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Music two evenings next week in two prominent The trains did not move faster than a walk. With THE CAMBRIDGE MYSTERY. him no not till he pot to St. Johns. He said he OUT OP PRISON.

JJAKDKERCHIEFS, IiACES, ETCJ. CUSHMAN BROOKS, 35, 37 and 39 Temple Place. Meeting of the Shoe and Leather Association Comparative Advantages of the Several Freighting; Koutes Remarks of ex-Governor Claflin. A meeting of the Shoe and Leather Association was held yesterday at the Exchange, corner of Pear and High streets. Mr.

John T. Cummings presided. The report of the committee on transportation, to whom was referred tbe subject) of railroad transportation to the West as affecting the shoe and leather trade, and especially the interests of the trade in the maintenance of the Vermont Central road, was read. The committee consider all the great highways of trade as of importance to the trade. They regard the ot her lines outside of the Vermont Central as disposed to impose onerous freight charges, and intimate that the manngers of these have in times past combined for that purpose.

Experience has shown that it is not safe to depend on any single line of transportation, tor often have a few men given law to the whole business of tbe country, and laid a tax on its interests and prosperity. The boot and shoe trade of the United States will at this time gladly recall tho fact that their escape from the payment of these taxes has more than once come through the independence of tbe Vermont Central line, and they would regard as a public calamity any cause of action which should cripple that line or bring it into subjection to other lines, or into an alliance with them to oppress the trade of the country. The committee think the trade can better afford to pay for the whole of that road than to lose the restraining healthful influence that it now exerts. The line should, however, be put on a more efficient basis. In 1K71, 220,000,000 pounds of hide and leather and 1,636,152 cases of boots and shoes were trans-Hrted west on account of the manufacturers ami dealers of New England.

The rates of transportation ought therefore to be reasonable. But, besides this, cheap food is essential to cheap labor, and the latter to a conttol of the market, and it is by the proper management of our roads that food can alone be made cheap by making transportation cheap. Every cent of reduction on freight is for the benelit of all our manufactures. New England employs in the manufacture of leather 7142 persons, and of boob) and shoes itersons, besides those who are in'ii-lectly employed. The treat markets for all their productions were at the West and South.

Ihe distance from Boston to Chicago by tnc several lines is stated as follows: New York Central, 1035 miles; Pennsylvania Central, 1069; Vermont Central, 1130; Baltimore and Ohio, 1178;" Erie, 1189. The complaint comes every year from tbe West that they are not able to meet the demand for grain for foreign export. There is not only a lack of rolling stock, but tracks. There is not a single route from Boston to Chicago with a double track all the way. The usual time of the reception of goods in Chicago, according to leading shoe houei iu Chicago, is from 10 to IS days, averaging 12 to 13.

Yet the running time. the understanding that the permit was temporary only, and tiesiened to meet the emergency produced by the horse disease, the order was passed. Orders Adopted. That the committee on health be 'empowered to contract, for a term of three years, with such parties for the removal of house offal as thev i-ball deem expedient for the best interests of the'eity that there be paid to the band of tbe First Cavalrv, M. V.

for services in camp in August last, the sum of $900, certified to be due to them by the adjutant-general. Adjourned. FIRES YESTERDAY. In the Highlands Loss of Life. The alarm from box 213 yesterday forenoon was caused by a fire breaking out in the oaku factory of Gorbam Train on Norfolk avenue, in the Rox-bury district.

A quantity of oakum was ignited in passing through the picker by the friction of the machine, and spread with great rapidity. Thomas Carrigan, who ha9 been employed by the owners of the factory for the past twenty years, was at work with a boy in the third-story, and the two found it impossible to escaiw by the stairway. The boy leaped out of the window and was seriously injured when he struck the ground. The man did not dare to follow his example and perished in the flames. According to the modified regulations of the fire department, the first alarm brought only the hose carriages and firemen to the spot.

The need of more apparatus was seen, and the second alarm brought two steamers, No. 12 of Kix-bury and No. 21 of Dorchester. The horses being disabled, the machines were drawn by hand, which made some delay, though the response was remarkably prompt under the circumstances. The interior of tbe building was pretty much burned out before the fire was overcome, though the walls, being of stone, were not affected.

Some of the bales of oakum in the lower story were rolled out and saved. The tss on the building is estimated at $1500, and on the stock and machinery at $8000. Two other men were slightly burned in escaping from the building. ThocxMsure of the lives of the employes in a building tilled with the most combustible material, with no means at hand so simple and inoxiiensive as a ladder for their escape in an emergency, argues iuexcusiblo negligence. And this seems especially so in view of the warning given by the burning of a cotton drying establishment iu Dorchester, a few years ago, by which live or six women lost their lives through inability to es-cane from an uper story.

As an incident of" the fire yesterday, it may 1m; stated that all the firemen of Engine 21 having left with the bose carriage, the second alarm was responded to by a few citizens and nearly all tho boys of the Everett school. A fireman met tliem on the way, lighted the kindling wood under the boiler, and bad steam up and readv to operate on arrival. S) well pleased was the engineer with the prompt efforts of the boys that he afterward certified to the schoolmaster of the value of their aid, and saved them from the fiocging which they had cause to apprehend by reasou of their absence at the morning school hour. In East Boston. About three o'clock yesterday morning fire broke out in a small wooden building on Marion street, near Chelsea street, East Boston, owned by Mrs.

Eliza Frcelove, ami occupied by Ifcivid Rood, baker. This was thoroughly burned out, entailing a loss upon the owner of about $1200. A two-story wooden building, owned and occupied by Michael Gavaghan, was also damaged about $500 in tbe upper part. Gavaghan was insured for $600, and Mrs. Freelove hail $1000 insurance.

In West Iioxbnry. The alarm from box 361 at 7.30 last evening, was caused by the greenhouse belonging to Mr. A. P. fabler, and located at the corner of Back street and Blue Hill avenue.

West Roxbury, catching fire from a defective flue. Tbe building was damaged to the amount of about $1000. THE WARD XI. TANNERS. Final Tarade Last Night.

A genuine triumph was that of the Ward XI. regiment, last night, founded as it was on a grand victory gained, not on one simply anticipated. This regiment was formed at the beginning ot the canvass, on a strictly military basis, by its cowinauderj Col, W. Black mar, whose service In the war, under Phil. Sheridan, eminently fitted him for the task.

