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ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1802—VOL. 32. PORTLAND, MAINE, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1895. IcLAss^MA’f. ms.e-t-P^d * PRICE THREE CENTS SPECIAL, NOTICES. LADIES’ OB GENTLEMEN’3 MADE-UP GARMENTS That are Slightly soiled or Wrinkled, can bo STEAM SPONGED And repressed to have the appearance of new, fa sure cure for moths); thio class of work if done every day, at Forest City DYE HOUSE, 13 Preble St. opp. Preble House. Kid Gloves Cleansed every day. Lace Curtains Cleansed. Telephone Connection. C /Senou.s/\ ... ... A-paper- ! YauiiQuants', Il7* 119 S -BOX- L — r MMe C ‘CO." \ -you • ‘ Q ^SATISFAniQj"'' NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. r^SPEAKING OF Polishes I have ‘ FOR FURNITURE Lusterole, (large bottles.) The Economical, (a cream.) Masoleue, (for pianos.) TOR SILVERWARE, Silver Whiting, (5c.) Red Star Powder, (won’t scratch.) Electro-Silicon, (standard.) Mosis Liquid Polish, (new.) Sponges, Chamois, Silver and Furniture Brushes. --• :j III H. H. HAY & SON, ||| | i Our attention has been called to the fact that unscrupulous millers and flour dealers are imi tating and counterfeiting our brauds, in order to palm off on tliefr-customers a lower cost and inferior grade of flour. This action on their part is a recognition of the merit of our flour, which undoubtedly leads the procossion In ' inter wheat flours in New England; thereby emphasizing the maxim “Imitation is the sin cerest flattery.” But we object to this form of flattery-, and hereby warn these countefeiters to desist from the use of our brands and hereafter sail under their own colors. Any dealer unable to get the genuine Colton Brothers make of Spur from their wholesale correspondents should communicate with our authorized New England agents, MESSRS. GEO. A. HUNT & CO., Portland, Maine, who will give any desired information. COLTON BROTHERS, Beliefontaine. Ohio. api'13 eodlw the hand made * paint is passing “ ~w away. The ma DclV Of clliu0 made paint, _ if properly made, is better. The Chil ton Paint is made with the very best Linseed Oil and a Turpentine Drier. No Benzine or Benzine Drier is used. It is measured and sold by the United States Standard Gal lon of 231 cubic inches. It will cover more surface, cover better and last longer than any other paint in the world. For shades of color call on H.H.Hay&Son, Middle Street. aprl2 dtf A. R. WEIGHT GO. _ Cargoes. Carloads and at Retail. Elevators on B. & M. K. R. Wharf. The best qual ities of Hard and Free Burning Coals carefully screened for family use. Genuine Lykens Valley Franklin -AND BORDEN MINING CO. Georges Creek, Cumberland. AGENTS FOR MAINE OF THE CELEBRATED HEW RIVER STEAM GOAL Tracks to elevators connecting with all rail roads. Wood of all kinds cut to order. Office, 353 Commercial St. TELEPHONE 15 2. mar 9 codtf PILES—Advice Free. To any person suffering from Piles or any other rectal disease, I will send an account of my own case and how X was cured, after years of great suffering and inconveuience. 1 have nothing to sell, but for the sake of humanity, will direct the afflicted to a sure and permanent cure. Address N.B.S., P, O. Box 97, Lewiston, Me. Send stamp. aprleodSw* NEW MANCHESTER HOUSE, With Windsor Hotel Annex, MANCHESTER., N, H., Makes it the largest and best equipped hote north of Boston. A. M. WINCHESTER, Proprietor. J. WESLEY BENNER, Manager. l&'oVi TuW&Thtflp HATTERS IS RAISE. Oakland Threatened With Destruction By Fire. DESPONDENCY CAUSES AN AT TEMPTED SUICIDE AT BATH. A Dwelling Burned in Mechanic Falls In Spite of the Efforts of the Bucket Brigade—A Granite Schooner Sunk In the Thoroughfare — Happenings From All Over the State. (Special to the PRESS.) Bath, April 12.—A subject of discussion at present, and one which ..seems to be cf the greatest interest here, is, will Bath build a new $25,tiQ0 school house this year. The members of the school board have pe titioned£the city govcrnmentlto build one^on the lot now occupied by the old academy. Tue school (.board say that its not a case of whether tho city wants to build one or not, but says it must bo built for at the present time even the accommodations are insuffic ient. Dr. E.M. Fuller, the alderman from Ward 4, who is also on the school board, from that ward, is very enthusiastic over the erection of a modern school house, and he sets forth the idea of tho.city’s raising the money by a temporary loan, a small part of which might be paid each year, thus making it much easier lor the tax payers. The petition , for the new building was re ferred to the committee on schools and school houses, and a report will probably be rendered at tho next meeting of tne city government, which will probably be an in teresting session. It is now expected that the ram Katnh din will he given a spin over . the Southport course next week, and that she will then be ready for her official trial trip. This evening a meeting was held at the lodge rooms of Acadia lodge, K. ot P., in regard to forming n sisterhood in connec tion with it. The following .committee was put in charge of it: Mrs. Lewis.Cameron, Mrs. John Mclilerer, Mrs. A. M. Frank. Mrs. Fred A. Witharn. Mrs. Zena Clifford, Mrs.JCharles Oliver. DANGEROUS FIRE AT MECHANIC FALLS. A Narrow Escape for the Village—An Ar gument for Fire Protection. (Special to the PRESS.) Mechanic Falls,April 12.