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LBATEN WORTH, KANSAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1880.
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toare tbnuelTes, in the; shape sjaata, are
ail frea up as lost.
Affaiks hftTe an ugly look in Maine,
this morning, and. the political situation
Will be the subject of nearly all the er
oas preached to day
The New York World and the Louurille
Courier-Journal condemn the coarse of
GoTernor Garcelon. Nearly all the other
Democratic papers endorse the fraud. Make
s a note of this, for ihir will all deny it in
leaf than a year..
LET THERE HE LIUUT.
Qaite a number of scientific persons of
hign and low degree are aow ba-y demon
"X etrating an the clearest manner tha't Edi
son' perfected' electric I'ght cannot possibly
work in the chape in which he offers it.
4 $ut as 'Edtson diitinctly declares' that it
- dom work and will work, and as he pro
pose to give early practical demonstration
of the fact, the chances are that he has the
y btst ewt of the argument.
Robert Boauer, of the New York Ledger,
has" long been noted for his enterprise, and
the wonderful succeM which has always
attendtd his paper is a standing proof of
tne emcieocy ot printers' luc it is no
Bnoommon thing for Mr. Bonner to spend
a htSxirsd thousand dollars in a single
yeir, adTjprlkiag the Ltdgtr and then he
makes his paper so good that when people
begin to take It they always continue it.
ah i-fntaiatTiNv neviMiuar.
The discussion of the powers of the Prem-
deot in the Maine case recalls the fact that
r Chief Justice Taney has left on record a
'dcdion in the Rhode Island case of Luther
vg. Borden which will be of utmost interest
to the Democrats:
The President u&c, under the act of Feb.
18, 1795, the power to decide, for the iiurp-isn
ufUurtact, whether a government organized
in a State la the duly constituted govern
ment i'f that State, and titer b- has decided
tneqntstlonthe rourte of the United States
are bound to follow his decision.
One of the eastern editors who had a long
conference with Gen. Grant at Philadelphia
expresses the following opinion as to (he
General's position with respect to the presi
"Geo. Grant will uuder no clrcamntances
enter into competition for the Presidential
Office. If h Is not nominated by a majority
anbstantlally.nnanlmons he wilt not acrept,
at If the convention should see fit to nornl
nats him at the demcd of their constitu
ents be would do what seemed to be his duty,
and would undoubtedly ncept.
ia-Koaeiais on the i
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seated as widegprea3"ahd uruwlaw-:
The conspiratoie against the existing order
a of things are evidently very numerous and
taoroighly organixec. They count in their
ranks persons of every social grade, includ
ing tho very highest. The secrecy and
swiftness of their movements are marvel
lous, and the skill with which they evade
detection is the strangest fact in the whole
THE FREXCH 1VIKE CROP.
France has'long had a profitable trade
in wines, but in late years the phylloxera
has greatly injured it. Ten years ago the
exports of wine amounted to $52,205,000,
bat in 1878 they were but $41,000,000.
hejJ869 France imported wines to the value
of $2,328,000, and in 1878 the imports
amounted to $12,549,000. The balance
gainst France in.this department of com-
i has has within ten years increased
t $20,000,000. The diminution of ex-
i asd the increase of imports have not
regular, but the decline in the- quan-
nof WlnM nmlnir1 ! tnanifaat Pranio
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fsV trade with California.
1 -4,'j MLAVERir 12K CL'BA.
tSkere is a fair probability that slavery
May j be abolkhed in Cuba within a few
JBBltii The Spanish Senate, last Wed-
-By, passed the bill for this purpose, aa
jjipieed by the late Ministry, and the
PkssBberof Deputies immediately took it
"' ;"wr f referred it to a special committee.
tjMJtjfromptneea with which this important
AasBssBUe has been put noon its nassace in
4tejCorteB will surprise and gratify the
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1 JnsBWsy the bill become a law, slavery will
; erase ui cum January x, low, aau graauai
J emancipation will begin in 18S0, all slaves
I over the are of 55 Tears beinir at arm ant
free. Cuba desires this boon, as, aside from
humanitarian considerations, the conces
'sioas granted to the colony as indemnifica
tion for the loss of slave property are con
siderable in value.
The immigration of colored people from
the Southern States to Indiana, is being
conducted is a much more systematic man
ner than choracterixed the movement of
blacks to Eaaeas last summer. Those that
ease here, came without any notice, came
to a people who had all they could do to
take care of theeaselvea, aad who were sot
prepared to furnish employment or sub
aistaaoe to the sew-comers, aad hence an
appeal htd to be made to the country at
large for help aad there was much suffering
of the refBgees before they were finally
In Iadiaae, however, the movement ia
I in aa altogether different bib-
Ageats of the colored people are seat
ahead, to prepare the way, to secure em
ploysaeBt aad find places for theau Bar
i gaias are made with farmers,' coal com
panies, or others ia aeed of each labor aa
the immigrants are able to perform, to take
oae or more families for a, given length of
time; alist iakeptof the places asd Bom
bers, aad as soon as a trria load
provided for aotice is gives theoffiaMB at
taaasoveneat ia the South, aad two
dred or three hundred, aa the can may, hi
an seat forward, are received by agealiiea)
their arrival aad are at oaos coadnctei'la
the plaeea provided for them. lathis
taey ad good homes, where t
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ights el pars aad prepmly will be
feUrky, they beeosae alsaseats of
la that war. a mime-
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Ttnttge to the oonutry or hardship to the
immigrant, bat if thej come in great mnl-'
tittfdes, aimlessly and nnprepared Jot, m
they CKme .to Katwaa a Jew months ago,
thej will inevitably suffer many prira
tioas, and become a burden, for a time at
least, upon the community
We are surprised that newspapers in this
ricinity continue to publish advertisements
of. men who do not pay. This is especially
unjust 'in daily papers, as it serves as a
guarantee to the weekly publishers who
accept advertisements of dead beats, simply
because they notice them in a city daily.
lhe moat notable illustration of this
class of advertisers is H. T. Helmbold.
From all that we can learn Helmbsrfd does
not pay a cent. He offered us $600 for one
year's advertising, which we refused unless
we received payment quarterly in advance.
Tne beet way to do with such customers is
not to insert their advertisements at all,
but if you do, take it out when you see they
are going to defraud you.
BY VTILLIAX XVXETTK COUOf AJT.
(Kurt did, Indian Territory.)
"At Christmas play nnd make good cheer.
jr or Luriaimaa cometi Dai onre a year."
"Peace on earth, good will to. men."
What hallowed recollections cluster
around the word Christmas ! With what
pleasant memories, with what Boulfal rem
inisoences, is this festive-day associated!
Christmas ia redolent of mirth and merry
making, -of laughter and joyousness, of
gayety and jubilation, of festivity and
gladsomenees, of preaent-making and gift
receiving, of charity, fraternity and lo7e.
