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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 15, 1885, Boston, Massachusetts THE HOSTO* ii A IE* iiJLOBE—TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1885—EIGHT PAGES.WOBURN ALIVE.Completion of the Railroad Extension.dew rnor Robins and Hob. John Cum-miners Mate Speeches.tinging of Belli aud Blowing of Whistle* can*! company, and how it operated, and how at last it was obliged to succumb to tho 'Had y progress of events. "Had your original top ritory remained intact you would have had a population today of over 18.000," What your influence shall be in the ra bi ’rn, IVcember Ii.—This evening, ti.’ensof Woburn, nuder the auspices > Hoard of 'l rade, celebrated the open-t the extension of the Boston & Lowell ad through Woburn. Sine© the 1st auary, 1845. the town has been upon id of what is known as the Woburn Ii. and when it was known, last spring, the Lowell tuanagemout pro-extend Hie lino to Wil-and make it the main Ii I-owell to the north, it was nibble to believe it. And yet it s to be done, and property in the heart of * town was purchased, and by the middle lune the contractors. Messrs. Brintnall & an. had Commenced work. The people of ‘burn appreciated the benefit which ■hat posed to mington, ■ Mil n po the citi suit the; st accrue to Hie place and proposed recognition in tho shape of a oblation, aud tile Hoard of Trade took matter in hand, and with several other is formed a committee, and the relast evening show how well they did duty» Shortly before ti o’clock the committee was admonished that the ball had opened by the striking of the fire alarm, and directly tho bolls iii all tho churches answered the summons. The steam whistles on more than twenty factories screeched forth, and when tho battery of Captain Hoi co peeled forth the noisy part of Hie event was complete. The gnosis of tho town from Boston arid elsewhere arrived at 5.55 p. rn., on the express train, and, although it rained gently, a large concourse of people Welcomed the Governor and the railroad magnates as they alighted from the train. After a short ride through the business streets, tho party drove to the Carter skating academy, through streets ablaze with fireworks. At the academy was sot the tables for the banquet, provided bv the Charlestown caterer, J. Tyler Hicks. About one-third of the large floor was Vacant, aud to this the Governor and the other guests were escorted, where, for a half hour. tho citizens of Woburn had an opportunity to converse with the chief magistrate. Among the parties who greeted the Governor was a lady, Mrs. Davis, who was once his teacher in the public schools of i-exing-ton, At 7 o’clock tho party took seats at the tables, hts excellency on the right of President Skinner of the Board of trade. Following on his right was Hon. John Cummings and Mrs. Cummings, lion. A. A. o, VUMlUtli1|i,l3| I IOU. **»• i ti S trout of Port! and, Me,, leading con ti se I < >f th e Lowell road -Mr. Edward Morey, president of the road; Hon. John M. Harlow, senator-elect; Kev. Dr. March, Bee. D. J>. Winn, Rev. X. B. Fisk. Rev. M. F. McDonnell. Rev. Laurence Mattery. Rev. ll. A. Westall, Rev. Mr. Hillard, Hon. A, E. Thompson. Un the president's left was Mrs. Skinner, w illiam V. Kellar, Esq., and Mrs. Kellar, Lucius Tuttle, general passenger agent; Hon. Joseph G. Pollard, Captain John P. Crane, representative-elect; Hon. B. F. Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brown; Eli Cooper, Hie engineer oi the locomotive which brought the lirst train to Woburn on the branch. December 31, 1844, and. although 81 years of age, appeared as young as a Poy of is when circulating among the guests of Hic evening, Ut the conductors whose faces have been familiar to W oburn people for years thoro was present O. Judson Hart aud Richard Carton. Of the present Season Ticket Passenger* from Woburn, Mr. Marshall M. Tidd has had consecutive tickets since December 8, 1849, A few years ago Mr. Tidd had a business engagement in Maine, which required about three months of ins time,and ho told the ticket agent that he would not need the usual quarterly ticket, but the agent of Hie WPI /I Dont tllA    nf    4n    114    m    'P.    J    J     ^______ road sent the ticket to Mr. Tidd. saying that he disliked to make a break in so long a record, which has now been thirty-six years. When tile tables had been well cleared of the choice food placed upon them, President Skinner rapped to order and said; Lambs and Gentlemen—It is gratifying to see so i^rge a number of persons present this evening to celebrate the event of tho completion of the extension of the Boston & Lowell railroad main line through our town—a double-track, steel-rail mad, pronounced by the railroad commissioners to be the best constructed piece of road in our State. The completion of this road will add largely to the prosperity of our town,*for wide --------’    ...... J. *    *    , Sp *    V/1A    I llU 17 ii) 1UJ cli we are greatly indebted to the present enterprising management of the Boston k Lowell Railroad Company. Woburn today has railroad facilities it. should have had twenty years ago, and we believe that, if the present energetic general manager, Mr. Mellen, had been at the head of the road at that period we would have had our present accommodations, and \\ oburn, instead of being a flourishing town of 12,000 people, would now be a pros perous city of more than 20,000. I find, on examining the new time-table, that we have Nineteen Trains Daily to Woburn and ie to Boston. The running time of these trains is an average of 9 minutes less than the old table, thanks to General Passenger Agent Tuttle and other o iii cera. Fourteen of the 19 trains from Boston are express, making the distance in 25 minutes and under—7 of them in 23 minutes and less. Of the IC trains to Boston ll are express, the running time being 25 minutes and under. We feel confident that Hie main line of the road through our town, thereby giving us connection with all the railroad'svstems of the country, is going to be a great advantage to us. Already real estate is beginning to improve; aud land which a few years ago was almost valueless, is today sought after tor building purposes. There are more buildings being erected at Hie present time than at any period in the history of the town. But these evidences of prosperity are not all owing to our better railroad facilities We have an association known as the Woburn Board of Trade, which is an important factor in advancing the interests of the people. It has on its membership roils 150 of our active business men. who are determined to do all they can to make Woburn _a .busy and desirable place to live rn. We Lave advantages that very few towns or cities possess. We have the best and purest water supply- In the country, schools equal to the best in the land, a good fire-alarm telegraph and fire department, the model public library of the btu ie, etc. Now, with all the advantages named, we believe we are justified in extending an invitation to all persons seeking new homes to come and make the good old town of Woburn their place of future residence But I will not detain you longer, as I know you are anxious to hear from the gentlemen who are to follow. The first gentleman to address you will be one we are always glad to listen to—one whom the people of Massachusetts Hare Honored Many Time*. He has represented the Commonwealth in the Congress of the United States; has guided the ship of state successfully during the last two years; and the people have again chosen him to direct State affairs for another term, an honor which his recent official act of protection of the welfare of the people in the sale of the State’s interest in Hie New York & New England railroad, shows him to be worthy of. I now have the honor as well as the great pleasure oi introducing to you His Excel- pIxKAOM.