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Observations taken at. tlie same moment of time &t all stations. Place of Observation. New London. Boston, Mass! Kastport, Me Mt. Wash't'n Portland. Me Albany, Ν. Y New York... Norfolk. Va. Pliiladelpliia. Washington.. Atlanta, Ga.. Chariest on... Jacksonville. Savannah, <Ja New Orleans Cincinnati, Ο Memphis Pittsburg— Buffalo, N.Y. Cleveland... Detroit Oswego Alpena, Mich Chicago, Ills. Dulntn. Minn Marquette... Milwaukee. St. Louis, Mo| St. Paul,Minn Omaha, Neb. Bismarck,Da 8t. Vincent.. Denver Cheyenne.... El Paso j Yankton I Dead wood... I O ® +» s «s ρ 30.33 ! 30.24] 30.15 30.26 30.19; 30.20 30.32 30.30J 30.23 30.20| 30.22 30.17 30.14 30.14| 30.09 30.17 30.13 29.23 30.21 30.19 29.14 29.19! 30.02 30.10] 29.91 29.891 30.0G 29.08 29.95) 29.98j 29.87 29.84 29.92 29.8(5 29.89| 29.87 30.04 Thermo'ter G7 71 G4 52 70 74 «8 72 72 70 70 76 80 78 79 76 79 75 74 70 78 72 78 80| 83 82 80 82 72 75 79 66 78| 76 81 76 68! 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He ex pects delegates from all sections of the coun try. South Paris Votes for Water. South Pahis, Aug. 9,—The village cor poration of South Paris voted Saturday that its assessors contract a 20-year lease of the Norway Water Company for an effective fire service, their pipes to be laid throughout the corporation, with 24 hydrants and the right to attach hose to hydrants that can be of use in the Norway corporation, also to furnish water for the Park cemetery and street •prinkler. To Scare His Wife. Freedom, Aug. 9.—It was an expensive trick that a Freedom eitizen played on his better half the other day. During a family broil he mixed, and by a slight-of-hand movement, gave the impression he had swal lowed a quantity of Paris green and water. A messenger was dispatched with the man'» team for a physician, and drove in such haste that the horse died from the effects. When the phyeician arrived, lie was kuffly in • formed by the make-believe would-be sui cide that his services were not needed, and paid and discharged without further cere mony. Annual Meeting of Odd Fellows. Bridgton, Aug. 9.—The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows eonvene in annual session here tomorrow, and from 75 to loO members from abroad have already arrived, including many of the prominent members of the order. The annual meeting of the Odd Fellows' Mutual Relief Association was held this evening. The old board of officers were unanimously reelected, with the exception that Byron Kimball of Bridgton was made vice presi dent in place of C. H. Kich, who is not pres ent. The reports show that the present membership is 4700. 1500 assessments have been made, and 801,500 paid in death bene fits. The association has a reserve fund of $21,500. The expense account for the year io ο li+fl*» ritiincr JR9000. Meetings at Old Orchard. Οι,υ ORCHABD. Aug. 9.—The Faith con vention was continued today. This after noon Dr. A. B. Simpson preached on "Di vine Dealing" to a large audience, and this evening there was a social meeting many coming forward. The Christian workers held an interesting services. At 2 o'clock, E. \V. Potter read a paper on Sunday school work, other clergymen entering into the dis. cussion. From Bar Harbor. Bab Harbor, Aug. 9.—The steam yacht Oriental, J. A. Bostwick, owner, W. L. Sar geant, master, arrived today. Schooner yacht White Bird, Boston, H. H. Smith, owner, has arrived here today. The distin guished arrivals are Patrick J. Ford, editor of the Irish World, Hon. W. W. Thomas, formerly minister to Norway, Hon. Isaac H. Bailey,New York,Hon. Joseph A. Locke, A DOUBLE LYNCHINC. Two Murderers Hung by a Mob Chicago, Aug. 9—in?„ d magazine edited by Miss RoseClejeiana was levied od today, among other ι 1 . owned by A. P. Elder, of. the Elder 1 uDiisn ing Company, to meet a judgment » in favor of James J. West, of the we" rue lishing Company. Mr. Elder say! ^ecte, cation of the magasine will not he anecie in any way. neroeri i*ray οι , ^auTn;Tafhinff wa drowned here yesterday, while bathing, ν I recovered today. THE SOMERVILLE TRACEOY. Full Particulars of the Mysterious Shooting of Young Turner. Witham, Who Fired the Fatal Shot. Not Yet Discovered. Augusta, Aug. 9.—News comes from the town of Somerville in Lincoln county of what is believed by many to have been a de liberate murder. The story is told as fol lows : Last Wednesday. Chester 0. Witham, twenty-seven years old, had been at work in the hayfield for Mr. Benjamin Turner, and on finishing his day's work, started for home accompanied by Mr. Turner's son, Joseph Henry. Mr. Turner's house is situated three miles from Week's Mill and fifteen from Augusta. He is one of the most prominet and respect ed citizens of the town, a prosperous farmer, and in addition to his farm owns a saw mill. His family consisted of his wife, five sons, JVehemiah, 37 years old; Evander, 34; W. G. 23; Charles, 20; Joseph Henry, 15, and two daughters. Nehemiah and W. G. were em ployed in the Worcester, Mass., Insane asy lum, and were expected home Wednesday. A short distance beyond Mr. Turner's the road bends to the right toward Bruce's cor ner, and ten rods beyond the turn sits the Witham house, on the left hand side of the road. It is a mere shanty ; a small, wood ' - 11 K/UIUICU OUU\.kiUlv< II ····» 0 , —— apology ior an ell In the shape of a lcan-to is built against the wall next the road and stands twenty feet from where the carriages pass. The yard is rough, and several white headed boulders protrude from the ground. A maple tree stands near a stone wa.l on the opposite side of the street from the house, and another at the corner of the yard four yards towards Brace's corner. The appear ance on every hand is that of straightened circumstances, the interior being deficient in furniture. The head of the family is Waterman Witham, fifty-six years old; his wife, fifty-five; sons, Chester O., twenty seven years old, and George, younger. An other son lives in liockland. Mr. Witham formerly lived on what is called "The Gore" Chester had been to sea, but the past sum mer has been stopping around hoim obtain ing a day's work whenever he could find it. On the evening in question just before Jos eph departed with Witham, Mr. Turner, who was just completing his meal, «ailed his son to his side and earnestly cautioned him against Witham, saying that he was afraid of him. Tlie account of the shooting as given by Witham's father is as follows : "Chester and 'Pick' came down the road. There were present besides them my son George, and son-in-law Campbell, who lives at Brace's Corner. My wife was in the house, while I •at on a barrel about 15 feet from the road and near the well. 