down, and large trees and awnings have been uproot ed or blown away, One large tree was blown out of a yard through the fence. A sail boat was washed ashore, with several holes in her, and Dr. 8, C. Powell’s yacht broko from her moorings and was injured. Mr. Whartou’s steam yacht was in Dumpling Cove, and nar rowly escaped being wrecked. The sea at Newport was very rough, and the waves broke over Fort Adams wharf. Foundered on Lmkc Eric—All Hands Lost. Buffalo, Sept. 27.—Schooner York State, laden with 10,000 bushels of wheat, foundered on Lake Erie last night in a gale, and the captain and six men were lost. • SPORTING. Stallion Race at Rencon Park. Boston, Sept. 28.—Baleh’s stallion races at Beacon Park to-day were largely attended. The track was heavy in places on account of yester day's rain. The 2.20 race, purse $2000, with Romero, Kentucky Wilkes, Onawa aud Mazy Cobb as starters, waB won by Kentucky Wilkes who took first, fourth aud fifth heats; Maxy Cobb taking second and third heats; Ouawa second place in the second, third aud fifth heats. Romero lost in each heat. Best time 2.23 1-4. In the 2.50 race only two started out of seven entries, the others failing to arrive in season. Pilot Knox won in three straight heats. The second heat was warmly fought by Middleton, Jr., who was lees thau a length behind at the finish. Best time 2.30}. Between the heats Jay Eye See unsuccessful ly attempted to beat his own record of 2.10 3-4. A warming up heat was trotted in 2.20 3-4, and the trial heat in 2.17}. Ho will make another trial to-morrow. The Pittsburg Rt-gnttn- Twiulv Profes wiounU Refuse to Row. Pittsbubo, Pa., Sept. 25.—Twenty of the professionals named for to-morrow's race have signed a paper refusing to row on account of the judges having picked out five of the men with the fastest records and placed them in separate heats. Five trial heats of the “local” raco were rowed this afternoon, Priddy, Gang. Snyder, Richards and Powers being tile winners. Prid dy made the best time, 21m. 40 sec. The final heat will bo rowed to-morrow. The veteran raco was postponed until to-morrow. Ruse Rail. At Boston—Bostons 8, Buffalos 5. At Providence—Clevelauds 3, Providence 2. At New York—New Yorks 10, Chicagos 21. Game called on account of darkness on the seventh inning. At Philadelphia—Philadelphias 5, Dotroits 8. JAPANESE COINS. non- Jnpnn llniutnins Her High Silver Hlundiirtl. Washington, Sept. 25.—Dr. W. P. Lawver, the assayer of the mint bureau of the treasury department, is engaged in assaying some Japanese coins which have been sent here for that purposo by the Japanese government. Every year that government takes a number of 5-yen gold and silver pieces, and, cutting them in quarters, sends one quarter to the United States, ono to England, one to France and one to her own assayers to be assayed, comparing the result of the work of the various assayers, and thus keeping her coin up to a high standard. Informer cases the assays by the various countries have shown little varia tion in the result obtained. That of this year has not progressed sufficiently to give any cor rect idea as to the result. Abraham I.iurolu’i Old TI i 11 Burnt. Springfield, 111., Sept. 25.—The old mill in Menard county, 111., refeired to in all the biog raphies of Abraham Lincoln, was burned Sun day night, with all its coutents. It was origi nally built in 1821) by Win. S. Greene, better known as “Slicky” Greene, who afterwards took Mr. Lincoln into pamership with him un der the firm name of Greene & Lincoln. It was at this mill where the old store was kept, at which Mr. Lincoln met the old settlers of the State. The groperty was not very valua ble. It was insured for $2,500. POLITICAL. ILaesnchiisetta Greenback Convention Gov. Butler Be-noininatcd, but Nome Op position Manifested—E. Moody Boynton Denounces the Convention. Boston, Sept. 25.—The State Committee of the Massachusetts Greenbackers met at 10 o’clock this forenoon in this city, to decide on permanent organization. E. Moody Boynton was present and claimed the right to act be cause he was a member ot the National Com mittee. At first it was refused, but he was fi nally allowed to speak,which he did vigorously for ten minutes, asserting that the convention to-day was not a Greenback convention, but a schemo to aid and abet the Democratic party. The convention met at 11 a. m. Levi P. Pierce of Lynn was chosen president, and Gustavus B. Hutchinson of Boston, secretary. A sharp debate ensued on th6 report of the committee on credentials, a number of dele gates objecting to the admission of Dr. J. P. Bland as a delegate from Athol. Mr. Bland is a sympathizer with Moody Boynton, and au thor of a life of Butler. Excited speeches were made, and all was confusion until Mr. Bland was excluded by an almost unanimous vote. In a lull, after the motion, Dr. Bland at tempted to speak. The Chair was inclined to recognize lxim. Strong objection was made by delegates to bis speaking, and he finally subsided. Mr. Armstrong