* y V* *u«»vwwvMiA VV J VU AALS Ieiicy, Governor George D. Robinson. The Governor Raid that the chief magis- fa tune Ii what your people make it; the past is secure, and hereafter the 14th of December vin be looked back to as tho time wIii'ti tho people came together to make of the town more than they had be-fore. President Skinner then introduced the veneral Fit Cooper, who beau gilt the first train into Woburn, and bowing his acknowledgments, the band playing "America, William V. Eel ion, Esq., was then introduced,and entertained Hie audience with an eloquent allusion to tho history of tho railroad extension. TheGovernor, being about to leave to lake tho train home, Mr. Skinner presented him with a book entitled "VY n-biirn Illustrated," issuod by tho Board of Trade, winch lie accepted In a few words. lion. John Cummings made a vert lnter-j esting address on Hie early history of tho ! brunch railroad, the old canal, and the road just completed, he being instrumental in j purchasing much of the real estate for the extension. Rev. Laurence Slattery of St Charles I Church was called upon, and said that although a newcomer in town ho had been bore long enough to know that there was a brilliant future before tho town. "It is not for us to have a passive existence. We are now up in tho light of day and have before us a brilliant Future. Our people are thrifty and energetic, and must, as they will, keep at work, for we must achieve our great ness. The town meadow was not filled by the road-bed in a day, and we cannot see results perhaps in a short time, but it is my earnest wish that we should not retrace a single stop, but keep forward and upward, and we shall reach the goal." Hon. JI. F. WI)ittomoro recited an original poem. which was much enjoyed. It referred to local incidents, principally in re- _ard to Hie railroad. Thomas H. Hill, Esq., of the Board of Selectmen, and representing that body, said; To respond for the town of Woburn, by tho desire of my associates of the Board of selectmen, is to me a great honor, which I appreciate. As tao servants of the town of AN churn, chosen to supervise the interests of all the people, leaving all matters of pol! ties aside, without any exception, those' lect men. since I have had the honor of representing the town, have always been a unit in all things for the benefit and interest of VVoburn. To us Hie interests of Hie town are paramount to all others, and, though iii every Instance we may not have been successful, yet I know and gladly say. that tile selectmen have always striven to push the town of Woburn forward, and, as a town, to be emulated and admired by other towns in the State. Founded in 1642 by people who came from Plymouth and Charlestown, and who in doing so doubtless experienced great hardships, the town had no means of transportation other than tho roads until the construction of the Middlesex canal, about 1800, which then, as I am informed, was considered a great feat of engineering. In 1835 the trunk railroad to Lowell was built, and, not to bo behind other places, the Woburn branch was built and opened for travel December 31, 1844. At that time the population of the town was 2931, losing the part of tho town Now Known a* Winchriter, in the interval. In 1850 the population was 3788; in 1800, 0287; in 1870, 8504; in 1880, 11,024; in 1885, 11,784. The valuation of tile town for taxation was, in 1840. about$1,250,000; in 1850, 82,250,000; in 1800, $4,500,000; in 1870, $7,750,000; in 1880. $8,250,000, ami in 1885, about $8,-000,000. The loss of taxable property from 1880 was caused by legislative action on mortgages. Tile dwellings in tho town have increased from 1247 in 1809 lo 1821 in 1885. and still buildings are being rapidly erected. The tow'n contains, in round numbers, about 7300 square acres. To develop the barren acres ot the town, the citizens look anxiously to the now enterprise of the Boston & Lowell railroad. Far ahead of the majority of towns, ami even some of the cities, of this Commonwealth in many respects as regards location, schools, churches, water, and other things that go to make tip a town, wo sav to the enterprising merchant or man of family, Come in and cast your lot amongst us. In connection with this celebration, it is proper to say that in the past celebrations have not been popular in the town. There is no record to show that the 100th anniversary was noticed or the completion of the second hundred years of its existence, but then the town had no Board of Trade to 'cad public sentiment. With the possibility of greater prosperity before us, let us hope that the 250th anniversary, w'hich will occur in 1892, will feee the town transformed into a flourishing city. I think I but voice the sentiment of the town when I say that the consummation of this enterprise has been a matter of great anxiety to Hie inhabitants of the town. Realizing imperative necessity of such a position, the placing of it on a main line instead of a branch road, and, in many cases I know. “hope deferred has made the heart sick,” aud, as a consequence, the marvellous rapidity with w’hich this road has been constructed has been, to the majority of the citizens, gratifying in Hie extreme. Perhaps some of us may be over-sanguine as to the immediate benefit to be derived from This Kxtra Accommodation, but, judging from the past, I feel reasonably certain that the Boston & Lowell directory are in dead earnest in their desire lo develop and increase their business in the town of Woburn, We are interested with them, and every good citizen of the town can have only one motive—the prosperity of Hie town. With the increase of building, the possibility of lower taxes is foreshadowed. With the co-operation of the road, in low fares and rates for freight, Woburn can be largely increased and greatly benefited. The town of Woburn hasbeen honored as having been connected, in some way, with men whom the world has recognized, and whose names are part of the w orld’s history. In the war of the Revolution the blood of Woburn’s sons was part of the offering on the altar of liberty, as, in later years, their descendants sprang to the defence of the Union. Remembering these things, is it to be wondered that we have pride in our town, and are jealous for its welfare and advancement? As.has been said Woburn has been and is a centre for the manufacture of leather. For IOO years, at least, the business has been carried on, and so successfully that today it stands in the front rank of that industry. It is estimated that from ten to twelve millions of capital are invested, and as a consequence of this the rank of the town, as a commercial centre in this particular, should be recognized. The Board of Trade, under whose auspices we meet for this pleasant occasion, is an organization of which we may feel prom!. Who can do more for Hie real benefit of the community than tho active businessmen? Under your able direction, sir. (alluding to President Skinner) the organization has made a good start, and I trust the railroad company will anticipate our wants, and if they do not the Board of Trade should see to it that we get good train service and fares and charges at a reasonable and comparative average rate with towns similarly located. THI8 SETTLES THE MATTER. Peculiar Note Left by a Gloucester Man Who Committed Suicide. Early Saturday evening a middle-aged man went into the Robertson House on Hanover street and engaged a room. He registered as L. Harrington, Gloucester. He arose about 9 o’clock Sunday morning, came down to the office, snd bought a cigar. He complained of feeling ill, and requested the clerk to call him at 9 o’clock in the morning. When the clerk went to call him at that hour, Harrington was found dead in bed. It was at first supposed that he died from heart disease, but a closer investigation showed that he had committed suicide, probably by taking poison. On the table in his room was found the following note: Boston. To Martin L. Bradford: This is the best way of fixing th* matter; let the city bury toe. Tours,    Lop. P. S.—I can’t see but I’ve come home to die. Loo. It is supposed fiom the contents of the above note that he bas had some trouble, which probably was the cause of his taking his life. Medical Examiner Harris was notified aud the body removed to the morgue.   --------- va.v.    mnoi magi: fcrate of this Commonwealth was always welcomed, without regard to party, church or locality. It was a welcome to the State’s high trust; it was alway* to him "Hail to the chief.” No one is vain enough to take it to himself individually, but it is the Commonwealth you honor. The delight I have to come bere is because it brings to mv mind the .scenes of my boyhood days. Lexington was my nativity and there my beloved parents lived. I also sa w here tonight she who taught me in my younger days. I came with the president of tile road, who advised me well on the trip; with the genera! passenger agent, who saw iii at we did I not pay our fare*; and at the depot J was j received with open arms, and when we reached Winchester, there broke out in j deafening tones the music from many j trumpets because the usual Woburn express I had slopped there, Be kind, and stop all I your train* there, and you may reap many benefits therefrom. 'I'Iib Old « nuui Muaagert did not want the railroad, and resisted it to lbs last H« ti.en reviewed the history of the old I Robbers on Columbus Avenue. The long sentences which are given daily to criminals does not seem to frighten the safe and house burglars who are plying their vocation in this city. Early Sunday afternoon these latter crooks paid a visit to the residence of Mr. Colton at 289 Columbus avenue. They ransacked several drawers, in which they secured $300 worth of jewelry- The Chitty, Biting Wind of coming winter was felt in its full strength the othernight, when people began to think of securing such garments as aro offered by Jordan, Marsh & Cods cloak and suit department, at holiday bargains. Newmarkets can be purchased at from $7 50 to $12 GO each: sacques, $25 to $36; boys’ suits, from $3 to $5 50. More Murders by Indians. Tucson, Ariz., December 14.