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KSTA BUSHED JUNE 23, I862--VOL 29. _PORTLAND, MAINE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1890._ISZS^SSg)_PRICE 17 A YEAR, WHEN PAID I\ ADVANCE $6. KPKUAL N TIC'EB. PUT OP EXPRESSLY FOR FAMILY USE In 3, ft, and 10 lb. palls and 10 lb. tubs; alsi PURE LARD by tbe tierce, barrel, half barrels and tubs: li for salo by every first-class grocer and provi slon dealer—all lard rendered by us Is frei from all Cotton Seed OU, Tallow, Suet, am other adulterations so commonly used, am WARRANTED STRICTLY PUUE/NonVgenu ^without our name stamped upon th John P. Squire & Co. BOSTON. MASS. febl7 sndtf GARMENTS CLEAK8ED OR DYED — AKD — 0 PRESSED READY FOR WEAR No. 13 Preble Street. FOSTER’S FOREST CITY DYE HOUSE j&nO CAUCUSES. Windham. The Republicans of Windham are requested t meet In caucus at Town Hall, on THURSDAY August 7th, at 2 o’clock, to choose delegates t attend the Republican county convention at Por land, August 19th. Per order, TOWN COMMITTEE. .North Yarmouth. The Republicans of the town of North Yai mouth are requested to meet at their town housi on THURSDAY, August 14,1890, atC.30 o’clocl p. m„ for the purpose of selecting delegates to at tend the county convention to be holden at Port Per order of TOWN COMMITTEE. W. D. LITTLE & Cl, GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY, Established in IMS. NO. 31 EXCHANGE STREET. All kinds of property Insured at lowest rates, First-class companies, American and Foreign. oct29 aneodtf PRO HIBITIOrTcAUCUS. The Prohibitionists of Portland, regardless ol past party affiliations, are requested to meet in mass caucus in Keception Hall, on Monday eve, nlng. Aug. 4, at 8 o’clock, lor the purpose of elect lug delegates to the County Convention, to be held in Portland on the 6th inst. Per order PKOHIBITION CITY COMMITTEE hugl sndSt Announce in Addition to their great sale of GINGHAMS AND SATEENS, that they will close out all their FINE PONGEES r:—AT 12 1-Q CENTS SMALL LOT All Wool Tricots at 19 Gents, LADIES’ TRAVELLING WRAPS -AND - Ready made Suits AT HALF PRICE. ]y!2_ _dtf Pianos, Organs, Piano Cbairs, Stools, music Cabinets, Scarfs and Covers ! THURSTON’S PIANO HOUSE. TONING AND REPAIRING DONE. Open Saturday Evenings Un til July 1st. SAMUEL THURSTON, 3 Free Street Block, - 12 Free Street, POBTLANU, ME. aprl9 dtt IF YOl ARE BUYING AY iSYESTMESf — BUY TIIE — Mutual Life Consol, ASSETS, $130,000,000. For information apply to S. 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SAWYER, Teacher of Shorthand and Typewriting, Urawa Ulack, 5S7 Congreu St., > a . PORTLAND, MAINE, ■ Bend lor circular. m y29eodtl Mr. and Mrs. John A Bellows’ BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL t AB VAMftl/S ■ h IMPff ■ w ■« ■ vw WI unvikw. PORTLAND MAINE, will reopen September 16, 1890. Special Department for children. The Prin cipals will be at home after September 1st. Addrew, N*. 91 Danforlh street. ilyl9 <12m TKOCCLAMNEMISAKV rOB VOUNU " Waterford, Me. Home School. Number limited. College Preparatory, Art, Muslo and Seminary Courses. Terms moderate. School re-opens Sept, 3d. jyld2m MISS H. E. D00GLA8S, Principal. THE IRWIN 10c. Cigar. Made from the choicest Havana tobacco grown In Cuba, strictly hand-made, long filler and never artificially flavored. None genuine unless the name “Irwin” only Is branded on each cigar. This Is the highest grade cigar for the money ever placed on the market. Beware of Ini. unions. For sale by D. W. Haseltlne & Co., Geo. C. Frye, C. Way & Co., E. L. Fos°, H. 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Kates Of Advertising—One inch space of the length of column, or twel ones nonpareil constitutes a “square.” $1.60 per square, dally, first week; 76cents per week after; three Insertions or less, $1.00; con tinuing every other day after first week, 60 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 76 cents, one week, $1.00; 60 cents per week after. Special Notices, one-third additional. Under head of "Amusements" and “Auction Sales,” $2.00 per square per week; three Inser tions or less, $1.60. THE MAINE STATE PBESS. Published every Thursday Morning, at $2.50 a year; If paid Id advance, $2.00 a year. Advertisements Inserted In the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1.00 per square for first In sertion. and 60 cents per Bquare for each subse quent Insertion. THE WEATHER. Fair. Following is the forecast of the weather for Maine: Fair weather, southwesterly winds and warmer. Local Weatner Report. Portland, Me„!August 1, 1890. 18am | 8pm. Barometer. .....29.963 29.064 Tnermometer. ..71. OC DewPoint.|62. 167. Humidity. 73. 73. Wind. NK ,8W Velocity. 8 io Weather. PC I Cloudy Mean daily ther.72.0iMax.vel. wind.... 14 8 Maximum flier.77.8]Total preclp. T Minimum tuer.G6.0I P C indicates partly cloudy. T—Indicates trace. Weather Observations. The following are the United States Signal Sftrvipft flhlinrDoHimo In* . •» .*Aujjuat i 1st, taken at 8 p. m., 70th meridian time I the observations for each station being given in this order: Temperature, direction of the wind, state of the weather: Boston, 66‘, E, cloudless; New York, 76°, cloudy; Philadelphia, 72°, SE, cloudy; Wash ington, 72°, NE, rain; Albany, 80°, N, partly cloudy: Buffalo, 72°, S, cloudless; Cleveland, 763, NE, cloudless; Detroit, 74°, NE, cloud less; Chicago, 72°, NE, cloudless; St. Paul, 80°. SE, cloudless; Duluth, G8“, cloudless; St. Vincent,76°, SE, cloudy; Bismarck, 86°, S, cloudless; Jacksonville, 80°, SE, cloudless. A Felonious Llttlo Joke. Boston, August 1.—The police have ar rested Frederick 0. Simmonds, aged 14, the son of Police Officer Simmonds of Chelsea, on the charge of having attempted to wreck the Flying Yankee train Wednesday night. Ihe hoy confesses to frequently putting •;l°nes on. the track to see the train jump. He is believed to have had accomplices in the last affair but will not disclose who they are. At Cape May. Cape May, N. J., Aug. 1.—Secretary Blaine arrived at Cape May this evening. Ho will remain until the President returns to Washington, Tuesday or Wednesday next. I THE NEWS OF THE DAY IN MAINE. Men Who Sail the Ocean Blue Dance on Rodlck’s Island. A Drowning Man Gallantly Rescued by His Companion. Insurance Figures—Mad Dog Scare In Farmington-Other News. Bar Harbor. August 1.—A brilliant re ception was given this afternoon from three to;six by the ladies of the Canoe Club on Rodick’s Island. The flagship’s band and Baldwin’s band furnished music. Admiral Gherardi, Captain Schley of the Baltimore, Captain Brownson of the Petrel, Captain Sterling of the Dolphin and many other offi cers were present in uniform. Mrs. J. Bid dle Porter, Mrs. Robert Amory, Mrs. F. R Jones and Mrs. A. L. Mason, received. Mrs. Drayton, assisted by the Misses Jones, Thorndike, Scott and Sturgis, dispensed re freshments. Hundreds of guests were pres ent and dancing was in order. The Kebo Valley Theatre was filled with a fashionable audience this morning to listen to the harp and song recital by Miss Shaw and Mrs. Clark. It was a very successful affair and both artists were enthusiastically received. Four unlicensed buckboard drivers were tried today and each fined 810 and costs. INSURANCE FIGURES. From the Annual Report of Joseph O. Smith, State Commissioner, Augusta, August 1.—Insurance [Commis sioner Joseph O. Smith has completed his annual repori ior ussy, anu 11 nas oeen pre sented to the Governor and Council. Twen ty-seven national tire insurance companies have made returns, two less than 1888. The business of the factory or mill mutual com panies as hbeen largely extended. The total risks written by the 19 companies, all of which are located out of the state, amounted in 1890 to $5,399,646.35, on which the premi ums were $49,377.41. Under the head of “Foreign Companies” the commissioner says lire underwriting has been a profitable business in Maine since 1886, the ratio of losses paid to premiums re ceived being 51:73 per cent in 1887 ; 49:98 in 1888, and 43:49 in 1889. The number of life policies written in Maine in 1889, not including industrial poli cies or assessment certificates, was $8,050 for the sum of $5,145,497.72,making $26,276,033.41 represented by 16,814 policies in force De cember 31,1889; a gain of 565 in the number of policies ana of $1,108,424 34 in the amount written in 1889 over that of 1888. A Life Saved. [Special to the Press.! Rockland, August 1.