The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on January 18, 1879 · 1
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latent VOL. XV NO. 18. ONE MORE. Tlio Home missionary Society Victimized By Charles Demond, its Treasurer. What He Has to Say about the Matter. Loaned the Company's Funds to a Friend. BOSTON, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1879. PRICE TWO CENTS. Tbo Fact3 as Gathered Globo Reporters. by the It, ... n,;.U,r frr gr,at regret wb.n the V,,r"o:;.-'r""n0..dlnl,un. It .. especially ....,.r.i ".'- ,. ,-tal -vi:. sutTcred. and, l"u'' ,.,n or ll,.- .1.";'ou. -nay , !w.rd ev.,,t ...., Mr. Charles I'-mond. i ,,,,,, ii,,- ;ili .f I ctiiti'T lusl wus 'mi trens-,V,"'.'.f'th M.., Missionary Society, was regarded B, H fr.iH.-.rtl. i:.n. -f g.'d buMi.r.s ah.lity and ,.,,, I Vwlir.n. ni in inctury matter, winch !,(,( '-..I Mi members uf tins orjtr.nix.-.ti.ji. iu retain-; h,,!,,. services a. iinnn. iBl manager. The Home ,lfy ha U-ri very conservatively ,.. in h h . ..i; .--atioi.n! Institution, aux-il,rv ,., il, A.i,cri-t.n Home Missionary Society ,,,, i ct-i me I" f.'.cihtalo the organization of 4,,1 i Congregational cliurelies and con- id ui'lutz Ieiie ifiiijfrt'i-o.i.M,. lliJH Hate. II ueiimiu. tl h voluntary offerings U,J itnirl,e for Hip! Ill ill i,f the ijillreur churches iu the mate, and last year Ii receive, I i ,K,-1'.i.', l',7, besides $10,1 13 22 in .i I.r nu rdi-ni leit li-j'fU-f As a rule, 1 '' "V1' "" ' ,;,.., v ir f, M-'ir rc nvMcd. ami only the income U nwil tor tbe - t"" " "f '" '' i'-lv. 1 hese U'ua-. h-,i.- l ii tru'liiailv a,-Miiiiulaiingroryears,un-l ', ,,,. . i.i t Ik- ol invesi.-il lunds in Utte ,,. j- mm- to lime it Jm been nece.sai y to r..,,i".-i.t ll,..i-nl.rit-l fund, r.ut all such reiu-w.tuicut it wti ri-Mum-d, atioiild l.e iloun by the Hi, mil lit.r iy-Ht ii of the finance ooii,inute. ,. ' ,iml,V IpoikU or atnrka liava l,i-n no ri-in-,,i, ,l tun it was not until ft fw weeks that it has l-i k'nowDihiit Mr. liiirion,l Imd rsiiivHted Ci-r-t ,ni fiimlM without iliu iiiiihon.Hiiuu of the llDance uiiiiiiue. Iliouih not a man ot iHrce private ii, m, Mr. luiiiioinl Ijiih rarrmil on quite an exien-,vi 1,1miu-in in real exiate investiii-nM in proerty ti, ( tiii-iu'ii, ami in farniliit' laixu in the wei and III- lia-" iulverii,-"l noiuewnav eau-niuvcy ti.e demriihuny of (.oihh of tone Inveiitmeiita for trut ,nr,i i n; uud Iiiih ulway.-i, tl in aaid by tuini-hb. men who have had dealinyii wit h linn, shown entire lailli Iu tht valuo and atability of these aticuritiui. The Kormiil Annntinernwiit of the exei'uilve i-oiimitttee regarding this unfortunate iniitUr read an follow: I ho i-ciilive lomiiiiUee of tlie Massarliu-frlm 1 1 oiiio Miswotiary S.jrit-ty feel it their l,nv to aiinouixo that tliey required the remt'iiatton of their late treaamer. t'har.e i'vuioiiil, on aeeoiiiii of reeentlr dmcovered mal-tnaiuie in lil olllce hy an unauihoried 1A18-ii.uiiI or ne ol I lie Invested lUDd of the HoeiJly. I l,ev irtmt that ti 1 M pact oeeupaney of their treas-UTViinp will he ron.Hdered any iudoriteni.ut of I11111. Uy vote of the nxecnljve oomniitiee. W. JiAltlcuwa, Secretary. While no authoritative statement bas been made ,y the i-oiuiiiiUee, it ia undurntood that, Ibui far 1 leuai, uollilnt! has been diacovered to show thai tli lute treasurer ha been uilty of tbe criminal jiiiilmaiianec ol aproriHtiiii( tbe funds of the bo-ietv to liia own personal use. It is reported that the aeeminls of Mr. Demond nnd of tbe aociety are, however, no mixed that it will take a careful vtHiiiliialion to present tbn ease lis it aeiuftlly la. Miouhi it he found tbat, in adilition to an error of Jiiiliiinent 111 reinvoHtinent, ami an assumpliou of imwer 10 reinvest win, Ii whs unuuiborlzed. Mr. J'emond lias been (.'nitty of a breach ot trust, tiie aot-iety will nave the suretiea furnished by UoodH-mru to reimburse them for any lom. It la naiia-racioty to know that iu any event 'Ih Society Will No! I 'rillfl. There is no possibility of misuse of tbe receipts on which tbe society depends for the support of Us work, am) Hie socurilies iu wbieb Mr. lieinond iu Invested must certainly have considerable v u I ne, uikI with proper care can. 11 is thought, be Vt rv well carried, ai any rate suverul business men i press this opinion, ti is evident, that only the iikt-tuhets of the uiiaiH-e cointnuioe are faiiulitr Willi the inelnienta of tbe society, and the views f tbe newlv-eh-cied treiuiurer, as well as of Mr. Ikeutoiid, CHiinoi tail to possess much interest, tiioub It maybe evident from them that, cou- riling tins uiallvr, as Jet "liie half bus nut Dceu lold." porter then informed l,im that, if be ceiired to say anvlMng In answer 10 the cl,rifs aatDSt 1,1, n. 1 111. L'H t wonkl be triad u, lurn,h bim with no opIKjrtuuiiy. Mr. lemoiid replied tbat he bad intended to make no public ex plauailon, but In view of ti e charges In Hie Traveller in regard to peculations In wesiern real estate, wmcb be characterized as atroi lous, ! felt it necessary to vindicate himself. -He had been treasurer of the society for six years, and during ti e wboie period had acted lu perfei I ocd laitb, del 11 j uotbinu; but what he cons dered he bad a rl'bt to do. Tbe transaction which was the main cause of Hi Present Unfortunate Kmbarrasmeni sit, lie said, an unfortunate loan of 85000 made lybirn for the society aorne three years aco, to whom he declined to say. He bad been in tbe habit of handiiiiit tbe society's funds. Investing them as he thought proper and advantageous, and this ca-e was no eiccp ion. It was true, be said, that be was pailly numem ed to loan this money by sympathy for the borrower, hut he never should have thought of doinu it, bad he not felt sure that tbe security was ample. '1 he debt, however, turned out to he a poor one, and in order to save the soeietv he had resorted to various measures, transterrintc and littiiii niortaes, paving heavy Interest, and incurring now obligations to meet 0, d one--, until tins transection, winch originally Involved only .',(0 J, now involved t;o,0(H.i. Tbat It was bad inana.'eiiieiit- Mr. Demond confessed, 1, ut that he had done anything wrong ne dented, further than that be had acied uuw isely in not consultlni; tbe society about tbe matter. 1 now tee, said he, that it would have been belter to do-l rt from my uMial custom, and asiced the society for lis advice. Hut it was not in tbe habit of examining my accounts, and 1 continued the independent action to which I hail been accustomed. I still think, however, Mr. Demond continued al-tlious-h 1 hesitate to trust my judgment about anything, now thai I have managed so badly I still thiuk that the whole amount can be saved by careful nursing and judicious management. The lands involved are in this neighborhood, and will probably sell eventually tor ICnouicli to fllaue th Society Whole. Of course they roust be held for some time, for real estate sold now must be sacrificed. Tbe truth about tbe western land speculations is simply this: I made a loan of $lf,000 for the society. Tbe secuntv was to be a binldimr then in process of erection in Chicago. When the building was sufficiently advanced to warrant my anent in deliver-ina the money, he did so, when suddenly tbe roan died, leavinir tbe buildiuK uncompleted. 