of Malden vigorously de nounced Bland, and said that if he was a true Qreeubacker he would withdraw. The convention’s approval was manifested in a general uproar. A motion was made that Bland be given ten minutes, at the leisure of the convention, to explain himself. A dozen delegates tried to get the floor, and many others shouted “Question”’ at the top of their voices, Mr. Davis, of Gloucester, screamed, “Mr. Chairman, five minutes,” but the chair would not recognize him. The utmost confusion pre vailed, members shouting, “sit down,” “po lice,” etc. Mr. Litchman,of Marblehead, said this con vention would be painted by the opposition press in unprecedentedly vivid colors. “Let ’em paint,” shouted a delegate. Hot words then passed around, and a dele gate moved that Gen. Butler be nominated by acclamation, but he was not recognized. Mr. Litchman moved that the present state committee be empowered to act till the next convention. Without putting this motion, Butler’s nomi nation was renewed and carried unanimously, with great enthusiasm. The resolutions were then read. The pre amble denounces both the Republican and the Democratic parties, especially the former. The platform demands the repeal of all class laws for corporations; equal political rights for men and women; election of all public officials as far as practicable,by direct vote of the people; a graduated income tax, and the taxetiou of all other property at the usual rates; no more refunding of the public debt in such a manner that it cannot be paid when the government has the money to pay with; discontinuance of the hoarding policy, the demonetization of gold and silver as a domestic currency and the issue instead of full legal tender paper currency: the withdrawal of the poy er of issue from the national banks; the removal of the tariff mon strosity that prison labor should not be allow ed to cheapen honest labor; that suffrage shall be free to all; larger appropriations for com mon schools; shorter hours of labor; regula tion of iuter-State commerce by Congress so that middlemen cannot raise prices; prohibi tion of the employment of children under 14 years in mines and workshops, and equal pay for equal work of men and women. The platform closed with an extreme eulogy of Gov. Butler. Great applause followed the reading, and the resolutions were adopted. Delegate Elder, of Springfield, withdrew be cause Butler was endorsed. The remainder of tne ticket nominated is as follows: Lieutenant Governor, John Howesof Worcester; Secretary of State. Nicolas Fur long, BoBton; Attorney General, George Fos ter of Lynn; Treasurer, Wilbur F. Whitney of Ashburnham; Auditor, A. H. Wood of Lu nenburg. An objection was made that Foster was not a lawyer, but a delegate said that in Butler they had all the law necessary, and it made no mat ter who was Attorney Geueral, and the ticket was adopted unanimously. The State Committee were authorized to fill any vacancies by well known Greenbackers. Speeches were made by Dr. Charles E. Key ser, of Philadelphia, John M. Devine and Charles H. Litchmau, after which the conven tion adjourned. [later.] John M. Howes having declined to serve as candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and hav ing signed the call for the bolt convention at Worcester, the State Committee to-night sub stituted Nathaniel E. Cushing of Middleborc. Democrat.. Gathering at Springfield. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 21.—There has been a good gathering of delegates to to-mor row’s Democratic convention, but the interest is rather languid. Gov Butler is not expected until 1.30 to-morrow, and Reuben Noble, of Westfield, is to renominate him. Rev. V. N. Simmons of this city, will open the conven tion with prayer. The chief interest of the eyening has centred in the nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Many candidates have been suggested, but it seems to be settled that S. W. Bowermau of Pittsfield, will be renomi nated if he will permit the use of hianame; if not, Charles Theo. Russell, of Cambridge, will be the man. Charles Levi Woodbury has asked the committee on resolutions to meet at 8 o'clock in the morning. The St3te central committee has been in session all the evening perfecting the permanent Organization and hearing contesting delegations. It is said to-night that F. O. Prince of Boston will bo nominated for Lieutenant Governor; Charles H. Ingalls of North Adams for treas urer, and Charles Levi Woodbury for attorney general. FOULLY MURDERED. A Boston Man I,it’s in Wait for anil Shooti His Wife Dead. Boston, Sept. 25.—Fall particulars of the murder, briefly reported this morning, are as follows: About 1 o’clock this morning Mrs. Nellie Currie, 2(5 years old, employed as a cook in Perkin’s cafe, was shot and killed by her hus liaud, Bichard Currie, at the doorway of her lodgings, No. 323 Tremont street, as she was returning from work. The couple had not lived together for some time but occasionally met. 