Boston Daily Globe, August 6, 1875

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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - August 6, 1875, Boston, Massachusetts ©jc Sutton llato ® loire. VOL. VIII....NO. 31.BOSTON, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1875. PRICE THREE CENTS. JDrcgg Crofts. DANIEL O’CONNELL. Fop Amusements, see Fifth Pace. k Invite the attention of their Retail Customers followingextraordinary Bargains. These prices are made with the purpose of selling the goods at once, in order to make room for their Fall Importations, of all kinds, which are daily arriving. In many Instances our present selling prices are not over fifty t>er cent, of the cost ot the goods. IN- THEIR DRESS GOODS, SO PIECES ALL-LINEN LAWNS AT SO CTS. Former price, 42 cts. A beautiful assortment of DRESSED & UNDRESSED LINENS At IO cts.. 12M cts., 17 cts., 25 cts., 28 cts. 30 cts , 33 cts and 37X cts. 15 or 20 CHOICE PATTERNS ENGLISH EMBROIDERY At SI OO, $1 25 and SI SO, with LACE for TRIMMING to match. (These are very scarce in the market.) PLAIN AND TWILLED ALL-WOOL DE BEIGES AND VIGOGNES At 37)i cts., 42 cts., 50 cts. and 62X cts. IOO PIECES French Merinos At 87). cents. In the best assortment of shades ever seen in this city. ISO PIECES Fine Twill Serges At 25 cents. 3 CASES MOHAIR PONGEES —AND— ALSATIAN MOHAIRS At 20 and 25 cts. (Very much under price.) SOME FIVE CASES (all we have left) of our VA BD-WI DK Percale Cambrics •    At 12J< cents. FRENCH FOULARD PLAIN AND PLAID CAMBRICS at 37 1-2 cts., Besides a Large Variety of PLAIN & TWILLED FABRICS At 25 cents per yard. JORDAN, MARSH & CO., Washington & Avon Sts. EAST INDIA KOLAR TOPEES. 7 Made from unpressed Cork [pith], green silk lined, Alpaca hovered. We have received this day a special consignment of these celebrated EAST INDIA HATS, manufactured to order at the Dhu-rnuntallah Bazaar, Calcutta, and designed especially for the New York and London markets. This invoice has been received too late for the trade, and we offer them at retail fur the very low price, $2 each. In this connection we beg to call attention to our summer stock of Pijamubs made from light flannels and from pure pongee silk. “The East ludian who endures for two-thirds of a year a heat equal to our August temperature, does not really suffer from its effect, as the inhabitant of a more temperate region does in bis short summer. * * * * * The topees are ample protection from the sub’s fiercest rays. The flowing pijamahs are the most comfortable garments ever devised, and the airy Bungalow is as cool aud desirable a home as man can find.” We have less than fifty of the Topees on hand, and only two dozen Pijamahs. There will probably never be again an opportunity to buy in Boston a genuine East India Topee for so small a sum as now asked. Will be sent by mail on receipt of 25 cents extra for postage. Ii. W. SIMMONS & SOV OAK HALL," 32 to 38 North St. THIN WOOLLEN CLOTHING AT REDUCED PRICES. Our Sale of Thin Woollen Clothing at Reduced Price* will continue during the month of Angust. The garment* are all made In our own workshop*, and every article sold is aa fully warranted by u* aa though sold at regular price*. Macular, Williams & Parker, 400 Washington street. At rn CENTS POR ta FIRST-CLASS VISITING IIL CARDS. In‘order that you may see what rn mu they are, I will send by return mail M. with your name neatly printed on them, upon re-■■ V ceint of 25 cent - and a three-cent stamp, iou will receive sample* of GI***, Marble,Snowflake,Repp. Damask. Tinted and White Bristol. I employ some of the most careful and expert printers in the country, and send out none but ftnt-cla*i work. Printers In all parts of tile country are sending to me to HU their order*, as they carmot atloid the same quality of work at my price. Every week my cards are growing iu favor and popularity. Ail your friends will want a pack when they Bee yours. Address, W. 0. CANNON, hi Kueeland street, Boston Mass. Boa TO JI, July 30,1H7V The Waverly Company will return to the stockholders, aa per record, at close of business, this day, , the sum of Three Dollars pershare.on and after MONDAY, August if, 1875. on presentation of certificate at the i Bice ef the Company, No. ti Kliby street, Boston, Per order of Directors, D. L. DEM MEN, Treasurer. GRAND BANQUET AT THE REVERE HOUSE, LAST EVENING. Speeches by Generals Butler and Banks, John E. Fitzgerald, the Hon. James N. Buf-fum and Others. A LONG LIST OF TOASTS AND A CHAND GOOD TIME. Letter from William Lloyd Garrison-The Distinguished Men Present. The Daniel O’Connell banquet at the Revere House, last evening, brought together a large company of prominent Irish-American citizens, together with many distinguished guests who make uo claim to the possession of Celtic blood, but who united in doing honor to the great orator and liberator of Ireland. The speeches were both numerous and eloquent, and full reports will be found below. Among the gentlemen present were General N. P. Banks, General B. F. Butler, General P. A. Collins, the Hon G Washington Warren, the