—A courier from Fort Bayard states that additional Indian murders have been reported near Silver City. The Indians are being pursued by a strengthened force of cavalry.SOMETHING WILL START,Either the Excursion or the Shops. shore, and it was subsequently taken to Undertaker Brooks’ rooms in Prescott street, where it was viewed by Medical Examiner Irish. That, official gave it as hisNORTON’S SYNDICATE opinion that the body had been in the water bul a few hours, “ie was attired in a black figured dress, heavy, brown tailor-made cloak aud a black hat trimmed with red velvet. She if? dark featured and about 5 feet 2 inches in height. 8PORTINQ MATTERS.Reported Weakening of One of Brockton’s Famous “Forty-Two.”A Non-Union Man Not Allowed to Go to Work. Brockton, December 14.—Both manufacturer and workingmen earnestly desire to soothe labor matter settled, but neither seem disposed to do the thing* necessary to settle it. Factories not among the forty-two have been found that pay less prices than are offered for lasting by the association, and those operatives appear to be satisfied witll their pay. .Some workmen, who have been hunting jobs in other towns, return here and say that they cannot get work outside at as good prices as are paid here. Some manufacturers in Hopkinton havo this season put a calf §hoe on the market, resembling the Breek ton shoes very much, but selling for a much lower price. ‘‘Tins shoe,” said a member of the ‘forty-two,’’ "is lasted for four cents a pair less than is offered by the manifesto for tho same grade of work, which shows how they can undersell us.” A workman just returned from Haverhill says that it is baru work for a Brockton man to get a job there, and in some factories the foremen bad received orders to discharge all Brockton workmen at onco. This condition of altair* he ascribes to the formation of the Now England Association of Slice Manufacturers. Tho manufacturers assert that, under tho articles of agreement, the union can claim no authority over any but union met, and should tlifere lie an attempt to start the factories the non-union men could not ho interfered with. Acting on this supposition, and with a desire to test the matter, one of the "forty-two" sent for one of hi* nonunion lasters to come to work today and finish up some samples. The man, fearing the union, desired to get tho position of that body on tho matter, so he visited the headquarters tins afternoon and learned that they would certainly not allow him to last a shoe if they could prevent it. They even sent some of their men with him, or they followed atter him to see that lie did not go to work, lie is si ill loafing.    .,    ,    , The workmen scoff at the idea of the manufacturers’ excursion to Florida for a month, hut the sentiment is strong on tho other side that, should Hie lasters persist in holding off longer, at the meeting next Friday one of two tilings will be done very soon, either the excursion will start or the shops will; and if the latter is the case the unions will not be recognized in any manner whatever. It is rumored that three manufacturers have weakened and have today been in earnest conversation with lasters in an attempt to fix things so that they may start their factories at once. Attempts were made to get a number of tile officers of the labor unions to talk this morning, but it was of no use. They would not say a word, except that, so far as they know, there was nothing now. As a result of a meeting held this morning tho following statement is issued: Headquarters kniohts or Labor,') Hoard OE ARBITRATION,    I 86 Main Street, Brockton,    f December 14,1885. J ■Whereas, a rumor has been circulated within a few days that the Knights of Labor intended w ithdrawing their support from the Lasters Union, and Whereas no such action has been taken or intended;    _ Resolved, That we, the K. of L. of Brockton, do hereby wish it understood that we Still pledge our united support to the lasters In any honorable course they make take. Resolved, That we consider that the Lasters Union are resisting a reduction of wages, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding, and in so doing are entitled to our continued support, fSigned] K. of L. Board ok ARBITRATION. A MIDNIGHT CONTEH.ENCK. New Scheme for Probability of Nettling the Trouble. Brockton, December 14,—Something is up, anda big thing, too, as is very evident when the fact is taken into consideration that a member of the manufacturers’ executive committee has a two hours’ conference in the ntiddlo of the night with the officers of the Lasters’ Union. Shortly after 12 o’clock tonight The Globk man heard that a member of tho manufacturers’ committee was in earnest consultation with a number of the officers of the Lasters’ Union on the street m front of their Hall. The scribe trailed them a half mile, until arriving in front of the residence of the manufacturer, where they stopped to finish their talk. The scribe could just hear tho murmur of their voices. At 2 o clock the conference ended, and then an interview was sought with tile manufacturer. Ile was not disposed to talk much, having evidently talked himself out, but he said that Riff executive committee were to meet at IO o’clock tomorrow morning, when, as a    result of Ins long talk with the    lasters, it was probable that he should try to have a scheme adopted which would set every factory running at once. From Hie earnest words overheard    when the voices were raised or the chilly wind blew a little more strongly that usual.it is safe to say that some entirely new ground will be taken at tho next meeting of tho two committees, and it is more than probable that all consideration of the manifesto prices will be abandoned. AMONG THE MINERS. The Amalgamated Association—Pow* derly Investigating—Arbitration. Pittsburg, December 14.—The convention of the Miners’ Amalgamated Associe tion met today for the purpose of electing salaried officers. President Costello spoke at length regarding the existing animosity between the Amalgamated Association and the Knights of Labor, offering suggestions by which the difficulties might be obviated, and blaming the officers for the contention among the miners. He charged Secretary Flannery with incompetency, stating that he was unworthy of support. He was called to order amid much excitement. It was finally decided that the Amalgamated Association should have two officers as heretofore, president and secretary, whose salaries shall be $65 per month. A committee of negotiation was appointed to meet a similar committee of tho Knights of Labor. Tile convention adjourned until tomorrow without electing officers, Grand Master Workman Powderly of the Knights of Labor arrived in the city today and is busily engaged in an investigation of the situation of Hie striking miners in the Monongahela valley. He declines to make any statement regarding his future plans, saying he must first become thoroughly conversant with the situation before making anv move for a settlement. Master Workman Newman and Secretary Walton this^afternoon presented a resolution, adopted at the last meeting of District Assembly, No. 9, K. of L., to Secretary Barrow of the Coal Exchange, having for its object the settlement of the existing troubles among the river miners by arbitration. The resolutions discountenance recent acts of violence perpetrated by Hie strikers, and suggest that the miners resume work immediately at a price subject to the decision of the umpire or joint committee. Agreat many of the members of the Coal Exchange are absent from the city, and it is probable that the matter will not be considered for several days, if at all. All Settled at Bevier. Bevier, December 14.—By mutual consent the white miners and the negroes laid down their arms today and went to work. All is quiet here, and there is now no immediate danger of another outbreak. The first pay-day, however, will very likely cause trouble. The farmers committee, which adjourned until today, tailed to meet. The quarrelsome white miners have a,l gone.    _ Spinners and Back Boys. New Bedford, Mass., December 14.— The mule-spinnersat Grinnell mill, twenty-one in number, with the back boys, struck Saturday afternoon, because two of their fellow-workmen were discharged for being late at work. The superintendent agreed to take Hie men back this morning, aud it was agreed that hereafter the men should be allowed three minutes to be at their places after the machinery starts. Lippitt Mill Strikers Return. Woonsocket, R. I, December 14.