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WORCESTER DAILY PRESS.
VOL. VI., NO. 21.
BYTELEGRAPH.
National Associated Press Dispatches.
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
TIIK BANKRUPT ACT REPEALED.
The Senate.
Washington, April 25.—The Chair laid be
fore the Senate a communication from the
Secretary of the Treasury in answer to a
resolution of the Senate calling for informa
tion relative to the i.sue of bond-, commis
sions paid, etc., since March 4,1801; ordered
printed and laid on the table.
Ou motion of Senator Hollins, the Senate
took up for consideration the bill to provide
for the revision and correction of assess
ments for special improvements lu the Dis
trict of Columbia aud for other purposes.
The morning hour having expired, the reg
ular order was demanded aud the bill was
laid aside.
On motion of Senator Sargent, the Senate
adhered to its amendments to the naval ap
propriatiou bill and a conference commiLlee
was requesied. Senators Sargent, Dorsey
and Beck were appointed to confer ou tbe
part of the Senate.
The Senate then resumed consideration of
the bills on the Caleudar, aud a number
were passed.
Senator Blaine submitted tbe report of the
conference committee ou the deficiency bill,
and it was agreed to.
The Senate then, at 5:15, adjourned.
Tile House.
Washington, April 2o.—The regular order
having been demanded, tbe House resumed
consideration of the unfinished business of
yesteid. y, which was the Senate bill to re
peal the baukiuptact.
Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania desired to have
some understanding as to the limitation ot
debate, lie understood it was proposed to
limit it to two hours, aud that that lime
had been divided between nine gentlemen.
Mr. MacMahon of Ohio, who bad charge
of tbe bill, said under the instruction of his
committee he was bound to limit the debate
to two hours, but it was within the power of
tbe House to extend tbe time by voting
down tbe previous question.
The bill was then read and Mr. Kuott of
Kentucky said that before tbe substitute of
the committee was offered he desired to
offer certain amendments to perfect the Sen
ate bill. If tbe bankrupt law is an evil it
should be repealed at once. If it was a ben
eficial act it should be continued in force;
but acting upon tbe hypothesis that it should
be repealed it was desirable that tbe bill
should be perfected and especially as there
was a doubt among many tuembejs* whether
the Senate bill really repealed the bankrupt
act, but whether by repealing the act of 1807
tbe act of 1874, supplementary thereto, did
not remain in lorce. He therefore proposed
an amendment to repeal explicitly besides
tbe act of 1864, section 61 of the revised
statutes, atid tbe act of Jauuary 22, 1874,
supplementary to tbe act of 1867. There
was auotber defect in the bill, which was
that it made no provision in relation to
penal prosecutions, and ho therefore pro
posed a further amendment continuing iu
force aud effect all penal actions and crini
iual proceedings arising under the act re
pealed.
Mr. MacMahon of Ohio said at the proper
time he would offer a substitute for the
Senate bill, by which be would provide,
first, for tbe repeal of section sixty-one of
tbe revised statutes aud acts regulating the
bankrupt act; second, providing that it shall
not affect peiidlug proceedings; third, that
the tepeal shall take effect immediately as
to ibe involuntary clause, aud ou Jauuary 1,
1870, as to the voluntary clause.
Mr. Hunger of Michigan said that when
the Senate passed tbe bill the first impulse
of tbe judiciary committee was to agree to it
aud thus make ait unconditional repeal, but
iu view of letleis coming up from the people
it was thought best to let the voluntary
clause remain as at present. He should vote
for Mr. MacMahou’s substitute, aud if that
was not adopted be Sould vole for tbe abso
lute repeal. He believed tbe country was
only at tbe beginning of its financial
trouble-, aud if the bill was not repealed
they would be increased.
Mr. Frye of Maiue believed it was not
only tbe constitutional right but tbe duly of
Congress to keep a bankrupt law upon tbe
statute books; but there was no use trying
to perfect the bill, because the House would
nut listen to it. He therefore found no in
centive to an effort to perfect tie bill, aud
would vote for Mr. MacMabun’s substitute.
Mr. Lspbam of New Yoik called attention
to the history of bankrupt laws iu this coun
try, and said they were only made to meet
times of great distress, and after the occa
sion pas-ed they were repealed. Tbe last
act was passed to meet tbe distress that fol
lowed the late civil war, and tbe time for
its repeal had now at rived.
Mr. Chittenden of New York claimed that
there should be a well regulated bankrupt
law, but be was opposed to tbe substitute
offeted by Mr. MacMahon, becau-e tbe ex
tension to Jauuary 1 would enable any man
who was disposed to be dishonest to take
advantage of the fact and go into bankruptcy
iu the meantime.
Mr. Hiititon of Virginia moved to refer the
bib bo k to the judiciary committee.
Mr. Bwing hoped the bill would be re
ferted, because ibis was one of tbe most im
portant measures that could occupy the at
tention of Congiess. The proposition to re
peal the bankrupt act was a fitting sequel to
the resumption law. It would complete the
ruin of the country, which the resumption
law had begun. Tnat resumption law means
that all business men who are obliged to do
a credit business must give up their property
to their creditors, and this bill give a per
petual mortgage on tbe braiu and muscles of
the laud. Business was ail deranged. The
debtor could not realize on Ins property,
ami it was all attributable to the legislation
of Congress. If property had been swept
away by the visitation of God, or by some
such fearful calamity as a war, no one would
think of repealing this act, which was a
measure of relief, aud yet when distress bad
been brought about as tbe result of Congres
sional legislation, it is proposed to repeal the
law,
Tbe debate continued at length, and was
participated in by many members, at tbe
conclus ou of which tbe previous question
on the hill and amendments was considered.