Hon, Halsey .I, Boardman, President of the Common Council, the Hon. James N. Buff urn of Lynn, Mr. John Boyle O'Reilly, Editor of The Pilot, Mr. John E. Fitzgerald, the Rev. E. Sherwood Healy, Dr. Blake, Dr. Joyce, Mr. William W. Doherty, General M. T. Donahoe and Mr. Robert Morris and his son. Letters of regret were received from Governor Gaston, Mayor Cobb, Mr. Jamos Russell Lowell, Attorney-General Train, William Lloyd Garrison, the Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, the Hon. William A. Simmons, Chief .Justice Gray and the Right Rev. John J. Williams, Archbishop of the Diocese. The Banquet. About, seventy gentlemen sat down to the banquet at (j.30 o’clock, which was spread in the club dining-room, in the rear of the grand parlor. Tile long table was lavishly ornamented with flowers and pot plants, while the menus bore a medallion photographic portrait of the great O’Connell, and were otherwise gotten up with great taste and elegance, being printed very appropriately on heavy paper of a light green shade. The banquet, which was composed of ten courses, served with the well-known good taste of the house, occupied attention for about two hours, and, when the deck was finally cleared for action at 8.30 o’clock, everybody was in a condition to appreciate all the good things which might be said by the post-prandial orators. After Dinner—General Gulney Opens the Ball. General P. R. Guiney, the presiding officer, called the company to order, and opened the after-dinner speaking with a brief and succinct review of the life and labors of O’Connell. The crowning glory of his life, he said, lies in the circumstance of his devotion to the cause of liberty, without consideration for race, condition or nationality. General Guiney in closing his remarks introduced as toast-master Mr. John J. Hayes, who gave as the first toast of the evening “The Memory of O’Connell.” “The Memory of O'Connell'’—Bespouse by Mr. John E. Fit/.gerald. Mr. John E. Fitzgerald was called on to respond, and was received with applause. He said: Mr. President—The last quarter of the last century was an eventful one, not only in the annals of this republic, but of Ireland, and of all Europe in fact. It was a period when the people read their rights from the Humes of thrones, and built democracies on the ruins of tottering dynasties, lu the history of the Irish nation it was particularly eventful. It was the one green, sunny spot in her conquered history. It was the period when wit, eloquence and learning lived and flourished in the land. It was the period when her Currans, her Grattans, Floods and Ponsonbys roused their countrymen to a sense of their rights, and ralged Ireland to a state of prosperity such as she never attained in her conquered history. It was that period that the poet Moore so graphically describes: When a nation o'erleaped the dark bounds ot her doom. And for one sacred instant touched Liberty’s goal. It was that period when site possessed an independent Parliament, that school of orators, statesmen, patriots, and afterward of rascals, which, in 1800, raised the hand of the suicide against itself, and sold the liberties of u people for place aud pension. It was a period of agitation. It was the time when 70,000 armed citizen soldiers marched up and down the land and told the British King “ that their liberties they had received from God, and would not surrender them but wish their lives.” And yet, sir, with all this outward show and semblance of liberty, this triumph was but the triumph of one million out of Ave millions of the Irish nation. Like the helots of ancient Athens, Ute other four millions might indeed witness the glorious sights and be spectators of the grand drama of what appeared Irish independence. They were, indeed, permitted to listen to the eloquence that resounded through the halls of the Irish House of Commons, but they were ostracised from all political rights. Inhabitant.', but not citizens, of the land in which they lived, thev were simply tolerated, because, would yon believe it. they professed Dot tile religion as by law established they were Catholics. With tho majority in that Irish House of Common*, religious liberty meaut liberty to think and act as they did. THE STRUGGLE FOH EQUAL RIGHTS. The emancipation of four-fifths of their countrymen was a thing as preposterous as the emancipation of the colored race was to the Southern slaveholder. The penal code hung heavy on the limbs of four millions of the Irish race during all that period. These four millions of people had petitioned for equal political rights with their Protestant fellow countrymen, but were always refused; 1797 and ’98 the Tones, the Emmet* aud Fitzgeralds appear on the scene; France was levelling monarchy and nobility; America bad achieved ber republican liberty, and poor aown-troddcn, penal code bound, disfranchised Ireland walked in the wake of the gathering nations and made one more grand effort to break the chain, but alas! to tell the old story over again of defeat aud vanquished hopes, adding but to the