—Children, match es, bay and a strong wind combined,this af ternoon to threaten this village with one of the most destructive fires lor years. Fortunately the wind served to carry the sparks away from neighboring buildings, and ithe bucket brigade 1 sufficed to.keep other property from catching. After school, it is said,some children were playing in the statile attached to the resi dence of F. O. Purrinton, on Maple street, and shortly before 6 o’clock flames broke from the building. Mr. Purrinton was away, but the neighbors turned out and saved most of the household furniture, but as there was neither apparatus or water ser vice they were compelled to watch, tho flames spread from the stable to the house, which was destroyed. The loss is about $3000; insured for $2500. THE CONDUCTOR UPHELED. Verdict Awarding Damages to an Ejected Passenger Set Aside. Augusta, April 12.-November 4, 1893, Clar ence L. Robinson, o caulker, while riding from Rockland toward Thomaston on the Rockland, Thomaston and Camden street railroad was put off by tbe conductor for the alleged use of profanity in the iresence of other passengers. He instituted suit and denied using pro fanity, in the presence of the other passen gers, but admitted oalilng the conductor a “damned liar,” and recovered S1I8". The Supreme court sets the verdict aside. Judge Walton drawing the opinion and Chief Jnstite Peter, Associate Emery. Has kell, WkitehouBO and Wiswell concurring. The opinion is long, entering into details and is of importance to railroads and the travelling public. m MOST DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN TEN YEARS. Nine Buildinga in Flames at One Time in Oakland. Oakland, April 12.-The most destructive Are in ten years occurred here today at the Waterman Tool company. I.oss, twenty five thousand dollars: insurance, two thou sand dollars. One private dwelling was consumed and nine houses were in flames atone time. Assistance came 1 by special train from the Waterville lire department. The flames are now under control. A Woolen Mill for Fairfield, Fairfield. April 12.—Fairfield’s boom ie a sure thiDg. A large meeting of sub scribers to the proposed mill was held today and voted unanimously to accept the terms made by the Vassalboro Wool en mill. A temporary organization was effected with A. H. Tolman, clerk and V.R.Connor, treasurer. A commit tee was appointed authorized to close all contracts and transact all business tor the company. It was voted to be incor porated nnder the laws of the state with $35,000 capital. The committe is A.F.Gerald, V.R. Coimor, H. F. Bur gess, F.J.Savage and E. J. Lawrence. An Injunction Against Biddeford. Biddefoid, April 12—Preliminary steps were taken this afternoon toward ask ing for an injunction for restraining the city from proceeding with the construct ion of tbo new city building. The peti tion will be presented prior to the next meeting of the city council. The peti tion is based on the claim that the city is without the requisite money, and, baviuc already exceeded its debt lim it, caonot legally raise money; that the city ha < no right to build un opera i house and stores in connection with its tnunicipal building; and that up to the present time the work o£ reconstruction has been proceding without legal form. SUNK IN THE THOROUGHFARE. Schooner Matilda, ot' Boston, a Total Wreck. (Special to the PRESS.) Green’s Landing, April 12.—Schooner Matilda of Boston, loaded with paving here and sailed today. She run ashore In the Thoroughfare,and at low tide cap si zed and sunk. She will be probably a total loss, and no insurance on the car go. The wreck is an obstruction to navigation. The crew are all right. Mr. Salley Exonerated. Fairfield, April 12.—U.G.Salley is ex onerated. The whole affair proved a conspiracy against Mr.Salley by Brown and Reynolds, and they were obliged to settle the case by paying a large sura of money. Mr.Salley returned to his busi ness in Dover, N.H., Friday. Attempted Suicide of a Man Wlio Was Sick and Discouraged. Bath, April 12.—Martin McDonough, 50 years old, cut his throat at an early hour, Friday morning, at the horuo of his sister, Mrs. William Lynch, on Mid dle street.lBath. McDonough has been in ill health about two years, and for the past two weeks he has been very sick with a lever. For several nights, an at tendant has been with him. It appears that upon the departure of his attendant for home at 4 a. m., Friday, McDouough arose from his bed and went to the woodshed where he was found soon after, blood flowiDg from a gash across his throat and a bloody razor by his side. The wound, although a bad one, is not considered by the physicians attending, as one that will prove fatal, the jugular vein not ueing cut, out cue wuuuu is very close to it. At 10 a. in., Friday, McDonough was very weak and at that hour it was thought the wound, coupled with.the extreme weakness ot' the man from his long illness, would cause death in a few hours. McDonough has no family His wife was burned to death in Bath a few years ago. He was a strest laborer and for a few months was iu’ the employ ofjjthe Bath Water compa ny. A sister of McDonough said Friday that the rash act of her brother was brought about by despondency caused by his long illness. McDonough has three brothers living in Lewiston. Berwick’s Oldest Inhabitant. South Berwick, April 12.