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St. Johtnbury, Vt., Friday, Oct. 89, 1880.
rou rp.rsiDE.vriiL euctobs:
llIm,(W.T. W. EIPLEY, Rutland,
At 1-arge, j w LYNDE, Marlboro.
Ht Dit JAMES K. BATCHEI.DER, Arlington,
2a Dist. SUJUiKK S. TUOAIPSON, Lyndon
3d Dit. DAVID II. BEATTIE, Maidstone.
How to "Vote Next Tuesday.
Vote tlie Republican tickct uutil ev
ery inuii in tlic Nation, cntitled to vote,
can east just one vote at eiicli clection
for which party hcpleases, witlioutfear
or niolcstutiou, and lmvo it honestly
eounteiL U. S. Grant.
H?Thc view of Cliiistiaiiizing tlie
Chineseas given in a paragraph ou tbe
.iuurth page, is uudoubtedly from tlic
peu of Frank Pixley, tho leading editor
of tlie paper from wliich ve quotc. It
niay bo renienibored tliat Pixley was
tho chairiuan of tlie Hepublican delega
tiou from California in tlie last nntional
coiivcntioii, and it was solely tlirough
Iiis peieverance and ability tliat tho
anti-Cliini'St' plank was inscrted in the
Republican platform of wliich no good
liian is noiv prond. We copy tlic para
graph above referred to siinply to show
our readers tlie other side. There.is a
jiarty in California tliat believes just
wliat Mr. Pixley bas pnt in priut.
Beware of Over-Confidence.
It is now, if ever, tliat Republicans
should beware of over-coiifidcnce. We
have secu no tinio in tlic history of tho
nation just like this. Imporlant issues
are comiug to a hcad, and we wish to
make no falso step. We should remeni
ber tliat it is a speeial vliaractcristic of
ns Aniericans to havo unbounded con
tidence in ourselvcs. We frequeutly act
as thougli iiothing conld withstnnd our
will or our power. Tlirough this faitli
we niay possibly overratc our own ca
pabllitics, and itnderrate llio.se of our
oppouents, tlierebyeausingourown de
" feat.
It is only tlie part of wisdom, theie-
forc, that we kcep by us that good
.seiie and prccuutiun that looks out for
bicakcjs. Hecause our cause is just, it
is no reason why we should trust that
tlie eneiny will come over to us at the
last momcut and tnake that cause tri
uiuphaul. Xo micIi Ihing will be done.
Tlie Democmls well ktiow that net
Tuesday rtociiles an impoitaut event in
their political history. If they ever
inake a desperate struggle it will bo
now. In uo human probahility will
they get au iuiuiediatc lcase of national
)over, nuless they got it now. If they
do get into power, .none can foretell
how loug they niay kecp it, or in the
lncantinie what disastcrs niay befall us.
The Deinocrats are now lightiug with
desiieratiou, because it is their last
hope. Their lorces will be strongly
innstered and skilfully employed on
elcction day. In soiuc scctions they
will probably uso bribery, fraud, aud
iutimidiktiou. Let not Republicans,
therefore, be caught nappiug at this
tiine, uor carelessly lyiug upou their
oars, thiukiug victory will be easily
won. Let thcni not be deccived or led
from duty by a little present success,
but let them expect a clone combat.
They should buckle on thc armor moro
securely, carefully exaniine their politi
cal ammunition, and with the rifle of
justice be sure and take good aini.
'The First Citizen."
It would seem tme fioin the present
aspect of things that Gen. Grant is the
lirst niau of tho nation. Look at tho
casc as we niay, it is a wondefnl thing
how hc has kept such hold npon the
hearts of the people. With all the
slander and gcneral abuse that hc has
reccived, his popularity rcmains una
bated. Carryiug tho war to a success
ful issue, aud going tlirough two Presi
deutial administratious, hc wcnt abroad,
visiting every country aud the chief
dignitaries of the world. Upon his re
tmu he mct such ovations from his own
couutrynien, as probably few other men
ever reccived. And now to cap the
climax, he has, in his own pcculiar
way, had a vcry great iuilucnce for
Gen. Garfield in this campaign.
Gen. Grant carries a stroug magnetic
iiuality that uiuiucstionably dclights a
free people. Wc niight just as well own
this to-day as to-morrow. During all
our present political excitement he has
becn cool, dignified aud sensible. That
he is brave and patriotic has beeu
abundantly demonstrated. With the
iiualities of cultivated manhood in such
an emineut degrec, wc shall find he will
not be easily forgotten. His influence
for tho good of this nation is yet pow
erful. Not detracting from the good
qualitics of any other niau, wc sincerely
beliove that Gen. Grant is thought more
highly of, aud is better beloved by his
countrynieu to-day thau ever before.
"Behold that eye which ahot immortal hate,
Iiraved usurpaUon's boldest darlnj; !
That ann whlch, nerred with tbandeting fate,
Cruthed tho despot'a proodeat hearing."
Southern Bulldozing-.
Our readers have undoubtcdly sceu
the rcceut correspoudence between
Wade Hampton and Secretary Sherman.
The affair goes to show how tho South
ern blood yet boils, and how obstreper
ous and iuipudeut are Southern charac
teristics. Hampton gets excited in the
old time way, over soraething in Sher
inan's 5dw York epeech, and like a
pompous yonng rooster, struts up and
demands the uieaning thereof. Hcgets
upon his "higb hceled sbpes" to such a
degree ns to say in his last letter : "My
address will be "Columbia, S. C. !" This
is as mucb as to say, "When you want
to tight, you will know where to find
me !" Probably by the time ho receiv
ed his second letter, he found that John
Sherman didn't scare much, and that it
was hiniself that got a slap in the face
without apologies.
