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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - May 15, 1877, Boston, Massachusetts aldermanic legislation. prompt ACTION NECESSARY AS TO “LOCAL OPTION.” The Mad Dog Question Considered-The Public Park Debate Postponed-Tho Eating and Drinking of the City Fath-ers—Back Bay Sewage-The Mayor’s Appointments to be Further Considered-The Army and Navy Monument —Various Matters of Interest. At the session of the Aldermen yesterday the City Clerk announced that in the event that the hill just passed by the Legislature, known as the “local option law,” shall he approved by the <>ov-ernor, it will be necessary for the Hoard to take immediate action if it be desired to have a vote of the people on the question. The law provides that the vote of the people, yes or no, upon the question of licensing, shall take place on dune I. It will he necessary to allow the proper lapse of time between the issuing of warrants, the ward meetings and the date of dune I. lf no action is taken then the law of prohibition will be in force. The Board accordingly voted when it adjourned to adjourn to Thursday next at I P. M. THE MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS. Appointments were confirmed of .John Newell and Francis X. Macdonald as constables; of Jeremiah Howe as Weigher of Coal; of Henry Faxon as Inspector of Milk. Appointments were announced of William W. Mitchell, James P. J. Haney and Prank ti. Durham aa police officers of the regular force, and were referred to the Committee on Pollee. Appointments were also announced of IL. foster Morse as Register of Voters and Henry W. Longley as member of the Hoard of f ire (Commissioners. On the motion of Alderman ('lark the nomination of Mi. lamglev was laid on the table, and on the motion of Alderman Viles the same disposition was made of tile nomination of Mr. Morse Hie latter expressed his surprise that Mr. Spinney', tim present incumbent, had not been renominated. Otiose two nominations having been bus trended, <at,,de moved to reconsider the vote Alderman Slade moved to xec msidor confirming the nomination of Mr. Faxon. Souk debate occurred on this, in which comparisons were indulged in as to the merits of the respective appointees, but the Board refused to reconsider by a vote of 8 to 9. THE MAD DOO EXCITEMENT. The following was offered by Alderman ('lark, and on his motion was referred to the Committee en Ordinance# on the part of the Board: That on and after May 21 all dogs found at large on any public common, park, square, street or highway without being properly muscled to prevent biting, aball be killed; and furthermore, that from the above date all female dogs found st large on any public common, street, park, etc., shall be killed, hi justification of his order the Alderman stated the facts of the mad dog excitement at the I runty Church on Sunday, and referred to other cases of a similar character causing a general feeling at apprehension. ENGLISH HIGH AND LATIN SCHOOL. The Committee on Finance retorted in favor of the proposed erei Hon of a building for the English High and Latin Schools, and recommend the pas sage of an order authorising a loan of 8850,000, which, under tho law. cannot run more than ten years and providing that Hie money received for the sale of the school buildings on Bedford street Harrison avenue and the Mayhaw and Franklin fi obooi-houses shall be paid Into the sinking funds when ouch sale shall he inside, all such sums to be ani.lied to the extinguishment of the debt in tarred in the erection of the new building. The order w as read once. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. Locations for tracks were granted to the Metropolitan Railroad for a double track in Nerthump-ton street from Washington street to the tracks of the Highland Railway on Northampton west of Shawmut avenue, eo as to connect the Washington track with the proposed Columbus avenue track. The .joint Special Committee on the Army and Navy Monument reported that they have information from the contractor of the monument. Mr. kl ii I more, that the structure will lie in readiness for dedication on September 17 next. The < om-niittee accordingly desired instruction cs to what ai tion the City Council will take. On the motion of Alderman Slade the subject was recommitted with Instructions to report a suitable programme of proceedings for the day. The Trustees of the police charitable fund ^reported that the balance Mav I, 1870. was ti!*; income. *11,486 IS; giving a total of $10,375 the Auditor’s office. On Hic motion of Alderman glade the whole subject was indefinitely postponed. VARIOUS ORDERS PASSED. Orders were passed to pave Northampton street between Shawmut avenue and Tremont street with granite, at a cost of *0000; to pave Alden street with the same,cost *1 OOO; to pave Cambridge street, Charlestown, from Main street to the railroad crossing with granite, at, a cost of *18,000, for ®^ge-stones and sidewalks on Sixth, between O and I streets, also on I* street, between Fourth and Sixth street; to grade and macadamise Boylston avenue from Boylston street, to Green street, and for digest ones and sidewalks; for edgestones, sidewalks and macadam on Bishop street from Newbern to Call street; to grade Mount Everett street at acost of *1800; to grade and macadamize a portion of Adams street, Dorchester, at a cost or *10 OOO: for edgestones and crossings on Boylston Street West Roxbury, from the Providence Railroad to Curtis street; to construct a common sewer in Meander and Norwich streets; to pay the executors of the estate of W. ll. Bordman gild, for damages occasioned by Hamilton court and Sturgis street improvements; to pay Albert Bowker ?70< for Curtis street improvement in East Boston. Adjourned.    _______ CHAELOTTE CUSHMAN'S LOVES. Her First Kiijruireinent in Boston mid How it Was Broken in After Y<itr*-Where Her Affections Were Mi*iU»ced. [Frornthe New York Sunday Dispatch.! Perhaps the very last actress that any one would suppose ever experienced the tender passion, much less suffered from the pangs of unrequited love, was Charlotte Cushman, and yet twice in her life she was ready to sacrifice everything for the man of her heart. Miss Cushman received a oommon bool education in Boston; her deskmate was the daughter of an actor, which led to frequent conversations upon theatrical matters, and to an interest in tltein ta such as extent that Miss Cushman determined us a child that should fate ever compd her to he her own bread winner, it would be in smnc walk of public life. She had barely reached the age of sixteen befoie she was deeply enamored of a young gentleman who had his way to make in the world, and a speedy marriage being thereby prey. Hied, She had little thought or hope hut to do awav with the obstacles which separated them. Circuniitaiices soon compelled lier to east about tor some means of self-support, her mother being a widow with several children to provide for. Miss mailman linda pretty, sympathetic singing voice of no great power, but much sweetness. Mts. Wood was an English ballad singer, among the first of that class to make a sensation in this cqutyry, and during UL PC ^JOSIAH gjhTUjj wuum. vim, smug    utiuj,    yi;    ^ ON DEACON HILL. VV* THE WESTBORO REFORM SCHOOL MATTERS DISCUSSED. 47. The payments liave been—to the police charitable trust fund, *8000; for beneficiaries. *l5dI; giving a balance May I, 1877, of $044447 belonging lo income. The total trust fund is *64,750. A request was received from the License Commissioners that fifteen policemen be assigned to aid them in the enforcement of the law. I lie muster was referred to the Committee on Police, with an order amending the existing order on Ute subject and limiting the total force of p dice to 715 men. An order was passed establishing a branch I ub-llc Library in the West Roxbury District at a cost of *10,000.    ,    a... No action was taken on the matter of the public parks, ami the report was further assigned to Monday next at 5 P. M.    ,, Among the papers from the Common Council concurred in was the passage of an order fixing the salary of the Inspector of Provisions, appointed toy the Board of Health, at SI500. T lie order for rn estimate of the cost of the Back Bay sewer was laid on the table.    * Alderman Clark offered an order, which was passed instructing the Committee on ordinances t.. consider Hie expediency of reporting ail ordinance amending the ordinance relating to the public health so that members ot the Board OI Health -Inn I be required to devote their whole time to the interests of the city, and not engage in other business. BACK BAY SEWERAGE. The Committee on Sewers reported on the subject of drainage of sewage matter from the Back Bay territory, that it is inexpedient to take action relative to the proposed sewer from Parker street to Charles River. This sewer, if built, will cost *75,000, anil lf the plan of an intercepting sewer proposed by the .Sewerage Commissioners shall be carried into effect, will prove useless, as tile plan there contemplated is not to convey sewage n atter into < barbs River, but to Moon Island. The committee defer to the views entertained by the Board of Health on the matter and approve of the temporary measures proposed to be adopted by that Board. The report on the motion OI Ald gagement in Boston Mils Cushman managed to be introduced to her, and finally under Mrs. Wood s auspices she made lier appearance in the concert; room, being simply announced as “a young lady. Her success was sufficiently pronounced to determine her to continue in that mode of life, or al least until her betrothed should have become able to marry her, but be took great umbrage at what he stigmatized as “au unwomanly proceeding, and declared she had disgraced him. Hot words followed on her side, and after much altercation and mutual pain the engagement was broken oil, and Charlotte Cushman was free to follow-out lier destinv as a gn at. artiste. She went her way and lie went his. After much hard struggling, it led him into the establishment of a store—a sort of trimming store, combined with ready-made underclothing for ladies aud children—in which ho pros pc rad. He is now one of the foremost merchants of the kina iii Boston. A few years ago I was in Boston, and dropped Into his store to make some purchases. It happened that Miss Cushman preceded me by a few steps. As sum as the fio >r-walker caught sight of her he hurried off and returned with the proprietor; a hale, ruddy-faced, white-haired gentleman, of quiet and dignified hearing. They look, rather than shook hands, lie holding liers for a moment, and then side by side they walked to the bark of the store. To see those t wo calm, self-contained, old silver-haired people, one would have Utile suspected the heartrending romance which bung over their youth. It is all very tine to despise money, hut the lack of it frequently changes the destinies of entire lives. Had Miss (’s lover been only sufficiently well-off to I ave married her ut the blooming of their love, iii all probability the stage would never have kn rnn lier brilliant genius. Altei Miss Cushman had achieved fame in England she made a tour of this country. She was then a woman o middle age, with a remarkably ugly face, but tall and well-moulded frame. She Hayed an engagement at the National Theatre, Cincinnati, Conrad IL Clarke was the leading man. many years her junior. He had been brought un as a gentleman, being the son of a Quaker in Philadelphia. Miss Cushman was struck with his polish and wit. his talent and cultured tone. Hr. un i ©aversation# on acting in tile theatre, Clarke soon began to t all at her hotel to reoeive particular instructions in the parts he was to play with her; then lie escorted her home from the theatre at nights, and it was plainly to beseen that shelooked with marked favor on the young actor. <hie evening she was at the wing, ready to go one# Meg Merriles, I playing the boy, in Guy Mannering.” I was standing by lier side. and Mr. Clarke was a few steps off, flirting desperately with a lovely young actress who had been christened "'Hie Boodle Dog,” from the way she dressed her hair, which was just as they wear It nowadays, but then thought a wild. crazy style. The star toad been giving mea lew stage directions, aud impelled by I know not what impulse, I suddenly asked: What, of all things in this world, Miss Cush- The Senate and House Arrive at Different Conclusions—A Bill for the Relief of the Eastern Railroad Introduced-The Trust Company Bills Engrossed by the Senate—A Check to the Salary-Qrab Bill.    _    _____ The reports and hills brought out by the investigation of the Westboro Reform 8obool matters were the cause of the discussions in both branches of die General Court yesterday, the Senate continuing its discussion of Friday. Senator Gilbert of Hampshire showed from the testimony the falsity of many of the reports that have been scattered broadcast over the State in regard to the cruel punishments indicted upon the boys at the institution. Ile most heartily suppirted the report of the majority, and argued that the institution is well managed, and that the proposed changes in the classification of the boys will remedy all the alleged abusee. He defended the humane character of Superintendent Shepherd and tli^t of tho Trustees of the institution. The charge# over which so much indignation has been excited have been proven grossly exaggerated, if not altogether Senator Allen of Plymouth again spoke in favor of legislation to secure more humane treatment of the inmates of the institution. He claimed that the testimony cf the officers themselves was enough ti condemn them. He said that had tho severe punishment In any case resulted in death, the officers would have been liable to a charge of mur- ^ Senator Moors of Franklin again spoke in favor of removing the Trustees and Superintendent in oilier that a proper and humane system ot discipline may bi* secured. He called attention especially to the fact that no record of punishments bv tile under teachers was kept, and that there vv’as no record of the punishment by the sweatbox The Trustees are to blame in that they have not mudc a more careful inquiry Into the methods of discipline. The trouble with Snpewiiten-dt ut Shepherd was that he was a military disciplinarian, driving instead of leading. senator Swell of Essex, one of the I rustles ot the institution, rose to say that certainly hei was one of the most guilty of any of the Trustees, inasmuch as owing to his long experience with criminals he was at the head of the Trustees in this re-k I ie ct He asked no mercy for himself, but he did ask simple justice for himself and associate Trustees. The question of corporal punishment has bein frequently discussed by the Trustees, and they will doubtless abolish it altogether us soon as I tensible. He said that the report of the mum qty of tim committee was a conspiracy, since the investigation was prosecuted by a member of the House who had determined to make a case against the Trustees from I he first. He said a conspiracy was a combination of bad men for a had purpose; an investigation was to show the truth. I he investi-unth ii was so prosecuted as to deceive purity public. Senator Swett, showed character of the boys sent bv himself came from a calm and careful consideration of ail the facts elicited during the long investigation. The conclusions arrived at as to corporalpunishment were but a logical necessity from t be facts made known to the committee,and theTrus-tees having been proved to have been ignorant of the circumstances brought out by the investigation, have not won a right to further confidence, the report was then amended in accordance with the motion of Mr. Washburn, both bills being substituted for the report of the majority. AN EASTERN RAILROAD BILL. The rule forbidding the introduction of new business was suspended upon motion of Mr. Osgood of Salem, and a Dill presented allowing tile Eastern Railroad Corporation to make a transfer of certain collateral security Held by it. The bill provides that tile Eastern Railroad Company, with the assent of the Trustees under the,go made in pursuance of chapter 236 of the acts ot 1870, may pledge as collateral security for money any of the property which by section 13 of said aet it Is authorized to sell with tin* assent "(said Trustees; and may give the pledges of the sam right in the property so pledged as ii the same were not mortgaged to the Trustees; provided always that the proceeds of a 'nan so effected shall not tie applied or disposed of except for the PurP°*® Hied in said section ISI, and except with tao < linen t of the Trustees first had and obtained. act is to take effect upon it* passage. NOTES OF THE SESSION. The House bill concerning the printing amt dis-tribuljon of publioand certain other documents, and Senate bill authorizing the appointment of Trustees for the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers, were passed to a third reading.    .____ ,, The House resolve providing for repairs on the State House was ordered engrossed. A final adjournment is expected this evening. 'I lie Senate stands adjourned until ll A. M. and the House until IO A. M. today. THE DOG QUESTION. Civilization Responsible for Reversing Nature’s Laws—The Present Evil from Dogs Let Them be Restrained. To the Editor <\f The Globe: Sib: I notice that in the present “dogmatic ’ controversy you take the side of the dog. AV ill you permit a word on the other side? No one will deny that hydrophobia is on the increase, and there can be no wonder on the part of those who look at the question in a scientific light. If the deductions of medical and scientific men are correct, then the present dog law is measurably responsible for tins disease, as the rate of taxation. (*2 for a male dog and *5 fora female dog,) together with personal preferences of dog fanciers for the male beast, have I,ad a powerful effect In destroying the balance of sex. If I ain not mistaken, in the wild state I ilie ! and jRusirttl Snsmimrnts. Ettssuramr. STEINWAY & SONS World-Renowned PIANOFORTES. OLIVER DITSON & CO. announce that they have been appointed Vgents, far a large part of New England, for these Celebrated Instruments, whose fine qualities of tone and almost unapproachable general excellence of construction are known to every lover of music. Carrying away Medals, Prizes and Honors at every Exhibition, they also have drawn from tile highest musical authorities such commendations as the following: “Permit me also to add my homage, amt the expres-siou of my undisguised admiration.