—Richard Davis, the oldest resident of this place, died today, aged 95. For many years he was engaged in the hardware busi ness. The funeral occurs Sunday after noon. THE WEATHER. Can Wear New Bonnets Sunday, Boston, April 12.—Local f forecast for New England for Saturday: ‘Fair, except light showers; possibly warmer; southerly to westerly.winds; Fair Sunday. Washington, April 12.—Forecast for Satur day for.New England: Ruin; warmer; brisk southerly winds; probably . fair Sun day. Bocal Weather Kenort. Portland, Me., April 13—The local Weather Bureau office records as to the weather the following: 8 a.m.—Barometer, 30.673: thermometer, 40.0; dew point, 30; humidity 70; wind, £; velocity', 4; clear. 8 p. m.—Barometer. 30.451; thermometer 39.0; dew point 29; humidity. 68; wind, S; velocity 17 ; weather, clor.dy. Mean daily thermometer, 36.0; maximum thermometer, 44.3; minimum thermometer, 28.3: maximum velocity of wind, 25; h‘g total precipitation, .0. ^ Weather Observations. The following are the observations for the Agricultural Department Weather Bu reau lor yesterday’, April, 12 taken at 8 p. m., meridian time, the observations for each station being given ill this order. Teiuuerature. direction of the wind, stato of tho weather. Boston, 40 degrees, ?, fair; New York, 44 degrees. E, cloudy; Philadelphia, 50 degrees SE, clear: Washington,54dee;rces, i*\ cloudy; Albany, 44 degrees, S, cloudy; Buffalo, 48 degrees, £, rain: Detroit, 43 degrees, W, cloudy; Chicago, 50 degrees W, cloudy; St. Paul, 54 degrees, NW, clet»r; St. Vincent, 54 degrees NW, clear; Huron, Dak., GO de grees, N,W clear; Bismarck,[58 degrees, NW, clear; Jacksonville, 62 degrees, NE, clear. Cuban Insurgents Capture a City. Tampn, Fla., April 12.—Passengers arrived last night in the steamer Mascot from Havana, report that the in surgents, on or about March 25,attacked and captured the City oi Jiguana, a town of about 10,000 inhabitants, in eastern Cuba. On April 3, the Spanish attacked the city, but were repulsed by the insurgents three times ami finally retreated, leaving their dead numbering about 45 men. The Cubans lost 15 killed and 30 wounded. The fight lasted three hours. Jiguana is near Santiago, in the province of Jiguana. Suicide in Mid Ocean. Queenstown, April 12.—The captain of the steamship Adriatic, from New York, which arrived today, reports that three days out ft steerage passangers named Ericksen dis appeared and is supposed to have jumped overboard. An Unruly Sergeant. “In our company during tho civil war, ” said Captain T. E. Barlow of Milwaukee, “was a stuttering sergeant named Thom as and a chaplain named Chenautt, who was exceedingly untidy in porsonal ap pearance. The sergeant was a wit and gave tho chaplain no end of trouble. One cold day tho parson had preached for over an hour, and at tho close of his discourse asked any one who folt serious to come forward. The sergeant wont at once. ‘Do jrou really feel serious?’ asked tho chap lain rather doubtfully of his convert. ‘Se-se-serious! I sh-sh-should say I—I di-did. Any m-man w-would feel s-se-se rious to s-s-sit on ac-ca-cakoof ico t-t-two hours and h-he-hear y-you p-preach,’ was the reply. On another occasion at mess the sergeant began to eat before the chap lain had asked the accustomed blessing. Extending his hands over the table, the chaplain said, ‘Pause, sergeant; pause.’ ‘Y-yes, I s-s-see’sm. D-d d-d-d dirty ones too-’”— QUIGLEY CAPTURED. Story of the Escape of the Mattewan Convicts. MADE FALSE KEYS AND OPENED THE CELL DOORS. The Escape Due to Negligence of an At tendant—The Keys Were Made Out of Two Spoons—A Reckless Jump From the Roof for Liberty—The Other Four Fugitives Still at Large. Newburg. N. Y., April Vi.—John Quigley the Astmia criminal who, with Oliver Cur*is Perry and three others esoaped from Mattawan Asylum Wednesday night, Wi ■ recaptured shortly after noon today at New Hamburg,eight miles north of Fishkill landing. He was in an empty coal car. Washington Leroy,a resident of New Ham burg, walking along the tho tracks of the Hudson Kiver railrcad, saw a poorly clad fellow in the empty car on the siding. The man’s general appearance caused Le roy to believe ne might be one of the es caped criminals. Leroy enlisted the help of two others and these thrue men made Quigley a piisoner. Ho could not give a satisfactory account of himself, and word was sent to the Mattewan Asylum. Two attendants immediately were sent out, and took Quigley lack to tho asylum. Quigley complained of nausea rnd weakness, evidently not having eaten anything since his escape. Jle was clad in a pair of blue trousers,2an old shirt of the asylum regula tion uniform and without shoes or stockings Quigley made a statement to Superinten dent Allison,which shows that the escape of the five men is due to negligence of the at tendants, and the plan of escape was de vised by Maguire. It seems that some of the men in the isolated ward were permitted to go Into tho dining hall for their meals, and others, including Maguire and Perry, were fed in their cells. When the attend ants aive the men their food in tho cells. every article is counted. Two galvanized iron spoons were kept by Maguire, through the negligence of some attendant. In the boots they* use in the institution i3 a long 3teel shank, and Maguire secured one of these shanks and made a small saw of it. With the