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He made a no t.tdA Kiu IMUUU 111 /1IKRI1BR5. I . . , 1 A niNCtLLANEoiit. POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purlt; orengib and wholesomeness. More economics than the ordinary hinds, and cannot be sold ii i impetltlon with the multitude of low test, shor weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only it c >». Koval Haling Powder Co.. 106 Wal 3 N.V. <v2d&wtl THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, Published every day (Sundays excepted) by th< PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY, At 97 Exchange Street. Portland, Mi Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. THE WEATHER. Signal Office, Wak Dep’t, ) Washington, D. C., > Nov. 20, 1888, 8 p.m. ) The indications for the next 24 hours foi New England are fair weather, southeast erly winds, slowly rising temperature on Wednesday, warmer on Thursday. LOCAL WKAT11KK KKPOBr. PORTLAND, Me,, Nov. 20, 1888. I18 A M | 8pm Barometer. 30.226 30.489 Thermometer. 32.6 20.0 Dew Point.... 20. | 4. Humidity. 62. |61. Wind. NW |NW Velocity. 22 12 Weather.Clear Iciear Mean dally bar...30 367 Maximum tlier....34xT Mean dally tiler....26.0 IMinimum tber—18.8 Mean dally d’wpt.. 12 0 Max.vel. wind... 26 Mean dally hum.. .66.6 I Total orecip.0 meteorological report. (Nov. 20,1888, 8.00 P. M.) Observations taken at the same moment of t!m> at all stations. Theriuote’r Wind a* up S Placed "S . 5 . d 2• h i I Hi Observation. a gjl g 8 £ g w 5 > g Kastport, Me 30.44 16 —30 N 18 Clear * Portland, Mr 30.48 20 -20 NW 12 Clear Boston, Mass 30.60 28 —16 NW 24 Clear Block Island 30.46 36 —2o NK 30 Clear Nantucket.. 30.38 40 — NE 12 Clear New York... 80.48 38 —14 NE 8 Clear Philadelpnla 30.50 36 —6 NW 12 Clear Washington. 30.60 38 -8 N 6 Clear Norfolk, Va. 30.40 44 —6 NE 12 Fair Hatteras .... 30.38 60 — NE 30 Cloudy Wilmington.. 30.30 44 —12 E 8 Cloudy Jacksouvllle 30.12 68 —10 NE 14 Rain Galveston... 30.26 60 -10 N 12 Rain Montgomery 30.22 68 —4 N 6 Cloudy New Orleans 30.22 60 —6 N 12 Cloudy Knoxville.... 30.36 46 —4 NE 10 Cloudy Memphis.... 30.38 42 +2 NE 10 Clear Olucinnatl.G. 30.60 4-> o NE 8 Cloudy Pinslmrg.... 30.52 30 —12 N 8 Clear Buffalo. N.Y. 80.68 24 —16 N Lt Clear Cleveland.... 80.6< 30 —10 SE 8 Clear Detroit. 80.P4 28 — R N 12 Fair (lineage, ill. 30 68 36 —12 NE 8 Clear St. Louis. S'.Paul,Minn 30.46 46 +16 SE 6 Fair Duluth. 30 46 32 - SE 8 Cloudy St. Vincent. 30.42 2> +14 NW Lt 'Hear Denver, Col. 30.36 44 +4 S Lt Clear Halifax. 30.34 22 —22 NW 10 Clear Montreal.... 30.06 20 —1C NW 14 Clear Bismarck ... 30.38 26 -10 NW Lt Clear SMUCGLINC SUPPRESSED. Success of the Agent Who Looks After Contraband Lumber. [Special to the Press.l Calais, Nov. 20.—The effort made last spring lo prevent the smuggling of lumber from New Brunswick to the States, by an abase of the special act which allows citi zens of Maine to cut logs within the boundaries of the State, tloat then* across the line, saw them in New Brunswick, and ship the lumber back free of duty, has prov ed very successful so much so that the cus tom receipts have been greatly increased along the border. The special agent ap Eointed by the government has performed is duties efficiently, although having met with strong opposition in some quarters. He has discovered several parties engaged in operations under this special act, who are not citizens of Maine at all but natives of New Brunswick, having never been natural ized, thus they were not entitled to the ben efits of the act. MAINE. Marshal Andrews Busy. rspecial to tlie Press.] Augusta, Nov. 20.—Deputy U. S. Marshal Andrews libeled the schooner Lizzie J. Call this forenoon, placing a keeper over the vessel. Upon a sufficient bond being given, however, the keeper was discharged, and the schooner sailed down the river. The officer also went to Winthrop and arrested a Frenchman named James Michand, who is wanted for selling liquor in Presque Isle without paying the dealer’s tax. The pri soner will be taken to Portland tomorrow. Vassalboro Mills Sold. [Special to the Press. 1 Augusta, Nov. 20.—At North Vassalboro today, the Vassalboro woolen mill, which has been idle for many months, having been attached and closed by creditors, was sold under the hammer by the sheriff to satisfy meir claims. Mr. i vv. Walker of Boston, tile well known cotton mill owner, who held claims against tbe mill amounting to some $90,000, bid it off at $75,679.41, he being the only bidder. He takes possession of tbe mill at once and will operate it at an early day. Resolved to be Non-Partisan. Caiiibou, Nov. 20.—Quite a number of the members of the W. C. T. U. who are not willing to be made political partisans by any action of the State or national conven tion, met on the evening of tbe 17th instant, at the rooms of Mrs. C. W. Porter, Caribou, to consider the best means for organizing a local union on a strictly non-partisan basis. The result will be a dlvisisn of the old union in about two equal parts. Rules for the Ball Players. New Yobk, Nov. 20.—The joint committee of the National League and the American Association this afternoon adopted the prop osition to give a striker his base on four called balls Instead of live as now, and also decided to declare a batter out on three strikes. A proposition to move the pitcher’s box to 55 feet from the home plate was voted down on the g.ound that, although it might assist the batter iu hitting the ball, the pitcher would be back so far it would be easier for him to keep the bases in view and wonld thus retard base running. A suggestion to l eturn to the old high aud low ball system caused a good deal of discussion but was finally rejected. "Outs" on foul tips were abolished. A foul fly caught Is out the same as before. It was also decided that If a batted ball hits the umpire while he Is doing duty Inside the diamond, the batter is enti tled to his base. It was decided to allow each club the priv ilege of having on Its grounds in full uni form ten players. The extra man may take the place of any player at the end of any even inning. This man will be in addition to the substitute now allowed to take the place of an injured player. A proposition to permit over running of the second base was voted down._ Forty siik ribbon weavers employed by Clay mid Qroconk, at Paterson, N. J., have struck on account of a cut in wages. . LETTERS OF ANXIOUS SOUTHERNERS What It la Believed will Be the Pollc of Cen. Harrison. Republicans Confident that Wes Virginia Is'.Safe. Springfield, Mass., Campaigner) Made Happy by a Letter. Inmanapoi.ib, Ind.. Nov. 20.—The Presl dent-elect continues to receive many letter from people in the South expressing solid tude regarding his probable policy towan that section, and there is reason for believ ing that the problem Is being given mor consideration by General Harrison at thi time than the selection of a cabinet, or a ny thing else relating to the new adminlstra tion. He is disposed to encourage the lette writing, because he desires all the informa tion bearing upon the subject that can bi made useful to him. The information come from high authority, it-may be stated for thi reassurance of uneasy Southerners, that it i the determination of the President-elect ti pursue a course that will con vluce them that in trying to solve a perplexing problem I which manifestly must be solved in soon way, it is his purpose to be kindly am friendly. It will be his endeavor to avolc the obnoxious methods of previous adminis trations, which tried to bring about the de sired change, but failed. The carpet-bagge will not be made as prominent as the repre sentative of the administration os in previ --** »vw|Jvai/iu viaoo UI 1UC1 1s available, and they are better prepared, bi reason of superior intelligence and sue! force of character as commands esteem, t< carry out the purposes of the administra tlon. In the spirit of the new South, it i: believed, will be found the means of accom plishing the devoutly desired result. Th< men who are developing the new South wil be chosen to develop friendlier and more in timate relations between the two sections 01 the country, and necessarily they will do i by changing the conditions that are now sc obnoxious. More definite information that this regarding the policy of the new admin istration in dealing with the Southern ques tion cannot be obtained, but this is believed