'It is supposed that Currie laid in wait for his wife but the motive for tbe murder is not known. After shooting her ho ran down tbe Btreet with tbe revolver in his hand, being pursued by several passers-by, who secured him and turned him over to the police. Cur rie was evidently under the influence of liq uor and denied having killed any one He is a piano maker, in the employ of the Emerson Piano Company, and does not bear an envia ble reputation. Mrs. Currie is well spoken 6f. Her body awaits au inquest. The murdered woman’s maiden name was Nellie Gallagher, and she is about 2d years of age. She bears the very best of a reputation, and is styled by those who knew her a hard working woman. On Sunday she took a lunch with her husband, and on yesterday af ternoon they went to the hospital together to see their sick child No one has been found who saw them together after their visit to tbe hospital until the hour of the murder. Mrs. Currie is said to have been at work during the evening and, returning home from her work, it is surmised that she was met by her hus band, who accompanied her to the door, where he killed her. A visit to the scene of the murder disclosed nothing important. Upon the steps of the houBe was a pool of blood, which flowed down the steps and half way across the sidewalk. RAILROAD MATTERS. Atlantic Outlet for the tnunditin Pneitle Knilivny. Montreal, Sept. 25.—It is reported here that the Canadian Pacific Railroad Co. has abandoned all idea of using the South Eastern road as an outlet to the Atlantic, and will join the Portland & Ogdensburg road in its stead. Fruitless Conference nl Han Frnneiseo. San Francisco, Sept. 25.—The conference of railroad managers so far has resulted in nothing except disagreements. In view of Wall street reports, there is a belief in the minds of those competent to judge that the Central Pacific Gould and Vanderbilt interests have combined to play a waiting game in order to test the staying properties oi Villard stock. Receipt of telegrams from Wall street is liable at any moment to change the com plexion of the conference. I*re*idem Arthnr'* Trip. Providence, It. I., Sept. 25.—President Ar thur embarked oil the cutlor Dexter at New port and sailed lor Bristol at 10.45 this morning. He will not reach Bristol quite ns early as was expected. Providence, It. 1., Sept. 25.—President Ar thur’s programme for his future stay in this vicinity is now fully arrauged, and will not be changed. Iteturniug from Bristol to-day he will remain with Mr. French. Wednesday evening he dines with George Peabody Wet more. The following morning he goes to West Island with his private secretary, Mr. Phillips, M. W. Cooper, and probably Setli B. French, and there meet Charles L Tiffany and Charles K. Miller. Ho will remain there until Mon day, and will then pass through Newport for New York. BURNSIDE MEMORIAL. Laying the Corner Slone of the IVew Hall at Providence, R. I. Providence, R. I., Sept. 26.—Thousands of persons to-day poured into Bristol by boat and train to witness the laying of the corner stone of Burusido Memorial Hall. The decorations about town were very profuse. The President came up from Newport, arriving about noon, two hours later than he was expected. The Bristol Artillery fired a salute as soon as President Arthur came in sight. President Arthur was received by Col. S. Pomeroy Colt, and the Congressional delegation from this State,aud driven to Col. Colt’s residence, Gov. Brown sitting with the President. At Col. Colt’s residence the President’s path was strewn with flowers by twenty maidens, a repetition of the ceremony of welcome to President Monroe in 1817 at the same house. After a short stay within the house the Presi dent joined the line of procession,which includ ed militia, crews from the training ships, vet eran associations, city councils of Providence aud Newport, the congressional delegation, grand lodges of Masons, and Masonic orders escorting the presidential party. At the site of the memorial buildings the presidential party disembarked and occupied the seats reserved on the platform. The cere mony of laying the corner stone wa3 performed by the Grand Lodge of Masons, after which Judge Lebanon B. Colt delivered an oration. It is proposed to set apart a portion of the building for the collection of souvenirs of Burn side and military relics. Over the main en trance "Burnside Memorial” is to be cut in the granite and on the front is a niohe to be filled by a brodze statue of Burnside. The line was iu siv divisions and was 20 min utes in passing a given point. The second di vision fallowing the militia was composed of apprentices and seamen from the U. S. steam er Portsmouth, Grand Army Posts and other veteran associations. The third and fourth divisions were composed of officers of the city governments of Providence andNewport, judg es of the Supreme Court, members of the leg islature and town committees of towns adjoin ing Bristol. The fifth division was the Grand Lodge of Masons of