saw the made two tkeys.from the spoons. rlhe ceils are double locked, and the same key does not open b »tli locks. Id some way Maguire got patterns of the keys. The locks are about two feet apart, and the only way they can be reached from the in side is through a little opening in the cen tre of the door. Over this is a wire grating. Maguire could nut use both keys biinsell so he gave the upper key to Davis and kept the lower one himself. Davis went to sup per in the dining room Wednesday night, and as he went to the dining room he un locked Maguires dcor at tiie top. After Watchman Cuimody cam a around at nine o’clock, Maguire forced back the wire grat ing in the door and slipped fill's hand through the opening and opened the lower lock. That let him out. He Went to J erry’s cell and opened the door and tiien let Quig ley out, and the two went into Perrys’ cell leaving *tbe door unlocked, between 9.30 and 30 o'clock CarniodyBmade another tour, and as he was passing Perrys’ cell he asked him for a drink ot water. As he turned away Quigley and Maguire pounced upon him. They carried : him 1o Perry’s cell and bound and gagged him. Then they punched the watchman’s clock so no suspicion would be aroused in the office. No definite plan was decided upon lor the escape. After they went into the chapel they found the scaffolding Ly acciden*. When they got to the roof Petiy dropped from the eaves while Quigley jumped. Quigley and Perry ran away, leaving O’Donnell, Davis and Maguire on the roof. The jump doubled Quigley up, and he has since been sick. Af ter Perry dropped Quigley did not see him nor did he see any of the other three, and he does not know wbat became of them. He wandered up the river. When the men escaped they had on the prison regulation brick yard on tbe river he found a coat and bat. lie was 6een at a low point at Hart’s bolel, where ho asked for something to eat and got it. He then continued up river to New Hamburg, where he was recaptured. Superintendent of Prisons Latbrop visited Matte wan today and began investigation into the escape of the five men. Floods Are Receding. Middletown, Conn.. April 12.—The riv er reached its highest point this after noon, but it is below the great flood of 1854 by three feet. Travel is impeded and no freight trains arrive as the wat er is three feet deep on the tracks. South Water street residents are all forced to move up one story. The water is now receding "slowly . Kennedy and Hubbard lost considerable wood and coal and all coal yards are cut off by the flood. There is no communication with the buildings on the river front ex cept by boat. Bringing in the Kansas. Boston, April.12. —At sunset the Brit ish steamer Kansas from Liverpool, be lore reported with loss of propeller, was live miles E.N.E. from Highland Light, Cape Cod, in tow of the Boston Tow Boat company's tugs Taurus and Kate Jones, which were sent out yesterday in search of the disabled steamer. Bucksport’s Graduates. Boston, April 12.—The annual reunion and banquet of the Bucksport Seminary AHSociaitou took place at Parker’s this evening. About 125 graduates were present. Hon.Thomas II.Sherman pre sided, and Rev.A.F. Chase, principal of the school and Mis.Chase were guests. Attached the Scenery and Costumes. Brockton, Mass., April 12.—Springer and Welly’sHlack Brook company played here Wednesday evening. After the per formance the scenery and costumes were attached T.by Eugene Tompkins for a claim of $1800. Mi.Tomkins claims be has r.ha sole right to produce the pi.eclj' having purchased the right from Kiral fy. Tonights’ attachments wore raised on a writ of replevin and the company will continue on the New England cir cuit. A Successful Murder and Suicide. St. Louis, April bJ.-Tbis afternoon the dead bodies of man and woman vvele found Ivins by tbe roadside near Manches ter, a suburb of this city. The bodies were about fifty feet apart.and baldy diflfiiSure * The police are unable to identify them. It is a supposed case of murder and suicide, as nix empty ccarriage was found a few hundred yards beyond where the couple were Iring. It is thought the couple hud driven from Wt. Louis. WORCESTER FIREMEN KILLFD. Three Were Crushed Beneath Falling Walls. ^Worcester, April 12.— 7 p.J m.. Rogers’ block,at the corner of Main and Pleasant streets is on lire. Three alarms were sound ed. The loss will be heavy. Latti—8.30—The fire is now under control. Three firemen were bin ied under the falling walls. W. L. McLaughlin and Frank Jones °f 'Irick 3 had their skulls fractured ami will die. The other man is not seriously injur'd. FURTHER PARTICULARS. The block is a four story brick structure, known as the Kinnicut. Almost as soon as the alarm sounded the flames burst through the iaof and the strong southeast wind drove thej fire brands and sparks over the roofs of blocks of the west side of Main street. Men from tiuck three went into a smill alley leading eft to the north of the burning block to raise a truck when the timbers of the roof and brick of the walls of the upper story fell. All escaped hut two who were buried under the ^debris. The ladder was thrown down and broken. Thetwo men buried were Vm. McLaughlin and Frank Jones, both call laddenuen. Boti were speedily taken out of the ruins, McIaugblJn’s skull was crushed and he was otherwise terribly injured. He died at 9 30 at the city hospital. Jones suffered a com pound fracture of the left leg, fractures of the left arm and skull. He is at the city hospital, but it is thought he can live till mojning. Six others were slightly injured. Chisf Vaughan barely escaped injury, and ’was i overed with dust and morter. The fire wag confined to the Kinnicut block and was under control at 8.30 o’clock. The entire loss is estimated at $50,000. FLAWS IN INCOME TAX* Portions of the Instructions Issued Be girding Its Collection Cannot Be En forced. Washington, April 12.