Mr. Huntou’s motion to refer was reject
ed, 41 to 145.
Mr. Willis’s amendment to make tbe law
take effect July 1 was also rejected.
Mr. Knott's amendment, perfecting tbe
Senate hill, was agreed to.
Mr. MacMabou’s substitute was rejected.
The bill as amended by Mr. Knott was
then passed by a vote of 206 yeas to 31) nays.
Various committee reports were submit
ted, aud they were ordered printed and re
committed.
At 4:35 the House adjourned.
William Orton's Funerals
New York, April 25.—Tbe funeral of
William Orton, late president of the West
ern Union Telegraph Company, took place
today from tbeCburob oftho Holy Apostles,
and notwithstanding tbe heavy rain storm,
was very latgcly attended. Among those
present wire Senator Conkllng, ex-Governor
Morgan, William 11. Vanderbilt, Judge
Noah Davis, A. B. Cornell, Peter Cooper,
Collector Arthur, Cyrus W. Field, District
Attornsy Phelps, General Anson Stager of
Chicago, General Eckert, Augustus Schell
and Dr. Norvlu Green. After the services
of the Protestant Episcopal Church the re
mains were taken to Tarrytown, N. T., for
Interment. The employes of the Western
Colon Telegraph Company followed the
body to tbe railroad depot at Thirtieth
ptaeet-
THE CONFESSION.
McLIN'S ACCOUNT OF THE INFLU
ENCES
WHICH FRAUDULENTLY COUNTED FLOR
IDA FOR HAY EH.
New York, April 25. —The following is
the full text of McLiu’s confessiou:
“As a member of the late State Board of
Canvassers of the state of Florida, I feel
impelled by a sense of duty to myself, and
justice to others, to make the following
statement: At the time the canvass was
made 1 was uot at any time conscious of
actiug otherwise thau right and proper. I
entered upon the canvass with the conviction
that it was my privilege aud duty in a politi
cal seuse to give the benefit of every doubt
in favor of the Republican party. I felt
that, wheu a question could be decided
either way withuut doing violence to tbe
public sense of justice, it was fairly allow
able in politics tUat I should always lean to
my own parly, and give my decision in its
favor even at Iho hazard of straining a
poiut. At no time did 1 feel that I occupied
the position of a judge, charged wilb the
duty of strict and nice weighing and balanc
ing of all tbe evidenco presented. Looking
back now to that time, 1 feel that there was
a combination of influences that must have
operated most powerfully in binding my
judgment and swaying my actions.
I had been for many years,
aud was at the time of tbe
canvass, a very active partisau.
i sincerely thought our slate and nation
would suffer irreparable injury if the Demo
cratic party were to obtain tbe Presidency,
and tbe policy of hatred to the negro and
those wbu had been enemies of the negro
should obtain cuulr 1 at Washington. It
was common aud unanimous talk also, that
the very existence of men who iu the South
bad upheld the Republican paity dependent
upou tbe election of Mr. Hayes. Mr. Hayes
would sustaiu them throughout tbe South,
while Tiideu would crush them. I was
shown numerous telegrams, addressed to
Governor Stearns and others, from trusted
leaders of tbe Republican parly iu the North,
insisting that tbe salvation of the country
depended upou tbe vote of Florida being cast
for Hayes. Telegrams came from those to
whom I have beeu accustomed to defer, the
chairman of the National Committee and
the man who was the nearest personal
friend of Hayes and had conducted tbe
canvass. The telegrams also gave assur
ance of the forthcoming of utouey, aud
troops, if necessary, iu securing the victory
for Hayes. Following these telegrams, trust
ed northern Republican parly leaders aud
personal irieuds of Hayes arrived iu Florida
as rapidly as the railroads could bring them.
1 was surrounded by these men, who were
ardent Republicans, and especially by friends
of Hayes. One gentleman particularly, Gov
ernor Noyes of Ohio, was understood to
represent him and to speak wilb the author
ity of a warm personal friend, commissioned
with power to act iu his behalf. Tbese men
referred to tbe general destruction should
Tildfti be elected; the iutense anxiety of
tbe Republican party of tbe North and their
full sympathy with us, I cauuot say how
far my action may have beeu influenced by
the iutense excitement that prevailed around
me, or how far my partisau zeal may have
led me into error —neither can I say bow far
my course was influenced by the promise
made by Noyes that, if Hayes be
came President, I should be rewarded.
Certainly tbe influences must have had
strong control over my judgment and
action. Reviewing my action at this
distauce of time, with all calmness; with my
aidor cooled aud my partisan zeal chilled by
a President wbo has basely betrayed and
mercilessly destroyed the Republican parly
of tbe South, aud crushed the very men wbo
did so much for.bis electiou, I am persuaded
that the canvass was not conducted with
that cool, calm judgment aud honest, un
biased decision tnat should have character
ized a proceeding involving such vast and
important interest. Instead of this, I now
see that the whole proceeding went through
upou the briefest wave of political excite
ment; that partisau feeling, stimulated to
the utmost by most powerful agen
cies, usurped reason aud sound
judgment, and political expediency
ruled the hour. A large number of precincts
were either contested by the Democratic or
Republican party, voluminous testimony
was bled, and lawyers of bolb sides argued,
each for their side of tbe issue, and it was
tbe duty of the board to throw out and uot
include in the couut, or retain and count
preciucts, on the ground of illegality iu tbe
conduct of the election or fraud that was
charged to exist. The Atloruey-General of
the stale and a member of the board bad de
cided that the board bad quasi judicial pow
er, and bad tbe right to exclude precincts
from the count, if the returns were shown to
be so irregular, false or fraudulent as to
pievent tbe board from atcerlaining from
mein the true vole. With this view of its
duties the hoard entered upon the work of
cauvass with the couvicliou that they were
invested with large discretionary powers,
which were of a mixed chatacter—political
and judicial; tbe political largely pre
dominating. Partisau zeal and strong
political lies had a powerful influence
iu the exercises •of tbese powers,
and tbe Republicans, having a majority
of the Board of Canvassers, were large
ly iu their favor, as the tesult proved. If the
boaid bad acted iu accordance with the
decision of the Supreme Court of tho stale
defining the powers and duties of the boatd
in reference to throwing out preciucts once
rendered, there is no question of fact that
Tiideu would have beeu entitled to the vote
of Florida. Excluding the return from
Baker couuty, which was counted, and
(which I have since learned from parlies
wbo made it) was a falsely manufactured
return, aud including the true return which
corresponds with the precinct returns of that
couuty, tbe vote would certainly have given
the state to Tiideu. Archer Precinct No. 2,
Alachua county, was included in tho count.