The reputation of the regiment has been a brilliant and far-reaching one, and its final parade last night was well worthy of that reputation. The regiment met at their head-quarters in Concord street at an early hour and took up the line of march, its route lying through the following streets: Concord, Washington, Newton, Trcmont, Pembroke, Columbus avenue, Chester square and park, Harrison avenue, Worcester square and street, Columbus avenue, Shawmut avenue, Newton and Trcmont to head-quarters in Concord street. The column included tho colonel and staff of the Ward X. battalion, who, dismounted, formed its front line. The marching was very fine and tbe citizens of the ward along the route manifested their just pride in their pet regiment by waving of handkerchiefs, salutations, and in some cases illuminations.

Inspiring music was furnished by the Shawmut Brass Band and the regiment's drum corps. Arriving at bcad-qnartes, a hot supper was served and the boys stayed till a late hour, celebrating with highest merriment their final dismemberment as an organization. Found Drowned. The body of au unknown man was fo and floating in tbe water yesterday, near Mount Washington avenue bridge. The man must have been about thirty-five years of age, five feet eight inches in height, 165 pounds in weight, dark hair, smooth face, and was clothed in black coat and pants, brown vest, check shirt and kip boots.

The body had the appearance of having been in the water from two to four weeks. Coroner Hastings was notified, and ordered the body to be re moved to the dead-house. Class Reunion. The ninth annual reunion of the class of 1860-63 of the English high school occurred at J. B.

Smith's rooms, in Bullfinch street, last evening. After supper, Mr. Otis Kimball delivered an oration and Mr W. F. Gill a poem.

The following officers were chosen President, Frank H. Pattee; vice-president. Joseph W. Carr; secretary, Charles J. Ladd; orator, A.

Otis Evans; poet, William F. Gill supper committee, Edward Copeland, Hazen J. Burton, Jr. Accidents. Levis Allen, a youth, fell from a wagon belonging to Patrick Canny, on Battery wharf, at one o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Both wheels of the wagon passed over bis legs and body, and ho was badly bruised, but not otherwise injured. Officer Swan of Station VIII. took the boy home to No. 2 Lexington street, East Boston. Sudden Death.

Enoch Willett, a resident of New Hampton, N. and a pilot on one of the Philadelphia steamers Bailing from this port, was seized with a fit at the Boston and Ixiwell railroad station in this city at half-past three, yesterday afternoon, and died in a few moments. POLICE NOTES. An explosion took place yesterday afternoon at No. 20 Beach street, caused by a lighted candle iu the hand of George F.

Berry, who was entering a room in which gaa was escaping from the pipe, igniting. Berry was severely burned about the face and hands. He was taken to his home, No. 32 Irving street. Elizabeth Brown, a virago, assaulted John Ahearn, a boy of six years, with a knife, and cut bim severelv, yosterday.

She was arrested for tbe offence by officers of Station IV. BRIEF LOCAL NEWS. The Ward X. Tanners will parade oa Tuesday evening. The Grant Central Campaign Club was disbanded yesterday.

Tbe horse plague is fast disappearing. Nearly all the horse-cars were running yesterday, and the streets presented a busy appearance. Bishop Williams will bless and lay the cornerstone of the new German Catholic church on Shawmut avenue, at three o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Rev. Robert Collyer will deliver a lecture on Charlotte Bronte, in the Ladies' Free Course on English Literature, at the Insituto of Technology, this afternoon.

The loss on Mr. Comins stock by the North street fire has been settled for $21x9. He lias sent a check for $250 to be used for the widow of Mr. Thomas Young, who was killed at the fire. Tho reporters of the Boston newspapers will dine at the Revere House at live o'clock this afternoon.

Mr. HoMen of the Journal will preside, and Mr. Oliu of the Daily Advertiser will act as toastmaster. The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge of the Knights of St. Crispin will be held in this city on Wednesday of next week.

It is proposed by some to withdraw from dependence on the International Grand Lodge, the cost of the connection being greater than the gain. It is to test the constitutionality of the State law which requires as a qualification for suffrage that a man should lie able to write his own name, by bringing a case from Ward VII. before the United States courts, and Judge Abbott, with other leading members of the bar, will appear as counsel. Coroner A insworth intended to hold an inquest at the cAunty jail, last evening, in the case of Timothy Daly, who was killed by Maurice Lomasney last Saturday evening on Cambridge street. The prisoner, Lomasney, by advice of counsel, refused to testify in the inquest, and the investigation was adjourned until 7.30 this evening at the court-house.

A panic was created at tho Howard Athenaeum last evening by the cry of fire, but by the prompt action of the officials order was soon restored without serious damage. Some careless person, while leaving tbe building, threw a licbted match on the floor of the gallery landing, and the woodwork was set on fire, but soon extinguished by means of a fire cnaracters. If the weather be favorable, full trips will be made by the horse-cars on and after Monday next. For the city election purposes it is proposed by many to act as citizens rather than as Republicans or Democrats. Such has heretofore been the custom, though some now favor distinctive political action.

Tbe gentlemen whose names are much used as proposed candidates for mayor are W. K. Pearmain, J. G. Dillingham, and Joseph Everdean.

SALEM. Dedication of a New Hall by Niaerara ConneiL Order of United American Mechanics. About six months ago it was announce! that a council of O. V. A.

was about to be formed ia Salem. What O. U. A. meant nobody seemed to know, and not a few suggested that it was a revival of the old P.

L. but at last some enterprising newspaper reporter discovered and gave to tbe commnnity tbe meaning of tbe mysterious initials as "Order of United American Mechanics." This order was formed in 1845, but until within a short time had not made much progress, but now nearly half the States in the Union have councils of the order. At the natiinal convention held last summer thirteen States were represented. The objects of the organization are briefly as follows: Tbe members to help each other to obtain employment, to assist such members as may be unfortunate, and to care for the widows and orphans of deceased members. On the seventh of May last the proposed council was organized in Salem, and about twenty members were admitted, and it was called Niagara council No.

11. The officers were duly installed aud a room in the Asiatic building was secured for a council hall. From its organization, to the present time tbe council has been very prosperous, and now numbers between fifty and sixty members. Finding their room too small for their accommodation, the hall in tbe third story of Hardy's new block on Washington street was leased and neatly fitted up for a council chamber. Thursday evening was set for its dedication, and on that occasion the hall was tastefully decorated with flags and bunting.

Ihe walls were ornamented with pictures and mottoes of the order. Besides the members of Niagara council several officers of councils in other cities of the State were present to assist in the exercises, and also a large number of invited guests, including ladies. H. M. Robinson, F.

was chairman, and opened the exercises in a few well chosen remarks. An opening ode was then sung by a select choir, and was followed by praver bv Rv. James T. 11 ewes of the First Church. H.