--Mucli additional income tax litigation is_confidently expeced by the United States supreme court offi cials, though they have no information as to what shape it will take. The regula tions issued yesterday by the internal rev enue division, attorneys say. cannot be en forced in full. It is pointed that the decis ion of the Supremo court on Monday wipes out of the lavv all reference to incomes irom lent and the statute stands as if in comes from that source were , never men tioned. Requirement that returns shall in clude the amount received from that source lawyers say, cannot be enforced, as there is no provision upon .which the process can be based. Every return made since Mon day, from which nas been omitted the in come for tents is, in the opinion of these attorneys, in full compliance with the law. Another discrimination made by the law is discovered, attorneys suy, where the wife has an income independent from the husband, which is less than £4000, it cannot be taxed and it need not be included within bis return. If it ba more than £4000 it must be added »o the total of the husband’s tax able income, and but one deduction of £4000 made from the gross aum. It is claimed that no return at all need be made by per sons whose incomes are wholly derived from rent3 regardless of the amount. ALL ARMIES WILL BE REPRESENTED At the Dedication of the National Park at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Washington April 12.—Secretary Lamon has decided upon the main features of the official exercises authorised by Congress in the dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Cere monies will begin on the battletiold of Chic kamauga, September 19, and will comprise a formal announcement of the opening of the park by the War Department, representing the government. Two orations by speakers of national prominence, and a proper.mili tary display. The following day exercises in continuation of the dedication and relat ing to the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge will bo held at Chatta nooga with a somewhat similar piogramme. In case of raiu all exercises will take place at Cbattunooga. The Secretary will arrange to have all the armies represented in the setting apart the night of September 19, to the Union and Confederate armies of Ten nessee, and the night of the 20th to the ar mies of the Potomac and Northern Virginia. Tire regular army will be represented by the lieutenant general and a detachment of troops. The Society of the Army of the Cumberland will hold their annual reunion at Chattanooga the evening Lof September 18lh. Maine Pensions. Washington, April 12.—The following pensions huve been granted to people in Marne: Original—James J. McNally, Togus. Increase—Seth H.llowen, Togus; Orrin Stearns, Bangor; Win. Deugler, Gar diner. A Dangerous Photographic Counterfeit. Washington, April 12.—An excellent photographic counterfeit of the $5 note of the American Exchange National bank of New York city today was dis covered in some money sent tbs nation al oank redemption division of the treas ury for redemption. The note is of the 1892 series, check letter “1”' with a por trait of Garfield.upon it. MR. HARTZELL’S DISCOVERY. Says the Heavenly Bodies are in a Peculiar Position. Charleston, S.C., April ll.-Rev.J.S. Hartzell, an Episcopal clergyman, resid ing near this city, has published this statement: “Tomorrow, Good Friday, the heavenly bodies which gravitate around the sun will be in exactly the same position relatively to each other and to the earth that they occupied the (1-ay Christ was crucified. It will bs the first time such a thing has occurred since that day.” The Fresno, California, Loan & Sav ings bank closed its doors yesterday irorning because of the inability to re alize ou securities. The assets are stat ?a to be ample to meet the liabilities. SHREWD MR. BORDEN. Did Jot Advance Wages from Pure Philanthropy. OTHER MILLS WILL BE FORCED TO FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE. And a Higher Scale of Prices Will Be the Result-Other Fall River Mills Have Taken No Action as Yet—An Incendia ry’s Attempt Foiled. Fall River, April 12.