Tbe Baud committed iu this precinct was
uot shown to the board by tbe Democratic
law) ere, although a coutest was made and
much atleutiou given to this precinct; but I
have recently learned from tbe Republican
leader of that county that, after the returns
were brought to Gainesville, the couuty seat,
210 voles were added to tbe returns by tho
iuspectors and clerk of Bald precinct.
In Leon couuty seventy-four small Re
publican ballots were stuffed into the ballot
box at preciuct No. 9, yet it was made to ap
pear, even to tbe satisfaction of a Democratic
member of the board, that tbese were not
false ballots. Subsequent confession shows
that they were stuffed iuto tbe box. I have
scett Joseph Bowes, one of the inspectors,
have tickets similar to them r few days be
fore the election, and caulioued him against
tbeir use unless they were generally adopted,
and afterward learned be bad given them
up. Iu Jefferson couuty, iu a certain pre
ciuct at which J. Ball was inspector, 100
votes were surreptitiously added to tbe bal
lots and couuted.
No charge was made to this fact before
the board. Tbe confession of J. Bell, since
made to me, discloses tbe fact that, bad the
210 votes fraudulently added to tbe Archer
return, and tbe 74 voles stuffed lu the box
lu Leon couuty, aud tbe 100 votes surreptl
ously added lu Jefferson county,aggregating
393 votes, been rejected, and Democratic re
jected precincts, which were excluded for
irregularity and illegality contrary to a de
cision of tbe Supreme Court, been retained
and counted, Mr. Tilden would bave car
ried the state. Tbe conclusion la irresistible
that Tilden was entitled to tbe electoral vote
of Florida aud uot Hayea. In making this
statement my motives will, doubtless, be
qaestloned by many, but tbe facta will aland
•lone as tbe truth, without auy more to sus
tain them. lam free to admit that, viewing
FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1878.
j things as 1 now do, aud remembering that
' Hayes was continually inspiring his personal
friends aud trusted agents, by every means
iu bis power, to secure for him the electotal
votes of Florida and Louisiana, and believ
lug it to have been a conscious wrong
ou bia part, done with a knowledge that bo
bad uot been elected, as bis subsequent re
pudiation of Governor Packard, whose title
was bound up iu bis own, and bis wilful and
cowardly desertion of tbe very men wbo con
tributed so largely to his electi< ti, has shown,
my contempt for the pitiable l.ttlenss of tbe
man is beyond my power of expression.
Hayes has denied tbe validity of bis own
title in denying Packard’s. He has ignored
bis Florida friends, showing he believed
them unworthy aud tainted with a fraud ;
yet he holds ou to the ptesideucy which, iu
his own opinion, was secured by this very
fraud. He has cowardly abandoned aud be
trayed his southern Republican friends
through fear of being ousted from an office
that be believed he never was elected to by
the people. Whatever may be tbe opinion of
men in regard to my motives, I ttive them
facts and leave my motives to a higher trib
unal. Samuel B. McLin,
The above was signed aud sworn to before
the clerk of Thomas couuty, Ga.
What General Fuller Knows About the Bus
iness.
Washington, April 25.—General Butler
tonight gave bis opinion concerning these
alleged confessions. He said : I must decline
to say atiylhing as to the effect of these con
fessions. lam a member of the judiciary
committee, where tbe-e matters, if presented
in tbe House, will probably he referred, and
there I will have to pass judgment upon
them. I will say something, however, about
the paragraph in Mr. Dennis’s letter to
tbe ilcrald, which has reference to me.
I don’t know whether Mr. Dennis has
been correctly reported or uot, but this is
what occurred between him and me iu my
office: Mr. Dennis was introduced to me by
a personal friend, and said lu me that be
knew something about the Florida elections
aud there bad beeu frauds commuted by tbe
alteration of tbe poll and return books,
whereby sufficient Republican votes to make
a majority for Hayes bad been added. He
also read to me certain papers purporting to
prove that. I said, “If that is so 1
do uot see how Hayes can hold his
office; but this is a matter which belongs to
Congress, and Congress alone should deal
with it. He also informed me theso mat
ters bad been made known to Mr. Hayes,
either through GovernorNeyes or himself, I
think he said by bolb, aud that Mr. Hayes
had given hitn letters recommending bis ap
pointment to some position, lie stated that
lie bad held several appointments under
Hayes upou the strength of tbese recommen
adtious. I said to hitn .in substance that if
such a matter were to be presented in Con
gress, such action would undoubtedly be
taken as the gravity of the complaint would
demand. Dennis told me he would soon
go to Florida to perfect these proofs.
Tbe next I heard of the matter,
and ail 1 have beard further, is what
1 bave teamed through the newspapers. Mr.