Our secretary told Hampton the na-
ked truth whenhesaid: "While you
and they eujoy the fruitsof these criines,
you niay in logic and mnrals be classed
and classed you are, as joinfc copartners
with the Ku-Klux Klan." Or, in other
words, Wade Hampton owed his post
tion to .day as United Statcs Seuator,
auU other Southerncrs their places in
the government, to lawlessness an
crime; and that by tuis raeans Kepuo
licanism was virtually killed in th
South, whereby men like him had stol
en honest men's rights. The time is
past when Northern men take fright at
the lauguage of Southern hot-bloods
and we should thiuk the time had ar
rivedalso, when men of the pretentions
of Wade Hampton ought to have found
it out.
Sunday Trains.
It will be secu tbat the last Statc
couventiou of Congregational churches
took action upon the matter of running
trains upon the railroads on thc Sab
bath, and appointed jEx-Gov. Fair-
banks to present to tho next Iiegisla-
ture a suitablc memorial asking for
legislation as will prevent such brcak-
ng of the Lord's day. In accordnnce
with this action, Gov. Fairbauks went
to Montpelier last week and laid the
matter before members of both bouses;
aud wc uoticc that the memorial and
accompanyiug resolutions werc present
ed to tho legislature and referred to the
committec ou railroads.
We think thc convention of churches
do but reflect thc scutimeut of a laigc
portion of the people of the state when
tbey ask that Suuday traius be discou
tiuucd. It is due not only the eniploy-
es of the railroads, but tho churches and
people all along their Knes, who are to
greatcr or less extent disturbcd by
(hc ruuning.of Sunday trains.
We expect that the railroad intcrcsts
of thc state will approve of proper res-
traints npon Sunday work; no doubt
mauy trains are now ruii because there
is a public demand for it. We under-
stand it was not the thought of the
niemoiialists to stop tlirough passenger
tiains wherever they niight bo at 12
'clock, Saturday night; through traius
on long passenger routesmust of neces-
ty, niany tiines, use somc part of Sun
iiy to coniplete their tiip. Thc object
limcd at is to prevent the making up
ud despatching of froight or passeu
ger tiains on Sunday, a ciistoin that has
been growing in this as well as other
It was stated in a sernion by Pastor
Jones of thc North church on Sunday
week, that thc Peniisylvania railroad
had now virtually abolishcd Sunday so
so far as any difference was niade be
tween that aud other days iu regard to
thc ruuuing of their trains. If one
great railroad does this, connectiug
roads will do tho same, or think they
runst, aud what will be thc effect upou
the uiorals of our nation wheu all its
railroads iguoic thc Sabbath, running
their trains aud their repair shops,
kcepiiij; tbeir stations open, and in oth
er ways doing the same as on a wcck
day 1 When once thc proper restraiuts
that surround tho Christian Sabbath
are broken, no one cau computc the
flood of evil that may come in.
Gloomy Outlook.
The present outlook in I'ussia is ex
ceedingly gloomy. The lailure of the
crops makes the niost seriousapprehcn
sion, as this country wliich ordinarilj
exportsforry niillion quarters, wiU this
ycar have to buy graiu. Iu additiou to
this, the po'litical situation is any thing
but satistactory. There is a steady call
from the progressive portion of the peo
ple for leforms, and tho government
seems afraid to take a step ahead.
Taking everything togetber, Eussia,
like sonie other countrics, is iu a state
of transitioo, She is a good deal like a
traveller at tlie forks of a higb. way
don't know whieh ioad to take.
Dartmouth College.
Thc catalogue now In the priuter's
bands will show thc following changes
iu the factiltics iu thc diflercut depart
nients of the College : Academic, Prof.
E. D. Sauborn, Winkley Professor of
Anglo-Saxon and theEnglish Language
and Literaturo; Prof. J. G. Lord,
Evans Professor of Ithetoric ; H. B.
Closson, Tutor in Greek. Tho chair of
tho late Prof. Proctor is as yet unfilled.
In tho Chandlcr Scientiilc Departmcnt,
J." V. Ilazen, Chandler Professor of
Theorctical and Applied Mechanics; in
the Mcdical College, Lonis Elsberg,
Lecturer ou Laryugologyj PautF.
Mundd, Lecturer on Gynajcology ; W.
W. Seeley, Lecturer on Ophthomology ;
aud in the Thayer Scbool of Civil En
ginccring, J. A. Worthen, Instructor.
The Sophomore class, while the oth
ers were dcbating whero to go, held
their class suppcr at the Windsor
House, Montreal, Oct. 14. They report
a finc time.
There are somc cases of typhoid fe
ver among the students Geo. E. Jew
ett of Swanton, sophomore class, was
taken'home Tuesday week, quitc ill of
this discase.
Senator Justiu S. llorrill arrived iu
New York Friday from Europe.
The Corncll university crew are going
to England to participate in an inter
national regatta.
Tho 14th annnal state conveution of
the Young Men's Christian Association
of Vermont is held at Rutland this week
in conncction with Sabbath scbool con
vention. The anuual niecting of the state and
national woman's Curistian temperance
union beiran at the Clarendon -street
church, Wednesday, with Frauces E.
W illard as presidenr.
Hunning- Hailroad Trains on the Sab
To the Senate andtllotise of Jlepresenta
tives now in ses3ton :
I am charged with the duty of pre
sentiug for your consideration, tbe ac
companying resolutions adopted by
Gcneral Convention of Congregation
Ministers and Churches of Vermont
its aunnal meeting held iu June, 1880,
The evil'complained of is increasing,
and not coufined to any single railroad
I am" informed that the practice has be
come quite prevalent on somc of the
main railway lincs of the state, to make
up and dispatch trains on Sunday for
the sole purpose of relieviug a press
busiuess, and to make up and dispatch
coustruction trains, for the simple iea
sou that the work can be more conven
ieutly done on that day than when the
track is more generally occupied with
moving trains.