Rhode Island, St. John and Calvary commanderies, and Knights Tem plar of this city. The sixth division was com posed of the presidential party. Crowds throng ed the streets as the procession moved. Much display of decorations was prevented by the high wind which prevailed. Arrived at the site of the hail, President Ar thur was seated in the place of honor by the side of the Grand Master of Maosns, and after the ceremony of laying the stone, he was es corted to a dais within tha walls of the build ing from which the speaking was done. A crowd of from 4,000 to 6,000 persons surged about the building at the time, but the gale prevented the words of the speakers from reaching many save those in their immediate vicinity. Samuel Norris, marshal of the day, delivered an address of welcome, and prayer was offered by Bishop Clark. The oration was then pronounced by Lebanon B. Colt, Judge of the United States District Court. President Arthur was then introduced He said: “I heartily join with you in paying trib ute to the memory of that distinguished citi zen of Rhode Island, who^e name yonder structure is henceforth privileged to bear. So long as it shall endure, it will, in some degree, serve to perpetuate the fame of a soldier faith ful to his trusts, whose courage found its only rival in his modesty; of a statesman, whose every act was prompted by the loftiest patriot ism; of an earnest, sincere and manly gentle man, who abounded in all courtesy, who scorned all deceit, aud who never failed to fol low in the path of duty whithersoever it led.” The benediction by Rev. George L. Locke brought the exercises to a close. The Presi dent was then driven to the residence of Gov. A. O. Bourn, where lunch was served to a se lect party of twenty. The table cloth, a part of the silver aud the linen in use were used at a reception to Washington in 1790. From 3 to 4 o’clock the President received invited guests iu Gov. Bourn’s residence and this was fol lowed by a public reception lasting an hour longer. During the reception the band from Fort Adams played on the lawn iu front of the house. President Arthur then with Colonel and Mrs. S. P. Colt drove about town, visiting the Edge Hill farm, where Burnside’s last hours were passed. At 7 p. m. a dinner was given at Col. Colt’s residence complimentary to the President, at which all his party and most of the distiguished guests of the day were present. The President returned to Newport by a special train, leaving Bristol about 11 p. m. VENERABLE HULKS. Opening the Bids for Twenty three Con demned War Nhips -$308,273 for What Cost $12,000,000. Washington, Sept. 25.—Secretary Chand ler opened the bids for the condemned war ships yesterday in the presence of a small crowd of interested spectators. Twenty-three ships were condemned, including the Iowa, Ohio and the Niagara at the Boston yard, the Kansas, Sabine, Guard and Congress at the Portsmouth yard, and the Blue Light aud Flor ida at New London. The ships were to be sold to the highest cash bidder, the buyer to remove the hulks at bis own expense. H. G. Lynch of New York got the Congress for $2,000.06, or $606 above the appraised val ue; C. A. Williams & Co. of Connecticut bought the Guard for $5,050; I. L. Snow of Rockland, Maine, got the Kansas for $7,100, or $1,000 over the appraisement; the same man bought the Sabine for $11,100, which was held at $10,400 by the department ;Hubbell& Potter added $6 to the $44,600 appraisal ot the Iowa and got it at that price; n. G. Lynch of New York bought the Niagara for $20,000; J. L. Snow bid $17,100 for the Ohio and got it at that figure. The Blue Light went to W. H. Gregory of New York for $1,011. Alfred Wilkinson of New York was the only one who wanted the New Orleans, appraised at $200, and he takes her for $427.50. E. Stannard & Co, secured the Susquehanna for $$13,143, the Worcester for $27,611, Shawmut $8,106, Savannah $12,403, aud Roanoke $45,070.50, I. L. Snow added the Burlington to his fleet for $3,135. W. H. Smith got the Glance Away for $1,505. Its appraised valne was $400. The Sorrell went to A. Purvis & Son, Philadelphia for $400, who also bought the Diotator for $40,250. J. P.Ag new of Alexandria takes the Frolic for $11,250, S. P. Hodges of New York the Seaweed for $650 and I. L Snow the Relief for $3,350; no bid waB made for the Florida aud Pawnee. The total appraisal for this collection of old junk was $271,300. The amount realized from the site is $308,273, or about $30,000 more than the valuation of th9 department. The cost to the government of these Bhips cannot accurate ly be stated, but a careful estimate puts the total outlay at $12,000,000. Ou this basis the auction realized about two and one-half per cent of the original cost. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. ProgiVM of Oormimnil Work ill Im portant Departments of Science. Washington, Sept. 25.