—The strike of spinners at the Lippitt Woollen Mills ended today. All returned who were allowed to do so by the company. The reprimanding of a popular overseer was the cause of the trouble. Found Floating Near the Water Cate Lowell, December 14,—As the watchman of the United States Cartridge works was closing the water gate this evening, he discovered the bodv of a young woman in the water. He removed the body to the Contests for Chess Champion*. The champion chess player. Dr. J. It Znkertort, arrived In New York from Europe Sunday. He conies to play ex-champion Stcinitz for tho championship of the world. Dr. Zukertort was in the United States in the fall of 1884, and gave a series of exhibitions of blindfold chess games. Ho then weut to England and the continent, and there also gave exhibition games, and beat all the skilful chess players whom he could meet, Ho won tho I matches for the championship of the world iii Paris in 1378 and iii London in 1883. rile match with Steinitz for the world s championship and $2000 a side will be begun under the auspices of the Manhattan Chess Club, in New York, the first week iii January. I he conditions under which the match will be played are as follows: Fifteen moves will be allowed per hour, neither more nor less, and not more than three games are to be played in one week. The contestants will play in Now York until either of them scores four games. Then they will go to St. Louis and play under the auspices of tho St. Louis Chess Club until either score* three games, mid the wind-up will lie In New Orleans, under Hie auspices of tim New Orleans Chess, Checker and Whist Club. The contestants who shall first score ten games will be declared winner aud chess champion of the world.To Be All Ready for Business by Thursday.Positions of General Butler, Senator Conklin# and Mr. Hadlock.Parson Downs and Mrs. Annie Taber in Court Again. Jack Williams’ Benefit. The benefit which the Hub Club last evening extended to Jack Williams cannot but havo been satisfactory to t he beneficiary. A few minutes past tho hour of 8 George LaBlanche stepped inside the ropes, accompanied by Jack Williams. In a few seconds Jack Green and John Ryan donned Hic mittens, and gave a very clever ex hibition of three rounds. They were fpl lowed by Harrington and Johnny Green,who were succeeded by Professor Martin, who gave a very clever exhibition of swinging arid juggling with tho clubs. Afterward George La Blanche of Boston and McManus of Brockton stepped into Hie ring ami gave a lively set-to of three rounds. Kerrigan and Duffy followed and their slugging,witth some clever sparring, drew forth no little applause, The wind-up between the beneficiary,Jack Williams and Johnny Havolou, was a good one, resulting iii a draw. A Cocking Main at Lowell. Lowell, December 14.—The event in sporting circles in Lowell and Lawrence today was a cocking main between birds from this city and Lawrence a short distance from Hie Dracut line. Six contests wore fought for stakes of $10 a side. The first event was won by the Lowell bird and the remainder by the birds from Lawrence. In addition to the stake, large sums were wagered, and the Lowell sports, especially in the vicinity of Gorham street and Skinurn square, are wondering how they will UUl O4UU1I V. MLV I* V’JIUt I I Ilfs «*V M    VTI get Hi rough the cold days of winter, Tile police of Lowell and Lawrence were in formed of the affair, but arrived on Hie scene too late to be of service. Sporting Notes. Clements has signed with the Philadel-pliias for next season. Jim O’Rourke is to coach the candidates for the Yale base ball nine after the 1st of January. Captain Peters of Yale’s foot ball eleven thinks of t raining for the position of catcher on the base ball nine. Jack Ashton, the heavy-weight pugilist of Providence, has two fights on hand, one with Alf Pow ers of New York and the other with Jack King of Pittsburg. Dennis Butler, the Brooklyn middleweight, knocked out Jack Brennan at New York, Sunday, and showed such skill with the Knuckles that Ilia friends are delighted and want to match him against Jack Dempsey. For the twelfth year Fred Archer heads Hie list of winning jockeys in England with he the best record he ever made, as he has rid den 240 winners out of 687 mounts. In 1884 he rode 241 winners, and 232 in 1883. The next jockey on the list is Charley Wood, with 155 wins and 582 mounts. Harry AV right is having trouble, as usual, iii signing Jack Manning and Farrar for the Philadelphia Baso Ball Club. Farrar is holding out persistently this season, and the result is the veteran manager is looking for He woald like to another first baseman, try Paul Hines. The South Boston Lacrosse Club will bold its first ball at Gray’s Hall Friday evening. January 8, 1886. Tho committee of arrangements is John J. Conroy, chairman; Charles Boyle, John J. McGrath. John J. Coyle, Joseph J. McKeon, Robert J. Sweeney, John J. Nolan, J. McKellar. A large sale of tickets has already been made. There was quite a large attendance at the billiard rooms of Colbert & Connell, 475 Tremont street, last evening, to witness the pool match between T. Callahan and J. F, Landers for a purse of $50, which the winner of the best eleven out of twenty-one games was to take. Up to the sixth game the match was a tie, and quite an amount of money changed hands. Landers ran out the ensuing five games, thereby winning the match. Tho whist tourney of the South End Athletic Club opened last evening with Messrs. Brown and D. J. Crowley vs. J. Martin aud J. F. Crowley. After some very exciting play the former won the first series, the game standing 2 to 0. Tile second series opened with George Gough and George Ayer vs. D. J. Shea and IL Mitchell, iii which some very fine play was shown by all the contestants, and each team won a game. The tournament will continue every evening until all the series are completed, which consist of five games with each team. SOMERVILLE. The vestry of the Union Square Methodist Church presented a beautiful scene last evening, the occasion Doing the inauguration of their bazar aud sale, which will continue until next Friday night. Mrs. S. W.    Holt    is president, Mrs. William    Mullen, vice-president, Mi-s. J. Eldridge, treasurer. Rev. J. W. Hamilton presides over the book department. Mrs. J. B, Canfield has the apron table. A novel and interesting feature of the fair is    the    Japanese parlor, which is in charge of Mrs. Captain F. M. Howes,    Mrs.    Colonel Taylor aud Mrs. Haigh. Mrs. Atkinson, Airs. L. L. Tower, Miss Tallman and others have the management of the fancy goods tables. Mr. A. Rhodes has Hie cracker department, which will be supplied free through the generosity of F. A. Kennedy of Cam bridgeport. There is, as usual, a restaurant. Tonight an entertainment will be given by well-known artists. The fair was quite well attended last evening, notwithstanding the rainy weather, and it promises to be a great success. The largest seizure of liquor made in Somerville for'a great while was secured at 8 o’clock last evening by Officer Staples, accompanied by three other policemen, from the pool and billiard rooms of “Tom” McCormick, under Masonic block, Union square. Two gallons of whiskey and 250 bottles of lager were taken, all of which was found in plain sight. The Rock Band Concert Company gave a very successful entertainment at the Franklin Street Church last evening. It was under tile auspices of the Franklin Literary Association. Preparations are being made for the coming police ball on an extensive scale. It ill take place in the Union Square Roller rn Ring Academy, Wednesday evening, y 27. The general committee coh- January    ---j®—_________ tains Chief M. C. Parkhurst, Captain R. it. Perry, Sergeants Dow and Oavanagh, and Patrolmen Smith, Eaton and E. A. Carter. Boardman’s band will furnish the music. CHELSEA. Thomas Martin’s memorial chapel on Woodlawn avenue, in the rubber factory district, was opened for the first time to the public last evening. The building will be called "Horace Memorial Hall” in memory of Mr. Martin’s son, Horace. A very pleasing entertainment followed a sociable, aud everybody made themselves at home. This evening the building will be formally opened, and short addresses will be made by Hon. E. C. Fits and others The first of the Chelsea Rifles, Company II, social dances was held in their armory last evening. About sixty couples enjoyed themselves to the utmost until midnight. Private diaries P. McElwain officiated as floor director, and was assisted by the following aids: Clarence Heath, Harry J. Joy, Henry Hamm, Daniel I. Clifford and Alexander Cook. The Common Council held a regular meeting last evening, but, beyond passing a few orders in concurrence, no business