misery they intended to relieve. In quick succeseion followed the bill for the infamous act of Union. The gallant Tone, the noble Lord Edward and the Shears brothers bad gone where there were neither tears nor tyrants nor slaves. Grattan had retired in disgust; Curran left bis seat in a Parliament whose members had no God but their pockets, no ambition but place aud pension, no princple, no honor, no patriotism; who unblushingly and opeuly offered for sale their country aud their conscience. Political excitement ran high. The volunteers were no more-It was the year 1800, and a young man of twenty-three for the first time appears in the areua of Irish •oldies to make a speech against the infamous act of [Jnlon. He was born and reared in those exciting time* I have described. In the wild mountains of Kerry he drank in liberty. He was of the proscribed Catholic class, and hence was obliged to seek in foreign lands that education refused him at home. Jo Douay, St. Omer and Louvain, where so many who trod the path to the scaffold received their Irish education, he drank in patriotism and learning. Ho was a young barrister, almost unknown, and his name was O’Connell. O’CONNELL’S LOVE FOR IRELAND — HIS CRUSADE AGAINST OPPRESSION. He began public life with the love of Ireland in his heart, and while that heart beat it was his ruling passion. His first speech was in opposition to tho infamous act of Union, and his history for forty-seven years after is the history of that land whose greatness and whose glory shall ever be associated with his name. It would be impossible for me, iu the limited time at my disposal, to do justice to the virtues of this great man. It is usual, I believe, to measure a luau’* greatness nowadays by what he has accomplished; and certainly, judged by that standard, O’Connell stands unequalled among the public men of this century. He found that laud of bis a wreck and a ruin, her people sunk in despair, the Catholic class to which he belonged slavish aud cowering in the extreme, and debarred from every office of trust aud emolument. And he raised four millions of slaves to the dignity of men, proud and erect, asking for men’s rights. He begau his crusade for reform and civil liberty when he could count his followers in Catholic association on the tips of bis lingers, the paltry number of ten, and he had lived to lead the millions as one man to the portals of Westminster and wring from tho fears of the hero of Waterloo, the Tory Prime Minister! what never could be obtained from his sense of justice, the glorious boon of Catholic emancipation. He found 4,000,000 of Hie Irish race political pariahs thankful for Hie crumbs that fell from tho table of the kingly Dives, and, by continuous agitation of the musses, be made them respected and feared by the British ministry. He found Ireland a nation of pocket boroughs, and her few voters automatons, or political machines, at tho mercy of tile landlords, but his Claro election gave the death blow to the landlords’ despotism, and taught the Irish farmers the rights of free men. He found Ireland a cold and almost lifeless corse, and he raised it from the tomb of obscurity and clothed it with the garment# of life aud of litany. He found the leaders of Catholic opinion willing that their priests and bishops should be the pensioned agents of tho crown, giving the crown a voice In their selection; lie found the Quarantottls ami tho Gonsalves at Romo favoring Hie project, but he cried aloud, “We received our theology from Home, but not our politics,” and lie argued that the ministers of the Gospel of Christ must depend for their support on the voluntary contributions of tho people, and not bo salaried underlings of Hie crown. Against tliem all, bishops, pi jests and intriguing diplomats at Rome, he succeeded. and the Irish Church was saved that saddest of all calamities—that of being tile pensioner of the crown Unit stifled its liberty. He quelled scenes of agrarianism and lawlessness, and in his grand efforts for the repeal of the Union he brought a quarter of a million together as orderly as a church congregation, to show the world that Ireland was fit for self-government. II 18 LOVE FOR LIBERTY WA8 UNIVERSAL. But, sir, hts love of liberty wasn’t local, or confined to the Irish race alone. In lits own language, wherever tyranny was ho hated It, whenever Digression he hated t*ie oppressor. The oppressed Caffre or Hiudoo, the jKKir sailor, condemned to the barbarous punishment of flogging, and tho down-trodden slave of tho Sooth, had in bim a friend anil an advocate. Aud much as he valued the assistance of the United States at a time when the slave-holding power held sway bere—with scorn lie refused the (*;-cuniary assistance offered by Louisiana, because the temple of Irish liberty should never be built wit ti geld wrung from the sweat and blood of downtrodden humanity.    