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ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862-VOL. 27. PORTLAND, MAINE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1888._PRICE THREE CENTS.
SPECIAL NOTICE*.
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Hanoveb, N. H., Nov. 20.—The annual
graduating exercises of Dartmouth Medical
College occurred tonight in the college
church. A concert was given by Eastman’s
orchestra, of Manchester. The programme
included the prayer by President Bartlett;
salutatory, K. E. Donnell; oration, E. T.
Abrams; address, M. H. Felt, M. D„ of
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Published every day (Sundays excepted) by th<
PORTLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY,
At 97 Exchange Street. Portland, Mi
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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.
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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.

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