to be entirely reliable. John S. Clarkson of Iowa, vice chairman of the National Committee, one of the men who Is expected to have much influence with the administration, is here. HU presence caused a stir among politicians, but there is no evidence that it is of Important signifi cance. He came early Monday afternoon, accompanied by his wife and son and Col. H. L. Swords, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Republican Committee. Mr. Clark son says that he is simply on his way home, and that he stopped in Indianapolis to con gratulate the President-elect and to talk to him about some matters of business connect ed with the work of the National Committee He did not come to talk about appointments. About 4 o’clock he called at the home of the President-elect. When Gen. Harrison learn ed that Mr, Clarkson’s wife and son wero in the city, iie sent a carriage to the hotel for them. They remained at the house about an hour, and returned to their hotel. Yesterday Gen. Harrison and his law part ner, W. 11. H. Miller, walked down to the hotel to call on Mr. Clarkson. A number of prominent politicians, among them John C. New, Attorney-General Micliener and Col. W. R. Holloway, also called. The door of Mr. Clarkson’s room was left open during the presence of the party, and the hearty laughing that could be heard out in the cor ridors indicated that there was no weighty subject under discussion. Mr. Clarkson is a native of ludiana and is an old friend of Gen. Harrison. He lived at Brookville, where his father published a weekly news paper. When he went West to “grow up with the country,” his only capital was some experience as a printer. A new Cabinet suggestion comes from Kansas. T. L. Davis, a prominent lawyer in that State, who called upon the President elect today, says that the Republicans of Kansas are auxious that Senator Plumb should be made Secretary of the Interior, but it is admitted that his connection with ■ abroad and mining interests might be em barrassing. A delegation headed by J. K. Hudson, editor of the Tnneka Piinit.nl will probably be here this week to urge some consideration of the man they desire to see recognized. FIXINC COFF’S MAJORITY. Republicans Now Positive of Success in West Virginia. Washington, Nov. 20.—The Republicans state for the first time with positiveness that Gen. Goff has been elected governor of West Virginia. They fix the majority at 159. They say that this is absolute, and that they do not intend to bo deprived of their rights. There are fears of trouble. The most fla grant outrages on the ballot are coming to light daily, and the respectable citizens of all parties, whose boast has always been that West Virginia was the only Southern State that had a free ballot and a (air count, are astounded. Frauds are capable of proof to throw out legislative districts and reverse the majority in the legislature. Republicans have little hope of getting justice iu tbe low er branch. It is posiibie that one or two contests before the Senate will result iu tho seutiug of Republican eontestees. The “count-out” of Republican candidates for Congress still goes od, and Is not yet finish ed. The only hope Republicans have is that the National House will give their three fairly elected men their seats on a contest, it Is stated on the authority of Democrats that the defeated Democratic candidates for Congress received telegrams from their Na tional Committee within three days after the election, aDd before the result could eveu be guessed at here, informing them that they were elected, and must claim their seats. ■Senator Quay entirely discredits the re ports sent out by the Democratic State Com mittee that Goff, Republican, has been de feated for governor of West Virginia. The despatches he has received, indicate more strongly than ever that West Virginia has returned three Republican and one Demo cratic congressmen. It is said here that the Democratic managers became alarmed at the situation in West Virginia almost at the last moment, and that the closeness of the result is due to the large amount of money (lie Democrats poured into the State withiu three days before election. FROM THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. A Letter to the Campaigners of Springfield, Mass. Spkingfikld, Mass., Nov. 20.—The Harri son and Morton Battalion disbanded after a very successful supper this evening. Tbe reading of tbe following letter from Presi dent-elect Harrison created the greatest en thusiasm: Indianapolis, Inii, .Nov. 20. James 1) GUI, Sprin Held, Mass.: My Dear Slr-Vour letter of Nov. I5lh lias been received amt I uotiee what you say witli refer euceto the organization and work of tho Harrison and Morton Engineers and Pioneers ot Spring field, and ot their purpose to have an entertain ment on Tuesday evening next. 1 would he ul d to make some contribution to the Interest of tills occasion, but the pressure of my correspondence and the demand on my lime are lust now so great that ti is impossible for me to write at length. I ■ ' .■ •-, •» —— -—wn. tv invov kvui iruicii my very sincere thanks for their very faithful and efficient support for the principles of government represented hy the Kepuhlicau party. I am sure that there is that in its history which must win the admiration of patriotic Americans, and in its present policy which proves that it is steadfastly the friend of American Institutions and in the in terests of our producing classes. Very truly yours, Benjamin Habkison. Harrison’s Inauguration. Washington, Nov. 20.—The Inauguration of President Harrison will undoubtedly be more largely attended than any previous event of a similar character. The committee having the matter in charge are daily receiv ing applications for information and quar ters, and even at this early date at least 6000 men have engaged accommodations for the ceremony of March 4, next. The only Dem ocratic organization which has as jet signi fied its intention of being present is the Sam uel J. Randall Association of Philadelphia. Mr. Randall’s supporters evidently mean to emphasize the fact that they are not wear ing crape on their hats over the obsequies of Mr. Cleveland’s political career. Contests In'.MIssissippi. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 20.—The Republican executive committee met here today and un animously advised that contests be made in the second, third and seventh Congressional districts, now represented by Morgan,Catch ings and Hooker. Oen. Chalmers is being urged by his friends for a Cabinet position. Mr. Dingley in the Cabinet. Boston, Nov. 20.—A Washington des to the Herald says: "Representative Ding ley of Maine is tbe latest New Englander mentioned for tbe cabinet. It is considered doubtful by his friends whether he would give up bis position in the House for a cabinet place. But tbe chances are now that, unless one of the Maine senators can be induced to make way for Blaine, the New England cabinet office will be taken from ‘ Massachusetts. Hoar or Long appears to be the choice. Hoar would probably be Quay's preference, so far as that goes. Hoar acted ' with Quay at Chicago In the desperate at tempt to nominate Sherman.’’ Want to Visit Harrison. t Bismarck, Dak., Nov. 20.—-The Indians on the Slouk reservation are anxious to form the acquaintance of Gen. Harrison and pre sent their claims regarding the proposed I opening of the reservation. They want to visit him before Inauguration and the agents will be greatly annoyed by their im portunities unless their request is granted. Senator Colquitt Re-elected. ! Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20.-Alfred H. Col ‘ quitt was today re-elected United States l Senator, receiving every vote cast in the . Senate and House except two. > - i DANCER FROM SEA AND SKY. A Storm Beaten Ship Threatened with Destruction by Lightning. ! Nkw York, Nov. 19.