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ESTABLISHED JUNE S3, 1862---VOL. 23. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY J 2, 1886. ENTERED AS 8ECOND> CLASS MAIL MATTEBJ PRICE THREE CENTS. HPEdIAL NOTICES. /» j ^ REPUBLICAN CAUCUSED. ^ North Varuioulh. The Republicans of North Yarmouth will hold a caucus at the Town House, SATURDAY,May 29, at 7 p. m., for the choice of delegates to the lie publican .State Convention and the Republican First District Congressional Convention. Per order Town Committee. Metaphysical MENTAL HEALING I shall visit Portland about May 22d, to give a course of lessons in Mental Healing ; any lady or gentleman who would like to learn a profession which will enable them to earn a handsome com pensation would do well to learn the SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALING. A metaphysician can easily procure a practice which will be entirely satisfactory to him as re gards remuneration, as their cures are miraculous, lental Healing is easilv learnt ; my students can practice this method of healing successfully after being taught by me; only persons of good moral character are accepted as students. For informa tion as regards formation of classes and terms, address G. S., 235 Washington St., Boston, Mass. ap29 sn2w* DR. Ε. B. REED, Clairvoyantand Botanic Physician HEDICAL ROOM* 592 CONGRESS PORTLAND, ME. Dr. Reed treats all chronic diseases that flesh is heir to ; all Cases that are given up as incurable by the allopathic and homoeopathic physicians. I will take their case to treat and cure them. I find about four-flfths of the cases given up to die can be cured. Examination at a distance by letter, with their full name and place of residence and one 2-cent stamp and $2.00. Examination at the office $1, and consultation free. ΙΙοιιιΐΜ-Οa. m. to 9. p. m. aplOsiltf CARPET BEATING NOTICE. There is no article in a household that collects more unhealthy dirt than a Car pet. After a carpet has been in use for some time, sweeping: takes off only α part of the dust and dirt, and the rest settles down into the libre. Ko ordinary beating will remove it. Hand beating is ineffective, and the common beating machine process but little better. Our method is a thorough and effedtive one, and the super heated steam as applied by our process will effectually relieve the Carpets of all impurities, thereby promoting health ana comfort. Ma chine aud attachments patented and in operation at FOSTERS FOREST CITY DYE HOUSE — AND — Carpet Beating Rooms, Ko. 13 Preble St., Opp. Preble House. Carpets beaten at all (seasons of the year and in all kinds of weather. Orders for Carpet beating should be left the day before and the Carpets should be ready for the team early in the morning to insure return of Carpets the day taken. Trucking free. mays sndlw INSURANCE. W. 1). LITTLE à €0., 31 EXCHANGE STREET, Established in 18-tl. Reliable insurance against Fire or Lightning in first class American and Foreign Cos ai Lowest Rates. Also Life and Accident Insurance. Telephone 701. tel Ten 1 y THE Unian Mutual LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, OF MAINE. OBGANIZKD IN Ιί<4Χ, IS A IIOTB i: COMPANY, which !j i> l ad thirty-six years' experience. JTN RECORD «* Death losses paid, - - $8,361,020.4? Endowments paid, - - 3,374,402.^0 Surrendered policies, - 5,047,070*22 Dividends, 4,208,N62.35 OHOIVING A TOTAL PAYMENT lo ►o Policy-holders of nearly Twenty-two million* of voi.· LABS, equal to SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND OOL LARS, paid policy-holders for eaeli year of the company s existence. ITS ASSETS ARE SO.I 19.517.15, while its Liabilities are only $5,413,414).74. IT HAS THEREFORE A SURPLUS of Nearly $-ioo.ooo according to the Massa chusetts standard, and of over §700,000 by the New York standard. « THE UNION MUTUAL, lecognizin*; W* jm tuality, is the most liberal company in lis dealings with its policy-holders. ITS POLICY CONTRACT is plain and d«nni?e in al! ils terms and no cli^n- e for ni iscoiit cation. ITspoi.miw ut κ mto NTIiHTABl.ti After three years for any cause except fraud. IT ΡΑΪΗ DEATH (Ι.ΛΙΙΤΙΝ, WITHOUT DISCOUNT, immediately as soon as tile I proofs are complete and satisfactory, and without I waiting Ου, 90, or any number of days. IT ISSUES POLICIES on nil approved plans. THE AOVAIVTAIJKN of Chi· Company are AGE, ΕΧ1ΈΚΙENCE, STRONG FINAN CIAL CONDITION, LARGE SURPLUS.EQUIT ABLE and ATTRACTIVE FLANS, and conser vative management. Call or send to any Agency OBlcc for a circular of Its plans. JOHN K. De WITT, President. HENRY I). SMITH, Secretary ARTHUR L. BATES, Ass't Se THOMAS A. FOSTER, M. D., meuii JOSIAH H. DRUMMOND, Counsel. JAMES SNMKINSON, MANAGER FOR CITY AGENCY. inar26 eodtf iecretary. Medical Director. BATCHELOR'S CELErSATED HAIR DYE inAyie KST\nusin:D iesi. lient in thft world, nurmlese! Reliable! In rtautaneoue! Is ο die nnpointment, no ridjc cioue tinte; remedies '.!.·? ill effect» of bad d; es; leaves the hair si.it and beautiful ii I a r k or Brown. Ex planatory ei r cularr e«nt postpaid in Healed envelopes on applica tion, mentioning this pa per. Sold by all drug I ci rite. Applied by ex perte at BATCHE LOR'S Wic Factory,30 East 10th St.,Ν. Y city. eodnrraly miMCELLANEOrS. ;yve you got A Backaclie, Drawing-down Tain, Weary, Tired Feeling, Disinclination to labor, ScQDty and High Colored Urine? If you liave any of these troubles you may be sure you have Kidney Disease. Are you bilious? Have you jaundice? Do you have a sallow complexion? Are you troubled with con stipation? If so. you have Liver Complaint and should read the following testimonials : Mrs. Chas. Hathorn, 51 Pearl St.,Bangor, has been very low with Kidney Disease ; she had been confined to her bed for some time. Had a con stant and intense BACKACHE with all other symptoms of Kidney Disease. Her husband was called home as she was dangerously ill·; he bought Brown's Sarsaparilla; she was cured by it, and is now about her house in better health than for years. The testimony of her friends is that Brown's Sarsaparilla saved her life. Mr. Charles Patterson, Engineer, Bangor, was cured of Kidney Disease, caused by over ex ertion, lifting, etc. E. J. Watson, Fern St., Bangor, was cured of Kidney Disease by Brown's Sarsaparilla. Mrs. C. P. Brackett, of H&rinon, had Kidney Disease. Could not sit up but one or two hours at ■ a time. Had a constant tired feeling and sick headache, together with the usual BACKACHE, that accompanies Kidney Disease. Her husband took Brown's Sarsaparilla to her, and by its use she was cured, and can now run a sewing machine and do work about her house better than for years. Mr. Brackett says there must have been one hundred people call to see her and all agree that that famous Brown's Sarsaparilla cured her of Kidney Disease. J. W. Tibbetts, M. D., Stetson, Me., prescribed Brown's Sarsaparilla for all forms of Kidney and Liver Disease. υκυηΛs SARSAPARILLA Is guaranteed to do all claimed for it, and any druggist will give you back your money if it does not. Ilemember also we print only home testi monials from reliable people. Brown's Sarsaparilla is sold by all druggists for $1.00; 6 bottles for $5.00. ARA WARREN, Pro prietor, Bangor, Me. jelOeodly-lstor4thpcF FOSTER'S ForestCity Dye House This established and well known Dye House is prepared to do all kinds of Dye ing and Cleansing in the most perfect manner at the lowest possible prices. GENTLEMEN'S GARMENTS Cleansed or Dyed whole and pressed ill the best man ner. LADIES' DRESSES re-dyed and re iluished in a superior style, making old goods almost as good as new. SHAWLS of all kinds, SACOUES, CLOAKS, Waterproofs, &c., Fringes, Gloves, Hosiery, Ribbons, Sashes, Ties, &c., re-dyed equal to the best. FEATHERS re-dyed or cleansed and curled to look like new. CURTAINS of Brocatelle, Rep, Silk or Wool, FURNITURE COVERINGS of Rep, Terry or Satteen. TABLE and PIANO COVERS, &c., dyed and pressed in the best possible manner. LACE CURTAINS cleansed in a supe rior manner at short notice. We make a specialty of each depart ment of our business, employ only first class help, and turn out only llrst-class work. ΙΦ. η PREBLE ST., Opposite Preble House. mvx d2w J. & T. COUSINS' The only GENUINE