Boston Daily Globe, February 26, 1886

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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - February 26, 1886, Boston, Massachusetts 129,820 Want Advertisements were published in TH* Gi.objc during the eevon months ending Feb. I, 1886. The Globe is the people’s medium. ® ai lo (globe. The aver*** circulation et THE STT lf OAT GLOBE tor the month of January I SSO, was 91,612. VOL. XXIX.—NO. 57. BOSTON, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 18S6—EIGHT PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. Gladstone Mentions It at the Cabinet Meeting. A Definite Policy Decided Upon.Michael Davit! lo Visit the Southern Part of Wales. Parnell’s Popularity in Certain Welsh Constituencies. Bismarck Seeks the Support of the Catholio Clergy. London, February 25.—The result of to-lay’s cabinet meeting has not become ofti-rially known, but it is rumored that Mr. (gladstone succeeded in obtaining general assent to a definite plan for tho Irish policy of the government, including the modified land ladrs, abolition of coercion and ultimate local government. Mr. Chamberlain alono expressed his views in opposition to homo rule. It is thought likely that he will retire from the ministry. There lins been a good deal of comment in political and club circles for a few days past upon the growing influence of Mr. Morley in the cabinet. It is asserted that tho chief secretary for Ireland has gained complete ascendancy over Mr. Gladstone, who seems lo bo fascinated Dy his new colleague’s brilliant, yet practical, methods in statesmanship. It is not confined to the domain of tho Irish problem alone. Mr. Gladstone’s action in tho Greek question, which has caused some surprise by its deviation from what was expected of him, is attributed to tho new influence. The Times refers to tho government’s policy as unexpectedly vigorous, and this expresses the general view. MICHAEL DAVITT SPEAKS. The Iatrreito of Welch, Irish and Elicit cli Producers Identical. London, February 25.—Michael Davltt left this afternoon for Dublin. Just previous to his departure he was interviewed by a Cabio News representative to whom he said:    ‘‘I shall remain in Dublin about two weeks.after which I shall visit tho southern part of Wales. I am entirely satisfied with the development of Hie land question in Wales, and strongly impressed with tho belief that the interests of the Welsh. Irish and English producers are identical. I could bavo no more convincing proof of this than is furnished by tho fact that between forty and fifty English constituencies, among which my speeches in Wales have had considerable circulation, have invited me to address them upon the land question in Great Britain. All attempts to raise religious issues iii Wales have failed so completely that further efforts have been abandoned and an illustration of their ill success can be found in tho facts that in certain Welsh constituencies Shero that kind of tactics have been exten-vely employed, the electors have expressed a disposition to give Mr. Darnel] a nomination for Parliament at the next election, should he wish to stand as a pan-didate for a Welsh seat. The misery existing in Kerry has made a very much deeper impression upon the people in Wales that one who has not been recently among them can imagine, and the causes which led to that lamentable stato of affairs, as well as those which prevent the immediate application of remedies, are well known and carefully considered in Wales. The property of the Earl of Kenmare and other Kerry landlords being heavily mortgaged to English insui-ance companies, the needs of the landlords are as pressing as those of their tenants. The clamor of the companies for interest long due forces the landlords to demand of their tenants rent which they cannot pay, and the most merciless evictions follow. The distress in the Western Islands is more terrible. The soil in that region scarcely yields sufficient to supply food, and certainly nothing with which to pay rent. I have written Mr. Morley an urgent letter today insisting upon immediate action on the part of the government toward the relief of distress and oppression to which the people of Ireland are subjected. I am hopeful of a brighter political future providing that Mr. Gladstone vindicates Mr. Parnell’s confidence in his intentions.” GLADSTONE, AXD HEADY Oppose TmaeccufuU.T the Granting of Medal* to Canadian Soldier*. London, February 25.—In tho House«of Commons this evening, the committee of supply reported favorably a resolution granting £1200 for medals to ho distributed among the Canadian volunteers who served in the campaign against the rebellion of Louis Riel. Mr. Healy opposed the grant, and said if Canada chose to make war upon Riel she ought to pay for the medals given to her troops taking part in that war. William Henry Smith, late secretary for war, and Lord Randolph Churchill denounced Mr. Healy and praised the bravery and patriotism of the Canadian volunteers without stint. Mr. Gladstone urged the rejection of the resolution on the ground that its adoption would create ill feeling, but it was passed by a vote of 209 to 66. DIS Al Alt Cif s DESIGNS. He Seek* the Support of the Clerical* of the Catholic Church. London, February 25.—The debate yesterday in the Prussian Diet on the educational bill revealed the fact that the Clericals have not made up their minds to act with the government, despite the tempting bait thrown oat. by the proposed modification of the May laws. The impression is confirmed that Herr Windthorst has succeeded in convincing the vatican that the repeal of the portions of those laws included in the government’s bill on the subject would not materially strengthen the position of the Catholic clergy in regard to religious education. Windthorst insists upon a total abrogation of the Falk laws as a condition precedent to abandoning the long continued clerical policy of blocking Bismarck’s schemes of general legislation. He will, it is said, cause to be presented an amendment to the government’s bill when it reaches the proper stage and raise the square issue with tho chancellor on making the repeal of the obnoxious laws absolute. It is believed that this movement will succeed, as the support of the clericals is necessary for the successful carrying out of Prince Bismarck’s designs for tho internal economy of the empire. SHOT AT IN THE TRIBUNE. XX. Cltmenecan, the Radical Leader, Twice Fired Upon by an Officer. Paris, February 25.—A startling attempt was made this afternoon to assassinate M, Eugene Clemenceau, the Radical leader in the Chamber of Deputies M. Clemenceau was making a fiery speech from the tribune in favor of expelling the Orleans princes, when a pistol shot rang through the Chamber, a bullet whizzed past his head, flattened itself against the wall and fell at the feet of HL Fioquet, the president of the Chamber. Everybody turned in the direction of the noise, and Baw a young man pale with excitement, standing among the audience beyond tho ratling and still pointing his pistol toward the tribune. Before he could be seized he again discharged his revolver, but the second bullet went wide. Then he threw a letter toward M. Clemenceau, Being arrested and questioned, tho prisoner declared that ho was a soldier who had been terribly ill-treated, and that lie only desired to call attention to his grievances. He said he could easily have killed M. Cle-menceau if ho had wished. Since he is one of tho best shots in his battalion, but ho hnd no desire to hurt anybody. Ho had simply taken thisdramatic method to bring himself to tile notice of the government officials, whom he had been unable to approach in any other way. Tim name of the man who fired two shots at M. Clemenceau is Poirier. Ho is a subaltern officer in an infantry regiment of tho line. The letter which he threw at M. Clemenceau contains an offer to reveal tho names of the betrayers of Metz. WESTERN RAN CHK STOCK. EuglUla Si IX-Uh ol lie rn Remand an In- vest lieut Inn of their Agent*' Work. London, February 25.