of importance was transacted. Filled His Eyes With Cayenne Pepper. Cincinnati, December 14,—Between 9 and IO o’clock tonight the wife of Charles W. Jones, the left fielder of the Cincinnati base bali nine, caught him on Vine street with a beautiful girl on his arm. Mrs. Jones filled Jones’ eyes with Cayenne pepper, and turning to treat the girl in the same manner found that she had tied. The police arrested Mrs- Jones and locked her up. Charlie Jones was taken to the hospital iu great agony. Tho speech of Judge Norton, in Mechanic’s Hall Sunday evening seems to havo had a decided effect on certain portions of the community. Many who were before decidedly opposed lo Parson Downs, arid confident that there could be no good whatever about him, now begin to think that perhaps he is not so bad as represented. Now that Mr. Downs seems to have so many substantial friends, there are many who are willing to fall into line. .lust who compose the syndicate of lawyers it is difficult to tell, yet certain it is that such a syndicate is in existence, and that they intend at least to try to secure the services of Butler, Conkling and Hadlock as attorneys, is equally as certain. How much money tho syndicate has at its disposal cannot he learned, but as sums of considerable magnitude have already been expended, they must have some kind of a financial backing. Judge Norton is apparently the head of the combination, and if reports are to be credited, that gentleman lins unlimited resources, and is willing to expend any amount to carry through ms object. From dovulopeuients at the nearing yesterday it appears that John J. Coffee and 8. F. Iveys are among the other lawyers interested. i lie judge last evening expressed t he utmost confidence in his ability to obtain all three of the able counsel he referred to iii his famous speech Sunday night. Ho goes to I ortland today to secure Mr, Hadlock. He will return tomorrow, and then active preparations for opening tho campaign will bo begun. Mr. Conk-ling has already been seen by an agent of the syndicate, and it is reported that lie is favorably disposed toward accepting the otfer made nim. It was last everting reported that General Butler had stated that he would not consent to ho retained as counsel, as his time was fully taken up. As lie has not yet been waited upon by the syndicate, nothing can of course be definitely stated regarding Hie course ho will pursue. Judge Norton says that by Thursday he will have completed his plans, and he will then give the affair to tho knowledge of the public, He stated that yesterday ton lawyers of this city asked to be admitted to membership in the combination. No member of the syndicate is to receive any compensation for his services, but is indeed to contribute money. All this is done because these gentlemen have the impression that Mr. Downs has been wronged, and they propose to Put IIiiu Right Again. It is understood that at the coming trial an entirely different defence will bo adopted than that which was followed during the divorce trial. In fact, if rumors aro to lie believed, it will be a prosecution rather than a defence. It is claimed that certain information has been secured which will not only prove Mr. Downs innocent of Hie charges against him, but will convict several parties of very serious crimes. It is hinted that the chain of evidence will implicates prominent persons in several churches of the city. It is alleged that yesterday a subpoena was issued for a certain gentleman of this city to prevent him from leaving town. What evidence he is able to testify is unknown, but is said to be something of a startling nature. At the-meeting of Baptist ministers held yesterday, the sudden disclosures in the Downs case was a matter of earnest discussion, although it was not brought formally before the meeting. Many of course pooh-poohed the whole affair, and said that it would amount to nothing. Others, on the contrary, were inclined to think that there was something in it. One was asked if lie thought thoro was any truth in tho inferences east that certain prominent Baptist deacons were to be "shown up.” “Not a bit of it, sir, not a bit. "We are not afraid of any body and do not fear an investigation into our characters. If they try any investigating perhaps we can do a little of that thing ourselves.” Said another: "lam afraid that there is something in it. They have told all sorts of things about that man Norton. He’s a queer fellow, but I know he is a good man, and I believe that he has got no end of money. Perhaps he Hall Sunday night, and by his side was S. F. Keyes, another of the syndicate for the defence. In conversation, Mr. Norton said: "A Mr. Coffey, for three or four years a member of the Legislature for Boston, is to assist in Hie defence, and several other lawyers who could not be present today. About Wednesday or Thursday a committee of tho syndicate will go to New York and see Mr. Conkling, and will also wait on General Butler and Mr. Hadock, Of course it isn’t certain that we can get them, but they will be offered a handsome retaining fee, and will probably come on.” After Judge Blodgett had charged the jury in a case of roboery. District Attorney Adams called the Downs-Taher case, and in a few minutes the two principals entered tho room together. Mr, Downs bore his perennial smile, hut Mrs, Taber looked pale and careworn. To the question of the clerk, "Guilty or not guilty?” both gave a negative response, fei Mi s. Talior’s "not guilty” being very feeble. Counsel asked when the case would be tried, and the district-attorney replied that it would come up iii the regular order, it being case 2103, on page 23 of the Court list. The principals and counsel left tho court immediately, and the next case in order was hoard. didn’t have a cent during the trouble a year ago, and it was then that his enemies tried to ruin him by blasting his reputation. Since then he has won numerous lawsuits, including that about some patents on lire engines in New York, Troy ana other cities, and then I believe that he made lots of money in some railroad schemes last summer; so I see 110 reason to question his financial standing. He has been living at the Parker House for several months past in considerable style, and he couldn’t do that if he had no funds ” The announcement in The Globe that an offer to buy the Mortgage Held on Tremont Temple by the Provident Institution for Savings, had been made by certain parties was also a subject for discussion. One good man with a very mild and confiding expression on his closely shaven features said to the reporter: "I do believe that an offer has been made to buy the mortgage, and I think I know who it is. He is a very good man, and he intends to present the mortgage to the church. I learned this in confidence, so I cannot toll you his name.” It was learned last evening that the bank was very seriously considering the offer from "Mr. Cash” for the mortgage, and it seems likely that it will be accepted. The agent called upon the bank officials yesterday, and said that as soon as the offer was accepted "Mr. Cash” would come on from New York and fork over the ducats. It is understood that this "Mr. Cash” is favorably inclined toward Air. Downs, and las agent is reported as saying that the parson will preach a sermon in thelTemple before many Sundays have passed. Before the hearing yesterday morning, it is understood that a certain deacon, who lias been frequent in his assertions that he would do nothing to injure Mr. Downs, met one of the parson’s bondsmen and endeavored to persuade him not to renew the bonds by hints of "You’d better be careful about your money.” The bondsman, however, had no fears, and remained stanch in his friendship to Mr. Downs. It would havo made little difference if lie had lost faith in tile parson, for there were eigiit gentlemen of means gathered at the court room prepared to furnish bail for bim to any amount. Much surprise was expressed that Mr. Butterwort!!, Mr, Downs’ attorney during Hie divorce trial, was not present at the hearing yesterday morning. To learn tho cause of his absence a reporter asked him last evening why he was not there, and recieved the reply:    “Sometime    since I stated that I feared that I should not lie able to devote proper attention to the case. owing to lack of tune, and expressed a wish that I could be relieved of the case. Of course I should not desert Air. Downs, but now that he seems to have so much more able counsel about him, it is not likely that my services will bo longer required.” “No, I think it unlikely that I will have anything more to do with the case. I have the kindest feelings towards Mr. Downs, and see no reason why he should not win his case.” THEY BOTH SAY AO. Mrs. Taber and the Parian Once More In Court-“ATot Guilty” the Plea—The Case to