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—^————l— Pub Library f .■— - ■■ 1 1 ~ ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862—VOL. 23. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, JAN LARI 4, 1886. c ilvssW \ Ilf Pattkr’} PRICE THREE CENTS. HPECIAI, NOTICES. CLOAKS For Ladies and Chil dren at Special Sale To-Day. See adver tisement on last page. RINES BROTHERS. det'C sndlt INSURANCE. W. D. LITTLE & CO., 31 EXCHANGE STREET, EhtabliMlied in IS43. fieliabla Insurance against Fire or Lightning in first class American and Foreign Co's at Lowest Rates. Also Life and Accident Insurance. Telephone 701. jel7snly GDfJCATIONAL. ART LESSONS. ~~ MB. A. E. MOOBE will take a limited num ber of pupils during the winter. Instructions giv en iu Crayon Portraiture from the flat and from life Also in Academic Drawing from easts, still life, and the living model. References: Prof. Otto Grundmann, Boston, Prof. Henry Johnson, Bruns wick. Harry B. Brown, Esq.. Cyrus F. Davis, Esq., and Mr. J. T. Stubbs. Portland, studio, 34 |.'ii'si IVutionul Bank Building, jan2eodlm* INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH AND CLASS 1CAL STUDIES Given to private pupils by the subscriber, J. W. COLCORD, 7 BOYD STREET. jan24 b <ltf WESTBROOK SEMINARY — AND — FEMALE COLLEGE. Winter Term will begin Jan. 5, 188G. — ADDRESS — JAS. 1*. WESTON, President, dec2I DEEBI.MC. ME. d2w PUPILS thoroughly instructed In Stenography aud type-writing in the briefest time consis tent with thoroughness: speed gained with each lesson. Lessons given day and evening. MISS A. L. SAWYER. 537 Congress St., Brown Block, Portland, Me. dec23 eodH ATI nr i 11 1 ii at* ' UIIULB — On and after November 1st, 1885, our prices will be for CABINETS $5.50 PER DOZ. PANELS «PEB DOZ. All persons wishing work marie at present, rates, loulucallin now,as after the above date the prices will positively he as here mentioned. We would also call the attention of the public to our CLUB RATES, by which families with '.heir friends, by a little exertion in getting a num ber to set, can then contract for, and secure the (dvantage of Sl’IU BAI, I’ll I CCS for their portraits. We. assert that we make no difference Whatever between the QUA I, ITT of such Con tract or Club Photographs and our regular work, for which we receive more, hut in all cases endeav or to have it thoroughly WRUT-CI-AS* in ev ery sense, and SATISFACTION UI ABA.V TBED. For further particulars about the club photography, call on or address, for circulars, .<* PHOTOGRAPHER 514 Congress Street, oct21 _'l[i e The "CANS" j FRENCH SHOES IN AMERICA. L” flDIFS wil11,0 Please<i to leaKithat ■-- an agency for these beautlftl dress shoes ha3 been estab lished in this city. The Cans French Shoes are hand-made of the highest grade of Kid produced i i • Franco, and by the best workmen. M. G. PALMER, - Agent for Portland. s(.,,14 eodtlnrmcM JAMES SMITH & CO. Three removes .are jus bad as a lire. —“ Poor lUchard. ’ We have had two, with your help wc need not have a third. —Smith. .1 ust read these lines and you will know A bout, a movement made last Spring; VI ark well these words and they will show '*■ K nnugh to read our purpose in. *. s ome strange events we will relate, ■V n «■ ’ —-. ---X- « >1 overt down the street, eight oxen used, X tell vou’twas a novel sight, T o see it you'd have been amused, IX ow well we went and all was right, v we have come back again, all, help us remain, stand in the new Davis lllock, 121 Ex 130 Market St, by giving us a share milage where we otter you as good a ■i boots and shoes (if not a little better) n get at auy other shoe store In the city. SBKBT tl. LORD. Clerk. dim S GREAT AMERICAN pBcinc. ie utmost pleasure in recommending Great American Specific to all Sca ns cures arc marvellous. For con ic lungs, sore throat, bruises, sprains, ache, 1 have never found its equal. 1 in who had festered lingers, the worst „iv. When the matter was cleansed from er the skin and nails, one dressing witli the .eelfie cured them. Jt is a medicine eliest in it ;elf and no one cau afford to go to sea without a MW dozen bottles. Vet I have more than a gross on board mv ship, so as to supply other vessels, should they tie in need of such a remedy. \V. WILLIAMS. <lec80eod2w Master Ship “Golden Rule.” 5G, Cigars. $4.50 per 100. Guaranteed long Havana filler, im ported expressly for this cigar, equal in quality and appearance to any 10 cent cigar in the market. E. L. STANWOOD & C0„ SOLE PROPPiETORS 0E THE La CREMONA CIGAR. For sale by all first class dealers. jec7 ’ eodlmlstor4thp STEPHEN BERRY, ffiook) Job and (gold ffiwvUi) No. 37 Plum Street. .TllWliLLiVEOtS. YOUR LIVER Secretes the bile and is one of the most important organs of the human system. Jaundice, Indiges tion, Dyspepsia, Foul Stomach, Variable Appetite, Sallow Complexion, Constipation and all the ills that accompany it, are all indications of Liver Complaint. “I had a severe case of Liver Complaint with habitual constipation; my appetite would be good one day and poor the next, my eyes showed evi dence of Jaundice, and I had a tired, uncomforta ble feeling; I bought one bottle of Brown’s Sarsa parilla. It regulated my liver and bowels so that their action is as good as ever. My general health is now good. I owe it all to the use of Brown’s Sarsaparilla. Hon. B. B. Thomas, Treas. enobscot Co., Bangor, Me. Mr. E. Cobb, one of the most prominent mer chants of Bangor, has suffered from liver trouble for two years. Mr. Cobb has consulted goodlpliy sicians, taken various remedies, but got little or uo assistance until he began the use of Brown’s Sarsaparilla. He says it is the best thing for Liv er Complaint that ever came to his notice, and freely recommends it to his friends. “I was all out of fix this Spring,” said Mr. L. O. Oaks, merchant at Garland, Me. “I read some of the testimonials, bought some of Brown's Sarsap arilla, took one bottle, and am to-day better than I have been for years. I recommend Brown’s Sarsaparilla above all medicines I have as I know it to be good.” KEADEli 1—If you have any trouble with your kidneys you can find a certain relief for it by us BROWN’S SARSAPARILLA Hr" Your money refunded if it does not do al claimed. Brown’s Sarsaparilla is sold by all Druggists for $1.00; 0 bottles for $.1.00. AKA WARREN, Proprietor, Bangor, Me. „ my2f eodly-lstor4tbpeF SPECIAL NOTICE. I am pleased to notify my old" customers and the public general ly that I am once more to be found in my old place, 249 Middle St., and shall endeavor to please all who may favor me with their pat ronage. Thankful for your favors in the past, I hope to merit a con tinuance of the same. RespctfuUy, ». E. CORNISH. Portland, Jan. 1.1886. jan2dtf SliorpPains! Backache, Rheumatism, Crick, Sprains, Neural gia, Stitches, Sciatica, Lame Side or Hip, Kidney Affections, Soro Chestor pain in any part, local or deep-seated, quickly go when a Hop Plaater is applied. Prepared from Burgundy Pitch, Canada Balsam and the medicinal virtues of fresh Hope. Acte instantly, cures quickly. The great est strengthening plaster ever known. All ready to apply. Sold by druggist and country stores, 25 cts., 5 for $1.00. Mailed for price. Proprie* ^ tors, HOP PLASTER CO., Boston, Mass. f Hop Plaster | !N*#e% - L| ' positively Cured v; -V • tlAbS'3 PiittlO Piilii. L They also relieve Dis-*£ tress from DyepepeiaJ£jj I n d i g e e tion and Tools? Hearty Elating. A tici-fn feet remedy for Dizzi-pl ness, Nausea, BrowsijS ucss, Bad 'i'aste in theta Month, Coated ToMgnoJ&g Pain in the Side, They regulate the Bovr-f^ M els and prevent Constj-S| mam ana rune, -i-puomaiiestana easiest tc. tak-.-Xg Old v* one pill a dose. 40 in a vial, Purely Veg-$S Ctahie. Price 25 cents, 6 vhifehy v ailfG;-$l.