-Much discontent prevails among the English shareholders in the Western rancho companies in America, and a lively discussion took place at a meeting of those interested in the Powder River Rancho Company of Montana, yesterday. Earl Wharncliffe denounced the Western managers as being little* better than thieves, mid demanded an accounting of their stewardship to the British board. Morton Frewen defended the managers and charged that any irregularities or failures to make the investments of tho English shareholders profitable were due to the incapacity of the British hoard. A war of words ensued and was finally ended by Mr. Fro wen’s submitting a motion OH behalf of the shareholders, which was carried, demanding an inquiry in to the conduct of the London board. Another Burmese Revolt. London, February 25.—A despatch received this morning at the Indian office from Lord DufTerin announces the renewal of disorders in Bummil. The officials refuse to give even a summary of tho despatch for publication, and seek to minimize its importance by saying that it reports only a few skirmishes with native bushwhackers. It is known, however, that the despatch has had a very disquieting effect at tho Indian office. China Threatens England. Bkrlin, February 25.—Reports from Chinese sources confirm tho statement that China has refused to consent to' the cessation of Bbamo and the adjoining districts in Bummil to England. If Englamy-efuses to acquiesce in China’s decision, and retains military possession of tho territory, China threatens to organize a rebellion against English authority among the native tribes. From the Diary of Frederick William, Berlin, February 25,—It is announced that a collection of notes from tile diary of the Crown Prince Frederick William is soon to be published. The collection comprises personal records of the chief events in the life of the prince, together with extracts from letters written by himself and other notable persons. Boston’s Offering to the Pope. Rome, February 25.—Rev. rather Deasy, vice-rector of tho American college iii Rome, had an audience todav with tho Pope, and presented his holiness with Die Peter’s pence contributed by the Catholics of the diocese of Boston, Moss. DIFFERS FROM SUMNER. A. I*oiut Mode by Ocncral Walker At "New ii avcn Last Night. New Haven, February 25.—For his talk before Yale theological students this afternoon, General Francis A. Walker chose for his theme the “Measures of a Socialistic Nature Advanced by those who do not Claim to he Socialists.’’ The lecturer said he would canvass tho merits of doctrines or the nature that liavo such, as public educators tho factory arts of England, beginning in 1802 and enlarged ami extended by Parliament in 1878 into a compact body of law. Any familiar doctrine which has socialistic tendencies is protection to local trade and industry. This is socialistic in that it deprives individuals buying iii the cheapest market, and is justified on the ground of individual sacrifice, for the supposed public is not necessarily a socialist General Walker did not agree with his friend. Professor William G- Sumner, in the belief that all tariff legislation is for tho benefitof classes. He thought Congress bas a sincere belief that such legislation Is for the general good. Socialism can never bo all that it is desired to be, unless it becomes an international force, and here it would find a barrier in protection, which has no such tendencies. Other forces of socialistic tendencies    are    affecting    tho fencing in of    the    machinery,    the use of fans    in    factories.    the mode of payment to workmen, the labor of women and children and the employment of men beyond certain hours. A good deal of labor legislation in the past was not due to the demands of the laboring classes, but to persons having no direct connection with employer or employed. Such legislation in recent yearn arose from a general public conviction that certain things were fair and just. The present labor situation is a grave one, but it is probable that many underestimate the fairness of the workingmen’s mind in spite of evil leaders and agitators. General Walker thought tho present tendency of labor legislation is to undermine the industrial system. Something before long will arise to give employes tlie pristine supremacy. Co-operation, bethought, would bo introduced to do away with existing difficulties and their socialism would va#ish. Governmental control of means of transportation and communication is of socialistic ^foundation in Europe. In this country such a system would be pernicious and portentous. Another socialistic movement is in the direction of exercising special oversight over industrial corporations, and requires careful sudy and analysis. The corporation exists in contravention of competition. The evil lies not so much in the aggregation of capital in a single hand as in the fact that that hand to tho lase is dead, or,on the contrary, is one that cannot die. Another effort that is socialistic is the projected passage of sumptuary laws for the public good. Another is tho matter of housing the poor, and no greater socialistic progress has been made in England than in this direction. The lecturer did not refute the public efficiency of such a system, and depreciated tho laissez fair policy embodied in what he termed the “Miserable mockeries of economic harmonics.” Twins Whirled by a Wheel an Hour. Reading, Penn., February 15. — Twin daughters, aged 6 years, of a man named Liddie, who owns a grist mill in Rush township, strayed into the mill on Tuesday. Their clothing became entangled in the shaft and they were whirled around with each revolution for over an hour. When they were released the skull of one was fractured and her body terribly mutilated, death having occurred after the first few revolutions. The other i3 alive but can hardly recover. Pardoned Prisoners Coto Texas. Albany, February 25.—Samuel J. Pipes and Albert G. Herndon, the two United States prisoners confined for life in the Albany penitentiary, whose heroic conduct during the recent typhus epidemic at that institution won for them full pardons from President. Cleveland, were granted their liberty this afternoon. The pardoned men left tonight for New York, whence they continue their travels to Texas, where they intend settling on a cattle ranch. The Death of Rev. J. B. Donegan. Marlboro. February 25.—Rev. J. B. Donegan died this afternoon at 4.30 o’clock. He had been slowly failing from a bronchial affliction for a number of months. He has been pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church since May, 1876. He was formerly one of tho curates of the St. James’ Church, Boston. Abbreviated Despatches. General Hazen has entered suit against the New York Times for 8100,000 for libel. The National Line steamer England is ashore off Reamer shoal. Two tugs have been sent to her assistance. Tho Atlantic City Driving Park Association, capital $100,000, has received a certificate of incorporation from the State department of New Jersey. Master Commissioner Goodspeed has set March 31 as tho date for the sale of the terminal property of the Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis railroad. This includes everything in Toledo, and the minimum bid is •150.000. CONSTRUCTING A NAVY. The Provisions of the Bill Soon to Be Reported. Descriptions of the Vessels and Terms of tho Contracts. Some Lively Tilting Over Pensions in the House. Washington, February 25.