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This is the oldest agency in existence; the largest in the world, embracing ur hundred nndure branch and associate offices; the only one with two fully equipped offices in Maine. Correspondence respecting terms and facilities respecttully solicited. — addbess — T. FRANK JONES, MANAGER. )an6 sndlwteodlw insurance. W.D. LITTLE & CO., 31 EXCHANGE STREET, Established in 1.843* Reliable Insurance against Fire or Lightning in first glass American and Foreign Co s at Lowest Rates. Also Life and Accident insurance. Telephone 701. .^^1el7snli^ AUCTION SALEM. Groceries, Store Fixtures, &c., BE AUCTION. WE shall sell on WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6th, at 2.30 o’clock p. m., the stock and fixtures at No 41 Free street, consisting of B bbls. Pork, Lard, Canned Goods, Tea, &c., &e.. together with fixtures, 2 heavy Marble Slabs, Block, Side Mar ble, Counters, Platform, Spring, Balance and Counter Scales, Benches, Bread dase. Cigar and Cheese Cases, Clock, Lamps Tin Ware, Coffee Boxes, 1 large Ice Chest, Safe, &c., &c., F. O. BAILEY & CD., Auctioneer*. jan4 dtd THE WEATHER. Washington, Jan. 0. Indications for Portland and vicinity— Local rains followed by fair, colder weather. The indications for New England today are slightly colder, generally fair weather northeasterly winds, higher barometer. Cautionary signals from Portland to East port, and off shore from Cape Ilenlopen to Boston section. I.OCAI. WEATHKli REPORT. Portland, Me., Jan. 5, 1880. |7a ill AM| 3 PM | 7PM |11 PM Barometer. 129.773 29.688 29.622 29.500 29 481 Thermo’r. ■ 40.8 48.8 46.7 45.8 39.8 Dew Point. 44.8 48.8 45.7 45.2 37.6 Humidity.. 93.0 100.0 100.0 98.4 91.7 Wliid...:.. SE SE SE. S S Velocity... 26 25 21 1 3 Weatlier ■ Cloudy Ltlian Lt Kan Lt Rati Cloudy Mean daily bar. ..29.6921 Maximumther....47.8 Mean dally titer..440 Minimum titer....39.b Mean daily d’w pt.42.7 Max.vel.wind.... 30 SE Mean daily!hum. .94.9 ITotal preclp.74 XLlXtli CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 5. In the Senate today Mr. Harrison, of ttie committee on Territories, reported favorably a bill to legalize the election of the ninth territorial legislative assembly of Wyoming. He asked for immediate consideration. The Hoar bill to regulate the presidential succession and the bill proposing certain joint rules, were referred to appropriate committees. , ... Mr. Baird reported a hill to give the right of trial by jury to claimants for pensions whose applications have been rejected by the Secretary of the Interior on appeal from the decision of the Commissioner of Pen sions; also to provide for the erection of monuments to Abraham Lincoln and U. S. Grant. , ,, _ A resolution offered by Mr. Frye was agreed to calling on the Secretary of State, if not incompatible with the public interests, to transmit to the Senate all correspondence and information in his department relating to tlie extension of certain fishing rightsand privileges under the treaty of \y ashington. A resolution offered by Mr. Hoar was at his reauest referred to the committee on foreign relations, requesting w i to take measures for reviving and extending our extradition treaties so as to cover cases ' of embezzlement and other breaches of trust. In offering his resolution Mr. Hoar made special reference to the number of default ing bank officers who tried to escape punish ment by flight to Canada. Mr. Sherman offered a concurrent resolu tion accepting the marble statue of ex-1 resi dent Garfield, presented to Congress by the State of Ohio. The concurrent resolution was agreed to. Mr. Gray gave notice that he would to morrow call up Mr. Beck’s silver resolution for the purpose of making some remarks on llMr. Beck, referring to the criticism made by Mr. Morrill on his recent speech, inquired of Mr. Morrill whether on careful reading of that speech he had not been mistaken in his (Understanding of Mr. Beck’s remarks. Mr- Morrill replied that he took pleasure in saving he had somewhat misunderstood Mr. Beck's reference to the President and Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Edmunds called up the Utah bill re ported by him from the committee on Mr. Hoar moved to strike out the seventh section, being the section prohibiting the exercise of suffrage by women of Utah. Mr. Edmunds said that whenever a major ity of the women of the United States or of any State desired to have suffrage they would have his (Mr. Edmunds’) vote ill favor of the '^Mr, Blair supoorted Mr. Hoar's motion. Mr. Vest hoped the hill might go over one day, and it went over accordingly. A message was received from the Presi dent transmitting the draft of a bill to pro vide for allotment of lands in severalty to Indians. It was read and referred. Mr. Wilson of Iowa called up the resolu tion heretofore offered by him, calling on the Secretary of the Interior lor a copy of each report made by the government directors of the Union Pacific railroad from the first ap pointment of such directors to the present time. ... , On the conclusion of lus remarks the Senate went into executive session, and ufcor oWinurned. HOUSE. Contrary to general expectation, the com mittees were not announced after the read ing of the journal, and the Speaker immedi ately proceeded to call the States for the in troduction of bills and resolutions. , A resolution was introduced, directing the committees on ways and means to inquire into the cause of the decline of American cooperage interests and the timber and ship ping interests connected therewith. jfr. MeCowan of Maryland introduced a Mil to prevent the adulteration of food and drugs; also for the redemption of the trade dollars. Mr. Long of Massachusetts introduced a bill to establish additional life-saviug sta tions along the sea and lake coast; also to re peal the tenure of office act; also providing that cabinet officers may occupy seats in the. House of Representatives. Bv Mr. Rice of Massachusetts for the erec tion of a congressional library building. By Mr. Lovering of Massachusetts, for adjustment of the accounts of labor under the eight-hour law; also for the sale of the naval hospital at Chelsea, Mass.; also to rec ognize the war service of Union soldiers now serving in the regular army. Bv Mr. Collins of Massachusetts to estab lish'a uniform system of bankruptcy ; also to permit the occupancy of Castle Island in Boston harbor by the municipal authorities. By Mr. Ranney of Massachusetts to create a marine signal board, with a view of adopt ing a code of fog signals. By Mr. Eldridge of Michigan, to reform the civil service and preserve constitutional distinctions between legislative and execu tive duties by the organization of a bureau oi civil appointments. By Mr. Dewdney of New York, for the erection of a monument to Gen. Ulysses Grant in New York city. (It appropriates $200,000 for the purpose, to be expended un der tiie direction of the Secretary of War, by a commission to be appointed by the Presi dent, provided none of the money shall be expended until the sum of $200,000 shall have been raised by subscription. Bv Mr. Janies of New lork, providing it shall be unlawful to charge a license for travelling salesmen. /tills were introduced for the erection oi public buildings at Houlton and Belfast. Maine, but without conclusion of the call the House adjourned. The number of bills introduced today was 790. THE I Pui> library "HESS, Published every day touuuoj -- id) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange Street, Portland, Me. Terms—Eight Dollars a Year. To mall sub scribers, Seven Dollars a Year, it paid In advance Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. MAINE. Failed to Recover the Body. Biddeford, Jan. 5.