Men and women for a time forget the
asperities, the bitterness ol feeling, the
strife and contention incident to their jour
ney along life's troubled pathway; and,
giving rein to tbote purer feelings of kind
ness, humanity and good will which at
such times well up in the heart, the dark
clouds of human pa&uon, envy and spite
are rolled away and the pure, bright light
of beneficence, friendship and good-fellowship
streams in heaven-defeCended radiance,
in heaven-bleeped plenteousnees, over earth
and man, over the good and the evil, the
just abd the unjust.
Christmas is deemed by the multitude to
be the natal day of Jesus of Nazareth the
day upon which the Savior of this sin
cursed world first breathed the air of Beth
lehem village; and, being so regarded, its
commemoration is observed as a religious
festival. To more ancient times, however,
than the earthly advent of the crucified
Naiarene does this fea&t day extend. Long
anterior to the fi-st Christian eentury was
the twenty-fifth of December observed with
mirxu ana giee, wiiu wine aau wsssu. wuu
choral song and merry dance. From
remote antiquity had most so-called
heathen nations celebrated at this
time the birth of the sun god the
winter solstice being regarded as the be
ginning of the renewed life and activity of
the powers of nature. Ibeitomans, Celts,
and Germans from the oldest times cele
brated this season with great feasts. In
German countries the great Yule feasts (or
festival of the sun) wno held at this time;
and it was believed that during the twelve
nights from the twenty-fiftu of December to
the sixth of January the principal move-
mectsgon earth of the great .teutonic deities
could be traced. The great Yale log was
laid across the he irtn fire on Christmas
eve, and to this dsy the custom is parti
ally observed in German lands. The
decoration of churches and firesides with
green branches was also an accompani
Bleat of jhejisgan Yule-festival, a custom
ragalarry tapfgp to the present time in
aaarir au Christian countries on Christmas
Ufaa' latftarfcart of December the Satur-nalia-W
the great feast of the god Saturn
was observed. During its continuance
the temples were decorated with green
boufihs and garlands, no public business
was transacted, the law courts were closed,
the schools kept holidiy, no war coald be
commenced, no malefactors were punished,
slaves were permitted freedom of speech
and act. and all classes threw off care and
Tradition has assigned no special day as
the birth day of Jesus. During the first
three centuries a number of different days
in the year were observed by different
classes of Christian, and at different times,
in honor of Jesus' birth ; but in the fourth
century, after many fluctuations, Julias,
Bishop of Borne, it is said, decreed the
twenty fifth of December as the day to be
thenceforth oiweryed by the church. The
reason why this day was selected is obvious
and is universally admitted by all Chris
tian scholars: It was simply a transfer of
the feast-day of the sun, or the revivified
powers of nature, to the Hebiew
Savior; as in like manner the
statue of Jupiter was transformed into
that of St. Peter, and the feast days of the
heathen gods and goddesres were merged
into those of the Apostles and Christian
saints in a word, pagan holy days and
festivals grafted in the new Judean relig
ion. Not only was the festival of the Sun
god retained by the Christians, but they
also kept many of the observances of the
Saturnalia, modified, ol coarse, in both
cases, by the Christian forms of thought ;
and aa snch we find them in vogue to-day.
As the early Christians adopted and
modified ancient pcan December festivals,
so, no doubt, will the religion of the future
the ratijcalistic faith destined to super
sede present-day Christianity retain, with
the requisite modifications, the current
Christmas festivities and customs. De
nuding it of its special religious symbols,
the Christmas week may still be observed
by all, whether orthodox or heterodox, in a
manner commemorative more nearly of its
primitive spirit as the harbinger of the
incoming year. Giving little heed to its
religious significance at the present day,
even our non Christian or "Liberal" breth
ren can well participate in its observanoe:
andsuch is, we are pleased to see, their usual
custom. Many instructive lessons can we
learn, too, at this season of the year les
sons fraught with deepest import to
humanity's best interests. Let us all appro
priate to ourselves, and endeavor to embody
in our daily walk and conduct, for the
coming year, the Spirit of Christmas.
PHace nn earth, pood will to men!"
proclaimed the angels on. this day, so runs
the ancient legend. Let the angel of oar
better nature, in each and all, renew the
old-time proclamation in our inmost hearts I
Let the Spirit or CHRisratAs sit there
enthroned! Let "peace and good will,"
brotherly love and charity, permeate our
whole lives, their beneficent influence
being manifest in our every word and deed ;
and truly we shall have a well-spring of
everlasting life and love bubbling up with
in our hearts, cleansing them of "envy,
malice, and all unchariUbleness" those
vampire demons that suck away our life
blood's richest, purest currents.
Let as all for the coming year so speak and
act that the "good time coming," towards
which mankind have for thousands of years
been anxiously looking, shall be hasteaed
ia its advest; and with its inauguration
beam upon the world that millennial era
when "peace and good will" will be the
mainspring of every endeavor, when smilw
and gayety, reciprocity and good-fellowship,
charity and fraternity, will reign su
preme in every soul, from the least to the
greatest, and every day be ia troth a
cheery, jocund Christmas Pax!
Tss nark wr-'Kerj lrvla.n
A malicious storv is current in loivlna
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rtoraeiKttutts bestows upon Irving,
tragedian. It is said that the Baroness,
that there was discontent in the
jf hall, so that in fact the whole
had determined to leave, seat for the
"Now, Jones, what
it meenr The butler: "Benin'
ladyship's pardon, which we humbly (
so nexpiaia oar conduct viag
oae complaint to make. We do not
to Mr. 'EaeryBIrvia at breakfast,
it be beyeryday; aorwe do act
Mr. 'Eaery Irria at laach and
though be do rarely miaa. Bat
doBMetresBeotfally aoejeet to is
ifT nail nf ne has aeTeaia
heeid he expected tea the
Tke Eaiplre Hater Peter The
' CHAPTER L
THE OUaiCAKKB AXD THE MONK.
The lime at which we open our storj
mid-winter, and towards the close of the
seventeenth century. Bassia h&d passed
through the loBg and bitter ordeal of c:
tioBal Night The Tartar yoke Lad been
worn till the very bones of the nation
galled; aad when this was thrown off civil
dissensions and insurrections commenced.