—Tho House naval affairs committee has agreed upon a bill for the re-establishment of the navy. Another meeting of the committee will ho held tomorrow, at which some of tho details of tho following measure will be perfected. It is in general outline, however, the bill that will be reported to tho House. IC is entitled a bill to increase tho naval establishment, and it provides that tho President is hereby authorized to have constructed, as hereinafter provided: First-Two sea-going armored vessels of about CHOO tons displacement, designed for a sea speed of sixteen knots an bour, with engines having at least COCO indicated borse-power. necessary appliances draught, aud    all tor ' working nuder forced ’ 'draught, and costing, Including engines and machinery and excluding armament, not more than 82,500.000 each. Toward the construction of said vessels the sum of JU,"50,000 Is hereby appropriated. .Said cruisers shall have each a complete torpedo outfit aud be armed in the most effective manner. Second — Three    protected    double-bottomed cruisers of not less than 3500 nor more than 5000 tons displacement, with trlule expansion engines, furnished with necessary appliances for working under forced draught; said cruisers    designed    to    have    tho highest practicable speed. No one of said vessels shall cost. Including engines and machinery and excluding arnement, exceeding gl,600,OOO, and the cost of the three vessel*, including engines and machinery, shall not exceed 84.000.000. Two of said cruisers shall bo proprovided with    spars and    rigging    to spread at least two thirds of full sail power; provided, however, that said spars shall be easily removable in ease of need. The oilier of said cruisers shall lie required to have only military masts, but shall he so constructed that masts and spars may be readily inserted sufficient to carry at tho least two-thirds et lull sail power. Toward the construction of said cruisers tile sum of JI,IOO,(HK) is hereby appropriated. .Said cruisers shall be armed iii the most effective manner. Third-Four first-class torpedo boat*, costing in the aggregate not more than 8400.000, for which purpose the sum of $400,000, or’so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated. Fourth—One torpedo cruiser or about SOO ton* displacement, with full torpedo outfit, high power rifle and secondary battery armament, steel deflective deck, running full length, aud with engines of sufficient power to attain a sea speed of at least twenty-two Inlets an hour, aud fitted for working with forced draught. Said cruisers shall carry spar* and masts for full fore-and-aft sail )>owor, and tile cost of said vessel, with engines aud machinery complete, excluding armament, shall not exceed SUDO,OOO, which sum, or so much thereof as may Unnecessary, is hereby appropriated. Section two provides that tho vessels hereinbefore authorized to be constructed shall be built of steel of domestic manufacture, having a tensile strength of not Jess than 50,000 pounds nor square inch, and nu elongation in eight inches of not less than 20 nor centum. Section 3 provides that the president bo authorized to direct the coinoleuon, as hereinafter provided, of the double-tnrreted monitors Puritan. Amphitrite, Monad-nock and Terror, at a total cost not to exceed -— dollars, distributed as follows: For tlie completion of tim Puritan, dol lars; for tlie completion of Amphitrite. — dollars; for the completion of tile Monad-nocic and for the construction of engines for said vessel, dollars; for the compte tion of Die Terror, dollars. Tile committee tomorrow will probably appropriate 83.600.000, as a total sum to complete tho four monitors. Then the sections are: .Section 4—That the armor used in constructing said armored vessel*, and for completing auld monitors, shall be ot the best obtainable quality and of domestic manufacture, provided contract* for furnishing the same in a reasonable limo at a reasonable price and of tho required quality can be made witli-responsible parties; otherwise the secretary of tho navy is hereby authorized to purchase the same, or anv portion thereof, and import it. Such armor snail he accepted only after passing such tests a* shall lie prescribed by the secretary of tile navy aud imiorted in the contracts. •Section 5. That tho secretary of tho navv shall cause at least one or more of tile new vessels hereinbefore provided for to be constructed, and one of tho said monitors to be completed iii one or more of tho navy yard* of the United States, and if he shall be unable to contract with responsible par ties to construct or complete at reasonable prices all or any of the vessels hereinbefore provided for, he shall cause tile same to be constructed or completed in such of tile navy yards of the United States as may be hest adapted thereto. Section C.—That tile engines, boilers and machinery of all the new vessels provided for by this act shall he of domestic manufacture and procured by contract, unless the secretary of the navy shall be Unable to obtain the same at fair prices, in which case he may construct the same or any portion thereof iii the navy yards of tho United States, provided that tile secretary of the navy buy abroad arid import such shafting and other material or machinery as he may he unable to procure in tho United States: and provided further, that the secretary of tho navy shall have authority. if he deems it advisable, to purchase and Import the engines for one of the vessels herein provided for. Section 7—That the secretary of the navy shall not contract for the construction or completion of any of said vessels or of their engines, machinery or boilers, until full and complete detail drawings and specifications of the same shall have been provided or adopted by him; and after said drawings and specifications shall have been provided, adopted and approved as aforesaid, mid work shall have been commenced on any contract made therefor, such plans aud specifications Shall not be changed in any respect when the cost of such change in the execution of tile work exceeds 8500 except upon the order of tile secretary or acting secretary of the navy; and if changes are thus made the actual cost thereof and the damage caused thereby snail be ascertained, estimated and determined by a board of naval officers, to be provided for in ‘the contract; aud in any contract made pursuant to this act it shall bo provided in the terms thereof that tho contractor sliull tie bound by Hie determination of said board, or a majority thereof, as to ihe amount of increased or diminished compensation said contractor shall he entitled to receive, if any, iii consequence of such change or changes. In every contract to lie made under this act there shall be prescribed a period within which tile work provided for in said contract, or specified portions thereof, shall be completed, and tile completion of such work within the periods prescribed shall be ensured by penal provisions. For the construction or completion of such vessels hereinbefore provided for as tile secretary of the navy shall propose to have constructed or completed by contract, as well as also for Hie engines, boilers and machinery hereinbefore provided for, lie shall invite proposals from every American shipbuilder and other persons who shad show, to ihe satisfaction of tile secretary of the navy. tiiat within three months from the date of the contract he will Vie possessed of tile necessary plant for the performance of the work iii the United States which he shall offer to undertake, and such contract snail be let to the lowest and best responsible bidder, or bidders, after at least sixty (lays advertisement published in five leading papers of tho United State*.inviting proposal* for the work proposed, which work shall he subject to all such rules, regulations, superintendence by naval officers during construction, and provisions as to bonds and security for the quality and due completion of the work as the secretary of tile navy shall prescribe, and no vessel, boiler, engine, machinery or portion thereof shall be accepted unless completed In strict conformity with tile contract; ami the authority given "hereby shall take effect at once. The secretary of tile navy shall have tho power to reject any or all bids made under the provisions of this act.    ., Section 8 provides that the sum of $1,000,000 is hereby appropriated towards armaments of the vessels authorized by the act of Mardi 3, 1835, of the vessels authorized by section I of tliis act, and of the unfinished monitors herein before mentioned, and of the Miantaiuirholi, and the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to direct the application of sucti portions of this sum as may ba necessary to Hie manufacture or purchase of such tools and machinery or the erection of such structures as may be required for use in the manufacture of such armament or any part thereof. .Section 9. That the sum of $125,000 be appropriated for Hie manufacture or purchase of torpedoes of domestic manufacture and for the right to manufacture tile same, and to make experiments with any torpedoes, provided that not more than 810.000 of said sum shall be expended in such experiment*. Section IO. That the sum of $250,000, or ‘so mach thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, in order to carry oat the purposes of this act in improving the plant of such of tim navy yards of the United States as the secretary may select. Edmunds Learns from the Pacers. Washington, February 25.