—The body of the drowned boy, Albert Leavitt, has not yet been recovered. Solon S. Andrews, who has been diving near the place where the lad fell in, was obliged to give up the search this morning owing to the rough state of the water and the swiftness of the current. It is believed that the body has been carried to ward the sea, as the tide was running out at the time the accident occurred. Mrs. Frank Leavitt, the boy’s mother, has offered a re ward of five hundred dollars to the person who will recover the body before the first of May. Two Men Suffer from the Cold. Bangor, Jan. 5.—Orrin L. Kicliardson, an old and respected citizen of Stillwater, was found yesterday about a mile up the river nearly frozen and insensible. He ■ was brought home and medical help summoned. William Henderson is an old scaler of Still water village, and is surveying on Millin ocket lake. While he was going between two camps his snow shoes gave out, and he lost his way in blinding snow and was out four days and three nights,and had luncheon enough for but one meal. Obituary. Damariscotta, Jan. 5.—Deacon James Hall, father of Gen. James A. Hall, died here yesterday, aged 86. Biddeford, Jan. 5.—Lewis Ilodsdon, formerly a well known dealer in periodicals and stationery in Saco, died at his residence in that city this morning from the effects of a shock of paralysis received last Saturday. He was a highly respected citizen, about 76 years of age, and leaves a widow. Killed by a Falling Rock. Watehville, Jan. 5.—While several men were working in a ledge pit an overhanging rock, loosened by the severe storm, fell upon them. James Freeman was instantly killed and two others were badly wounded. The deceased was a resident of Winslow, aged 40 years, and leaves a wife and two children. Hodgdon Sentenced. Bath, Jan. 5.—James F. Hodgdon, the Bath murderer, was sentenced this forenoon by Judge Virgin to the State prison for life. York S. J. Court. Saco, Jan. 5.—The January term of the Supreme Court opened here today, Judge Enoch Foster of Bethel presiding. The con tinued docket contains 402 cases. The term promises to be about three weeks duration. There is a large attendance of attorneys. Bangor Peddlers Robbed. South Abington, Mass., Jan. 5.—Julius and Charles Sidman, peddlers of Bangor, Me., were robbed of $50 worth of wearing apparel here on Sunday. Ellsworth’s New High 8chool Build ing. Ellsworth, Jan. 5.—The new High School building,formerly the old court house, was formally dedicated this morning. Mayor Kedman presided. Rev. E. A. Herring read selections of scripture, after which a prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Tenney. Short ad dresses were made by Mayor Redman, Judge Emery, Rev. R. W. Savage, Rev. E. A. Her ring, J. C. Chilcott, Hamilton Jay, Rev. Mr. Tenney and Mrs. A. F. Greely. Waldo S. J. Court. Belfast, Jan. 5.—The Supreme Judicial Court, Judge Libbey presiding, commenced its winter session today. ft will probably continue a fortnight. Two Jiundrcd and ten actions are on the old docket, and forty-six are marked for trial. Bath Military and Naval Orphan As sociation. Batii, Jan. 5.—At the annual meeting of the Bath Military and Naval Orphan Asso ciation S. T. Snipe, W. H. Watson and If. A. Duncan were elected trustees, and the fol lowing lady visitors: Mrs. Z. H. Trufant, E. P. Donnell, Batii; F. H. Rich, Auburn; Ira P. Booker, Brunswick; Julia D. Easel!, Rockland; Ella F. Carpenter, Portland. At the directors meeting the following officers were elected: President, Col. Charles B. Merrill, Portland; secretary, W.H. Watson, Bath; treasurer, H. A. Duncan; executive committee, S. T. Snipe, J. G. Richardson; committee on children, J. G. Richardson. There are sixty-seven children now at the JULUlUCt Chicago University Litigation. Chicago, Jan. 5.—Judge Blodgett decided the rehearing yesterday in the case of the Chicago Astronomical Society against the Union Mutual Insurance Company of Maine This was a branch of the foreclosure case of the Union Mutual Insurance Company against the University of Chicago, in which a decree of foreclosure was entered in Febru ary last fer some $350,000 against the Uni versity. The Chicago Astronomical Society filed a bill to defend its right when the fore closure bill was filed, claiming that its appa ratus and fixtures were purchased with $50, 000, subscribed by leading citizens, and that the University of Chicago gave the society a grant in perpetuity to use the ground on which the observatory was built. This grant was prior to the mortgage. J udge Blodgett’s decision of yesterday excludes the apparatus and fixtures from the foreclosure. Labor Reform Assembly. Lewiston, Jan. 5.—The Labor Reform Assembly met in Auburn today. A commit tee was appointed to prepare a report for publication. The censors report to be ap proved by the assembly. The newly chosen delegates were initiated. After roll call the name of the Assembly at Rockland was read, corrected and approved. The report of the recording secretary shows a large number of new assemblies have been formed, old ones Strengthened, and a large increase of mem bership. The district financial secretary and treas urer made reports, which were referred to the finance committee. The report of the district executive board was also read. It stated that the board went to Gardiner and settled the trouble in Kimball & Bros.’ shoe factory to the satisfaction of all concerned; also arranged amicably the trouble in Gay, Woodman & Co.’s factory in Lewiston so that union lasters are now employed exclu sively. They were not able to arrange mat ters at Spinney & Co.’s factory at Norway, that firm declining to receive any communi cations from members of the order. The roll of assemblies was called for intro duction of resolves and other documents, and a large amount of business was trans acted. In the afternoon the committee on creden tials made a supplementary report, new members having arrived. The finance com mittee reported all the accounts of the pres ent financial officers correct. A committee to prepare a revision of the by-laws was ap pointed. The Arclion degree was adminis tered to additional delegates. It was voted to establish a standing com mittee on legislation. A motion to hold semi-annual instead of quarterly meetings was referred, as was the question of a special assessment on local assemblies for the assistance fund. The remainder of the session was devoted to routine business. This evening a meeting of the insurance organization of the Knights of Labor was held, which was separate from the regular meeting of the assembly. At present the officers of this branch of the work are C. S. Emerson of Augusta, president; J. W. Kitt redge, Rockland, vice president; R. F. Foss, seretary and treasurer; W. F. Eaton, S. W. Syphers, J. W. Conley of Camden, trustees. Gardiner High School. Gardiner, Jan. 5.—G. A. Stuart, A. M., Principal of North Anson Academy, has been elected principal of the Gardiner High | School. THE REUNION. All Unite in Declaring It a Crand Success. Over Eight Hundred Ex-Members in Augusta. What a Press Reporter Says of the Event. [Special to tlie Press.] Augusta, Jan. 5.—The reunion is an as sured success, so says each of the executive committee; so says Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, (who on this occasion is figuring as a distin guished ex-govemor), Gov. Eobie and ex Gov. Dingley, and all who have had an op portunity to see “how she heads,” as a ven erable Aroostook member puts it. There was more enthusiasm than was expected, and if the interest increases as it has today, with the arriving trains, the affair will go down in history as one of the events of the Pine Tree State. There are in town this evening about 800 old members. The Augus ta House is full, also the Cony House and Hotel North, while many of the private resi dences of the city have been freely opened to visitors. The morning trains brought wise men from the East, and the afternoon trains Solons from the West. The 4 o’clock train landed a distingushed company of about 200, among whom were noticed from Portland, Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., Hon. W. G. Davis, Hon. Elias Thomas, Mr. S. A. True and Clarence Hale, Esq. The same train brought Harri son Hume, Esq., w'bo represented Cherry field in 1870; Hon. John G. Talbot, the Ma chias veteran; A. C. Stockin, formerly of Monmouth; Charles E. Runlett, formerly of Tliomaston; Oren Douglass, formerly of Na ples ; N. A. Farwell, formerly of Rockland; Eli Johnson, W. D. Eaton, and Mr. Thorn dike, who commanded the attention of the House fifty years ago as “the gentleman from East Thomaston.” Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin and ex-Gov. Dingley are the guests of Mr. Blaine; other citizens of the city are entertaining some of their own particular friends, and others those who cannot find rooms at the hotels. A very unpleasant feature of the inaugu ral ceremonies is the wretched weather. It has rained continuously and in torrents here all the afternoon and evening. However this does not dampen the ardor of the ex members. a lie ceiemumco ua iuc icumuu >v gig m»u gurated this evening, by a reception tender ed by Gov. Robie and staff and the ex-gover nors of the State. Of the living ex-gover nors, first of all comes Hon. Anson P. Mor rill of Readfield, 1855. Then follow in order: 1867—Hon. Itaauibal Hamlin, Bangor. 1867—Hon. Joseph Williams, Augusta (acting). 1867—Hon. J. L. Chamberlain, Brunswick. 1871—Hon. Sidney Perham, Paris. 1874—Hon. Nelson Dingley, Jr., Lewiston. 1876—Gen. Selden Connor, Augusta. 1879— Hon. Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston. 1880— Hon. D. F. Davis. Bangor. 1881— Hon. H. M. Plaisted, Bangor. 1882— ’86—Hon. Frederick Robie, Gorham. Of these there were present this evening, besides Gov. Robie, ex-Govs. Hamlin, Ding ley, Connor and Plaisted. The reception was held in Representatives’ Hall, and was an entirely informal affair, consisting of hearty handshaking and recollections of times gone by, and notwithstanding the storm the hall was crowded. Conspicuous everywhere, whether it be ho tel corridor, on the street, in the rotunda of the State House or .in the reception hall, is Hannibal Hamlin. He comes from the city on the frozen Penobscot, without an overcoat as usual. This evening he was arrayed in the proverbial swallow-tail, and although now in his 7(>th year he appears the youngest of them all. He took great pleasure in handshaking and the meeting of so many old friends. One lady in the long line which passed through the hall, a friend of Mr. Hamlin in his younger days, was so exceed ingly pleased to see him that nothing but a kiss would satisfy her, and when asked if such thing was in order, Mr. Hamlin replied, “it is always in order.” Mr. and Mrs.Blaine arrived about 8 o’clock, and were among the number to shake the hands of the ex-governors. Hon. J. H. Manley and Attorney General O. D. Baker were also present. Among the veteran legislators, Major Dickey, the Aroostook orator, and John C. Talbot, who has served East Macliias for fifteen years, were noticeable. Many other of the State’s noted men were there, and all joined in the informal reception with a will. The survivors of early legislatures are as ivmu o . Jason Fuller, Bootlibay, 1834. Joslah Merrow, Bowdolnham, 1834. John T. Walton, Portland, 1835. Benjamin F. Eastman, Strong, 1836.; Sylvanus K. Lyman, Portland, 1836. Mr. Dunn, who represented Poland in the legis lature of 1832, and Is the sole survivor of that body. Marion, Washington county, wishes to be named as having the oldest ex-representa tives living—Capt. John Smith, aged 88 years and Abram Bridges, aged 1)1 years. It was regretted on all sides that neither of these gentlemen were able to be present this even ing. □Stationed in the rotunda was Prof. Pullen with his excellent band, and the musicians with their music lent a pleasing charm to the informalities in the hall above. The old members present the puritanical custom of their forefathers, and are early to bed, and bv 10 o’clock the State House was deserted, and legislators were gaining sleep preparatory to the festivities of tomorrow. At 10 o’clock tomorrow the much talked of reminiscence session will be held in the Rep resentatives’ Hall. Hon. Bion Bradbury, president of the legislative reunion associa tion, will preside if he is able to be present. Short storiec and amusing incidents will be in order. Ex-Sj)eaker Blaine is expected to relate experiences of his own. At 12 o’clock the State is to be presented with an oil por trait of Hon. Lot M. Morrill, a very elegant thousand dollar bit of canvas, the gift of the deceased Senator’s personal friends. The presentation speech is fitly assigned to Hon. J. W. Bradbury, ex-United States Senator of Augusta. The response will be made by Gov. Robie for the State. And adjournment will follow this, when Photographer Lamson of Portland, will take the law makers from tlie State House Steps. But the event of to morrow will be the banquet at Granite Hall in the evening, jirovided by the Quincy House caterer, with half a hundred assis tants. Post prandial speeches of high ordei are expected. Toastmaster Drummond says that he shall have no formal toasts, but will call for short speeches from many. TEMPEST TOSSED. Tough Experience of Eight Men of a Thomaston Schooner. Newpobt, R. I., Jan. 5.—The schoonei Harry Prescott, Capt. Turner, for Boston from Brunswick, Ga , arrived this morning She has on board a shipwrecked crew, com prising eight men, who have had a bitter ex perience. Capt. Turner reports that he lefl Brunswick Dec. 23d. Three days later In experienced a heavy gale, and on the 2!)th he espied a small yawl boat filled with men. He made a successful attempt to reach it, and tc save the men who were bobbing about on the top of a tempestuous sea. There were eight men in the boat. They had been in il twenty hours. They belonged on the schoon er Horace 0. Bright of Thomaston, Me„theii vessel having sunk in lat. 31° IT, long. 75° 8 or on the east side of the Gulf stream, aboul 300 miles from Brunswick, Ga. Naturally, the increase in the number of sailors usee up his provisions. A few days ago a smal supply was obtained from bark Agnes ol Rostock. It seems that during the gale the cargo of the schooner H. O. Bright shifted and this made the vessel leak. The mei were washed from the pumps, and were bad ly used up. Her mainboom and maingaf were carried away, and her sails were blowi to threads. The crew remained by her in i small boat, but she sank in an hour and ; half afterward. COMING BACK TO THE FOLD. Republicans Cain Control of the Stock of the Boston Advertiser. Bustos, Jan. 5.—A change has takei place in the proprietors of the Daily Advei tiser, which involves some important feat ures of the paper. A sufficient number of shares of stock has been transferred to gen tlemen of wealth who are largely interested in manufactures and firm supporters of the Republican party, and they will restore the paper to its former place in Republican poli tics. The statement that Henry Cabot Lodge is to become its editor is not correet. Mr. Lodge is one of the new board of direc tors. George Ellis, the publisher, resigns his position to attend to the demands of his own business. The coming editor is not yet named. _ YORK BAR. An Interesting Trial at Their Annual Meeting Last Night. (Special to the Press.) Biddeford, Jan. 5.