The Poles and Swedes plundered the
country, and amid general tumult and
confusion some half dexen men were clam
oring for the throne. At length a few
patriotic citizens, pledging everything they
held dear on earth to the cause of free
dom from this curse of anarchy, and
headed by a noble prince and an humble,
patriotic butcher, made a bold stand to
save the country. Moscow was retaken,
and Michael Bomanoff was chosen Czar;
and this illustrious family still occupies
the imperial throne. And now the day of
Kassian greatness dawned; but the sun
was not fairly op the broad light op-jned
not upon the empire until Pter came to
In the department of the Sloboda the
suburbs of Moscow and very near the
river Moskwa, stood an humble cot, the ex
terior oi wnicn oeuayea a neatness ol ar
rangement and show of taste that more
than made op forits smallness of size. Nor
was it so very small in fact, but only in
contrast; for Bear at hand about it stood
many large, shabby, dirty-looking struc
tures that overlooked the prim cot, as
bleak mountains may look down upon a
verdant hill. And within, this cot was as
neat as withont. The two apartments in
front, one of which was only ued in win
ter, were furnished not only with neatness,
bat with a fair show af ornament and lux
ury. Back of these were a large cooking
and dining-room, and two small bedrooms;
aad back still from these was an artisan's
shop, and other out-buildings. This shop
was devoted to the manufacture of fire
arms, mostly. Some swords, and other
edged weapons were made here upon spe
The gunmaker now stood by his forge,
watching the white smoke as it curled up
towards the throat of the chimney. He was
a young man, not over toree-and-twenty,
and poesssed a frame of more than ordinary
symmetry and muscular development H?
was not large not above the medium size
but a single glance at the aweeling chest,
the broad shoulders, and the sinewy ridges
of the bare arms, told at once that he was
master ol great physical power. His fea
tures were regular, yet strongly marked,
and eminently handsome; his brow, which
was full and high, was halt covered by the
light brown curls that waved over it;
while his eyes, which were of a bright,
brilliant, deep gray in color, lent a cast
of genius to the intellect of the brow. His
name Kuric Nevel. bis father ba J "been
killed in the then late war with the Turks,
and the son, leaving his mother with a
sufficiency of sustenance, went to Spain
soonafter his bereavement There he found
work in the most noted armories; and now,
well versed in the trade, he had returned
to his native city to follow his calling, and
support his mother.
Near by stood a boy Paul Peepon a
bright, intelligent lad, some fifteen years
of age, who had bound himself to the gun
maker for the purpose of learning the art
His hair and his eyes were darker than his
master's, and if he possessed not so much
sound intellect, he did surely possess an
unwonted degree of keen, quiet wit, and a
principle of unswerving integrity.
The sun had been some time below the
horizon, and the only light of any conse
qnence that made things partially visible
within shop came from the dull blaze of
the coals on the forge, as Paul ever and
anon bore down upon the brake that mov
ed the bellows. Suddenly Buric started
back from the forge as his mind broke
from the deep reyerie into which he had
fallen, and having bade his boy to see
that matters were all properly disposed for
the night, he turned towards the door,
and was soon in the kitchen, where his
mother had supper ail prepared and set
Claudia Nevel was a noble-looking wo
man, and the light of her still handiome
countenance was never brighter than wnen
gazing upon her boy. She had seen the
ttnows of fifty winters, and if they had left
some silver upon her head, and some age
marks upon her face, the sunshine of at
many summers had left her with a thankful,
loving heart, and a prayerful, hojtful
"It is snowing again, faster than ever,"
remarked Paul, as he took his seat r t the
"Ah," returned Kuric, resting his knife
a few moments while he ben: his ear to
listen to the voice of the Btorm. "',1 bad
hoped 'twould snow no more for the pres
ent The snow is deep enough now. And
how it blows !"
"Never mind," spoke the dame, in a
trut-tful, easv tone, ' it must storm when it
listeth, and we can only thank Uod that we
hare shelter, and pray for those who have
"Amen," responded Baric, fervently.
After this the trio remained some min
utes silent, seeming to be busy in listeuing
to the storm-notes that came pealing about
the cot The wind was high, and the snow
now came dashing upon the windows with
a dreary, melancholy sound. The meal
was at length eaten, and the table setbck,
and shortly afterwards Paul retired to his
bed. It was his wont to retire early, for
he rose betimes to build the fires and pre
pare for the labors of the day.
Baric drew his chair close to tbe fire
place, and leaning against the jam he bowed
his head and pondered again. This had
become a habit with him of late. Some
times he would sit this during a whole hour
without speaking, or even moving, and his
mother did not interrupt him, as she sup
posed he might be solving some mechanical !
problem that had arisen to bother him.
Bat these fits of thought had become too
frequent too lengthy and too moody, for
sucu a hypothesis, and the rood womc
was forced to believe that thev were caused
by something more remote than the busi
ness of the forge or lathe. The youth now
sat with his brow resting upon his band,
and his eye bent upon the hearth. For
half an hour he had not moved, and his
face wore an anxious, troubled look.
"Buric, my son," spoke the mother at
length, in a low, kind tone, "what is it that
occupies your thoughts so much ?"
The young man started and turned his
gaze upon his mother.
"Did you speak to me, mother?" he
asked, alter having recalled his mind to
things about him.
"Yes, my boy," she said. "I did speak
to you. I asked you what it was tha t occu
pied your thoughts."
As she spoke thus she moved her sea
close to where Buric sat, and placed he
hand upon his arm.
"Tell me, my boy," she added, in 4 low,
persuasive tone, "what it is that dwells
thus upon your mind."
Buric reached out and took hi mother's
hand, and having gazed for some moments
into her isce. he said :
"I was thinking and I have been think
ing much of late, my mother of of
Claudia Nevel started as she heard that
name, and for the while the color forsook
"What, my dear boy what of her have
you thoughv?" she asked tremulously.
"What but of one thing could I think,
my "mother? You have seen her?"
"Aad yon have marked the grace the
loveliness the sarpasairg beauty of the
"I know she is beautiful, my son ; and
also that she is good at least so I think."
lbea what bat love could move me
with deep thought of her ? Ob, my mother.
I do love her. 1 love her with the whole
strength of my heart aad souL"
"Alas! my Boric, she will never dare
"You kaow not that" the youth quickly
replied, his eves borBing deeply aad his
opea brow flushing. "Did I not kaow she
loved bm, be son I would aever have
allowed my thoughts such range. We were
children together, aad even then we loved.
Fata has dealt differently by bs ia the
years that have passed aiaca those child
hood -iaias; bat yet I am mm her lore f o
bm if sot chnaged, save as iacreesinr eg
ill i li if ii, streaawr lights aad ahadea."
. "BatiUak.aiy.ae: Yoa a aura arti-
; aaa.Baa atlla af ailirj i aV
ward of a duke a stern, cold, proud aristo- the Good Samaritan towards 'me, and
crai, wno looxa opon people 01 oar sutioa nope I may some time return tne laror."
only as harsh masters look opon their ".No, bo." qoickly responded the youth
beasis of burden.
I fear you will find little
in such a course of
else bat misery
"At least, my mother, I will see Bom-
llTu) and it ftlkA tiwfl M a T lnA h mmA
I if she would accept my hand "
"Hash, my bey. Do not cherish
hopes. Why should she mate with thee
when the richest nobles of the land would
kn-el for her hand?"
"Hold " cried Baric atartiag to his feet
bis handsome face flashed and his bright
eye burning, "speak sot thus at least,
not now. I flatter not mvaelf. bat I claim
a soul as pare, and a heart as noble, as any
man in the land. My miad is as clear ;
my hopes are aa high ; my ambition as true
to real greatness. and my will as firm, as anv
of them. If Bosalind seeks tbe love of a
true heart, and the protection of stoat arms
and determined success, then I fear not to
place myself by the side of any suitor in
tbe land. But if she seeks immediate
wealth, and the glitter for some high
sounding title, then ah, I know she does
not Bat let it pass now; I will see
Claudia would not oppose the wishes of
ner eon. and she said no more unon the
subject For a while nothing further was
said, until Buric remarked upon the in
creasing force of the storm.