—Tbe Swedish ship i Edward, which arrived here today from , Havre, reports having been struck by a ter i rible electric storm on the morning of Oct. i 31, in lat. 41° 42', long. 64° 42'. It was before dawn, and the entire crew was at work brac ing the main yard. The ship was scudding i along close reefed before a strong gale when the phenomena ocourred. The story is best told in Captain Akerinark’s own language. Hft in An intallicrant mnrinar ami has cailarl the high seas for over 30 years. “We sailed from Havre on Oct. 9,” said lie “We had easterly winds until we sighted the banks, and then a heavy nor’easter struck us. It blew great guns, and we were com pelled to scud before it under bare poles. The seas were heavy, and knocked my little ' ship about as though it had been a jollyboat. i The storm continued until we reached the gulf stream. Fair weather, with moderate breezes aud light seas, was then encountered until the afternoon of October 30. On that night the wind came from the eastward al most a gale, kicking up an ugly sea. The sky was dirty, and away off in the southwest we could bear loud peals of thunder and see vivid Hashes of lightning. “The sky grew darker as morning advanc ed, and the lightning and thunderdrew near er. The wind was just hauling from east to north and blowing a gale, but all the light ning seemed to be in the southwest. About seven bells in the morning, or 3.30 by the clock, It was directly over the ship. I had just ordered the men to brace the main yard, when their work was suddenly interrupted by a loud crash of thunder followed by an explosion like that of a thousand cannon. The lightning struck the main rigging direct ly over the men, and at the same moment a ball of fire just like a shell bobbed about the rigging and then exploded. It was some thing sublime, although terrifying. "When the ball of fire exploded, streaks of lurid flame darted in every direction. It was just like the falling of a multitude of stars. For miles around the sea was illum inated, aud every cord in our rigging shone like a strand of silver. Tho brilliancy was but momentary, however, and we were left in darkness to contemplate our thrilling position. •' “In less than five minutes, however, and before we had recovered from the shock of the previous bolt, another terrible flash of lightning, followed by another explosion and another ball of fire, augmented our terror, and sent us scurrying in every direction for shelter. We were all thoroughly frightened. The crew could not do any work. But our fears and astonishment were destined to be still further increased. Just as we were getting on our feet again, and thanking God that we had escaped with our lives, theie was another thrilling display. I was stand ing on the quarter deck, and the men were about to attempt again to brace the main yard. “Suddenly and with a terrible sound a flash of lightning broke right above the main nunuiL', miu mu ui u wo cuuiu 6>ee nuoiiier ball ol fire playing above the rigging from the starboard side right over to the port. It too exploded, but with a noise and scntterng of flaming fragments which sent the previ ous ones into comparative insignificance. I was dazed, and when 1 recovered sight and sense not one of my men were on their feet. Some were tumbling about on top of each other, some crying wtth few, and otl.ers stretched on their backs as though they had been struck dead. “One by one they got over the shock and fright. The second mate could not speak for several hours, and the whole work of keeping the vessel before the wind devolved on me and the first officer, who fortunately was not right under where the balls of fire exploded. The shock to the ship was terrific, and the timbers cracked each time we were struck. “As soon as the crew rvere able to gee around 1 made a thorough examination of the vessel and rigging. It was not injured in the least, and showed no signs whatever of the awful fusilade. The crew were all right in a day or so, but Second Officer Kjellberg, who was among those stunned, complained for several days of a severe pain in the stomach, but now lie is as hale and hearty as ever. “I have been In many storms during my long career on the sea, hut never before had such an experience. We frequently meet these electrical displays, but I have never heard of one of the intensity of this. M> ves sel was loaded with lion ore, and this may have acted as a magnet to attract-the meteors or whatever you may call them.” COTHANI BUSINESS MEN. The Annual Dinner of the Chamber of Commerce. New Yoke, Nov. 20.—The 130th annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce at Deluienico’s tonight was a very elaborate and interesting one. Most of the leading business men of the metropolis were pres ent. Toasts, were responded to by General Sherman, Hon. Warner Miller aud Hon. Goldwin Smith, and letters of regret were read from General Harrison, Levi I’. Morton, Mayor Hewitt and others. President Cleve land telegraphed: “I found it Impossible to accept tlie iuvilaiion to be present at the banquet this evening, but de sire to express my appreciation of the considera tion of which the Invitation Is evidence and my regret that official duties detain me heie.” In his speech General Sherman said our boundaries weie clearly defined. Wo did not waut Canada nor Mexico. Tliore had been fears that our government bad got into tl e hands of the enemies of the nation for lour years. Those years were nearly over and lie lejniced that the reins of the govern ment would again be in right hands in the person of Ueojaiiiin Harri-on, a good soldier boy, and our country would not again be represented abroad by iB£u who had been untrue to its tins. YANKEE ENTERPRISE. Booming the Promising Possibilities rtf thp Timnnenon D -n - ■ ■■ Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 20.—The Ten nessee River Transportation Company, or ganized by Connecticut capitalists, today purchased a number of boats plyiug in the local trade on the Tennessee river for #100, 000 The company has a paid-up capital of #225,000 and large resources. The facilities of the river will be doubled, and the pur chase will result in the construction of sev eral furnaces, the opening of mines and great agricultural development. This is the first step looking to the completion of the work of tlie removal of obstructions in the Tennessee river at Mussel Shoals by the gov ernment, which has been progressing for many years, and on which three million dol lars have been expended. It is expected the canals will be opened this winter. Mr. Randall’s Condition. New Yoke, Nov. 20.—A special to the Mail and Express from Washington says : “There is no prospect that Mr. Randall will take ills seat at the session of Congiess in December. Information from bis physicians states privately that his condition Is most Philadelphia, Nov. 20.—The report that Mr Randall is in a critical condition is unfounded. Mr. Randall was better today tliau for sometime past and spent part of the day in going over appropriation bills and at tending to other business. Last Honors. New Yoke, Nov. 20.—The funeral of Rear Admiral Charles D, Baldwin took place at St. Thomas Episcopal church, Fifth avenue, today. The procession from the house to the church was headed by troops, marines and blue jackets. The Admiral's horse was followed by naval officers. The pall bearers included Admiral Gherardl. General Sher man, Levi P. Morton and D. O. Mills. The coffin was draped with the American flag. A delegation of the Society of Cincinnati was present. The procession to St. Mark’s cem etery was an imposing one, and the military salute was fired at the grave. In Jacksonville, yesterday, the'e were 22 new cases and one deRth. HAPPENINGS AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL The Prospect for Tariff Legislation This Winter not Encouraging. Crowds at the Auction hale of His Lordship's Property. President Cleveland in Retirement Writing His Annual Message. Washington, Nov. 20.