—F KANZ Liszt. "The grandest creation that modern science in Plano building lias acquired.” [New Leipsic Music Zeitung. “Your unrivalled Pianofortes once snore have dons full justice to their world wide reputation, both for 34th Year. NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL Life Insurance Co., POST OFFICE SQUARE, BOSTON. (Organized December I, 1843.) Net Assets, January 1,1877..........#13#71,#M    81 Deduct surplus to be distributed....    57 577,857 50 exec trials lustiee to their world-wide reputation, Downier . Rb-Insurawck Fund for Hie protection of po We »d enmity- for^enduring the severest    with    DlieVwsof this dbl #>—Artou rubirstkin.    |    ^onwealth, FEATURES OF THE COMPANY. For the present. Steinwsy’s Pianos xviii bo for sale at No. 130 TREMONT ST., former store of O. D. Russell & Co. Oliver Ditson & Co., BOSTON.    __ 1st. The adoption and continuance of a thoroughly adequate rate or premium, gd. The maintenance of an amnic reserve fund. Tho market price of the securities of which the fund is composed is *340,700 80 over Hie cost on the Cem-monwealtb’s ledger. This Item is not availed of in Urn capital as above presented. For pamphlets and reports giving a histoiw of the Company'** operations during the past thirty-throe veals, apply at the office of Urn Company, or of agents in any city br town of importance. PKN J. F. STEVENS. President. JOSEPH M. GIBBENS Secretary. JOHN HOM ANR, M. I).. Medical Examiner. W. G. MCKOWN. Ass’t See.’y. W. C. WRIGHT. Actuary. man, would you rather be?” She replied, as, impulsively glancing at Clarke, and sighing: "I would rather be a pretty woman than anything else in tliis wide, wide world,” and on the stage she rushed to shriek through "Meg Merriles. kiter this he assumed a ladder front, flirted no mole about the scenes, and became obsequiously attentive to her. lie travelled with her a short thru to support her; it. became a recognised fact that he was the great star's protege, and next it transpired that s', e Lad engaged Lim to go to England with her.    ... One evening Miss ( ushmao was going to the theatre alone, Winn a weak, haggard-looking woman approached her, with a baby in her artus, bhe was a small, red-haired, fragile creature. Laying her liand on Miss Cushman’# arm. she said: “Mire Cushman. I thiuk a woman of your genius and position might have plenty of admirers without taking up with the husband of a poor woman like me.” The tragedienne paused in blank amazement. “Are you talking to me?” she asked. “And you say I have taken your husband from you’.”’ “Yes—you—Charlotte Cushman. “I don't know you; and may I ask the name of this precious husband of yours’.’” "i < mad Clarke,” was tile reply. Tile great actress hurried away. She hod received a blow, but she no t it with as brave a front as Bile had many others in her not altogether smooth pf;th ill life. All smiles, hows, and honeyed words, Clarke greeted her that night. She gave a deathblow to all his hopes, uot tenderly as many a woman o situated might have done, but with character. istle decision. posely Pow the too ilian Viles was laid on the table. PETITIONS REFERRED. Of W. P. Sargent & Co. ami ut liers, that Sudbury street be paved with granite; of S. P. Hibbard, that Dartmouth place be put In order; of F. Pierce A Co. and others, that Richmond street, betwemi Hanover and Commercial streets, be paved with granite; of Highland Street Railway Company, for a modification of the building permit for stable on Blue Hill avenue so as to require only one brick wall. Of Middlesex Railroad Company, for a turnout on Haymarket square; of Fuller, Dana & r itz aud others, that Cross street, between North and Hanover streets, be repaired; of T. C. Males and others, for a sidewalk on Blue Hill avenue; of Robert Moore and others, that portions of Endicott street lie paved with granite; of the Young Men’s christian Union, that Lowell ,ourt be lighted; of A. Wiswall, for a suitable sidewalk on Washington street, from Forest HIU depot to Ashland street; of U.S. Brown and others. that a park ive located between Craigie and \\e*t Boston bridges; of George ll. Richards and others, that Clinton place, Charlestown, be lighted; of Andrew Porter aud ot liers, that Cooper street be r**i aired; of John L. Dewolf aud others, thai a lot cf land al the comer of Tremont and Heath streets he converted into a public ground or square; of the Boston Land < oiupauy, that Die damages sustained bv them iii the I oui ti on of (he Boston, \\ in th top and Point Shirley Railroad maybe estimated by the Board of Aldermen under the statute; of Nathaniel Erskineand 4151 others, Andrew Hoffman aud 783 others, of C. A. Shaw sud Till others, for tree ferries to East Boston; of the Nu-' lienal Lancers, tor the use of Faneuil Hull on June 14, their fortieth anniversary; of It. M. Graham and others that permission be given them to light the Streets of Boston with gas; of Isaac IL c,,nr and others for lamp* on Cory street; of VV. W. Averill, President of the Grahamite and Trinidad Asphalt Pavement Company, for permission to lay their pavement in the streets of the city at from *2 50 to *4 DO per square yard, according to foundation, thickness of asphalt aud extent of contract. ALDERMANIC DINNERS. Tiie proposed amendment to the Joint rules and orders relative to the matter of refreshments and carriage hire came up from the Common Council The amendment required the specifying of tile list of articles of refreshments so furnished to every such member, and all such hills shall be approved by such members participating, also the date# of furnishing Ute same. Alderman Thompson moved the following substitute “ No member of the Pity Council shall be authorized to contract bills for refreshments or carriage hire on account of Hie city, but members of the City Council may, on the first day of each NEW ENGLAND NOTES, cut bis of the City council may, outlie nm nay ot eaen month present to the Auditor their accounts ot tnranMK in earned in the furtherance of the city’s interest.” Alderman Thompson expressed opinion that his order was a great improvement over the plan of the Common Council- Alderman Clark wx-u allied the operational Urn rule which has been followed during the paet throe or four yen re, and claimed that under it all is accomplished that could Im desire.! 