—In the Senate today Mr. Edmunds introduced a bill “providing for tlie inspection of meats for exportation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles, food aud drink, and authorizing the President to make proclamation in certain cases.” Mr. Edmunds said it contained a section giving the President authority, whenever lie was convinced that uujust discrimination was made against the admission of American products into other countries, to suspend importations from those countries of such articles as he thought fit, for tile protection of tile just interests of the United States. Mr. Edmunds said further that he was prompted to introduce this bill by what he saw in the news papers about events In foreign countries touching American products, upon tile theory that they were supposed to be diseased, tv ii en tile fact w as obvious that tho object was to exclude them under any circumstances. Manning on Undervaluation*. Washington, February 25.—Secretary Manning today sent a long letter to Senator Ellison, chairman of the Senato subcommittee on undervaluations. Tho secretary condemns increased penalties for undervaluations where no fraud is alleged as unfair and inexpedient, a virtual confiscation of property where no wrong-doing is Charged and no trial granted. A larger, better and more capable appraising force at New York Pity is Urged. An extension of tile present system of consular invoices is opposed, as existing methods are productiv e oi unsatisfactory results. A return to a system oi rewards for informers is opposed. In Favor of Eadea* Scheme. Washington,' February 25.—The majority of tho House commerce committee have reported favorably on the bill for a guarantee by tho government of tho Hades ship railway across tho isthmus of Tehuantepec. Tile report deciares tho necessity ot such a means of transit as saving miles of ocean travel between our eastern and w.cstem coasts. Tile bill calls for a guarantee of 5 per cent, interest annually of $5o,ooo,000 for fifteen years. Washington Cass id. Washington, February 25.—Mrs. Bent and Miss Paulding of Boston are tile guests of their cousin, Mrs. Justice Blatchford. Mrs. Governor Andrew of Massachusetts ana lier son and daughter arent Wormlev’s. George 8. Bullous, presidentof tile Revere National Bank of- Boston, Louis P. Ober and Witt*, ami diaries P. Gain, also of Boston, are in tlie city. Representative Levering returned to Washington this morning and was in his seat in tile House today. Mrs. hovering accompanied her husband and will spend some limo in Washington. A. 8. Miller, president, D. F. Hayden, secretary, and a committee of the Common Connell of Providence, lf. I., are in the city, and will, tomorrow, have a conference with tho District commissioner in reference to the underground system of telegraph and telephone wires. No members of Hie Now Jersey Legislature arrived last night Arrangements have been made for a lunch with .Senator McPherson and a reception by William Walter Phelps, Some visited tho capitol today and paid their respects to Senators McPherson and Sowell. VETERANS AT NATICK. The nearer* of the Kine Indulge In an Immense Campfire. Natick. February 25.— General Wadsworth Post, 63, G. A. IL, held at Concert Hall this evening the largest campfire ever held in this vicinity. Visiting i>osts began to arrive before 7 o’clock and by 7.30, when Post 2 of South Boston and other visiting posts from Boston and below arrived, the station and vicinity were oho mass of humanity. Tho lino of march was taken up Railroad avenue, down Main street to tho hall. In spite of tho pelting rain. fully 500 men were in lino. consisting of comrades from Post 2, South Boston; Post ti, Holliston; Post IO, Ashland; Post 02, Newton; Post 81, Watertown; Post 1)2, Brighton; Post 142, Saxon-Ville: Post loo, South Framingham; General Wadsworth Post, 03, Camp 49, Sons of Veterans, and Company G, First Regiment, M. V. M., who did escort duty. The whole route of march was illumined with red lights and rockets. A special train was run from Boston. Post 2 of South Boston was accompanied by its drum and fife corps of thirty pieces, which gavo two numbers on tho programme. At the hall a largo crow d of citizens were in wailing for tho comrades, and by 8 o’clock, when Commander 8. W. Mann delivered His address of welcome, tho hall was crowded. On the stage were Department Commander R. F. Tobin’s staff , lie having been called away inst tis he was about leaving Boslon, tho various speakers of the evening and officers from the visiting posts, toget her with the Board of Selectmen and OI her town officers, Stato Senator Frank Bigelow, Town Representative Justin Bigelow, and many visiting comrades. Department Junior Vice-Commander Whitney of Dorchester supplied tile place in the absence of Department Commander IL F. Tobin. Past Cominander-in-Chief Paul Vandervoort, General M. T. Donohue, Past Department Commander George H. Patch, Quartermaster-General McDonough, Chief Inspector B. It. Wales, and Comrado Davis of Haverhill were among tho speakers. The Aricin Ladies’ Quartette furnished vocal music. Department Commander IL F. Tobin arrived from Boston at 9.50 and pleased tile audience with many of his funny stories, closing with an appeal to all comrades for greater exertion and action. The hail was cleared at 10.30 and a dance bogan which did not close till 3 o’clock tins morning. All visiting comrades were provided with a coffee and bean supper. MONTGOMERY LICHT GUARD. Tweuty-Flnl Anniversary of the Veteran 'Association. Tile Montgomery Light Guard Veteran Association celebrated its tw enty-first anniversary at the Quincy House last night. Shortly after 9 o’clock Captain Thomas F. Doherty led tile way to tho dining-hall, where 130 persons sat down to a line banquet, aud a blessing was invoked by Rev. James Lee of Gate of Heaven Church. Soutli Boston. After the dinner Chairman Thomas F. Doherty called the company to order and introduced Captain Thomas F. Ferris as toastmaster and gavo a history of lrish-American companies and of tlie Montgomery Association. A letter was read from Governor Robinson regretting bis absence. Tlie first toast announced was. “Tile Commonvvealtfi of Massachusetts,” responded to tiy Representative John R. Murphy of Charlestown; "'Hie City of Boston.” by William Ii. Flanagan of the Mayor’s office; “Tlie Day We Celebrate,” by Edward J. Jenkins, president of the Common Council; "Civil and Religious Liberty,” by Rev. James Lee. “The irish in America” called up Fire Commissioner John E. Fitzgerald, who in a ringing speech depicted the achievements of the race front tho time of tile Revolution. Martin F. Curley sang a song and "Our Charitable Institutions” was responded to by Sheriff Joint B. O’Brien. “Our Invited Guests” was spoken'to by Patrick Donohoe, Colonel L. J. Logan, member of the Governor’s Council, responded for the Ninth Regiment, and Major P. J. Grady performed a like service for the Active Militia. Among the invited Snests were:    Captain Timothy A. urley of Station 3, Councilman E. \Y. J. Regan, Majors P. J. Grady and F. T. Bogan of the Ninth Regiment, Sergeant John P. Fay. First Corps of Cadets: Edward Sluicy, director of ferries; Andrew B. Porter, assistant inspector of buildings; William J. Burke, Captain H. A. Madden, Joint IL Walsh, Patrick Ryan, M. J. Corliss, .Tollii H. Powell, John IL Wallace. P. H. Hallinger, F. J. O’Brien. Regrets were received from Major Michael Ryan, absent on account of sickness. Tile old Hags were brought into toe nail. and placed behind the chairman amid loud applause. Tile reception committee was Captains Thomas F. Doherty and Thomas Ferries, Lieutenants Michael IL En-wriglit, William A. Collins, Fred F. Dougherty. Sergeants Joint J. Murphy. John E. Meehan. Thomas A. Slater, john II. Iiath, Philip E. Clark, Thomas S. O’Brien. Thomas E. Ryan and Messrs. Maurice McKenna, Patrick B. Hannon, James E. Powers, John F. Desmond. Patrick: A. Hartnett, John P. Riley, Robert Gavagan, J, G. Fenuessey. To Search for Paine’s Wealth. New York, February 25.