Such practice is a great annoyance to
law abiding citizens and communities
liying upon lines of such railways, an
has a demoralizing tendency, especially
upon the cmployes of the roads, whose
refusaltolaborousuch occasions would
ordiuarily be followed by loss of em
I am advised that the present law
prohibiting secnlar labor ou that day is
wholly inadequato and inapplicable for
thc suppression of the evil, and would
reach at best only the employes.
The nature and extent of tho evil
complaiued of, as well as the uumber
md character of tho petitioners, will
am sure commend the subject to you
careful consideration.
St. Johusbury, O.ct. 21, 1880.
liesoh-ed, 1st, That we, the General
Couventiou ot tlic Congregational Min
iste'is aud Churches of Vermont, ear
ncstly ueprccate any encroachment up
on tho sanctity of the Sabbath by the
running ot railway trains upou that dav
wituiu tlie state, and respecttully pe-
tition our legislature to securo our pro
tcctiou from the same by all suitablc
Ee8olved, 2d, That we anpoint Ex
Governor Fairbauks to present the sub
ject to thc legislature at the next ses
sion, iu such rnauncr as ho shall deem
Our New York Ietter.
New Yoi:k, Oct. 22, 1880.
To the JSditor of the Caledonian :
Thc gri'at American hobbledehoy,
either niau nor boy, with his last idi
otic toy, has beeu respousible for a
most distrcssiug uccideut. In Brook
Iyn thc other day the teain bchind
wliich was the femiuine portion of the
imily of N. A. Boyntou, the famous
Baltimore heater-iuau, was frightcned
by a bicyclo and sturted off on a dead
un, finally overtaking an equestrian
party oflour young lauies aud gentlo
men and collidiug with the horse of one
of the young girls, killed thc beast aud
manglcd the ridcr in a most sliocking
mauner. She was a beautiful girl, one
of that happy type that from very ten-
der years is always the life of her socie
ty, taken up and petted and made
much of by her elders and inspiring
devoted auection amoug her young
conipanions of both scxcs. Tho bi
cyclist, no doubt, thought it was smart
to startle the horses aud annoy the
dnsky driver.
There is oue thiug, bicvcles iu citv
streets will have to bo put down : and
another thing is that horseback cxer-
cise, which with good times and more
European travel was beginning to be-
comc quite taslnonable among us, has
receivcu a scrinus sctback In the
older countries good horsemanship has
always beeu considered as inoio or less
stainn of anstocratic trainmr. noor
or comnion ioiks not uemg supposed to
be able to afford the luxurv or the time
to eujoy it, and it was a common sueer
ot tlio naugbty planters of the South
before the war that the Northern
tnudsills" spcntso much timecrabbiuir
tor doiiars tliat tliey couldn't nde ; and.
in point of fact, driving has always
oeen moro popuiar tnan ruliug up
iNortu, tuougu witu siicu marvelous
anti-spilling saddles as Colouel Whit-
man's, tbere secmeu to be a probabilitv
of all this being spcedily changed.
Atter all, tlie liigubred look which
grows on the votarics of out-door life,
especially in such graceful exercise as
riding, gi ves oue a far more distinguish
ed appearance than tho mero human up
holstcry of fantasticaud expcnsive mil
linery than underbred and overdressed
shoddy can ever attaiu to. Fancy a$6,000
bonnet! Sucb an edificc for a fool's
head has beeu receutly erected for a
wealtuy New York woman, of fair av-
erage suu auu velvet auu artmcial
flowers, with sinuilated dewdrops of
umerous uiamonu "sparks," sct m nu-
merons small gold pins. Abused ex
travagance iu the worst possible tastc.
akin to tue mean ostcntatiqn displaycd
liailroau King Vanderuilt's new
S250.000 stable, with paneled walls of
mosaic aud fresco, within stoue s throw
of tcnement bouses swarming with the
poorest and most miserable ot the poor
and wretched of this great city.
Vaniierbilt it is said coutemplates
building np a new commercial metrop-
ns at tuc extreme cnu ot L,ong island,
aud by saving a full day's run on the
Atlantic voyage gobble up the vast
ocean traflic with Europe to tho loss of
New York. It is understood that the
land boueht last vear for a niere sona-
from the remnant of the famons Mon
tauk tribc of Indians was really for
him, and that on it will arise. like
Aladdin's palace, sudden visions of
storcs, elevators etc, with railroad
communications direct with the lines he
already controls, and probably a speeial
new line of ocean steamships. If the
mau goes ou in this way he will per
haps, before he dies, own more money,
individually, than the rest of the United
States put togetber and cause mankind
to regard tho Rothscliilds as compara
tively indigent. There is to be a ship
canal, too, between Harlem river and
the Sound, and altocether we arehless-
ed witb a multiplicity of gigantic engi-
ucDiiug uvuemes, any ot wmcu would
be a source of glory to any other city.
sword of a gallant Union soldier killed
hvhilo supporting the stricken negro
xue proposeu restoration of th
troops at tho famous combat of.the
niiue at Petersburg, to his relatives by
the Southern offlcer who cnpturcd the
trophy, bas led to the revelation of a
pretty stor.v. Capt. Sims had beon a
favorite ofncer iu the 13th inilitia of
Brooklyn, which now boasts Beecher as
a chaplain, before raising a company jn
a volunteer command, and lefta widow
and two children in straightened cir
cumstances. The old regiment adopt
ed the little girl, designating a repre
sentative regimental "Fathor" asguar
dian for the "Daughter of the Regi
ment," and assessing themselves at the
rate of $1 a head per annuni for her
maiutenance and education. blie re
sponded brilliantly to their chivalric
care of her, graduated with highest
ioDors at Vassar? and is now a popuiar
teaclier in one ot tue best scnoolsin tbe
conntry, Public Scbool No. 11, of
Brooklyn, which is situated in
wealtuy portion ot tue uity ot unurcli
es and is a most desirablo establisb
ment. When the sword comes along
tnerc'U oe a very uappy time tor tlie
girl and uer numerous young tatbers.