—The manufacturers are convinced that Mr. Borden is proceed ing on business principles, and is not actu ated by any motive which do not^bear di rectly upon bis own enterprises. The con clusion baa been reached that he is about to cut loose from the low basis which has been advocated ever since the depression set in, anyplace the industry upon a higher busis. It follows that if it costs ten uer cent more to manufacture goods, the sellers must get ten per cent more Bfor them in the market, and so long as the demand holds steady prices are bound to improve. Just now there is nothing to prevent the factories from making contracts on ^far more SRtistaetory returns than were ob tainable forty-eight hours ago. The American Printing company. Fall River Iron Works company combination is managed more liberally than the average mill. Jt handles immense quantities of goods 1hat touch markets all over the coun Iry, and it generally proceeds on a broad basis, and aims to make dollars rather than to save cents. It is not improbable [that Mr. Bouen foresaw *that his help would not work much longer at cut rates, and he made up bio mind that cut rates were not Dalcuated to boom trade. He was aware that it other mills declined to follow suit. □e woum nave tne neia lor nimselr. The factories here and 2 elsewhere would be forced to close their gates. One broker says , “If he means to prop the market and keep it propped, he has dis covered the way to do .’it as well as the way sot to do it. He cannot accomplish his pur pose by buying freely and pulling the mills mt of the rut, but can make competitors pay more for every yard produced and pre vent them from selling down quotations.” Up to the closing of the market tonight, llie manufacturers’ association had taken □o definite step looking toward a voluntary Advance to meet the conditions that Mr. Borden made. The matter was discussed at a special meeting at the Seaconnet mill this Afternoon, but no action was taken. The ineinbeis said, after the meeting, that it was safe to predict an advance would be granted. The president of the local corpo ration says an advance is inevitable be cause of the absolute scarcity of help un :ler the present wage schedule. One lead ing manufacturer tonight; implied the ad vance may bo given without calling a meet ing of the association. Today the Enrnaby Gringham mill weavers put in an application for a twenty per cent increase in wages, und the matter is under consideration by the mill authorities. An attempt was made last nigLt to burn one of tLe tenement blocks owned by tLe Borden City mill. A boarder in the bouse discovered a well de veloped blaze in the hallway and gave the E\l«rm. The fire was extinguished without calling upon the department. Investiga tion showed that kerosene had been used liberally. This is the second attempt to burn a tenement building in the same way within a week. OIL RISING. Prediction that It Will Open Up in the Market This Morning—Activity in the Oil Fields. Pittsburg, April 12.—As an indication of the activity in the hunt for oil, there were 1,401 new wells drilling and rigs in course*of construciton on[the~first instant agaiust a monthly average of 232 last year. It is estimated that about $6,000,000 are being expended in New J-V11X ill an IUU 1UHU-, JJCU aio in buc field day and night looking for possible developments. Derricks are being built wherever there is the slighetst possibili ty of discovering the greasy fluid, and the Standard Oil company are ready to buy any wells and leases at good figures. This being a boiiday there were no dealings in oil today. It is predicted that prices will open higher tomorow than they closed Thursday. Tills Sounds Better Than Lynching. Corsicana, Tex., April 12.—Nelson Cal houn, a negro, was arrested last night on suspicion of having assulted Mrs. Rosa Hughes of this city, Tuesday night. This morning he was takeu be fore Mrs. Hughes and identified as her assailant. The officers started back to jail followed by a posse of citizens on Horseback. On the outskirts of.the city the negro threw open the dour ofj the carriage and tried to escape. The citi zens tired on him, riddling him with bullets and killing him. Did N ot Fire Upon the Allianca This Trip. Quarantine, S. I., April 12. —Capt. Crossman of the steamer Allianca from Colon, states that he passed Cape Maysi, Cuba, five miles distant at 7.30 a, m.. April 8, and saw a barkeutine rigged gunboat under the land beading west.. It was the same Spanish gunboat that tired on the Allianca when homeward bound, from Colon last voyage. Saved Their Bacon. Norwich, Conn, Apirl 12.—The two story slaughter house and barn in Pres ton of Selectman Charles B. Chapman, burned Friday morning. A score of live bogs escaped. The loss is 13,000, insur ance $1,000. The cause of the fire is sup posed to be incendiary. Setting a Hood Example. Washington, April 12.—President Cleveland filled out his income tax blank and will probably make the re turn tomorrow. He included his salary ol' $50,000 as Chief Executive, on which the tax will be $020, deciding to leave it to the proper authorities to determine whether the payment of the two per cut assessment will be in violation of the provision of the federal constitution which says the compensation of the President is not to be increased nor di minished during the term for which ho was elected. As to the payment of the tax, Mr.Cleveland has until the first of July, and as this constitutional question affecting his salary will undoubtedly have been passed on or before that time, the President will wait forkthe disposi tion of the matter. Xpparently'swindlers. Three Men Open An Office and Secure Money By An Advertisement. Last Wednesday, three men inquired of the janitor of the Oxford building if there wero any looms to let in the building. Tiie janitor did not like the appearance of the men, and replied that he didn’t think there were any vacant rooms, but that they would have to see the owner of the proper ty Mr. Chapman. The men were dressed in a manner that, with theii general style made the janitor think they wanted the rooms in order to operate . on the bank or else to wort some skin game. The men applied to Mr. Chapman and he let them have a room. Then they put an advertisement in a paprr that men were wanted to go to Boston and act as street bosses, those deserving the positions to apply at once at'.the Oxford building at the room designated. The advertisement ap peared Thursday morning, and before noon there were eight or nine applicants for the positions. These applicants had to pay 82.50 each, and wero told to meet the men at the Union station next Monday when they would all be taken to Boston, the men engaging them to pay the railroad fares. 