—The few Senators who are In town already are discussing in formally plans for the coming session, but in the absence of anything like a fair represen tation of either party, none of them like to indicate a programme tint may or may not be followed. Senator Sheaman thought that the matters of the greatest importance would depend en tirely on the action of-the committees. “The tariff bill," said he, “wifi still be under the direction of the Senate finance committee, who will probably decide at a very early meeting what is to be done with it. Only two of the Republican members of the com mittee, Mr. Morrill and myself, are in the city and it would be obviously improper for me to say what their fection will be. The committee, however, will likely be called toe'Rt.hpr lipfora f.hA mautinor r\t _• the matter talked of at ones.” The principal difficulty in the way of push "Jg*hhei7b forT?ru' wil* be lB tbe attitude of the House which. In spite of the election may be assumed to be nearly the same in disDosition as before the adjourn ment. Mr. Mills is certainly coming hack as much in favor of his bill as ever, and there Is little hope that any of the clique who helped him to rush it through will abandon it or admit that the popular will is in opposition to free trade. No concession of that kind is expected from them in any event, and even if some of their supporters have lost enthusiasm there will still be enough determined free traders to prevent the consideration of any other tariff bill un der such circumstances. The Senate would not feel like perfecting a bill only to have it destroyed by the House, and the Republican leaders will be more likely to work at something which will pro duce results. Besides the important questions concern ing tbe foreign relations of the country there is a great deal of pension and other leglsla tion waiting action, and notice of determin ed opposition to the Senate tariff bill by the Mills crowd would undoubtedly bring it for *ard- In, ,thaf cas« the Republican tariff 1 would he reserved for the new Republican House. The President’s message, in this condition of affairs, is awaited with some anxiety. His attitude on the tariff is expected to influence Mills and the Breckenridges. If he still calls for free trade after the manner of last year’s message, his whole following in the House will consider it an indorsement of their position. If not, they will be left to shift for themselves. No one who knows Mr. Cleveland has any idea that he will suggest tariff changes along the line of the Senate bill or even a discussion starting upon that measure. The general anticipation Is that he will oppose it bitterly. That would effectually stop all tariff discus sion for the session unless his influence Is gone, and it is a reasonable statement cow to say that the free trade message, which is anticipated from him, means that the Demo Pratie.“Ouse Is ordered to oppose the Senate tariff bill, aud that tbe Senators will recog nize that the bill-night as well be dropped. Tim Republican Senators will dislike to stop the discussion now and abandon a bill which has cost them much labor, but there is very little else in the outlook. IT’S ENCLISH, YOU KNOW. Heraldic Devices on Sackvllle’s Ef fects Raise the Prices. Washington, Nov. 20.—The sale of the effects of Lord Sackville was continued at tllfe British Legation today. The articles brought generally more than they were umi-tli __i . ...... - — ■ ~ - J •"■“B »««* OVU nun bUO LUUl OI arms or looking particularly English, brought good figures, sometimes two or three times its real value. The legation has its headquarters In a large brick bouse at Con necticut avenue and N street. It was built by the British government, and the English coat of arms, unicorn and all, is conspicu loualy displayed on the front door. The as semblage was composed of three classes of society—the professional Toodles, the bar gain sharps, and several hundred individuals who desired to secure some little memento. At first there was a crowd; then there was a crush. It was almost impossible to get into the front door of the building, and the rooms were so packed that it was impossible to move about. Only the main hall, the State dining room, and the ballroom were thrown open to the publie. Admission was by card, and the fes tivities began at about 11.30 o'clock. Mr Mark Latimer was the auctioneer, and proved hiniself an adept in his business. Mr. Latimer did not indulge in pleasantries or chaff, but contented himself with crying bids and adhered strictly to business. He gave thelime honored "Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, and the sale began. After two or three odds and ends had been knocked down, the auctioneer offered a little fancy screen, embroidered by hand. The article was very pretty, and provoked lively competition. It was purchased by a young man who wore very stylisn clothes and car ried a heavy cane, for 837.50. The china vases and table ware sold very well. No sol id sliver was offered at all. Lord Sackville has plenty or the genuine article, but will carry it back to England. The ladles evinc ed a lively interest in the liand-painted cups and saucers that formerly graced the Minis ter s table. Tills class of goods sold in a jiffy, and judging by the prices obtained for pieces of earthenware and china, Lord Sack ville was a trifle winner on the original in vestment. The books did not show to very great advantage. They were not worth 830 altogether. In fact, the most celebrated of the antiquarian men in Washington, after a cynical glance at the collection, said he could not possibly give over 85 for the entire lot. A number of candelabra aud table decora tions were bid off at extravagant figures. Lord Sackville had an enormous quantity of table and bed linen and towelling. Much of it had never been used, and was in the original packages in which it crossed the vvater. 1 his class of goods met witli favor at the hands of boarding house keepers, and was easily sold at remunerative prices. Many a (congressman and Government em ployee w ill ute Lord Sackville’a linen sheets tins winter. 1 lie ex-Mlulster bad a good lot of wines, piincipully jiort and sherry. There was no champagne in Ithe lot. Some sherries ***,#? tt bottle, while the port averaged 8150. 1 lie stewards of the swell clubs In \Y ashlngton bought the wines. A lot of Duudee jams and marmalades, probably a dozen jars lu all, brought 81.75, and a plated pi teller, tray and goblets went to a messen ger In ihe State Department at 82.25. Tho President’s Message. Washington, Nov. 20.-I’resident Cleve land went to Oakview this evening and de termined to reiunin until he has completed his annual message, which he* has not yet begun. He has most of the’koDics well in hand, but finds it utterly impossible to pre pare it before Congress meets, if he does not escape from unavoidable Interruptions liy visitors which beset him at thu White House. Personated Young Mr. Blaine. Washington, Nov. 20.—Frequenters of Willard’s Hotel were mildly surprised re cently tu find on the register the name of James G. Blaine, Jr., from New York. Some newspaper men who wanted to hear what the young man in question had to say for himself ioquired of the clerk at the desk where he could be found. They were direct ed to the bar, but none of them could see the man they were looking for, and they so reported. The proprietor of the hotel, Mr. Staples, insisted that Mr. Blaine was there, and he pointed out a slim, well-dressed, black-moustached man of about 30 years, who was evidently in a partial state of intox ication. “That’s not young Blaine!” said a chorus of voices. "Yes, it is,” answered Staples. “I’ll bet a hundred dollars it is. 1 know Mr. Blaine,” and taking the man by the arm he walked him over and introduced him to his clerk. The correspondents In the meantime had found “Mr. Blaine’s” umbrella in the bar, and on Its head was engraved another man’s name. I nking it up to the imposter they handed it to him. This opened toe eyes of the hoter people and they listened with sus picion to the impostor's explanation of his having borrowed the umbrella. There were so many about this time who knew that the fellow was a humbug that he finally ac knowledged himself to be a traveller for a hardware house In Boston, on a drunken lark. Col. Lamont Denies It. Washington, Nov. 20,—Ool. Lamont de nies fully the report that be is to be made judge advocate of the army. Maine Matters. Washington, Nov. 20.—The following Maine pensions have been granted: INCKKASE. Wallace H. Seavllle, National Military Home. Chandler Williams, Danlortli. I Mark H. Keuiston, Phillips. I Byron H. Purlnitton, Brewer. Janies Still, National Military Home. The following Maine patents were granted today: Samuel B. French, Surry, combined tool. Jno. B. Higgins, Charleston, two patents con vertible harrow and cultivator; also harrow. AdolphC. Both, Portland, scale divider and section lines. Jas. H. Bewail, Portland, circulatory heating system for cars. IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM. The Old Old Came Played With a Bogus Check. At the Union Station last night, Daniel Ettridge, a traveller waiting for Jills train, met a man who said he was In pressing need of cash and would give a fifty dollar check on a Nova Scotia bank for a much smaller sum. Daniel took the check and gave the stranger 826.50. After it was too late, he learned something of the ways of the wily confidence man and becoming alarmed called Officer Usher to his assistance. The officer reported the affair t j the police office, but the man with the money bad disappeared. Another .Victim. [Special to the Press.) Augusta, Nov. 20.