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THE RUTLAND WEEKLT f HEB ALD. ' THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 1876, THE RUTLAND' HERALD THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1870. NATIONAL ( THANKSGIVING. By the President of the United States of America. A PROCLAMATION. From year to year we have been ac tomed to pause in our daily pursuits and 8et apart a time to offer our thanks to Almighty God for the special blessings lie has vouchsafed to us, with our pray ers for a continuance thereof. We have, at this time, equal reason to be thankful for His continued protection and for the many material blessings which Ilia bounty has bestowed. In addition to these favors accorded to us as individu als we have ef pecial occasion to express our hearty thanks to Almighty God that by His providence and guidance, our government, established a century ago, has been enabled to fulfill the purpose of its founders in offering an asylum to the people of every race, securing civil and religious liberty to all within its borders, and meting out to every indi vidual alike, justice and equality before tho law. It is, moreover, especially our duty to offer our humble prayers to the Father of all mercies for a continuance of II is divine favor to us as a nation and as individuals. By reason of all these considerations, I, Ulysses 8. Grant, XrcsiGent ot the United States, do rec ommend to the people of the United States to devote tho thirtieth day of No vember next to the expression of their thanks and prayers to Almighty God, and, laying aside their daily avocations and all secular occupations, to assemble in their respective places of worship, and observe such day as a day of thanksgiving and rest. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal tt Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-sixth day af October, l. s.J in the year of our .Lord one thou eand eight hundred and seventy six, and of the independence of ' the United States of America, the one hundred and first. (Signed) U. 8. GRANT. STATE OF VERMONT. A Proclamation. BT HORACE FAIRBANKS, GOVERNOR. A completed history of national exist ence, the crowning of the year with boun tllul harvest's the continued blessings of hflHith, or peace, of intelligence ana loy Hlty to the principles of civil and religious liberty, call for the utterance of lraie and Thankpftivintr. In accordance with established custom and the Proclamation of the President of the United states. I do hereby designate and appoint TiiirttsUAY THK THIKT1KTII AT OF NOVUMHBlt IH- BTANT, uh a day of Vnblio Ttmtiiigivlng ana rriuae to oar ueuveuiy i Atuor. . Let us on this day abstain, Irom our or dinary 1 bora,Hsseuble In our accustomed piHCes ot worship, lift ur hearts an of- irtiinura of gratliude and thanksgiving to our I'iviiia Benefactor, for the countless blepsings -public and individual-which lie has most graciously bestowed; and especially let "i hanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift." our Saviour and Ke- deemer On this day. let our hnmcsba Ailed with Joy and love; let the fesutf board bespeak the bounties ol the Divine Hand and out of our abundance let tho heart ol the des olate be cheered, and the home ol the destitute be made glad, that the "expec tation or the poor" be not disappointed. And let all, with heart and soul, in one general thanksgiving, join la the woras of insniraiion : "Unto Thee. O God. do we give thanks, unto Thee do we give thanks;" "l,tt the people praise Thee, O Uod, Jet Rll the people praise Xhee." 'Then shall the earth yield her Increase; an.) iod, even our own God, shall bless .' Given under my band and the seal of the Mu to in the Executive Chamber at Montpeiier, this iourteenth day of N'ovemher, In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six. of tne Independence of the United Slates the one hundred and tlrst, and of this commonwealth the ono huudredth. HORACE FAIUBAXKS. By th Jovrnor: A.. K. Uankin. Secretary of Civil and too Centennial state Buildings Little or nothing now remains of any of the Scate buildings except furniture, and from some that, too, is gone. There are twenty-one such buildings.and about a dozen of them are sold. In addition to those already announced as having teen "knocked down," are the follow ing : Tho Iowa building, sold for $575, to Mr. Bower of New Jersey, who in tends removing it to his farm about ten miles from Camden ; the Massachusetts building, for $1,500, to a gentleman of that State, who will re-erect it near Bos ton, and tho Illinois building to Mr. Wm. Strong, who will remove it to his land on the Pennsylvania railroad, some miles from this city. Workmen are dis membering some of the purchased struc tures. A West Virginian has offered $1,000 for tho building representing his btate. Although it cost $6,C00 it is thought his offer will be accepted. Hotting definite, however, can be knowu regarding the disposition of this buildiug, nor those of Pennsylvania, Arkansas and one or two ther States, until their respective legislatures meet. The Arkansas building, a large tent-like structure, cost $5,500, and a gentleman proposes to buy and remove it to Ocean Grove for camp-meeting and Sunday school purposes. Philadelphia 2 bne. Political Notes. Tho New Yoik Graplact says that from information in its possession it is enabled to state that the electoral vote of both Florida and Louisiana will be cast for Kutherford B. Hayes, and it reiterates its claim of 185 votes for Hayes againBt 184 for Tilden. The great duty of the hour urged by right minded men of all parties, and which cannot bo too much insisted on everywhere, is the duty of "obedience to law." The slightest departure from law U the first step toward chaos.if, Y, Journal of Commerce, (Dem ) Those journals that have expressed a desire to print the obituary of Sergeant Bates, the famous flag bearer, without further delay, should entice the fellow to attempt to carry a flag bearing the names of Hayes and Wheeler through the "bulldosed" States. The dickens I A friend suggests that should lilden, the wifeless, be installed, Bleak House would be the best title for the presidential mansion ; also, that in view of the present complications, Lady Dedlock would be a suitable personage to preside over his household. -Commercial Advertiser. A tobacconist fiiend of ours comment ing on the electoral hitch in Vermont suggests that the House can throw out Sollace if they chews, but they'll have to give a quid pro gico. JS'evo York Commercial Advertiser. Though 900 colored men in Edgefield county, S. C'have sworn that : they were not permitted to vote at the State election, tho returns from that county show a vote of 2,200 in excess of frs male citizens oyer twenty-one years of age. It is an awful thing for the command-cr-ic-chief of the army, to see, when troubles threaten the country, that there are a few artillery companies in Wash ington City. That wasn't the way Bu4 chanan prepared for war. The indigna tion of