—Secretary Teller has received the animal report of J. W. Powell, Director of the United States Geological Sur vey. The report states that the principal work accomplished daring the past fiscal year was in the preparation of a large geological map of the United States. It ia estimated that a scale of four miles to the inch will be necessary for this map, which will be published in atlas sheets. In the Pacific district the work out lined includes the survey of the Cascade moun tains in Oregon, northern California, aud probably in Washington Territory. This re gion is believed to contain the grandest dis play of natural pheumomena now known, aud the investigation of it promises to supply mat ter of great importance to geologic science. The study of glacial phenomena was intrusted to Mr. Chamberlin, aud he has beou collating and grouping evidence of the former ex of a isteuce glacier similar to that which is be lieved to cover the greater part of Greenland. His purpose was to ascertain its former ex tent and distribution its lines of movement, aud the part which it has played in shaping the physical featur-s of the country. Prof. Irving lias been laboring with great energy in the study of the metamorphic rocks in the Lake Superior region, aud has made satisfactory progress. Mr. G. K. Gilbert has investigated the traoes of the former exislence of a large fresh water lake in western Nevada. Researches in the miniug districts of Colorado have been made, and promise to throw much light on the theory of veins and their relations to the eruptive rocks with which they are associated. Iu the Gunnison district valuable beds of both anthracite and bituminous coal, of a quality unsurpassed in Colorado, have been found, and promise to make that locality one of the most important in the State. The ore bodies of this district also appear to be of much importance. The toaroh for extinct vertebrate remains has been continued under the direction of Prof. Marsh, and its results have proved to be of great Interest. The National Colored Convention. Louisville, Sept. 25.—The National Colored Convention spent tho morning session in lis tening to an address from Fred Douglass. His speech was mostly non-political, advocating the education of ho negroes, federal aid to ne gro schools and equal social rights for the col ored man. His address was adopted as the ad dress of the convention to the country. Tho conventiou then got into a big wrangle over concluding the organization. Finally a committee on organization was appointed. At the evening session the meet ing was addressed by Prof. D. A. Stroker of South Carolina, and Frederick Douglass. FOREIGN. Association for the Advanccuient of Sci ence. London, Sept. 25-—The general committee for the Advancement of Science yesterday elected Lord Rayleign president of the associa tion for 1884. Among the vice presidents elected are the Marquis of Lome, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Sir John A. MacDonald, Sir Charles Tupper, Sir Alexander Galt, Right Hon. Lyon Playfair, Dr. Charles William Sie mens and Professor Huxley. The date of next meeting, which will be held in Montreal, has been fixed for the 25th of August, 1884, The programme will include a free excursion to the Rocky Mountains and trips to Qaebec au(l Philadelphia. A Depmuou in the Cotton Trade. A meeting of the joint committee of the cotton manufacturers and operatives of north and northeast Lancashire is to be held at Man chester to-day to confer upon the depressed condition of the cotton trade. The principal object of the conference is to arrange a scale of wages. The market for cotton goods is ad mitted to be suffering from over production. The masters propose to effoct a reduction of wages, which proposition the workmen avow they will resist to the utmost of their ability. They suggest to the master that instead of a reduction of their wages, prodbctiou be cur tailed bv working the factories upon shorter time. The result of the conference is awaited with great anxiety by all the parties interested. Trial of Carey’s Murderer. Mrs. Carey, wife of James Cary, landed this morning at Green Hithe on the Thames, 18 miles from here. O’Donnell was brought to Bow street police court this morning. Magis trate Flowers presided. The court room was filled and a large crowd collected outside. Special precautions were taken by the police to prevent any attempt at rescue. l.ord Mayor of Londoa. Simeon Charles Hadley, alderman for Castle Bavnard ward, was today elected Lord Mayor of London. The Franco-Chinexc Trouble. A despatch from Saigon, Cochin, China, states that Gen. Bouet has sailed for France upon a mission solicited by himself to inform the French Government of the real position of affairs in Tonquin. Temps says Marquis Tseng’s proposals for settlement of the existing difficulties between China and France comprised annexation of Annam as faa as the Bed river by the French, China annexing the remainder of Tonquin and the Red River be open to the commerce of the world. The French memorandum claims the entire delta with the exclusive central of navi gation and further demands a portion of the left bank of the Red River. A Paris Train Wrecked— tlaay Killed and Wounded. Bucharest, Sept. 25.