—Surrogate Rollins granted letters of administration today to Sumner E. Claggelt of Boston and Charles F. Chickering of this city on the estate of James Henry' Paine. The administrators are required to justify in only $1000. the nominal value of the estate. They believe, however, that considerable mere property belonging to tile estate will be found, and have retained Theodore H. Swift as their legal adviser to prosecute the search. Tile heirs are S. E, Ciaggett, Charles W. Claegett and Elizabeth Paine Patch. Mr. Ward well, however, says that Mr. Paine owned a large block of tho Chicago Land Company stock, and is certain that a thorough search will reveal the whereabouts of the property. Tomorrow morning Mr. Swift will obtain from the public administrator the papers found in Paine’s trunk just after his death. Tile book-keeper in the office said yesterday that the papers were of little value, beiug principally notes past due. Refused to Set an Obnoxious “Take.” Philadelphia, February 25.—Fourteen compositors, members of the typographical union, in the office of the Tageblatt, were discharged this forenoon for refusing to set an advertisement declaring tho boycott on the Gazette, a German afternoon paper, was illegal. The primers would not handle it because it did not correctly represent the Central Labor Union. CAPTAIN EILLS RETURNS. One Thought To Slave Hee* Dead for Ten Year* Why He I* Not. Lowell, February 25.—The family of John Kills, the representative of tho United Press in tills city, was Pleasantly surprised | today by tile arrival from Genoa of his j brother, Captain William II. Kills, whom 1 they have lamented us dead for the past ton ; youri. The last heard front the captain was iii 1i7C. when tile family resided in St. Stephen. N. B. At that time his ship. the Kedton, from Liverpool. bound for Venice, was wrecked and tho captain and crew of twenty-eight men wore reported drowned. Tho captain and one seamail drifted about in an open boat for several days. and were rescued by a Russian vessel bound for Capo Town. Since then Captain Kills lins been in the South American. East Indian and the sponge trade in the Mediterranean. BARTLEY CAMPBELL’S TRIALS. Tho Dramatist "it I.Urie K vtrn«lo<l,” and Not Seriously Kinhiirruasod. New York. February 25.—Justice Hyatt iii tho City Court today appointed Ernest Wander receiver of tho property of Bartley Campbell, the dramatist and theatrical manager. The application was made on an unsatisfied judgment for $828 obtained by Bernard Brady, a real estate man, on fin old claim. Mr. Harrier said: “Mr. Campbell is not seriously embarrassed. He is a little extended— that is all. Ile lias a dozen theatrical ventures now young and tho management of the business interests of these organizations has devolved on various road managers, the doings of at least two of whom have tended to injure, rather than aid, the ultimate adjustment of Air. Campbell’s interests. Three of his plays are now being given in New York. Mr. Campbell is all right. His present complication, if I may so call it, bas become a heritage of all mon of letters who engage in business enterprises.” A TRIBUTE TO HANCOCK. Memorial Servlet** Cutler (ho Direction of the Military Institution. New York, February 25.—A memorial in honor of General Hancock was held at Govomor’s Island this evening, under tho auspices of tho council of tho Military Service Institution of tho United States. The rooms of the institution were hung in black and • decorated with battle flags and other trophies. General Hancock was president of the institution at the time of his death, and his vacant chair was draped in mourning. General James B. Fry presided on this occasion. Tile hail was crowded with friends and former comrades of tho late lamented general. A paper on Hancock’s life and services was read by General William F. Smith. Tho reading of letters from many distinguished men who were unable to be present, and the delivery of brief addresses by others occupied the remainder of tho evening. The meeting was altogether a touching, impressive tribute to the memory and services of Hancock as a brilliant soldier aud noble citizen.    _ THE ECHO FOC SIGNAL. Successful Experiment* xvii Ii tx Novel Baltimore Invention. Baltimore, February 25. —The novel echo fog signal of Della Tarre of Baltimore was experimented with at Fort Carroll by Commander lloff, Lieutenants Reeder and Meigs, specially appointed by tho Navy Department for the purpose. Tho outfit of Della Tarre consisted of a singlebarrel breech-loading gun, on the muzzle of which ho pushed a funnel. Fort Carroll was the first object, brought under lire at p range of about half a mile. Promptly oil the discharge of the gun the echo came bauk. and was heard w ith great distihctness. Della Tarre said that in favorable weather he hart hoard tho echo with the unassisted ear four miles. One of the best experiments was firing at spar buoys, which are about eight inches across. They give back a clear, well-defined echo, unlike that of anv of the others. Tho charges of powder used in the experiments were such as would ho put in a pistol. TTio commission will report favorably on the invention and advise more extended experiments. It will suggest that an officer be detailed to try this method of collecting sound on board of a United States mau-of-war through the different changes of weather. Another Hermit Dead. Reading, Penn., February 25.—This morning while a party of hunters were out oil the hills of South mountain they discovered dead in his hut Conrad Nagle, who had lived tho life of a hermit for nearly fifty years. When 20 years of age ho married a farmer’s daughter and the couple lived together several years, Nagle being in comfortable circumstances. It has been his custom for years to sit all night twice a week on his wife’s grave aud pray. Cashier 8mtth Captures a Burglar. Palmyra, N. Y., February 25.—Cashier Robert M. Smith, of tho First National Bank here, captured a; burglar in his house at 2 o’clock this morning, after a severe struggle, and with the assistance of a neighbor turned him over to an officer. He wore a mask and gave his name as Frank C. Moore, aged 03 years. Will Come to Preach in Boston. Jersey City, February 25.—Roy. Dr. Addison P. Foster has resigned his pastorate of the First Congregational Church and accepted a call, extended by the Congregational church at Roxbury. Mass. lie will assume his new pastorate in April.A BOY’S BOLD ROBBERIES. Young Bunnell Outdoes His Dime-Novel Heroes. Ho Enters Houses in Broad Daylight and Steals Thousands.A Daring Escape from Prison Followed by a Clever Arrest. Killed in the Coal Yard. Fitchburg, February 25.—Dennis Shay, an employe of the Fitchburg Railroad Company was killed while at work at the coal elevator instills city this evening. Ho was caught between two carson the steep grade. Ile was 45 years of age, and leaves a widow and seven small children. Archbishop Ryan and the Knights. Philadelphia,February 25.