the rural roosters is very, affect ing. We should think ah old Virginian; expounder of the Constitution, ;.who wants a few hundred millions to com plete the JecmS ltiver canal,; would lurst intotears.Ci'nci7inaW Co-mmereiaL A Raleigh, N. C. special to the Timet Bays: Dr. A. J. Glover, supervisor of elections at Swan Qaarter.nyde county, N. 0.," was drowned on the tight of No vember 6, with the Republican tickets lor that county in nia . possession. " He was found some - days after, nearly up right in the water,-with this coat drawn over his head and; other evidences of violence. The election, -.tickets were never found. : - Warning: The man who entered a newspaper office yesterday and asked with a confidential air and persuasive smile, "Judging from your latest advices who ao you think is elected ? ' has not been seen since. N. Y. Tribune. It is discovered that the law of New York allows presidential electors "the pay and mileage allowed at the time to members of the legislature." When this law was passed legislators received $ 3 a day, now they receive $1,500 a year, so the electors can demand this amount it they please, and thus put the State to the expense of $52,500. The constitutional amendments in Vir ginia have been adopted by a large ma jority. They provide for biennial ses sions of the legislature and for the dis franchisement of voters for petit latceny and non payment of their poll tax. It is reckoned that the coets or the sessions of the Virginia legislature will be re duced $150,000 by the amendment, and the State school lund, to which the re ceipts from the poll taxes will be trans ferred, is sure to be largely increased. The returns of the vote cast for Mr, Green Clay Smith, Prohibitary candi date for the Presidency, aro beginning to come in. They are not so favorable as might be wished, and he is so lar be hind Peter Cooper that he will not think of contesting the thing with him. In his native county of Kentucky he re ceived only twenty votes. By the way, Kentucky was an odd State to furnish a Prohibitory candidate. Boston Jour nal. "iou can t believe anything you see in the newspapers nowadays," said a despondent Lawrence Democrat. Just then a cheerful Democrat said the morn ing news from Louisiana was favorable to the Democrats, and the despondent man went up to uolburn s and bought the Democratic rost, the assistant Dem ocratic and bloody-bones Herald, and patronized that " lying black Re. publican Boston Journal" three cents' worth. Lawrence American. There is every reason to believe that Connecticut.which gave Tilden less tban 2,000 majority, was carried by fraud. The voto aggregates nearly 122,000, and 13 out of all proportion to the popula tion of the State, being 21,000 greater than the largest vote ever before polled, which was m 1875. The Democratic in crease is confined to the large eiiies and chiefly to Hartford. New Haven and Biidgeport. Taking the bati of voters to the population shown by the cenaus of 1870, the increased vote of Hartford hows an increase of 24,000 in popula tion, in New Hvpn of 22 00 a'd in Bridgeport of 14,000. Theic haa bveu little or no increase of population in these cities since 1870. The explanntion of this increase is found in the fraudu lent naturalization papers and repeating, whieh were made easy by the election law passed by the Democratic legisla ture of 1875 .; .-; The safety of the country depends not upon the ' assertion ' of Congressional power, but upon Congress keeping hands -off the Constitution. Why, it is as plain as daylight in the open field, that the Constitution expressly cuts off all Fed eral authorities from having anything to do with the formalities regulating, the ; Presidential succession . .The CoriBtitu tiou commands "the presence of"; Con- ' cress wtule. air. the ceruncaits are ppened and all the votes counted,' and the canaidaco wno nas me . majority ot all "shall be the ; President-"; - There is no more a requirement that the Presi-; dent of the Senate shall declare who has been elected President than there is that the Chief Justice shall awear him. in The Constitution itself declares the re sult. No officer is delegated to perform a duty of declaration. The candidate who gets 185 votes "shall be the Presi dent, and on the 5th day of March next he can go before a: Justice of the Peace and be sworn in and the Con- irressman who meddles is a . revolution ist and would precipitate anarchy violating the fundamental law. by Special ii9patea to the N. Y. Times, -North Carolina. ' tilden's FBATOTJLKNT majority ineli gibility of a DEMOCBATIO ELKCTOK. Geeessboko, Nov. 28. Returns received show that the vote for Hayes and Settle will reach and probably exceed 108,000. There can be no doubt that the Democrats committed the most glaring frauds. Tildon s ma jority will reach 14,000 and Vance will run some 4,000 or 5,000 behind him. The Democrats here are very much ex cited by the discovery of the fact that one ot the Tilden electors, William B, Glen, is ineligible. He is one of the commissioners appointed by the South ern Claims Commission to take testimo ny. This will give one Repulican elect or in North Carolina. Judge Settle has gone to Columbia, 8. C. ; eays he was welcomed by what : he calls a "thundering curiosity." . - y r .-, . ; Mr. Drew, the Democratic candidate for governor ot ; Florida, formerly lived la Alton, N. n. : : An Irishman named O'Keefe has died in India leaving property valued at $25, 000,000, and no immediate heirs. ; Mr,, Green Clay Smith, the prohibition candidatfr for ; President,': received . .only twerty votes : Ia'-hij native county ia' Kentucky. . -r".. . -v?-:. Canada, the gallant Greek Admiral who fifty odd years aj;o, with forty-two associates, took the sacrament and de voted himself to death in sailing two nreships into the midst of the Turkish fleet at Scio, succeeding in destroying the Pasha's ship with many hundred men, is alive at Athens, a hearty old salt of eighty-two. The translation of the Bible by Julia Smith, one of the Glastoaberry Smith sisters, is now finished and for sale. It is the first translation of the Bible ever made by a woman, and she acquired all her knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Latin mainly by her own efforts at a time when no college admitted women. The heroic self sacrifice of Gsorge El iot is not fully tealizsl when we ham that Bhe has thus far made only five thousand dollars for the sale of "Daniel Deronda," until we pause to consider her candid admission that she might have made five times as much by per forming on the flying trapeze. Governor Kellogg, of Louisiana, is about fifty year old. He is of medium height, is slender and erect, and wears a closely-buttoned coit. His head is small, the forehead evenly rounded and sloping backward with too great rapid ity. His hair is gray and worn as if much time had been employed on it with a brush in front of a mirror. His moustache is grey, heavy, and with pointed waxed ends. The ex-Empress Eugenie is in no