<X)Jpg g CAaTE^\ED^|N£.CO., Vrop’rs, Hew York, j| THE HI RO\ Table and Dairy Salt IS THE BEST. Ask Your Grocer for it. Take No Other. acc8d3m FIRE RECORD. Desperate Attempt to Bum a Village. Pittsburg, Jan. 3.— A Commercial Gazette special says desperate attempts to burn down tlie town of Tarentum, Pa., were made early this morning. The fire was first discovered in Essler’s livery stable on Gaines street, Zimmerman’s shoe store and Dr. Ulv’s residence, and all were destroyed. The villiaus had taken every precaution to make thp destruction sure. They cut the ropes of two alarm bells, broke tbe principal pumps in the village and carried off the fire buckets and tubs. Cries of fire aroused a lad named Wm. Debell, an employe of the large planing mill on which was the bell. He ran to the mill, and upon finding the bell rope cut climbed to the roof and sounded the alarm by striking the Dell with a hammer. Loss, SO 000. * About two weeks ago there was an at tempt made to burn the village, it sustaining a loss of over $50,000. Perished in a Burning Hotel. New Orleans, Jan. 3.—A building sit uated on the corner of Carondelet and Julia streets, known since 1884 as the Southern Hotel, was destroyed by fire this forenoon. The inmates barely escaped with tlieir lives and lost all tlieir personal effects. It is re ported one man, believed to be Louis Kiss ner, a musician of Baltimore, perished in the flames. A Cigar Box Factory Burned. New York, Jan. 3.—Henkel’s cigar box factory on Monroe street was burned to night.' Toss $35,000. THE DOMINION. Moody, the Evangelist, In Montreal. Montreal, Jan. 3.—Mr. D. L. Moody, the evangelist, arrived here this morning and conducted his first evangelical service in the St. James Methodist Church at 11 o’clock. The church was crowded and nearly every Protestant clergyman in the city was present oil the platform or seated among the audience. Trouble at the Barricade Ended. The recalcitrant authorities of Saint Cune gonde have at last been reduced to submis sion hr the determined stand taken by the Central Board of Health in commencing the erection of a barricade at the city limits for the purpose of enforcing strict quarantine against the village unless they took imme diate and effectual measures to stamp out the small pox in that municipality. The village board of health having given sufficient guar antees that they will do so tlic threatened quarantine has been withdrawn. Sad Drowning Accident. Andover, Mass.. Jan. 3.—Several young men were skating on Sliawslieen lilver ibis afternoon when Thomas Lynch broke through the ice. Ed ward Scott attempted to rescue him and was also drawn into the water. Elmer Shattuek and tim i othy Eagan then attempted to save the two I youths struggling in the water, but they, too, I broke through the ice. Shattuek and Eagan were rescued by companions but in the meantime I Lynch and Scott were drowned. Tlieir bodies I were recovered. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange Street, Portland, Me. Terms—Eight Dollars a Year. To mail sub scribers, Seven Dollars a Year, if paid in advance Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. THE WEATHER. Washington, Jan. 4. Indications for Portland and vicinity Warmer, cloudy and rainy weather. The indications for New England today are warmer, cloudy weather and rain, south erly winds and falling barometer. LOCAL WEATHER REPORT. Portland, Me., Jan. 3, 1880. | 7 A M |11 AMI 3 P M |71* M 111 Fm Barometer. 30.620 30.492 30.4G3 30.400 30.422 Thermo’r.. 33.4 34.3 34.5 37.9 38.0 Dew Point. 32.8 33.4 34.5 36.8 37.1 Humidity.. 92.0 90.4 100.0 91.7 90.4 Wind...... NE NE NE S S Velocity... 5 8 6 0 2 Weather Tlirc'g Cloudy Ltltan Cloudy Ltllan Mean daily bar...30.468iMaxlmum ther....39.1 Mean daily ther. .35.3 Minimum ther....33.2 Mean daily d'w pt.34.8 Max.vel.windl.... 11 NE Mean dally hum. ,98.0 | Total preclp.01 METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. (Jan. 3, 1880, 10 P. M.) Observations taken at the same moment of time at all stations. __ Thermo’ter Wind 0) « i L r*. • M a; ® Place of . =3 *3 O "3 .3 3 § [ ^ ? Observation. £ c2 3 |£ — P 3 Ci ^ I " or — 3^ H B. ti W g £ > 03 New London 30.40 39 xl Clm ...LtRain Boston, Mass 30.42 38 -2 8 ,Lt LtRain Eastport. Me 30.47 37 x4 S 8 Cloudy Mt. Wash’t’n 30.57 24 —4 SW 44 Cloudy Portland, Me 30.44 38 —0 S Lt Threat. Albany, N. Y 30.34 38 - 8 9 Cloudy New York... 30.29 54 xl7 NE 6 Cloudy Norfolk, Va. 30.08 60 X13 SE 7 Fair Philadelphia. 30.23 48 ill SE 8 Cloudy Washington.. 30.10 51 xl3 SE Lt Cloudy Atlanta, Ga.. 29.75 59 x5 S 14 Cloudy Charleston... 29.93 59 x2 S 8 LtRain Jacksonville. 29.89 07 xl S |15 Cloudy Savannah,Ga 29.90 00 x3 8 13 Cloudy New Orleans 29.91 45 —25 NW 13 Clear Cincinnati, O 29.58 54 xO SE 6 Cloudy Memphis. 29.70 33 —24 W Lt Clear Pittsburg.... 29.84 53 x3 SE 12 Threat. Buffalo, N.Y. 29.88 4S x2 SE 22 LtRain Cleveland.... 29.91 48 x2 SE 24 LtRain Detroit. 29.04 52 xll S 18 LtRain Oswego. 30.03 39 x4 SE 27 LtRain Alpena,Mich 29.71 37 x3 E 12 LtRain Chicago, Ills. 29.40 45 xl E 14 LtRain Duluth, Minn 29.95 1 9 x8 NW 16 Cloudy Marquette... 29.82 31 x2 N 11 LtSnow Milwaukee. 29.48 40 —1 N 15 H Rain St. Louis. Mo 29.64 38 —19 S 14 Cloudy St.Paul,Minn 29.70 23 x3 NW 13 LtSnw Omaha. Neb. 29.69 20 xO N 27 LtSnw Bismarck,Da 30.19 14 x5 NW Lt Clear St. Vincent.. 30.13 3 xl7 SE 0 Clear Denver.[30.28! 27 x21 NE 7 Cloudy Cheyenne....[30.23 20 x!2 NW 30 Clear G. Ltebmann, Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A. ■——-- _ v MAINE. Another Shoe Factory for Richmond. [Special to the Press.] Richmond, Jan. 2.—An earnest effort is being made to have another shoe factory in this town. A paper is being circulated for subscriptions with which to erect a building with an employing capacity of from 400 to 700 hands. If sufficient money is guaranteed arrangements will be made with some enter prising shoe manufacturing firm to come here, and work on the building will be start ed as soon as possible. Death from a Burn. Avgusta, Jan. 2.—Miss Elizabeth Chand ler/72 years of age, w ho was burned several weeks ago, died this morning after prolong ed suffering. Broke Through the Ice and Drowned Biddefoiid, Jan. 2.—Albert Leavitt, the ten year old son of Mrs. Frank Leavitt of Saco, broke through the ice on the river this afternoon and was drowned. The body had not been recovered tonight. Boy Drowned. Brunswick, Jan. 3.—A boy seven years old, son of Stephen Goodnoe of Topsham.fell into the flume of the Bow doin paper mill to day and was drowned. Four Men Lost Overboard. Bermuda, Jan. 3—Bark Auburudale, of Boston and Portland, for Rosario, which ar rived here Dec. 30, lost the second mate and three men overboard on the 25th inst. BATH’S MURDER TRIAL. The Case Civen to the Jury Saturday Night. The Verdict Sealed Up and will be Opened Today. Bath, Jan. 2.—The third day of James F. Ilodgdon’s trial opened, with 1). W. J. Small as witness for the defence. He testi fied : Saw the prisoner at the police station a few hours after the shooting. Was in a very nervous state, rubbing his head. He said: “For God’s sake, get me something to make me sleep.” J. F. Hodgdon testified: I am 40 years old, and unmarried. Don’t remember being ar rested. While watchman I carried a revol ver. Two years last November I went off duty. May 5 of last year was not well. Could not sleep nor eat. Was at my sister’s, Mrs. Brown, Wednesday night, May G. Mother and father went to Mrs. Brown’s with me. Don’t remember what was talked about that evening. Remember when I left to go home* but not what occurred from that time till I found myself in the police station. Was thrown while steering at sea and struck on my head, and was unconscious from 12 mid night till morning. Had a sunstroke at Tam pico, Mex. Have always loved my mother. Dr. Sanborn of the Insane Asylum testi fied : Hodgdon did not show symptoms of insanity while at the asylum. He appeared to be in good health, but complained of his head When told that he had shot his moth er, he said that the liquor he drank was poor stuff or drugged. Arguments were made this afternoon. At the close of Judge Virgin’s charge the case was given to the jury at 7 o’clock tonight. Bath, Jan. 3.