—The annual meeting of the York County Bar was held at the Biddeford House this evening. About sixty lawyers were present. Hon. John M. Good win, president of the bar, presided. A letter from Hon. Jas. W. Bradbury was read. Hon. E. P. Burnham read several interest ing biographical sketches of early members of the Bar, and other gentlemen followed with interesting remarks. Hon. John E. Butler and Samuel K. Ham ilton of Boston, and Wilbur F. Lnut of Portland were present, together with nearly all the practicing attorneys in York county. One of the interesting features of the oc casion was the trial of a case made up be tween the York Bar Association and the Biddeford House, as shown by the following answer of the defendant. SUPERIOR COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS. YORK. SS. JANUARY 6th, A. D. 188C. YORK BAR ASSOCIATION vs. BIDDEFORD HOUSE. DEFENDANT’S ANSWER & DILL OF PARTICULARS. Et liocparatus eat veriftcare. i. DEFENDANT HAS THE OPENING Proviilence River Oysters on the half shell. “Every subject has the liberty of taking - rll fish.” Moulton v. Libby, 37 Me. 490. It. MATTER OF INDUCEMENT. Ox-Tail Soup. “Some things shall be construed according to the end thereof.” HI. SEIZURES ON HIGH SEAS. Heap Sea Flounder with brown sauce and French fried potatoes. “The right of taking fish is common to all.” Parker v. Cutter, 20 Me. 367. “Xatura non/acit vacuum sect lex” * * * IT. RES DIGEST,*). Boiled. Turkey and oyster sauce. (Legal Tender). Ham and champaigne sauce. Abatement will not lie to this form of action, v. MATTERS OF SUBSTANCE. Roasts. Green Goose and eider apple sauce. Spring Chicken, stuff ed.with cranberry sauce Habeas corpus cum condimento. (Beck’s Med. Juris. "Dissection.”) Sirloin of Beef with baked macaroni and dish gravy. “A bill (of fare) is multifarious when separ ate causes of relief are joined.” Weston v. Blake, 61 Me. 456. VI. SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWER. Vegetables. Boiled Potatoes. Mashed Potatoes. Canned Corn. Canned Peas. Stewed Toma toes. Sweet Potatoes. Boiled Onions (inter alia). Summer Squash. Celery (eumgrano sctLis) “An ordinary distress is effected bv seizing the goods; some goods are privileged from dis tress: Distress is practically obsolete” (at a banquet). 3d Black. Com. VII. SPECIALTIES. Relishes. London Club Sauce. Pepper Relish. Toma to Catsup. Anchovy Mustard. Assorted Pick les. French Mustard. Horse Radish. Cu cumber Pickles. Lucca Oil. Salad Cream. Worcestershire Sauce. “It is wholly immaterial by what name they are called.” 71 Me. 149. (Barrows). "The law f(l)avoreth that which is of necessity.” vm. NEW MATTER. Entrees. Plain Lobster (quare claus-umfreqit). Lob ster Salad. Stewed Giblets. Peach Fritters with rum flavor. “The doctrine of ‘ultra vires’ is not recog nized in this jurisdiction.” 2d Foster’s Rep. 1886. IX. 1>E BONIS NON. Pudding and Pastry. Snow Pudding, golden sauce. Steamed Eng lish, brandy sauce, (admitted de bene esse). Mince Pie. Apple Pie. Lemon Pie. “An Attorney’s lien is not defeated until final judgment and satisfaction.” Stone v. Hyde, 22 Me. 320. x. NEW ASSETS. Dessert. Vanilla Ice Cream. Oranges. Apples. Eng lish Walnuts. Raisins. Fruit aud Sponge Cake. Crackers and Cheese. “Estoppel, as a rule, recognized: but, contra, exceptions will lie.” (Com. Law Precedents.) “Discontinuance is voluntary.” XI. FINAL PROCESS. Tea. Coffee. “The right to a reasonable use of water is a natural right.” Blanchard v. Baker, 8 Me. 2C6. And a civil right, as well. Rev. Stat. c. 27, sect. 33. Concerning colorable rights, see (your) Bishop’s Procedure: but, contra, see Rev. •Stat. c. 27, sect. 12,48. XII. THE CLOSING ARGUMENT. Obiter dicta, cum sale Attico Vir sapit qidpauca loquitur. Exeunt omnes jurmgantes. p YATES By his Attorney, H. H. Burbank. Per Curiam. Bill dismissed with costs for de fendant. The result of this hotly contested case was that the defendant was consumed in the trial and the plaintiff paid the costs of suit, while Mr. Fred Yates, the landlord, did ample justice to all and pocketed the profits. The ^occasion was a most pleasant one to all the witnesses. The following officers wrere elected for the ensuing year: President—Hon. John M. Goodwin. Vice President—Hon. R. P. Tapley. Treasurer—H. H. Burbank, Esq. Secretary—Hampden Fairfield, Esq. FOREIGN. The Witless and Heartless Cannot Govern Ireland. London, Jan. 5.—Mr. John Kuskin, writ ing on the Irish question, suggests that the government consider the virtues and peculi arities of the Irish people before arranging a scheme for managing them. He says that the Irish people are witty and affectionate, and that the witless and heartless cannot govern them, Foreign Notes. Paris, Jan. 5.—M. Goblet, Sade, Carnolt and Sarrier, who were members of M. Bris 'Son’s cabinet, have accepted an invitation to join the cabinet of M. De Fteycinet. In honer of the Emperor's jubilee, Herr Mendeshon. councillor of commerce, has pre sentecl to the University of Berlin, 150,000 marks for a scholarship in philosophy. A torpedo has broken loose from its moor ings on the coast of Tripoli, and is now float ing about somewhere in the Mediterranean sea. Tha government of Tripoli has been guarding its coast with torpedoes in view of the possibility of an Italian invasion. CENEBAL NEWS. Henderson Bros., ot Boston,agents of the steam er Sidonlan which was reported sunk oft Syra cuse, Sicily, received a cablegram yesterday, stat ing that the Sidonian arrived at Palermo the 2d, all right and will proceed to Boston. Frank Boland was arrested in Galesburg, 111., last Saturday night, charged with robbing the safe of the Southern Express Co., at Brinkley, Ar kansas of $2000. Wm, S. Andrews of New York city, secretary of the National Democratic Executive Committee in the Tilden campaign and many years past at the head of the press department of the National Democratic Committee has become associated witli Gov. Dorsheimer in the business manage ment of the Netv York Star .having general charge of its circulation. It is asserted that the Mat since Gov. Dorsheimer lias become its editor rep resents the administration more directly than any other New YTork paper. Lenar E. Jameson of Irashurgh, a well known writer on agricultural topics, formerly a membei of the Vermont State board of agriculture and legislature, ex-lecturer of the State grange and patrons of husbandry died Monday, aged 67. Thomas P Pratt of Marion, the telegraph opera tor whose blunder caused the terrible accident or the Pennsylvania ltailroad at Hackensackel meadow, Oct. 13, was arraigned in Jersey City, N J., yesterday morning together witli Bhoades, th< flagman. Further investigation yesterday morning about the ruined safe in the office of the Ames Plow Co. in Boston, showed there w as missing a pocketboal which contained $500 in bills and a check for $100 on the Market National Bank of Boston They were afterward found. A meeting of the business men of Haverhill was held yesterday morning to consider the feasibility of constructing a railroad from Haverhill to Law rence. The Potomac river excursion steamer America was burned in 'Washington about 3 o'clock yes . terday morning. J. W. McCarthy, clerk of the State Suprenn court of California sailed on the steamer St. Paul on Saturday, for Honolulu, without mentionini his intended departure. State Comptroller Dunn who has been investigating his office accounts Monday found a delicti of over $12,000. ' Despatches from various points in Pennsylvani! and other points reports heavy rains and floods No serious lossas arc yet reported. 1 A verdict of murder In the second degree hai " been found at Salem, Mass., against Goodwin thi . murderer of Swan. THE COBURN WILL. Full Report of Yesterday’s Proceed ings in the Contest Case. The Taking of Testimony on Both Sides Ended. Hon. W. L. Putnam Begins His Ar gument for the Executors. [Special to the Press.] Skowhegan, Jan. 5.