Tbe niammoth tent of the Brooklyn
Republicans, is a feature of the cam
paign, which commends itself to notice
for its originality and ingenuity. It is
a circus tent of the largest size, with
elegant gas fittings, platform with
souuding board, nags, pictures, etc.
and is moved about in very mucb the
same way as a circus. Heralded by
noerai aavertisements, it is pitcbcd in
a fresh place every night, and is snp-
uueu wiui ineuiy oi luuustrious niat-
form orators and outside adiuncts of
nreworks, glee clnbs, baloons, bands,
profcssional lady siugers, seats for la-
dies, tar barrels, etc. so that no ond. of
a demonstration can be got up at the
shortest possible notice. It inust coit
monoy running the thing, bnt tlic
Brooklynites are rich. Old Chittenden
has a very deep bairel aud sbovels out
tlie com very treelv, auu the candi-
dates generally are not belmid haud
accordmg to their ineans.
lalking of politics, a very euthusias-
tie Demooradical landladv took a verv
uigii iiand with witu some itcpubcratic
boarders the other day. She informed
them tbat she wanted them to vote for
Garcock, and if they insistcd on run
nmg counter to lier wishes and votintr
lor tianlicld, tliey must expcrience the
grand bounce. The poor creatures
wcre much put about, as they feared
they niight lose their votes by changinc
their residence, and iu any event would
uave a great deal ot troublo in gctting
their rcgistration reversed. The old
lady was flrin, and I understand carried
her point. Perhaps your readers wiU
observe that niy orthography is a little
nuxcd. ' l was done on purpose. Wild
horses could not drag from me any ex-
prcasion wuicu would lenu cncouraco
ment lo the enemy, or tond to unduly
unuence tno inreingence ot sucii patri
otic and cstimablc citizens.
Governor Cornell has beeu down to
Now York and incideutally reyiewcd
tno 1st and ild divisinns ot nnlitia,
wliich certainly prcseutcd a magnifi-
cent spectacle. The wonderful march-
of the 7tb New York and Brooklyn
23d was very closely rivalled by the
otuer mtantry, which included the fa
mous tigliting Fourtcentb, tho "red-
legged devils" of the war, with its one-
armed ofliccrs, the new Gronadier band
of the 13th, with scarlet coats aud
bcarskins, auu a very creditable turu-1
out of Gatliug battcries with glisteniug
guns anu two troops ot excellent cav-
alry. They had a most charming day
for the parade, clear, bright, and brac
iug, aud the beauty and fashion turued
out in dazzliug multitudes to do honor
to tlie tlower ot the young men of the
twin cities.
Busiuess is brisk, country buyers are
swarming in ounnarts. Gen. Grant is
gettiug very exteusivcly lionized, aud
is making brief speeches everywhere,
and everything is lovely. Opera has
begun, and altogether it's just the time
for the good uian with a respcctablc
uanic uaiance to make lus womenkiud
very happy for a long time by brjnging
them on to Gotham and letting ihem
have a fair and squaro shake at thc fun
tnat's going, uicludiug plenty of shop-
ping. Radix.
Secretary Sherman Calls Hampton a
uoparmer oi tne js.u itivuc
The following correspoudence is fur-
isbed by Secretary Sherman :
Daggers' Springs. Sent. 17.
To Hon. Johri Sherman :
Sir, Some days ago I saw a report
of your speech at a couferenco held by
the national Kcnublican couimittce
ew York and you were quoted as hav-
ing used tbe tollowing lancuaffe:
And now you are asked to surrender
all you havo done iuto the bands of
Wade Hampton and thc lvu Klux aud
little segmeut of tlie North that is
called tlie Uemocratic party.
May 1 ask it you used these words
and if you did so, did you meau to
connect me directly or indirectly with
wliat was kuown as the lui ivlux Klan
Yours rcsjiectfully,
Wade Hamiton.
Washington, Sent. 121.
To Ilon. Wade Hampton :
jjeursu, in repiy i nave to aiivisc
ou that while I do not rcmember tho
precise lauguage, I presume the reDort
er correctly stated iu a coudensed way
uis mea ot wuat i saul. 1 no doubt
spokc of you as a leadinc rcnresenta.
tivo of tho Democratic party in tbe
South aud referred to the Ku Klux Klan
representative of tho barbarous
agencies by wliich the Deinocrats snb-
verted tho civil and political rights of
iuu iiepuuncans oi tlie South. 1 did
not connect you personally with the Ku
Klux Klan. Iudeed. I know that vnn
had iu ono or two iniportaut instances
resisieu anu uotcateu its worst iumuls-
s. x ujpreciuio mo eeiiso ot honor
uicn makes you shnuk from bfiin..
named in counection with it. Still
you aud your associates. leadinr mon
in thc South, now eujoy the benefits" of
political power denved from the atroc-
lties ot the Ku Klux Klan iu which
phrase I iuclude all the unmerous nlina.
es by which it has from tinio to time
oeen known in the South. Your power
the Southern States rests unon actnnl
crimcs of every grade in tho code of
cnmcs, trom murdor to the meanest
torm ot ballot-box stulnng, committed
by the Ku Klux Klan and its kindred
associations, and, as you know, someof
tne worst ot tueni were committed since
1877, when you and they cave mnaf.
solemn assurances of protectiou to the
freedmen of tbe South.
These crimes are all aimed at thn
civil and political rights of Republicans
in tne boutu, aud as 1 believe, but for
these agencies the very State you rcn-
resent as well as many other States in
the South would be represented both in
the Senate and House by Republicans.
aai tor tuese crimes the boast attnbu-
ted to you that the 138 solid Southern
votes would be east for the Democratic
tickct would be but idle vaporing. But
ow we lecl tuat it is sober truth.