—After being out nearly ten hours the jury reached a verdict early this morning and sealed it up. It will be an nounced at the opening of the court tomor row forenoon. IS IT A FIRE BUG ? The Fourth Fire in Farmington Within a Few Days. Fakmington, Jan. 2.—The fourth fire within the last few days occurred here last night. The alarm rang out'about six o’clock calling the fire department to the livery sta ble of A. I). Horn where, after vigorous ef forts the fire was soon subdued. The lire was discovered by Mr. A. W. Pottle of the firm of P. W. Hubberd & Co. It was on the hay mow on the second floor, and Mr. Pot tle states that when he discovered it, it look ed as if hay had been thrown together in a pile of conical shape and fired. Mr. Pottle’s prompt efforts, together with those of Mr. Frank Laughton undoubtedly saved the building. The origin of all these four late fires have been mysterious, and many now believe them to have been the work of an in cendiary. Opportunity seems to have been taken in the absence of the proprietors for Mr. Horn was away at the time of the fire last night as was Mr. Austin Tuesday even ing. _ RAN INTO A BANK. The Steamer W. D. Chipley Lost in the Darkness. Six Persons Go Down with the Ves sel. Savannah, Jan. 3.—Steamer IV. I). Chip ley sank in the Chattahoochee River near Fort Gaines last night and two white male passengers, three negro deck hands and a negro child, names unknown were drowned. The vessel ran into a bank on account of darkness. EX-COV. COCOURN’S WILL. Proceedings of the Hearing at Skow hegan Saturday Opening Arguments for the Petition ers. [Special to the Press.] Skowhegan-, Jan. 2. The contest over the Coburn ■will was resumed today. Mr. Stewart occupied tbe entire forenoon and a portion of the afternoon in completing his opening argument for the petitioners. He charged the executors of the will with obtain ing a journal order of notice from the pro bate court Jan. 6,1885, and then keeping the will concealed so that no person could obtain access to it for eight days, when, by law and usage, the will should have remained on the files of the probate court for the inspection of all parties interested in its contents, and kept open for that purpose. Mr. Putnam, one of the counsel for the executors, inter rupted Mr. Stewart by stating that the will was read to the family on the night of Gov. Coburn’s death, which led Mr. Stewart to reply that, if that was so, the heirs were not all notified to be present, as the petitioners who lived in California, knew nothing about the will until more than three weeks after Gov. Coburn’s decease. Among the reasons urged by Mr. Stewart why the will should be set aside was on account of the want of busi ness and testamentary capacity of Gov. Co burn for several years previous to his death. Gov. Coburn, he said, on account of declining faculties, had mismanaged his immense property and that also of his brother Philan der, which he held in trust; and had he lived and continued to manage it as lie had for 10 years before his death, there would not have been a dollar left for a legatee or an heir. Mr. Stewart insisted that the manner in which Gov. Coburn had paid away, if not scpiandered, the money belonging to the estate of Philander could only be the result of a want of business capacity or of dis honesty. Nobody charged him with the latter. He suffered immense losses in wild cat securities. The nbminal value of his in vestments in stocks and securities amounted to $2,416,874, which, in the inventory, arc on ly appraised at $220,972.38. Mr. Stewart stated that he had been credibly informed that there were some $200,000 or $300,000 in notes of hand that Gov. Coburn held not enumerated in the inventory, which have be come outlawed and perfectly worthless. Several witnesses were called by the peti tioners and examined. Judge Buswell, probate judge, testified that Mr. Dascomb, one of the executors of the will, brought into the probate office Jan. 8, 1885, four days after the demise of Gov. Co stated, the will of Gov. Coburn, on the out side of which was the following superscrip tion in the handwriting of Mr. Dascomb: “Within is the will of Abner Coburn, not to be opened until Jan. 14.” Mr. Dascomb ob tained a formal order of notice that the will would be presented for probate Feb ruary a. The package was then left in charge of the register of pro bate, with instructions to let no person see it until Jan. 14. Judge Buswell request ed Mr. Dascomb to send an abstract of the will to the Associated Press, but that gentle man did not say that he would or would not, but as he made no dissent he supposed that he would, but he did not. Judge Buswell testified that Eleanor L. Turner, a legatee in the will for $5000, was his aunt by marriage. S. H. Goodwin, register of probate, testified that he was present when Mr. Dascomb came to the probate office witli the sealed package containing the will. He dill not recollect just what Mr. Dascomb said, but he did recollect that the judge of probate told him in Mr. Dascomb’s presence that the will was not to be opened until Jan. 14, and he put tlie will into the vault, and it was not taken out until that date. George Cushing, one of the witnesses to tlie will, testified that his signature to that instrument was his. He lias always been a taxpayer and citizen of Skowhegan, and was an original stockholder in the Skowhegan Hall Association. Calvin Cleveland testified that he was one of tlie witnesses to the will. That he had always been a citizen of Skowhegan and had paid taxes on real and personal property. Mr. Cleveland was asked by Mr. Stewart: “When did you first observe any falling off or decay in the mind of Philander Coburn?” To this question Mr. Putnam objected. Mr. Stewart replied that he offered this testi mony for the purpose of showing that for several years before Philander Coburn’s death his mind gradually broke down, and he became insane. He proposed to show that three other brothers and two sisters broke-down mentally in the same way and became ijisane. Two of them committed suicide. He offered this evidence as bearing upon the condition of Gov. Coburn’s mind in connection with other testimony offered and to be offered in the case. The court excluded the evidence. E. P. Page testified that he was a witness to the will and had been an inhabitant of Skowhegan between 14 and 15 years and also a taxpayer. Charles F. Jones, secretary of the Coburn Hall Association, produced the books and records of that company to show that the corporation was receiving an income from its property, and that George Cushing one of the witnesses to the will, was a shareholder and had received dividends. There is a de vise in the will of $15,000 to this corporation. The case will occupy the attention of the court on Monday, and, perhaps longer, ft seems to be conceded that it will go to the law court, whatever Judge Walton’s decision may be. THE INDIANS Cen. Sheridan’s Plan to Settle the Question, And Better the Condition of the Abo rigines. Washington, |Jan. 3.