1 his, of course, placed the society in an embarrassing situation, and. as a measure of relief, 1 transferred a $'.it)iMi mortgage to Chicago lands. 1 got the lots at a very low price, and confidered I was doin a good tiling lor the society. A niemoer ot me Jian-i-aehiisn ts legislature owns similar lots adjoining, which he declines to sell for SliOU each, and which he Intends lo get $4oO for, while the society paid only $140. There is no probability that the society will sutler at all by this transaction, which, like the oilier, was entered Into w uuout tbe knowledge of the members-. n this invest nienl 1 got no commissions whatever. The reporieflheii put the following question to Mr. Demond: "Do 1 understand you to deny that from auv of vour transactions as treasurer of the missionary society you have received any pecuniary ben ell t whatever.'" The gentleman laughed and answered: "On the contrary, 10 tbe $."00O transaction I "have advanced several thousand dollavsof my.own, which is wholly lost, as 1 have turned over a l tbe securities into the society's hands. It is true that gome investments were made in western lands, on which I uot ,0, 1, missions as aeent : that was my regular Dust ness; but this was perfectly well understood by the soeietv. Mr Demond tendered bis resignation on thelGth December, and thinks the published statement that it was required of him is inaccurate, iie has a wile and two children. "I UK. NF.W III I ;, Statement of the IU-v. Mr. Cunlitnic. The Kev. Christopher t'ushlug of Cambridge in-!, twod !m reprt Hciitativa of '1 he li i.oiie tbat tiie iccuiiv. cotiiinlllee of tbe llouia Mis-sicnary hociety suspected an irregularity in Its financial allslrs, as comiucted by the treas-uii , Mr. Demon,!, as early as the Oral of lecem-ber, 1H78. In fact, tor some time previous to that date all had 11,, 1 apwared quite right 10 several of the more close ol, servers among t he societ y. It akm,n ihai Mr. Demond waa doing a large b au and money comtnishlou business, and as he vim not k now u lo be possessed of much capital of L. own, U was generallv suspected that l,s ss using, 111 soinu way, ttie funds of tbe society el which he was treasurer. 1 his he clearly hail no rn.'lii to do without the consent of the eneculive commuter, which was also the financial oommutee ut 11 n so, telv, possessed ot the sole power to act in such mailers. I he result of yiese suspicious mt developed about, the middle of December, hail the roimuttli e called upon Mr. Demond al his law office and demanded the books, pnpers, etc., In his iraM. I tumuli was discovered in a lew hours to satisfy the coiiniuiUe that A Itreach of Trnsf, if not something more serious, had been committed I y Mr. Demond, and by a uiiauitnous vote be was removed aud Mr. dishing was appoiuted his auc-ressor 011 Hie D-th of December. Since that time Mr. Ciishing, together with the executive committee of the society, baa been busily engaged in an rsatmiiauoii of the books and papers of Mr. lviuouj. but the oiwrauon, of the ex treasurer ha l iru found so complicated aud exteusive that II has been eiiremely dithcult to urrive at a full knowledge of the character aud extent ot hia malfeasance. Ad tbat could be "id bv Mr. ushtng was tbat the amount of fumls ued bv Mr. Demond has been something ieM n, lliie hundred ihousaud dollars, lliai iiuwe fluid cons.sted of securities obtained IT the executive committee with financial skill, and tenanted bv Uiem aiul the society as drst-ciass juvMHiH-iits in everv inspect. Thai Mr. Demond ix,' disposed of these by sale without he lai shadow of authority, anil the money so Jaised by their sale bad beeu reinvested I" V.lfr property of more or less value, tut generally retarded of much less vsiue than the original investment. Mr. Cushing a j not know or a ma prepared to stale exactly aliat Hi new property consisted of. but suggested t't a lart-e amount of it v. ss real estate in the et as wed ss in Massachusetts. Thus far the society had not leen able t i deiei mine the value ot the new property acquired, but the general Ini-pressiou was tbat a seiious loss ha.1 neeu sutler.d the society iu the Ulecal operations of the ex-trrasurer. lKMOM litsil-ls msHONF.STY. Ihe AUisct I'ffau.ler by a Ulotw Ki presentHtivr. A Ci our reporter ca,led at the residence of Mr. Wuiond, :u:i shawmut avenue, at t o'clock last tentug. to obtain from hira a statement of tbe affair as he viewed it. and was received very ordisi!v. Mr. Dciuoud, who had just returned frui a day's visit to Keene, N. 11., is a tine looking S'nilemau of lifty-slx vears, Iboiijfh bis cray beard nd tujld head give the luiuression of more ad-aticrd age. lie is of medium height, a litiie ln--Uia1 10 porlnnewe, and wears a btnevoleni, u on bis face. S hcM shown a newspaper-''Pping rrlerritig to tbe uniortuoate ditlicuilies hilo u hiv-h he w ss pluugad. he seemed somewhat urprised, though not 111 the least disconceried. had seen, tie s.ild, the statement of miMiuuury society as published In " i week's 1 ongre;alioualil, but was not that it bad found its way into the dally u.r and was being supplemented by them with tukuef and u,ui Ucuuid .iyiauatiou. There- ViNTER SPORTS. Another Twenty-Five-Mile Walk by Miss Helene Freeman E. J&. Merrill Chal lenged for a Ten or Twenty-Mile "Walk General Notes. Miss Ileleno Freemen is to walk twenty-five miles at the City ilall, Lawrence, today, when she will try aud accomplish a mile in 9 minutes and ,'!0 seconds. At the close of her walk there will be a contest by amateurs for five miles, for which the f611owlug have entered: John Uleason, John North, Samuel Briegs, John Waldron, Eugene Mc- Carty, Frank O'Urlne, Ambrose O'Bnne, John F. McCartv. In her recent match with Dole, Miss Freeman made a mile in 9 minutes and 45 seconds. A very at Attleboro. Atti.ebobo, Mass., January 17. George F, Avery, the pedestrian of Attleboro, commenced at 8. HO o'clock this evening the attempt to walk 110 miles In twenty-six hours. The tramp is taking place iu Wanisutta Hall, North Attleboro, and is witnessed by about tot) persons. The track is three and a half feet wide and is covered with saw dust. Thtrtv-one and one-third laps are required to make a mile. Mr. Avery carries a silver-mounted whip in Iim hand, his carriage is erect ana he steps briskly with a swmning gait. His wife, Bertie le Franc Avery, is at the Wamsutta House and oc casionally accompanies him on the track to the de light ot the spectators. 