While I have no reason to believo
that you or your Northern associates
personally participated in the offence I
have named, yet wbile you and they
enjoy the frnits of these crimes you may
in logic and uiorals be classed. and
classed you are, as joint co-partnors
witu tne ku Klux Klan in a policy
which has tbus far been successful in
siezing political power in the South,
and which, it is hoped, by the aid of
the small segments of the Democratin
narty in the North, may be extended to
all deDartments of the covernment. It
is in this sense that I spoko of you, th
Ku Klux Klan aud the Northern Demo
cratic party. Permit me, in conclusion.
while frankly answenng your state
ment, to say that the most fatal policy
tor tbe South would bo by such agen
cies as I have mentioned to secure
again political ascendency of this conn
try, for I assurc you that tbe manhood
aud lndependence of the North will
coustantly contiuuetbe struggle until
every Republican in the South shall
have Iree aud unrestncted enioyment
equal civil aud political privileges, in
cluding a fair vote, a fair connt, free
speech and free press, and agitation
made necessary to secure such result
may greatly afrect mjunously the mter-
ests ot the people ot the South.
Yours respectfully,
JonN Sherman.
Sir, Your letter has been received
and asyou do not disclaim the language
to which I called your attention I have
only to say tbat in using it you uttered
wnat was absolutely false and whatyou
know to be talse.
Your obedient servant,
Wade Hampton.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 18
Hon. Wade Hampton :
Sir, I had this morning read what
purporteu to be an extract of a speech
made by you and published iu the
Charleston JNews and Courier and upon
your general reputatiou as a gentleman
uad ucnied that you .had made sucb
speech or written such a letter as at
tnbuted to you in that paper. What
stated to ypu in niy letter of Sentember
Kist 1 believo to bo true, notwitustand
lug your denial, and it can be sbown to
be true by the public records and as
matter ot lnstorv.
Asyou bad long beforo your letter
was delivered to me seen proper to
make public a statement of your views
ot the correspoudence, I will give it to
tue press without note or commcut and
let the public decide between us.
Very respectfully,
John Sherman.
The Inducements Not Sufflcient.
fFrom the Springfleld Republican.
When Henry J. Raymond had pub
lished iu the New York Times one of
his brilliant and telling editorials bear
ing somewhat plainly on the southern
policy and atlairs, bo received a note
from a southeruer, alludiug in irate
terms to the article, and oflerintr this as
a reply : "If you will come down South
we will tar and fcather you." Mr. Rav
moud replied : "Dear sir, your induce
meuts are not sutlicient. 1 will wait."
It would seem as if time and events
enough had clapsed since then to
chauge altogether the plantation styl
of southern address. But Wade Hanin
ton's recent correspondence with Joh
Sherman, and tbe bchaviorof tbe South
Caroliua democratic rough3"in tbe uni
form of South Carolina" (so Hampton
styles lus red-shirts) at Camden th
other day, as described in the demo
cratic Charleston News and Courier,
wuen mniptom lumselt was present,
aud so far as it nppears without a word
ol cluvalrous protest or rebuke lor the
msult ot hisscs aud yells itlcreu to Mr.
ulair, the greeuback caudidate forcov
ernor, invited and announced to speak
with 111 in ou thc democratic platform
sucii ludicatious point, uot only to th
ccrtain breaking up of tho solid south
but to tlic periunucnt defeat of the
dcmoci-atic party. It caunot much
longcr stand being weigbtcd with such
bourbon stupidity. John Sherman will
never go dowu South to stand biinself
up as a mark for Wade Hampton's ijis-
tol. Tho iuduceuieut is not sufficieut
He will do the better thing just now of
circulatiug tbe liampton-Sbermau cor
respondeuce as a legular campaign
document. The Camden affair makes
another. And so it is that the demo
cratic party seems destincd to be
weighted to its grave by irreparable
unumuis. ievcr uau a mau a uetter
cbance than Hampton to renly to Sber
mau s luucnuo witu a stroug and mau
ly letter, sctting forth tbe whole truth
and then leaviug thc public to judge
now mucn 01 a liar bherman was, with
uis owu share ot political advantage m
the controversy. But iustead of this hc
gets mad. goes off at half-cock. and
makes out of his challenge a ridiculous
boomerang. Another lost opportunity
was to havo detendcd ins greenuack
potitor ou tho stump lrom tbe iu
sults of a democratic rally. Raymond's
apotuegm lsstill apropos. The induce
mcnts to go South are not sufflcient.
Wo can wait. Capital can wait. Emi
gratiou can wait. Let us see how
Tliomas Hughcs makes out with his
new Rugby. Tho bahiuce is altogether
on the side ot thc old round-hcad civih
zation versus the chovalier, and every
body can afl'ord to wait better than the
solid South as led by its bourbous.
The democratic party will havo to
wait until it knows how to plan and
manage a campaign better. The old
craft has too mauy barnacles. Barnum's
Chiucse lettcrs and awful telegrams
and desperate yells about tbe fraud s
and lutumies ol lus fellow-countrvmen
of tho other party seem likely now to
uo wiustled like the talling leaves
auown tne Aovcmbcr breeze.
Garfleld and the Chinese.
llarmim Getting; Desperate.
New York. October 20.
lho following was published in Truth
this niorniuir. Tho letter is authintin.
tt is in Gen. Garfield's handwriting.
T . , -r. , P,
iuuiai is worse tuau useiess. xcsuouiu
have tho widest circulntion among all
classcs. as it uumasks tbe republican
hollowuess and hypocrisy on tho labor
question, tbrough their chiet Gameld's
death-warraut his nefarious letter ad-
vocatiug an extended Chinese immigra
tton. He declares himself adverse to
the laboring niau's iuterest and in favor
of the employers' union, advising them
to employ tho cheapest labor available.
LPersODal and conndentiaL
House of Representatives, ?
Washington, D. C, Jau. 23, 1880. 5
Dear Sir: Yours in relation to the
Chinese problem came duly to band.
I take it that the question of employes
is only a question of private and cor-
poiato economy. and mdividuals or
companies have the right to buy labor
whero tney can get it the cheapest.