—Daniel McNeil, a young man 22 years of age, whose home is in Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, passed through Augusta this afternoon on the train east en route for home. He occupied a sec ond-class car, and left Boston in the morn ng with his earnings In his pockets having worked on a certain farm in Beverly, Mass., during the summer. He told his story dolefully. He reached Port lanu apout noon and was wandering about the Union Station, when he was accosted by a stout thickset man some 60 years of age, who said his name was Morgan aDd that he halledffrom Georgetown,six miles from Car digan, at the same time showing a card on which was printed, “Victoria Hotel, D. W. McCormack, St. John, N. B." Morgan said McCormack was his uncle and pretended to be well acquainted with McNeil’s folks and mentioned several familiar names. Very naturally the young Bluenose was glad to meet one of his countrymen and in a few minutes they became well acquain ted. As the two stood talking, however, a third man came up and began conversing with Morgan and it tinnlly appeared that the latter owed the new-comer #90 to Day which be only had #30 in American money and #60 in Canadian. The provincial maney would not be accept ed and turning about to McNeil, Morgan asked a loan of #60 to complete the payment. The young man very readily complied, pulled out the cash and passed it over, Mor gan in his turn using it to pay the alleged bill. About this time Morgan remembered that he had some baggage to look after aud both the men disappeared leaving the Prince Kdwards boy to whistle for their return. Ho hunted for them a while an, finally, realizing that he bad been duped, said but little about his loss, and continued his Journey home ward. CANADA’S SHIP RAILWAY. Details of the Creat Enterprise of Enslneer Ketchum. Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 20.—Mr. Ketchum, engineer and promoter of the Chignecto rail way, which is to connect the waters of the bay of Fundy and straits of Northumber land, Is here to complete arrangements with the government in connection with his works, for which Parliament at its last ses sion granted him a subsidy of #170,000 per annum for twenty years. Mr. Ketchum says that all contracts in connection with the en terprise have been awarded and operations commenced all along the line. The railway is estimated to cost #5,500,000, and is expected to be fished by Sept. 1, 1890. Docks are to be constructed at either end for the reception of vessels before they are transferred to the railway. That at the bay of Fundy end will be 000x360 feet, and the one at Chignecto will be 800 feet k>Dg, in addition to wnich there will be a lifting dock 200 feet in length. At the bay of Fundy there will be a hydraulic lift which will lift uuu »v»wci tcoacia w xwi, iue construction of the docks will be more costly than that of the railway itself at Baie Verte, where the water is at present very shallow. The chan el will have to be bridged at the bay of Fun dy, where there will he a gate to impound water sufficient to float vessels of 25 feet draught. The railway altogether will be 17 miles long. When tne vessels are lifted from the locks they will be placed upon cradles made to ad just to the side of the vessels, and these will extend over four steel rails of the weight of 110 pounds to the yard. On a large vessel there will be about 200 wheels. Mr. Ketch um says the railway will be the only one of the k nd as yet constructed, and will create a sensation In the engineering and commer cial world. He laughs at the fears that ship owners will notcare to allow their vessels to be treated ip the manner described, and says the trade will be amplo enough when tne railway is completed. BRICE’S SCHEME. The Democratic Chairman as the Defendant in alLlbel Suit. New York, Nov. 20.—Calvin S. Brice, late chairman of the Democratic National Cam paign Committee, added a considerable de gree of interest yesterday in the continued hearing of the case of David H. Gould against Georgo I. Seney and others for an ac counting of a trust fund of $5,000,000. Mr. Brice w as practically the originator of the plan to consolidate the Richmond and Alle ghany, Atlantic and Northwestern, and Ohio Central railroads into a great trunk line, and his testimony went to show how such affairs are managed with grace and efficiency. The plaintiff claims that he and other stockhold ers of'thc three roads were inveigled into subscribing to the fund necessary to fulfil the plan, and that they lost their money by a misappropriation of the funds thus raised. Mr. Brice testified concerning the first meeting to form the pool. “It was held in W. II. Barnum’s room in the Filth Avenue Hotel. There were pres ent Gen. Thomas Ewing, U. C. Parsons, J. P. Eells, F. O. French, Gen. Barnum, several other Ohio Central stockholders and myself. 1 formulated the scheme, which had been talked of for some time." Judge O’Brien stated that from what he had heard ho thought the 'plaintiff was enti tled to an accounting He did not desire to be hasty, however, aud therefore adjourned court until Friday morning, when he will hear counsel’s argument. Baltimore A Ohio. Baltimore, Nov. 20.—The annual report of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company shows a total revenue for the past year of of $20,453,491: expenses, $14,200,561; net ruiuiugn, c",i.'-,:'.’'’, it decrease oi 9-mk>,9(4. The decrease is accounted for by the sale of express and palace car privileges, and the reduction of the floating indebtedness $5, 291,103. Indebtedness to the amount of $093,300 lias been retired. The condition of the road is materially Improved. CENERAL NEWS. The house of Jack Gregg, at Leesvilie, Ky., burned Monday night, and all the family of five persons perished except Gregg, who whs away. Henry VV. Miller and William Woods, Krominent citizens of Donovan county. Ark., ave been convicted of the murder of Wil liam Herutz, while on a hunting expedition last fall. W. S. Streeter, cashier of the Merchants’ National Bank of St. Jobnsbury, Vt., has gone to Minneapolis, Minn., as vice president of the Northwestern Guarantee Loan Com pany. Joshua Foster, principal of the Pennsyl vania University for tne Deal and Dumb, died yesterday, aged 76. He had been con nected with the institution for forty-six years. John W. Coburn was convicted of man slaughter in the second degree in New York yesterday, for killing Philip Becker by a blow of the fist, because Becker interfered while Coburn was quarreling with a woman in the street. Sentence was deferred. Burglars raided the Bee Line station at Hartwell, Conn , early yesterday morning, chloroformed the station agent, his wife and children, and stole $650 in cash and several hundred dollars worth of railroad tickets. There is no clue. Dr. Henry B. Sands, the eminent New York surgeon, died very suddenly Sunday afternoon while in bis carriage, returning to his home from a visit to a patient. Dr. Sands was in ills 59th year. Among the most noted cases with which he has been connected were those of Gen. Grant and Koscoe Conkling. The lively strife among the army officers who aspire to appointments as staff officers has been still further stimulated by the re port, which is gaining currency, to the effect that tbe President contemplates the appoint ment of his private secretary. Col. Lamont. as Judge Advocate Genera), to succeed Geo. Swaim. Gen. Swairn is now under suspen sion by sentence of a court martial. If Mr. Lamont was appointed, he would first be made a major, and then nominated for Swaim’s position. IN PARLIAMENT AND COURT. Stories of Outrages in Ireland Told the Parnell Commission. • The House of Commons Votes for the Government Bill. Lord Sackville’s Successor Likely to be Soon App London, Nov. 20.