—While Frank Gott and Walter Boynton, of this city, were out on a fishing expedition off Monroe’s island today, the former came near drowning. He was hauling in the anchor when he tripped and fell overboard. He sank twice and was going down for the last time, when his com panion leaped over, securing him in the nick of time. Oxford Prohibitionists. Lewiston, August 1.—The Oxford county Prohibition party convention at South Paris today nominated for senators, E. N. Carver of Canton and C. E. Waterman of Paris; commissioner, Benjamin Swett; treasurer, T. C. Cushman; register of deeds, Eastern district, P. G. Barrett, Dixfield, Western district, B. F. Thompson; sheriff, W. W. Ab bott, Dixfield; representatives to legislature, A. A. Parlin, Sumner; R. B. Waite, Buck fieid; John Devine. Norway; W. W. Flye, Hiram; Oscar Howard, Dixfield. A Winthrop Mystery. Winthhop, August 1.—A bareheaded and barefooted man, apparently insane, etneiged from the woods today, and ha3 been provid ed for by the authorities until further facts are ascertained concerning him. He claims that his name is Thomas Proctor, and that he belongs in Parkman, Maine. He has un HmihfoHlir honn tirr. mlnrinrr cnmn limp TTct was completely bewildered and in a pitiable condition. He says he married a lady named Hannah Holmes. Fearful of Hydrophobia. Farmington, August 1.—Some of Farm ington’s citizens are becoming a little anx ious concerning the prospects of, hydropho bia. Since the Butterfield dog ran mad, sev eral other dogs have been snappish and one has bitten children slightly, and many have shown the dull and dumpish symptoms pre monitory of hydrophobia, but it is hoped that the cause is only the excessive heat of the weather this week. Mills to Resumo Work. Winthkop, August 1.—The Wayne Wool en Mill Company has just been organized, in Wayne, to operate a mill which has been idle two years. The capital stock is 850,000. Improvements will be made and operations will begin soon. Secretary Tracy at Kittery. Kittery, August 1.—The United States •teamer Dispatch, having on board Secretary of the Navy Tracy arrived at the navy yard this morning at 6 o’clock. Mado a Big Haul. Bangor, Aug. 1.—Burglars made a big haul in this city last night, entering the resi dence of Mrs. H. E. Prentiss, and taking overy article of silverware on the sideboard. PLUMB VOTES THE OTHER WAY. A Difference of Opinion Among the Republicans In the Senate. Washington, August 1.—In the Senate today on an amendment to reduce the duty on fire brick, Mr. Plumb voted with the Democrats. This was the first case where party lines were not drawn In the votes. Mr. Plumb, having thus started in an assertion of independence of party allegiance, so far as the tariff bill was concerned, began to take Mr. McPherson’s place in offering amendments. His first two amendments were to reduce the duty on enamelled and hydraulic cement. After discussion they were voted down by the Uepublican majori ty. On the hydraulic cement amendment Mr. Paddock joined Mr. Plumb in voting with the Democrats. The result of the vote was—yeas, 21; nays, 27. Messrs. Sherman and Hiscock expressed opposition to the Senate amendment reduc ing the duty on plain white and undecorated china and porcelain. Mr. Allison, while admitting the remarka ble growth of the crockery industry and ex pressing his williogness to give it fair pro tection, declared that with favorable legisla uon in we administrative customs urn, tne rates in|the proposed amendment were suffic ient. Mr. Plumb inveighed agair st the exorbi tant demands of the high protectionists. He produced a letter from a merchant doing bus iness at St. Joseph, Mo., and Atchison, Kan., stating that on an invoice of crockery he had paid that day a customs duty of $10.40; that under the pending bill the duty on the same invoice would be $31.32 aud under the M.’Ktnley bill,$57.12. Mr.Plumb declared that it was time the people should have an in nings. Hitherto the manufacturers had had all they asked for. Protective legislation seemed to him a game of battle-door and shuttlecock for political advantages on the one side and personal gain on the other. lie protested against “bolting” the bill in the "S sai<1 u had keen “bolted” through the House. .¥?• Shei man concurred with Mr. Plumb in his statement that no proposition made to tax the people should be smpparted unfess 'e,r« was eood ground for it. either for col lection of revenue or some purpose of public policy such as protection to American in dustry. He said the crockery "dustrV of the United States was not to bo ignored^nor refused any reasonable demand, ft never could have been established in this country without protection. The prices of china ware were less now than the duties that were levied on them ten years ago. The bill went over withouta vote on any of the pending amendments apparently without the discussion beiDg brought to a close. The Sugar Schedule. Washington, August 1.—Senator Quay today proposed the following amendment to the sugar schedule of the tariff bill: “All sugars above 13 Hutch standard in color to be classified by the Dutch standard of color and pay duties as follows: All sugars above 13 and not above 16 Dutch standard in color, three tenths of a cent a pound: all sugars above 16 and not above 20 Dutch standard, six tenths of a cent a pound; all sugars above 20 Dutch standard in color, a cent a pound provided if an export duty shall here after be laid upon sugar or molasses by any country from whence the same may be im ported, such sugar or molasses so impoited shall be subject to duty as provided by law prior to this act. The Pension List. Washington, August 1.—Pensions have been granted to the following Maine peo ple: INCKKASK. John Hancock, Peacove. Orrln F. Goodwin. Springfield. Henry Ingraham, Bath. Geo. F. Stedman, Foxcroft. Manuel Thomas, North Gorham. Jas. F. Tobin, Camden. Albert Haskell, Bangor. Isaac Young, Damarlscotta. Luther Clark, Eockland. Jas. Harris, Togut. John Lachon, Skowhegan. Edwin H, Garcelon, West Troy. Walter D. Campbell, East Troy. Perley Whittier, Cbestervtlle. Geo. W. Gerry, LlneolnvUle. Harry Braddock, East Knox. Lucius Libby, North Turner. John 1). McGuire, National Military Home. Jas. 1. Tobin, Lee. Chas. H. Potter, Brldgton. Almon H. Walker, Pittsfield. Nathan Batcholder, Tennant’s Harbor. Chas. S. Thursten, Ashland. Benj. B. York, North Searsport. The Previous Question. Washington, August 1.—In the Senate today Mr. lilair offered a resolution instruct ing the committee on rules to report within four dayt a rule for the incorporation of the previous question or some method of limit ing and closing debate in the parliamentary procedure of the Senate and asked for im mediate consideration. Objection was made and the resolution went over until tomorrow. Washington Notes. TIlP lnhhviatc amnlnvn/1 Mia r.nuloiona lottery declare that Congress will pass no measure antagonistic to their concern this year. The House took up the sundry civil bill yesterday and spent the day in trying to s< - cure a quorum. . The Frye postal subsidy bill will be re ported to the House without amendments. Lodge Bill Endorsed. Boston, August 1—A large mass meeting chiefly of colored people, at Faneuil Hall tonight, adopted resolutions favoring the adoption of the Lodge election bill. IN MARTHA’S GROVE Chautauquans Had a Narrow Es cape from Serious Injury. Fbyebubg, Aug. 1.