par ticular danger of starvation. She has real estate in Paris valued at $1,065,000, on which there are mortgages to the ex tent of $240,000. Then in the provinces scattered about she has estates worth at least $1,600,000. Only one of these is moitgaged. Besides all these the Bona parte family possess large estates in Spain, Rally, Switzerland, Corsica atd England. As for the personal property estimate vary, some of them r aching nearly $15,000,000, and others falling as low as $5,000,000. The Emperor was what the American honswife calls "a good provider." Chief JusticelMoees, of South Caro lina, is brother of Judge Moses who was indicted last yi ar, at the instigation of Gov. Chsmberlain, and father of ex Gov. Moses to whom Gov. Chamberlain refused a coin inistion as Judge, a few monlhs since. He is a bitter personal enemy of Ujy. Chamberlain. He has two associates, one is a black rr an from Pennsylvania-,.' said to be a uo'd lawyer and a -firm -Republican, while 'he third memo, t of the court is a carpet-tarter from New York, who has for some time been regarded as a tool of Wade ilamp tm and fcia associates. ' ' - '' Tho Vote in Florida, democratic ra Auitf. Washington, Nov- 2G. Ex-United btates Senator Osborne, of Florida, . has written a letter to a friend 3n, this city, explaining the operations of the Demo crats in reference : to the vote in That State. " Mr. Osborm baa made an analy sis of the Democrats? vote, : and eays he finds that it . shows at' all points a .uni-: form increase of one-third in majorities oyer previous elections. -This uniform ity of increase is the result of : a deliber ate plan matured prior to the election,; and was secured in various ways, : the general instructions of the Tilden man agers to the; Fliorida county committees, to make their-majorities show this in crease, . leavbasf the methoda of accom plishment ta .the local . managers. : in some instances the; result was accom plished by importins; and voting Demo crats fro'ja Georgia and Alabama j. in others, ty : violence and ' intimidation, and in 8vme cases by altering the returns after th e polls had closed. Mr. Osborne says the . fact of the uniformity of in crease in the Democratic local majori ties vUl be established by an inspection of tb vote and that . the methods by whici thi3 remarkable result was ac complished can be satisfactorily'. proved bp competenfi witnesses. -.ZvV lv. Timet. y.i . ; ' -'yi'-y--''' Persb nai-.': !. ; 'V: -H1. ; Jeff 't)a via has returned-' frpm;Eur6pe. MrW : Hjjpv jsf 0ha ,notvip; cot ; .-. sir. liallam ; I enny son, a. uwx: . Laura ate, is a writer oS fonie promise.' to be ' writing playjoiofyi ly-'':. Ba is t wced': la pnlyfiHy;nr;eftrs is co iwdeTaoiy older . . ,y, 7y.. ' i for ST Va'te Senator ter ? aas'rectived the amount of insiirance oafthe life of.her;.hneband-r$5raot'r;(.'.; li ey... Henry. Ward; 4eecfier. lepuvea Sporting Nores. A twenty-mile bycycle match, will take place on Monday evening next, in New ork, between William McClellan (the Champion) and William DeNcielle. ' "William Sexton, the young Burliog t2n biliiardist, now in New Orleans, has forwarded a challenge to. Joseph Dion to plsy. for tbe Dtlaacy'. medat. and the championship, . :;:.';: i : ; ' .' ) 6'L'esr-y,' . the V Chicago : pedestrjapi:';3-S .full '.'of ; business.', in. f England.; :' Haying succeeded 'ia - bi.ating Wstoii'S. tmieV'h was not accorded ibe credit of being tli-e fastest, walker of - the two-; and leanfifij; the :f act, '.be-7eccnty issued a-.ch-a-TlPge tO: Wcston.--v,'v-.v.;v: v';:"';';;..-;- ; The St.' Louis baso- ball, club.'prO-pciscs; to contest ; the . secQBd - position on the championship Jist vw ith the Hart fords, and to this end will file a protest with the Leau, claiming second rank under article 12, section 2, of the League con stitution, by which they hope to have credited to them as forfeits three games due them in St. Louis from the Mutaala. As the Mutual club ceased to exist long ago, the claim would hardly seem to be of any value. Yates, the checker champion, offers to put up , the champion medal against a deposit of $50, not as a wager, but simply to compensate him for time spent in preparing for a match of fifty games (wins and draws to count.) In case Mr. Yates should lose, he resigns the championship of. the world and the medal to the victor, who in turn must play for it (if challenged vpoa similar terms.-. . This . offer.-is - tendered to all players ; match to conic eff in two days after signing articles.' . In General. Brother Shearman is said to havo fig ured up a bill of costs against Mutual Friend Moulton which provoked a dis charge of gorgeous, rhetoric. Moulton thinks it would be cheaper to try the case in Delaware county or in the In dian Territory, especially as there are Pryor claims. Uraphvc. The New York Tribune asserts that the arrest of Elbert A." Woodward, of the Tweed ring, ' was prearranged and understood by-him. HU revelations vvill involve many llepublican, as .well as Democratic, officials, and . particulars of the dividend of funds i&ised in Court House frauds will involve scores of peo pie who have" been hitherto unsuspected. ." There is more warmth in . enow than is generally supp6sod. - During 'the re cent. Arctic '; voyage, ; the deck of the Alert, was covered with two - feet of enow.vfer .-jon.QtnIing beat": below.' While the air on the -.upper ; deck. .waa seventy degrees ; bel6w zero, , equivalent to one hundred degrees of Iroat, on the lower deck, a mean temperature of forty-nine degrees was maintained. ,: . Many New York pastors have reduced their salaries in view of the embarrass ments of the times. Several have ' re linquished $1,000 ; some have agreed to preach a year without . pay, : and : there ha? been a general reduction all along the line. A clergyman . recently told of an Inttance of forethought quite remark able; '.The parab- took- $1,000 off : the pastor -salary and spent -. it : on a quar-. tel te choir,: Dr.- liobinson, of the Mem-, orial Church, : la 1 the banner pastor in thia Wise.:: He has made a" good deal of money ;on his hymn book ' he gave $25t'- 000 the other day to: reduce ihe, debt .on h.is".church;, vV-u ;:f'";:--'r : . . 'V: : . ' ,:: :y.j9tr i bis tea f' of a Wil B ull. .. Ajbduf 9 o'cibek t&ia 'iraorhing a .wild bull, from a drove erossing- the big sus pension.' . bridge-. V toward 'i Cincinnati jumped through a ;damond : jformed ; by the: iron.' guard , between! : the : foot '', and 'wagon pass wgy8,'juaV; beyond-'- the --'.flrs't 1 pier, aad with another . leap - . wen V-ickaP oyer to;. the street. below -faUing 'n; a "man name4". William ; Hickey; kilfing it self and hurting Hickey seriously; v:The : tral).; expired in. three . minates "after '.its falk-.afld it took several men to drair it from the body of Ilickey. . Tho Injured man-.was ,' conveyea mto the . Morgan : Ho&,atVthe;;,cornef- ,cf .Front : and . Oreciatip street ftnd. Dr. . Kearns simv the. mans :skmi',.'8 -;f racturedaad'taat death wiii eUuCdtiiietan .' ': :.:v!;o:X; Cossip About nyiyig Ppetec William Culleh Bryant " recently cele brated his 82dt birthday, having been born Nov, 8. 