'I be expense incurred by each Individual is duly set forth, and all curious people, including newspaper editors desiring to increase their circulation, can get the details for publication at North Cambridge, Vt.—Elisha Davis throat Saturday evening, and will die. Dalton.-The Old Hay .State MSU was burned .Sunday morning; loss *75.000, insurance *©J,O' >o. Portsmouth, 5. Ii.—A boy nine years old, the son .J John Walling, fell into the tank of one of the water-wheels at the South MUI, Sunday evening, and was to badly injured that he will probably die. Brandon. Vt.—An unknown tramp shot a young man named Brasser Saturday, and then shot himself. St felt mask and some buna cork were found in Hie tramp’s pockets, but nothing by which he MHild be identified. Westfield.—The Selectmen have decided to gnir t all applications for liquor licenses, uudcr their usual restrictions, but with the understanding that if the new bill is signed by Governor Rice all the money will be refunded.    , Concord, N. IL—The State Press Association Im# its annual excursion July 12, spending from Friday i ll Monday at Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vt., Monday night a1 st. Johnsbury, and then home by way of Wells River and Plymouth. Heath.—Frank Sharpe, the young man who forged the names of two Charlemont citizens to a che ck for *81*6 and tried to get it cashed at the Shelburne, Falls Hank, has been committed for rial at the August Court, in default of *1000. Norwich, C'onp.—Norwich does not Uke its new wutei works; they cost *117,000 more than they should, and the annual expenses exceed the revenue by OOO. Moreover the waler is so low that a famine is almost inevitable, aud so bad that there is danger of a rise in the price of lager. Ellsworth, Me.—Hancock Hall was crowded yesterday morning to hear the charge to the Jury by Judge Peters in the Smith murder case. Hie charge was a masterly exjiositiou of the law and analysis of testimony, and occupied two hours aud a half in its delivery. The jury retired, and ill flirty minutes agreed upon a verdict of “guilty «.f murder In the first degree.” Lowell.—The Free Industrial Drawing School, winch has now about 275 students, will give it,^exhibition tor 1877 at Huntington Hall, Lowell, today and Wednesday. The school ha# classes In architectural, marine ami tree-hand drawing, practical designing and crayon shading. Forty lessons were given In each of the classes, commencing November 13. 1876, and ending April 1.1877. Springfield.- The Hoosac Tunnel line having put on a train Yesterday which runs between troy and Boston in about six hours, the Boston a#d Albany Railroad proposes to reduce the time between Albany and Boston to five bouillon a new train which will leave Albany at 2.50 I*. M. and arrive iu Huston at 7.50, making tim IOO miles from Springfield to Boston in Two hours and twenty IUHanover, N. H.—A wicked i>nson, absolutely unknown to 6V6rybody,btmg Hie skeleton of hvanJ, the Northwood murderer, to a rope between two Republican ti agst alls on the college campus yesterday The bones were arrayt«l ma linen duster aud tell hat, with umbrella and carpet bag, the latter labelled “Montreal,” in allusion to the Seniors* contemplated lint abandoned excursion to Montreal. The college carpenter with much difficulty succeeded in cutting down tho skeleton while the campus was crowded with sjiecUtore, students ami citizens. rn tim institution was gradually changed, tim best ova being sent by the court# directly to familia*, anil tim class of boys formerly sent to the school-hip being sent to the Reform School, forming a desperate and hardened class ©f criminals. Hie Ti unices have protested earnestly and repeatedly pi a nisi having this class of boys sent to the institution. Senator Swett then gave considerable t©“ i jimmy to Miow that a good deal of tins evidence I Afore the committee was from persons unw ut,bv of bf lief. Ile stated also that tilers was a record «.f all the punishments inflicted at the institution. Senator Brimhall of Worcester spoke in defence oi tin- Trustees aud officers of the institution. f citator Denny of Suffolk, Chairman of the C >111-mittee, again spoke at length in defence of the report of the majority against legislation in this mat-if»i, He again showed th© worthlessness of much of I he testimony, the motives influencing some who prosecuted the investigation, and thought that there was altogether too much of a false and sent i-m« ii tai sympathy with crime now prevalent In the <■< ii inunitv to lie for I in* best good of tho public. Ii. <! cpi red that the Senate should accept the bill, whiih the committee reported against, In order thai lie might move a substitute bill providing that corporal punishment shall ic* allowed only undei such rules and regulations %s shalt he prescribed by the Trustees, and no punishment shall he inflicted except bv the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, who shall keep a record of the causes and amount of ail pumsh- '"’Hie substitute was adopted, and engrossed andor a suspension of the rules, there being no division of the Senate on passing it through its various Mages. THE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Senator Coffin of Middlesex moved to so amend the House amendment to the resolve giving S2i>i><> to the Agricultural College by adding *2500, so that *2500 shall be paid for manual labor of students at the college coming from Massachusetts. Senator Coffin