—A railway train from Paris lor Constantinople was thrown from the track near Vereiorova. Several carriages were demolished and many killed and wound ed. An Address of Thnuks. Dublin, Sept. 25.—At a national league meeting in Longbera, county Galway, last ev ening, Robert Hayden, an American journal ist who delivered a seditious speech at a re cent meeting was presented with an address of thanks. Paris Journals Indignant. Paris, Sent. 25.—Journals here exhibit much ill feeling at the acceptance of King Al fonso of Spain, of the colonelcy of an Uhlan regiment, conferred upon him by the Emperor of Germany. A Zulu Chief Blames Creal Britain. Durban, Sept. 25.—At the trial of chiefs Mampoter and Mapoch for treason to the Tranavaal government the former claimed in his defence that he was reduced to his present position by Great Britain leaving him and chief Secocacin te struggle for the supremacy. SOUTH AMERICA. Revolution Started by n Defeated Candi date—Buttle Fought, in which Jinny are Killed. Panama,Sept. 25.—Pedro Saler Martinez,the defeated candidate for President of Ziphquira, United States of Colombia, has started a revo lution with three companies of Colombian guards, and has occupied Zipaquira. Two generals, with 1,000 men, were sent against him, and after a battle lasting 12 hours, he was captured. In the encounter Gen. Delegarda, of the government troops, and his adjutant were killed, and forty or fifty soldiers were killed and wounded on both sides. Arrival of Whalers. The American whaling bark John and Win throp, Capt. Shiverick, arrived in Panama Bay on the 12th, with 1,000 barrels of oil, for ship ment to New York, after having already for warded a considerable quantity. She reports the American bark "Hope On," on Sept. 5tb, with 275 barrels of oil, and the Jane Martin of Valparaiso, with 800 barrels of whale and 200 barrels of sperm oil. THE DOMINION. Mmnllpox ill Camilla. Ottawa, Oat., Sept. 25.—Smallpox is pre vailing to a large extent amoDg the men at work on the Georgian bay section of the Can ada Pacific railway. A large number of deaths are reported. The medical staff appears to be powerless to prevent the spread of the disease, and the Indian tribes quartered in that local ity are fleeing for their lives. Canada’* New Conn. The minister of finance to-day advertised for tenders for a new Canadian loan of 34, 000,000 four per cent bonds. Extensive Forest Fires in New Bruuswick. St. John, Sept. 25.—Forest fires continue to rage along the New Brunswick railroad be weeu Sr. John and Fredericton and through out York county. Extensive fires which are doing great damage are raging about Washo demook. A schooner building in Bell’s ship yard was destroyed and also two barns situated near the ship yard. Fires have been raging at Kcckport, Westmore land county, for some time. All day yester day the forest between Salisbury and Sussex on the Intercolonial railway was ablaze, filling the air with smoke and cinders. At posnts along the northern division the smoke is so dense and the fire so close to the track that trains are compelled to move along very slowly. As rain fell last night some of the fires will be extinguished. GENERAL NEWS The New Haven rolling mill in Fairhaven, Conn., was burned yesterday, causing a loss of 540,000; 525,000 insurance. Mrs. Goodwin of Troy, N. Y., accused of murdering her child at Castleton, Vt., was sent yesterday to the House of Correction to await the action of the grand jury. By a landslide at New Windsor, N. Y., yes tsrday, Gilbert Knox was killed and Charles 8. Vanderlin probably fatally injured. The shops of the New York, Lake Erie and Western railway at Fort Jervis, N. Y., were partially burned yesterday. Loss $25,000. AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR. How a Lad of 17 Brought the Good News From Sherman. [Columbus (Oblo) Journal, Sept. 21.] Fort McAllister was taken by assault, but Savannah still held out and offered a strong obstacle to onr march. Finally, however, that city was taken, bat there was no means of di rect communication with the |Norlh to trans mit the news. Knowing the great anxiety of the Northern people to learn tidings of his progress, a messenger was sent from Savannah by night, down the river 18 miles to the fleet at its month, with tlie weleoino nows which was to electrify the loyal nation. The river was filled with torpedoes and obstructions, and the banks were lined with rebels, but tho daring young messenger, for he was but 17 years of age, taking only two faithful negroes as guides and oarsmen, threaded the dark and dangerous river and reached the fleet iu safety, carrying Sherman’s famous despatch to the President, which the readers of the State Journal read iu these columns on the morning of Dec. 20,1804, as follows: SAVAXBAH, Ga., Dec. 22. To His Excellency, President Lincoln; I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city