1794. in Cumington, Mass. He looks little over three score-and-ten, having still an erec t figure ; and . elastic. ep,",;.JIe.feho;ws. hisyigor. an4 fondness for XtJrcse by'WsilBng af lig-.oalntTy puts i "cyvry niorcin down to ufef &W ning toet,'1' The poet's Lead and face are covered with a liberal supply of sil very locks, and he rather takes a pride in seeing his clastic and- venerable self as others see him, for there is scarcely a photographer in town who has not a fine portrait of Bryant. At public din ners he may often be seen, and at speech making he 'n not at all backward. Al though he is f requentlyjto be met in the streets of the city, he larely attends the opera or theater. Mr. Bryant writes so little poetry now he may be said to have laid down the lyre ; but of general lit erary and journalistic labor he Blill per forms a great deal of work. - Mr TenDyson, now sixty six years old, is still in Lis prime of thought and capacity for work. The only ill he's heir to i3 an aEnual hay fever. He is six feet high, broad-shouldered and large boned, but not stout. His hands and feet are large. Ilia face is long, and somewhat resembles that of Dante, save that he has not the rigid mould and ex pression of the great Florentine, and the nose U not so aquiline. His hair is long and b'ack, lb complexion olive. Once upon a time, in speaking of Mr. Tennyton's personal appearance, Bu chanan Bead called him "a dilapidated Jupiter" a pii ce of description at once picturebque, acute and humorous. Whittier is sixty eight years old and a most quaint, kindly, and refined per son, using habitually the Quaker "three" and "thou." Henry W. Longfellows a year older, and wears well the dignity of the gen tleman and the poet. Lowell 'a fifty-seven, and has the look of the critic rather than the poet. Stoddard is 56 years old, about five feer nine inches high, and wears a full iron gray beard. This author looks every inch a pott, and in conversation is bright and witty. For fifteen years he "fed at the public crib" ia the cn.a. toms servuw ; 2 ut tuw his whole time is occupied irj eattribntiaiT.to the mage ziuf 8 fend ne-cvpapc-rs -The riVht haod lx icg fiaralyzad. ; Mr. Stoddard '. has lean.t d to write - wiih his left hind. Stoddard's wife is a writer of no mean ability, and has made a reputation for herself in the literary world. Thomas Bailey Aldiich, just . forty years of age, wan born in New Hamp shire; laid the foundation for his repu tation in New York ; wrote "Bobie Belle" while he was' in his teens, and now resides ia Pxl i. Ahirich'B rep utation as a poet aad novelist is increas ing and improving, ; foreign ; critics of high authority .''.placing him among the first American wii ers. ; He has had some .experience .as aa' editor and liter ary critic, having ounmenced his. career in the Jb;e of t:ie Jcme Jouriiils Al drivh has a wife and several children. 7 William Morris, the poet,, lives in a charming house in London, brightened by the presence of a beautiful wife and three pretty children. HisJ study ia reached by three flights of sturs, and ia a! bare rooov hung with lumps of tobac co, and having for writing purposes a curious hacked table and an ancient ink horn. Herein the "Earthly Pandase" was written;-' .The shaggy haired, , kifld iaced poet never. Jtopk; handsomer: than when his lUe'daea'-daiideg ; about him and ; ciiilibicg ' over;':-' liiaC--ffa Journal, '- .'. : 'C''r-V-V ';':" Vj.'':', :; A Materialized HoloV . . , ; ; Take a isheet of -. -i8tlff-.-;-wtiijig:'-p"aJ-and fold it into a tube an inch.- ia diam eter.: ApplV it to the iht ova aaod look, " i ' . - : -. . . L. .. i iteaiiijr iur;'ugu ii, lucusjug j,nv eye-pa any conveElent. object ; . keep the left eye rpsn. . . Now . place the left hand, held talm tipward edgeways: agamat the side of. ibe paper tube and about an inch or two above the lower end. The astonishing effect will be produced of a hole, apparently of the size of the cross section of the tube, made through the left hand. -. This ia the hole .in'.- which we propose to materialize another and smaller hole. As we need a genuine aperture, and it would be inconvenient to make one in the left hand, let a sheet of white paper be subtitutcd therefor and similarly held. Just at the part of the paper whare the hole equaling in diameter the orifice of the tube appears, make an opening inch . in : dLauiettx. Now stare intently into the tub and the second hole, defined by its.'difference of illumination, will be seen floating in the first bole, and yet both will be trans parent. The illusion, for ot course it is one of these odd prank3 our. binocular vision plays upon u?, is certainly one of the most curious ever devised. i.idep; here is the actualhole ek-arjy yiJible,' and yet therejis n flolid body ia ba aeea to define its edges It ia not a rnord e pot of. light, becaase,. it a pago of print le te garded, the Hoes wi then, tlie boiindaries of the little bole will not cQiccide at all with those surrounding it, and extending to the large apparent appyrture. Each eye obviously tranemita an entirely; - dif ferent impression to the brain, and that organ,' unable to disentangle them, lands us in the palpable absurdity of a mater--ialized bole. Fight Between a Trout and a Water-Snake. A. W. Chase of the United States Coast Survey, in a noto to the editor of the Popular Science Month!!, describes as follows a contest which he and a brother officer witnessed in 1767 on the Pariesima, a small trout 6treara about twanty-four miles south of San Fran cises : We had been fishing on the stream, and came to a high bank which over looked a transparent pool of water about ten feet in. diameter and four feet ia depth; Tbe pool was fringed with wil lows,' and had On one side a small gravel I bank- The trout at first sight was lying in mid water, beading up stream. It was, as afterward ascertained, fully nine inches, in length, a very desirable prize for-an angler. -.While etudying how to cast oiir flies to fleeure him, a novel fish erman appeared, and so quick were his actions that we suspended : our own to witness them. This new enemy. of the trout was a large water-snake Of the common variety, striped black and yel low. He swam up the pool on the sur face until over the trout, when he -made a dive, and by a dexterous movement seized the trout in such a fashion ;.that. the jaws of the snake closed its mosth.' The fight then : commenced.: . . The - trout had the use of its tail and fin9,and could drag the snake from the surf ace j when near the: bottosi,' however; the Bnake made use of its.tail by winding it around every stone or root; that it could reach. After -; eeeming:; this .; tail-hold it could; drag: the trout toward the bank, :b&V on letting go the . trout : would have a new-advantage:;-This battle; was. continued, for. full twenty minutcs,when the snake managed to get its tail, out of -the. Water and clasped around, the root, of one of the willows :rncntisedAas . oyerhanging he pool; .'