Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, June 24, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated June 24, 1873 Page 3
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the pbess. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1873 THE PRESS May be obtained at the Periodical Depots of Fes senden Bros., Marquis, Robinson, Brunell & Co.‘ Andrews,Wentworth, Glendenning Moses, Hender son, and Chisholm Bros., on all trains that run out of the ity. At Biddeford, of Pillsbury. I At Saco of L, Hodgdon. At Waterville, of J. S. Carter. At Gorham, of News Ageut. At Bath, of J. O. Shaw. At Lewiston, of French Bros. At Kcnnebunk, of C. E. Miller. CITY AND VICINITY. New Adverlinement8 To-Day* AUCTION COLUMN. Throe House Lots—J. S. Bailey & Co. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Suuday School Picnic—Chestnut street Society. Grand Excursion—N. B. Olson. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Copartnership Notice—H. H. Ricker & Co. State Conference of Congregational Churches. Notice—Grenville M. Stevens. ■Wanted—Edward Fox. Lost—Shawl. Administrates Notice—Sarah K. Wilson. Sea Side Resort—George Allen. Gt Wanted—Blacksmith Helper, i Assignee’s Notice—Charles A. Gilson. To Let—Rooms. R House ar.d Store for Sale—Wm. H. Jerns. International Steamship Co—Three Trips a Week. Franklin Coal—Evans & Mooney. House for Sale. Geo. H. Marquis—Newspaper Dealer. Stated Meetings. CITY GOVERNMENT. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meets the first Monday evening of each month. The Common Council meets the second Monday evening of each month. The School Committee meet the fourth Monday eve ning of each month. MASONIC At Masonic Hall, No. 95 Exchange Street. YORK BITES. Blue Lodges—Ancient Land-Mark, first Wednes day: Porllaud, second Wednesday; Atlantic, third Wednesday. Chapters—GreenleafIt. A. C., first Monday; Mt. Veruon, It. A. C., third Monday. Council—Portland C. R. & S. Masters, second Monday. Commanderies of K. T.—Portland, fourth Mon day : St. Albans, second Thursday. Grand Bodies—Grand Lodee, first Tuesday in May; Grand Chapter, first Tuesday evening in May; Grand Council, Wednesday 3 p. m.; Grand Com mandery, Wednesday evening. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITES. Lodge—Yates Grand Lodge of Perfection, first Friday. Council—Portland Council P. of J., second Fri day. Chapter—Dunlap Chapter Rose Croix de H., third Friday. Consistory—Maine Consistory, S. P. R. S., fourth Friday in Match, June, September and December. I. O. O. F. At Odd Fellows' Hall, No. 88 Exchange Street. Lodges—Maine, on Monday evenings; Ancient Brothers, on Thursday evenings; Ligonia, on Friday evenings; Beacon, on Tuesday evenings; Ivy, D., of It., second and fourth Saturday. Encampments—Machigonne, first and third Wed nesdays; Eastern Star, second and fourth Wednes days; Portland, first and third Saturdays. Relief association—Every third Tuesday in the month. TEMPLARS OF HONOR. At Templars' Hall, No. 100 Exchange Street. Council—Maine, first and third Mondays in each month. Temple—Forest City, No. 1. every Wednesday evening. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association— Corner of Congress and Ca^co streets. First Thurs day in each month. Young Men’s Christian Association- Corner Congress and Casco streets. Every evening. Portland Fraternity—No. 353fc Congress street Every evening. Knights of Pythias—Bramhall Lodge, No. 3, Thursday evenings ; Munjoy Lodge, No. 6. Wednes day evenings. At their Hall. Clapp’s Block, Market Square. Portland Army and Navy Union- Comer Congress and Brown streets. First Tuesday in each month. Sons of Temperance—Portland Division, No. 95; Sons’ of Temperance Hall. Friday evening. Independent Order of Good Templars—Ar cana, Monday; Mission, Wednesday;—in Williams’ block, Congress street. Mystic, Thursday: Atlantic, Saturday;—at Sons’ ot Temperance Hall, Congress street. Iron Clad, Thursday, at West End; Pocahon tas, Thursday, at Arcaua Hall. Portland Typographical Union, No. 75—Cor ner Congress and Casco streets. Second Saturday in each month. Payson Literary Society.—Meetings every Monday evening, Brown’s Block, cor. Brown and Congress streets, at 7i o’clock. Bosworth Post G. A. R.—Meetings every Friday evening in Mechanics’ Hall, comer ot Congress ana Casco streets. Brief Jotting*. We understand that the Odd Fellows of this city are making arrangements for an excursion to Old Orchard on Wednesday, the 9th prox. Mr. Charles Akers, the sculptor, is stopping in the city for a few days. His health is com pletely restored. Elder W. S. Campbell of New Brittain, Ct., (an able and sound Advent preacher) will preach this evening at Second Advent hall, 363* Con gress street. All are invited. Allan mail steamship Sarmatian, from Liv erpool for Quebec, passed Farther Poiut at 9 a. m. Sunday, with 104 cabin and 739 steerage passengers. High School examination to-day. The Blues, accompanied hy the Norway Light Infantry, take a trip to the islands to-day. Dr. H. A. Lamb has just finished and fur nished his fine residence on the corner of Con gress and Quincy streets, and a house-warming took place there yesterday afternoon. Mr. Chauncey Barrett has resigned the posi tion of General Agent of the P. S. & P. K. R, and Mr. W. 8. Eaton has been appointed in his place. As will be seen by advertisement Superin tendent Turner of the P. & R Railroad has made liberal arrangements for the transporta tion of those wishing to attend the Congiega tional Conference at Gorham this week. Workmen are tearing up the pavement on Congress near the U. S. Hotel, preparatory to lowering the grade of the street. The temperature yesterday would have been considered warm last winter. Recruits for Co. “Q" are enrolling rapidly. Now is the time to take a chance in that fa mous trop. Hon. John Lynch returned from Washing ton yesterday, and is at the Falmouth. Two small boys, each about five years old, had a trial of the manly art on Portland street last evening, in which much science was dis played. The picture sale under the Falmouth con tinues to draw crowds of visitors. A well known member of the legal profession drew 4x recently, and pocketed a gold watch. Several fine pictures are now on exhibition at Schumacher’s art gallery. A lady near Deering’s Bridge complains that shameless boys congregate on the railroad bridge, strip themselves stark naked and jump l .to the water, making horrid noises. fitr Affairs. A special meeting of both branches of the City Government was held last evening. LN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. Petition of John C. Procter for permission to remove a wooden building from High to Pleas ant street, was granted. Petitions presented and referred—Of Hannah Gilson and Charlotte C. Whipple for abatement of sewer tax; of Andrew Taylor for repairs on gutters on State Btveet; 0f Cornelius McCann for damages by fall on sidewalk; of J. J. G. Hannaford for permission to erect a vvooden building on Hanover street; of E. A. Norton and 0. C. Chapman for damages occasioned by a railroad track by their store on to Franklin wharf; of William I.adsigan for permission to erect a wooden building on Centre street. The Mayor then stated that the meeting had been nailed for the purpose of hearing Mr. Fox, the attor'uey for the Portland & Rochester Rail road. IS JOINT CONVENTION. Both Boards met in joint convention for the purpose of hearing Fred Fox, esq., who appear ed for the P. & R. road to request the city to relinquish to the roal the 8100,000 worth of Nashua & Rochester Railroad bonds held by the city as additional collateral security on the bonds issued to the company. The matter was diicussed at length and the convention dissolv ed. ALDERMEN. On the return of the Aldermen an order was passed relinquishing tlie bonds as fast as the railroad company show that they need them. IN COMMON. COUNCIL. Papers from the Board of Aldermen passed in concurrence. Benefit Concert.—We are glad to hear that tickets are selling rapidly for the concert in aid of the family of the late policeman Geo. H. Caininett, which comes off at City Hall to morrow evening. We look to see a crowded house, for the object is a most worthy one. Ibe artists who are to take part are Miss Marching ton of Chelsea, Misses Chandler aud Carle of this city, with Messrs. Morgan, Pennell, Beck ett and Shaw, and Mrs. Gosse, pianist. Lake Sebaco.