'Pick,' on arriving in front of the house, saw a squirrel on the wall, and ran to the house to get George to shoot it. George came out with Chester's pistol and, standing in the road, fired twice at it, not hitting his mark. Then he said to Chester, 'Here you take it, perhaps you can hit the animal.' Chester took the weapon and was loading it when it was dis chaiged accidently. Th3 next I knew I saw 'Pick' turn around, he having been standing by the side of Chester on the side of the road next the hou»e and facing from me. Blood was flowing from his mouth and breast. I jumped up and caught the wounded boy be fore he fell, and laid him down near the rocks where he stood. He never spoke a I word. My wife got some water and we tried to wash off the blood. Chester, as soon as he saw what he had done, stood over the UK,y χυΐ Οι ilJ.4AJ.ltuv., β. lie then ran towards the house and then off down the road, across the pasture and into the woods, and I have not seen him since. As he was fleeing he shouted, Ό Lord, I have shot my life!' I then sent Campbell to arouse the neighbors and inform the boy's father of what had happened." The news reached the Turner homestead just as the two brothers, Nehemiah and W. G., arrived in the dooryard. John Turner, a cousin of the Turner boys, had brought Jthe two young men from Augusta, and was at hand with his span. The father and his son Evander, at once jumped into the wagon and John drove his horses at breakneck speed until Witham's was reached. When the aged father saw his darling boy lying dead on the ground and weltering in his life blood he was almost heartbroken, and his grief was uncontrollable. Tenderly the body was placed in the wagon and the sorrowing father supported it in his arms until his home was reached. Dr. A. R. G. Smith ef North Whitefield, and Dr. Frederick of Cooper's Mills, were summoned, and on Thursday, made an examination of the wound. The family objected to a poet mor tem disection. It was found that the bullet entered the body on the right side between the second and third ribs, two inches to the right of the sterum. It penetrated directly inwards about an inch, changed its course obliquely in and downwards for;about a inch, and continued on in a sigzag course through one lung, probably reaching the heart. A probe- was inserted a depth of seven inches. The funeral occurred at the Turner house, Friday afternoon, there being a great gath erin of friends and neighbors. On Friday morning a coroner's jury was impannelled by Coroner Charles F. Choate. as follows: John B. Dodge, foreman, Wil liam Leighton, Joseph French, Charles Fer rin, Orrin Crummit and Matthews. After viewing the remains they examined two wit nesses, John M. Turner and William McDan iel. 1 here are criminating circumstances of considerable strength against Witham. His sudden flight and continued absence is a damaging fact. The woods and country for miles about the neighborhood have been scoured but not a trace of him can be found. His father says that he has hunted for his son, even going as far as Augusta, but in vain. Some think he is secreted and that food is being brought to him. All the rela tives of Witham present, except his father, say they did not see the shooting. George was picking up a stone, Campbell stood with his back to the shooting, the mother was in the house and not obstrving what was tak ing place. The latter, however, once told for a fact that the Turner boy was seated up on the rock when shot, although his father sticks to tne siory uim ne »m aittuvnuft mj the side of Chester. The question arises* how could the bullet pass downwards if the boy had been standing up, as it must neces sarily have an upward course, if the pistol had been accidentally discharged whilo the two were handling it, even if Witham was considerably taller than his companion George Witham immediately after the shoot, ing started for the store at Bruce's Corner marketed a basket of eggs, returned without saything about the shooting to anyone. It seems that Chester had a grudge againsi his victim because lie suspected the younj man of shooting his dog, which had comi home with a bullet in his neck. Only a weel before the tragedy he had told a man witl whom he was at work that "the Turner boy had better be d—d careful or they would ge some bullets put into their legs." He also so it is related, said to another companioi that he could shoot "two legged dogs." Th old gentleman Witham said after the boy wa killed, so a lady who was present at the tim of the killing related, that all he had agains I him was his shooting the dog. Cheste Witham had a bad reputation in the neigh borhood and was regarded as rather viciou _ and ugly. He was nearly six feet tal weighed 180 pounds and muscular. Thos r who knew him say that ho possesses a hanf • dog look. He was regarded as a thief an was tried once for stealing rope. He is ver . ignorant and it is said can barely write hi 1 name. The story was current in Somerville th! he once pointed a gun at Willie Soule, tli son of a neighbor, when in a rage, an [ snapped the cap, but the gun didn't explod· j Soule then took the gun away from him an handled him roughly. The father of the be killed firmly believes that his son was mur dered, and many Somerville citizens join with him. There are other candid men who believe the shot was accidental. The pistol was an ugly implement, being a 42-calibre "swamp-angel," so called. It was out of order, the cylinder and lock both need ing repairs. Witham took the weapon with him when he fled. County Attorney Par tridge, of North Whitefield, has the case in hand and will probe it to the bottom. Joseph's knife was found on the ground after the shot, indicating that he was sitting on the stone whittling. A TOWN DESTROYED By Forest Fires in Wisconsln-The Loss Estimated at $3,000,000. A Hundred Miles of Burning Woods —People Destitute and Homeless. A despatch from Marquette, Mich., says that the city is in danger of destruction from forest fires which make the air densely smoker. Pendell's slaughter house in the city limits has been burned, and the nitro glycer ine works of the JLake Superior Powder Co. are surrounded by fire. Men are fighting the fire with desperation. The day is oppressive ly hot and the fire fighters are suffering greatly. A despatch from Neillsville says fires have been burning in the woods in that vicinity for several days. Farni houses in the neigh borhood were burned and many families are compeled to jnove into the fields with their household goods. The fires are still raging southwest and north of Neillsville, detroying grain and buildings. Particulars are hard to get. Milwaukee, Aug. 9.