Kimball then made a short speech, stating the objects of the order. E. W. Goodwin, S. C.

of Bay State Council No. 1 of Boston, was then introduced. He was followed bv F. D. Mavo.

S. V. and G. B. French, D.

S. C. of High Rock Council, No. 6 of Lynn, F. A.

Chase, S. C. and S. S. Gowen.

D. S. C. of Radiant Star Council No. 5 of Boston, Rev.

Mr. Hewes, and others. Mr. Robinson then presented to the council an elegant bible, for their use, and Brother S. H.

Smith presented a neat time-piece. At tbe conclusion of tbe exercises, tbe company repaired to the hall on the second floor, where a collation bad been Fpread by the ladies. Prayer was invoked by Rev. C. E.

Barnes. After the supiier, H. M. Robinson, F. offered several toasts, including one to "Niagara Conncil;" responded to by Ex-C.

P. H. Kimball. "Our landlord." Responded to by Temple Hardy, Esq. "The press." Responded to E.

N. Walton of the Salem Register. Tbe company then returned to the upper hall, where Mr. Charies Fillebrown entertained them, for an hour or so, with his clever tricks of legerdemain, and then a closing ode finished the exercises. SUNDAY SERVICES.

Boston Yocxo Men's Christian Union, No. 300 Washington, near Bedford street. Public Religious Services will be held to-uiorrow (Sunday) evening, in the Union Hall, at 7i o'clock. Sermon by Rev. J.

F. W.Ware. Subject: "Curiosity as an Impulse and a Danger." The public are cordially invited. Morgan Rev. Henry Morgan at 7S4.

Street Life, Beggars and Peddlers. Last Picture unUl the Fair. Church of the Advent, Bowdoin street. All sittings free. The Rev.

C. C. Grafton will preach, 10.SO A. M. on The Paiml Supremacy," and at 7.30 on The Institution of the lioly Commuuiou." IS FIFTY TEARS.

In fifty years now passed away. What wond'rons changes there have been What would our honored fathers say; If they could see what we have seen Propelled by "steam" on land and sea. Sometimes e'en forty miles an hour How such a thing could ever be. To comprehend they'd not the power; But Bots know well if they need "Clothes," Coats, Pants, Vest. Hat and Shoes complete.

The place to buy is Georo Fehwo'b, Corner of Beach and Washington street. Mothers asd Fathers will be glad to hear of an easily accessible French and American select school, where they may enjoy the pleasure of watching the progressive development of the intellectual and physical faculties of their children, from the Kindergarten games to the first lesson in spelling English. French and German words, and thence to their examination for admission to the bitth school or college. Let them read tbe following extract from tb Boston Journal Commerce, November 2, 1872 It is with pleasure that we refer to Professor d'Eghent's method of teaching French, as advertised elsewhere. Numerous proofs have been given of the efficacy of his method, and some of bis pupils have, after a few months of tuition ULder bim, passed examinations so satisfactory that tbey were admitted as students into French colleges, and fully able to follow up all French studies side by side with the natives.

Thus it is proven that it is possible to acquire a foreign tongue without leaving Boston and all who have enjoyed tbe privilege of a course of instruction under Professor d'Egbent speak of him most cordially to others as a faithful, painstaking and inspiring teacher, witb the advantage of a thorough knowledge of English. He is also warmly recommended by some of the most distinguished and experienced among our citizens, and by our literary authorities. His French and English school for children, and his classes for ladies and gentlemen recently established in Freeman place, opposite the Athenaeum, should be patronized by parents who desire to avail themselves of an excellent opportunity to give to their children all the advantages of a Parisian together With a first class American education, at tbe smallest cost, and without depriving them of their home and country associations. Three or four children will be received in the Professor's family as boarding pupils. Messrs.

Paine, Goodwin A Nowell of New York city announce to-day the sale of a fine assortment of choice woollens. Their purchase of the bankrupt stock of II. C. Gilbert A Lovejoy, on Friday, was probably the largest single purchase of the kind ever made in New England. The same firm made a purchase of nearly 400.000 a few years since in New York.

They offer this lot at low terms for a few days, at chambers, 88 Summer street. The Particular Attention of our lady readers is called to the advertisement of Mrs. John G. Ford, which will be found upon the first page of today's issue. Mrs.

Ford imports her goods direct, and can therefore offer them to purchasers at reasonable prices. At the St. James Hotel. Still a few single rooms for gentlemen, at very moderate rates. Also four suites of family rooms to let for the season.

J. K. Bradbtrebt, himself, at 16 State street; eve rybody knows his business. Morris Ireland are having great sate for their fire-proof safes. Send for descriptive catalogue.

MARRIAGES. In this city, 7th Inst, by Rev. Dr. Neale, Herbert E. Richanison to Miss Mary daughter of Augustine G.

Stimson, of Bostouj David E. Barry to Miss Margaret Eayer. 7th Inst, by Rev. E. Edmunds, Mr.

Leander Went- worm io miss ivmma j. lirown, notn oi jiosion. 7th inst, by Rev. Henry I. Cushman, Mr.

Augustus Horigman to Miss Lizzie M. Ames, all of Boston. 6th inst, by Rev. Alexander Hlaikte, D. Mr.

Nathaniel y. Leach to Miss Corrinne Stevens. tith liiRt. bv Rev. illiam Hiirh.

Mr. Charles: TT. Brooks of East Boston to Miss Susan Stanwood of Gloucester. 2d inst, by Rev. W.

P. Tilden. Mr. William Ramsdell to Mrs. Athalana Mitchell, both of Boston.

Perken to Miss Annie daughter of Adams Daniels, an ot liosion. 7th inst, bv Rev. 3. W. Thompson, Mr.

Robert H. Stevenson to Miss Caroline T. Young. bth inst. by Rev.

1). W. Wiildron. Mr. Andrew C.

CtishiDg of South If ingbaui to Miss Sarah daughter of Mr. Clinton Loud ot North Weymouth. In Boston Highlands, 6th inst, by Rev. Caleb D. Brad-lee, Hiram Whlttington to Alice P.

Streeter, second daughter of the late Nathan H. Streeter. all of Boston. In Chelsea, 7th inst. by Professor C.

H. Leonard, Mr. George Taylor of Boston to Miss Mary daughter of Daniel C. Barnes of Chelsea. In Maiden, 6th inst, bv Rev.

Mr: Follambe, assisted by Rev. 3. D. Fulton of Boston, Mr. Charles M.

Howe of Boston to Miss Sarah D. ('utter of Maiden. In Meil way, 7th inst, by Rev. D. Sauford, Mr.