Come to Triul In Order. A long lino of men and women, enveloped in rubber water-proofs and coats, moist, dripping, impatient, curious, and all having an air of expectancy about them, began in the gloomy corridors of the lower floor of the old granite courthouse in Court square yesterday morning, wound up the stone steps, past the Municipal Court room on to the top of the long flight of stairs to the Superior Criminal Court room, where it was understood that Rev. W. W. Downs and Mrs. Annie J. Taber were to be arraigned on a charge - of adultery. The curiosity of the sjght-seers has apparently not abated, and they are as numerous aud anxious as those who waited at the doors when the case of Taber vs. Taber was heard. A court officer at the door prevented any but members of the bar, reporters and witnesses from entering, and consequently Hie court-rooin, when Judge Blodgett took his seat, was nearly free from spectators. .Several cases were disposed of before the arrival of Mr. Downs and Mrs. Tuber, who did not make their appearance until about 10.30, when they were taken to District Attorney Stevens’office to await tho order of the court to appear for arraignment upon the indictment found by the grand jury. Among the lawyers present were Judge Marcus P._Norton, whoso enthusiastically espoused Mr. Downs’ cause at Mechanic’s Hadlock of Portland for the Parson. Portland, December 14.—-Hon. H. D. Hadlock of this city, who was named by Judge Norton as one of the lawyers likely to defend Parson Downs, is quite likely to take the case, and, if lie does, will make a long and bitter fight for the parson. This evening Mr. Hadlock said that ho took the case it would be purely business matter. A syndicate of triends of Parson Downs bas been, as ho is informed, organized for the purpose of defending him, and Mr. Hadlock said Im had been requested to meet some parties, Judge Norton included, tomorrow in order to come to some understanding in regard to tho matter. Mr. Hadlock has received numerous telegrams today from Boston in regard to the matter. L. Pickard, Thomas J. Whidden, Samuel B. Dana. The North American Insurance Company lias elected the following officers: Presi dent, Albert Bowker; secretary, Eugene E, Fatridge; directors, Charles Henry Parker, JI *    “ 'anoli Bleeper, Samuel E. Sawyer, Joslah G. Abbott, John Brewster, Silas Pierce, Albert D. S. Bell, Albert Bowker. THAT WIFE OF HIS. PRATT ANO WINSLOW Heat! the Democratic anti Republican Ticket* Respectively al Worcester. Worcester, December 14.—The city election occurs tomorrow, and never before bas thoro been such excitement in a local contest. The Democrats have a straight ticket in the field, the first in eight years, and the Republicans have also a straight ticket. The Democratic ticket is headed by Hon. Charles B. Pratt, president of the First National Fi# Insurance Company, and Samuel Winslow', the skate manufacturer, is the Republican candidate. All kinds of tactics are used to win votes On the street corners today councilmen and street laborers mingled promiscuously in a discussion of tile prospects. The Win slow mon expect to make gains in the Democratic wards, because he employs a number of men. Today a large number of them aro out on field pay canvassing Hie localities. Against him is used an injudicious letter written by his son while sojourning in the city of Cork, and in which ho speaks disrespectfully of the botels in Ireland, and of some of the people there. The letter was published in the Spy here at the time, and awakened a strong feeling. Mr. Pratt is a leading insurance man and has strong support from the Republicans and among the fanners. All tho political committees met tonight and made their final arrangements. Ti Pratt men expect to win by about 600 majority. The liquor dealers also are largely interested and fear a reaction :ainst them, because they are all support- .........‘    .IJT    ‘ the majority in favor of lionise will be Cut aga ii ig the Pratt ticket. It is quite likely that down, but there is no great fear that no license will win. Result of the Recount in Lowell, Lowell, December 14.—The recount of the votes cast for mayor and aldermen in all the wards, and councilmen and School Committee in Ward 6, shows that Hon. James C. Abbott received 4569 votes on the recount to 4318 cast for Hon. Edward J. Noyes, aud is elected. The following are the members-eloct of the Board of Aldermen on the recount by the following votes:    Hon. Jeremiah Crowley, 4839; John F. Phillips, 4613; George F. Penniman, 4517; Stephen B. Puffer,4504. Samuel D. Butterwort^ 4501; James Francis, 4491; George E. Stanley, 4451; Daniel Wright, 4434. Nathan D. Pratt, who loses a position on the board by the recount, received 4401 votes, Tile recount of votes east for councilmen in Ward 6 showed no change In the list of meinbers-elect—Marcellus H. Fletcher, Charles H. Hobson. John E, Drury, Lawrence J. Smith. Walter M. Lancaster received three additional votes on tho recount for School Committee, and is elected. Mr. Dame’s Chances at Newburyport, Newburyport, December 14.—Three tickets are in the field to be voted for at the municipal election tomorrow. The Independent Citizen’s is headed by the name of Hon. Charles C. Dame for mayor, and Andrew R. Curtis is the nominee of the Workingmen’s and Citizens’ ticket Tho latter placed in nomination Dr. J. A. Merrill, but lie declining, Mr. Curtis’s name was substituted. The aldermanic candidates are G. O, Noyes, H. Z. Whittier, C. H. Goodwin, J. W. Evans, W. R. Johnson and B. F. Stanley oil the Independent Citizens’ ticket, and a. ii. Noyes, IL Z. Whittier, B. G. Davis, J. W. Evans, A. H. Lewis and James Anderson on both Hie Citizens’ and the Workingmen’s tickets. All three have made independent nominations for the Common Council, but the workingmen have for the most part picked their men from the other two tickets. It is very generally conceded that Mr. Dame will be elected, and with him probably tho majority of his ticket. IDENTIFYING THEIR PROPERTY. Over lOOO Persons Examining; Jane Weldon’s Plunder—Articles Recovered. The State detective headquarters was visited yesterday by fully 1000 persons, who came for the purpose of seeing if they could find any of their property among the lot recovered in the house of Jane Weldon, kleptomaniac. Miss Lillie Cheney, a school teacher of Lowell, identified a class and cameo rings valued at $30, as her property. She stated that she was in Weber’s restaurant 011 Temple place a few months ago. She went into tile dressing room to wash her hands, when she took the rings off and laid them on a shelf. When leaving she forgot to take the rings. Soon afteroue of the lady attendants found the rings, and on asking the parties in the restaurant if they had lost the rings Jane Weldon said she did and she was given the rings. Crosby & Foss on Washington street identified gold rings, a diamond bar pin and cameo locket. Shreve, Crump & Low identified a roman chain and a pair of oxide silver bracelets. George J. Raymond identified a porcelain dish, two cologne bottles and several gilt plates. Simpson & Co., on Temple place, identified twenty-five pairs kid gloves. Stowell & Co., on Winter street, identified a pair of oxide silver bracelets. Detectives Rhodes and Mooft brought to headquarters yesterday morning a team load of groceries found in the Weldon woman’s house. They consist of 7 bottles of mustard, 7 bottles of honey, 12 buckets of apple sauce, IO boxes of house paint, 12 packages of different kinds of flour, bottles of peppermint, pepper, etc., a can full of boxes of Rough on Rats, two boxes of candies, wash-bowl, ironing-boards, tubs. etc. The detectives are now at work on attempting poisoning, and they hope by tomorrow to idt lave sufficient evidence against her. Why Was She Detained? Pittsburg, December 14.—It was learned today that a Moving lady, named Arrighi. a daughter of an Italian missionary in New York, has for some time been mysteriously detained in the Pittsburg Female College, this city. Dr. Smith, a prominent Methodist minister of this city, received the power of attorney from the girl’s father today, and proceeding at once to the college secured the young lady and placed her in the house of a friend preparatory to seeding her to New York. Prominent Methodists say that the girl has not been ill, and no one, not even the physician, was permitted to see her unless in Hie presence of some member of the family of Dr. Pershing, the president of the institution. Chartered for New London Baltimore, December 14.