.The; battle was -then up,-. for the snake gradually.- put: c;ii. - after .coil-' around the root; wjth, .each' one dragging: the fisk toward the land;. '.v When half iu biK?y was coiled Si unloosed the first bold atid stretched-. tbe ,nd f its" tail; .tit in every-."direction',"- n4'-VfiaiE-g'- ranotbet root.lmade fast,:;, and : now,-using bptb draeged -.the ; Trout -; put .ont the ' gf avet bank.': It now had it. nndet control ami uncoiling, the; -finake '.- dragged ' the . fish folly ten feet up; on the bank; and t sup pose would have gorged him.'' We kUlei the &nd replaced Uie treat iu t'la - iiio-'hi thftt Tin deserved Hberiy, He was apparently unhurt.and in a tew momenta umi . wateMnakes of -our CoUfornia brooks will prey upon the young of trout and also smaller and less active fishes,I have noticed, but never .have seen an tttack on a fish so large, or one more : hotly contested. ' "' ;;:..' ''. :-::'v'''-': -::.,'..' "Fool Friends" ... ;;oihing hurts a man,' nothing; Airta a party: so terribly as fool friends.; : '- A foot friind is the fw-c of bad news, of slander, and all base and cc pleasant things, A fool friend always knows every mean thing that has been said against you and against the party. He always knows where your party is loosing and the other is making large gains. , , -, , He always tells you the good luck your enemy has had. He implicity believes every Uory against you, and kindly suspects your Cite fcriCC. A fooi friend is always full of a kind of a ttupid candor. . ,J-te is so candid that be always bel iv e." the statements of an enemy. He never Busptcts any thing on your Nothing pleases him hue bting shock ed by horrible news concerting some good man. He never denies a lie, unh-BS it is in your favor He is always findiug fault with his party, and is continually begging pardon for belonging to the other si 4c. He is frightfully anxious that all his C inditates should stand well with the Of position. lie ia forever seeing the faults of his party and the virtues ef the other. He geneially shows his candor by BcratcLing the ticket. He a ways searches every nook and corner for his conscience to find a rea son for deserting a friend or a principle. In a moment of victory he is mag naniously on your side. In defeat , he consoles you by repeating prophecies made after th" event. The fool fii-nd regards your reputa tion as common properly and a com mon prey for all the vultures, hyenas, and jackals. He takes a sad plea ure in your m,f- fortunep. Ho forgot his piiociplfS to gratify yotir enemies. n He forgives your n aligner a-d bu.rr erer with all his heart. He is so friendly that you cannot kick him. From Carl Prehel's Weekly. Seasonable Suggestions. Frosts, bracing winds and spits of snow warn ua that the summer is past and that winter is approaching ; and he is wi6e who puts all things in readiness to meet the approaching cold season. Our Northern winters vary in severity, and as we have no certain means of foretelling the season, that course is the safest which prepares for . Ibe mos-t se vere and Inclement season in advance. Farm buildings need looking to, to see that there are no loose boards or shin gles to be blown away, and thereby sub ject the building and its contents to greater damage and ourselves to loss, light barns and stables with suitable ventilation, keep hay, etc , very much better and the etock warmer than those which are well supplied with large cracks and poorly hung and badly con structed doors. If. our stock are kept warm, by warm stables, tbey require less heating food to keep up the temper ature of the body so that their food, in stead of dissipating in heat, . is changed into more profitable elements which go to build up and perfect the body and its prprfuets. - Lwk at it in any light, we Shall : fiod, :by experience, that good, warm stables, which will keep the stock oniATtabJe-vare- -the most economical ia: tjvery 'genwL-"' .(Sood: boards and . nails ra -stumper than h'ny. and giain, and are gd, tor those essentials. ; 3iany: barns in rural neighborhood are so constructed that by banking ag&iaEt the foundations very much cold wilt be excluded. Sta bles can be made warmer by . inside boarding or latteniog over the crseks of the outside covering. Anything whereby th y can be improved to ex clude the cold will save much hay in this year of short supply; the milk giv ing cows will more thau make good any extra expense aad trouble in providing for their comfort ; and so of all other stock. In the garden and about the grounds there are also many things which, un less reminded ot my be left undone to our disadvantage j maty shrub-, trees and vines are the btt;er for sonie little protection of twjt'O'r top againtt the sun and cald. Youcg fruit trees may need the etimuloUa of manure about the base Of their trunks ; asparagus beds need a good covering of ccarse manure, and shrubs and bushes may need some dress ing of a similar ua-'uru. . Grape vines do very much betterty being laid down and covered with a fe w inches of Band or light sci1, - or even a board. Such as cannot be well laid down msy be pro tected by setting and tj ing evergreen boughs closely about them. These boughs are much preferable to eLraw ftr covering strawberry beds and fr protecting roses. CleaniC cp tlie grounds aud makipg i-vcrj fbicig snug around th- .-bvjihthrts a't'O in order. Eve'iytfQe kitfv.-i fcov? ir.ath be-. ter and auraci.ivi x jldCa looks where everv thirg Wsnc uiid neat, than the same place does with everything at loose ends. Country Gentleman. An Eccentric Philosopher. A tall, gentlemanly looking man, with a rather care-worn visage, walked into Webster's lunch room, and stepping up to the genial Turner, who presides over the bivalves, said, in almost a stage whisper : "Have you any bad oysters ?" "Have i what .'" said Turner, staring at the fellow. "Have you any bad oysters?" inquir ed the stranger; "any very bad oys ter?" : "Well," said ..Tamer,., tdraot r.cn plussedy l suppose: I-' could - fihuek out a few, although ours are, generally e peak ing, very nice." "Then," answered the melancholy in dividual, "please give me a doasn on the half shell." With wondering eyes Turner turned over the pile, and with difficulty manag ed to extract twelve really bad oysters, which the stranger swallowed with a so ber, even a pensive air. When he had finished -.them, something like a phos ph.orescci.t smile lit up his lantern-jawed teatureSvand turning to Turner he aek edMni -if : he :,had - got any of. the very beet New.' York oysters.--- ,'t'Oh; yes H replied - Turner. " J ust from Pxince-Biry."; ' " ' ; ':'-'.' :' ' ' '. : , - ' ;."Alt tight f:iuM- . the .-. etraDger, and haying ; 8 wallowed ' the plump bivalves with an air of sBtisfaction, he, .inquired for the bill and paid it. . ; As he. was leav ing, Tulner eaid to iim j. .