Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 9, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 9, 1873 Page 3
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TIIK PRESS; Wt;r>\E.SDAY MORMKGrAPRIL 9. >73. ~CITY AND VICINITY. Nrw AdvritUrmeula Ta-Dny. ^ AUCTION COLUMN. Desirable Property at Gorham Village. Furnlture-F. 0. Bailey & Co. Schooner Mina Boyd—F. O. Bailey & Co. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Music Hall—Humpty Dumpty. City Hall—Complimentary Concert. Old Folks* Concert—Congress St. Methodist CbuFCh SPECIAL NOTICE COLUMN. At this Very Hour. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Mason & Hoadley’e System for Reglnncrs. Mail Line to Halifax—John Porteous. Ki dergarten Sthool—for Children. Probate Notices. Wanted—Girl. New England Babcock Self-Acting Engine. Daucy’s Announcements—1. Opening Millinery—M. A. Boswortb. California Floor—J. B. Donnell. Lost—Roll of Bills. MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES. Maine General Hospital—Nelson & Co. Custom Garments—Orin Hawkes & Co.__ JluDicipa! Cwurf. BEFORE JCDOE MORRIS. Tuesday._Thomas McGinnis, Martin Hogan, jr., Patrick Bradley, William Parr, John Connellan, Si las B. Huntress, Dennis Warren and John Cunning ham, search and seizure. Fined $.10 each. All paid. T ,tal fines and costs $418.40. Michael J. Driscoll and John Powers, truancy Sentenced to Reform School during minority. Exe cution of sentence suspended, conditional for their future good behavior in this particular. Brief Jottings. The Blues have engaged a special train for an excursion to Old Orchard on the 0th of J uly. John E. Owens opens at Music Hall on tho 21th inst. with a select company. Mr. John R. Paine, the author of the Oratorio of St. Peter, expresses himself highly pleased at the manner in which it was rendered by the Haydn Society at the rehearsal Monday night. Mr, Paine came to this city for tho purpose of listening to tho rehearsal. $162,64 were tlio net receipts from tho Blood good benefit for the Maine General Hospital. Humpty Dumpty will be given at Music Hall oa the 14th and 15th. It rained at intervals yesterday. Said inter vals occupied about twenty-three hours out of the twenty-four. The Superior Court adjourned yesterday morning, after the action taken in regard to the decease of the late Henry P. Deane. Tbo ses sion will he resumed this morning. The Black Crook Company propose, as will bo seen by tho correspondence in another col umu, giving an entertainment in aid of the Maine General Hospital in every towii which they may visit in the State. The offer is a very generous one. A very pleasant surprise party took place at the Casco S. F. E. Co. engine house, Monday evening. Hon. C. P. Kimball will deliver his lecture on Maine, Past, Present and Future, at India Street Church, Thursday evening. The schooner “Ranger” of Freeport, has been purchased by Russell Lewis & Co., of this city. She is to be sent to South America, for lightering purposes on the river Plata. One of our prominent law-makers of last Winter expresses the belief that, “laws are like sausages,—eue’s respect for them is complete- ' )y undermined when he knows how they are made.” Unexpected poetical genius developed itself at the City Clerk’s office yesterday. It was a , cross between Shakespeare and Mother Goose. . It appears that the old Hoyt, Fogg & Breed store is not to be converted into a dining room for the St. Julian. Nine barrels bf whiskey, and a half barrel of ale were seized by the sheriffs yesterday. The widow of the teamster Kavanangh who was killed by a fall from his team about a week since, is in great distress as to the whereabouts of her son, a boy 14 years old, who left his home for Boston recently. A temperance lecturer from Portland stated to his audience at Meonian Hall the other evening that he had actually become intoxicat ed by eating mince pies! The gentleman must either have a large stomach or a small brain.— Kennebec Jour lal. Some young Vandals have been pokiug holes thro’the ceiling of the India Street Uuiversa list Church. They climbed up to the unfinish ed tower on ladders, and then descending to the attic, punched holes tliro’ the ceiling, which is almost ruined. Several of the crew of the Atlantic passed through this city Monday night, en route for New York. Eight years ago yesterday the surrender of Gen. Lee occurred. The Harry Bloodgood troupe concluded a very successful engagement last evening. Our citizens will be glad to see it again. Fatal Accident.—We are pained to record the death of an old member of our police force, Mr. Joseph B. Parsons, which occurred at Brunswick yesterday. On Monday noon Mr. Parsons went to Angusta to accompany a pa' tient to the Insane Hospital, and ho hurried back by the midnight train to resume his du ties as soon as possible. After the train had passed Brunswick about four miles, Mr. Par sons attempted, it is supposed, to pass from the postal ear, but it is supposed that by some misstep he fell over the side of the car and down an embankment about eight feet.— Mr. Parsons had the care of tho insane man for several days previous, and had been depriv ed of sleep for two nights. He was seen only a few minutes after the train passed along by the section man, Mr. John Bannan, who at once called the two men on the next section, Messrs. A. L. Josselyn ane John S. Merrill,and they took Mr. Parsons from his posi tion by the track, and signalled the up train (conductor Jewett) to stop and take the injured mau on board, and he was accordingly brought to Brunswick, and taken to the Bowdoin Hotel. Every care was taken of him there by the land lord, Mr. John T. Smith, and his wife, a few friends, and several physicians. Mr. Parsons lingered in a comatose state until about five o’clock last evening when he died very sud denly. Marshal Parker and the father of the deceased went down to Brunswick and return ed with the body to this city by the midnight train. Mr. Parsons has been a worthy member of the police force at intervals since 1861. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely loss. Mr. Parsons was to have been initiated into the Order of Odd Fellowship last evening. At the time of his death he was 45 years of age. 1 • A • V--- A_ At-. _A~ U1CUI VICUIU IO UUV HU VM.V1VU ve - | tion men. Marshal Parker also expresses his ! obligations to Conductor Chandler for his kind ness in stopping liis train (the seven o'clock) at the scene of the accident and allowing the Marshal to visit the locality. Coroner Gould will hold an inquest at ten o’clock this morning. No suspicion of foul play is entertained. The conductor was conversitqS^with Mr. Parsons but a few moments after leaving Brunswick. A gash over the right eye was found, but no oth er marks of injury. His death resulted from concussion of the brai n. The Cary Complimentary.—Announce ment is made this morning in our entertain ment column of the complimentary concert tendered to Miss Cary by a committee of repre sentative citizens. In regard to the bencficiuire herself it seems work of supererogation to say anything to the Portland public. Her remark able career, her strong and attractive points of character, her wonderful power of personal magnetism, and her marvellous excellence of voice, method and manner, which have gained her so high a reputation everywhere, are well known aud appreciated here. To her can he given the rare and valuable praise, that no il here is she so thoroughly popular and so cor dially admired as here at home. There seems among our people a feeling of personal interest aud persona) friendship toward her which is very unusual in such cases, and it seems to he heartily reciprocated on her part; so that her appearance before a Portland audience and her reception by it appear like an interchange of greetings among old friends. The presence of Miss Cary alone at the concert is abundantguar anty to everybody of a most delightful season. She will be assisted by artists whose appear ance is always agreeable and the concert is sure to be bright, pleasing and attractive in all re spects. It will he noticed that the tickets are placed at the popular priee of 60 and 75 cents and it will be necessary to make early applica tion to secure good places, although there are not mauy really bad •places in our City Hall. The sale of reserved seats begins this morning at Stockbiidge’s._ Steamship Arrival. — The steamship “Scandinavian,” Capt. Aird, from Liverpool tho 27th ult., arrived at this port about six o’clock last evening, bringing 54 cabin and 37 intermediate and 460 steerage passengers. We are indebted to the purser, -for late foreign files. Among the passengers weig the Archbishop oi Quebec aud attendant prieshc IlK.'VBV iJEASIt. Petition of the Cumberland Bar. At the close of the calling of the dock et ia the Supreme Court yesterday, Hon. Nathan Webb, Vice President of the Cumber land Bar Association, presented the following resolutions in reference to the late Henry P. Deane, Esq., with appropriate remarks. The Committee appointed by the Cumber land Bar Association at its last meeting, March 2Gtlr, to prepare resolutions relative to the death of the late Henry P- Deane, Esq., to present to the Supreme Judicial Court at the approaching Term—having attended to that duty—beg leave to report the follow ing . Whereas it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from earthly associations our