Dennis desired me to treat tbe matter confi
dentially, and I have dona so. He has
chosen to go iuto the newspapers, and I
suppose that releases me frotu any obliga
tions of secrecy. He has also given me
some directions as to where I can obtain in
formation of an improper use of luuds in
Louisiana by the McVeigh commission, and
I have caused some investigation to be made
iuto that matter, tbe results of which for the
present I hold confidential.
THE WESTERN TORNADO.
Serious Damage in Various Flaeea—Several
Fersous Killed aud Many injured.
New York, April 25.—Special western dis
patches slate that tbe Cumberland River at
Nashville rose ten feet in 21 hours, and was
still rising last night. The tornado damaged
many houses and gardens iu that city.
Along the railroad line between Nashville
aud Chattanooga the damage was very gieat.
The depot at Beil Buckle was blown down,
the Baptist Church moved several feet, and
the interior of the Methodist Church in
jured. Nearly all the trees aud fences be
t ween Bell Buckle and Wartrace were leveled.
Several houses in Wartrace were destroyed.
A-. Columbian round bouse was unroofed. No
lives were lost, but there were many narrow
escapes. It is reported much alarm is mani
fested iu regard to the wheat crop, as the
heavy rains will doubtless cause rust. The
toruado was a mile and a half wide in Ten
nessee and 4(X) y ards wide in Georgia. In
the latter state it killed many mules and
hurses, aud several people were injured.
One negto woman was killed, and tbe roads
were rendered impassable by broken trees
for miles. At Warren, 0., yesterday morn
ing, the roof of the new Methodist church
was blown off, damaging Judge Yeoman’s
residence, during the storm. Judge Moltou
Sulliff dtopped dead from apoplexy. The
casting bouse of the furnace-was blown
down, Truesdell & Townsend’s warehouse at
their faclury was demolished ; also tbe slock.
Tbe manufactory and city platting
mill, stock, sevetal bouses, chimneys,
aud trees were wrecked in al! directions.
The third story of an immense tobacco
barn at Dresden was blown away; the tower
of tbe City Hall at Franklin was torn off;
tbe roof of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, iu that place, was swept down, and
the storm was so violent that people look
refuge in the cellars. At Shelby vtlle Court
House a roof was blown IUO yards. At
Wartrace a Methodist aud a Baptist Church
were crushed and destroyed. At Chatta
nooga the Alabama and Chattanooga pas
senger depot had the roof taken off, and the
front of tho Van Horn House blown iu.
Immense rocks rolled down the steep sides
us Lookout Mountain. Tbe damage to the
timber, orchards, bouses aud farms is incal
culable.
Additional Particulars.
Cincinnati, April 25.—The storm yester
day at Somerset, Ky., unroofed stores, blew
down dwellings, stables, trees and fence*,
blew out wiudows, aud, iu fact, did more or
less damage to nearly tbe entire population
of that place. One house was blown flat to
the ground. Oue spot of half an acre bad
forty-four trees uprooted, aud some of tbe
people had to flee to the cliffs for protection.
Advices from Wayne county and other
points in Kentucky are of the same general
tenor. At Toledo, 0., several buildings
were damaged. The brick block iu Monroe
was unrooted, and a portion of the wall de
molished, crushing a small confectionery.
Iu Salem, 0., tbe wind blew the lop off Me-
Nab’s residence over upon Perry’s foundry,
crushing in tbe roof aud iujuriug two work
men. Quite a number of other residences
were unroofed. At Kingston, O , a brick
schoolbousc was demolished, iujuriug nearly
all tbe scholars, some quite seriously. Iu
this city aud vicinity tbe wind blew down
a number of signs, trees, fences, etc. Rain
fell in torrents, and bail fell in tbe north
western part of the city.
O’Leary’s Would-be Rival.
New York, April 25 —Hughes, tbe pedes
trian, at midnight was 75 miles behind
O’Leary. Hu bad covered 312 miles, and
was in bolter condition than on any day
sluce Monday, and be expects to cover by
running aud walking, 425 miles. Large
crowds continue to congregate to witness
tbe plucky pedestrian’s walk. During this
evening Hughes ran ten miles, and tbu last
five were done in 51 minutes.
llow they Voted.
Washington, April 25.—Among tbe thirty
nine representatives who voted today against
the repeal of tbe bankrupt law were Butler,
Dean, Crape and Harris. Banks was ab
sent. All tbe other Massachusetts members
voted for repeal. Of tbe other New Eng
land members there voted against repeal
Ballou and Eames of Rhode Island, Hale,
Frye and Reed of Maine.
AFFAIRS IN THE EAST.
The Russians Continue Preparing for the
Worst.
London, April 25.—Nrgolitlons regarding
the Congress and the withdrawal of tbe
British fleet and Russian troops bave led to
no result, and it is considered very unfortu
nate that Bismarck and Gortscbakoff bave
fallen iil at Ibis juncture. In the uncertain
ty of the issue of tbe pourparlers, the Rus
sians are doing tbeir best to strengthen their
position, aud udvices from various cities
concur that there are considerable move
ments of troops toward Constantinople as
well as Gallipoli. It is stated that at Tch
aldja, about thirty miles northward from
Constantinople, 2006 snappers aud 8000 in
fantry are at work there turning aud com
pleting the lines thrown up by the Turks
along the whole line from Uodemkoi to
Dekos on tbe Black Sea. Four smaller re
doubts have beeu enlarged aud live new
ones constructed. There still remaius a
good many of the suige guns belonging
to the Turks, These are far from
sufficient to arm tbe extended works,
but 100 beavv guns and thirty mor
tars are expected from Odessa. At San
Stefauo, as well as ou tbe other exposed
points of the coast, strand batteries bave
been erected, so as to frustrate an attempt to
land. According to Russian accounts, 700
guns are already iu position along tbe coast,
lit Wallachia, says the correspondent ot tbe
London Times at Bucharest, the Russian
troups of occupation consist us three army
corps, twenty-four reserve battalions aud a
proportionate number us artillery and caval
ry. Tbe Eleventh Array Corps is distribut
ed in cantonments between Bucharest aud
Gturgcvo, the Fourteenth Corps at Galatz,
the Seventh iu Bessarabia, and twenty-four
reserve battalions iu Moldavia, making, in
all, a force of about 100,090 meu, uuder
General Drenlelen.