—The new steamboat “Mount Pleasant” will be launched July 5th, and a grand hall will come off in the Hall of the Pa vilion immediately after the launching, of which a more particular notice will be given in pur columns hereafter. Discontinuance of High Street. After visiting the proposed location of the Boston and Maine Bailroad on High street yes terday, the committee adjourned to the Council room at 4 p. m. Upon meeting in the Council room Mayor Wescott in the chair, Mr. W. L. Putnam, the counsel for the Boston and Maine road, offered the following propositions: 1st. The Boston & Maine will widen Maple street twenty feet on the west side. 2d. They will dedicate to the public for the use of teams and persons approaching or leav ing the station, one additional space of uniform width extending from Commercial to Y°« street and adjoining Maple street, so that sa spaces and the widening of Maple street, equal the number of superficial feet of High street discontinued, such space b , , subject to such regulations relative to hacks aud teams, not inconsistent with the aws of the State and tlie ordinances of the City, as tu8 railroad may from time to time establish. Also said railroad reserving the right to extend a sidewalk on the western line of said space, and also the necessary sidewalks, not to exceed twelve feet in width without consent of the City Government, Littlefield & Wilson to have until June 1, 1875, to remove their buildings, but the remainder of the street and space to be opened on notice from the City Government. 3d. Said railroad will so construct tlieir cross ing of Park street as to enable the city, when ever they desire, to improve the grade of Park street as prepared in the report of the City En gineer. 4th. Said railroad will pay the city $12,000 to be used in improving Park street, or used elsewhere as the city may desire. 5th. Said railroad will never impede Park street and will never cross the street at grades. After reading his propositions Mr. Putnam read from the City Engineer’s report, showing that if High street is not discontinued no such passenger station can be constructed by the Boston and Maine between High and Maple streets as is contemplated. He, Mr. Putnam, could see no interests that could possibly suffer except the property holders in that vicinity. And he thought after the improvements were finished that were contemplated the property holders would have as good, if not better ad vantages than they now possess in good wide, easy grade streets, at Park and Maple streets. The new station would require space for six tracks to enter it. Mr. Bacon, superintending engineer of the Boston and Maine extension, was then intro duced and made statements corroborating those of Mr. Putnam. John Rand, esq., appeared for the P. S. & P. and Eastern Railroad Companies, claiming that as large properly owners they were deeply in terested in the question. Mr. Rand contended that the public convenience did not demand the discontinuance of High street; it was only de manded by the convenience of the Boston and Maine. At the time that Commercial street was made High street was extended to it to subserve the public convenience; it can only be discontinued for the same reason. High street is oue of the main thoroughfares to the P. S. & P. road, a road which constructed half of Com mercial street and gave it to the city. Tt can be bridged as well as Park street. The Boston & Maine want this portion of High street for its surface ground, for the location of their sta tion. They have bought all the land between High and Maple streets below York. They now ask the city for High street for a station ground, and offer $12,000 for it. York street can be moved up and thus ample room be given for the six tracks without the discontinuance of High street. If the public convenience de mands this discontinuance, why has it not been done before? Isn't there more business over High street than ever before? The $12,000 will not begin to pay for the changes on Park street, changes which the B. & M. are obliged to effect at their own expense in any contingency. Nathan Webb. Esq., next spoke in opposition i to the discontinuance, which he regarded, in view of the future growth of the city, as a great misfortune, for every thoroughfare will be needed. The only justification for laying out a street is the public convenience, and the only justification for its discontinuance is the public convenience. As business increases, this thor oughfare will be more and more in demand. A portion of the public business which is with the B. & M. will be benefitted; but other portions will be incommoded. T. B. Reed, Esq., opposed the petition in be half of a large number of remonstrants. He warned the committee that their action would be in effect, irrevocable, for after the ground has been occupied by the B. & M. it will be well nigh impossible to drive them from it. There are but 4000 feet of available water front for the whole business of the city. The city stretches from Munjoy to Bramhall, but lits transportation facilities are crowded into ti e narrow strip between India and State streets. It is of the utmost importance that all the pres ent thoroughfares from this to the other por tions of the city should be kept open. It is a question of the discontinuance of High street, or os raising its grade three feet. Shall the west end have two thoroughfares like Park street, or shall it strike ont one? Lewis Pierce, Esq.,coincided in the views ad vanced by Messrs. Rand, Webb and Reed. Col. C. B. Merrill favored the petitioners,and thought the value of property on High street would be enhanced by the discontinuance. W. L. Putnam, Esq., arose and explained that the phrase “public convenience,” is to be taken in its widest sense. It does not mean the convenience of a few dwellers on High street merely; it does not mean the convenience of pedestrians and carriage drivers merely; It means the convenience of the business interests of the whole city. There might be circumstan ces in which the discontinuance of a highway, and the giving it away to a railroad, would be a public convenience. New streets, over which no man has need to travel, are laid in unsettled portions of the city,with a view to its future heeds,and it is done for the public convenience. The convenience of a railroad must be distin guished from the convenience of an individual. The remonstrants have confounded the two. Mr. Putnam prrceeded to sustain bis point by further illustrations. SCHOOL AFFAIRS. The regular monthly meeting of the School Committee was holden last evening. In the absence of the Secretary, Clarence Hale, Esq., was cho?en temporary Secretary. The action of the Executive Committee in making up Miss Hovey’s salary on the basis of $1,000 a year, was approved. The report of the Committee on preparing questions for examination for Primary Schools was accepted; permission was granted to Albert M. Langmaid to temporarily tap water pipo of West Grammar School, so thereby to conduct Sebago water into his house at No. 12 Lowell street. A large number of applications for the posi tion of teachers were read by the Chairman and referred to Committee on Examinations. The amount of bills approved including pay roll, was $17,200, the pay-roll amounting to $16,341.67. The following orders were passed: Permis sion be granted to to Wm. L. Fitch to appear before such of the Primary and Grammar Schools as he desires, and invite the scholars to participate in the floral concert to be given un der his direction the coming 4lh of July; that the Executive Committee be empowered to make desirable alterations in stairways of Brackett Street Grammar School for Girls; that the Sec retary furnish the Chairman of the Supervis ors with certified copies of examination papers, that a committee of flve 'be appointed to ob tain a training teacher, salary not to exceed the amount appropriated. The committee are Smith, Burgess, True, Sliailer and Blanchard. That the pay roll of Andrew H. Files |be made up for the full quarter; that the salary of the assistant in the grammar department of the West school, be fixed at $430; that the follow ing standard of marking be adopted at the next examination of candidates for promotion from the primary schools. 