ones made. The most comfortable and durable shape for walking. Perfect fit.. .No wrinkles...Easy as an old shoe.. .Always retain the shape. HIÎII not tire the feet in long walks. Made in 11 widths and all sizes. Look on Sole for Name and Address of J. & T. COUSINS, SEW YORK. M. G. PALMER, Agent for Portland sepl4 eodtfurihcM VêtfeiinëjspRÎNG su ^a»vl o| MEDICINE. Never ft Ils to relieve Languor and Want of ΛΒ tality, which few escape at this season. An impover ished condition of the blood Is the prime cause of the trouble, and the use of this reliable purifier early in Spring should not be omitted. Take Vegetine now and you successfully counteract the effects of Malaria upon the system. Humors of a Cancerous or Scrofulous nature are most troublesome now, and no other remedy has such power to eradicate them. Should the blood impurity develop an Eruption of the Skin, nothing will bo effectually remove it as ι Vegetine. There is no diseased condition of the sys tem caused by an impure state of the blood that Is not ( benefited by its use. As a topic for convalescents, ladies in delicate health and old people it ia unsurpassed. and ijaSOULES PILLS)rii inns X PILLS Cure Headache, Sideache, Coated Tongme, Constipation, and Bitter Taste in the mouth. The best Liver Regtilator known. 25 cts. ; ο boxes, $1.00t By all Druggists and by Mail. Geo. Pierce & Co., 30 Hanover St., Boston. mh9 PAIW&wl ylstor4tbpnrm CAUTION ! ! Gray's SyraptflM Spruce Gil. FOE Coughs, Colds, Consomption. Hoarseness, Loss of Voice, and all affections of tne Throat and Lungs. TRADE in ARK. NOTICE. This is to intimate that the words, " Syrup of Red Spruce Gum " coastitute our Trade Mark, which is duly secured according to law both at Ottawa and Washington. Any person infringing the same, or Imitating the wrapper which is also registered, will be prosecuted forthwith, and without further notice. N. B.—Any one off ering for sale, not being the man ufacturer, an article for coughs and colds bearing the above Trade Mark, is equally liable with Che manufacturer. (See Trade Mark Act of 1868.) Price 25 cts. KERRY, WATSON & CO., Wholesale Druggists, Montreal, Sole Proprietors of the above Trade Mark. Factory: Rouses Point. Wholesale Warehouse. 220 State Street, Boston. janll eodlstor4thp DI It I GO ROOFINO COMPANY. Builders should investigate as to the Ito«fluK Material manufactured by the Dlrigo liooflng Co. it is tidy in appearance; durable with proper care for half a century. The roofing for lOO feet cost» $2.25. Delivered without freight charye at any point in Maine with railroad or steamboat connections. It is the most valuable roofing ever invented for the price. Just the thine for cottages. Send for circular. Address Dirigo Hoofing Co., Steep Falls, Ait. apr2eeou3m THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange Street, Portland, Me. Terms—Eight Dollars a Year. To mall sub scribers. Seven Dollars a Year, ii paid in advance. Kateb of Advertising—One inch ot space tile length of column, or twelve lines nonpareil constitutes a "square." *1 .50 per square, daily, first week; 75 cents per week after; three insertions or less. $1.00, con tinuing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one-third additional. Under head of "Amusements" and "Auction Sales," $2.00 per square per week ; three inser tions or less. $1.50. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, Published every Thursday Morning, at $2.60 a year ; ii paid in advance, «2.00 a year. Advertisements inserted in the "Maine State Press" (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1.00 per square for first in sertion, and 60 cents per square for each subse quent insertion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. THE WEATHER. Washington, May 12. The indications for Maine, New Hamp shire and Vermont are local rains, slightly warmer. The indications for New England are local rains, winds generally shifting to south easter!}', slightly warmer. LOCAL WEATHER REPORT. Portland, Me., May 11. 1880. I 7 A M jll A M| 3 Ρ M I 7 ι- M 111 Ρ !H Barometer 30.12C 30.154 30.108 30.092 30.ι >61 Thermo'r. 40.0 46.6 44.1 41.8 42.1 Dew Point 33.0 3C.7 |39.1 41.8 42.1 183.0 Humidity. 02.0 ί71.β Wind IE ι Ε Velocity... |17 15 Weather.. iTh't'g ILlKain Ε 13 Th't'g 100.0 ,100.0 Ε I NE 8 17 LtRain I Ll Rain Mean daily bar...30.095 [Maximum ther ..48.3 Mean daily ther.. 44.1 Minimum ther... .41.6 Meandailyd'wpt.38.3 Max.vel.wind... 21 Ε Mean daily buii)..81.7 iTotalpreclp 12 METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. (May 11, 1886, 10.00 P. M.) Observations taken at the same moment of time at all stations. l'iace of Observation. 3 κ fi a; 25 X Thermo'ter Wina I UI lldUU, lUv Albany, Ν. Y New York... Norfolk. Va. Philadelphia. Washington.. Atlanta, Ga. Charleston.. Jacksonville. Savannah,Gaj New Orleans Cincinnati, Οι Memphis Pittsburg — Buffalo, N.Y. Cleveland.... Detroit Oswego Alpena,Mich Chicago, Ills. Dulutn. Minn Marquette... Milwaukee. St. Louis, Mo 8t.Paul,Minn Omaha, Neb. Bismarck,Da St. Vincent.. Denver Cheyenne.... El raso Yankton Dead wood... au.uu 30.04! 30.13! 29.03 30.06 30.02 30.00 20.02 30.02 20.00 30.03 30.01 30.07 30.04! |3<>.05 20.86 20.00 20.00 20.04 20.01 20.01 20.03 20.801 20.87 20.00 20.00 20.88 20.80 20.86 29.7β 20.74 20.86 20.63 20.74 20.88 29.721 44 40, 32 42 •GO 52 64 53 65 74i 72| 77 75 72 73 70 63 48 55 50 46 40 62 56 51 62 70 61 66 57 51 66 55j 81 501 Xl —8 —2 0 —0 —2 —2 xl x3 x4 x3j x2 —2| xl -3! x5 X3| x8| —6 -2! x7 xl8j xO xl6 —6 x6 —3 x7 —3 x6 x3 xl NE S SW NE SE Ε SE SE S SW SW SE S i s Cim S NW sw SE SW SE NW W NW NW SW S NE SE S Κ SW NW NW 121 Clm B. A. KlXNISY, Frivate, Signal Corps. U. MAINE. A Bath Man's Suspicious Disap pearance. IJath, May 11.—Ο. II. Smiles', a well known ice man of this city, is missing from his work, and there are ugly stories in circu lation connecting liim with forger}'. His friends are reticent, and authentic informa tion regarding the amount involved cannot be learued. Mr. Smiley has always stood well in the community, and the affair is a general surprise. Fire in Bath. Batii, May 11.—Fire last night damaged the house of J. H. Raymond, deputy collec tor of customs. The loss is $1200; insured. Accepts the Call. Lewiston, May 11.—Rev. T. H. ; Stacy of Lawrence, Mass., has accepted the call of the Free Baptist Church in Auburn. Mr. Stacy graduated at Bates College, and took the course in the Bates Theological School. A Naughty Bangor man. St. John, Ν. B., May 11.—J. C. Bell, who savs lie belongs in Bangor, Me., is under ar rest at Newcastle, charged with robbing two safes there of large sums of money. Over 89800 was found in his possession. Accused of Infanticide. Hociikstkr, Ν. H., May 11 —Friday after noon, a box containing an infant was found in the river at East Rochester, and a coron er's inquest, which was held, decided that Mina Farnhani was the mother of the child, and that it was born alive April 1st ; lier sis ters assisting in making way with it. Last night officers arrested lier sisters in Spriug rale, Me. Today, at the hearing, they were remanded to jail on a charge of murder, awaiting the action of the Supreme Court. The accused admitted later to giving birth to an illegitimate child. Insurance Statistics. Skowhegan, May 11.—From the compila tion of the Insurance Commissioner, it ap appears that 1315 life policies were issued in Maine during 1885, the amount being $2,051, 350; a gain of 237 policies and $241,850 over the business of 1S84. The ratio of losses and claims paid to premiums received is 73 per cent,, against 80 per cent in 1884. The life policies in force Dec. 31, number 12,831 ; amount, $20,037,700. The whole amount is sued by casualty companies was $0,370,383, a loss of $804,450; the ratio of losses to premi ums secured being 04 per cent. The taxes paid the State by life companies was $6,933, 42; by casualty companies, $107.20. The as sessment life companies of the State issued 1017 certificates aggregating the sum of $4, 662,0(10. The Coburn Estate. Tin? hearing on the accounts of the Cohuru «states, mntinned from the April terra of the 1'rubiite Court. was today further con tinued tn Hie July term by an agreement of tho partie-, A Mysterious Disappearance WiNTiiiiOP, May Jl.