—The combined hur rlc me, hail-storm and thunder shower that swept over this region, Thursday afternoon, was most terrific and destructive. It appears that the Chautauqua grounds were directly in the centre of its path. A large crowd of strangers from Fryeburg and neighboring towns had assembled at the grounds and it was about at the time of the beginning of Dr. Twitchell’s lecture. An ominous black | cloud hung for a few minutes In the western horizon, when suddenly, with hardly an admonitory rain drop, it burst upon the grounds like an infuriated monster. Men rushed to put their teams under cover, chamber maids dodged wildly about to secure windows and the entire grounds looked more like the enclosure of an insane asylum than anything else. It was at the auditorium, that the panic was greatest. When the trees began to fall, the women rushed past and almost over one another in a frenzied attempt to get out. The ushers had the greatest difficulty in preventing the crowd from rushing out into the white sheets of hailstones that were swirling past. The wooden awnings were lowered as quickly as possible, and the only accident that occured was that of a young lady who was hit by one of them that had been caught by the wind. It was Miss Mamie Woodward of South Conway. It is not thought that her injuries will prove serious. The storm passed as quickly as it had come. When it was over, the ground, which was not covered with fallen trees, was literally strewn with small branches and twiggs that had been either torn off by the wind or beaten down by the hail. In the F.ftSft rtf nna nr torn frnno if ia imnncfnln whether they were shattered by the wind or lightning. Several parties are sure they saw the bolt. The inmates of one cottage had to be chopped out, so near had the tree fallen to the doorway. Another cot tage had its smoke-stack unjointed and its shed dismantled. Damage In Knox County. Rockland, August 1.—About 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, a severe electric shower passed over St. George, doing considerable damage. Houses and trees were struck. The shower was accompanied by a cyclone, blowing down chimneys, trees, etc. At Wiley’s Corner great damage to crops is re ported. Will Lowell’s Barn Burned. Harrison, August 1.—A barn containing about 25 tons of hay, owned by Will Lowell at Harrison, was struck by lightning and burned yesterday. HUNDREDS SHOT. An Insurrection In Salvador Put Down and Its Leader Killed. La LiBERTAD, Aug. 1.—News is confirmed of the defeat of Gen. Rivas by government troops. Rivas was taken prisoner and this morning he was publicly shot, his corpse being exposed on the Plaza Armas. It is reported many prominent persons are com promised. A strict inquiry is being made regarding Rivas’s conspiracy. The capltol suffered considerable damage during the siege. Hundreds of persons were shot dead in the stseet. Rivas lead the outbreak which was suppressed by Gen. Ezeta who hurriedly marched from the frontier to put down the rebellion. Living on Mussels. Halifax, N. S., August 1.—Despatches from Cape Herman, N. F., report the people there to be suffering greatly from want of food. Not a pound of flour is to be obtained in the district. Some families have sub sisted for months on mussels and shell fish. On June 20th, snow fell to a depth of four inches. A similar state of affairs is reported from Qulerp n. The Mutinous Grenadiers. Halifax, N. S., Aug. l.—A cablegram confirming the report that the Grenadier Guards have been called back was received by the military authorities here today. The Cholera at Mecca. London, Aug. l.—Cholera is spreading at Mecca. Wednesday 81 deaths from the disease were reported and Thursday 84. Ceneral James Its President. New York, August 1.—The Honorable lhomas L. James, president of the Lincoln National Rank and ex-Postmaster General, was today elected president of the East Tennessee Land Company to succeed the late General Fisk and has accepted the position. ( This Is the most extensive land company in the South and the one now building the city of iHarriman, Tenn., to which place the great Lookout Rolling Mills of Chattanooga remove. General James is satisfied that the place and the company have a fine future. _ CENERAL NEWS. One hundred and sixty-seven failures are reported in the United States for the last seven days, against 191 last year. A severe storm blew down trees in Rhode Island towns yesterday and demolished sev eral buildidgs. Emma Sheridau, tne leading lady of the Boston Museum, and A. B. Frye, the engin eei at the Boston post office, whose marriage was a general surprise, were united by a justice of the peace at Deer Isle, Me. A Johnstown, Pa., paper prints a list of the victims of the terrible Hood last year giving the number as 2,187 which, if correct, leaves over 200 bobies not recovered. Tolstoi’s “Kreutzer Sonata’’ cannot here after pass through the mails except under seal. 1 ostmaster General Wanamaker de clares tho book unmailable on the ground that it is obscene. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has adonted resolutions stronglv in favor of commercial reciprocity with adjacent coun tries as embodied in a letter received July “5 by Senator Frye of Maine from Secretary Blaine. Knights of the Golden Eagle. The annual field-day will take place on Monday, September 1, at Long Island, under the auspices of Forest City Commaudery i °.‘i.1U,An invitation llas been extended to both Windsor and Highland Castles to par timpate. The arrangement this year is for a basket dinner to take place in the grove, where hot coffee will be served. The pro gramme will include dancing, games and sports. SPORTS OF THE SUMMER SEASON. A Good Day for the Trotting of the Androscoggin Association. Slmlo, from Cornish, Mo., Winner on a New Hampshire Track. Volunteer Wins thelCoelet Cup In a Drifting Race. Lewiston, August l.—It was a good day for the racing at the Androscoggin Trotting Association meet today, and these were the events: 2.36 class.— PURSE $300. George 8. Griggs, b g Pickerel.1 1 l J. H. Twombley, b m I.ucy.■ -3 3 3 Ira Woodbury, b g H. D. K.4 4 4 Ramsey & Smart, D g Blacksmith.2 2 2 Best time—2.32%. 2.46 CLASS.—PURSE $200. H. P. Elliot, b g H. P. E.1 1 1 G. E. Edwards, g g Charlie M.2 2 2 F. J. Watts, b m Hattie Pearl. dls. F. R. Iladen, b m Bellevena. dls. A. C. Taylor, b m Hazel Kirk.6 6 ds I. P. Woodbury, b s Rancho.3 4 ds John D. Ktbby, Honest Tommy.4 3 ds C. E. Lane, b s Jobu Lambert.6 5 ds Best time—2.36. Tomorrow promises much excitement. Several horses from out of the state will be present to trot In the free-for-all purse. Laconia, N. H., August 1.—The summer trotting meeting at the Laconia Driving Park was finished today. Intne 2.37 class, purse $200, Simto, owned by N. J. Foss of Cornish, Me., won, best time 2.35. In the running race, purse $250, three-quarters ol a mile, D. W. Blanchard’s Dick Turpin won, time 1.213. The free-for-all, nurse, $300, was won by liomeruler, time 2.273. J. A. Taylor of Penacook, Is Homeruler’s lucky owner. Cleveland, O., August 1.—The grand circuit trotting meeting closed today. In the 2.25 class, trotting, purse $2000, divided, Mc Douel won, best time 2.18J. In the 2.17 class, pacing, purse $1500, divided, Cricket won, best time 2.11J by Dallas.Cricket’s best 2.14J. .. . m » UUHIUKi J7UIOO iffiVW, AVU3 alind Wilkes won, best time 2,16. FOR THE COELET CUP. Volunteer Drifts the Fastest and Takes the Trophy. Newport, E. I., August l.-Tke result of the yacht race for the Goelet cup is given in elapsed time for boats not measured and corrected time for others. Of the schooners the Palmer did not finish. The Merlin's time was 5.56.21; Seafox, 6.18.23 (not meas ured); Mayflower, 6.24.25; Marguerite, not taken. The (Enone did not finish. Of the sloops the Volunteer’s time was 4.65.49; Puritan, 5.18.34 (not measured!; Katrina, 5. 27.02; Gossoon, 6.29.20 (not measnred); Clara, 6.03 55; Grade, 6.21.24. The Cinderilla and Dave did not finish. The Volunteer won the cup. The wind was very light the race being a drifting match. Today’s Regatta at Old Orchard. Old Orchard, August 1.