1st, marks shall be based upon a standard of form; 2d, an average of 3 in all branches shall be requisite for promo tion to the grammar schools.; 3d, each mistake ill process m arithmetic shall deduct one third of one from the full rank, each mistake in a principle in arithmetic one-half of one from the full rank, but if six of the eight problems are correctly performed, the pupil shall be entitled to 3; 4th, each word incorrectly spelled shall deduct one-third of one from the full rank,, the the whole unmbar of words being twelve. Adjourned. THE BATTLE WON. 940,000 Received. The Executive Committee of the Maine Gen eral Hospital Fair, feel authorized to state that the gross receipts of the Fair will amount to the round snm of $40,000. The accounts are not all adjusted, but enough is known to make sure that the receipts will equal and perhaps overlap this sum. With the aid of future con tributions which are expected and asked for the committee hope to raise the net receipts to $40,000. We trust to hear a response to this.last call from all sections of the State. The com pletion of the hospital is now an assured fact, and it is only a question of time, Retail take hold for one last lift, and put it in running or der as soon as possible. The Executive Com mittee will be in session at No. 3 Elm street, to which place all contributions may be directed. As the amount of the expenditures has not yet been ascertained, the net receipts are of course unknown, but the additional contributions hoped for will undoubtedly raise it to the covet ed sum. _ The Yacht Club.—The Yacht Club started on its annual cruise about eleven o’clock yes. terday morning, presenting a fine appearance. The following yachts started; Kay, Commo dore A. M, Smith; Commodore, yice Commo dore C, JL McLellan; Ethel, ex-Commodore J. 51. Churchill; Capt. Preble; Sparkle, Capt. J. A. Thomas; Spy, Capt, Paul; Whis per, Capt. Thomas; Ella, Capt. Deiaho; Game Cock, Capt. Mars tan; Clarence, Capt. Jones; Magic. Capt Carter. The fleet returns Wed nesday night. Fire and Lui or Life. ONE WOMAN KILLED AND ANOTHER BADLY BURNED. About three o'clock yesterday morning fire was discovered in the stable adjoining tbe dwelling house owned by Charles Brackett, sit uated on Saco street, about one half mile from Saccarappa village. The house was a two story building with ell, and was occupied by the family of Benj. F. Roberts. The family of Mr. Roberts consisted of himself, wife and sev en children, his mother, an old lady of about 70 years of age, and his niece, an accomplished young lady of 18 years, Mr. Roberts was the first to discover the fire, and he at once aroused the family. The entire family, with the ex ception of the old lady and niece who slept to gether in the back attic, succeeded in making their escape in safety from the house, though they were unable to save any clothing but what they had on. Mrs. Roberts was severtly in jured in the face and hand by coming in con tact, in the excitement of the moment, with a heavy piace of furniture. The fire had made such headway when dis covered that it was impossible to check it and the entire buildings were speedily reduced to ashes. The furniture, hay, farming tools and a cow were burnt. The saddest part of the story remains to be told. The old lady men tioned was sleeping in the back attic, together with Miss Mary Boody, the niece. They were awakened by the smoke and endeavored to es cape by the back stairs, the only way down,but the flames bad possession of them, and so they dashed for the window, out of which in her crazed excitement the oid lady threw herself headlong, a distance of 24 feet, striking upon her head and producing almost instant death. The niece with more caution let herself down as far as possible and then dropped without serious injury. But both were severely burned, Miss Boody on the hands, arms, face and body. While this event was occurring the neighbors had arrived at the burning building and both Miss Boody and the body of the old lady were carried into a neighbor’s house and a physician summoned to attend Miss Boody. She is a teacher in one of the public schools and is said to be nuiversally beloved by all who know her. A pleasing iucident was developed yseterday afternoon. A little daughter of Dr. Sylvester, and one of the pupils of Miss Boody, had her sympathies so much aroused by the terrible accident, that she drew up a subscription paper and started off in the village to raise funds for her loved teacher. Mrs. Roberts, the old lady, is said to have been a lady of intellect and was greatly es teemed by all who knew her in the village. This sad event has cast a gloom over the entire village. Miss Boody is attended by Dr. J. M. Stewart. The property of Mr. Roberts was uninsured. The buildings were insured for 82000. Coroner Gould went out with a view of holding an in quest over the remains, but after learning all tbe circumstances deemed it unnecessary— Sheriff Pennell was also on the ground, aud from all tbe circumstances revealed concluded to appoint an investigating committee consist ing of J. S. Gould,F. M. Ray and H. P. Murcb. The fact that no fire had been used by the family in the portion of the buildingwhere the fire was discovered, and that one of the neigh bors heard some one go by on a run just before the fire broke out, gave a suspicious cast to the whole affair, and the sheriff deemed it best to investigate all the attending circumstances. A brief preliminary examination was enter ed into yesterday and the jury adjourned to 9 o’clock a. m. Wednesday. At tbe request of Sheriff Pennell we withhold the result of yes terday’s investigation. A Hard Customer.—Last evening about six o’clock, officer Rice was called upon to quell a disturbance in Hugh Kelley’s house on the corner of Fore and India streets. He found Kelley’s face streaming with blood, and the no torious Tom Ross making himselFgenevally dis agreeable. Mr. Rice took Ross out of the house, when the rascal began making a great disturbance. The officer then arrested him, though he made a powerful resistance aided by a crowd of a hundred or more gathered around. Rice is a man who never lets go his hold, and by the free use of his billy, he took Ross out of the crowd, and with officer Totten brought him to the station. Great credit is due to Mr. Rice for his energy and promptness. It should also be said that Nelse Leighton who was present, took hold like a good law-ahiding citizen, and assisted the officers. Portland Water Companv.—In the Uni ted States District Court before Judge Fox, yesterday,in the case of J.B.Brown and others, petitioners for adjudication of bankruptcy against the Portland Water Company, the court dismissed the petition with costs. The case will be taken to the United States Circuit Court on writ of error. Our evening contempo ry understands that Judge Fox differs with Jndge Blatchford as to the class of persons lia ble to involuntary bankruptcy, on the ground of suspension of commercial paper. Judge Fox holds that the only persons to whom the “com mercial paper” clause pertains, are brokers, merchants, traders, manufacturers and miners. Judge Blatchford holds that clause applies to any one who suspends payment of “commercial paper” for fourteen days. Funeral Services.—The funeral services of the late Edward Oxnard took place from his late residence on Danforth street yesterday af ternoon,and were attended by a large concourse of citizens. Rev. Mr. Fenn and Rev. Dr. Cliickering, former pastor of High street church, officiated. Mr. Oxnard was one of the original members of High street church, and sat under Dr. Chickeri ng’s ministrations until State street church was formed. MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES. Dr. Urann at Preble House Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week. His cures are won derful. may30-d&wtf Steel Knives and every description of Table Ware Plated, or Replated in the very best man ner at short notice and at a reasonable price, at Atwood’s New Kooms, 27 Market Square. feb25-eodtf For Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Indiges tion, Depression of Spirits and General Debili ty, iu various other forms, Ferro-Phosphora ted Elixir of Calisaya made by Caswell, Hazard & Co., New York, and sold by all druggists, is the best tonic. As a stimulant tonic for patients recovering from fever or oth er sickness, it has no equal. If taken during the season it prevents fever and ague and other intermittent fevers. junl8-4wt For Sale on favorable terms, a valuable slate property, partially developed, with most encouraging prospects, iu the eastern part of the State. Owners refer to S. T. Pullen, Esq.. Press office. jel4-dtf Now is the time to have your window screens made. Lothrop, Devens & Co. have received a large quantity of German linen and cotton gauze, green wire, &c. No. 61 Exchange St. mayl7tf News and Other Items. Louis Napoleon’s private estate amounted to $2,000,000. A reduction of telegraph tolls and an equali zation of tariffs throughout the country is re ported probable. The Governor-General of Canada is expected at Long Branch next August with quite a large and distinguished company. Eev. George Woods has been arrested in Fisherville, N. H., on a charge of sodomy. He is an itinerant revival preacher and claims to be a Methodist. The Newport Mercury says an entirely new [ feature in Friends’ meeting was introduced on Wednesday last. Some lady in the meeting Started the hymn “Coronation,” when the con gregation joined in with a will. The New York prohibitionists hold their State Convention in Albany to-lay in op position to the civil damage bill, and all other kind of temperance legislation which stops short of absolute prohibition throughout the en tire State. The United States tug Blue Light, under the direction of Professor Baird, will leave Wash ington this week to engage in deep sea fishing off the coast of Maine, and will be stationed off Saco Bay for three months. The ship has bean adapted for the purpose by the United States Commissioner of fish and Fisheries. METEOROLOGICAL. PROBABILITIES FOB THE NEXT TWENTY-FOCB HOUBS. War Dkp't, Office Chief Signal ) Offices, Washington, U. C., > June 2$, (8 E. M.)) For New England Tuesday, easterly winds, partly cloudy weather, and falling barometer. A BY TELEGRAPH. A REMARKABLE CASE. Swedish and Norwegian Emi grants Seize a Schooner. Arrest of the Ringleaders. Probable Charge ol Piracy. [Special Dispatch to the Press.] Quebec, June 23.