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i 1 Hi 'ii i ? ! !- j f I I' I ! n: i is 18 S LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. "5-HE EIGHT HOUR LEAGUE ATwMngof the Boston Eiglit Hour League was In l.l iatf-t evening at tho rooms, on BromfieM street, for -ttes purpose of discussing some resolutions pro-tesfiing against the sentiments of the platform adopted , at, the National Labor reform convention recently lirbl at Columbus, Ohio. These resolutions had been drawn up hy a committee previously appointed for the purpose. E. H. lingers, of Chelsea, said that he disapproved of the action of the Convention, but hoped that auy protest adopted would le couched in moderate terms. The Labor Reform Party though not all that could be wished, was the only ijolliif al representative of the labor cause and should, he thought, bo charitably judged. Ira Stewart defended the protest, and thought that the political labor party had but little influence He condemned its financial ideas, and thought that the policy it preposed was not the true road to the abolition of poverty. G. F. Walker thought that the political labor reform movement was educative of the people, and that it wouW be unwise for the League to place itself in antagonism to any of the friends of the reform without imperative reasons for such action. F. A. llenckley believed in criticism as promotive of true reform, and thought that the friends of the various phases of labor reform might criticise each other's ideas -w ithout ill feeling on either hand. He assented to the proposition that the Columbus platform failed to represent the just demands of labor. Ceo. E. 3Ic'Xeill did not object to political action or to the nominees of the convention, but disliked their platform, and regretted that they had failed to thank Representative Hoar for his action in favor of the Labor Bureau bill. " George F. Walker took occasion to advocate tradis unions as the true instrumentality by which to advance the reform. The example of the English work-ingmen was, in this particular, worthy of study and emulation. j A gentleman from South Carolina, who declined to give his name, spoke -in terms of deprecation of the cnidition of the laboring classes there, and asked for some suggestions from the League, embodying a plan for the renovation of labor there. Charles E. Crane responded, and quoted the example of a southern man, a delegate to the Columbus convention, who had given some of the former slaves the use of a hundred acres of land, upon the condition that he: should build a cabin for them, and furnish tools and seed, and have half the crop, which was cotton. The result was that the owner realized 522 50 per acre in one season, while he would, at the start, have been glad to sell the land at $10 per, acre. The discussion was here brought to a close, with the understanding that it should be continued at the -next meeting, when it is expected E. M. Chamberlain will speak. - THE LOYAL LEGION RECEPTION. The Massaehusett Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, gave their annual recension at the Parker House last evening, the occasion being onarkel by the nnal gcod feeling and expressions of fraternal fellowship, winch is ever felt by the officers of the late rebellion towards each other. The Legion is an association of past officers of the Union army, formed on the same basis as the Cincinnati; they meet every month, and once a year hold a reception like that of last evening, when the newly-elected officers receive the congratulation of the members. Among those present last evening -were Gen. IT. W. Benham and Staff ; Gen. Theo. D. Ellis, of Hartford, in charge of the fortifications on the Connecticut river: Gen. Wm. Coggswcll, Gen. G. H. Gordon; Gen. Luke Lyman: Gen. Lee, of Springfield; Gen. Paine; Gen. John H. Reed; Gen.Jon-aldson; Gen. F. A. Ostorne; Gtn. Underwood; Lieut. Gov. Tucker; Judge Rus1', anil Major Jones. An hour was spent in scclal intercourse, and - then - the company filed to tho adjoining apartment, where all the eatables that could be desired had been placed upon the table. The occasion was enlivened by music from Gilmore's Band, and among the pleasant incidents of the evening was the interesting and amusing endeavors of the irrepressible Dalton, of Salem C, anl a friend whose name was not mentioned, t contribute their portion to the evening's entertainment; they were brilliantly successful, and merited the plaudits of the audience. The company then joined with their ''conductor" in the chants of the evening. The officers the present year are as follows : Com-Tnander; Brcv. 5Iaj.-3en. ' Charles Devems, Jr., U. S. volunteers ; senior vice-commander, Brev. Brig. -Gen. "William Cogswell, U. S. volunteers; junior vice-commander, Capt. William F. Spicer, U. S. N.; recorder, Brev. Maj. James B. Bell, U. S. volunteers; registrar, Lieut. Henry J. Blake, U. S. X.; treasurer, Capt. WUliam Pratt, U. S. volunteers ; chancellor, Xieut.-Col. William V. Hutchings, V. S. volunteers; chaplain, Rev. II.' Clay Trumbull, TT. S.- volunteers. Council Brev. Maj. J. Henry Sleeper, U. S. volunteers; Brev. Brig.-Gen. Alfred P. Rockwell, U. S. volunteers; Commander George H.Perkins, U. S. N. ; Brev. Lieut.-Col. Stephen M. Crosby, V. S, vohm-ters; Commander Willioin Roberts, V. S. X.- THE COLD WEATHER, From various parts of New England intelligence came yesterday of intense cold. At Springfield, Vermont, the thermometer ranged fnm fourteen to twenty below zero at seven o'clock in the morning ; at Concord, New Hampshire, at twelve below; at Plymouth fifteen, and at East Bridg;waterten below. The water of the harbor yesterday morning seemed covered with frozen spray, and alonj the shores the ice was in some places a foot thick. The ferry-lioat John Adams broke some of her steering apparatus on Tuesday, so that yesterday there was only one boat on the north ferry. Many homeward-bound Tessels have been detained on the Atlantic by northwest gales. One of these, the steamer William Lawrence, Capt. Hallett, arrived from Baltimore yesterday morning, after a ver y rough and uncomfortable passage She passed the -whole of Tuesday night in the bay, steaming against the wind, and was fairly glazed with ice when she entered her dock A Reries of Railroad Mishaps. The Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad had a particularly unfortunate experience yesterday, some three or four of its engines being practically disabled. In the first place the boat train due in this city at six o'clock yesterday morning, had its engine thrown from the track between East Douglas and Ironton, and did not arrive until afternoon. No particular damage was dene. The cause of tlQ accident was the ice which had gathered upon the track. Some time in the forenoon an engine was backing near a coal shed, om the railroad premises in this eity, when some projection, not observed in season by the, engineer, was struck, by which the cab of the engine was knocked off, and the steam faucets burst open, forcing out torrents of steam into the faces of the engineer and fireman, and compelling them for safety to jump from the loc nnotive. In some way timing the crash the engine became whit in technically called reversed," the effect of which was to send it humming away unattended across tho filled territory to South Boston. The original smash at the coal sheds had caused a rapid lonkigo at the pumps or connections, and by the time the runaway hart reached the tunnel under the Old Colony road it came to a stop of its own accord, from the failure of the watts' supply. The engineer and fireman auflere 1 no serious injury. The lijcomotive regularly in use on tha train leaving Boston at C.25 P. M., had somehow suffered a breakage of the connecting rods of the driving wheels, bat, as there remained no other engine available in town, the attempt was made to reach South Dedham with this train, the engine using only two driving wheete. With four ears and a smoking car, fair progress was made as far as Stougbton street, the first station cut, where the engine began to show decided symptoms of giving out. By dint of persistent drag, aided by a liberal sprinkling of sanl upon the rails, the train being sometimes en the move at a stairs pace and sometimes at a stand still, a desultory progress was made up the steep grade nearly to Mt. Bowdoin, a distance, perhaps, four mill's ouit. Here a dead halt was made, where our informant U ft the train, at 8:10 P. M.f with bttt a slim prospect, apparently, of