—Archbishop Ryan stated today that no general disapproval of the Knights of Labor I iud been made in the archdiocese. Whether that particular organization comes within tho proscribed limits of a secret society is left to tho clergy to determine. New England Notes. ..Tlie new railroad station on the Boston & Lowell road at Woburn will cost from $15,000 to $20,000. ..Charles E. Patten is tho citizens candidate for Mayor of Bath, Me., and M. C. Wadsworth tho Republican nominee for Mayor of Gardner. ..Three new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Marlboro yesterday afternoon. The Hildreth School, where it first appeared, has resumed its sessions. ..James Henry was convicted of larceny last week at Plymouth. He tiled exceptions but withdrew them yesterday and was sentenced to lour years in the State prison. ..Ex-Governor .John P. St. .John of Kansas, lectured at the Town Hall, Northboro, last night The Old Colony road run extra trains from Fitchburg and South Framingham. ..A two-story house and barn owned tiy Frank Allen in Newmarket. N. JU, were destroyed by fire yesterday morning. An aged lady was removed from the house with difficulty. . .The funeral of the late George XL Chamberlain ct Manchester, N. H., took place yesterday. Rev. L. F. McKinney and Rev. C. H. Kimball officiated. Dartmouth College was well represented. ..A temperance meeting in Faro tun’s Hall, West Quincy, last evening, was addressed by Rev. Henry Dorr, who presided, and by John M. Watson of Beverly Farms, and Rev. D. M. Wilson, ..The case of A. C. Miner, a well-known farmer of Weston, Vt,, recently arrested for an assault upon Mrs. Charles Johnson of Andover, set down for this week, has been uol pros’d, as tile plaintiff failed to appear. ..Yesterday the Connecticut Senate Confirmed George M. Woodruff of Litchfield as railroad commissioner. J. W. Ilyatt of Norwich as bank commissioner and Henry I f. Sperry of Hartford as insurance commissioner. ..The Milford Times lias entered its second volume with every prospect of future i success. J, P. Gallagher, who has been at the helm since its stall and has given tho ! people of southeastern Worcester county a I bright, wide-awake Democratic rwxruw. i New York, February 25.—The molt youthful, and at tho same limo most successful, burglar and snoak thief of modern days was brought to tIlls city and locked up at police headquarters early this morning. Herbert Hep wort Ii. alias Bunnell, is tail and slight, with a bright and intelligent-looking face. He was born in hoods. Hug., seventeen years ago. and came ti' this country in 1882 With his parents. They went lo Toronto, Con., where the fatlior entered the dry goods business. Herbert played truant from school and devoted his time to reading dime novels, preferring those which told of thieves and highwaymen. He became acquainted with tho son of a notorious thief named Me Wain, and they entered into partnership. They began by stealing articles from store fronts, and soon dared to enter hotels, stores and dwellings. Herbert called himself Bunnell, I tho boy thief. About a year ago Herbert was arrested charged with being implicated iii five different robberies. Ho pleaded guilty, hut was released on his promise to leavo tho country. Mr. llopworth and his family went to Boooklyn. Herbert went to work iii a printing establishment, lie had been employed in the printing-house four months when his parents discovered that he had again taken ii)) thieving. His mother bogged liiin on her knees to reform, while the father used every effort to reclaim his son. Tho latter, however, wits beyond redemption, aud left home. His first robbery of importance was committed ou the night of November?, 1885, when ho entered the residence of Mr. Mart ley, a stock broker living on Central avenue. New Brighton, S. I. Lie got into tho house by a window loading Into the study and gathered up jewelry and fancy articles valued at $2000. Iris noxl large haul was made on the afternoon of November 22, when ho robbed the residence of Krastus Williams, on Tompkins’ avenue, Now Brighton, lit broad daylight ho gained an entrance by way of the parlor window, and stealthily crept up stairs, lie found jewelry valued at $21 OO, which he pocketed and made his escape. Then he came to this city, and after living like a prince for a week or so lie Recnii a Ilrlef Career Hero. December 2, John J. Burchell’s residence was robbed iii broad daylight, while the family wore out riding. It was tho young boy burglar who so successfully “cracked that erili,” as ho puts it. Mr. Burcholl is a wealthy builder. The boy entered tho basement by a side (Jl'0r which bud been left open by tho servants. After getting inside a gust of wind slammed jhe door and lie was about beating a hasty retreat, expecting tho servants would be attracted by tho noise when a tray of spoons and forks was dropped in tho dining-room, which made a terrific din. Under cover of this noise ho quickly made his way up stairs without boing heard and ransacked the rooms on the second tloor. When lie had leisurely gone through all tho drawers and closets he had collected some $1200 worth of jewelry. When he got to tho head of tim stairs on his way out ho was startled by tho appearance of Mr. Bluebell’*? son, who had lot himself iii by tho front door, and was hanging up his overcoat in the hall. Quick as a flash tho young thief jumped behind a piece of tapestry on tile wall near the iiead of tho stairs and a minute later Mr. Bluebell went up and brushed against, the bulging tapestry, as he passed to Iris room on tho floor above. Breathing freely once more, tho daring youth made Iris way quietly down stairs, and taking down tlie overcoat from the rack, deliberatelv put it on and walked away, leaving the front door open. That same night he went over to Jersey City, where ho entered two houses, bat, tho proceeds of these burglaries were small, and lie did not take note of their locality. The next day tho robbery of Mr. BureheH’s residence was made public, and the young cracksman went to Washington. He had hardly learned the lay of the town when lie broke into tho residence of IL G. Ogden, at 1329 Nineteenth street, and stole about $300 or $400 worth of jewelry. HU bare of operations was then changed to Georgetown, where he entered the residence of Mrs. Grcenleese, but before ho could secure any plunder A Survnnt Detected Him and he was arrested. On his person a hunch of keys, with a tag bearing Mr. Burchell’s name, was found, and Inspector Byrnes was notified. Detective Killalea hastened to Washington, but the authorities would not give him up, and tho boy was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in tho house of Correction. “Bunnell" did not like prison life, and after a week iii the place made a rope with strips of bedding and otlier articles in his coll and let himself down to the ground. He walked to Baltimore and thence stole a ride to Wilmington, where he was put off' the train. Ile broke into a house in Wilmington, where ho stole a gold watch, a diamond pin, a ring marked, “Bailie Pearson,” and oilier jewelry, valued at several hundred dollars, besides $10 in money. He then decided to return to this city ami arrived on the night of February 18. Ile went directly to Brooklyn, where lie pawned his Wilmington plunder. At February 20, lie came across tho bridge, found an open door at 40 West Fifty-fourth street,occupied by Mrs. McBride. Ho sneaked upstairs and while the family were in tho basement carried off jewelry valued at Stool), lie started to return to Canada, and decided to tako young McWaiji into partnership. Meanwhile he had been indicted in this city on the keys found on Iris person, and when his escape from the Washington reformatory was made known, Inspector Byrnes started Iris mon out afresh. They traced him to I Iris city, but again lost track of him. _On iris way to Canada Herbert stopped off at Buffalo, and in order to make his advent iii his former home in good stylo, pledged the balance of his spoils. While pawning the goods, last Monday, lie was arrested on despatches from this city, and Detectives Heidelberg and Dolan at once went after him. Ho made a confession, and the inspector hopes to recover most of the stolen property. The young villain scorned proud of Iris record, and said to Hie inspector during iris confession: “I read a good deal about robberies, ami thought J could make as much money as some of those fellows did I tried several times to crack Vanderbilt’s crib on Fifth avenue, hut he had so many d d servants ami the locks were so good that it was difficult for a gent Ilium to get in.” He ended by contemptuously asking, “How’s a fellow paring to live on $350 a week, anyhow? We must do something.” Out of Work and Tired of Life. Lowell, February 25.