—The annual re getta of the Saco Yacht Club will be sailed off Old Orchard Beach tomorrow at 2 p. m. Indications are that a large crowd will be in attendance, and the race is sure to be a close one. BASE BALL. Rocklands, 12; Rockports, 7. (Special to the Press.) Rockland, August 1.—The Rocklands played carelessly with the Rockports today, winning easily. Both pitchers were batted hard. The following is the summary: Rocklands.2 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 x—12 Rockports.2 0003011 0-7 Base hits—Rocklands, 12; Rockports, 9. Two base lilt—Hooper. Home runs—Charles. Hooper. Struck out—Winslow, 4; Urey, 1; Packard, 3; Newbert, 2. The Players’ League. The following games were played in the Players’ League ;yesterday: AT PITTSBURG. Brooklyns.2 20001 10 x— 0 Pittsburgs.1 10111000—5 Base hits—Pittsburgs, 7;' UTooklyns, 12. Errors —Pittsburgs, 4; Brooklyns, 4. Batteries—Morris and Fields, Weybing and Klusiow. AT CLEVELAND. PhiladelplUas.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 x— 4 Clevelands.2 10000000—3 Base hits-Philadelphias, 7; Clevelands, 6. Errors—Phlladelphias, 1; Clevelands, 0. Batter ies— Bufflnton and Hallniau, Bakelv and Sutcliffe. AT CHICAGO. Chlcagos .0 004003,0 1— 8 New Yorks.0 00011030—6 Base hits—New Yorks, 9; Chlcagos, 12. Errors —New Yorks, 6: Chlcagos, 4. Batteries—Bart son and Farrell, O’Day and Ewing. 'AT BUFFALO. Bostons.1 2 2 4 6 5 0 2 x-21 Buffalos.2 0 2 1 0 3 2 3 0—13 liOOO 11113-DUU.UUS, 1.0 , OU31UU3, 1 I . LI1U13 Buffalos, 6; Bostons, 4. Batteries—Humbert, Daly, Kelly and Murphy, Haddock, Keefe and Mack. PLAYERS’ LEAGUE STANDING. The following Is the standing of the clubs In the Players’League: Per Won. Lost. Played. Cent. Boston. 62 31 ’ 83 .626 Brooklyn. 60 '38 88 .668 New York. 46 37 83 .664 Phlladelphias.... 47 38 86 .662 Chicago. 45 '38 83 .643 Pittsburg. 35 45 80 .437 Cleveland. 34 45 79 .430 Buffalo. 20 67 77 .258 The National League. The following games were played in' the National League yesterday: AT CHICAGO. Bostons.0 0340010 x— 8 Chlcagos.0 0020000 1— 3. Base hits—Chlcagos, 7; Bostons, 8. Errors—Chl cagos, 6; Bostons, 3. Batteries—Hutchinson and Klttredge, Getzeln and Bennett. AT INDIANAPOLIS. New Yorks.1 0200000 x— 3 Clevelands.0 1100000 0—2 Base hits—New Yorks, 6; Clevelands, 3. Er rors—New Yorks, 2; Clevelands, 1. Batteries— Garfield and Zimmer, Welch and Clark. AT CINCINNATI. Phlladelphias...«...l 00003 1 Ox— 6 Chictnnatls.0 1201 0000—4 Base lilts—Plladelpliias, 8: Clnclnnatls. 8. Kro.?inF1,hadelpJilas, 2; Cinciunatis, 4. Batter ents Klmes and *Iarrln8ton, Gleason and Clem at BROOKLYN. First Game. Brooklyn*.4 Ooosooox-7 Pittsburgs.0 00030000—3 Base hits-Brooklyns, 9- putsburgs. 10. Er rors—Brooklyns, 1; P ttsburgs. 2. Batterics Lovett and Daily, Decker and Decker. Second Game. Brooklyns.Ill 2 3 2 1 0—20 Pittsburgs.l oooooo—i Base hits—Brooklyns, 13; Pittsburgs, 3. Er rors—Brooklyns, 1; Pittsburgs, ll. Batteries— Terry, Foulz and Clark, Gibson, Osborne and Decker. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. The following la the standing of the clubs in the National League: Per _Won, Lost. Played. Gent. Philadelphia. 66 23 85 .658 Brooklyn. 56 23 84 .654 Boston. 54 32 • 86 .027 Cincinnati. 49 34 83 .590 Chicago. 43 39 82 .624 New York. 37 <3 86 .430 Cleveland. 23 69 82 .280 Pittsburg. 18 «4 82 .219 The American Association. The following games were played in the American Association yesterday: At Brooklyn—Brooklyns, 1: Toledos, 2. At Rochester—Rochesters, 9; St. Louis, 4. At Syracuse—Louisvllles, 6; Syracuse, 5. Notes. At Lewiston—Lewistons, 21; Marions, 18. tobey-Crant. It was a merry party which gathered at the home of Capt. A. W. Granfc,Machlasport, Monday evening. The occasion was the tenth anniversary of the marriage of his daughter Abbie to George L. Tobey, M. D., now of Lancaster, Mass. The social pleas ures of the evening were varied with music and miscellaneous readings; the former was rendered by Miss Mabel Kenney, of Port land, and Miss Nettie Tobey, and the latter Dy seidon h. lirowu, p™™ oi tne Wellesley, Mass., High school. The entire party also joined in singing a number of the good old tunes which all delight to sing. The rooms were handsomely decorated and the figures ’80 and '00 over the embowered bay window served to pleasantly remind all of the auspicious event which had called them together. After a choice collation and many congratulations and well wishes for tlie worthy doctor and his excellent wife, the company separated, convinced, one and all, that such an anniversary is most enjoyable to all concerned. Moonlight Sail and Dance. There will be a dance tonight at (the Gran ite Spring House, Long Island, music being furnished by the Brunswick band. The Casco Bay line will take you there. SPEAKER REED’S REPLY. A Masterly Exposure of the Falla cies of X. M. C. The Quorum Ruling Sustained by Unanswerable Logic. 8ome Flimsy Arguments Handled Without Cloves. fTiie North American Review.] It is really! a great pity that the arti cle entitled “Speaker Reed’s Error” should not have received the illumination of the author’s name. It is vety true that an argu ment ought to be just as good whether writ ten by one man or another, but if the real name of the writer in this case had been signed to the article, every reader would have made the comparison between the im mense resources of the author and the very small results of the argument, and would instantly have said: “If he who knows so much can say so little, how weak his side must be.” Those familiar with the discussion will see that, notwithstanding 22 pages are taken up in the attempt to answer eight, not a solita ry new fact or principle is brought Into the field. Except the comparison of the Speak er with Dogberry, there is really nothing new. AH the arguments, or assertions rather, which he has presented about the presiden tial veto and tne submission of amendments to the Constitution, were presented in the House of Representatives and will be found in the House debates, where the ideas were so thoroughly exploded that Mr. Carlisle did not deem them worth producing in his able and candid'article. But the anonymous par liamentarian, never having either heard or read the debates, was perhaps not to blame for not knowing the failure of those argu ments when brought to the light of day. In seclusion they may have seemed good, but in the House of Representatives they survived, even in the estimation of their best friends, only the brief measure of time which was required t« state them. It is not the intention of this article to re state the arguments in favor of the position of the House of Representatives on the quo rum question, which Is now ac quiesced in by the people of the United States. That would be ientirely su perfluous. If they weie not stated in the March article, then they cannot be stated by me. It is worth while, however, to restate the principle involved-a principle which has not been limited In its acceptance by the assent of Governor David B. Hill and of suc bodles as town councils, gas companies, and the like, but has had the concurrence of su preme courts all over the country. When the Supreme Court of the State of Maine, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, the Supreme Court of Indiana, and the Supreme Court of Illinois, and many others, have solemnly and repeatedly decided that the doctrine of the quorum as maintained by the present House of Representatives is the law everywhere, their decisions are *ot to be controverted by a sneer about town councils and gas companies. When all the courts are on the side of David B. Hill, it is hard for even so exalted a person as an ex-M. C. to Eut him down with a phrase or dispose of im as a mere politician. The principle which all the courts have thus unanimously sustained is a very simple one, and solves all the problems with equal advantage to the business of the country and equal solace to its common sense. The presence of a majority of the legisla tive body constitutes