reaching its destination!. The train due hi Bostonsit 7:10 P.M., did not get in till near J) o'clock, owing, it was understood, to seme mishap to the locomotive. Funeral Sjcbviccs. The funeral service of the late Daniel Naon, formerly mperintendent of the Boston and Prwidenoe railroad, were held at his residence, No. 519 Tromojit street, at half-past 10 yes-tarday morning, lie v.. Mr. Webb, o' the Sliawmut CoHgregntinmtf Chsrcli, j-ead porGens of the Bible ihvi.offired prayer, after which the friends passed in and looked ujioji the face of the deceased. The following gentlemen, finperintendents of railroads, acted af.ssall-bearers: J. D. Winslow, of the Boston and Lowell; A. E. Svrasey, of the Taunton Branch; William M. linker, of the Boston, Hartford and Erie ; A. A. Folsam, f the Boston and Providence; W. J-add, of the Nw .Bedford and Taunton; J. P cot.r, of iheEast'm; C. I Haywood, of tlie Fitebburg; 7. B. K',-:i.I;; ;f:, it tint OM RB'l Jfswjwrtj A. Firth, of the Albany, and Thomas S. Williams, of the Salem and Lowell. Funeral services over the remains of Ezra Forris-tall were conducted by Rev. Chandler Bobbins, D.D., at the residence of tho deceased, No. 67 .Allen street, yesterday forenoon, in the presence of a large concourse of friends in official and private life, and delegations from various civic and military organizations with which he had long been identified. The religious services were simple and impressive, and were interspersed with musical selections by the Temple Quartette. Masonic ceremonies followed; and after the largo assemblage had taken a last view of the face of the deceased, the remains,, enclosed in an elegant casket decorated with a profusion of flowers, were home to St. Paul's Church for temporary interment, preparatory to their removal to Mt. Auburn. The following-named gentlemen were pall-bearers: Captains tiuild and White, of the Lancers, William H. Ellison and Henry Eudicott, of Boston Commandery, Peter C. Jones and J. L. Ross, of Columbia Lodge, and Eldred Rand and Henry Faxon, of Massachusetts Lodge. A large delegation of the Lancers escorted the procession to the tomb. SOCIAL OF THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN UNION. ; Tlie Young Men's Christian Union-had one of their regular monthly socials last evening, at their rooms, No. 300 Washington street. The entire building was thrown open to the members and their friends. The entertainments consisted of tableaux, which repre sented the Artist's Dream, Love Letter, and Augel Whisper, the Torments and others, which were presented in a beautiful manner. Also the singing by the Unity Club, from the Church of the Unit', was very finely executed. Gaines of various kinds were entered into with a good will by thoso present. Many prominent ladits and gentlemen were present and spoke kind words to the young people, which added much to the interest of the occasion. During the eyening the company were cordially invited to partake of refreshments prepared in the supper room. To young men that are away from home, these social gatherings are looked forward to with great interest, and they exercise a good influence. The building presented a bright and cheerful appearance and everything rassed of pleasantly. Y. M. C. A. Ltceum. The regular meeting of the lyceiini connected with the Young Men's Christian Association was held, last evening, at the rooms of the Association in Treinont Temple. The question for debate was : Resolved, That it woidd be expedient to give the right of suffrage to womeu in the State of Massachusetts. The speakers wero Frof. F. W. Clark and Rev. E. A. Rsnd, in the affirmative, Prof. Witherell and Mr. C. B. Patten in the negative. The debate was lively, and at seme points well sustained. The vote, at the close of the discussion, stood five in the affirmative to forty-four in the negative. Natvral History. The Boston Natural History Society held its regular monthly meeting last evening. The principal entertainment was the reading of extracts from a distinguished Botanist and Naturalist, who is spending the winter In the YoSemite Valley. He represents the climate to be mild, and the temperature as remarkably even, the thermometer rarely ever sinking much below freezing, or g ing more than forty above. He gives a glowing description of the falls in winter. The Recext Shipwreck. A despatch to the Merchants' Reading Room, last evening, stated that the schooner Clara Belle, of Rockland, Me., from New York for Boston, with coal, and which went ashore near Highland Light, on Monday morning, was fast in the ice and heeled over. The cargi was consigned to W. C. Brooks, of this city. The vessel will be stripped to-day, weather permitting, and the cargo landed on the beach. The name of the only person saved (who remained on the vessel) is John George. On account of the terrible ordeal thr nigh which he passed, he is unable to give any account of the disaster. He was stopping at the house of Mr. Small, at Truro. The body of a young man, one of the crew, about sixteen years old, was washed ashore yesterday at Highland Light. Febry Detention. The ferry-boat Metropolis, of tho Winnisimmet line, was detained in her slip three-quarters of an hour yesterday morning by the clogging up and freezing of one of the rudders to the body of the boat so that it was rendered useless for steering puriose. The Navy Yard tug came to the relief of the Metropolis and conveyed her passengers to the landing in this city. Liquor Seizcres. Some of Major Jonos's men called ujion the following parties doing business in Harrison avenue, yesterday, and captured small quantities of liquor: Patrick McSweeney. No. 563; Bernard Cuuniff, No. 5T3; John O'Brien, No. 603; Daniel McSweeney, No. 501 ; Patrick Clancy, No. C07; John Carroll, No. 493: John P. Lally, No. 581 ; Dennis M. Shea and Thomas Coughlan. Also, Charles Burley, No. 155 Dover street, and Lawrence J. Logan, No. 154 Dover street. Confirmation at Church of St. Stephens. On Tuesday, at the church of St. Stephens, corner of Clark and Hanover streets, Bishop Williams confirmed a large number of persons. Tlie Catholic Sac-rement of Confirmation was administered to between five and six hundred persons. The Bishop was assisted by Rev. Father Sherwood, Healy, Farrell and Ma-lanira. An appropriate address was delivered by the Bishop previous to the confirmation. Association for the Relief of Aged and Indigent Females. Tlie twenty-second annual report of this institution has been published, from which it appears that the numler of inmates now remaining in the home is ninety-two. Only six deaths occurred during the year 1871. A unique feature in the management of the home, is the formation of a " Carriage Fund," now amounting to over $900, the income of which is devoted to hiring carriages for an occasional ride of such of the inmates as are too feeble to take exercise. Tlie whole management of the institution is most kind and careful, and the charity which provides for the comfort and support of theso aged ladies during their declining years is one of the most worthy that appeals to the sympathies of the Boston public. The number of inmates during the last seven years has increased largely beyond the increase in income and contributions. As a consequence the corporation have been obliged to draw very considerably on the principal of bequests received during that period. The amount of the bequests received during the time indicated was $36,816 t8; of which $19,305 16 was employed to supply the deficiency in expense accounts. Under these circumstances the need of the institution for more funds is urgent, and donation, and bequests in smaller or larger amounts will be most acceptable. CRIMINAL COURT. In the Municipal Court, yesterdav, Judge Forsaith presiding, the following caws were disposed of : Joseph Gallop, stable keeper in the Dorchester district, was arraigned upon a complaint of officers Ham and Wood, charging him with being the receiver of a number of robes valued at $265, which had been stolen by those noted thieves, Donahue and Welch. Gallop waived examination, and was held hi $1200 for trial in the Superior Court. Frank E. Powers was charged with assault with a knife upon William Mcintosh, a fellow employe in the teaming business. Dr. Brooks stated that the ininrcd man was quite comfortable at 10 o'clock yes-Ui day, and, as the wounds were slight, he was of opinion that Mcintosh would le able to apjx;ar in court in a few days. Tlie defendant was bel l in 1200 for hid appearance in this court on the 12th inst. Richard Davis, alias -Jeff. Davis, was arraigned on a complaint preferred by .John P. Sawyer, who alljred that he was severely cut Uon the head with a tumbler by the defendant, on .Sunday, in a saloon on Court street. A continuance was asked by Davis, which was granted, and he was accordingly held in 200 for his appearance in this court on tlie 12th inst. Tuesday night Officer Dcarbwni arrested a book thief named John M. Haokett, and found liiin in the unlawful i"Ossession of two neatly-bound volumes of Longfellow's poetical works, valued at .