1c happened that a former police officer made application and asked what the objection was to his paying his own fare to Boston and going at once. The an swer came that the business wasn’t done that way. This answer satisfied the ex offleer that the thing was a swindle. He notified.Morshnl Trickey and Deputy sterl ing and a couple of policemen in plain clothes were sent to the Oxford building at once, but the men wero gone. It appears one of them told the janitor that he had better keep the key of the room, as he and his comrades were liable tocoireinat different time and that if . he, the janitor, had the key he could let them in. The men have not been seen since that time, Thursday noon. It is suspected that they were satisfied that their little game was discovered and ; cleared out with the eighteen or twenty dollars they had secured from their Thursday morning clients. The police have telegrapghed Bangor, Lewiston and other JVlaine cities to look out for them. PRAWDA’S TRICKS. He Has Been Trying a Choice One on the State Prison Officials—His Dead Faint. Warden S. H. Allen, of the Maine State Prison, was in the city Inst evening. In response to the inquiry of the representa tive of the PRESS he said that all his boarders were getting on well.' A. M. Praw da, recently sentenced for life for killing Mrs. Myers at Yarmouth, is doing very well now, although ho gave the officers some business at first. It was PrawduVcboice to go to work in the blacksmith shop; but after he had been there awhile he got tired of the work and wanted, a - place out in the yard. He is a poor mechanic and does not lake to blucksmithing. But the officials refused to make the change he decided; and very soon he was taken with n fainting fit and spasms. They carried him ginto the guard room and laid him on a cot. Warden Allen felt of his pulse and found it normal. He also noticed that when a spasm would come on the arm which ho .was holding did not twitch as Prawda’s other members did. When the doctor arrived lie found also that the heart was beating normally. Prawda, however, kept his eyes shut persistently, and did all in his power to simulate a dead faint. But onco convinced that he was Dhamming the prison officials took means which speedily brought him out of his faint. He than admitted, when detected, that he had been playing a game on them. Irving the burglar, is writing poetry. He is a pronounced anarchist. Ho does much, in harmless ways, to make prison life inte resting. DAVIS’ BOAT APPLIANCES. Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Suits to Decide Patents. Fortl^nd oarsmen will be interested in the following regarding two of the suits brought by M.F. Davis,formerly ot this city but now of Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Davis began these suits among others, while he At Boston, Thursday, before Judges Put nam.Nelson and Webb, in the United btates Circuit court of appeals, was heard the!case of Michael F. Davis vs. Henry Parkman, and Parkman vs.Davis, appeals which arise out of decrees of the Circuit court for Mas sachusetts, adversely made in patent suits brought there by Davis against Parkman. In one bill in equity brought by Davis for the alloged infringement of putent No. 209.9C0, granted November 19, , 187tS,’for row locks and outriggers'on bouts, that court found there was no infringement by Park man, and dismissed the bill. Davis appealed to this court. In another bill iu equity brought by Davis for the infringement of patent 231,017, granted August 10, 1880, for foot boards or rests for boats,that court de cided that Parkman infringed upon the sec ond claim of the patent, and enjoined biin acordiDgly, Mr. Parkman took an appeal from this decree. The court reserved its decision upon each appeal. LAID THEIR CABLE. Postal Telegraph Company Overcome Op position and Tay Their Wires. Norwalk, Conn., April 12.—After two different inductions were served on two seperate forces of workmen, the Postal Telegraph and Cable company succeed ed by strategy, after dark tonight, iu laying a second cable across the Saugu tuck river closing the last break in their through connection from Boston tc New York with six additional new copper wires. The owners of the property in the vicinity objected when the Postal company attempted to string additional wires and served an injunction on the company’s employes compelling them to stop work. Aouther force several days later also were enjoined and tonight a tuird retinue of the company’s men went to work on the cable ami completed re laying it before further obstructions could be imposed. A Dam Washed Away. Bos Angeles, Cal., April 12.