a quorum to do busi ness. The essence of all business on the part of the legislative body is,the consent of a majority of a quorum of that body,either ex pressed or Implied, it may be as thoroughly expressed by silence as by sound. In the par liamentary sense, presence always implies full sight and hearing of all that takes place. If a member, then, is present in full sight and sound of all occurrences, and if all ac tion is loudly proclaimed by clerk or Speaker he is as much a party consenting to all that occurs as if he vociferated in his loudest tones. This all admit. Even the writer of the anonymous article admits this in all cases except that of a yea-and-nay vote. Hence, even with him, we have only to deal with that method of determining the re auib. It must be obvious that all methods of de terming the consent of the members are ol equal value. By ea°,h of them laws are passed which have equal validity. Whether the sense of the House is made manifest by mere volume of sound or by the rising of members in their places, by members pass ing between tellers or by yeas and nays, makes no difference whatever in the result. Laws passed by either way have equal force. What, then, was the ob ject of the constitutional provision as to yeas and nays? Was it to establish a new and separate doctrine of quorum ? Was the quo rum to be a majority present when all other methods of determining the question were used, but a majority voting when yeas and nays were called ? Was there to be one quo rum required in one cise and another quo rum in another? Does it require any differ ent body to pass a bill by yeas and nays than by a rising vote? A majority of the House being present, can 129 members to 1 pass a bill by standing up, and not pass it by yeas and nays? A claim like this utterly ignores the meaning of the call for yeas and nays, and the right to have it which is given un der the Constitution. What were the yeas and nays given for? Look at the debates on the adoption of the Constitution and you will see. It was to inform the people how their representatives voted, if they voted at all; and also the fact that they did not vote, it such was the case. The idea that, in addi tion to this, the constitutional quorum was thereby instantly shifted from a majority present to a majority acting is entirely a modern invention, as illogical as it is uncon stitutional. The clerk’s count of those who are present and do not vote seems to meet the disapproval of the anony mous writer. "Gathering up hastily the names of those scattered around the House” is one of the phrases. “Sees, or thinks he sees” is another. This is entirely gratuit ous. How long since has sight been inferior to sound? When was it determined that the eye was less accurate than the ear? Theory and Practice. In actual practice how is it? The clerk’s record as to men present ha3 thrice been cor rected as to those present and not voting, one name each time; but this has never been so as to affect results. Many more times than that has there been error as to those who voted. People have responded by mis take for men at home sick, and men of simi lar name have responded. At one session of the Forty-fourth Congre s, December 4, 1870, an error was made on the vote which changed the result entirely. A motion to suspend the rules was carried by a vote of 136 to 78. Mr. Flatsted of Maine, was recorded as not vot ing. On the 5th of December, the next day, he rose in his place and declared that he voted in the negative, and proved it. After ward Mr. Fuller arose and declared that, al though he was recorded as not voting.be had voted in the affirmative. This left the vote 137 to 79, not two-thirds. Thereupon Mr. Randall, the Speaker, claimed the right to give the casting vote and gave it, and so the motion was finally carried. On January 8. 1849, Mr. Farrelly’s vote was not recorded, “““ *uv uniruiuil v> rt3 made and the result changed. The motion was lost instead of carried. The vote by yeas and nays whereby General Grant was made General on the retired list, as given iu the llouse journal, contains no less than four errors, which can never ne corrected, the Congress having ceased to be. Examples might easily be multiplied to show that this “absolute correctness of the vote” is but the dream of an ingenious pamphleteer hard-pressed for an argument, and despairing at the outset of finding any to which he would care to sign his name. In the face and eyes of these facts how idle it is to say, "The call insures the absolute correctness of the vote.” With the very same truth it may be said that the roll call and the noting of members present and not voting insure the record of the presence of a quorum with accuracy. It is not absolute correctness in either ease, but as much so in the one as the other. It is hardly worth while to waste time on the discrepancy discovered between rule vlii and rule xv; between a rule of Imperfect obligation, which expresses the sense of the House as to the duty of each member, and a rule which meets the practical question of a member refusing to do his duty. If the actual bodily presence of a majority of mem bers constitutes a quorum, as all tho courts have unanimously decided, is anything more needed than the machinery to record that fact? IJoes recording the fact that they refuse to do their duty exonerate them i Has tho anonymous writer forgotten the oft quoted quotation of the most eminent Speaker that ever sat in the chair apropos of rule viii., that “you might bring a horse to water, but could not make him drink i Hoes this nameless writer dream that lie could do wbat the unrivalled resources and wonderful genius of Mr. Blaine were openly confessed to be unequal to? Is there some where in space a mute, inglorious Milton, some buried Cromwell, who could have done what our most skilful parliamentarian de clared in open House he could not. X. M. C.’s Remedy. The evil to be corrected by the new rules is admitted by the ex-M. C. He therefore proposes a much better remedy, as he thinks. At the outset it should be borne in mind that the remedy in use has done its work. The House of Representatives, by its capable and sensible transaction of business, has attracted the approval of the whole country. The unknown writer says that this should all be set aside and his remedy adopted, and the shades of many eminent persons, dead and living, thereby be placated. Did it ever occur to tlie reader what a singular dispen sation of Providence it is whereby those who do not have the things of this world to do could have always done them so much better than the poor creatures who did do them? Did you ever seea sidewalk committee who could not build a finer house than the architect and the master-workman? It really looks as if Providence had wasted its mostcloying sweetness on the desert air. The new rule which the critic suggests is that the Speaker should fine each member who refuses to vote “not exceeding fifty dollars,” and thereby compel the horse to drink. This seems very strange, coming as it does from a writer who has so deep a respect for the letter of the law that, when the Constitution says the votes of both houses shall be determined by the “yeas and nays,” he will be satisfied with no con struction which shall not determine the quorum the same way. Suppose we apply the same strictness of construction to this new rule. “Each house,” says the Constitution, “may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the con currence of two-thirds, expel a member." Vnil 117111 nnfipa that fha nnnmc f the rules of its proceedings is separate from its power to punisb'its members for disorder ly conduct. The Constitution does not say that the House may determine the rules of its proceedings and rules for the punishment of members for disorderly conduct. Not at all. "The House,” says the Constitution, ‘may determine its rules and may punish Its members.” It is the House in both cases. Would the writer whose name is so well