—Two months ago, Charles liobbins, a young man, came here, lie has relatives in this vicinity.For a month he had been a hostler for I). D. Jenncss.who runs a livery stable connected With the Win throp House. He appeared honest, but rather ignorant and peculiar. Yesterday morning he disappeared with a nice team. Some believe that two unknown drunken men in town in the night got him to drive them some ways into the woods, then knocked him senseless, or bound him and drove oif with the team. Others think his mind was wrong, and he went in a fit of mental aberration. A vigorous search has revealed no trace of the missing man. Death Preferred to Blindness. Bangor, May 11.—Charles Barr, a highly respected young man, residing in Brewer, hung himself this morning at 5 o'clock, in the woodshed at his home. He first fed the cattle as usual, and then taking a rope he at tached one end to a spike in a beam and stepped on a barrel. He placed the other end of the rope around his neck, and then kicked the barrel over. He was found by a brother half an hour later, dead. The cause is believed to be a disease he had of the eyes tending toward total blindness. He was unmarried, and about 35 years of age. AWNINGS, TENTS, &c. Have just received a fine assortment of the lat est styles of awning goods. lioiiec and Lawn AwuiugM a specialty. Drop me a postal and I will show samples at house. Tente on hnud, for muor to let. J· E. FICKETT, ^COMMERCIAL ST. n/wlQm THE DEMOCRATS. Meeting of the State Committee at Waterville Yesterday, Hon. Wm. H. Clifford Elected Mem ber of the Nationall Committee. Waterville, May 11.—The Democratic State Committee mot here tonight. Ten counties were represented by committee and two by proxies. Hon. Wm. II. Clifford of Portland was elected a member of the Na tional Committee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ποη. Edmund Wilson. It was voted to invite Mr. Clifford to preside at the Democratic State Convention at Bangor, June 3d. Vinal B. Wilson of Houlton was elected to represent Aroostook, in place of R. S.Baker, resigned. On motion of Hon. L. M. Staples, it was voted ; Whereas, Death lias removed from our counsel Hon. hdinuiul Wilson of Thomaston, a member of the Democratic National Committee, the Dem ocratic party deeply deplore the loss of a firm Democrat, a good citizen and an honorable gen tleman; and that in his counsel and fidelity to the party he will ever be remembered by the Democ racy of Maiue. A resolution censuring the Senate for rejecting the nomination of Capt. Charles *H Chase and complimenting him for his sterling Democracy and unsmirclied integ rity, was passed unanimously. XLIXtli COMESS—FIRST SESSION. SENATE. Washington, May 11. The chair laid before the Senate an invita tion from the Grand Army of the Republic to participate in a memorial ceremony at Arlington on Decoration day. It was laid on the table. Mr. Hoar presented a memorial of the Re publican Centtal committee of Ohio, charg ing that the election of Η. B. Payne to the the United States Senate was secured by bribery, fraud and corruption, and request ing that the Senate investigate the matter. It was referred to the committee on pri vate elections. After the routine morning business the in nniiinior^o hill vvnsf.alrpn nn And ifs consideration resumed. Mr. Morgan formerly offered his amend ment heretofore published to punish by line and imprisonment hien who conspire to stop or interfere with the running of trains en gaged in inter-State commerce. On motion of Mr. Hoar the amendment was laid on the table, yeas, 49; nays, 3. The negative votes were those of Messrs. Dolph, Edmunds and Morgan. Mr. Brown offered an amendment provid ing for the punishment of persons injuring property of railroad companies, tracks, bridges, cars, etc. Laid on the table. Considerable debate then arose on the amendment of Mr. Plumb's, offered for him in his absence by Mr. Xngalls. It is the amendment of which Μη Plumb sgme timé ago gave notice prohibiting members of Con gress, officials of the government and their families from accepting free passes and pro hibiting railroad companies from giving them such passes or reduced rates. Mr. Brown secured an amendment provid ing that the restrictions of the bill as to re duced fares should not apply to ministers of religion. Mr. Edmunds secured similar amendments as to agricultural conventions and any socie ty meetings. The amendment offered by Mr. Spooner was agreed to, ai>jr>lyint; the word ''unlaw ful," to the discriminations condemned by the bill, so as to bring breaches of its provis ions within the technical meaning of the final clause. The bill was finally ordered reprinted as amended, and failing to arrive at any con clusion's to when a votejshould bo taken, the Senate at 6.25 p. m. adjourned. HOUSE. Immediately after the reading of the jour nal, the House .went into committee of the whole on Mr. Fenton's bill, providing for the appointment of a commission to ascer tain and settle private land claims. The bill provides for the appointment of three com missioners, who shall receive a salary of $5000 each, to serve for four years, for the purpose of adjudicating Spanish and Mexican land claims in New Mexico, Arizona and Colora do. Mr. Weaver of Iowa spoke in opposition to the bill. An amendment was adopted, providing that before the title to any claims shall be confirmed the claimant shall show that all taxes due territorial and municipal govern ments have been paid; also an amendment, providing that no alien or person not a citi zen of the United States shall acquire title to any laud subject to the decision of the com mission, unless his right to the same is clear ly proved by one of the treaties referred to in the bill, was agreed to. The committee then arose and the oill was passed. Mr. Lanery of Indiana, from the commit tee on elections, submitted the unanimous report of that committee on the California contested election case, the report of which cumuill» litC llglit υΐ illl HIC £>lbblU£ uivniuv ia· Agreed to. The Huu.se then went into committee of the whole on the army appropriation bill. Mr. Grosvenor of "Ohio moved to strike out the appropriation for the Judge Advo cate General's department, fie said that de partment derided cases without knowledge of law, and that the system followed by the department was outrageous. Mr. Wheeler of Alabama stated as an in stance of the abuses which existed in that department, that Gen. Holt had been ap pointed by Secretary Stanton, for the pur pose of striking down MeCiellan, and as MeCiellan could not be struck down, Porter had been selected for destructijn. This brought Mr. Hepburn of Iowa to his feet, who repudiated the charge with indig nation. Mr. Hiscock of New York also defended Secretary Stanton, one of the purest and most patriotia men that had been given to the service of the country. The motion to strike out was lost—82 to 92. Pending further action, the hour of 5 ar rived, the committee arose and the House adjourned. THE SEIZED SCHOONER. Comments of Canadian Journals on the Affair. Tokonto, May 11.—'The Globe in an edi torial article on the seizure of the American fishing vessel David J. Adams says : There seems to be no -room for doubt that the master of this vessel acted illegally and that the seizure was properly made. The people of the United States did not kno w what they were doing wnen they abrogated the clause in the Washington treaty. They find now that their fishermen cannot pursue HUSH" 1,-UïUIU'»:» juuuiituijr Ujucan hicj aie pui~ niitted to purchase baition our shores. For tlie sake of Canada ani for the sake of the empire we hope that if the imperial govern ment interferes in this business openly or secretly it will be to help lis to maintain our rights and not to thwart, hamper and restrain us in enforcing the terms of the treaty. · The Mail says: An American vessel has just been seized at Digby, N. S., for trespassing and we pre sume that a test case will be made. If, as the London Times asserts, English people have no interest in seeing that their Cana dian fellow subjects are not robbed, be it so. A thorough understanding of that fact, if it be a fact, might possibly set some of us thinking very seriously about the drawbacks of a colonial existence, but it would not frighten us into surrendering our property to Americans. Our plain duty to ourselves if the Americans will agree to no reasonable settlement is to continue to protect ourselves as best we can. Thirty thousand Cana dians are dependent upon the fishing in dustry, but even if our fisheries were not worth one farthing we should still be in clined to defend them to the best of our ability, for to tell the truth, we have grown weary of being sacrificed. Halifax, X. S., Moy 11.