-'::;, ': : '' : : ; -'Excuse my curiosity,' sir, but may I && what all this mea,ns?":'. -v.; ; . .; ' "Cgrtainly,""- : replied; the : Etranger. .'The.'- f act -ie, .; i;am; a sufferer from an Jnealiabie Hape-wornl, . and if you think I am fool enough to feed that fellow on nice NeV York : oysters, when bad ones . .will doust as welLjy off must , think me gtera'ind.Nv-V.::.: rThe.ra-iJroads;haT' fcaftar- aVfcaadsdme .ihing eui; of-- the-' OentenniaU." :Dni-Tues-. aayTait: the.Pehnsylvaaia railroad com pany circuMed a congratulatory address to the ' employes of the road-' for their faithfni attention- to - duties- duiiog the :CeatenBlaivtTb;33attiaiore.-. aad . Ohio taiirpal-' ; 'thei,rvtmploye4'-. check betfntiSug' with'th-e toBdnctdrs-af 8100, tusd edKnWoliyowjii"'td:Xl' ibreraen A Damnable Outraee y creas- ;--;-. :.v' era. '. . ' ; : ,;v Biwwsstiixe; Texas, Nov.: 27. . . .- Five American citizens went over to Matamoras yesterday on a visit and were insulted and assaulted by Mexi can officers and then arrested and thrown into prison and fined this morning, from $20 to $150 each, or two months' tard labor on the public works. This outrage has created a . profound excHement on' this side, aad offers of tntdreda of men aro coming in to tid in their rescue if receaa&ry. TJcless our government takes steps to prevent a rep etition of these outrages there is great danger of a conflict on this border. The Arrival of Boss Tweedi New Yoek, Nov. 23. William M. Tweed landed tlb fore noon at the foot of Grand street, Norh river, from a revenue cutter. He was taken in a carriage to Ludlow street j ail, where he was admitted through the pate and met by the officer as usual. All be remarked on being admitted via1, "I thought I would come and see you again." No person will be allowed to Bee him to nieht, and no one tut the watchman will be permitted to enter the corridor. The experience of his e?cupe has made the efik-ids of Ludlow street very watchful. He will be treated p;e cisely as the other prisoners, and allowed no privileges. II is rooms are much smaller than those he previously occu pied. He will be treated with rigid sim plicity. The windows epen on the couit jard, and lo access can be had to his apaitment except through the war den's room, while in the corridor a watchman is continually on guard. Missouri. ANOTHKH INELIGIBLE DEMOCRATIC ELECT OR. t. Louis, Nov. 27. Considerable comment has been made on the alleged ineligibility of Gen. G. M. Frost, D:no'.;r3 presidtctial -.ht:t"T. The Ofcccral ' U a graduate of Weft Poixt. servi-d in the arm' several years and was ia command of the State militia at Camp Jackson and this city wrien captured by Alajor I j''n, id May, lSi2, aud Eubsequent;y served in the Confederate army. He claims to have a pardon from ex-Presiient Johnson, and therefore his disability s are removed, but the Republicans assert that Johnson's pardon stands for naught against the constitutional amendment on the sub ject of disabilities, and therefore Frost cannot legally act aa elector. A Defaulter. EXT11AO150IN AIJY DIFFICULT IS SEOC1! JNG H LS ARKS ST. San FiiAscisco, Nty ' Some weeks ago A'-lred Van .Mt-lr, h clerk of Parrot jc Co , bankers, ft tcoi:d ed with defaults to the amount vf 000, and went to Mazatlan, Mexico. Letters received from Detective He-yser, who went to Mazatlan to arrest the fu gitive provided with a requsition from Gov. Irwin t) obtain hid extradition, state that with the assistance of General Arci, military governor ..f Cioaloa, he effected the arrest f:J wa3 about to place the prisoner or .i steamer for San Francisco, when Ln!tcd btates Vice Consul McUatton iyU-rposed objections, and frustrsted th-j detective's purpose, alleging that the Governor of California had not the proper authority to demand the surrender of a fugitive and cter technical objections. Keyser intimates strongly. that the vice consul is in league with tbe criminal to effect the litter's escape, and states that the matter u be ing used in Mazatlan for politic.il cap:- IA pirainst Gc vernor . Arci. who has Biidwn every difpoti'iJn U furtber tuo extradition, and the vice consul Las been made a cat's paw by the opposition par ty. It is knwwn by telegrams received here from Secretary Fish that he holds no cause for consular iaterf erencu i:i the affair. New papers havo been sent to Presideut Grant with a request that ie make the nq'iitiu'ou on Frefi tout Lerdo for extradition AJdiii d x uments have fjeeu sent Keyser tj e-t-aia him to hold Von Mt-hr until aa r.r.ier from President Lvido lor tx.i jw:u-."A arrives. ' Tho Younger Family. The YouDger brother?, who were in dicted ou November 1G for ti:e murder of Heyivocd, the cashier of the North field (Minn ) bank, aud of Nicholas Gus tavsen, are in excellent spii'us. Cole writes poetry in tbe Faribault jail ; Jim eats with difficulty, owing to Lis wound ed jaw, and Bob shows a hard kind of grit ia never moaning over hia arm, which was pierced by a musket ball at Norlhficld, carried in a sling through storm and ewamp during his despt-rate attempt to escape, and finally reset ia the Jail. Herniate. tiKer to the three brolliers, aaa Mrs. Twyman, nnut l. tLt same, are ministering unto them. I'c -riette sternly denies the imputatio i tba: Bhe loves Jim more than Cole or Uob. She loves them all alike, and she wears a cloaK trimmed with fur. Wheu p -pie stare at her in the court rooru faho freezes, but when the pleasant y.mng gentlemen who represent the St. Paul papers draw near with gentle courtesy, she breaks through her reserve and bursts into a freshet of talk. All in all, she is a sister of whom the Missouri night-raiders may well be proud. Selected Miscellany. To confide too much is to put your lemons in another man's squeezer Even in the hardest times clocks m ploy their regular number of hands The virtue of prosperity is temper ance; the virtue of adversity is forti tude. Mft&JJ Sful, Jute n-8n pictures, are sometimes found iv. goud-lcokiug 1 tarjiM. D-ath hath this also r that it c-pr-neth the gate to good fame and extiugui&het'u envy. Our evil geniu3, like the juti or mem ber of a deliberative body, always gives it 3 views first. Prudence is a quality incompatible with vice, and can never effectively be enlisted in its cause. -Burke. The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. Henry Taylor. "Think wrong and welcome," said Leasing; "but think;" and that maxim is the plain corner-etone of greatness. ; Uneasy and ambitious gentility is al ways Bpurious. '.-' The . garment which one has long worn never sits uncomtort ably. ; .: .;. ;;.";;' :.:;:'. "; The public wishes itself to be man aged Uke a Woman ; one must say noth ing to it . but what it likes to hear. GoetJie. .. ' : . . .'" To answer a bully with the courteous ness of a gentleman, is like, defending yourself ': with : a foil against , a two handed sword. .'; ;:;.-' . .. : : :-: : : ..- y: . .- True : contentment depends cot upon what we have j. a tub was . .large enough for Diogenes, but a world '."was too iittie for: Alexander, Colton.' ' : ,-V';v;' ' .:". Prosperity shines on different persons much ; in the same .'