—Thomas Wallace, aged about forty yeais, returned to this city recently from Newton Upper Falls, where he had been employed as a machinist until a decline in the number of orders. His wife, wtio is ill, and her six children have been supported partially by earnings of the father and the oldest son. Becoming despondent at his inability to find work, the father wandered about the city this afternoon, and when near Pawtucket bridge, ho mounted the railing and jumped into the river. Mr. Richardson, a Dracut farmer, drew tho partially-frozen men out, and carried him to the police station. City Treasurer Freeman Dead. Dover, N. lf.. February 25.—City Treasurer Franklin Freeman was at work at Iris office until I p. in. today, and went home as well as usual to dinner. He laid down ou the lounge aud said he did not feel very well, having a pain round his heart. A short time afterwards lie died. He settled in Dover in 1842 and went into tho oyster business. In 1865 he changed to the retail dry goods, and in 186)) to that of an insurance agent, which business lie was still engaged In. In 1808 lie was elected an overseer of the poor, and was a member of the Common Council in 1871 and 1872. In I 1879 he was elected city treasurer and has I held that position up to the present time. Ile was a prominent Mason and had taken Ute thirty-second degree. He was married throe times aud leaves a widow and live children. _ BURLINGTON'8 MERRY • MAKING. All the Sport* of the Day Kept Up In Spltr of the Know. Burlington, Vt, February 25. — Tho fourth day of tho winter carnival opened with a large attendance, but the storm interfered with the sports. Early in the morning extra coaches arrived by rail front New York and Boston, and at noon special trains of Pullman cars arrived from Montreal. bringing a Canadian delegation 500 strong. Tho morning programme opened with a promenade concert at the rink, followed by roasting, tobogganing, skating. ice yachting aud sleighing on Luke Champlain. At 2 p. in. snowshoe races were given on the ice tit tho bay. Owing tittie blinding snow storm slow time was made. Main street was a mass of costumed coasters enjoying Ute now'famous Burlington traverse. At 8 p. in. there was a magnificent display of fireworks and a grana procession of costumed hookey players, snow-shocrs, tobogganers, etc. Tho evening's programme closed with a masquerade carnival at the skating rink and a carnival glee club concert at Hie Opera House, given bv tho Montreal Snowshoe Club, ot IOO voices. _ _ THE MEN WHO RULE NEW YORK-Dothan! Moro I.lithlr than Kerr to Fall Into the Hand* of Sharper*. New York, February 25. The New York aldermanic committee on railroads held a short meeting this afternoon at tho City Hall to listen to tho protest of property owners who object to a street railway through Thirtieth street. Many of the residents of that, street were in tile aldermanic room for tho first time and, to their astonishment, saw tho kind of men who rule tho city of Now York. The city is in danger of falling into tho hands of railway sharpers to a greater degree than over before, on tho pica of the welfare of the public. It is proposed to build railways through Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth. Thirtieth. Thirty-first, Thirty-second, T hir-ty-thlnl and Thirty-fourth streets, "for tho public good.” Tho proceedings before tho committee were cut short, on tho suggestion of those interested In tho proposed railway, that it had not been proven that a company had been incorporated. This was autere quibble, vet the chairman of the committee at unco adjourned tho hearing until next Monday. SPICY REVELATIONS PROMISED. Cill'!* Sirlmrter’* Huit Again*! the Mil- Itonnalr* Wit!ow, Mr*. Anderson. New York, February 25.—There is going to be a (nicer lawsuit horo next week In tho City Court. Chris Schaefer, a well-known sporting man, now holding a position In Ute custom house through his friend Collector Haddon, lias sued Mrs. Kato Anderson, the widow of the late Joint Anderson, for $680 lonnded to lier when site was a Mrs. Conner. Some spicy revelations are promised, not only relating to old John Anderson, who wa8 the employer of Hie "pretty cigar girl,” mysteriously murdered forty years ago, but concerning tho principals. Mr. Schaefer is said for many years to have sustained a very tender relation to Mrs. Conner. Her lite has boon a very strange one. Tho woman who is now a miUlonnaire began life as a ballet girl in Boston. She was born in an emigrant vessel coming to Boston some fifty-six years ago. Atter a checkered existence on the stage iii minor roles, she married James Conner, a dramatic agent in this city, and it was about, that time that Schaefer claims to liavo lout her Hie money. Schaefer says, in conversation with your correspondent, that when he loaned hor the money she was iu great destitution, living with lier husband iii one room in Houston street. She is now and bas long been a prominent Spiritualist, mixed up with ltlavatsky and Theosophy, and. it is saki, that through her blandishments and arts' in that direction she first won the attention and confidence of her latest husUnid, Anderson, and him stio initiated into the mysterious doings of Foster, tho medium. At a seance in Paris he lanciod that he communed with the spirit of Mary Rogers, tho cigar girl of 1842. In this way his wife is thought to have obtained her ascendancy over tho mind of Anderson.    ___ IN WALL STREET. The Chlrucu Freight Fool to be Devil cd-A Dull (Stock Market. New York, February 25.--The stock market today was even dullor than yesterday. Tho transactions aggregate only 21)0,000 shares. There was littlo or no feature to the day’s proceedings outside of the marked weakness iii the coal stocks. It was purely a professional traders’market, with tho soiling of Lackawanna and St. Paul by Deacon White and other supposed insiders. Reading and Kansas A: Texas were knocked down by people supposed to bo friends of the proprietors, but otherwise it was a waiting market throughout. Tho troubles of tile Transcontinental roads, tho action of the trunk tines regarding them, the lack of authenticated news about the Reading, the reported lack of confidence in the ultimate formation of a coal combination made even professional room-tradein timid about remaining long on either side of tho market. Although tho close of tho day was marked by a fairly steady tone, there was little in tho situation to commend it to outsiders. Tlie steamship Ameriquo took $1,386,000 in gold to the continent yesterday, but no further engagements wore reported today. There is no fresh news about Hie coal stocks or Hie syndicates. Tho only rumor of importance regarding the Reading was that it was the intention of tho Govven-Corbin party to connect Hie Reading with the Indiana, Bloomington & Western by completing tho South Pennsylvania. A goon feature was made known— in, tact occurred—after tho closo of changes at Commissioner Fink's office. It was decided to revive the Chicago freight pool, which was dissolved in April, 18.35. Tho percentages arc to be fixed by arbitration, and Hugh N. ltiddle. ex-president of the Chicago & Rock Island, lins consented to act as arbiter. The St. Louis freight pool was also reconstructed and signed today, and it is expected that the Cincinnati pooling arrangement will ho adjusted ami signed tomorrow. Commissioner Midgely of tile Transcontinental Association called at Mr. Fink’s office, and in a conference asked Hie trunk lines to unite in declaring war upon C. P. Huntington’s Sunset route. Mr. Midgely argued that something should been done. inasmuch as Mr. Huntington’s lino of steamers from this city to New Orleans made him practically independent of the Transcontinental companies. Ile therefore asked tor lower rates from tho trunk lines on through business. No action was taken on the question, but, it is not believed hero that the trunk lilies wil! agree to Mr. Midgely’s proposition because it would involve general demoralization. Trying the New Railway Telegraph. New York. February 25.