"Hark !" exclaimed his mother, bending
her ear in a listening attitude. "Was that
a knock nnnn nnrrinnr?"
".surely no one is out on such a night
that could seek shelter here." condoned
-Baric "You must have"
The youth did not finish his sentence, for
at that moment ,the knock came so loud
that it was not to be mistaken. The vonth
evieht up the candle and hastened to the
door. He opened it, but the blast came
roaring in, whirling a cloud of enow into
Rune's face, and extinguishing the light
"Is there any one here," the gunmaker
asked, bowing his head and shielding his
eyes irom tne anving storci with one
"Yes," returned a voice from the Stvtrian
darkness. "In Heaven's name let me in.
t i ,, - ,
or a snail pensn."
"Then foUow quickly," said Burie.
"Here, give me your hand. There now
The youth found the thickly gloved
hand gloved with the softest fur and
having led the invisible applicant-into
the hall, he closed the door, and then led
the way into the kitchen. As soon as the
candle was re-lighted Burie turned and
gazed opon the new-comer, He was a
monk and habited something like one of
the Blank Monks of St Michael. He was
of medium bight and possessed a rotundity
of person which was comical to behold. He
was fat and unwieldy, and waddled about
with laughable steps. His huge, black
robe, which reached from his chin to his
toes, was secured about the waist with a
sash of the same color, and the snow, which
lay upon his shoulder and back, presented
a striking contrast Burie brushed away
the snow with his own hand, and having
taken his visitor's thick fur bonnet, the
latter took a seat near the fire.
Before a word was spoken, the vonthfnl
host carefully examined his guest's fea
tures: and the latter.-seemed equallv desir
ous of discovering what manner of people
he had fallen in with. The monk's face
was a peculiar one. The features were
very dark and prominent, and almost an
gular in their Btrongly-marked outlines.
His brow was very fair in mental develop,
ment, and his eyes were dark and brilliant
The slight circle of hair that escaped
from beneath the tight skull-cap which he
retained upon his head, was somewhat
tinged with silver, though his face did not
betray advanced age as this silvery, hair
would seem to indicate.
"You have been caught in a severe
storm, good father," said the youth, after
his guest had somewhat racovered from
the effects of the cold.
"Aye that have I, my son'" the monk
returned, in a deep, rumbling tone. "I
left the Kremlin this morning, little think
ing of such a change. The storm has com
menced since I started on mv return.
ibout half a mile from here my horse got
iuuuuucu iu iuc buow, uia x itii aim wun
an honest peasant, and then started to
make tbe rest of my way on foot; but 1
reckoned wildly. The driving storm
bfiuded me, and the piling drifts swallowed
me up at every dozen steps. My body i
not very well adapted to such work. Ha,
ha, ha ! But I saw your light, and I deter
mined So seek shelter here for the night.
By St. Michael, but this is a most severe
storm 1 yet you are comfortable here!"
"Aye, father, we try to be comfortable,"
said Kuric "My mother could hardly
survive a winter in some of the dwellings
which stand hereabouts "
The monk made no answer to this Bave a
sort of commendatory nod; and shortly
afterwards the youth asked :
"Do you belong here in the city, good
"Aye, at present I do," the monk replied.
And then, with a smile, he added: "I
suppose you would like to know whom you
hare thus received ? My name is Valdimlr,
and my home is wherever I may chance to
be on God's heritage. At present 1 am re
siding here in Moscow. There, could you
ask me to be more frank ?"
Buric smiled, bat he made no direct
reply. He was too deeply interested in the
face of the monk to enter with such eager
ness into conversation. At length the
guest asked if he could be accommodated
with some sleeping place, and being an
swered in the affirmative, the youth lighted
another candle and conducted him to a
chamber which was located directly over
the kitchen, and which was very well
warmed by means of several iron tubes
that connected with the furnace below.
"Mother," said Buric, aa soon as he had
returned to the kitchen, "who is that
"How should I know?"
"Bat have you never seen him before7"
Ruric asked in an earnest, eager tone.
"I cannot tell, my son. His face most
surely calls up some strange emotions in
my mind, but I think I never saw htm
"And yet he seems familiar to me," the
son resumed. "Those eyes I have surely
seen before, but to save my soul I cannot
remember when or where."
And so Buric pondered and pondered,
but to no avail. After he had retired to
his bed he lay awake and thought of the
strange face; and all through the night his
dreams were but startling visions of the
A 8TBAHOE PROCEIDDJG.
When Buric came down in the mcrning
he found the monk already there, and
breakfast nearly ready. But little was said
during the meal. The monk seemed busy
.with thoughts cf his own, and Boric was
wholly engrossed in studying the strange
tman's features, and upon the various
rdoabts and surprises that had eatered
bis mind. After the meal was over the
monk accompanied the gunmaker to his
shop, nd there he spent some time in ex
amining the quaint articles of machinery
that were u.-ed in the manufacture of
Buric was engaged in finishing a pair of
Eistols, and for some minutes the monk
ad stood silently by his side watching his
movements. At length the youth stopped
in his work and laid the pistol down.
"Excuse me, good father,'' he said; rath
er nervously, at the tame time looking his
visitor in the face; "but I must ask you a
qaestion. Where hsve I seen you before ?"
"now snouia l Know 7" the monk an
swered, with a smile.
"Why," resumed Buric, with some hesi
tancy, "I know not but that you might en
lighten me. I have surely seen you some
where." "And are there not hundreds whom you
have seen in this great city aye, thousands
whom you mignt recognize as yon recog
"Ah it may be so; but not like this.
There may be a thousand faces I would
recollect to have seen, but not oae of them
would excite even a passing emotion ia my
ewol. But your face caUs up Borne powerful
motion some startling memory of the
est which bothers me. Who an job,
ood father? What are yon? Where
have we met before? Waaitia 8paia?
"No," said Valdiaur, with a shake of the
head. And then, with a BMmaerieve shade
npaa his face, he added "Let tab pass
bow. I will aot deay to job that there
may be awaa gi bbbimi far yoar etnaae faa
cka; bat-I aaforayos BMex aaarndly that
aatil last sight I aerer eaaae ia dine
wpwiiairiiiii wltfc m hrtap it-MTl
"if you return it then it will be a favor
I have only doaa for you what
every man should do for his neighbor; aad
so far from needing thanks for my servkes,
I would rather give them for the occasion,
for I know of bo source of joy so pure and
uocoetaminated aa that feeling ia the soul
which tells us we have doae a good act"
The dark monk reached forth aad took
the youthful artisan's hand, and, with more
than ordinary emotioB, said :
"You touch the harp strings of the soul
with a noble hand, my bob; aad ii any
deed of kindness caa give me joy it will
he a deed for you. We may meet again,
aad until then 1 can only say, God bleat
asd prosper thee."