concealed conteud that the House could de legate to the Speaker the right to determine the rules of its proceedings'1 Of course not! How, then, can the House delegate to the Speaker its power to punish its members for disorderly conduct? It could just as legally by two-thirds vote make a rule which would authorize the Speaker to expel a member. Here is a clause which contains three pro Sositions: (1) The House may determine jb rules of Us proceedings; (2) punish its members for disorderly behavior; (3), with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member. The Constitution says that the House may do all these things. Nobody would ever dream of saying that the House could dele §ate to the Speaker its right to act under the rst clause or the last. Who until now ever supposed that the power in the second clause could be turned over to another? Who be fore this writer ever seriously proposed that the House could delegate Its power to pun ish ? The very interposition of the words ‘with the concurrence of two-thirds” shows conclusively that the House is to do the act. An Unconstitutional Scheme. For the purpose of giving a false force to his argument, the author, with Injurious gen erosity, gives the present Speaker omnipo tent power over rules. But if the present Speaker, or any Speaker, had even hinted at a desire to have the power to fine memberg “not exceeding fifty dollars,” he would have seen the limit of his power. In short, the scheme is both unconstitutional and imprac ticable. The House could not do it if it would and would not If it could. It is surprising to see the sudden trans formation of the author from strictness to looseness of constitutional construction when he passes from something some one else has done to the thing he wants to do. Delegate the power to punish to the Speak er? You can see the position in which this writer was placed, and which forced him to this remarkable proposition. Here was a gigantic evil—so vast that the people, without distinction of party, on sec ond sober thought approved of its suppres sion, even when done as some of them claimed in a partisan way. If the remedy used was to be condemed, it was needful to suggest some other remedy. It would not do to appeal to the power of the House, pure and simple, to punish by fine its disorderly members, for the reply to that was very ob vious. It took six hours of hard work under rules which counted a quorum to censure a member. To discipline 130 members would have produced all the effects of the most elaborate filibustering. It would have taken three months—not to say eternity. Obvious ly, then, in order to mako a plausible case, the power of the House to punish and expel must be treated with a latitudinarian system of construction which could not be tolerated unless carefully disguised. Hence the jumbling together of the two distinct powers of the House. keDt en ureiy separate in tne Constitution—the pow er to determine the rules of its proceedings and that other entirely different provision, the power to punish members lor disorderlj conduct. Both powers belong to the House, and can be delegated to no man. If any parliamentary body has ever under taken to|allow its presiding officer to fine its members without appeal, its name has not yet been brought into prominence. “At some future day, perhaps, Mr.-will deem It wise—nay, deem it necessary—to show a single shred of authoritative parliamentary ruling to justify a”—proposition- “so extra ordinary!” The author says the President’s veto can not be overruled except by a quorum actually voting. Why? Because, he says, "the votes of both bouses shall be determined by yeas and nays.” Yeas and nays must certainly show each vote of each member. Each member’s vote must be determined by yeas andjnays. But there is no applicability of this provision to that entirely different ques tion whether either house is in con dition for doing business by having a quorum present. What the House votes is one thing ; what it Is is ano'lier. The Constitution pre scribes how the vote shall be determined; the rules made under the Constitution pre scribe how the presence of a quorum shall be determined. Whatever business is done is done by a competent body; and if that body, properly constituted, acquiesces in the result arrived at by its members who do vote, what shock is there cither to common sense, business sense, or constitutional law? The Supreme Court of Maine has decided that three aldermen out of seveD, a plain minority, were not only enough to certify the election of members of the Legislature, but to create a presumption of a quorum act ually preseut when there was no otli. r rec ord. The Supreme Court of New Hamp shire has decided that when, of seven aider men, six were present and three voted, the votes of two were enough to carry the meas ure. To be sure these are citations about aider men and other inferior persons, but our au thor's contempt for aldermen and town council men ought not to blind hltn to the fact that the decisions were by the supreme courts of two states, and supreme courts of such well known learning that they ought not to be confounded with the inferior per sons whose cases they decided. It must always be borne in mind that the law in this country applies with equal measure to all persons, both great and small. The law ; which governs the doctrine of a quorum in a town council governs it also in Congress, if the constituting provision be the same. The converse also follows, that whatever law governs a quorum in Congress governs the quorum In the hundred thousand school boards and councils everywhere in the laud. Not the least of the good effects of tbe proc lamation of the true doctrine by the House is the advantage it has been and will be to those corporate bodies, through which (lows the bood which gives health and vigor to the whole body politic. The action of the Senate of the Empire State of New York, acquiesced in by all parties ever since, is not to be lightly dis missed as the partisan action of David B. Hill. Nobody has ever dared to question the law passed under that ruling, and no body has since questioned the ruling Itself. Other sovereign'.States are certainly entitled to some respect. ' It may be that the House of Kepresenta tives at Washington ought to have set a good example to all the States. But how if it did not? Must progress be stopped and com mon-sense flouted because they did not Uft^IU ilk HIU vv rejected because it was not found under the biggest wigs? It has not been thought worth while in this artle to notice the citations from emi nent authrs, as they have not the slightest bearing upon the question at issue. They (lo not touch upon them in the loast. They can ouly impress the uncritical and careless with the idea that the author had the sup port of famous name). There Is no need to produce Judge Cooley, The Federalist, Erskine May, and Judge Story to prove that the Uouse can punish its members for disorderly behavior, when the Constitution expressly says so in seven words. I)o these plain words need buttressing by even those eminent names? A Good Old Device by the Attorneys. This quoting of abundant authorities is a good old device of the attorneys: when your caso is weak anywhere, double the wit nesses on the parts where there Jls little or no dispute. It is a good way to confuse the jury and keep out of mind the point against you. Forcing men to vote by lines would be utterly ineffectual in case of a re yo*t such as we had early in this session, if the House alone exercised its power to punish. Therefore the author, in a paren thesis, slides in a proposition for the Speak er to punish, then proceeds to but tress, by numerous citations, the right of the House, and he thinks the jury will suppose that the right of the Uouse and the right of the Speaker are oue and the same tiling. Ills scheme is worthless unless the Houso cau delegate its power to the Speaker, and that is the very point which