thought the college was a success, and that by adding this amount to the sum that maybe used to pay the students for their work a good many more students would come to the institution. Senator Gregory of Essex spoke in favor of the appropriation and in defence of president claik ana tile action of Professor Stockbridge in patenting his fertilizers. Senator Lynde of! w ornate; favored the appropriation. The House amendment was concurred in with the amendment offered by Senator Coffin. NOTES OF THE SESSION. The Senate suspended its rules, in concurrence with the House, to allow the introduction of a hill j to enable the Eastern Railroad to transfer certain : of vie collaterals into more advantageous form. Senators Russell of Middlesex, Allen of Ply in- | oath and Sherman of Middlesex were appointed j on a Committee of Conference in reference to the j bill concerning district, municipal and police i Bn the Senate the Committee on the Treasury reported against the House hill increasing the compensation of the members. Tile Senate adopted the order for a joint committee to sit during the recess and consider the question of the State’s selling its interest in the New York and Nev, England Railroad. Senators Stone of Middlesex and Hay lies of Hampden were appointed on the part of the Senate. The bills to amend the charters oFthe Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, of the Chapin Banking and Trust Company of Springfield and of Urn New England Trust Company, wwe amended on notion of Senators Brimhall of Worcester, Haynes of Hampden and Holmes ot Bristol, by striking oiit*the provision requiring them to publish in some newspaper of the cities where t ho companies are located un annual statement in .totalled their liabilities. The bill# were then ordered 'lheStni<te bill to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the County Commlseionera ol Franklin to borrow money for the purpose of payiug such , oats and expenses as said county may be required to pay under the provisions of the act relating to Sunderland Bridge, and tin House rem] vc in favor of the Worcester Lunatic Hospital, were ordered , ngroesed. female beasts outnumber Hie male, certainly there is never an inequality. But when civilization steps in and reverses nature's laws disorder must ensue. Rut however this state of things may have been caused it is a fact, ain) what shall we do about it? Almost every issue of Hie daily palier lins some record of a person bitten by a mad dog; and can the valued tile entire race of these beast*!, the symbol of the lowest detractor!sties of sensual human nature, weigli for an instant against the life of an innocent, lovely child? Let those who have looked upon Hie t rrlhlc death agonies of their little ones out down in the innocence of childhood by this scourge, make answer. How long will the community stand this thing? Last Sunday a small dog went mad in Waiten street and "as shot by a policeman. i estonia v morning a few men were endeavoring to get at another dog on Regent st reet that was show-ing unmistakable si ;n* of hydrophobia. According to the usual practice he should have been allowed to bite two or three tiers us in order to prove ids madness. Perham; and let those who wish to furnish the victims (4 this sort of exponent stand U There have been attempts made to divert attention from Hie dog by attacks on the character of Hie eat. Hut the eat is not prole, ted by law. It A Fine Assortment of CABINET ORGANS Home and Church Use IWASHINGTON With all modern improvements,    in) ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE SENT FREE.    la Nm Mali Olin Cai®, 1299 Washington Street, BOSTON.    _ ‘Fells” sings under your window at night, a brick judiciously dropped on lier head will reduce her song to a pianissimo, and her inanimate remains will make excellent manure for your grapevine. But if    “('allis" has    the    magic    colV«r around    ids neck you    must    pay    for any damage done his sacred person. Let us ho consistent. We pit.-* laws to prevent goats, cows and harmless sheep from ranging our streets, but we give this dangerous brute full liberty of the city, to ne a terror to parents, who dread    every time their el iltlrtn    leave home lest    they    return    with the .ii ath-mark in their flesh, and to disgust with their filthy habit* every ladv in the streets. It ta time that we had Gds matter settled and put the dog—if lie munt be preserved—under the tamo restraints that wo put other beasts. Tile law should be made and enforced that “every policeman shall and any citizen may shoot any dog running at large. Is there any other way out of tile present stat# of danger and alarm? Boston, May J-■ “Pailsy” ami “the Marchioness.” 'iii© wonderful modelling in butter still continues at Amory Hall, where Mrs. Caroline S. Brooks Is diligently working is alternation between “Pansy,” an exquisite face, sunny a* Hie flower whose name it bears, and ii study of I>i<dk Swivelled faithful friend, “the Marchioness” at lier solitary game of cribbage. Thin i# the first full-length Mrs. Brooks Jins attempted, but the attenuated figure and striking head-gear of the t mall servant" are in such a state of forwardness t hat complete success is certain. A plaster cast ol “Narcissus,” another of her butter-heads, has been taken and is very satisfactory to Mrs. Brooks, who ha* always looked for such a result. Experience has developed Mrs. Brooks wonderfully. She n odds " itll an ease, coolness and Indifference to interruptions which is very gratifying to those who remember her solemn, though not doubtful, concentration ui»on lier work on her trial in Hie Judges’ Hall, Philadelphia. Iahdalwood p< Metres a much greater power iii restoring to a healthy state the mucous membrane of Hie urethra than either Cubebs or Copaiba. It never produces sickness, is certain ami speedy in Its actlou. It is fast. superseding every other remedy. Sixty Capsules cure in six or eight days. No other medicine can do this. Owing to its great success, many substitutes have been advertised, such a# Pastes, Mixtures, Pills, Balsams, ©ti'., also various kinds of Capsules, nil ot which have been abandoned. Dundas Dick & Co.’s Soft Caput*et confining OM of ,Sandalwood, told at all I), ug Store*. Ask for circular, or a -od for one lo lid Wooster st., .tea* toil.    _____ NEW PBKPARATION. Try it. You may lika it other W. A. CARDNER, Tuner, Repairer and Polisher of Pianofortes, Second-Hand Piano* a Specialty. Orders left at Perry’s Music store. 538 Washington street, opposite Boston Theatre, or 120 Brooks Street, East Boston, Will receive prompt attention. We cheerfully recommend Mr. W. A. Gardner to our friends and the public as a thorough workman; liedias ie] aired our pianos in a thorough manger. Jtabu K Perry A Co., piano and music dealers, 538 >vashing*©!! Street; Russell Ballet, late of Mallet * faimston, 43# w a ii 11 in Lr til afreet: H. \V. Berry, piano dealer, 7 5u Washington street! Mrs. I.. J. ^n.East Boston; Mr. John Hopkins, piano rteah'r.Nmv Bedford. M w*., Hon. J. A. Hawes. New Bedford, Mass., Mr. Lawai Boden, Jr., New Bedford, Mass.; Mrs. H. M. Smith of Smith A Whitney Concert Troupe. Orders by mail t»rom idly attended to. HALLETT, DAVIS & CO. PIANOS. 484 Washington Street, Nearly opposite Temple place, BOST ON. HT'Send for Illustrated Catalogue, free sn lassies Co. OF NEW YORK. Cyrus Curtiss’ Pres’1 Assets, $5,250,000. “The very satisfactory condition of (he CompaayU attributable to the management of its affairs by able. prudent and honorable men. It gives me pleasure to mate that in a minute and exacting investigation I And nothing to condemn, but, on tho«mtrarymucht() c o -mend.Extract from the report of the Hon, John A. McCall, dr., Deputy Supt. Arte York Insurance Department. BOSTON OFFICE, 42 Congress Street. (Between P. O. Square and State St J CHARLES W. HOLDEN, General Agent fop MMiftChmetts. rn mum. CONTINENTAL INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK. HOWARD INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YOUK. ^REPAIRING north american im co. SiL-Y Ct Pianofortes Tuned and Repaired.    COSTON. LELAND^ PIANO ROOMS. For tuning square pianos........................... For tuning upright pianos.......................... *    “J* For t uning grand pianos............................ 2 V POT ripping® regulating*aud ail the 'various repairs to tin* ilia not erie only a fair price will be required. WiHi SoVeSS? office in th.; above Ih^toplease every one who favors me wit ii a call. A. M. u, (ISO Washington st., opp. Boylston.______ <£0Ufi1) SgTUp. Organized respectively, 1852,1825,1873. Cash Assets, 4 Million Dollars. All losses settled and paid by the undersigned. ALBERT BOWKER, Pre*. & Manager, No. I Old 8tate House. Boston. ROGER WILLIAMS INSURANCE COMPANY (INCORPORATED 1848),, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. CASH ASSETS,.....$400,000 rPg.”*- •**rw*!,A%s?8». .aas*- WM. H. FREDERICKS, Secretary. FRANKLIN S. PHELPS, Agent, No. 55 State Street, Boston. __ TLTEPTIJNIi FIRE AND MARINE INS. OO. IS — Capital. #300,000. GEORGE F. OSBORNE, President. EUGENE B. HINKLEY, Secretary. OfflcS, 04 State street. Boston.__ kTKW ENGLAND MUTUAL INS. CO.-Ma- IVl i:I HK ANO Fi it k. GEORGE C. Id >RD. I resident. ALFRED PRESSON, Secretary. Office, 62 State st., Boston.    . ....... lousiness (STarhs. the house session. BROOKS’ BREAKFAST better than any TABLE br°°4 COCOA. C. D. BBOOKS, No. 72 Broad Street. Hie Members Sustain tho Minority of the Public Charitable C'ommlttee-A Change i ii I he Management at West boro Demanded -A BHI Relating to the Eastern Railroad Introduced. The first and only matter discussed by Hie House wtw the report of the Committee on Publio ( hori-tnble Institutions upon the discipline at Hie Westboro Reform School. 'Hie report, accepted in the senate, gives inexpedient to legislate as Hie verdict ujion the recent investigation. Mr. Washburn of Worcester wa* the first Speake! , and moved to amend th© report by substituting hills, reported by himself as a minority of Hie committee, prohibiting corporal punishment .-it Hic school, except w itll Hic approval of the Trustees and under the direction of the Superintendent or hi* assistant: mid providing tor Hic appointment of a new Board 4 t v* Ti osier* for the institution for five-year terns, one retiring each year. Mr. Alien of Easton followed, and made an attack upon the management of the institution, quoting at length from the report of Hie investigation in support of hisstate-lUMne. Mr. Tompkins of Boston followed, and found a cause for all the trouble at the m-stituUou in the fact that the .State had m ut to Hie institution a set of hoys which he styled “lieu hounds,” meaning the boys from Hie school-ship. He opposed the bills proposed bv Mr. Washburn as uncalled tor mid un-necessary, as the Governor had the power to appoint such persons us Trustees as seemed to him best, as th*1' term* of the present Hoard expire. Mr. Wescott of Boston, of th^commlttee, spoke at length of the results of the investigation, aud sup-1 cited the views expressed by the billa offered a# a substitute for the committee’s report. Mr. I lain ii Boston appealed to Mio common sense ana charity of the lions©, and usked the Benben not to be influenced in their action by the highly-drawn aud over-stated picture of the management at the Westboro school, which had been present co to them bv the curlier speakers. Mr. Newton ol Southboro defended Hie management of the Ketone School mid supported the report ©! Him nia-jeritv. Mr. Thayer of Beaten thought that the Trustees of Hie institution had made themselves responsible tor the conduct of the school, and should be made to feel that the public would not pass over their action without comment. He favored the bills reported by the majority. Mr Sanderson of Mttleton said that he h^ aigned the majority report in good faith and if he did net know that the gentleman from Boston (Mr. Allen) sometimes exaggerated he should feel his eritioism# rather more. He defended the report of the majority. Mr. Washburn of Worcester closed the bate awd said that his support of the bills presented Dr. A. J. Flagg’s I