1'hti time expires at 10.110 o'clock on Saturday night. She present appear ance of Bertie is her first since she walked 100 miles iu twenty-eight hours in St. Louis. While Buffalo she made the quickest tune ever made by her or any other woman, which was liny miles in eleven hours aud ten minutes. A Challenge to E. K. Merrill. The following communication is self-explana tory: To the Editor of The Globe: 1. John Burns, hereby challenge K. K. Merrill to walk a match ol teu or twenty miles for 32o or $5U, said match to take place at Lniou square, Sotner vii lu, and at such lime as may be mutually agreed upon. John iu'kns, tn!n square. SoinerviUe, January 14, 187'J. Dsnieli or II and man Challenged. John W. Dacey challenges Daniels or Uarriman to a six-days' contest for $5UO, to be walked Music ilall. Man and money to be found at No. S barf street between 2 and 3 p. iu., the challenge to remain open till January -i.. Miscellaneous Notes. Professors Hardy aud Worthon of Dartmouth College are preparing to indulge in glass-bail shooting. Ciale. the Cardiff pedestrian, is to attempt to waik 4000 quarter-iniles 111 ooiiu quarter-hours a Loudon, Fugland, commencing February 17. The committee to whom was referred the appll canon ot the i roy city pase ban association to I, -acne membership, has unanimously agreed lha the 1 roy city club is eligible aud worthy ot uiein hers hi p. Weston has been making a bet that lie will walk "11,1(1 miles iu louo hours on the roads ox iingland nd a breathless country couiemplaies the proha biitty of a roadside English bulldog making away with i.uwaru 1 aysuu. January -7 is the date fixed for the fifty hou walking uiaieu ueiweeu 1 loiessoi imuuui .,iiye of New York and Duucan C. Ko. the Cauad ai athlete. 1 he slakes are $U00 and the race will take place at the Acauemy of Music, Baltimore, .Tack tiouldmir. the trainer of the Manhattan athletic club, wishes lo wager $tiOO against &400 that he can produce a man who can run eleven miles au hour, tie will also match his unknow against any man in America to run from oue I twenty uiues. The Manhattan athletic elub has decided to bold a tw enty-tive iniie race for the championship o America, on their skating rink, Fifty-sixth am F tiy seventh sircrets, Fiiihih avenue, ou January Jo at o p. in. 1 ne ruce is opeu vo an amateur the L'nitcd States and Canada. William 11. Muudyof the American Temperance l niou aud the Law ana viruer league win, uex month, piny hitv games of chess at once against hfty different players, without seeing the boards, The idavers are to be selected by Harvard, Vale, Cornell, Amherst and Columbia colleges. John H. Ciark. John Kiug and Arthur Chambers on the charge ot conspinu to tight a prize-nght were arrested at i'hiladclphia ou Wednesday, an bound over iu alOOO each tor a heanngon W edue dav uext. which will in ail probability indetinilel postpouo the tight between Ciark aud King, ar- ranged lor J ueaday next. Christopher Toole, the Banker, Me., pedestrian through bis backer. J. H Cille-pie, states that a soon as iloiske backs up the recent chailengs pub lished with a forteit of So0, he (looie, wiil wa him hfly uiiles for SoOUor iluOO a side aud ih nity mile championship, tkerace to take piace a Bangor. Me., aud Wilkes' Spirit to hoid the stakei and appoint ihe reteree. loole also agrees to ac commodate W. K. Harding of New York, upon lha same terms sua conamous. The Toronto Mail savs: Edward Ilanlan starts for England from here ou the 2 7 Ih inst. tie goes via New York, berths having been secured for him sell and Messrs. David Ward and James Heasley who accompauy him, ou the luman steamer City o Montreal, which sails on tbe vSOtb inst. From Liverpool the champion coes direct to Newcastle where be expects to arrive in piemy of time, to see Hie lliggins-r.tnoti match on the 1 , th tr--x. ri w ill lake with him the Elliott bca:. in which h rowed at Lacbiue. and another shell which the jude is bunding for him at Greenpoiut, N. X. A has beeu arranged at last between Carver aud Bojardu. They are to shoot at tlO.OUO g:ass balls for $H,000 a side. The match will take plce in this c.ty between Srptemir 1 and December 31. The contest is limited to 144 hours, the marksman bruakiuir 20,KXi bills first being the w inner. Bogardus is to use a shot-gun, while Carver may use any gun be chooses. The balls are to be sprung from two steel traps placed fifteen yards in front of the shooter. Any other marksman who desires 10 com pete can enter bv depositing 10,oOO. aud the winner will take the sweepst&aes, $50a0o0. AT THE CAPITAL Bnutwell Mentioned for the Sub-Treasury. Official Reports from Ticonderoga. the A Dull Day In Consrress Yesterday. Capital Notes. Special Despatch to The Boston Globe 1 "NVashitwitox, T. C. January 17. Tim latest candidate for the position of assistant-treasurer at Boston Is ex-Senator ISotitwell. A movement hits been started in his interest, and it is understood he will accept. Luthek. SUPREME rOTJRT. The I'nited States vs. Uakea Ames' Executors. WAsmjftjTow, D. C, January 17, The fol lowing case was argued in the United States supreme court today: No. 133, United States Oakes A. Ames and Oliver Ames, jr., ex ecutors of Oakes Ames. An appeal from the dis trict ior .Massachusetts in the case charged that cotton was released to one Mansfield on a bond with sufficient sureties given by him, and the court subsequently condemned the cotton. The sureties were Oakes Ames and I'eter Jiutler, whom it was afterwards ascertained were part ners in business with Mansfield. Judgment having been recovered asainst Mansfield and his sureties, and no property found on the execution, an application was made for the discovery of property in the hands of Ames' executors, but the bill was dismissed for want of equity, the court holding that the iudsi- lnent at common law against Mansfield was bar to subsequent proceedings against his partners, though partners at the time of the bond and not then known; and that if thev might have been joined as partners in judg ment on a release bond it could not be done afterwards, because they never were severally liable and could 110 longer be proceeded acainst jointly with Mansfield, as judgment had already been obtained against him. The appeal is from this decision. Somerbv and Mansfield for the United States; Shattuck and Holmes for the executors. SOUTflEKN CLAIMS. I.entrthy Discussion anon a Bill for the Relief of a Virginia Institution Used as a Union Hospital Dnrins: the War. ffipeclal Desoatch to Tbe Boston Globe.l Washington, D. C, January 17. The bill for the relief of the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal seminary and high school iu Vir ginia was considered in the house today. It makes an appropriation to rmv for the rent of buildings of this seminary, which were used as a hospital by the United States troops during almost the entire war; A lengthy discussion ensued. Messrs. Conger and White of Penn- svlvania, Townsend of New York and others opposed the bill on the ground that it would be setting a dangerous precedeut; that as it was in a seceded state the government was not bound tor the rent, and that there was no proof of the loyalty of those who bad control of the institution, it was advocated by Messrs. Hunton of Virginia, Eden of Illinois, Haskell of Kansas. Kelly of Fennsylvania, and others. on the ground that there was an implied con tract for payment, because it had always been in the possession of the Union armv. Without deciding the question the house adjourned, THE TICONDEEOGA. Safe Arrival at Madeira After Letter from a Stormy Commodore Shu Passage feldt. CSpecial Despatch to The Boston Globe. 