$12. and the property of Messrs. J.is. It. Osgood & Co. The b xiks were recovered yesterday, and, to-day, Haokett was fined 30 and costs, which he could not pay. Patrick Kenny assaulted Patrick McManus with a poker on Bilkrica street on the twenty-seventh of last month. He was examined and fined twenty dollars. Hector Smith is a well-known door-mat thief of the, West End, and has been over to the Island many times for thieving and drinking. Every time lie conies back he marries a new white woman for a wife, so that if any one can tell how many times ho has been to tlie Island, they will know hov many white wives he has hail. His last sjiouse is Henrietta Smith, who has a very vagalxnulish apjiearance, and who was tried as a common drunkard. She got four months, and so did Mary Hasson aud Kate DoLin. William Frye was held in $200 for his appearance before tlie Grand Jury, for stealing $25 from Jerome S. Briggs. Thomas Allen was sentenced to the House of Correction for four months, for robbing John Kenny of $22. Mr. Samuel Kimball, for keeping liquors on Hiward street with intent to sell, was convicted of asioond offence and sentenced to pay a tine of $10 and costs, and to lie imprisoned twenty days in the House of Correction. Several dealers were lined 10 and casts, ea;h. A very distingsi ished array of legal talent assembled in the Supreme Court yesterday forenoon, to hear tlve forcible argument ot Judge Curtis, who is counsel for the Adams Express Company iii the suit brought against them by the Boston, Hartf rd and Erie Railroad Company. Among tlie numfxr present wa Clitnence A. tjeward, of New York, who, with Hon. Ii. H. Dana, -r-j ts enaeo; with Ju1ge Cili in tLc i4C. . - ffite kiostoit guilit N. E. SHOE AND LEATHER ASSOCIATION. A meeting of this association was held at the Shoe and Leather Exchange yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of discussing certain resolutions which ha 1 reference to tlie adoption of a memorial favoring a repeal of tho duty on hides. Mr John Cummings, the president, occupied the chair. Mr. F. F. Amory w ho introduced the resolutions first spoke. He disclaimed the imputation that the purpose in view was 10 ultimately affect the reform of the tariff on leather. He was interested solely in the matter of the importations of hides. Formerly there was a oonsiderablo exportation of boots and shoes, which had now fallen off. The shoe business was now a good deal as it was in 1818, when the opening of California gave it an impetus. It was now a depressed, unprofitable and discouraging business and needed a similar impetus, to give which, was the object of the reform proposed by the resolutions. The changes that had occurred within ten years in the manufacture of boots and shoes were described. Fresher goods and finer work were now demanded. Goods made six months in advance are now regarded old and comparatively unsaleable, and, by competition, the margin of profit was much reduced. A rush of business ensued at certain seasons and tlie workmen were overworked, and. tho subsequent idle season that followed had a demoralizing effect on them, and injured them pecuniarily, also, in a very great tlegrve. . . . T.H.Procter opposed the resolutions, saying that the duties on hides were very moderate and in the t-tal amounted to not much more than a million ot d u-lars. This comparatively small amount allotted but slightly tlie cost of manufactured goods. If the association were disposed to petition for the reinival of duties he thought they should' not ailirm all the propositi ns contained in the resolutions. He proceeded to criticise some of Hie statements made in the resolutions and questioned their correctness. If the association went before Congress with resolutions not corresponding to the facts of the trade, tlie argument they hud to offer would fail. He adduced the argument that the need of the government in respect to revenue required the continuance of the duty, and that it was for this reason, rather than for protective pui prses that it was originally put on. Mr. Amory replied that the Government had an overflowing treasury and more than a million dollars in the treasury, which they did not know what to do with, and further, that Mr. Bnutwell himself had recommended tlie repeal of tlie duty. Mr. Johnson favored the removal of the duty, while "dissenting from some of the resolutions, and said ha had not heard of any particular interest that would lie adversely affected. Sole leather was nlre'idy better protected than curried leather, the former being subject to thirty-five per cent, aud the latter to twenty-live per cent, dutv. John B. Alley said the duty was put on originally because of the necessities of the government. The financial condition of the government was prosperous at present, and he did not know of any duty that could be removed with so little detriment and to so much advantage as that on hides. At the same time, he objected to some of the projmsitions contained im the resolutions, and thought tho removal of the duty should lie urged solely upon the ground that the necessities of the government did not now require its continuance. Mr. Amory expressed himself willing to modify the resolutions in a manner to meet the views of tlie preceding speaker. Mr. Proctor reiterated his proposition that the government yet needed the revenue, as its expenses were great, and the debt enormous. It would bo better to remove the income tax if any were to be removed. The effect of removiug the duty 011 hides would be, not to reduce the price of ludes here, but to increase it in South America. Three fourths of the leather made in this country, was made from domestic hides. He feared that the proposition was but initiatory to the repeal of duties on shoes and leather. He expressed the opinion that the export or import of boots and shoes had never lieeu profitable in this country, and that neither business had been followed to any great extent. Mr. Alley replied that the first protective tariff ever passed, which was in Washington's administration, was prompted wholly by the poverty of New England shoemakers, which had been produced by excessive importations of loots and shoes. Wm. B. Sjiooner said that it did not. appear that any hotly objected to. the removal of duties on hides, except as it affected manufactured gooils. He thought we should never be an exporting nation of m iuufac-tured goods. All that we could hope for was to preserve the home market for our manufacturers. The removal of the hide duty was of itself a matter of little conseoilenee one w:iv or another. If tli trnnrsi. tion should go simply, disoonm-eted from propositions affect ing leather, lie" would favor it. Knfus H. Brown expressed similar views, but thought the two could not be, and wero not intended to he disconnected. The removal of this small duty on hides w ould not enable us to secure an exjiort trade. John Poor thought that we could compete with England in the tanning business if the hideduty was off. Americans could get bark so much cheaper than England that, with the hide duty off, they could secure a good share of the export tirade. Fayette Shaw favored the repeal of duties on both hides and leather. Mr. Poor moved the. indefinite postponement. The vote was taken, and at first apjieared to lie a tie, but ujKUi a recount the motion was declared to be car-riedj and the meeting adjourned. NEW ENGLAND TEMPERANCE CONFERENCE. A conference of the leading members of the State temperance organizations of New England, was held at the rooms of the Alliance on Tuesday evening, to take measures to promote harmony among the different societies. The meeting was called to order by Rev. H. W. Coniiut, who was subsequently chosen permanent chairman; Rev. E. H. Pratt acted as secretary. Rev. V. M. Thayer, Dr. Charles Jewett, John W. Stearns, of New York, Rev. Geo. H. Vih-bert and Rev. E. H. Pratt made addresses upon the subject of secret