Is a Safe and Sure Remedy that lias been tested for 15 year* and    '™u. [Cf Flagg ac extended reputation a* a SI EL {A ta I rot THROAT and LUNG Discases. It NEVER fiAILa, even la the worst cases; is purely vegetable, audit# ,v■■    ——    <- at once soothing and tome. cffc- t 11pou the system I* i ltWiU    CURE    A    COMMON    COLD in a few hours by removing tt from th© system. IT WILL CURE A CHRONIC COUGH quickly sad permanently. CONSUMPTION cs ti be cured bv this remedy where all others have failed, in the earlier stages of thist disease It trill feet a •©eddy aud certain cure; aud in many c-imw® of advanced Consumption its effect miraculous, restoring to fuH    Porfact rfiysiciaus had given up as ii ittetoicmal. AYER’S SARSAPARILLA, FOR PURIFYING THE BLOOD. This compound of the vegetable alterative*. Sarsaparilla. Dock, SttUkigla. . amt Mandrake, with Hie /, lmlides of Potash and iron, * makes a most effectual ' cure of a series of com ^- plaints which are very J, prevalent ami afflicting. It Y purifies the blood, purges out the lurkiutr humors in the system that undermine ne iltti and settle into troublesome disorders. Eruptions of the skin are the appearance on the surface of humors that should in- expelled from the I .fi Mid. internal derangement# are the determination of these same humors to some internal organ, or organs, whose, actlou they derange, and whcjm suh-8lance they disease and destroy. AYERS HAR8A-P BRILLA expels these humors from the blood. When they are gone, the disorders they produce disappear, such a* Ulceration* af the Liter Stomach, hjt-nei/s Lunas, Emotions and Empire Instate* af the .Sim. St. Anthony's eire, /lose or KnisipHas, / Pustule* Hi.,tche*. Bosh, Tumors. Tetter and Salt luteum. Scald Head, Hingteorm, Ulcers ami Sores, Sheumatitm. Atm alum. Pain in the Botte*, Side amt Head, Emote Weaints*. Sterility, Uuchorrheta .tnsinp from internal ulceration and uterine diseases. Dropsy. Dytnepma, hma-cK,t<on and General Debility. With their departure health returns. ,,RK1>ARED In DR. J. C. AYER * CO., Lowell. Muss.. l'ractfcal ana Analytical Chemists. Sold my all Drcooists amu DuaLitas in M KDH IX K.      .... health those whom pli Wft wit?cure CATARRH more effectually Hon of the throat. I RY IT. TRY IT. HI' It will cure LOSS OF    Vmi.t!imV    okK(\Tn- ECTIC FEVER, aud all SYMPTOMS Os LON a. thboat_!!?.j,j2oS « DUNBAR'S Root & Herb Bitters. Juun Humors from iCW; tem. etc. They'cannot be us celled. Try one bottle and be convinced. For sale by ail Druggists, and by GEO. C. GOODWIN Sc CO.. Gonerui Agent*. Also, Dunbar’s Mask i made ; Faln-Kttler aud Kxtraot Ja* and put up by arnica Ginger are OXX AS. DUNBAR. K. rOXBORO, MASS Brice r>0 et*. Sold by all druggist* Ikoposal#. PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVEMENTS OF RIVERS AND HARBORS. U. S. ENOINKKR’S OFFICa^PORTLA^toM0., j. ™oi Iw» received at tliis office until IO O’, I,,cL A M on saturday, the 20th day of May 1877. for Improving the following named rivers aud har- *T’ PENOBSCOT RIVER, M©.—For the removal of about 140 cubic yards of Sunken Ledge, at Bangor; and about IO,OOO cubic yards of Dredging at Buoks- V°gi' BELFAST HARBOR. Me-For the removal of about 175 cubic yards of Sunken Ledge-3! KENNEBUNK RIVER, Me. For about 5000 T®* N.H. For about 12,000cublc ya5rdS$OSTONg1HARBOR, Mass. —For ttie removal of about 870 cubic yards of Sunken Ledge; and fl,r about RLOOO cubic yards of Dredging at and near Lovell s to|f"l;ROVlNCBTOWN HARBOR, Mass.- For about 17,00 tons of large and sintril rubble stone, Persons desiring to make prouosals ft above works lire requested to apply to Hic Ithis office, No. 47.3 1-8 Congress street. Portland. or No 26 Pemberton square, Boston, Mass.,for *1*®' locations and instructions to bidders, and for such other Information concerning the same as may b« fibred• Fronoult must bo made i»ei»arately for ©soh work, a* r©Quired by the specifications, aud bo accompanied by the requisite guaranty, the proposal* to be la duplicate on printed forma which wUlbefur-uiahed mn application at tins office, ami when transmuted they must bJxo endorsed on the sealed envelope as t© indicate, before being opened,the particular work k'Tbe'uudersigued reserves the right to reject all bbls ud%.Rl«rMi&3^JS«!SSr’ FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES. The Best in the World! Always to be Relied Upon! FAIRBANKS SCALE WAREHOUSES, 3 MILK STREET (Old South Block), BOSTON. 311 BROADWAY, NEW YORK._ MARTIN OBERHAUSER, FINE CUTLERY, RAZORS, SKATES, SHEARS, SCISSORS, CARVING, DINING AND POCKET KNIVES, Etc. ll Water St., and 14 Spring Lane, Bos tan. W. M. S. KILGOUR & CO., Real Estate and General Business Agents, 333 Washington street, Boom 5. I n is ton: houses and land* for uaTc. to let ami exchange; mortgages negotiated, rents collected, insurance effected at low rates. I articular attention given to the care and management of leal estate. ------- ------ L. HABERSTROH & SON, Fresco Fainters and Interior Decorators, 13 School Street, Boston. Fistablished 184S. I.CACS HABERSTROH.    ALBU BT Ha BZ HST BOM. THAXTER Sc BROTHER,' oi^nciA-isrs, Have Removed te 416 Washington St., __(NEAR MUMM ER. •___ JOHN JEFFRIES. NEGOTIATOR of MORTGAGES And Agent for til© Purchase, Sale and Leasing of K KAL ESTATE, 78 Devonshire Street-... ...........First    Flow. JOHN H. AILMAN, OPTIOIAH, No. © Broil!field Street, Boston. L. FREDERICK RICE, Architect, No. 9 Pemberton Square. PAPER HANGING. ^    , Choice Parlor Gold d©OOrated at lowest wholesale Books anti *(attonrts- the ad Bvt. Brig. General U. 8. A. eKNTH’. Youths’ and Boys’ Snits and Ladies’ Sacks ital made and trimmed In the lated style* at tow et ©rice EDWARD J. BUTLER, 84 Pemberton et prices, square. STEEL PENS. Sold by all Dealers. No. 91 John Street...............New    York. HENEY HOE. Sole Agent JOSEPH GILLOTT & SONS SGO sec ca. octavo, contains a complete classified busiiiess directory, list of street* ©to., t’itv r.Hri.ter, aorist!©#, express fist, and a Dlrss'torv or M mMou street, arranged by uiunbere. Price ll 50. GIUS EN OUGH A CO., Bu Wish ©rn, 82 School st. ;