—A remarkable case,which may end in a charge of piracy against a number of Swedish and Norwegian emigrants, was in vestigated here to-day; and a large number of the ringleaders lodged in Quebec jail. It ap pears that a large number of emigrants from Sweden and Norway were brought to Canada by Mr. Molson, who has large iron works on the lower St. Lawrence river at a place called Moissie, and they were engaged before they left home for a period of three years. When they arrived out in the spring they went to work, but a dispute arose as to the payment of wages, they insisting that they should be paid in gold and their employer giving them orders only to obtain goods in stores kept by himself. This they refused to remain satisfied with, and left their work, but as they had no means of getting away from the pie they were in a bad position, no vessels trading there regularly except those owned by Mr. Molson. In their extremity they went down to the river in a body and took possession of a small schooner.— In this vessel they set sail for Quebec and ar rived yesterday all safe, there being men, wo men and children on board to the number of 200. When they landed at Point Hove wharf the police were waiting for them, as informa tion of their acts hac been telegraphed to this point. The men mostly wore sheath knives in their belts, and looked very formidable, but on the police showing that they had authority to ar rest them, they surrendered peaceably. Twen ty-eight of them, who were said to be leaders in the movement, were taken into custody and lodged in Quebec jail to await the evidence of Mr. Malson against them, and the charge of stealing the vessel which the owner of the schooner means to bring against them. The case is creating great interest among all con nected with emigration. J. G. MATTERS IN MAINE. (Special to the Press.) The Portland Commandery at St* John. St. John, Jnne 23.—There never is but one thing to report when the Portland Command ery goes on an excursion, and that is a continu al round of pleasure; and to say that this has in any sense been an exception, would be unan ticipated. Our Bangor friends have added much to the zest of the trip, which has been in all respects, all that we had desired. The weather has been beautiful. Kothinghas oc curred to mar our pleasure, and we are upon the top wave of success. Upon our arrival there, we were met by at Carlton by a commit tee from the two encampments here,“St. John” and “Union de Molay,” and escorted to our comfortable quarters at the “Victoria.” After breakfast,the morning was passed in a pleasant manner, groups from the four bodies going about the city and to church at their will. Att about noon, we were informed of the sorrowful event that had just occured in the hotel—the death of that well known, genial musician, Mr. Charles ICoppitz of the Globe Theatre, Boston, who with his orchestra had just closed a very successful season of opera at the Academy of Music. It had been our intention, at the invi tation of Mayor Reed, to have our bands united and give the citizens a short sacred concert in the Queen’s Park, but the unexpected death of Mr. ICoppitz changed the design,and the after noon was passed in a quiet manner. In the evening we joined in the procession of Masons and escorted the remains to the 9 o’clock train, on their way to Boston. < To-day at 10 o’clock, we were met at the Vic toria, and in an informal manner taken about the city to points of interest. The suspension bridge, Insane Asylum, City Hospital, etc. We then returned to Masonic Hall, and there fra. ternized for an hour or so with our friends of St. John. In the evening we were met at the Victoria by the St. Johns Knights, accompa the splendid baud of the 62d Regiment, and escorted to Lyceum. Prominent among the St. John Knights is the well known Capt. Chisholm, os the “International line steamers” who is perfectly at home'as host, and who is a host in himself. We leave here to-morrow a 10 a. m. for home, via the St. Johns river tot Fredericton, and thence to Bangor. H. [Special to Press.] Man found Drowned—Suspicious Circum stances—Coroner’s Inquest Summoned. Springvale, June 23.—Saturday, the body of a man named Martin L. Gerrish, was discov ered in the Mousam river, near this village. He was last seen Wednesday evening, at about ten o’clock. It is also reported that loud outcries were heard in that vicinity,soon after, the same night. The body, when found, disclosed that the skull had been fractured, and there was no water in the stomach, so that there is suspicion of foul play; and a certain desperate character, with whom he was recently seen, is suspected. Gerrish was a man of intemperate habits, about 40 years of age, and leaves a family. A coroner’s jury was summoned, and after taking a view of the body, and a little unim portant testimony, partly corroborating the above, adjourned until Saturday,at ten o’clock. For the Information of our Neighbor. Bangob, Me., June 22 —Hon. John A. Pe ters of Maine, returned his back salary April 24th, and holds a receipt of the Secretary of the Treasury dated April 26th. Tho reports re cently circulated, are grossly incorrect, Mr. Peters was the first of the Maine delegation to return the money. Accident to a Maine Vessel. New York, June 23.—The schooner Chal lenge, from Gardiner, Me., for New York, with lumber, was run into by an unknown schooner in Hell Gate, carrying away her head gear, and staving a hole in her port side, down to the water’s edge. The Thorndike Murder. [To tbo Associated Press.] Verdict of the Coroner’s Jury—The Broth er Charged with the Crime—New Evi dence Discovered. Belfast, June 23.—The coroner’s jury in the Thorndike tragedy completed the inquest this afternoon. The verdict finds that the fa ther and mother came to their deaths in conse quence of blows inflicted upon their heads and faces with an axe, fracturing their skulls; and that the infant was either killed in like man ner, or by inhaling smoke, heat and fire, after the Wows were given. The murders were com mitted between 12 and 3 o’clock. That the fire was kindled in many places, in and upon the bed, and the crib in which the little boy was sleeping, and that the door leading to the room was closed. The jury further say that the blows were inflicted by John True Gordon, with mal ice aforethought, and that the fire was kindled, and the door shut by him for the purpose of causing the bodies of the victims to be consum ed and destroyed. A new motive to the murder, that of revenge was disclosed in the evidence of a young lady iu the vicinity, to whom John Gordon had been paying attention. She had received an anony mous letter traducing his character,the author ship of which he imputed to his sister-in-law. A few days before the murder he threatened to he “even with her,” or words to that effect. It was also proved that on the Saturday evening before the murder, he remarked to his cousin, a young man, “I know one thing; Almon’s life or mine, is damned short in this world.” The prisoner heard the result of the inquest without emotion. His examination is expected to take place before the police court on Wednes day. Drowned, Eastport, June 23.—Richarl Duncan of Perry, was drowned yesterday while going in a sailboat from Robbinston to fit.Andrews. His body was found soon after. Duncan leaves a wife and five children. MASSACHUSETTS. Escape from State Prison. Boston, June 23.—Sunday morning, James O’Brien, a tliief sentenced to State Prison at Charlestown last April, for five years, escaped fronr that institution. Eatal Accidents. A child, twenty months old, of George W. Windsor, at No. 53 Revere street, fell from a second story window to the sidewalk Saturday evening, and was instantly killed. Elias Pike of Sudbufv, while drinking from a Spring near Rocky Hill meeting house Friday, fell in and Was drow ned. He was sixty-two years old and in feeble health.' NEW YORK. Various Matters. New York, June 23.—Lewis Tappan, one of the foremost workers in the anti-slavery movement in its earliest efforts in this city, died, aged 85, at his residence in Brooklyn, Sat urday. The board of health of Brooklyn have or dered all stagnant pools in vacant lots to be tilled. A series of forgeries have been perpetrated on Sheldon & Green, stove dealers in Troy.— They warn bankers aud others against accept ing drafts on them. The inspection of German lager beer gardens yesterday by the chief of police resulted in find ing them all crowded, but everything was or derly and no case of intoxication. Ceunterfeit ten-i on the Central National Bank of Home, were put iu circulation in Wil liamsburg, Saturday night. One man has been arrested. Twelve hundred poor children enjoyed the