.way. that : the sits shines - on -different : object b'$. : Some :" it hardens like mud, while other $ it softens like wax; V,'v-;:':':;-::';V:.v:v-:-::: ,v.''i-': '"There are', .bad es wnples wt ich . ere worse ; than crimes j ; and ;' more States Jaave perished f rom ' the - violation of morality than from tho violation of ; the l&yr.Monteiqiiieu. v '; v :--: ;-" : ; The following protest has been served on the Governor by the counsel for Al dricb, the contesting elector : To Ilia Excellency, Horace Fairbanks, Governor of Vermont : The undersigned hereby protest against your including the name of Henry N. Sollace in the list of the names of the electors of the State of Vermont for the President and Yice-Praident of the United States, as required by section 133 of the General Statutes of the United States, for the following reasons : Tr at the said neury N. Sollace on the 7ti day of November, 1876, was pestmaster under the laws of the United fctates, and therefore is ineligible as an elector ; and we regard any act, by any person, either e fQcially or otherwise, tending to give him such appcintment, as illegal aud void and a direct violation ot the Consii tution of the United S'ates. Respectfully submitted, Amos Aldricii, Geoegk M. FitK Montpeiier, November 23, 1876. State Hews. Charlie Iiosselle, employed in the roll ing mill at St. Albans, fa'.ally shot him self Saturday. C. E Steele, a recent graduate at Ac dovcr Tiieoloical Seminary, has been engaged to pnah at Winooski for a yta-. Woodbury & Husse-ll, of West Con cord, h-tve $25,000 debt, and about $18,000 cf good assets. Mr. C. Horace Hubbard hbs retired from the posi'im of agncultural editor of the Vermont Farmer. Mr. Horary Magoon, of Washington, stands six feet and seven and one-half Inches in stockings. Miss Ida Olin of Pownal, made a fine shirt on a Wheeler & Wilson sewing ma chine in fifteen minutes aad a full dozen in nine hours. A rock weighing one hundred pounds, was thrown by a blast through the roof of J. R. MurUock's house in Woodstock, oa Friday, hortir.f; nobody. Two cVjgtiterd cf Reuben Haley, of Powna',aged one at:d three, were burned to death, recently, while playing with, fire ilurii-g t'ie tempo! ary absence of th' i r pareu's. While .some boys in Westrield were firing the cannor, the other day, it burst and the pieces flsw around considerably. One piece, weighing twenty-eight pounds wa3 thrown some twenty-five rods, and went through tL-e fcid; of Mrs. Bedell's house. John Ma'.one of livdtou went home from Richmond with hi? wife, in hia us ual health, the obtr c?.y. He went to the barn to tiJie care of hid team at about 4 o'clock p. m. B iog gore long er than usud, fee wm loc ked after and found dead in his barn. Tt ere an? wo c fes of pox in bt. Johnsbaiy, brought there by pertonB who had hev-u t) the Centennial. A high fence has Iven built around the house of one of the p2i':eLt3 and the oth er has been lodged ia the highest story of a buck block. The Woodstock StaruUrd says the White River Valley railroad project isn't dead yet, but that work will be commenced in December. Gov. Smith will be associated with the Springfield company iu the construclian of the road. The following postmasters have re cently been appelated in the State : D. H. Bennett, Bridport ; Daniel H. Orvi3, South Starksborough ; O. C. Huntley Leicester Junction. Michael Grace, a butcher at Benning ton, Ii8 uieppeu over iuio ficw luiik" with $3,000 that hi? creditors ought to have, and the stakes of iwo election bets. Charles Peek, a farmer's 6on at St. Juhnluryf twenty-one years old, tried to kill bimeelf by shooting a pistol ball tlirvusih Lis head Friday, Jacd although alive sit last accounts, his attempt will probacy prnv.; successful. A o-;ni.:n of the members of the In-d'jf't.i-.l Works a SpricgSell lhave formed a i;ew company and are expect ing to Bghio purchase the buildings and macbint ry of Mr. Alford, who bid them ;ff &t t jo auction, and who has been ruuLiug the business since thit time. The store -f W. B. Marston of Chel sea, w as entered ly a burglar on the night of the 21st inst., aiid the change in the money d:awer was abstracted and valuable articles stolen. Oa complaint sheriff Dickinson arrested Joseph Ab bott, alias Joseph Cheney, a transient person. He was examined on the 23d inst., before Jusiice Davis. On plead ing puuty he was bHd for trial at the court in the sum of $o00. Failing to ob taia Dai', he wai committed to await trial. Mr. Merrill White, employed ia the shoi pg manufactory ot W. & J. G. F.'-iit, at Arlington, nut with a serious pod-.'vi-J 'I huradsy. While running a puotf r 1 ii ht,d came in contact witb the knives, cutting ail of the lingers on that hauJ, and tii!rtrin;; tre bone of the middle finger. Dr. Puiiiipn dreased the wounu.-j, and he ii e'oirg well under his treatment. Several of ths relatives of the late Hiram Bellowe, of St. Aibsa, whose will 1' ft large sums for future educa iiiuai putp-es at St. Albans and Fair ihx, localise they were either but slight ly men' i ned or were passed over alto gether, are t- contest tlie validity of the will. Tbey tay, moreover, that Stte Senator Ejward S. Soules, the executor, who ii the husband of Mr. Ballows'a adopted daughter, returns the property as only about $300,000, while it can be proved to be Lcarly double that Bum, and thai It ' is trying lo get a bill through the r(d.iucrti for his inoividual benefit as execior of this estate. About four weeks since Sheriff Mor rill committed to the St. Albans jail, for drunkenness, a man named Kemp, whose failure to account for bU place of resi dence, and other Bust iciou circum stances, caused the sheriff to investigate bis previous history, which has resulted in identifying him as an escaped convict from the State prison at Windsor. Su perindent Bailej', of the State prison, has taken him back to serve cut his trm. The Montreal Star puts it thusly : "A clergyman in Vermont, who had been detected ia extensive swindling transac tions, was confined to bis house by ill ness; but, according to the Vermont Farmer, he improved in health very much until last Sunday night, when be felt welt enough to go out. But instead of getting up in the day time, he waited till midnight, took a team and went out to ride. Strangely enough, riding out made him feel belter, and so he kept on until the Canada line was passed, when his cure was complete." The Vermont woman who advertised a "Thoreauic home," last summer, doesn't appear to have been appreciated as a ; boarding-house mistress and has removed to Boston, where she advertises herself ia this fashion : "A lady of Erne: soman thought and sentiment of fers to asai&t, as far as possible, unjoy oub human lives, through suggestions, intuitional and otherwise, as well a3 by importations of that 3ife which the soul in each case may prompt. Hours fixed upon by aidresBmg." . OUR NEW YORK LETTER. THE MENZIES LIBRA It Y TWEED FASHIONS BUSINESS AND MONEY. New