A Growing Belit-r in tho Failuie of Nego
tiations.
London, April 25.—A growing belief in
tbe failure of mediation in the Eastern
troubles continue to depress the stock
markets. There has been a general fail in
prices. Russian securities are down 1 per
ceut.
Morning Dispatches.
London, April 26 —[Morning.]—The re
ported failure of mediation is premature.
The Russian Agence says tbe negotiations
are proceeding.
A dispatch from Constantinople says dur
ing a battle wilb the Mussulman insurgents
thirty Russian officers were killed. The
Grand Duke has notified the Porte that he
will bold it responsible for the insurrection,
aud threatens that he will make tbe Porte
suppress it.
The calling out of the British naval re
serves is considered as imminent.
’ A SERIOUS FIRE.
Three Men Killed, and Others Injured.
Coburg, Ont., April 25. —A firo broke out
about 2 o’clock this morning iu tbe new
brick buiidiug known as the Windsor Hotel
ou Davison street. The fire bad got such a
headway before it was discovered that it was
found impossible to save the building. The
firemen worked away until 5 o’clock, when
suddenly the frout wall fell outwards and
buried five or six firemen in the rums.
Three of them were killed instantly, and
one is lying at the poiut of death. The
names of those killed are Charles Patterson,
James Forrest and George Stevenson. Tho
latter leaves a wife and two children. Sever
al other firemen were injured, more or less
seriously. The building was a tbree-story
brick oue. The upper stories aud half tbe
lower part comprised tbe Windsor Hotel.
There were also two stores iu the lower
story, occupied by S. W. Lane as a boot and
shoe stole and A. School, as a grocery aud
provision store. The building was owned
by H. Dtviguoy, and was iusuied for $5334
iu the North of England Insurance Com
pany. A. Scbnnn was insured on bis stock
for S3OO arid Line fur SSOO, both in the
Queen’s Insurance Company. Tbe lament
able death of tue firemen has cast a gloom
over tho entire community. The loss will
amount to $15,000.
A Siugular Circumstance.
Philadelphia, April 25.—During the recep
tion of President Hayes at tbe Commercial
Exchange Ibis morning, M tyor Stokely was
called away by a telegram to attend tbe bed
side of his dying mother, aud was unable to
further participate in the ceremories. The
lady, Mrs. Susau Stokely, died at 7 o’clock
this evening, aged 77 years. She was born
iu this city. It is a singular circumstance
that she should die ou the auniversary of the
birth of her only liviug sou, Mayor William
S. Stokely.
Troublous Times in Montreal.
Montreal, April 25.—During au affray to
ttiglit in Giiffintowti, the Irish quarter of tbe
city, between ‘’Orange Young Britons’’ aud
“Catholic Unionists,” a young Irish Catholic
named James Harvey was fatally wounded
iu tbe region of tne heart by a shot filed, it
is alleged, by a Young Briton named Bus
sell. Tbe wounded rnau was taken to tbe
hospital, where be died at a late hour to
il igbt. R isseli has escaped. There is great
excitement over the affair, and more trouble
is apprehended.
A IVouilneut Baukers Opinion.
Washington, April 25.—George K. Bliss,
of the firm of Morion, Bliss & Co., New
York, was before tbe banking and currency
committee today, aud gave his views ou the
resumption policy of tbe Secretary of tbe
Treasury. Ilis expressions were exceeding
ly guarded, but be thought that if the peo
ple bad confidence iu tho Secretary’s policy,
and would not draw out all tbo gold from
tbe Treasury at once, there would bo no
difficulty about resumption.
A Citcus T loupe Versus Roughs.
Richmond, Ky., April 2b.—A fight oc
curred Tuesday night at Red Lick,fourteen
miles from here, between tbe performers of
a circus troupe aud a number of roughs,
during which knives, pistols, clubs aud
stones were used. James Baker was fatally
injured by a Mow ou tbe beau from a club.
Thomas Layer was shot in tbe bead aud
several other roughs were badly beaten.
Only oue of tbe circus troupe was injured,
beiug slightly cut iu tbe breast wilb a knife.
Avoiding the Subject.
Washington, April 25.—1 u the statement
sent by (secretary Sherman to the .Senate to
day oi the issue of loans aud treasury aotos,
all mention oi commissions paid to syn
dicates is studiously avoided. Tbe resolu
tion to which me statement is a response was
intended to bring out tbat very point.
Tho Chicago Commune.
Chicago, April 15.—The general tapis of
couversaliuu at tbe city headquarters is the
Commune, aud the Uyiug reports tend to
keep up au uneasy feeling. Tbe Daily Neva
says the police see in Ibis auotber evidence
tbat the devil’s broth will soon be poured
out to flood the city uuless measures to avert
the deluge are taken at ouce.
Rase Ball.
Boston, April 25.—Tbe Harvards and
Manchester, played today, tbe game result
ing at tho end of nine iuuings in a draw on
account of tbe ratu. Score, 3to 3.
Lynn, April 25.—Rochester* 3, Live
Oaks 2.
Syracuse, April 25.—Stars 7, Crickets 1.