We have a treaty with the Chinese
governmeut which should be religious-
ly kepc until us provisious aro abroga
ted by tho general government, and I
am not prepared to say tbat it should
oe aorogateu until our great manufac
turing interests are conseived in the
matter of labor.
Very truly yours,
J. A. Garfiemi.
B. L. Morev Emvlouers1 Union. Znnn
The signed letter of which the follow
ing is a true copy is iu Truth's posses
sion.. It was mailed at Washington by
the republicau candidate for president
to Henry L. Morey, a prominent mem
ber of the employers' union, Lynn,
Mass. At his death, which occnrred
recently, it was found amonfr his tf-
fects. The envelope inclosing it, the
original of which is also in Truth's
possession, is marked "Personal" as
carefully as the letter itself is marked
"fersonal anu Confidential."
"W11.1.IAJI H. Barnum.
Mentor, O., Oct. 22, 1880.
lo Marsliall Jcwell, Chairman :
I will not brcak tho rulo I have
adopted by making a public reply to
campaign lies, but I aulhorize you to
uenounce the so-caneu jiorey letter as
a bold forgery, both in its language aud
sentimeut. Until its publication I nev
er heard of the existeuco of the Em
ployers' union of Lyuu, Mass., uor. of
sucn a person as a. u. Morey.
Within the last hour the mail hns
brought me the lithographic eopy of
the forged letter. It is the work of
some clumsy villam who cannot spell
nor write English, nor imitate my hand
writing. Every honest and manly
denipcrat in America who is familiar
with my handwriting will dcnounce
the forgery at sight. Put the case in
tbe hands of the ablest detectives at
once, and hunt the rascal down.
J. A. Garfield.
It has now been distinctly establish
ed that the correspondent is a mytb,
and all the circumstanccs surrounding
the letter as stated by the New York
Truth have been proven falsc. Now
the probabilities are iu any caseagainst
the authenticity of a floating letter of
this sort. No bank pays a cbeck which
is afloatiu unknown hands. and acourt
of justice reqnires a letter to be proved
anu certineu, it possible, by the writer.
XNOtuing snort ot a balanco ot nroof 1
faver of the credibility of a letter lik
tuis wouru le.id a tair, reputable, decen
mau to countcnanco its. nublication
but the leaders of the democratic uartv
in this campaign, includiug, we regret
to say, men like ilr. Hewitt and Speak
er Randall, parade the letter as an ar
gument against Gen. Garfield's elqction
Even a reputable journal like tbe New
lork lierald deludes ltselt iuto believ
ing in tho letter. No one else is delud
ed. Tlie public makes un its iudirmeu
ou the facts as they are, and the facts
are against this forgery. Nothinff
siiort ot what the old diviues called
"judicial blindness" would lead th
democratic rnanagers to back this forg
ery, and "judicial blindness" goes be
fore destruction. Springfield Bepuhli
Mr. Buzfuz Barnum.
Mr. Chairmau Barnum of the Demo
cratic Conimittee is attaining a renuta
tion as a nunionst which promiscs to
put Mr. Suuset Cox verv far iuto tbe
suaue. un Wednesday he cavo to the
public, with many.flourishes and the
utmost appearauce of solemuitv. the
clumsiest political forgery which the
minu 01 mau ever labncated, and ,on
Friday he came to the front with a
prouuuciamcnto which is as cleverlv
farcical as any witticism which Mr.
Cox ever oiiginated. Mr. Barnum re-
cites the circumstances under which
two dispatches sent by the Chairman of
tno uepubiican Conimittee came into
his hands, apparently wishing to te
lievo hiniself of the not unuatura! sns-
picion of having picked Mr. Jewell's
pocket. lle asks tho attcntion of a
horrified public to thocontcnts of these
dispatches, which are as follows:
New York, Oct. 12.
To Hon. Chas. J. Noves. care of H.
Jeukins, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla. : I tel-
egraphcd yesterday. I will provide as
requesteu tiJJUU each lot Colienden and
yourselt as compeusation.
New York. Oct. 12.
To F. W. Wicken. Collector. Kev
West, Fla. : City of Dallas took 150.
iity 01 lexas iuu, uoiorado 1U0 for Kev
West. 3len ou deck mstructcd to say
notbiug about it.
The first of these disnatches is toler-
ably clear. Two Republicau speakcrs
ue on tbeir way to a distant state to
engage in campaign work, and the
Chairman of the National Conimittee
telegraphs them that he has provided a
very moderate snni for their expenses.
It would be hard to conceive of a more
legitimate expeuditure of camnaifn
muus luauiuis, anu ciiairman Barnum,
after parading it before "tho public" as
11 it wete a most atrocious and corrupt
ing thing for a campaign conimittee to
pay the expenses of its sneakers. sives
up the attempt to make auvthinc out
01 it, anu uenus lus massive lutellcct to
cxpouudiug the other. Ho says :
"Tho nmnbers 150, 100 and 100 in
this last telcgram mean so many men.
These telegrams, or rutber the oue ad
dressed to J. W. Wicker, United States
Collector at the port of Key West, Fla.,
tells its owu story. The sun had not
gone down in the state of Indiana,
wuerconeoi tue greatest lrauds ever
perpetrated 011 a free government and
free ballot was about to bccousummat-
ed, wheu the Chairman of tho Republi
can National Conimittee aud an oflicial
of the United State3 Government wcre
preparing to repeat in tho state of Flor
ida, the infamy. about to be cousuui-
ated 111 ludiaua."