friend and brother Henry P. Deane. Resolved. That we deeply lament lus death and shall sorrowfully miss his pleasant face and cordial greeting. Resolved, That our departed associate by ' hfs energy, zeal, and talent, as well as by his fidelity to the duties of a counsellor and by his courtesy to bis professional associates, de servedly gained an honorable standing at this Bar. Resolved, That by his decease this commu nity has lost a valuable citizen, this Bar an esteemed comrade, his fiiends a generous friend, who in the various and responsible du ties he has been called to discharge has never failed to secure respect and approval. Resolved, That we sympathize with his afflicted family and that a copy of these reso lutions authenticated by the officers of our as sociation be communicated to them. The resolutions were seconded by Byron D. Verrill, Esq., who spoke as follows : May it please your Honor:—Til accordance with a request of the committee and a vote of the association, I beg leave to second tlics’e resolutions. They fittingly express the senti ments I am sure we all entertain, So frequently are we called to mourn the loss of some esteemed brother—often as in this instance, in the very prime of his man hood—that we can but realize the shadowy uncertainty of mortal life. In such a case as this it is sad indeed to think of severing strong earthly ties; but it is pleasant to reflect that our departed brother was worthy of all the praise we may bestow. I measure my words. I speak of Henry P. Deane aB I have known him in the intimate business and social relations of the last six years. To know him intimately was to esteem him highly, and I have been impressed with a deep sense of his j manly worth. His standard of moral duty was high, and by that standard he was governed. I may say rigidly governed in his daily business transactions. Scrupulously and minutely ex act in his dealings with all men, he was equal ly honest in all things large and small. Tenacious of his own rights he was also con siderate of the rights of others. Always faithful to the interests of his clients. I believe he never forgot the duties flnrl nhlierntinne nf litu m-nfoaeinn Hin Itivak tigation of legal questions was habitually thorough, careful and painstaking to the last degree; so that as a prudent and safe coun sellor he had few equals. His caution was very marked; but his zeal was unbounded; and into every undertaking which met the sanction of his judgment and the approval of his conscience he threw his whole 60ul, sparing no labor, neglecting no effort, yielding to no obstacle that was in any way superable. His tastes were decidedly literary and social. In addition to the studies and labors of his profession and other affairs in which he ( engaged, he gave no little attention to general j literature, and especially to historical and political learning. ( Enthusiasm was a marked characteristic of our lamented brother. I have never known another who enjoyed all the amenities and luxuries, and even the common-placeB of life with so keen a relish. Nature freely yielded to his senses her inexhaustible charms, and his geniality was overflowing. And yet, notwith standing the fervent ardor of his temperament he was conspicuously temperate in all things. His nature was also sensitive and sympa thetic ; and a discriminating, unostentatious charity was one of his great virtues. His affections were strong and deep, and his friendships whole-souled. In whom he con fided his confidence was implicit; in whom he trusted his faith was supreme. Such also was his faith and such his trust in God—firm and unshaken. No fear of death, no doubts of the future seemed ever to disturb his mind. Nevertheless, such and bo strong were his affections, so congenial the associations of life, society, literature and business, and so inex pressibly tender the endearments of a beauti ful, happy home and its loved ones, that he clung firmly to life and struggled long and manfully against the encroachments of dis ease ; preparing and arranging his business months ago for the worst, he still remained hopeful and cheerful to the last. Alas how often is this sad story repeated. One after another of our brotherhood Death taps upon the shoulder : we vanish, and the placss that have known us know us no more forever. Only the memory of the departed is left us,— a sweet and hallowed memory to be sacredly cherished until we, tqo, shall answer the sure and final summons, and go to join the broth erhood beyond the dark river. Judge Goddard spoko as follows: May it please the Court,—I am unwilling to allow this occasion to pass without offering a brief tribute to the memory of my departed schoolmate and friend who was for more than a quarter of a century my associate at this Bar. Mr. Deane died in Boston on Tuesday, the 25th of last month, in the fiftieth year of his age, while on bis homeward journoy from Florida, whither he bad gone a few weeks be fore in the hope of restoring his failing health. He was a son of the late John G. Deane, 'Esq., and a native of Ellsworth, but he came with his parents to this city while yet a boy, and pursued his academical studies here, enter ing Bowdoin College in 1840, and graduating with high honor in 1844. In the office of Wil lis & Fessenden he prepared himself for the bar, and was admitted in 1847. Two years af ter, at the age of 26, he was chosen a represen tative from this city, and having been reelected served at the sessions of the 30tn and 31st Leg islatures. In 1852, at the expiration of his Legislative term, he was chosen Attorney for this county, performing the responsible duties of that office for three years. Iu 1862 he was elected City Solicitor, serving two years. In 1867 he was appointed by President Johnson Surveyor of this port, au office which he filled for three years. For several years before his death he had been a Director of the P. & K. B. Co., and the legal adviser of that corporation. During this whole period he continued the practice of his profession in the State and Federal Courts. Our friend's life exemplified these marked characteristics :—enthusiasm for his profession, strict inflexible integrity, chivalrous honor and courage. Among all my aqcuaintances I never knew one whose love for the law seemed to equal his ; it was the dream of his boyhood and the passion of his collegiate days. Long ing for the hour when he might enter the iorensic arena and do battle for the right, he chose for the orution which rewarded his dis j uiiguigutu bunumxomp "ijiu xjtrgai xxuiesa ion.” This early fondness for his chosen pur suit was an earnest of the industry and fidel ity in its study which gained him the speedy and brilliant suceess to which reference has been made. Mr. Deane was a man of irre proachable morals and of stainless integrity. His conversation, like his life, from earliest youth bore witness to the purity of his heart. I venture to say that the man does not live who ever heard an unworthy suggestion, a de moralizing sentiment, a questionable expres sion fell from his lips. He was a gentleman of honor and delicacy, ambitious without envy, incapable of jealousy or suspicion. He never uttered even in piivate what he did not be lieve to be the exact truth,nor what he was not not willing and anxious to say publicly. He never spoke of another in secret what he was ready to make good to his face. His chival rous nature gave him a strong inclination fo r military life for which I suspect he would at the breaking out of the rebellion have abandoned even the law but for the infirmity of his vis ion. , . , . Mr. Deane was a public man and as such is known to our whole community as a prudent legislator, a faithful and incorruptible prose cutor, a wise municipal counsellor, and an enterprising and public spirited man of busi ness. He is known to ui as a zealous but fair-minded advocate, a genial friend, an agreeable associate, a high-toned, pure minded gentleman and a sincere and consistent Chris * tian. To your Honor, as well as to myself, Henry P. Deane was endeared by the ineffacablc memories of college life, and I am sure that down the three decades which have passed come only pleasant reminiscences of our de j ceased classmate. Judge Virgin responded substantially as follows: As already intimated, it is but a few'months less than thirty years since forty-five young ' men standing under their class-tree, gave each other the parting grasp, bade adieu to J their “Alma Mater” and hopefully, and with 5 a “will for any fate,” turned their faces world-ward. To-day, with melancholy satis , faction, one of the thirty survivors of that class, as the organ of this court, most sincerely concurs in the justice of the deserving tribute • which your resolutions—“woraslike apples of gold in pictures of silver"—and the feeling and appropriate accompanying remarks, pay ! to another of that original number, Henry P. Deane, late of this city and member of this : Bar, and to order the same to be spread ! upon the record of this court as a memorial of * the court in which all feel a common afHic . tion. f When such an one dies, between whom and us such strong friendship and intimate rela tions necessarily subsist, the inevitablencss of -what we call death-is brought home to us with much more than its usual force ; for mi next to losing one from our own ‘"dividual household ; and the ‘•common place Vi e must all die’ Budden.y^nsforms^.tsd^nto soonand we almost seem to stand upon the dark river brink listening for the “plash of the on-coming oar and expecting the summons from wbat the superstitious of the past called the “King of Terrors” whose {•calm is the grave,” but whose arm is palsied by the sword of the spirit and whose crown of terrors melts away before the eye of I Christian faith. For within the field of Faith's vision ‘‘There ia no Death 1 What seems so is transition, This life of mortal breath Is out a suburb of the life Elysian, Whose portal we call Death.’’ Still none of us has such dulled sensibilities as not to be moved by sorrow and sadness at the final departure of such a friend, however strongly our faith may assure us that it is He “who doeth all things well” who “made and loveth all” has called him to Himself. I knew our late deceased brother more thoroughlj while he was laying deep the foundations of his manhood's usefulness, than latterly. I was a daily witness of how rapidly assiduous and methodical labor, undisturbed by any bad habits, could develope his intellectual faculties; and as frequently was I an admirer of the purity and high purpose of those youth ful years. For although lie possessed a san guine temperament, was actiue and at times apparently somewhat impulsive, still his in stincts being right, however far lie went they took away from him the power to go in the wrong direction. And notwithstanding he was somewhat impulsive, he was never reck less nor ever rash, but opened as many of “Argus’s hundred eyes” before using any of “Briareus’s hundred hands” as any young man of his warm blood well could. Al though I have known our friend less intimate ly latterly, until quite recently, still I have seen him frequently enough in the social walks of life and while he was in the discharge of public and professional duties, to learn what your resolutions and remarks so abundantly confirm me in believing, that those lessons of wisdom so early practiced and acted upon while preparing for the more stern and rugged duties of life hadbocome his “heart’s lore” and the foundation stones of that char acter which the winds and floods of the world, beat they never so violently could in no de gree wash away. “His conscience never flirted with beautiful ideals of goodness,” for liis moral character was not based upon arguments or opinions, even, but upon convictions. And no one whoever heard him speak concerning them ever doubted on which side of tlie questions of real raform his influence was enlisted, for his acts and his lips, though speaking a differ ent dialect, expressed the same sentiments and bis moral digestion was never impaired by his eating his own words. xo me ouisiue woriu ll may someuuus seem that members of our profession when paying their respects to the memory of their decease d brethren do more than act upon the charitable maxim, “nil de mortuis nisi bonum,” and eulogize them too highly. But human nature generally is better than it seems, and in relation to the really good man ’tis nearness and not “distance lends enchantment. In the felicit ous language of another. “A sense of brother hood may grow up between members o'f our profession stronger and more enduring than perhaps between members of any other pro fession. We get to know each other by heart. In the 6tudy, contemplation and ripening knowledge of the law, of its principles and relations, there is a mystic power which takes common possession of the inner hie of the initiated, which blends, assimilates and har monizes minds otherwise alien and irrecon cilable Hence it is that those who might seem to have had little in common with this our departed brother, were in sympathy, con fidence and regard very near to him, as he was very near to us. We witnessed his professional growth with pride, shared his achievements and by relation appropriated his honors.” ' This then is the true record which our brother has left behind him. If he performed no brilliant achievement which the obstrep erous world looking through the enchanting medium of distance has chronicled as great, neither has he done anything to tarnish the record of a good life, or sully his memory ; but he performed all his duties as a public and private citizen with fidelity. I have heard witti great satisfaction the ex pressions of high appreciation which this Bar continues to entertain of the inflexible integri ty of its members ; and I am glad to know ns well from your words, that during these latter days of embezzlements, defalcations and other numerous evidences of corruption, this Bar has not lowered its standard of honest worth, but holds it in as high estimate now as when its great representative shed the lustre of his high character in the councils and depart ments of the nation. And if I might presume to add a closing injunction to so old and hon ored an association I would say, especially to the younger members,—stand fast to your in tegrity—for it would seem as if the Bar as a whole is among the last anchors that now holds the institutions of the country to their old mooTings, The Judge then ordered the proceedings to be entered on the records and ndjourned the Court until this morning. Annual Merlins; of the Mercantile Libra ry Association. At the annual meeting of the M. L. A. last evening, the following named gentle men were chosen officers for the ensuing year: President, Charles H. Haskell. Vice Presi dents, M. B. Coolidge, Wni. E.Wood. Treas urer ,John C. Proctor. Corresponding Secretary, Henry Littlefield. Recording Secretary, J. W. Banks. Directors, Fred E. Jones, Wm. R Wood, John C. Small, James F. Hawkes, Charles W. Roberts. Trustee, Charles E. Joso. This is the second time that Mr. Has kell has been chosen President of the associa tion. There was a good attendance of mem bers. In compliance with the provisions of the constitution the President read the ANNUAL REPORT of the Dirctors, from which we take the fol lowing: We do not deem it necessary in this connec tion .to remind you that the past year has been one of unusual prosperity and thrift to the Mer cantile Library Association, as its records show that its accession of new members and augmentation of its treasury has been quite equal to that of any previous year in its his tory, while the number of ourcitizens who have availed themselves of the advantages of its splen lid library, aud have enjoyed its literary and musical entertainments, havo beon greatly in excess of any previous year. WEEKLY MEETINGS. Wo have still to regret the lack of interest on the part of the younger members in the weekly meetings for debates and literary exercises, al though much effort has been put forth to se cure the interest of that class of our young men for which those meetings were more es pecially designed to benefit; hence these meet ings have continued to partake of that social character noticed by our predecessors. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. No vacancies have occurred in the Board dur ing the past year. Its meetings have been regularly held aud generally promptly attend ed, aud the most unintermpted harmony has prevailed, and all have manifested great zeal in promoting the interests and best welfare of the society. MEMBERSHIP. The number of members reported at the last annual meeting was 489; to which have been added during the year 81, making the present number of members 570; which, if we add sub scribers to the privileges of the library at $2 peranuum, raises its membership to upwards of GOO names. _ ROOMS. As you are all, doubtless, well aware, no change has been made in the location, general plan, or management of the rooms. The same good taste and care has been exercised by Miss Coombs, the librarian, in her care and general supervision of the rooms,aud the librarythat has bituerto characterized her services, and to her peculiar adaptation to the important and diffi cult position of librarian, may be attributed much of the popularity and success that our library now enjoys. The present library room is fast becoming in adequate to the progress of the society, and as our lease will exp re before the close of another year some measures have already been taken to secure plans and invite proposals for fnture ac commodation, which, however, have been re ported to the incoming administration without the embarrassment of any decisive action on the part of the retiring government. ’ LIBRARY. Following the precedent established by our immediate predecessors in office, we submit the detail reports of the several committees, com mencing with that of the Library Committee, by which it appears that 310 books have been added to the Library during the year, of which 184 are Novels aud Romances, 21 Essays aud Reviews, 49 Travels and Adventures, 20 Biog raphies, 99 Religious and|Scientitic, 11 Poem*, 12 Histories and 4 Encyclopedias, making fthc actual number of volumes now in the library 4547. The circulation of books during the year has been rising 18,000. THE FINANCES. The Trustees, through Eben Corey, chairman, report tha state of the invested funds on the 31st of March, 1873, as follows: SfinvLUe> $6’4*i.50; .market value, $6,003.55. The Treasurer, John C. Proctor, makes tho following exhibit: ’ Received from all sources. <so 430 86 r Balance on hand at date of iaat' report.'