—For an almost un interrupted distahce of nearly 100 miles north of Stevens' Point, along the line of the. Wisconsin Central, forest fires are raging and hundreds of men are fighting the flames seeking to save towns ; villages are hemmed in by tliem. Télégraphié communication is greatly interfered with and details are mea i-'rc riiR comnlete destruction of the town of Spencer is fully confirmed, ana tne loss is nowjplaced at $3,000,000. Several hundred people are destitute and homeless. At Colby, a few miles distant, the fire is raging on both sides, and required desperate of the entire population to save the village. À gale was blowing all day and several times fires reached to within 30 feet of a building, Tonight the wind quieted down but the people are tired out, and if the gale resumes the village is doomed. Tonight the village ol Prentice, in Marathon county, is surrounded by liâmes, and it is feared will be swept out of existence nnless the wind dies down. Near Chippewa Falls the fires are confined to the prairies, and no buildings are destroyed ; several farms lose their cross, deserted lumber camps, Isolated dwellings, and much other property was burned. Telegraph poles aie ourned off, miles of wire are on the ground, and communica tion between Milwaukee and points along the northern division of Wisconsin Central road is cut off. Besides Spencer there are now in the way of the flames many villages that will be swept away unless heavy rains come at once. Though no fatalities are reported as yet, it is feared many people must have perished in the backwoods. SQUIRE'S TRIAL. Ivins's Testimony in Regard to Vari ous Conversations with Flynn, Thompson and Squire. New Yokk, Aug. 9.—The trial of Com missioner of Public Works Squire was re sumed today. Chamberlain W. M. Ivins tes tified to having various conversations with Flynn, Thompson and Squire in regard to Squire's letter of resignation, and related how Flynn pretended to burn a letter in Squire's presence, but instead destroyed a piece of dummy paper. Squire believed the criminating letter had been destroyed, and boasted to the witness that lie could not be turned out of office. The witness also testi fied that both Flynn and Thompson were anxious to oust Squire from his office, alleg ing that he had net done as he had agreed he would do. Thompson had told the witness that he (Thompson) controlled the office of Commissioner of Public Works as fully as if he himself occupied the position. Squire told the witness that he wrote the now fa mous letter at the dictation of Flynn. Flynn came to the witness once, and asked him if it was not a good time for him (Flynn) to turn State's evidence, and put Squire where he belonged. The witness replied that to use tne letter written uy oquue nuum uc îumuuo to Flynn and Thompson, as well at to Squire Some time later the witness learned that Thompson had possession of Squire's letter and he met Flynn and Thompson together, by appointment, to talk over the matter and discuss what course had better be pursued. Thompson and Flynn were botli in favor of using the letter and turning State's evidence. Then they had another conference, at which Thompson had agreed to produce the letter, but he stated that Flynn had taken the let ter and would not give it up. District Attorney Martine was present at this conference, and Thompson promised faithfully that he would get the letter and give it up. This he did the next day, which was the Saturday before he died. Flynn did not know that Thompson had delivered the letter to the District Attorney until after charges had been preferred against Squire. In the meantime Flynn, supposieg Thomp son had possession of the letter at the time of his death, endeavored to have the witness mediate between him (Flynn) and the Mayor, to have D. Lowber Smith appointed Com missioner in Squire's place. At the conclusion of Ivins's testimony the hearing adjourned until tomorrow. HANLAN THE WINNER In the Single Scull Race at Nan· tasket. Boston, Aug. 0.—Thejsingle scull race be tween Edward Hanlan, James Ten Eyck, George H, Hosmer and John McKay, for a purse of $1,100; $700 to first, $300 to second, $100 to third, a mile and a half with turn, was rowed off Ν an tasket this evening. AVhen the race was started it was estimated there were 10,000 people on the beaeh,among whom Hanlan was a strong favorite. This prefer ence was well founded as the result proved. The contestants made their appearance short ly after six o'clock, Hanlan appearing first being loudly cheered. He looked in fine conT dition and rowed with a long, clean stroke over to the judges' boat. Hosmer, Ten Eyck and McKay soon followed the ex-champion. The men at once got into position and were finally sent off about 6.30 o'clock. Hanlan took the water first land before the others had gotten underway he was nearly half a length in advance. He smiled in a confiden tial manner, and in a few moments was giv ing the other men the wash from his boat. Ten Eyck quickly followed Hanlan and it looked as though he would give the latter a hard rub. McKay and Hosmer were about even and both were rowing in good form. Before the first half mile nad been rowed Hanlan was two boat lengths ahead and row ing his old time stroke of 29. Ten Eyck was rowing 34, while Hosmer and McKay were rowing 35. Although his stroke waslsiower Hanlan's boat was forced along faster than λ *- tlii« nnint t.ho race between Hosmer. McKay and Ten Eyck was hotly contested, the boats alternating in the lead. At the niile Hanlan led by throe lengths and was rowing 28 strokes. Hosmer had worked into second place and was gaining inch by inch on Hanlan and nearlv overtook him. Here he caught a crab and fell behind. Mc Kay took advantage of the accident, and spurted into Hosmer's old place. To the oneland a half the race betweenTenEyck and McKay was a warm one, but McKay reached there first, Ilanlan turning far ahead of all competitors. Hosmer turned about five lengths in the rear of the others. On the home stretch Ten Eyck spurted severa; times and endeavored to secure second place, but although he gained steadily he could nol overtake McKay. Hanlan maintained s good leadlat the finish. The time was as fol lows : Hanlan, 21 minutes, 5 seconds ; Mc Kay, 22 minutes, 5 seconds ; Ten Eyck, Ζ minutes, 6 seconds. Hosmer's time was no' taken. After the race the oarsmen were ten dered an informal reception at Hotel Nan tasket. J The Late S. J. Tilden's Will. New Yobk, August 9—The will of the lat> Samuel J. Tilden was read at Greystone tin > afternoon. The document contains abou ι 100,000 words. Mrs. Mary B. Pelton, Mr. Til j den's sister, is the only relative to receive ι specific bequest outright. The others are giv ' en the income of certain sums for life. Mrs î Pelton receives the residence at No. 38 Wes t 38th street and 8100,000. The rest of the rea . estate, including Greystone and Gramerc; Park, are to be disposed of the executors se - fit. After providing for the personal be s quests the trustees are to establish free libra nes at New Lebanon and Yonkers and, if i ' seems best to them, in this city. The disposi 3 tion as to the use of the funds to promot - some other educational or some charitabl 1 cause being left to their direction. The es tate wilt not exceed $3,000,000. Only one ' third of this will be used in satisfying be s quests to relatives, the rest being devoted t the public good. ρ The Brazilian Frigate Sails. ι Newport, Aug. 9.