—Commander Scott last evening formally handed over to the Collector of Customs at Digby the con fiscated fishing schooner David J. Adams. The captain and crew of the Adams are ex pected to arrive at Digby to-morrow, when their affidavits will be taken and a protest entered against the seizure. Gloucester Mass., May 11.—A despatch to the American Fishery Union from Consul General Phelan at Halifax says : The schooner Atlanta was taken from the col lector here this morning by Capt. Scott. Do not know what the next move will be but will take the deposition ol the captain and crew. There is no abatement to the excitement among fishing vessel owners here over the seizure. It is suggested by many that a crew proceed to Digby and take her back as they did the Morton. Should another seizure be made the fishermen are so worked up at present that if a provincial fis herman should enter our harbor an attempt would be made to drive her out. Geo. Steele, president of the Fishing Union, is hard at work looking after the interests of the fishermen. AN AWFUL CALAMITY. Death arid Destruction Caused by a Tornado In Kansas City, Mo. Many Buildings Demolished and Occupants Buried In the Ruins. Twenty-three Persons Killed and as Many More Injured. Kansas Citt, Mo., May 11.—A fearful storm of wind and rain swept over this city today, lasting from 11 o'clock till noon. The court house on Second street was totally de molished above the second story. The Lathrop school building on Eighth street was partially wrecked and many children caught in the ruins. An overall factory on Second street and the old water works build ing near the court. house were also blown down and many persons buried. , One span at the north end of the railroad bridge across the Missouri river was blown into the river, blocking the Hannibal & St. Joseph, Rock Island, Wabash & Kansas City, St. Joe & Council Bluffs roads. Eight girls have been taken out of the overall factory, four of whom are dead. Many others are in the ruins, but there is scarcely a hope for their lives. In the con fusion it is impossible to ascertain definitely the extent of the calamity, but it is said over twenty employes are imprisoned in the base ment of the factory. The disastrous fury of the storm was con fined to the north end of the city except in the destruction of the Lathrop school build ing on Eighth street, and buildings generally, excepting those mentioned, withstood the fury of the storm. The main office of the Western Union Telegraph Company is in this portion of the city, and the poles are heavily weighted with wires which were broken off, letting the wires down in a tangled heap. Many wires were also carried down with the broken bridge. Another Account. About half past 10 o'clock this morning storm clouds began gathering over the city. They first appeared in the northeast, and surging westwardly across the city, turned suddenly about in their course, and, descend ing rapidly, broke upon the city in terrific bursts of wind and rain that swept all lighter objects before them. 1 ne uamness was fumwi Line nigni and people fleil to the nearest shelter and awaited with blanched faces the fury of the tempest. The clouds seemed to graze the roofs of the highest buildings and poured out their torrents in apparently solid masses for a time. The storm struck the city in full force aboi[t 20 minutes past 11, and raged for half an hour. The streets were running rivers of water, carrying boxes and signs and other similar freight blown from build ings or swept up by the flood. All the dam age by water, however, . proved entirely insignificant when the full extent of the disaster wrought by the storm became known. The Lathrop School Building occupied a prominent site at the corner of Eighth and Iijain streets. It consisted of the main building, to which an art wing had been added. The building was surmounted by a tower, which for some time had been considered unsafe and it had been twice con demnwl, but bo action hftd been taken In the matter. This morning the building was crowded with children. The wind swept madly across Broadway from the west and seemed to concentrate its force in its descent upon the tower, which yielded with a crash, and, carrying down the heavy bell, plunged through the intervening floors to the base ment. The main building is a Mass of Ruins. The wing was comparatively uninjured. In the main building, however, the effect was awful. The falling floors precipitated the terrified children to the basement, where masses of bricks and beams crushed them to the ground and buried them from view. Per sons near, hearing the crash, made their way as best they could against the beating storm to the scene. The gale quickly subsided and the work of rescuing was undertaken by eager hands Owing to the prevailing excitement the first ' work was not very effective, but the fire de partment and police soon arrived and an organized search was commenced. The dead and wounded were taken out as quickly as possible and carried to the Natatorium ad joining, which was turned into a hospital. fl>a »>ornn+o onil frionila nf fhp lîf.flA ones soon gathered, each searching for his oi lier own, and uttering heartrending cries as they recognized in the maimed and bleeding forms those whom they loved. Among the first taken out several were dead and one or two mangled almost beyond recognition, theirclothing torn, and their bodies covered with dirt and mortar. A Dozen Dead "Bodies Were Taken Out during the day and their bodies sent to the houses of the sorrowing families. Several of the children belonged to prominent fami lies in the city. On West Third street stood a three story brick building in the middle of a block, the third iloor of which was used as an overall factory by Hoar Bros., while the first and second floors were occupied by the Graham Paper Company. In the factory were about 23 employes, chiefly girls. They when the storm broke out had started for the cellar, when suddenly The Building Fell with a Crash, being razed entirely to the earth and most of the affrighted girls were caught in the ruins. Four have been taken out dead, a number of others are wounded and some are still missing. The county court house stands at Second and Main streets, on the hill, exposed to the winds from the north and west. The build ing has always been considered rather un safe as a factory, and the roof has frequently suffered injury from high winds. The storm *»·ιΐΛΐί· r»nrthw«V«îfc ΟΟΓΓΙΡΓ. Blowing in the Roof and the major part of the walls of the third and fourth stories. The south wall at the east end .vas blown into the street, and Deputy Sheriff Dougherty was caught and killed. All the others succeeded in getting out of the building alive. The jail is iu the basement, and that portion escaped injury. Judge Stone had been holding court on the third floor and had adjourned just before the storm descended. A portion of the roof in falling struck the chair the judge had just vacated. Across the street stood a two story brick building, erected in 1860 by the Santa Fe Stage Company, one of the oldest in the city. The building has of late years been occu pied by the United States engineers. Ad joining that on the west was the three story brick coffee and spice mills, owned by Smith and Moffatt, This" building was demolished falling over upon the adjoining one, and botli were completely wrecked. Frank Smith, senior partner of the firm, was taken bleeding from the ruins, and died in a short time. Moffatt was badly hurt, and three employes were taken ont. The debris is be ing removed tonight in the search for any who may yet be buried beneath. Latest reports show that in all 23 persons were killed and as many more seriously in jured. Leaven-worth, Kas., May 11.