—The schooners Twilight and Rose Esterbrook were chartered this morning for New London, Conn., and Boston, respectively, to load coal under the National Association bill of lading, making the fourth vessel since tile trouble first began. The vessels were chartered to fill peremptory orders. The coal operators declare that they will hold out against the new bill of lading until the vessel owners make some concessions. * Fire Insurance Elections. The Neptune Fire and Marine Insurance Company has elected directors as follows: Charles J. Morrill, Caleb A. Curtis, Aaron Hobart, Edward Page, William Endicott. Jr., George A. Meyer, Caleb William Loring, George Thatcher, George F. Osborne. The Firemen’s Fire Insurance Company has elected: President, Thomas W.Tucker; secretary, Henry C. Short; directors,Samuel ll. Payson, Charles Deane, Samuel C. Cobb, Nathaniel W. Pierce, Thomas XV~ Tucker! Gorham Rogers, Henry VVhitman, Austin W. Benton. Charles H. Plimpton. Edward Other Statements from Mr, Slade on His Domestic Troubles, In an interview with Mr. Slade yesterday, that gentleman said that he desired to make a few corrections in the article that appeared in The Globe concerning the difficulty between himself and wife and Mr. Cook. He did not object to the main features of tho article, but wished the papers had not given his residence, as the New York reporters would bother him To this The Globs man said: "When they call, tell them to buy The Globe and get all the news.” "Oh I” said Mr, Slade. "I won’t go there for awhile; you bet I am not going to give those fellows a chance to see me.” Mr. Blade rather disliked being called a little man. "Why!” said he, "I am larger than nay wife, although she always called me little, and said frequently that she liked big mon better. But I am not so small after all. There was a man came iu to my store once, a great big calf of a fellow, and in a dispute we had lie called me a liar and I punched him on the nose, and he got scared aud trembled and apologized. I’m a bad little man when I got excited.” Mr. Slade further said that he did not send his card up Saturday; lie went up iii person, knocked, and his wife opened Hie d oor, aud ho at once put his foot in and entered. He remained in the room with her and Mr. Cook until nearly 6 o’clock, when Conk said: "Look here, Slade, this is getting d—n monotonous. I want you to get out of here.” To this Mr. Slade replied: "All right, Cook; this is your room, and I know you have a right to eject me, but I want you to understand that when I am out of the room you have no control over me.” Cook said: "Well, you look out, If you make any trouble for us I will kill you,” and Mr. Slade left, and about ten minutes later lie saw his wife and Mr. Cook cornin down stairs and jump into a heroic, which he followed until out of breath. Ile said that Cook never came to his house to Ii is knowledge, and lie never saw him until he saw him at the Adams House, Saturday. He suspected, however, that Ids wife had been in company with another man, and mistrusted that it was Cook, as he found a picture of the latter in his wife’s album. He said that Cook put up at the Sturtevant House in Now York, under the name of J. Meyers of Buffalo, and occupied room 18. His true name and address is John J. Cook, Jr., Denver, Colorado, and he has been in the real estate business iii that city. t Mr, Slade announces Ins determination to fight Hie matter to tho end. Ho wilt at once have both Cook and Iris wife arrested for adultery in this State, and will bring suit with heavy damages against Cook for alienating his wife’s affection and break ing up his domestic happiness. That will be brought in New York. It is said that Cook has a daughter, aged 15 years, at a Moravian school in Pennsylvania. Her name is Florence. Mr. and Mrs. Slade and Mr. Cook called at policeheadquarters in Hie afternoon to settle tho ownership of that bag. After considerable argument by all three, Chief Inspector Hanscom gave the bag to Mrs. Slade, as in his opinion the contents of the bag warranted bim in doing so. Mr. Slade made no objection and Hie trio returned to the street. Mrs. Slade entered a carriage and Mr, Slade and Mr. Cook went to a corner of Pemberton square, where they conversed for about t wenty minutes. Mr. Cook then went into the carriage with Mrs. Slade; they were driven back to the Adams House. Mr. Slade walked off in the direction of Somerset st. What 8lade’* Friends Say. New York, December 14.—The business associates of Frank W, Slade were astonished when their attention was called to the despatch from Boston in today’s papers in which an account of his marital troubles was given. Mr. Slade acts as agent for school supplies and has an office in the store of J, E. Vail & Co,, at No. 70 Franklin street. After reading through the article attentively. Mr. Austin H. Watson, son-in-law of Mr. Vail, exclaimed: "Well, I always did admire the little fellow’s pluck and this only increases my respect for him. On Friday morning Mrs. Slade’s sisters came to the office to find out her address,as they had not heard from her. remember now that Slade said that he would send them the address as soon as he returned from Boston, whither he was going on business, and we were satirised this morning to get a telegram from prised tms morning to get a telegram irom nim saving he could not come back for a few days. Auspicious Opening of a Fair. Theodore Winthrop Post, 35, G, A. R., fair opened very auspiciously in the Pythian rink, Chelsea, last evening. Every preparation possible was made by the members of this post and their ladies to the end that this fair should eclipse anything of the kind ever before held in Chelsea, and the hall and attendance last evening showed that the desire had been attained. From 7 to 8 o’clock Higgins’ band gave a concert, after which the fair was opened. Among those present were noticed Mayor Endicott, President Champlin of the Common Council, delegations from South Boston, Boston proper, Lynn, Salem and other towns and cities. The fair will be continued throughout the present week. Wellington Cunners at Dinner. The Wellington Gunners met and feasted at the Crawford House last night, President A. F. Adams in the chair. The treasurer’s report showed that the club was in a flourishing condition financially, being free from all debt, aud with a good balance in the coffers. The membership list shows a total of over seventy-five names, five being a Al ort at. last, tiin-ht.’s mAfitintr. 'I ho fnllnw- added at last night’s meeting. The following officers were elected for the next twelve months: president, W. F. Adams; viceresident, R. F. Schaffer; secretary, C. B. .ouiborn; treasurer, E. Shumway. Mr. T. G. Strater was added to the executive committee. Only Once in 2000 Years. New York, December 14.—A clock, rivalling in mechanism the celebrated Strasbourg clock, has recently been brought from Germany to this city. It occupies a space of 200 cubic feet; its weight is 1500 pounds, and it has 265 wheels. It is kept in motion b^ one_ pendulum and twelve weights. the latter the first is wound up every eight days and the last at the end of 2000 years. There are 122 movable figures, which appear at certain times. Among them are representations of old father time, tjgi four ages of man, death, the guardian auPsls, the twelve apostles, etc. Hamilton County Not In. Columbus, 0„ December 14.—The State canvassing board met at 5 o’clock this evening. It was found that the returns of Hamilton county had not yet arrived, and the board adjourned to meet at IO o’clock tomorrow. In the meantime tile board’s attorney, Hon. George Nash, has been requested to institute mandamus proceedings against Clerk Dalton, compelling him to make a return at once. The Last Pensioner Cone. Portsmouth, N. H„ December 14.—Ivory Simpson of York, Me., who died a few days ago at the age of 91 years, was the oldest man in the town and the last pensioner of the war of 1812 living there. There are now living seven children, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grand children. Terribly Mangled in a Picker. Blackstone. Mass., December 14,—A sad accident happened inlthe Millville Felting Mill this forenoon. Thomas Glynn, an employe, accidentally fell into a picker. He was terrible mangled. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children. He was 44 years of age. His Wife Cave Him Aconite. St. Johnsville, N. Y., December 14.— Earles S. Gillett, aged 58, cashier of the National Mohawk River Bank of Fonda since its organization in 1856, died at Fonda about 7 o’clock this eveuing from a dose of aconite given him by his wife in mistake for tho usual medicine. She is distracted, and it is feared she will lose her mind. Dead Under Pitiable Circumstances Calais, Me., December 14.—An unknown woman, apparently about 35 or 40 years of tge, deformed, with nothing on but underclothing and a calico dress, was found dead at an early hour this morning lying behind a bam about four miles from town. Moran Gets Fifteen Years. Springfield. December 14.