—The Brazilian frig»' with Prince Leopold on board sailed κ '· night. Salutes were exchanged wltn i government stations here as she lext. 111 y frigate goes straight to sea. FROM WASHINGTON. Congressmen Busy Closing Up Busi ness for Their Constituents. Chicago Manufacturers to Test the Oleomargarine Bill. A Rumor that Crippled Ex-Soldier Employees of the House Will Be Removed. Closing Up Business In Congress. Washington, Aug. %—While most of the members of Congress have left Washington there is still a goodly number in town. These are busy through the departments closing up business for tneir constituent#. During the last week or two of Congress their time has been pretty much occupied by the business of the session, and the departmental work which falls to the senator and representative has been very much neglected. The rooms of heads of departments and heads ef bu reaus were thronged Saturday with congress men busy calling up their individual cases and getting things into ship-shape, so that tliey can leave on their vacation. This will continue for several days yet, and gradually dwindle down to the summer routine of visi tors ax usual. While, however, very little business can be transacted in the departments, excepting that on which congressmen are specially bent they are besieged by employes who hail from their districts or respective States for endorsement, for promotion and for reten tion. In short, the congressman's life while he is yet in town will be about as active as it was during the last week of the session. Oleomargarine Men Will Fight. The eleven Chicago manufacturers of but terinc and oleomargarine met recently to talk over the recent action of Congress regarding their industry, and to agree upon a plan to test the validity of.the oleomargarine bilL The bill was discussed and it was agreed thaw its constitutionality ought to be tried before the United States supreme court. The law will go into effect Nov. 1. Before that date, it is said, the manufacturers will probably take the tirst steps for redress, and a meet «f fV»r» ΛΓοίΐηηο] ΠΙΰηηιονσηπ'πΡ and Rut terine Association will be called within the next 30 days in Chicago. There are 25 firms in the national association. Crippled Soldiers Must Co. There are 14 places on the doorkeeper's list of house employees which are now filled by crippled ex-soldiers. These positions have been regarded with longing by poli ticians and their friends, but attempts to make vacancies therein have been prevented for years past by provision in the appropri ation bills, which required that no removals should be made from among the doorkeeper's or, as it is called, from the soldiers' roll until the reasons therefor were laid before the house. In the last legislative appropriation bill this provision, it is said, was omittad, and the story is in circulation that Doorkeep er Donelson intends to remove 10 of the old soldiers on or before the 10th inst., and that he has promised three of the places to Mr. Ifolman, three to Mr. Morrison and the other four to Democratic members of the New York delegation. The friends of the crippled veterans are much excited about the report, and declare that if Doorkeeper Donelson carries out any such programme as that cred ited to him. he will not remain in office very long himself after the house assembles in De cember, even if he has Mr. Morrison and Mr. Holman to back him. The President and His Vacation. The President is considering matters which he wishes to dispose of before he leaves the city on his summer vacation. The principal question now occupying his attention is in regard to filling the vacancies existing in the civil service, many of which are due to the failure of the senate to act upon nominations submitted. It is believed that in all such cases the persons nominated will be commis sioned to serve during the recess of Con gress. According to the present arrangement the President will leave Washington about the middle of next week and will not return until about October. Secretary Lamar and Commissioner Black. A few days ago Secretary Lamar had a conference with the President relative to Commissioner Black. The relations between Black and Lamar have been strained for some time. It is understood that the result of the conference is that Black is to be pro moted to be Minister of Austria, in order to get him out of the Interior Department, and that ex-Gov. Glick, who is now pension agent at lOpeKa, js.an., is u> ue uiaue com missioner of Pensions. THE TRIAL OF THE ANARCHISTS. Michael Schwab Is Called to the Stand. Chicago, Aug. 9.—August Spies and Michael Schwab were both on the witness stand to-day. The rumor had heen current that Spies would take the stand, and served to attract the largest crowd that had thus far visited Judge Gray's court. Before the court opened counsel for the defence retired to discuss an important matter. Returning fifteen minutes later, defendant Schwab was put on the stand. Schwab testified that he was only a few moments at Ilaymarket meeting on the night of May 4th and did not see Spies, was not in the alley, did not hand him a package, or walk west on Randolph street and then re turn. It was a complete denial of the wit nesses for the State. The cross examination developed nothing. Then Spies took the stand, lie appeared to be thoroughly self Dossesed and spoke with a strong accent. He said his full name was August Vincent Theodore Spies, that he was 31 years old and came to this country in 1872, and been a member of Socialist Publishing Society which controlled the Arbeiter Zeitung. He had been editor of that paper for six years and received a salary of $18 a week. He was at "Black Road" meeting on May|3d at the invitation of a commission from the Lumber Shavers Union there was a crowd of 3000 present. Batthauser Rau was at the meeting and in troduced Spies to the chair of the meeting. Spies said my speech was common place. I told the men to stand by the union. While speaking some one cried out in an unknown language and three or four hundred men de tached themselves from the meeting and made an attack on McCormicks." Spies said lie kept on speaking for a short tim· when he too went toward the factory, he said he saw some people behind some rail road cars and others running while the police were firing at them. 'The sight of this," said Spies, "Made my blood boil." The witness declared that while he was standing there a young Irish man came to him and told him that six men were dead and that ;i0 had been wounded. Spies then went to the Arbiter Zeitung office and then wrote the article which appeared the next morning. "Did you write the revenge circular." Α.—"Yes, only I did not write the word revenge." Q.