. “'907 U8 • „ ., . * 82^829 94 ' Cash on hand.» . } . bl3 47 l _. . , *2,829 94 The treasurer « accounts are pronerlv certi tied to by Messrs. M. K. Coolidge aud Wm It Wood, who were appointed to audit the same It will be seen by the foregoing reports that financially the association is in a hitter condi tion at the close of its present fiscal year, than it lias been for several years past, which is am ple compensation to the members comprising the Executive Department, now about surren dering its trust, for their faithful and assiduous labors in behalf of the M. L. A. And in retiring from office, we would at this time ouly express the hope that our successors may secure and maintain that harmony, zeal ana hearty co-operation that has characterized the retiring Board. The reports were approved. The following resolution was unanimously adopted: t Resolved, That the thanks of the Associa tion be tendered the retiring officers for the zeal and energy displayed by them during their term of office. n*rt Generosity. Portland, April 8,1873. To the Executive Committee, Maine General Hos pital Fair: Gentlemen:—Permit me as the General Di rector of the Langrishe & Carle’s Black Crook Company, to tender a matinee performance by the company I represent, on the afturnoon of Saturday, April 12th, for the benefit of the no ble institution that is in process of erection in tllFa<m well aware of its value not ouly to the State of Maine at largo, but also to members of our profession, who, strangers in a strange country, may some day derive unspeakable as sistance and'coiufqrt at its beueficcnt hands. It is therefore with no selfish motive, but for the good of the profession at large I tender this complimentary benefit, and I think the course pursued by me will meet with the candid appro bation of every dramatic artist in the country and of an appreciative public. Very Respectfully, W. H. Whitenet Portland, April 8, 1873. Mr. IF. H. Whitenet, General Agent: Sue—The Executive Committee except with pleasure the generous tender of a benefit for the Maine General Hospital Fair from Messrs. Langrishe & Carle’s Black Crook Company, on the afternoon of Saturday, April 12th. Very Respectfully Yours. A. W. H. Clapp, C. H. Haskell, H. F. Furbish, C. E. Jose. S. C. Gordon, S. H. Tewksbury, F, H. Gkrrish, Jambs E. Carter, Executive Committee. Where ? Mr. Editor:— Where is the Society with the illustrious and fearful name? Where is the brave and far famed detective and courageous officer, Mr. Fitch ? Ouly yesterday noon I saw on Commercial street, a young fellow who sells poor ruin driving a'poor broken down beast called a horse, the poor thing was so lame and has been for a number of weeks, that he could hardly walk, and this fellow worse than a beast, was urging this animal along with blows from the heavy end of his whip. 1 would make the suggestion that if we are to have a society to prevent abuse to animals, let us have one and not liaTe to see animals suffer every day before our own doors. Progress. We would suggest to “Progress” that it is perfectly competent for him to make a com plaint of the “young fellow.” It is as much his duty to do so as it is that of any member of the “Society for the prevention, etc.” Acknowledgement.— Kev. A. N. Jones, late of Bates Theological School, “acknowl edges the reeeipt of a valuable and very ac ceptable box of clothing, and eight dollars in money, sent himself and wife by the Ladies Missionary Circle connected with the State Street church, Portland, for which are tendered their heartfelt thanks, together with the wish, that for the kindness shown, there maybe real ized the verity of the scripture promise: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Hoping also, that the sympathy and efforts of benevo lent hearts have goue forth for the temporal welfare of others, so may greater blessings of a spiritual nature be abundantly granted them in return.” Old Folks’ Concert.—The Congress street M. E. church are to give an Old Folk’s concert at the church to-morrow evening. The enter tainment has every promise of a very pleasant and successful affair. The chorus will consist of twenty voices. Messrs. Thomas and Chase and the Misses Leavitt have volunteered their services for solos. Miss Eva Jones will preside at the organ. At the close of the concert an antiquarian supper will be served. An exceed ingly pleasant time is anticipated. Larceny.—James Carey was arrested yes terday by Deputy Bridges, for the larceny of ten dollars from No. 76 Clark street. The man was employed to move furniture, and took the opportunity to steal the money from a pocket book which was lying on a table. The money was found at his residence. He then confessed the theft. .HI8CELLANEOC8 NOTICES. Season Tickets are sold between Portland & Boston on the Boston & Maine Hailroad for three months $60, for one month $24. The great fair in aid of the Maine General Hospital has received such liberal donations from the sons of Maine in New York as to again induce us to offer to the ladies of Port land and vicinity a new and elegant lino of Black Silk Gimps, Fringes, Malta Laces, But tons, Kid Gloves in all the new shades, also Misses two Button Kids, Standard Puffings and Insertings, white good3, &c. Nelson & Co., 21*7 Congress St. We shall have on exhibition for a few days a line of Custom Garments for Gentlemen’s wear, made in Paris, and imported the present season. Call and see them. Orin Hawkes & Co., 290 and 292 Congres St. The ladies of the Casco Street Free Baptist Church will hold a fair in the vestry for the sale of useful and ornamental Articles,ice cream and confectionery, on Wednesday afternoon and evening, April 9. An antiquarian supper wdl be served from G to 9 o’clock. Admittance free. apr8d2t The Purest and Sweetest Cod-Liver Oil is Hazard & Caswell’s, made on the sea shore, from fresh selected livers, by Caswell, Hazard & Co., New York. It is absolutely pure and noeet. Patients who have onoe taken it prefer it to all others. Physicians have decided it su perior to any of the other oils in market. _mar21 -4wt BY TELEGRAPH. MATTERS IN MAINE. Ilotel Burned. [Special to Frees.] Farmington', April 8.—The Hotel at Far mington Falls, which for several years was the home of Florence Percy, during her childhood, was totally consumed by fire about twelve o’clock last night, also the s'able connected therewith. Loss about §3,000; insured for §2,600. Death. [To the Associated Press.] Brcndwick, April 8.—William S. Perry, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Brunswick, formerly of Boston, died this morn ing. _ MASSACHUSETTS. New England Methodist Conference. Boston, April 8.—The closing session of New England Methodist Conference was held to-day when Bishop Wiley announced the following transfers from other conferences to tbe New Eugland: Rev. D. H. Ela, Bev. A. A. Wright ana Rev. A, W. Mills from the Providence Conference; Rev. W. D. Hoi way and Rev. E. R. Thorndike from East Maine Conference; Rev. A. C. Mason from the New Hampshire Conference; Rev. W. McDonald from tht New York East Conference; Rev. B. W. Harlow from Vermont Conference, and Rev. R. R. Mcrideth from the Cincinnati Conference. Mr. Holwav, who is chaplain in the U S. Navy, will still hold that position at Charlestown Navy yard. The report of tho committee on books and tracts caused considerable discus sion because it favored the idea that members of Ibe church and others could purchase books cheaper of other concerns than at the denomi national book stores. The report of the com mittee on Suuday schools showed an increase of seven schools, two hundred and seven offi cers, 677 scholars,and that there were 1768 con versions during the year. The next Confer ence will be held in Boston. Political Disturbance la Louisiana. New York, Apiil 8.—A New Orleans special states that a body of a hundred colored men of Grant parish last Friday went to Alexandria, drove out the bogus McEnery officials and put in their places appointees of Governor Kellogg. Tbe colored men allege that they were entirely defrauded of their rights at tbe last election,and took this mode to right themselves. The only crime of McDonald, who was as sassinated in Vernon last Tuesday night, was being a supporter of Kellogg. _ Senators Cameron and Howe are in New Or leans. _ The Mormon Conference. Salt Lake, Utah, April 7.—The Mormom conference is organized. The attendance is large. Brigham Young to-day delivered a dis course, the main point being against “the Gen tile and sectarian schools being introduced here from Babylon.” He warned parents to educate their children and “not to allow outsiders to in terfere in the Kingdom of God.” He denounc ed the growiug disinclination to pay tithiug. “The salvation ot the people,” he said “is im perilled by the non-performance of their duty. Apostle Woodruff also urged the importance of tithe paying by the saints, and deplored the waning receipts of the church treasury. NEW YORK. Sleumer Sunk on the Hudson. New York, April 8.—Details of the siuking of the steamer Nupha in the Hudsou Biver show that thirty passengers and the crew had an extremely narrow escape from drowning.— i When the steamer was cut through by the ice aud began to fill the captain roused all the pas sengers, gave them life-preservers ami then ‘ rushed on deck A boat was lowered with the JrcQe but by some accident was reach.ug the water, throwiug ) the women into the water, but thev were fortu- 1 nateiy rescued by the crew in another boat - 1 iinall.v all were put into boats and 111*1,, ward the shore, but met a huge field of ‘ ice mi which they walked till within ten feet of ’the shere, when the ice parted. A seaman had brought a plank which was placed across this chasm, over which they were all safely taken —