—At 11 this forenoon this city was visited by a fierce tornado that did an immense amount of dam age to property although but one life is re ported lost here. FOUR PERSONS DROWNED. A Ferry Boat Capsized and Seven People Thrown Into a River. Paiîsons, Kan·, May 11.—A most distress ing accident is reported from Maguire's Ferry, on the Nooshore river. Yesterday morning at 5o'clock the Kline family, num bering five persons, and a brother of Mrs. Kline, appeared on the river bank and in j sisted on being taken across, although the ferryman tried to dissuade them from going as the wind was blowing a gale. They in sisted, however, and the team was driven on to the boat. Just as they left the shore a terrific gust struck and capsized the boat. The entire party were thrown into the river with the team and a terrible struggle for life began. Mrs. Kline and the children were buried under the wagon. The ferryman suc ceeded in rescuing Mrs. Kline and one cljiid, but Mr. Kline, two children and the brother, Mr. Cox, were drowned and their bodies swept out of sight by the swift roll ing torrent. The party had just returned from taking up a claim in the western part of the State. Mr. Cox, the father of Mrs. Kline, was notified, and last night bore his daughter and the child to his home. Search will be instituted for the bodies of those drowned. RETURN INC TO WORK. Evidences of the Existence of the Great Strike In Chicago Dis appearing. Fatal Result of the Rioters' Raid Upon a Drugstore. Bad State of Affairs in the Kentucky Mining Districts. Herr Most, the Anarchist, Arrested In New York. The Cardiner Paper Mills to Remain Closed. Gardi.neh, May 11.—The Richards Paper company have notified the occupants of their tenements to be ready to move out in case they need them for other people. The mill has shut down for an indeHhite period. The men at work on the buildings have been dis charged, and the company have stoppedjput ting in new machinery. They are going to sell the rags which they have on hand, and those which may arrive. They are entirely free of contracts, those which they have made lately being conditional on the labor troubles. TU- ;.1 — 4. 4.1 „ the mayor and aldermen of Gardiner that the city will be held responsible for the safety of the company's property. There have, it is alleged, been attempts to intimidate some employes. No serious trouble has resulted yet, however. On Saturday night a man named Marriner who had left the Knights of Labor, and has been employed by the com pany as a watchman since the strike, was called a "scab" as he walked the street. He promptly knocked the reviler down, and had ne more troeb'e. Evils of Convict Labor In Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., May 11.—A bad state of affairs is still existing at Greenwood, where a company of State troops protect the con victs working in the mines from the threat ened violence of the free miners. During the past week eight houses belonging to mine owners have been burned by incendiaries, and last night a grocery and dwelling belong ing to William Lewis were destroyed. Th« free mine™ thought to be the incendia ries. The troops have been on guard for several months, as it is thought that the con victs would be summarily dealt with by the infuriated miners if protection was with drawn. The Situation In Chicago. Chicago, May 11.—There was no attempt to resume operations in the West Side lum ber district thii morning, and from eight to ten thousand employed in the yards and planing mills are still idle. The lumbermen claim that a great majority of the men are overawed by Bohemian Socialists who infest the region. A large force of police contin ues to be stationed in the district to guard against any outbreak. The yards in the north and south divisions of the city at South Chicago have all fully resumed on a basis of 10 hours of work and 10 hours' pay, so that the lumber business of the city is in reality only lightly affected. The metal working establishments opened again this morning with larger working forces than yesterday, and the proprietors expect to see all the men on duty again with in a few days. As a class the furniture workers are the only ones who are holding out for eight hours. The boot and shoe manufacturers, who tried the eight-hour day as an experiment, are considering the advis ability of returning to 10 hours. Evidences of the existence of the great strikes, therefore, are rapidly disappearing in every portion of the city. The Bruns wick Billiard Table Company this morning claimed that thev had between 100 and 150 men at work. This number was not nearly sufficient to run the factory. A great crowd of strikers stood about the factory on Mar ket street. The manager telegraphed for the police. Λ squad was immediately sent down. The strikers rapidly disappeared on the arrival of the police. The police reserves of the city are still on , duty at the respective stations. The force are now devoting their energies to procuring evidence against the conspirators. They say that the evidence will be ample for a con viction of murder against August Spies, Schwab, Parsons and Fischer. The switch tenders of the Chicago and Western Indiana railroad have returned to work, having received and increase of $5 per month all round, and in some cases more. The hours of work will remain the same as before the strike. Three other roads, the Grand Trunk, Wabash and Chicago and At lantic, which use the Western Indiana tracks witbiu the city of Chicago, are now relieved of the delay to which they have been sub jected. The striking freight handlers and other railway employes in Chicago are gen erally ready to work, but all the roads will not receive them. The total amount contributed to the fund for the injured Chicago policemen will al most reach $75,000. It has been ascertained that of the Polis h and Bohemian rioters who regaled them selves with liquid refreshments when they sacked the drug store at Centre avenue and 18th street last Wednesday, eight have died. At least four more are known to be beyond the hope of recovery. The police haveueen too much occupied with other matters to hunt up those who were reported ill, but a physican has been found wlio has attended some of the victims. He said it was un doubtedly true that the men had been pois oned by drinking the contents of bottles in the wrecked drug store. "The stuff taken was mostly wine of colchicuin, which grestly resembles sherry wine and has a strong smell of alcohol, he said. "It. is virulent unison .mil is almost certain to cause death if taken into the stomach in any quantity over a teaspoonful. The effect produced by drinking it down in gulps, as it doubtless was drank, would be to give the victims ex cruciating pains in the bowels and convul sions. The effect does not wear off to any great extent, but increases in violence for hours until the patient, completely exhaust ed, dies in agony, bis whole form writhing and his muscles drawn up in knots over his arms, legs and neck. I have treated four, and have now in my care three who are suf fering from an overdose of tincture of pare goric, no doubt taken at the same time and under the impression that it was liquor of some kind." Local officers of the Baltimore & Ohio rail road now state that the striking freight handlers of that road were taken back on a basis of 10 hours' work for 10 hours' pay, and all the Chicago railroads thereforo arc working on the old basis of 10 hours' work and 10 hours' pay. Acceded to Demands. New York, May 11.—Only 150 furniture workers are out of work in this city new as all but eleven of the employers have acceded to their demands. The demands have been granted to a majority of the varnishers and they have resumed work in all but few cases. Furriers at a meeting today voted to contin ue the strike. Herr Most, the Anarchist, Arrested. New Yokk, May 11.—Herr Most, the Anarchist, was arrested tonight and locked up. In his room were found various arms and a quantity of Anarehist literature. Switchmen's Strike. In-dianapolis, May 11.