—At the coming in of the court this morring Hon. E. F. Webb commenced a formal opening of the case for the executors. He said in relation to the acts of the executors of the will, about its probate, that he regarded their conduct as both discreet and honorable. On the even ing of the day on which Gov. Cobum was buried (January 7th) Judge Dascomb met the heirs at the residence of Mr. Pooler and read the will to them which was then and has been ever since satisfactory to them. On the morning of January 8th the will was de posited in the probate office and notice or dered and it has since remained there. He then reviewed the statute on which the pro ceeding was based and argued the construc tion of the words “accident,” “mistake” “deficit of notice,” “without fault of petition ers”, and “if justice seems to require it,” claiming that they should have their techni cal meaning and that the petitioners were guilty of acts which ought to deny to them the prayer of the petition, and that they made no effective effort to protect their rights in a matter so important to them. He re garded the legacies to the town and to the hall association as in trust, and neither the -town nor the corporation took any title to the legacies; and, therefore, George Cushing was not beneficially interested under the pro vision of the will and was a competent wit ness in relation to the jurisdiction. He claimed as follows: The petition alleges (specification 5) that Eleanor L. Turner, who receives $5,000 under the 19th clause of the will, was related to the judge of probate within the degree of second ceusin—that is, the husband of Mrs. Turner, the legate, was an uncle by consanguinity to the judge of probate, therefore Mrs. Turner, the legatee, was an aunt by affinity to the judge. R. S., chap. 63, see. 6. gives the judge general jurisdiction over the [estates of all persons resident in the county or residing out of the State and leaving property in his county, or when property is afterward found in the county. To this section there is no ex ception. In section 8 there is an exception where the judge is interested. But the nature of the interest necessary to disqualify is par ticularly described and Judge Buswell does not come within the description. He is most interested in his own right, nor has he in any other way any pecuniary interest in the estate. If he is interested in any legacy it is not a pecuniary interest, but as a relative, and the section precludes that by providing that he shall not be disqualified unless he is within the degree of kindred by which he may by possibility be an heir to the deceas ed, which possibility does not exist. Wheth er a condition of facts may hereinafter arise which will disqualify the judge of probate is not now in question. For these reasons the estates could not be transferred to another county, neither could a judge be called in from any other county; that is, there is no provision of the statutes broad enough to authorize them to call in another judge un der the facts or any facts involved in the case. Judge Buswell took the broad ground that the statute does not require a judge of probate to be disinterested but he must take jurisdiction in all cases except when the statute specially authorizes a transfer or an other judge to be called in. James B. Dascomb ‘was the first witness for the executors. He said that he wrote the will of Gov. Coburn and on the night of the burial of Gov. Coburn read it to Mr. M. T. Pooler and Chas. A. Marston. Later on, the same evening, he went to the house of Mr. M. T. Pooler where were gathered the heirs and read the will to them. In the fall of 1883 I had a conversation with Mr. Alonzo C. Marston in regard to the will. Mr. Mrs ton said that he supposed that his uncle had made a will and that he supposed it was un derstood that the bulk of the property had gone outside of the family. About last June he said to me that he did not know whether he should attempt to break the will or not, but he should not attempt it unless he thought he had a dead sure thing. The exe cutors heard the conversation after the exec utors settled with Mr. Marston. [They bought what stocks and bonds he had re ceived from llr. Jackson. At this point a long discussion arose £as to whether these bonds were sold to the execu tors, acting as the executors of the estate of Gov. Coburn. Cross-examination—I told the executors that I did not know about buying the bonds of Mr. Marston to contest the will. I found certain notes in the Abner Coburn estate given by Sir. Marston. I had understood from the governor that these notes were to be paid by dividends from the Philander Coburn estate. These notes were secured by mortgage. Gen. R. B. Shepherd, one of the executors, testified. Have made an examination of the estate of Gov. Coburn both in this State and in the West. In my judgment there is out side of the State something over $000,000. worth of property belonging to the estate of A. and I’. Coburn. We commenced work on the books the 24th day of February. Mo work on the books was done before that date. Cross-examination—This property outside of the State consists of real estate in Bos ton. There are 18 houses valued at $50,000 in Michigan the land is largely timbci land; it is valued at $35,000 or $40,000. In Wisconsin there are 2400 acres of land in one tract which is valued at $100,000. In Dakota there are 70,800 acres of farm land; this land we valued at $354,000. In Wash ing Territory there are 1000 acres of land worth two and a half or three dollars per acre. On cross-examination he said that lie sim ply called on Mrs. Long as a matter of polite ness and did not pay her any money. Charles A. Marston, brother cf one of the petitioners testified to a conversation be tween Judge Daseomb and Gen. Shepherd in regard to settlements with Alonzo Mars ton. A letter from the witness to Mrs. Long was read, also two letters from her to the witness. In one of the latter’s letters she said she objected to signing the petition but Alonzo hectored her so she did it to get rid of him. This closed the case for the executors. Mr. Stewart then recalled Mr. A. C. Mars ton, but nothing new was obtained. He alsc read a long letter from Mrs. Long in which she stated the case as she understood it. The deposition of Geo. E. B. Jackson, ad ministrator of the estate of Philander S Coburn was read. lie stated that he found the total valuation of the estate to be 81019, 151. The property out of the State is $200, 000 and there has been distributed $512,500 leaving undivided $700,000 of the property Out of the State $25,000 is in Massachusetts and the balance in the Western States When in California, in October last, I eallei on Julia A. Long, one of the petitioners She stated that she did not want to take par in the attempt to break the will, but wa: forced into it by her brother Alonzo wh< told her that if she would go into it he wouh pay all expenses if they were beaten, als< said he could not proceed unless she joints him as he had precluded his claim by treat ing with the executors. She said she signet simply to please Alonzo. Hon. W. L. Putnam then began summini up for the executors. He devoted two hour to examining the several allegations made b; the petitioners, but reserved a consideratioi of what he deemed the most importan branch of the case, viz: the jurisdiction o the judge of probate till tomorrow morning A Whole Family Arrested for Murder Detroit, Mich., Jan. 5.—At 1 o’clock yes terday morniug Gustave and Herman Knocl were arrested at Spring Wells and brough here, charged with the murder of their mother, who died Friday morning from the effects of a heavy blow on the scalp. Later four other members of the family were also arrested, and although it is not believed that they were all implicated in the murder, it was thought best to take them into custody. FROM WASHINGTON. Several New Postmasters Appointed in Maine. Chairman Brown’s Case to Come Up In the Senate To-Day. Senator Frye’s Resolution Relating to the Fisheries. Facts Regarding the Work of the Alabama Claims Court. [Special to the Press.] Washington, Jan. 5.