They lost all their clothing, several ladies being iu night clothes. They reached Khiuebeck were cared for and forwarded yesterday to their destinations. A sioiind ISleinner Ashore. The freight boat Elm City, of the New Haven and Hartford line, struck a rock at bait past one this morning, during the fog at the step ping stoues near Throggs Neck. The water covered her decks, hut she will likely he floated off liy high tide this afternoon, aud brought back to this city. Tne accident was caused by the neglect of the light house keeper at Throggs to ring the fog bell. No lives were lost. Shocking Brutality. The beating of Caroline Febring by her hus band was a case of dreadful brutality. He tied her hands behind her and tied her to the bed post and theu with a rope beat her till every inch of her body was covered with stripes. He then unloosed her, and when she fell to the floor exhausted, he kicked aud otherwise mal treated her. Tlio physicians believe sbo is fa tally injured. The brute was committed to the Tombs. The Steamer Elm City. It appears that the steamer . Elm City left 1 here at midnight for New Haven aud had 150 passengers, many of whom were not awakened when she struck. There was much excitement when the fact was known, but no disorder. The vessel tilled rapidly and several passengers didu t rise until the water was nearly up to the buuks. The boats were quickly lowered, hut were not needed, as the steamer was fast on the rocks, aud the passengers all remained 011 deck till 9 o’clock when they were taken ofl by steamer New Haveu and brought here. Capt". Peck and crew remained aboard, and it is sup posed got the vessel off at high water, though ' she had two feet of water over the main deck when the passengers left. It is though the 1 freight is not much damaged aud that the iu- . jury to the vessel will not exceed a few thou- 1 I sand dollars. I 1 The das Strikes. The men employed at the Manhattan gas works have not quit work or manifested a dis position to strike. No disturbances have oc curred at the works of the Metropolitan and Harlem companies, aud a strike is not appre hended. The rumor that connections were making with the inaius of the New York com pany for the purpose of supplying gas is de nied by the officers of the other corporation, who say it would probably cause a general strike. The Vice President of the New York Company predicts its success ultimately, and says an abundance of workmen can be obtain- i ed, and more than two hundred are now em- J ployed. Although in tbo afternoon the supply was cut off, the gas is burning about as usual aud there is little iuconveuiencc anywhere.— The strikers deny having contemplated auy dis orderly conduct. They say that they expect help from the Union organizations of other cit ies and appear determined to stick, expecting the CO oneration nf r»t.hpr <rt»e mon Tim nmn pany are equally determined and say they will be able to give a full supply in a few days. The Goodrich Cnee. At a hearing to-day on a writ of habeas cor pus in the case of Lucette Meyers Armstrong, witness in the Goodrich case, her counsel sug gested the fixing of a reasonable amount of ' bail and the District Attorney made no objec tions. The woman was remanded to jail pend ing a decision. The Postal Service Committee. New York, April 8—The United States Sen ate Special Committee appointed to investigate the difficulties between the Post Office Depart ment and Railroad Companies met at the Fifth Avenue Hotel this evening and organized. Various Matters. Aldermen Peter Gilesy, a well known poli tician and quite a wealthy real estate owner on Broadway, died this morning. In the case of George Francis Train, Judgo C. P. Daly to-day empannelled a jury to try the question of his sanity, after which the proceed ings were adjourned till next Tuesday. H. N. Otis, Secretary of the Erie' Railroad, to-day resigned. Andrew Higgins, while secreting a stolen pigeon under a pier in a small boat, was acci dentally caught in the hoisting gear of a der rick and instantly killed. During the discussion of the new city charter for New York to-day in the State Senate, the section exempting certain church property from taxation was stricken out entirely. Wm. H. Merritt, assistant cashier of the Bull’s Head Bank, charged with embezzling 820,000 of the funds of that institution, was ad mitted to bail to-day by the District Attorney in 850,000. dosiali Morgan, for the murder of his wife, was to day sentenced to six years in the State prison. Geo. Thing was arrested for fatally beating his wife last night. The much talked of strike by carpenters and plasterers in Brooklyn, has proved a failure. Reporters are being refused admission to the Tombs without a special permit, it is said, be cause the commissioners of charities and cor rection fear a ventilation of some things in the management. Fifteen Persona Swept Over the Falls. Rochester, April 8.—Last evening, about 8.30 o’clock, the foundation wall on the river side, on Front street, of the new city building for the police and fire departments, went out when about 20 or 30 persons were upon it look ing at the river. It is estimated by eye wit nesses that ten or fifteen wore carried iuto the river and swept over the high falls. As the news spreads through the city the ex citement increases. A Mr. Potter, w ho was a foreman on the work, says he saw there was great danger of the wall being swept out and he advised and then begged the people to get off. He appealed to the watchmen of the building to drive the people away but lie re fused, except to keep off boys. Mr. Potter turued away in despair and had just reached the sidewalk when the crash occurred. He turned to hear the cries of the unfortunates,but was powerloss to save any of them A man who was standing on the New York Central railroad bridge says he saw a boy with one arm over a plank pass under the bridge and go over the falls. The number at this hour known to have been got out alive is five. The Connecticut Election. Hartford, April 8.—Returns from every town in the State received at the office of the Evening Post give Haven (Rep.) 39,200; Inger soll (Dem) 44,900, and Smith (Tem.) 2091, mak ing Ingersoll’s majority 3010. In the first Con gressional District Gen. Hawley (Rep.) is re elected by 1332 majority. In the second Dis trict. Kellogg (Rep.) is reelected by 587 majori ty. In the third District, Starkweather (Rep.) is reelected by 1521 majority. In the fourth District, Barnuin (Dem.) is reelected by 1440 majority. The Republicans have a majority of one in the State Senate aud the Democrats a majority of from 12 to 18 in the House. Hartford. April J8.—The complete returns at the Courant office, mostly official, make In gersoll’s majority 3443. The Senate is 11 Re publicans to 10 Democrats. The House is 109 Republicans to 132 Democrats. Hawley’s ma jority for Congress in the 1st district is 1280; Kellogg in the 2d district, 509; Starkweather in the 3d district, 1548; Barnum’s in the 4tb, 1075. The Flood. Rochester, April 8.—There is a heavy flood in Genesee River. At seven o’clock this morn ing the waters were within two feet of the high water mark of 1865, the time of the big flood. Considerable damage has been done all along the river to bridges, &c. Albany, April 8.—Canal officials report much damage from flooes to Chemung, Crook ed Lake and Genessee Valler canals. St. Louis, April 8.—Accounts from tlie inte rior of this and other States say that all the tributaries of the upper river are pouring out great volumes of water and a general freshet is feared. At Hannibal, Miss., the river rose eleven feet in twelve hours aud at other points a similar rise occurred, and it is feared there will be a great destruction of property all along the western and northern rivers. Rochester, April 9-1 a. m.—The only per person known be drowned is Win. Pratt, aged 17, son of L. A. Pratt. His companion escaped by catching hold of the coat of a man who was pulled out by persons who heard the report made by the falling walls. A lad was seen floating down the river clinging to a plank, aud it is supposed this was the youth who perished. Shooting Affray—Heavy Storm. St. Louis, April 8 —Peter E. Blow, nephew of Hon. Henry T. Blow, late United States Minister to Brazil, was shot three times and fa tally wounded, a- the school of mines in Rolta, Mo., yesterday, by John IV. McCowan. Both of the young men are students at the school. A heavy rain storm has prevailed here since Sunday night and much rain has fallen throughout the State and heavy snow in va rious parts of Kansass. The river here has risen over six feet since Saturday, aud accouuts from the interior say all the small streams are much swollen. municipal Flections. Cincinnati, O., April 8.—All the returns are in except twoprecincts, which are Democratic, Johnson, the Democratic, candidate for Mayor, has992 majority: Warrington, Republican can dicatc for City Solicitor,'“'has 479 majority: Campbell, Republican candidato for prosecut ing attorney, 521 majority; Henry Kessler, lle publican candidate for Police Commissioner 418 majority. The Democrats and Liberals elect i!iLentI^e remainder of the ticket by 500 to 1200 majority. METEOROLOGICAL . PROUABILITIE8 for the next twenty-four HOURS. War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal! Officer, Washington, D. C., r April 9. 