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VOL I....NO. ir.
RUTLAND, YT., FIUDAV MO.UNING, AUGUST 15, 1873.
PltlOE FlVJi (JENTS.
FlttDAY MOItNINO. AUG. Ifi. 1873.
TKItMI IS AnVANCK.
Iiin.v l'or iiionlli t
Tliree moiitlis $i i)
slx mnntlis 00
one year 9 oo
Wkkki.v Tlirci inoiitlis '
Slx moiiths It W
AdilrcsslU)IIK l'Al'Klt 'l.. Itullaml, VI.
Tlie Ponnsylvnnla ro pulillcait tnto con
vcntlon assembled nt Harrlshurg, Wcdncs.
day, iinil nomluated u Btatc tleket. Tho
rcsolullons wcrc after tho usunl onlcr, the
last declarlng "tlint they sympathlzod wltli
every tnoiemcnt to sccurc for agrioulturo
and lalmr tliclr due Inllucnce, intercsts and
rlghts, nnd llic rcpnbllonn party wlll lo
Ihclr nlly In every just offort lo nllnln thelr
TSMnir.i ointiwa. InTOF'iir le.s
nf tliem, Imvc flnnlly hrokc looso from all
politleal paitles, inct ln ronontlon, noml
natecl and rcsohcd. Thc nomlnccs nro
mostly uiikuown lo fame, whlle tlie lesolu
tlons arc sueh ns nilglit bavo bccn cxpccted.
Tlii; only slgnlficnnt thlng nlioiit tlie con
vcntinu wni tlie proscnoe of promlnent
dcmnornls, who took partioular palna to
linprcss upon nll tlie fnrt tliat the dcmo
cralio party had gono up.
It would nppear fmm tlie proceedlngs of
the Malne dcmocrntic stnlo convention, us
well as from tlie nonilnations, tliat tlie.
party glvc up tlie contcxt lii advanre. Tlie
iiominatioii for governor Jnscpli Titromli
--ls a respcctnhlo one, nnd tbnt is all tliat
ean be said about it. Ile is u maii of some
wcaltli. almost entliely nnknown, wlthout
any partlcular Iiilliiciice or strcngth nny
where, and ls oue of tliat olass of men
imually nomliiated when n party epeets to
"dn nothlng," and make a splcndld sucocss
iu tliat klnd of dnlng.
Tlie spoclnl ronunlttee of thc Sennte oii
trnnsportntlon wlll assemble ln New Ynrk
eity eaily ln Septcnibcr. Senntor Wmdom,
tlie rhnirmmi, ns well as otlier mcmbcrs of
tlie oommittee, bave devoteil rnnsidcrablc
attentlon to tbe subject matter, and w lll
submit tbe resiilts of their investlgations at
tlie mcetlng. Tbe olllocrs and leaders of
tbe "grangos" and otlier organizations of
tlie fanners bave, also, been invited to nt
tend. and state tliclr giievances, vicws ns
to tbe remedy, ete. lf no prartieal result
is inimedinlcly sccuiod, n fnnd of vabiable
information wlll be gathcred, which may
tbrow llght on tbe course to be pursued ln
Tbe "P. C." ebeck 1s agaln bioiiglit up,
It is said tbat Oeneral Cllnton 11. Kisk, of
hiiii, two montbs prcvloiis to bis deatli,
tbat be wns mlhtakcn and Colfux was
rlgbt; tbat Dillon undoubtedly paid tlie
ebeck to blui, Anies. Per mntra, a gentlc
tnan of unitiestlonable ldiability states
tbat Mr. Aines told bbn, wltliin tliree days
of bis deatli, tbat tbe ebeck wns pnld to
Colfax, Miowing biin, at tbcsanie tlme cor
robaratlvc dociunents, wblcb are now ln
tbe posscsslon of Jlr. A.'s fainily. Tbis is
an unsecinly eoiitroversy, but it is due to
Mr. Colfax, as well as to tbe mnnory of
Oakcs Ames, tbat bis bon, if Mtcli a docu
ment or documeuts exit, to publMi tbem,
especially after tbe publieity plvcn to
Drew's lctter, nnd tbe alleged statement of
to "seratcb bis tlckct" or bolt n partlcular
nornlnatlou. H Is dotibtlcss truo tbat some
of tbeso men intended, tbercby, to scvcr
tbeir conneetlon wltli tlie rcpubllean party
forovcr. Ilut It Is not reasonablo or pro
bablo tbat all, oretcn tbo gi-eatcr imnilicr
did bo Intend. l)id Charles Sumner, nnd
mnny ntlicrn uhO'Uilglit lio mentloncd, Ix;
come any less rcpubllean, beeausetbey de
dcrllncd to volc for (Jencrnl Orant ? AVo
tbink not,.and bclJeve tliem to lx, to-day,
as good republleans m any tbat ean be
found ln tbe eonntry.
Wbetbcr tlicse gentleinen Intended tn
abandon tlie rcptibliean parly, netually dld
nbandon It, or Intended to and miccceded
ln formlng a new party, U n matter of no
consequeneo wbatever. We know of no
lovcr or autborlty tliat ean prcvent a man
from actlng wllb tbe party of bis eliolee.
Tlicro ls no power to prcvent n man boltlng
cbange bis politleal or prlnriplcs. If
a man brofesses to lie n rcpubllean or ilem
oerat, It is bis riglit nnd duty to attcnd tlie
prlmary meetings of tbe party, and dn bis
utmost to sceiire proper nonilnatloin. 1 be
fact tliat be bas "seratebcd hls tleket," oue
or more tlmes, does not exelude lilin from
tlicse gatberlngs. "Votes eount," nnd It
makes no differenee wliat an itullvlilual bas
done, bis vote for certaln noinlnees ls
wortb as nuicb, in ileeidlng tbe result, as
tliat of any otlier' man. We bae made
tbcse suggestlons, bceiiue tlie New York
'J'hne and otber rcpubllean newspapers, nt
well nsa buinble imitator of tlie Ttinn in
tliis state, tlilnk men bave eomniltled tbe
unpardonable politleal sln and sbould be
forever ostraeUed beeaue tbey niw lil to
vote for Mr. (!riIey. It bavlni; been
ntated tbat Krank W. llinl, one of tbe pio
neers and leaders of tbe nntl-slnverv innve
meut nnd republican parly ln Mn"-aclm-setts
"proposcs to rejoiu tbe lepubliean"
as it is e.vpressed tlie 7V;iw intlinntes tliat
be wlll not be "eoi-dlally welcomed," nnd
tbe lloston Tnmnfrlpt "objeets" to bis
"rcturn'' to tlie 'republican eanip." Wberi'-
forc tbis klnd of talk, nnd It is not eonlined
to tliei-e pnpers alone. Are tbey nfraid of
tbe inlbienee of men of tbe talents aud ln.
tegrity of Sumner, liird and otbevs ?
Tbey are but llghtlni! n wlndmill, becau.'-e
tlicse men eannot be "icad out ol tbe
party," and tbeir inllucnee for good is Mire
to be felt. We tbink tbey made a niNtake
last suminrr and fall.but tbey are patriotie,
bonorable men, nnd we arc pioud to elaim
tliem as lepublieans. It is tlie liigbt of
folly to cndeavor to repel voters from tbe
support of a tleket, and tbe tlme w lll eome
wben tbeaetlve Mipport aud inlbienee of
tbesc mon w 111 be cnrncMly wugbt by tbo-e
wbo now luform tbem tliat tbey bave no
buslness to vote tbe republican tleket.