—The Parnell Commis sion resumed its sitting today. Attorney General Webster, counsel for the Times, complained of the difficulty experienced in bringing forward witnesses from county Kerry. He called the judge’s attention io an article in the Kerry Sentinel (Mr. Edward Harrington’s paper) which stated that “tbe judges composing the Parnell commission were showing signs of measles now,although at the opening of the inquiry they appeared to be spotless. The judges were creatures of the conspiracy entered Into by the govern ment and the Times, and were manifestly unable to veil their prejudices.” The At torney General appealed to the court to take action in the matter, as such publications tended to defeat justice aiffi amounted to the grossest contempt. Mr. Reid, In behalf of Mr. Harrington, complained that no notice of a charge of this character had been given them, and it was absolutely impossible to make an answer at present. He askel that the matter be adjourned until tomorrow. Presiding Justice Hannen and the Attorney stood over. The examination of witnesses was then resumed. Farmer Culloty, of Castle Island, county Kerry, testified that because he had served notices on tenants in 1882 two men visited him, and one of them struck him with a spade and the other shot him in the leg. The leg had to be amputated. He was afterwards boycotted. On cross ex amination he said the quarters of the nearest branch of the League was six miles distant from his farm. He considered that the rents throughout Kerry were too high. He de nied that the two men who attacked him were relatives of a servant girl whom he had wronged. Constable McCarthy testified that he searched the house of a man named Mc Mahon, treasurer of the Branch League, and found a number of papers. A letter was produced and handed to the clerk to be marked for the purpose of identification, but not put in evidence. Sir Charles Kussell, counsel for the Parnellites, asked to see the the letter. Attorney General Webster ob jected, and Sir Charles maintained be was entitled to see it. Justice Uannen said the court were of the opinion that it was a mat ter of courtesy. The Attorney General ad hered to his refusal. Other witnesses from Kerry were examin ed, and all attributed the outrages in Kerry county to the instigation of the League. A laborer named Williams testified that he had been fired at by certain moonlighters, and said a placard had been posted in various places offerihg £300 to any one who would shoot him and his employer, who had taken an evicted farm. On cross-examination none of the witnesses succeeded in connecting the League with any of the outrages they re ferred to. Sir Charles Kussell read an ar ticle from the Kerry Sentinel denouncing the outrages. Lydia Curtin described the boycotting of her family and the murder of her father. Counsel for the Parnellites read a circular issued by the League denouncing the treat ment of Curtin. Near the hour of adjournment Mr. Reid, in the absence of Sir Charles Kussell, appealed to the opposing counsel as to the bulk of the outrages to which thev wished to refer, and to cease giving such evidence in detail. The inquiry threatened to last long enough to ruin everybody if the present methods were continued. Sir Henry James declared the Times was equally anxious to limit time and expendi ture. Justice Hannen said there must be an earn est effort to shorten the work of the commis sion. He considered there had already been enough detail of outrages,and other branches of the inquiry ought to be proceeded with. THE ASHBOURNE ACT. Continuation of Debate Mr. Clad* » inwuwii woioaiout London, Nov. 20.— On motion of Mr. Smith, government leader, In the Commons this evening, the rule requiring the adjourn ment at midnight was suspended that debate on the land purchase bill, extending the operation of the Ashbourne act should pro ceed until a division was reached. Mr. John Dillon said he thought the time had come to take a broad view of the Ash bourne act and show the British tax payer wbat advances might be asked and the nature of the security for them. He hoped the debate had resulted in waking up the tax payers to the imminence of the danger of finding themselves committed to a scheme of landlord purchase without due guarantees. It was astonishing to hear the Tories speak with fervor about the creation of a peasant proprietary, at the same time charging the peasants with tryiDg to frustrate a measure which was directed to that end. Among the first principles of the League stood a peasant proprietary league whicli aimed at procuring such an alteration in the law as would enable every occupier of land to be come an owner. He said he had formerly spoken in favor of the Ashbourne act, but that was when no coercion existed. With the coercion act, it was assisting the land lords to raise the price of land while it was breaking up combinations of tenants. He must warn the English people that the day might come when tne national programme would include the repudiation of liabilities under the act. This position had been forced upon the Irish people at the point of the bayonet. [Hear, hear.J Mr. Goschen bad tried to show that there was udequate secur ity for the advances because the terms of the purchase included both landlords and tenants interest. The truth was in a hun dred cases the land commission had reported that the landlords’ and tenants’ interests to gether would not afford sufficient security for the price at which it was proposed to purchase. [Hear, hear.J It was absurd to say the existence of arrears was not used to raise the price of land, and it was equally untrue to deny that coercion tended to raise the price by crushing the power of the tenants to combine. The government were trying to reduce the tenants to the unpro tected position held by them in 1879. Such a course was cruel, dastardly and mean. It might inflict more misery upon the people, but they were wedded to liberty and were prepared to make sacrifices to achieve it. [Cheers.J Lord George Hamilton, Conservative, as sailed the Pameliites as opposing the bill be cause they were conscious it would enable the people to forsake the League yoke. The landlords’ yoke might be heavy but was nothing compared with the tyranny of the League. Mr. Gladstone’s amendment was rejected oon 0 4/1 .. r,.l ttw. * 1 A. _ _1_1 L bill agreed to. SACKVILLE’S SUCCESSOR. He May Be Appointed Some Time Next Month. London, Not. 20.—The government is considering the advisability of appointing a successor to Lord Sackville before President Cleveland vacates office. The successor may possibly be appointed in December. Lord IL C. Vivian, minister at Brussels, could have the Washington post if he wanted it, but it is believed he does not desire It. After him, the choice rests upon either Mr. Plunkett, present envoy to Japan; Sir F. C. Lascelles, minister at Bucharest, or Mr. Monson, minister at Athens. It Is understood Sack ville will go to Mndrid, and Ford, the present minister there,will be transferred to Vienna. Sick Women Evicted. London, Nov, 20.—During evictions on the Draperatown estate of Robert T. O’Neill, M. P., lost Saturday, a bedridden woman, aged 92 years, was removed from her home and had to be carried to an adjoining house. A woman who was in a state of delirium, and her four children, one a baby three months old, were also ejected. A fierce gale was blowing at the time, and the evicted tenants’ furniture was blown into the mud. Fifty policemen were present. Starley’* Whereabout*. London, Nov. 20—Sir Francis De Winton, in a speech at Kensington this evening, said he believed Stanley reached Wadelai last December or January and was compelled to wait there longer than he expected. Sir Francis today received a letter written by Mr. Jameson In April last stating that all was well. The African Blockade. London, Nov. 20.—In the House of Lords tonight Lord Salisbury stated that negotia tions still proceeded with Fiance with tefet ence to the blockade of the East African coast. Concessions by Franca would practically enable the government to stop tue slave trade. Russia and Bulgaria. Moscow,Nov. 20—Th* Vledomasti says the Russian government has informed a number of Bulgarian refugees that Russia renounces all Interest In Bulgaria, and this decision i dates from the time of Emperor William’s visit to Vienna, Russia having abandoned all hope of Uerman mediation. Foreign Notes. ! The duel between M. Andrieux and M. : Uuyot, resulting from the charge made by | JhB letter In La Lanterne, that the N lines trtal was the outcome of a collision between M. Numa Ulle and M. Andrieux, was fought yesterday morning just outside of Paris. Swords were used and M. Andrieux received a slight wound in the chest. The police of Lille, have arrested a gang of six men who several years ago stole In Brussels bonds of the value of 9100,000 which the negotiated In England The British cruiser Hyacinth has taken possession of the Cook Islands in the name of the British government. The natives are rejoicing A memorial from the admiralty advises the Uerman Reichstag to spend 117,000 000 marks in the next ten years in the building of great men-of-war. Palma Island has been declared Infected with yellow fever. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. Mra. Drake’s Lecture at the Second Parish. Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Drake delivered her lecture, “Marriage and Divorce,’’ in the vestry of the Second Parish church, to a good sized audience of ladies. The following is an abstract: Around the institution of marriage cen tre all social, and even political Interests; in fact, all human interests. All civilizations have advanced or retrograded in proportion as they have kept sacred the marriage tie. In looking back over ancient life, we find that the various ideas in regard to the mar riage relation gave rise to different types of civilization. In the early Aryan race, the marriage tie was founded upon religion, and as a result of that religion there were few, if any, divorces in that early race. We have a erp&t dpftl in hav nhnut Iaaqa iflnnMa but II we wish to do away with divorce let us raise the sentiment concerning marriage and check the tendency towards making mar riage a social contract. Here, Indeed, we might be guided by the Aryans; but there is a great error In their civilization in common with other ancient civilizations, that is, the subjugation o( their woman. This also was a result ol their religion, but with the intro duction ol Christianity an opposing force was set In motion, which has come down to the present day, working its way through tremendous odds, and at times bel..* amiost lost sight ol. The ideal cod jugal relation is that of mu tual dependence, there being no inferiority or superiority of husband or wife. Marriages contracted on a physical basis have very poor chance of happiness; those contracted on an intellectual basis often prove happy, but the highest of all is the spiritual basis. If we would only teach our daughters that love In its essence is spiritu. ral and there is such a thing as a mating of spirits we should do away with much un happiness in married life. Woman should be the Intellectual compan ion of her husband by keeping herself abreast of the times. The question of do mestic money is one which has caused me much though The husband and wife should have one wommon purse and together should decide upon the amount to be expended and the object of the expenditure. Give your daughter an allowance and advise ber how to spend it so that she will learn to| appreci ate the value of money. While we do not wish our girls to follow the old idea of watching and waiting for a husband they must not go to the other ex treme and give up marriage because they are able to take care of themselves and wish to carry out certain ideas of their own. •'But,” you siy, “there are many unhappy marriages." True. One reason is because the young woman’s idea of marriage is drawn from novels and when they do not realize this ideal they do not make the best of the marriage relation. Instead of trying — —--o "*v *u»v tuo uviuo tuc UUSUaDU I an(* w**© each his or her own way, seek ing society away from home. They forget that they are bound by their pledge at the alter to make the best of each other. Again they know if they are unhappy they can have a divorce. There are two ways of looking at divorce, the legislative and the individual. The leg islation on divorce is very broad in most of our States and the divorce laws need change alt over the country. The question is just this: What Is the best divorce law that the sentiment of the State will stand ? The leg islative idea is to make slight changes where the sentiment of the people will permit it un til by a gradual process there will be uniform divorce laws throughout the States. From an individual and Christian stand point the question is: Shall a Christian take advantage of the laws on the statute books? Inclination leads me to say no, except for the sin for which Christ, himself, upholds the separation of man and wife. But there are so many extenuating circumstances that I can give no decided answer. I can only say let every woman be her own judge in the matter and when she feels that moral and spiritual welfare of herself and children de mand a separation If she has taken her chil dren away from the harmful influence and taken their support upon herself we all ought to extend to her the right hand of fel lowship and respect. Above all let us have a great deal of charity As we are likely at some no distent day to have the right of vsting on social matters we must employ the meantime in studying upon them so we may be ready to act when the time comes. MUSIC AND DRAMA. SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION. Tonight, Mme. Klcard will give her won derful impersonations In aid of the Samari, tan Association, at City Hall. Between the impersonations the Portland Male Quartette will entertain the audience by choice vocal selections. If a good reserved seat is de sired, it should be secured during the day, r t Stockbrldge’s, C. J. or F. a Farrington’s, otherwise the best that remains can be bought at the door of the hall. The Boston Herald, Boston Journal, Mew Bedford Mercury, Fall lilver Herald aud other Massachusetts pa pers, all praise Mme. Ricard’s Impersona tions highly. COBA TANNER. This moralng the sale of seats for Cora Tanner in “Fascination,” will begin at the box office of Portland Theatre. The play will orivAn Fridav And Katnrriau Avaninno The New York Journal says: “A drama of rather perplexing Interest Is “Fascination," presented for the first time last night at the Fourteenth Street Theatre. One need hard ly say that, an actress so well considered and admired as Cora Tanner, tries to make the most of her subject. As the hoyden girl in the first act, and as the jealous maiden who, as a boy, follows her lover in the second. Miss Tanner was charming and natural. As a whole the impersonation was excellent. The cast was good. It was > xqulsltely dtessed, and some of the impersonations were well worth more than passing mention. CAMPAN1NI CONCERT. Tickets should be secured at Stockbridge’s for the third entertainment in the course, which will be given next Monday evening. The artists are all of high rank, and, in ad dition to their concert numbers, they will ap pear in costume In the third act from “Faust.” LILIAN CARLL SMITH. The Cortland (N. Y.) Democrat speaks as follows of Miss Lilian Carll Smith, whose concert occurs Dec. 4th, In City Hall. “Es pecial Interest centered in the appearance of the young Boston contralto, of whom the critics have said so many favorable words, and the expectations of all were fully real ized. She is the possessor of a voice that is wonderful in its strength and melodious qualities, and on every selection received en thusiastic recalls and encores which she rich ly deserved." THE POPULAR*. The Stockbrtdge popular course this sea son will consist of the following entertain ments: Gilmore’s Band, Stetson’s Opera Company in “The Yeomen of the Guard," Gorman’s Spectacular Minstrels, the 'new American Opera Company, George Kennon, the author of the Siberian articles in the Century, the Boston Glee and Ballad Concert Company, the Spanish Students, Marshall P. Wilder and other artists to be announced. There will be eight entertainments. Tickets will be sold by auction next Saturday even ing. A full announcement will appear in the papers tomorrow. Mr. Arthur S. Pbllbrook and his brother, Mr. E- L. Pbllbrook, both of whom have been connected with the Maine Central rail road, the former for nine and the latter for five years have gone from Augusta to try their fortunes in the West. POWDERLY'S DECISIONS ENDORSED By a Vote of the Convention of the Knights. Barry, the Deposed, Fires a Broad side of Charges And Is Getting Ready to Start Hla New Order. Indianapolis, Nov. 20,-Tbe general as