Now this is very divertincr. Anv
one who had not been iu the busiuess of
buying "ninles"and Iayiug "sleel rails"
niight havo supposed that these numer
als referred to boxes of campaigu docu
inents, or bundles of torches, or almost
any thing else quite as well as to repeat
ers, but Mr. Baruuui knows belter, and
hc aunouuces positively just what they
Mr. Barnum has ovidentlv been a
Close student of the Pickwick Paners.
aud ho sustains the part of Sergeant
tsuziuz very crcditaiily. ilis astonish-
liuracuteuess. however. is evnlaiued ty
an luteresting lact which tlio p"u,iui
tion ot these letters iuu urouguL iu
lifrht- TI-. iiiriio nnt tliat these numerals
did stand for men and for "repeaters,"
is Mr. Barnum alleges, but with this
mportaut diflercnce, that they wcre
Democratic einissaries, dispatched to
Florida to vote wheie their votes were
ost needed. News of this havincr
eached the Republican Comniittee, Mr.
Jewell telegraphed to Key West to put
the Collector ot tue post on lus guard.
id so thwart tbe Democratic scheme.
Mr. Barnum, in a rage at finding ono of
his favorite plans tor "carryiug" close
districts discovcred, attempts to put
such a phase on thc matter as to east
odium on the Republican Comniittee.
Boston Journal.
The Sunday Question.
From the Newport Express.J
A memorial has been presented to
the legislature asking for a law to pro-
bit the running of lailroad trains on
Sunday. ye regard this as opportune,
u a sicm iu iue iikui, uirection. l lie
nning of Sunday trains is a crowincr
evu. xivurj uuuu witnessesan lncreaso
of the number of trains ou that day,
aud in a few years, if this practice goes
on, the Sabbath will beundistinguisha
ble from other days, so far as tbe run-
ng of trains is concerned. We appeal
railroad rnanagers if this nractic
cannot be done away with, so that em
ployds can enjoy a ueeded rest and qui-
anu tne minus ot uuristian people,
least, bc no lonccr disturbed. and
above all, perhaps, that the stillness
and worship peculiar to the New Eng
land Sabbath may be maintained.
From the Burlington Free Press.
Of course the comtnunities and church-
thus disturbed have a right to ask
for the protection of the legislature.
The constitution of Vermont recognizes
the Christian Sahbatb, in the third ar
ticle of the Bill of Rights, which de
clares that "every sect or denomina-
tions of Chiistians.ought fo observe
Sabbath or Loid's day." The statutes
ot Vermont fronran,earIy day have
torbiddcn- travel and secular labor on
Sunday, with tho customary exception
of works of necessity or charity. The
running of Sunday trains is of course a
violation of these statutes '; but as the
penalty attacned to such violation is
only a small hne, sometbing more offct
ive is needed to secure the desired end,
Vermont is not yet ready for the Paris
ian Sunday : and our legislators cannot
doubt that the great prepouderauce of
public opinion will sustam them in any
wise and well guarded measute which
they may take to protect tbe Sabbath
from desecration and preserve it to the
people, for the God-given purpose of
icai, anu worsnip.
General News.
Gen. Hancock has concluded not to
register or vote in New York, as he is a
Pennsylvanian, and it might cause
some unnecesary discussiou.
Tho eruvian government bas ac
cepted the Uuited States as mediatoi
m its troubles with Chili.
Attnrnoi'.r:n FIa., .!.,. ,
J.r1." ""uresseu a
Iarge republicau meeting in Philadel
phia on Saturday eveuing.
The Vicksburg Herald (Dem.) says to
ts iNoruieru atues: "he deinocrats
know how they were robbed of victorv
in Indiana. If they sit down and whiue
about it and refuse to ught tbe devil
with fire in Novetnber the soutlifrn
white men will be justified in joiuiug
mc icpuunuau party en masse."
A voter who has wavered writes to
tne iroy 'linies: "Wade Hampton
challenged John Shennati to fisbt n
duel. This 'straw' shows that the solid
south, in tho person of her most repre
sentative man is still barbaristu.
shall vote for Garfield."
Col. W. P. Adair, Assistant Chief of
tne inerokeos, died at Washington on
A livery stable and several valuable
horses, including a 910,000 stallion,
were uurncu at yuincy, 111., on Satur
Gen. Haucock's political letters sug
gest that the peu in the band of one
not entircly great is more dangerous
tuan tue sword.
Silas Burns, a well-known SDortsman
and horsemau, was thrown from his
horse and killed at Bloomsburg, N. J.
The 17th annual reunion of the Ver
mont offlcer8 will be held at Montpelier
Novetnber 1 1.
S. II. Waite is sufferine from a sc-
vere cold, in the countv iail. and his
wife and physiciau have been summon-
A speeial train has been started for
San Francisco to carry the fac similes of
trarneld's letter denymg the Morev for
gery to the Pacific coast.
Greater confidence is manifcsted at
tho democratic bead-quarters in New
York. Reports are received there that
the tariff issue has spcnt its force, and
meu like Speaker Raudall beeiu to
speak with some assurance of Hancock 's
Of the murderers of Rev. Dr. Pars'ons.
the Turkish missionary, the piincipal
has been sentenced to death by hang-
ng, anu two accompuces to ulteeu
years unprisoument.
Over 21,000 barrels of annles were
shipped from New York to European
ports tbe last week in Septeuiber.
Mrs. Meaker, who with her snn AI-
tnou is iu Washington county jail at
Montpelier, under indictment for kill-
ug little Alice Mcaker. her husbaud's
nalt-sister, at Waterbury last sDriii!r.
made a desperate and nearly successful
attempt to buru the iail the other dav.
She set fire to her cell, but the fiames
were discovered in time to prevent any
scnous uamage.
A bill has been introduccd into the
Vermont Legislature requiriug that
packages of oleouiurguiiue be stamped
on the top and side in letters oue-half
an inch long, "Oleomargarme, ' and also
tuat, when retailed. certihcates statiug
tbe article to bo oleomariuiue must be
Mrs. Howo and Mrs. Gould of the
'Ladies deposit company" of Boston.
still remaiu iu jail, there being no iiuli-
catious ot bail yet, and. Mra. Howe bas
siiid, "Not a man, womau or child shall
lose one cent if they will let me out.
and I will pay every note asfastas they
oecomc uue."