1 "Washington, D. C, January 17. The fol lowing letter contains tbe first official information received from Commodore Shufeldt since he sailed from Hampton roads: United States Flagship Ticoxderoga, I Madeira, December 26, 1878. I Hon. Ii. IF. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. V. V.: Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith report of the commanding officer of the Ticon deroga, describing the voyage trom Norfolk to this port, the contents of which is fully approved. The Ticonderoga, after coaling and giving libertv to the ship s company, will leave Madeira, probably about the 30th instant. I have this day written to the governor of Sierra Ueone informing him of the arrival of this ship en route to bierra Leone, and of the probable arrival at that port between the fifteenth and twentieth ot January as well as the obiect of her visit. The health of the officers and crew is good, and the ship is in good condition for the further prosecution ot her duties. 1 have the honor to be, very respectfully your obedient servant, R. "W. SnUFFLDT, Commodore, U . S. N. Captain Cromwell, commanding the Ticon deroga, in his report, states that the vessel made the voyage from Hampton roads to Ma deira iu sixteen davs. On the 10th and 11th inst., when to the northward of Bermuda, and ou the 13th. 14th and 15th insta., when fur therto the eastward, the ship experienced heavy gales, during the nrst of which, in a heavy ir regular sea. she lost iib and flying jib-booms and the stern boat. The ship had abundant opportunity, and proved herself entirely sea worthy in every important particular. AN OFFICIAL MfJKDEKED. Letter from Captain George Brown, Giving au Ac-count of Bloodshed In Panama, Special Despatch to Tbe Boston Globe. 1 "Washington. L. C, January 17. The fol lowing interesting letter was received at the navy department today: United states Ship Alaska, I Panama, January 3, 1879. ) Hon. E. IF. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy. Waslnnrjton Silt: 1 have the honor to report that on the night of the !27th ult. there occurred an out break on the part of citizens opposed to the ad ministration of General Cerreosa, president o the state of Panama, which at one time ap peared as if it would result in a serious con iiict. On that night the insurrectionists at tacked and murdered Mr. Sequardo Perra governor of the district of Panama, and three nolicernen, and wounded several others On the U9th General Cerreosa resigued the presidencv, he being obliged to do so by the force of public opinion. His resignation was accepted by the assembly to take effcet immediately, and the first vice-president. J. K. Casorla, was at onoe installed as president. Since that time everything has been quiet, aud General Cerreosa has goDe to the northern part of the, state. He has the reputation of being a revolutionist when not in power, and it is regarded as certain that he will establish himself as president at an earlv date, by force of arms, it" necessary - From what I can learu I am of the opinion that the overthrow of Cerreosa was instigated by the central government at Bogota, a Cerreosa and his immediate followers have, by their acts, evinced a spirit of opposition to the national government of Colombia. The present president is a strong supporter of the political party now in power in Colombia, and he has already taken steps toward strengthening his po-ition by asking for ao increase of th national forces now at Panama. About 150 national troops are stationed here, and I am informed that 200 more will arrive iu two weeks. At the time of the outbreak I made ail preparations for landing an armed force, and would have done so bad the integrity of the transit been threatened. I am, sir, resp'y, your obdt sv't. Gkorge Brown, Captain U. S. Navy, commanding. IN GENERAL. Foreicn-Butlt Ships. Washington, D. C, January 17. The house committee on commerce, this morning, took up Carter Harrison's bill to allow the purchase and register of foreign-built ships by citizens of the United States. Arguments in favor of the bill were made by Mr. Harrison and Mr. John Codniata of Boston, and it was opposed bv Representatives Hale of Maine, Ward of Pennsylvania and others. The committee took no action, but will give a further bearing next Tuesday. Commission to Bankers. In the senate Mr. Saulsbury of Delaware ubmitted a resolution calling upon the secre tary of the treasury for information as to the amount of commission or other compensation paid to bankers, brokers' firms, companies, syndicates or individuals, for service." in negotiating the sale of United States bonds or securities from 18G2 to the present time; what amount was paid to any such persons for services rendered in refunding any of the bonds of the United States, and also whether interest had been paid on the called bonds and at the same time paid on the bonds sold to redeem such bonds; how much double interest has been paid on each class of bonds, and how much money lieeu allowed to remain on de posit in the national banks designated as dep03- tories. Alaska Fur Seals. Mr. Allison, iu the senate, from the finance committee, reported adversely on tue senate bill to authorize the killing of fur seal and other fur-bearing animals within the limits of Alaska territory, and it was indefinitely postponed. This is the bill introduced by Mr. Cameron ot W isconsin on the il-tth ot January last, and authorizes the secretary of the treasury to declare Alaska, except the islands ot bt. George aud St. Paul, open to the killing of fur- hearmg animals; persons engaging in such killing to nav the government ten per cent, of the appraised value of the skins. The Aloffett Bell Punch. Washington, D. C, January 15. The Post of tomorrow will contain the following special from Richmond, Va. : Mr. Frazier of the house of delegates drew up a resolution today for the appointment of a committee to enquire how many members of the general assembly are pecuniarily interested in the Moffatt bell punch, and who, if anv, of our government officers have a like interest. At the request of certain members be did not offer it today, but will do so at an early day. Capital Notes. The receipts of internal revenue today, $387,190; customs, $423,704. The Senate was engaged in discussing the patent bill for about two hours today. 