1 (A. M.) > For New York and New England, light, eas terly winds and partially cloudy weather, »r the lower lakes, easterly wmds, clouds and rain Treasury Balance’ The following are the Treasury balances to day: Currency $2,185,770; special deposits of le gal tenders for redemption of certincates of de posit $25,025,000; coin $70,122,379, iucludra„ §23,697.500 in coin certiUcates; legal tenders outstanding $35,894,609 Child Murder. Dcbuqve, Iowa, April 8.—Ursula Spangler Vvr■op.usin Win. Riley, was arrested atNassou Iowa, last Sunday for the murder of their illegitimate child, has made a fall con fession. She sa. s that Riley drowned the child at Cedar Falls on Friday last. Roth the un natural parents were committed to jail. THE ATLANTIC. _____ * The Testimony of Ihe Fourth Fngineer. Halifax, N. S„ April 8—The Court resumed at nine o’clock this morning. Wm. Patterson was sworn: Was 4th engineer of the Atlantic; was on duty and had ehargdof the engine room from 12 to 4 in the afternoon, and from 13 to 4 in the morning; the engines were going slower from 12 to 2 than they had been going during tlie twelve hours previous, hut they began to improve from 1.1 o’clock; when the engines are doing their best we work about 54 pounds of steam with the expansion valve fully open; be tween 12 and 3 o’clock the lowest pressure of S5F?™ dunug the night was reached, and was 'f'dh the expansion partly on; when 1 < u,t? at ° clock the gauge indicated fl’ v: ;, r for ‘hat because when I went on the natch there were no coals on the ulates and "0i0U^,C,0a,s 1<J1511 in ‘he two fires; after the grate bad been cleaned the fires were a little low; we took some time to get the coal out for lires, then a farther tiuio to get out the round eoals.to put on the tire; our speed increased be tween two and three o’clock; we had tiftv pounds pressure on the gauge at the time that she struck; the gauge stood fifty-one, and we had increased the speed with the increased pressure; 1 was standing on the stoke-hole plates, opposite No. 2 boiler, when I felt the ship touch the bottom almost under my feet, on the starboard side of the keel, as if she was grazing over something; at the time I was sur facing the fire cf No. 1 of the starboard boiler; immediately shut the surface cock and ran up to the engiue-room; when I got thero I saw that the telegraph had been thrown around be yond the usual mark for going astern full speedl as if it had been pulled violently and the signa, had been answered from the engine-room; the | fifth engineer (since dead) was in the act of re- \ versing the engine; the greaser, James Devine (siuce dead) was there in there in tho act of as- , sisting him; I came to his assistance, and from the time I got to the platform until the engines were going astern occupied about 15 seconds; I then watched the telegraph for a short time to seo if any more telegrams were given from the J deck; at the same time I looked at the engine room clock and found it was 3 o’clock; the clock was reset at noon; wont below to start the surface cock; as soon as I got to tho foot of the engiue-room ladder the long lines went away with a race very suddenly: I called to tho on- , gineer to stop her; then turned to go into the : stoke hole, and just as I was goiug there I heard her go a cay with another race; I turned ; back to see what was the matter, and saw the engineer in bis shirt sleeves with tho throttle 1 valve in his hand; the chief engineer (Foxley) ’ then stopped the engine and ordered the fifth j engineer to shut the main stop valve; 1 sup- J pose that he (the chief engineer) opened the i safety valve, at least he told me that he done 1 so far as I beared the steam blowing off; wheu 1 I got to the stoke-hole all the men had left the * firemen’s room; was above the stoke-hole and J called to the men to attend to the tires; this all j occurred in the space of two or three minutes, f that is from the time that she struck till I shut i the sea cocks; while I was shutting them down : 1 saw water coming out of the starboard bunk- I er; 1 had only about twelve feet to run, and be- ! fore I reached there there was about a foot of ! water ou the floor; I then made my way to the deck, being the last person to reaeh the engine rumu. Horrible Semes in the Cabin of the Steamer. New York, April 8.—A newspaper corres pondent, who went down to the wreck of the Atlantic, yesterday, in a diver’s costume, says that the hull lies well down on the port side, and is broken in several places from contact with the reef. Fish were swimming around, eagerly . devouring the particles of food found floating. He found the forward hatch open and saw that i the cargo there had broken the bulk and lay in confused heaps, with the bodies of men and women jammed among the cases and crates, bruised and torn. Fishes were swimming in and out, feasting upon the dead bodies. Limbs are strewn around, having bee .1 broken from the bodies by the continued action of the waters, which when agitated, drive against uglv pieces of the broken hull that here project. 1 The correspondent then went to the compan ion way of the steerage cabins, and found a hundred or morebo.ies lying in an immense heap, looking as if alive, with arms dislocated, eyes staring wildly, faces grinning and moving baokward and forward with the under current. 1 Some were dressed, but many were half nude; chili ren were clinging to mothers; stout men were clasping their wives, seeming to have met death with calm resignation. The scene was horrible beyond description. 1 The correspondent then went to the compan- 1 ion way of the steerage, where the men passen gers were by themselves. The bodies of strong men, old and young, were huddled together on the stairway, with distended nostrils, gaping months, staring, glassy eyes, giving some con- 1 ceptiou of terror, which seized them as they 1 eageriy straggled to gain the deck. From another part of the vessel a view was obtained of the sleeping apartment, whore piled upon the port side were numbers of bodies of men, with bed clothing strewn among them from an abrasion, with broken stanchions, and jagged, Bplintered wood-work. The flesh had been torn from the faces of many; others are bruised and battered about their heads, which are red and bloody, contrasting horribly with the pale livid features of others. Examined by Mr. McDonald.—It appeared to to me that from the time she first struck until she dually settled she was ra'tling and grinding over the rocks, it was about two or three minutes If the ship had been afloat and free I would estimate that it would take from three to five minntes from the time the engines wore reversed till she would lie going astern. Coinelieus L. Brady, third officer, was re called and examined by Mr. McDonald—I had a certificate of competency as master, and also passed in steam; do not remember the date. Testimony of Capt. Mulligan of the Car lotta. Edward D. Mulligan was sworn.—Am cap tain of the steamer Carlotta which runs be tween this port and Portland, Me; I have been master of steamships coming and going be tween here and Portland for four years and am familiar with the Nova Scotia coast from Cape Sable to Halifax. The Carlotta is 549 tous. I made Sambro Light on Monday night, March 21st, at ten o’clock, Portland time, being about 10.20 Halifax time. I judged that Sambro Light bore N. E. by E., distant between three and four miles. The night at this time was disagreeable, dark andthick up to nine o’clock. It was raining hard, and unsettled southeast wind. After that time the wind set in W. S. W., somewhat high and drizzling, after that it improved. At tweve o’clock it was clearer and the light could have been seen easier and at a greater distance than at ten, but the weather might have been different there from what 1 had it in the harbor. I got in here bout ten o’clock and saw other lights. As I came up I made Chebucto Head, Devil’s Island and Mea gher’s Beach Lights. I steered E. S. E. coming up. When I made Sambro light I was not sounding. Cannot say anything about the cur rents, they are irregular and uncertain; cannot say how they will set for twenty four hours at a time. The currents are greater in the winter than in the summer, and are much governed by the winds. We appear to have a sironger wes terly current in the winter than in the summer. There was a better chance of seeing the light when coming in from sea than when running along paralle to the coast Did not make Cross Island Light, it being thick when passing; had no mere difficulty in making the light that night than at other limes. At ten o’clock that night 1 instructed the engineer to slack speed, but while in the act of doing so I got hold of the light. If 1 had not got hold of the light 1 would have slowed the ship and have her head off shore Would not have sounded because the soundings are irregular. I use Massy’s pa tent log. My speed at the time that I saw SambroJLight was ten knots. I always find Have had every opportunity of testing it; I use the lug at all times irrespective of the weather, and have tested it frequently and found it correct. We always tested the log in the morning from light to light, and found it satisfactory but never considered it safe to run up to the last mile that the log would allow, hut I leave a margin. I think the accuracy of the common log might depend ou the sea, but whether there are currents, the patent log is most to be depended upon; coming to the east ward in thick weather I always use the lead. Examined by Sir. Ritchie. The last light I know previous to making Sambre, was Little Hope lightGo miles from Sambro. When I was going slow I kuew I was nearly up to Sam bro. Sambro light is a treacherous one to be depended upon as to distant. Our wheel-house is about 15 feet above the water, and we can see Sambro light on a clear night about 12 miles. At the mast head 30 feet higher, wo could make it out 3 to 4 miles further. I was iu the pilot-house when I came up that night; I al ways remain in the pilot-house from the time we make Sambro light till we get to Halifax. At sea Massy’s log has a tendency iu rough weather to show more miles than actually run; heard no guns from Sambro. ’I he Court then adjourned till Thursday morning at 10 o'clock to enable Quartermaster Oweus who is now at the scene of the wreck to be sent for and to arrive. IT o R eTg 1ST. Arrest of American Hailoifi by Mpanish Officers. New York, April 8.