While a little girl in Portland was
ombing her hair witb a celluloid comb
eceutly, sho brought her head too near
gas jct, aud the comb iramediatclv
took fire, singeing her hair cousidera"-
bly. Some persons, ncvertheless, will
continue this dangeious habit.
Cougressman S. B. Chittenden of
Brooklyu has offered a reward of $5000
for evidence furuished at auv time du
ring the nionths of October and Novem
ber leading to the arrestand couviction
of the mau who forged tbe handwriting
aud signaturo of Gcu. Garfield in the
Chinese letter.
The State Prison.
The report of the superinteudpu' "aa
ilirpomrs nf rhf srnti nviana unfc
n two years lrom ."&ui"' ,. '. l"
July 31 1880, s convicis uave uieu, 4
hive hocn executed Henry Gravelin,
Afrc. J4, 1879: John P. Phair, Anril
io, 1879 ; Asa Magoou, November 28,
1879, and Edward Tatro, April 2, 1880.
Four have been sent to tbe insaue asv-
lum at Brattleboro. Tho two ycais
onuiug jiugust ai, ibh, under Superin
tendentSpencer, thc expenses avcraged
ij.Jo.do per year. The last four
months of 1878 averaced at tho rato of
S0,u4i.t per year. Tlie last twenty
inuuius unuer ounerintenuent liice
averaged $3,208.76 per year. Tbe Rta
tistics show -whole number of convicts
142. For tbe two years 82 havo left bv
reason of expiration of sentenco, 3 par-.
doued by Governor Fairbauks, 7 by
Governor Proctor. Windsor county
furuished the most. 25. and Grand Isle
the 8mallest number, l : 113 ure nativos
nuu are toreigners; 118 can read and
14 cannot read nor write ; to be hanged,
1 Edwin C. Hayden, January 7, 1881.
We are now
Send in your
0. H. Hale a Co.
) umv rccelving their
Wo can show the most varied assortment and
richeat qnality of
iVIillinery Coods
ever oHered iu thia sectlon. All the new ahapes In
Superb Plushes, Velvets, Brocades,
Satins, ChenUlea, Etc. Bemtiful
Fall and Winter Dress Goods.
Miilinery, Fancy Goods, Etc, Etc.
ever abown in this section.
We have only space to mentton a few peclaltie
Great Bargains in Cashmeres.
Worth 1.00 per yard. bnt seUlng for 75 cts. Goud
width and quality in all the new fall shades.
Brown. lironze, Green, Plum, Dress of Wine,
Gend'arme, Slate, etc.
New Line of Silks and Wool Brocades.
DRESS FtAIfNEI.S, All Quallties.
Plalds I I Plaids I I I
Xew line Blaek Gninet Silks fro'm 91.00 to I2.S5
per yara
Our stOCk Of Small Wj. nml Vitiott
Goods. is more attracUro than eTer. New Tics
Lacea, Gloves, llosierj-, (new lot of those cardinai
fleeco lined hoae) .New Skirts a Haudsome
skirt for $1.00.
We have season.iblo novelties in all departments
selected last week in New York and Boston, and
can assnre oar castomers of the best goods at bot-
tom Dn'ces. AVe onlv aak a e&Tefnl nTftmlnnttfin nf
onr goods, to satisfy cnstomers that wa mean all
wd say.
o. n. hale & co.,
Railroad Street.
is stiU in doobt, bnt tbere is no donbt bnt tbat I
have jnst retnrned from martet with a Iarge and
complete aasortment of everything whtch la evor
fonnd in a country tore. I can show the best
line of
by far that I ever owned. llomte Cloths in all tie
new and desirable colors, Brocades, Beiges, Cuh-
meres, and a fine assortment of cheap goods troia
7c. to 25c. Also Silks and Satins in Black and Col
ors to match. Nlce line of Cloaklncs. Shawls,
Skirts, Hosiery, Corsets all kinds, Kid Gloves,
Laces, Fringcs, nico line of Bnttons, Hambnrg
Edgings, etc, etc. Fancy Goods in great variety.
A fall line of Underwear for men, womcn and chil
dren, at all prices, from 25c. np to all wool goods at
81.50 and $1.75. A very Iarge stock of woolens for
men and boys. comprising over 20 styles, also flan
nels in equal abundance of styles. Nice woolen
blankets from $3.00 a pair up. All the ataples,
such as cottons, prints, ginghams, cheviots, deni
crs, tlckings, batting, twine lor carpet warp, etc,
etc. Iu
Gents' Furnishins Goods
I hav. atanei and casstmere overshirts, dress
ahirts, collars, cufls, nice lot buck gloves and mlt-
tens, cardigans, etc, also hata and caps, nmbrellas,
trnnks, valises. Horse blankets from 1.25 to a
nice square blanket at $3.00 to Mxo. Lap robei,
buffalo rohcs, wolf robes, lined and trimmea, 1;uoii
and cheap. Big stock kip boots, calf boots, pure
gum rubber boots, boys' boots, youths' boots, la
die's boots in serge, Fr. kid, Am. kid, goat, glove,
calf, etc, missos' and childron's in variety; also
rubbcrs and sandals. In flour I have siz grades
trom good Hichigan to best patent. Coarso salt,
and everything in grocerles and provisious j also
fancy groceries, canned goods, pickles, honey, etc,
choico teas, pure splces, coffeea, etc, etc Nice
assortment new crockery and glass ware, staple
hardware, glass, putty, nails, etc, mixed paints,
and In brief, everything -which the trade calls for,
aB'ofhichSsDoughi'for caah, and to good paylng
cnstomers will be offered at a very small margin of
profit. Call and see my goods and get my prices,
and then considor whether you cannot save money
by buying of
E. E. W00DS.
Fassnmpsic, Oct. 13, 1880.
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