He    has    often been compared with Webster; be had all of Webster’s God-like intellect; he could be stately and grand as Webster in bis diction; but bo conld be what Webster could not—he could comedown to the level of the lowliest and sway the millions as no other man could. But above ail, sir, he had that great quality, the lack of which lias derogated from the character of Webster—he never sacrificed the great principle of human rf gilts to exjiedi-ency. The emancipation of the slaves was a great undertaking, but the black race had little to do with it themselves. O’Connell made four millions of Irish slaves work out the problem of their own redemption, and he succeeded. You remember his great motto: Hereditary bondsmen who would be free Themselves must strike the blow. He is blamed by the Young Ireland party for ids passive policy. His recollection of the French Revolution, which he witnessed, and of the rebellion of ’98. made him conservative; but after a1!, sir, we never should have the Meagher*, the Mitchelsand the O’Brien*, or those fiery youngsters of’48, hail there never been an O’Connell. And if since then a patriotic public opinion has been created in ireland and people dare think and act for themselves, if State churches have crumbled and the ballot has been conceded. what Lave they all been but Hie result of the teachings and preachings of O’Connell? All honor to the memory of a limn who belongs to no country, but to humanity. Well may the Irish race feel proud of bim and grateful to him—and today, throughout the length of the world, at festive boards like this. from pulpit#, and from rostrum#ami platform#, the Irish exiles ami those in the old laud join In one harmonious accord in praise of him " who is and every shall be Kerry’s ( ride ami Ireland’s glory, the far famed and indefatigable Daniel O’Connell. (Great applause.) •‘The President of the United States’’-Letter from Collector Simmons. The second regular toast was ‘‘The President of the United States,” and Mr. Hayes read the following letter lroui Collector Simmons, in response: Custom House, Boston. Mas*., I Collector’# Office, August?, 1875. J My Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your invitation of the 30tb ult., inviting me to be present at the O’Connell centennial banquet. In response thereto, I regret to fay that arrangements already made compel my absence from the city during the first two weeks in August, aud bruce I shall be unable to attend the banquet. Permit me, however, to express my entire sympathy with the object of your gathering, and to join you in commemorating the i>atriotic services of one of the grandest characters in Irish history. Trusting you may have a very pleasant and enjoyable occasion, and thanking you for your kind remembrance, I have the honor to subscribe myself, Very truly yours, W. A. SIMMONS, “The United 8t«tet.”-Resi>unse by General Butler. The third toast, “the United States, ” was responded to by General ll. F. Butler, whom the Chairman introduced aa “the, best-abused man in the country.” General Butler was received with three loud cheers. He spoke as follows: Thanking you, Mr. Chairman, and the gentlemen here assembled, for your kiud reception, I take great pleasure in responding    to    the sentiment which has been assigned tome.    We    of the    United States had a peculiar birth. Our fattier* were of different nationalities, of different creed*, of different habit*, and pf different modes of thinking, except that they were all the same iii their sentiment of love for liberty. They    all    had    oue watchword: Liberty, freedom and the rights of all. Much has been said of Plymouth Rock. Ait! you will allow me    to    say.    without offence, in the words of another that, “ Plymouth Rock Is the Blarney-stone of America.” A sweet woman poet hue said that the Pilgrim Fathers sought “ Freedom to worship God.” Ah, no, that was just what they did not seek; they sought freedom to worship God in their own way, and a place where they could prevent others from worshipping Him in any other way but theirs. And they were logically correct, because, [relieving that they were right and that everybody else w as w rong, why shouldn’t they do the best thev could to prevent others from suffering in au eternity of brimstone and tire?    , WHY THE PILGRIM FATHERS CAME TO AMERICA. They came here because the religious freedom of Holland allowed their young men and women tostray into other churches, and that wouldn’t do. I remember well when the flames of intolerance burned brightly on a neighboring hill because we Inherited that spirit from oar fathers, and I remember wbeu men were iwreecuted not becanae of their rellgioua SAVAGES OF THE RAIN. LATEST NEWS FROM THE INUNDATED DISTRICTS. Damage to the Cotton-growing Regions of the South. lias fallen slightly at all stations. The Cumberland bn* risen six inches at Nashville. The Hoods will increase in the lower Ohio and Central Mississippi during Friday and Saturday. Heavy local rain* are reported troni the western portions of Tennessee and Kentucky, aud the southern portion of Indiana. THE OHIO, MISSISSIPPI, WABASH, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RISING. Loss of Life in Some Sections—The Storm Increasing in Proportions-Serious Apprehensions in the Low Lands. Continued on tim Fifth I’aico. Great Havoc Along: the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cairo, 111., August 5.