John W. Warren of Westhrook, to Miss Martha Jane, daughter of Mr. Lewis Uawks of Medway; also. Mr. George W.

Miller to Miss Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. tieorue Boss of Medway. In Hyde Park, 7th inst, by Rev. E. A.

Manning. Mr. Joseph Hill to Miss Sarah Coverly, only daughter of Mr. Samuel Coverly, formerly of Boston. DEATHS.

In this citv, 7th inst, Charles Follen. 42 years. Funeral from Mrs. Frederick Cabot's, High street, Brookliue, to-day, at 11.30 A. M.J 7th inst, Martha C.

Dimmick. 7th Inst, Charles V. llai ton, 37 years 11 months. inst. at his residence.

635 Treiuont street. Gaorra Lord. 60. In South Boston. 7th inst.

James S. Sinclair. 31 rears months. In Boston Highlands, 7th mst, James Davenport, S3. In Cambridge.

Hth inst, Charles Folsom, 77 years. Funeral services at Mount Auburn Chanel, on Mon day, at 12 o'clock. In Somerville. 6ih inst. Lizzie Gertrude, onlv daugh ter of E.

H. and Susan E. Lawrence, i years 6 days. in jnamen, bin inst. Aim t- Aiecuin, to.

In West Nen tiiD. Hth inst. Samuel T. Cooner. late of Andoyer, 73 years 6 months.

in Kewuuryport, btn ltisr, Mr. I'tttonx i-einreii, m. in Harvard. in the United Societv. 7rh Hannah lUaiwhard, years II months 10 days.

in on mester, ia mat, ueorge noucomo, ii. wanted to get a few tilings; me cpuii jou fetch your things aboard and I will lot you have some nioHey so 1 left them and went over to Chelsea to see a ma'u that 1 bad a note against for lent money at the time of the great tire ia Portland. The captain says, come aboard to dinner 1 want to see you. After a good deal of trouble I found the man and lie let me have fifty dollars, he said that was all he could spare as he was moving away; he said he would pay the rest long in the summer. I left him and proceeded to Boston and went aboard the brig and took dimmer.

I asked the captain if his man had come, he said he had brought bis bed and chest on board and said he would go up and get him what things he wanted be let him have 12 dollars. I was on board again between three and four o'clock the captain said he wixbed the man would for if be didn't be should have to go without him he told mate to unload the chest and see what it contaiued there nothing of any value there was a check book on Faneuil Hall bank and some checks all filled out the captain savs he believed he was a dam scamp and did not intend" to go, he said when you go ashore you take the book with you I think he has stolo it and vou may see it advertised it came on to rain and I went ashore it rained and snowed till ten o'clock the next forenooon I thought I vrmiia fo down and see if the vessel had gone. When cot to the end of long wharf she was down to the Castle I turned to come up the wharf there was a man standing there an utter stranger to me I paid no attention to him be followed after me until he met a policeman he told him to arrest me savs vou will find out they took me to the station bouse and took everything 1 had about me with some fiftv dollars in money this man says you better let the law settle it I told him I would not give him seventy-five cents. Then I was locked up a policeman came to me and says have you got any council I told him I had no council he says I will get you a good man he will meet you tomorrow in the police court the next day they took to the police court and put me under twenty-five bnndred dollar bonds to ap(ear at the February court they took me to jail and Kept me until the second week February I was taken to court the eighth day of February had the indictment read and asked if was guilty. They appointed Friday the 12th for my trial mv council says that is an unlucky dav I had rather had any other day in the week the next Monday a man came to the jail and said my council wanted him to take hold of my case with him he savs you have got to have it ably def ended or they ill give you ten years in Charlestown.

I says did my council tell you howl was sit uateii about money he said something about it, but never mind that, we shall have to advance a little for you and we can make that all right. Friday I was taken to court and kept there until three o'clock in the afternoon, my counsel came to me and said he had put my case off for two weeks, the sheriff spoke up and says: "Are you agoing to keep that man two weeks longer iu jail, he has been there over a month now, it's too much to think ot what should thev do but order me to court the next Friday, one week before the time appointed, and asked" me if I had any council, the sheriff spoke up and says he has two, Russell and Bates, ain't they been notified, what kind of work are you having here, a man brought on trial and his council not notified. They paid no attention to that but read the indictment and asked me if I was guilty or not guilty. 1 told them I was not guilty. They tried me without counail.

as evidence if I had forty, they been of no use. and here I am an innocent man and I want my Tiardnn. Yours respectfully, John M. Crosby. The petition is written on common brown wrapping paper and was filed at the secretary's office in the State House, April 2d, 1871.

With it is filed the letter of District Attorney May, to whom the case is referred. The letter is as follows: Boston, April 20th, 1871. Bis Excellency William Claflin, Governor: Dear Sir In the matter of the petition for the pardon of John M. Crosby. 1 beg leave to report as follows substantially, as I reported on the same case a few months ago Crosby was convicted of forging several and different checks, upon which he obtained ruotfcey.

In one instance he bought a quantity of furniture, ordered it to be sent to a certain house, and gave in payment a check for a larger amouut than the price of the goods, receiviuz the balance in money. The goods were sent as ordered, but no 0h6 i w. i thi Mt1 ill rhrt urnved In KA forged. In Crosby's valise were found check books corresponding to the forged instruments, I am, verv respectf ullv, vour obedient servant, J. WildebMay, District Attorney.

The previous letter referred to above is as follows Boston, October 25, 1870. Si Excellency William Claflin Sir The petitioner, John M. Crosby, was convicted upon satisfactory proof of bis guilt. In addition to the evidence of the offence for which he was indicted, was the fact that in his room was found a checkbook out of which checks had been removed, such as those which he bad filled out. The police know nothing of his previous history.

1 have the honor to be Your Excellency's obedient servant. J. Wilder May, Distrir' ttorney. The reply of the district attorney w. such as to rather check any good effect which the petition of Capt.

Crosby might have had' on the council, and the old man, hearing nothing from his last appeal, became discouraged and gave up any attempt to have his case examined. Early iu March last, during exposure to the severe weather, Capt. Crosby took a severe cold which resulted in so severe a bronchial trouble as to confine him to the hospital ward. His infirmities increased, and in the first part of October his daughter-in-law petitoned for his pardon in her husband's name, not on account of his innocence but cn account of bis infirmities. As the prison physician testified to the dangerous condition of the prisoner and it was also certified that the captain's son was able to andvould support bim, a pardon was granted, and the long-suffering old man was released last Saturday, and is now living with his son at the South End.