—"Can you tell how it happened to be in the circular?" "I cannot." MICHAEL DAVITT. He Thinks that Home Rule is only a Question of Time. New Υοηκ, Aug. 9.—Michael Davitt, who arrived yesterday from Ireland, savi that ho is going to OhiCagO to speUK 10 tll€ United Irish ISocieties there on Saturday next. Then he proposes to rest until the meeting of the National League, which he will attend, but not as a regular delegate. Λ1Γ. uaviit uues UUl ttllUUll iiuv UIIJ'UI Lain ν to the sj>lit in the ranks of Ireland's sup porters in this country. He believes it to b( merely a local disagreement, which will b( easily adjusted. lie does not think the over throw of Gladstone is a serious reverse. H< believes that with Gladstone and the Libera party on its side, Ireland can afford to wait The Tories will probably resort to coercion which, Mr. Davitt thinks, will not be a seri ous evil, as it will doubtless cause a reactioi in Ireland's favor. "We have," he eaid "Scotland, Wales and the colonies on ou side, as well as almost the entire America] Îiress, and we have now only to convert Eng and. Home rule is only a question of time We are bound to achieve it in the end." Sal isbury's administration, Mr, Davitt believes will not be long lived. A new issue is sur to reunite the Liberal party. About a mont' hence, Mr. Davitt proposes to begin a lectur ! tour, probably in the West, and perhaps i: 1 California. He will confine himself to Iris! subjects, the home rule idea, and the condi tion of the fisheries in the west of Irelani Two Persons Accidentally Drowned ; Chicago, Aug. 9.—At a picnic of the en I ployes of Swift & Co.'s packing house c ' Chicago at Cedar Lake, Indiana, Sunday, ) party of five went out in a row boat. Whe ■ in the middle of the lake some of the part - began rocking [the boat. The sport wei t further than was intended and the boat cai ■ sized. Miss Julia Sullivan and a young ma 5 whose namu was not learned were drowne 3 before assistance could reach them. Tli - other three escaped. ; A Raid by Indians. Tombstone, Ari., Aug. 9.—Three diffe ent reports have been received relative 1 the Indians' raid near Ures last week. Oi was that they killed eleven teamsters, a î Americans, and 50 mules. Another repoi says that seven Mexicans and two Americat β were killed. The last and probably the mo β reliable report is that they attacked a trai of four wagons and killed the Mexican tean sters. They then raided near Mineas Prie ras and killed two Mexican wood choppers. They also made another attack around Brocktoword, stealing horses. They came from the direction of Puert Caneja | their old trail. The country around there is terrorized and ranches for almost a hundred miles will be abandoned. It is thought to be a portion of Gereonimo's band, sent by him to divert the attention of Captain Lawton who has been pressing the wily chieftain to his utmost. Geronimo is engineering for time. What his next manouvre will be none can tell, but it is highly probable that Lawton's pursuit has been so pertinacious that he lias concluded that the Sierre Madres are untenable. "The moon is out," says the captain, "and we may expect to hear from Geronimo or some flank movement up here very soon." THE NEW YORK SQUADRON. A Quick Trip From Newport to New Bedford Yesterday. The Puritan Leads the Fleet-The Time Made by Each Yacht. New Bedfobd, Mass., Aug. 9.—The New York squadron made very fast time from Newport to-day, having a fresh southwest breeze almost directly astern the entire dis tance. The Puritan showed the fleet the way in crossing the line off Fort Laber where the steam yacht Fedalma was anchor ed. At 1.46 o'clock the Montque followed her closely and the Priscella came next, making a gallant fight and seemed to be shortening the distanced between her and the Boston sloops. The Mayflower was do ing well when tne line was reached but was considerably behind. The gamey iron sloop from Gotham, schooner Sachem, made the best time and came in with the Mayflower, but she started some time after the leaders and had not time to pass them. The Old America closely followed the Sachem and Gen. Butler was contented by viewing the hulk nf the fleet behind him through marine glasses. The following is tne unie made by each vessel on the trip from Bren ton's Reefs to Clark's Point: Sailing 8tart. Finish. time. Schooners. h. m. s. h. m. h. h. m. s. Sachem 11X8 24 155 00 2 36 36 Moutauk 111105 148 30 2 47 25 Ruth 112045 2 08 24 2 47 39 Intrepid 1113 50 2 13 25 2 59 35 Speranza 11 08 30 2 13 45 3 05 15 Cariotta 11 15 33 2 38 05 3 22 32 Atlanta 1110 35 158 15 2 47 40 Wave crest 1112 35 2 00 40 2 48 05 Fortuna 11 14 30 2 03 55 2 49 25 Crusader 1119 47 2 10 OC 2 50 19 Water Witch 11 17 30 2 10 11 2 52 41 Sylph 11 09 08 2 04 54 2 55 46 Lancer 11 26 50 2 24 24 2 57 34 Cythera 11 11 55 2 10 20 2 58 25 SLOOPS. Puritan 11 07 25 1 46 17 2 38 52 Priscilla 11 08 48 1 48 49 2 40 21 Mayflower 11 12 05 1 54 10 2 42 05 Fannie 1106 55 154 25 2 47 40 Gracie 11 08 40 1 57 47 2 49 07 Atlantic 11 12 27 2 03 44 1 51 17 Stranger 11 10 35 2 10 04 2 59 29 Hildegard 11 1420 2 18 14 3 03 54 Clara 1108 05 2 13 57 3 05 52 Wliiieway 11 0932 2 16 33 3 07 01 Cinderella II11 50 2 19 24 3 07 34 Athlone 11 11 40 2 25 33 3 13 53 Bertie 1109 55 2 26 32 3 16 37 Vixen 1105 00 2 25 38 3 20 38 Three yachts not belonging to the fleet also timed : Sailing Start. Finish. time. h. m. s. h. m. s. h. M. s. America 11 10 20 1 5810 2 47 Γ>0 Miranda 11 30 30 2 18 40 2 48 10 Huron 1114 40 2 1152 2 57 12 The Galatea presented a pretty sight sail ing from Quick's Hall two points free with mainsail. THE CUTTING CASE. Secretary Bayard Thinks a Satisfac tory Adjustment Will be Reached. Baltimore, Aug. 9.—Secretary Bayard, who is now in this city, in speaking of the Cutting case last evening, said lie saw no reason why a satisfactory adjustment of the difficulty should not be reached. He had been assured that such was the desire of the Mexican government. Senor Romero, the Mexican Minister at Washington, said some days ago that his government would prompt ly settle the matter. Secretary Bayard seems to think that the difficulties in the way have been created not so much by Mexi cans as by obliging friends and people in this country, who, in their efforts to embar rass the administration have suggested to the Mexican authorities methods of opposi tion which perhaps they would not liave thought of. The Mexican attitude in the matter, it is claimed, has been greatly strengthened by the efforts of Mr. Blaine's friends to show that Mr. Bayard has aeted with precipitancy and has been too exacting with Mexico. Mr. Bayard, himself, feels strongly in the matter and said with much impressiveness that he considered the principle involved in the Cut ting affair to be one of the gravest import ance, and one on which the whole country, rofprpnpp. to rmrtv should hfi a unit. The personal merits or demerits of