Times picnic Saturday. Secretary Kicliardsou leaves here for Boston to-day. Several members of the Massachusetts Press Association are in town on their annual excur sion. Messrs. Beecher and Fulton both preached on the duty of churches and church members yes terday. The federal council of the international work ingmen’s association at a meeting yesterday listened to the reading of a communication from Spain and Switzerland, inquiring if, in the case of a general strike among all workers there, the sections in this city would loan them money to carry out their plans. Clark, the jockey, was seriously injured at Jerome Park, Saturday, by the horse Sorrel Dan falling on him wliile exercising for the hurdle race. He is reported dead this morn ing. Arrived steamers Denmark from London and Moro Castle from Havana. Six jurors were obtained to-day in the Wood hull and Claflin case, and the panel being ex hausted a new one was ordered for Wednes day. Dr. Joseph Popper, a German physician, was found insensible in avenue A, last niglit from, it is supposed, effects of drink and died this morning. The bail in the libel suit of George F. Hope, President of the Continental Ins. Company, against Stephen English, publisher of the In surance Times, was to-day reduced from $11,000 to $2500. World Championship. The international billiard tournament for the championship of the world at 3-ball carom game was commenced to-day in Irving hall. The following players have entered for the tournament: Franciois Ubassy, Cyrilie Dion, Maurice Daly, John Deery, Joseph Dion and Albert Gamier. The first game was between Cyrilie Dion and John Deery, which for the first inning was not of any particular moment, with the exception of a few very fine shots by Dion which elicited considerable applause from the audience, which was one of the most select ever seen at a billiard match in New York. Iu the 13th inning Dion made a run of 102, the game then standing, Dion 142, Deery 30. From this to the 21st inning there were but few bril liant shots made by each player. A run of 2H by Dion was the highest made. In the 21st in ning Deery made a run of 22, which was the highest made by him up to this time.. In the 23d inning Dion turned his second hundred, the game being, Dion 206, Deery 72. In the 28tli inuiug Deery made a run of 13 and turned his first hundred. In the next inning Dion made a goose egg and Deerv sat down after a run of 25. In the 31st inning Dion, by very brilliant nur sing of the balls up the left hand cushion made 52, and finished the inning for 75 amidst in tense excitement. Deery made a blank next inning and Dion ran the game out, Deery be ing 136. The second game was, between Francois Ubassy and Maurice Daly, and was the event of the eveniug. Daly led off with a run of 13. Ubassy followed and scored only 1. Xhen both players made about equal averages for several innings. Daly showed remarkable nerve in playiug with a man who has made an average of 18 iu the three-ball game. Ubassy made some very brilliant shots at times, scoring 22, this being the higest run in the first hundred in the 16th inning, the game standing, Daly 102, Ubassy !I0. In the 18th inning Ubassy made a run of 47, which elicited loud applause. Daly then by a masterly stroke got the balls in the left hand corner and made a run of 62. At this stage of the game the wildest excitement prevailed. The game now stood Daly 176, Ubassy 168. In the 2!)th Ubassy passed Daly, and when the game was called Ubassy stood 211 and Daly 199. After further careful play on both sides Ubasssy stood 254, and Daly 244. Daly then made a run of 28, during which the audience could hardly keep their seats, aud parties in all parts of tho hall were calling out bets of all sorts on Daly, who was playiug by far the best game. Daly subsequently made a run of 19, which left him 299, to 150. Daly subsequently made the other point winning the game, Ubassy standing at 254. They play ed 36 innings. This match gives the rest of the players great confidence in themselves. Tuesday afternoon Albert Garuier and Jo seph Dion play, and iu the evexing Joseph and Cyrilie Dion and Ubassy and Deery. The Murderers. The sentence of Sharkey for murder has,been again postponed, to give his counsel further time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Walmcrth’s trial has been postponed till to morrow. Several absent jurors were fined twenty-five dollars. Woodliull und Cliifliii. The trial of Victoria C. Woodhull, Tennie C. Claflin aud Col. Blood, for sending obscene matter through the United States mails, was commenced this morning in the United States District Court. There was an immense throng or spectators in court. At two o’clock no ju rors were found competent to serve on the trial, the most of those called having prejudged the case. A Fine Point. Judges Ingraham and Brady have decided in general term of the Supreme Court, that a man cannot recover for the death of his wife, even if wilfully murdered, but he may sue for the value of her services and society while sho is under the care of a doctor. WASHINGTON. The Intercut. Washington, June 23.—The Assistant Treas urer at New York has been directed to pay the coupon interest on the 25th inst., and the regis tered interest on the 28th without rebate. Treasury Balances. The following are the Treasury balances to day: Currency $8,725,231; special deposits of le gal tenders for redemption of certificates of de posit $32,420,000: coin $76,933,439; including $36,054,000 in coin certificates. Cholera. The Board of Health states that there have been only three cases of cholera in the city this season and they were sporadic. There is yet no ground whatever for apprehension of epedemic cholera here. Ashore. The TJ. S. steamer Frolic, which brought the officers and crew of the Polaris to Washington is aground off Mathias’ Point in the Potomac. Proposals. The Navy Department has issued proposals for the construction, and including all the material except the live oak timber of hull of a steam sloop-of-war, complete for sea ser vice. The cost of construction of eight sloops of-war authorized by Act of Congress, and is not to exceed $200,000. J The JHoutaua Claims. There are no new developements of conse ?uence in the recent Montana war claim case. t appears however that on the 12th iust., the Second Comptroller gave a decision in favor of M. K. Insley, associated with Black, on ground that the law requires sums found due shall be paid to the parties directly entitled to them. FIRE. __ I Twelve Valuable Horses Burned. Philadelhhia, Jane 23.—A fire at Point Breeze, near League Island this morning de stroyed Turner’s stable at the trotting park.— Only two horses, Mattie Lile and Nettie, were saved out of fourteen valuable trotters. Two Men Burned. Malton, Out., Juno 23.—Peacock’s hotel and stables were destroyed by fire on Saturday night and two men were burned to death. Various Matters. The reorganization of the tire department will be the subject of an investigation before a joint special committee of the City Council. Jerry Toomey was buried alive m a well in South Bridgewater Friday. He was engaged with others digging a well, and had reached a depth of 22 feet,when the bank suddenly caved pi. All efforts to rescue him were unavailing. Accused of Setting the Westboro Fire. Worcester, .Tune 23.—Antonia Joan is under arrest at Westboro, charged with setting the recent fires there. He is proved to have stolen a ride on a freight train from Woroester to Westboro on Monday night, wheu a large fire broke out in that place There are other suspicious circumstances, although be denies the charge._ The Cholera. Nashville, Tenn., Juue 23.