I.S IT NIMPI.V "Tr.CIINlCIAI. )
Tbecaseof "I.ord Oordon Gordon," ns
be ostcntatlously stylcs blmsclf, bas nl
rcady oecuplcd more space ln tbe ncws
papers of tbe country, tban tbe lmportance
of tbe Indlvldual conccmel would, pcr
liaps, wnrrant. He may bc, for nll we
know, nnd, probably, Is for tbe cvldcnce
tcnds so to sliow nn Imxstcr, n swlndler
nml seoundrel. Ile undoubtedly desercs
linprWinmcnt nnd tbe samo punlsbmcnt
tbat ouglit to, and would lio metcd out to
any ntbcr swlndler and criminal of tlie
same stamp, lf bc Is gullty of tbe swlndl
Ing cbargeil agalnst lilm, nnd we bellevu
tliat bc Is, bc Is doubly dcscrvlng of tlie con
tcmpt nnd dctcstatlon of nlldeeent pcrsons,
for bc bas added Ingratltudc tbe basest of
all filns- to bis crlmcs. C'onflned in prison,
ornbout tobe eonslgncd tbereto, nn ne-
oualntanee. wlio necms to ba o baiLeon,
McptlSllorwanl tonlstieilbaUfor I i'h a p.
A mcetlng w as bcld.in Baratoga Tuesday
ovening, to lintcn to nn explanatlon
from two members, botu eoloreil, or a
eommittce, nppointed by tbe republleans
of Louislana, to prcscnt tbeir side of tlie
casc to tbe north. From n report of the
spccchcs, published in tlie Saratnginn, it
would appcar tbat tliey succccded in sbow-
Ing tbat whleb no one ever doubtcil, iiame.
lv ! tbat tbe elcctlon ln tbat state was
fraudulcntly eonductcd, and tbat white rc
gistcrs rcfuscd to cnroll eolorcd republleans
ns voters. Tbe eonclusion nt which they
arrive we bcllcve to bc true but it docs
unt follow from their argumcnt that the
republleans nro cntltlcd to the olllccfl. A
dlfferent elass of nrcuments or nn ndditlon
to tbeir present numbcr, ns well, perhaps,
ns a rhango ln the mauner of prcsentlng
thcm, would bcnefit thelr eaii1 more and
nrodnee a bcttcr imprcsslon. If tbis is nll
tbeso men ean say for tbeir eause, our ad
vlee would be: "sllencc."
Durlng tbo presldeullal eanipalgn of
made, ntnong tbo mnny rumorH sct nllont
was one, to the cffeet, tbat a lurgc liody o
.South Carolinlans, who bml nlwnys been
lemocrats, iroposcil to bolt tliclr party
nominatlons nnd vote for Oeneral Taylor,
iircfcrrlng bis elcction modcratc and ron
Mirvatlvc as ho was known tobe to tbat of
elther Cass or Vnn liuren. In alludlng l
tbis allegcd fuct, n local polltlcian, who
thcrctoforc had not bccn noted for bis up.
positlon to hlavcry, kald to n promlnent
wblg lcadcr of Vermont n pronounccd
antl-Blavery man for years tbat If thl
was bo, Oencrn! Tnylor would not rc
celve hl vote. The reply wns apropos.
and, In substance, tbat if (lenernl Tnylor
was n Whlg prcpaicd to carry out the
princlples of the party and wns, ns tbey all
iK-licved hlm to be, a couservathu man
modcrato viewH on Ihn olavery qtiwtlon.
hls electlon was to be deslred, nnd tbat he
(ihould vote for hlm, nnd welcome nll olhcr
sunnort from whatever Boureo it eaine. Ho
closcd tbe convcrsatlon by Hnylng tbat tl
party had not tbo rlgbt or power, and
they had lt would bo tbo mont Idiotlo klnd
of pollcy, to deelnro tbnt no innn Bhould
voto for tbeir tandldatc, tmlcss bo had nt
all llmes nnd under nll clrcumstances
agrccd wlth bis or any otbcr Indlvlduals
views. A grcnt dcal of truth and politleal
wisdom ia contalncd In tbis answer, and
Bccms to bo partlcularly appllcablo just
now. A ycar ngo certaln Ilepubllcang saw
tlt. ln tbo cxcrclso of tbclr undoubted rlglit
to Bcparato tbemsclves, tcniporarlly, from
thelr party nnd east tliclr rlghts for othcrs
than tbo regular rcpubllean candlilates,
Thla thoy had tbo undoubted yoto to do,
ai an Indlvldual hai the rtght, at any tlme,
We publish in nnother eolimin, a eom-
munieation ln referenee to dlvorres, druwii
out by Miinc eilitorial leinarkK made by us
homo days ngo. We ngree, in every res-
peet, witb the sentlmcnts of tlie wiiter,
and llrnily bclieve tbat whatever tcnds to
eaken tbe bonds of matrimony, tends to
eakcn soeiety itsclf, and the safety tbcre-
f. Indiana, for years, was a by-word of
proaeb, and hcld up to the seorn nml dctcs
tatlon of the woild, bceause it wns nllegcd
tbat dlvorees couhl be tbcre obtained witb
Buch cxtraordinary eate and faeillty. Ver
mont wmpped itsclf in lts gnrments of ns
simicd vlrtue nnd jolned in the liue nnd ery
agalnst poor Indiana and otlier wcftcrn
Btates, holdlng hcr own stntute book ln lier
hand, and pointlnc to lt, exclalmed, beic
the sacredncss of the marriage tlo ls as
surcd, hcre arc provislons w bleh wlll jire-
ent, as they wcrc deslgncd to, nll hasty,
Impropcr or fraudulent dlvorees. What
was tlio fact all tbis tlme ? crinont grant
cd dlvorees for tbe same, and only the
same ,rcasons tbat Indiana did. The only
differenee between tbo Mates was tbat lt
took ono ycar longcr to obtain a tlivoree
hcre than tbcre. Pcrsons eould eome to
Vermont from forclgn states, galn a rcsl
dence hcre, and then obtain n dlvoiee for
eauscs not rceognlz.cd ln tlie state from
which tbey came. So they eould in Indl
ana, but ln one years less tlme, and we,
thercforc, assumcd tbe gaibof sanelity and
Thls ls not nll. Our correspondent nl
ludes to the eollusion often practiccil iu
order to obtain a dlvoree, rcfcrilng to nne
marked cxnmplc. Under tbe old Indiana
law, no party rould obtnin n divorce un
less It wns provcd, bv tbe oath of the
party Bceking a divorce, that he was n liona
fitlt residcnt of tho state, nnd tbat tbcre
wns no eollusion, undcrstandlng or agree-
ment lietween buslmnd nnd wlfe by which
n divorce was sought. IIow HnndH tbe
cnso ln vermont r Minpie lesiucnee is
only rcquired to be provcd, nnd It is nn
nceessary to iniiiro w bctbcr tho reslilcnee
ls hma Jltlf or only galned to give tbe party
n ntntttti m eourt so tbnt be eould pctlttou
for icllef. Tbis is not tbe worst side of
Vcrmont'B easc, cithcr. Tliere ls no pro-
vWon made in our stalutes to prcvent eol
lusivo agrccmcnts between man nnd wlfe
sceklng dlvoree, A fcw ycnrs ngo two pc
tltions for divorce wcrc pending in tbe
Hnpremo eouit of thls county, botb of
wlileli were grnntcd. The Bamo day tho
husband in the one cnso marrieil the wlfe
In tbe othcr, and the otlier parllcs dld the
same. Hcre was npparcntly nnd almost
heyond doubt, netunl eollusion nml nn
agiccmcnt mado to obtnin divorrcHln onlcr
to "swop wives." .Indgo Prout, tbcn rep-
rchcntlng Itutland iu one branch of tbe
lcgihlatiire, took advantago of theso occur
enees to Introdure n 1)111 into tho lcgis.