Cutting, himself, he said, had nothing to do with the matter. It made no difference whether he was an angel of darkness or an angel of light, but it did make the greatest possible difference to the American people whether the contention raised by the State Depart ment in his case should be maintained or not. Mexico claims, in Cutting's case, the right to try American citizens for offences committed in the United States, and Cutting has actually been convicted and sentenced for publishing a libel in Texas. Secretary Bayard thinks this raises a very grave ques tion between the two countries, and if Mexi co's claims were once conceded no American travelling in Mexico would be safe. Mr. Bayard is deeply in earnest in his de termination to resist the position taken by Mexico, and he expresses full confidence as to the popular approval of his course. "My countrymen," he said with evident feeling, "will not be deceived by partisan misrepresention. They will recognize the gravity of the question involved, and will never consent that one of their fellow-citi zens shall be tried by a foreign power for au offence committed in this country. Suppose Cutting had stabbed his Mexican rival on Texas soil instead of merely attacking his reputation, does any one pretend that they could have tried him for murder? Certainly not." The case, Mr. Bayard thinks, is too clear for equivocation, and he has no idea of re treating. CLEVELAND AND HIS PARTY. Dissatisfaction of New York Demo crats-Governor Hill the Coming Man. St. Paui., Aug. 8.—Kandall Burgees, an intimate fried of Hubert (). Thompson, said tcday that Mr. Cleveland Jhad ïlittle chance of receiving in 1888 the supporf of the New York Democracy for a second term. "There is a great deal of dissatisfaction with Cleveland in all branches of the party." he said, "and with good cause. The County Democracy nnder Mr. Thompson's lead nom inated him for President, but he refused tc appoint Thompson as Collector of the port oi New York. We think his course was cow adly and ungrateful. Cleveland cannot gel the delegation from New York State in 1888, and even if lie should succeed in that he would not receive the support of the voters, The County nrnxoomcj is alienated from mm, anil Tammany has long been in open warfare against him. Governor Ilill is the coming man. There will be an effort this coming fall to secure what we have not hac in New York for fifteen|years, namely a uni ted Democracy. Governor Hill lias the nower to brine this about. All obstacles t( his ambition have Deen removeu aim nu pos sesses the skill, management and ability t< secure the next convention. The coast seem: indeed, very clear for Hill so far as his owl State is concerned. He possesses to a great er extent than any other man in New Yor! the confidence and esteem of Democrat! voters." A Hundred Thousand Dollar Diamoni Cincinati, Aug. 9.—A morning pape: publishes the story of Charles Russell, : laborer, finding last Tuesday, while attend ing a boulder-crushing machine in the streel a diamond weighing 82J carats, said to b< worth over $100,000. The conjecture i: raised that it was the diamond lost at Bien nerhassett Island in 1800 by Mrs. Clark, win visited there with Aaron Burr, as describe· by Burr in a published letter to his daughtei the theory being that the stone became em bedded in a boulder, whicli afterward wa brought here for paving. A Bicycle Tournament. Spbingfeld, Mass., Aug. 9.—The Spring field Bicycle club will hold its annual tou: nament September 14,15,16 and 17. Tb chief feature will be a one mile; internatioi al world's championship race for amatei riders with record of 2.45. A party of 18 < England.s fastest amateurs is positive] promised. There will also be seven oi mile, eleven three mile, seven five mile ar three ten mile races. Supply of Crain at New York. New York, Aug. 9.—The following wi the visible supply of grain August 7, as cor piled by the Produce Exchange: AYhea :«i,752,874 bushels : increase, 2,095,910 bushel Corn, 8, 695,346 bushels; decrease, 545.8 bushels. Oats, 2,021,231 bushels: inereas 2»>6,457 bushels. Rye, 420,847 bushels; i crease, 49,311 bushels. Barley, 252,884 bus els; increase, 25,886 bushels. rUKblûN. A Fierce Fight at Belfast, Ireland, Between Opposing Mobs. A Number of Persons Reported Killed and Many Wounded. If the Rioting Continues Martial Law to be Proclaimed, Creat Damage Done to Public and Private Property In the City. The Belfast Mobs. Belfast, August 0—Tlie city, owing to the wreck and ruin of houses, presents a de plorable aspect. Its appearance is similar to that of Paris after the Commune. It Is feared that numerous deaths resulting from the riots have taken place which will never be heard of. The hospitals are taxed to the utmost to accommodate the great number of wounded peasons in need of attendance. A painful fea ture of the riots is the number of children wounded. Yesterday a boy was shot while returning from Sunday school. Today a little girl was shot on the streets, and it is thought fatally wounded. She was carried away ap parently lifeless. Train loads of pswplo are constantly arriving. An incident of the dis orders is as follows : Mrs.JMcIUwaine on Sat urday harangued a small crowd of neighbors in regard to the riots and roundly abused the police for firing upon the people. She after ward expressed a fear that she would lose her life on account of her speech. She therefore, in order to avoid recognition, put on a black dress on Sunday instead of the white one which she wore on Saturday. This precau tion, however failed to save her. Yesterday, during the progress of the riot, she ran to her door to gather in some straying children. A bullet struck her in the head and she fell life less in the doorway. The aspect of affairs was so threatening at noon to-day that the auth orities ordered all the the taverns in the city to be closed until tomorrow evening. Groups of men are assembled everywhere excitedly discussing the situation. The military early t.hiû niiirnino disDersed several rival mobs at the point of the bayonet. Parnell to Take a Rest. Dublin, Aug. 0 —Mr. Parnell Is busy with National League business. He looks pale and worried, and. as at present arranged, will take a fortnight's restât Wlcklowbefore returning to London. The National party will not meet until after the delivery of tho Queen's speech. At Wednesday's meeting in Dublin Mr. Parnell referred to the terms of a proposed amendment to the address in re ply to the speech from the throne, calling at tention to the agrarian distress in Ireland and the urgent necessity for land reform. The Parnellites profess to feel confident that Mr. Gladstone will support an amendment based upon these subjects. The Belfast Riots. Belfast, Aug. 8.