—There were 37 deaths from cholera to day, against 53 yester day. Of the deaths 29 were colored persons The weather is considered favorable for dis pelling the disease. Memphis, Tenn,, June 23.—There were 8 interments from cholera to-day. The weather is hot and dry. The disease is rapidly abating. Cincinnati, O., June 23.—Five deaths iron) cholera were reported at the health office to day. A deck hand on the steamer Potomac at Portsmouth died to-day. Trial for Msoling. New Orleans, June 23.—Tlie case of the State against Melvin M. Cohen and Charles B. Railey, charged with shooting with intent to kill Gov. Kellogg, was commenced this morn ing before Judge l’ardee at Cairolton, the venue having been changed from New Orleans to Jefferson Parish. The jury consists of ten negroes anil two whites. Gov. Kellogg vyas present as a witness. The case is progressing to-night and the court room is crovyded. A Paternal Government. Paris, June 24.—The Prefect of Versailles has prohibited a public banquet which was to have been given by Gambetta and the Radicals on the anniversary of tte death of Gen. Hoche. The affair will consequently take place in pri vate. F O KJdllG JSI. Another Victory for the Rumian,. St. Petersburg, June 23.—Despatches from Central Asia announce that the Fashkend col umn of the Khivan expedition, under command of Gen. Kauffman, has captured a strong fort ress at Kesarasb, on the left bank of the Amud river, sixty miles from the capital of the Kba rat. All to Dazzle a Heathen. London, June 23.—One of the grandest naval displays ever beheld in the British waters was made to-day in honor of the Shah of Persia, at Portsmouth. The town was ornamented with streamers and triumphal arches, the har bor filled with shipping of all kinds decorated with the Hags of all nations, and the shores on both sides covered with masses of spectators. The fleet drawn up at Spithead consisted of 44 vessels the finest and largest in the British navy, embracing nearly all the great ironclads. The traiu bearing the Shah arrived at Ports mouth at noon. His Majesty was received with cheers by the immense assemblage in and around the depot. The royal yacht Victoria and Albert was waiting with steam up and the Shah immediately embarked accompanied by the Prince of Wales, Prince Alfred and the Czarowitch. The yacht steamed slowly out of tile harbor and arriving in front of the fleet was greeled with salutes from the ironclads. The fleet was drawn up iu three long lines—the Shah took a conspicuous position on the yacht surrounded by Princes and proceeded to inspect the fleet passing up and down in front of, and between lines. The yards were manned, and salutes fired as the royal yacht passed. When the inspection was completed, the Victoria and Albert steamed to the front again and the re view terminated with a grand salute fired sim ultaneously by all the vessels. The Shah in a conversation with the Ameri can Minister last week, regretted that the dis tance and want of time prevented him from visiting the United States, a country he had heard so much of and desired his compliments sent to President Grant. Spanish Finances. London, June 23.—The Times city article speculating on the financial difficulties of Spain, says if the Cortes will authorize the forming of the Phillipine tobacco plantations and the sale of treasury bonds, a sufficient amount of cash could be realized wherewith to elear off the floating debt aud pay the July coupons. Carlist Leaders Shot. Madrid, June 23.—The Carlist chief Saballo shot the Alcaide of Mura last week,because he neglected to give notice of the approach of a Republican force. Several Carlist leaders have been shot recently, some by their own men. MINOR TELEGRAMS. A Cardiff (Wales) despatch says that the magnificent docks built by the Marquisof Buie, at a cost of £300,000, are burning. The fire in the woods near Gilmantown, Pa., continue to burn, Sunday noon 1035 miles of cable had been laid from the Great Eastern. Fifty horses and the canal stables if McCon nell were burned Monday morning at Buffalo. Loss $10,000. A Pullman car on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad was thrown from the track Sunday night, soon after leaving Richmond, Va. The ear was turned bottom up and badly wrecked. A number of persons were iujured, though none very seriously. By a collision of two heavily loaded excur sion trains on the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Monday night, at Rosewood Grove, twenty miles from St. Louis, several persons were se verely injured. The body of Frederick Goss, who was drown ned in Lake Winnipisseogee the 31st ult., was fouud Monday morning opposite the Bay View House. The Atlauta Sun has been merged with the Atlanta Constitution, aud Hon. A. H. Stephens is corresponding editor. Two men were killed in the Eureka Mine, (Cal.) by the falling of a cage 200 feet, of which they were occupants. Five cases of cholera are reported at Wheel ing, Va. Hon. E. S. Mosely, State Treasurer of Con necticut in 1867 and 1868, died Sunday. Base ball, Philadelphia—Philadelphias 13, Baltimores 82 (?) A council was held with the Sioux Indians at Fort Laramie on the 20th and 21st, resulting successfully with regard to changes in the agen cy and the continuance of peace. The United States war ships Shawmut aud Nipsic have left Key West for Hampton Roads. The 124th anniversary of the settlement of Halifax was celebrated Monday with more than usual enthusiasm. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Foreign Import*. FAJARDO, PR. Brig Arthur Eggleso—303 hhds 2 tcs molasses to E Churchill & Co. New York Stock and money market. New York, June 23—Momina.—Gold at 115$.— Money 4 per cent. Sterling Exchange 100 @ 110.— Stocks steady. State stock steady. New York, June 23—Evenma.—Money rather more active at 4 @ 5 per cent, with exceptions at 3 per cent, at the close, Sterling Exchange quiet at 109$ @ 109$ for sixty days, and 110$ @ 110$ tor sight. Gold was alternately weak and firm on narrow fluc tuations. the extremes of the day being 115 @ 115g.— There were large orders to buy at about 115, and the “Bears” were unable to depress the market below that figure, which closed firm at 115$; loans 2@3$ percent, for carrying to flat for borrowing. The clearances were 57,000,000. Treasury disbursements §93,000. Custom receipts §349.000. Governments quiet and unchanged. State bonds dull and steady. Stocks weak and lower, but a decline was marked and transactions were limited. Many of the large operators are absent. The short interest has been largely covered and the demand for active stocks comes'mainly from pools. The greatest activity was in Union Pacific, which advanced from 24$ @ 25$,and closed at 24$ @ 24$, the lowest price of the day. The following were the quotations of Governmen securities : United States coupon 6’s, 1881.121$ United States 5-20’s 1862.115$ United States 5-20’s 1864.115$ United States 5-20’s 1865, old...117$ United States 5-20’s 1865, new. 119 United States 5-20’s 1867. 120| United States 5-20’s 1868 .120 United States 5’s, new.113$ United States 10-40’s.,coupons.. ....113 Currency 6’s... .......114$ The following were the closing quotations of Stocks i Western Union Telegraph Co. 85$ Pacific Mail... 37$ N. Y. Centra* and Hudson River consolidated... .101$ Erie. 64$ Erie preferred.71 Union Pacific stock. 24$ Tho following were the quotations for Pacific Rail road securities: Central Pacific bonds... 1022 Union Pacific do. 86$ Union Pacific land grants. 70 Union Pacific income bonds.57 Providence Print market. Providence, June 23.—Printing Cloths—market steady at 6$c for 64’s. Domeatic Market*. New York. June 23—Evening—Cotton dull and unchanged; sales 797 bales; Middling uplands 21c.— Flour steadier and more active; sales 10,300 bbls ;State 4 75 @ 7 10; Round boop Ohio 6 20 @ 8 75; Western at 4 75 @ 8 90; Southern at 6 00 @ 10 50. Wheat is a shade firmer for No 2 Milwaukee; sales 105.000 bush; No 2 Spring at 1 51 @ 2 00, latter choice; Northwes tern Spring 149; rejected Spring 1 20 @ 128; White White Canada l 50 in bond. Corn about lc higher with a fair export and home trado demand; sales 132.000 bush; new Mixed Western 50 @ 54c. Oats are quiet and a shade firmer, and closed unchanged ;sales 41.000 bush; new Western Mixed at 31 @ 42Jc: Beef is quiet. Pork steady; new mess 16 50. Lara weak; steam 8 15-16; kettle 9 l-16c. Butter firm; Ohio 14 @ 20c; new State 25 @ 29c. Whiskey firmer at 93c. Rice active at 7| @ 8Jo. Sugar steady; Porto Rico at 8J; refining at 74 @ 8c. Coffee quiet and steady; Rio 17J @ 18Jc in Gold. Molasses dull and unchanged. Na val Stores—Spirits Turpentine tinner at 45Jc; Rosin is quiet at 3 00 for common strained. Petroleum dull; crude 8c; refined at 18Jc. Tallow is quiet at 8Jc. Freights to Liverpool quiet and firm; Grain, per steam, at 13d. New York, June 23.