With these words the monk tamed away.
and ere Boric could cimmaad presence of
miad enough to follow him he had gone
from the house. Tbe youth wished to say
something, bat amid the varied emotions
that went leaping through his mind he
could gather no connected thoughts.
After the monk had gone Rurie returned
to his bench and resumed his work. He
asked his boy if he had ever seen the
strange man before, bat Paul only shook
his head, and answered dubiously.
"What do you mean?" the gunmaker
afked, looking the boy in the face. "Do
yfa think you have seen him before?"
I "I cannot tell, my master. I may have
aien him before, and I may not But sure
ly you would not suppose that my memory
would serve you Deiter man your own."
Baric was not f ally assured by this anv
swer. He gaatd into Paul's face, and he
fancied he detec.ed some show of intelli
gence there which had not been spoken.
But he resolved to ask no more questions
at present He had asked enough, he
thought, upon such a subject, and he
made up his mind to bother himself no
more about it, feeling sure that if his boy
knew anything which would be for his
master's insereet to know it would be com
municated in due season. So he applied i
himself anew to his work, and at noon the
pistols were finished.
Towards the middle of the afternoon, just
as Buric had finished tempering some parts
of a gun-lock, the back door of his shop was
opened and two men entered. They were
young men, dressed in costly furs' and both
of them stout and goid-looking. The gun
maker recognized them as the Count Con
rad Damonoff and his friend Stephen
"I think I speak with Buric Nevel,"
said the count, moving forward.
"You do," returned Buric, not at all sur
prised by the visit, since people of all classes
were in the habit of calling at his place to
The count turned a shade paler than be
fore, and his nether lip trembled; but Buric
thought that might be the result of coming
from tbe cold into a warm atmosphere
However, he was soon undeceived, for the
count's next remark was significant
"You are acquainted with the Lady
Bosalind Valdai?" he said.
"I am," answered Buric, now beginning
"Well, sir," resumed Damonoff, with
much haughtiness, "perhaps my business
can be quickly and satisfactorily settled.
It is my desire to make the Lady Bosalind
my wife." t
Buric Nevel started at these words, and
be clasped his hands to hide their treran
lousness. But he was not long debating
upon an answer.
' "And why have you come to me with
this information?" he asked.
' "You should know that already. Do
you not love the lady V
"Sir Count, you ask me a strange ques
tion. What right have you to question me
lupon such a theme?"
"lhe right that every man has to pave
the way for his own rights," replied Da
monoff, sharply. "But if you choose not to
answer, let it pass. I know you do love
the lady. And now I ask you to renounce
all claims to her hand.''
"Sir Count, your tongne runs into strange
moods of speech. 1 renouuee all claims to
Bosalind Valdai's hand? Was't so you
"Aye, sir, precisely so."
"Perhaps you will inform me what
claims I may have in that quarter," Buric
replied, with some tremutuusness in his
tone, for the ttxj subjsrt tag. one that
moved him deeply. c
"Buric Nevel, you shall not Bay that I
did not make myself fully understood, and
hence I will explain." The count spoke
this as speaks a man who feels that he is
doing a very condescending thing, and in
tbe same tone he proceeded : "The Lady
Rosalind is of noble parentage and very
wealthy. My own station and wealth are
equal with hers. My station, at all events
Sue may possess the undivided right to
more property than I do. But that mat
ters not. 1 love her, and must have her for
my wife. I have been to see the noble
duke, her guardian and he objects not to
my suit But he .informed me that
there was one impediment, and that
was her love for you. He knows full
well as I know, and as all must
know that she could never become your
wife ; but yet he is anxious not to interfere
too much against her inclinations. . So a
simple denial from you, to the effect that
you can never claim her band, is all that
is necessary. You understand me. I trust
We seek this only for the fair lady's own
good. Of course, you must be aware that
the duke would never consent to her union
with you ; and yet be would wish to have
your denial to show to Rosalind when he
announces his decision. I have a paper
here all drawn up, and all that will be
necessary is simply your signature. Here
it is only a plain, simple atowal on your
part that you have no thought nor hopes
of seeking the hand of the lady in mar
riage." Ab the count spoke he drew a paper from
the bosom of his marten doublet, and hav
ingopened it he handed it towards tbe
gunmaker. Bat Baric took .it not He
drew back and gased the visitor sternly in
"Sir Count," he cried, in a tone full of
noble indignation, "what do you suppose I
am ! Do you mean to tell me that Olga,
Duke of Tula, has commissioned you to
obain such a renunciation of me?"
Stephen," spoke the count, turning to
his companion, "you heard the instructions
the duke gave me this morning ?"
"Aye." returned TJrzen, directing his
speech to Baric "I did hear; and you
have stated the case plainly."
" may be as much surprised as yourself,
resumed' the count, haughtily, "at this
strange taste of the duke. Why he should
seek this signal from you I can only im
agine upon his desir to call up no regrets
in the bosom of his fair ward. He knows
that she was once intimate with you, and
that she bow feels a warm friendship for
you. For her sake he would have this
signal from you "
"Bat how for her sake?" asked Ruric.
"Why," returned Damonoff, "do you not
see? Bosalind, in the simplicity of her
heart, may think that you a that you
might claim her love; and out of pure
principle grant it to you simply because
you were the first claimant"
"But I never claimed her love," said
Boric, warmly. "If she loves me, she
loves me from her owa heart. With the
noble duke I never spoka, but once, and
then he came here for me to temper his
sword. If you would marry with the lady,
do so, and if you seek help in the work,
seek it from those who hare some power in
"You mistake air," said the count hotly,
"I seek not power now. I only seek a simple
word irom one who may have some influ
ence even as a beggar, having saved the
life of a king, may, through royal grati
tude, wieia an influence, mil you sign
Now, all this seemed yery strange to
Buric, and he knew that there was some
thing behind the curtain which he was aot
permitted to know. He knew the proud
and stubborn duke well enough to know that
he aever would have sent such a message
as this but for some desigB more than had
I yet appeared. In short he could not ub
dentaad the matter at all. It looked dark
aad complex; such conduct was ia direct
conflict with the nature of the maa from
whom it bow appeared to have emanated.
Boric pondered upon this a few momeata,
aad he made up hie miad that be would
ea'ao account yield aa atom to the ttnuue
demand thus made upoahim.
"Sir Cooat" as said calmly aad fiivly,
"too have plaialy stated yosr propotiticB,
aad I rJiialy aatwer.- I caaaot aura the
'Hal" gasped Duaeaof,
Per a lev ai
Rune's face, as though he doubted the evi
dence of his owb sense.
"It is the duke's command," he said, at
"The Duke of Tula has bo power of
commaad over me," was the gunmaker's
ion I say: Sign
"You but waste your breath, Sir Count,
ia peaking thus. Yoa have had my an
swer." "By heaveas ! Boric Nevel, yoa shall
aura this!" the count cried, madly.
"But look yoa, sirrah! Here is mv
whole future of life based upon my hones
of uaioa with this fair girl. Her guardiaa
bids bm get this paper of yoa ere I caa
have her head. Aad bow do you think
I'll give it up bo easily? No! I'll have
your aame to this, or I'll have your life !"