—The Ohio River hefe, last evening, was forty-four feet six inches on the gauge. The news about tho river is very discouraging. A big rise is coming out of the Tennessee aud Cumberland Rivers, also out of the Wabash. Consequently It Evansville and Paducah the water is coming up fast. The rise here during the pajt twenty-four hours is nine inches against eleven inches the preceding day. If the Ohio coatimies rising here at the same rate for tile next sixty-four hours it will be from four to six miles wide from Columbus, Ky., up to Paducah, Ivy., for a long distance, the depth at present, as indicated on the gauge, being forty-seven feet at Cairo. The Mississippi River will overflow the Missouri shore and the Cairo levee, aud will be iii danger. It is impossible to estimate the damage done in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. It looks, now. as if there was to be a repetition of the dangerous floods of other years which destroyed the Mississippi levees ani millions of acres of crops. The weather, today, is warm and a little cloudy. Tile oldest. river men here never saw such floods in •Inly or August. There is danger all around us. The Condition of the Mississippi at Vicksburg;-Danger Ahead. Vicksburg, Miss., August 5.—While the rivfr is high and rising, the reasoning is against a general overflow; the tributaries of the Mississippi are very low and the swamps dry. They must he filled first; the wator is rising all through the old crevasse at Ashton on the Louisiana and Arkansas line, and in Phillips County, Ark., opposite Friars, where IMM) acres have already been inundated. The Ashton crevasse does bitt little damage as yet, the water passing into the bayou Macon. Should apprehensions of any overflow he realised, the damage to cotton aud other crops will he incalculable. Patrolling; Along; Hie Levees of the Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn., August 5 —A boat which arrived up, last night, reports two feet to spttre ou the levee. In Bolivar County, Mils., they think themselves safe; they are patrolling the levo**# constantly. The Arkansas shore is overflowed In places there. The watt?- is one foot below the high water mark of lost spring and twenty-eight inches of that of 18(14; it has risen two inches since yesterday. A Bain anti Lightning Storm Prevailing In the West. Detroit, Mick., August 5.—Reports received here from the West aud Northwest state that a violent storm is raging, tonight, deluging the country in all directions. The storm is accompanied by fierce lightning, and ajipears to extend as far west as Omaha. The damage to property and crops, it is estimated, will be very heavy. Communication by telegraph to many points is entirely suspended. In the South and Southwest. Memphis, Tenn., August 5.—There is a good deal ot a latin bere, owing to the rising of the river, and much apprehension i# felt for the plantation#. It is raining heavily, today, here, and reports from further up state that the plantations on Islands Nos. IO and 35 are being submerged; and at New Madrid the flood is running through the sunken lauds to St. Francis Valley. The water here i# high aud rising steadily, and slowly encroaching on the exposed plantation# below bere. The crevasse at Desoto Front ha# been repaired. Planters between bere and Helena are working hard to protect their lands. Little Rock, Ark., August 5.—The river ha# risen bere steadily for Hie past eight hours, aud now it shows twenty-five feet on the gauge. There is much apprehension among the farmers, aud people are hurrying their effects together to be ready for an emergency. The Signal Service tables show that twenty*five feet on that gauge floods the lower Arkansas Valley. A piivate dispatch from Pine Bluff, Ark,, says the liver rose six inches this morning, and is within four feet of high-water mark. CAIRO. Ill, August 5.—The Ohio River, at I o’clock this afternoon, marked fortv-four feet ten inches on the gauge—a rise of six inches In twenty-four hours. A heavy storm of rain and lightning passed over this city last night. It is clear aud warm today. The report# from the upper rivers are very disheartening. Celina, 0., August 5.—The Wabash River has risen rapidly, today, aud considerable damage ha# been occasioned. The worst, however, I# pest. The sweeping away of the large reservoir, last night, was a great calamity, and the loss of life, two men havitig been drowned, is one of the saddest mementoes of the great storm. lit Other Places. Chicago, III , August 5.—A severe storm of wind, rain and heavy lightning prevailed in this section, Late tonight rain is still falling, but wind aud lightning aie less severe. The roost gloomy anticipations prevail concerning the crops. St. Paul, Minn., August 5.