Lowell, April 26 —Hornells 2, Lowells 1.
Fire lu a Lumber Yard
Williamsport, Fa , April 25.—A firo broke
out about 11 o’clock last nlgbt iu the lumber
yard ofjßarrows 4k Co., in Ibis city. Some
•li or seven piles of first-class lumber were
destroyed, containing about 150,000 feet.
Lois, $4000; fully covered by insurance.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New York Money Market—April *5.
Money closed today at 5 per cent. Exchange
closed firm at $« 87@«.>-9V2. Gold opened
at 100% aud cl«»S“d at 1"0%, at hieb prices all
sales oi ike day were unde.
GoTttriuneiit to lll ** closed firm, as follows:
rntted States currency 6*, 118% a-'l9; U. 8 6 j ,
1881, rrg.. 07%®1U7%, U. 8. 6 , 1881. cO'ii»., 107%
t 107%; U. 8. 5-20 d, 1860, ne* r 10kal04%;
. 8. 5-208. 1865, coup.. 104®104%; U. S. 5 20s,
1867, re*., 107%®107%; U. 8. 6 20s, 1*67, coup.
1070117%: U. 8. t-20s, 1868, re*.. 109%®110%; U.
8. 5-20r*» 1868, cup., 109%®110%; V 8. 10-40*, re*.,
105%@105% . U S. HMDs, coup, 1«5%®105%; U. 8.55,
1881, re*.. 104® 104%; U. 8. 6s, 1881, coup., 105%
® 05%: U. 8. 4%*, 1891, re*., U. S.
4%5, 1891, coup., 103® 103%; (J 8 4 per cents.,
1907, ie* , 10Q%®100%; U. 8. 4 per cents . 1907.
coup, 100%®100%; U. 8. 4 per cents., 1907, $54)0
and SIOOO cv.up , ——{ft .
Pacific railroad bonds closed as follows: Union
Pacific first , 105% to 106; Uuiou Pacific land
grants, 102% to 102%; Union Pacific sinking
Funds 95 to 95%; Central Pacific firsts, 106%
to 106%.
New York Quotations in Stocks—April 25.
The stock market today was moderately active
but we*k. and prices deed* ed % to 2% per c*-nt.
but became stroug and recovered tow.«r 1- % to 1
per cent., loth extr. m s being iu Like Snore
aud Chicago Sc Nortkwes ern p'tierred. The
following weie the closing prices: Atlantic
Sc Pacific Telegraph, 21®—; Chicago & Noitt
western, 52%®62%; Chicago Sc Northwestern
preferred. •1V 4 <*71%; Ch cago, K »ck Island Si Pa
cific, 105%®106%; uuicago, Burlington Sc Quincy,
104%®105; Cleveland, Co uinbus & Indiana
Ceimal,3%(a4%; Cleveland,Culumnus. Cincinnati
Sc Indimapolio, 27%@28; Cleveland Sc Pittsburg,
74%®75; Chicago Alton, 72%® 73%; Chicago &
AH u preferred, 99%®100; Delaware, L«cka
wanna Sc Western, 64‘/*®- , 5: Delaware Hud
son Canal Company, W%i®54%; Adams Express,
102® 102%; American Ex^ie-5,48%®49%; United
Slates Express, 49%@50%; Wells, Fargo Sc (».’§
Express, 89%®90; Kriv, 12% cy 2%; Erie pre
ferred,—®—; Harleui, 147®148%; Hannibal Sc
bt. Joseph i1%(®12; Ha> nibai Sc 8t Jo eph
ureferre >, Illiuois Central. 75%@76%;
Lake Shore Sc .uudiiuan Southern,
Miclrsan Central. 69%®70; Moms & Essex,
7a%@78%: Milwaukee sc Sc Paul, 49%®49%: Mil
waukee Sc St. Paul piefeired, 73%i®74; Alari
-1 osa, I®3; Mariposa preft-ned, 1%®3; New
Yora Central, 106%® 106%; New Jersey Central,
•5%® 16; New .leraey Southern, %@l; Ohio SC
Mississippi, Pacific Mai *, 20%®i0%; Pan
ama, ®128; Pittsburg Sc FOll v\ ayue, 94®91;
Toledo, W Abash & Western, 16%®16%; St. Louis
Sc iron Mountain, 7%®8; t*t. Louis Sc Kaunas
City Northern, 4®4%; ot. Louis & Kansas City
Noitbt-ru pieferr. d, 2 @2l; Union P-ciac, 70®
70%; Western Union Tciegripli, to%@Bl.
in state bonds District of Coluiuoia 3.65 s sold
at 76.
Boston Quotations In Stocks—April 25.
Tbo following were the closing prices offered:
American Gold, 100%; Boston Land Company,
2; Boston Water Power Company, 19-16} Uni»n
Pacific Railroad 6s, 104; Union Pacific laud
*raut 7s, ; Union Pacific sinking fund Bs,
93%; Eastern Railroad 3%5. new, 63; B -stou
Hanford Sc Erie 7s, 13, Boston Sc Albany
Kailroad, ; Boston Sc Maine Railroad, 104,
Eastern Railroad, 9%; Metropolitan Horse Rail
road, —; Michigan Central Railroad, ; New
York Sc New England Railioad, —; Old
Colony Railroad, liQ%; Pullman Palace Car Coin
pauy, 76%; Rutland Riiboad preferred, —; Ver
mont Sc Canada Railroad, —; Vermont & Massa
chusetts Railroad, 112.
Boston Wholesale Produce—April 25.