-wow your tongue rune away with you,
Sir Count 1 have gives yoa my answer.
Be sure that only oae maa on earth caa
prevail upon me to place my name upon
-And who is be 7"
"I meaa the emperor."
"But you will siga it!" hissed Damonoff,
turning pale with rage. "Here it is sign!
it you would live sign I"
"Perhaps he caaaot write," suggested
"1'hen he may make his mark," rejoined
the count, ia the same contemptuous tone.
"It might sot require much more urging
to induce me to make my mark in a man
ner not at all agreeable to you, sir," the
youth retorted, with his teeth now set, and
the dark veins upon his brow starting more
plaialy out "You have come upon my prem
ises, and you have sought your purpose. You
now have your answer, and for your own
sake for mv sake I beg vou to leave me."
The above we publish aa a specimen
chapter; but the continuation ot this story
will be found i nly in the N. Y. Ledger.
Ask for the number dated. Jan. 10, which
can bow be had at any sews office or book
store. If you are not within reach of a
news office, you caa have the Ledger mailed
to you for one year by sending three dollars
to Robert Bonner, publisher, 182 William
street New York.
HtartliBs scribe Near Haperatttlens
Phoenix .(Arizona) Herald.
Some excitement is being created among
the Mexican population of Phoenix by the
story of a Mexican who arrived last even
ing from Beno mountains. He came into
town under cover of darkness, as he was
nearly naked. His hands and feet were
torn and bloody, aad his face was gashed
ia a terrible manner. His story was told
with the air of a man who had been terribly
frightened and had not-recovered. With a
champion he had started out prospecting
aoout a month ago, going up Halt Kiver.
ihey leit the river when opposite the
Superstitous mountain. Their prospecting
began at this point While climbing up
the mountain, in a little gully, through
black sand, and down which a large
stream of water had evidently passed
years ago, they were astonished to find that
in this sand were large quantities of fine
gold. In some places the sand was only
abowt half an inch deep over the granite.
The gold, in pieces the size of a bean and
smaller, was found in the little fissures in
the face of the bed-rock. Very little
washing was neccessary, and they found a
little spring of water which furnished them
with what they needed. They obtained, they
think about 5600 worth in half a day's work.
About 2 o'clock in the afternoon they were
surprised to see an Indian woman come to
the top of lhe gulch above the spring and
started to come down. Upon seeing them
she ran back over the hill again. In leas
than 10 minutes they were surrounded by
50 or 60 savages. The Indians were very
small and seemed to be of a differnt nature
than they had eyer seen in Arizona. The
Mexicans were not armed except with
knives, and the survivor says they were
almost instantly caught with lariats. The
Idians took them np the mountain and put
them in a cave. They tortured and killed
his companion, and his fate would have
been the aame but for his escape. He
succeeded in getting away with only a few
knife gashes on his face. They lost their
gold with all their, outfit The Indians
seemed to be cave-dwellers, and were
evidently excited over the place being
found by outsiders. Oar reporter's limited
knowledge of tbe Spanish language makes
it impossible for us to obtain all the
particulars of the affair. For the benefit of
non-residents we will say that Superstitious
mountain derives its name from the fact
that ano white man has ever been seen
again who attempted its ascension. It is
a tradition among the Mexicans that large
deposits of free gold is to be found in its
gulches and ravines. It is not known
whether there is any water there or not
We shall endeavor to obtain further par
ticulars regarding the matter and will pub
lish them as foon,as obtained.
Haw TheBIeetne Un-fat la Predaced.
New York Herald.
Edison's electric light, incredible as it
may appear, ia produced from a little piece
of paper a tiny piece of paper that a
breath would blow away. Through this
little piece of paper is passed an electric
current and the result is a bright beauti
ful light, like the mellow sunset of an Ital
"But paper instantly burns, even under
the trifling heat of a tallow candle!" exclaims
the sceptic, ' sad how, then, can it with
stand the fierce hea ot an electric current?"
Very true, but Edison makes the little
piece of paper more infusible than platinum
more durable than granite. And this in
volves no complicated process. The paper
is merely baked in an ovea until all its
elements have passed away except its car
bon framework. The latter is then placed
in a glass globe connected with the wires
leading to tbe electricity producing ma
fhine, and the air exhausted from the
globe. Then the apparatus is ready to give
out a light that producer no deleterious
g asses, bo smoke, no offmsive odors a
light without flame, without danger, re
quiring no matches to igiite, giving out
but little heat, vitiating no air, and free
from all flickering; a light that is a little
globe of sunshine, a veritable Aladdin's
lamp. And this light the inventor claims,
can be produced cheaper than that from
the cheapest coal oiL Were it not for the
phonograph, the quadruple! telegraph,
the telephone aad the various other re
markable productions of tbe great inventor
the world might well hesitate to accept
his assurance that such a beneficent result
had been obtained, butj as it is, his past
achievements in science is sufficient guaran
tee that his claims are aot without founda
tion, even though for months past the press;
nf Earope and America has teemed with
oissertatioas aad expositions from learned
scientists ridiculing Eiison and showing
that it was impossible for him to achieve
that which he has undertaken.
PEBIUB AMI TMINVM,
Yale College controls 1,003 students this
Look after the estrays aad waifs of hu
manity. : Disraeli has subscribed 500 to the Irish
The British art kept warm by Afghans
Lawrence Barrett will perform all this
week at Pittsburg.
The Mississippi riveria frozen over from
Lake Itasca to Cairo.
Pinchbeck ia ia favor of a general exo
dus of his race to Kansas
A boar's head k seat to Quaes Victoria
from Germany every Christmas.
Cornelius Yaadarbilt, J., is turning his
atteatioB to railroad investments.
Professor Swing is engaged to lecture ia
ia Omaha Bear tha close of January.
Poetauster General Key staads a head
above the crowd ia physical stature.
Mary Aadsrsoa played at Elmira, N.
Y, Christmas ere, aad Christmas
Dearer hopes to have a population of
w.uuu py ue naw tae csasus- caavi
Eauaa Abbott aaag at St Paul, Mias.
dariag, this week, cloaiag Christmas eve.
Oiristaias oaths stage at Galvestoa Texas.
Tw Saw Jsj eeaiiew jamped from a
BIO FIRE IX IT9 BfJSIXiatS CEXTXH
me of the Leaa'as; Baslaesa aTonsea
tke Csantry, With Stacks, Dettroye4
The Tatal IM Orer.a XlUisn
Bsllars The Victim.
. Boston, Dec 28. At eleven o'clock a
fire broke oat in the rear of. the paper
warehouse . of Bice, Kendall & Co.; on
Federal street, near Franklin. Their build
is entirely gone aad other very valuable
property, including Houghton, Osgood 4
a. publishing establishment on Devon
Band A Avery's printing house, en
Franklin street, is in great danger.
The fire is located ia one of the most
prominent business portions of the city.