Since bis release he has greatly Improved in health and hopes to be able to get out before a great while. HARVARD FALL REGATTA. Ihe Class Races this Afternoon. The days of the Harvard scratch races are now over, and in their place the boating fraternity propose to-day to begin the class races. Hitherto it has been the custom every fall to select crews from all the boating men of the four classes of under graduates; each crew being made up witbont any distinction between the respective classes to which the candidates for boating honors be-bonged.

The races were called "scratch" races, and the prizes were half a dozen or more pewter mugs. -This fall the graduates have offered a silver cup to be rowed for by four crews, one crew being sent by each class, the cup to be inscribed with the class and names of the victorious crew, and then pre served with the other numerous cups and prizes won by Harvard oarsmen. It was proposed to have also a race to-day between a crew of graduates and the regular University crew, for a graduates' cup, but there was some trouble in getting together a crew of graduates, and the plan was given up for this fall at least. Unless the weather prove unfavorable the race be tween the four class crews will take place at half-past three this afternoon. The course will be two miles, on the Charles river, one mile from the Union boat bouse in Boston, around a stake and back to the boat house.

Tbe following are the names of the crews: Seniors, Bliss (stroke), Swain, Shaw, Dickey, Daland and Stone (bow); junior crew, White (stroke), Burry, Devens, Silsbee, Harding and P. Dana (bow); sophomore crew, Wetmore (stroke), Prince, Gould, Clark, Appleton and Hartwell (bow) freshman crew, Hodges (stroke), Bacon, Weld, Nickerson, Thomas (bow) and Green. The freshman crew, although its members have been practising together but a very short time, gives evidence that it has some very good material In it; one or two of its members being already under consideration for the university crew. It is thought that this new system of class races will do much to train up good oarsmen for the annual contest with Yale and other colleges; and this appears likely to be the result from the increased interest which has already been awakened throughout the college in boating matters. The contest to-day is likely to prove one of unusual interest from the fact that so far as can be judged from the practice of the several crews, they appear to be quite evenly matched and a dose race may be looked for.

Gen. Lippett's Yesterday afternoon Gen. F. J. Lippett gave a "soiree of readings" at Wesleyan Hall, before a very small audience.

The reading was announced for the night of the Grant torch-light parade, but as there were but five people present it was deemed advisable to postpone the soiree. The selections chosen for the occasion were: Toots and Cuttle, specimens of Bret Harte and Hans Breitman, My Louise, Trad Ins and Family, Poor Kichard, A. Ward's visit to the Prince of Wales. The selections were rather tedious on account of their length, and, as the rendering of selections from Dickens have been given with much finer effect by others, the enjoyment of the occasion was limited to the selections from Bret Harte and Hans Breitman. The comments on the sayings of Poor Kichard were given with anything but the indis-cribable drawl of Dundreary, and were consequently shorn of their brilliancy.

Funeral of a Fireman. Mr Young, hoseman of v' ComI)aT'y. who was killed at the tire CwT TnoBlay. took place in Grace 5S byMRevayM Wer8 Per" pany No. 1, Simeon Weston of No 9 of No 4, Charles Dnnton of NoThooMenTf Hose Company No.

1, Jh ustarrett of Hook and Ladder No. 3, J. W. Rondell of Uwlnsnraneebrtead After tre Se, the body was earned to Forest Hills Cemetery. Identification of the Body found Floating on Charles River-The Murder Probably Committed in Boston.

The mystery which the discovery of the remains of a human body floating in barrels on Charles river produced has been solved in part by the identification of the body as that of Abijah Ellis, who lately resided at No. 151 East Dover street. The deceased was well known to many as formerly a peddler and more recently a dealer in real estate. He was a man of some property, variously estimated at from $25,000 to $75,000. He was taxed for about $13,000 on real estate, which was located mostly at the South End.

He frequently carried considerable sums of money about him and was rather incautious in exposing it in places where a miscellaneous crowd might be present. Hence it is supposed that robbery was the object of the murder. He was last seen by the inmates of tho house where he lodged on the morning of election day. He was in the habit of rising early at four o'clock in summer, and five in winter and taking a long walk before breakfast. On Tuesday morning he left the house before seven o'clock.

He was afterward seen in the ward-room in the Franklin school-house, and he doubtless noted on the back of one of the ballots the state of the polls at the time. From this time and place all trace of bim is lost until about half-past seven o'clock on Tuesday evening, at which hour he was seen on Washington street by Mrs. Porter and her little daughter. They were walking up the street at the time, and passed Mr. Ellis near the engine-house of steamer No.

3. The parties recognized ono another, but no words were exchanged. Mrs. Porter is the last'person as yet known to have seen Ellis alive. He did not return to his lodgings on Tuesday night, although it was customary for him to return early.

This identification of the body establishes a now theory. Mr. Ellis kept a horse at the corner of Shaw mut avenue and Cherry street, and was accustomed to care for him with bis own hands. Inasmuch as it is known that he came down stairs at half-past four o'clock on Wednesday morning, a very natural presumption is that he did so for the purpose of attending to the wants of his horse, and, as his body was afterwards found encased in horse manure and bedding it is not unlikely that the murder was committed in his own stable. The theory then is that some persons who were familiar with the habits of Mr.

Ellis, presuming that he carried much money with bim, dogged his footsteps to the stable, and then knocked him down. In the opinion of the detective, there were two lersons connected with the assassination. It is also thought that one of these must have owned a team or been the driver of one; that tlie murder was committed on Tuesday night, the body chopped, up under cover of the darkness; and that, judging from the currents of Charles river, the barrels must have been thrown in from Brookliue bridge or vicinity some tine during Wednesday forenoon. If sucb things were thrown in on the Milldain or near the West Boston or other lower bridges, they thiuk the act must have been seen and excited suspicion, while a team diiven through the streets in the night would have been noticed by ioice officers. The deceased was born in Fitzwilliam, N.

and has, relatives living in that State, and a brother, named Buf us Ellis, who resides at Waltbam, Mass. There was a report about town last event ug that Leavitt Alley, a South End teamster, had been arrested for being concerned In the murder. If such arrest were made It was based on tbe fact that some of tbe debris found in the barrel with the remains, such as shavings and a pocket of a billiard table, are supposed to have come from Mr. Schouler's billiard, factory, frqnt which Alley had recently cartfld some shavings. Among th.c Slaving was ft piece of wrap ping piper bearing Schouler's address.