—Because of th« discharge of nine Vandaiia switchmen today all the switchmen have struck for their rein statement. A Queer Case of Hydrophobia. Little Hock, Ark., May 11.—A dog be longing to A. J. Hall, a farmer living neai this city, went mad last week, and among the animals that it wounded in its wander ings about the farm, was a milch cow. Yes terday the cow began to show symptoms oi hydrophobia and at the same time the farmer's two little children, w ho had been nourished with the cow's milk, exhibited similar symptoms and are in a critical con dition, suffering most terrible agonies Other members of the family are also ill bul their symptoms are not as alarming as thost of the children and some hope Is entertainec that they may recover. HE INCITED MOBS Serious Charges Brought Against a Wilwaukee, Wis., Alderman. A Committee from the City Council Investigating the Matter. Wilwaukee, Wis., May 11.—Last night's session of the common council was extreme ly interesting, and there was a very large at tendance. It was well understood among the aldermen that a move would be made to impeach Alderman Rudzinski.of the Twelfth ward, who is charged with having been in strumental in working up the Poles of the the South Side to a fighting pitch. Rudzinki is the same person whom the governor warn ed the other day that he would hold him responsible ifir all harm that might come to thef amilies, persons or property of members of the Kosciusko Guards. After the preliminary proceedings relating to routine work, Alderman Dodge of the Seventh ward, arose and presented the ex pected resolution. The preamble recited that as it had been publicly charged that Alderman Rudzinski had been eugaged in inciting mobs in violation of the peace and dignity of the city, as well as in violation of his oath as alderman, it was due both to hitn and to the council, that an opportunity should be given for him to disprove these al legations. Therefore the alderuian asked for the appointment of a select committee of five to hear testimony and, if the evidence warranted, to bring formal charges of im peachment against the alderman. In con clusion Alderman Dodge moved that all rules be suspended and the resolution be passed. An intense silence ensued, broken by the appearance of Rudzinski on his feet. The alderman was a shade paler than usual. Rud zinski asserted that all feelings of enmity had disappeared, and that the Polish people were ready to acknowledge the authority of the law. After a moment of silence the resolution was passed. A committee was appointed by the president, and it will at once begin an in vestigation of the charges preferred against the erratic alderman. FROM WASHINCTON. Bills for Relief of Certain Offcial. Washington, Hay 11.—Senator Hale to day introduced a bill to pay 84,000 to Paymaster James E. Tolfree, United States navy, for the losses of both govern ment itnd personal property incurred by him in the burning of the W indsor House at Yokohama, Japan, last February. He also introduced a bill to pay seven hundred and fifty dollars to Charles Blake, pay clerk of the United States navy, for losses of his per sonal property at the same fire. IDeath of a Former Maine Man. Mr. Benjamin A. Swan, an employe of the government printing office, died in this city on Saturday. Mr. Swan was formerly a res ident of Augusta, and was for several years foreman of the Kennebec Journal. His fun eral took place Tuesday morning, and his re mains were taken to Maine, for burial. Steamers Between Dublin and Amer ica. Mr. J. L. McCaskell, United States consul at Dublin, has again forwarded a strong re port to Washington, showing the growing importance of communication by a direct line of steamers between Dublin and some Sort in America. Mr. McCaskill hns alrea y been instrumental in increasing the ex ports from Dublin by sending circulars to the United States, setting forth the advan tages of direct shipments from the Irish cap ital. Exports forthe;first three months of 188β amounted to $265,000, which is double the value of the products exported during the first quarter of 1885. The expense of Dublin porter alone amounted to $125. How the Civil Service Rules are Ob served. Mr. Stockschlager, Assistant Commissioner of the Laud Office, has just returned from Indiana, where he has been 'for about two weeks engaged in political work in violation of the civil service rules. Howard, the pre sent Democratic Representative in Congress from Stockschlager's district has severely criticised the Administration, and Stook schlager's visit home is said to have been for the purpose of deciding whether it is expedi ent to uiade a contest for the nomination against Howard. Sparks, the Commissioner, has gone to Il linois, with a view, Illinois men say, to de termine whether he could have any chance of securing the nomination to Congress against Townshend in case he should be re moved from the Land Office. Yet the rules prohibiting Federal office holders from participating in politics have not been modified. Messages from the President. The President sent to Congress today a message calling attention to the condition of affairs existing in Utah, owing to the gov ernor of that territory vetoing the last ap propriation bill which appropriated money for the support of schools, courts, charitable institutions, etc. ; referring to the fact that under the existing law the legislature cannot convene for nearly two years, and recom mending the speedy enactment of such leg islation as will authorize the convening of the legislature at an early day. Also a message recommending Congress to make an appropriation to defray the expen ses of ■ the inauguration of the Dartholdi Statue. Amending the River and Harbor Bill. The following proposed amendment to the river and harbor appropriation bill was sub mitted to the Senate today by Senator Blair: For the improvement of Little Harbor at or near Portsmouth, Ν. H.,$35,000; to complete the improvement in Cocheco Kiver at Dover, N. H.,:i30,000; for tlie^improvement of Ports mouth harbor, $30,000. National Temperance Society. New York, May 11.—The twenty-first annual meeting of the National Temperance Society was held this afternoon. The an nual report showed an increase in popularity and income. The total receipts for publica tions for the year amounted to $32,503, and total number of pages printed during the year 34,605,050, making the grand total since the organization of the society 673,063,477. Resolutions were adopted referring to the §rogress of the temperance movement in the outli and the present prohibitory legisla tion. The Parson Downed. Boston, May 11.—Tne Bowdoin Square Church held its adjourned meeting this af ternoon at which officers were chosen for the ensuing year. It was voted to keep the church closed during the pleasure of the standing committee. Itev. Mr. Downs and his counsel attempted to take part in the meeting but were refused admittance and withdrew after threatening legal proceed ings against the society. Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Asso ciation. New York, Slay 11.—The Hotel Men's Mutual BenefitAssociation began its soventli annual convention hero this forenoon. In the afternoon the members partook of a col lation to which tliey had been invited by E. S. Stokes at the Hoffman House. The Crew Were Saved. Havana, May 11.—The crew of the brig Mary E. Lcighton, which stranded at Nue Vi las and became a total loss, were saved. An Overdue Schooner. Providemce, May 11.—The schooner Three Brothers, from Philadelphia for Green wich, is overdue, and it is feared she may be lost. A STEAMSHIP LOST. The Balimore Steamer Acadia Clven Up-Sixteen Lives Lost. Baltimore, May 11.