—During the riots which occurred in Belfast from Saturday evening up to an early hour this morning, eleven per sons were killed and 130 seriously wounded. The majority of the injured persons have shot wounds. Rioting was renewed today and a fierce encounter took place between the soldiers and the mob in which a number were wounded. Reinforcements of troops to the number of 1200 have arrived in Belfast today. Up to noon all attempts to stop the rioting had been unsuccessful and the vio lence of the mob increased. Thirty rioters were wounded this morning. The police at that hour were keeping up a merciless (ire on the mob. If rioting breaks out again it is likely mar tial law will be proclaimed. During the day two opposing mobs in an outlying district managed to elude the police, and retired to a sheltered field, where for an hour there was a desperate melee. Both parties claimed a victory. It is not known positively what the casualties were. One witness declares that sixty persons fell, many of whom were dead. It was evident that each party intended to annihilate the otner. Tho mobs were dis persed by the military and the police. The Pope's Health. London, ;Aug. 9.—The Chronicle's Koine correspondent telegraphs today that the Pope had two fainting spells on Saturday, lie is much exhausted but continues to perform his usual duties. His physicians have no fears of a fatal result and have every hope of his speedy recovery. British War Vessels to be Sent to iThis Country. The British govornment has decided to reinforce the English fleet at Halifax and other stations in that vicinity. This is to provide more vessels to protect the Canadian fisheries. The corvetteslPylades and Tour maline will shortly leave England for the American coast. THE SQUIRE TROUBLE. The Matter Settle^ to the Satisfac tion of the Workmen. Boston, Aug. 9.—The existing trouble be tween Mr. J. P. Squire of Cambridge and his employes seemed this morning to have " of rtrtxr IHUitJ JJlUopcci/ va owvivmv... „ time (luring the lockout. At any earty hour Mayor Russell invited Mr. Squire to meet him at the Cambridge City Hail to discuss the condition of affairs, and see if some ar rangement could not be arrived at which would insure a prompt settlement of the ex isting difficulties. As a result of the consul tation which was had between these gentle man, Mr. Squire promised that he would waive the signing of an agreement by the men that they would not strike and would give him notice if they intended te leave his employ. Mayor Russell then called upon Father O'Brien, of the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Cambridge, in reference to the matter. The latter thought that a sufficient concession had not been made by Mr.Squire, and suggested that that gentleman should be asked to agree to look over the pay-roll and adjust what differences he thought ought to be adjusted. Mavor Kussell and Father O'Brien then met Mr. Squire to consult fur ther in regard to the matter. The Knights of Labor held a meeting in Cambridge this afternoon to discuss the sit nation at John P. Squire & Co.'s pork pack ing establishment, where 700 workmen are locked out, Mayor Kussell and Kev. Fr. O'Brien reported to the meeting that they had waited upon Squire, who was prepared to open his factory to his old hands and to personally go over the pay-roll and consider each man s case individually, restoring each to his former position. A promise was elicit ed from Squire that he would waive the sign ing of the document in regard to the men's coming back, which required theni to say they would not strike and would give notice when they wished to leave, aarooing to t«ke them back without any conditions. After some discussion it was decided that the men should return tomorrow, or as many as can at present be put to work ; the others to fol low as the business increased. Everybody is highly pleased with this result. THE SALEM RIOT. Bloumberg, the Pole, Who Was As saulted, Will Probably Die. Sai.em Mns« . o.— -me ponce station has boon htfed with cot beds, and men will remain on duty night and day. Louis Bloomberg, the Pole, who was so brutally ι assaulted at George J. Manchester's shop, is I seriously hurt, and will probably die. He was knocked down with a stone, kicked and stamped on and left for dead. A large num ber of special officers have been sworn in. During the afternoon a large force have been on guard in Peabody to protect the property of the various tanning firms. The Salem officials sent there yesterday, were re called today on account of threatened trou ble at home, but the State police and about 70 specials have been on duty. This after noon a mob of strikers assaulted Louis Bloomberg and injured him so badly that he will probably die. Several other non-union men were maltreated, and were rescued with rtidiniiitv hv the police. Thomas Burke, one of the strikers, was arreswu im «nu·w...B a non-union man. A party of strikers to night attacked Charles Harrington & Co.'s shop, stoning the building and breaking lift} windows. Inside the shop was a garrisor armed with Winchester rides, but it refrain ed from firing, and the mob was scattered bj the police. The Saratoga Races. Saratoga, Ν. Y.. Aug. 9.—This was tlx sixth extra day of the race meeting. Th< weather was pleasant. First race—Rebellioi won, Cora L. second. Time 1.05. Second race—Bess won, Tomaso second Time 1.57. Third race—Amulet won, Jennie B. sec ond. Time 1.48J. Fourth race, one mile—Swift won. Lad; Wayward second. Time 1.41. Damage by Forest Fires. Milwaukee, Aug. 9.—Late advices iron the section of Wisconsin devastated by foi est lires Sunday place the loss by the burnin of the village of Spencer at nearly 8400,(XX instead of #200,000, as at first reported There was also a large fire in Marshfielc 150,000 feet of chair stock at Webster's fat tory being destroyed. The town was save by hard work. A dispatch from Neilsville, Wisconsin, say that great fear is expressed in that place ο account of the extensive forest lires, whlc are within four miles of the city and contin nearer. The mayor and council haveordere WJC UlC vuiiipMiiivo ιλ; WV iU ICdUUlOTS «V uu; moment. Howettsville, seven miles west of Neils ville, was burned to the ground Sunday. The loss has not been estimated as yet, but it will be very heavy. Dellsdam, six miles south. Is also in imminent danger. If rain does not fall within 24 hours it Is feared that many other places will also suffer greatly. THE CUTTING IMBROCLIO. Reported that in Case of Trouble the Prisoner's Head Will Be Cut Off. An Assertion that American Officials '· Have Been Notified to Leave IVlexico. Den ver, Col., Aug. 9.—An El Paso spec ial says : The excitement over the Cutting imbroglio Is mocli intensified today, and wild rumors of every kind are heard. A passen ger on a train from Cbihauhau city this morning says it is known positively tint Gov. Maceyra lias ordered Pazo Del Norte authorities, in case of an attack from Texas, to cut off the prisoner's head and deliver It to the Americans. The statement is given for what it is worth. Eight hundred Mexi can troops are said to have left Lagos for l'azo Del Norte on Sunday night. It is as serted that a second demand nas been made, and that American officials have been noti fled tu leave Mexico. FAILURES IN BOSTON. The Lewiston Steam Mills Involved In the Crash. Boston, Aug. 9.