lature, and cndcavored lo enfmeo its pas
sage, provlding that dlvorees should not be
grnntcd, unlcss tbo party npplylng thercfor
Bhould make an nflldnvlt, tlint lt w ns sougbt
wlthout eollusion or agrccmcnt wllh tho
othcr party. Thls would bavo been ono
Btep In tho rlglit dlrectlon, but tho lcglala
turo, by a largo majorlty, rcfuscd to pass
tbe blll. What Is tbo natural lnfercnco 1
Only thls, tbnt tho leglslaturo wero dls.
poscd to make tbo dlssolutlon of tho
marrlago contract ns casy as posslble, cvcn,
If lt was neccBsary to rcsort to colluslvo
ngrecmcntB, Tbrco-quartcrs of tbo dlvor.
cca grantcd ln Vermont are foundcd npon
Buch agrccmcntB, and wlll contlnuo to bo
ttntll tbo laws nre ebanged nnd publlc sen.
licarance, and allowcd bim, onee more, lo
goatwill. Plneetbat tline, we le.tru ot
no moie swindling opcrallons or eiimes on
liis parl, liut the next that tlial w e be.w of
hlm Is bis lllglit into Caunda. in order. ns
it ts claimed, to cseape punlshiucnt for hls
mlMlceils nnd clude hls bail. We liave made
the statemcnt upon the authoilty of blsb'it
terest opponents, nnd are willlng to admit
tliat lt ls all true, aud, ecn, to go furtlier
and say, for tbe sake of tbe argiinicnt. Ibat
be ls the bbu ke.st of vllhlns, tbe inost har
dened of eiliniuals, tlie foulest blot npou
wielety, a shainc and disgiaee to the ngo
nnd eUili.ation. nml. iu ndditinu lo all
IhN. has added tbereto tbe ha'o siu ot in
gr.itllude. Taklng hlm under eillier of
bnlli de-eriptlous, be made bis way into
.Manitob.i, wblthcr ineltcd, piobably, by
tbeolTcr of laige pceunlary rcwards. he
was followed by two or moie ileleities
from MinncMita. iincMcd on foielgu wiil.
tbe nltcmpt made to foreibly nhdiiet him,
nnd brlnghlmK'eietly, and agalnst bis wiil,
Into llie L'nllcd Stalcs, here tobe ImprNon-
ed. and, ultimately, tried aud pimishcd. j
Thcse Minnesota olllccrs, if they were
ollleeis nt nll, had no nuthority whatever tn
aircst tbis miM'rable swlndler iu Manltoba
or in any otber thnn one state in the I'nilcd
States or tbe world. Tbey weie simply
"kldnappers" or "nbductors," yet tbe
Springticld llepiMtmn says, ln Its Ksiie of
Tuesday, tbat "lf any olTense nt nll wns
" eommllled, it wns of n teehnleal nature,
" ralhcr than an ocrt nnd hc'mnus breaeb
" of tbe peaee, nnd so il would be regnnlcd
anywhere. wlicre tbe jiidieial nuthority
did not eoniplctcly loe lts wils witb
cery little bicec of popular emotion."
It ls then, aeeonling to tliis nuthority only
tccbnical" olTeii'.e, nnd not a 'licinous
breaeb of tbe peace" lo klduap nnd cndea
vor, foreibly, toalHluetanindivldunl, witb-
out autborlty of law. It did not nlways
thlnk k. lt tboiight nnd wo nll ngreed
wlth It tlint Minicthingniorc tlian n "teeh
nleal" breaeh of deeenev wns eonimlltcd
w ben the editor of a New Kngland ncws-
mpcr wns dctalned In eustody ovcr nlglit,
u New York rity, iu strict eonformitv to
nw, nnd "by nuthority of hw" at the in-
stanee ot tlie notorious Jim ri'-k. It
thought tbcn, and we tbought, It to be n j
helnnus" nnd gross outrase upon tbe
libcrty of tbe pcixm nnd fiecdom of tbe
press, nllhoiigh it wns brouglit about in
compliance witb the lctter of the law.
What would It havc tbought, what should
we nll hnve tbought, If thls "gross outrage
on tbe rlghts of u eiti.cn" as Fiedcric
Iludson justly ealls it had bccn pcrpetrat-
d witbout nny eolor orshade of legal nu
thority ? Would lt hnve been "regarded
anywbeie" an offense, "if any olTensent
nll wns eommilled," of u "leehnlenl na
ture," ratbcr tban a "beinous breaeb of tbe
pcaec ':" Yct w bcrcin rests tlie dlstlnction,
6avc that tbe formcr would bave been u
rosser "outrage on tbe riglits of a clti.en"
than the lattcr. Charactcr, icputntlon,
stnnding, influenee nnd wenltli nre nomore
regarded by tho law, In thcln deallng witb
personal liglits, tban their absence. If,
instead of "I.ord Oordon Oordon," tbe
swlndler and linpostcr, Alexandcrltamscy,
tbe Kcnator In Congrcss from Minncsotn,
hnd been kidnapped nnd tho ntlcinpt had
been made lo nbduct him, it would hnve
made nll tlie differenee in tlie world.
bat a trcmcndous pcnsation would bave
been produccd ln both bcinlsphercs ! Yet
the ono Is entitlcd to the sanie no more or
nn less protcetlon as tbe othcr.
If the attcmpt had been made to kblnap
nnd nbduct Senator Hnmscy, bnwever, tbe
tnbles would bavo bccn turncd, nnd C'nna
dians would hnve been operatlng ln tbo
tnltcd States. If, in tueb an evcnt ns in
thls the balllcd kldnappcrs nnd nbductors
had bccn arresled and brouglit before one
f our eourts for trial, how long, tlilnk
you, would tbe pcoplo, tbe piess or thend-
nilnistralion have tolerated the prescneeof
n llrltlsh mluli'tcr or eonsul, who should
Issue or publlsh sueh eards ns bave ema
nated from Jamcs W. Taylor, our eonsul?
Woe bc to tho party or admlnlstrntlon tbnt
Bhould nttcmpt to palllatc, ln the lcast, any
sueh eonsular acts. Is anyonc foollsli
cnough to iH'Heve tbnt ball would bo so
llxcd tbat the kldnappcrs eould lcavo tbo
country nnd escnpo trinl? Would.lmll bavo
l)ccn accepted of the Sl. Albans ralders, if
tbey had liccn bccuicd, yet tbey only "kid
napped" money, nnd "abdueted" liorscs
and otlier property. Jolm C. Prcmont has
been condcmned to n spcclflcd punlshmcnt
by tbe eourts of Prance, but Is at large Iu
tho Unltcd States. Bupposlngsome Mcnch
man should eomo over hcre, cpilctly "nr
rcst" Frcmont and just na they were ready
to plaeo hlm on board of a fast Balllng
steamer, prcparcd for tbo purpose, they
Bhould, ln lurn, bo arrcsted, whcreln would
bo tho dlffcrcneo between tho two eascs?
Would any nowspaper say tbat "if any of.
'fenfte nt nll was eommlttod, It wns of n
"technlcnl nature, ratbcr thnn an ovcrt nnd
"hclnous breaeh of thopeaco"? Wo trow
not, nclthcr do wo bcllcvo tbo Frenchnicn
would lio allowcd to cscapo tbe country.
Would u Blnglo l'Vench nowspaper bo found
to say, ns tbo Uepublknn nys lu thls cnso
chnnglng the word Canadlan Into Amerl
can "mero humanlty would dlctate to the
Amcrlcnn prcinlcr nn order" for tbo rc
lcaso of tho prlsoncrs? Oordon ls n mlscr
nblo, InBlgnlflcnnt swlndler, but hls pt'rson
ls ns sacied and hls rlghts as sccurcd as
tliat of tho grcatcst utatesman of tlie land.
Tlicro woa a tlme, nnd it ls not so mnny
ycnrs ago, wlien wo were wont lo rcgard
tbo libcrty of the pcison ns somctlih'B
moio than "lccbnlcnl" eicn between atcs.