1 he president nas nominated Alexander J . Hagner of Maryland to be associate justice of the sum-erne court for the district of Columbia. The three proprietors of the Boston Herald, Messrs. Pulsifer, Andrews and Haskell, who have been here several days, started for home tonight. The contagious diseases act of England, which obliged all imported cattle to be slaughtered at port of entry, has been abrogated so far as American cattle are concerned. Senators Wallace and liavard have withe drawn from the southern elections' investigating committee, and Messrs. McDonald and Randolph have been appointed to fill the va cancies. Since tbe beginning of this month the bonds called in amount to 70,000,000. The inter est saved bv converting six per cent, bonds into four per cents, to that amount, will be 1,400,000 per annum. The amount of subscriptions to the four per cent, loan since Tuesday last foot up 14,-778,500. It is not probable that the secretary will issue another bond call until the subscriptions reach twenty millions or upwards. Standard silver dollars will be furnished by the treasurer of the United States, free of expense, for checks in his favor on New York, for certificates of deposit issued by any United States sub-treasury or national bank depository, or for greenbacks or bank notes. The above should be in sums of $1000 or its multiple. A BIG BLAZE. Another Conflagration in New-York City. Loss prived of power since Wednesdav night, and business is partially suspended in all. 1iaa A - a 1 - n tY., .- A .. nf 4,t lta Hugh Kafferty, died todav of typhoid pneu monia. According te the terms of the will of her father her estate, valued at $20,000, goes to St. Mary's Church. CORROBORATED. Estimated at $4,000,000. Over Narrow Escape of Firemen from a Terrible Death. THE MUTUAL LIFE. Meeting of the Old Policy-Holders of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company Resolutions Adopted. Pkovidence, R. I., January 17. The third meeting of the pocy-holders in the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York opposed to the new departure recently introduced in establishing tbe "rebate system," by which new policy-holders are insured for thirty per cent, less than the old policy-holders, was held in Franklin Lyceum Hail this evening for the purpose of considering what measures should be taken in the premises. The Hon. Abraham Payne presided. Speeches condemning the new departure of the company were made by Professor Elizur Wright, John T. Clark, John C. Ropes and James li. Niverbf Boston, and Benjamin Thurston, George L. Clark of this city, and others. The following resolutions, introduced by Mr. Clark, were adopted: Eesolved, That after having heard the "rebate plan" recently adopted by the Mutual Life Insurance Company of .New York fully and ably explained by Mr. Andrews, one.of it trustees, and Judge Fullerton, counsel tor the company, and after having carefully considered the eiplana-tions and arguments made, we have arrived at the conclusion tbat no adequate reason has been shown for making any change in the past methods of conducting its business, and that the "rebate plan" is a gross injustice to the old policy-holders and ought to be discontinued. Keuolved, That a committee to consist of Messrs. be. aud they are hereby appointed to reDresent the interests ot the Rhode Island policy-holders, to meet with, the committees of policy-holders from New York, Boston and other cities, to take such action as may be deemed advisable in protecting the interests of the memtiers. The meeting deciding vthat the committee should consist of five persons, Mr. Payne, the chairman, announced tbat he would appoint the committee in a day er two. The meeting then adjourned A more detailed report of the meeting and the speeches will apptar in The Sunday; Globe. BENJAMIN HUNTER. CSpecial Despatch to The Boston Globe.) Kkw York, January 17. Another destructive fire occurred in this city, tonight, the total loss by which will not fall far short of S4.000,-OOO. Shortly before 8 o'clock flames were seen issuing from the third floor of the five-Story building, No. 64 Worth street Ap alarm was immediately sounded, but before the arrival of the fire-engines the fire had made rapid headway and in a few minutes the whole building, which was occupied by Van Voikenburgh & Co., dealers iu woollens and general merchandise, was in flames. The chief of the fire department, seeing that it was likely to be a large fire, summoned all the reserves of the department to the conflagration, but despite their exertions The Flames Made Kapid Headway and communicated with Nos. 58, 60, 62, 66 and 6S Worth street, and 64, 66, 68 and 70 Thomas street, which were occupied by the following-named firms: Henry H.T.Mali & Co., John Sladet & Co., Schrader & Bros., Walkenshaw & Co., William Simpson & Co., Neustadler Bros., John Bodman & Co., and stores of the United States government. The buildings from Nos. 58 to 68 Worth street and 64 to 70 Thomas stTeet, and their contents were entirelv consumed. The building of H. B. Claflin &"Co., the great dry-goods merchants, was for some time in great danger, and it was only by the extraordinary exertions of the firemen that the flames were kept from communicating with the entire dry-goods district, along Worth and Church streets. The chief of the fire department said tonight that it was one oflFthe most dangerous fires that has occurred in this city for years. There were no accidents, but several narrow escapes. While Fire-Commissioner Bonner and a number of firemen were on tbe floor where the fire broke out, it began to give way, and they had only time to retreat to the Thomas street side when the floor fell in with a crash, sending up great flames that illuminated the citv for miles. President King of the department narrowlv escaped being crushed bytbe falling walls of tne tront or uu w ortn street, ne was rescued by a fireman just in time to save his life. The Occupants, The following are the occupants of tbe burned buildings: 54 and 56 Worth street, James F. White; 58 and 60 Worth street. Chapman & Martin, Forstman, & Co., B. II. Smith & Co. ; 62 and 64 Worth street. Van Valkenberg & Levitt. WalkiDshaw & Voight, Neuss & Heslvnn; 66 and 68 Worth street, John Slade & Co., Horace Maxwell, Schuebal & Brothers, H. W. T. Mali & Co. ; 66 and 68 Thomas street, William Simpson, Sons & Co., Nouotuck Silk Company, Florence Silk Company; 70 and 72 Thomas street, Van Valkenberg & Levitt, Walkenshaw & Voight: 74 and 76 Thomas street, Upham, Tucker & Co. The Loss. The loss on the buildings and stock is vari ously estimated at from $3,000,000 to $6,- 000,000, but it is probably about $4,000,000. The Manhattan real estate association owned the whole block of buildings, valued at $1,- 500,000, about two-thirds insured. Interesting: Hits of Uossip Concerning This Remarkable Case. Philadelphia, Penn., January 17. The case of Benjamin Hunter, who was hanged for the murder of John M. Armstrong, is a remarkable one in any light, and a recent interview with his wife shows it to be even more so than was supposed. She says he was one of the kindest men living, except when aroused by grajed for money. He was, as is known, largely involved with Armstrong, and his wife anticipated at times that he would go crazy over it, his family