Flour market is dull; sales of western super
fine at $4 00@4 25; common extras at $4 75®5.25;
Wisconsin extras at sd.Uo®s 75; Minni es »<* (in
cluding choice haketS* mauds) at $5.25®6 25;
Waiter wheat Ohio, Indiana and Michigan at
$5 75@6 26 Illinois at $6 00®7.26; Sr. Louis at
#6.25(^7.25; patent Minnesota aud Wisconsin at
Hour is stea ly aud selling at
$6.0044,7.75 bin el for medium *nd choice
family brands. Corn i* steady; we quote new
mixed and yellow western at 54®570, and No.
2 mixed at 65&55%c. Oats are firm, but prices
steady; we quote No. 1 extra white at 4)
bushel; No. 2 white and No. 2 mixed,
aud No. 3 white and No. 2 mixed at 3t>ig37c p
bushel. Rye is quiet; sales of small lots
|> bushel. Shons ace soiling at $lB 50® 19.00 fe> t>u.
Fine feed aud mtdd ings aio selling at sl9 00®
$21.00 p ton. Pork is null and in limited demand,
wiih small sales at $8 50®9.50 for prime,
$lO 00®10.50 for mess, an.i for clear
aud extra clear. Beef is iu fair request at $lO 00
®l2 00 <fc> barrel for mess and extra mess, and
#12.60®13.50 for plate. L<*rd is held at 7%®80 p
lb for Boston and we-tern. Smoked hams are
steady at B®9c & lb for ciry and western, and
9®loo f»r fancy western. Butter—Choice new
is in good dem ml, but other gr tdes are dull; we
quota common to choice at 12® 0j p 1 lb Cheese
is m steady demand at lb. Eggs
are selling at 10a. 12c for western, northern and
eastern.
New York Cotton Market—April 26.
Spot cotton higher; middling uplands 10%e.
Futures trgher.
Centaur
Liniments.
More than 1,0M,000 bottles of the now celebrat
ed CENTAUR LINIMENTS were sold last
year. We assert without fear of contradiction
that no nun, woman or child will say that they
did not perform according to tho advertisement.
We do not pretend that tbe CENTAUR LINI
MENTS will mend a broken leg or peiform im
possibilities, hut we do say aud mean tbat tbese
Ivniments will come nearer working miracles
than any thing ever before discovered. We have
thousands of certificates showing bow remarka
ble cures of obstinate cast s of Rheumatism, Neu
ralgia, Bel itica, Caked Breasts, Poisonous Bites,
S:alds and Borns, Swelled Legs and Still Joints,
Etc., have been effected by it. The certificates
all read one way, and tho sale Is constantly in
creasing. We will send these certificates gratis.
Some of them may he iound around each bottle
of Liniment. The Liniments are quick, they are
reliable,they are safe and they are cheap. Among
the ingredients used are Witch Hazel, Carbolic,
Naptha, Rock Oil. Menthi aud Arnica, There is
no flesh, bone or muscle ailment which they will
not relieve and benefit, lhe WHITE CEN
TAUR LINIMENT is for tho human frame,
while the YELLOW LINIMENT is adapted to
the tough muscles and fibres of hoises and ani
ma’s. For Stiff Joints, Lameness, Spavin, Ring
bine, Sweeney, Galls, l’oll evil, etc,lhe YEL
LOW CENTAUR LINIMENT is worth its
weight In gold to every farmer, livery man, toam
ster and owner of animals. A single bottle has
put a disabled horse in the harness, and a few
bottles have rendered a useless spaviued horse
worth two hundred dollars. There Is no mistake
about tbese Liuiments. They are simply wonder
ful, and they arc naturally finding their way into
tbe uttermo-t pans of tbe earth. No family
should be witnout them. They arc are handy as
well as certain.
J. H. BOSK A Co., 40 Dey Street, New Vork.
Children
may be undo healthy and strong by tbe use of
DR. PITCHER’S CASIORIA, a perfect substitute
fur Castor Oil. It cootains no morphine and Is
superior to any syrup or remedy in use. Tbe GAS
TObIAIs particularly recommended for chil
dren. ItiUatroyn worms, assimilates the food,
and allows natural sleep. Very efficacious in
Croup aud for cbll'’ren teething. For Colds, Ft
vcrlsbneis, Disorders of the Bowels and Stomacb
Complaints, nothing is so effective. It Is as
pleasaLt to take as honey,co.ts but 3$ cents, and
can be bad of any Druggist.
This Is one of many testimonials:
“Cornwall, Lebanon Co., Pa., March 17,1*74.
Dear Sir—l bave used your Castor la lu nr;
practice for some time. I take pleasure in rec
ommending it to tbe profession a»a sale, reliable
and agreeable medicine It la partlcula ly adaut
ed to children wbeie tbu repugnant taste ot Cas
tor OU render, It to difficult to administer.
G. A. ENDERS, M. D.”
Mothers who try Cestoria will find that they
can aleep nights and that tbeir bablta will be
healthy.
ap2l,3u> .7. B. Rose St Co.. New York,
CLOTH INC—FURNISHING OOODB.
Children’s
Shirt
Waists!
in Plain White, Striped,
and Polka Spots. Pull as
sortment of Sizes,neat, styl
ish and well made,
For 75c to $1.75.
WARE, PRATT & CO.,
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS,
408-412 Main Street,
First Bank Budding.
Gentlemen’s
Spring
Furnishing
Goods!
INCLUDING
ill tie Novelties of tie Season
AND THE
Best Styles Out.
in Full Assortment, at Low Prices.
This Special Department of our stock Involves
bat little extra expense and our prices will
be found satisfactory.
Ware, Pratt & Co.,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING,
408 and 412 Main St.
HAVE YOU SEEN
TAB
OCTAGON ?
AT|
F. HUNT & CO.’S
HEED’S OLD STAND.