—In response to a request for additional information explana tory of the recommendation of liis last annual report in regard to the Indian question, Lt. Gen. Sheridan has written a statement in which he says: “I recommended that each Indian family be given and located upon 320 acres now provided for them by law, in case of actual settlement; that the government then condemn tHe remainder of each reserva tion and buy it in at $1.25 per acre, and with the proceeds purchase government bonds, to be held in trust, the Indian Department giv ing the Indians each year the interest on the bonds for their support. In Dakota the prin cipal reservations are Fort Berthold, and these are in various bands of Sioux. Fort Berthold reservation, with an area of over 2.900.000 acres, has a population of 1300 people. The other (Crow, Creek, Old Winnebago and Sioux,) an area of nearly 22,250,000 acres and a population of about 25,800. The carrying out of the proposals of my report would in the former case afford an annual income of over $140,000, and in the latter case the sur plus unoccupied by the Indians of over 10, 500.000 acres, or over 32,000 square miles, an extent of territory equal to the combined area of the States of New Hampshire, Ver mont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, the proceeds ef which at 4 per cent, per annum would yield interest of over $1,000,000, with two of the smaller reservations, the Devil s Lake and South Mountain, an area of 276,000 acres, and a population of over 1800, nearly half the land would be required by Indians in this case. Then the income from the sur plus would be small, being a little less than $8(1X1 per annum. In Montana the Blackfcet reservation con tains over 21,500,000 acres and a population of less than 7(XM) Indians, surplus land equal to the area of the State of Maine would then return an income of $1,060,009. The Crow reservation mentioned in my report could in a similar manner be made to produce an an nual sum of $22,300. Considering all tne Indians and reserva tions in the territories of Dakota and Mon tana we have an aggregate acres of over 54, 500,000 acres of population of less than 4,500. A surplus area of nearly 81,000 square miles, (almost equal to the entire State of Kansas) would here produce an annual interest of ov er two and one-half million dollars. Tlieap propriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880, for fulfilling treaties with these tribes and for subsistence and civilization and pay of emp’oyes incident to such amount to about $10,000 less than this sum. The different bands of Utes in Utah and Colorado number about 3650, and their reser rations include over 5,000,000 acres, of wtiiel the surplus portion would produce a yearly income of about $240,000, or about $175,001 more than is being disbursed this year foi their benefit. , In New Mexico the Navjos on the reserva tion of the same name have now over 800,00< acres for a population of 24,000 people. Hen the surplus land would yield over $330,000 i year. Tax the surplus lands of Miscalert Apache reservation the income would In near $2000. In Arizona the principal reservation is tin White Mountain with the agency at Sai Carlos. It embraces more than 2J millioi acres and a population of 5000 in all. Tin plan proposed would leave a balance of con siderably over two million acres with abou $110,000 per year. In Indian Territory the Cheyenne ant Arapahoe, Kiowa and Comanche and Wa chita reservations embrace over 8,000,00( acres, the population is about 7750 and tin income from the surplus land ($370,000 would come within $75,000 of equalling thi amount of the appropriation In Wyoming the Shoshones are located oi the Wind Itiver reservation and one hundret and seventeen thousand dollars per yeai could be derived here from the surplus land In Idaho, Fort Hall reservation is oecupiei by the Bannocks and Shoshones, and woult iii the same way produce each year $55,000 the Cocur D’Alene reservatioh $28,000. Ir these two territories of Wyoming and Idaln the total area of reservations is nearly 5,000, 000 acres and total population nearly 0000 An area here of nearly 7200 square miles, al most equal to the State of New Jersey, woult not be required for the Indians and an in come would be yielded of about $235,000, i sum more than $100,000 in excess of the ap propriation for the current year. In Oregon the most populous reservation if Klamoth with over 1.000,000 acres but lest than 3000 inhabitants. It would yield nearly $50,000 a year. In Washington Territory of the Yakamass about 3200 in number, occupy a reservation of *00,01X3 aeres of the same name. Hear the surplus land would bear but $30,000 a year In this state and territory reservations wit! a total population of about 16,000 embrace 8,400,1X10 or about seven and one third millioi: acres more than yvould be required by them under the plan proposed which yvould pro duce per annum $370,000 or about $300,01X more than is appropriated for these Indians The Indian reservations of the United States contain about 200,000 square miles, and their population Is about 260,000 ; 26,001 square miles would locate each family upon half a section (320 acres) of land, leaving a surplus of about 110,000 square miles, which, according to the plan proposed, yvould pro duce annually $4,480,(XX). This amount ex ceeds by about $660,000 the entire sum apportioned for the payment oi their annuities and for their subsist ence and civilization. The policy advocated in my report yvould be most advantageously applied gradually,the general government ol the Indians being continued according to the methods now in vogue on such improvement of them as time and experience may suggest The ultimate development of the suggested policy' yvould as the Indians advance in civ ilization and intelligence result in the return to them of the principal derived from the sale of their lands which until such measures yvere taken by act of Congress would be held as a trust for their benefit and the income applied to their support. THE PRESIDENT’S ATTITUDE* An Alleged interview with a New York World Correspondent. New York, Jan. 3.—The World tomorrow jvill print the following despatch: Washington, Jan. 3. Upon the eve of Congress meeting again there have been circulated many reports con cerning the President’s attitude. It has been said that he was looking forward to the winter with great anxiety. Other stories have credited him witli seeking interviews with Republican senators in order to find out how much of a fight was going to be made on his nominations, and other similar stories regarding the President’s position toward Congress have been put in very general cir culation. Yesterday afternoon a World cor respondent called on him for the purpose of asking him directly about his personal posi tion and to determine if possible from first hands the truth or falsity of the stories al luded to. He showed in nothing he said the remotest shade of anxiety or nervousness about the future work of Congress. He was asked: “Is it true, Mr. President, that you have sought interviews with Re publican senators for the purpose of talking over with them what will be done with your appointments?” “No; there is not a word of truth in it.” “Have > ou talked with Senators of eitliei party on the subject?” “I may have mentioned this subject casu ally to some of my callers, but only as a cas ual topic of conversation. Of course it is natural that I take an interest in the confir mation or rejection of the men I have se lected during vacation, but 1 feel no undue anxiety on the subject.” In referring to his actual position the Pres ident called attention to his message in which lie clearly defined his executive func tions and in which he urged that the respon sibility for legislation of any nature musl rest with Congress. The President regards the financial ques tion as the most important before Congress although he does not by any means underrate the importance of the tariff question. He said: “I believe the business of the countrs is now, to a large extent in a condition ol uncertainty owing to doubt as to what will be done with silver. I wrote upon that sub ject to the best of my ability in my message, and I do not see how even th» extreme advo cates of the use of silver can ask to have its coinage continued while so much remains idle and there seems to be no scarcity of cur rency.” The President was asked how he regarded Senator Heck’s speech on the tariff, and he replied “My own personal idea about that is that the only practical way to pass the bil! would be to have the House committee charged with this work, take up the subjecl in a business fashion and modify the presen! law in such a way as to help the poor people who labor and to take away needless profc'c tion from the few who have grown rich al the expense of many. There are many in congruities in the tariff which could be rem edied by looking at the whole system from a business standpoint.” Returning to the subject of the Senate and consideration by that today of his appointments the Presidenl said: “I have made no hasty selection ol officers but on the contrary given very' much time and investigation to the subject appreciating that very much depends on the personnel ol the government. Possibly I may have erred in some instances, but 1 am sure they art few, and I have every evidence that the country is satisfied with the new officials. 