AVc nrc nwnre, of course, tbnt thls Oordon
affalr is an outrage" nttcmptrd to "C
rommlttcd by rltl7cns of tbe Unltcd States
of forclgn tcrrltory, but the lllustrntlons of
lts "lechnlcal" nntiuc ean bo drawn fioni
lntcr.stato ns well as from Intcrnatinnnl
hlstnry. Tlie only differenee liclng that
tbe matter bceomes graver aud iiore f"m
pliealed when It Involvcsa forclgn country,
tban wlien llls conflned todlffcrcnt states
under tho same gencral govcrnment. Tho
last fuglllve Blnvc blll eannot bave been
forgottcn. It wns nn ncl passcd under the
eonstltutlon, nnd npnrovcd by the l'rob
dent. lt was, ns we belleve, ii'icnlleil for.
lirutal, but nll flf thls makes
now. Tho pcoplo of tho. nortl
Tbe pcoplo of Vermont, ns ulso, of Miwsa
fbusetls, hnd n very strnng imprcsslon
upon thls siibjcel. They thought it wni
somcthtn,; moie thnn "teehnleal" for an
l ulted Stalcs marslial, or hls dcputy, ccn
when be hnd n wnrrant In bis hands, prop.
eily signed nnd i.-siied by a eouit of coni
pclenl jurisdiellon. to nrrcst one of tlicse
I'oilorn, ignorant, llceing ncrocs. Ycr
monl and MasachUM'tts -that K the largc
mass of tho pcoplc thercof ealled lt, and
uiiless wi; are most woofully lirnoranl, tbe
Spilnglicld Htimllifnn, likcwlse, tcrmnl lt
"kldnapping." Ob ! tlie lndlnnatlou nnd
riilileoii.s wiatli that the alHlncllon"of
Hiey, too, wiil bo cntltled to protcetlon.
Wlicro wlll lt cnd ? Wo do not propoac to
'onslder tbo matter furthcr nt present, and
tlirow out tbeso hlnts only to nsk the r.nre
ftd consldcratlon of our cltlzens to tho pos
slble tendcncy of thls lnovemcnts. Wo
inust concedc the same rlghts nnd protec
Uon to Jew and Chrlstlan nllkc, becauso
our eonstltutlon rcndcrs sueh n course ob
llgitnry, nnd also, ljccause lt ls ronststcut
wltli the princlples of a frce govcrnment,
nnd ln harmony witb tho splrit of tbe nge.
Is lt not, howcvcr, tlio entcrlng wcdgo
wlilrh ls to brlng nlmut tbe reX!nl of nll
e, u'lcnlleil tor.
n, hnrsh nnd I
s no differenee ! JU(li
orth,. howcvcr, P(l
KJitor llutlnnd Otobe : Under tho
"ive headlng, Tiik Ol.oim, ln n rcccnt Is-
dellnes Its positlon on njjaylmportant
stion In soeial ceonoiny. Whilo not
f-i.lng wltli It lu cvery polnt, I can most
cpnllally nsscut to tho tntlmatlon thut tlie
wej in tree lovollcs tlirougli easy illvorrc
Wcrc it generally rceognlcd tbat n large
share of divorccs result from essentinlly
tbe snnic uiollvcs tbat actuate frco iovors,
ugreat polnt would be galned for tho Bta
lilllty of t(. marrlago rclation. Most dl
orces are tlie offspring of suprcme selflsli.
new. One of tbe parties, or botb, nfc
tbed of tbe icstralnts wblcb the marriage
eoiitraetilgbtfully Imposes and Bcck rellef
tlicrcfrnni in dlvoree. Instead of endeav
oringto nseeitaln theeausc of tblstlresonie-
ness, wblcb doublless at llmes alllicts all
but tho most favorcd of marrled rouples,
' ,.,.,., i.... ti tr ..rouii.u ii, .,.:.
t'homas Shns from lloston oeea-loned. and , . . ,';.' .. ,.,.
IV," IH.lll III. llltllll.IV inillll, 111 1IIU
llie bilinlng worils drawn out from Theo
doie Parker beeaiiM' a i-ourl. engaged iu
llie piellmiunriex nciessary for tbe ren
dilion of n filgiliie. kept on. nlone, ainid
lloston roiirK In ils legal -but iinholy
woik. when llie deatli oT Webstcr was au
lioimeed. Wbo has lorgntlen llie "per
sonal libeity bill" of tbe seicral noithcrii
stalcs, thnl tbought tbe rlglit of asyhun
nnd pei-onal libeity was somellilng moie
than tecbnienl ?" ltiit enoiigb. Takethe
e.i-eoftbe kldnappeis as they cl.i'nn it.
tbeir aets were 'nn oieit nnd licinous
bear b of llie peaee," of llie riglits of pcr
sons. of intcrnatinnnl law nnd the eomily
of n.ilious. Men may be in-Ignllleant but
piineiples neUT. (iordon ls n eonlcinpt
Ible M'lpimdiel, but if tbe giiards tliriiwn
iiroiuid bis personal riglits nre hroken
down. Ibe same blow strikcs down oitis.
.m:v j'ibasj: or mimi.w
Tbe eon'.tllulioiiiil pro Wou that '('nn
gross sh.ill make no l.iw lespeellng Ibe es
lablislimcnt of lellgiou, or prohlblling tlie
fiee e.xeit'Ne thiicof" is familiar ln all.
The formcr i,iue w as deslgncd solely ln
prcvent n unlnn of ehuieh aud state, mkIi
, ingue bope tbat n new partncrshlp wiil
, nroie moie fclleitous. What Is thls but
llie aellon of Ibe fieo lovcr slmllnrly sltu
alcd. He nr she tlres of tbe present rela
j tion and propoi.es a dissolution of lt, for
tlie sake of lorming a new onc. Thls U
sclllshncss. unmil!gatil sclllshncs.s, imlcss
It be lusl, in which casolt ls nolbing bct
ter tban tlie palriug of bcasts.
The Irue Idea of marriage is tliat it ls In.
ilissoluhle s.ive for tbo gravest offcnccs,
nnd cvcn where the grave offenccof adul-
tery has liccn conmiltted lt ls bcttcr then
for tlie injiircd to scck tbe reformatlon of
llie gullty party, if tliere be n reasonnble
prospert of sueress, thnn lopunishby dl
voree.' 1 So nt lcast taugbl the lnte Mr.
(iieeley, fiom whoinon the wholc subject
f maiiiage and diior-", mnralists gencr.
iilly.ilo not dlssent. The marriage instltu-
tinnxorsacr.inient, ns tho Homnn Cathollcs
ennsilcr lt) ls of all tbe instilutions of eivi
liedUociety, llie gieatcst conservator of
publij morallty. lt goes fnrther In tbis di
i reetlAitthnn tbe ehureh, by rcnson of the
Kicat finunibci's that eome direetly under
I its iuViience. Anytblng. thercforc, tbat
' tnulWfi w eakcn tlie bonds of matriniony
r...i ...I.,l,llfl...,l l.i f!...nl
1 l(llilln ii i.,il.-i.ii c.i-iiJvf itui.lf. 'I Imt. iinr
tbey iliut. Ui.l-iiU4Mi-(,
The fice exerel-e of le.