his cita tions do not touch. On the point of the . right of the Uouse they are as abundant as they are superfluous. The very case whlcl he cites in a foot note of the action of Mr Colfax was a case of punishment by thi House, not by the Speaker. Suppose should now turn to the anonymous writei and quote to him his own language: “Yoi propose a new rule, giving the Speaker a' his own discretion, in a certain case, powei to punish a member by fines; yet not oneir the entire number of Speakers, eminent dead, buried, and alive, ever suggested that the Constitution contained the strange power that you are trying to induce the House to insert among Its rules, where It never had place before." Would not the author be overwhelmed? and if not, why not? If it be a good argument against counting a quorum that no distinguished man ever did it, why it is not a good argument against making the Speaker a police justice that no distinguished man—at least no dis tinguished man over his own name—had ever hinted at it? If it be a good rejoinder to this to say that the evil has only existed during the last two years, why is It not equally so to the declaration that Rule XV. cannot be sustained because it has just been invented? If novelty be no objection to the one, why is it to tne oth er? The most surprising sentence in the whole article is the last one, “May we not believe that he [Speaker Reed] is strong enough and wise enough and brave enough to retrace his steps and correct his error?” Retrace his steps and correct his error I What little comprehension this writer would have us think he possesses of what has actually oc curred ! The "error" whereof he treats was the er ror of the Speaker just 26 hours. Then it became the error o! the House of Represen tatives. It has since become I he error of the -•upuuiu,nu pai i * auu m uic pcujHO WHO United states. It had previously been the error” of the state supreme courts. Whatever may be the strength, wisdom, or bravery of the Speaker, he has never thought himself strong enough, wise enough or brave enough to correct an “error” of that kind and of those dimensions. Thomas B. Heed. BY THE WINOINC SACO. Yesterday With the Chautauquans In Martha’s Crovo. Fair Weather Continues—Many Peo* pie at the Assembly. Fuykbuko, August 1. A fairer morning never dawned than this of today. The show of yesterday left many unpleasant traces In the shape of fallen trees, some splintered into many pieces; but these have been removed by a force of workers, including the managers of the as sembly and reinforcements from outside. All were willing to lend a hand In order that the grove might be restored to its origi nal beauty. The chorus under Prof. Morse are mak ing good progress and every morning many of the Chautauquans spend a pleasant hour In the auditorium enjoying the rehear sals. The normal class of today studied under their teacher, Rev. J. F. Clymer, “How to Teach In the Sunday School.” In this work there are two elements—1st, principles; 2d, methods. Principles are changeless, but forms and methods of expressions may change and can be adopted to environ ments. The seven principles of teaching are: First—The law ot adaptation. Second—The law of co-operation. Third—The law of definiteness. Fonrth—The law of system. Fifth—The law of illustration. Sixth—The law of repetition. Seventh—The law of variety. The popularity of the cooking class. Is at Its height, the lessons are valued by all, and good Chautauquans sigh for a dual exist ence ; there being at the same hour three classes. The question is not easy to decide, “Shall we go to Dr. Clymer’s class to the cooking school, or to Professor Ropes’s hour on ‘Biblical Translations?’" The first lecture ot this afternoon was de livArPfl hv Up Purkhnpat nn »>Tha of Christianity in Place, Monument and Art." The substance of the lecture was as below. The great scheme of human redemp tion is based on historical and geographical data. In confirmation of this truth the land itself is a strong agency. Palestine is a per petual conformation of the truth rf God’s word. Nazereth and other localities of scriptural writings were particularly de scribed by the speaker. Students of the Bi ble should notice especially the coincidences in the four gospels and in the land itself. All the recent discoveries in these lands give us history contemporaneous with the Bible and are of untold value. In this day of suspicion when ‘we ministers are silent the very stones cry out and confirm the truths of the Bible. The places of interest, both of Pagan and Christian Rome, were minutely described. The lecture was a fine and Echoiarly production. After resting for an hour the people again filled the auditorium to enjoy Prof. Ropes’s lecture ‘‘Some Phases of American Humor.” It was very amusing from beginning to end. Many amusing stories were related illustrat tlie wit of all classes and intoduciog the humor of many nations. Prof. Ropes leaves the Grove tonight His lectures on “Blblcal Translations" have been of great interest and those attending have received great benefit Tomorrow being Sunday School Day the character of the lectures given by Prof. John S. Sewall and Rev. C. U. Spaulding will be in that line. Tne second illustrated lecture by F. A. Ober on Algiers will occur lu the evening. Sunday at 10 a. in. Assembly; Sunday School, 2 p. m.; sermon by Rev. George W. Field, D. D. vesper service at 0 o’clock and an hour of praise and prayer at 7.30. STATE TOPtUS of interest. There is said to be a family in Waterville of which three members all over 70 years of age are suffering from whooping cough in a malignant form. One of them will probably die. A down east paper has been struggling with the Indian names of the six nations around the Ohio and finds them fully as hard to handle as those of the Penobscots and other unimproved red men of this part of the world, Punxsutawney was the particular name the paper fell over. An interesting specimen of prehistoric botany was brought to the surface last Tues day at Eastpoit. Workmen were! engaged in sinking a drive well and at a depth of twenty feet in a stratum of blue clay they found a spruce cone in excellent preserva tion although quite block. Nobody can tell how many thousand years have elapsed since the cone was deposited where it was found. Oneof the census enumerators in this state worked so bard that an old trouble was aggravated and he died before his returns could be made to the supervisor, although his canvassing was completed. This is be lieved to be the only case where absolute fatality resulted although several enumera. tors have frequently declared that they had rather belkilledlthan suffer again what they went through while doing their work. The Piscataquis Observer tells this story: X*. 111 »iiu Heal <1111 nemUDOrnooiI ;i farmer was unloading hay In Ms barn, using a pat ent hay fork for that purpose fastened to a rafter high up lu the roof. Id some way the warp or rope, got a turn round one of the man’s legs’ on the load, and when the horse attached drew the warp taut the man found himself lifted some fif teen feet above the load and dangling In the air heae down, lie was quickly relieved from liis perilous situation without tujury. It Is said to be his first perfortnanc on the '‘flying trapeze.” Abiel Chaudler Jr., of Bethel has in bis posessiou an officer’s spy glass picked up on the second Bull Run battle field. The case in which it was enclosed contained the name of Lieut. Thomas B. Tromley Co. B, 8th South Caroline Regiment. The lieutenant was dressed in a beautiful grey suit, lylnglon his back with his sword in his right hand and tlie glass beside him, shot through bis head. Beside his body Mr. Chandler counted 13 others from this same regiment cold in death. The editor of the Aroostook Republican has made a suggestion which if not original with him is well worthy of consideration. He suggests that whereas the rock bound hills and rock-iiddcu pastures of Maine have become historic it would be a good thing to have a public stonecrusher that would travel around from town to town, chewing up the surplus boulders into good serviceable road making material. This suggestion is cordi ally endorsed here, because while there are many rocks in Maine there are not many really good dirt ronds._ Hon. Wm. H. Rexford, formerly of Con cord, N. H , ex-state senator and ex-sheriff of Merrlmac county, N. 11., died at Stratford Thursday, a ;ed about "0 years. SUNSHINE AND HEAT BUT NO RAIN.' Discouraging Reports From «h. Farms of the Croat West. The Corn and Wheat crops Promu* To Be Many Bushels Short. Armies of Chinch Bugs Campaigning In the CralrK^lelds. Nhw Yobk, August 1.