— The storm on Tuesday was much more severe outside of than in the city. At Bass Lake and Lake Kame, hailstone# as large as ben’s eggs fell,doing considerable damage; within live minutes the mercury felt 22°. In McLean township, a gardener, name unknown, who bud taken refuge under a tree, was killed by lightning. Three miles west of the river, a barn, containing twenty-five tons of hay, was struck by lightning aud burned. At Mendota, several wheat fields, nearly ready for the harvest, were destroyed. The Storm Begins Again In New Jersey. Rahway, N. J., August 5.—The storm began again In this section at 3 o’clock this afternoon, aud the rain Is falling very heavily this evening, with lightning and strong wind from the southwest. The river is rising slowly but surely, and a freshet is anticipated. General Summary. The following is a general summary of the condition of the several rivers and inundated districts for the past tweuty-four hours: The Ohio River ha# risen twenty-eight inches at Cincinnati, two feet at Louisville, one foot at Evansville, and one-half foot ut Paducah, Ky., wbeie it is now four feet throe inches below the danger line. It is from two to five feet above the dauger line at stations between Evansville and Clnctuuati. It has falteu and is now below the danger Hue at Marietta aud Pittsburg. The Mississinpl has risen six inches at Cairo, two inches at Memphis, and is rising at Vicksburg, but bas fallen one foot at St. Louis and five inches at Warsaw. It is now four feet and a half above the danger line at Cniro and ten inches above at Helena, and it one foot below the' danger line at Memphis, and one foot and ten inches below at Vicksburg. The Missouri FOREIGN. The Letters of Credit of Duncan, Sherman ii, Co.-No Arrangements for their Security. [By Cable to The Breton Globe.I London, August 5.—The announcement having been made by cable that Mr, Duncan, father of the senior partner of Duncan, Sherman & Co., New York, would protect those who were abroad boldin]' letters of credit on that house, inquiry was made at the Union Bank, hut the officials of that institution deny that any arrangements have been made with them for the redemption of those papers. Negotiations have been pending since the failure, but are not completed, and the longer they are postponed the less is the probability of a successful result. Letters received from American8 in Paris say that over l(KK) holders of the suspended firm’s letters of credit have been heard from in Germany alone, many of them utterly destitute and compelled to apply to the local authorities or to the American Consuls for relief. Otto lady, a resident of Massachusetts, hail hut thirty francs in money when she heard of the failure. Buisian Designs on Certain Bourn anian Territory. illy Cable to The Boston Globe.] London, August 5.—It is reported from Ht. Petersburg that Russia is seeking the rendition of that part of Bessarabia that was annexed to Roumania under the treaty of Paris.    _ Fearful Floods in India-Loss of Life and Property. I By Cable to The Boston Globe.! CALCUTTA, August 5.—Disastrous floods have occurred in tho northwestern provinces. Many dwellings of the natives have been destroyed and it is feared there has been a serious loss of life in the interior. Damage by a Waterspout in Rheinish Prussia, f By Cable to Tile Boston Globe.) Berlin, August 5.—A waterspout burs' over Kirn, Rheinish Prussia, today,which inundated the plaee. A bridge aud several houses were swept away and thirteen per sons drowned. A Whole Family Poisoned at Philadelphia from Eating Sausage -One Dead and the Other Dangeronsly Sick- [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.) PHILADELPHIA, August 3.—A very tad, and. to some ext) at, fatal poisoning case occurred in the Twenty-fifth Ward in the suburbs of tiffs city, on the Frankford, today. A provision dealer named Obudiah Lcesie, at2804 Frankford road, purchased a quantity of sausage, sometime ago, and It soon became mouldy. Fred King, ag. d eighteen years, states that be purchased a quantity of it, this morning, and took It home, where It was washed In bot water and placed upon the table of tho King family, at 2871 Siaighton street, The family,consisting principally of children, partook ot it, and in a short time were all taken ill and turned blue. It was evident they had been poisoned. One of the children, George King, aged three    years, died after three hours of extreme    agony, and tho others, four in number, with four visitors, aro now suffering severely. The grocer says he bought the sausage from a man named Bess. Both Liesio and Bess aro now in custody to await the action of the coroner. THE EASTERN STATES. Important News from All Parts by Globe Specials. ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS MURDER IN A MAINE VILLAGE. A RASCAL IN PRISON FOR ARSON AND SEDUCTION. The Fall River Strike—Continuation of the Vermont Central Railroad In- . vestigation. [Special Despatch Jo The Boston Globed Portland, Me., August 5.