Ibe dlctatcs of
Ihitain, lo wlioiu
Ili'ion, nceoidliig lo Ibe (lictatcs ot onc
ow n eonxienee. was eonsldeicd as nn in-
hcrcnt rlgbt nnd was clas.-cd wltli, nnd ltsl
enioymcnt n.-siued in the same nitlcle, nsl
libeity of tbe piess and of speech, ilu
ligbt uf pclilinn, ele. Iu fiuilicr leengni-'
tion nf tlii-. ilgbt, it is, nNo, providcd that
no "lellgious tcst" shall eier bc rctiulied
as a (U.illlieatiou fnrolliic. rurther than
thls no reengnltlou i. made of nilglon or
rellgioits worsliip in onr organle law. Un
der tlie:-oclaii-cs or, perhaps, some would
say in spile tlieieof-legi.latiues h.ne
passcd lawsiu lefcicnceto the obervanee
of the S.ibbalh, or Suiidny, haveprohibitcd
travding nnd iiunceessiuy labnr on that
day and eslabli.-lied pcnnllles for lls non.
nlKcrvanee. Wlthout cpie.s legislative
enaetmcnts I'pnn tbe subject, eoiuts have
dcel.ircd it to be law aud, tbroiigbout a
large portlon of tbe Unltcd Stalcs, lt is
good law tbat all notes, bonds, cnnlracts
ete., made on tbat day are vold and of no
blndlng clfcct. ln vnrious otlier respeets
leglslalurcs, enurls, and eoininon eouueHs
have midc distlnetions lietween Sun
day nnd tbe otlier days of tbe weck. Knr
Instance : in many eillcs and ln some
states, lt is unlawful to scll inloxicatiug
liquoron Ibat day, whlle It ls aiithorl.ed
diuinglbe leinaluder of tbe weck. I)e-
niniistratlnns, paradcs nnd otber aets.wblch
would be regarded ns perfcctly liainilesson
u weck day, are iib-olulely prnhibited nn
Sunday, nnd tbe parlltipants nr nclors
therclii punMied by tine or lniuisoninciit,
to u grealer or less elenl. So pl.ices of
rellgious mcctlug, and nll lellgious nssem
blnges nie plaeed under tbe prolcctlon of
tbe law, and llie dlturbcrs Ibercof punlsli.
ed, to a greatcr extcnl than nre thnse who
dlsluih mercly secular mcclings.
Tbcre ncvcr lias Ih'cii, bcrctofore, nny
p.utleular orrnslon for nsecrtnliilng tbe
pieeise mcanlng of tlicse eouslllullonal pro-
blblllons nnd giininnlies. Tbo penple
eicrywhcie haic always bccn, substanllal
ly, of one neeord, iinil bao uultedlu tbe
bellcf tbat the llrst day or tbo week was
the Sabbath. The ptogicss of Inunigra
tlon, ilurlngtbc past few years, bas brouglit
to tbis country n vnst numbcr of.Iews, wbo
hnve settlcd ln ecrtalu loealilicH, nnd the
exaet lliultalion or oxtcnt uf tlicse guaran
lccs nnd prohlbllinns nie neeordlngly ns
sunilng an linportimco they ncvcr hnd be
foic. So long ns tlicro was nn unnnlmlly
of scnthncnt upon the proper day to lio ob
Fcrved, no prnctlcnl (iicstlon eould bo
ralsed, for tbo mcanlng of ibe eonstltutlon
was and would bo plaln, If Sunday wns the
only day to bo ronsldcred. With tbo in
eiense of tho numbcr of Jews, nnd tbeir
eonsc(Ucnt power, n tioublo nt onee eomes
up nbout "Sunday laws," ns we enll thcm.
Tho JcwB, as cvcry one knows, rcgard
Saturday as the Sabbath, nnd tbey now
clalni thoBamo ilghts, pilvlllges, ete., in tlio
observanco thercof tliat Chrlstlans do for
Sunday. Tbe Jcwish elticns ol Chleago
bavo addiessed a lctter, or pctltlon, to tlio
Jlayor of that clty, nsklng "protcetlon
"from tbo dlsturhanco of thelr Sabbath,
"bcglunlng on Frldaj nnd endlng on Sat
"iirday evenlng, by problbltlng tbo carry
"Ingonof trado In tbo vlelnlty of tbclr
"placcs of worshlp," Tlicro ls inoro In
thls matter than can bo bccii nt tho flrst
ijlance, and lts contemplatlon wlll throw
opcn tlio door for n vnst nmount of Bpecu-
latlon. ThoJowBnro honcBt nnd slnccro
In tbclr bellcf, nnd bavo tho Bamo rlghts to
protcetlon, ete., ns pcrsons of otber bellcfs
have. Othcr bellcfs mav snrlng up on
servlng Bome olher day ns n Sabbath, and
The Mcthodlst Sabbath sehool tinik an
cxcurslon to Vergennes on Tuesday of thls
week. The mornlng opcued ralny and
many stayed at bomo that would have
gono had the wcntbcrbeen less threatcnlng.
About onc hundred wcnt ns It wa. Tho
wcathcr clearcd up nbout nnon nnd the cx.
rurslonUts had n tlp-top tlme.
On Wednesday mornlng the llaptlst
Sabbath sehool and lts frlcnds took tho
traln nt half.pa.it elcht for Tlcondcroga.
The day was nll that they eould deslre, nnd
nenrly flve hundred jolned tbe excurslon.
After spendlng tbo day ln vlewlug tho
rcllcs of tbe past age, and not forgcttlng to
rcplenlsh tlie lnner man, tho compnny re-
turned ln thc evenlng, hlghly pleased with
tbem.selvcs and all tbe world, and verv
thankful that no aecldcnt orciirred to mar
Ir. lltirli Toiirjoe.
Thls plonccr In the muslcnl woild bas
latcly rcturned frnm a tilp to tbe Atllron
daeks,wbcre bo has been sojotirnlng In eom-
pany witb Hcv. W II 11 Murray, of Hoston,
Ile was ln town on Wednesday, and wns
ln cxccllcnt health. Tlio doetor was nt
Pittsford n few wccks ngo and fnvoied a
large nsscmbly nt the Melhodlst churcb
with one of hls Inlmltnble "praiso mect.
Ings," IIc spoki1 for somn tlme on hls
favorlte thcme, "Muslc as nn elemcnt of
Worshlp," taklng for hls ioInt9, whrt klnd
of muslc Bhould bc used, how It should be
uscd and made Bome rcmarks' on cholrs nnd
organs. Ho hcllcvcs In thc grnnd inusle of
the old masters, nnd says the Gcrman
rhorals can Ijo sung by our cougregatlons.
IIc would havc nll tuiltc In worslilpplng
Ood ln sacred song, the organ bcing In
front of thc rongregatlon nnd tbe eliolr
m.ou.u nn uiem, lor, Baiu llic uocior, the pumxKU of the dny,
IIU ll.l lllll lllll (I lll.llllUl ll.lllll iu nn- it'ni I
of an army !"
Thc doetor ls dolng n great- work for the
ehurcbe.s all through the land, vlsltlng the
Inrgc ccntrcs wbcrc often thousands nsscm
ble to unlle wlfli hlm In the oonquering
songs of the Crnss.
I)r. Tnurjce Is n sclf-made man. lielore
the agc of sevcntecn ncver bavhig touched
a churcb organ be was nppointed to play
one. Ile pracllced tbe tunes on Frlday
that were tobe sung on Sunday, and
played tbe organ wlth pctfect eac. At
the alKive age be cdltcd n musleal joumal,
teacblng nd actlng lu tbe capaclty of
organlst nnd professor of mnsie for scvcrnl
years. untll nt lenglb ln 18fl:i be wcnt to
Kurnpo Hcre he studicd for a tlme and
leturned to thls country wbere he cstab
llshcd n ronservatory of mule, nt Provl
dence, lt. I, Au opcnlng soon oceurrcd nt
lloston, wblcb he neecptcd, and has sue
ecedcd in n wondcrful manncr. In the last
tour years he has had four thuusand piipils
nnd thc besl talcnt for Instructors tliat ean
He seeonded tlm cfforts of Prnf. Oibnoie
nt the jub'ilec, nnd since then bas dcvoted
liimseir tn congiegational niusie in our
churehes. Hls systcm is well explaincd,
nnd wben piaclieed ls sure to bc a grand
Tbe North Carollna eolorcd vocallsts,
from Shaw Colleglato Institute, garo a
eoneert to a large audlcnce nt thc Town
Hall, on Mnnday evenlng. The slngers
did themselves great credlt, and their hear
ers wcrc hlghly dpllghted wlth the entPr-
Among the lmprovemcnts of tbe Manu-
fncturing Compnny, ls tbe puttlng ln of n
new pcnstoek from the pond tn thelr shop.