—P. F. Williams, lumber dealer, at 70 Kïïby street, and Russell Sheen & Co., lumber dealers, 13 Doane street, have failed, and the following firms involved In their affairs have also failed in consequence : Allen & Noble, hardware dealers, 127 Wash ington street; Gerrish & O'Brien, furniture dealers, 175 Blackstone street; Thomas K. T> — — C_ /""* ~ IT \fnrrimO(l atroflt · L. Ε. Pierce, furniture, 130 North street, of Boston, and the Lewiston Steam Mills, Lew ton, Me. Assignments have been made by all these firms lor the l>enefit of their credit ors. The combined liability of all the firms will probably aggregate $300,000. It is said the banks only recently learned of the extent to which the different firms were acting as mutual supports in endorsing notes, and that when this knowledge came to them they con tracted their lines of discount and the fail ures followed. The assets are not yet ascer tained. Nearly all the liabilities are in the ehûye qf paper bearing the names of two or more of the concerns. CESeMM. NEWÇ. Dr. Samuel Johnson Allen, the most eminent surgeon and physician in Vermont died suddenly at his residence at White River Junction Sunday evening. Rev. Randolph Campbell died at the resi dence of his son at Rowley, Mass., yesterday morning. He was born in Woodbridge, N. J., December 31, 1809. He graduated at Princeton in 1829. In October 1831 he was installed pastor of the 4th'religious society of Newburyport, and occupied the pulpit 40 years. Commander Ilenry Walker of the Cunard steamer Sephalonia, publishes a card In which he denies that he passed the steam ship Werra without takiag any notice of her signals on Thursday night. He says he saw a group of white lights 160 miles from Boston 'light, and took them for a fishing fleet. Then dense fog came down and all sight of them was lost. There was nothing in this to indicate the steamer's signals of distress. First Assistant Secretary of State Porter will resign in the fall. Grasshoppers are becoming very numerous in the eastern portion of St. Clair county, Illinois, and are doing considerable damage. Some fields are almost entirely stripped, live pests seem confined to one locality, but it is feared that the ravages will increase. Never since the time Lincoln ana Douglass met in joint debate at Mattoon has there such a large crowd of people gather together in Illinois as that which met on the Mur dock campmeeting grounds Sunday. Long before daylight the people began to gather. In the afternoon the crowd was estimated at 60,000 people. BASE BALL. The New England League. roitTLANDS 17; sewbcevpobts 2. The'Portlands won an easy victory from the Newburyports at Newburyport yester day. Lovett and Gruber are both used up. but the former pitched for six innings, and Whiteley was called in to finish the game. The batting of several of the Portlands was very heavy. The score : PORTLANDS. ab. r. In. th. po. α. κ. Galligan, If 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 Keams, 2b <> 4 G 7 3 l l Wheeloek, ss 5 2 3 3 2 2 0 Hatfield, 3b ti 2 3 G Ο Ο Ο Shetlter, cf G 3 3 5 1 0 0 O'Rourke, c 5 1 1 1 Η Ο 0 Keilly, rf G 1 1 1 0 Q 2 Shoeueck. lb G 1 1 ! 11 Ο Ο McKinley, ρ 5 1 0 0012 3 Totals .48 17 10 2<i 27 15 ~B NEWBURYPORTS. AB. R IB. TB. PO. A. K. Murphy, c„ ss 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 Laroque. 2b 4 ο l l ι ι ι Flannagaii. lb 4 0 0 Ο 12 Ο 2 Whiteley, If, ρ 4 Ο ο 0 1 4 ο Wilson, ss,c 3 1 2 3 4 1 0 O'Brien, rf 4 1 1 2 2 0 1 Cull, 3b 4 Ο Ο ο 4 4 2 Lovett, ρ, If 4 Ο Ο Ο 1 β 2 Gruber, cf 3 Ο 1 1 1 Ο 1 Totals 34 2 (·» 8 27 17 Ο Innings 1 2 3 4 G β 7 8 Ο Portlands Ο 1 0 7 0 4 3 0 2—17 Newburyports Ο 20000000—2 Earned runs—Portlands. 2; Newburyports, Ο. Bases stolen—Sheffler. Rieiley, Laroque, Wilson. Two base lilts—Kearns (2), Sheeneok, Wllsou. O'Brien. Three base bits—Hatfield, 8heflier. l'assed balls—Wilson. 3; Murphy, 1. Wild pitches —McKinley. 2 ; Lovett, 3 ; Whitely, 1. First base on balls—Portlands, 2 ; Newbuiyports, 2. First base on errors—Portlands. 0: Newburyports, 2. Struck out—by Lovett, 4; by McKlnley, 6 Double plays—Cull, Laroque and Flannagan. I.eft on bases—Portlands, C: Newburyports, 7. Umpire - —Freleigli. Time—2 hours, G minutes. >i AT LAWRENCE. InningS". 1 2JS- i" ï 5 !L Lawrences 1 £ f f ® ^ ® J. Blues 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0— *> Base Hits- r.awrenees, 13 ; Blues, 7. Errors— LawrefKK*s, 3; Blues, 0. AT ΤΠΕ HEAD. The Portlands, by winning yesterday'» game took the first place in tbe New England League. The position has been fairly won by the Portland players, whoso magnificent work during the past two weeks has earned for them an eviable reputation as ball play ers. The Haverhills made a good fight to re tain their supremacy, and the successive vic tories of the two teams while they remained tied lent an additional interest to the race. The standing of the clubs follows : Clubs. Zl ξ) 3 I cr 3c 5 s I* Portlands Haverhills Newtmryports.. Brocktons Lawrences Bostons 51 7 . iol 4 ...I 8 7: *'■ 41 Games lost. · 12βϊ 27 i33133131 2. i 381641.593 37 041.578 35 [681.514 88 β0|.500 3i!«a].noo 19 62 .300 Other cames. At Belfast—Belfast*, 18 ; Bangors, 2. At Concord—Concords. 0; Manchesters, *. At Boston—Kansas Citys, 6; Bostons, 5. Base hits—Kansas Citys, 10; Bostons, 9. Er rors—Kansas Citys, 6; Bostons, 8. At New York—New Yorks, 3; Détroits, 2. Base hits—New Yorks, 4; Détroits, 4. Errors—New Yorks, 6; Détroits, 3. At Washington—St. Louis, 13; Washing tons, 3. Base hits -St. Louis, 11 : Washing tons, 4. Errors—St. Louis, 8 ; Washing tons, 18. At Philadelphia —Philadelphia!!, 12 ; Chi cagos, 1. Base hits—Philadelphias, 14 ί Chi cagos, Errors—Philadelphias, 2; Chlca gos, 11. At Pittsburg—Pittsburgs, 7 ; Baltiniores, 2. At Cincinnati—Cincinnatis, 7 ; Brooklyn*, Ο Notes. Fish, who pitched on the Portlands in 1884, and has been in the Southern League this year, wants to sign with the Bangors. The Marlboros play at Bangor Aug. 23 and 25, the Athols Aug. 20, and the Cochituates some time in September. H. L. Putnam has left the Bangors on ac count of a lame wrist. The Portlands will play the Brocktons Fridav and Saturday of "this week on the home grounds, Friday will be ladies' day, and they will be admitted to the grounds and grand stand free. Thq statement that the St. Louis league base ball team is about to disband and Pitts burg take its place is unfounded says a St. Louis despatch. Lucas positively asserts his club will play all their scheduled games this season. Ile is filling the places of those re leased with new ones who improve the team greatly.