—The meagre details of a tragedy in the little town of East Fryeburg, on the Saco River, about fifty miles from this city, have come in, and from them it appears that somethin;? in the shape of a murder will be the subject of investigation in that township. A man named Hoyt died there, today, from the effects of injuries received in a fight with a neighbor named Gilman on last Tuesday. The cause of the trouble was a little girl, a daughter of Gilman, with w horn Hoyt was seen in a barn, not far from the house, by the child’s mother. They suspected him of evil intentions, and the father of the girl taxed Hoyt with attempting the ruin of his child. Hot words ensued and the belligerents came to blows, when Hoyt was badly punished. His death has caused the affair to be made public, as it was kept quiet before. Gilman has struck his tent and fled for parts unknown, evidently fearing that he might be needed iii the matter. Careful scrutiny leads to the discovery that tile girl suffered no injury and no attempts were made to injure her. Of course gossip was rife and everybody in town is talking of the affair. The officers are quietly investigating the subject. Further particulars will doubtless come in soon. A Big Haul of Crooked Whiskey-Four Huh dred Barrels Captured. [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.1 Chicago, 111., August 5.—One of Washburn’* secret service defectives, yesterday, made a seizure of about 400 barrels of whiskey which he found in the Chicago Canal and Dock Com pan?’# warehouse mar the corner of Tyler aud Canal streets. Ho dis covered the whereabouts of the “stuff,” some time last week, but deferred making the seizure for reasons best known to himself, until it - wa# observed that some freight ears were standing suspiciously near the place, when he considered It best to wait no longer. Ou looking tire barrel# all over, he came to the concluliou that they contained “crooked whiskey,” and, on comparing the stamp*. Id# suspicion# were fully confirmed. The stuff belonged for the most part to the firm of Galien, Kastman & Co. It is estimated to,be worth between $30,099 and $35,000. The Executive Council. At a meeting of the Executive Council, yesterday, pardon# were granted to Francis Devlin ana John Welch, convicted of arson at the October term of the Superior Court for Middlesex County In 1807, and sentenced to Imprisonment for life. The crime for which they were sentenced was committed on the 25ih of December, 1800, when they set fire to the house of Samuel C. White, Brighton. The committee of the Council to whom the petition for pardon was retd red reported in favor of granting it, on the ground that the two criminal# were at the time of the commission of tile offence under seventeen; that under the existing law# they would probably have been sentenced to tim Reform School during minority; that they had already served seven yeur# ami a halt in the State Prison, and had generally well conducted themselves while there. A Sharp Trick. George Finch of New Haven, a Reform Hchool graduate, who had secured a position as fireman on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, wanted to become an engineer, but his application was refused. He then went to New York anti advertised for uh ex( erienced engineer to go on a Western roijd, and the adveitlsement wa# answered by a Bestow engineer-of large experience. Finch took his crtdeniials, ostensibly for examination, telling the man to return the next day, but, when he did so, Finch was on hi# way to the West, where he obtaineo a good position with the other’s credentials, and still holds It. Picnic of the Howard Associate*. The second annual picnic of the Howard Associates, which took place, yesterday, hi Waldeu Pond, was very successful and enjoyed by a goodly number of triends. One of tbe most attractive features of tbe occasion wa# the tournament of games. Iii tbe running race, at 200 yards, J. Mound was successful. Other piizes were won by Mcssis. McCarthy, Armstrong ami H. Bonner. There wa# a swimming contest in which K. McAvoy and P. Shea carried awuv tbe honots. A four-oared race, for $40, rowed on the gunwale, was won by the City Point crew by two lengths.    _ For the Vineyard. The “camp-meeting season” at Martha’s Vineyard is at hand, aud tbe New Bedford line for Oak Bluffs via Boston and Providence and New Bedford Railroads ami steamers Martha’sVineyard and Mono-hansett will run special Sunday express trains on the 15tb, 22d and 29th, leaving the B»s(on and Providence station in this city at 7 A. M. and arriving at Oak Bluffs at ll A. M. Returning, leave Oak Bluffs at 5 P. M. and arriving In this city at 9 P. ML Excursion tickets for Mi* round trip $3 59. A Rascal in Prison Arson and Seduction Some of His Crimes. 'Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.) PORTLAND, Me.. August 5.—Reuben Day was arrested at Alfred, Me., last night, on a charge of seduction of the wife of a prominent citizen of that place. He was placed under $1700 bonds. He has also partially confessed to having robbed tbe bouse of bis employer, Mr. Hammon, and it is also thought be la tbe person who set fire to Ham-inons & Co.’s mills. It la thought he set tho fire ho that in tbe excitement he could rob the house. The Fall River Hill Troubles More Meetings-All Quiet Among the Operatives. [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.) Fall Rivf.k, Mass., Augusts.