—Three sailors who de serted froni the American bark Union at Santi ago, Cuba, were picked up b$ a Spanish steam er, brought back to Santiago and delivered to the Spanish authorities for trial ou suspicion that they were endeavoring to join tbo insur gents. Consul Young demanded the right to be present at their examination by the court martial, claiming that they were.Amencan sea men. The Spanish officiaM UeuiedRie^ght of Consul pnrtestuil^gains/tlie proceedings. The CaptaiuP General Sent a telegnmisaying that ToCrStSUOoSsnl “General at Havana, has in fracted Consul Young not to withdraw his pro test and to ins.st upon being present at the trial of the seamen. _ MINOR TELEGRAMS. A collision near Pittsburg, Pa., Tuesday, re sulted in the sinking of the steamer New State Loss $30,000. Mrs. Maria B. Taft has been appointed post mistress at West Gouldsborough, Me. Thecity of Worcester has come into posses sion of a quarter of a million dollars by the settlement of the will of George Jaques The body of Frederick G. Merrill of Goffs town, N. H., was found iu the water near tho junction of the Piscataquis and Merriuiac riv ers. He has been missing since October and the body hears marks of violence. Albany, N. Y., elected a Democratic Mayor Tuesday. • John Sava-c, late cashier of the Lechmcre Bank, Charlestown,.has plead Ruilty of being a defaulter. The citizens candidate for Mayor.F. M. Case, was elected Tuesday in Denver, Col., and all the rest of the Republican ticket. Only one body was recovered from the At lantic Tuesday. Senator Sumner rides ont daily. President Uraut returned to Washington Tuesday. A heavy snow storm was reported Tuesday afternoon in Iowa and Kansas. The Mississippi has risen ten feet since Sat urday, and is still risiug at the rate of three niches an hour. Ex-Gov. Washbume of Maine, addressed the Board of Trade of Minneapolis, Monday. Full returns from Cincinnati, O,, give John son, I)em., 1600 majority. Thieving bauds of Indians are numerous in the western portion of Nebraska. Joseph’s hand of Nez Pesce Indians refuse to go to a reservation, and Capt Jack wants the Commissioners to meet him in the'lava beds for another talk, which they decline to do. Brigham Young has resigned the position of Trustee in trust of the Cliareh and President Smith has been elected in his place. Illinois reports the heaviest rains aud fresh ets for several years. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Kecci|ti« by Kniiroails and Hleaniboats. Grand Thunk Railway—3 cars sundries, 1 do headings, 1 do sliooks, 1 do potatoes, 2 do starch, 2 do clapboards, 2 do laths, 2 do for Boston, 2 oats, 3 do flouraadofor Allan Line, II do for Halifax, * do for SL John, NB, 2 do spars, 3 do for O. T. It., 11 do liun Forcfgu Exports. 37?5pEckefs.AYRES' ^ Ranger-71,923 ft lumber, N8,‘. ,®fSamer Falmouth—1400 bbls 1 che^o4^™ ,1a u??i ’, 2u0 Iirs,lxxjU and shoes, T320 lbs cneese, -850 do lard, 1 organ, lot mdse. Foreign Imports. . LIVERPOOL. Steamship Scandinavian—2337 bars iron, A h Stevens; 44 crank pins. 195 iron tubes, 200 Blieets iron. 273 plates do, Portland Co; 186 pkgs mer chandise, Agent Canadian Ex Co; 3 boxes mdse, 2 do trees to order; 2 cases mdse. Agent Grand Trunk Co; 11 pkgs mdse. Geo Stevens & Co; 3 bbls naila, P Whitmore; 206 boxes oranges. Hart, Marion & Co; 1 case mdse, J Porteous; 1 ao do, Elliott & Co. Boston Block Lim. (Sales at tlie Broker’s Board, April 8.) Raconia Manufacturing Co .535 Boston & Maine Railroad.1204 Boston aud Maine Railroad.120 1 Eastern (N. H.) Railroad.100 New York Stock and Money Market. New Yoke. April. 8— Morn inn.—Gobi 1184. Mon- i ey J per cent. Sterling Exchange 1071 @ 1081 — State stocks quiet. Stocks steady. ( New Youk. April8—Eoenina.—In financial circles < public interest still centers in the .Money quesiiou. Loans ranged from 3-16 to 2 per day until about 3 o’clock, when the rate tell to 7 per cent. cc>in. The ro- < ceipts from the interior arc steadily increasing, one express company having received on Monday nearly ’ $2,900,000, and each of the other companies about $750,000. The amounts were not so large to-day, but the movement is decidedly this way. The receipts ' include about $1,500,000 from the West and $2,000, 000 from the East, South and Southwest. The legal tenders outstanding were increased $321,000 to-day. Sterling Exchange dull and lower at 107 @ 1074 for 60 days, and 107$ (eg 108 for sight. The Gold specu lation exhibited increased weakness, the rate falling from 1184 to 118. closing at 1184; the decline was caus ed by sales for bull account Saturday and Monday and the announcement that £516,000 sterling had g >ne into the Bank of England to-day; loans at 4 per cent, to 1-32 for carrying. The clearings were SKO 000,000. Treasury disbursements $40,000. Customs receipts $260,000. Governments are tirm though the dealings were smaller. State securities dull; Tei> nsseee 6s weak. Railroad bonds steady. Stocks were weak the greater part of the d.y, the decline ranging from 4 to o per cent. There was, however, a change for the better after 3 o’clock on easier Money and in crease in legal tender circulation, prices recovering 1 @ 2J per ceut. The whole list participated in the improvement and the market closed strong. A. B. Stock well has been re-elected President of the Pana ma Railroad. Judge Pierre[>ont declines to accept a posll ion on its directory. The Stook Exchange closes on Good Friday, and the Cotton Exchange on Friday and Saturday. securities: United States coupou 6’s, 1881.120$ United States 5-26’s 1862.. , United States 3-20*8 18G4.jm 1 United States 5-20*8 1865, old.110 United States 5-20*8 1865, new. 117 United States 5-20’a 18G7.. 2 United States 5-20’s tf 68... .117I United States5’®. new. 115* United States 10-40's.,coupons. . .1.1124 Currency G’s.....113| OouiCMtir Market*. New York, April 8—Evening—Cotton dull and f unchanged; sales886 bales; Middling uplands 194c. Flour dull and heavy; sales 9700 bbls; State 6 10® 8 15; Round hoop Ohio 7 20 @ 10 50; Western 6 10 @ 10 50; Southern 610 @ 12 75. Wheat is dull and a 5 shade lower; sales 9,000 bush; No 2 Spriug at 1 56 @ 1 65; Winter Red Western 1 70 @1 87$; White Mich igan 185 @2 15. Corn heavy for new; sales 47,000 bush; new Mixed Western 53$ @ 65c; old do 65 @ 65$c afloat, and 63 @ 63$c in store. Oats 1 @ lc high er ; sales 44,000 bush; White E4 @ 56$c; new Western 50 @ 53$c. Beef firm at 9 00 @ 13 00. Pork is Arm; new mess 17 30 @ 17 35. Lard Arm at 8| @ 9$c.— Butter is quiet and Arm; Western 18 @ 31c; State 32 @ 48c. Whiskey a shade easier at 91c. Rice is quiet at 7| @ 8$c Sugar steady; refining 8 @ 8$c. Coflee dull; Rio at 16$ @ 19c in Geld. Molasses quiet and steady; New Orleans 67 @ 75c. Naval Stores—Spir its Turpentine dull at 53$ @ 54c; Rosin is dull at 3 05 @ 3 p7$ for strained. Petroleum firm; crude 9$ @ 9$c; refined at 20c. Tallow dull at 8$ @ 9c. Freights to Liverpool quiet; Cotton, per steam 9-16 @ $d; Grain do do 8 @ 8$d. Chicago, April 8.—Flour quiet and unchanged.— Wheat unsettled but higLer, closing rather weak at inside prices; No 2 Spring at 117 cash; do seller May * 124; No 3 Spring 109; rejected 94$c. Com is Arm and in fair demand; No 2 Mixed 30$ @ 30$c for cash; 34$@34jc seller May; 36$c do June; rejected 28c. Oats iu fair demand aud higher; No 2 at4$ @ 24 Jc for regular; 27c bid for fresh, cash; rejected 23$. Rye Is firm and scarce at 62$ @ 64$c for regular and fresh. Bariev dull and unsettled, buyers and sellers apart; No 2 Fall regular 76$ @ 77c; No 2 nominal 64c. Pro visions steady. Pork at 15 60 @ 15 62 cash and 15 75 @ 15 80 seller May and 16 00 do June. Lard steady at 8$ cash and 8$c seller May. Bulk meats quiet and unchanged; no sales. Bacon is steady; cugar cured Hams at 13 @ 14c for packed. Whiskey firm at 87c. Receipts—10,000 bbls tlour, 26,000 busli wheat, 38, 000 bush corn, 00,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 0,000 bnsh barley, 00,000 hogs. Shipments—8,000 ODls flour, 40,000 bush wheat, 12, 000 busli corn, 25,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 12,000 bash barley, 0000 hogs. xoisdo, April 8.—Flour is quiet and unchanged.