Yoee, Nov. 23, 1S73. THK MENZIE3 LIBRARY Which was sold at auction, taking five days of last week, was one cf those col lections which give the ordinary reader new ambitions ia the world of books. To give some ordinarily appreciable idea ofiUva'ue to begin with, the library brought nearly 75,000 at aucior, Lot one fourth i s real woith. Some black ltt.er books brought owr a thousand dollars aj Lee, being a matter of three hundred years oM, and among the earli est specimens of printicg ii existence. But these would not compare in the sibt of euiLuyiistic Americana with the erigiLa1 maDticcrij t or;!er book of Valley Forge, faded, aud the pages tender with lime and handling, but preserved ia a case of heavy morocco Tiiere were many epecimeLS of the earlie-bt printing in this country, but in any eyes save those of a book collector the prizes of the library were an Abbottsford edition of Walter Scctt, and one of Ruskin's works, with proof engraving?. Such luxury of type and delicacy of ilustra t! on as sent the po .r book lover?, who cannot affurJ eei-iona at tlir.e aid four hundred dollar?, away saddened, but glad to have rj ice-d their eyes with such elegar.t volumes. Mr. Mer zies had what Lai cost Lira over 300,000 ia Lis library, and ia ordinary times it would have real 'z 'd ti.'j 1 1 it amcULt, for 6-jLue of tic boui-d v.eie tLs cn'y oucb extant, and were priceless. Bat books, like real e&'atc, Lave felt the effects of hard times, and so the w hole lot Eold for what collectors would ea'l "a song." It is understood that the owner was com pelled by stress of bad fira-Kia! weather to part with a collection that it had laken a kft-thi:e to get together. 1 WEED. The cham j i m thief of the cinc'eeLth ceLtury is oi.ee mo-re io Nuw Yoik, and in curniice vile, ilc Uudt-d last Thurs day iJK-rriing from the United States steamer Frauk.ij, and was turned over to sher ff Connor, from who-.e custody he escaped two years atro. He get away in a yacht, landed in Cul a, was protected by the GoverLOjr General of thtt island at a cost of 300.000, and when so close ly pursued Ly tl. American efilcia's tli'it l.ir.M j v a impossible, Le fled to 8; a n, v, here be w as apprehended and returned. His Listory is suggestive. A few jizr? ago Le was woith his stolen millions ; he wa3 surrounded by para sites who ll altered him to the top cf bis bent. Tilden was his obsequious tool and r artacr. Lie made governors, legislature,senators and representatives. He disbursed mild ms unquestioned, and his ambition went beyond his S'a'e and he Wa3 reaching for the control of Lis country. Now he is a poor.old, broken down man. Gone are the friends who ebart-d his pros-perry gone is bi mcn-y, gone n Lh power, toe man whom he be friended, and who sLa-ed in bi.- pluoder, ia at the head of his orgai iziuon, atd is trying to steal the prewdetcy ; and ot the tLrong of followers and fisferers who draDk hi3 w ine and to k h;s money three years ago, there ia not ne 6o poor as to do him reverence. It dou'i pay to be a thief. 'I he old man is well aware of what is before him. There are in dictments enough on him to keep him in the penitentiary three times as long as he ia likely to live, and be wsil gtt the full benefit of them, for no one daressy a word for him. It i3 curious how that j,. K'ete wa hot. - Sweeny ami Conouy are skUiliing about Europe, and as a broken man, Tweed will die in the penitentiary ; and Tilden well, the less sail about Lira the bet ter. It may be a little troublesome to honest, at times, but it ia better, in the long ruD, to keep on tlat side. FASHIONS. The felt bonnets arc a'most Q-iskerish in their snug fit and cioee trimming. Bottle green, blak aid dark a-h grey are stylish!' worn, trimmed with heavy silk, or silk and velvet. It taks a nice hand to adjust the trimming which looks so modest, aud is so precise. A silk binding or pir ing finishes the brim even when there is a velvet facing ; three eighths of bias silk at least i laid ia four or five folds close round the crowr, reversed on the richt side, and the end -ecug'y tucked under on the left where they meet. Two standing l-xps in front andafia'ber or two ijirg demure'y over on the crown fui'b the -most sty! irh bonnets. The face triaiminiiof some rich Bolt-hucd velvet between tbe-e close bonnets tbat are entirely ia quiet French ta&te.and the 11 wing plumes and grace of the Gainsborough hat, there is complete contra-t ; and yet when well worn, the latter is as modest a? the other. Tfcs Gsinesboroush needs only a scarf f soft rich siik drawn close about tho crown, set eff ly the very softest ot curling feathers. For a last item, tb newet dress trimmiEg is a button with three drop, to be liberally sprinkle.) over costumes and cloaks, making h combination effect of buttons and lringv together. BrSIN"E3 iXD MOITET. Business is terribly dull. No one seems eisposcd to do ar.ytiirg li 11 the presidency is settled. It Tilden stea's Leniifiana, it will continue so, for no one wiil know, till after the meeting of Lis congress, what will be his policy.' If Hayes is elected business men win breathe freer, for they know what Lis poiicy is, and can ca'cuiate. Beyers an cutting ch-6ely, and sellers are tqual y indifferent, fur unless a man has cash i may possibly be ussafe to deal with Lim. Theatres are full, for the strangers keep them fed, but I notice fewer rich dresw -and less display of wealth thin usual I observe furs two seasons old, dresse tbat have been made over, and hats tb i new trimming has made present abb Women haven't the money to Fpend.ai i economy is the rule. We want to know who is president. TnF LAST ECAJCOAL Is the old one. Rich Cuban young 8! beautiful lady slips and lall3 Cul a picks her up acquaintance Cuban la -cies he hxs a young, innocent, virtuot s girl ca'ls, makes love, and finally iakts her to his house in Poughkeepsie, a housekeeper. Intimacy girl biossoniH out not quite to innocent as Cuban sup posed - demands of money schemici; old father Cuban bleeds awhile, Lu finally refuses. Sty.-ter lawyer euu for breach of promise, in which the gill swears everything blue one wt.y, and Cuban ewesrs everything black auotber. Crowds every day in the court, end bm the trial is not over ytt. This, iu trief. is the history of the Del Vallt-Martiutz case, now ia progress. While there l but little doubt tht Del Valle fell into the hands of an experienced schemer, 1 am glad to Eee him fleeced. He supposed her an innocent girl, and set about to ruin her .without any compunction. When such get hoist with their own petard, a good lesson has been taught the world. Pistbo. rece intlv at Bt, John; N;. B.;- -w&ere- Spieitcalism is a very unhealthy dis ease. One of the most uble modern au thorities on meetal derangement, Dr. Forbes Win slow, says tlat over 10,(00 ferons of unsound mind are confined in unatic aiylums ia the United Stales, driven mad from over excitement by spiritualism ; and that insai-i'y from this cause is now very prevalent ia England, and it ia increasing day by day.