having a taint of lunacy. Although Mrs. Hunter and her children were promised a parting interview with the husband aud father before his death, they were refused it at the last minute by the sheriff. The sheriif was gone from the jail several weeks after Hunter's conviction, and he was obliged to live on bread aud water until his wife heard of it, when she furnished him with meals. On the return of the sheriff he forced Hu titer to pay thirty-seven cents each for these meals, although they were already paid for by his family. A small sum of money and a due-bill were taken from the prisoner's pocket when he was placed in the cage, and these were never returned. The trial has cost the Hunter estate some $20,000, a large part of which was obtained illegally. Mrs. Hunter says she wished the defence to plead insanity, but Mr. Scovel, her husband's lawyer, refused, ou the ground that "that dodge was played out." The Republican Senatorial Deadlock In Wisconsin. Madison, Wis., January 17. Forty-four ballots have been had for United States senator in the Republican caucus, with no choice, the last ballot standing: Keres. 33: Howe, 20; Carpenter, 27; Sawyer, 2. The Republican caucus continued balloting with varying results up to 11.45 p. in., each determining to stick by their respective candidate, when they adjourned till Monday evening. Major Reno's Case, Chicago, 111., January 17. The Reno court of inqufry occupied most of today in finishing the evidence of Lieutenant Wallace, who was questioned again aud again in regard to the details of Reno's engagement of June 25 and I't. He was followed by Custer's Indian scout and interpreter, F. Y. Girard. At the time the court adjourned he had not related anything except the dry and oft-repeated tale of Reno's entering the engagement with the Indians. JOHN P. PKA1R. Lotran Nominated for Senator, Springfield, 111., January 17. In the Republican senatorial caucus tohigbt Logan received 80 and Oglesby 26 votes. Every Republican was present and voted. The Keeorery of Stewart's Body Firmly Insisted On Explanation of the Brilliant Wedding of Mrs. Stewart's Niece. New York, January 17. Additional infor mation received from the persons who had ately seen Mrs. Ste-"rt is corroborative of the statements tbat Mrs. Stewart bad said to a gen tleman and lady within the past ten days thai tbe body of her husband bau been delivered to Judge Hilton after the payment of 50,000 through a firm of New York lawyers: that the identification was entirely satisfactory, aud that tne remains weie placed bv Hilton in a secure vault, there to await their final removal to the crvpt under the memorial cathedral at Garden City. It is said that the recent brilliant cere mony attending the marriage of Mrs. Stewart s favorite niece would not have been thought of if Mrs. Stewart's husband was still in the hands of the vandals. So far as can be ascer tained Hilton does not deny that the body is found. A BITTER FEUD. Th Glass-Henton Controversy In Peters burg " Pistols and Coffee for Two Highly Probable. CSpecial Despatch to The Boston Globe.l Petersburg, Va., January 17. Tbe arrest of Mr. R. H. Glass, jr., of the Post, and Cap tain William E. Henton, jr., yesterday, on the charge that they were about to engage in a duel, has been the all-absorbing theme of conversation on the streets today. Mr. Glass published in tbe editorial columns of the Post to day a card, a column in length, in which be denounces Captain Heutoa iu the most bitter manner, branding him as a scoundrel, a liar and a meddler. A card in pamphlet form, accompanied by several bitter articles from R. H. Glass, jr., has also been distributed throughout the citv todav. In tiie Index- Appeal of today Captain Henton appears before the public in a card, in which be says that Mr. Glass' attack upon him has been mail.; in the manner of a coward, bv a cur, and that he may be excused for treating him in that character, lhat while he has not seen that courage or gentlemanly conduct requires him under the present state laws to brand himself a voluntary felon, yet this cur knows that he is prepared as a gentleman to meet him in such a manner as he or bis friends may choose to select. Serious difficulty between the two gentlemen has been expected all day, but up to the present time there has been no disturbance. His First Step Toward Procuring a New Trial Successful Hia Petition Will Be Heard in the Supreme Court at Rut land, January 30. Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.l Montpf.lier, Vt., January 17. The preliminary hearing on John P. Phair's petition for a new trial was begun at Pavilion Hotel this evening at 9 o'clock, before Judges Royce and Redfield. Should he prevail here, he merely gets the privilege of having a hearing in the supreme court on his petition for a new trial. His counsel, Veazy, Eddy and McCall, rely on new evidence proving Phair at Brandon June 8, 1874, at Providence on the night of June 9, and of circumstances casting suspicion upon one Aurelia Brooks. The judges decided that under the law the hearing must be ex parte, so there was no evidence introduced for the state. A large number of affidavits were produced. The petition signed and sworn to by John P. Phair at Windsor sets forth that the state put in evidence to show that Anna Freize was the Eossessor of a watch, opera-glass, gold rings, a alf shawl and other things; that Phair went to the Adams House, Boston, and registered his name a3 E. F. Smith of St. Albans, Vt. ; that he pawned the watch of Mrs. Freize, saying it was his sister's ; also that he pawned gold rings and a pair of opera-glasses ; that he left the half shawl in hi room at the Adams House; but the respondent says that he could not have been at Rutland at the time of the murder, as he was at Brandon on the 8th: from there he went to Rutland, thence to Boston, thence to Providence, R. I., to get work ; that be was not in Boston at the time that the state claimed he pawned the goods; that for want of money he could not have his case in vestigated properly; that he bas discovered new and material evidence to show that he was at Brandon and Providence at the time he claims to be; also evidence Tending to Involve One Aarelia Brooks. Phair's counsel offered to show that he was in Providence instead of im Boston at the time tbe state claimed that he pawned the goods. The principal of these affidavits was that of A. P. Downing, who testified that he was in Providence, and, returning, saw a stranger in tbe car whom he describes as Phair, and he also recognized Phair's photograph. Many other affidavits were introduced merely corroborating Downing's testimony. " Then Mrs. McLaughlin testified to receiving a lot of woman's wearing apparel saturated with blood from Aurelia Brooks. This was the gist of Phair's testimony. E. D. Ormsby, for the state, then briefly objected to the granting of a new petition to be brought, and said that in his opinion the whole proceeding was a farce. Then, after a few minutes' consultation of the judges. Judge Royce said that if tbe counsel for Phair could prove that he was in Providence at the time the affidavits showed he would have a good defence, and therefore he had made out a prima fade case, and they had concluded to allow him to petition the" court for a new trial, which petition will be heard at the term of the Rutland county supreme court, commencing January 30, 1S79. Fall Kiver Items. Fall RrvER. Mass., January 18 2 a. m. The city government appropriated S2500 tonight for the relief of indigent soldiers for the present month. The large attendance at the firemen's ball was oroken up by a fire at 1 o'clock this morning. Foran's barn was burned down at Globe village Live Stock Trafflc in Chicago. Chicago, 111., January 17. By the annual report of the Union Stockyard and Transit Company of this city, it appears that the total receipts of stick for the year 1878 were as follows: Cattle, 1.083.0GS; hogs, C.339,6o4; sheep. 