1 have no knowledge as to what course the Senate will pursue but I have no idea it will assume to interfere with the prerogatives ol the President. 1 have my duties and it has its duties. One thing 1 do not believe and that is that the Senate will spend its time in listening to pretty criticisms of appointees which come from disappointed applicants foi Referring tu the misrepresentations of him self in certain newspapers the President said; “My private secretary, Colonel La mont. is an old-newspaper man and he lias full liberty to give to all newspaper corres pondents every possible advantage in the way of information. If there was ever an administration that has no secrets this is one. 1 want the business of this administra tion to he done behind glass doors and there is no reason why any newspaper should be without correct information regarding what we are doing if it will only take the trouble and send and ask.” WITH A BROKEN SHAFT. An English Steamer Drifting Helpless on the Ocean. Bermuda, Bee., 31.—Monday afreruoon a boat containing five men from the British steamer Newnham, arrived here seeking as sistance for tha^vessl. They reported they left the Newnham Christmas day (JO miles to the east of Bermuda in a comparatively help less condition, having broken her shaft, The tug Gladesefer was sent in search of the Newnham hut returned yesterday without having found her. A large steamer has beer sent from the navy yard in search of the Newnham. _ MEXICO. Rival Factions Rioting in Mata moras. Matamoras, Jan. 3.—A riot occurred ii this city yesterday as on outcome of the re cent municipal elections. The friends o: each mayoralty candidate accuse the otliei side of fraud, and yesterday the rival fae tions came together in a contest for the pos session of the city hall, and a general row cn sued, (luring which several persons wer( wounded on both sides. THE LABOR QUESTION. Trouble Among the Hat Finishers Reading, Pa., Jan. 3.—All the finisher in Conrad, Kesslers & Sons’ hat factor; ceased work here today on account of tin proprietors advancing to the finishing de partinent a lad who had been an apprentici for the past five years, so that he could com piete his trade. The finishers declare tin hatters' union would not allow more tliai one apprentice to every ten men. There i no tr _\e TSLUt wages. Both sides declari they o^w'-bmit. Th '-’Vysancisco, Saturday, of 20i east c nimlo the occasion o qti- <■&'•■(ration. They were me a *- Tom several of th mgh the city. \ FOREICN. Pasteur’9 Patents Leave Paris for Home. The Arabs Lost 600 Men in the Bat tle with the British. Lord Randolph Churchill’s Scheme for Covernmentof Ireland. British Troops Fiercely Attacked by Fanatics. 1 Pasteur’s Patients Sail for Home. Havre, Jan. 2.—The Newark children, accompanied by Mrs. Ryan, left Paris on the 1 o’clock special train of the .Compagnie Transalantiqne, arrived here at ‘0, and live minutes later were safely on board the Can ada, scampering about the deck in first rate health and spirits. At 7 all sat down to a substantial dinner. They seemed almost sor ry to leave France, Patsey Reynolds saying, in reference to M. Pasteur: “That little Paris doctor ought to have kept us a week longer.” At 8 the Canada steamed slowly out of the harbor, and in few minutes disap peared in a thick fog. Queen Victoria Irate. The Queen is irate because of the tacit re fusal of the courts at Berlin, Vienna, and St. Petersburg to recognize the right of Prince Henry of Battenburg, the husband of Prin cess Beatrice to the title of royal highness and as a responsive defiance the Queen will admit the right of Count Gleyehean to reas sume the title and rank of Prince Victor Hohenlohe Langdenburg which he renounced on marrying the aunt of the present marquis of Hertford. The courts of Europe are tak ing a lively interest in the quarrel. Emperor William Celebrates. Berlin. Jan. 2.—The 25th anniversary of the accession of Emperor William to the throne of Prnssia was observed quietly to day. The Emperor held a reception which was attended by all the foreign ambassa dors and diplomats in the city. Foster Improving. London, Jan. 2.—Right Hon. Win. E. Foster, who has been seriously ill for some time is reported to be improving. Arabs Fleeing Towards Dongola. London, Jan. 2.—Advices from Cairn say the Arabs lost OQO men in the battle with the British force's which was recently fought near Kosheli. The Arabs are reported to be flying in the direction of Dongola. Funeral of a Fenian. Cork, Jan. 2.—The funeral of the Fenian, Buckley, took place today and was made the occasion of a great political demonstration in which numerous trade societies and other or ganizations took part. Several of the newly elected members of Parliament were also in attendance. The various associations were headed by bands of music and banners bear ing political mottoes were carried in the line. The streets through which the funeral cor tege passed were thronged with thousands New Scheme for the Government of Ireland. London, Jan. 2.—Lord Randolph Church ell has submitted to the cabinet a proposi tion for reform of the administration of gov ernment in Ireland. The scheme is sup ported by the Earl of Carnavon, Lord Lieu tenant of Ireland, and by Baron Asliborne, Lord Chancellor. It involves the abolition of the vice royalty and oastle executive and placing of Ireland on the same footing as Scotland, and having a secretary in the cab inet. If the cabinet adopts the measure it will be presented to Parliament together with the scheme for local government al ready decided upon. Penetrated the British Lines. A report is current here today that a num ber of Mahdist fanatics penetrated the Brit ish lines at Suakim and attacked the soldiers in the streets of the town. It is said furious fighting ensued in which a number of Eng lish were killed or wounded. The govern ment, it is said, has suppressed the report of the affair and the British loss therefore can not be learned. Foreign Notes. The Walt Whitman fund in England amounts to £118. Among the subscribers are Mr. Rosetti, Louis Stephen, Francis Darwin, Mr. Dowden and Henry James. The new Theatre de hv Bourse at Brussels was opened Friday night. It holds about 4000 persons. The edifice is built in gorgeous Moorish and Eastern style and is one of the finest in Europe. John Dillon, Nationalist member of Par liament, is in poor health, and has gone to Malta, where lie will remain until spring. The Pope will hold a consistory at the end of January for creating bishops. He does not intend to create any cardinals then. The St. Petersburg Journal says that the negative result of the Balkan conference will prevent Russia from joining another confer ence. Sir Ambrose Shea has been appointed gov ernor of Newfoundland. FROM WASHINGTON. Presidential Post Offices. Washington, Jan. 3.