3 a. x. The fire is now completely un
The Joes it estimated at two and a-half
The firms that have suffered a total loss
are Bice, Kendall & Co., Houghton, Os
good A Co., and the Union Express Com
pany. Many of the smaller firms located
in the aame block, in Federal and Devon
shire streets, received heavy damages.
b. L. Vt arren, paper manufacturers ; V.
F. Brown A Co., printers; New York and.
Boston Dispatch Co.; Eirles A Prews'
Providence Express, in addition to those
already mentioned, are. heavy sufferers.
The stock in Rice, Kendall A Co.'s was
valued at nearly 200,000, and the build
ing at $12,000 ; insuiance heavy, and will,
it is thought, cover the entire loss.
Several explosions occurred during the
fire in the North Bank building, and some
firemen sere injured.
Further details of the fire show that the
loas on the buildings will probably be half
a million, and nearly that figure onltke
The following firms are damage esj
Federal street: Rice, Kendall A jjJe
building, No. 91. completely gutted from
ceiiar to attic ; rranxnn, wool, no. M, is
in the same condition; No. 105. occupied
bySabin A Page, saddlery and carriage
hardware, and Williams A Coburn, wool,
were badly damaged in the rear and on
the roof. The fire, in its southern course,
was checked at this point
No, 63, corner of Franklin ; W. Lawrence
A Co , bankers; No. 67, Rand, Avery A Co.;
Boston Credit Bureau; Geo." D.Drake A
Co, wool; office of New England Glass
works; W. S. Libbey ; John Carter, paper;
No. 69, Fletcher Manufacturing Company ;
Samuel G. Trippe, agent; No. 73, C. J.
Peters A Son, stereotypera ; W. M. Scott,
wool shoddy; Flocks A Co; S. H. San
borne, bookbinder; T. F. Collins, blank
book manufacturei ; L. B. Wilber & Co ,
printers, and No. 75, B. H. Thayer A Co..
paper, were considerablydamsged by water
at their rears and roofs. These numbers
are badly burned :
On Franklin street, No 111, occupied br
Claflin A Brown: Charles E. Perry, paper
cutting, and John Dillingham ; No. 113,
W.F. Brown A Co.; Houghton, Osgood A
Co. : 8. D. Warren A Co.; No. 117, Rand,
Ayery A Co.; 119,t1G. S. Schenck, paper;
Dillingham paper company; James 8.
Monroe, paper manufacturer ; agent of G.
P. Gore A Co., auctioneers and commission
merchants, of Chicago ; No. 123, John Car-
ter x vo paper.
These tirms are all the losse- on Devon
The following are completely burned out
and lose almost everything :
North National Bank; Claflin A Brown,
twine and bags ; McGrath Brothers, boot
and shoe ; Heliotype printing company ;
Houghton, Osgood A Co., publishers ; S. D.
Warren A Co , paper stock; New York and
Boston dispatch express ; Eirle A Prews'
express ; Union express office ; Edward A.
laft general express, o. 222; Spaulding
A Tewksbury, paper; Moore, Smith -0.
hats, etc.; Benjimin Callendar A Co., cut
George Foster and Moses E. Ojgood are
all damaged either by fire, smoke or water.
The heaviest losers are Rice, Kendall A
Co, $150,000; Houghton, O 'good A Co.. SI50,
000; and Rand, Avery A Co , who had a
large amount of stock in process badly
damaged by smoke and water. Their loss
may reach $100,000.
THE TOTAL L0SB
by last night's fire is now figured at about
$1,000,000. There is much difficulty in
obtaining a definite statement of the losses
and insurance, but the principal losses are
distributed as follows :
Bice, Kendall A Co, ?150,000; insur
ance, 100,000; cathedral building, occupied
by them, loss from $100,000 to $125,000 ;
Houghton, Osgood A Co. estimate their
loss at $100,000 on the stock and $50,000 on
the helioty pes ; insurance, $75,000.
Rnd, Avery A Co., printers, loss about
$50,000; fully insured.
Scribner, G. P. A Putnam A Sons, and
other New York publisher, lose consider
able in sheets printed by thir. concern.
D. 8. Warren A Co , papr dealers in the
cathedral building, lose $00,000 on stock;
Claflin A Brown, paper, lose $150,000; in
sured. The vaults of the North bank were
opened this morning and the contents
found uninjured. H. II. Hunmerall,
owner of the building occupied by Bierce
A Hardy and other has an insurance of
about 7,000; which covers the loss.
There are orther heavy losses.
THE ADDITIONAL LOSSES
by last night's fire are E K. Dunbar
printer, 510,000, insured; T. G. Howel
bookbinder, $40,000, insured for $30,0001
S. K. Abbott, binder, $20,000. insured for
$3,000; Claflin A Brown, $75,000, not
$150,000, aa stated; partially insured;
the Ashton valve Company lose $3,000, in
sured ; Brigham, publisher, loses $100 000,
no insurance. The original cost of tbe
cathedral building is now stated to be
$325,000 ; insurance, $250,000.
THE TOTAL SAMAOE.
The aggregate damage to the building?,
by the last night's fire is $319,300 ; insur
ance, $225,000. The aggrezate los of mer
chandise and fixtures is $657,700; insur
ACGC3TA, Dec. 29. It is the general
opinion that Garcelon trill not submit to
the fnpreme Court the question propounded
by Governor Morrill. The Republicans
will be prepared for this and present the
questions through a majority of the mem
bers of the last Senate, as it ia thought that!
such proceedings would conforoy a the taw.
The disposition is to exhausf a tea legal
means before others are tried J '
Mayor Nash. 01 this cityJwB aa-sto
address a- letter to Governor GarceTon7
urging him not to call out tbe militia on
the assembling of the Legislature, as that
would provoke the bringing out of force
on tbe other side. He will state that the
extra police force provided by the city ii
amply able to preserve public peace.
CUBBED FOR IHS PAINS.
O D. Baker applied this forenoon at the
Secretary of State's office for authority to
examine the returns from Farmington. He
was answered by Counsellor Fogg in the
negative, which was accompanied by a
Portland, Dec 29. Captain Lynch, of
the Montgomery Guards, notified his men
to be ready to march at an instant's no
tice, from which it is inferred that they,
with the light infantry, will be called to
went to Belfast to-day, to attend a meeting
called to sustain the course of the Governor
and Council. A similar meeting was held
this evening in Rockland. The Governor
sent for the Mayor this afternoon to con
sult ia regard to a proper police force for
preserving order on the re-assembling of
the Legislature. The Mayor had just
finished writing a communication to his
excellency oa the subject and conveyed it
is pcnuH. isayor hhd was courteous!
received, aad assured the Governor
needed preparatioas had
keening the peace. Two hu
BoliCTBMSi hsve beea already
taw BHmDer would be iBa
o! the case required
1 ar,ie to keep order, aad
BBUUXD TKK GOTBWJNS
Last la Mag troops to tae cap
rat is stsUiaa lot anaiag taaau
k. nesaia 1 t ..
the citizens of Augusta would bear him
out ia these assurances. The Governor
talked, quite freely and informed the
Mayor that he -had a great dislike of the
iuea o Drrnging trooBS acre ana booum
not da it if peace could be maintained ft
any other way. It woald ba his duty to
preserve order and to prevent interference
with tne members ot the Legislature.