societies ami their intlueuce upon the cause of temicrance. A second session of the conference was held yesterday morning, and the following resolutions were submitted by Dr. Charles Jewett: Whereas, History furnishes us with no instance of any extensive ami organized svstem of wronj and injustice haviiur been overthrow" 11, except through the efforts of good men acting together in organized bodies, anil Whereas, A large portion of those opjioseil to the drinking customs of society and the tratie in intoxicating liquors are not now connected with any existing temperance organization, therefore lirmlrnl. That immediate and perseverinft efforts should lie made to organize these elements of power into compact bodies, under a pledge of abstinence, aud to briiiK their iiifiuence to bear with all poRsible force against the destructive system with which e are at war, carefully avoiding any interference with existing denizations aiming at and tailoring for the same eml. liexolred, That the great need of a uniform movemont to secure the children of this generation to the practice of total abstinence is apparent to all, aud it is the duty of the friends ot the cause to luake an earnest effort to meet it. Risulretl, That we appreciate the increasing usefulness of the National Temperance Publishing Houxe. and realize the necessity of systematic effort to extend the circulation of its publications, especially the Banner, and we recommend the appointment, of a commission in each State whose duty it shall be to secure the circulation of temperance literature among the masses. Jletolved. That we approve of the objects aimed at by the American TenqieiaJice Commission as represented by Rev. Aaron M. I'owell.of New York, and we heartily request the friends of the cause to co-oiernte with it In specific labors to remove the curse of the age the liquor tiafic from every part of our national domain: to put an end to the manufacture and importation or alcoholic beverages, and to elevate to positions of tr-st and responsibility such men, and such only, as are total abstainers from all intoxicating beverages. After considerable discussion by a number of gentlemen, the resolution relative to organization was adopted, aud the meeting was adjourned until afternoon. The meeting reassembled at 2 P. M., and additional resolutions to those adopted in the forenoon, concerning organizat ion, and providing that a financial basis shall lie given to them, were reported. Communications were received from J. K. Bragg, of Syracuse, N. Y.. and Hon. James Black, of Pennsylvania, prohibition candidate for President. The work among children was taken up and discussed at length by Rev. George F. Clarl H. D. dishing and others. H. S. Woodworth, of Rhode Island, mentioned the progress of the temperance reform in Providence, lie said that many who were now strong temperance men, were once intemperate, and had been reformed many of them, through the instrumentality of the Washingtonian Home. Rev. E. H. Pratt stated that he had found children the best orators for children. Ho would have public temperance meetings, not too frequent;, but in every case make the meeting so interest nig- that all would So away feeling that, the occasion had been au enjoyable one. He said that this plan bad worked well in Connecticut, where it had been thoroughly tried. After some further discussion by Rev. George F. Clark and others, the convention adjourned. At the close of the session, the committee held a sliort meeting to consider the work to be performed, after which, they adjourned to meet in Providence, the last Tuesday in April. POLICE NOTES. Fifty-six lodgers at Station one last evening. fold weather has cooled warm blood, for the time being at. least, and the station houses did not yield their cus omary number of assault cases and ot'ier items, las evening. Some of them have not had occasion to use a record book during the past two days. Officers G. Murphy and S. E. Brown arre sted Chas A. Huckius at. an early hour yesterday mornin be having escaped from the Taupton Lunatic Asylum a few daj s ago. He was returned to that institution. Yesterday, about 10 o'clock a. m., officer Nu'thif arrested Frederick Dunlap, aged 2h, and Norman A Sallord, 18 years of age, for assault and battery on' John McCarthy, at a stable on East lenox street. During the recent severe cold weather Chief of Police Savage notified the police captains to supply fuel where it was needed iu their districts and send the bill to him for payment. The generous deed prevented much suffering among the poor. Michael Johnson and Patrick Murphy stole three boxes of cigars from a South Boston express wagon, which was standing at the Boston, Hartf. ml and Erie Railroad station yesterday morning. Th 1 t lieves were arrested by officers Ford and t'pham of the Second Station. Officer Farwell of sfaf ion 4, about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, found at the corner of Lincoln and Essex streets, sitting in a doorway, a voun woman named Margaret Faulkner. She' was' taken to tlie station-house, and upon examination it was found that both her hands were frozen. She was pronorly cared for and taken homo in the af .ernoon. John Kelly, who has a bad reputation, rambled into the office of George O. Betton, Esq., Pemlwirfon square. While there he saw a gold-heade l mlk nm. brella, which he appropriated to his use, and se- tfcjs r.revr, h; ,-'ipx'-'d and f -jll, when ylU-r iiog- , 6lok: 'Cfetirsbitn totmtT0, fthnfr 7, 18Z2, lev of the State force went to his assistance, winch led to the discovery of the larceny. Kelley w as committed. Last evening officer Penniman arrested a man named Charles II. Gove, for the larceny of all from Lyman Howe, in a tool shop of the Old Colony and Newport railroad. After the larceny, Gove started fortlie Lowell depot, intending to leave in the o'clock train for New Hampshire, but was hm:overcd bv the officer, and after a brisk run was captured in Dr. Jenks's ding store, which he entered to evade the officer. All but seven dollars of the money was recovered, and Gove was locked up lor exammation. FIRES. A slight fire, caused bv an over-heated pijie 1.1 (ho residence of Mrs. Blaneliard, 12 Perrin street, Boston Highlands, at 12 o'clock last night, was put out by Officer Shea, without an alarm. About ti:n o'clock last night the barn of Mr. William fiamtt lii West Newton, was set 011 lire and entirely destroyed, together with two horses, two cah-M, two carriages, one sicign, Harnesses, mowing uiacinm.-,.. The nronerty was insured. A slight lire occurred yesterday i:i the house of J, IT TVnctnr. No. 16 Woo'dbiiio street. Boston High lands. It was extinguished by citizens without an alarm. latimr Bowman pxtinciiislie.l a lire at tlu corner of Day and Heath streets, about 1 o'clock yesterday. It was toriunaieiy inscovereu in season i picvcm .one municating with the woods. At half-past 2 o'clock this morning an alarm was sounded from box 25.1, Highland District. Tlie lateness of the hour prevents our giving a report. i:i to days number. THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT. Peeskxi atiox. A pleasant little affair in the w ay of a surprise took mace hist evening at tho rest dence of Dr. W. II. Qtngh.-y, 412 Broadway. Th? nit merous friends of the doctor had ior soin. time past been considering in wnar manner they nugiit best express their appreciation of his social and professional qualities, mat yesterday settle 1 upon s.imcthin quit.! impropriate a silver tea service and a splendid set of surgical instruments, the tormcr costing 73 and the other iI40. The presentation was made hy I Jo v. Dr. Pollard, of the Fourth Street Baptist Church, the doctor responding in a brief sieech. Refreshments and a jolly time followed, tho participants feeling that in that instance, at least, il wan luil as ''olessed 10 give as to receive. New Bni.niNCS. Few of our readers who are not in the practice of frequent visits to this portion of the city limits, are aware of the rapid growth of ine lweutn wnriiot Boston, in tlie matter ot dwellings and population. The horse cars have rendered all portions so accessible, that the hind is being improved for dwcUini: houses to the funlierest iioiui ex tending into tlie waters of the bay. During thu past season over three hundred sulwtantial houses were erected, a large majority of which aro of brick or stone. The same proxiitionate increase would cover every available foot of laud in the district in six or seven years. SOMERYILLE. ActinF.XT. While