—The steamship Acadia of Baltimore, belonging to J. L. Bell & Co., tropical fruit importers, has been given up for lost. She sailed from Port An tonio, Jamaica, on the 10th of April with a cargo of bananas, and up to the present time has pot been heard from. Ordinarily she made the passage in eight days, and never longer than eleven. A few days ago a vessel arriving in Boston reported passing the house of a steamer at sea, the description of which was much like that of the Acadia. Shortly after the Acadia sailed a cyclone prevailed in the vicinity of the West Indies, and it is presumed she was caught in it, The following are the names of those on board : Captain, R. L. Bell of Warsaw, Va. ; chief mate, W. II. Starke, Heathvllle, Va. ; second officer, John W. McDougall, Virginia; chief engineer, Patrick Dolan ; first assistant, James A. Iiogers; Charles Ε. Hopkins, cook ; Rebecca Jacobs, colored stewardess; John G. Roswagg, fireman; John Lyons, fireman; William T. Ashman, boy, all of Bal imore; seamen Henry Smith, John An derson, Sweden; Henry Cable, Scotland: Peter Cummings, fireman, Ireland; coal g assers Nichael Narry, Ireland; John Mc innis, Liverpool. Engineer Dolan lias a wife and four children. Captain Bell is also married. Young Ashman is a nephew of Mr. J. L. Bell, owner of the Acadia, and is about 15 years old. The Acadia was a wooden screw «teainer of 224 tons register. She was built at Norwich, Conn., in 1803. Her owners had expended a large sum of money on her the past year, and she was re garded as a safe vessel. It is possible lier crew have been rescued and are on some ves sel bound for a long voyage. Vessel and cargo were partially insured. A DEFIANT POSTMISTRESS. Mrs. Sutton to Co Visiting When She Likes, Post Office or No Post Office. Bkattleboko, Vt., May 10.—The town of Somerset, which lies on the back borders of Windham county, and teems with a popula tion of 67 souls, 17 of whom are voters, is trying to make trouble for the spunky new postmistress, Mrs. Sutton, who has planted the post office in a box by the kitchen stove and insists on locking the house and going visiting just when she pleases—in sort, who has made proclamation that the post office will be open only on two days of the week. Post Office Inspector L. B. Lanison has just been over there, according to the Brat tleboro Phoenix, to persuade the woman that nothing but ten hours a day would do for the service, but she simply told him that two days in the week was enough, and that she didn't propose to tie herself up to that post office or at home if she wanted to go a visit ing—not for Mr. Chase, not for Mr. Lainsou, nor for the United States Post Office Depart ment. Mrs. Sutton thus defies the United States government and all its agents in Windham county ; and not only that, but she bids de fiance to all classes of society in Somerset, the rich as well as the poor, the 17 voters us well as the 80 other people about her. But she has little to fear, as Somerset is in a wild, mountainous region, about thirty miles from a good road, and not likely again to he visited for some time by a government in spector. Thus 67 souls of that town have got to light it out alone with the plucky post mistress. BURNED IN HIS BARN. Terrible Calamity Which Befel a Dartmouth, Mass., Farmer. New Bedford, Mass., May 11.—A ter rible calamity occurred early this morning at Dartmouth, a place about three miles from this city. Charles Slocum, a farmer who is about 70 years old and subject to epi leptic fits, went to the barn to feed his horse para tory to going to New Bedford to carry milk. He is supposed to have had a fit, dur which he fell and broke a petroleum Ian lern. ι ins sei nie oarn ou nre. >v nen dis covered the fire had gained such headway that nothini» conld be saved, and Slocum, with* three horses, was burned to death. The man's head, arms and legs were burned off and nothing was left but a headless trunk. The barn contained about two tons of hay, some tools and harnesses. The loss is about $1,000; no insurance. Charles E. Thompson, son-in-law of Slocum, who went to Xew Bedford to carry the news, lost his pocket book containing over $200 »nd is penniless. RESULT OF THE STORM. r atal Accident on the Pennsylvania Railroad—Three Men Killed. Pittsduho, Pa., May 11.—A freight wreck in the mountains on the Pennsylvauia Kail road last night demolished twenty-five cars, killed three men outright, and obstructed the tracks so badly that it will take twelve hours to clear them. The accident ™ the result of the heavy storm which swept along the Connemaugh valley last night. FOREICN. Comments of the London Press on Gladstone's Speech. One Paper Declares the Bill is Virtu ally Doomed. Queen Victoria Makes Her Second Visit to Liverpool. The Creek Ministry Resign, and a New One to be Formed. London, May 11.—The Standard, com menting on the speech at the moving of the second reading oi the Home Kulebill yester day, says that there is absolutely nothing in Mr. Gladstone's laborious reference in re gard to Irish representation at Westminster which is likely to abate Mr. Chamberlain's hostility to the Home Kule bill. The absurd ity of the devices which Mr. Gladstone hint ed might meet the difficulty, exposed the fundamental weakness of the conception. The Daily Telegraph says : "It seems that Mr. Gladstone is so absorbed in the contem plation of the details of his own project that he is unable to appreciate the import of the objections of Mr. Chamberlain and his fol lowers, who cannot possibly accept his con cessions." The London Times, this morning, com menting on Mr. Gladstone's speech, ~ays: "Mr. Gladstone is mysteriously and surpris ingly silent with regard to the treatment of Ulster. Does Mr. Parnell refuse to consent to the exclusion of Ulster from the opera tions of the bill ? The question resolves it self into one of confidence. Can we trust members chosen by the Irish electorate with unrestrained power? The answer is found In the policy whiuh Mr. Gladstone resolved to adopt last summer, but which he now rid icules. In a speech last night, Lord Salisbury de nied that the Conservatives were ready to grant home rule to Ireland. He said he w as sanguine that Ireland could be pacified with out the extreme measures now prepared by Mr. Gladstone. The Crofters' bill passed its third reading by a vote of 219 to 52 in the House of Com mons last night. The St. James Gazette says there is no longer any doubt that the "disruption bill," "Gladstone's Home Rule measure," has col lapsed. The Globe asserts there is less chance now than ever of the Home Rule bill passing its second reading. The Echo declares that Gladstone's bill is virtually doomed. Defection Among Gladstone's Sup porters. Loudon, May 11.—The defection among the supporters of Gladstone has crown rap idly today, and the number of adherents of Lord Ilartington and Chamberlain has risen from 88 to 109. English and Scotch Radical papers that have hitherto supported (/lad stone, now concur that his concessions are inadequate, that a joint commision is practi cally impossible, and that the Home Rule bill is doomed to defeat unless crucial amendments are made. The opponents cal culate that there will be a majority of 40 against the bill. Gladstone has been urged to assent to a day for discussion of the bill, and he has promised to reply on the subject Thursday. One hundred and twenty-tive members will speak during the debate. Sir Uenry James will open Thursday, and will be followed by Campbell, Banuermau and Sir William Verncn Harcourt. Chamber lain has prepared a venomous attack on Gladstone. Queen Victoria in Liverpool. Liverpool, May 11.—The Queen arrived here today, for the purpose of personally opening the Liverpool International Exposi tion. rhe ceremony took place this after noon^ This is the second time Her Majesty has visited Liverpool during her reign, the first visit being made in 1851. Declines the Challenge. London, May ll.—The Cambridge Uni versity crew of oarsmen have decided to de cline the challenge issued to them by the Harvard University crew for an internation al boat race. Refuses to Convoke the Chambers. Athens, May 11.—Delyannle, the retiring Premier, refuses to convoke the Greek Cham ber of .Deputies to take action on the crisis. Yesterday evening he explained to his adhe reuts the reasons which prompted lnui and his ministry to resign. His sait! that nothing but a war could efface the humiliation to which Greece had been subjecied, but that war was impossible without unanimity among the Greeks. The agitations carried on by the opposition and the indifference of the King paralyzed the efforts of patriotism. Therefore the government has resigned in the interests of the country, convinced that that the powers entertains » his government. . .. _ rfio Porte has notified the powers that a body of Greet irregulars is advancing toward the frontier, and that the Turk!