The old one Is too small ; the new one ls
four fcct ln dlameler. A part of tbe imiiuI
has been flllcd up to enlarge tbclr luinber
We lcarn tbat C (!. Slason bas liougbt
tbe house nnd lot recently owncd by Kd
mund Oooilnough, on Franklin stuet. Mr.
Slason nnd wlfe are hcre spendingtbelr va-eatlnn.
curlng n talcnted Instrnctnr. Mr. IJanett
ls n graduate of tbo Unlvcrslty of Vermont
ln tho elf.Bs of 1870 ; has bccn Prlnclpal of
the blgb fcbool nt Itlcbmoud, Vt., one
ycar nnd of tlio graded sehool nt Winooski
thc two years last past, nt both of wbirh
plnccs lic gnvo unlversnl satlsfnctlon. Tho
instltutlon hcre Is to bc cnngratulalcd upon
thc prospcct of bavlng so good nn iutruc
tor at lls bcad for the eoinlng ycar.
'ianSiT 'Ct.'vone mws do thw ls puiiifully
eiMnt to every thoughtfiil pci'son. Hnp
, pily, how ever, tbe very loo.-encss of tbe
l.iws nnd thc stlll Iooser pr.ictico of thc
(Oiuls in inanv eases. have eauscd a rcac-
llon, nnd lcglsl.itures nro beglnningto mod
Ify and iiinend tbclr dlvoree svstems. Thc
Stnle nf Indiana for Inntnncc, tn whieb you
nlluded, has (.tuittnl nff in the riglit diiee-
tinn, so tliat frnm Iiiivinjr had thc wnrst
systcm of dlvoree of any state ln the Uiv
inn, it now 1ns probablv tbo very best.
Whilc alfnrdhig due uiief to all parties
ically aggiicved, Indiana lias made it next
to iuiposoihlc for diseontented husbnnds
l and wives to obtain from ber those seanda
lotbly fraiululciit dlvorees, for w ldeh she
lia' of lute bccn sn notorious. Theinqulry
natur.illy iiri.es, whethcr Vermont eould
! not protltnbly follow so good an cxaniple.
Ilnt it is not cnough tliat wc bave good
l.iws : publle scntlnient should bc rlgbt ;
and It ls the pruvlnce of tbe press to asslst
ln eri'idlng nnd malntalnlng n bcalthy tonc
in llic publie mlnd, iu tliis all important
(iiolion. That the pen docs thls may he
icry generally eouccded, shallow nnd lllp
paut trcalmcnt brlng the cxceptlon, not tbo
rule. No slngle intlucnoK ln soeiety ls so
niarkrd as tlie eonduct of tliosc ln hlgh po
ritlon, wben In tbeir own personal cxpc
ricncc they cnme faeo tn face witb the
lexcd problem. It is safe to say that tbo
late (nlluslon prnctlccd by Mr. nnd Mrs.
Cbailoi Sumner In cvndlng the splrit of the
lawsof Mnssaehusetts whlle oonformlng
to tlidr lctter, does more to lower tbe
moral toiie of soeiety ln lts trcatment of
llic nurriage rclation tban iiiuch scrmon
1innand ncwspapcr writing ean do tn re
store It. A most cxccllcnt opportunity
Hiisdffeied tbeso so promlnent pcrsons, to
do scty a grcnt serviee, wblcb opportu
nity, unfortunntely for soeiety and thcm
schri, tbey hnve neglected. To thls cnd
thcylinuld bave harmonl.ed thelr dlffcr.
enciylf tbnt were possiblc; If not, they
sbmiH bave rcfralued from sceklng rellef
llinmgli tho vlrtual lucaklng of thc law. It
wns not nn cneouraglng Blght to bcgln
wlth, to seo n want of harmony In thelr
domestic riiatlons; to pee thcm rcsort to
tho law for relcasc from Bolemn obllgatlons
waswnrso: but worse stlll was It to wit-
ness a colluslvo arrnngemcnt whieb, lf lt
had lncn brouglit olllcially to thc notlce of
the cnurt wiilch Beparatcd tbem, would
havc ilefcated lls own ends. Thc eourt, lt
inust lic assumed, ln u case bo notorious,
was awnro of tbo eollusion, nnd so wc bavo
tbo tlcmorall7.lng Bjiectaclcs of eourt, coun
scl and cllcnts, nll, jolnlng ln a proccedlng
the tciulcncy of wiilch ls to undcrmlno the
foundatlons on which soclcty rests. Tho
cffect of nll tbis ln glvlng n Btlmulus to tho
Woodliull & Clallln doctrlne, can hardly
be nvcr estlmated. Viokx.
Among tlioe of the battle-searicd veler.
ans wboparticip.ited intlielatcHcunlon.and
ilcscrve bonorable mcntlnn at our hands
I.lcut. .lolui ('. Illackmcr, who scrvcd as
Quartermastcr on tbe slaffof W. H. Cady,
eomniander of Thlrd Ikittallon, Tlilrd llrl
gadc of Hcunlon forecs. IIc eonductcd the
torebllght proecsslon of Tliursday evenlng
nnd acquitlcd bimself witb inueh credlt on
Ile ls a native of .Manchester, Vermont,
but was u lesldent of I.afnyettc, Ind., nt
thu liriniklliir out iiCUiu wwr. lln
enlMed at tlie age of twcnty-one, nnd wus
(nimnissioned 1st I.ieutcnnnt by Oovcrnor
Morton. He enlisled n eompany of soldicrs
and was ordcicd at onee to tbe front ln thc
State of Tenncs-ee. Althougb a Lieutcn
nnt the comni.md of the eompauy dcvolved
upon him in every engagcmcnt, tlieCaptaiu
bcing takcn suddcnly 111 on cach engage-
nientt At the baltle of liiclininnd, Ky.,
wficrc thc traitnrnusNclsnu evldenlly pbm
ned tn throw the Unlon forecs into tlie
power of tlie icbelf, Illaekuicr wns shot, n
mlnle ball p.islug thiough lus leg just bc
low hls kncc, cairylng away u picee of the
boue wiilch was lcft sticklng to hls panta,
IIc tbcn fell u prisoncr Into thc b.uuls of
the icbels, and uttcr suffciing the hormr.s
f a Snulliirn prNon-pcn for a scasnn, he
was exehangcd. As soon ns he wns nble
toget on hls feet ag.iln be enlisted for slx
montbs, scrvcd hls tline nnd ngaln enlisted
reecivhig n seeond eoninilsslon from Gov.
Morton. All tbis tlme the wound remalned
unh'jaled wlth n holc opcn ln hls lcg which
remnined in tlint ennditlnn until withln n few
wecks. Among the cngagcnicnts lu wbleh
be paitielpatcd was tbe battle of Clincb
Mountaln, ln wbleh be was obllged to ford
n rlver witb tbo w ater iqi to hls Blioulders
twice in one eeld Dcccmlier day, the sur.
faee of tlio water covcred w ltli lloatlng iee
nnd tlie wound in a had eondition. The
eompany were alm eul nff from supplles
so that for eight days they subsisted nn nn
car nf cnrn eaeh pcr day, In consequcnee
of exposurc Illackmcr was prostrated with
Inllauunatlon In bis Umbiuwonnllned IntlH'
hospital at Milllken's Uend untll hls dls
char!:e nt tho elosc of thc wnr. For four
rnonths ho wns only icinoved from tlie beil
Imt onee. bis flesh was nenrly gotic, hls
Most of the fnrmers lu thls seetlon have
llnlshcd haylng. Tbe erop of hay ls larger
tban last year.
llev. .1. W. Ilennelt Is to U- nbsent tbrcc
weeks, uttending enmp mcetlng.