—During the month of January the commissions of over one hun dred presidential postmasters will expire. The terms ef about the same number term inated in December, but comparatively few changes were made. It is said a large num ber of nominations will be made as soon as Congress meets. Since the 1st of July there have been over 9000 changes made in fourth class offices, of which there are over 49,000. French Spoliation Claims. There has just been compiled in the office of the Registrar of the Treasury by request of the Department of State, an elaborate statement of the payments made by this gov ernment under the conventions with France of April 30,1803, and July 4, 1831, and the treaty with Spain of Feb. 22,1819, which will be transmitted to the State Department in a day or two. That department will then be able to furnish full information to the French spoliation claimants. WEST INDIES. Quantity and Quality of the Sugar Crop—Island Defence Fund. Havana, Jan. 2 — The graduation of the cane juice on the many estates already grinding is, In general, very satisfactory. The highest obtained is on the plantation of San Jose de Abajo. which shows a density of 11“. The contributions of the military club to date for the improvement of the island defences amount to $109,384.27 in gold, and 817,789.59 has been collected in bank bills. The Casino Espanol, lor the same purpose, has contributed $82,311.30 in gold and $825,295 in hank bills. , Owing to the continued rams there will hardly be sufficient stock of sugar in the warehouses for large shipments until Feb. 1. It has been proposed in Sagua by the planters to establish a central location for the polarization of sugar before it is offered for sale in tbe market. Tlie Batabano Espoujero says that tlso sponge market during the week lias ruled fairly active, especially for superior kinds. The recent arrivals oomnrigp ] nt.li interior and middling grades. GENERAL NEWS. Two fellows named Leonard and Harris, in North Abington, Mass., were refused admission to a private club room, whereupon they forced their way In, pulled one of the members named Tlrrell out into the street and unmercifully beat him so that lie died Saturday night. An autopsy is being held, and the two roughs are under arrest. Thirty deaths from small pox occurred in Mon treal and its suburbs last week. There were 37 deaths during the previous week. The United States revenue steamer, Bichard Kush, Captain Hooper commanding, sailed from Sau Francisco Saturday for the Arctic regions in search of the crew of tlie missing whaler, Ame thyst. Steps are being taken in Halifax, N. S., to hold a grand winter carnival in February next to be modelled after those held in Montreal. The American Pasteur Institute in New York filed its certificate of incorporation Saturday. Its objects are "The gratuitous care and treatment bv the Pasteur system of iunoculation of all per sons threatened with or suffering from hydro phobia.” James II. ltobinson.a lirakeman, fell off a Cape freight near Middieboro. Saturday, and had both legs cut off. lie was taken to the Massachusetts hospital. New England Colt Stakes. The second payment to the New England colt stakes was made on Friday. Jan. 1, by r>2 of the original subscribers. The two stakes closed last spring with 88 nominations. The stake for 4-year olds closed originally with 35 entries, and among this number the follow ing have made good their payments to date: G. J. Shaw, Hartland. Me., bay colt Hancock, bv Gen. Withers, dam Lady Knox. W. S. Tilton, chestnut filly Harebell, by Harbin ger, dam by Aberdeen. Thomas McAloon, Bangor, chestnut filly, Josie Me., by Prescott; dam by Whalebone Knox. Thomas McAloon, brown filly, by Von Moltke; dam. Kettle Ball. E. J. Lawrence, Somerset Mills, Me., brown colt Ticonic, by l)r. Franklin, dam by Morrill Cham pion. The 3-year-old stakes closed with 53 nomina tions. and the following have paid: G. J. Shaw, Hartland, Me., chestnut Hilly Betty Withers, by Gen. Wittiers. dam Betty Hooker. G. J. Shaw, Hartland, Me., chestnut filly May Day. by Gen. Withers, dam Susan by Wintlirop Morrill. This filly has been sold to C. M. Leist of Oireleville, O. > Thomas McAloon, Bangor, brown colt White wood, by ltedwood, dam Kitty, by Whalebone , Knox. . The third payment in the stakes is due Jan. 1 1,1887, and the races will be trotted in Octo ber of that year. The Legislative Reunion. In addition to the regular trains on the > Maine Central, during the legislative rcuu [ ion, which commences next Tuesday, the r Maine Central will run extra trains, leaving this city at 7.55 a. in. Returning leave Au gusta at (i ]>. in., excepting that on Thursday the 6 p. in. train for Portland, Bath and Lewiston will be delayed until 12.30 at night to accommodate persons attending the reun ion ball. Regular trains leave Portland at 7.10 a. in., 1.25 jf. m.. 5.15 p. m. and 11.15 p. m. All trains both regular and special going to or returning from Augusta stop at Congress street station. Excursion tickets at one fare to all persons attending the reunion. The sale of tickets on special trains is not confin ed to ex-members, but will be sold to any persons wishing to visit Augusta at that time for the purpose of meeting friends or attending the ball, etc. The advertisement gives particulars regarding the running of trains from other places than Portland. Maine Medical School. The Maine Medical School opens at Bruns wick, Thursday, Feb. 4th. The opening ad dress will be given by Dr. Stephen H. Weeks of this city, bis subject being the “Prosecu tion of Medical Study.” The faculty of the school is: President Hyde of the college; I. T. Dana, Allred Mitchell, F. II. (ierrish, Chas. W. Goddard, S. H. Weeks, Chas. (). Hunt, II. II. Hunt, Franklin C. Robinson, Irving E. Kimball, demonstrator of anatomy; E. T. Neally, demonstrator of histology; Albion G. Young lecturer on public hygiene. SUBURBAN NEWS. WINDHAM. Depot master, Daniel Brown, Jell from a load of hay in his barn at Mallison Fulls, Tuesday morn ing, stunning him and breaking one or more of his ribs, At last accounts he was doing well. WHITE ROCK. Mr. Van Carle cut his foot so badly last week that he fears he may be laid up all winter. YARMOUTH. On Thursday morning the boys of the High school presented Mr. A. .1. Curtis, the principal, with a rattan chair and, Miss Hattie Williams, assistant priucipal, with a very pretty photograph album. The valuation of the town this year is $1,05S, 043 a decrease of .?17,302 from last year. Num ber of polls 545, decrease of 10; amount of tax on #100, $1.00. The friends connected with the Universalis! so ciety appreciating the services of George E. Smile, Lsq., as leader of the choir here presented him witli a beautiful "Sleepy Hollow” chair. 