—The Edison railway telegraph system, to communicate between fixed stations and moving trains, is about to be applied to tlie St. Paul railroad between Chicago and Milwaukee. George C. McGregor, manager,accompanied by Electricians Rudd and Dingle, left here for Milwaukee this morning, taking with them enough machines for two stations and four passenger trains. The battery has been greatly simplified ami now consists of a bank of homoeopathic bottles, iii which pure water is used instead of acid. Dr. Crowell, president, estimates that tho system wilt bo self-supporting on ttie road if One passenger in twenty-five sendsa tifteeu-eent message a day. Tho report that Edison’s house and laboratory were cast away and lost on their ocean voyage to Florida is unfounded. Josiah Smith of Chicopee Dead. Chicopee. February 25.—Josiah Smith, 75 years of age and one of the best known citizens of Chicopee, dropped dead today at his home in Summer street. Mr. Smith was bom at Barton, Vt., but removed to this place when a child. He had lived here over since. Ile was a mason and builder, and has built some of the largest buildings in the village. He loaves a widow. Judge Knight for Mayor of Portland. Portland, Me., February 25.—The Democratic Municipal Convent ion met at Reform Hall this evening, ox-Mayor Walker presiding. Mayor Deering was not a candidate, but received the support of a considerable number of delegates. Atter four ballots had been taken. Judge Knight was nominated aud accepted. Sore muscles, sideache. strains, colds axul every w«ak»Mwa cured bv Mop Floater*HER AWFUL PUNISHMENT. The Wife of a New York Politician Terribly Bnrned by Vitriol She Tried t# Throw I pon Her Husband.A Tragic Scene Caused by Jealousy and a Separation. New York, February 25.—When Thomas Loughlin, the Tammany politician of the Fifth Assembly district, was leaving his desk in the register’s office today to get lunch, a messenger from ex-County Clerk Gumbleton’s office handed him the following note; SIO Broadway. To Tom. *’otne over to the office, quick. February 25.    (Signed)    .(im. He went over to where James Gumbleton has an office with his brother, the ex-county clerk, en ihe third floor. Arriving there. Loughlin found his wife. Annie, standing outside the office. After three years of married life, they separated about a mouth ago. all on account of linconipafiblllty of temper. Since the separation Mrs. Loughlin has tried to meet her husband at Hie register’s office, but he has refused to renew their marital relations. "Was it through you this note was sent? asked Politician lorn. when he saw his wife standing bv his friend’s door. “Yes,” was tho quick response, and she added, in a pleading tone: “G, Tom, won’t you come and live with me again?” Laughlin said “No.” Then she asked: "Is that your Anal answer?” and after he had told her it was, they went down in the elevator together. Thai’ stood in the corridor for a moment, just outside the Tradesman's Bank, and Mrs. Loughlin asked her husband if he would not hold lier umbrella. He had one of his own. but he    took hers    and    that made his hands lull. Mrs. Loughlin threw back her heavy cloak and drew out a mustard can. Tom heard the ton sn sp but did not anticipate any danger till Alinit hurled tho can at his head, some sort o| liquid slopped over, aud realizing that there might    bo    danger    after    all. Toto caught    tho    mustard    can    In the air right snlo up.    His wife    grasped at the can ami tried to overturn its contents on him and they struggled fora minute until th* liquid was tin ally spilled over Mrs. Lough-liu’s face and hands. She Screamed With Pain, for tho bath was taken in vitriol, and Loughltn’s hands w ere burning where somo of it had fallen on him. Tho woman’s cries brought a number of people to tim scone. Loughlin called a cab and putting his wife inside jumped upon the box with the driver and ordered him to drive to tho diam hers Street Hospital. Officer Christopher Smith of the Broadway squad, who lieard of the affair at. iris post    at    Duane    street and Broadway, reached the Read street corner In season to see the cab go tearing down the street. He ran after it and reached tho hospital just ad Loughlin was taking out his wife. They all (vent inside and a physician took charge of Mrs. Laughlin. There was a snrilo on her face, and sho heroically endured tho pain she must have suffered without even wincing. "Are yon here. Tom?” she asked. But lier husband kept quiet until the surgeon whispered to him that she was blinded by the acid and must be iu great pain, and then he answered, "Yes.” “Db, Tom, don't leave me!” she pleaded. “This serves mo right. I wanted to commit a crime, but the good God turned it on me and punished me for it” "Annie, do you blame me for this?” asked Loughlin. Silo said she did not, and did not mind tho pain at all, but was sorry for what sho had done. The house surgeon ut the hospital stated that possibly Mrs. LounUUn might die, and that if inflammation set in site would at any rate lose lier eyesight and be frightfully scarred. Policeman Smith took Loughlin to tiio Tombs before Justice Smith. At tirst Loughlin was reticent about tho matter, but at length told the whole story substantially as given. He declared that ho Did Not Want to Make any Complaint against his wife, but the judge told him he must hold him as a witness, and if Mrs. Loughlin got well then it would be time enough for him to decide whether or not ho would appear against hor. Assemblyman Warner Bruns became his bondsman to the amount of $500. Mrs. Loughlin was placed under ii i rest in the hospital on the charge of felonious assault, and Officer Smith was stationed there to guard her. She will probably bo removed to Bellevue Hospital tomorrow, where this class of patients are treated. Her injuries cause her great pain, but tile surgeons are not yet prepared to predict tho result. Lough I in’( hands are badly burned, the flesh eaten tc the bone tit some places, and lie appeared in court with them encased iu big cotton bandages. Mrs. Loughlin is a short, buxom English woman of 22, rather inclined to stoutness, with a bright face, dark hair aud eyes and a whining smile. She is of a very lively disposition, and, her husband stated in court, had but one fault, that of permitting her temper to run away with her. But tor that he declared they would have lived very happily together. Site got an idea in lier head that she did not command all lier husband’s love, and then with jealousy and temper controlling lier lite became unbearable. This forenoon she called on James Gumbleton at his office and told him how miserable she was without Tom. Knowing both husband and wife very well, lie promised to plead with tim latter:    and it was to carry out his friendly oftico that lie sent the note which brought Loughlin into an unexpected trouble. While in Gumbleton’s office Mrs. Loughlin was ecol aud very contrite when speaking of tile unhappiness she had caused lier husband. Gumbleton was greatly agitated over the part he had played in tho affair. THE WEATHER. .—I Washington, February 26.—In* dications for New England: Local J J rains or snows, followed by decidedly colder, clearing weather: winds shifting to westerly: rising barometer. For Saturday—Fair weather in indicated. The Temperature Yesterday. Indicated by the thermometer at Thompson’s Spa: 3 a. in., 17°; Ga. rn.. 19°; 9a.m., 27°; J 2 ut.. 33°; 3.30 p. rn., 30°; G p. rn., 41°; 9 p.m., 44°; 12 mid., 46°; average, 32%°.    _ Snowy* or Else Clearing. The storm which sec in at Boston early yesterday came from the lake region and was centred at midnight over lite lower lakes. It will continue to cause disagreeable weather and dangerous gales along the North Atlantic coast during the next twenty-four flours. Rain lias fallen through the entire country east of the Mississippi. Advancing from Manitoba in tile roar of tho storm is a cold wave that is centred tiffs morning over the upper lakes. At St.Paul, (Minn.,) the tliemometer tell 4i> degrees inside of 12 hours, Tile probable effect of tlie cold will be to turn tho present rain into snow, or perhaps the weather mav clear off with the setting in of the north west wind. Saturday and Sunday will be cold. _____ Bostonians in New York. New York, February 25.—Henry Cabot Lodge and Russell Gray of Boston are at the Brunswick Hotel tonight. Ex-Mavor Samuel C. Cobb, also of Boston, is at tile Windsor Hotel.HATS. SPRING STYLES READY. LOWEST PRICES IX TOWN. mill IYC I 606 WASHINGTON ST.. uU ULU O I Between Beach & Kneepad St J. 3t fica TOUR GROCER SELLS IT. ;