— Wheat advanced and in fair demand; No l White Michigan 1 84; Amber Michigan on spot 1 64 @ 1 64$; seller April 1 64$; do May at 1 68 @ 1 68$; do June 1 70 @ 1 71; No 1 Red 1 70; No 2 on spot 1 64; do June 1 68. Corn is a shade higher; high Mixed on spot at 40c; seller May41$c; do June 44c; do July 45c; do Aguust 45$ @ 46c; do September 47$c; low Mixed at 39$c; no grade 38c. Oats quiet; No 2 at 33$c; reject ed 31$c. Havnua Market. Havana, April 8.—Sugar—business large large but prices unchanged; Muscovado quiet and steady; inferior to common 8$ @ 8| rs; fair to good refining 83 @ 9$ rs. Stock in warehouses at Havana and Ma tanzas is 308.600 boxes and 2900 hhds; receipts for the week 69,000 boxes aud 10,200 hhds; exported 32, 000 boxes and 7700 hhds; including 84,000 boxes and 7300 hhds for the United States. Box Shooks firm at 12$ rs; hogshead do nominal. Hoops firmer; long shaved $05 @ 100 & M; short do $80 @ 85. Freights firmer; to Falmouth and orders, loading at Havana 42s 6d @ 45; 50 @ 52s 6d loading at other ports on north coast of Cuba. Exchange buoyant and excited; qp United States 60 days currency, 16$ @ 1R premium; short sight do 21$ @ 22 prem; 60 days. Gold. 4o@41 prem; short sight 50 @52 prem; Loudou 50 @52 premium; on Paris 33 @ 34 prem. ENTERTAINMENTS. DIRWANGER’S Second Annual Exhibition. I shall open my Green House on Congress street, I foot of Dow, to t ne public from Monday, April 7th, until Friday, April 11th, inclusive, for the exhibition of ray stock of beautiful and rare PLANTS AMD FLOWERS, many of which have heretofore been unknown in this State. ADnnsioN as cents, which will entitle the holder of each ticket to a Pre mium valued irom 25 cents to (1.0 <• ap3dlw _ J A. P1RWANCER. MUSIC HAlI.U, For Two Nights aula Grand mat inee. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AFR. II, & 12. TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF Laugrislie & Carle’s Great Original New York BLACK CROOK COMBINATION I Newly organized, remodelled and inlarged for onr Return Tour, anil presented with all our Former care ful regard to Scenic Diaplny, Georgeona Coalnmr, Grand Ballet, Enchanting Jlunic, Thrilling Tableaux, and BRILLIANT TRANSFORMATION SCALE OF PRICES: Orchestra chairs, $1.00; Par quet, 75 cents; Gallory, 50 cents. Seats can be secur ed at the Box Office one day In advance. HTLADIES' GRAND MATINEE, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 12TH. apr3d6t IV. H. WHITENET, Gen'l Agent. music hallT Three Sights Only ! Commencing Monday April 14, MR. CHARLES ABBOTT — AND HIS — FULL PANTOMIME COMPANY from the Gaand Opera House, New York, in the reconstructed version of HUMPTY DUMPTY, — WITH A — Grand Corps de Ballet. A Full Variety Troupe, embracing 70 ARTISTS. ALL NEW TRICKS. Magnificent New Scenery and Effects. Box uheet open at Box Office one day in advance. ap9 ** ENTERTAINMENTS. Old Folks’ Concert —AT THE— Congress St. Methodist Church. Methodic SC OLD FOLKS’ CONCERT IN THE CnUBCn On Thursday Evening, April 10th, commencing at 7J o'clock, under the direction of John M. Steven*. The chorus will consist of twenty voices, Messrs. Thomas and Chase and the Misses Leavitt havo vol unteered their services for solos. Miss Eva .Tones will proside at the organ. At the close of the Concert un ANTIQUARIAN SUPPER will be served in the Vestry for all who desire. The proceeds of the entertainment will be devoted to the Socieiy. Admission to the Conceit 23 cents; Children 13 cents; Supper extra. ap9d2t I. A. R. A. Tenth Grand Animal Ball. THE Irish American Relief Association WILI. GIVE THEIR Tcntli Annual Ball — AT — CITY HALL — ON — Monday Evening, April 14, 1873. JAlso a GRAND CONCERT (one 1 hour previous to dancing) bv the Portland Brass Band and an Exhibition Drill 1 (at 10 o'clock) by the Sheridan Cadets. % Itlasic for llauriag by Chandler’* Fall Quadrille Bund. Dancing com mences at 84 o’clock. Floor Director— EDW. J, SISK. -<4tds—Maxime Paquet, R H. Parker, P. J. Con ncllan .James Dunphy, J. H. Larkin, J. K. Breslin, Peter Deehan, Win. Curran. Floor Tickets $1.00: Gallery Tickets, for Gents 50 cents; for Ladies 25 Cents. For sale by the mombers ol the Associition ami at the door. Members can procure their tickets from Mr. B. O’Rielly. Refreshment s furnished by Webster In the Senate Chamber. Clothing checked free. jap'Members will appear in Regalia on the Grand March. Per order Managing Committee. CITY HALL, Tuesday Evening, April 15th l GRAND COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT! — TO — MISS. ANNIE LOUSIE CARY, At which the following talent will appear:— Hr*. HABEL BUKNHA.tl, Soprano, Mi**. ADA CARY, Contralto. Hr. WILL H. 8TOCKBRIDGE, Tenor. Mr. W. 8. BECKETT, Baritone. Mr. BERMAN KOTZ8CHMAR, Pianist. Admission 50 cents. Reserved seats 75 cents. For lale at Stockbridgn’s Music Store, Wednesday morn ng, April 9th, at 9 o’clock. Doors oi>en at 7. Concert commences at 8. apr9 dtd AUCTION SALE3. AUCTION. Large and Attractive Sale of RARE AM) BEAUTIFUL Italian Marble Statuary. Rich Vases, Alabaster Groups Sc Figures RECENTLY IMPORTED. J. S. BAILEY & CO., Auctioneers, — WILL SELL OS — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Sc Saturday April 9th, lOth 11th and 19th, Commencing at lO 1-9 A. M* — AT — Salesroom, 22 Exchange Street, a recent importation of magnificent STATUARY, by Corrello Benzie. Figures of Pure Marble and Al abaster, elaborately carved. VASES of great variety of styte and design, including the Tuscan, Roman, Hebe, Gothic, Egyptian, Florentine, Grecian, Ac. Elegant Card Receiver.*, Mantel Ornaments, and other cho'cc articles for decorating Pallors, Drawing Rooms, Ac. py-This elegant stock will bo on exhibition on Tuesday afternoon and evening previous to sale. mch29dtd Sheriff's Sale. ' STATE OF MAINE, I Cumberland ss. j TAKEN on execution and will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder on THURSDAY, April the 10th, A. D. 1873, at 11 o’clock A. M., at the salesroom of F. O. Bailey & Co.. No. 18 Exchange street, in| Portland, in said County, the following personal property, viz:—Sewing Machines, Sewing Machine repairs. Tools, Lathe, and Office Furniture. Dated at Portland, April 7, 1873. MATT. ADAMS, Deputy Sheriff. F. O. BAILEY Sc CO., Auctioneers. ap8 dtd Auction Sale. TO be sold at public auction on the premises, ou Thursday, April tenth, the valuable and well known farm or the late Richard Purinton; said ftinn is situaied in East Windham, on the road leading from Portland to Gray Corner, and consist!dk of 6$ acres of land well divided into tillage and pasture lands; an exc llent hay farm: Also 30 acres ot wood land well timbered. The ottildinga consist of dwell ing House, Wood-shed, two Barns, and other out building*. Water convenient to honse and bam. ANo farming tools, carriages, baggage wagon, nice ton buggy, horse, household ftuniiure, Jtc., &c. Sale commencing at 9 o’clock 1* M. JOHN O. WINSH1P, Auctioneer. So. Windham, March 18, 1873. marli>dlawidw3w ■ ——i ■■■■-- - Furniture at Auction. ON SATURDAY, April 12tl>, at 10 A. M., we (hall sell at salesroom Parlor Suits In B. W. and Bair Cloth, B. W. aud painted Chamber Setts, Brussels and Ingrain Cai pets, Lounges, Hat Tree, Gas Fix ture, French, China, Iron, Stone and Common Crock ery, Glass, Sliver Plated Ware, Cutlery, new and and second hand Tin Ware, Stone, Wooden and Iron Ware. Also a lot of Limn Goods and Marseilles Quilts to close. Two new Harnesses, &c. F. O. BAILEY & CO., Ancli.neera. ap8 it Schooner Mina Boyd at Auction, ON WEDNESDAY. April 16th, at 3 P. M.f we shall sell at west side of Portland Pier the Schooner “Mina Boyd,” together with her tackle, apparel and fnenlture. Sail 9cbooneris 50 79-100 tons, N. M., Essex ouiit, all of white oak and in good order throughout. Sale positive. For particulars call on W. C. CROSBY, 3 Portland Pier, aud on F. O. BAILEY Sc C©.9 Asctieaeew. ap9 did Elegant Meerschaum Pipes at Auction. ON WEDNESDAY, April 18th, at U o’clock A. M., we shall at salesroom. 18 Exchange atreet, eighteen Meerschaum Pipes, warranted as tine as was ever Impoited They can be'seen at window of E. Chapman, corner of Middle and Exchange street*, until day of sale. By F. O. BAILEY & CO., Auctioneers. ap« dtu Desirable Properly at Gorham Vil lage, to be sold at Auction. PURSUANT to license from Probate Court, will be sold at public auction on SATURDAY, the 10th day of May next, at 24 o’clock P. M., the valu able Estate known as the “Broad Place.” Said estate consists of abooi six acres of land, on w> ich are a 1 irge two-story House, Barn and out-bulldings, fruit trees, shade trees, &c., «£c. This is a most at tract! e location, but live minutes wall from Churches, Seminary, public School House, and R. R. Station; and will unquestionably be sold at a bargain. A train on P. & K. R. leaves Portland at 14 P. M.. and one returns at 4.25 P. M. CF*Sale to take place on the premises. JOHN C. CARD, Ex’r oi Will of the late Henry Broad. Qorham, April 7, 1873. apr9dlaw^w tnen utd* j. s. bail£v & co„ Commission Merchants, —A5D— AUCTIONEERS NO. 33 EXCHANGE gTBKbr. Next below Merchants’ Exchange. JOSEPH S. BAILEY, OEO. W. PARKER. Kefkbehces-Mcmts. H. J. Libby A Co Diarina p Kimb.il * «»f»ldii’l. Me., MoMrs. Leonara *c£»d Shepard, Ibw.on. apllt Horse and Sleigh for Sale a FINE driving, well broke and stylish four year A ’old COLT, with Sleigh, Harness and Kobe* tor sale at a bargain. Apoly at PLlin STREET STABLES, decIS N«. 10 Plaw Strort. JOB FHINTING neatly executed at thl* office.

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