—The following ap pointments were made to-day : Presidential—A. J. Rowe, postmaster at Norway. Willis Y. Hatch, consul at St. Stephen, N. B. Fourth-Class Postmasters—East Liver more, Androscoggin county, Mrs. Ellen M. Folsome; Monticello, Aroostook county, Guy C. Fletcher; North Pownal, Cumberland county, Lyman F. Sawyer. Senator Hale will lay before the Senate to morrow the Postmaster General’s reply to his resolution of inquiry regarding the per formances of Chairman S. S. Brown in ex acting money for securing appointments of postmasters in Maine. The Senator will make some statements respecting the dis position of Maine post offices and Mr. Brown’s connection with several. Senator Frye introduced to-day a resolu tion asking the Secretary of State to furnish the Senate the correspondence relative to the continuance of the treaty of Washington in regard to the fisheries from July 1,1885, to Jan. 1,188(1. The Senator claims the Secre tary lias exceeded his authority in so doing. At the rooms of the commissioners of Ala bama claims, the employees and clerks are busy clearing up and packing preparatory to a departure. The court finally adjourned at four o’clock on Thursday last. From docu ments furnished the Press correspondent by Mr. D. W. Fessenden, the clerk of the court, the following facts in regard to the doings of the court were obtained. The aggregate of the work of the court since its re-organ • a * . il - . OIL „ £ 100(1 in nn fnllnnTB • u.auvu uu iuiiu v* w i -- —~ The number of cases of the first class, that is of cases where actual loss was incurred such as loss of vessels, cargoes, sailors dunnage, &c., which were docketed is 1002. Of these, judgments have been render ed for the claimants in 994 cases, for the United States in 378 cases, and 230 have been dismissed. Of cases in the second class, for war pre mium, a premium paid on insurance against war risks, the whole number docketed was 4,159. In these the claimants have recovered in 3,022 cases, 200 have been decided in favor of the United States, and 267 have been dis missed. In class one, claimants have recover, ed in principal $2,153,036.25 and interest $1, 192,930.07, a grand total of $5,607,573.10. In the second class cases the principal of judg. ments rendered to claimants amounts to 810, 705,371.43, the interest $5,607,573.10, making an aggregate of principal and interest of $16, 312,944.53. The grand principal including both classes of claims is $12,858,407.68, and the interest $6,800,553.17. Total principal and interest in cases of both classes $19,658, 960.85. On account of more claimants than one be ing included in some of the petitions, in the adjudication of these cases the number of claims for which seperate and distinct judg ments have been rendered aggregates 10,910. all of the second class, and including claims dismissed and those in which judgment was rendered for the United States the aggregate adjudications have been 11,377. The final lists of judgments were signed and sent to the State Department on Wednes day, the 30tli inst. At the opening of the last session of the court they were severely handicapped by the refusal of the Treasury officials to pay the salaries of the various clerks, messengers, insurance experts and others engaged, on the ground that the original act for the creation of the court gave no authority for the engage ment of so many officials. Had it not been for the counsel and others interested in the proceedings of the court would have been brought to a standstill, but they guaranteed the payment of all concerned and the court continued its session to a successful comple tion. X UGOG O v l IX 1VUKMU ovimu ~X' legislation will be required before the ac counts will be settled. At the beginning of the last term of the court there were on the docket upwards of 1400 cases, and it was only by the most diligent labor that they were en abled to complete the list. By dint of much hard work they succeeded, and the court ad journed with a clear docket. Just before the final adjournment resolu tions complimentary to the judges and coun sel concerned were passed and placed upon the records of the court. The general verdict is that the work has been well done. The Committees of the House. Speaker Carlisle said this afteruaon that the committees would not be announced to day. It is understood that the list is not fully made up. Mr. Carlisle has been greatly perplexed in making up his committees, nor had his troubles ceased, even last night. At midnight it leaked out that the arrangement of the chairmanships would be as follows: Elections—Turner of Georgia. Ways and Means—Morrison of Illinois. Appropriations—Randall of Pennsylvania. Judiciary—Tucker of Virginia. Ranking and Currency—Curtin of Pennsylvania. Coinage, Weights and Measvres—Bland of Mis souri. Commerce—Reagan of Texas. Rivers and Harbors—Willis of Kentucky. Agriculture—Hatch of Missouri. Foreign Affairs—Belmont of New York. Military Affairs—Bragg of Wisconsin or Wheeler of Alabama. Naval Affairs—Herbert of Alabama. Post Offices and Post Roads—Blount of Georgia Public Lands—Cobb of Indiana. Indian Affairs—Holman of Indiana. Pacific Railroads—Throckmorton of Texas. Education—Aiken of South Carolina. Labor— O’Neill of Missouri. Patents—Mitchell of Connecticut. Invalid Pensions—Matson of Indiana. Claims—McMillan of Tennessee. District of Columbia—Barbour of Virginia. Revision of the Laws—Oates of Alabama. A Big Budget of New Bills. The call of States was resumed in the House. The call resting with Maine, this announcement by the Speaker indicated that the committees would not be announced un til later in the day. Mr. Reed, on behalf of Mr. Dingier, offered among others the following bills: To amend tlie laws relating to shipping, one relating to the homestead laws, one proposing internal changes in the laws relating to raw mate rials, one prohibiting the establishment of certain buoys, one to adjust the accounts of labors arising under the Eight-hour law, one as to pilotage, one to regulate the alcoholic liquor traffic, one prohibiting the use of con vict labor in Government contracts, and one to pay Amos L. Allen of Bath, for building the gunboat “lasco” during the war. Mr. Reed, on his own behalf, introduced a bill regarding the Japanese indemnity and some private bills, and one to print addition al copies of the Greely Arctic report. Mr. Boutelle introduced a bill appropria ting $50,000 for the construction of a public building at Houlton, Me.; granting part of Fork Sullivan reservation for a public park at Eastport; to bridge the St. John and St. Francis rivers; to relieve certain enlisted men in tlie navy and marine corps from the charge of desertion; to adjust the claims of States for expenses incurred in the defence of tlie United States. Mr. Milliken introduced bills to establish a port of entry at Hancock: for the repairs and extension of a public building at Belfast. He also presented a resolution from the Maine Legislature in favor of arbitration and peace, and one relative to tlie United States appropriations for Indians. Fourth Class Postmasters. The following fourth class Postmasters have been appointed in Maine: Edmund E. liowell, West Lebanon; Win. W. Goodwin, Berry’s Mills; James M. Moulton, Wayne; Henry T. Webster, West Tremont; Adelia I M. Gray, East Surrey; Ilanibal Hamlin, Far i mington Falls; Hiram B. Hooper, Hollis Centre: John F. Herrick, Rangeley. i Minor Matters. ; A petition was introduced in tlie House to [ incorporate the American Express Steam ship Company of New York, with a capital stock of $10,000,000. Two sous, 8 and 10 year* of age. of Benj. Wood of Bolton, Mas*., broke through the ice and were ‘ drowned yesterday. MURDERED. Mr. N. A. Wentworth of Brownfield Stabbed and Killed By Wendali P. Foss of Eaton, New Hampshire. Family Troubles the Cause of the Homicide. Full Particulars of the Sad Tragedy The Murderer Still at Large. (Special to the Press.) Brownfield, Jan. 5.—Mr. Harville A. Wentworth of this town died today from wounds inflicted by a knife in the hands of Wendali P. Foss of Eaton, N. H., at Went worth’s house in Brownfield yesterday (Mon day.) There had been difficulty between them before, and Foss had made threats sev eral times against his victim. Mr. Wentwortli was a highly respected citizen and a man of unblemished character. Full Details of the Tragedy. Brownfield, Jan. 3.