·* troops have been ordered to repel «hem. M. Papanichalopulos, minister of the inte rior in the late Cabinet, and who favors sub mission to the wishes of the powers, has agreed to form a new ministry. He prom ises to disarm the Greek army. Foreign Notes. The new German tariff is threatening the industries of the empire with loss instead of promoting them, as Prince Bismarck ex- ^ pected. WEST INDIES. The Commercial Crlel· Continue· In Haytl. New Vobk, May 11.—Advices from Haytl dated the 18th ultimo, says that the commer cial crisis continues, and that the ministry is doing its utmost to improve the situation. It is reported that the Haytien government is about to subsidize a telegraph company. A severe shock of earthquate was felt on the island of Jamaica on the 18th ult CENERAL NEWS. The 13th annual session of the Supreme Lodge, Kn ghts of Honor began in Provi dence, It. I., yesterdav. Supreme Dictator Franks. Sloat of New Haven, presiding, and full delegations present. Delegates were present from 34 States. Gov. Hill of New York has requested the resignation of Gen. Sbaler of New York city as commander of the 1st division of the National Guards, and now has it in his pus session. -, Captain Frederick Read died in New Bed ford, Mass., Monday evening fri m a carbun cle, aged 00. While John H. Redfern of Woonsocket, R. I., was attempting to shoot a cat last eve ning the ball from his revolver passed through a house opposite and struck May HcGuire, a youiiç lady aged 20» j»»t above the right hip indicting a serious wound. . The annual report of Insurance Commis sioner Pillshury of New Hampshire, just Is sued shows there are now doing business in that State live stock companies with a total capital of 81,025,000; also 15 State and 19 townJMutuals. Engine No. 159, on the Susquehanna road, exploded near Schevus, Ν. Y., yesterday, killing the engineer, James Gleason, and in juring severely the fireman Loucks. John McQuade, 13 years old, fell from the fourth story of a building on Norman street. Boston, yesterday afternoon, and broke his neck. „ Mrs. Carrie Burnham Kilgore was yester day.in Philadelphia, admitted to practice in the Supreme court of Pennsylvania. She is the only woman in Pennsylvania who prac tices in the Supreme court of the State. A Buenos Ayres despatch says that Mon day as President Roca was about to open congress, a man approached and struck him a blow on the head knocking liim senseless. He was taken home and is thought to be out ol danger, tus assauaui ι» suppwacu »> ™ insane. The spring meeting of the Merrimack Val ley circuit at Manchester. Ν. Η., was post poned yesterday owing to rain until Wed nesday, Thursday and Friday. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massa chusetts has decided that as courts of justice were open to all, the final decisions and expo sitions of law, by the tribunal of last resort, might be published freely by any one who may choose to make such publication. The court is unanimous in the opinion that daily newspapers and law journals are entitled to the opinions. Advices from Fort Huaohtfaca, Arizona, state that reports have been received there that Mexican forces, in an attack on an Indi an stronghold on Yaqui liver, were repulsed with great loss. The mail steamer from St: Thoms brings the news that on the 10th ultimo, Senor Guz man Blancol was elected President of Ven ezuela. Samuel S. Moulton, treasurer and paymas ter of the Laconia Car Company, and other «Μ identified wilh the business of Laconia, Ν. H., died yesterday morning of hemor rhage of the lungs. John Kelley, a brakeman on the early morning freight train to New l'ork, fell be tween two cars at VVestport, Coi.n., yester day morning aud was cut to pieces. Seven teen cars passed over his body. He was 21 years of age. Robert S. Wright of Elizabeth, C61., was shot there Monday by a woman. Three persons were killed by the fall of a campmeeting tent in Johnson county, Kan sas, last Sunday. THE STATE. KENNEBEC COUNTY. Mrs. A. F. Owen of Gardiner, who last winter slipped on an icy door step and fell, fractured lier leg, and has been a great suf ferer since, died 011 Saturday noon at the residence of her step son, J II. Uwen. Her remains were taken to Clinton on the Mon day morning Pullman train. PENOBSCOT COUNTY. The Bangor Whig says that at one time Monday thirty-live salmon fishermen were counted on the Urewer side of the river be low the dam. Files w ere cast patiently all day but not one salmon rewarded the patient sportsmen. J. C Bell, who says he belongs in Bangor, is under arrest at Newcastle, Ν. B., 011 a charge of breaking open the safes of two stores there and stealing a large sum of money. When arrested he had over $9800 in his" possession, including foreign silver corresponding to some that was in 011e of tiio sales prior to me roouery. 8AOADAHOC COl'NTY. The large barge 125 feet long, 28 wide, 8 deep, for the Κυοχ & Lincoln railway, was launched, Tuesday, by the New England Ship Building Co. The barge will be used in the Kennebec river to carry trains across while the City of ltoi-kland is being repaired. YORK COUNTY. According to the census just completed, the whole number uf scholar» in Uiditeford under Hi years of a^c, is 4,542 ; ovnr l6,hH3. The whole number a.lending school din ing the year from April 1, 18S5, to April 1, 18X6, was 1S03. The services of Kev. Mr. Perry of Cumber land have been secured by the Congrega tional Society of Limerick and he began his pastorateJSundaj, the 9th inst. He expects to move his family very soon. Widow Hannah (ierr? years old, living in the < fell down stairs last week" . wrist. The bones were set by Plaisted, and she is reported as doing well.* In Limerick a few days ago the Knights of Labor made a strike in the right direction They assembled in force and put up all the fences for Mr. Thomas Nicklin, who, with his son, has been sick for a long time and unable to work. BASE BALL. yestkkday's gamer. At Chicago—Bostons 8, Chicagos 1. Base hits, Chicagos 1, Bostons 10; errors, Chicagos 5, Bostons 2. At Detroit—Détroits 10, New \orks 0. Base hits. Détroits 13, New Yorks 4; error·. Détroits 0, New Yorks 6. At Louisville—Louisvilles 1, St. Louis 9. At Pittsburg—Pittsburg» 3, Cincinnati* 7. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn» 13, Athletics 4. The New England League Guide for 1886 has been received. Secretary Wiggin, in his official circular fiving the result of the League lneetiiig of ïiday last, states in addition to the facts al ready jmblished that the protest of the New buryport-Have.rhill game of May 3 was laid on tile. The Secretary was empowered to assess $10 on each of tne clubs at any time prior to June 1. if necessary. Official an nouncement is made£of the release of C. 11. Willis by Brocktou and W. H. Clarke by Boston. The game at Haverhill with Brockton of May 14, will be played as sched uled. Maine Militia Adjutant General Gallagher has issued general order No. 1, dated Augusta May 5th, 1886, giving the changes in the militia since Nov. 10,1885, which have already been noted in the papers. The order further says : Regimental, Company and Battery Com manders will at once see that their commands are put in proper condition for the annual encampment, which will lie held the last week in June. The exact dates and place will be designated in future orders. No enlistments will be permitted, prior to the encampment, after June 1st. All "en listment papers ' must be forwarded not later than June 3th. No company will be furnished transportation or be permitted to go into camp with less than thirty-two en listed men. Names found on the pay rolls for mus'er, enlisting after June 1st, will be stricken from the rolls. Saco Mutual Fire Insurance Com pany. The annual meeting of the Saco Mutual Fire Insurance Company was held at its rooms on Main street in that city, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, when a choice of offi cers for the ensuing year was made with the following result: President—H··. ry .1 Rice. secretary aurf'i urt r—Melville H. Kellv IMrector»— WII. Moody, Oliver Frei man Allied <». I retitUi !.. .,u, !.. Bowen. '