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Local rains followed by fair, colder weather.
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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.
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
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
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
/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
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
All Unite in Declaring It a Crand
Over Eight Hundred Ex-Members in
What a Press Reporter Says of the
[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
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
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
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
□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.
Tough Experience of Eight Men of a
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 ;
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
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.
DEFENDANT HAS THE OPENING
Proviilence River Oysters on the half shell.
“Every subject has the liberty of taking - rll
Moulton v. Libby, 37 Me. 490.
MATTER OF INDUCEMENT.
“Some things shall be construed according to
the end thereof.”
SEIZURES ON HIGH SEAS.
Heap Sea Flounder with brown sauce and French
“The right of taking fish is common to all.”
Parker v. Cutter, 20 Me. 367.
“Xatura non/acit vacuum sect lex” * * *
Boiled. Turkey and oyster sauce. (Legal Tender).
Ham and champaigne sauce.
Abatement will not lie to this form of action,
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
“A bill (of fare) is multifarious when separ
ate causes of relief are joined.”
Weston v. Blake, 61 Me. 456.
Boiled Potatoes. Mashed Potatoes. Canned
Corn. Canned Peas. Stewed Toma
toes. Sweet Potatoes. Boiled Onions (inter
alia). Summer Squash. Celery (eumgrano
“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.
London Club Sauce. Pepper Relish. Toma
to Catsup. Anchovy Mustard. Assorted Pick
les. French Mustard. Horse Radish. Cu
cumber Pickles. Lucca Oil. Salad Cream.
“It is wholly immaterial by what name they
are called.” 71 Me. 149. (Barrows).
"The law f(l)avoreth that which is of
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.
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.
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.”
“The right to a reasonable use of water is a
Blanchard v. Baker, 8 Me. 2C6.
And a civil right, as well. Rev. Stat. c. 27,
Concerning colorable rights, see (your)
Bishop’s Procedure: but, contra, see Rev.
•Stat. c. 27, sect. 12,48.
THE CLOSING ARGUMENT.
Obiter dicta, cum sale Attico
Vir sapit qidpauca loquitur.
Exeunt omnes jurmgantes.
By his Attorney, H. H. Burbank.
Per Curiam. Bill dismissed with costs for de
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
President—Hon. John M. Goodwin.
Vice President—Hon. R. P. Tapley.
Treasurer—H. H. Burbank, Esq.
Secretary—Hampden Fairfield, Esq.
The Witless and Heartless Cannot
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
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.
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<
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Several New Postmasters Appointed
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
Willis Y. Hatch, consul at St. Stephen, N.
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
Mr. N. A. Wentworth of Brownfield
Stabbed and Killed
By Wendali P. Foss of Eaton, New
Family Troubles the Cause of the
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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The Deputy Sheriff’s Yarn.
A fine joke was recently played, says the
Dexter, Me., Gazette, on one of Sheriff Chap
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
“Hold on there,” says deputy, “I want you
to show me how to get these blamed things
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
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.
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
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
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