ot Savannah, with 160 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about 26,000 bales of cot ton. W. T. SUEfUiAB, Major General. The safe conduct of that despatch was a dar ing feat, requiring the highest degree of cour age and judgment. People will readily remem ber the incident and tne despatob, but the modest young bearer of it has been known to but few oersons until lata years, though he is to be better known in the future. His name is Joseph B. Foraker, the noxt governor of Ohio. The Gulf Stream. Bottom of the Great Ocean Current. Revelations Made by a Survey. From Science. Recent explorations in the region of the Gulf Stream off the eastern coast of the United States by the Fish Commission show that along part of the Gulf Stream slope exam ined by us tho bottom, in 05 to 150 fathoms, 80 to 110 miles from the shore, is composed mainly of very fine silicious saud, mixed with a little clay, and containing always a considerable percentage of the shells of fora minifera and other calcaroous organisms, and frequently spherical, rodlike and stel late and covered rhizopods, sometimes in large quantities. Among the foramlnifera, globigerina is abundant; but many other forms occur, some of them of large size and elegant in form. Grains of green sand (giu conite) were frequently met with, but were not abundant. Large quantities of the tubes of annelids frequently occur. Some of these are made of cemented mud, fine sand or of gravel; others, of parchment like secretions. On the inshore plateau, and al so in the deeper localities on the slope, there is usually more or less genuine mud or clay; but this is generally mixed with considera ble fine sand, even in three hundred or six hundred fathoms. The sand, however, is often so fine as to resemble mud, and is fre quently so reported when the preliminary soundings are made. In several localities the bottom was so “hard,” in 63 to 125 fath oms, that the bulk of the material brought up consisted of sponges, worm tubes, shells, etc., with some gravel, but with neither mud nor fine sand. Such bottoms were very rich in animal life. In many instances, even in our deeper dredgings (about 700 fathoms), and throughout the belt examined, we have taken numerous pebbles and small rounded boulders of all sizes, up to several pounds in weight, consisting of granite, syenite, mica schist, etc. These are abundant in some localities, and covered with actiniae, etc. Probably, while frozen into the shore ice in winter and spring, they have been recently floated out from our shores and rivers and dropped iu this region where the ice melts rapidly under the influence of the warmer gulf stream wa'er. Probably much of the sand, especially the coarser portions, may have been transported by the same agency. Another way, generally overlooked, in which fine beach sand can be carried long distances out to sea is in consequence of its floating on the surface t>f the water after It has been exposed to the air and dried on the beaches. The rising tide carries off a con siderable amount of dry sand floating in this way. In our fine towing nets we often take more or less fine silicious sand which is evi dently floating on the surface, even at con siderable distances from the Bhore. The vast sand beaches, extending from Long Island to Florida, afford an inexhaustible supply of this fine sand. The prevalence of fine sand along the Gulf Stream slope in this region ana the remarkable scarcity of fine mud or clay de posits indicate that there is here, at the bot tom, a current usually sufficient to prevent for the most part the deposition of fine ar gillaceous sediments over the upper portion of the slope in 65 to 150 fathoms. Such ma terials are probably carried along for the greater part till they eventually sink to greater depths, nearer the base of the slope, or beyond in the ocean basin itself, where the currents are less active. Doubtless there are also belts along which the northern current meets and opposes the Gulf Stream, causing less motion, and favoring the depo sition of the fine sediments. It is probable the motion of the water along the upper part of the slope may also be caused by tidal currents, which would modify the north eastern flow of the Gulf Stream, both in di rection and velocity. Currents produced by protracted storms might have the same effect. Iu depths greater than 200 fathoms on the outer slope, and in twenty-five to sixty fathnms on the inshore plateau, there is doubtless a slow, cold current to the southwest. It is not probaDle that these bottom currents are strong enough to move even a finer sand after it has once actually reached the bottom; nor is it strong enough to prevent the general deposition of oceanic foraminifera, pteropods, etc. The existence of actual currents in this region, sufficiently powerful to directly effect an erosion of the bottom, is hardly supposa ble. Such a result may be effected, how ever, in consequence of the peculiar habits of