—The number of meetings which are held now, reminds one forcibly of tbe days of the strike last winter. All tbe different branches of operatives are consulting together and deliberating on what is the best course to pursue. Delegations f[oui tbe carders’, sniuuerH’ and weavers’ unions were in conclave today, and discussed at some length the situation. All is quiet today. The spinners of th© Richard Borden mill did not go in yesterday noon. Although this mill had a large quantity of yarn ahead, the agent gave orders and its doors were closed last night, and a1! is at a standstill there. The Stafford will probably close its doors Saturday night, as it is understood that a reduction commences there Monday. The Mount Hope is still running. With the closing of the Stafford, all the narrow print cloths mills in this city will he shut down. Lowell s Municipality on a Junketing Trip-The Night at Oak Bluffs. [©pedal Despatch to The Boston Globe.I Oak Bluffs, Mass., August 5.—The City Government of Lowell, to the number of fifty, including Mayor Jewett and Aldermen Rogers, Wright and Brown, with ex-Mayors Peabody, French aud Mack as guests, came down, tonight, via New Bedford. Russell’s Band of Fitchburg accompany tho party, which is being entertained at the Sea View Cottage by Manager H. A. Blood. This evening, Clinton avenue, the residence of many Lowell people, is illuminated, and there is to be a reception preceding several other private receptions in other places. Tomorrow, the guests are to visit many points of interest, returning home by tbe afternoon boat. They will be succeeded by tbe Fitchburg Municipal authorities, who will arrive on the noon boat. The Vermont Central Accounts—Continuation of the Investigation. [ Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.j St. Albans, Vt., August#.—The examination of the Vermont Central accounts continued, today. The time was taken up principally by the opposition counsel presenting old vouchers which had been approved md paid by the former Treasurer, Mr. Merrill, who explained them fully. Nothing new has been discovered as yet. The Central Vermont Directors hold a meeting, this evening.    _ A Great Falls, N. H., Man Missing. To the KdHor of The (Hobe: Blit: A gentleman, long iu tbe employ of Dennison, a tailor of this place, whose standing is well known la this vicinity, ba# suddenly disappeared from bis [tost, aud it Is feared that be bas been foully dealt with.    A    Citizen. Great Falls, N. IL, August 5. Abbreviated Despatches. Au Oma!)* despatch says a ball-storm thoro did immense damage to crop* aud smashed over $53,000 worth of glass in tbe city. A social received from Cheyenne states that tbe Indian Investigating Committee find much difficulty in obtaining testimony. Bostwick'# testimony proved unreliable. Twenty-one cars. loaded with stores for the Red Cloud Agency, have been standing on tbe track at Fort Laramie, at au expense of $105 a day since July I. Tbe flense i# Uucle Sam’s. Tbe National Educational Association in session at Minneapolis bas elected the following officers: President. W. T. Phelps of Minnesota; Secretary, W. D. liinkle of Ohio; Treasurer, A. P. Marble of M.tassel mens; Vice-Presidents, D. B. Magar,of .Massachusetts, aud (birty-two others. Beported Arrest of a Heavy Defaulter. Late, last evening, it was reported that Officer Hollis C. Pinkbam of tbe State Detective Force had arrested, in St. Louis, and brought to this city in irons, William G. Carson, formerly superintendent of the pork-packing house of John P, Squire & Co.; arrested on charge of exie s ve detalca loo, and that the man. the writ against whom was returnable iu Middlesex County, was incarcerated in East Cambridge Jail. His property, both here and in St. Louis, where ths a>-rested party Is said to be a member of an extensive pork-packing establishment, has been, it is reported, attached to a large amount, but not euough to cover tbe embezzlement, which is variously estimate from $100,000 to $500,000. Further developments in the case will be looked for with much interest. Gotham Gossip. The first bale of Georgia cotton received at this port, was sold at auction, bringing fifteen cents per pound. It is said that a uumber of prominent citizens In favor of an Inflation of the currency are making a»-ratigemeuts for a public meeting to he beld In th'© city early in September. The steamer Stats of Nevada, from Antwerp, which arrived at Castle Garden, today, brought over 544 Mennonite#, who at once departed for the Mennonite colonies in Nebraska, Texas and Dakota. Iu answer to Undines, this evening, Judge Shipman, tbe assignee of tbe bankrupt firm of Duncan, Sherman c# Co., stated that there was no truth in tbe cable despatch (rom London, stating that no arrangements bad been made with tbe Union Bank of that city for tbe redemption of the firm's letters of credit in tbe hands of travellers. He says the firm will make use of the letters of credit. ;