—A ChWgo special says that reports are coming fronWhe West and Northwest regarding the condition ol the corn and wheat crops, in consequents^ of the drought. The secretary of the Kanfe*3 state agricultural department says that the corn in his state has suffered Immense dam age this week by the hot and dry weather, and that if such conditions are general, the trouble will amount to almost a national ta* lamlty. The correspondent of a Chicago firm says it is estimated that the corn crop of Kansas this year will not exceed 50,000,000 bushels. This Is much the lowest estimate yet, and It may well excite alarm. If it be correct. ltttiA •uoruige win ue requirea In the other states to justifyBthe claim made by an expert that «?« United States will be 36u,000,000 bushels short. Reports from Nebraska regarding the corn crop are no more favoralle. In some western localities the warm weather Is more favorable to spring wheat than to corn. Reports from South Dakota are very conflicting. In the southeastern portion of the state the crops are said to be the best ever known, but In the other parts of the state the farmers have reason to feel discouraged. In North Dakota the crop is seriously in jured. In many districts the farmers will scarcely be able to regain their seed. The average crop in these parts cannot possibly exceed eight o 12 bushels per acre. This same condition prevails along the line of the Northern Pacific railroad, west from Fargo. A Buffalo, Minn., correspon dent says that chinch bugs are again appear ing In the grain fields in large numbers. CRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. Maine’s Del -gallons at the National Encampment. Maine will send the largest delegation to the coming National Encampment of the Grand Army men at Boston which she ever did to a similar gathering, Portland ex cepted. While over 80 posts have already announced their intention to attend, As sistant Adjutant General Milllken Is dally receiving applications for assignment of quarters, for new men are coming forward today from a post of forty men. There is much enthusiasm prevailing over the trip and it now looks as though the Maine men would number upward of 5000. All the leading officers and prominent men of the organizations are going and have engaged rooms at the hotels. Nearly all depart on Monday, but few are going previously. As sistant Adjutant General Milllken will be In Boston tomorrow to complete arrangements for the department. The delegation elected at the last State Encampment to attend the national event consists of ten men, headed by Hon. Hanni bal Hamlin of Bangor, who is ever wel comed by the veterans, and who will be one of the most distinguished men at the en campment. The other members of tha dele gation are: N. 1. Coffin, Post 50; A. W. Fletcher, Port 35; Henry W. Sleeper, Post 54; Arthur M. Sawyer, Post 2; Delance Young, Post 47; Moses A. Salford, Post 99; S. C. Belcher, Post 25; L. T. Carlton, Post 21; C. U. Sawyer, Post H. Alternates— Enoch Foster, Post 83; Timothy Elliot, Post 28; Caleb N. Lang. Post 2; W. W. Ulmer. Post 16; Polaskl Hodge, Post 71; D. B. Parsons, Post 97; Henry Boynton, Post 13: Elijah C. Wilder, Postal; A. W. Warren, Post 23; B. B. Murray, Post 1. The Past Commanders entitled to seats in the en campment are Gen. Geo. L. Beai, Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Gen. Selden Connor, Daniel Wh'te, Gen. 1. 8. Bangs, Dr. Augustus C. Hamlin, Nelson Howard, Col. A. C. Farn ham, E. M. Shaw, Dr. Benj. Williams, Gen. James A. Hall, Capt. S. W. Lane. Richard K. Gatlev. II. H. Burbank. Col. F. M limw and Mnj. John D. Anderson, the present Commander. Ooe hundred veterans re presenting the post at the National Soldiers’ Home at Togus, of which Department Corn' mander Anderson Is Treasurer, will go as his escort, accompanied by the Military Band of the home. A neat ana striking pine cor* badge will be worn by the Maine veterans, and Is now being sent out by the Assistant Adjutant General. It will consist of a pretty red satin ribbon attached to a bar, duly In scribed, and at the bottom will be attached the cone. General Oiders No. 7 were Issued trom de partment headquarters Thursday. It an' nounces that the headquarters of the De partment ot Maine will be establl-ned at Horticultural Hall. I’ost commanders will, on arrival in Boston, report the number of comrades present from their posts. Previous to opening these quarters the Commander and Assistant Adjutant General will be found at the Quincy House. All comrades from this department are invited to call at headquarters and register tbelr names. All railroads in the State will make rates of one full fare for the round trip for each road, not one limited fare, as some have sup posed. The Commander is desirous that all comrades who take part In the parade should be in uniform. The commander is gratified to be able to report a large gain during the quarter just closed—three new posts and 233 comrades, making 158 posts and 9584 comrades In good standing June 30, and one new post has been organized since the close of the quarter. Attention is called to the G. A. It. muster at Camp Benson, Newport, beginning Aug. 19. Saturday, the 23d, the Commander and other department officers will be present. In closing, the Commander says: “The citizens of Boston aro making great prepara tions for the entertalnruuui of their guests. All may rest assured of the most royal and enthusiastic greeting. The commander ot this department hopes to see every comrade from this department who can possibly do so in the parade in Boston.” THE STATE. KENNEBEC COUNTY. Tweuty-five weavers with their families have arrived at Augusta from Fall River. They were driven away from Fall River by a contemplated shut down, and came to the Edwards mill, where more help Is needed. PENOBSCOT COUNTY. The West Branch drive from above Ches uncook lake is expected to bo in the boom at Old Town today. It reached the Piscataquis waters Tuesday. The West and East Branch drives were united at Medway, and have floated aloug together''since. Both u fives contain 70,000,000 feet of logs, and 1X0 men I are at work in hnrrying them torward. 1The season has been favorable, and the drive is said to he a very clean one “ut wwlogs have been left on the shores, Hat , ledges and falls. SAGADAHOC COUNTY. The revenue cutter *?**!* *“} Wednesday afternoon. The crew were paid off at the custom bouse there. WASHINGTON COUNTY. The shoe factory at Calais is to receive an addition more room being required for this business The contracts for the foundations and tile erection of the building have already been placed.__ Machigonne No. I. The members of Machigonne Engine Com pany, No. X, are requested to meet at the cugine house today to attend the funeral of th'late Thomas Hamel. Time of funeral in daily papeis. _ The Duchess of Montrose, who is well known as an owner of racing horses, had a peculiar experience with one of her grooms recently. She thinks that he formed a syn dicate to over-charge her grossly for excess baggage while traveling and when shedis charged him for this he organized a strike among her servants, who refused to prepare breakfast unless she came to terms. She went without breakfast, won the strtke and defeated the groom in a suit which he brought for his wages.