Benjamin Almy was nt work in a new house on Warren Avenue. Tuesday afternoon, he fell through a hole in one of the floors a distance of about fourt-vn feet. He was picked up insensible. No bones were broken, but Mr. Almy was injured internally. Aisout Town. .As officer Holden was passing through Mt. Pleasant Street, yesterday morning, he found Albert Shaley lying on the ground. He assisted him to his home. Shaley was probably intoxicated when he laid down, and was badly chilled. At sunrise yesterday morning the tueriiioinefer stood at four degrees below zero, and at half past si o'clock last eveuing five degrees alove. CIIARLKSTOYVX. CtvsrKRT. The fifth anniuU eomrert for the benefit of the Charitable Association of the tire department, took place iu Monument Hall, last evening, and was in every way a success. The musical portion of the entertainment was under the direction of Mr. Bur-nabee, whose rendering of "King Canute," and "Blue 'Beard," c mvulsed the audience, a did also the "Sneezing Song" and "The lyter Man," which followed them respectively, in answer to the imperative demand of tho listeners. The cavatina "Anchio Dlscheso," was finely rendered by Mrs. Smith and encored. Tim sons "The OM Cottage Clock" was also given by this lady, whose voice was in good condition, and excellently adapted to the sentiments of the poem. Mr. Arbuckle's selections were finely given ami all encored. "Peter Brian's Family" was effectively recited by Mr. Geo. T. Childs, and in answer to persistent applause, followed by a spirited recital of Slianius O'Brien." Col. Everett s readings were very interesting, and, iu the second piece, his rolhs king laugh "started" everyone. The piano solo aeeoinimuimcuts by Mr. Du'w were unexceptionable. In Buief. In the. Police Court this forenoon, John Dver pleaded guilty to s.tistiultin his wifrt. and was held iu isnidg of 500 for sentence next Wednesday. Owing to the continued cold weather, work in the out-door department!) o the Navy Yard was sus-pcuded to-day. The Masonic sociable, under the ouspi.'es of King Solomon's Iodge, took place in Armory liall this evening. CAMBRIDGE. Board of Alpf.rmf.n. The regular weekly meeting was held last evening. Mayor Houghton presiding. The hi aring ujm.ii asses-iuents for construction of the Oxford street sewer, assigned for last evening, was ?sst polled till to-night at o'clock. A hearing was teld upon the petition of yVtV.ington Brtheis, for a reduction of assessments upon abutters on Bridge street, for the widening anil grading of said street. A communication was received from Mr. B. J. Smith, in supixirt of the above petition. Mr. Horatio Wellington appeared for the' petitioners. He claimed that the assessments were much higher than those assessed for similar improvement in other cities. The cost of widening and grading Bridge street was $."4,740, the assessments. 19.51 1 , about per cent. of the total cost. Mr. Wellington claimed that the city could not include the cost of grading, which was $14,054, leaving about .?40,Gsi, upon win ii Hi", abut-tors were willing to lie assessed 2-5 er cent. He said that they wero now assessed per cent, on this amount. In Boston the assessments for similar im-provements were from 23 to 1 per cent, on the costs of improvements, and in Charlestown from 15 to 22 per cent. The order fixing the assessments was laid on the table. Ujmui motion of alderman Ransom the board went iuto executive session. SiTKRion CoriiT. Wm. Manning had his fine reduced from SUH) to 50. Edward Murphy was fouu l guilty of assault and battery upon Michael Hayes, at Natick, and sentenced to the House of Correction for six months. Wm. Bacon was brought here from the South Boston House of Correction, against whom there was two indictments for breaking and entering. He plead guilty to one indictment, and was sentenced to three years in the House of Correction. He was then taken back, to serve out his sentence at South Boston. John Lee, for keeping a iiquor nuisance, was fined 50 and costs. Jottinhs. Mr. Charles C. Perkins delivered the first of his course of lectures at Harvard University at 3 P. M. yesterday, on the History of Italian art. The time for beginning this course was very happily chosen, yesterday being the 31'hh anniversary of the birth of .Michel Angelo. A large pile of refuse lumber in the college yard was set on fire about 10 o'chs k Tuesday uihtaml burned till A o'clock yesterday morning. A leap year party was given by the hidy friends of the Masonic fraternily, ai Everett Hall, on Tuesday evening. The gentlemen were treated to a fine collation. About seventy couples were present, and the party was a great success. Four of the Irish societies have decided to take part in the observance of St. Patrick's dav, witich will be celebrated on the Jstlt. The route has been reduced from twelve to eight miles. CHELSEA. Death of Oapt. Carruth. A telegram from Philadelphia, last evening, announced the death in that city of Capt. Francis W. Cr.n-Jth, recently of Chelsea, at the age of thirty-four venrs. He- was well known and respected among military men, and his death will be regretted by many frienils. At the dose of the civil war he was Captain of Co. H, 1st Mass. Vols., and waswitb that Company on its return to Chelsea. Ills old comrades will attend the funeral in a body. A Novel Concert. At Granite. Ball, hist evening, a band performed, all of whose members were blind. The instrumental r.nd vocal execution of various pieces was of a character which would have di ne credit to any band of the clem est vision. The clearness, compass and melody of Mis Coslellj's voice is really wonderful, and the appl nine she received from the too small audience was well deserve !. The band hails from the South Boston Institution for the Blind. ArciuEJiT. A well-known citizen. Dr. John A. Sullivan, aiothecary. corner of Third and Pearl street, met w ith a serious accident at his residence. No. 157 Hawthorn street, Tuesday evening. He left the store about 11 o'clock, and on going up the front stairs of his residence, he accidentally slipjied and fell over the bannisters, striking upon the entry floor. Ho was taken up in an insensible condition. Dr. Shnekford and Dr. Williams were called and rendered medical assistance. Dr. Sullivan is dangerously injured on the back and heath His body is parol . zed, and no expectations of his recovery are entertained. Mere Mention. The Rubber Fabric Company have, in their manufactory a machine which, it is said, is the only one of the kind in the world. It is cajiablo of varnishing several hundred yards of cloth per hour, and does the work better than it can be done by hand. The inttnse cold has put a stopper on ntiiin-rous water-pipes, and somewhat demoralized the ferry boats. A deep work of grace prevails at the Broadway Baptist ami the Bellmght. in M. E. Churches. More than fifty conversions are reported. The prospect for building houses and stores is loss favorable than last year. t ipen air venders of provisions, since they were ousted from the city square, arc at lopgerheads in reference to the selection of a new location. A lot which has been offered to them free of rent is eor.aMoro.l dear at Unit. A ph-asant promenade party enlivened the Academy of Music hist evening. LYNN." Board ok Ai.pf.rmen. The regular meeting of this board was held on Tuesday eveninjj, when an crder was passed requeuing the City Marshal to (ire-pare a list of those engaged iu the sale of liquor in the city, as well as the names of those who own houses where liquor is soli. There was no other business of any public Interest, and the Board a.l-journel after the usual m mtlily bills lial been approved ami ordered to to jait. which it has been reported that General Butler was engaged as counsel, came up in the Police Court yesterday forenoon, pursuant to adjournment. A large crowd hail gathered in the court-room in tlie hope of hearing some rich developments. They were doomed to disappoint ment however, as Mr. Tirrcll, through his counsel (S. E. Ireson) waived examination, and was held for tritd in the Superior Court in 100. WAKEFIELD. At about eiirht o'clock Tnesday evening, as what Is known as tlie Dan vers freight train was passing tho Junction, a broken rail caused it to um trom the main track to a side track, on which were standing three empty passenger cars which were so bailiy smashed as to render them entirely unfit for further use. The freight tram was delayed only a short time, and. atter backing unon its own track, went