—Edward J. Moran of Holyoke was sentenced by Judge Alien in the Superior Court todav, to fifteen years in the State prison, for killing his wife last year. Moran pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Smoke the "Crank” Cigar.RAPID TRANSPORTATIONDesired by the Residents of Winthrop. The Enos Elevated Electric Company Likely to Le Given Permission To Connect the Town with the City of Boston. A "town meeting” in Winthrop always brings out a large crowd of its residents. These meetings have always been noted for their stormf nature. Tho usual large gathering was present at the meeting last evening. The warrant which called the meeting contained fourteen articles, but, after choosing a moderator, article 4, “To see what action the town will take in regard to granting Hie Enos’ Elevated Electric Railroad Company a location on the following streets, viz.:    Main, Revere, Shirley, to "Taft’s,” across Bridge to and through Washington avenue and Pleasant street to Main street, also through Hermon and Winthrop streets to Payne’s corner,” was taken'up, aud th® other twelve articles were not reached and wore laid over until the next meeting. David Floyd, 2d, was made moderator. amt I own Clerk Sumner Flovd acted as secretary. Mr. P. McGowan first obtained tile floor, and said: “This company lias petitioned our town to grant them permission to run through our streets without expense to Hie town. We are sadly iii need of some additional means of transportation here in Winthrop, It lies between this proposed elevated railroad, the horse cars and Hi® steam cars. Mr. Waldon of tho Boston. Revere Beach A Lynn railroad said to me that he wanted to put a road in Winthrop. I asked him if he could make any statement at this meeting as to what they pro* posed to do and he said that he could not. We Can Hop* for Nothing from tho Revere Beach road now. About the electric road: It lias been operated iu Baltimore on the ground where it had many disadvantages, and has proved a success. I am in favor of granting them permission.” Mr. Enos, the inventor of the system of locomotion, was called upon to address, the meeting, but he put forward Hon. J. B. Alley of Lynn, who explained what the proposed elevated electric road would do, and what was desired by them. He said: "Heft Boston at 0.30 o’clock this evening, and I did not reach this Town Hall until 7.35. I think that this shows that there is something needed in the way of accommodations tor travellers if this is a sample of reaching Winthrop.” Henry M. Harding, the superintendent of the .Massachusetts Electric rower Company explained the mode of operation of the proposed road. In Baltimore it had climbed a grade of 353 feet to the mile and no trouble was experienced. Hero    no such    grades were to    bo found,    It    was in    use on the ninth avenue line la New York and had proved successful. E. T. Underhill, a citizen of Winthrop and a property holder, advocated some quicker mode of getting to Boston and back. Mr. Doolittle of the firm of Smith, Doolittle &    Smith of    Boston, a property owner in    Winthrop,    said    that he    favored the proposed road. "The Revere Beach road say that they are willing to give us a road if they can buy the franchise of the Shore railroad. They will give us stations at such and such streets. But this is putting grade crossing in many of our streets, and all the citizens of Winthrop have seen What Grade Crossings Ar* in the accident at the Junction. The stations will be far apart, while the electric road will stop at our doors.” Captain S. D. Irwin was Hie next speaker. He did not favor the new scheme until it had been properly looked into. Captain Irwin offered the following motion: That the Board of Selectmen be appointed to confer with the Enos corporation proposing to f urnish transporta tion to the people of Winthrop to and lrotn Boston, or Winthrop Junction, said committee to investigate and get what information they can aud report at an adjourned ineet- jVlr, Underhill offered as a substitute the following: That Hie expression of the town of Winthrop is favorable towards granting a location to the Enos Elevated Electric Railroad Comr vided that the same is formed to be of ’benefit to the town and that safe and proper conditions ran ho made with responsible parties under sufficient bonds. This motion was favored by Mr. McGowan, D. P. Mathews, John Belcher and others. Chairman F. L. Woodward of the Board of Selectmen favored it, and said that this second motion had been prepared by the Board of Selectmen as tho best thing under the circumstances. After considerable talk by a number of different gentlemen the substitute motion was accepted. After tho original motion had been altered so that the "committee of citizens” !)ad been changed to “Doard of selectmen” and “next meeting” changed to “an adjourned meeting,” it was passed by an unanimous vote. IN AID OF THE CHARITY FUND. Post 15 Inaugurates Its Pair by Hail* and Speeches. The electric light and decorations in front of the new hall of Post 15, at 1161 Washington street, last evening, proved a great attraction and drew large crowds to the opening of the fair. The entry and stairways were draped with a profusion of national colors, and the spacious interior was transformed, by the exquisitely decorated tables and other decorations into a bower of beauty. At the several tables were a bevy of ladies, who were fully alive to their duties, and tile comrades and friends bad ample opportunity to use their pocket-books during the evening. At 7.30 the music of Post 15 band sounded the notes of the “Star Spangled Banner,” and when they concluded Commander Keefe called the comrades to attention. After stating the objects and purposes of the fair, he introduced Senior Vice-Commander Richard F. Tobin, who made a ringing speech in the interest of the po9t and its fair. After “Rally Round the Flag” by the band, Assistant Adjutant-General Monroe was called upon, and lie made an earnest appeal in interest of the charity fund of the post. His remarks were followed by the band, who played a medley of popular airs, and then Commander Keefe declared the fair opened. The band will give a concert on Wednesday and Sat* l-day evenings, and on other nights due-ig the fair, which closes Saturday even* ne, there will be a varied entertainment. The following is a list of the tables with names of the comrades in charge and the lady assistants: Infantry table — Comrade Dennis Llnehan, Mrs. Whicher, Miss Annie Francis and Miss Line-ban. Cavalry and band table—Comrado J. Cushing Thomas, Mrs. William Dame, Mrs. Forbush ana the two Misses Ingalls. Artillery table—Comrade David R. Pierce, Mrs, Pierce, Mrs. C. K. Thomas, Mrs. Presby, Miss Wallingford and Miss Marlon Powers. Engineers’ table—Comrade Francis E. Beahn, Mrs. Beahn and Miss Nellie Lester. Naval table—Comrade William B. Daly, Mrs, Rollins, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Munroe, Misses Powers and Everett. Confectionery and flower table—Comrade N. A. Galucia. Miss Hattie Chester and Misses Villi* and Addie Verge. •Cor Restaurant—Comrade M. H. Cleaves, Misses Jackson and Adams, cashiers; Mrs. Lester, Mr*. Smith, Mrs. Ingersoll, Mrs. Leavens, Mrs. Stoas, sses Whitman and Flora Shattuck. and Misses ’    __________ Rebecca’s well—Mrs. Nelson Munroe. Post office—Misses Alice Lester and Chariot!* Shattuck. All the tables were designated by emblems of the branch of the service which they were named for, and trimmed in a manner that added to general appearance. The presents to be given to lucky ticket-holders were displayed in a case near tbs commander’s desk. New England Notes. ..The directors oUthe Concord, N, H., horse railroad have declared a dividend of 6 per cent., payable January I. ..Edward Smith, Democratic alderman, elect of Pawtucket, R. I., was tendered a banquet by his friends last night. ..Frank Gilbert, employed at Osborne & Cheeseman’s at Ansonia, Conn., had his arm terribly lacerated by two rollers yesterday. .. Schooner Julia A, Decker Freeman arrived at Wellfleet yesterday. She experienced rough weather during the passage from Philadelphia. ..A. L. Perry, professor of political economy at Williams College, will lecture be-fore the Concord Free Trade Club Thursday evening, December 17. ..John M. Crosby, an employe of the Dover. N. H„ Democrat office, is one of th* heirs to the Lord Townley estate in Eng-land, which embraces $800,000,000 and 400,000 acres of land. ..Major William H. Cheever of Concord, N. H., assistant adjutant-general of New Hampshire, has been appointed inspector Bn of rifle practice in the State militia, an office created^by^the ,1 ast Legislature :'and toted Captain F. W. Russell has been promote to be major and assistant inspoetor-geix-oral. Rifle ^ you want a MtucUion cf any Jfa® UH IO    a&m-tUe in-Vie Huiiy or SwndayJjioio,  ■ .. ;

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