THE STEAi's STMPATHiarES. n $
Belfast, Dea 29. Hayford hall was
packed to. its utmest capacity this after
noon, in response to 'the call for a "law
and order" meeting, to" sustain the Gover-
I nor and Council. Hon. Wm.. H. Rust
presided, aad on taking the chair, read
extracts from various speeches maae ai
recent Republican meetings, and claimed
that they were revolutionary in character.
He was very severe upon the Bepphlicaas;
accused them of cirrvincrthe recent elec- i
tioiTSt wholesale bribery, and said that,
Twatsfand his ring, were no more' corrupt
thaaare James G.Blaine and his ring to-
Gov. Garcelon was then iatroduced and
received with loud applause. He began $
by saving that he had not come here to
make an -apology for anything he had" e
done or left undone. He -spoke of the
recent election and of the rumors soea
after it took place ip regard to the count-
ing of Votes. He said that prominent Re- -,
publicans had then said that the law of -1377
was clearly unconstitutional, ''and a
named Hon.. Wm.P. Frre as one of "the V
number who gave a full explanation of the
constitutional rights in regard "to the duty
of the town officers and of the Governor and 9
Council as to the election returns. He
said that when the returns were laid before
the legislature they would in every instance
be found correctly tabulated. He claimed
that the returns were canvassed strictly ia
accord wit a the constitution aad the law
and without regard to one party or the
other. He spoke of the Republican com
mittees who visited him at the beginning ot
canvass and said that he then told the r
committee thai he himself had never.yet
MatMrweahataa . . .4 i dru7
counting of the "votes. "The
some ot the large citiex were
to them but
tive and the Governor and
nothing to do in regard
to strictly follow the requirements of
the constitution and laws, lhe legislature
will undoubtedly do justice by the cities -not
represented, as the two branches are
the judges of the election of their owa
The Governor spoke particularly of the
Portland returns and claimed that' they
agree strictly with the record and therefore
could not be amended, even under the law r
ef'ISTT. The Danforth District was cot
spoken of and the Governor made a state
ment in regard to the returns from that
town and said that the record had been al
tered long after the election, at the request
of Geo. A.Currun,of Calias. Tie said that
he had a letter of the town clerk of Dan
forth in His pocket, stating that he bad
changed his record undtr orders from the
Republican board of selectmen. All tha
returns will be presented to the Legislature
on the 7th of January unless the State
house ia seizsd by a mob and the returns
destroyed. previous to that time. He chal-
Ienged any man to put his fingers on a
single thing be had done not strictly in ac
cordance, with the constitution, the laws '
Oa closing the Governor was Joudly
applauded and three cheers given for
Hon. Wm. n.McCIellan, Attorney Gen
eral, next addressed the meeting. He
commenced by speaking of the clergymen
who had spoken at the indignation meet- .
ing Saturday evening and satd that they '
had made many false statements. He de-
nied emphatically that statement that has
been made that he ndvit-ed the government . ,
not to submit the que: 1004 in dispute to
the Supreme Court.
Resolutions were adopted, supporting
the Governor and Council and the meeting
adjourned with three cheers for Governor
CON'-riRATORs IN SESSI3N.
r Bangor, Dec. 29 Adjutant General S.
I). Leavitt arrived here to-day and this
evening Joseph L. Smith, Fusion ctndidata
for Governor, Sheriff Stratton, of I'effob
scott county, Gorham L. Boynton, Cogresw
man Ladd, J. P. Doss, of Commercial .and.
other prominent Fusionists have been at
his hotel, it is supposed in conference with
the Adjutant Gen-ral.
It is rumored that a telfgram was re
ceived by the shcrff to-day from Governor
Garcelon and it is reported thit
the conference is in relation
to the arms of the State arsenal and 'that
they will be removed to Augusta to-aior-
The report from Auguta that the Gov
ernor would probably decline to refer tha
questions proposed b, Morrill to the Su
preme Court, caused mach dimpprobatioa,
especially among the prominent Democrats,
who signed a petition f jr that action. t
ArGC?rA, Dec. 2:. The Governor has
decided not to submit to the Supreme Court
the questions propounded by Morrill. This
is obtained on good authority, though it
will not be put into writing before Jto- s
morrow, lhe excuse f.r not submitting 3
is that most of the points have already
been adjudicated upon. There could not 0
hi an opportunity to organiz the Legisla
ture if the decision of the court wasawaited,
as the certificates mu". be issued to mem- .
bers twenty days before tha asembjing of
the Legislature. In addition, the Governor- 1
claims he has no legal right to withdraw
the certificates already issued, and since
escb house ia the judge of its elections, and
if there are wrongs they can be righted.
The Governor continues to reeeive numer
ou petitions from all parts of the State, '
praying that the law points involved may
be referred to the Supreme uiurt.
A CIl'Kli HOAX.
Aa Orean Mlrnmer ICoported Lout, bat
the Keport Pronounced Fawne.
London, Dsc 29. The owners of the
steamer Arragon, about whose, safety some
feat is entertained, in consequence of the
r J mors of her foundering at sea, state that
they have heard nothing from that steamer
sicce she sailed from Bristol, on the 19th
inat, for New York.
DELAYED BT CT0RM3. "
New i irk, Dc. 29 The agents of the
steamer Arragon are not'at all apprehen
sive for her safety, and expect the vessel
here within a few days. Heayy gales and
seas ars prolonging ue trips ot ait steamers
crossing the Atlantic The Arragon has a,
aftwawty-eighi men. Jtjaiyt knows
1 it ji
The agents also -pronounce the rumoi
her loss a cruel hoax, and promise to dis
cover and punish the author. The agesii"
say the vessel is not due until January 3d
or 4'.b, and that tbe friend of. the passen
gers will be cruelly tortured until the safety
of the ship is proclaimed.
a'w Oaler JBHtlce.
Boston, Dec 29. A special front Concord
to the Journal says : A member of Cow
gross states. .that it has been decided to
present the name of name and urge the
appointment of Chief Justice Charles Doe,
of New Hampshire, to a position on the
bench of the supreme Co an of the United
.A ratal qaarrel ever Cards.
Memphis, Tenn.. Dec 29. Last Satur
day, af Pope's Station, Mias Bedford and
Frank Duke, couin?, quarled over a
game of cards in which JTrank shot Bed
ford with a dsuble-barreled shot gun, kill
ing him instantly. Bedford leaves a wife
and erven children.
IT IS WORTH A TBIAL.
was troubled lor
bov again. Mr Mood aad klitBeys
are all right, aad I am aa aetiveasaaaa
of 30. although Iaat 72, aad I have bo
doubt it will do as wall Jar ethers af asy
aa. AiMwartaiaaBna.- jrataar.
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