—A murder was committed in this town yesterday morning, the victim being Harville A. Wentworth, a respectable farmer, who lived two miles from the village; the assassin one Wendali Foss, whose home is in Eaton, N. H., about four miles from the house of the murdered man. About eight or ten years ago Foss, at that time nearly or quite CO years old, married a young waman of 20, who was a cousin to Wentworth. Foss, who has the reputation of being cross and ugly, treated her. so badly that several times she has left him and taken refuge at Wentworth’s, where she has been cared for by her cousin and his wife for months continuously. The difficulties would always be adjusted after a time, however, and the wife would return to her husband’s house. Foss has cherished a cordial dislike for Wentworth, on account of the latter’s harboring his abused kinswoman; and on more than one occasion has assaulted him, but without inflieting any serious injury'. Monday morning he went to Wentworth’s and indulged in language so abusive and threatening that the young man, a powerful fellow, ordered him to quit the house. Not being obeyed, however, he seized his offensive visitor and carried him bodily out to the road, and threw him down. During the passage from the house to the road, or just after being released from the embrace of Wentworth, the old man stabbed him in the belly. Wentworth rode to the village and pnncnltpd hi« rdivsicinn. who had him taken home immediately and properly cared for. At first it was hoped that the wound would not prove fatal, though it was certainly serious; but in the evening alarming symp toms arose, and a consnltant was summoned from Fryeburg. The condition becoming worse, a surgeon was called from Portland, and came out on the morning train; but nothing could save the doomed man, and he breathed his last at half past 12 noon. Foss is still at large. The public announce ment of his victim’s death may be the first information he receives that he wounded his opponent. He is reported to have declared, soon after the affray, that he tried to stab Wentworth, and wished he had killed him. An inquest will be held as soon as possible. COV. HILL’S INAUCURAL. Radical Rsforms Urged In the Form of Government for New York City. New York, Jan. 5.—Gov. Hill’s annual message was presented to the Legislature to day. It is a brief document, but clearly de fines the future policy of his Administration. After dealing with the subject matter of con sideration concisely he proceeds to direct the attention of the Legislature to matters of general consequence and makes such recom mendations as his observations have led him to believe will meet the most pressing needs, and increase most greatly the prosperity of the Commonwealth. In dismissing the question of finance and taxation the Gover nor says: “It should be our study to relieve the people of every unnecessary burden, to cut off every useless expenditure, to limit the appropriations to the absolute need of each department, to abolish all sinecures and en force the most stringent economy every where.” The question of civil service is discussed in detail on the basis that it has become tho policy of the general Government. The sub ject of municipal reform in the city of New York calls forth considerable comment. In referring to it he says: “The rapid increase of taxation in that city, the enormous expen ses incident to the administration of its af fairs, the defective condition of many of the laws applicable to it and the evils which have manifestly grown up under the abuses of its vast patronage render an earnest en deavor for the accomplishment of municipal reform one of the demands of the hour.” The imperative need of a new charter for New York is set forth as follows: “The charter of the city of New York needs amendment, if not an entire revision. It may well be doubted whether it has been the part of wisdom or for the best interests of the city to make so many important offices appointive, rather than elective, as has been the tendency of modern legislation. I have faith in the people and in their capacity for self-government and believe they should be trusted with the selection of their own local officials to every responsible extent. The Mayor of the city should, nevertheless, bo possessed of sufficient power to make his ad ministration distinctive in its character and to enable him to carry out his views of mu nicipal policy, and the people could then properly hold him responsible for the good government of the city during his term of office.” Tlic message closes with a short reference to the need of better scaceast defences, sug gesting the propriety of adopting a joint res olution requesting Congress to take suitable action. _ BLACK PLAGUE IN A PRISON. Hundreds of Patients Sick and Dying from the Terrible Malady. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 5.—Albany’s model penal institution, the county penitentiary, is at present a plague-stricken spot. Its 1000 inmates are exposed to the ravages of a deadly form of typhus fever, which gained a foothold there about two weeks ago, and has since baffled the efforts of the best physicians to check its spread. Twelve male convicts are known to have thus far died of the dis ease. One keeper has already- fallen a vic tim to the malady, and another is not ex pected to survive the night. All the manu factories connected with the institution have nuiA. The hospital attached to tlie penitentiary is reported overcrowded with patients, and the question of securing suitable accommo dations for fresh victims is engrossing tlie attention of the management. The latter refuse all information concerning affairs at the penitentiary. The city health authori ties have succeeded in muzzling the press, which lias scarcely made mention of the fearful situation at the prison, the evident purpose being to avert a panic in the com munity, sure to follow a true statement of the matter. The epidemic is said to have all the char acteristics of the black plague which deci mated London years ago. Camp and jail fever are closely allied to this form of typhus. A corps of Albany’s most skilled physicians are at present on duty at the penitentiary, and are working manfully to check tlie fur ther spread of the epidemic, but it is believed their labors have thus far proved unavailing. The institution is quarantined, and a strict watch is kept by the patrol guarding the grounds toprevent the near approach of all persons. The officers of the penitentiary have always had a natural pride in the ad mirable system prevailing among tlie in mates, who are compelled to observe the most rigid sanitary and hygienic regulations. Dying in the Siberian Mines. London, Jan. 4.—A despatch from 8t. Peters burg confirms the report of the death of Dr. Wey mar in the Siberian lead mines. His history is sad and peculiar. He had at one time tlie moat lucra tive practice in Russia. He was tlie chief court physician under the late Czar ami tlie confidential medical attendant of the Czarwitch, now Alexan der III. His favor and inttuence at court were boundless, but it is alleged that for years he led a dual existence. While fawning upon tlie court, basking m its favor, and getting its secrets, he was said to be the most active partisan in all the great Nihilist crimes of recent years. One day In 1880 all Russia was cheeked by the murder of Gen. Messendoll. Tlie crime was sur rounded with the deepest mystery. l'Ue only clue found by the detectives, after months of search, was that the carriage in which tlie assassins made their escape was owned bv l)r. Weymar. The Doctor was arrested and confined in tlie prison of St. Peter and St. Paul for many months, lie pro tested that lie knew nothing of the plot to murder Gen. Messendoll. and that his horses and carriage must have been stolen by the murderers. While Dr. Weymar was in prison the Czar was murdered. When the Doctor was tried it was shown that he had been an intimate friend of Sa lonefl.who was supposed to be the actual murder er of the Czar,and who was hanged for that crime. Dr. Weymar was promptly convicted, his estate was couflcated, aud he was exiled to Transbaiaa 11a, in eastern Siberia. In October, 1884, a Ni hilist named Lapatin was arrested for the murder of Gen. Messendoff. He was convicted and hanged. His last words were that Dr. Weymar was innocent. MELLEN-COOLIDCE. Mellon’s Counsel Files a Motion to Quash the Warrant for His Arrest. Baltimore, Jan. 4.