Very likely Alley was in custody for the purpose of enquiry only. Tbe station officers and those at the Tombs know nothing about any arrest, and the detectives, if they bad a man in charge, probably took bim to bed with tliem at their place of residence, out the way of the reporters. Dr. J. C.

Hildreth made a post-mortem examina tion of the body, yesterday morning, at Cambridge. He found two distinct fractures extending nearly across the cranium and meeting near the base of the skull. On the meeting of the coroner's jury in the afternoon, it was voted that tbe proceedings should be kept secret for the present. Officer Howard, Warren Gowiug, a nephew of the Ceceased, who identified the remains iu the rooming, Peter Schouler and son, and George B. Quigley, were summoned as witnesses at the inquest.

The inquett not being concluded at nine o'clock last evening, it was adjourned until four o'clock this afternoon. A STATE CAMP GROUND. Visit of the Governor and bis Council to the Praponed Site at West Concord. The Governor, accompanied by a select committee of his council, yesterday made a visit to West Concord for the purpose of examining the proposed site of a State camp ground, for the use of the State militia at large. Various locations have already been examined, with the view of providing Biicb a universal camp ground, and among these locations the old camp grounds at Sterling Junction and Mansfield have been visited, but it is believe that the spot in question offers advantages far superior to any other as yet suggested.

Its location is the most central, as far as the distribution of military population is concerned, especially taking into consideration its readiness of access, the amount of transportation of troops required being most evenly divided and its total reduced most nearly to a minimum. The largest bodies of troops come from Boston and its vicinity, with which the proposed ground is in easy access, it being a day's march for tbe cavalry from Boston, while the railroad connections with Salem, Taunton and New Bedford, which furnish such large quotas of troops, are most direct. The ground itself, or that portion of it as yet available that occupied by theFirst brigade at the division encampment in 1870, being situated about three miles west of the Concord station on the Fitchburg road, and is known to possess peculiar advantages for the purpose. It is elevated and extremely level, while two rivers flow in its immediate vicinity, affording abundant water supply for bathing and other purposes, as well as rendering the scenery attractive to the eye. By changing the course of the comity road, which runs through a portion of the land which would otherwise be added to the portion already available, about two hundred acres of fine land will be thrown open to the State to be brought under its control, if it choose to purchase the whole, or it may buy any less quantity desired.

Another peculiar recommendation, and one of no little weight, is the seclusion which the location offers. Though so easy of access from a distance, it is yet remote from any large town, thus cutting off a com mon obstacle to the maintenance of discipline, caused by the distraction of the soldier's attention and the peculiar temptations to dissipation which Bitch towns afforded. The avoidance of large crowds of visitors is another effect of such seclusion having the same beneficial tendency. It is believed that the return to the system of general encampments in brigades or -divisions, in place of the present system of separate regimental musters, will go far toward securing the high degree of military excellence which the annual mustering of the militia contemplates. BOARD OF ALDERMEN.

Report on Election Returns The Use of Steam fower on Street Cars. An adjourned meeting of the Board of Aldermen was held yesterday at noon, Alderman Little presiding. retition.Ot IL H. Winslow, in relation to certain charges against It. S.

Carroll, formerly a constable. Election Returns. The returns of the election were reported upon according to law. The official report does not vary materially from, that published in the newspapers. The vote for electors at large gives Judge Hoar 15,710, or 2 less than published; Judge Abbott, 10,430, 7 less.

The vote for Governor is the same as published for Governor Washburn, and gives one more for Mr. Bird. For executive councillor. Fourth district, tbe vote for Mr. Frost is the same as published.

For Congress, Third district, the vote for Whiting is 8931. and for Cobb 5139, the same in both cases. the Fourth district the vote for Hooper is 21 greater than published, and for Morse 10 more. Tho votes for Senators give Waslibnrn and Tompkins the same vote as returned from Ward I. In the Second district there is no change in the recorded vote.

In the Third district Jacobs has ten votes more than published. In the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth districts the votes of the several candidates are tbe same as published. In the Sixth district. (Wards VII. and Xll.j, Robert Johnson has 1956, P.

A. Collins 1912, scattering 8. The committee referred In their reiort to a petition for a recount of the Representative vote in Ward and desired time to comply with the request. It was stated that a mistake had be-n made in counting. The report was accepted and permission given.

Steam rower on Street Cars. Some discussion took place on an order granting the Union Freight railway leave to use steam power to carry freight cars through certain streets till otherwise ordered The principal question seemed to be whether the citv or the railroad company would be liable in case of aii accident. The general opinion seemed to bo that tbe latter would be liable, Aldermen and Polind dissenting and holding that the citv would be liable Alderman Little said that the cars had thus been rmi for a week or ten days and no accident had occurred RELEASE OF AN INNOCENT MAN. A Curious Case of Mistaken Identity and Circumstantial Evidence. It is often the case that rogues slip through, the aieches of the law, but it is rare in these days that an benefit and innocent man is couvicted of another man's crime.

A pardon was granted by the Governor, on the first of November, to Capt, John M. Crosby, who has been in the State Prison since February 1869, on a charge of counterfeiting and passing ounterfet checks. The case seems to have been one mistaken identity and circumstantial evidence combined. An examination of the facts does not show as much care on the part of the government as should be expected, bat the strong circumstantial evidence was probably the cause of this superficial examination. The following statement covers all the main features in the case, and will be of interest to many not acquain ted with the late prisoner In the latter part of December, 18C8, Capt.

John M. Crosby arrived in Boston, from New York, having but recently returned from a foreign voyage. Capt Crosby was formerly a resident of Boston, but his family had for some dozen or more years previous to 1868 resided in Portland. Upon arriving in Boston, lie put np at Dooley's Hotel ou Portland street, and, like a large majority of those who patronize that cheap and central lodging house, registered a fictitious name, and during his stay allowed those about the house to call him by it. This name was James Nickerson, and he made no secret of the line of business he followed, and was accordingly known as Capt.

Xickerson to the landlord and frequenters of the house. He spent his time in the hotel office, and about the wharves, on the look out for a small craft of some kind that he could get control of for a trip to the "West Indies for the New York fruit trade. He had but few acquaintances, and as he was a quiet, unpretending person no one paid any particular attention to him. Early in January, 1869, the brig Adriana, built down East, in which Capt. Crosby was part owner, came into port, and on the morning of January 11, the commander, Capt.

Long, was on shore and met Capt. Crosby at the head of Long wharf. Daring their conversation Capt. Long remarked that he was man short, and just as he said so a man came along and asked for a chance to ship. Capt.