—Cattle market. -Beeves are dull and weak and 4 @ Jc lower at 9J @ 13Jc; avera ge 11J; receipts of the week 8900 head. Sheep and Lambs dull at 4 @ 6Jc for the former; 7J @ 12J for the latter; mostly at 9 @ 11; receipts 17,000 head; Hogs firm; dressed at 6} @ 7|c; live nominal at 5J @ 5fc; receipts 24,600, mostly for slaughter. Chicago, June 23.—Flour dull and weak; few round lots extra Spring sold on private terms: ship pers refuse to pay over 6 50 for good to choice Spring. Wheat moderately active on speculative account and higher, closing quiet; No 2 Spring at 1 20 for soft and 1 20J for hard on spot; No 1 Spring dull at 125; No 3 do at 1 08; rejected 89c. Com active and higher, closing firm; No 2 Mixed at 30 for regular* 34c for fresh do on spot; seller July 334 @ 34c; seller Aug at 374 5 rejected 27J (g 28c. Oats firmer; No 2 at 26f @ 274c for regular and fresh on spot; 274 bid seller July. Rye quiet and weak; No 2 at 58 @ 60c. Barey very dull; No 2 Fall nominally at 60c. Provisions—Pork fairly active and lower, selling at 14 75 cash; 14 60 @ 14 70 seller July, closing at 14 65. Lard—sales at 8 20 on spot. Bulk Meats and Bacon nominally un changed. Later—Atfer the close of the regular board to-day some excitement was caused by the announcement of the failure cf Henry Milwaru &c., one of the old est and most highly esteemed firms of packers in the oil v. Prices rapidly declined to 13 00 cash or seller July, but subsequently recovered to 13 50, eloping at that figure and 13 75 seller Aug. Lard also dropped to 8 00. Milward & Co.’s loss is understood to be about $24,000. Lake Freights easier—Corn to Buffalo at 6, Receipts—9,000 bbls flour, 85,000 bush wheat, 222, 000 tuisn corn, 95,000 bush oats, 38,000 bush rye, 0,000 bnsli barley, 00,000 liogs. Shipments—13,00 obis flour, 74,000;bush wheat, 214, OOO.busli com, 157,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 2,000 bush barley, 0000 hogs. Cincinnati, June 23.—Provisions quiet—Pork is quiet at 15 50 @ 15 75. Lard dull; steam is held at 8Jc; kettle 8Jc. Bulk Meats quiet with light offer ings ; shoulders at 64c; clear rib sides 84 @ 8Jc; clear sides at 8§ @ 8Jc. Bacon is steady; shoulders at 7J @7Jc; clear rib 9Jc; clear sides at 94® 91c. Whis key steady at 90c. x-OLXDO, June 23.—Flour is firm and unchanged.— Wheat steady; sales of No 2 White Waoash at 1 75; Amber Michigan on spot 1 54 @ 1 54J; seller June at 1 55; seller July 1 47 @ 1 47J; No 1 Red 1 56; No 2 do 1 43 @ 1 47; No 3 at 33. Corn $teady; sale* of high Mixed on spot at 45c; low Mixed 40c. Oats—sales of No 1 at 37c; No 2 at 34c; Michigan 35c; rejected at 31c. Lake Freights dull and unchanged; to Buffalo 3 @ 34c; to Oswego 8 @ 8Jc. Receipts—2.000 bbls flour,12,000 bush wheat, 108,000 bush corn, 3,000 bush oats. Shipments—2000 bbls flour, 6,000 bush wheat, 50,000 bush corn, 2,000 bush oats. Detroit, June 23.—Flour dull and unchanged.— Wheat dull and declining; entra White Michigan 1 81 @ 1 82 bid: No 1 White 1 71 J; Amber Michigan 1 50. Corn is steady at 38 @ 40c. Oat in good demand at 35 @ 36c. Receipts—1,000 bbls flour, 2,000 busu wheat, 0,000 bush com, 0,000 bush oats. Shipments—3000 bbls flour, 0,000 bush wheat. 3.000 bush corfi, 0,000 bush oat#. J-ake Freights dull and unchanged—to Oswego at 8J. Charleston, June 23.—Cotton quiet; Middling uplands 18fc. Savannah, June 23.—Cotton quiet; Middling up lands at 18Jc. Mobile, June 23 — Cotton quiet; Middling uplands 18Jc. New Orleans, Jane 21.—Cotton in light demand ; Middling uplands 18ft @ 184c. European markets. London, June 23—11.00 A. M.—Consols opened at 92§ for money and for account. American securities—U. S. 5-20’s 18B5. old, at 92}, do 1867, 92§ ex in.; do 10-408, 89; new 58, 89}. Erie Railway at 50}. Frankfort, June 23.—United States 5-20s 1862, at 96}. London, June 22—5.00 P. M.—Consols closed un changed. „ilVERP?0L> 22-5.00 P. M.—Cotton closed ’ sales '0,000 bales, including 200 bales for speculation and export. entertainments. FIRST GRAND EXCURSION — BY THE — Portland Montgomery Guards — TO — Old Orchard Beach, Wednesday, June 25th. Music by the Union Brass Band of Cape Elizabeth. Music for Dancing by Chandler’s Band. Ice Water, Foot Ball and Swings will be furnished free. Refreshments for sale on the ground. \ Band Concert and Dress-Parade will take place on the Beach. Committee of Arrangements—Hon. Mem. P. Plun ket, Lieut. Peter S. Doyle, Lieut. Thomas H. Gatley. Sergt. M. H. Cunningham, Priv. P. H. Tobin. Trains leave Boston and Maine Depot at 8} A. M. and 12} P. M. Returning, leave Old Orchard at 7 P. M. Tickets 65 cts.; Children under twelve 35 cts. Tickets good on all regular trains. junl8dtd GRAND EXCURSION — TO — Old Orchard Beach ! THURSDAY, JUKE 26lli. DVRIGO ENGINE CO. NO. Sanuounceto their friends and the public that they will give an Excursion over the Boston & Maine Railroad to Old Orchard Beach and Fern Park. We have secur ed the use of Pine Park for the day. There will be dancing in the Park and a select Orchestra from Chandler’s Brass Baud will furnish the music. Trains will leave at 9.30 A. M. Tickets for the round trip GO cents, including dancing, for sale by the Committee at the depot and by the foremen of the fire companies. jul9dlw Grand Excursion ! SECOND ANNIVERSARY — OF — Bramhall Lodge, No. 3, KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. The Knights of Pythias cordially invite their friends to join with them in an excursion to Old Orchard Reach, Friday, June 27, 1873. No pains will be spared to make this a day of en joyment. Amusements as follows:—Daucing, Foot and Base Balls. Croquet. King Tots, &c. Music by Portland Band. Tickets for tbe round trip 6« cents j Children under 12 years 35 cents. For sale by R. B. Swift, 317 Con gress street, uu^er Mechanic’s Hall; John Massure, 211 Congress corner Chapel street; Lorlng, Short & Harmor, Middle street; Dr. E. G. Lorlng, Exchange , street; J. C. Colesworthy, corner Oxford and Pearl sts., of tbe members and at the B. & M. Denot (for merly Walker House). Train leaves at o’clock precisely and returns at 5. Tickets good on any train. % Per order of tne Committee. R. B. SWIFT, Chairman. N. B.—Refreshments for sale on the grounds. Iu20 7t Sunday School Picnic. Chestnut St. Sunday School and Society, will make their annual Excursion to OLD ORCHARD BEACH, SATURDAY, JUNE, 28tli. Cars leaves the Boston & Maine Depot at 8* A. M. Returning leaves Old Orchard at 5 P.M. Tickets for adults 50 cents, for children 3o cents, for sale by Bai ley & Noyes, M. G. Paimer. Turner Bros., and by tbe Committee at the deoot on morning of Excur sion. The public are invited. jn24dtd GRAND EXCIRSIOY LITTLE CHEBEAGUE ISLAND, FRIRAV, JUNE 97, 1873. music for Dancing by Builu’i Orchestra Refreshments Furnished Free. A Foot Race, Sack Raceaitd Target Shoot for Prizes, viz,3 to the winner of the Foot Race; 83 to the winner of tbe Sack Race, 810 to the per son making the best shot with the Air oun: 83 to the person making the second best shot. An en trance fee of titty cents will be charged those com peting for tbe best shots with the Air Qnn. Tickets to the Excursion 31.00; to be had at the Music Stores and at Central Billiard Saloon, corner ot Middle and India streets. Boat leaves Custom Houee wharf at 6.30 and 6.30 A. M. ju24d4t N. B. OLSON. WITHOUT A RIVAL 1 JOHN H. MURRAY’S Great Railroad Circus. (FORMERLY STONE & MURRAY’S CIRCUS. IV111 exhibit in PORTLAND, * SATURDAY AFTERNON AND EVENING, JUNE, 28, 1873. Only Existing Exponent of Arenic Art! The Chaste and Classical Amusements partici pated in by the following DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS, Assisted by 100 AUXILIA HIES. Reappearance of JOHN HENRY COOKE, The Centaur Horseman and Champ'on Retro Rider of the universe, after a successful winter’s engage ment at Hengler’s Grand Cirque, London, in his new and entirely original act, Saults Perilleux, or the Bounding Jockey MISS TENNIS and MASTER COOKE, The smallest riders in the world, and Iheir elfln little Ponies, FAIRY and BEAUTY. WOODA COOK, Unequalled SomersaultistandllutdieRider A Ban quet of Beauty. The magnificent aud dashing MDLLE. JEANETTE. The famous Equestrienne and her charming coadju tors, HKNORITA MILLIE TURNOCR, The dark-eyed Fairy Mesdames VIRGINIA AND CARRIE ELOISE. 