—This morning Air. Whyte, counsel for A. L. Mellen, filed with Justice Cashmyer a motion to quash the war rant for Mellen’s arrest, whicli was issued on November 10, on the oath of Marshal Frey, based on information and belief. The mo tion demands the quashing of the writ on the ground that a proper and reasonable time as elapsed within which the Government of Massachusetts could have presented to the Governor of Maryland the proper legal pa pers for the arrest and extradition of Mellen, but the Gove nor of Massachusetts has failed so to do, and there is not now, nor has there ever been, any requisition upon the Gover ner of Maryland for the rendition of Mellen Sresented to the proper authorities, and this e is ready to verify. No action was taken on the motion. Mr. Whyte, upon being asked this afternoon the object of the motion, said as the Boston po lice felt well satisfied that Air. Mellen was in Mexico lie thought it just as well, undCr the circumstances, to have the Maryland war rant out of the way. He declined to make any further statement in regard to the case. COLONY OF LEPERS. A Sensational Story from tha West. New York, Jan. 5.—A special despatch to the World from Lansing, Allamakee coun ty, Iowa, says: “It is authoritatively stated that there ex ists near the village of Spring Grove, in Houston county, Minn., a large number of cases of leprosy. The afflicted persons are all Scandinavians from the northern part of Norway. The first victim was an old man, and the disease was at first thought to be measles as red spots appeared all over his body. Later he was seized with excruciating pains in his limbs. The extremities began to wither. This continued, and the epider mis began to scale off. Now there is but a semblance of skin over the flesh. The body retains its flesh, but the limbs have withered and tiie fingers and toes seem like sticks rea dy to drop off. The disease also exists in three or four other families who are related to the victim and to each other. Physicians pronounce it leprosy, and say that the dis ease was imported. After Captain Chase’s Scalp. [Special to the Lewiston Journal.] Washington, Jan. 5.—It has been hinted that prominent Maine Democrats would op pose the confirmation of Capt. Chase. That such is the fact is proved beyond peradven ture by the action of L. D. M. Sweat, who is today interviewing the committee on finance of the Senate in opposition to Chase. That . Sweat is doing this I am informed on au thority that cannot be doubted. The fur is going to fly. _ A Mixed Up Mess. Rutland, Vt., Jan. 5.—This village to night has not a street lighted or a policeman on duty. The trustees speat all the money, got mixed up, got mad, and dismissed al the village employees. The Herald has urged the trustees to resign but they .refuse and the citizens will probably attend to the matter by private subscription. The community are unanimous in disapproving the course of the trustees. Editor Elijah Upton. The not unexpected announcement of the death, at his home, in Bath, of Elijah Upton, Esq., editor and senior proprietor of the Bath Daily Times, reached us yesterday. He was a veteran journalist, and is outranked by few of the editorial profession now in ac tive service in Maine. As early as the Fre mont campaign, at the very inception of the Republican party, he was known as a racy and forcible editorial writer on the paper published in Bath by James M. Lincoln, at one time secretary of the Maine Senate; and in 1867, in company with Major H. A. Shorey, now of the Bridgten News, he be came senior editor and proprietor of the Bath Daily Times, continuing the relations with the exception of a few years, when the paper passed temporarily into the hands of “Toby Candor,” ever since that period, mak ing up a continuous journalistic experience of nearly a quarter of a century. Editor Upton and the Times-bave ever been unswervingly Republican, and the paper has done effective service for the Republican cause in Sagadahoc, one of our reliable Re publican strongholds. Mr. Upton was a racy and vigorous political writer, and he has al ways held high rank as a journalist. During the past ten years he has been associated with his youngest son in the publication-of the paper. Mr. Upton has often been a mem ber of the Bath city government, and for many years was Registrar of Probate for Sagadahoc county. As a citizen and a busi ness man he enjoyed a high reputation for integrity and fair-dealing, and was generally esteemed as a high-minded, honorable man. 1 He leaves a widow and a large family of children to mourn his loss. The deceased — ~ .. f 4-Iwn fin.A 1,5 c " “ .7 — “ —O'- — -—~ — — - The Deputy Sheriff’s Yarn. A fine joke was recently played, says the Dexter, Me., Gazette, on one of Sheriff Chap man’s deputies. Said deputy was swelling around like a man who carried numerous railroads in his pockets, and informed a certain ex-deputy that it was customary for the retiring officer to impart to his successor all useful knowl edge, and also to deliver up to him his hand cuffs, etc., etc. “See here,” exclaimed the deputy, “show me how these things work.” “Oh, yes,” says ex-deputy, and took the bracelets,and before you could say Jack Rob inson the deputy aforesaid was nicely hand cuffed. Ex-deputy, with a sardonic grin, put the key in liis pockot and modestly walk ed off. “Hold on there,” says deputy, “I want you to show me how to get these blamed things off.” Says ex-deputy, with his weather eye cock ed up in a manner that only Ben Butler could equal: "There are certain things that the retiring officer is supposed to impart to his successor, but there are other points that the present incumbent is supposed to pay for. I reckon that you are in need of some informa tion that we sell to our successors and think it would be decidedly for. your interest to ante.” Deputy, after looking the matter over calmly for a few moments, perfectly agreed with him, and the matter was adjusted in a manner perfectly satisfactory to the boys. “The Woods Are Full of ’Em” is au old expression, and one that is in use considerably in all parts of the country. Few people are aware that it had its origin in a circuinstancee that happened near Wiseasset some years ago, says a Jacksonville (Fla.) paper. It appears that a very deaf old man was out shooting squirrels. lie was so deaf he could hardly hear the report of his own gun. A stranger came along and said: “Please, sir,which is the road to Wiseasset?” He answered, “There is a squirrel sitting up there ou the limb." Said the stranger, “I did not ask you about the squirrel, but which is the road’to Wiseasset?’ He answered, “There! lie has just gone round the other side of the tree, and in a hole.” The man said, “You are a darned fool.” The man answered, with much energy, “The woods is full of ’em.” Determined to Co to Montana. [Bangor Whig.] A woman accompanied by a child stepped up to the window at the Maine Central ticket office Monday forenoon and asked for a ticket to Montana. Mr. Benson inquired for the name of the place to which she wish ed to go and she replied that she did not know the place, hut she was to meet her husband in Montana and wished to go there at once. She could not read and write and had forgotten where he was. The ticket agent then named ail the cities and towns in the territory that he could possibly think of but it was no use. She was unable to desig nate the right one bnt was determined to s-art for Montana and she was accordingly given a ticket for Helena. W’hether or not sue will ever find her husband is a great mystery-_ Real Estate Transfers. The following transfers of real estate In the county have been recorded at the regis try of deeds: Peering—Peering Land Company to Mary E. Wheeler, land. $800. Gorham—Clementine A. Swett to Eliza May berry, land and buildings. $1,200. Scarboro—William A. Carter to James L. Car ter. land. $100. Windham—William G. Morrill to Pleasant River Grange, laud. $10. New Gloucester—Caroline M. Putnam and oth ers to Charles 1'. Haskell and others. Land and buildings. $800.