Long hired him, notwithstanding the remark of Capt. Crosby, that he did not look as if he had ever seeu salt water outside a dock." The man wanted an advance to boy some necessaries, and Capt. Long paid him twelve dollars on security of his trunk or chest and bed, which be brought on board. When the two captains parted it was with an agreement that they would dine on board the Adriana together, and tbey did so. The man whom Capt.

Long had shipped and paid an advance to, did Yiot come aboard Capt, Long expected be would, and the fact was eemmented wooa during the dinner. Upon looking at the cheston coming on Capt. OrcbyijUd he did not believe it was worth the Sli a2vnced, and expressed the opinion that Capt. Long would never see the owner of it again. The chest was oiened to settle the matter, and found to be worthless as to eontents, with the exception of a check book on the Fanueil Hall Bank.

Upon opening this book several checks were found detached, and signed with various signatures, and one dropped on the deck. It was a damp, rainy day, and the check was trodden on but not noticed at first. Capt. Long expressed the opinion that the man he had advanced to was a scamp, and had stolen the book. Upon leaving for shore Capt.

Long urged Capt. Crosby to take the check book with him, saying that "it might be advertised," and as Capt. Crosby was leaving he noticed the check on the deck, picked it up and put it in his pocket, intending to dry it, and put it with the rest when dry. Capt. Crosby went on shore, and took the book with Lim, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, leaving it with his other things in his valise at Dooley's Hotel.

The next morning was a stormy one, and as Capt-Crosby was unwell, he did not go out till about ten o'clock, when he went down to Long wharf to see if the Adriana had dropped down he found she was just below the castle. On passing up the wharf, he was arrested by Officer McGee of the harbor police, at the request of Edward A. Follis, a second-hand furniture dealer at the corner of Dover street and Harrison avenue, on a charge of passing a forged check of $87 and some odd cents, in payment for a lot of furniture bought the previous afternoon, at the time that Capt. Crosby was on board the Adriana. Follis told the officer that the man he pointed out had given him a check on payment for the furniture, and that he gave him, in change, about $13 good money.

Capt. Crosby was then taken to the harbor pobca-statiou, and locked up till the next day, Wednesday, January 13. One of the officers induced him to secure the services of a lawyer by the name of Bates, who met him at the court-house, and when the case was called induced him to have it postponed, and Capt. Crosby was accordingly held in $1500 bail, to be tried on Friday, February 12. Crosby, having no friends at hand, was shut up in the county jail till that time, and then taken to court, when the case was again postponed a fortnight.

During the time of his confinement in jail, Crosby got two or three men who knew him to promise to be on hand at his trial, but the case being postponed from the day named necessitated their being asked again, and the case was called up not two weeks from the time set, as Crosby and his friends understood, but one week from that time, the inth; consequently Crosby had not a single person present to testify in his behalf. His counsel understood the date of trial to be the 26th, and were not present, so that when he was called upon to answer to the indict- ment he had no one to answer for him. In the mean time, while he had been confined in jail, the lieutenant of the station had discovered the check-book among his baggage at the hotel, and also the fact that he was called and registered as Nickerson, and not Crosby. The witnesses against Crosby were the man Follis, who said he was the man who passed the check, a boy of twelve years, who said the same, the officer who arrested him, the officer who found the cheek-book, and one gentleman who testified that the signature of one of the checks found in the book was not genuine. Upon this evidence he was sentenced to prison, three years for forgery and two years for passing forged checks.

An opportunity was given Crosby to defend himself, but all the indignation in the man was at blood beat at the treatment he bad received, and his style of defence was rather more decided than it is customary to hear from a suspected man in the dock, and the clerk put so many checks upon him that he did not succeed in making any effect upon the jury. He stoutly denied any knowledge of Follis, and insisted upon his innocence to every one, and, upon arriving at the station, reiterated the same statement. Soon after his incarceration be got in communication with his family at Portland, and on the 23d of May, 1869, he sent in a petition for pardon to Governor Claflin. No notice was taken of the application, and on August 20th, 1870, be again petitioned for pardon, and this petition was referred to the district attorney for his opinion, who sent in reply the letter given below, dated October 25th, 1879. The closing statement, "that the police know nothing of bis previous history," is one strong evidence of the carelessness which seems to have been the cause of all of Capt.

Crosby's troubles. In both of these petitions the facts of Crosby's arrest and trial are stated with great clearness, but as neither of them effected the object desired, the prisoner, as he had been for over two years, determined to see what more could be done. His daughter-in-law, who visited him often, and who bad indeed done more in urging and assisting him in getting his case before the Governor than anyone else, upon one occasion left a large Piece of wrapping paper in his cell. This Crosby secreted iu his drawer in the workshop, until he had again Peyton the governor for Bt'eient is so indicative of the charac- though te h. they might be, thOBeof a Vae of Ekw 88,1,8 Xbe statement is Tof MaM8GoTernOT al Council of the State That John M.

CroHbv of Portlim.EET,N'?: having been put into Unu' wanner, illegally, unlawfully and I unUt W.r State milled by me whatever, tol whicL tmm-at the rime of my lawve'r had done aS lW would but he had done "nothing only money he could out of me he could," ami tellimi that was in my favor and I could I hear give a statement of mv case: I was in Boston and was looking round to see if I conl.i find a small coasting vessel for sail. As I was oin down State street, I met Capt. Long of tbe trie Adrianas; be had put in for a harbor, and which I own one-quarter of he being one man short, he was looking round to find a man as we stood a talking a man came along and asked me if I knew of a chance he could get to go to sea. The captain says I want a man, what will you go for, ho said he would go for the wages out the port tli8 captain referred to me and I said that the wages was twentr-five dollars a month; he said he would givo him twenty-five dollars and he mite come riht aboard. He asked the the captain if be raid a month in advance.

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Single copies. Four Cent. Globe Publishing 92 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON at 12 miles an hour, is only 3 to 4 days. Passenger Hi nines un uour, is trains go through in time is only 34'Z. Tin basis, why freight trai 37 hours, when their running icre was no reason, on the same trains should not eo in less than 10 days.

Then agaiu, there are not sufficient terminal facilities in Boston, even if we had the rolling stock. There is grain enough held back at the West to load a steamer every day at our wharves. The only elevator ou tide-water is compelled repeatedly to ref ime grain. In closing, the committee show the importance of developing the Vermont Central line because this line forms tbe best and shortest extension of the Northern Pacific railroad. When the Ogdensburg bridge is finished the great Northwest will be brought bv the Vermont Central line 75 miles nearer to New Vork than by any other route, and 50 miles nearer to Bosnian to New York.