A Quakcr preachcr, of tlie Iliekslte de.
nominatlnn, oecuplcd tbe ehureh at the
llorough on Friday evenlng.
I). W. Itogers, granil juror, bas severnl
easeson hand for the 18tb nnd 10th.
Oeo. P. Holcomb has scvcral men en
gaged ln tbe eicctlon nf hls new enal kilns.
Arinia I). Smlth started on a westcrn
trlp Wednesday, to bc absent two montbs.
Jolm Sheville dellvera n leoture hcfore
the Jlasnnic Fratcrnlly, nt their linll, nn
Friday evening, thc lntb.
.Mr. II. Staplcs Iiils sn far reenvcred frnm
hisslckncss ns tn be out of dnors ngaln-
Mr. Doiigan of East Wnllingford, is to
neeupy thc pulpit ln placc nf ltcv. Jlr.
Itenni'tt. next Salibath, 'it tbe usuai bnur.
.1. II. M,-.
,1. J. Jnnlin bas rcturned from Dcnver,
and wlll spend a few wecks heie nnd here-nbottts.
The ladics of tbe Kpiseopal ehureh in
Poultney, wiil give an cntertnlnuient on
the grounds of Gardner Parker. Ksq,,on
Saturday evenlng next.
Prof. W. O. Perklus, arrivedln town on
Wednesday last, and ls stopplng at tbe
Poultney necds two thlngH sadl-: lamps
to llght the streets at nigbt, and an ad
equntc supply of water for tisc in caso of
The rcult of tbo cheeno factnry ln Peru
thus fur bavo glrcn good tatiafactlon. Two
thtpments have been made, onc to New
York, nnd thc othcr to lloston. and ln both
caics the checse wns pronounccd tobecqual
to thc bcit In tbe mnrket, and enmmnnded
the hlghcst price.
Iluttcr ells nt Woodford at 17 ccnts.
Tlie npple erop of Bennington Coiinly n
Charles son ofAIbcrt Dunn, residcnt of
Woodfo.d, was drowncd ln the Iludson rlver,
between Troy nnd Albany, N. Y., a few
Mlas Ellz.i M. C'latk, fnruicrly Superin
tendent of ncbooliat llcnnington, nnd now
l'eceptrcss nf the Troy lllgli .Sehool, npent
rtllof last week wlth thc Mic I'ark, at
Kvidently A. l'ox, tlio eity landlord at
Woodford i an ngrleullurallit. Ile plantcd
cucuniber seed about tbe mlddle of June
and plcked from Ihe lnes lu sevcn wceks
full gron ciicninbcrs. 'Tis good tn know
hoiC 'tU ihmc !
I'ali'iloiilu I'iiiiiiI) ,
Mr. I.enniel Wood,- of IVnchaiii l i
rcsldes nenr "Cow lllll," niet with a en-
ous ycldent lat Sunday aflcrnoon. Hi
liorsi ran away Kicmng nn ouggy into
pteeo, tbroH'ing' Mr. Woods In sucli a man
ncr as to break botb bnnes nf lili K-g near
tlie nnkle, nnd lnlliet nevernl seicre tlcsli
Jolm 0. CI.uk, nbo li.n been clerk in
tbe l'irst Nntliinal llank ln St. Johmhury
tbo past tliree years, bas been appnintcd
eashicr ot tbe new bank at Chelsea.
Among tbe vlsitors at Newbury ttprings
are Madame l'.iulint f'anlsa of the Italian
Opcra Trnnpo nnd severnl nther forcign
Tliere are I'rnui fiS to 100 boarders itt tbe
Spring Hntel Nowburv. Among tbem are
faiuilios from New York. lloston, Spring
(leld, l'bll.idclihiu, and Canada.
Henry II. Uounds, of Itiehfiird, has re
cclvcd tbe appointment of Impertnr of
Custnms nt that plaee.
Tliree hundred and eighly.six doeket un.l
."r. ehanccry eases 112 in all wiil engrnss
the attentlon nfniir next Franklin f'nnnty
Critiul Isle CoiiiK).
Grand Isle county has 10 Sunday siiinnls
wllh 7.) olllecrs nnd lcaehcrs, nnd T'.i
seholais. Nuniber of residcnt liiureh
nienibers, H78 ; onnverslon .1.
The niedicinal character of tbe wnler ol
il... I.mUiw, Hmlntr. Snlllli ltero. 1H tllctd
foniiiulinl Ity iiltystelnns. Tlie tmanUi)i
housr is kept liy Cnpt. Corliln (ot tlie A.
Williains) nnd bis execllcnt wlfe, Mrs.
Corbln, is well adaptcd to ber position.
Tbe Alburgb Springs House has now
iiIkiuI 140 gucsts.
Tlie naine of thu 1W ,Ofllce at K.ist
Greensboro, bas been elunged to lirceiis.
boro stntion, and.IameH W. Sinith nppointed
Gen. Henry Wliittleseg formerly on Gen.
Howards stntl'nnd well known in eonnectiou
with tlio Freedmcns Ilurcau, died nt Sl.
F.llzabetbs Aylum on Saturday.
The dockut of the Suprcme Court for
thls county shows sixteen causes, tliougli
.l.nnt h.ilf of thcm are "with the eourt" for
tire. I.nmps for street llghting eould be declsion, having already bccn nrgucd. llie
providcd nnd kept in order and attended to i court made an order a tVw years since tn
at smnl. expcnse. and would add mueh ,n lJt tbe" eler'k'
the attractlvcncss of our Btreets nt nlght. ! i,. !,. would bc raised in armuiienl.
iictwecn !j,uou nnu vo,wj wouin ormg
water through Maln street. At present
tliere nre no mcans or appllances to stop a
flreehort of its capaclty to burn.
The ease of the bank of Poultney vs.
Fcrrand Parker, Bet dowu for hearlng on
Wednesday last, bofore Hon. II HWhecler
and Hon. J 11 Ilroniley, was adjourned for
two wccks on account of the nbsence of
Hon. Jolm W Stewart, of Middlebury, one
of tbe eomiscl for Parker.
The largest and most enjoyable alfalr of
tbe Rcason in our town wns tlie occnslon of
a plenle that came off at 'PotterV I.nke
Austln on Wednesday of tbis weck. Al
thougb it was eonimenced and earned
through under thc ausplces of tlie pcoplc
of Wells, and moro particulaily tlirougli
the cnterprlso of those eoinposing the eon
gregatlon tbat worshlp ln the Unlversalist
ehureh yet it was in namo and ln fact n
hlps liare to thc bone and tho cnrds of hls unlon plenlo ln which penple from all Ihe
llmb eontractcd bo n.s to draw hls foot near- ndjneent towns unlled, liesldes the friends
ly to hls lmdy. After suffcrlng thus for tbnt jolned us from Castleton nnd ralr.
tblrtecn mnnths ho wcnt to New York and
suffered the tortitre
of bavlng hls llmb
Dkatii on IIoaiu) A Hahi.km Kxtknsios
Tiiais. A deatb occurrcil on the Harlcm
oxU-nslon tndn arrivlng nt Ileilhi Sun-
day evenlng nbout 7 o'clock. It wns tlint
nf n young glrl nppa-cntly nbout eight
years of nge. She was nccompnnicd by hcr
pareuts, who were on tliclr wny from tolo.
"Foi: TmcK'9 that aiik Vais." Troublo
has been brewing among tbo Cblncso la
borcrB at Sampson's bIioo factnry at North
Adams, Mass.,whnnccuse thc Interprcter
nnd ovcrBcer of prnctlcing fraud upon tbem
Tbey cbargo hlm witb asklng a pcrccntagc
on cverythlng ho buys for thcm, nnd takea
pay from tbem ln varlous ways. They al
so accuso hlm of Interceptlng tbclr lettcrs.