8ACCARAPPA. The officers of the K. of 1’., for the ensuing year will he publicly installed on the 11th of this month. Wade Camp S. of V., will Install officers tomor row evening: Andrew Cloudman, Capt.; G. W. Wheeler, 1st Lieut.; Fred Brown, 2nd Lieut. There will be a baked bean supper after the in stallation. The Westbrook Chronicle appears in a new dress and enlarged size. It Is a great improve ment over the original sheet, and in the fulness of its local matters it must reeeive the praise of the community and a large patronage. There are rumors that an edge tool factory will be established soon. Active operations wm tiot ue negiui in toe snoo factory before next month. The overseer of the gingham finishing room— Mr. SamuelOgdeu—was presented Christmas with a gold watcli chaiu by the employes in the room. Mr. T. F. Stacks, foreman of the lenther-board mill, received a valuable gold watch as a Christ mas gift from the owner of the mill, Mr. G. E. Davis. The employes presented Mr. G. G. Davis the agent, with a fine wolf robe and a pair of driv ing gloves, and Mr. Stacks with a black walnut sideboard. One hundred and forty dollars have been raised at Cumberland mill for Mrs. Sprou1,whose husband died from injuries received there. STBOUDWATKR. The annual meeting of the Stroudwater Hall Company was Held Saturday evening, and the fol lowing officers were elected: Clerk, Walter Fick ett; treasurer, Andrew Hawes; board of direc tors, Walter Fickett, Horatio Maxwell, M. Stev ens, Andrew Hawes, Elias M. Jacobs. Resolu tions of respect were passed to the memory of the late president of the company, Hon. Thomas Guluhy, and it was voted to change the name of the hall to Quinby Hall. NORTH GRAY. Mr. and Mrs. Eben Maxwell were given a sur prize party Wednesday night, the 31st anniver sary of their wedding. They were remarried by Rev. E. Bean of Gray and received many hand some presents. SOUTH CASCO. A sad accident occurred Monday, Mr. Perkins was an old gentleman who lived with his son-in law, Mr. Koscoe Shaine, Monday, for some reason or other, the old gentleman went up in tire barn chamber and making a misstep he fell through a scuttle to the floor below. He received such in juries that he died Wednesday. FREEPORT. Tlie following officers of Hawaseekep I-odge, K. of P., have been elected: E. S. Soule, Representative for 3 years; C. C., Henry H. Cushing; Vice C. C., Charles L. Brown; Prelate, H. P. Deunison; Keener of Records and Seal, L. E. Pinkliam; M. of F., L. M. Bailey; M. of E., Wm. A. Davis; Master at Arms, Lester Cox. The amount of money received from the net proceeds of the UniversaUst fair was nearly one hundred and twenty-five dollars. CAPE ELIZABETH. There was a glass ball shooting match at Cape Elizabeth, Friday, 15 balls, 20 yards rise. The result was as follows: Team jVo. 1. Hannaford...O 1111111111011 0-12 E. 1). Jordan.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1—2 It. Jordan..-.1 1011101111001 0-10 Perry.1 01111111 11 101 1—13 Total . 37 Team -Vo. 2. C. W. Dyer.. .1 1111101110100 0-10 H. E. Dyer...l 1101101011010 1—10 Sawyer.0 001100000111 0 0—5 Stockman ....0 0000100000000 0— 1 Total. 26 THE STATE. ^ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY. A meeting of the Androscoggin Farmers’ Insti tute will be held in Auburn, Tuesday, January 12. Bev. I!. II. McGown, of Turner, has received a unanimous call to the Congregational church at Mt. Vernon, N. H. He will depart for his new field this week. CUMBERLAND COUNTY. A Farmers’ Institute w ill be held at the Congre gational vestry in New Gloucester Friday, Janu ary 15. There will be three sessions, morning, afternoon and evening. KENNEBEC COUNTY. A Waterville lawyer prides himself on being the owner of eight dogs. Four doorkeepers have been engaged for duty at the State House during reunion week. Says the Waterville Mail: The Lockwood Com pany lias resolved to introduce the system of weekly payments, and will make tire change as soon as the accounts for the year are made up. This method is increasingly prevalent in the large manufacturing centers, and is generally deemed better for both the operator and the traders. It lias been found to encourage habits ol thrift and care in the use of money. Ex-Postmaster Dunn, of Waterville has gone in to business in that town. lil.suuscui ryujn. A young fellow named Dillon stole S-tC in cash the other day from Mrs. M. J. Whiling, who con ducts a lunch counter in Bangor and departed for parts unknown. An immense head of a moose hearing magnifi cently formed antlers, has been placed In a con spicuous position on the wall of the Bangor House dining room. It is said to be the largest head ever mounted. Hon. Hannibal Ilamliu will lecture before the Central Club in Bangor this evening. Capt. Charles J. Robinson, of Greenville, shot a deer on Kineo mountain only a day or two ago. This is a very rare occurrence says the Whig, no deer having ventured across the narrow neck of laud near the Kineo House and on to the moun tain within the past few years. This is another proof that deer are increasing in numbers and are becoming bolder. Mr. Allen, of Bangor is doing excellent service in enforcing the game and fish laws of the State. SOMERSET COUNTY. A young man in Ralwyra created a scare the other day. as it was thought he had the small pox. It proved to be a case of chicken pox instead. Rev. J. W. Carr, who succeeds Rev. G. W. Colby as pastor of the Free Baptist church of Madison commenced his labors yesterday. YORK COUNTY. The following officers of Buxton Grange have been elected: W. M., B. F. Carter; O., Charles Harmon; S.,C. A. L. Treadwell; A. S., A. L. Fen dersoti; Chap., C. Treadwell; T., L. J. Milliken; G. C., F\ A. Moulton; Flora, Mrs. J. H. Harmon; Ceres, Mrs. B. F. Carter; Pomona, Mrs, ,1. M. Berry; Sec., Miss Hattie E. Moulton; I,. A. S., Mrs. William Jose. There were never better prospects for Buxton Grange than there are for the coming year. IN THE RINKS. BI.JOU SKATING PARLOR. At the Bijou the following attractive programme is presented for the week: Monday there will be a ladies’ guess party, the prize being a silver cake basket. This Is the last chance to guess on the weight. Tuesday there will be polo between the Elites and Bijous. This will be the deciding game between these clubs, each having won one ganie in the home rink. Wednesday there will be skat ing and dancing—skating until 9.15, and then the floor will be cleared and a complimentary dance given to the lady patrons. In the afternoon there will be a ladies'complimentary party; music will commence at 2.30. Thursday will be ladies' night. This Is the popular evening of the week, and gentlemen will not be allowed to skate during music without lady partners. Friday there will be base ball on skates. The Bijous were defeated last Friday, and have challenged the Forest Citys to play them. Saturday afternoon the Shailers and Norths of the Grammar School league will cross sticks for the first time, and, as there arc good players on both teams, the boys arc looking for a tine game. In the evening there will be general skating. NOTES. The original Granite City polo team has reor ganized with Farrell and Day rushers, Woods cover point. Patterson centre and captain, Locke half back, Hovey goal, Redder, Quinn and Bhehnn substitutes, and Is ready to play exhibition games with any first class club in New England. PULPIT AND PLATFORM. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE SOUTHERN STATES. Kev. I)r. J. C. Hartzell of Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the corresponding secretaries of the educational work of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the South, spent yesterday in our city. The Doctor spoke in Pine Street Church in the afternoon and in the Congress Street Church at night, presenting to each audience different phases of the great work he represents. The Methodist Episcopal Church has gath ered into its fold over 400,000 communicants, representing a population of fully 1,500,000' in the Southern States since the war. The great mass of these are poor financially and intellectually. Fully one half of them ar« negroes with all the effects of 250 years of slavery cursing them in body, soul and intel lect. This vast mass now in this church in the South is related to other masses equally needy among both races to which the cnurcn must go. The Methodist Episcopal Church lias built over .'1000 new' churches in the South since the war. The Freedmen’s Aid Society which Dr. Hartzell represents has in charge the work of educating preachers and teachers for the pulpits and schools of the South. In 19 years it lias speut over $1,500, 000, and had under its training nearly 100, 000 young men and women. A large number of institutions are now in successful opera tion, in'whieh are over 0000 students. The magnitude and importance of this ed