5 JOLLY CLOWNS. PUN WITHOUT LIMIT! Tom Barry, the Celtic humorist, with his comical elephant. Georoe Dunbar, a gentleman of refined ^11 ,an<* caustic humor. Burdeau, the French Trick Clown. Georoe Adams, the grotesque, and the inimitable Frank Donaldson. rX*he Great Calisthenics Congress, 8ENORITA MILLIE TITRXOVJR, The handsomest and bravest woman in the world, in startling and perilous performances In mid-air, never before performed by her sex. i> Irst appearance in America of the Brothers Leopold, John, William and Frederick. From Henglcr’s Grand Cirque, London, Engene Leech, Wash. Antonio, Charles El lis and A Lasher. The Famous Murray Htad of, from the Grand Opera House, New York and Boston Theatre. The highly intelligent Trick Horse, Black Eagle. Tlie funny Mules, Hamply Damply, Pele,Mal lie. and Bnldy Hours. Every Afternoon the laughable Equestrian Farce entitled, THE CLOWNS CAT ALKY. Every evening, tor the first time in this country, the intensely exciting equestrian spectacular drama of absorbing interest, entitled, Dick Turpin’s Ride to York — AND THE— DEATH of BLACK BESS, John Henry Cooke-as... Diek Turpin. Supported by the full strength of the equestrian and dramatic companies. A Free Pageant in the streets at 10 o’clockeach day. Popularin artial and classical music bv O. I*. Per ry’s Bund. The Car of The Coneueror, drawn by 20 Arabian Steeds, driven by Aon,. J. VI. Paul The Pniry Phaeton, drawn by Sixteen of tho smallest Ponies ever seen, driven by the boy whin Master Ashley Lasher. “* No smoking allowed In the Grand Pavillton Po lite ushers in attendance. For more extended de tails, see Murray's Mustiest erf News. Performances Afternoon aiul Night Doors M. The Pavilion lulUlantly "^IgMed Admission 50 Cento. Children under IO as Cento. Reserved Chairs T5 Cents. CHARI.II BAY, Director of PnWicntions. >n2l 21-21 to US ENTERTAINMENTS. BENEFIT CONCERT to be given under tbe auspices of the PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT, — AT — CITY HALL, — on — Wednesday Evening, June 25, ’73, in aid of the family of the late Policeman, OEORCSE II. CAMJIETT, on which occasion the following talent have volun teered their services: MRU. MAKIK B. MAHCUINBTOI'f, The talented Soprano of Boston. Mi»« Fannie K. Chandler, Soprano. •’I*"* **•«« «• Carle, Contralto. Messrs. John Morgan and Albert K. Pennell, Tenors. Mr. W. 8. Beckett, Baritone, Mr, John V. Mbnw, Basso. Mrs. tiff- O. liowe, Pianist. T'ckets 50 cents each, t'' lie hail of members of the Police force and at Stockbrldgo’s. ju20dtd _ AUCTION SALES. By J. S. Bailey A Vo., Auctioneers, NO. Ji EXCHANGE HTBEET. Large and Attractive Sale of Beautiful StuffedBirds AT AUCTION. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 A 25, A.T 10.30 A. M., A rare collection of Foreign and American Stufled Birds, preserved and mounted In the most durable and life-like manner by the celebrated New York Taxidermist, ( has. 8. {•nlbrnitb, comprising many of the most bountiful Foreign and Aniericau Game, Humming and Tropical Birds, neatly arrang ed under Freuch Gian* shades. Elegant and appro priate ornaments for the Parlor, Library or Cabinet. Goods on exhibition from Saturday morning till aale. Lad ion are particularly invited to call and ex amine tlu? collection. ju20dtd |y*Stur copy. Furniture, Carpets, Ac., at Auc tion. ON TUESDAY. June 24th, at 10 A. M., at sales room, we shall sell 5 new Carpets, Chamber Sets, Sofa, Chars, Bedsteads, new ana gecond bund Refrigerators, Brupsells Carpets and Mats, Sheet and Pillow Slips, Lounges, Cook Stoves, Wardrobes, Tin, Wooden. Stone and Crockery Ware. Also at sumo time a lot of Table Linen to elose. At 12 M., 2 Child's Carriages, new. F. O. BAILEY Sc CO., Auctioneer*. Je21_ 3d Groceries uni Store Fixtures at Auction. ON THURSDAY, June 26th, at 2J o’clock P. M., we shall sell at salesroom 18 Exchange street, Coffee, Tea, Tobacco, Sugar, Pork. Kerosene Oil, Pickles, Soap, Rice, Currants, Split Peas. Canned Goods, Saleratus, Cream Tartar, Mustard, Herbs, Extracts and Oils, Confectionery, Tubs, Pails, Wash Boards, Brooms, Clothes Pins, Fancy Goods. Scales, 4 Show Cases, 2 Stoves, Tin and Wood Measures. Lamps, Meat Bench, 75 Candy Jars, Tools, Ac., be ing the stock of a retail dealer and fresh goods. Also at same time 15 ehests Tea, 25 boxes Family Soap, Crockery Ware. Ac. F. O. BAILEY Sc CO., Auctioneer*. Ju21 5t Assignee* Sale of Mill Privilege, Land, Cooper Shop, Slock, Lumber, Ac., at Auction. ON SATURDAY, June 28th, at 1 o’clock, we shall sell the Mill Privilege situated on Presumpscot river, at Great Fulls, Windham, with about one acre of land, building thereon. About 100 M ft. I umber, consisting of pine plank and boards from } to 2 in. in diameter. Ash and Bass Wood, Lumber, large 40 to 50 M in store, 300 Barrels, Chair Lumber. Hoops, &c. The above Lumber is suitable for almost every purpose, being sawed to vaiious dimensions from different grades of stock. The same being all the lumber formerly owned by C. H. Wright. Sold In lots to suit purchasers. J. W. PARKER, N. M. LOUD. Assignees ot G. H. Wright. F. O. BAILEY & CO., Aactieaerra. JulO dtd JT. 8. BAILEY Ac CO.. Auctioneers. three very Desirable House Lots at Auction In a very desirable Neighborhood. ON WEDNESDAY. July 2d, at 3 o’clock P. M.# on the premises we shall offer for sale Three val n-iWe House Lots on Danforth street, opposite resi dence of Hon. E. Fox. These lots are 40 by 150 feet and in their immediate surroundings not surpasred in the city. The neighborhood is unexceptionable, the location high and healthy, commanding a fine view of the harbor, its entrance, the Islands, the oeean and the surrounding country. Title perfect. Terms easy. ju24dtd ABRAMS Ac BRO., Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, give their special attention to selling Real Estate, Furniture and Merchandise of all kinds, Horses Car riages, &e. Advances made on consignments. Reg ular Sales of new and second-hand Furniture at the Auction Rooms every Saturday morning. Commu nications by mailpromptly attended to ABRAMS & BROTHER, 123 Federal St., under the U. S. Hotel. N. B. Money advanced on Watches, Jewelry, Furniture, Clothing, and all goods of value. apr23drf 0. P. KIMBALL’S Elegant Carriages. SALEROOMS, COR. PREBLE HOUSE, Portland, Me. I take pleasure in announcing to the public that L now have on hand the largest and best assortment of elegant carriages ever exhibited in Maine, embracing nearly every style now in use, including several new patterns made only at my factory. Twenty-five years’ Experience f myself and many of my workmen, enable oa to produce The Finest Carriages AT THE— LOWEST RATES. E^*“A11 persons are cordially Invited to lriait the waierooms and examine our finished carriages. Al so our factory and examine the material and work, whether they desire to purchase or not. All carriages made by me are fully warranted. rhe public are reapectfully cautioned about purchasing carriages represented to i»e my make unless they have my name-plate in full. EfOrJers solicited and promptly filled. Books with cuts, descriptions and prices sent by mail to all desiring to purchase. C. P. KIMBALL, may!9cod3m Portland, HI*. "BONDS FOR SALE. Portland City - - - C's Bangor “ . . . ti’s St. Louis “ - . . B’s Elizabeth, X. J., . 7’s Cleveland “ 7»g Toledo “ ... 8’s Cook Connty, 111., - . - 7’s Marion County, Ind., - - 8’g Maine Central R. It. - - 7’s Portland & Rochester R. R. - 7’s Atchison, Topeka & Sante Ee Gold 7’s Northern Pacific R. R. Gold - 7-80’s Chicago, Dan. & Vin. R. R. Gold - 7’s Atlantic & St. Lawrence R. R. Stock and Dcf. Rent Scrip BOUGHT BY Swan Ac Barrett, lOO MIDDLE STREET. _«!!__ eodtt TAXES. NOT^» rt maiu unpaid[that the time required bv the statui. previous to the advertisement for sale havlne ex pired, such estates will be advertised for tale, if*uch taxes are not paid previous to June "lst H. W. HERSEY, r , «___ Treasurer and Collector. Juue 7,1873. juSeodtgl New Boarding House. THE Subscriber, having leased the new and com incxllong house, recently erected by Geo. R. Da vis A Co., upon the "Blanchard property, 30* High St., takes pleasure in announcing to the public that he will about the first of April epen It for a Ares, cl ami boarding house. Rooms can be teen and frill particulars as to tcnn».** » ‘ddniiml. by calliuf at. the house from 10 A. M. to 12 M., p. ai»r3oodtf S. S. KNIGHT. Dissolution of Copartnership. nillE copartnership heretofore existing between the I undersigned under the name ami style of H. T. CUMMINGS A CO., was dissolved by mutnal con sent on the first day of January of the current vest. H. H. RICKER, retirlug and H. T. CUMMINGS, continuing the business under the old firm name at 413 Congress Street. H.T. CUMMINGS, H. H. RICKER. Portland, June 23,1873. Jn23d3vr

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