6 Pleasant Street* Worcester.
f!3,tf
NOTICE to RONDEOLDERS.
Holders of defaulted Western Municipal Be
curitl s who are unwilling to have their claims
“scaled” unreasonably, or at all, are requested to
communication with us, with a view to co-oper
a ion for mutual benefit. Information gratuit
ously furnished. A. W. BEASLEY & CO., Bank
ers. N >. 12 Wall st, N. Y. mlg.dwlm
REMO VAL !
I have removed my stock of
TRUNKS, VALISES aid BAGS
from No. 37* Main street, to the Urge and con
venient store, NO. SO FHONT BTKRKT, op
posite City Hall where I bave better facilities for
supplying the wants of my patrons.
3?. BROWN.
ap3,3w
ZAHONYFS
Vienna Confectionery Store
256 MAIN ST., AKERS’S OLD STAND.
Pure and Fresh Confectionery a Specialty.
Ail kinds of Caraine's, Fruit Olaces, Wine Jel
lies, Blanc Mange, Charlotte de Ruese,l"e Cream,
Dessert, Fancy Cakes, Nougats, Pyramids.
All orders for Wedding Parties promptly at
tended to.
L. J.ZAHONYI, Proprietor.
ap3tf *
, A A ANYONE DESIRING
fUyi CeEterjvHoiise Work
A' ,y jrsPyk For 1579.
ffitß I VI HOI consisting of Monuments, Cross
wSfea l .J B/Qvles, Tablets, Grave stones, Chiin-
Piec es or Bracket Shelves,
HWhußl-U jl can select or bave them made of
vwtaa Tbest material and workmanship,
S—a—*>-7J»t prices twenty per cent less
tban 1877 prices, at tbe Worcester steam Marble
aud Stone Works, 131 Central street. Come and
see. 13,tf T. E. TA ■ BUM.
We shall keep open sh p, from 7 a. m. to Bp.
m—to accommodate all classes.
WOULD YOU BUY ANIOKBUILD-
T ' ISO LOT. Call at 410 Main street, Room
6. al3 2w A. J. EATON.
NEWTON’S
COUGH BALSAM
CURES
COUGHS, COLDS AND CROUP.
BUSH & 30.,
DRUGGISTS, 56 FRONT ST.
PROPRIETORS.
olg.tf
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DRY COOPt, «TC.
“Low Prices Tell, and Every*
body Tells Low Prices.”
KID GLOVES /
All our Treronsse Kid Gloves (one button), cost
Mr. Eaton *l.6o—down to 4S eta. • pair.
All our 2-buiton 75 c.t. Gloves... Down to SO era.
All our 2 button $1 Kid Gh>ves At 75 eta.
Tbs best 3-buttou Kid Gloves (never offered less
than $1.50) at 11.
HOSIERYI
We bave on b and S2CO worth of Spring and Sum
mer Hoeiery, which we shall closeoutat the tame
price we gave Mr. Eaton, AO • ts. on the Dollar,
lease yard-wide Prints, 7%, former prioe I*H>
" “ Cambrics, 7 >A, former prlea 19H
COTTONS!
4-4 Fruit of the Loom Cotton 9c. a Yard.
4-4 Cabot Col tone (soft finish) Bc. a Yard.
4-4 Continental Cottone 7 1.4 cte. a Yard.
Mass. B. B. Cottons 6 1-4 cts. a Yatd.
TEN PIECES MORE OF THOSE
Fine Black Brilllantiae* 95 cts.
40-lncn Black Gaehmerea, all w001...50 cts.
48 Inch Black Gaehmerea at 85 A 70 eta.
which we ask I h i ladies to compare with any sam
ples found elsewhere.
HEBBARD&SHEPHERD
SUCCESSORS TO C. B. EATON,
350 MAIN STREET.
f6Jm
C A R PE TB y ETC.
FOSTER STREET
AHEAD!
CARPETS!
HAVE TUMBLED AT THE
Head of Foster St.
CORNER OF MAIN BT.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER
j AT
PINKHAM & CO.’S
CARPET HALL!
HERE YOU HAVE THEM.
ANDSOME 5 FRAME
BodyJ Brussels
$1.50
ELEGANT TAPESTRIES
85cts.
AND UPWARDS.
EXTRA~SUPERS
75c. to SI.OO.
INGRAINS, Lovell Pattern.
35, 40 and GO Cts .
OIL CLOTHS
At Manufacturer’s Prices.
J. S. Pinkham & Co.
Corner*. Main and Foster Bts.
HOTELS.
cAaJOSLIN HOUSE,
jfTßjfj j L. ti. JOSLIN, Proprietor.
66 Front St. -• Worcester.
Terms 51.50 per Day. Boatd par Week
f7if 57 to SIO.
CONTINENTAL
iml HOTEL.
Corner Main and Chandler Bts.
WORCESTER, MASS.
This House has been thoroughly renovated and
newly re-furnlshed tbrougbour, and will be kept
strictly first-class.
j3l EDWARD A. WARD. Proprietor. 3n>
Bay State House
H ORCESTER MASS.
foil & Shepard, Proprietors.
This House has been thoroughly repaired and
renovated, and will be kept etrlctly FIRST
CLASS in every respect. First class table board
with room on third flight, <2 60 pel day.
A. P. POND, W. L SHEPARD,
Late of Delevan House, Late of Massaaolt House,
Albany. Springfield.
020 ly
MOM IT V negotiated on
OmKE it L I good,first Mortgage*, at *l4
Main street, Room 8. apls,2w A. J. EATON.
EsTABL'SHKD 1836.
JOHN GATES’ SONS,
LUMBER,
179 Union 3tnee f ,
WORCESTER, MASS.
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