certain fishes and Crustacea that abound on these bottoms. Many fishes, like the hake (phveis), of which three species are common here, have the habit of rooting in the mud for their food, which consists largely of annelida and other mud burrow ing creatures. Other fishes, those with sharp tails especially, burrow actively into the mud or sand, tail first; and in all prob ability macrurus, abundant on these slopes, has this habit. Several burrowing species of true eels and eellike fishes are very abun dant on these bottoms, Many of the crabs and other Crustacea are active burrowers. Such creatures, by continually stirring up the bottom sediments, give the currents a chance to carry away the finer and lighter materials leaving the coarser behind. In many localities there are great quanti ties of dead shells, both broken and entire. A small portion of the unbroken bivalves have been drilled by carnlverous gastropods, but there are large numbers that show no such injury. These have for the most part undoubtedly served as food for the starfishes and large actiniae, abundant on these grounds, and from which I have often taken many kinds of entire shells, including deli cate pteropods. Many fishes, like the cod, haddock, hake, flounder, etc., have the habit of swallowing shells entire, and after digest ing the contents they disgorge the uninjured shells. Such fishes abound here. Species of octopus are also known to feed upon bi valves without breaking them, and O. Bair dii is common in these depths. The broken shells have probably been destroyed In large part by the large crabs aud other crustaceans having claws strong enough to crack the shells. The large species of cancer and ger yon and the larger Payuri, abundant in this region, have strength sufficient to break most of the bivalve shells. Many fishes that feed on molusca also crush the shells before swallowing them. Both fishes and crabs have, doubtless, thus helped to accumulate the broken shells that are often scattered abundantly over the bottom, both in deep and shallow water. Such accumulations of shells would soon become far more extensive than they are, if they were not attacked by boring sponges and annelids. Certain com mon sponges, belonging to the genus Cliona, very rapidly perforate the hardest shells in every direction, making irregular galleries, and finally utterly destroying them. On the outer grounds we dredge up rarely frag ments of wood; but these are generally per forated by the borings of bivalves (usually Xylophaya dorsalis) and other creatures, and by them would evidently be soon de stroyed. \\'e very rarely meet with the bones of vertebrates at a distance from the coast. Although these waters swarm with vast schools of fishes, while sharks aud a large sea porpoise, or dolphin (Delphinus, sp.), often occur in large numbers, we very rarely dredge up any of their bones. In a few in stances we have dredged a single example of a shark’s tooth, and occasionally the hard otoliths of fishes. It is certain that not merely the flesh, but most of the bones also, of nearly all the vertebrates that die in this region are very speedily devoured by the various animals that swarm on the bottom. Echini are very fond of fish bones, which they rapidly consume. Fishes caught on the hook in this region and left down an hour or two, were nearly stripped of their flesh by small amphipod Crustacea. Relics of man aud his works are of ex tremely rare occurrence at a distance from the coast, or even at a short distance out side of harbors, with the exception of the clinkers aud fragments of coal thrown over board from steamers with the ashes. As our dredgings are in the track of European steamers such materials are not rare. A few years ago even these would not have oc curred. A rock forming on this sea bottom would therefore, not contain much evidence of the existence of man, nor even of the commonest fishes and oetaceans inhabiting the waters. Californio liming ft locks. (By Telegraph.) San Francisco, Sept. 25.—The following are the closing official quotations of mining stocks to-day: licet & Belcher. Kureka. 6% Gould & Curry. 2% Hale & Nor cross. 3% Mexican. ... 2V4 Ophir .ft.3H Savage. Northern Belle. Sierra Nevada. Union Con. Yellow Jacket. Martin White Mining Company has levied an assessment of 21c Vr share, Watertown C'nttle market. (By Telegraph.)] Watertown, Sept. 26.—The market has not materially changed from last week. Market Beef at 9 00; Extra at 8 0t>@8 60: first quality 7 0O,g7 60; second quality at 6 00@6 60; third qualtiy at 4 00@5 00; recetpts of Cattle 1404 head. # Store Cattle-Work Oxen f> pair at $100@$825; Milch Cows and Calves at $20@$48; Farrow Cows $18&§31; fancy $5' tri$80; Yearlings at #12@ 121; two years old $1»,a$34; three years $2T> «.$44. Swine—Keceipts 10,900 head;Western fat Swine, live,6Vi@63/ic; Northern dressed hogs OVic. Sheep and Lambs—Receipts 8282. Sales of Sheep in lots at 2 25^4 2f> each; extra 4 50@5 00 each; Lambs 4Vi(g5Veal Calves 38A@7V%c.