on with out further delay. Workmen were engaged all night in clearing away the wreok, and thus prevented the tleiay to lollowmg trains. II k;h School. Tlie pupils of the high school will give an exhibition in Wakefield Hall on the evening of March 10. consisting of songs, dialogues, declamations, &e. The proceeds are to be devoted to the procuring ot a school telescope. HYDE PARK. Brief Jottings. Mr. Joseph Langley. a brake-man on Conductor Bailey's Boston, Hartford and uric railroad tram.iell between the cars, near Stough ton street station, on JUesitay, while the tram was i:i motion, ana was seriously but not dangerously injured. An unknown nyin, aliout fifty years old, fell into the Neponst-t rivei'on Tuesday n'iglit, but fortunately Si t out again, ins nanus were uauiy irozen in the a; tempt to extricate himself, but otherwise he es- tu.eu injury. The Selectmen will put on an eilicieut police force as soon as practicable. NORWOOD. The New Tow n. Under this name a new town has been established, by authority of the Legislature, including within its territory the old parish of South Dcilhum and a small slice from the town of Walpole. This lias been brought alsmt by the substantially unanimous action of the residents'of the territory, in regard to which they have met with little or no opposition from the citizens of Dedham proper. The scheme has been in .-limitation since last Spring or early iu tlie Summer, and was prompted in art by the failure tif the South Dedham people to get adequate high school accommodations. The 'children of that locality attending the Dedham High Seli'Mil have been comis-Ued to go some four miles to get the advantage of the tuition there bestowed. Efforts were made to induce the town to establish a High School at South Dcdliaiii, which were defeated. Other considerations contributed to the general dissatisfaction cm both sides and the result has liecn the establishment of an independent municipality. The easterly Isumiary1 of the new' town intersi!cts the Boston, Hartford and Erie Bailroad at Ellis Station, and near its crossing of the old Providence turnpike; tlie northerly boundary is the town line of Dedham, as now defined; westerly the new town is iMimnled y Bubbling Brook and th town line of Walpole as now established ; the southerly line being the Neponsct river. Tlie new town in thus nearly square in its shape, with the village and depot heretofore known as South Dedham nearly iu the centre. Last evening was set apart for a celebration in honor of the event of the incorporation of the town, and it w as expected tha t His Excellency Gov. Washburn and other distin;riished gentlemen would be present. We are disappointed in receiving a report of the proceedings of the evening bv reason of mishaps to tlie trains on the Boston, Hartford and Erie Bailroad, the particulars of which will be found un der the appropriate head. BRIEF LOCAL NEWS. Hon. B. F. Wade and George M. Pullman are in town. Many warm-hearted persona were grieved, yes terday, at noticing the coldness which existed among friends. Bobert Collver is expected to return to Boston on Saturday. He will remain in New England a few-weeks. The iiroiirietors of the Tremont House cafii should call it the Alhambra, its rich decorations bearing such a Moorish aspect. Tlie clock on the Old South Church was iur- thascd for t;5iK), and was put up 'n i0tS one hundred aud four years ago. Work on the new post-office building is slowly progressing. A good live years job at the present rate of advancement. The regular monthly meeting of the Boston Young Jim's Christian Associaiion will be held this evening. Heading, speakmg anil music will be provitfeu lor en tertainment. Tlie funeral of the late Moses Coleman, member of the House of Representative from South Scituate, w in taKe piace on rriuay at z o ciock p. m. It is understood that the Legislative Committee on horse-railways have voted, six to four, to report a bill incorporating tne uigmanu roati. A w ater-pine in Campbell's book-store burst yes terday afternoon, but the prompt removal of the books from the shelves prevented any serious damage. The ladies of the Universalist Society at the IfiphlanilH cave a te.o-iwirtv lxni evetiim the uroceeila of which will lie given to the "Old La-lies' Home." The State Treasurer irives notice that he is readv to redeem the war loan of 1SG5, and that interest on the unredeemed bonds will close on the first of July next. The committee havinc in charge the late fair of Post 7, G. A. B., met at their headquarters last evening to prepare their report. The proceeds of the fair net alsuit .S0200 which, added to what is already in the treasury, will increase their fund to $8000. Complaints are made of tlie waste of Cochituate water. On Tuesday seven millions gallons above tlie average were used. As the lake is very low, consumers should be very careful. A public meeting of French residents of this citv w ill be held at the rooms of Prof. Bovis, Globe Theatre building, this evening. The liberation of France is the subject to be discussed. Major Dane lectures at Barnstable. Massachu setts, to-night, on " The Great Naval Battles of the Kebellion." J'rot. Knnacs gives Ins celebrated Chro- mo-Sferecoptic Exhibition in the Star Course, Philadelphia. Josh Billings, lectures in Brooklyn, N. Y. The Traveller calls upon the Board of Trade to act as an arbiter between the railroad corporations and the shippers of ice. It considers that the transportation rates charged by the Fitchburg "Railroad Company are almost equal to a prohibition of the shipping branch of the trade. A ermpliinentarv concert will be sriven to the Grand Army Quartette, at John A. Andrew Hall, on l uursiiay evening, tor w inch occasion Miss Auute S. Ryan, Mr. F. C. Packard, Mr. Frank D. Sprague, Doctor L. H. Southard and several other uonular aud eminent artists have volunteered their services. A despatch received at this office from Manches ter, N. H., states that at a gTand musical concert held in that city last evening, Miss Persia Bell, of this city, the talented violinist, and a pupil of the Boston Conservatory of Music, assisted, and made a very favorable impression An informal meeting of Nova Seotian was hel I last evening at room 0, Young's Hotel, for the purpose of discussing the feasibility of starting a new organization on a somewhat different basis from that now existing. The meeting dissolved with action subject to call. -The i atrons of the Museum will testify by a crowded house and most enthusiastic applause, to the nterest they feel in the recovery of Miss Annie Clarke from the eftects of the late serious, and nearlv fatal. accident at that establishment. Miss Clarke re-ap- lirnis iii-iiivuu ciciun lyi i oe ueiicui ot .Mjss ivaie Beignolds. SALES OF HOUSES AND LANDS. BOSTON. Curtis Guild has sold to Thomas A. Tavlor et al. buildings and 1807 feet of land on southeast side of Washington street, near Washington court, lor $27,000. Alfred Hemmenwav has sold to A. Mendelwitz house and 137'J feet of land on Dwight street for s-uiw. George II. Cutter et ux. has sold to John S. Tyler land and buildings on Tremont street for .$500 and valuable considerations. Dexter W. hiehartls has sold to Abraham Harris bouse and land on southeast side of Harriiou avenue for $10,U0O. Joshua W. Clapp, has sold to James Stevenson, an estate on east side, No. 221 North street, for $3,.fOO. Henry C. w aiuwnght has sold to Charles .Mc- Burncv. dwelling house and land west side of Gloucester street for $20,000. Kev. J.d. Williams lias sola to putricK. jwnauue two lots of land and buildings, one lot on the East side of Moon street and the other on the northwest side of Moon Street court, for 1s,i12. East Boston. ltobert w right has sohi to Mary McLaughlin lot of land containing 5000 feet on Havre street for $37 50. Georre 11 artrrave has sold to Thomas Murray land and buildings on north side of Bennington street, for t dward D. W oods has sold to Kate II. Cunning ham lot of land on Chelsea, near Putnam street, for !?lt)(IO. Soi'th Boston. Patrick La'.lv has sold to Mrs. John Lolly land and buildings on southwest side of First street, containing 5:104 feet, for $8000. Asa Mitchell lias sola to wuiiaui u. .jciicks, on a court oft' Seventh street, an estate, for 31U00. Joaouin lv. Souther has sold to Mrs. Newell flam ing land and buildings on north side of Eighth 8tre?t, containing c287 1-2 feet, for $4400. Ji sci ii smith nas sum to w liiiam uamea lann and buildings at corner of Second and B streets, for 14,700. Dokchester district. hainuel ii. fierce et al. has sold to Herbert W. Nickoll et al.. lot of land, containing !'22t 1-2 feet, on east side of Milton avenue, tor .'gi sii 40. soi'TUKKX District. J'.dwaril It. Succomb et u.. has sold to Edw in Lamson lot of marsh lauds and flats in Muddy river, containing 117,523 feet of marsh and 57C3 feet of flats, for $40,32t. CHELSEA. Samuel J. Lowell has sold to Elvira J. Knicht land and house on Front street, for $WH). Tlx mas Green et ux. has sold to Ephraini II. C urry land and buildings on east sido of Suffolk Ktret't, for Si on. Jrpluaim H. Curry has sold to Annie E. Green na-t lot i f land and buildings, containing o8 feet, on Warren avenue, for 675UO. W tlliani It. I'earmam lias sol.l toEnhralmH. flurrv lit cf land containing 13,isrj ieet, on Warren avenue, f.,r 21 so. ' James 13. McAloon bus soi l to Filnnv V. Tlnff ami and buildings on north side of Essvx street, for LAW AND THE COURTS. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT-MARCH 6. Before the Full Bench, Adnms Exprvaa Company vs. Willlnm T. Hart et. al., TrustPts of the Boston, Hartford & Erie R iil-road Company. The above case was argued yesterday before the fnll b?ncli. The groumis of argument ... ..un.ui.iu.uj in jeaieiuav iiioiiiiiof a re port. SUPERIOR CTV IL COURT. FIRST SE! BIO'S. Brfore Associate Ji stice Dee;n?. Curtis vs. Pratt. 11ns was au ae:i n to recover S200 alleged to have been re eived bv t ie defendant for the sale of a horsj bcloiu. ing to the plaintiff. In answer the defendant acknowledges the sale, but files n uecjiijauou m act it 01 . uu, tne ui lereuce to tie paid by Mr. Curtis as boot in the excha ige of horses, and of 200 for expense nf keeninc Bii.f borne one year. A verdict of .J150 fcr the plai itiff was ren- tiereu. Harrison rs. Jlamm. This was a suit for replevin. to recover goods seized by d fendant, w 10 is a boanl- ing nousu teener, ior auegeu non-paym .-nt oi ooaru. On trial. TRIAL LIST, VIRST SESSIOJT, MARCH 7. 3-16 Dohei ty vs. Johnson. iLISti Uraillee vs. Moody. 34114 Xason v.s. Leonard. 3418 Ball vs. Knowles. 34ri Kevalsou vs. Manning. llolvoke vs. Hanchett. 34 l.'artlett vs. Way. . 2U70 Abbott vs. Griffiths. 5336 MeMahon vs. liowe. iWoi Hill vs. Littlehale. SECOXD SEfSIOX. Brfore Associate Jusiic; t'c dler. Durch r. Hanson. In this case, renirted vester- dav, tlie jury brought in a ve.dict for defendant. uoniiiass rs. llnObs et at. Action of tort. Tlie plaintiff, a little girl of ten years, claims damages to the amount of $2000, for injuries received by being run over by an express team belonging to the defendants, Cyrus Hobbs and Z. K. Pratt, at the corner of Hanover and Prince streets, on the 0th day of November last. The defendants claim that due care was ex ercised on their part, and that the accident was the result of carelessness on the part of the plaintiff. On trial. TRIAL LIST. SECOXD PESjIOJ, MARCH 7. 21.07 Standish vs. Narragausett .Steams'i p Co. 215 Carter vs. tJove. 2id7 Tilton vs. Lee. 21 I'helan vs. Heath. HilH Tucker vs. iioeth. 21l.i f utter vs. Natt. Ul Smith vs. Maunder. 2273 McCaffrey vs. Weeks. 245 Hill vs. Craihe. 2M7 Hill vs. Wardman. ii xi Whittier vs. Foley. 2-rHl frontier vs. Tourjee. 2(o0 Nichols vs. Lawrence. 2IW1 Bird vs. Frost. 213 Barnard vs. Brewer. t;5 F'oote vs. Dunn. 24i)7 Tibbetts vs. Smith. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER'S COURT. Before Commissioner Ea'.lett. Sydney Hall was yesterday brought before the United States Commissioner's Court charged with having passed a counterfeit (flu treasury bin on ii. . Harvey, clerk ot a news stand at the Ufcl colony and Newport K. H. station. Held for trial in the Luited States District Court in the sum of $500. MARRIAGES. In If 1. l.if. Itawr a H f; .. 1, 1.... r. Daniel Mason Terry to Miss Sallie Hawlhon Goodwin, uoin oi t iiariesiown. In Melrose, 2sth ult.pt the Methodist Church. bv Rev. Dr. Emery, Walter B. Whiting, M. D., to Mjs Sarah C. Currier, daughter of C. Currier, Esq., all of Melrose. DEATHS. In this city. 5th inst, Abigail Loud, widow of Captain Sofomon Loutl, ajted 81 years. Funeral services from her late residence, No. 215 Charles street, on Friilav. 8th inst. at l n'elnelc- M. ISelatives and friends are Invited to be present. -ftu iiisi, .u. j-.oiiipeiii djm, rv-i yraih t mount. In South Boston, bth inst. L. Sonhia. wife of liaorze P. Wheeler. In Jamaica Plain. 4th inst. Charlotte, wife of Lewis Congdon, nd daughter of Wm. liray of New Bedford. In West Newton, 5th inst, Mary Cook, wife of George P. Whitmore, 20. In Salem. 4th inst. Mrs. Sarah Mills. 82. widow of Mr. Amos H. Mills. In Cohasf et, 4th inst. suddenly, of heart disease, Syl- vanus Gray Pratt or this city, 54 51 vears 9 nt nths. In Berkshire, 5th inst, Arthur, son of Lewis Wheeler, aired 3 years. in lpswieu, otn msi, vapt. ltienaru x. uoage, ta years mouths. In LoiiKmeadow, 5th inst Hon. Gad Olcott Bliss. 65. Iu Amherst. 27th ult. Mrs. Sally Gates, late of Itoho- both, 77. The Valley Route to the Pacific. The Snow Problem. The four principal routes that have lieeu surveyed to the Pacific have the fol lowing mean elevation above the sea level: 1. The extreme southern cr Texas Pacific route, skirting the border of Mexico, has an average altitude of 2'hJ feet; 2. The 35th parallel route, 3600 fet; 3. The middle route, extending 1771 miles from Omaha to Sacramento. 5U00 feet; 4. The northern route, from Lake Superior and St. Paul to Puget Souud, 1900 feet. The middle route (now occupied by the L nion and Central Pacific road) scales four principal summits, having the following elevations: 0100 feet, 7i42 feet, 74B3 feet and 23o leet. 1 he nortnern route has on its main line but one principal summit, and that has an altitude not much exceeding 4! 50 feet. Nine hun- lred contuiuous nines on tne n iuoue roate nave a greater average elevation than the highest summit u tlie northern, and 4oO continuous miles on the fermer line are 1000 feet above the highest point on Uie latter. The remarkably low altitude of the northern line fully entitles it to the designation it has received of the Valley Route to the Pacilic. i roin Lake Suierior for a distance of 800 miles on this line, the country is is a vast plain, partly timbered, but mainly prairie, gradually rising from 1100 feet elevation above the sea, near Lake Snerior, to 2700 fit near the Rocky Mountains. This plain has a varied surface, and in its depressions How the navigable waters of the Mississippi, the Red, the Upper Missouri and the Yellowstone, and their many tributaries. Crossing at rmht angels the valleys or the Missis sippi and the Red River of the North, the Northern route traverses the rolling prairies of Dakota to the broad and fertile valleys ot the Missouri and Yellowstone. The latter it f ollow s nearly the entire length of Montana to the foot of the mountains. Ascending the eastern -elope by an almost imperceptible grade, and surmounting the single divide by a pass so remarkable that it has long been known as the Gate of the Mountains." the northern line enters the valley of a branch of the Columbia and follows that noble river to tide-water on tne jf acme, ine leading advantages resulting to the Northern Pacific Bailroad from the low altitude of the valley route along which it is building, are: 1. A mild climate and a sheltered position. 2. Exemption from deep and drifting snows, and hence, with ordinary precautions, entire freedom from winter obstructions. 3. A productive and verdure-covered country flanking the road, resulting in rapid settlement, a large tributary populat ion aud a profitable local tra tlie. 4. An abundance of good water. 5. A saving of many millions iu cost of construction with a proportionate reduction of interest burden. 6. A succession of natural aud easy grades which will 'greatly reduee the cost of operating the road, and enable the same motive power to accomplish far greater results, both iu speed and traffic, than are possible on an elevated or mountain route. The experience of the past winter, the severest since our Territories were settled aud not likely to be repeated for many years, has thoroughly justified the claim that the Northern Pacific Koad, when com pleted, will not be at any tune obstructed by snow. Authentic reports, official, unomciai aim incidental. from surveyors, engineers. United States military and signal officers and settlers, representing all important sections of the route, agree that during the past hard winter, there has not been a time when, with the precautions usually taken on roads in North ern States, Northern Pacihe trains could not have mad regular trips. :hief F.ngineer Huberts, ot the Northern racinc Road, who has no superior in his profession in this country has carefully studied the western snow problem dining the past three years, and in a recent report, based on very full data, he sums up his conclu sions in this sentence : "With ordinary means of protection at exposed points the Northern Pacific Railroad when completed by the Yellowstone route can unmiestioiiablv be kept open for regular traffic its entire length across the continent even during win ters as severe as the present, should such occur." He further says, alluding to a mass of testimony from .Molilalia: Tliese verv favorable rpnnSs flnrincr n. w . t ..