In reference to the Northern Pacific route, the committee say that its western terminus will be three days nearer to China than tbe western terminus of either tbe Central or Southern line. It can make the transit across the continent in a day less than either, and Boston, a its eastern terminus, is one day nearer to Europe than New York. Charles F. Parker and B. E.

Cole b.rtu approved of the li ailing ideas of the reioit iu brief remarks made by them. F. F. Emery followed, and said that last year the 1'nited States sent 47,000,000 bushels of wheat to Europe, while Russia sent 150,000,000 of bushels. With sufficient freight facilities we misht have sent 100,0.

0,000 bushels aud hail a vast amount of money pound into our country. The roads ought to have a different relation to tbe Slate and to the public from what they do now, and their capital, their rolling stork ami so on, should be doubled. Ex-Governor Claflin said that the great difficulty was in tljeroatrerof terminal facilities. Orders were repeatedly sent to the West to stop sending grain, liecause there was no room for it. The Albany railroad had clone but little to carry out the plans of the Worcester road in this resjiect.

Tbe roads were in comfortable circumstances, the officers were well paid, there were large dividends and there was no incentive to further action. Tbe grand remedy for all our evils was to let the State take the Western road, enlarge its facilities and run it for the good of the people. He believed the State directors were as well able to run the road for the interest of tbe public as for the interest of stockholders. The State can run the road as well as it runs any of its other institutions. (Applause.) Tbe Hoosac tunnel he thought would be through within fifteen months, but we had only single tracks each way.

When he was Governor he was as good as offered seven millions for the tunnel. The old lines opposed new ones and united against consolidation. but tbe Oswego road would be put through, and Massachusetts could not do better than to take possession of or consolidate her roads. The consolidation of the Fitchburg, Hoosac and other roads with the road to Ontario would give cheaper rates of freight, and our city would become one of the greatest on the continent. (Applause.) President Cummincs reiterated the need for increased terminal facilities.

Not long ago he saw on the Ixiwell road a mile of freight cars waiting for weeks a chance to be unloaded. The meeting then adjourned. Wixnow Shapes. Mr. Charles F.

Tease, whose business has formerly been conducted in chambers, has now removed to the lower floor at 217 Tremont street, where he has an sale one of the most complete stocks of windo shades, screens, Veuetian blinds, oil clotb, curtain fixtures and like articles to be found in tbe city. Mr. Pease baa chosen an admirable situation for business purposes, being but a few steps south of the Common. CHARLESTOWN. Grand Parade and Torch-ligrht Procession.

The Republicans wound np the political campaign last evening by a graud parade and torch-light procession. The parade was given as a compliment to Hon. 1). W. (iooch, Major Geo.

H. Long and the fine members of the Gooch battaliou. Ihe procession formed at 7,4 o'clock, and precisely at 8 o'clock took up their line in the following order: Major Geo. H. Long, chief marshal; Col.

Walter Everett, chief of staff. The following gentlemen acted as aids: G. H. Marden, adjutant-general James M. Kirkland, quartermaster; Win.

II. Her bert, surgeon major, x. ivawaru Ames, uscar ooe-worth, chaplain. Brown's Brigade Band. (iooch battalion.

150 men. commanded by Capt, Wm. Spalding: George T. Childs, adjutant; George R. Kelso, quartermaster.

Company commanded bv IJeut. l.H. Haskell; company is, (jnanes w. Pease; Company William F. Bibriin.

Waltham Military Band. Waltham Grant guards, 200 men, Major H.C. Hall; Company Capt. D. G.

Cheeny; Company C. Merrill; Company Cant, B. Smith; Company B. G. Bagnell; Company L.

C. Laine. Lynn Cornet Band; Lynn Tanners, 250 men, commanded by Major A. G. Shepherd; Company J.

D. B. Adams; Compnny Cant. Tibbets; Company C. James L.

Elder; Company James Greenidge; Company George F. Bracket. The procession marched over a route taking in nearly all the city. The houses along the route were finely decorated and presented a noat appearance. The houses of Chief of Police Swift, Hon.

Francis Childs, Horatio Wellington, George T. Childs, George H. Long, William F. Bibriin, A. J.

Bailey and Col. Everett were particularly noticeable for their tasteful decorations. Col. KverettTiad erected on Mr. Kettle's lawn, on Adams street, several large frames containing fireworks, arranged in a unique manner, one of them having the words "Grant and Wilson" in the centre, which showed with fine effect.

After the procession had marched over tlic route tbey proceeded to Monument Hall, where a collation was spread. Speeches were made by Hon. I. W. Gooch, A.

J. Bailey, George T. Childs, George H. Long and others. As the battalion were about leaving the hall, Mr.

George T. Childs suddenly called on the battalion to remain for a short time, as the proceedings were not yet concluded, and turning to Major Long, unexpectedly presented him with a handsome gold watch and chain valued at $300. The major was completely taken by surprise, and could hardly find words in which to express bis thanks to the battalion. After this the procession was dismissed, but tbe Gooch men seemed to be in too good spirits to retire at once, and a large and enthusiastic meeting was held at the head-quarters of the club. The parade was one of the largest ever held in this city, and there was no limit to the amouut of illuminations and decorations.

The Chronicle appears to-day under the management of Mr. Thomas Hale, a gentleman who has had several vears of journalistic experience. The Chronicle has long enjoved the reputation of being one of tbe best of local weekly newspapers in the State, and it is the intention o( the new proprietor to fully sustain the good opinions won by the paper durihg the four years of its existence. JoTTlivos. Two men, while wheeling gravel from Warren bridge across to a schooner yesterday, were precipitated into the water.

They were rescued, uninjured. The average nninlier of convicts in tbe prison last year was 543. The largest number in the prison during the year was 564. and the smallest number 527. The annual ball of the Policemen's Mutual Aid Association will be given in Armory Hall on Friday evening, Ieeeinber 6.

There are but nine cases of small-pox and varioloid in the city. CHELSEA. In Bihef. The disease among horses has caused much depression in business, several parties having refused to sign contracts for building. It is very difficult to get brick and lumber transported, and buildings under way are delayed.

The Broadway paving job is about completed, making a fine thoroughfare from Charlestown bri lae to Beliingham street, adistance of-ubout three-fourths of a mile. The Grant Tanners and Cadets will hold a meeting to-nii'lit. for the nuruose of deciding UDon the matter of a joint parade with the and Greeley oaitanon. a evict supper is also in prospect. Several additional small-nox cases are reported.

one in Avh street and one in Shurtleff street. Edwin Booth ia announced at the Acatemy of.

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