sembly of Knlgbts of Labor today adopted amendments to the constitution uniting the offices of secretary and treasurer, reducing the general executive board and general co operative board two members each, permit ting the General Master Workman to name eight persons.from whom tbe general assem bly shall elect four to constitute the general executive board and permitting tbe general worthy foreman to Lame four persons from whom the assembly shall elect two to con stitute a general co-operative board. The general master workman Is to be chairman ex-officio of the executive board and the gen eral worthy^foreman is to be chairman ex officlo of tbe general co-operative board. Ibis Is a complete carrying out of the rec ommendations of Grand Master Workman 1 owderly in bis annual report and Insures bis re-election as it enables him to select his *dvl»or»., U«meral Worthy Foreman Richard Griffiths, of Chicago, will probably be re-elected and will choose his own advis ers. Contrary to tbe recommendation of Mr. Pnvrigrlv tha It ma nf ... ..... . L_j which Is the first action yet taken against his will. The General Master Workman is hereafter to fill all vacacies on the board by appointment, this being a new power added to his office. It is now proper for any mem ber of the general executive board to approve the reports of the secretary-treasurer, al though that was formerly permitted only to the general master workman. The general assembly, so desiring, may hereafter declare vacant any place on the board, and can do * without expelling the afficers so removed. Before their appointment, organizers must pass a proper examination. The same com mittee reported approval of Mr. Powderiy’s denunciation of the provisional committee. By a formal vote mil the decisions of Ueneral Master Workman Powderly since the gener al assembly of a year ago were approved. The Bumptious Barry. T. B. Barry has issued a formal open letter to the delegates. He says: “In violation of all law of knighthood and Justice, you have denied me a fair trial, or an opportnnlty to be heard In my defence, and, by your action, placed yourselves m full accord with the un lawful and unwarranted action of the gener al executive board, whom I had charged with irregularities, and who, being unable to answer my charge-, and fearing to meet me, resorted to all manner of intrigue to over ride the constitution and deny to me the right of fair trial such as is guaranteed to every Knight of Labor. Your action is con trary to all law and decency. You have out raged justice, lowered your manhood, mis represented your constituents by your vote, and you depend on false reports and the burying ot your action in silence on your re turn home, ar has bean done after past ses sions of the General Assembly. This tidie your constituents will be given the truth by those who have the courage of their man hood. Since you have refused to give me an opportunity to defend myself, I will now publish a few of the charges I made, and I defy you, or those whom you sustained by your votes, to prove them false. I will meet you or those whose actions you sustained, on the rostrum before the bar of public opinion and prove from documents and witnesses the correctness of my statements and uncov er the mask of shame from the designing hypocrites now deceiving humanity.’’ Barry then charges Powderly, Hayes and others with misusing the poverty funds of the order, displacing Knights employed in the general office of the executive board with non-union men, destroying small dis tricts to concentrate power In State assem blies, illegally withdrawing the charter of district 74 at East Saginaw, Michigan, for having supported Barry; manipulating the records to send friendly representatives to the general convention and using the Jour nal of United Labor to destroy the charac ter of the men opposed to them. In conclusion, Barry says: “Can Powder ly or any of bis friends uame a strike or lock out that was ever settled by him in the Inter ests of labor. Volumes might be written of the defeats of labor's undertakings through his cowardice or treachery. He has riven ujuL-ii uuncomoo in me oruer about hls over work and has standing notice inserted in the Journal, notifying the order not to an noy him with letters or Invitations to lec ture, etc. The treasurer’s report shows an expenditure of $96.50 by the general master workman for postage. Granting that all matter sent out from hls office was by letter, it shows the amount of work per formed by him or hls clerk was less than 16 letters per day. John YV. Hayes informed me that ‘Terry has completed his studies of law and could be admitted to the bar any time he made application and he was now studying languages.’ No doubt, after but studies of languages are complete, the social problem will be solved for him. If rmt for poverty.” Barry proposes to agitate until the general assembly of tbe Knights of Labor adjourns He will then draw out hls organizations and look after the formation of hls new order, which well be called the Brotherhood of United Labor. ITEMS FOR HORSEMEN. Waldo Horse Brooders to Form an Organization. YValdo county is coming to tho front with an organization tor promoting the interests of horse breeding. Already a preliminary meeting has been held, and a geueral meet* ing has been called to meet at tbe conrt house. In Belfast, Saturday, Nov. 24th, at 1 o’clock p. m., for the purpose of organizing an association, “whose object shall be the promotion of the interests of horse breeding and the development of the best typee of the carriage and light harness horse.” The committee of organization consists of such well known names as YVm. C. Marshall, Aj L Madigan, R. H. Coombs, G. R. Ellis and Isaac Park. The black stallion YY’atchmaker, formerly owned by F. G. Hastings, Damarlscotta, Me., and sold by him to Bangor parties recently, passed into the bands of M. A. Kennedy, East Jefferson, N. H. YVatcbuiaker w.is foaled in 1871, sired by Wlnthrop Morrill, dam by General Knox. He has a record of 2.31$. ilea Breeze, the filly that won tbe English St. Leger, has placed stakes to the value of $98,000 to her credit this year. This is a far greater sum than a three-year-old has a chance to win on this side of tbe water, as when a celt of that age in America Is tbe best of the year and captures all the big Stakes, the total is a trifle under $30,000. Sea Breeze was also a crack two-year-old, her winnings for 1887 footing up $21,000. Ur. F. E. Hanger, ol Wilton, owns a fine gentlemen’s road horse, by Daniel Boone, by Kyskyk’s Hambletonian. He is a bright bay with black points, stand* 15.3, and weighs 1050 pounds. Woodburu Farm, Ky., has sold 973,000 worth of horses during the season just closed. • That Election Bet. To My Democratic Syortiny Truckman: A hit bird generally flutters and as Orover Cleveland once said “tell the truth." Pay your own bets, lam no sporting man and only made this bet with my friend truckman to back up good Black Republican principles between two gentlemen and it is never cus tomary to put money up on hat bets and it I was not good for a hat he ought not to have made his bet ami shook hands before wit* nesses. This was no game at cards and ons trade at a time is all 1 ever make. When this is finished call again and perhaps we may be able to do business to your satisfac tion. Am exceedingly sorry this has turned my good Democratic gentleman’s head to the rear. And how about the mote that is in your own eye. Tell the man you said 1 bet with that 1 have made a deposit of 9a at Ur. Robert F. Somers’s store and he can have his measure for a hat. You can’t do it. Billy! Square away, l can hold you. A DlU MMV.lt. She’ll Raise the Dead In Her Next Lecture. [Blddefurd Journal's Report ol a Christian Science Lecture.) The lecturer’s talk was interspersed with forcible illustrations and Incidents from her twelve years of experience as a Christian scientist. In conclusion she recounted sev eral cures wnlch she has recently effected, including cases of cancer, asthma, spinal troublth broken limbs, hemorrhage of the lungs, St. Vitus’ dance, etc. She told of one lady who came to her with cataracts upon both eyes, and who was so blind that she could hardly distinguish light from dark ness. She undertook her cure through Christian science, and now the lady's sight is so far restored that she Is able to do fine sewing.