ucational work cannot be overestimated. It is a patriotic work and every lover of his country should be interested in and help it. It is a philanthropic work. Slavery which was a national sin cursed millions of the white as well as colored people and the Christian philanthropic efforts of the whole nation finds here a field. The Christian teacher and minister must be the eliief fac tors in the solution of the negro problem in „ America. We now have 7,000,000 of negroes in the United Stales. They are one-eighth of our population. Columbia is an octoroon. The negro masses are mostly in a single sec tion of the South. In a few years ten Southern States will have more negroes than whites. What tremendous power is this con centrated in the hands of a mass of people only yesterday in slavery? Dr. Hartzell gave many illustrations of the success of the work he represents. The best Southern people who at first opposed the work now approve it and the South itself is committed to the work of negro education, lie gave an encouraging view of how the people are helping themselves in building churches, supporting their pastors and help ing to educate themselves. The Society de pends for its support: (1.) On the people themselves in the South who are taught and expected to do all they can for themselves. (2d On gifts of individuals who give amounts according to their means and interest in the work; one man lias given over $50,COO, many have given smaller amounts. (A) Hutehief ly the reliance is upon the regular annual collections from the churches. Last year $143,000 were received and spent. Collections were taken in the three church es yesterday, largely in advance of what had WIL LISTON CHURCH. Kev. C. D. Barrows, 1). I)., of San Francis co, Cal., preached yesterday morning to a congregation that filled Williston church. The following abstract gives but a faint idea of the finished and scholarly address whien was listened to intently from the commencemeu to the close: Dr. Barrows took his text from Corinthians 13, 11; Subject, “Some forgotten factors in the equation of Christian Manliness.’' After an introduction to his theme in which he re ferred to the necessity of manliness in all re lationships of earth, Dr. Barrows proceed ed to state as his first point the fact that doubting without sinning is possible. The propensity of the human mind is to try to solve problems of faith which renders it self evident that on the border land of faith, doubt may exist without being blameworthy. To distinguish truth from falsehood and er ror from superstition, freedom for the mind to properly sift that one from the other must be granted. An opinion that is new is not necessarily on that account wrong or philo sophical. Evidence that is not procurable may occasion doubt. The evidence may not be wanting as a matter of fact, but not avail able. Christ led his disciples through doubt. We plead for the thought which will give the church progress and to secure the best service of intellect and hear', the church must be charitable and helpful to the honest doubter and lead him gently, instead of de nouncing all doubt as sin and all honest hes itancy as unbelief. This latter position is not the attitude for the church to occupy to day. Secondly, stagnation in thought and action by reason of doubt is a guilty condition. One’s own character Is always elevated by the thought of what he may become. The tests and rivalries of life are a guage by which to measure progress. The back-water of a stream is the result not of barriers in xruilt til lb UUb Ul W«UXUC99 111 WIC UCglUUIUb of it. The increasing mastery of man over all impediments arises from a profounder knowledge, not of the impediments, hut of the force needed to counterbalance their re sistance. In religious thiugs, an individual should not stagnate in the presence of oppo sing forces or be content to drift with the stream. He should come to a settled view of general principles of truth and then move forward. We are not to stand forever in a calculating posture, but to feel that God counts for something in human affairs and that he enters into our life to share in us the better purpose that lies beyond our doubting and that he is co-operating with us for our fuller usefulness. Lastly the terminal personality or person al terminus of all growth is a factor in Christian manliness. Hr. Barrows elabora ted this point as he did the preceding ones in a logical and convincing way. He insist ed that, not by arguments, but by a subtle personal influence, Christianity had ad vanced and that God had not loaded the finite with the whole of the infinite. This were to cripple the finite and the human. We learn like children. God lias not revealed all His truths to anybody. He teaches us a personal Christ and from a childish appre hension leads men into manhood and to a maturer faith. Truth stands or falls in the person of Christ. Under the inspiration of that personal Christ the best of one is de veloped and the worst repressed. Ur. Barrows closed with a strong argument for a correct study of and firm belief in the scriptures and an appeal for a well-grounded hope in Christ. BUCKFIELD NEWS. Buckfield, Jan. 2. A court was held here yesterday, in which considerable interest was manifested. The action was brought on complaint of Roscoe Beals of East Hebron against Albert Pack ard, Eugene Johnson, Arthur Moulton, Ed ward Osgood, John Hayford and Pearl Record, six young men of North Auburn, all of good families, for disturbing a dramatic entertainment at East Hebron on the even ing of Dec. 15. The entertainment was given by members of Sure Haven Lodge of Good Templars. The case was tried before Alfred Cole, Esq.; 0. II. Ilersey, Esq., fo E the government, and Judge Geo. C. Wing of Auburn for re-pQndents. The allegation set fortii that the respond ents came to the entertainment, and in a rude, rowdyish manner, by smoking in the audience room, wearing unusual costumes, by tramping in and out of the hall in a boist erous and uncivil way disturbed the meeting. The trial lasted all day. The ball was crowd ed by hundreds of men, women and children, all interested in the fate of these respectable young men, who for a little diversion were, it is said, allowing themselves to take the place usually filled by rowdies. Many witnesses were examined. In defense Judge Wing put the respondents on the stand and arrayed one of them in the costume in which he went to the entertainment—which was a tall, slick, borrowed hat, a good fur trimmed overcoat, which the judge pronounced a $t» suit and good enough to wear to Hebron, which caused considerable merriment. Judge Wing worked hard to save his clients, characterizing the entertainment as illegal on account of a lottery connected with it in the disposal of a guess cake, etc. O. H. Ilersey, Esq., for the government, plead for conviction. Justice Cole, after hearing the case, decided that while the boys deserved a reprimand, the evidence did not warrant a conviction, which caused an out burst of applause on tile part of the friends of the young men. * Farmers’ Institutes. The Farmers’ Institute of Androscoggin county will meet in Auburn, on Tuesday, January 12. The subject of the day will be “Present knowledge of Silos and Ensilage.” Major H. E. Alvord of Houghton Farm, New York, will lecture, and a discussion of the subject will follow. ., . A Farmers' Institute will be held in the Congregational vestry at New Gloucester, Lower Corner, ou Friday, January 15. I here will be a discussion of “Some Phases of the Poultry Business,” by G. M. Twitehell, of the Maine Farmer, and an address on ‘Dai rying the best Business for the Farmer and the Farm,” by Major Alvord. The countv tns iucjisxlum at New Yoik, N. J., was partially dost' yfu'e Saturday. All th* Inmates 103 In i —L'lt --ut safely Loss §75,000. —.