- nf unprecedented severity, cover the most elevated and mountainous portions of our line, where obstructions from miow would occur if anywhere on the route; and when it is remembered that the obstructions on the Union Pacific have been virtually confined to a section of ISO miles, every part of which is at least 1000 feet higher than the highest summit on the northern route, and most of which is 25M) to 0il feet higher thau the mountain section or equal lemrth on the Northern Pa cific line, it becomes perfectly safe to predict for the latter as cemplete exemption trom winter blockade as is enjoyed by railroads in New York and New England." Intelligent judges believe that the Union PacihcCom- I any, taught by experience, will be able hereafter to prevent any serious blockade on their line. Whether this shall prove true or not it can lie considered set tled that the Northern Pacific road, following, as it will, the channel-way of the great rivers of t he continent, traversing tlie mild winter belt, anil running at an elevation of 3000 to 4000 feet lower than its neighbor, will, from the day it is completed, furnish a reliable means of transit between the Atlantic aud the l'atific. It is particularly and vastly imp irtaut that this lact be known and emphasized now that we have among us au important embassy from Japan, whose report on the efficiency of our trans-continental thorouglifares will do "much to hasten or retard the increase of our direct trade with the Orient. 1 he past year s business on the Luion anl Central line, with its promise of rapid increase, establishes beyond doubt the success of the first trans-continental road; but it renders equally certain the profitableness of the Northern Pacific, which has ratlical advantages witn an amine held and tuture ot its own. The two lines are so far apart as not to interfere with each other. As is Uie case with the present Pacific Rjad, the hulk of the earnings of each will doubtless come from local traffic, while the Asi uie an 1 thr tugli carrying trade of both wid be increased t i au enormous volume uy tneir joint ettorts to turn the current, of the worlo's commerce aercss the American Continent, and by tin ir joint demonstration that thetraus-conti-liental route is equal to all commercial net ds .v. r. Indeptndent. W N I 850,000, S23.000. 815.0OO. SIO.OOO, JS8.000 On desirable Mortgag s In Boston and vicinity. MERRILL .fc SMITH, fciU i-vi Jl Ui. li Traveller. ISuU.U, WAITED. GARDNER One who un derstanrts the care and cultivation of Flowers, wants a situation Enquire of A. BEAL. 3 & 4 Holmes Block, Haymarket ?xiare. ThSTu-mar 7 WANTED. Gentlemen desirous of eirj ' ploymentaslocalortravellinp-xalesmen. Induee- JnAH,A?r;,'.5?si,IleS,-,P,ea'',"nt aud verT profitable GOLDING CO., 14 Kilby street. MV'S mar4 $425 A MONTII. 3425 A MOXTfl. Expense paid. H. B. SHAW, Alfred. M. iar4 Iw COPARTNERSHIP. Q OP A R T N E R S H I P . .?tee.lhFfore.?nu,,ctol by the firm of C. A. KlCHAKDh it CO., will be carried on iiereaft-r bv the junior partner, at the old stand, SO Washington street, under the name aud style of JAMES DIXGLET & CO., C. A . Rich A kds retiring from this date. March 4. IXii. mart 3m- REAL ESTATE. " FOR SALE. Wall Pew in Central Chursb, Rev. John DeAVitt's. Owner moved out of town. Address Box lli, Boston. P. O. mar 6 TO LET Xew brick house, 9 rooms, all improvements. Rent, $600. G. M. ATWOOD, 81 Washington street. TuThS mar 5 rr0 LET In Camlrido;eiort, pleasant J- house 10 rooms, all improvements. K-nt, $441. V. M. ATWOUD, td Washington street. TuTiiS inr. WO LET Brick house, 10 rooms, all Improvements. Rent, $750. G. M. ATWOOD, SI Washington street. Tui'hS mar 5 rpO LET Brick house, 14 rooms, all -- improvements, in a Rood loe:i?lon. 5 years' lse. Kent, Sniafl quantity of furniture for sale. G. M. ATW OOD, Si Washington street. Ttt f hS mar S TO LET Near Tremont IIou.se, very nice honse 15 rooms, all modern improvements; pood place for boarders and table boa.-d. G. M. ATWOOD, Si Washington street. TuThS mar b TuThS mar 5 fVO LET 5 miles from Boston, in a tov containing PtiOO inhabitants, a grocery store. Rsnt. 83S0. G. 51. ATWOOD, Si Washington street, mar 5 TuThS FrO LET, AT BOSTON HIGHLANDS, -- Two HorsF.s, with Stables. Apply to Ii. GREENE. U Temple Place, between 10 aud 1 o'clock. mai4 3t A FIRST CLASS DWELLING HOUSE, on Dartmouth street, opposite the Art Museum Bui ldinif. Will be sold on easy terms of pay- uici", .ui ire 1Kb lui term 111 earK. AUiv w mar4-tf J. PRESTON, 15 Devonshire St. A N ELEGANT STORE in the Marble Bmldintr on Eliot, a few doors from Washington street. Will be let to a tirst class tenant at a low rate for two or three years. Apply to mai4 tf J. f KiuSTOX , 15 Devonshire st. HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE AND TO LET, in Boston and ourrountlim; towns, at moderate prices; also, to exchange for other property. Large estate for investment. Apply to .VtWMA.V A 1-i.KKI-N, marl 7t 146 Washington street. 370R SALE, or to let, brick dwelling - house No. IS Auburn street, Cbarleetown. Contains 10 rooms, all modem conveniences ; large yard attached, now used as a garden, and contains a choice assortment of flowers. For terms, applv to F. A. GOELL, 139 Washineton street, from 11 A. M. to 2 P. 51. 6t miri L E X . sH! PORTER, BEAL ESTATE AH) MORTGAGE BROKER, No. 27 State Street BRAZIER'S BUILDING BOSTON.. References Hon. Geo. S. Hillard. Lsverett Salton- stall, Esq., Henry Lee, Esq., Chas. Henry Barker, Euq., Geii.' Geo. N". 51acy. ueo. .uiwy. mar 4 ii I? E AL ESTATE OFFICE OF II. P. CILAXDL.ER, No. 15 Devonshire Street, Boston. Estates purchased, sold end leased, rents collected, mortgages negotiated. Chicauo IU FEB ckxt. mortgages a specialty. mar4 tf RICE S . EVANS Mortgages Negotiated. Real Estate Bonght. Sold and Exchanged, at 28 STATE STREET, MERCILiNTS' BANK BUILDING. mar a tf E A L ESTATE GEO. "WHEATLAND, JR., DEALER IN HEAL ESTATE, No. 5 TREMONT STREET. Office hoars from 12 to 2 o'clock. tf marl JEAL ESTATE AGENCY E. S. FARNSWOFwTH, 23 WATER STREET.. BOSTON. Dwelling houses and business property In Boston and vicinity, for sale on the most favorable terms. Farms, country residences, tracts of land ana bniiding lots, for occupancy or investment, can lie offered at prices that cannot fail to induce those seeking investments to purchase. Several tracts of land, suitable for subdivision iuto building lots, situated in Newton. can be bought very low ami on easy terms of pavmeut. Apply to E. S. FAKNSWORXH. 23 Water street, Boston. mar S lw CHINA, CROCKERY AND GLASS. IF YOU WANT THE REST OF GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES, VISIT GUY &. BROTHER'S NEW STORE, 33 Bedford Street. A few doors from .Washington. 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As this paper will be untrammelled by auy party a-Eoclation whatever, and uninfluenced by sympathy with the various sects and cliques of the day, its treatment of political and social ethics will be free from all such Ma as is prescribed by party lines, its sole criterion being-that of strict Justice and the true furtherance of the best interest of the largest number. Its purpose thu contemplates the intelligent and dignified discusrnon of public measures, at home and abroad, with a car?fu record of Commercial and Financial matters, ghrin? particular attention to Literature, the Fine Arts, and a complete digest of the News of the day. The correspondents of Thk Globe have been carefully selected, both in Furope and America, for tlteir intelligence, reliability, and the facilities they possess for transmitting the earliest and most important inf ormi-tion, and their department will form a decided feature of the paper. 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