On Mondav last tho tblng culmlnatwl In a
row. Sampson was obllgcil to Bend for tho
stnto conslablo and darcil not appcar untll
he came, whlle thc wily Interprcter whoso
naine should bc "AU Sln" was not allowed
to leavo shop. Tho UliorerB refused to
work untll matters were rlghteil, but wcnt
back to work Tuesday, aud the dlsturhanco
Is nt end for tbo preeent.
rado to North Bennington. It nppcarB
that some four weckn slncc she was chnked
wlth n kernel of com-was supposcd ,0 Ls 0IH. among t1(. pieasantcst of thelr llies.
bave bccn rclicvcd nui ti.'gau u m.niu
baven. The day was perfeet, the iKiating
exeellent, ap)ietltes kcen, tbe dinner sunip-
tuous, and nothlng oceurrcd to mar, Imt
eu'rythlngtn helghten tbe enjoyment nf
tho oeeaslon. Tho exeellent muslc fur
nlsbcd bytbe Granvlll Cornetlland, under
tbo elllclent leadership nf Mr. Seth Culver,
was a enntrlbutlon to the )leasures of tho
day tbat eould not bare liecn caslly dls.
pensed with. All who partlelpnted ln the
unlon plcnlc projecteil by Hev, W. T.
Hoss, nnd so sueeessfully earrieil tlirougli
by hls friends, ean but remember thc day
In health. aud when thc traln rcachcd Hcr
lln sho wns bo far gono that J)r. norton,
waa summoncd. eould do nothlng for ber.
He was of the oplnlon tbat the corn nait
not been rcmovcd, nnd Infianmiatlon sue.
ceedeil, endlng ln mortlficatlon.
nvr.u 'iiii: iioiiui'.ii.
IIAMITON, S. Y.
Harvey Hotchklss, a promlnent and re.
spected eltlzen of Hauipton, dleil on l rl
day nlght last after a llngeilng and paln.
ful lltncss, caiiBcdbycancerliitne Btomacn.
Ho wnB n publlc-splrltcd nnd useful man,
ever ready to do n klndneKs, and mauy n
poor fanilly bavo been tbe reclplcuts of hls
bounty. I Ils f uncral on .Mowiay was among
In tho town,
FitiaiiTFtu. Accidkst. A son of
Frank II. Jonslerry nged lfiycars.of Ames
mlll, near AVhltehall, met with n fcnrful
nrnldfnt (111 Wednesday nf last weck.
Whllo asslstlnu hls fatbcr. who lsthcen
glneer, lu runnlug tho bclt on tbe drlvlng (he ,argrst cver attcudeil
6haft to stnrt tlio maciunery, no mw wIlcll WM a mcritctl trlbute to ono who
leftnrm caught ln tho gearing, near tno liail f(Jr morc ximQ years, probably atten
wrlst. Tlio nrm was drawn in lts full (lcJ neatiy every funcral tbat had takcn
icngth, tho llesh bcing fcartuuy laceranii j,ac0 )n ti,e j,iaco 0 us rcsldencc, and of teu
nnd hls licad was aiso pariiany """""" tmeg in adiolnlng towns, anu m mosi in
tho Ilesh belng tom from hls check and a 8tHncc jic eonductcd tliem. ltellglous ser.
portlon of tho earcntnway. Ho succecilcd i ,ceg wtffl )ieW ot tll0 jctuodUt Churcb,
howcvcr, Iu gcttlng out, nnd tlio llrsl uia
father know of tho nceldcnt tho loy canio
to hls Bldo holdlng bU wounded srm, and
said "OU ! fatlier hclp mc." Tbe bravo
n. ii 1 n ovi.i.'KllAlintnir irround
Z TTLa t , e "n -e engaged Oeo. A. narrc.t, A. I... as !,
and the burlal was made ln the new cemc.
tery nt Poultney.
Tbo hlgh Bchool at thls placc lieglns
Prlnclpal for the ensulng year, therchy se.
TI e tL-rni eoinmenccs AiiRUSt 21.
Whlle golng to Barre recently, to vi.-il
the grave of hcr son, Mrs. Cosgrove nl
Chelsea, mother of Jnnies Cosgrove, was
thrown from a wugon lu wblcb she was
ridlng, and quite serlously injurcd.
Chelsea now lias n dircct conmiunleatlon
with .Mcntpelicr by stage tliree tiines a
W. II. H. Karle. a brothcr of the ie
nowned A. A. Eaiie, has flttcd up a job
printlng nlllce ln cnnneellou witb the
riViwrolllce at .Morrisville.
About three tons of biittcr, n car bud nl
eattle nnd nne of fbeep, were shlppcd from
Morrisville stntlnn last .Mnnday morning
Onc of the new streets of Morrisville,
has been named Poitland street,
Iron nnd tics for thc rallroad eontbiue tn
pass the Morrisi llie statlon at the rate of
of bI or seven earlnads n week, nnd tbe
work of Ironlng ls progieslng flnely be
yond Hyde Park.
Merrlam & Jockow, of Morrisville seem
to be dolng n llvely buslness down at the
foundry, incltlng lron every day and flnd
Ing readv sale for all Ihe plnws. cultlvntnrs.
luiri-ows". ete., thev can pnaslhly tuin oft
Tbe Burlington ttonocnU, Woodstock
I'utt, and Vergennes Vermonttr hac been
"gnlng for" Karle, of the Citiien eoiisldi-r
oi.ii. nf liiii. nml lnst week thev nll broke
out nt onee, so lnok ni.t fnr a' gmxl llveli
thiug nr two lu Ihe Cithtn thls week.
llss C'nrrie Chnse of Headwiek. bas
been nppointed asslstaut teaeber of Fivneh
ln tbo Morrisville graded sehool.
Jlr. W. W. Avery, oue nf the proprietm
of tbe ifrmorial, whilo on n viiltto Berlin,
Vt., a few days sineo wns thrown frnm hls
enrriage nnd severely injurcd, feveral ribs
belng hroken nnd hls syHeiu receiilng a
terrlhlo shoek. Ile Is now ennvnlesccnt.
Samuel Khnb.ill, nf Montpelier, bas con
tractcd for tho bullding nf a ninnument
whleh ls to mark tbe graie of l'bllip Km
bury, tho toundcr of Melhndlm ln Ameri
ca, whoso rcmains are Inlerred In Cam
bridgc, N. Y. It is tn be nf Barre granlte,
and wlll cost 82,480. lt is to be eonipleted
by tho 15th of October, nnd wiil bo dediea
tcd on the 20th.
Haylng ls nearly tlnUhed and bas rcsulted
in a llRlit erop, many rlier f.irius falllng olt'
10 to 12 tons from last year's erop. Not
withstandlng tho unfnvornblo weather the
hay has been put ln tbe lmrn in good eon
dition. Oscar Jones uf Montpller has just sold
hls farm in Berlin to Mr. Sherburn of
Glover, for $7000. It has been ln hls fath
cr's and grandfuthcr's posscsslon for 7ii
years, Maj. Samuel Jones scttllng on lt ln
1797, when lt was a ccmplcte wildcrncss,
Jamcs 0. Walt of Weston has been ile.
clarcd n bankrupt.
Tho olllconi of tho Connecticut Blver
Valley Assoclation bavo been very fortu
nate ln ecuring tbo servlees of Col. J. W.
ltohlnson ofCUrcmont as Chlcf Maribal at
tbclr approachlng Fair, for which extenslie
preparatlont aro brlng made. Col. Kobln
son has selceted for hls ald Wllso Brltton
of Hartland Vt., and Kdwln M. Tolles ot