—Fifty feet of the Utica Mining company’s dam three miles from here broke yesterday. Otta Luudf, an old mnn who livid on Antonia creek, perished iu the flood, i The company claims a loss of $T0,000. j BRADSTREET’S REPORT. Cattle, Beef and Petroleum Ruled the Markets. EXTRAORDINARY ADVANCES MADE IN THE PRICES OF THESE. Outside of lliese, Business Has Beeu Quiet but Healthy —Many Failures During the "Week—A Slight Decrease in Bank Clearings — Considerable Activity in the West. New York, April 12.—Brad street a will cay tomorrow. A feature in trade circles is found in the prices movement, more par ticularly those for cattle, dressed beef and petroleum. Drouth, low prices nnd.bard times within two years have resulted in a shorter supply of cattle that Is prospective ly thirty per cent less than last year. Live cattle are 1.60 higher per one hundred pounds than last year, and one dollar high er than the lowest point this year. Dressed beef is 2 1.2 cents higher than the average last year, and the highest since 1885. The comparative scarcity of high grade cattle is emphasized by the fact that present quotations, when made in previous periods of scarcity never failed to bring a supply when one existed. Petroleum sold at $1.57 1-2 Thursday,or 62 cents higter than Janu ary 2, and 75 cents higher than a year ago, which is more than three times the lowest price of 1892, the highest quotations since 1878. The reduced production and increased consumption with reduced stocks, produces excitement in the market. Other advances are of leather,hides and footwear. Lard is higher and cotton is up 3-16 cents. Recent gains in prices forbessiiuer iron and steel billets are maintained but the reque.-t fee and sugar are firm at previous prices. The list of reactions includes fractional leciines only in 3 wheat, Icorn, oats and pork,the latter on lower prices of live hogs. There were 235 failures in the United States this week against .220 last .week, and 211 in the week a year ago. Less astivity is reported from almost all Eastern cities, general trade being fair or 4uiet. with prospects fox improvement bright. Central Western cities, notably St. Louis, Cbiuago.Cincinnaii, Cleveland, Lou isville and Detroit, report an improvement in business and confidence a9 to the future The greatest activity is noticed in dry soods, hats, shoes and leaf tobacco, while the recent rains produced a .cheerlul feel ing in the agricultural region tributary to Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines. Alilvrau. kee, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth. The sonseqnent improvement is not as great ns was hoped, because of activity in plant ing. The movement of larm machinery, dry goods, groceries, hardware, paints and u;ls is most active IN THE SOUTH. Among the mere important Southern cit ies reporting actual gains in the movemeir* of merchandize, are Augusta, Atlanta Savannah and Galveston. The improve ment there is slight. Tho outlook is regard ed more cheerfully at. New’ Orleans, where tbg sugar bounty disbursements are expeet ad soon. At Jacksonville and Birmingham, jeneral trade is quiet and [some lines nre ilow. Nashville end ; Memphis retain the improvement previously recorded, and im proved weathei helps trade ut Charleston. A.t Chattanooga, dry goods and hardware are relatively mere active. BANK CLEARINGS. I The total bank clearings covering the six days ending April 11, amount to $853,709, 406, a failing away of six per cent from the previous week, u normal variation, but un increase of seven ‘per cent o\er the total for ihe second week of April, 1894. Con trasted with the corresponding aggregate in 1693, about a month before the outbreak of the panic, this week’s shrinkage is fif teen per cent a fulling off of in the same proportion compared with 1692. Compared with February, March returns of gross earnings of one hundred and tbrity railroad companies may be construed as favorable, an increase over March of 1894, being of one per cent. This is to to contrasted with the Februury decrease this year from lost . of 2.3 per cent, and of Jan uary falling off rtfcis year from last, of half of one per cent. When it is recalled that the gross railway earnings in March, 1894, fell off thirteen per cent frcm’, the total of that month in 1893. tlie increase of month from March.1894, of a tilth of one gstf cent acquires significance. WHEAT EXPORTS. Exports of wheat from both coasts of the United States tins week, flour included as wheat, hold up to the hign average of 2,934, 179 bushels against 2,853,933 the previons week, 1,955,590 the second week of April, 1894, and 2,943.042 the week in 1S93. The maintenance of generally higher range of clearing totals, the improved outlook for manufacturers in staple lines, the spread of the feeling of confidence that the vol ume of business will increase the improved crop outlook in wes’ern and northwestern grain states, are among the more signicuni ly favorable features. It should be added that the leading North Pacific coast markets, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and others,claim through the recent freight rate reductions that they will control the jobbing trade of a largely increased proportion of Washington. Idaho and Oregon,where to this time competition by eastern jobbers lias been heavy. A cream of tartar baking powder High, esc of all in leavening strength—Latest United States Government Food Report* Royal Baking Powder 106 WALL ST.. N. X.