310,420: horses. 9415. The shipments' were cattle 699,108: hogs, 1,266,906; sheep, 156,747; horses, 8175. Lawrence Local. Lawrence, Mass., January 17. Owing to the breakage of the engine, Briggs & Allyn's sash factory, Ames' carriage factory, Fairbanks' wheelwright shop, the Lawrence coffee .uu d Bryant & Sou's shon have been ae FOREIGN NEWS. A Panio in London Yesterday The titution Afloat Again Other ters. Con Mat- f By Cable to Tbe Boston Glohe.t London, January 17. A startling illustration of the extreme nervousness and fear that now possess the public mind was furnished this afternoon by an accident iu Lombard street in front of tbe head offices of the Loudon and County Banking Company, 21 Lombard street. The accident caused a crowd of idle passers-by to stop at tbe place, and as tne street is rather narrow and in business hours always thickly-crowded with peo ple, the throng soon blocked up the thoroufjb- lare. some mischievous persons then gave the alarm that the bank was in difficulties, and that the crowd was composed of its depositors who were seeking to withdraw their money The vicinity of Lombard street is filled with merchants and others, who have accounts at the London and county bank, and the false news spreading very quickly they rushed to the bans, and terrible run upon it com menced. The crowd speedily became immense, blocking up the whole of Lombard street from the Royal Exchange to Graeechurch street. A detachment of police officers was sent for, and with great difficulty a roadway was opened to permit tho passage of vehicles, while the throng was crowded back upon the sidewalk. Unexpected as was, the run, the bank met all demands upon it up to the hour of closing. The Londonand County Banking Company is very wealthy, and is believed to be perfectly sound. Its general managers are William McKewan and Whit-bread Tompson, and it has twenty-five different branches in metropolitan districts. The United States llan-of-War Constitution. London, January 18. The American frigate Constitution, which went ashore near Old Herry point, yesterday morning, was got off during the afternoon, and was towed to Portsmouth for repairs. Fayson Weston on a Tramp. London, January 17. Edward Payson Weston, the pedestrian, started off today to walk 2000 miles in 856 hours. He was in the best of health and spirits. Cable Notes. An international exhibition, vill be held in Berlin in 1880. The Bonapartists in F:-,nCe are actively intriguing to force uon the country a cabinet formed by G'jibetta, which thev hope will produce S''ch alarm that even MacMabon will resign ami their party come to the fore in French politics. Great uneasiness is felt in Paris at the critical condition of the parties. FEANCESTOWN CHURCH CASE. BQNKER SILL MONUMENT, OR 100 DOLLARS xrv GOLD Given Away ! Oar book for the rer'er of weihts tr iwi'd on the beautiful randy monument in o ir wind ,w is fast 0U-tujf up with names of Dcrona from all Dirts of Nw England, as aooo at tbe book 1 full we shall have the monument weighed, bv a sworn weLrher. In th presence of competent )ud;i. ana the :ft distributed. The firt Grand Gift, to ihe pr.ja wno eacs. the actual weight ot the Moti anient, is 100 Dollars in Gold, and five other liberal frtf'-s will be given to the Eve persons ffnearlnx nearest to tbe actual we jrhi. lie (are and register your name bef ire it is too late. For full particulars apply at C. D. COBB & BROS., PRINCIPAL WAREHOUSE, 720, 728, 732 Washington Street, the largest Retail Grocery In New Kni:!an,i. If not im the United State. Fnor lartre stores In one. It BREACH OF PROMISE. A Merchant cf Attleboro Sued for $10,- 0O0 aa Balm for a Wounded Heart His Honeymoon Rudely Disturbed by the Appearance of a Sheriff. Incorrect Reports In Circulation "What Judire Ladd Says About It. Concord, N. H., January 17. An article has been the rounds of the Associated Press greatly calculated to deceive the public in regard to the famous Francestown church case. The article was evidently the work of a lawyer, and its auimus is in every way f jlse, as it conveys the impression that Judge W. S. Ladd, the referee iu the case, reports the cessation of the plaintiffs. The fact is, he says nothing about cessation, nor about the majority or the minority of the church to which the communion service "was originally given. The following, verbatim et literatim, is all Judge Ladd has said about the case: "That the said defendants are not guilty in manner and form, as the plaintiffs thereof declared against them." Tbe Late Dr. Leonard Woods. Brcnswick, Me., January 17. At a recent meeting of the Bowdoin College faculty memorial resolutions were adopted in respect to the late Dr. Leonard Woods. The resolutions are exceedingly eulogistic and indicate tbe high regard in which the reverend doctor was held by the faculty for bis intellectual attainment, his ability and fidelity and "his beautiful Christian spirit." Arrangements are being made for a memorial eulogy at the commencement season. The Maine historical society is invited to join the services. Fifteen Hundred Miners on s Strike. P0TT3VILLE, Penn., January 17. In addition to the strike of the miners at the Conner & Hammond coileries at Girard ville, tbe men at the Preston mines, numbers two and three, and the Girard colliery turned out this morning, claimnig two months' back pay which is due them. The five colleries now idle comprise the entire Girardville district, aud are all operated by the Philadelphia & Reading Ooal and Iron Company, employing about loOO men and boys. Electric Pen Manuscript- A modification bas been made by the po.-t-master-general of ruling Xo. 1, United States official postal guide, No. 18, in reference to mail matter produced by electric pen aa by papyrograph processes, to the effect that matter so produced (and which is not in the nature of correspondence J may be permitted to pass in the mails as heretofore, at rates for third-class matter until Mar h 4, 1879, unless ear.ier action shall be token by cocgrees in the pre- IQliCJi. Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.' Atti.zboko, Mass., January 17. The scandal ' and sensational incomer of Attleboro have bee a vouchsafed another Danon now tbat the Ting-ley calamity has paased into history. This time tl is a breach-of-promiae suit and the partiei move m bijfh social circles. 1r. I'eter Ncruey of the Jewelry manufacturing firm of i-hort. Neruey & Co.. F.ast Atilehnro, la the defendant, and Miss Carrie K. Khodes the plaint. tf, who sues lo recover $ln,Ut0 for comieuatiuu l-r Nerney's oroken promise and tier great di.-appointaieol. Mr. Nerney was married ltl week and lei.rte.l on lb honeymoon tour, returoin with his hride to Iheir home on West street last Sunday atei.iue. Al aa early hour last Monday morning 1 eputv-Shen:f Capron presented him&uif lo Mr. Nerns an.l served the writ ot aiLx-lim-n: u;n,n Nerney property uiq him. notitiing hiui to appear in t-.e a-iperior civil court in Taunton upon Ita first Mondmv la March, to answer to the charge ol breaih.oi promise of marriage. All-r learning the uaturecf the papers, Mr. Neruey remarked "I Ihoucht That waa "Settled Satlr-tonly." and turned to utter word of cheer to his newly-made wife. Aa near aa can be ascertained, tbe following are the circumstances of iu t-ae: Mr. Neroev. it is alleged, bad teen attentive to Mits Khodes for a lew years past, an 1 had proposed and been accepted by her as iter future l.u.t.and. iu company with bcr an inspection uf a recency-erected houae on Nor'.h Mam Htreel wis made, and it being satisfactory, the esiaie was purcbael by Mr. Nerney. anil the dwe!.iii eieaut'.v furnished with uwdern furniture, lpesiry carpel, etc.. etc.. and a ri.-h and costly bridal irieran provided by Miss Rhodes. Immediately tner-bfter Mr. Nerney refu-d to carry out the coouarl with Miss Khodes, and was tiuo.ii married laafc week to another. Miits Rhodes if a Ooo-Iookini: Tonne Lady. aVmt twenty-three years of ace. and moves in excellent social circles. She is quite attractive, aod though some years ago reports of flirtations prevailed, yet nothing serious has ever been charged against her character. Both parties have residel tor the greater portion of their liven in this town, aud have been acquainted with each other for years. Mr. Nerney's defence is lhat he bad learned sb- had been keeping company with others previous to bis engagement, and concluded She Was Not the On Ife Wanted for a Wire-. He is a Catholic and the is a I'rotestant, and bis friends were opposed lo the marriage on that account. He is ten years older than Miss Khodes. and is estimated to be worth fully f .'.j.OUM. baying a remunerative business. Able legal connsel have been engaged by both parties, and the tight promises to be a determined one. THE LOCAL KECOKU OF A DAY. The first annn&l dinner of the Tioston Protfacs. Exchange occurs al Young's ou Wednesday ven-ing, January W. W. Jackson. Jr., of this city lectures sS Jackson's Hall. Lowell. Sunday evening, ou "The requirements of true manhood." The liev. Professor L. T. Townsend will g-rv a eourse of evening lectures or sermons on the, Bible at the Shawmat Congregational Church, beginning January li. Last evening, sbent 6 o'clock, members of Protective No. 2 extinguished a fire in the house, of A.C. Hoim. 2t Cherry street, with bat Utile damage to the house. The regular meeting of tbe Workingmens Central Cmon w.'il he held at Waiman UalL, tomorrow afierptKin, at 2.3a p. ni., when orhcers will be elected Jbr the year. A new barge line has been established try the) H;iiorne Stag-? Company, running from North ampton down Washington street ana aroanauis Old State House to the point of departure. On Thursday afternoon Daniel Mann, a twitch-tender, at the corner of Boylston and Washington streets, was knocked down by a Jamaica Plain car and badly injured"in the right side. Hs was) sent to bis home in Oix place by Officer Carry. "What I saw in tbe west," an illustrated lecture by Augustus Bedford, to be preceded by aa organ concert and followed by comic aod miscellaneous selections, will be the programme for the Somerset entertainment on Wednesday evening next. Yesterday afternoon a large block of lee fell from the roof of a four-story building. No. 10-i Blackstone street, and. demolishing the woodea awning over the store of Kugg & Litchfield, strata: an unknown man in the shoulder, injuring biia but slightly. The only permits for the nse or salt npon the travelled ways in tbe city will be to the horse railways tor their switches, and they are especially en-Joined from allowing the salt to be spread beyond the Immediate metal affected, not even to cover the surface of the platforms BUSTUM 11 IG 11 CAN DS. Valentine Homer, who bas kept a billiard hall st 2231 Washington street for a number of years, died at his residence. No. 2 Mount Pleasant place, yesterday forenoon, st the age of thirty -five years, of softening of the brain. He leaves a widow and three young children. Mr. Homer was s tnemler of Court General Warren, Independent Order of Foresters, and was universally esteemed by his acquaintances. Mr. Charles G. Came, an aesis'&ut editor of tbe Boston Journal, died at 32 Clifford street. Thura-dav. He was fifty-two year of see. was born ia Biixton, Me., and graduated at Vale College ia leS-1'.!. He was a member of the Maine legia.atare in 1854 and 1855. The recently-elected off cers of Eliot council. No. 2, Hoval Arcanum, were installed in Kockland Hall lart evening by District Deputy Grand liegens Fred L. Howard. George Goode, past regent; John W. Keith, regent: Henry H. Bibs, nce-re-gent; Ezra G. Perry, orator: iliiton Gale, secret-,ry; B. P. James, coilct"r; W. A. Biof-som. treasurer; the Kev. Joel Deavrence, chaoiatn: W. K. Guerner. guide; G. A. Wiliard, warden; Eafus fc. Perry, sentry. Thomas Lynch was arrested last evening by OK- eer Tripp of I vision t for stealing a lot of J oak from John Connor. . Tbe young people of tbe t. pleasant Lmtariaa Church gave a well-attended dramatic entertainment in the chapel lafl evening. 1 here nas not been as sisrto of fire from soy box -In this district for a month. Arrivals of Caaatliaa Cattle ac LlTer-pool. Tbe Canadian government agent at Liverpool, reports tbat 1243 horses, 22,115 bead of fat cattle, 62,461 sbeeptland 1738 pigs have beea exported from Canada to Great Britain vis Cauad :aa and north state port", durinz the year ls3. Tbe importances in 1877 were 7412 csttle. 6CS cheep. 373 pig, and 2v borsea: and ia 1&44 27;7 cattle. 2. a1 aheep. hnraes. Ii was aa- licipa-ed a large comber of Canadian sheen woajd bethtuped to "-real Britain true year, 15Si,673 were exported from the province of Ontario aloe to the L'mw-d Stau-s m 177, where they are sas-jected to s duty of twenty per cent, ad Taioreav. Fv-frin Club It union. Delegates to the reunion of tbe Reynolds re f oral . clubs cf Massachusetts at Westboro. Tuesday, caa 1 m ji 30 glirnw T -nn rn t , Boston axtel Albaav rsi rol. tbe ui-r mei. J-n: feaviec kiadly Mnioiuiatloa of ila,fiiiea.

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